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Spacious Child-Friendly Villa with Private Pool Near the Sea

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Last updated: 10/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Trapani villa description

Santa Rosalia is a family villa in the country with a large pool and garden. A lush Mediterranean garden is offset by a large pool 12 x 6 metres, surrounded by olive trees. You can relax on a sunbed by the pool under a beach umbrella or enjoy the view of the pool and garden from the vine-covered pergola in front of the villa. The main door takes you into a bright and airy sitting room leading into the dining room and then the kitchen. All three rooms look onto the front garden and the pool, while doors open onto a patio behind the house. Upstairs a long corridor accesses 4 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is a third bathroom downstairs. (An adjacent ground floor study with sofa bed may be rented as an optional fifth bedroom, particularly suitable for older guests.) The house is very spacious and has been recently refurbished to a high standard of comfort.
Close to the villa next door but completely secluded by a high wall and tall cypress trees, it has its own access road.


Mazara and beaches: Mazara, Italy’s major fishing port, has a charming promenade and three piazzas in the historic centre, graced with beautiful baroque churches and civic buildings - even the remains of a Norman castle. Don't miss the beautiful bronze statue of a dancing satyr, a masterpiece of Greek art rescued from the sea by a local fisherman and now housed in a dedicated museum. Away from the main squares is the kasbah, a maze of winding streets and miniscule piazzas dating from the Arab occupation of the island in the 9th and 10th centuries. Recently renovated this area is now dotted with attractive bars and restaurants open in the evening.
Beyond the town there is a long and beautiful coastline with both sandy beaches and rocky coves where the sea is exceptionally limpid. In July and August the beach of Tonnarella offers the facilities of bars with deckchairs and beach umbrellas to rent. Further afield is the famous white sandy beach of San Vito Lo Capo and the nature reserve of Lo Zingaro, which can be reached in just over an hour.

Sightseeing: The ancient Greek city of Selinunte by the sea is a 30 minute drive away. After exploring the ruins, go down to the nearby beach of Marinella, cool off in the sea and feast on delicious local fish at one of the seaside 'trattorie'. Half an hour in the other direction is the mysterious temple of Segesta, high up on a hill overlooking the valley. Nearby is the ancient Greek open air theatre, where performances of plays and concerts are held every summer.
In 20 minutes you can reach Marsala, famous for wine, where top quality wines can be savoured at various prestigious wineries. The Punic Ship salvaged from the sea nearby is on display at the Baglio Anselmi museum. The province of Trapani has been famous for salt production since Roman times and just beyond Marsala is a lagoon where salt is still produced. The picturesque windmills that once serviced the saltpans were built during the Spanish occupation of Sicily.
Take the ferry boat to the fascinating island of Mozia, once a Phoenician colony, with the Punic remains of the walls and city razed to the ground in the 4th century BC. Visit the Whitaker Museum with its star attraction of the Ragazzo di Mozia, a classical Greek marble statue of a young boy, which was found lying in the lagoon.
The medieval hilltop town of Erice, with its Norman castle, site of an ancient temple of Venus, is an hour's drive from Mazara. From Trapani or Marsala you can reach the lovely Egadi islands. Palermo, Sicily's exotic capital, and the Vale of Temples at Agrigento are easy day trips.

Mazara is a Mecca for people who like to eat - not the place to come if you are on a diet! It offers a wide range of excellent trattorias and restaurants, where you can savour the freshest seafood and fish, not to mention the delights of Sicilian traditional fare from fish couscous to melanzane alla parmigiana - aubergines baked with cheese, basil and tomato sauce In the manual you will find in the house, we recommend the very best of local restaurants, all of them dedicated to offering excellent Sicilian cuisine and at very reasonable prices. For families there are many low cost, child-friendly pizzerias on the lovely promenade beyond the city centre. They offer not only pizzas, but a very wide range of pasta, vegetable, meat, seafood and fish dishes. Those of you with a sweet tooth won't resist the pasticcerie - pastry shops - where you can buy mouth-watering delicacies, such as cassata, cannoli or almond pastries. or delicious ice cream. Remember Sicilian ice cream is the best!

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 400 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            A wheelchair user could rent the adjacent studio and use the ground floor bathroom...moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

            Can accommodate an extra bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

            Can accommodate an extra bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            additional and rented separately...moreless

          • All bedrooms have been newly decorated, all but one with cast iron beds, and all with comfortable mattresses, bedside tables and reading lights. Three of the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes with plenty of space for clothes and personal belongings. The fourth, has a chest of drawers and a a clothes rack instead of a wardrobe. All the bedrooms are on the first floor and look out onto the garden and all are equipped with air conditioning. We can provide a child's cot if required....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

            brand new...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

            enormous...moreless

          • The first bathroom is very spacious with a large semicircular bath and shower attachment. The washbasin is set in a wide marble top with plenty of space to put bathroom accessories. The second bathroom is brand new, decorated in spectacular aquamarine with exotic Tunisian tiles. There is a walk-in shower enclosure while a low wall divides the washbasin from the loo and bidet. The third bathroom on the ground floor is very big and elegant, decorated in Carrara marble wirh a very large bath tub. All three bathrooms are light and airy with windows onto the garden. There are towel racks, soap dishes etc. in all three and all the shower units are brand new. The second bathroom has its own outside boiler, while hot water from the other two comes from the main boiler. We provide soap in all bathrooms and two hair dryers....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The house is accessed by its own road so that it does not share access with the villa next door. There are two entrances into the house, one into the sitting room and another into a hall which also leads into a separate apartment. This is usually empty, but may be used by a caretaker or the owner from time to time. The pergola in front of the house provides seating for 10. Both the kitchen and dining room seat 8. All bedrooms and the kitchen have air conditioning and there is mosquito netting on the bedroom windows. Electric fans are provided for the living areas and the ground floor is heated in wiinter by a wood fired stove. The villa has been redecorated and refurnished recently to a high standard in a mixture of country and ethnic styles. It is family friendly and especially suitable for small children. There is a gate on the stairs and we can provide cots, high chairs, baby bath & baby recliner. The swimming pool is fenced and can be viewed from the house....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books:

                A wide range of English fiction for adults and a selection of children's books....moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                A selection of dvds is provided for family viewing....moreless

              • Music Library
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                A selection of Sky channels is available....moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Flat screen television...moreless

              • Toys:

                We provide beach toys, bats and balls and toys for playing in the swimming pool....moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing

              Location Type

              • Near The Ocean
              • Rural

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 10 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Air Conditioning:

                Air conditioning in all four bedrooms, the kitchen and the optional adjacent studio....moreless

              • Basic Soaps
              • Bottled Water
              • Filtered Water
              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room:

                Large living room/tv room with 2 3-seater sofas, and armchairs seating 8. Adjoining dining room seats 8 and has a 2 seater sofa and 2 armchairs....moreless

              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Sunbed
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Grill
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Barbecue
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Bicycles:

                2 adult bicyles and 1 child's bike available on request...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                One acre of garden with a wide variety of trees and shrubs - palms, jacaranda, carob, figs, Seville oranges, citrons, pomegranates, roses, lantana, bougainvillea, plumbago, rosemary bushes etc....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda:

                Directly outside the kitchen window is a large pergola, with tiled roof and covered with a leafy grape vine, which bears fruit in late summer. The table seats up to 10 people....moreless

              • Terrace

              Pool / Spa

              • Outdoor Pool
              • Private Pool:

                Fenced pool 11.5 x 5.5 metres with Roman steps leading into the shallow end. We provide 8 sun loungers and deck chairs and a large sun umbrella....moreless

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Late summer
                  Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  £2,100

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Low season
                  Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  £300
                  £1,900
                  Christmas & New Year
                  Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £350
                  £2,200
                  Low season
                  Jan 3 - Apr 3, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £325
                  £1,900
                  Easter
                  Apr 4 - Apr 10, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £350
                  £2,100
                  Mid-season
                  Apr 11 - May 1, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £300
                  £1,900
                  Early summer
                  May 2 - Jun 12, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £2,100
                  High season
                  Jun 13 - Jul 24, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £2,300
                  Peak season
                  Jul 25 - Aug 28, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £2,500
                  High season
                  Aug 29 - Oct 2, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £2,300
                  Late summer
                  Oct 3 - Oct 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £2,100

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit £300
                  • No additional mandatory fees
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  The villa is ideal for 8 people but. 2 extra beds can be supplied for a charge of £100 each per week. Alternatively guests may rent the adjoining ground floor studio with sofa bed for 2 people for a charge of £300 per week.

                  Groups of more than 10 people may like to rent the ground floor of Santa Maria in addition

                  (property 6995), which sleeps 6.

                  Minimum stay 14 nights in mid-August 8 - 22/08/15


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Location

                  100 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Palermo
                  3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  various
                  3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Mazara
                  3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Train
                  Mazara
                  2 Kilometres
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Mazara-Palermo
                  3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Il Pescatore
                  3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Beach
                  San Vito, Mazara

                  Car: Necessary

                  Villa Santa Rosalia is in the heart of the country in Western Sicily and the only noise you will hear is birdsong. The landscape is one of vineyards and olive groves, which stretch out as far as the eye can see to gently rolling hills in the distance. However the house is not isolated as Villa Santa Maria is next door and other neighbours are within walking distance. The nearest town, Mazara del Vallo, Italy's most famous fishing port, is only three miles away. The villa is just two miles from a small beach and five miles from the splendid Tonnarella beach. Santa Rosalia is an ideal base for visiting Selinunte, Segesta, Mozia and Erice. Access to the motorway to Palermo and its airport is 5 minutes away while the drive to the airport takes under an hour. Ryanair runs daily direct flights to Trapani (a 40 minute drive away) or Palermo and back, Easyjet flies to Palermo in summer, while Alitalia flies London Palermo and back via Rome or Milan throughout the year.

                  Other Activities: kitesurfing, windsurfing

                   

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                  Photos

                  • The pool and garden

                    The pool and garden

                  • The front of the villa

                    The front of the villa

                  • The dining terrace

                    The dining terrace

                  • The sitting room

                    The sitting room

                  • The studio annexe

                    The studio annexe

                  • The Castle of Venus at Erice

                    The Castle of Venus at Erice

                  • Sunset at Selinunte

                    Sunset at Selinunte

                  • Poolside under the olive tree

                    Poolside under the olive tree

                  • The vine covered pergola

                    The vine covered pergola

                  • The sitting and dining rooms

                    The sitting and dining rooms

                  • The dining room

                    The dining room

                  • The spacious kitchen

                    The spacious kitchen

                  • One of the beautifully decorated bedrooms

                    One of the beautifully decorated bedrooms

                  • One of the two twin bedrooms

                    One of the two twin bedrooms

                  • The sea at Favignana, Egadi Islands

                    The sea at Favignana, Egadi Islands

                  • The temple of Concord at Agrigento

                    The temple of Concord at Agrigento

                  £300 - £357 per night (GBP)
                  18

                  4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

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                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
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