Photos and Description of this 6 bedroom holiday villa in Casteldaccia - VILLA DELLE PALME
Located in a Quaint Village. Near the Beach. Subtropical Garden. Mountain View
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.
In the Villa we can accommodate 12 guests in 6 bedrooms and up to 17 guests with additional beds.
For smaller groups we offer the Garden Section or the Terrace Section. You will be charged only for the number of guests in your party and will have the exclusive use of the section of the villa you have rented.
Regardless of your choice, 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 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. During summer A/C is available in each room.
The GARDEN SECTION 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. It can accommodate from 2 to 12 guests (with additional beds); up to 4 bedrooms; 3 washrooms; living; dining; kitchen; a subtropical garden; fully furnished covered deck with exterior cooking facility, eating and barbeque.
The TERRACE SECTION with independent exterior access overlooks 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. It can accommodate from 2 to 9 guests (with additional beds); up to 3 bedrooms; 2 washrooms; living, dining, fully equipped kitchen including D/W; 2 furnished covered decks with exterior cooking facility, eating and barbeque.
GARDEN SECTION and TERRACE SECTION are interconnected and can be rented together to accommodate larger groups from 12 to 17 guests (with additional beds); up to 6 bedrooms and 5 washrooms.
NOTE: PROMOTIONAL DISCOUNTS UP TO 20% OFF PUBLISHED RATES AVAILABLE FOR LARGE GROUPS AND LONG STAYS. Please contact the owner to receive a quotation tailored to your stay and 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 centre of the town, the villa 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', the pasta Tomasello, exported in USA and Canada. 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.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- pets considered
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.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Wonderful week spent in the house for a family reunion. We had 4 children who had a great time playing in the garden.
Great base for exploring the local area.
1 - Climbing 'La Rocca' at Cefalù - beautiful sea views, amazing sunset.
2 - Having a beach day(also at Cefalù) in November!!!
3 - Ruins at Segesta - again gorgeous views
4 - Gelati on a daily basis - personal local favourite was 'La Rotonda'
Took the advice of previous guest and had roast chicken from the deli - delicious
Thank you for the very detailed instructions, very handy.
fabulous holiday. Just wish it could have been longer.
9 guests + 2 babies from Australia: Andrew & Catherine A, Poppy, Harriet, Hamish, Samuel + Stuart A, Alexandra O, Charlotte, Archie
(Guests were accommodated in the Main House + Top Suite)