|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Sicilian Baglio is a perfect choice for those of you who don’t like compromises: renting this old countryside manor you can have both the true Sicilian country life experience, and all the comforts of a five star luxury villa. With its tuff-stone walls, its many amenities and its lush garden the baglio will turn your holidays into something memorable.
An old stone arch will welcome you after a long boulevard, and bring you to a wide yard completely cobbled with cotto tiles. Even from a distance you’ll be able to notice the old gigantic ficus that shades the house, surrounded by two wide porches adorned with the traditional sicilian wagons and original farmer tools, that will cast you into a typical sicilian country atmosphere.
The garden is embodied in a wide lot of land that measures 10.000 sqm, enclosed in it a verdant grove of pines and fruit trees. On the outside you’ll find all the facilities that you would usually find only in high-end resorts: a private 12,5x5mt swimming pool, and a large gazebo nearby, provided with sunbeds to lay down and relax soaking up the sun; the estate includes a tennis court and a soccer field at your exclusive disposal. Another area of the garden has been set up to host barbecue parties with a large grill and a veranda nearby.
Now let’s get inside. In Sicilian Baglio every detail has been taken care of: the already refined quality of interiors is enhanced by wooden ceilings, in the living room, and rustic oak beamed rooms. The living room is truly vast, with spots for every occasion. Among the others, you’ll surely appreciate the fireplace corner and its comfortable armchairs and couch: summer days can be warm, but this could be a perfect cozy spot for one of those breezy late summer nights or just for an after dinner drink. Or you could be happy to enjoy an evening billiards match in the living room.
On the ground floor you’ll also find 3 double bedrooms, and a sofa-bed to be used as an accommodation for two more guests, in an area separated from the actual living room.
The whole house has been renovated using only the best materials, with a special care to keep unaltered the authentic countrystyle. The tuff-stone walls are surely one of the highlights of this estate, lending it its quintessential sicilian atmosphere, clearly recognizable in the accurately selected furnitures as well. The kitchen has been built using traditional maiolica tiles, and is provided with a wooden workbench with a marble countertop.
On the first floor you’ll find the master bedroom which features a double bed and two single beds - which brings the count of sleeps up to 12, along with the sofa-bed and double bedroom on the ground floor. If you take a look outside from the master bedroom’s balcony you will have a nice view of the pines grove; but a better view can be enjoyed from the large terrace and solarium: we assure that the garden, with its collection of exotic plants and the outstanding gigantic ficus, is a terrific view from there.
Mazara del Vallo, the ancient town founded in the 9th century BC by the Phoenicians, is just a three minutes away from the estate. The city is a true jewel and a great example of typical Arab-Norman architecture, surely worth a visit. The seaside is nearby as well: within five minutes you can either get to one of the beautiful beaches in the area, or go for the immaculate rock seacost
We were a family of ten, three generations, looking for time to chill out together. Apart from the inevitable heat of a Sicilian midsummer, it was ideal chilling. The property was large enough for us all to do the sports and activities we wanted, privately or collectively: swimming, playing tennis and billiards, sketching or just reading and listening to music. It is well-equipped, though the kitchen could benefit from some minor improvements. Fresh food from the garden augmented the generous welcome pack left by Rosella and Sergio. Mazara is a scruffy town with a characterful old quarter, lots of restaurants and a lively market. Not an good centre for seeing the main tourist attractions in the north and west, but in easy reach of the big classical sites and of some lovely quirky places – Sciacca, the windmills, Erice.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Safety deposit: € 800
will be refunded upon departure, less any damage or consumption (in excess of that agreed in booking). It’s always valid the right to compensation for higher damage.
Weekly price includes:
weekly supply of bed linen and towels
energy consumption up to 300 kWh - € 0.40 per extra kWh
Internet WiFi - No Limits