Bedrooms 1, Bathrooms 1, Sleeps 2
- english, italian
Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Solo per non fumatori
Animali domestici non ammessi
Minimum age of primary renter:12
Beautiful place, charming hosts !
Amazing place surrounded by a beautiful garden full of orange and lime trees. Very close to the center of Baghria, to shops and restaurants. A place to visit !
Grazie mille, per la vostra descrizione .
We drove to Bagheria from Catania, Angela met us at the villa when we arrived. The Villa itself is amazing (from the outside, we did not get to see inside) the accommodation is a series of converted (I'm guessing) servants quarters, each with it's own terrace. Ours was clean and fairly well equipped, could have done with more crockery. The kitchen, more of a kitchenette, was very clean and easy to keep clean. The bathroom and shower were good and the washing machine worked well. The beds had white linen, always always good. Could have done with more coat hangers but then I like to hang everything up. Angela was a font of local information. Her English is very good. Her knowledge of the local shops and restaurants, bars and sights was spot on, her recommendations were also spot on. She organised a boat trip for us which was great. The swimming pool is lovely, there are time restrictions, I'm guessing the Villa owners (one family I think) like to use it in the evenings. That was a bit of a shame as we were out during most of the days and would have welcomed the chance of swim at the end of the day. That said, we met the owner, she was lovely, interested and interesting. The Villa itself is in the town very close to the centre so able to walk everywhere (except the big supermarket) Bagheria is a nice enough town with some fantastic restaurants but the best thing about it is it's proximity to surrounding areas well served by the train station which is a five to ten minute drive from the villa and free parking too! We visited Palermo, Cefalu, Cacamo, Monreale to name just a few places. So, if you decide to go, you will not be disappointed, Angela will steer you towards the best restaurants and you will sleep well in comfortable, clean beds.
This place is a great deal for someone who enjoys beautiful nature, privacy, old castles and villas and everything that goes with the stories. The pool is an absolute great point. The room is large, clean and filed with nice vintage furniture pieces. Everything is decorated with lots of style and class. We enjoyed the garden a lot, loved to spend evenings and afternoons on our large patio...and everything is just few steps from the main street in Bagheria in the center of the town. You can go on train and visit a whole Sicilly or just get to the closest beach (3km from the villa ) Amazing, amazing summer!!
A great stay
Fantastic experience at the Villa, lovely pool and area, facilities that were perfect for a week's holiday for two. Angela was very helpful and provided excellent suggestions for where to go and what to do in Sicily. There are also one or two great restaurants nearby.
One point however is that the location is not accurately listed on HomeAway and sent us to the wrong place! Still, once we were there we had a great time.
The most amazing place to stay - the Villa evolves out of a manically busy street but once behind the walls is an oasis. Unfortunately not as warm as we would have liked - there is probably a reason why the aristocracy chose to live in Bagheria away from the heat of Palermo!! The gite was delightful, although the kitchen area was rather difficult to use (I'm only 5ft and couldn't reach the shelves - or the tap!!) Unfortunately we are old-fashioned, and found the lack of information and especially a map very limiting - it was very easy to get lost and we never managed to find the beaches we were promised did exist!
Driving in Sicily was an experience (and one I'm not keen to repeat), and thank goodness we checked on google street before travelling or we would never have found it. The management/courier woman was very helpful. But don't even think of going there without a smart phone!! You even need to phone to be let into the gates when you arrive!!!
A most wonderful holiday
My boyfriend and I stayed for one week at Lemon cottage and it was most wonderful than we anticipated. Aloisa was a wonderful host and give us lots of ideas of places to visit. Most days were spent lazing around the pool in amongst the most beautiful garden! Our little cottage was beautiful decorated, and comfy and cosy. Some evenings we would spend out on the little terrace drinking wine and eating food we have cooked ourselves with lovely local, fresh produce. nt!
We will be back again - this place is a real gem, I couldn't praise it more.