|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
We have advertised this property on VRBO for the past fourteen years, since 2003. We proudly share again the following message.
This beautiful architect designed VILLA DELLE PALME, owner's holiday residence, is ideal if you want to stay away from commercial properties. It is available year round for weekly rent. It offers a Garden Suite and a Terrace Suite that can be interconnected to accommodate larger groups.
The GARDEN SUITE (advert 23590) with its unique style and comfort will surprise you to an unforgettable holiday. It is exquisitely furnished with antiques and family heirlooms. In the evening you will relax in the shade of the secluded subtropical garden. You will feel free to move in and out from the covered patio and the luscious garden to the intimate and comfortable living room.
In this Suite we can accommodate up to 8 guests and a total of 11 guests with additional beds; it includes up to 4 bedrooms; 3 washrooms; living; dining; kitchen; a subtropical garden; fully furnished covered deck with exterior cooking facility, eating and barbecue.
The TERRACE SUITE (advert 23592) with independent exterior access overlooks the subtropical garden. This section is perfectly sized for your romantic holiday. The fully furnished large decks (60 square meters) are covered with traditional logs and clay tiles, perfect for indulgent candlelight dinners while you relax at the breeze of the sea and enjoy the view of the mountains and the nearby town, after a day of sightseeing. You would then catch your dreams in the most comfortable custom-made beds and 100% cotton linen. You will enjoy the vaulted ceilings, the original oil paintings on the walls and the birds and cherries hand-painted on the new custom-made cabinets of the kitchen area.
In this Suite we can accommodate up to 4 guests in two bedrooms (and a total of 6 guests with one additional bedroom); it includes 2 washrooms; living and dining; fully equipped kitchen including D/W; 2 furnished covered decks with exterior cooking facility, eating and barbecue.
In either Suite you will find custom-made beds; HIGH SPEED INTERNET; a WALL SAFE, should you wish to have extra protection for your jewels and valuables; 100% COTTON LINEN to insure you the best comfort while you sleep; Sicily MAPS and GUIDES in English, a treasure of information for your explorations; at your arrival you will find a SUPPLY FOR YOUR BASIC NEEDS, such as one complimentary cold bottled water, sugar, salt. WASHING MACHINE, soap, iron and iron board are available at no charge. CENTRAL HEATING, at no charge, will make your winter stay comfortable. During summer A/C is available in each room.
Use of barbecue, griddle, deep-frying and smoking on covered patio or terrace only.
All guests to be registered
Small pets to be approved and registered
Laundry deck and garden are shared by guests and owners
The GARDEN SUITE (advert 23590) and the TERRACE SUITE (advert 23592) can be interconnected, if both available, and can be rented together to accommodate larger groups up to 12 guests or 14 guests with additional beds with a total of 6 bedrooms and 5 washrooms.
Please contact the owner to receive a quotation tailored to length of your stay and your group size.
A separate small section of the house and of the garden is reserved to the use of the owners.
Sicily is the largest and most important island in the Mediterranean, it extends for 25,460sq km. Planes of fertile red soil, excellent for the cultivation of vine grapes, citrus orchards and olive groves, alternate with hills, green in spring for the cultivation of wheat and, among the majestic mountains, Mount Etna, the most popular of active volcanoes. The climate is typically Mediterranean along the coasts, with mild, short winters and moderate rainfall.
Palermo, 1.500.000 inhabitants, capital of Sicily – an island in the sea of sunlight – is a splendid city adorned in the course of 2500 years by Greeks, Arab Emirs, Norman Kings and Spanish Viceroys; it offers an incomparable example of beauty, history, culture and traditions to excite the mind and the eye. It has a wide selection of museums and entertainment. Casteldaccia is well connected to Palermo by freeway and by public transportation. Close-by centers are: Santa Flavia and Solunto, with its Graeco-Roman archaeological site, 3 km west; Bagheria, an active and very alive town, ideal for elegant shopping, with its seventeenth century mansions once summer retreat of the Palermitan aristocracy, 5 km west; Porticello, a delightful fisherman village, 3 km west; Aspra, another unspoiled fisherman village, 5 km west; and Altavilla, with its Sanctuary to the Holy Mary, 2 km east. All are offering plenty of tourist attractions.
Casteldaccia is east of Palermo, so you will be closer and will not meet the city traffic when driving for a day trip to Cefalu`, Taormina, Mount Etna, Siracusa, Agrigento, Selinunte.
We recommend excursions to: Palermo e Monreale (20 km), Cefalu` (50 km), Segesta, Agrigento, Madonie Natural Park (80 km), Taormina (200 km), Mount Etna (200 km), Siracusa (250 km), Eolie
VILLA DELLE PALME - TESTIMONIALS - TERRACE SECTION
7 guests from USA — Sep 6-13, 2014
Ray G, Julia Z, Linda M, Tom D, Gerry V T, Karen S, Anne M
Maria & Riccardo
Many thanks for our great week at your villa and in your Sicily. One of our best trips.
Ray & the group
Maria & Riccardo
How can I possibly thank you enough for your kindness and care during our stay in your wonderful villa. It was such a
nice time here and I enjoyed it tremendously . I am sorry I was such a pest and required special attention, but at least
that way we got to spend more time together.
The garden is a wonderful place to relax and recover. I have taken some pictures of the garden, but I will not need
pictures to remember your home and my time here.
Thank you again
Maria & Riccardo -
We enjoyed your Casa so very much. Because of our unexpected limitations on travel I was able to truly enjoy the
lovely gardens and just relax there. your casa is so very welcoming & comfortable.
it soon began to feel like 'home' to me.
Maria, your help when I needed to get Tom to the hospital was so generous. You helped me in so very many ways. I
will never forget. Grazie Mille. Thank you both for sharing your home, clothing and hospitality. Your Casa is a lovely
place to just BE AT HOME
Jerry VT & Tom D
Maria and Riccardo,
Thank you for allowing our group of seven to stay in your lovely home. You were the best hosts, helping us with
everything from medical assistance to recommendations for the best pizza in town.
We are going to miss your wonderful garden.
All the best to you and your family.
8 guests from USA — August 16-21, 2014
Jaqueline O, Magda K, Dora K, Mollie K, Laura D, Raffaele C, Lorenzo R, Erika D.
Dear Maria & Riccardo -
Thank you so much! It has been wonderful. We didn't want to disturb you to say goodbye.
We will think of you with great pleasure and wish you all good things.
10 guests from Ireland — July 24-Aug 10, 2014
John R, Suzanne R, Ursula S, George D, Angela D, Mattew R, Sarra R, Jauquin S, Dillon S, Ada S.
Magnificent Villa. Friendly locals. Had a great time exploring the town/area. Maria and Riccardo were fabulous hosts.
6 guests from UK and Australia — June 4-22, 2014
Eddy & June E, Pauline & Duncan S, Mike & Joan E
Family catch up!
I'm from Australia and my wife is a kiwi (New Zealander) over here for a long holiday. We met up here with my
brother and sister from Wales & England respectively.
What a catch up! With spouses we were six and all had a fantastic stay. (We hadn't seen each other for several years!)
Maria & Riccardo, you added so much to our stay - molto gentile!
The villa is a heaven and Sicily is a treasure trove.
•History in heritage sites and experiences like ricotta making the old way!
• Food - thanks for the recommendation
• Culture - Casteldaccia and surroundings.
5 guests from UK — May 3-10, 2014
Sandra H, Bruce H, Sue C, Liz G, Dorothy H.
We came & fell in love with Sicily's wonderful mountain scenery, exquisite spring flowers & enjoyed friendly helpful
One highlight was a scenic trip round the mountain which Caccamo at its centre to the east of Casteldaccia. Strong
climbing shoes required!
Nearby is Porticello a quaint fishing village where you can buy fresh fish & walk along the promenade. Not far away at
St Flavia is a spectacular walk (concrete path) ending at the disused Lighthouse.
Excellent, cheap train service to Palermo. Strongly recommended instead of driving.
Solunto also a highlight.
A comfortable , elegant house with a delightful garden and as artists we enjoyed & appreciated the many art books.
We advise checking the availability & proximity of restaurants & found local food shops very well stocked.
Enjoy Sicily - and take your time!!
8 guests from UK — April 12-19, 2014
Kent W, Connie W, Tom W, Conor W, Alice W, Beth W, Angela F, David W, Harley R
Beautiful house & relaxing garden. Really friendly & helpful locals. Particularly enjoyed the Pasticceria opposite & the
Gelateria on the main square.
Cefalu beautiful & the climb up La Rocca a real must do, but take plenty of water.
Roman remains at Solunto amazing - we had them to ourselves, also Segesta was fantastic.
Wonderful food & restaurants.
The garden has been in my family since the year 1725, when the town of Casteldaccia was founded by my ancestors.
I grew up and played every summer with my brother and my cousins in this garden, at that time much larger. Many years later, also my children played in it every summer. Many of my fondest memories are connected to this garden.
Maria Sammarco purchased this villa in 1965
The house, built in 1965, was my first project, after I graduated in Architecture!
For 10 years, during summer, I ran in the garden a ‘Scuolina’, a free Art School for the children of Casteldaccia and nearby towns, teaching drawing, painting and ceramics.
Every year I return with my family to this house and to Casteldaccia to restore my energy and get in touch with my roots.
My home is located off the main road of Casteldaccia, at walking distance from all the stores. At the same time allows me to retreat at home in the paradise of my subtropical garden.
Casteldaccia is close to Bagheria, a larger town, where I can go shopping, and still enjoy the fresh air of the countryside.
Palermo, the capital of Sicily, is only 20 minutes away from my reach, with its history, culture and traditions, restaurants, museums, churches, squares.
Wonderful week spent in the house for a family reunion. We had 4 children who had a great time playing in the garden.
Great base for exploring the local area.
1 - Climbing 'La Rocca' at Cefalù - beautiful sea views, amazing sunset.
2 - Having a beach day(also at Cefalù) in November!!!
3 - Ruins at Segesta - again gorgeous views
4 - Gelati on a daily basis - personal local favourite was 'La Rotonda'
Took the advice of previous guest and had roast chicken from the deli - delicious
Thank you for the very detailed instructions, very handy.
fabulous holiday. Just wish it could have been longer.
9 guests + 2 babies from Australia: Andrew & Catherine A, Poppy, Harriet, Hamish, Samuel + Stuart A, Alexandra O, Charlotte, Archie
(these guests were accommodated in the Main House plus the Top Suite)
My boyfriend and I stayed at Maria's Terrace Suite in June and it was a real treat ! The garden oasis is lovely and with it's lush greenery it really helped with the summer heat! The room was comfortable and very clean and all the details that Maria and her husband put in to the place really show their love for their home and land. I plan on visiting again soon as it's so easy to get around Siciliy from Casteldaccia.
Yes perfect because in near Palermo , Bagheria, Cefalù, Mondello ....very quaint suite and friendly owners ready to help and give advice. Will recommend gladly.
Martial Arts, horse riding
The above basic prices are for double occupancy
We offer 'ALL-INCLUDED QUOTATIONS'
Please contact the owner to receive a quotation tailored to length of your stay and your group size.