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Restored Olive Mill With Pool

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
villa
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Trabia - Casa Pergola

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 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!

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Paul Mahoney
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2016
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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 Palermo

This is a house for artists, romantics, gardeners and anyone who searches for natural beauty, yet wants to be close to the conveniences of urban life.

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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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

Restored Olive Mill With Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
5

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: May 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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The best views imaginable

  • 5 of 5

The house is very comfortable, located on a hill side overlooking the lake and mountains. The last couple of hundred meters take you there along a steep dirt/stone road. It takes a bit of getting used to but is no problem once you are. The pool is large and whilst swimming you have the most spectacular views. Paul is very welcoming and a good host. He really adds this something undefinable extra to the whole experience. We had a great time, loved Gató the cat and will probably return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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Beautiful Sicilian Villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is in a tranquil spot and has been beautifully renovated (and added to!) so that it seems as though it's been there forever - it has a wonderful rustic charm. There's a fabulous pool overlooking the Sicilian countryside and lake, with a well established plant and flower filled terrace where you can enjoy either the sun or shade. The views are stunning and it's very easy to relax and unwind.

Paul and David are the loveliest of hosts - they genuinely can't do enough for you and clearly want you to have a great time. They go above and beyond what anyone could expect - coming out to find us when we were lost as we arrived and then cooking dinner for us, despite the extreme hour! The next day they insisted on collecting groceries for us so we could relax by the pool - we've never encountered such kindness from villa owners before.

We've never gone back to the same place before - but feel sure we will revisit Casa Pergola!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Magnificent!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late at night disorientated and exhausted. Paul and David could not have been more thoughtful and generous, always on hand to provide helpful suggestions. Casa Pergola is a special place of restoration and stunning beauty. Remembering the serenity of our days in the glittering pool, the children gathering sweet tomatoes, basil and rosemary from the lovely garden, the panorama of the lake and hills every morning, cooking fresh sea bass and sardines on the BBQ....will see us through the dark English winter. We hope to return as soon as possible.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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What can we say that has not already been said?!

  • 5 of 5

The previously submitted reviews really encapsulate how we, too, felt about our time in Caccamo - one cannot help but smile when asked about the week we spent in Sicily. The house and location were secondary to the hospitality and friendliness shown by David and Paul. We loved the wine, the cat, the pool, the quiet (minus the odd tinkling of a goat's bell), not to mention the endless supply of freshly-picked tomatoes. A most memorable experience, and one we'll treasure.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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The most beautiful place in Italy!

  • 5 of 5

We were blown away by the beauty of Paul and David's home. The setting is spectacular and the house and gardens are beyond compare. Paul and David told us that we wouldn't want to leave and they were right. Wonderful hosts who looked after us so well without being intrusive. Everywhere you look is a thing of beauty - from the stunning outdoor area, to the lovely old Italian interiors. The pool size is excellant. Every detail is wonderful. We will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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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

Prices for this holiday villa in Trabia, Palermo

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn/winter
5 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£689
for 5 nights
From
£138
£944
 
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,180
for 7 nights
£1,180
 
 
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
£551
for 4 nights
From
£138
 
 
Spring "Primavera" 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,068
for 5 nights
£1,495
 
 
Peak Summer "Estate 2017"
3 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,967
for 7 nights
£1,967
 
 
End of Summer/Olive Oil Season
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
Autumn/Winter 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£689
for 5 nights
From
£138
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,180
for 7 nights
£1,180
 
 
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£689
for 5 nights
From
£138
 
 
Spring "Primavera" 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
Peak Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,967
for 7 nights
£1,967
 
 
End of Summer/Olive Oil Season
8 Sep 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
Autumn/Winter 2018
10 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£689
for 5 nights
From
£138
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,180
for 7 nights
£1,180
 
 
Winter/Early Spring 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£689
for 5 nights
From
£138
 
 
Spring "Primavera" 2019
6 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,495
for 7 nights
£1,495
 
 
Peak Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,967
for 7 nights
£1,967
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£689
for 5 nights
From
£138
 

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.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Trabia in Sicily

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
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 ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • 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 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen sized sleep sofa
  • Three Bedrooms with double beds, 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
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.

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