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

Description

With a pool, table tennis and play area for toddlers, Casa Franchina is perfect for a family. Best of all, you can walk to the beach and to the shops and restaurants in Acquedolci or easily access the motorway which stretches the length of Sicily’s north coast if you want to explore further.

The highlight of the villa for most families is the lovely pool, with its graduated steps at one end. A lawned area beside the pool has table tennis and plenty of space for the children to play, overlooked by a pergola-shaded terrace with a sea-facing dining area, a swing chair and additional seating. Make the most of the Sicilian weather by cooking in the outdoor tiled kitchen corner (equipped with cupboard space, a sink and hob). At the side of the villa, a second lawn has a small play area with two swings for young children.

Inside, the villa is traditionally furnished, with polished terracotta flooring and antique furniture. The ground floor comprises a spacious lounge, dining room and fully-equipped kitchen. The washing machine is in the downstairs bathroom (with shower). There are four bedrooms on the first floor which is accessible either via an internal or external staircase. On this floor, there are two doubles, one with an en suite bathroom (with jacuzzi), a twin room and a single, and one other bathroom.

Casa Franchina in the Press:
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  • Bedrooms 4
  • Sleeps 7
  • Bathrooms 3
  • Size200-300 sqm
  • Airport (nearest)Palermo
  • Pool
    Yes
  • Air Conditioning
    Yes
  • Internet
    Yes
  • Wash. machine
    Yes
  • Dishwasher
    Yes
  • Barbecue
    Yes
  • JacuzziNo

The area

Situated on the north coast of Sicily, between Cefalù and Capo d’Orlando, the villa is at walking distance to the shops and restaurants at Acquedolci, and the beach. 

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’Alunzio 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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  • Available
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  • Optioned

Amenities

  • Suitable for
  • Families with children
  • Fishing
  • Flexible stay
  • Pets welcome
  • Total relax
  • Tour and trekking
  • Day area
  • Blender
  • Coffee machine
  • Crockery
  • Detergents and cleaners
  • Dishwasher
  • Drinkable water
  • DVD player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • SMART TV
  • Stereo
  • Toaster
  • Video Games Console
  • Washing machine
  • Night area
  • Baby cot
  • Bath Towels
  • Detergents and toilet paper
  • Double bedrooms
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Twin bedrooms
  • Exteriors
  • Deckchairs
  • Garden
  • Outdoor shower
  • Outdoor toddler toys
  • Pool towels
  • Private parking
  • Terrace
  • Other amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bicycles
  • Board games
  • Car not essential
  • Central heating
  • Highchair
  • Hydro-massage in the pool
  • insect repellents
  • Internet Wi-Fi
  • Ping pong table
  • Weekly cleaning
  • Welcome hamper
  • Location
  • Beach within 3 km
  • Catania Airport beyond 100 km
  • Close to a town
  • Palermo Airport beyond 100 km
  • Trapani Airport beyond 100 km

Price

Price group for 7 guests
Property Promo From To daily cost
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weekly cost
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minimum stay
04/01/2020 27/03/2020 190 1320 7
28/03/2020 22/05/2020 220 1530 7
23/05/2020 26/06/2020 270 1890 7
27/06/2020 24/07/2020 310 2160 7
25/07/2020 28/08/2020 360 2520 7
29/08/2020 25/09/2020 270 1890 7
26/09/2020 30/10/2020 220 1530 7
31/10/2020 08/01/2021 190 1320 7


Refundable security deposit euro 400.

Local tourist tax “tassa di soggiorno”, euro 2 per person/night to be paid upon confirmation of booking.

Activities and excursions

Cookery classes
  • 3 HOURS
  • EASY
  • EN - IT
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Adventures on land
  • HALF DAY
  • MODERATE
  • 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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Water-based adventures in Sicily
  • HALF/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 6 review

Richard B.
29-10-2019 -

When we arrived late at night after a long journey we appreciated finding a lovely welcoming pack, water, beer, fresh fruit and supplies for breakfast. Our flight was delayed so we were late arriving but Pippo was still around to meet us and get us settled in and he even picked up a Pizza for us that night. Pippo and his family were super friendly and took great care showing us everything at the villa in meticulous detail. He also stressed that we could contact him anytime with questions or requests. The villa is excellent with everything required inside and out. A fantastic few days away from the Autumnal UK making the most of the lovely late summer weather. The pool was refreshing and the sea lovely for a dip. All in all a lovely stay.

Caoimhe M.
01-10-2019 -

We have just spent an amazing week in Casa Franchina. Pippo, Christina & family met us on arrival and explained how everything worked – they were so generous and thoughtful and even presented us with a welcome pack including essentials and even a bottle of prosecco. The villa itself is gorgeous and has everything a family could need for a relaxing break. It is close to the local village (with a nice selection of restaurants, bakeries, bars and shops) and nearby beach and is within driving distance of lots of tourist sites. We spent glorious afternoons and evenings lounging around the fabulous pool while gazing across the sea at the Aeolian islands – you even have access to your own private citrus grove.

Cherie M.
06-09-2019 -

We loved our stay at Casa Franchina. The villa was clean and comfortable and the outside space was perfect for our children. Our hosts were fantastic and really helpful, they went above and beyond to ensure we had a comfortable stay. Would recommend this listing.

massimo m.
31-08-2019 -

La villa è spettacolare, mantenuta con estrema attenzione, attrezzata di tutto punto. Praticamente perfetta. La posizione geografica è strategica: equidistante tra Palermo e Messina. Ma sono i proprietari il vero valore aggiunto: affabili, gentili, disponibili. Ancora grazie alla famiglia Franchina campioni di accoglienza!

Giovanni Z.
30-08-2019 -

Proprietà incantevole, rilassante e dotata di ogni confort. Solo una parola. Grazie! Non potevamo trovare di meglio. La scelta ideale per chi vuole trascorrere una vacanza in pieno relax. Proprietari cortesi, di una gentilezza e disponibilità che contraddistingue sempre le persone che hanno la fortuna di abitare in questi luoghi meravigliosi. Al nostro arrivo ci fu spiegato tutto con cura nei dettagli, chiavi, luci, gestione piscina, gestione dei rifiuti e sistemazione interna. Ci sono stati dati anche preziosi consigli di tipo luoghi da visitare incantevoli delle zone limitrofe, Cefalù, Tindari. La proprietà è assolutamente meravigliosa e ci complimentiamo davvero molto con i proprietari per la cura con cui lo gestiscono. La casa è grande e spaziosa, la piscina esterna permette di passare ore piacevoli, una grande terrazza con vista mare, vicina a molte spiagge e luoghi da visitare. Nel paese c'è tutto quello che serve. Abbiamo lasciato la proprietà davvero con nostalgia. La prossima volta non faremo meno di 3 sett. Grazie ancora davvero a Pippo e Cristina A presto !!!! Giovanni/ Kika