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Stunning Villa In Liberty Style On The Coast Of Sferracavallo

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Sferracavallo - Villa Donzelli

5 Bedrooms, 12 Sleeping Accommodations, Big Terrace With Sea View

Situated in a corner of paradise, surrounded by a blue sea and a verdant nature, villa Donzelli is the perfect example of villa in Liberty style, expression of the Sicilian noble glitz of the early 900s. The architecture of the building, the frescoes of the façade, the design of the interiors still show the charm of this art which influenced several fields.

Villa Donzelli boasts a unique position! Just opposite to the shiny sea of Sferracavallo, reachable through a private automatic gate, and few steps away from the best fish restaurants of the area, reachable in a walking distance.

The villa can accommodate up to 12 people in 5 bedrooms, all with sea view but the bedroom of the ground floor; moreover, three of them have en-suite bathroom. The nice outside spaces are the ideal place where spending very relaxing moments: benches and garden chairs surrounded by greenery from one side and big balconies and verandas overlooking the sea from the other side. A fully-equipped kitchen, several living areas, 5 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms, the private parking for 3 cars, the free internet connection with WI FI make Villa Donzelli a very comfortable holiday house where spending the vacations.

Furthermore, the villa is not far both from Palermo and the motorway junction, so that it is very easy to reach the most interesting places and cities in a little time!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Mr. Francesco Paolo Di Lorenzo
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2016
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based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

Stunning Villa In Liberty Style On The Coast Of Sferracavallo
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews

Sfeervolle villa aan het water

  • 5 of 5

Wij hebben 10 dagen met 9 personen gelogeerd in de sfeervolle en comfortabele villa aan het water. In werkelijkheid was het nog mooier dan op de foto's. En het uitzicht vanaf het terras was elk moment van de dag werkelijk schitterend!

De service was prima! Wij waren met 7 volwassenen en 2 kinderen. Voor hen stonden de bedjes en een kinderstoel klaar. Er was ruimte genoeg voor iedereen. Vanuit Sferracavallo hebben we diverse uitstapjes gemaakt naar o.a. Palermo, de tempels van Segesta, en Selinunte, Monreale, en Cefalu. Het zandstrand van Mondello is ongeveer 20 minuten rijden. Met pijn in het hart afscheid genomen van deze fantastische plek. We kunnen deze villa dan ook zeker aanraden voor een geweldige gezinsvakantie.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sheets in master bedroom were very old and course.The villa is neat enough, and staff were friendly.

  • 3 of 5

Overall, a nice villa. Some rooms rather musty smelling. If you opened windows for fresh air, the mosquitoes invaded. Challenging climb on spiral staircase to top bedroom. Fortunately, we had one couple willing to make the climb. Broken marble front steps were to be repaired during our visit, but no one ever came to fix them. Thought maybe that was a standard line told to all incoming visitors. Unleased dogs mutilated a young cat on the front drive of this villa, which we felt obliged to pick up and put in a bag. No sign of owners for either the dog or cat. Rather sad finish to a lovely walk to town for coffee and breakfast.... We still had a good time together at the villa.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, we are very sorry you found old sheets in the master bedroom, the owner has an agreement with a local laundry to provide always high quality bath towels and sheets. We will verify it with the cleaning company, probably there’s been a mistake in providing the sheets. Concerning the musty smell: the house has been closed for a few weeks before your arrival and the cleaning company after the cleaning maybe didn’t leave the windows open to let the fresh air come in. It can happen that some mosquitos come in the room, we really can’t avoid it… We are very sorry for the front step of the villa but really the worker wasn’t able to come to repair it. It’s in the owner’s interest to maintain the property in good conditions. I inform you that the broken step has been fixed the day after your departure. The spiral stepcase leading to the tower is an original stepcase belonging to a very valuable Art Nouveau villa of the first 1900s, another type of stepcase wouldn’t be suitable for this kind of building. Moreover the tower room, decorated with original mullioned windows and provided with ensuite bathroom, offers a beautiful view which validate the “sacrifice” to “climb” spiral but absolutely safe steps. I would like to point out that the staircase has been declared by the municipality of Palermo part of the city cultural heritage and can’t be modified or removed. We love pets and animals too and we are sorry you had such an ugly sight. But we can’t feel responsible for what happens in a public street. Thank you. Kind regards
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Merveilleuse semaine !

  • 5 of 5

Villa magnifique, très confortable, avec beaucoup de charme. La vue depuis la terrasse est extraordinaire et justifie à elle seule le choix cette maison. L'emplacement permet de très belles visites. Veronica nous a accueillis avec beaucoup de gentillesse.

Nous avons passé une excellente semaine !

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family holidays in Villa Donzelli (Sferracavallo)

  • 4 of 5

We (4 adults and 5 children (9-15 years old)) stayed in Villa Donzelli for 10 day in the end of October.

Francesco was a nice and competent contact in the booking phase while Veronica took perfect care of us during our stay - thank you very much for making our stay so convenient!

The villa is beautifully located offering both a spectacular view from the terrace as well as the direct access to the water (we enjoyed both a lot!).

We found the villa very well suited for our group and we particularly liked the fact that the bedrooms are well separated with each one having a dedicated bathroom nearby.

Considering the age of the property, the overall condition is considered to be good - everything was clean and well kept we did not particularly miss anything.

All in all, we can really recommend this place as well as the organisation through Francesco & Veronica.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Grand villa with stunning views

  • 4 of 5

A grand villa with stunning 180 degree views.

Met on arrival by Veronica from the managing company, this is the 2nd time we have used and yet again found them to be first class in every way. From the 1.st email to the Handover at the end of our stay.

Next the villa.......Very comfortable, from the minute we arrived, almost felt like we had been here before. Steeped in history you can almost picture family gatherings with lots of fun and laughter.

Sitting out on the huge terrace was just amazing, so calm and peaceful gazing out to sea.

We were so lucky to arrive during a major festival for the thanks of two saints who protected the town of sferracavallo. We witnesses 2 amazing firework displays from the terrace. The whole town had a brilliant atmosphere.

Like a grand old lady, lots of cracks and wrinkles, but very clean and comfortable. A pleasure to be able stay in such a wonderful villa.

Jacqui & Steve Connelly

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A sicilian paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great time at Sferracallo in this beautiful Liberty house. The location is great and quiet, the water perfectly transparent and the village is extremely pleasant.

The house is very well equipped, the decoration very nice (we felt home after few minutes) and it's even more gorgeous in real than on pictures (which are already great). It was a heart break to leave, but for sure, we will all come back there.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Airport of Palermo 'Falcone-Borsellino'
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Bar del Golfo
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Palermo ferry - Via Piano all'Ucciardone
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Tommaso Natale or Isola delle Femmine
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A29 Palermo-Mazara del Vallo
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Il Delfino, L'Ancora, Temptation
Nearest Beach
30 Metres

Villa Donzelli is located in the gulf of Sferracavallo, an ancient seaside hamlet of Palermo. This area boasts a very good fame thanks to its excellent fish restaurants, placed along the coast, where eating fresh and delicious fish and shellfish.

Sferracavallo arises at the feet of Monte Gallo. It has a very lively centre characterized by the picturesque seaport. The hamlet has also a nice marina in the area of Barcarello, from which starting interesting and exciting trip to explore our amazing colourful sea. Thanks to its wonderful natural heritage, all this area is a natural protected reserve which extends from Isola delle Femmine to Capo Gallo.



The Natural Reserve of Capo Gallo is reachable through a coast path, on west part of the village. Monte Gallo is a promontory overlooking the sea, surmounted by a white tower called “Semaforo”.It is rich in caves, whose most famous is “Grotta dell’Olio”, a suggestive sea cavern with clear bright water and light sandy seabed brightened by rays of sunshine passing from some top fissures. This natural reserve has a varied flora and fauna: here you can see plants such as Brooms of Gasparrini, wild Orchids,Sicilian Sparviere and a lot of animals such as foxes, wild rabbits,peregrine falcons,real sea birds.



Palermo is a city of art, rich in history, architecture, culture and tradition. The older part of the city is full of sights: Piazza Politeama and the homonymous theatre; Massimo theatre, the biggest one in Italy and the third one in Europe; the Cathedral, the royal Palace and its Palatine Chapel; the 4 Canti; the famous street markets of Ballarò, Capo and Vucciria; the Puppet Museum, extremely important for our tradition; the Botanic garden which safeguards lots of important plant species.

Furthermore, Palermo is full of hidden attractions! You can find them in little squares, in the alleys and even in the underground!! Churches whose artistic value is inestimable, ancient palaces with wonderful architectural details, sanctuaries, statues, gardens, mysterious places such as Qanat or Beati Paoli’s itineraries. You will finally fall in love with it!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sferracavallo, Palermo

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8 Oct 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
29 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
3 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
9 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £268
Final cleaning £116

In order to book the house the payment of 25% is requested as reservation deposit by bank transfer or credit card. The balance, together with the security deposit, will due cash at the arrival.
Please note that the weekly price includes the final cleaning fee, that has to be paid once per booking (not weekly).

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sferracavallo in Palermo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , hair dryer
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , hair dryer
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , hair dryer
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , + sink
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , hair dryer
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Tower - 1 Large Double Bed , air-conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , ceiling fan
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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