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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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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

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Restored Olive Mill With Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews
5

Simply Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We recently had our best ever family holiday here. The accommodation was fantastic. Idyllic location, quiet , peaceful with wonderful, far reaching views . Comfortable and every creature comfort was catered for. Wonderful hosts. Couldn't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Nirvana

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful property, restored with real attention to detail and quality. Rustic and sumptuous at the same time. Several outdoor seating areas, a long terrace, breath-taking views, and a beautiful pool area. Paul looked after us well and added to the experience, and the pontoon boat trip / snorkelling / BBQ was a highlight, even for our four and eight year olds. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Orleans, LA US
5

stunning villa in Sicily

  • 5 of 5

Casa Pergola is such a beautiful and spectacular villa, made all the more special by the owners, Paul and David, who were perfect hosts (along with Gato the cat) and provided everything we could possibly need including tips on all the local destinations and enjoyable conversation. We were traveling with another couple so there were only 4 of us, but there was more than enough room for another 2 to stay in the bedroom off of the kitchen. Each bedroom has it's own bath and is so unique that we had a hard time deciding who would take which one... all beautifully decorated with authentic Sicilian decor, hand made ceramics, and stone sinks. You can tell Paul and David enjoyed renovating the old olive mill as there is such an extraordinary attention to detail. We loved the laid back rustic atmosphere with stunning views, relaxing shady terraces and refreshing pool.... one terrace for breakfast and another for cocktails and dinner.

The villa is absolutely breathtaking... and ultimately so relaxing and enjoyable that you need never leave to enjoy your stay in Sicily - truly more of a destination than just a place to stay. We would definitely go again but have referred Casa Pergola to so many friends, we fear it will always be booked up! When we did manage to pull ourselves away, we found convenient shopping at a nearby grocery and a bit further in the town of Caccamo, 15 minutes by car. There we found a bakery, butcher, pubs/wine shops etc. We ate most meals at the villa finding the herb garden very useful and the kitchen well stocked, complete with olive oil bottled by our hosts. Casa Pergola is also well situated to visit other parts of Sicily - Palermo was an easy train ride away (short drive to Termini with free car park at the station) and Cefalu was close and well worth a visit. Ciao Bella - we hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palo Alto, CA
5

A Wonderful Get-Away with very hospitable hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Pergola for a week in April, and it was fantastic. The house was large and comfortable. We stayed in the bedroom in the lower part of the main house. Very convenient and comfortable. The full kitchen met all of our needs. In fact, we had a chef come in to cook a meal and he was able to do it all in the kitchen, with no problems. The outdoor space was great for gatherings, barbeques, and fantastic views. Paul and David are fabulous hosts. The roads getting to the house are a bit of a challenge, but worth the climb. A great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Additional Guest Fee £156.26

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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