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an exclusive terrace suspended between the sea and the forest

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Cefalù - Mathilda's Dream

a nest of serenity, in the company of sea and unspoiled nature

Nestled between the sea and the forest, the villa offers an enchanting panorama that spans a gulf bordered by Cefalù promontory and Pollina promontory .

At a short distance from the small and friendly hamlet of St. Ambrogio, the property is located within the Natural Park of the Madonie, in a environment still intact, rich in Mediterranean vegetation.

Ideal for a relaxing stay in the middle of nature, in a corner of paradise suspended between the forest named 'bosco Guarnieri' and the sea .

The villa is decorated with a comfortable and a large infinity pool, facing the sea.

Surrounded by a large garden, the house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living room, a relaxation area, a large roof terrace and two kitchens, one external with an outdoor barbecue and pizza oven and one internal with fridge and freezer, gas coocker, electric oven, and other conforts.

There are also all the modern comforts (satellite TV - internet connection, washing machine and dishwasher).

Enjoy the mild Sicilian climate on the lawn under the shade of the oaks, stroll through the gardens of olive trees, or in the nearby forest of cork oaks, are exclusive pleasures that will certainly delight any holiday.

More Details
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Angelo Piraino
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, German, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
8 October, 2016

About Angelo Piraino

I am 43 years old, married and have two children.

I am an employee of the Ministry of Justice.

I live in Palermo, but whenever I can I go back to Sant'Ambrogio, to relax in touch with nature.

Angelo Piraino purchased this villa in 2007

Why Angelo Piraino chose Palermo

A long time ago I fell in love with Sant'Ambrogio, a small hamlet of the city of Cefalu, and with much effort I first bought the land and then built the house that I decided to rent.

I decided to rent the house to get the money necessary to make it even more beautiful, further improving the garden.


based on 5 holidaymaker reviews

an exclusive terrace suspended between the sea and the forest
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Tranquil setting with fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

Mathilda's Dream is a wonderfully situated villa with fabulous views over the village of Sant'Ambrogio and Chefalu, with the islands of Allicudi and Fillicudi on the horizon. The villa was very well equipped and comfortable with plenty of out door areas to sit and relax. The pool was well maintained by Nuccio the gardener who was an unobtrusive presence when there. The villa owner - Angelo - was helpful and available to answer any questions we had. There are two restaurants (Osteria and Pizzaeria) in the small and quaint village of Sant'Ambrogio so you do not need to go far for a meal. Chefalu is lovely in the old town area with plenty to see and do, and lots of good restaurants. We recommend parking at (free) the Marina which is about a 10 minute walk up the slight hill directly into the old town. We also recommend visiting the temple and amphitheatre at Segesta - it is a bit of drive but worth it.

Mathilda's Dream exceeded our expectations and was the tranquil escape we were looking for.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Complete tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful villa with the most stunning panoramic views. You can watch the sunrise and the sunset from the pool area. The house is modern, very clean and everything you could possibly need is there for you. The host Angelo was very welcoming and helpful. It was our first trip to Sicily and we fell in love with it, the scenery is breathtaking. Only an hour drive to Taormina and Syracuse (must see) and of course Mount Etna. The pizzeria in Sant Ambrogio does great takeaway pizzas and the beach there is much quieter than nearby Cefalu. Very sad to leave both the villa and the Island.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Wonderful, peaceful, exactly as we imagined

  • 5 of 5

The villa was superb, clearly a holiday home constructed for a family and not just a holiday let. We found that we didn't want to leave the infinity pool and were very relaxed, not needing to explore away from base too much. Everything was neat and clean. Vittorio , the property manager, came to clean the pool every day, he maintained the property well and was very helpful. The listing description was very accurate, the owner charming and helpful and we would recommend it highly. Can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

A real family house , a beautiful and very quiet place with a fabulous view ! Very nice garden and surroundings as well . The swimming pool is great ! The house was very clean and the owner helpful , a perfect holiday !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Merveilleux Séjour!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un séjour magnifique dans cette villa, maison extérieure et intérieure superbe avec une vue imprenable sur la mer et la rocca de Cefalu (Ville très sympa de jour comme de nuit) au-dessus du petit village Sant'Ambrogio (pizzeria à conseiller). La piscine avec débordement et la tranquillité est un plus pour cette villa où il fait bon vivre. Avec un accueil des plus chaleureux nous n'avions pas envie de repartir. Pour nous c'est l'une des plus belles régions de la sicile (paysages et personnes authentiques)

Allez y les yeux fermés!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Palermo - Falcone e Borsellino Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Belvedere Bar di Garbo Rosario
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Cefalù Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A20 - Palermo - Messina
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Chian'a Chiesa Restaurant - S. Ambrogio
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
S. Ambrogio Beach
Car: necessary

to reach the house you travel 500 meters in a charming country road in the woods


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cefalù, Cefalu

Rental Basis:
per property
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5 Jun 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
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10 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
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4 Sep 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

servizio di pulizia £178
Refundable Damage Deposit £446

The cleaning service doesn't include the supply of sheets and blankets.
We can provide You sheets and blankets for 25 euros pro person (just for the cleaning expenses).
The charge for the sheets and blankets includes both towels and pool towels.
If You want, You can also have linen changed midway through your stay at the same price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cefalù in Sicily

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 140 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Outdoor Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 1 Single Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital

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