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Spacious Child-Friendly Villa with Private Pool Near the Sea

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa with large pool and huge garden sleeps 8/10.

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!
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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 400 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • 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


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Can accommodate an extra bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • 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


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

    brand new...moreless

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


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


  • 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


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


  • 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

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


from 26 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early summer
May 6 - Jun 16, 2017
7 night min stay

High season
Jun 17 - Jul 14, 2017
7 night min stay

Peak season
Jul 15 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

High Season
Sep 2 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

Late summer
Sep 30 - Nov 3, 2017
4 night min stay
Low season
Nov 4 - Dec 22, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 1 guests; add $129 per night, per additional guest

Christmas New Year
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
4 night min stay
Low season
Jan 6 - Mar 30, 2018
4 night min stay
Mar 31 - Apr 6, 2018
4 night min stay
Apr 7 - May 4, 2018
4 night min stay
Early summer
May 5 - Jun 15, 2018
7 night min stay

High season
Jun 16 - Jul 20, 2018
7 night min stay

Peak season
Jul 21 - Aug 31, 2018
7 night min stay

High season
Sep 1 - Sep 28, 2018
7 night min stay

Late summer
Sep 29 - Nov 2, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $388.09
  • No additional mandatory fees


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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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100 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
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. British Airways now flies Heathrow to Palermo and back on Saturdays and Tuesdays

Other Activities: kitesurfing, windsurfing


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: I am a long term Siculophile. Married to Marcello, a Sicilian, I have been coming here for forty years. Marcello had already inherited the villa next door, when this villa came on the market. We loved the grounds and the space and enhanced it with a makeover inside and a swimming pool. I have written about our Sicilian family in my book "Casa Nostra. A Home in Sicily" published in 2007

Why the Owner Chose Mazara del Vallo, Trapani, Italy:
Santa Rosalia formerly formed part of the estate next door belonging to Marcello and his brothers. It has beautiful gardens with palms and ancient olive trees planted when Marcello was a child.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The huge gardens set well away from the road afford a unique level of privacy while the fenced pool within view of the shaded pergola make keeping an eye on the children easy.

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Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • The swimming pool looking towards the villa

    The swimming pool looking towards the villa

  • The pool and garden

    The pool and garden

  • The vine covered pergola

    The vine covered pergola

  • Rosemary and hibiscus under the windows

    Rosemary and hibiscus under the windows

  • The dining room

    The dining room

  • The kitchen

    The kitchen

  • One of the beautifully decorated bedrooms

    One of the beautifully decorated bedrooms

  • Third bedroom

    Third bedroom

  • The ground floor bathroom

    The ground floor bathroom

  • The blue bathroom

    The blue bathroom

  • The Castle of Venus at Erice

    The Castle of Venus at Erice

  • Sunset at Selinunte

    Sunset at Selinunte

  • Pool surrounded by lavender and olive trees

    Pool surrounded by lavender and olive trees

  • The front of the villa

    The front of the villa

  • The dining terrace

    The dining terrace

  • The sitting room

    The sitting room

  • One of the two twin bedrooms

    One of the two twin bedrooms

  • The studio annexe

    The studio annexe

  • Another view of the  ground floor bathroom

    Another view of the ground floor bathroom

  • The sea at Favignana, Egadi Islands

    The sea at Favignana, Egadi Islands

  • The temple of Concord at Agrigento

    The temple of Concord at Agrigento

  • The spacious living area with dining room beyond the archway

    The spacious living area with dining room beyond the archway

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