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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property


Relais Casa dei Granci is an old Sicilian farmhouse surrounded by a lush olive grove in the historic Contrada Granci, just 5 km from the medieval town of Polizzi Generosa, the heart of the Madonie. Google Maps 37 ° 49'28. 8 "N 13 ° 59'11 .7" E. The building, which extends around an old stone barn (now turned into a large kitchen), has the typical rectangular structure, with sloping roofs, the Mas Provencal. Renovated in 2010, Casa dei Granci is now a comfortable stately home that has kept the traditional atmosphere of the old farmhouse unchanged with breathtaking views of the Sicilian countryside. It has 5 comfortable bedrooms, three bathrooms and a large swimming pool (15x6 meters) suitable for long swims. It is the ideal accommodation for those who love unspoilt nature, between streams and green woods, and is only 30 minutes from the beaches of Lascari and Cefalu '. Since 2015, despite the wide receptivity of the relais, we have chosen to accommodate a maximum of 9 people.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018


Polizzi Generosa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , outdoor shower
  • Two bathrooms on the first floor, one with tub and shower (160x90) the other; ground floor bathroom with shower. All bathrooms are paved with parquet. In the locker room of the pool is placed a toilet, a sink and an outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Camera da letto 2 - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 double
    Camera da letto 4 - 1 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Camera da letto 5 - 2 twin/ single
    - 2 twin/ single
  • three master bedrooms with wrought iron beds on the 1st floor with wooden roofs with exposed beams and antique terracotta floors; two bedrooms on the ground floor, one bedroom and one with a bunk bed.
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
All around, stretches the vast estate of about 4 hectares, mainly cultivated with olive trees, with a large garden, a hazelnut, fruit trees and a lush stream flowing along the grassy fields. The large swimming pool, perfect for long swims, has a large sun stone, a dressing room with toilet, and an outdoor shower. In the living room, people who love to read will find 'a small library also has guides: including a map with the routes for trekking lovers on the Madonie, and a guide with itineraries for excursions. A mini-club offers a wide repertoire of classical music enthusiasts. The dwelling and 'ideal for a relaxing holiday couples and families with children. Three sources of drinking water and a stream running through the property in the central part make it very welcoming campaign even in the summer months. Relais Casa dei Granci is in the Madonie Regional Park, about 6 km from the center of Polizzi Generosa. It is one of the most 'beautiful in Sicily, not far from lush beaches, archaeological sites and centers d' art. The town of Polizzi, who gave birth to the designer Domenico Dolce, inventor of the brand D & G, and to the ancestors of Martin Scorsese, has kept intact its medieval structure: and 'rich in churches and masterpieces of painting, but also of supermarkets, cinemas, bars, and many restaurants and pastry shops with local products. The Park offers horse riding, possibility of hiking and biking trails, hiking with breathtaking views. The coastal town of Cefalu, with wide beaches, and 'about half an hour by car. At about 150 km stands the top of Mount Etna, in frequent eruptive activity, with excursions to the summit. The important Roman site of Villa del Casale, with its mosaic floors, is just 90 minutes by road


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(5 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

We loved this generous stylish house with its stunning views and pool. It’s a very special place.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the villa to find our friendly and helpful hosts Sandra and Pietro waiting, with a basket full of delicious local food and wine.

The house is a wonderful large, sturdy and stylish family home, with big tables to sit around and an excellently equipped cook’s kitchen. It’s a place to whip up feasts for slow lunches and five course dinners. The bedrooms and bathroons are also stylish and very comfortable and the views from the house are stunning, The courtyard and lush gardens provide lots of spots for dining and dreaming and the orchards are fun to explore -we gathered apricots, plums and oranges. The pool is perfect, again with great mountain views. If you’re looking for a rural property and a central spot to explore the interior and the coast I couldn’t recommend this more highly; what a perfect place for family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Among the most amiable guests of all time, attentive, tasteful and deliciously ironic. We appreciated their punctuality and their preferences that we found to be very similar to ours. Ideal guests, which we would like to host at least once a year. See you soon. Sandra e Piero
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Glorious House and position

  • 5 of 5

This is a very unique property sitting on a ridge with simply glorious uninterrupted views of the beautiful Madonie national park. the house is very well cared for and beautifully equipped. it is the family house of the owners, and it has a beautiful feel to it. The large swimming pool is is sunlight all day and a joy to swim in. There are many fruit trees on the property and every day we had freshly squeezed orange juice from oranges we picked seconds before. The people in the nearest small town Polizzi Generosa are exactly that- generous and very kind and friendly. This was one of the best, most peaceful holidays we have ever had.The owners even drove from Palermo to change up our internet to give us more gigs per day! Perfection. great local food, wonderful hiking. Peace. We shall most definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house for the whole family!!!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been luckier with another house for our first trip to Sicily. Upon arrival, we had a grand welcome by Sandra and Piero, the owners, themselves. They are very proud of their house, with good reason and wanted to show us around themselves. The house and the grounds are BEAUTIFUL!! They also set out a few baskets in the kitchen with local treats: cheese, prosecco, salami, honey, olive oil, lemons and tomato sauce (the last 3 from their own grounds). The house is very clean, charmingly decorated and includes everything that you could need for the vacation. We were with grandparents and 4 children (ages 12-5) and there was something for everyone, from reading in the shade on the comfortable lounge chairs to playing voetbal or table tennis, to swimming in the pool to walking around the grounds and neighborhood taking in the gorgeous scenery. The views from the house are open and breathtaking! The house has no obstuctions around so you can see the beautiful nature all around you. Polizzi Generosa, the closest town, can be seen from the yard and the view is both by night and day is an enjoyable sight. We went to Polizzi Generosa daily for bread/groceries, but also a few times for dinner. The tiny town has everything you need. About a 20 minute ride away are the beaches of Cefalu. Within 15 minutes in the opposite direction are beautiful trails for hiking. In short, a week here was not long enough. When we return to Sicily, we will definitely stay again in Sandra and Piero's house. We loved the house and our vacation in Sicily!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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ein Traum!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Dieses Haus ist ein Traum. Es ist hervorragend ausgestattet, mit viel Liebe neu renoviert und in altem Landhausstil eingerichtet.

Wer absolute Ruhe sucht, wird sie hier finden. Der pool wurde von unseren Töchtern ausgiebig genutzt.

Wir haben relativ wenig vom Norden der Insel gesehen, bis auf zwei Wanderungen in der wunderschönen Madonie, da es einfach zu schade war, dieses Haus zu verlassen.

Sandra ist eine sehr aufmerksame, freundliche und unkomplizierte Vermieterin, die uns mit einigen lokalen Produkten verwöhnt hat.

Dieses Haus ist sehr zu empfehlen.!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Great stay in this beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this very beautiful house.

The house has a lot of space and the garden is very well equipped for children. The house itself is in a very good state and the owners are very helpful.

The location is very good for hiking in the Madonia.

The view from the terrace is very beautiful.

Our only problem was the weather : April 2013 was rainy, but the owners were very kind regarding the heating. So, a very good stay, we sure will have to come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Palermo - 'Falcone Borsellino'
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Polizzi Generosa
Nearest Ferry
65 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Antico Casale
Nearest Ski
15 Kilometres
Piano Battaglia
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Relais Casa dei Granci and 'an old Sicilian farmhouse with large pool surrounded by a lush olive grove in the historic Contrada Granci, just 6 km from the medieval town of Polizzi Generosa, the heart of the Madonie. The building, which extends around an old stone barn (now turned into a large kitchen), has the typical rectangular structure, with sloping roofs, the Mas Provencal. Renovated in 2010, the House of Granci is now a comfortable mansion that has maintained the traditional atmosphere of the old farmhouse with breathtaking views of the Sicilian countryside. It has 5 bedrooms (for a total of 8 beds), three bathrooms and a large swimming pool (6X15 meters). And 'the ideal accommodation for those who love nature, between streams and green forests, and is only 30 minutes from the beaches of Lascari and Cefalu'. Located about 600 meters above sea level, the two-story house has a width of about 200 square meters. On the ground floor, a spacious living room with stone fireplace, a dining room with old wood stove in brick (fully functional), a large kitchen with pantry and laundry-closet, and even two small bedrooms and a bathroom with shower . Upstairs, a bright landing introduces the three large bedrooms and two bathrooms (with large shower and tub). All rooms are furnished with antique iron beds, and feature spacious closets in Art Nouveau style Sicilian. One of the bedrooms has a lovely little spiral staircase in iron, which makes it completely independent. House of Granci 'equipped with a modern heating system that makes living in all months of the year, and an alarm system. In front of the house there is a large stone courtyard, dominated by an ancient watering hole, with running water, surrounded by lemon trees.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

final cleaning $81.69
Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $291.75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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