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House / Villa -Residential flat

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Best points/features:

- only 300 meters from a beutiful sandy beach;

- large, clean, well-equipped house

- close to important tourist attractions

- free WI-FI

Villa Galatea is located 5 km from Menfi in “Contrada Cipollazzo” between “località Fiori” and Porto Palo - the most important beach resort of the area. The beach extends for about 7 km. Menfi is a village in an agricultural area with an important tourist attraction: grape cultivation which originated when the Greeks colonized the region. Every year at the end of June and the beginning of July a special wine festival takes place in Menfi: INYCON, “Menfi ed il suo vino” ('Menfi and her wine'). Ideally located for relaxation or daily excursions to some of the most important sights in Sicily such as Agrigento, Segesta, Palermo, Sciacca and Selinunte, Villa Galatea is easy to reach from the airports of Palermo and Trapani (about 1 hour). Low cost airlines which fly to these destinations

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018


Menfi Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shower room 1 - toilet
    Toilet 1 - shower , outdoor shower
    Toilet 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(44 traveler reviews)

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House / Villa -Residential flat
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 44 reviews

Great place for a quiet time near the beach.

  • 5 of 5

The property is well equipped and has plenty of private space outside to use and relax. The sandy beach is a short walk away with a small bar. This is an ideal place to get away from it all. We would certainly book again.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve and Deb, it was really a pleasure to have you staying and we hope to see you again here in Casa Galatea
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Wonderfully quiet and relaxed

  • 5 of 5

Well-equipped property just stone´s throw from a secluded sandy beach. Fabulous courtyard garden with excellent outdoor cooking facilities - perfect for evening meals al fresco. Close to Menfi for shopping and Sciacca and many other interesting historical sites. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Off season hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 1 week and found the neighborhood practically empty. The casa was equipped with both dishwasher, washing machine (a must have for me), plenty of outdoor living space including an outdoor kitchen, BBQ, washroom and shower. Everything was clean, tidy and comfortable. The semi-private sandy beach was a short walk away and the water was still warm to our liking. A few minutes by car into Menfi for groceries and restaurants. The downside of our stay was many restaurants in the area that cater to the beach crowds had closed for the winter. We visited Selinunte, Sciacca and other nearby seaside locations. We highly recommend this location to others back home and those of you online. Grazie Luigi & Liz!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palermo, Sicily

Lovely stay in a lovely place

  • 4 of 5

We spent a very relaxing week in this beautiful quiet place. The house is fully-furnished with new equipments and everywhere was clean and tidy. Neighborhood is very well keep. The beach is very close - few yards - and the seeside amazing. I wish to go again next summer. A special thank to the kind owners!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach location

  • 5 of 5

loved this place! this was the perfect beach location, only two minutes walk to the beach and glorious water. you can also walk 15 minutes along the beach for amazing seafood restaurants. it's the Sciliy that you imagine only updated with modern amentities. Liz and Luigi are welcoming hosts but unassuming with lots of local knowledge. in their real lives, they are licensed tour guides so you can benefit from a lot of their experience. plus, between the two of them, they speak spanish, french, english, a bit of German and Italian. Menfi was a great spot for our family vacation. Our teenage boys had a great time, free wifi that works!! I'd love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely relaxing beach break

  • 5 of 5

This accommodation is comfortable inside and the outdoor space is massive and private. There are sun chairs and a place for BBQ and lots of seating areas. The proximity to the beach ( a few hundred yards) is a real plus. This beach is unspoilt and the water beautiful and clean. Luigi and his partner Liz were really friendly, nothing is too much trouble. They helped us with places to go and restaurants to try. Fantastic restaurants a short drive away. A perfect destination for a chilled and relaxing break by the sea in Scilly. We would highly recommend it .

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
VerduraGolf & Spa Resort
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Ristorante da Vittorio
Nearest Ski
240 Kilometres
Mount Etna
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: necessary

From Palermo: Autostrada (Highway) A29 direction airport Falcone-Borsellino, proceed towards Mazara del Vallo exit Castelvetrano. Proceed on the S.s. (statal road) 115 exit Menfi. Luigi will greet you at the designated point; From Messina-Catania: Autostrada (Highway) A18 direction Catania. Once in Catania take Autostrada A19 exit Caltanissetta, then S.s. (statal road) 640 up to Agrigento. After Agrigento take the S.s. 115 direction Sciacca, exit Menfi where Luigi will greet you at the designated point.

The owner of Villa Galatea introduces himself:

My name is Luigi, and I am a tour guide with an excellent knowledge of English; I have 10 years' experience as a professional Italian guide and am an expert on the culture, traditions, food, and wine of Sicily. I can suggest visits to the highlights of the area (visits to sights, wine and olive oil tasting, cooking classes, etc);

There is a small flying centre nearby

Two mountain bikes are available (no charge); recently a cycleway has been built on the old railway which connected Menfi to Porto Palo.

If needed I can arrange excursions and transfers from/to the airport.

Please do not hesitate to contact me.

Your trip to Sicily will be a unique experience and you will make close contact with culture, art and everyday life. I will make all the arrangements necessary to make your stay in Sicily the most memorable of your life!



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Deposit required at the moment of booking; In the price per week all the expenses are included. 75 Kw per week of electricity are included in the price which are enough with a conscientious use of the devices. Once this limit of 75 Kw has been reached, you will have to pay 0,30 Euro per Kw. Linen and bath towels are included. Final cleaning expenses are included as well

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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