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seaside villa in Cefalu, a paradise built on the rock and surrounded by greenery

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

villa by the sea (50 meters), 2 bedrooms, with wonderful views.

Dear friends,

Andrea's home is a dream come true. When I saw the first time ten years ago ', but abandoned surrounded by lush vegetation, built on the rock and overlooking a vast sea, I fell in love instantly. I dreamed just such a place to share my passions with my son ..... I began slowly to cure it, and finally three years ago 'came Andrea, my son! This house is dedicated to him because we have everything that I want to teach and share with him: respect for all living things, the strength of the imposing mountain, the immense serenity even in the stormy sea, patience and care that takes to grow a tree, a flower as well as love, respect for the work and the effort when we water the plants together or when help me dragging a bucket with little land bigger than him ... and especially the rock on where the house is built, and I left on purpose in view. As Ulysses, Homeric hero, had built his house around a tree, immovable, secure, stable even in the fury of the storm and its trunk had carved the marital bed, a symbol of family stability and affects deeper, so Andrea's home is built on the rock, because my son knows that our home is safe and our love indestructible even if the storm rages outside.

These feelings I share with you be guests at the home of Andrea .....

Now I would like to describe our house.

It 'an old farm building, probably dating to the early' 900, built using, according to the techniques of the past, the area of ​​the stones placed on the rocks, to be very thick walls and resistant: the renovation, just completed, I wanted keep in view to highlight the integration between the work of man and nature.

It spreads over two levels: from the patio leads directly to the living room, with exposed stone walls and a large window on the seascape. The warmth of the stone I wanted to combine the comfort of a modern furniture, with a comfortable sofa bed in the English style and a table with flaps that can be used to dine with family or have a romantic breakfast in pairs.

The facilities include a LED TV with satellite connection, to request pay-per-view SKY (surcharge), internet access, a mini stereo for listening to music.

The kitchen, although small, is equipped with everything you need. It has another independent access to the patio, overlooking the BBQ. It 'also features a wine cellar of Italian and Sicilian (surcharge).

The large bathroom is elegantly furnished and comfortable shower is made of integrating it into the rock on which the house is built. The two large windows open to the wonderful panorama.

From the wooden staircase, reproduced on the original model, there is access to a hallway on the top floor: the light filters in the north by a window overlooking the sea and to the south by a glass door through which you access the solarium, a comfortable terrace for relaxation with spectacular views of the bay and the park behind.

The corridor leads to the two double bedrooms, with King size bed: both are furnished with antique art nouveau passed down over time and deliberately placed precisely in order to contextualize the peculiarity of being in a place that refers to our traditions.

Impressive is the view from the windows of the bedrooms seems to be able to stand on the deck of a large ship but with the knowledge to stay safe on the mainland.

Perhaps the most magical moment is when the sea is rough but has reassured dall'accudimento comfortable shell of our room.

Adjacent to the house a patio with barbecue and furniture to organize outdoor meals or relaxing moments.

Behind the house is located a convenient outdoor shower, with hot water.

All around is a large garden terrace, as it was in the nature but also how they had made the locals that they lived and worked cultivating the olive trees. The surrounding nature is part of the Madonie Park (protected area) with its rich Mediterranean vegetation constantly envelops all the efforts of men: this is the wonderful feeling that test one who observes the scene.

So how wonderful is the feeling you have just turning your body 180 degrees: you can in fact assist hypnotized to continuous cangiare the color of the sea that stands just below your feet. Seeing is believing.

On a terrace I organized a small observatory: a telescope can be provided on request (surcharge) because the location and the lack of artificial lighting environment is favorable to the observation of the stars.

More Details

Roberto Tomasello
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cefalù in Province of Palermo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • I reserved wing bathroom remodeling special attention, considering it very important to ensure a comfortable stay: sanitary suspended, large mirrors, two windows of the garden and landscape. A special note to the large shower built around the rock on which the house is built: I wanted to keep the integration between nature and man. The bathroom is stocked with towels, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries (soap, shower gel, shampoo).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms are furnished with valuable antique furniture in Liberty Sicilian combine modern comfort with the warmth of family tradition and the history of Sicily. The windows open on the spectacular view: the sea, the sky, the Rock of Cefalu, the lush Mediterranean vegetation. Each room has a large wardrobe with drawers and a bedside table with courtesy light for reading. In both bedrooms you can add a cot suitable for children up to 5 years. The roofs of the rooms have exposed beams and light wood floors are in the same light wood.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our house is gay friendly. We will gladly arrange sightseeing tours, with guides in different languages ​​(surcharge to be agreed). We will also be happy to arrange a day in Palermo or Mondello, the famous sandy beach of Palermo, with umbrellas and sun beds available (surcharge to be agreed). Ability to integrate the stay in Cefalu with overnight stays in my house in the center of Palermo (max. 3 persons - to be agreed, with supplement)  We will be happy to provide advice and guidance on places to visit, monuments, restaurants, shops or on how the area.


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seaside villa in Cefalu, a paradise built on the rock and surrounded by greenery
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Delightful cottage with fabulous sea views and great privacy.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage has been lovingly restored by Roberto and his family and made a great base for exploring and enjoying this part of Sicily. Terraces surround the house to maximise sun or shade.

Facilities were good and met all our needs, though a few more mugs and things would be needed for a bigger party.

The location behind security gates just to the east of Cefalu is great for privacy security and easy travelling but the access track is steep and not for the feint-hearted. Similarly the staircase to the bedrooms and upper terrace is easily negotiated by fit and able folk but would be a limiting factor for anyone with mobility issues.

But for peace and privacy and rural living, excellent. We didn't use the barbecue but will next time. And it would be great to have the bikes fully operable as the road along the coast, whilst it carries some fast traffic, is a great way to explore the sea shore opportunities.

Thanks for great and friendly arrangements Roberto. Come and visit!


  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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It was a privilege to stay in Andreas villa overlooking the blue sea cooled by a breeze.

  • 5 of 5

We were made most welcome by Gabriella and Roberto and fell in love with the villa at first sight. Relaxing on the numerous outside terraces allows you to follow the sun or shade around this quaint, well designed and functional detached property. The sea view and cooling breeze is omnipresent and the position is quiet and peaceful. Cefalù was a very short car drive or pleasant walk. Access to a few near secret and quiet beaches can be found to the east if the busy Cefalu beach is not your preference. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wir haben zu fünft zwei Wochen in dem schönen Häuschen mit wunderbarem Weitblick genossen. Das Haus ist sehr liebevoll her- und eingerichtet. Man hat auch bei fünf Erwachsenen genügend Platz und durch den zweiten Balkon, die Hängematte im Garten, das Meer, das zu Fuß zu erreichen ist, auch die Möglichkeit sich etwas aus dem Weg zu gehen.

Egal von welchem Plätzchen aus ist der Blick atemberaubend. Selbst von der Außendusche aus sieht man das Meer. Man fühlt sich vom ersten Moment an wie zu Hause. Nicht zuletzt Dank des äußerst herzlichen Empfangs durch die Vermieter. Diese sind sehr hilfsbereit und gastfreundlich ohne aufdringlich zu sein. Den letzten Urlaubstag verbrachten wir in Palermo - ein interessantes Erlebnis. Auch dort mit Unterstützung von Gabriella bei Roberto. Der einzige Nachteil ist tatsächlich, wie schon von anderen Mietern erwähnt, dass der Fußweg zum Meer oder nach Cefalu alles andere als angenehm ist. Zwar ist es nicht weit, jedoch ist das Fahrverhalten auf dieser kleinen Küstenstraße recht wild.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Schönes Haus, freundliche Gastgeber

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben dieses Haus zwei Wochen mit unseren drei Kindern genossen. Im Kern ist es ein umgebauter Ziegenstall, der von Roberto dem Architekten um eine moderne Küche und ein geschmackvolles Badezimmer erweitert wurde. Im Bad duscht man in Anwesenheit der ursprünglichen Felsen, um die das Haus herumgebaut wurde.

Im Obergeschoss gibt es zwei originell eingerichtete Schlafzimmer und eine Dachterrasse.

Das Haus steht auf einem Hügel über dem Meer und hat damit einen ca. 200 Grad Rundumblick über das Meer bis zu den Liparischen Inseln.

Die große Terrasse lädt zum Grillen ein.

Die beiden Gastgeber (Roberto und seine Schwester) sind sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit ohne aufdringlich zu sein.

Wir können dieses geschmackvolle Haus uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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House with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with a amazing view over the sea. We stayed here with four adults and had a wonderful time. Cefalu is a nice place with lots of little shops and restaurants, but we also enjoyed eating at home in the garden. Thank you Roberto and Gabriella for your warm welcome and we will definitely recommend your beautiful house to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ilse, you are fantastic! Roberto and I were happy to accommodate you and you're friends for us, so you must go back to find us! We are happy that you were right in our home and look forward to you and your friends !!! See you soon Roberto e Gabriella
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  • 5 of 5

Wir waren Anfang September eine Woche in der Finca von Roberto und es hat uns sehr gut gefallen.

Das Haus ist innen komplett neu eingerichtet: Küche, Wohnzimmer und Badezimmer sind sehr modern, wobei die Felswände in den Räumen einen tollen Kontrast dazu bilden.

Es gibt sehr interessante Lampeninstallationen im Wohnzimmer. Der ausklappbare Fernsehtisch und ausreichend Sitzmöglichkeiten bringen zusätzliche Flexibilität. WLAN ist auch vorhanden.

Der obere Bereich des Hauses besteht aus zwei schönen, traditionell eingerichteten Schlafzimmern. Von dort aus gelangt man zu einer kleinen Terrasse.

Das besondere am Haus ist, dass man von jedem Fenster aus einen traumhaften Blick auf das Meer hat!

Bei schönem Wetter hält man sich bekanntlich meistens im Freien auf. Hier bietet der große Tisch unter dem Sonnenschirm eine passende Möglichkeit. Zudem sind klassische Strandliegen vorhanden, um entspannt die Sonne oder den Meerblick zu genießen.

Eine kleine Außenküche, bestehend aus Waschbecken und Grill, ist ebenfalls vorhanden.

Es gibt eine Badebucht, die fußläufig erreichbar ist. Der Weg dorthin verläuft jedoch an einer recht lebhaft befahrenen Bundesstraße, wobei ich beim einzigen Kritikpunkt angelangt bin:

Man benötigt grundsätzlich für alle Aktivitäten einen Mietwagen. Es ist nicht wirklich empfehlenswert, zu Fuß abends bei Dunkelheit an der unbeleuchteten Straße nach Cefalù zu laufen.

Aber mit einem Auto ist auch dies kein Problem. In 5-10 Minuten Fahrzeit gibt es traumhafte Badebuchten. Nach Cefalù selbst fährt man 2-4 Minuten.

Der Ort Cefalù ist sehr empfehlenswert – wir sind abends oft zum Essen hingefahren.

Das wichtigste aber war für uns ein schönes Haus, und das hat man hier absolut! Die Einrichtung lässt keine Wünsche offen (Hauswirtschaftsraum mit allen notwenigen Hilfsmitteln ausgestattet), der Blick aufs Meer ist unbezahlbar.

Die Vermieter Gabriella und Roberto sind sehr liebevoll und total hilfsbereit, falls man eine Rückfrage hat.

Wir kommen sicherlich gerne wieder!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Aeroporto "Falcone e Borsellino" di Palermo
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Porto di Palermo
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Golf Club Le Madonie- Collesano
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Stazione ferroviaria di Cefalu'
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
autostrada A 20 Palermo-Messina
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Piano Battaglia
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
piccole spiagge
Car: recommended

Andrea's home is located in the residential area of ​​Cefalu, considered the most beautiful seaside resort of western Sicily, Taormina as it is in eastern Sicily. It 'a town full of history, natural beauty, of activities and entertainment, and is the perfect starting point to visit the main Sicilian tourist resorts.

I would like to give some mention of its history, with its roots in the myth of the Giants, the descendants of Noah. Certainly that is the first prehistoric traces date back to the ninth century. C., the Temple of Diana, megalithic building with proto tank located on the Rock.

It 'was founded by Sicani (IV sec. A. C.) or by the Phoenicians who would have called Ras Melkart, or promontory of Hercules whose legend tells that the demigod in Cefalu has built and dedicated a temple to Jupiter, his father.

Even the myth of Daphne lives in Cefalu: he, who had started the world the joy of pastoral poetry, was blinded by his father, who turned it into the Mercury Rock, rock with human form.

Kephaloidion is his name greek. In 396. C. Cefalu is allied with the Carthaginians but in 307 a. C. was conquered by Syracuse: in 254 a. C. Romans besiege and take, and making City Decumana calling Cephaloedium. In the centuries successive domination of the Vandals, the Goths, the Arabs, who call Gafludi, until the Norman conquest in the Middle Ages.

E 'right under their domination that Cefalu knows its peak: in 1063 the Great Count Roger took possession of the city and his son, Roger, the dedication to the Christian faith, built in 1129, the Church of San Giorgio in 1131 and the beautiful Cathedral. The latter is built to keep a vow of King Roger, who, surprised by a terrible storm at sea while traveling from Salerno to Palermo, he promises to build a cathedral dedicated to the SS. Salvatore if he could touch the shore. And it is the SS. Salvatore patron of Cefalu, in whose honor the celebrations are dedicated on August 6, highlight of the summer: procession, performances, parades, concerts and fireworks celebrating the miracle.

After Ruggero II Cefalu faces a dark period until 1742 when, with the birth of the Consulates of Commerce, became a favorite destination of travelers from all over Europe.

In the revolutionary movements of 1856 Cefalu is actively involved paying a high price with his fellow citizens Nicola and Carlo Botta, Alessandro Guarnera, Andrea Maggio and Salvatore Spinuzza.

Leaning against the march of Garibaldi, in the election of the first National Parliament Baron Mandralisca, Enrico Piraino, President of the Civic Council of Cefalu, was elected deputy.

The visit of Garibalbi in 1862 is commemorated with a marble plaque in Corso Ruggero. From that moment the history of Cefalu merges with that of Italy reunited.

To relive the history of Cefalu you can not miss a visit to his extraordinary works, most notably the Arab-Norman Cathedral with its spectacular Christ Pantocrator, built by Byzantine masters from Constantinople and specifically called by King Ruggero. I suggest you immediately after you visit the other evidence of the Norman kingdom: the Palatine Chapel and the Cathedral of Palermo and Monreale Cathedral. So you can compare the Byzantine mosaics and incredible visions of Christ Pantocrator. However to visit the Palatine Chapel, where you will be overwhelmed by the splendor of the golden casket, joined the visit to the Royal Palace is truly magnificent!There is housed the Sicilian Parliament and sometimes you can also visit the rooms of the Assembly. If you decide to visit Palermo, I'll be happy to give you some itinerary and maybe arrange a day on the beautiful sandy beach of Mondello: if you're lucky (depends on the winds!) ...You believe it to be in the Caribbean Sea!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cefalù, Sicily

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Maggio 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
Giugno 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
Estate 1 (2018)
1 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
Estate 2018
23 Jul 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
Estate 2 (2018)
20 Aug 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £35 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Pulizia finale £43.89
Refundable Damage Deposit £131.66

Prenotare più settimane conviene! sconto del 10% sulla 2° settimana, sconto del 10% sulla 3° settimana.
Informazioni di pagamento:
Acconto: 25% del totale. Metodo di pagamento: bonifico bancario. La prenotazione viene approvata alla ricezione della conferma del versamento dell'acconto.
Acconto rimborsabile fino a 30 giorni dalla data di inizio del soggiorno, al netto delle spese di bonifico del proprietario. Non rimborsabile a meno di 30 giorni dall'arrivo.
Saldo: tramite bonifico bancario entro 4 giorni dall'inizio del periodo di locazione o in contanti il giorno dell'arrivo a consegna dell'immobile.
Check in: ore 14,00. Check in posticipato,a richiesta alla prenotazione. Arrivo oltre le ore 22,00 supplemento Euro 15.
Check out: ore 10,00. Check out posticipato, a richiesta, da concordare.
La quota non comprende:
Pulizia finale : Euro 50; gli animali domestici sono ben accetti, ma in tale caso la pulizia straordinaria finale è Euro 80;
Frigobar: Euro 1 a pezzo;
Cantinetta: prezzi indicati sulle bottiglie;
Pulizia infrasettimanale + cambio biancheria letti e bagno aggiuntivi, Euro 50, a richiesta.
Transfer privato da e per aeroporto, porto e stazione di Palermo Euro 20 p.p., a richiesta.
Oltre i 4 ospiti, i bambini dai 4 ai 8 anni pagano Euro 20 a notte p.p
.La quota comprende:
4 persone se non diversamente indicato.
biancheria letti, bagno e cucina;
set di cortesia( sapone, shampoo, bagno schiuma);
accessori e detersivi per la pulizia della casa e della cucina, detersivi per la lavatrice;
lettino da campeggio per bambino ( biancheria esclusa), seggiolone,a richiesta;
ampio parcheggio interno;
ciotole per animali domestici, a richiesta

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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