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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:
INews - July 2019 >>

  • 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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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
  • Barbecue
  • 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
20% OFF the price stated. 26/09/2020 01/01/2021 235 1650 7
02/01/2021 21/05/2021 235 1650 7
22/05/2021 25/06/2021 300 2100 7
26/06/2021 23/07/2021 340 2400 7
24/07/2021 27/08/2021 400 2800 7
28/08/2021 24/09/2021 300 2100 7
25/09/2021 31/12/2021 235 1650 7


Free cancellation policy*

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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Michele C.
31-08-2020 -

Un'agenzia attenta alle esigenze del cliente e disponibile a 360 gradi per soddisfare le richieste da noi effettuate. La consiglio vivamente. Pippo e sua moglie sono stati Fantastici! ci hanno accolto come fossimo di famiglia e ci hanno spiegato tutto ciò che ci era utile sapere per poterci muovere nel migliore dei modi nella zona di Acquedolci. La casa è più bella e confortevole di quanto appare nelle foto e il mare dista soli 5 minuti a piedi. Nel paese si trovano tutti i negozi di cui si ha bisogno e le persone sono amichevoli e disponibili come accade solitamente in Sicilia. Consiglio vivamente Casa Franchina in caso vi voleste rilassare e godere dei giorni da re/regine!

Maria Grazia I.
30-08-2020 -

Ringraziamo Pippo e Cristina per la loro cordialità, gentilezza e ospitalità, abbiamo trovato due padroni di casa amichevoli e disponibili. Casa ben pulita e curata in ogni particolare, compresa di ogni necessità e confort, piscina ben mantenuta e pulita. Il patio, dove si passa la maggior parte del tempo, è spettacolare, grazie anche alla veduta sul mare che lascia senza fiato. La Villa è ben posizionata, poichè a due passi dal mare e dal centro del paese. Consigliamo a tutti un soggiorno all'insegna del relax a Casa Franchina, non ve ne pentirete. Chi va per la prima volta certamente vorrà ritornare.

Heather S.
12-08-2020 -

Pippo and Cristina were wonderful hosts--thoughtful, helpful and full of positive energy. We enjoyed our stay, especially the outdoor space at Casa Franchina very much. The pool, outdoor living space and outdoor kitchen were where we spent 90% of our stay. Pippo arranged meals out for us, showed us around Acquedolci and made our stay top notch. Highly recommend the lovely home and very local town. Perfect and low-key in this time of Covid.

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.