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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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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
05/01/2019 29/03/2019 210 1470 7
30/03/2019 24/05/2019 240 1700 7
25/05/2019 28/06/2019 300 2100 7
29/06/2019 26/07/2019 340 2400 7
27/07/2019 30/08/2019 400 2800 7
31/08/2019 20/09/2019 300 2100 7
21/09/2019 01/11/2019 240 1700 7
02/11/2019 20/12/2019 210 1470 7
21/12/2019 10/01/2020 240 1700 7


Refundable security deposit euro 500.

Extra double sofa-bed up to 7 guests free of charge.
The pool is open to guests from April to October.

Activities and excursions

Cookery classes
  • 3 HOURS
  • EASY
  • EN - IT
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Street food tour in Sicily
  • 3 HOURS
  • EASY
  • EN - IT
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Boat and sailing trips in Sicily
  • HALF/FULL DAY
  • EASY
  • EN - IT
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Hiking and walking in Sicily
  • FULL DAY
  • MODERATE
  • EN - IT
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In-villa cook service
  • 2 HOURS
  • N/A
  • EN - IT - FR
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Private transfer
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • EN - IT
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Review
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average on 4 review

Paul S.
23-07-2018 -

This is a truly stunning villa and was perfect for us (family of 4 with 2 small children). The peace and quiet of the location are matched by its beautiful views across to the Aeolian Islands and its layout both internally and externally work really well. We especially loved the swimming pool - the kids (and us) spent long days splashing about and soaking up the Sicilian sun. In the garden, there are a couple of shaded seating areas to enjoy breakfast/lunch (with fresh ingredients bought in the town, a 7-8 min drive down the hill into Acquedolci) with fresh lemons growing on the trees. The garden and pool have lighting at night to create a beautiful atmosphere. Inside, the villa is ideally suited to a family of 4, although it could accomodate more comfortably. The kitchen is compact, well-stocked with all types of crockery and provides everything you would need. The air conditioning in all the rooms works well (and a sought-after relief after a day in the heat) and we had good access to WiFi and Sky-TV for the evenings if needed. Acquedolci is a friendly town and the people I met and spoke to were warm and open. It has all the essentials covered and we enjoyed our trips to top up on provisions in the bakers, grocers etc - as well as a well-stocked supermarket. There are plenty of good restaurants - we particularly enjoyed Per Bacco for its pizza and La Cascina for its incredible views over the sea at sunset. The town is near to other major Sicilian attractions with Cefalu' being about 1 hour away, Palermo/Taormina about 2 and Etna about 3; and the smaller villages like San Fratello and Cesaro' are worth the drive alone up into the Nebrodi mountains along winding roads with breathtaking views. Finally, but by no means least, a special thank you to the owners of this villa - they were so kind and helpful with all our queries and extremely personable/easy to get on with and I would have no hesitation recommending this villa to friends and family and beyond. All in all, this is a fantastic family-friendly villa, with kind and knowledgeable owners and we absolutely loved every minute of our stay.

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.