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Milena

Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Italian

House with character in the historical centre, with terrace and sea view

32 Reviews
People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Cefalu

This lovely house – dating back to 1700 - is located in the picturesque historical centre of Cefalù, 100 mt to the sandy beach, in a quiet side street 30 mt from the main church “il Duomo”. It’s a traditional three-storey house newly renovated in the old fashion style, and it is unique in its simplicity: stone walls, terracotta-tiled floor and raftered ceiling.

On the ground floor there is the dining room, a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable bathroom; on the first floor there are two bedrooms: one with a double bed and one with a bunkbed; on the top floor there is the living room (with a bed-coach), a small bathroom and a lovely terrace, overlooking the sea, the old roofs and the “Rocca”, the well-famous mountain symbol of Cefalù.

It is the best for those who love enjoying lively resorts, but also – thanks to its ideal position – for those who want to relax and rest in the terrace enjoying some wine and a nice Italian meal, with a great sea-view!

All rooms have natural light, are well ventilated and look at lovely corners of the old town.

There is a washing machine, air-conditioning and fans; you’ll find everything you might need for your comfortable stay.

Not recommended to people with leg problems and loud groups.

The prices listed are for 1 to 4 people.

Free Wifi in the nearby square.

Extra services available on request:

- professional tour guide for nature and art itineraries, anywhere in Sicily

- transfer from and to any airport

- driver with car rental

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Milena (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Italian

About Milena

I teach English to secondary school students and I'm also a professional tour guide. I love Sicily, especially its colours and flavours! Enjoy it with me!

What makes this house unique

It's a great house, and you'll like it so much!

Reviews

4.9
based on 32 holidaymaker reviews

House with character in the historical centre, with terrace and sea view
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews
5

The most pleasant and well equiped home for our ah

  • 5 of 5

We were pleased and happy to find that this house exceeded our expectations. The owner was very helpful before and during our stay. The property was clean and well equiped and only minutes away from the town centre, with very good restaurants and helpful staff. Our family of five will be returning soon to Cefalu.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this property for 3 nights. Pros: It has a great location in the center of Cefalu with wonderful views from the top floor terrace. The kitchen is well equipped. Cons: the ground floor (kitchen, bathroom, eating space) is very small, very dark (one small window facing on narrow street) and damp smelling - this might not be an issue in the summer, but in April it is. The closest parking is about a10 minutes walk away - not a problem, but should be disclosed. We had to wait for over an hour and several unanswered phone calls to be met at the predetermined location; I gather that this is not usually the case, but it was our experience.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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Sicilian living at its best!!

  • 5 of 5

When choosing our family holiday we wanted to be immersed in the center of Cefalu whilst also stay a peaceful and relaxing accommodation. This property did not disappoint! We were right in the middle of the historical centre about 3 minutes from the Duomo where the piazza was always full of hustle and bustle and atmosphere. Although central,the property is tucked away up a side street in a mainly pedestrianised area, this allowed that when we sat out on our 3rd floor terrace we could enjoy the surroundings, numerous sunsets and the beautiful view of the sea in peace. We ate breakfast every morning watching the birds flying in and out of la Rocca and enjoyed many dinners and BBQ's cooked on the outdoor BBQ that is provided. The beaches were no further than 10 minutes walk through the bustling narrow streets of the center and you can even sample some Sicilian pastries or ice cream on the way. While holidaying here we enjoyed the perfect balance of relaxing while also taking in some of the surrounds. We hired a car for three days and drove to Taormina where we spent a night overlooking the beautiful Mt Etna and visiting the stunning Greek Amphitheater. The following day we spent a great day in Etnaland which was a huge hit with the kids (age 9 and 5). While in Cefalu, we climbed la Rocca (Tip: climb in the morning while cool and shady also wear good footwear) the views from the top were amazing and we even spotted our terrace. We also took a boat trip to Lipari and Vulcano (Aeolian islands) where we bathed in the thermal hot mud spring baths in Vulcano, an amazing experience!!! (Tip: bring an old swimsuit and rubber flip flops, the springs are very hot if stood on)

There is a particular street in Cefalu where all the restaurants back out onto the sea by way of spectacular decked terraces, we tried 2 or 3 of these restaurants and had great experiences every time.

I would definitely recommend this house and Milena was more than helpful in her correspondence from pre booking to the day we checked out. This house has everything you need and we really felt at home there but best of all we got to live like true Sicilians for 2 weeks. I will never forget this holiday and hope to return someday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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5

A really beautiful house and sea view terrace!

  • 5 of 5

This is a really beautiful house on three levels. It's well equipped and very comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need if you like cooking and the terrace is a great spot to sit out in the evenings.

Although the house is just a stone's throw from the main square, it's very quiet peaceful and private. Being situated in the old part of Cefalu is a real treat.

The process of booking with Milena was an absolute delight. She's very friendly, hospitable and helpful.

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Cefalu - we love walking and found both the Madonie and Nebrodi National Parks to be easily accessible by car. Coming back to Cefalu at the end of a day's walking, sittting and watching the sun set with a cold beer, was superb. Thank you Milena - we hope to return one day!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much and hope to see you again one day! :)
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Excellent communication w...

  • 5 of 5

Excellent communication with Milena leading up to stay gave me confidence that all would go well with booking and stay and it did.It was a really good experience staying in a traditional Sicilian house.Three levels with two living areas gives you plenty of space. It is spotless with all the modern conveniences/equipment you need.The house is quiet and peaceful just behind the cathedral but only a couple of minutes walk and you are part of the lovely buzz/atmosphere of the historic quarter of Cefalu. Many relaxing hours were spent on the good sized balcony( with barbeque and sink area).It looks over the roof tops onto the amazing view of the sea especially at sunset and behind is the impressive view of the Rock.We often found ourselves making a point of getting back to watch the sunset.I rarely revisit a place but can say that I would like to go back here. Cefalu and its surrounding areas has got it all-beaches,national parks, sightseeing, fantastic food and warm, helpful people.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
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Lovely house - very well ...

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house - very well laid out, clean and well maintained.

Owner - very easy to deal with. Professional, attentive and helpful.

Lovely location - near Duomo in historical Cefalu. Old town Cefalu is picture perfect and this house is part of that perfect picture. Very cenrally located, yet residential and quiet.

View from the terrace (which I think is West facing for evening sun) is correctly represented in the photos and gives a beautiful view of "the rock" and the sea.

Fully recommended and would certainly stay here again if we returned to Cefalu.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Palermo
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Train
400 Metres
Cefalù
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: not necessary

Follow the signs along the highway. Once in Cefalù, look for the "Duomo".

The climate in Cefalù is mild all year long, and each season gives a new perspective of the area. In the summer you can enjoy its white sand beach as well as the fresh air of the surrounding mountains and hills, where you can taste the exquisite traditional cuisine.

The entrance to sea is free, but there are also some lidos where you can hire beach umbrellas, deckchairs, boats and canoes.

The train and bus stations are within 15 min walking, and from there you can reach anywhere in Sicily – Cefalù is actually one of the main stops in Sicily.

Cars are not allowed in the historical city centre most of the day.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cefalu Centre, Cefalu

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Alta
16 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
£251
for 3 nights
£586
 
 
Altissima
1 Aug 2016 - 11 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
£305
for 3 nights
£711
 
 
Altissima
12 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
3 night minimum stay
£323
for 3 nights
£753
 
 
Alta
1 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£143
for 2 nights
£502
 
 
Media
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
£418
 
 
Bassa
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
£108
for 2 nights
£376
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Tariffe in funzione del numero di persone, Deposito cauzionale, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario. Elettricità extra, in base al consumo.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cefalu in Palermo

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 68 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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