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Casa dell'Acqua This property has been verified by our local team in Sicily Villas in Sicily in Cefalu

Description

Casa dell’Acqua is a four-bedroom villa with a unique history in a generally peaceful location on Sicily’s north coast. The villa is quite close to the motorway, resulting in some noise, but this also makes the lively seaside town of Cefalù and the hilltop towns and fabulous landscapes of the Madonie mountains very accessible.

The pool area is surrounded by sun terraces, sheltered by tall trees and vegetation. There are several areas for al fresco dining and a cooking corner with a built-in brick barbecue and sink.

At the heart of the villa is a large living room dominated by an ancient (and no longer functioning) well, formerly used for drawing water from the nearby Himera riverbed to irrigate the fields, and considered very advanced for its day.

Most of the accommodation is on the ground floor. The main living area has several clusters of chairs and two large single beds. There is another sitting room with Sky TV and an open plan kitchen corner. The two double bedrooms both have en-suite bathrooms with showers and there is an additional third bathroom. From the hall, a staircase winds its way up to the ancient tower at the top of which is a tiny single bedroom with a roof terrace.

  • Bedrooms 4
  • Sleeps 9
  • Bathrooms 3
  • Size200-300 sqm
  • Airport (nearest)Palermo
  • PoolYes
  • Air ConditioningYes
  • InternetYes
  • Wash. machine Yes
  • DishwasherYes
  • BarbecueYes
  • JacuzziNo

The area

Casa dell’Acqua is situated on the lower western flanks of the stunning Madonie Mountains, ideally placed for excursions into some absolutely beautiful countryside, hill walking and interesting visits to the Mediaeval hilltop towns that populate this area.

The villa is only 10 min away from the lovely beaches of Lascari where guests have free access to the Gorgolungo beach. At their disposal 2 beach chairs and umbrella seafront located.

Campofelice di Roccella, the nearest town is just 2km away. Here guests will find a good selection of shops, bars and a couple of restaurants. The lively town of Cefalù with its beautiful sandy beach, beach clubs and fish restaurants is about 10 minutes away, while Palermo and Monreale are just an hour’s drive down the motorway.

Guests may also visit to the archaeological area of Himera (10 min drive), the most westerly of the Greek colonies on the northern coast of Sicily, which houses the largest pre-Roman necropolis in Europe.

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  • Reserved
  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • Optioned

Amenities

  • Suitable for
  • Couples and honeymooners
  • Disability
  • Families with children
  • Food lovers
  • Pets welcome
  • Total relax
  • Tour and trekking
  • Day area
  • Coffee machine
  • Crockery
  • Detergents and cleaners
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Pay per view (Sky, Premium)
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Night area
  • Bath Towels
  • Detergents and toilet paper
  • Double bedrooms
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Extra beds
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Single bedrooms
  • Exteriors
  • Barbecue
  • Deckchairs
  • Garden
  • Outdoor shower
  • Private parking
  • Private swimming pool
  • Other amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Internet Wi-Fi
  • Weekly cleaning
  • Welcome hamper
  • Location
  • Beach within 5 km
  • Catania Airport beyond 100 km
  • Palermo Airport within 100 km
  • Trapani Airport beyond 100 km

Price

Price group for 9 guests
Property Promo From To daily cost
(€)
weekly cost
(€)
minimum stay
07/01/2017 14/04/2017 170 1190 7
15/04/2017 30/06/2017 229 1600 7
01/07/2017 25/08/2017 315 2200 7
26/08/2017 20/10/2017 229 1600 7
21/10/2017 15/12/2017 172 1200 7
16/12/2017 05/01/2018 229 1600 7


Refundable Security deposit € 300.

Price includes free access to the Gorgolungo beach at only 10min. drive from the villa. At your disposal 2 beach chairs and umbrella seafront located.

On request:
Cook service € 100.00 per meal.
Mid-week cleaning € 50.00 per day.

Activities and excursions

Cookery classes
  • 3 HOURS
  • EASY
  • EN - IT
VIEW »
Street food tour in Sicily
  • 3 HOURS
  • EASY
  • EN - IT
VIEW »
Adventures on land
  • HALF DAY
  • MODERATE
  • EN - IT
VIEW »
Boat and sailing trips in Sicily
  • HALF/FULL DAY
  • EASY
  • EN - IT
VIEW »
Hiking and walking in Sicily
  • FULL DAY
  • MODERATE
  • EN - IT
VIEW »
Water-based adventures in Sicily
  • HALF/FULL DAY
  • MODERATE
  • EN - IT
VIEW »

Review
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average on 3 review

Kyle H.
11-09-2016 -

The villa was out of this world and had everything we were expecting and more! The property owner Federico was fantastic! He was so helpful with all the information on the area, from the sites to see to the restaurants to eat in, all invaluable information to making our stay really special. Such a nice man, He was just simply outstanding.

Rick B.
23-08-2015 -

Casa dell'aqua is enormous and lovingly restored into the perfect holiday villa to hold 2 families of 4, easily. More if you wanted. Although we were just 4 + a dog and it was fine too. It is set in the middle of the countryside amongst the brocolli fields and orange trees. But not too far from the main road to get to places like Campofelice di Rocella or the beach. But honestly, you do not need the beach. The pool and pool area are fantastic. There is no noise from the nearby road/motorway and you are completely private as there are no other houses, apart from Federico’s nearby. The pool is perfect size for families as it is not too deep for young kids, and big enough to have a morning swim before the kids get up. The pool is cleaned and checked daily early morning which is great to wake up to in the morning. But evening swim is equally idyllic, as the lighting in the pool and on the terrace set a great atmosphere. The rooms are big and high ceilings. You can go out on the roof and stare up at the stars or the surrounding farmland. Federico has restored all the old water pipes that originally was the purpose of the building a long time ago. Great effect. The 2 main rooms have en suite bathrooms and there is another bathroom on top of that. Air con in every room which works perfectly and keeps the inside cool. Federico and Brigitte welcomed us warmly, with some home prepared food and drinks. Wonderful touch. Also they help you with anything you need such as restaurants or places to visit. Their goal is for you to enjoy your holiday. The gardens and resting area around the villa are great, lots of different areas with tables and chairs for your alfresco dining or aperitif before going to the restaurant. There is such a wide variety of plants, fruit trees and artefacts of the water pumps in the large gardens it really creates a unique experience. Definitely would recommend Casa dell'aqua for a holiday retreat. But go for at least 2 weeks. We only went for 1 and wished we had more. And you need a car to get around without a doubt.

Steve P.
11-09-2014 -

A beautiful house, Federico and Brigitte have put so much love and effort into it - it's really something. Fantastic warm welcome, great pool and good location. Palermo, Cefalù and even Etna are in striking distance, and it's an easy drive to Gorgo Lungo beach. Highly recommended.