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Restored Olive Mill With Pool

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious & Comfortable With Dramatic Panoramic Views.

Casa Pergola is a once olive mill, lovingly restored farmhouse set in the beautiful Sicilian countryside. The house is a short drive to the beaches and coastal villages of the north coast. Vibrant Palermo "Italy's City of Culture for 2018" is 30 minutes away, and the Madonie Mountain hill cities are a short drive to the East. In winter there is skiing in the mountains and beautiful nights by the fire place which is massive and romantic. Some amenities include Passive solar heated pool, in floor radiant heat and hand made shower mosaics in the bathrooms. The bedrooms are beautiful and comfortable.

Casa Pergola is a swimmers delight. A private 3.5 X 11 meter pool here at the house and beautiful beaches with ancient towers and seaside villages are a short distance away. We have a large barbecue area and outdoor dining is either under the olive trees, shade of the wisteria or on our dramatic roof terrace. A hammock under the olive trees is the perfect place to catch up on your summer reading/napping! Come and stay I guarantee you will be happy you did!

More Details

Owner
Paul Mahoney
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Paul Mahoney

We, David and Paul, both come from artistic backgrounds. Paul was a potter in Mid-Coast Maine and David a decorative painter, created murals and hand painted furniture working throughout the United States and Tuscany. We moved to Sicily in search of something unspoiled and authentic. What we found was an amazing island steeped in history, a food culture that honors a tradition of eating fresh and in season foods, and a life style that puts 'LIVING WELL' in front of everything else (with the exception of 'La Famiglia' of course), No one loves 'family' more than the Sicilians. A Sicilian friend once warned me 'You better be careful, if you are liked the Sicilians will drag you into their family!'

Paul Mahoney purchased this villa in 2007

Why Paul Mahoney chose Caccamo

This is a house for artists, romantics, gardeners and swimmers. Really anyone who searches for natural beauty, a place to decompress, to breath, to be rejuvenated. Casa Pergola is perfect for anyone who wants to reconnect with loved ones. For those seeking an authentic urban experience Palermo "Italy's City of Culture for 2018" is just 30 minutes away. Your time here will be unspoiled and as private as you wish.

What makes this villa unique

The house is wonderfully private. Even when the house is full there are always little private spaces to go to when you need to recharge, whether it be the hammock, shaded garden courtyard or dramatic roof terrace. When our guests do have to return home they do so with some reluctance, for many of them Casa Pergola was a slice of heaven that is hard to leave behind.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A magical place

Reviewed by: Jane S from

Reviewed on: 04/28/2016 for their stay in 04/2016

690393 - Sea, lake, mountains and a castle too

A beautiful villa, sensitively restored with every convenience one could want. It is a haven of tranquillity with beautiful views and flowers all around (in April). Paul and David couldn't have been more helpful. They left their own delicious olive oil for us and there were herbs, coffee and a couple of bottles of local wine. Although it was in a beautiful secluded spot it was not far to drive to the local beautiful town - Caccamo - with its castle and to make lots of other trips to the beautiful sights of Sicily. However, the temptation was to chill out at the lovely house. I cannot recommend the property highly enough.
Apr 2016
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , sink
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , sink
  • Each bedroom has a private bathroom with showers toilets and sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sized sleep sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , This room can have either 1 King Bed or Two Twin beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , This room can have either 1 King or two Twin Beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Three Bedrooms, in floor heat, en suite private bathroom. Views of lake and mountains. Our house is spacious enough to sleep 8, but we prefer a maximum of 6. We want our guests to feel completely relaxed and happy. Two of the bedrooms have King sized beds with memory foam mattresses. The King rooms can convert into single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We like to take very good care of our guests. That said, we can provide contacts for a driver, cook and nearby spa locations. Let us know what you are looking for and we can help make the arrangements.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Restored Olive Mill With Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 55 reviews
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Paradiso!

  • 5 of 5

What a special place. Paul and David have created a little piece of paradise in the hills of Sicily. Everything about our stay was absolutely perfect - even the weather was better than expected! Their home has been immaculately and lovingly rebuilt from the ruins of an abandoned olive mill. Their attention to detail is apparent everywhere you look, from the amazing kitchen sink to the beautiful Sicilian pottery, the comfy furnishings, the lovely terrace, and the lush gardens surrounding the house. The kitchen was very well stocked, including olive oil from their own trees. The bedrooms are spacious and very comfortable, each with it's own bathroom. We slept every night with the doors wide open, enjoying the cool night air and listening to the cow bells gently ringing as the cows grazed on the hills around the property.

We had every intention to explore the area, but we soon found ourselves so relaxed and happy at Casa Pergola that we didn't range very far. We mainly ate at home, enjoying the spectacular views down the valley as the sun set. Filippo at the macelleria in Caccamo kept us well supplied with local meat, and fresh vegetables were plentiful, including from Paul and David's gardens. Cooking and eating in such a beautiful location feels more decadent than eating out!

The physical beauty of Casa Pergola is lovely and well worth a visit (or two!) on its own, but what makes it truly exceptional are the hosts. Paul and David are so warm and inviting, and they made sure that our every wish was looked after. They're more than happy to share their wealth of information about the area, the best local wines, beaches, recipes, shops, restaurants, and more. They made us feel genuinely welcome and comfortable in their home. Brace yourselves, Paul and David. We'll be back!

Baci!

Jane and Andy, Lynne and Steve

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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We had a wonderful time. Casa Pergola is a very special place.

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular views of the mountains and the lake. Wonderful garden. We loved picking lettuce, arugula and herbs for cooking. Paul and David were wonderful, attentive hosts. Good value. Would have appreciated a microwave and American drip coffee pot. Would definitely recommend wholeheartedly to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Yes, it is Exceptional!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures indicate exaclty what you get: A wonderfull view, a clean & big pool you can use basically from mid-March onwards (the warmth depends on sun hours/day), a huge terrace… the view is stunning and we loved it with a fresh coffee in our hands prior to breakfast! The interior of the house is not only in perfect harmoney, it is also functional with a very well equipped and clean kitchen. What you also get in each and every of the 3 bedgrooms is a that great view and very comfortable mattrasses. Getting to your house requires some driving skills as the final part is a bumpy offroad – but we managed it with a 9 person van and so will you. You´ll get rewarded with a great house & tranquil hinterland.

The travel we´ve done during our 2 weeks stay was to: Palermo (3x), Monreale, Cefalu (2x), Segestra, San Stefano di Canastra (great for pottery), Castelbuono, Caccamo and Mondello Beach (great in the off-season as not overcrowded). A tip for Palermo if you don´t want to deep dive into the city trafic: Leave your car at Forum Palermo and take the tram for 1,40€ / single ride to Central Stration (the tickets are valid for 90min for all trams & buses – take enough coins with you for the machine). From the stop walk 50m to main bus stop and take bus no. 109 to Placa Interdependence as a starting point to explore Palermo by foot. On your way back you can do some shopping for cloths & groceries in the Forum.

Last but not least thanks Paul & Dave! We did experience very good B&B´s and houses in the past but what you guys have built up is amazing. And thanks so much for your outstanding hospitality! Tip: Take advantage of dinner opportunities as soften as you can. You will not regret it! Greetings from Jennecken, Germany (near Cologne)

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Outstanding accommodations and owners

  • 5 of 5

What a genuine surprise and delight. From the journey in to the hosts. Paul and David were looking after our every want and need and yet giving us complete privacy. Beds were comfortable and views from all angles were outstanding. Great suggestion from Paul on evening meals, we suggest you take his lead. Most relaxing and enjoyable part of out trip to Italy

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Absolutely Perfect - Devine - The reviews are completely 100% accurate

  • 5 of 5

Paul and David are the perfect hosts and that is rare to find. They have a genuine and authentic interest in there guests having a relaxing time without any stress or worries.

The house is beautiful, the location is breathtaking.

Paul and David recommended a chef to come in and cook for us and we preceded to have them prepare dinner for us eight nights in a row, rather than go out (eating out is one of my favourite parts of trips to Italy). It was a stunning experience, Chef Bruno and his partner in crime Giovanni are superb, they make wonderful food, but more than that, they set up a stunningly beautiful table for dinner every night, the experience is not to be missed.

Back to the house and Paul and David, its hard to leave a review like this as in some ways, you want it to stay a secret, but that is not fair, Paul and David deserve praise and credit for creating a small piece of paradise.

Thank you.

We will be back, that is 100% certain.

Martin, Francina, Peter and Elena

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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How can I give a 6th star?

  • 5 of 5

Ein tolles "Heim auf Zeit", super Ausstattung von der Espressomaschine mit Kapseln bis zur Eisenpfanne und Kräutergarten. Atemberaubender Ausblick auf das Tal mit Stausee und Bergen. Und der Gastgeber, herzlich und stets auf das Wohl seiner Gäste bedacht - es war schwer abzureisen.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
PMO Palermo Punto Risi
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Trabia or Caccamo
Nearest Ferry
6 Metres
Termini Imerese
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Termini Imerese
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Autostrada
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Trabia or Caccamo
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Trabia
Car: necessary

Our house 'Casa Pergola' is located in a tranquil rural area yet close to the autostrada, the beaches, Palermo historic center (30 minutes), mountains, and gorgeous seaside villages like Cefalù. (30 min).

The house sits on 4 acres of land and is very private with many places to relax, beautiful pool house, roof terrace, wisteria covered pergola terrace, spacious pool area, even a hammock! The rooms are also very comfortable and airy. The kitchen with new convection 5 burner stove/oven, dishwasher, dining and living room (with large fireplace) is relaxing and beautiful with room for everyone. You will not be disappointed!

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

In winter the house is available for $150.00 per night (up to 4 guests) with a minimum of 4 nights. In winter the house will be two ground floor bedrooms. The owners will occupy the upstairs third bedroom. Our kitchen and all downstairs areas are shared with our guests. The bedrooms have in-floor electric heat and each has a private bathroom.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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