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Restored Olive Mill With Pool

Caccamo PA, Italy
  • Villa
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights

Spacious & Comfortable With Dramatic Panoramic Views.

Casa Pergola is a once olive mill, lovingly restored farmhouse set in the beautiful Sicilian countryside. The house is a short drive to the beaches and coastal villages of the north coast. Vibrant Palermo "Italy's City of Culture for 2018" is 30 minutes away, and the Madonie Mountain hill cities are a short drive to the East. In winter there is skiing in the mountains and beautiful nights by the fire place which is massive and romantic. Some amenities include Passive solar heated pool, in floor radiant heat and hand made shower mosaics in the bathrooms. The bedrooms are beautiful and comfortable.

Casa Pergola is a swimmers delight. A private 3.5 X 11 meter pool here at the house and beautiful beaches with ancient towers and seaside villages are a short distance away. We have a large barbecue area and outdoor dining is either under the olive trees, shade of the wisteria or on our dramatic roof terrace. A hammock under the olive trees is the perfect place to catch up on your summer reading/napping! Come and stay I guarantee you will be happy you did!

Owner

Paul Mahoney

Member Since 2014
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, italian
Calendar last updated:
Mar 22, 2018
About Paul Mahoney

We, David and Paul, both come from artistic backgrounds. Paul was a potter in Mid-Coast Maine and David a decorative painter, created murals and hand painted furniture working throughout the United States and Tuscany. We moved to Sicily in search of something unspoiled and authentic. What we found was an amazing island steeped in history, a food culture that honors a tradition of eating fresh and in season foods, and a life style that puts 'LIVING WELL' in front of everything else (with the exception of 'La Famiglia' of course), No one loves 'family' more than the Sicilians. A Sicilian friend once warned me 'You better be careful, if you are liked the Sicilians will drag you into their family!'

Paul Mahoney purchased this Villa in 2007

Why Paul Mahoney chose Province of Palermo

This is a house for artists, romantics, gardeners and swimmers. Really anyone who searches for natural beauty, a place to decompress, to breath, to be rejuvenated. Casa Pergola is perfect for anyone who wants to reconnect with loved ones. For those seeking an authentic urban experience Palermo "Italy's City of Culture for 2018" is just 30 minutes away. Your time here will be unspoiled and as private as you wish.

What makes this Villa unique

The house is wonderfully private. Even when the house is full there are always little private spaces to go to when you need to recharge, whether it be the hammock, shaded garden courtyard or dramatic roof terrace. When our guests do have to return home they do so with some reluctance, for many of them Casa Pergola was a slice of heaven that is hard to leave behind.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, This room can have either 1 King or two Twin Beds
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, This room can have either 1 King Bed or Two Twin beds
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 4
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen sized sleep sofa
      • Three Bedrooms, in floor heat, en suite private bathroom. Views of lake and mountains. Our house is spacious enough to sleep 8, but we prefer a maximum of 6. We want our guests to feel completely relaxed and happy. Two of the bedrooms have King sized beds with memory foam mattresses. The King rooms can convert into single beds.

      Bathrooms

      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Sink
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, sink
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, shower, sink
      • Each bedroom has a private bathroom with showers toilets and sinks.

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          Stunning Views of Lago Rosamarina
        • Mountain View
          Beautiful mountain views
        • Rural
          The house is in a pastoral setting, yet close to Caccamo, the fishing villages of north coast, beautiful mountain cities and vibrant Palermo.
        • Water View
          Beautiful 180º views of lake and mountains.

          Theme

            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Catering available

                  General

                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Upstairs and independent bedrooms have air-conditioning.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      in-floor radiant heat in first floor bedrooms.
                    • Internet
                      Free WiFi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Fireplace
                      Beautiful Fireplace and new Jøtul Wood stove.
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      New LG direct drive 8KG
                    • Wood Stove
                      For winter nights a new Jøtul brown enamel wood stove with glass front.
                    • Free Wifi

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                          Nespresso coffee maker available. YUM!
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          A cooks kitchen, with plenty of counter space, light, and appliances. New SMEG 5 burner stove with convection oven is wonderful! We can provide contacts for local chefs to prepare dinner.
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                              There are spacious tables inside and outside for dining.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                  A few art, cooking and guide books. Also a small collection of books mostly left by previous guests, the collection is always growing and changing.
                                • DVD Player
                                  Blue Ray DVD with 3D
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Basic satellite
                                • Television
                                  smart Sony TV
                                • Toys
                                  Ping Pong! We transform the outdoor marble table into a ping pong table! Our Argentinian guests showed us that even for New Years eve you can have a barbecue and play Ping Pong late into the night.
                                • Video Library
                                  a handful of DVD's

                                  Outside

                                    • Boat
                                      "Lake Rosamarina" has sail boat rentals
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Terraces and roof terrace
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      "Lake Rosamarina" has Kayak and Canoe rentals
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Wood fired (free olive and almond wood available)

                                      Suitability

                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          The house is not entirely wheel chair accessible, that said, the majority of the house is on one level and we would be very happy to accommodate anyone with mobility issues.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Private Pool
                                              This year we are using a passive solar system to heat the pool. Contact me for current temperatures. The pool is 3.5 X 11 meters with views that are stunning.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef

                                                  Attractions

                                                    • museums
                                                    • bay/sound
                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • forests
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing

                                                                  Notes

                                                                    • We like to take very good care of our guests. That said, we can provide contacts for a driver, cook and nearby spa locations. Let us know what you are looking for and we can help make the arrangements.

                                                                      50 Reviews

                                                                      Exceptional5/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Yes, it is Exceptional!

                                                                      Arne D.

                                                                      The pictures indicate exaclty what you get: A wonderfull view, a clean & big pool you can use basically from mid-March onwards (the warmth depends on sun hours/day), a huge terrace… the view is stunning and we loved it with a fresh coffee in our hands prior to breakfast! The interior of the house is not only in perfect harmoney, it is also functional with a very well equipped and clean kitchen. What you also get in each and every of the 3 bedgrooms is a that great view and very comfortable mattrasses. Getting to your house requires some driving skills as the final part is a bumpy offroad – but we managed it with a 9 person van and so will you. You´ll get rewarded with a great house & tranquil hinterland.

                                                                      The travel we´ve done during our 2 weeks stay was to: Palermo (3x), Monreale, Cefalu (2x), Segestra, San Stefano di Canastra (great for pottery), Castelbuono, Caccamo and Mondello Beach (great in the off-season as not overcrowded). A tip for Palermo if you don´t want to deep dive into the city trafic: Leave your car at Forum Palermo and take the tram for 1,40€ / single ride to Central Stration (the tickets are valid for 90min for all trams & buses – take enough coins with you for the machine). From the stop walk 50m to main bus stop and take bus no. 109 to Placa Interdependence as a starting point to explore Palermo by foot. On your way back you can do some shopping for cloths & groceries in the Forum.

                                                                      Last but not least thanks Paul & Dave! We did experience very good B&B´s and houses in the past but what you guys have built up is amazing. And thanks so much for your outstanding hospitality! Tip: Take advantage of dinner opportunities as soften as you can. You will not regret it! Greetings from Jennecken, Germany (near Cologne)

                                                                      Outstanding accommodations and owners

                                                                      John C.

                                                                      What a genuine surprise and delight. From the journey in to the hosts. Paul and David were looking after our every want and need and yet giving us complete privacy. Beds were comfortable and views from all angles were outstanding. Great suggestion from Paul on evening meals, we suggest you take his lead. Most relaxing and enjoyable part of out trip to Italy

                                                                      Absolutely Perfect - Devine - The reviews are completely 100% accurate

                                                                      Martin H.London

                                                                      Paul and David are the perfect hosts and that is rare to find. They have a genuine and authentic interest in there guests having a relaxing time without any stress or worries.

                                                                      The house is beautiful, the location is breathtaking.

                                                                      Paul and David recommended a chef to come in and cook for us and we preceded to have them prepare dinner for us eight nights in a row, rather than go out (eating out is one of my favourite parts of trips to Italy). It was a stunning experience, Chef Bruno and his partner in crime Giovanni are superb, they make wonderful food, but more than that, they set up a stunningly beautiful table for dinner every night, the experience is not to be missed.

                                                                      Back to the house and Paul and David, its hard to leave a review like this as in some ways, you want it to stay a secret, but that is not fair, Paul and David deserve praise and credit for creating a small piece of paradise.

                                                                      Thank you.

                                                                      We will be back, that is 100% certain.

                                                                      Martin, Francina, Peter and Elena

                                                                      How can I give a 6th star?

                                                                      Thomas H.

                                                                      Ein tolles "Heim auf Zeit", super Ausstattung von der Espressomaschine mit Kapseln bis zur Eisenpfanne und Kräutergarten. Atemberaubender Ausblick auf das Tal mit Stausee und Bergen. Und der Gastgeber, herzlich und stets auf das Wohl seiner Gäste bedacht - es war schwer abzureisen.

                                                                      Simply amazing!

                                                                      Wendy B.Arlington, MA, USA

                                                                      Not much we can add on top of the reviews of others, the villa is simply breathtaking. Yes the pictures are correct, that really is the view down to the reservoir, still looks like a landscape painting after staring at it for a week. Yes the last piece of the road from Caccamo is interesting, but totally worth it. Paul is a wonderful host, a perfect balance of attentive and caring, but never intrusive. The villa is spotless, everything provided and more, the pool an excellent start and end to the day. This is a slice of perfection, we will be back!

                                                                      Fabulous!

                                                                      Fiona N.

                                                                      Wow! What a special place. The villa is spectacular and wants for nothing and Paul is such a fantastic host - so much thought has gone into every area of the villa. It really is a little piece of heaven! Each area is supremely comfortable and it would be very easy to spend all one's time at the villa without venturing out at all! Car is essential as the villa is nicely remote from anything (but only 5-10 mins to nearest village).

                                                                      We didn't want to leave and certainly want to return!! Thank you Paul!

                                                                      Location

                                                                      Caccamo PA, Italy

                                                                      Our house 'Casa Pergola' is located in a tranquil rural area yet close to the autostrada, the beaches, Palermo historic center (30 minutes), mountains, and gorgeous seaside villages like Cefalù. (30 min). The house sits on 4 acres of land and is very private with many places to relax, beautiful pool house, roof terrace, wisteria covered pergola terrace, spacious pool area, even a hammock! The rooms are also very comfortable and airy. The kitchen with new convection 5 burner stove/oven, dishwasher, dining and living room (with large fireplace) is relaxing and beautiful with room for everyone. You will not be disappointed!

                                                                      Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      In winter the house is available for $150.00 per night (up to 4 guests) with a minimum of 4 nights. In winter the house will be two ground floor bedrooms. The owners will occupy the upstairs third bedroom. Our kitchen and all downstairs areas are shared with our guests. The bedrooms have in-floor electric heat and each has a private bathroom.

                                                                      $263avg/night
                                                                      50 Reviews
                                                                      Exceptional 5/5
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