4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa with large pool and huge garden sleeps 8/10.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - Previous permission from owner requiredPrevious permission from owner required
Max guests: 10 - 8 in the villa + 2 in optional studio8 in the villa + 2 in optional studio
- Guests may not hold parties or invite other guests overnight without permission from the owners.
- Guests are responsible for keeping the property clean and for disposal of any rubbish according to local rules .
- If the villa requires extra cleaning or a fine for incorrect rubbish disposal is incurred, the cost will be deducted from the security deposit.
A lovely villa and the perfect family holiday away
We absolutely loved our stay at Santa Rosalia! The villa was spacious and was the perfect week away for our a whole group. We stayed with another family so in the end had 5 children and 4 adults and we were all very comfortable. The pool was absolutely perfect and we spent most of our day there, but could easily pop into town for gelato in the afternoons or to the beach for a day out. We even had a delicious dinner cooked for us one evening all arranged by the property manager. On top of it all, the owner, Caroline was truly lovely. I can't recommend this villa enough if you're looking for a relaxing week away!
We very much enjoyed meeting these two families staying at Santa Rosalia.
With five small children to entertain they made good use of the pool, which is very child friendly with steps leading to the shallow end. They also appreciated the sandpit which is shaded and close to the al fresco dining area so that parents an relax on the terrace while children are occupied.
As we were staying next door at Santa Maria, we introduced their children to our grandchildren and much fun was had by all in the pool.
We were also pleased to hear that these guests enjoyed visiting Mazara, the beaches and gelaterie. Although there are many restaurants and pizzerias in town it is a treat to have meal catered at the villa and Antonella, our cook, did them proud on this occasion. It would be great if these two families decide to come back to stay at Santa Rosalia.
Spacious and relaxing Sicilian family home
Having fallen in love with Santa Rosalia on our first trip three years ago we were eager to return to this beautiful villa. It didn't disappoint! A happy week spent swimming in the pool, enjoying the new sand pit, exploring the local area and having those daily conversations about what to have for dinner. Our party of adults and kids ranging from 3 to 14 all found something to enjoy and we've already decided we'll be back again, in three years’ time!
We were very pleased to have Emily with her family and friends staying at Santa Rosalia again. The sandpit was renovated and enlarged this year so several children can play in it at the same time under the shade of a large sumach tree.
With such hot weather this summer the two families spent many hours in the swimming pool and I heard that the three-year-old learned to swim in our pool.
Emily and friends are also very appreciative of the extra virgin olive oil we produce on the estate between Santa Rosalia and Santa Maria next door and offer to our guests..
We very much look forward to welcoming them back in the future.
2 families visiting from Sweden July 2018
We had a very nice stay at villa santa rosalia and the info about the surrounding area with
beaches and restaurants was helpful.
The house was big and spacious.
We did not use the livingroom because of the heat and no ac.
The little ants liked the food so we could not keep bread on the kitchen counter
for more than two minutes before they were everywhere.
There could have been more waterglasses and wineglasses.
We really liked the pergola and the swimmingpool but if we are 8 persons that want
to sunbathe we also want 8 sunbeds.... and maybe one more umbrella, can be one smaller and one big.
Carolines book and the history behind the villa was fun and interesting :-).
We liked that there where so few tourists in Mazara del vallo and the beach tonnarella
Was very nice.
Overall we had a good stay but could need some small upgrades.
Thanks from us :-).
I am glad these two Swedish families enjoyed staying at Santa Rosalia and going to the beach and found Mazara relatively free of tourists.
We are always ready to improve the facilities in the villa where possible.
We do not have a.c. in the sitting room as it is a very large open space with an open staircase so it would be extremely difficult and prohibitively expensive to keep it cool with a.c. We do provide plenty of fans which we find adequate when we are staying there. In any case it is clear from the HomeAway website that the a.c. unites are only in the bedrooms and the kitchen.
Ants in the kitchen can be a nuisance in summer. We do keep them under control in the gardens but somehow they find their way into the house
All we can do is spray with Raid, never leave food out and keep surfaces super clean. In future we will forewarn guests of this problem when they arrive.
As far as we are aware there are plenty of glasses. When a group of eight of us stayed there earlier this summer, we did not run out of glasses but in any case we will make extra glasses available to guests in future.
About the sun beds, we usually provide 5 or 6 for a group of 8 plus two extra seats because of the limited space available around the pool. Most groups of guests include small children who do not use the sun beds. I appreciate that this group consisted of adults and teenagers and would have liked more sunbeds. In future we will make sure that extra sunbeds are available on request.
For the same reason of space we provide one very large sun umbrella which is much more robust than the small ones you can buy. In fact the small ones we use in our other villa get broken regularly.
However there is a bench under a large tree beside the entrance of the pool where guests can also sit in the shade.
We also recommend that if guests have any requests about equipment etc. that they speak directly to Alessia, the contact person, who is always ready to help.
Enjoyable week for all of us in casa Rosalia
The house matched our expectation, based on the description. Very nicely decorated, and very clean and well equiped for our group, aged 65- 9 months. We all enjoyed the pool, and surrounding area. As coffee lovers we missed a well functioning coffe machine.
The owner and Nanette were very friendly and helpfull and provided good advice.on local beaches and restaurants.
We will surely recommend this place .
One unpleasant disctraction was the lack of garbage removal in the surrounding area
I'm glad that this three generation family from Denmark enjoyed staying at Santa Rosalia.
As they say the villa is very well equipped. We have recently installed a state of the art barbecue and will replace the filter coffee machine as a result of this review.
Unfortunately this family's stay coincided with a local garbage strike, something that is beyond our control. However uncollected rubbish at the deposit points is certainly not the norm and the situation is now back to normal.
Our fantastic week at Santa Rosalia
From the very first moment (arriving late and tired) Nannette welcomed us warmly and we were immediately struck by the spaciousness and ambience of the villa.
We were delighted by the villa's decor and we felt in a holiday mood from the very beginning.
The private pool gave us hours of endless pleasure and we loved the villa so much we rarely ventured far. There was however several trips into Mazara for dinner and a day at the beach.
There is was plenty of good quality baby equipment and cooking facilities - including 2 BBQs (which we made good use of).
We couldn't have ask for a better holiday and would highly recommend a stay there.
I am so glad this family enjoyed the villa and its grounds. The villa is very spacious and the garden is huge. In fact guests often tell us that the photographs do not reflect the actual size of the spaces available.
We have furnished the villa with children in mind and made sure that everything including the pool is child-friendly.
We would be very happy if this family came back to Santa Rosalia again.
Villa Santa Rosalia is in the heart of the country in Western Sicily and the only noise you will hear is birdsong. The landscape is one of vineyards and olive groves, which stretch out as far as the eye can see to gently rolling hills in the distance. However the house is not isolated as Villa Santa Maria is next door and other neighbours are within walking distance. The nearest town, Mazara del Vallo, Italy's most famous fishing port, is only three miles away. The villa is just two miles from a small beach and five miles from the splendid Tonnarella beach. Santa Rosalia is an ideal base for visiting Selinunte, Segesta, Mozia and Erice. Access to the motorway to Palermo and its airport is 5 minutes away while the drive to the airport takes under an hour. Ryanair runs daily direct flights to Trapani (a 40 minute drive away) or Palermo and back, Easyjet flies to Palermo in summer, while Alitalia flies London Palermo and back via Rome or Milan throughout the year. British Airways now flies Heathrow to Palermo and back on Saturdays and Tuesdays
Other Activities: kitesurfing, windsurfing
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I am a long term Siculophile. Married to Marcello, a Sicilian, I have been coming here for forty years. Marcello had already inherited the villa next door, when this villa came on the market. We loved the grounds and the space and enhanced it with a makeover inside and a swimming pool. I have written about our Sicilian family in my book "Casa Nostra. A Home in Sicily" published in 2007. Since then we have been living in London but we come to this villa every year with our two daughters and their small sons.
Caroline purchased this Villa in 2008
Why Caroline chose Mazara del Vallo
Santa Rosalia formerly formed part of the estate next door belonging to Marcello and his brothers. It has beautiful gardens with palms and ancient olive trees planted when Marcello was a child. Every year there is an olive harvest at this villa and the villa next door, Santa Maria. Guests of Santa Rosalia may sample our extra virgin olive oil which is so good that it deserves a category all of its own.
What makes this Villa unique
The huge gardens set well away from the road afford a unique level of privacy while the fenced pool within view of the shaded pergola make keeping an eye on the children easy. There is so much space in the gardens that children are ever occupied, picking fruit, playing in the sand pit or chasing lizards! Grownups can socialise under the vine covered pergola or retire to a bench in the shade of an ancient olive tree. The pool is surrounded by lavender bushes and olive trees and with its extensive shallow end is very child-friendly. We also keep all sorts of inflatable toys and waterbeds with children in mind. In side the house the large open plan living room has plenty of seating and a wide range of book for both adults and children.