Holidays in a paradise with 2 bedrooms, lodge, garden, pool and amazing views
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - safety gates for the stairssafety gates for the stairs
Pets allowed - NO disturb other guests and NO soil the gardenNO disturb other guests and NO soil the garden
Smoking allowed - smoking OUTDOOR, NOT LEAVE CIGARS AROundsmoking OUTDOOR, NOT LEAVE CIGARS AROund
Max guests: 5 (sleeps up to 5 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- differentiate the garbage do not disturb between 00 and 9 No nudists and topless
The pool was fabulous and the location good for access to local places of interest, particularly Palermo, Cefalu and Monreal. Nearby, Portofino provided a small selection of good pizzerias. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful and the holiday complex felt safe and secure as it is a gated complex.
Dear Katrina, I'm glad you liked my home and the surroundings.
Porticello (not Portofino, it is in LIguria) is a small fishing village, where you can find good pizzerias and good restaurants.
I don't know what you didn't like (your review has only 3 and not 5 stars)
Great holiday - We loved Sicily
A Peaceful location which is ideal for exploring north / north east Sicily. The accommodation is well equipped and the pool is ideal for relaxing. The owner could not be more helpful and knows the local area well. Palermo airport is a 50 min drive. A car is recommended. We stayed as a family of 4 with younger children but the accommodation is equally suited to couples. We found the people friendly, the food fantastic and the ice cream amazing. Local restaurants are a 5-10 mins drive.
Dear friends, we're very glad you had great holidays, enjoied and fell in love with Sicily. You're wonderful guests and lovely friends.
We really hope to meet you again.
Marida and Beppe are very nice hosts, very attentive and helpful. The place is perfectly designed and nested on the slope of the hill, the same hill where the ancient town Solunto is located, it's just on the opposite side of the hill. The place is very peaceful and quiet, the location allows easily reach all the sights of the island. Palermo is just 20 minutes to drive from the place.
Très beau séjour à Santa Flavia. Les propriétaires sont charmants, disponibles et très gentils. L'endroit est calme, la piscine appréciable et avec une vue magnifique. Excellente literie. La location est simple mais fonctionnelle. L'ensemble du domaine est bien entretenu et très agréable. Nous sommes très contents de notre séjour et nous n'excluons pas d'y revenir.
I'm very glad you had a wonderful stay in my home, you enjoied in the pool and relaxed in the garden and in your lodge. We always do our best to give our guests the best holidays.You were very nice guests and friends too. I'd be very happy if you came back. All the best!
Überzeugendes und absolut sauberes Feriendomizil. Beeindruckende Lage mit toller Sicht und fantastischem Pool. Sehr liebenswürdige Eigentümer, die einem bei Bedarf mit vielen sinnvollen Tipps weiterhelfen können.
I'm glad you enjoied your holidays in my home. I hope to see you as soon as possible. All the best
Is it your first time in Sicily? I'm sure you'll be enchanted by sunny Sicily, its nature, its sky and sea, its culture, its food and wine, its colors and its scents, its people ... and you'll like to come back a lot of other times.
Sicily ... is SICILY!!!!!
Santa Flavia is a wonderful place among sea, mountains, nature and art, where you and your children can enjoy and spend unforgettable holidays.
Villa Paladino Solunto is a fascinating and enchanting site, between history and nature. It is a small complex of 5 suites smartly standing on a lush hill, emerging on the ridge of the wonderful promontory of Monte Catalfano, adiacent to the Archaeological Park of Solunto and the Natural Reserve of Monte Catalfano. It is also a strategic point to easily go sightseeing Palermo, Monreale, Cefalù, Caccamo, Agrigento, Mozia, Erice, the Natural Reserve of Zingaro, the National Natural Madonie Park and many other places of great tourist interest.
The distance from sea (beaches sandy or pebbles) is only mt 800.
It is very near to Palermo (Km.10, 30 minutes by car and 20 by train).
You can look at spectacular sunsets on the sea sitting on the benches and deck chairs around the wonderful pool similar to a natural lake in the middle of a large Mediterranean garden. You can also look at the Gulf of Palermo and Monte Pellegrino too ("The most beautiful promontory of the world", said Goethe, the well known German poet who came in Sicily in 19th century) while swimming in the pool (May-October).
Near the coast, there is the underwater archaeological site of Formica. 200 meters away from the Villa (5- 10 minutes by feet). you may visit the touristic village of Santa Flavia and the fishing villages of Porticello and S.Elia, full of shops, bar, resturants and pizzerias, where you can taste delicious Sicilian dishes. It 's possible to go in less than an hour from the sea to the mountain, taking part in sightseeing, excursions in the great Madonie National Park (alt m. 2000. Boat trips with skipper in the clear waters around the Scoglio della Formica (the Rock of the Ant), home of dolphins, up to the Aeolian Islands and fishing can be arranged not only in summer.
I can put at your disposal a washing machine in the property.
The pool is shared with the 5 suites inside the property. I can host not more than 16 people. I can assure you that you will have the impression that the pool is only for you, because my guests alternate relax in the pool with the tours of Palermo or nearby. So, a lot of times you don't find anybody in the pool and it is all for you.
If you hire a car, I have a large parking inside the villa and you are more free to go in every place and in every time you like
The train station of Santa Flavia is very near to my villa. You can easily go by train (15 minutes, E. 2,20/person) to Palermo and then go sightseeing Palermo by a red touristic bus that stops in the most important touristic places. The ticket is for all the day (HOP ON-HOP OFF). The same pullman goes to the well-known Duomo of Monreale, the lovely beach of Mondello ...You can easily go to Cefalù by train too.
On the website trenitalia VIAGGIATRENO you can see the schedule times of trains.
If you prefer, I can put at your disposal a taxi driver to go sighseeing Sicily and for the transferfrom the airport of Palermo/Trapani and back. If you prefer, you may take the pullmam Prestia e Comandè (www,http://orariautobus.it/autobus-per-aeroporto/prestia-comande.html) from the Airport to the Train Station of Palermo and then the train to Santa Flavia.
I hope I've been clear and useful for you.
- english, italian
About Marida Musso
Hello, I'm Marida Musso. I'm from Palermo and moved to Santa Flavia and live in the main house of Villa Paladino Solunto in order to follow closely my guests-friends. We have here the home of his institute of Scientific research that You can visit during your stay. I'm a teacher in Italian, Latin and Greek and also help my husband in his scientific activity (meetings, scientific exibitions, translations into English). I love cooking, reading and playing with my animals, the cats and the lovely dog Baba' who is a real superhost! I believe in friendship, that makes life better. I welcome my guests as old friends, I'm very glad to see them happy in my home and to give them useful tips to discovery the best of my beloved Palermo and Sicily too. lso, they can save a wondergul memory of their journey in Sicily, fall in love with my Island and come back other times, with friends and relatives.
Marida Musso purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Marida Musso chose Porticello
My husbands and me has always been in love with the wonderful coast between Palermo and Cefalu' and decided to put herethe honme of my husband's Institute of Scientific research. Tourism activity is aimed at supporting scientific research. The 5 suites host tourists and scientists who want to collaborate with the Institute.
What makes this Villa unique
IMPROVED CLEANING ROUTINE DUE TO COVID 19 Perfect cleanliness has always characterized the apartments of Villa Paladino Solunto. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, further measures and maximum scruple have been adopted in order to protect guests from infection: the accommodations have been well ventilated and all surfaces thoroughly disinfected according to the recommendations of the CDC with products deemed effective against coronavirus (diluted bleach solution for home use or with at least 70% alcohol). The cloths used for cleaning are disposable or, if reusable, washed and disinfected in the washing machine. All bed, bathroom and kitchen linens are washed and sterilized in the washing machine at 90 '' as usual with special products. To promote social distancing, self check-in and self check-out will be offered, and any communication can take place via Whatsapp or e mail. For longer stays, you will find a weekly change of linen. Guests will find disinfectants and household cleaning products such as personal hygiene • antibacterial hand sanitizer • disposable gloves and wipes • hand soap •blotting paper •paper towels •toilet paper I moved from Palermo to S. Flavia just 6 years ago. Santa Flavia is a wonderful place among sea, mountains, nature and art, where you can find a lot of kind people and spend your life as you were always on holidays. Villa Paladino Solunto is a small paradise between history and nature, adiacent to the Archaeological Park of Solunto and the Natural Reserve of Monte Catalfano and close to nice fishing villages where you can find everything you need. In only 15 minutes by train you can get Palermo or Cefalù. I love look at spectacular sunsets on the Gulf of Palermo and the wonderful Monte Pellegrino ("The most beautiful promontory of the world") walking in the garden. What about swimming near the underwater archaeological site of Formica and together with dolphins?