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Your Fantastic Holiday in a Quaint Village Near the Beach with Mountain View

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The intimate ‘porticato’, a place to relax after a day of sightseeing

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Garden Suite, 5 BR/3 BA or Terrace Suite, 2 BR/2 BA - Either offer A/C, Wi-Fi

We have advertised this property on VRBO for the past fourteen years, since 2003. We proudly share again the following message.

This beautiful architect designed VILLA DELLE PALME, owner's personal holiday residence, is ideal if you want to stay away from commercial properties. It is available year round for weekly rent. It offers a Garden Suite and a Terrace Suite that can be interconnected to accommodate larger groups.

The GARDEN SUITE (advert 23590) with its unique style and comfort will surprise you to an unforgettable holiday. It is exquisitely furnished with antiques and family heirlooms. In the evening you will relax in the shade of the secluded subtropical garden. You will feel free to move in and out from the covered patio and the luscious garden to the intimate and comfortable living room.
In this Suite we can accommodate up to 11 guests and a total of 13 guests with additional beds; it includes up to 5 bedrooms on two floors; 3 washrooms; living; dining; kitchen; a subtropical garden; fully furnished covered deck with exterior cooking facility, eating and barbecue.

The TERRACE SUITE (advert 23592) is located above the Garden Suite. It has independent exterior access overlooking the subtropical garden. This section is perfectly sized for your romantic holiday. The fully furnished large decks (60 square meters) are covered with traditional logs and clay tiles, perfect for indulgent candlelight dinners while you relax at the breeze of the sea and enjoy the view of the mountains and the nearby town, after a day of sightseeing. You would then catch your dreams in the most comfortable custom-made beds and 100% cotton linen. You will enjoy the vaulted ceilings, the original oil paintings on the walls and the birds and cherries hand-painted on the new custom-made cabinets of the kitchen area.
In this Suite we can accommodate up to 4 guests (and a total of 6 guests with one additional bedroom); it includes up to 2 bedrooms, 2 washrooms; living and dining; fully equipped kitchen including D/W; 2 furnished covered decks with exterior cooking facility, eating and barbecue.

In either Suite you will find custom-made beds; HIGH SPEED INTERNET; a WALL SAFE, should you wish to have extra protection for your jewels and valuables; 100% COTTON LINEN to insure you the best comfort while you sleep; Sicily MAPS and GUIDES in English, a treasure of information for your explorations; at your arrival you will find a SUPPLY FOR YOUR BASIC NEEDS, such as one complimentary cold bottled water, sugar, salt. WASHING MACHINE, soap, iron and iron board are available at no charge. CENTRAL HEATING, at no charge, will make your winter stay comfortable. During summer A/C is available in each room.
Use of barbecue, griddle, deep-frying and smoking on covered patio or terrace only.
All guests to be registered
Small pets to be approved and registered
Laundry deck and garden are shared by guests of the Garden Suite and owners

The GARDEN SUITE (advert 23590) and the TERRACE SUITE (advert 23592) can be interconnected, if both available, and can be rented together to accommodate larger groups up to 15 guests with a total of 7 bedrooms and 5 washrooms.
A separate section of the house and garden is reserved to the use of the owners.
Please contact the owner to receive a quotation tailored to length of your stay and your group size.
Discounts are available for larger groups and longer stays.

ABOUT SICILY:
Sicily is the largest and most important island in the Mediterranean, it extends for 25,460 sq km. Planes of fertile red soil, excellent for the cultivation of vine grapes, citrus orchards and olive groves, alternate with hills, green in spring for the cultivation of wheat and, among the majestic mountains, Mount Etna, the most popular of active volcanoes. The climate is typically Mediterranean along the coasts, with mild, short winters and moderate rainfall.

NEAR-BY CENTERS:
Palermo, 1.500.000 inhabitants, capital of Sicily – an island in the sea of sunlight – is a splendid city adorned in the course of 2500 years by Greeks, Arab Emirs, Norman Kings and Spanish Viceroys; it offers an incomparable example of beauty, history, culture and traditions to excite the mind and the eye. It has a wide selection of museums and entertainment. Casteldaccia is well connected to Palermo by freeway and by public transportation. Close-by centers are: Santa Flavia and Solunto, with its Graeco-Roman archaeological site, 3 km west; Bagheria, an active and very alive town, ideal for elegant shopping, with its seventeenth century mansions once summer retreat of the Palermitan aristocracy, 5 km west; Porticello, a delightful fisherman village, 3 km west; Aspra, another unspoiled fisherman village, 5 km west; and Altavilla, with its Sanctuary to the Holy Mary, 2 km east. All are offering plenty of tourist attractions.

EXCURSIONS:
Casteldaccia is east of Palermo, so you will be closer and will not meet the city traffic when driving for a day trip to Cefalu`, Taormina, Mount Etna, Siracusa, Agrigento, Selinunte.
We recommend excursions to: Palermo e Monreale (20 km), Cefalu` (50 km), Segesta, Agrigento, Madonie Natural Park (80 km), Taormina (200 km), Mount Etna (200 km), Siracusa (250 km), Eolie Islands.
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VILLA DELLE PALME - TESTIMONIALS
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7 guests from USA — Sep 6-13, 2014
Ray G, Julia Z, Linda M, Tom D, Gerry V T, Karen S, Anne M
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Maria & Riccardo
Many thanks for our great week at your villa and in your Sicily. One of our best trips.
Ray & the group
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Maria & Riccardo
How can I possibly thank you enough for your kindness and care during our stay in your wonderful villa. It was such a
nice time here and I enjoyed it tremendously . I am sorry I was such a pest and required special attention, but at least
that way we got to spend more time together.
The garden is a wonderful place to relax and recover. I have taken some pictures of the garden, but I will not need
pictures to remember your home and my time here.
Thank you again
Tom D
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Maria & Riccardo -
We enjoyed your Casa so very much. Because of our unexpected limitations on travel I was able to truly enjoy the
lovely gardens and just relax there. your casa is so very welcoming & comfortable.
it soon began to feel like 'home' to me.
Maria, your help when I needed to get Tom to the hospital was so generous. You helped me in so very many ways. I
will never forget. Grazie Mille. Thank you both for sharing your home, clothing and hospitality. Your Casa is a lovely
place to just BE AT HOME
Jerry VT & Tom D
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Maria and Riccardo,
Thank you for allowing our group of seven to stay in your lovely home. You were the best hosts, helping us with
everything from medical assistance to recommendations for the best pizza in town.
We are going to miss your wonderful garden.
All the best to you and your family.
Linda M
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8 guests from USA — August 16-21, 2014
Jaqueline O, Magda K, Dora K, Mollie K, Laura D, Raffaele C, Lorenzo R, Erika D.
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Dear Maria & Riccardo -
Thank you so much! It has been wonderful. We didn't want to disturb you to say goodbye.
We will think of you with great pleasure and wish you all good things.
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10 guests from Ireland — July 24-Aug 10, 2014
John R, Suzanne R, Ursula S, George D, Angela D, Mattew R, Sarra R, Jauquin S, Dillon S, Ada S.
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Magnificent Villa. Friendly locals. Had a great time exploring the town/area. Maria and Riccardo were fabulous hosts.
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6 guests from UK and Australia — June 4-22, 2014
Eddy & June E, Pauline & Duncan S, Mike & Joan E
Family catch up!
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I'm from Australia and my wife is a kiwi (New Zealander) over here for a long holiday. We met up here with my
brother and sister from Wales & England respectively.
What a catch up! With spouses we were six and all had a fantastic stay. (We hadn't seen each other for several years!)
Maria & Riccardo, you added so much to our stay - molto gentile!
The villa is a heaven and Sicily is a treasure trove.
•History in heritage sites and experiences like ricotta making the old way!
• Food - thanks for the recommendation
• Culture - Casteldaccia and surroundings.
Mille grazie
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5 guests from UK — May 3-10, 2014
Sandra H, Bruce H, Sue C, Liz G, Dorothy H.
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We came & fell in love with Sicily's wonderful mountain scenery, exquisite spring flowers & enjoyed friendly helpful
people.
One highlight was a scenic trip round the mountain which Caccamo at its centre to the east of Casteldaccia. Strong
climbing shoes required!
Nearby is Porticello a quaint fishing village where you can buy fresh fish & walk along the promenade. Not far away at
St Flavia is a spectacular walk (concrete path) ending at the disused Lighthouse.
Excellent, cheap train service to Palermo. Strongly recommended instead of driving.
Solunto also a highlight.
A comfortable , elegant house with a delightful garden and as artists we enjoyed & appreciated the many art books.
We advise checking the availability & proximity of restaurants & found local food shops very well stocked.
Enjoy Sicily - and take your time!!
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8 guests from UK — April 12-19, 2014
Kent W, Connie W, Tom W, Conor W, Alice W, Beth W, Angela F, David W, Harley R
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Beautiful house & relaxing garden. Really friendly & helpful locals. Particularly enjoyed the Pasticceria opposite & the
Gelateria on the main square.
Cefalu beautiful & the climb up La Rocca a real must do, but take plenty of water.
Roman remains at Solunto amazing - we had them to ourselves, also Segesta was fantastic.
Wonderful food & restaurants.

Owner

Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 240 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Children Welcome:

    Oh yes! Children are welcome......moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome. They need to be approved and registered....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed on covered decks only...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11

  • Bedroom 4: 1 twin/ single, 1 bunk bed

    one single bed and a bunk bed with two single beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    bed can be separated into two single beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    bed can be separated into two single beds ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    bed can be separated into two single beds ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    bed can be separated into two single beds ...moreless

  • Bedrooms are furnished with closet, table, chairs, night tables. All mattresses are custom-made. Linen are 100% cotton, they will insure you the best comfort while you sleep. Additional quilts and pillows supplied. For larger groups, we can provide added beds, all with custom-made mattresses, very comfortable. We can provide crib and high chair. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet

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  • Custom made ceramic sculptured tiles adorn each bathroom. A flex 'doccetta' replaces the full fixture bidet ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The villa has high ceilings, air-conditioned, cable TV, stereo/CD player. The kitchen in each section of the Villa is fully equipped with all you need for gourmet cooking and have a supply for your basic needs. It is furnished with love and care to the smallest detail and include dishwasher, fridge, four-burners stove with oven, microwave; all the utensils and basic supplies. Coal barbecue unit and exterior burners allow you to barbeque, griddle or deep fry on covered patios. In the house you will find fresh bed and shower linen as well as soaps for shower, dish, dishwasher and laundry. Clothes washer is available at no extra cost. We have provided you with a wall safe, should you wish to have extra protection for your jewels and valuables. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    No extra charge for laundry soap and shower soap...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    No charge for use of Wireless High Speed Internet...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher soap provided at no extra cost...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Stove with 4 burners and oven ...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered terrace furnished with dining table and seating area...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Subtropical garden off the living room and the kitchen...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
March-April 2017
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$37 $41
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$238

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

May-June 2017
May 1 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$48 $52
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$303

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

July-August 2017
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$66 $73
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$421

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

September 2017
Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$49 $54
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$313

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

October 2017
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$41 $45
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$259

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

November 2017-February 2018
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2018
4 night min stay
$32 $35
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$205

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$32 $35
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$205

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $8 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $21.61
  • Final Cleaning $86.44
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

The above basic prices are for double occupancy

WE OFFER SPECIAL DISCOUNTS TO LARGE GROUPS AND FOR LONGER STAYS

Please contact us to receive a quotation tailored to the length of your stay and your group size


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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Location

50 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Falcone Borsellino
0.05 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Il Castello
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Ferry Terminal in Palermo
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Casteldaccia Station
0.2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Freeway A 19
0.05 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Buzzini
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Free or private beach with bar, umbrellas, chairs

Car: Recommended

VILLA DELLE PALME is located in the heart of Casteldaccia, a quaint village on a Sicilian hill, two km from the sea and 20 min. easy drive to Palermo.

The location offers a unique setting. Not traditionally placed in the country, this villa is not isolated, but placed in the center of the town, melted among the town houses. You enter a portal and are placed in a magic intimate garden, while at the same time retain a taste of the local life, easy shopping and leisure walks.

Excellent is the local production of wine. Don’t forget to taste the world renown 'Corvo, Duca di Salaparuta'.

Freeway connection, located 200 meters away, will allow you to quickly connect, explore and discover remote areas of the island.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1965

About the owner: The garden has been in my family since the year 1725, when the town of Casteldaccia was founded by my ancestors I grew up and played every summer with my brother and my cousins in this garden, at that time much larger. Many years later, also my children played in it every summer. Many of my fondest memories are connected to this garden

Why the Owner Chose Casteldaccia PA, Italy:
The house, built in 1965, was my first project after I graduated in Architecture! Every year I return with my family to this house and to Casteldaccia to restore my energy and get in touch with my roots. For 10 years, during summer, I ran in the garden a ‘Scuolina’, a free Art School for the children of Casteldaccia and nearby towns, teaching drawing, painting and ceramics.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
My home is located off the main road of Casteldaccia, at walking distance from all the stores. At the same time, it allows me to retreat at home in the paradise of my subtropical garden. Casteldaccia is close to Bagheria, a larger town, where I can go shopping, and still enjoy the fresh air of the countryside. Palermo, the capital of Sicily, is only 20 minutes away from my reach, with its history, culture and traditions, restaurants, museums, churches, squares.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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Photos

  • The intimate ‘porticato’, a place to relax after a day of sightseeing

    The intimate ‘porticato’, a place to relax after a day of sightseeing

  • Court: old ladders and wine kegs, memory treasures

    Court: old ladders and wine kegs, memory treasures

  • The dining room can sit very comfortably as many as fourteen guests...

    The dining room can sit very comfortably as many as fourteen guests...

  • The kitchen has all you need for your gourmet cooking

    The kitchen has all you need for your gourmet cooking

  • 18th century 'chiffonnier' in hallway

    18th century 'chiffonnier' in hallway

  • Mix of comfort and elegance in this Master Bedroom

    Mix of comfort and elegance in this Master Bedroom

  • Unforgettable jasmine flower scent

    Unforgettable jasmine flower scent

  • 18th century mirror portal to your dreams!

    18th century mirror portal to your dreams!

  • Master bedroom en-suite

    Master bedroom en-suite

  • Balcony: a connection to the community

    Balcony: a connection to the community

  • Casteldaccia Bay: perfect for a lovely swim

    Casteldaccia Bay: perfect for a lovely swim

  • 'Il mercatino', the weekly open market

    'Il mercatino', the weekly open market

  • Custom-made stone fountain

    Custom-made stone fountain

  • 18th century furnishings in this Living Room

    18th century furnishings in this Living Room

  • The kitchen has all you need for your gourmet cooking

    The kitchen has all you need for your gourmet cooking

  • Daydream in your subtropical garden

    Daydream in your subtropical garden

  • Hallway and stairs down to the ground floor

    Hallway and stairs down to the ground floor

  • Another view of the master bedroom

    Another view of the master bedroom

  • This guest bedroom opens to the terrace

    This guest bedroom opens to the terrace

  • Sunlight in the twin-bed bedroom

    Sunlight in the twin-bed bedroom

  • Hand-basin framed by hand-made ceramic sculpture

    Hand-basin framed by hand-made ceramic sculpture

  • Printed art reproduction on all walls in this bedroom

    Printed art reproduction on all walls in this bedroom

  • 'U cievusu' is Casteldaccia public beach

    'U cievusu' is Casteldaccia public beach

  • Turdus Merula or ‘Black Bird’ on our tree

    Turdus Merula or ‘Black Bird’ on our tree

VRBO #23590

This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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