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The artist's house in the hills and the sea

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type chateau / country house

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Tusa

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
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Giovanni Ballistreri
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Italian
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
9 October, 2016
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based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

The artist's house in the hills and the sea
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

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
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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
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Waking up with nothing but the ocean in front of you - this is an image we will never forget! The house was not just very beautiful, it was situated in the perfect spot, surrounded by olive-trees and flowers. The inside showed the owners special taste beautiful, special things. We felt welcomed the moment we entered the door. Gianni was very helpful. He answered all our questions and gave us good tipps were we would find good food, beautiful tracks ans nice beaches. Thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Très belle maison dans une réserve magnifique, tout est conforme à la description, calme, plénitude, vue magnifique, nous avons passé un très bon séjour, merci!

bises de la France

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place Milianni is! The view is just stunning, the nature around the house is breathtaking and we ate extraordinary well in the restaurants suggested by Gianni! The house is very cozy and provided of everything you can possibly need. It was incredible to be in touch again with the sounds of nature after having spent so much time in the city!

This is one of the most peaceful places I've ever been!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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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 ......


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Tusa, Messina province

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Natale 2016
25 Dec 2016 - 6 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Tusa in Sicily

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Outdoor Shower
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Upstairs: bathroom with bath, wc, bidet, sink Downstairs bathroom with shower, bidet, sink, toilet. an outdoor shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Single Bed
  • Upstairs: 1 double bed in the living room, one double bed in the loft, 1 sofa bed for 2 people. In the lower floor: 2 double beds, 1 single bed. There is 1 baby cot
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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