Første etasje 3 soverom og 3 bad, soveplass til 6 til 8 pluss basseng og tennisbane
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Røyking ikke tillatt - Smoking allowed in the grounds.Smoking allowed in the grounds.
Maks antall gjester: 8 - The rate is for 6 people. 2 extra may be added.The rate is for 6 people. 2 extra may be added.
- Guests may not hold parties or invite other people to spend the night at the property without the owners' permission.
- You are responsible for keeping the property clean and for disposal of any rubbish before you leave according to local rubbish collection rules.
- If the property requires extra cleaning or a fine for incorrect rubbish disposal is incurred, the cost will be deducted from the security deposit.
A week in Mazara
We have just spent a wonderful week in Villa Santa Maria. We were a group of six - 2 teenagers their parents and 2 grannies. The villa was everything that was described on the website - and more. A truly original and beautifully decorated historical gem! Lovely and cool inside as had been promised!
This was our first trip to Sicily so we were very grateful for all the suggestions for sightseeing provided by our great hosts - we followed practically all of them in our busy week and were not disappointed with anything ( though the queuing system in Segesta leaves much to be desired!) our teenagers really enjoyed lounging beside the pool and it’s lovely surroundings whilst the rest of us went touring around ancient temples!
A highlight of the trip was the lovely food we had every evening - in the restaurants recommended by Caroline and Marcello and also that provided in the villa by Antonella - it was a real treat to laze around in the villa and to have dinner delivered to your door.
I would highly recommend this lovely villa and strongly suggest that if you follow the advice in the handbook provided by its gracious hosts you will have a great holiday.
It was a great pleasure to meet this family while they were staying at Santa Maria. They certainly appreciated the tranquillity of the pool and gardens but also went out of their way to explore the rich culture that Western Sicily has to offer.
They also loved Sicilian food both in local restaurants and the meals catered by Antonella in the villa.
I am so glad that the holiday was a success with all three generations of the family. We hope they will return one day.
Stay at santa maria.
Very pleasant with beautiful private gardens.
It was a pleasure to have this family to stay again after nine years.
We are always gratified when guests return to Santa Maria, as they often do, and find it as beautiful as ever.
Make this your base of operations.It's an oasis for tired travelers.
We were six long time friends, all seniors, on an adventure. Day trips from the Villa to wonderful sightseeing to Agrigento and Marsala was delightful thanks to our driver, Francesco. Google Translate (app) and a very patient Francesco made the language barrier a minor challenge and we were able to experience Mazara through his eyes. A sparkling clean pool and the orange grove off the kitchen found us enjoying the beauty of the Villa and it's gardens. The accomodations were quite good (even by American picky standards) although some detail to landscaping would have improved the look of the facility and a simple tire pump would have made the rickety bicycles at least usable. An end of the tourist season and the begining of the hunting season could probably explain it. Alessia was an angel in disguise and was accessible and responsive to our needs.I would recommend a list of local places that would deliver to the villa which is really quite close to town. These places do exist and knowing about them would be a help to travelers staying at the villa without a car (as we were) or for those simply too tired to venture out again after a long sight-seeing trip. In all our trip to Mazara and surrounding areas was quite wonderful and the 14 hour plane trip a distant memory.
I am so glad that this group from the United States enjoyed their stay at Santa Maria. They appreciated the orange grove, the Mediterranean garden and the pool
Unusually, they had not hired a car, so we put them in touch with our trusted driver, Francesco, who escorted them on shopping and sightseeing expeditions.
Santa Maria is three kilometres away from the town and the beach so we always recommend that guests hire a car. In this case we arranged transfers with Francesco, who also catered to the guests' transport and shopping needs.
I note the comment about takeaway. This is a novel idea for us as we have never had guests without a car before. It may be possible for certain pizza places to deliver to Santa Maria, which is three kilometres away from the town centre.
We can certainly look into that. However we have an excellent cook who provides a catering service in the villa at a very reasonable, cost so generally we would recommend a catered meal instead.
The bicycles available may not be state of the art for professional cyclists but they are all perfectly functional and have been used by other guests during this season. A pump is provided with the bikes and if guests cannot find it, all they have to do is ask Alessia, who is always at hand and ready to help.
We do hope this group returned to the United States with happy memories of Santa Maria.
It was charming and in an oasis of calm and luxury but with a hint of the wild side!
An absolutely warm and welcoming experience was had at Villa Santa Maria. I would say it was the most authentic place we have stayed and the unspoilt and natural areas of this side of Sicily were a pleasure to behold. Our days were spent enjoying all the villa offered -to lounging poolside with a book, the entrancing orange grove at breakfast and a glass of wine after dark to playing cards in the library - this was one of the favourite spots of our daughters! The surrounding region really is magnificent - the restaurants, service, food and wine were beyond our expectations. The history of this place is fascinating and exploring the temples was mesmerising.
For wine lovers - take advantage and visit Gorghi Tondhi - the expression for their wine is like no other.
We can not say enough about Alessia who was wonderful during our stay - on hand to help however she could.
The Sicilian sun over this historic and breathtaking home was a place to remember and treasure.
We had a truly magical holiday and for those looking for luxury in an unspoilt area this is the place for you.
We are delighted that this family enjoyed their holiday at Santa Maria.
They certainly took advantage of what Western Sicily has to offer, not just the excellent food and wine, but also Greek temples to visit. I agree that the villa is a relaxing place to stay and the history and distinctive castle-like aspect of the villa make it stand out from other villas available to rent.
It is nice to know that Kam's daughters particularly enjoyed the library, which is also my favourite room. Many thanks to Alessia who looks after our guests so well and I hope this family will come and stay again one day.
Amaznig holiday - a true sicilian experience!
It is hard to find a place that is so more authentic and original than Santa Maria! We loved it from the moment we opened the large wooden doors and entered the courtyard. It is better than on the photos!
The place is perfect for families. The kids found new things to discover every single day. There are oranges and lemon trees in the backyard which provides for lovely fresh juice in the morning. The large private pool is clean and pleasant. As Mazara del Vallo has a large seaport there is plenty of fresh fish to be found and we had some amazing barbeques. Caroline and Mercello are fantastic hosts! Their story is truly incredible and nicely documented. The process from selecting the property all the way through receiving back the security deposit was smooth and a pleasant experience. There is so much more positive to say here... I really hope we will be back soon!
We agree with Philipp that Santa Maria is very original - not just because it's a castle but also because of the setting - extensive grounds with an abundance of flowering plants, not to mention the private pool and tennis court.
We were lucky enough to meet Philipp and his family and friends and found them delightful guests. I 'm glad there were still oranges and lemons on the trees for them to enjoy. They also very much appreciated fish from the local fish market and the local wine obtainable from various local wineries.
We do hope that they decide to return one day.
Santa Maria ligger i hjertet av landet vest på Sicilia, så den eneste støyen du vil høre er fuglesang, spesielt den bosatte bøylefuglen. Landskapet er et av vingårder og olivenlunder, som strekker seg så langt øyet kan se til forsiktig bølgende åser i det fjerne. Villaen er imidlertid ikke isolert. Det er naboer innen gangavstand, og den nærmeste byen, Mazara del Vallo, ligger bare tre mil unna. Denne villaen i landet ligger også i nærheten av vakre strender som Tonnarella og Marinella. Santa Maria er utmerket for sightseeing, bare en kort kjøretur unna noen av de mest fascinerende stedene på Sicilia: de greske templene Selinunte og Segesta, den middelalderske bakketoppen Erice og den punic øya, Mozia, for ikke å nevne Palermo den maginifient hovedstaden av øya. Tilgangen til motorveien fra Santa Maria er utmerket, og Palermo kan nås på litt over en time. Ryanair, Easyjet og Alitalia kjører alle fly til Palermo eller Trapani flyplasser.
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