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Casa del Gelso This property has been verified by our local team in Sicily Villas in Sicily in Acquedolci

Description

Situated between the coast and the dramatic scenery of the Nebrodi Mountains on the north coast, Casa del Gelso is a spacious family villa, furnished to a high quality and featuring an outstanding garden with pool and table tennis.

Outside, a path leads down through the garden, past a pergola furnished with tables, chairs and outdoor sofas, to a pool with easy-access steps, a diving board and views over the Tyrrhenian sea and the Aeolian islands. Olive and fig trees and spiky succulents dot the edge of the adjacent lawn and sunbathing terraces, providing shade. One of the highlights of the villa is the superb outdoor brick-built kitchen, with a barbecue area, sink, hob and cupboard space, located alongside the main terrace and outdoor dining area.

The villa is laid out on one floor with well-proportioned interiors that feature wooden beamed ceilings, terracotta floors and pretty floral print fabrics. The main living room has several sofas and a fireplace; a dining room adjoins a smaller second living room (with dividing doors) which has a double sofa-bed available on request.
The kitchen is separated from the dining room by sliding glass-panelled doors and has an external door that leads out to the terrace.

There are two double bedrooms, one with an ensuite bathroom (shower only) and a mezzanine level with a french bed for a child/teenager. There is a second bathroom with bath and shower.

  • Bedrooms 2
  • Sleeps 7
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Size100-200 sqm
  • Airport (nearest)Palermo
  • PoolYes
  • Air ConditioningYes
  • InternetYes
  • Wash. machine Yes
  • DishwasherYes
  • BarbecueYes
  • JacuzziNo

The area

Situated on the north coast of Sicily, between Cefalù and Capo d’Orlando, the villa is around 3 km from the shops and restaurants at Acquedolci and just a little further from the beaches.

Close by, the Nebrodi Mountains provide some of Sicily’s most spectacular landscapes, popular with hikers and foodies (salami, cheese) but also very appealing if you enjoy exploring out-of-the-way villages. San Marco d’Annunzio and San Fratello are well worth visiting – San Fratello has a pretty 11th century Norman church, with cloisters.

Other local towns include Santo Stefano di Camastra, renowned for its colourful ceramics, and Tindari, the site of a former Greek-Roman settlement and the Santuario di Tindari, built to house the much-revered Black Madonna. To the west of Acquedolci, the seaside resort of Cefalù offers an appealing mix of sandy beaches, a UNESCO world heritage site (Norman cathedral) and an attractive historic centre.

For a full day out, boat trips and snorkelling excursions depart from nearby Milazzo to the volcanic Aeolian Islands.

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  • Reserved
  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • Optioned

Amenities

  • Suitable for
  • Couples and honeymooners
  • Families with children
  • Fishing
  • Flexible stay
  • Food lovers
  • Pets welcome
  • Total relax
  • Tour and trekking
  • Day area
  • Coffee machine
  • Crockery
  • Detergents and cleaners
  • Dishwasher
  • Drinkable water
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Night area
  • Baby cot
  • Bath Towels
  • Detergents and toilet paper
  • Double bedrooms
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Triple bedrooms
  • Exteriors
  • Barbecue
  • Deckchairs
  • Diving board
  • Garden
  • Outdoor shower
  • Pool towels
  • Private parking
  • Private swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Other amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Highchair
  • Internet Wi-Fi
  • Ping pong table
  • Weekly cleaning
  • Welcome hamper
  • Location
  • Catania Airport beyond 100 km
  • Close to a town
  • Palermo Airport beyond 100 km
  • Trapani Airport beyond 100 km

Price

Price group for 5 guests
Property Promo From To daily cost
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weekly cost
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minimum stay
06/01/2018 30/03/2018 210 1470 5
31/03/2018 15/06/2018 240 1700 7
16/06/2018 13/07/2018 300 2100 7
14/07/2018 17/08/2018 370 2600 7
18/08/2018 21/09/2018 300 2100 7
22/09/2018 19/10/2018 240 1700 5
20/10/2018 21/12/2018 210 1470 5
22/12/2018 04/01/2019 240 1700 5


Refundable security deposit euro 500.

Extra double sofa-bed up to 7 guests euro 200 per week.
The pool is open to guests from April to October.

Activities and excursions

Cookery classes
  • 3 HOURS
  • EASY
  • EN - IT
VIEW »
Street food tour in Sicily
  • 3 HOURS
  • EASY
  • 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 »
In-villa cook service
  • 2 HOURS
  • N/A
  • EN - IT - FR
VIEW »

Review
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average on 4 review

Daniela G.
19-10-2017 -

Wir hatten 10 wundervolle Tage im Casa dem gelso. Das Haus ist traumhaft und der Garten einfach nur wunderschön. Die Inhaber sind nett und jederzeit hilfsbereit (unser Sohn hatte das Wasser abgedreht und der Inhaber kam sofort, um zu helfen). Der Pool ist wunderbar, war aber für uns in den Herbstferien zum Baden schon zu kalt, weil er unbegleitet ist.

Fred S.
22-08-2017 -

We had a wonderful fortnight's stay at this villa in July/August 2017 and I can highly recommend it. The villa is spacious, well equipped and had everything we wanted for our stay; the garden and pool were amazing and exactly as shown in the photographs. I enjoyed getting to grips with the outdoor kitchen (wood burning BBQ, forno and burner) and produced some pretty good results - I don't think villa life gets much better than an evening meal al fresco under the stars. The local town is OK with seemingly more pharmacies than restaurants, but as you will doubtless have a car (it's essential) getting to Cefalu and Palermo on the autostrada is quick and very cheap (toll to Palermo was about 4 euro). Taormina is a bit further away, as is Etna, but the ferries to the Aeolian Islands from Milazzo are less than an hour away. The hosts were charming and very helpful, we communicated in both English and French and quickly resolved the few minor issues we had with electrics/plumbing - none of which were remotely serious. The best thing about the villa - switching off all the lights and seeing the milky way above us in the cloudless night sky, with a glass of limoncello close to hand, of course.

Guy T.
01-09-2016 -

Casa del Gelso is a gem of a villa. An amazing view over the Tyrrhenian sea. It is set back in the hills with a swimming pool. Perfectly placed to watch the sunset. Our hosts were very charming and although there were a few issues with the electrics, they sorted them out rapido and pronto! The local area is quiet and the local beach is nothing to write home about. But nearby are Cefalu and Capo d'Orlando and these are great. Try out the Nettuno Club in Capo d'Orlando - great restaurant with its own private beach and swimming pool, windsurfers and kayaking. We went there a couple of days and really enjoyed it.

Hayley M.
20-08-2016 -

The property was beautiful, especially outside. The beds were a little on the hard side, especially in the bedroom with the mezzanine. Children struggled to sleep. Should invest in new mattresses. Perfect if you just want to unwind in nice surroundings. Owners are lovely and very helpful. Go prepared to travel though. There is nothing to do in Acquedolci. We drove to Cefalu and Taormina to eat out. Owners should put together an info book for guests to use, as their English is limited. But, they are so welcoming and kind. Extremely lovely hosts. The pool and garden are absolutely perfect. Enjoy.

Owner's response

Dear Hayley, Thanks for your comments. Casa del Gelso is a brand new property for Wish Sicily and so this sort of feedback is invaluable. We are glad you enjoyed the villa’s outside space. We have passed on your comments to the property owner with our own recommendations to provide new mattresses and info book. Hope to have you back in Sicily soon.