About the property
- Villa2594 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Garden Suite: 5 BR/3 BA - Garden, Furnished Deck, Exterior Cooking, Wi-Fi, A/C
We have advertised this property on Home Away for the past fourteen years, since 2003. We proudly share again the following message.
This architect designed VILLA DELLE PALME, owner's holiday residence, is ideal if you want to stay away from commercial properties.
It is available year round for weekly rent. It offers a Garden Suite (Home Away, advert #9100) and a Terrace Suite (Home Away, advert #8398) that can be interconnected to accommodate larger groups.
The GARDEN SUITE (advert 9100) with its unique style and comfort will surprise you to an unforgettable holiday. It is exquisitely furnished with antiques and family heirlooms. In the evening you will relax in the shade of the secluded subtropical garden. You will feel free to move in and out from the covered patio and the luscious garden to the intimate and comfortable living room.
In this Suite we can accommodate up to 11 guests and a total of 13 guests with additional beds. It includes up to 5 bedrooms on two floors; 3 washrooms; living; dining; kitchen; fully furnished covered deck with exterior cooking facility, eating and barbecue and, of course, access to the subtropical garden.
The TERRACE SUITE (advert 8398) is located above the Garden Suite. It has independent exterior access overlooking the subtropical garden. This section is perfectly sized for your romantic holiday. The fully furnished large decks (60 square meters) are covered with traditional logs and clay tiles, perfect for indulgent candlelight dinners while you relax at the breeze of the sea and enjoy the view of the mountains and the nearby town, after a day of sightseeing. You would then catch your dreams in the most comfortable custom-made beds and 100% cotton linen. You will enjoy the vaulted ceilings, the original oil paintings on the walls and the birds and cherries hand-painted on the new custom-made cabinets of the kitchen area.
In this Suite we can accommodate up to 5 guests (7 guests with additional beds). It includes up to 3 bedrooms; 1 ½ washrooms; exterior shower; living and dining; fully equipped kitchen including D/W; 2 furnished covered decks with exterior sitting, eating, cooking and barbecue facility.
In either suite of villa delle Palme you will find custom-made beds; HIGH SPEED INTERNET; a WALL SAFE, should you wish to have extra protection for your jewels and valuables; 100% COTTON LINEN to insure you the best comfort while you sleep; Sicily MAPS and GUIDES in English, a treasure of information for your explorations; at your arrival you will find a SUPPLY FOR YOUR BASIC NEEDS, such as a complimentary cold bottled water, sugar, salt. WASHING MACHINE, soap, iron and iron board are available at no charge. CENTRAL HEATING, at no charge, will make your winter stay comfortable. On request, during summer, A/C is available in each room.
Use of barbecue, griddle, deep-frying and smoking on covered patio or terrace only.
All guests to be registered
Small pets to be approved and registered
Laundry deck and garden are shared by guests and the owners.
Both suites can be interconnected, and can be rented together to accommodate larger groups up to 15 guests (or 17 guests with additional beds) with a total of 7 bedrooms and 5 ½ washrooms.
A small section of the house and an area of the garden is reserved for the owners use.
Please contact the owner to receive a quotation tailored to length of your stay and your group size.
This villa is located in the heart of Casteldaccia, a quaint village on a Sicilian hill, two km from the sea and 20 min. easy drive to Palermo. The location offers all the best. Placed in the center of the town, not detached from the other houses, our home overlooks an intimate garden, while at the same time it offers you a taste of local life and easy walks for your shopping. Excellent is the local production of wine. Don't forget to taste the world renown 'Corvo, Duca di Salaparuta'.
Freeway connection, located 200 meters away, will allow you to quickly connect, explore and discover remote areas of the island.
Sicily is the largest and most important island in the Mediterranean, it extends for 25,460sq km. Planes of fertile red soil, excellent for the cultivation of vine grapes, citrus orchards and olive groves, alternate with hills, green in spring for the cultivation of wheat and, among the majestic mountains, Mount Etna, the most popular of active volcanoes. The climate is typically Mediterranean along the coasts, with mild, short winters and moderate rainfall.
Palermo, 1.500.000 inhabitants, capital of Sicily – an island in the sea of sunlight – is a splendid city adorned in the course of 2500 years by Greeks, Arab Emirs, Norman Kings and Spanish Viceroys; it offers an incomparable example of beauty, history, culture and traditions to excite the mind and the eye. It has a wide selection of museums and entertainment. Casteldaccia is well connected to Palermo by freeway and by public transportation. Close-by centers are: Santa Flavia and Solunto, with its Graeco-Roman archaeological site, 3 km west; Bagheria, an active and very alive town, ideal for elegant shopping, with its seventeenth century mansions once summer retreat of the Palermitan aristocracy, 5 km west; Porticello, a delightful fisherman village, 3 km west; Aspra, another unspoiled fisherman village, 5 km west; and Altavilla, with its Sanctuary to the Holy Mary, 2 km east. All are offering plenty of tourist attractions.
Casteldaccia is east of Palermo, so you will be closer and will not meet the city traffic when driving for a day trip to Cefalu`, Taormina, Mount Etna, Siracusa, Agrigento, Selinunte.
We recommend excursions to: Palermo e Monreale (20 km), Cefalu` (50 km), Segesta, Agrigento, Madonie Natural Park (80 km), Taormina (200 km), Mount Etna (200 km), Siracusa (250 km), Eolie Islands.
VILLA DELLE PALME - OLD TESTIMONIALS FROM GUESTBOOK - GARDEN SUITE
7 guests from USA — Sep 6-13, 2014
Ray G, Julia Z, Linda M, Tom D, Gerry V T, Karen S, Anne M
Maria & Riccardo
Many thanks for our great week at your villa and in your Sicily. One of our best trips.
Ray & the group
Maria & Riccardo
How can I possibly thank you enough for your kindness and care during our stay in your wonderful villa. It was such a nice time here and I enjoyed it tremendously . I am sorry I was such a pest and required special attention, but at least that way we got to spend more time together.
The garden is a wonderful place to relax and recover. I have taken some picturesof the garden, but I will not need pictures to remember your home and my time here.
Thank you again
Maria & Riccardo -
We enjoyed your Casa so very much. Because of our unexpected limitations on travel I was able to truly enjoy the lovely gardens and just relax there. your casa is so very welcoming & comfortable.
it soon began to feel like 'home' to me.
Maria, your help when I needed to get Tom to the hospital was so generous. You helped me in so very many ways. I will never forget. Grazie Mille. Thank you both for sharing your home, clothing and hospitality. Your Casa is a lovely place to just BE AT HOME
Jerry VT & Tom D
Maria and Riccardo,
Thank you for allowing our group of seven to stay in your lovely home. You were the best hosts, helping us with everything from medical assistance to recommendations for the best pizza in town.
We are going to miss your wonderful garden.
All the best to you and your family.
8 guests from USA — August 16-21, 2014
Jaqueline O, Magda K, Dora K, Mollie K, Laura D, Raffaele C, Lorenzo R, Erika D.
Dear Maria & Riccardo -
Thank you so much! It has been wonderful. We didn't want to disturb you to say goodbye.
We will think of you with great pleasure and wish you all good things.
10 guests from Ireland — July 24-Aug 10, 2014
John R, Suzanne R, Ursula S, George D, Angela D, Mattew R, Sarra R, Jauquin S, Dillon S, Ada S.
Magnificent Villa. Friendly locals. Had a great time exploring the town/area. Maria and Riccardo were fabulous hosts.
6 guests from UK and Australia — June 4-22, 2014
Eddy & June E, Pauline & Duncan S, Mike & Joan E
Family catch up!
I'm from Australia and my wife is a kiwi (New Zealander) over here for a long holiday. We met up here with my brother and sister from Wales & England respectively.
What a catch up! With spouses we were six and all had a fantastic stay. (We hadn't seen each other for several years!)
Maria & Riccardo, you added so much to our stay - molto gentile!
The villa is a heaven and Sicily is a treasure trove.
•History in heritage sites and experiences like ricotta making the old way!
• Food - thanks for the recommendation
• Culture - Casteldaccia and surroundings.
5 guests from UK — May 3-10, 2014
Sandra H, Bruce H, Sue C, Liz G, Dorothy H.
We came & fell in love with Sicily's wonderful mountain scenery, exquisite spring flowers & enjoyed friendly helpful people.
One highlight was a scenic trip round the mountain which Caccamo at its centre to the east of Casteldaccia. Strong climbing shoes required!
Nearby is Porticello a quaint fishing village where you can buy fresh fish & walk along the promenade. Not far away at St Flavia is a spectacular walk (concrete path) ending at the disused Lighthouse.
Excellent, cheap train service to Palermo. Strongly recommended instead of driving.
Solunto also a highlight.
A comfortable , elegant house with a delightful garden and as artists we enjoyed & appreciated the many art books.
We advise checking the availability & proximity of restaurants & found local food shops very well stocked.
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The garden has been in my family since the year 1725, when the town of Casteldaccia was founded by my ancestors I grew up and played every summer with my brother and my cousins in this garden, at that time much larger. Many years later, also my children played in it every summer. Many of my fondest memories are connected to this garden
Maria purchased this Villa in 1965
Why Maria chose Casteldaccia
The house, built in 1965, was my first project after I graduated in Architecture! Every year I return with my family to this house and to Casteldaccia to restore my energy and get in touch with my roots. For 10 years, during summer, I ran in the garden a ‘Scuolina’, a free Art School for the children of Casteldaccia and nearby towns, teaching drawing, painting and ceramics.
What makes this Villa unique
My home is located off the main road of Casteldaccia, at walking distance from all the stores. At the same time allows me to retreat at home in the paradise of my subtropical garden. Casteldaccia is close to Bagheria, a larger town, where I can go shopping, and still enjoy the fresh air of the countryside. Palermo, the capital of Sicily, is only 20 minutes away from my reach, with its history, culture and traditions, restaurants, museums, churches, squares.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Lovely home base near Palermo with great amenties
The Garden Suite was a fantastic home base while exploring northwestern Sicily. We loved the apartment and the garden; it was great to have a nicely equipped kitchen in which we could enjoy morning coffee and pastries from lovely pasticceria across the street. Parking our rental car was easy, and the train station from which we did day trips to Palermo was a 15-20 minute walk. All of our questions were promptly answered by the apartment manager. We would definitely stay here again.
When researching for a place to reside whilst staying in Sicily this summer, one of the aspects that really helped this beautiful hideaway stand out (besides the price!), was the consistency in the reviews. All I can add is that every kind word said is absolutely true, from the deceptively simple entrance to the stunning garden and home hidden within.
We stayed for 6 nights and from the moment we arrived, felt right at home and ready to relax! The house had absolutely every amenity we required in abundance, everything worked well (including outdoor hob's and barbeque), and children had more than enough space to play, explore and make trouble! Thanks to Maria, Ricardo, Carlo, and Alessandra for all the help, advice and tips about the area. We enjoyed some lovely meals together, and even went to buy some fresh sardines and mussels with Ricardo one fine morning, at the weekly market in Bagheria. The only bad note was having to leave before we seen everything. Oh well, we will just have to go again!
See you soon,
Connor, Emma and family
What a wonderful oasis! Maria is a wonderful and gracious host. The garden is truly spectacular and the house is beautiful. This is the perfect spot from which to explore Sicily.
Beautiful garden oasis in the middle of old town
We had an extremely lovely stay at Maria's place in Casteldaccia. From the outside, it looks like all the other houses and you would not know that there is a lush garden oasis hidden behind the doors. The garden space stretches down the whole block and is like being in your own private botanical gardens! It was so lovely to sit in the garden or start the day with some fresh coffee on the patio (with some fresh bread from one of the nearby bakeries of course). The house itself is quite nice and has lots of space, intriguing decor, and all the essentials needed for a home base. All the basic shops you would need are nearby, within walking distance. The local beach (short drive) is quite beautiful and there are other spots to swim in the area. We did a couple beautiful day trips north of Palermo while based out of Casteldaccia. Overall, we had a truly wonderful time and hope to get to return some day.
Beautiful, bright and clean top floor suite
Maria is an incredible host! She was very attentive to our needs, but gave us privacy when we needed it. The suite is so beautiful, bright and clean with a gorgeous mountain view with a lush garden below. The suite is very quiet and peaceful. We had everything we needed! The suite is big enough to fit two couples with enough room to spread out--there is a huge patio with couches and chairs, and a beautiful handmade tile outdoor shower. There is also a smaller patio with beautiful views. It felt very luxurious! I highly recommend this place and would definitely stay here again. It was so perfect!
A Pearl of a Place
I could sum up the experience my wife and I had in Villa delle Palme in Casteldaccia with the cracking open a rough and unappealing oyster only to discover a beautiful pearl within its warm, welcoming nacred walls. Such was the impact the house had on both of us. Don’t be deceived by the unassuming entrance. After having stayed at various carefully appointed hotels around Europe, all made of the same stamp, we had decided to find a place which would exude the original human touch, the warmth of stones and walls that had witnessed life across the centuries. This is what we found in Villa delle Palme as well in the owners
Maria and Riccardo, in their warm and sincere down-to-earth welcome and friendly helpfulness. The spacious rooms were complemented by a luxurious truly Mediterranean garden-orchard. I have highly recommend it to members of my family and to my friends. Grazie, Maria and Riccardo for a marvellous memory.
VILLA DELLE PALME is located in the heart of Casteldaccia, a quaint village on a Sicilian hill, two km from the sea and 20 min. easy drive to Palermo. The location offers a unique setting. Not traditionally placed in the country, this villa is not isolated, but placed in the center of the town, melted among the town houses. You enter a portal and are placed in a magic intimate garden, while at the same time retain a taste of the local life, easy shopping and leisure walks. Excellent is the local production of wine. Don’t forget to taste the world renown 'Corvo, Duca di Salaparuta'. Freeway connection, located 200 meters away, will allow you to quickly connect, explore and discover remote areas of the island.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The above basic prices are for the first 2 guests, double occupancy. If you choose a single occupancy bedroom, please add €12.00/bedroom for additional cleaning. 'ALL-INCLUDED QUOTATIONS' Smoking, griddle and barbecuing is on patio only