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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 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
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 November, 2017

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 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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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 ...
  • 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:
  • 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 ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • 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.

Reviews

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Restored Olive Mill With Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 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: 16-May-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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5

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
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5

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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5

Simply amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Not much we can add on top of the reviews of others, the villa is simply breathtaking. Yes the pictures are correct, that really is the view down to the reservoir, still looks like a landscape painting after staring at it for a week. Yes the last piece of the road from Caccamo is interesting, but totally worth it. Paul is a wonderful host, a perfect balance of attentive and caring, but never intrusive. The villa is spotless, everything provided and more, the pool an excellent start and end to the day. This is a slice of perfection, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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5

Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a special place. The villa is spectacular and wants for nothing and Paul is such a fantastic host - so much thought has gone into every area of the villa. It really is a little piece of heaven! Each area is supremely comfortable and it would be very easy to spend all one's time at the villa without venturing out at all! Car is essential as the villa is nicely remote from anything (but only 5-10 mins to nearest village).

We didn't want to leave and certainly want to return!! Thank you Paul!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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If you want a villa with pool in Sicily and this one is free, book it quickly.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for week in July 2017, we are quite experienced summer renters in the Med and this was our best experience to date. Paul is the perfect host, the property is effortlessly stylish and the location is convenient for Palermo and yet located in a rural idyll. There is a fully functioning kitchen with hobs and an oven if you need it as well as a great supply of things like salt, herbs and oil (of course) so you don't need to stock up on these beforehand. There is also a great BBQ, and covered outdoor eating area with a lovely pool. Bedrooms, bedding and decor are all also first rate. All round we thought it pretty well perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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

Prices for this holiday villa in Caccamo, Sicily

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn/Winter 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£755
for 5 nights
From
£151
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,510
for 7 nights
£1,510
 
 
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£755
for 5 nights
From
£151
 
 
Spring "Primavera" 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,585
for 7 nights
£1,585
 
 
June 6 day week 2018
10 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,456
for 5 nights
£2,038
 
 
"Estate" Summertime
17 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,038
for 7 nights
£2,038
 
 
End of Summer/Olive Oil Season
8 Sep 2018 - 9 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,585
for 7 nights
£1,585
 
 
Autumn/Winter 2018
10 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£755
for 5 nights
From
£151
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,283
for 7 nights
£1,283
 
 
Winter/Early Spring 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£755
for 5 nights
From
£151
 
 
Spring "Primavera" 2019
6 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,585
for 7 nights
£1,585
 
 
Peak Summer 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,114
for 7 nights
£2,114
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£755
for 5 nights
From
£151
 

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

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