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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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INews - Jan 2022 >>
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 (800mt). 

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 (on request)
  • 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 1 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
01/01/2022 20/05/2022 240 1680 7
21/05/2022 01/07/2022 310 2170 7
02/07/2022 29/07/2022 390 2730 7
30/07/2022 26/08/2022 450 3150 7
27/08/2022 30/09/2022 310 2170 7
01/10/2022 06/01/2023 240 1680 7


Free cancellation policy*

Refundable security deposit euro 400.
Final cleaning euro 50.
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 15 review

Jack H.
05-06-2022 -

Casa Franchina is a great place to enjoy your Sicily vacation. Pippo and his family are great and gracious hosts who welcomed us with enthusiasm and good cheer. They provided initial items such as pasta, wine, Amaro, cookies, sauces and the like. The family generously provided advice and were at the house in an instant if there were any issues. The house is perfect -- several bedrooms, a lovely living room, a working kitchen, and the outdoor patio area was large and comfortable. Plenty of places for shade, and the pool is spectacular, super clean, and with jacuzzi jets. A very good barbecue setup, and also an outdoor, undercover, cooking area is provided. Pippo and Cristina have taken great care with the lawns and decor, and the property has fruit and olive trees. Finally, the property is on a quiet private road, protected by a gate, giving lots of security.

David M.
24-09-2021 -

A really great property in a great location. Our hosts could not have been nicer and more attentive. A very professional service with quick responses to any questions asked. Super list of properties. Will definitely use again.

ennio g.
22-08-2021 -

Bellissima villa a poca distanza dal mare,funzionale e ben arredata.Piscina godibile a tutte le ore del giorno.Abbiamo trascorso una splendida vacanza anche per merito dei padroni di casa.L'esuberanza (mai sopra le righe) di Pippo è il valore in più.Consigliabile a tutti.

Francesco G.
18-08-2021 -

Splendida struttura in tutto e per tutto. La casa è fantastica e lo spazio esterno tra piscina e vista mare è meraviglioso, la consiglio assolutamente sia per famiglie che per coppie e gruppi di amici. Un ringraziamento particolare a Pippo e Cristina che ci hanno fatto sentire a casa fin da subito, siete i migliori. Torneremo sicuramente!

Kristaps V.
27-07-2021 -

If you are still in doubt whether this villa is for you or you have already booked this villa and want to get even more excited about your upcoming holidays, read forward. I am a person that always conducts thorough due diligence when looking for a place to stay because I believe a place has a big impact on the whole experience, especially if the plan is not just to sleep. Looking back at the time when I was looking for villas in Sicily, I can very calmly and with a smile on my face say that the decision to book Casa Franchina was more than great. Before sharing our experience with the villa, I would like to share our experience with the hosts – Pippo and his family. To this day I have never before been met with better hosts. Not only Pippo easily accepted an earlier check-in, showed the villa and gave a tour around the city, but he also gave us a welcome package (food, wine, sparkling wine). In addition, Pippo booked a restaurant on our behalf and was always available. During our stay he inquired regarding how we are doing and whether there is anything he can help us with. We had a feeling that we were not just guests to him, but friends. The experience was amazing. The villa itself is top-notch. First of all, the yard and outside are very well maintained. The grass is perfectly green, there are beautiful tress around, creating very a homely atmosphere. Since the house is located a bit uphill, you can see both the sea and the mountains. In addition, the house is located on a private street and therefore there is no excessive driving, making rest very calm. However, the best thing is the pool where we spent a lot of our time. The great thing about the pool is that it is not only quite large, but also on the far end it is about 1.9m. The inside of the house is very well maintained and very Italian – exactly what we wanted. We were three couples staying and the house never seemed to be cramped because the kitchen is very large and very well equipped, there are three bathrooms and a large living room. In addition, there is quiet and fast air conditioning in each bedroom. However, since even in the evenings it is a shame to stay inside while you are in Sicily, we spent most of the evenings outside on the porch whether watching movies (yes, there is also TV outside) or cooking (yes, there is both an oven and a grill outside). What is more, the location is very good to explore the northern part of Sicily. Since the house is very close to the highway, it is just a bit more than an hour drive to Palermo (just to give perspective). To sum up, we enjoyed Sicily very much and the villa and Pippo played a big part for the amazing experience.