HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Balestrate also enquired about villas in Cefalu, villas in Campofelice di Roccella and apartments in Centro Storico (Old Rome)

Make a holiday rental home or villa in Balestrate, Italy your home away from home

25km southwest of Palermo, Balestrate is a small town on the north coast of Sicily, which sees a large swell in population due to the tourism that summer months bring. Visitors primarily flock to the town due to its excellent climate and the warm waters of the Gulf of Castellammare, but there are also a number of other attractions to be enjoyed. Some of the most popular accommodation in Balestrate includes beachside villas and town centre apartments.

Things to do in Balestrate, Italy

Balestrate is a seaside village that is developed on an old tuna-fishing ground. The sandy beaches and clear waters make for excellent swimming, sunbathing and water sports, and there are a good amount of bars, cafes and shops nearby. Although many holidaymakers visit during the summer, the town has not yet been over-run by mass tourism and a high percentage of visitors are Italian, maintaining an authentic feel to the area.

Fresh fruit, vegetables, olives and other local produce can all be bought from the various street stalls that line the town centre, meaning you can recreate many local dishes when you get back to your self-catering accommodation. Those who want their meals cooked for them will be pleased to find a number of restaurants along the sea front, with the local seafood and Marsala wine the choice of locals and tourists alike.

The main historic attraction within the town is the 8th Century Castle of Calatubo, a Byzantine stronghold that is positioned high up overlooking the village. Those with cultural tendencies will also be interested in paying a visit to the Catholic Church of St. Anna, which once marked the centre of town.

Places to visit on holiday in Balestrate, Italy

Many of the famous sites of Sicily are within easy reach of Balestrate, including the capital Palermo, which can be driven to in under an hour. There are also a number of other delightful towns and villages to be discovered along the north coast of the island, such as Castellammare del Golfo (11km), Alcamo (13km) and Partinico (19km).

Weather in Balestrate, Italy

Sicily draws many visitors due to its climate, and Balestrate’s coastal location means you can expect summer highs of over 30C, with several hours of sunshine every day and little rain. The weather is also extremely mild out of season, with temperatures below 10C uncommon.

Flights to Balestrate, Italy

Sicily has two international airports, so take care when booking. Your preference should be to fly to Palermo Airport (PMO), which lies 30km, from Balestrate, and can be reached from London Stansted (Ryanair) and London Gatwick (easyJet). The other airport, Catania (CTA), is on the opposite side of the island, and a three hour drive to your destination.

Cancel Clear Filters Apply Filters
More Filters

Price Per Night

£ £

Bedrooms

Bathrooms

Payment Options

Property Type

Popular Searches

Facilities

Location Type

Local Area

Property Details

Clear Filters
Use filters to narrow your search results!
Favorite
    Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
    Exceptional! 5/5
    (6 reviews)
    avg/night
    House #1654559
    6
    Favorite
      Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (27 reviews)
      avg/night
      Studio #6606179
      27
      Favorite
        Viewed 146 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.3/5
        (16 reviews)
        avg/night
        Apartment #767539
        16
        Favorite
          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
          avg/night
          Apartment #6520944
          1
          Favorite
            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (6 reviews)
            avg/night
            Villa #2471123
            6
            Favorite
              Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
              avg/night
              Apartment #6273482
              4
              Favorite
                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (15 reviews)
                avg/night
                Apartment #6666063
                15
                Favorite
                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                  avg/night
                  House #6084773
                  Favorite
                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                    avg/night
                    Apartment #6665513
                    4
                    Favorite
                      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (7 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      House #1681866
                      7
                      Favorite
                        Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                        Premier Partner
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (136 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        Villa #512552
                        136
                        Favorite
                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                          (16 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          Apartment #2010549
                          16
                          Favorite
                            avg/night
                            Apartment #6632201
                            3
                            Favorite
                              Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                              Premier Partner
                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                              (5 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              Apartment #2350730
                              5
                              Favorite
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (5 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                Villa #1607083
                                5
                                Favorite
                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                  (22 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  House #530889
                                  22
                                  Favorite
                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                    avg/night
                                    Apartment #8131338
                                    2
                                    Favorite
                                      avg/night
                                      Apartment #2299290
                                      Favorite
                                        avg/night
                                        Apartment #2299288
                                        Favorite
                                          avg/night
                                          Apartment #2481726
                                          Favorite
                                            avg/night
                                            Apartment #2522162
                                            Favorite
                                              avg/night
                                              Apartment #2493647
                                              Favorite
                                                avg/night
                                                Condo #8369744
                                                Favorite
                                                  avg/night
                                                  House #8417933
                                                  Favorite
                                                    avg/night
                                                    Apartment #8435523
                                                    Favorite
                                                      avg/night
                                                      House #8436453
                                                      Favorite
                                                        avg/night
                                                        Apartment #8467724
                                                        Favorite
                                                          avg/night
                                                          Apartment #8453419
                                                          Favorite
                                                            avg/night
                                                            Apartment #8453422
                                                            Favorite
                                                              avg/night
                                                              Apartment #8453420
                                                              Favorite
                                                                avg/night
                                                                Apartment #8453421
                                                                Favorite
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  Apartment #8453424
                                                                  Favorite
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    Apartment #8519870
                                                                    Favorite
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      Corporate Apartment #8453430
                                                                      Favorite
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        House #8530732
                                                                        Favorite
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          Condo #8543794
                                                                          Favorite
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            Apartment #8531079
                                                                            Favorite
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              Apartment #6090218
                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                (6 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                Apartment #6898728
                                                                                6
                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  Villa #8453428
                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    House #6578985
                                                                                    2
                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      Apartment #6520999
                                                                                      Favorite
                                                                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (12 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        Villa #1123657
                                                                                        12
                                                                                        Favorite
                                                                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (33 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          House #904911
                                                                                          33
                                                                                          Favorite
                                                                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (24 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            Apartment #1747052
                                                                                            24
                                                                                            Favorite
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              Apartment #8323052
                                                                                              Favorite
                                                                                                Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                Villa #8367767
                                                                                                Favorite
                                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (14 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  Villa #6608085
                                                                                                  14
                                                                                                  Favorite
                                                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (14 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    House #6677381
                                                                                                    14
                                                                                                    Favorite
                                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (55 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      Apartment #6260680
                                                                                                      55

                                                                                                      Balestrate Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Peaceful and Serene

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Firstly, I'll write about the property, it is modern, clean, well equipped and had everything we needed to make our stay perfect, everything was as it should be. The location is fantastic, it's in the hill-side with fantastic views, in front you have the sea and behind you have the mountains. It is a very quiet and private location with only two neighboring houses but they aren't intrusive and no bother at all. The town has lots of bars and restaurants, bakeries, cake shops, etc and a few little quaint shops the piazza is a nice place to take an espresso and the locals are friendly and helpful. Palermo is an hour from Balestrate on the train and the train station is in the town centre, it's an easy trip and worth the day out. We also went to the Valley of Temples and the Turkish Steps, a must for any tourist. The beach is a little further, approximately 2km away and again, lovely but a car or cycle journey rather than a walk. Finally, Eugenio and his wife were very good renters, they met us, accompanied us to the house, showed us all the facilities and left their number should any problems arise or should we have needed any tourist or local information, nothing was too much for them. Make sure you eat locally because the food, hospitality, wine and local produce is to die for. Thank you for a happy holiday!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2015

                                                                                                      Our Stay in September

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed at Nino's villa for a week at the end of September and immediately felt at home. The villa was lovely with all of the facilities that you would need for a good holiday. The addition of ping pong and playing cards was the perfect distraction when we wanted a little diversion. We particularly liked the restaurant Onda Azzura just 50 mts away where everyone was very welcoming and we met some lovely people there. Also we would recommend La Rosa dei Venti in Balestrate. Exellent food and hosts at both restaurants. Nino was the perfect host, very welcoming and helpful. Thank you. We would definitely recommend this villa and hope to visit again. Ciao Nino. Patricia and Leo.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 05, 2015
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2015