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The artist's house in the hills and the sea

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

Villa on two floors in the hills 1 km from the sea, with beautiful panorama

Once in Milianni, a handful of houses in front of the Tyrrhenian Sea, runs a small road in the hills that cross the natural park of Tardara and leads to the ancient front door. Surrounded by olive trees and the song of cicadas, appears the facade of the house, built with stones and mosaics of marine artistically arranged colored glass. Two carved stone dogs are guarding,

the old wooden door that opens onto one of the highlights of the house: a loft with large bay windows that continues in the large outdoor terrace, offering exceptional views of the sea and the Aeolian islands.

The entire apartment is organized around this view, which overlook the kitchen and the bedroom.

The paintings and small works of Owner mosaic artist and create a unique atmosphere and is the measure of a true "art de vivre".

Downstairs there is a second apartment fully equipped, it increases the receptive capacity. It belongs to the delightful outdoor kitchen surrounded by olive trees and oriented towards the islands offering a beautiful, relaxing view.

The property is just a kilometer from the sea (15 min walk) and only 15 km from the historic city 'of Cefalu'.

The entire villa is rented both that individual apartments; in both solutions' including access to and use of the garden.

Details of the apartments:

1) The apartment on the upper floor is divided into a spacious and bright loft partly with sloping ceilings, a kitchen, bathroom and a large and beautiful terrace with sea view (three beds plus 1 extra bed) .ospita up to 4 people

2) The apartment on the lower floor and 'consists of a spacious living room, two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom (four beds plus one extra bed). It 'also has a comfortable and scenic outdoor kitchen. It accommodates up to 6 people

Wi - fi.

Necessary machine.

Extra charges: check-in after 7p. m. : 50 euros

Weekly cost firewood during the winter: 60 €

More Details

Giovanni Ballistreri
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 October, 2017


Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Finale di Pollina
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Finale di Pollina
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Piano Battaglia
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Our house is located in the center of the Natural Park of Tardara, and so it is surrounded by nature, and close to the sea (1km) .Its location, on top of a hill, allows a look panoramic sea, the coast, the forests and the mountains around, and the Aeolian Islands. A few kilometers, ancient villages rich in architecture, art and living traditions: the country's festivals, processions, tasting of local products. Cefalu, 15 km, beautiful village from the enchanting seaside location: lively cultural place, with museums and priceless works of art. The beaches of stone, pebbles and sand overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, the blue waters, facing the Aeolian Islands. The ferry to the islands you can 'take in Cefalu or Milazzo (40 km), and visiting them is really a wonderful experience, are all of volcanic origin, some volcanoes are attività.L'Etna is about 100 km of good highway, and in any case from our house each side of the island can be reached in about 2 hours on the motorway. So it will be easy to get to Syracuse, to the south; in Taormina, to the east, in Trapani, west; Agrigento with its extraordinary Greek temples, the beautiful Palermo with its treasures ......


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Tusa in Province of Messina

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17.00 / Check-out: 12.00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Upper floor: bathroom with tub, toilet, bidet, washbasin
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Upstairs: 1 double bed in the living room, one double bed in the loft, 1 sofa bed for 2 people. There is 1 baby cot available
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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The artist's house in the hills and the sea
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
Silver Spring, Maryland

Amazingly relaxing setting with star-filled sky

  • 5 of 5

We had a peaceful and beautiful time in this lovely rural setting. Most of our time was spent on the spacious deck, looking out over the sea and breathing in the fresh air. The apartment was roomy, with all the equipment and utensils needed to enjoy our very own home-cooked pasta dinner. The host was welcoming; meeting her near "the yellow and green house" in Milianni was an experience out of an adventure story. She was also very helpful, showing us where to buy food for our stay and pointing out some places of interest. The setting itself is ideal for anyone seeking peace and quiet or even a brief respite from crowds and tourist activity. Special indeed was the star-filled sky at night, a sight usually available to us only at the planetarium!

Thanks for a peace-inducing stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, natural, calm, idyllic, PERFECT

  • 5 of 5

Gianni's home was the perfect place to spend a holiday. He and Emanuela were so helpful with correspondence and showing us around. We stayed 4 of us in the downstairs apartment, and loved the space, with all the artistic touches added by the owner himself! Not to mention the outstanding view: we watched the sun set every evening with a glass of prosecco and couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more.

We could choose whether to be calm and lazy in the hammock or explore the wonderful surrounding beaches and towns of Finale and Cefalu', and we even took a day-trip to Palermo without issue. The neighbours were very kind and gave us sweet lemons and fresh almonds to eat and herbs from their garden, you couldn't ask for a better experience of the natural beauty and kindness of Sicily. The outdoor kitchen was my favourite – a place to prepare the enormous seafood feasts that we'd bought from the market! The produce that we bought and cooked was unparalleled to what I've ever had before. We also ate an outstanding meal at Osteria Bacchus in Sant'Ambrogio at Gianni's recommendation.

This was probably the best holiday I've ever had. I can't recommend it enough – it will make you fall in love with Sicily if you aren't already!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect location, great property!

  • 5 of 5

What I found here was far beyond my expectations. I wanted a cosy and nice place to stay in Sicily, not too far from facilities but still quiet and not overcrowded. I arrived with my boyfriend in Finale di Pollina where the Owner welcomed us and took us to the property - a stunning, perfect, clean, well maintained house in the middle of a natural park just 5 mins from town center, beaches, restaurants and everything you need. The Owner was really helpful, he explained us everything we needed to know about the house. Stunning view of the landscape, perfect balcony for an outside dinner with the sea in front of you - so far and so close at the same time. I would not recommend this place to everyone - just to those who can handle the beauty of this place!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house in the mountains

  • 4 of 5

Me and my boyfriend stayed in Gianni's and Emanuela's house for one week and had a great time! Even after flight delay of ~8hours Gianni was at the house to welcome us to Sicilia and equip us with the necessary things. Both, Gianni and Emanuela were always available if we had questions or problems.

The house looks is surrounded by a lot of olive trees and is funished very quaint. The view from the balcony is amazing and looks like the pictures show.

The house is a great place to relax, laze and have a great time at Sicilia!

Thank you for your help and the relaxed stay at Sicilia!

Sandra & Peter

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Schönes Haus in sommerlicher Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Gut ausgestattetes Ferienhaus in abgeschiedener Lage.

Schöne Tage mit Blick aufs Meer verbracht.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: grazie per essere stati nostri ospiti!!!
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a very peaceful and gorgeous place to stay

  • 5 of 5

beautiful views, rural, clean

swimming in the sea down the hill

- highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Tusa, Sicily

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

In caso di mancato arrivo dell'ospite l'anticipo verrà trattenuto

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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