We have advertised this property on Home Away for the past sixteen years, since 2003. We proudly share again the following message.
This beautiful 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 8 guests and a total of 10 guests with additional beds. It includes up to four bedrooms (and a fifth bedroom if available) 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, shared with the owners.
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 two bedrooms (and a third bedroom if available); 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 OF SOME OF 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 is shared by guests and the owners.
Both suites can be interconnected, and can be rented together to accommodate larger groups.
The garden is reserved for the guests of the Garden Suite and the owners.
This villa is located in the heart of Casteldaccia, a quaint, lively at times, 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 freestanding and 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.
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