4 sleeps,2 bedrooms,1 bathroom,air conditioning,fireplace, barbecue,garden,WiFi
Francesco Paolo Di Lorenzo
- english, french, spanish, italian
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great Location and a Very Lovely House
I would highly recommend this property. We felt like it was our home away from home. Large and spacious. Nice, relaxing layout and grounds. Very secure.
The owners were very friendly and they own a business on the beach close by and they give you access to the beach and it includes an umbrella and 2 chairs. The beach was very relaxing, safe, clean and beautiful.
Perfect location to explore Sicily
I can only reiterate what the other reviewers have said.
The apartment is clean and spacious enough for a family of 4 or 5 and has all the facilities you would expect. Beds are comfy, bathroom is roomy with two mirrors/sinks, a toilet, shower and bidet. The main bedroom has a large bed and the second bedroom has 2 singles and a cot. The air conditioning is a godsend as it was soooo hot outside and yet inside really cool.
The terrace is great for basking in the sun with an umbrella, table and chairs, recliners etc. Also good for drying off towels etc. You can see the bay from the terrace, although the autostrada is inbetween (you dont notice any noise). We were there for the Ferroagosto celebrations which were taking place on beaches all around the bay at midnight, so we had a great view of all the fireworks.
Although it is above the owner's accommodation, there is absolute privacy and you would not know they were there. But Manuela (who speaks good English) and her family below are very friendly and helpful, as is her brother Francesco who handles the rental. They have a lovely old dog Ariel who is so friendly and strokable.
The property is very secure as you have to go through two sets of motorised gates to get in. I had no worries about leaving valuables in the apartment - we didnt even lock it when we went out most days.
The good sandy beach is a very short drive or 15min walk away. Its €1/hr to park or €4 a day. Its a safe beach for kids as its shallow but with lots of waves. Most of the beach is taken up with private lidos where you pay for entry but luckily the apartment rental includes a free umbrella/two recliners. Sadly, we didnt take advantage of this but recommend you do as the public strip of beach is a bit small and scruffy.
Didnt visit Capaci town other than to go to the nearby ice cream shop 'Al Buon Gelato' (15min walk). There's a good mid-range restaurant 'Torre Alta' a few minutes walk up the road which does good pasta/pizza - ideal if you arrive in the evening like we did.
The shopping centre/mall including the food supermarket is at Carini about 10min drive.
Palermo is about 20min. The airport about 20min in the other direction.
Erice (mountain-top village with great views)
Scopello (pretty little town - try the La Trattoria restaurant)
Segesta (temple and ampitheatre ruins)
Castellamare del Golfo (seaside village - try the Elite restaurant)
Well equipped and good location.
We had very nice stay. The owner is very friendly and helpful.The apartment is well equipped and has good location to reach the beaches and also Palermo by car. The only thing that can be improved is WIFI connection. There is friendly dog who greeted us every time we came home.
i very nice House Well situated and equiped
the family aré very friendly my family and me had a nice holydays there the beach is very negar to the home and the water is clean and lovely.
a beatifull place for vacations
Dalla terrazza tramonti spettacolari
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour. La villa est calme et la terrasse magnifique, avec de beaux couchers de soleil. Elle est adaptée aux familles. Abbiamo passato ottime vacanze. Merci pour votre gentillesse et votre accueil!
I proprietari: persone veramente squisite, simpatiche e disponibili. Grazie ancora.
Vincenzo e Edith
Very nice stay
We very much enjoyed our stay, and found this to be an excellent base for holidaying in Sicily with our young family.
The apartment is above the owner’s own home, and is well equipped. There is easy parking, the bedrooms are air-conditioned, and a cot bed was available. The house is set in a lovely garden with a friendly dog that greeted us every time we parked up (much to the delight of the children!). There is a large sun terrace with lovely views over the sea (albeit with the motorway in-between – though this wasn’t particularly noticeable to us).
The star of the show is the private beach that the apartment has use of (including 2 sunbeds and a parasol). The beach is about a mile from the house and has white sand and clear water against a backdrop of spectacular mountains. The beach is very shallow which makes it ideal for small children. There is a public beach closer to the apartment, but this is not so nice.
There seemed to be quite a lot to do in this part of Sicily and a variety of beautiful terrain. Of the 7 days we were there, we spent 4 at the beach. We also visited Cefalu (beautiful old city dating back to Norman times) and Erice (which we would thoroughly recommend – particularly the cable car ride up to the top and the stunning views).
We found the owners very friendly and easy to communicate with They were kind enough to allow us a couple of extra hours in the apartment on our last day so we could have a shower after going to the beach before we got on our aeroplane. This made a big difference and ensured we could really enjoy our last day.
Villa Marinella is located in the town of Capaci a nice beach village in the middle of the gulf of Carini and very close to Palermo. The long coast extends from Punta Raisi to Capo Gallo, encompassing white sandy beaches, rocks, colourful pebbles, natural reserves, bays with crystalline sea, marinas and a rich vegetation typical of the Mediterranean scrub.
Capaci and Isola delle Femmine are a nice beach villages, well organized during the bathing season. You can do a lot of summer activities here! If you like diving, you can admire the colourful seabed of Isola delle Femmine and its homonyms islet opposite to it. They are natural reserves thanks to their special flora and fauna; the islet is also a shelter for royal seagulls, herons, egrets and a lot more. Moreover, you can do windsurfing, sailing, surfing, riding water scooter, playing beach volley, and so on. You can also enjoy at night since the village has various attractions: pubs, parties on the beach, entertainments in the squares or in the seafronts.
From here you can reach beach places such as Mondello, Barcarello, Terrasini, in a very little time! Moreover, Villa Marinella is far only 15 km from the airport and 15 km from Palermo centre.
Palermo is just 15 minutes far from the house. It is a city of art, rich in history, architecture, culture and tradition. The older part of the city is full of sights: Piazza Politeama and the homonyms theatre; Massimo theatre, the biggest one in Italy and the third one in Europe; the Cathedral, the royal Palace and its Palatine Chapel; the 4 Canti; the famous street markets of Ballarò, Capo and Vucciria; the Puppet Museum, extremely important for our tradition; the Botanic garden which safeguards lots of important plant species.
Furthermore, Palermo is full of hidden attractions! You can find them in little squares, in the alleys and even in the underground!! Churches whose artistic value is inestimable, ancient palaces with wonderful architectural details, sanctuaries, statues, gardens, mysterious places such as Qanat or Beati Paoli’s itineraries. You will finally fall in love with it!!
The climate of Palermo and its suburbs is one of the most exotic in Italy. This is also demonstrated by the sub-tropical vegetation which covers the surrounding area. The average annual temperature is around 18-19 degrees, it means that winters are also wild. The coldest months are January and February with a medium temperature of 10-12 degrees. It is also possible to find more than 20 degrees in the middle of the cold season. Summers are very hot, it is possible to reach 40 degrees, the hottest months are July and August, but the medium temperature is around 30-35 degrees. May and September are beautiful months in Palermo, the temperature goes from 20 to 28 degrees so you can also have a swim in the crystalline and not crowded sea of that period. This can even happen until October, since the weather is often beautiful and warm in that month.