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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 9 nights


About the property

House Sicilian feature panoramic sea and among the olive trees

Francis De Lisi
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Francis De Lisi

Francesco and Marianna De Lisi, passionate travelers and still linked to Sicilian traditions, good taste and hospitality.

Our "jovial" and laborious character allows us, without much effort, to perceive the needs of travelers who are inevitably

Francis De Lisi purchased this villa in 1960

Why Francis De Lisi chose Cefalù

You choose this house to get away from the hustle and heat of the coast whilst remaining close.

A stone house then always has its charm that can not give to live intense moments of RELAX

What makes this villa unique

You choose this house to get away from the hustle and heat of the coast whilst remaining close to the sea.

A stone house with a beautiful garden, a pool overlooking the sea always has its charm that can not give to live intense moments of RELAX! It 'a fact underscored by the dozens of testimonials!

Our best gift is to offer free use of our restored old 500f! Fantastic !


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cefalù in Province of Palermo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Gli ospiti potranno godere dei benefici della casa, non dovranno occuparsi della pulizia finale ma staranno attenti ad una conduzione "decorosa"
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • size bathrooms mt 3,5 x3, 5 meters with: sink, toilet, bidet, shower 90x90. A bathroom (BLUE) on the ground floor. A bathroom (LIGHT GREEN) on the first floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed
  • Very comfortable and bright, with double panoramic window, cupboards and drawers, linen, two pillows, double beds (170x200 cm)   air conditioning A double bedroom on the ground floor. A bedroom on the first floor. A quad room (double bed + 2 single beds) on the first floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Cellar
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Parasol
  • Veranda ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
1) E 'need to rent a car 2) in the garden you will find a small round pool diameter 3m, h.75 with accessories, water capacity 2mc/2000lt.


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average rating of 4.955224 based on 69 reviews

Paradise at Casa Mare Cielo in Cefalù

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, together with other family members, including a child, had the pleasure to stay recently (September 2015) for one week at the beautiful and well-located Casa Mare Cielo in Cefalù.

Based on previous reviews of the place, we had very high expectations. Nevertheless, our experience there managed to go beyond our expectations.

We all were touched by the warm-heartedly welcome and by the kind and friendly attention provided by the owners, Marianna and Francesco (they sincerely want you to feel at home and to be helpful in any way they can). Also, we were very impressed by the beautiful, charming, cozy stone house and, of course, by the magnificent view of the sea, beaches and coastal mountains that we had the privilege to enjoy there, both during the day as well as at night, particularly under a spectacular fool moon.

We had very delightful meals in the porch and playful family moments in the swimming pool, which is pretty safe for children as it is not too deep.

We enjoyed beach time at Kalura Beach as well as at the Cefalù town beach. Cultural and sightseeing visits to historic Cefalù and Castelbuono were also a must.

We would like to go back there again and strongly recommend Casa Mare Cielo for those who want to feel close to paradise. Thank you Marianna and Francesco.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Again, my wife and I, we can not but rejoice and be proud of the welcome offered to our guests. The groundwork to achieve these results, is something that goes beyond the exercise technique is love and dedication! Marianna and I will continue to improve our way of life, and with it our "sweet home". Thanks again for the QUALITY of this witness. Francesco e Marianna
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Amazing holiday in beautiful place :)

  • 5 of 5

We spend one week in Francesco and Marianna House. it was the best decision to choose this house. Francesco and Marianna are very kind and hospitality people, always kind to help you. The house is equipped in everything what is needed. The place is beautiful with amazing view. I spend wonderful time with my family. My children and the rest of my family had great fun in swimming pool. Children were very happy and do not want to leave swimming pool. Every day we can enjoy a beautiful view and relax in such peacefull place. I woul like to thanks to Marianna and Francesco for such nice time which we can spend in their house. In my opinion this house looks much more better in real than in photos. The photos do not reflects the beauty of this place. One more thank you for everything. Agnieszka and Piotrek from Poland with the rest family

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: the testimony given by this family does us credit and charge us more and more to improve the comfort and hospitality of our villa. The photos we have published are very normal photos and do not want to express more. Guests must appreciate the place when they arrive at their destination. Thanks again. Francesco.
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Getting to the house by car

  • 5 of 5

The house is superb and Francesco such a friendly person giving all advice for a good holiday. The only thing which caused difficulty was getting up the hill to the house. Once we had the instruction that turning off the ESP on the car would assist all went very well.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Noi ringraziamo la Signora Sue Foster (Regno Unito)per la preziosa testimonianza e desideriamo PRECISARE che la strada di accesso alla casa è stata riparata e che si transita tranquillamente. We thank Mrs. Sue Foster for the valuable testimony and would like to clarify that the access road to the house was repaired and which passes quietly.
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"We had a very warm welco...

  • 5 of 5

"We had a very warm welcome from the owners and a lovely stay at the Gites.

The location is marvelous, the view spectacular and the environment is very quiet, while still conveniently near to Cefalu.

The house and terras are most comfortable. Once you get used to the relatively steep road, the house is really quite easy to reach. The house is very well equiped including excellent TV and Wifi facilities.

We definitely recommend this house to anyone that likes to spend a holiday in Sicily.

Francesco and Marianne really make you feel welcome and taken care off."

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: September 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"We had a wonderful time ...

  • 5 of 5

"We had a wonderful time at Mare Cielo in Céfalu. Francesco et Marianna were exceptional hosts. They kindly waited for us at the highway exit in Céfalu and accompanied us to their beautiful vacation house. Given our late arrival, they welcomed us with fruit juice, water, toast, cookies and cakes, enough for a late night snack and a light breakfast in the morning. After a short introductory walk through the house, Francesco et Marianna handed over the keys with the kind message for us to fully enjoy the house and property as if it was our own house. Very nice.

The house and the property are a real charm. Natural building stone walls, authentic wooden doors, and most of all a superb view of the coast, east of Céfalu, 300m above sea level. Furthermore, the property has a large terrace with comfortable sunbeds, a large outside dining table, a fully equiped kitchen, two bathrooms with showers, one outdoors shower, barbecue, satellite tv, wifi, washing machine, etc. Really everything we needed. The environment is so relaxing that we did not even mind doing the dishes manually. There is air conditioning in the (3) bedrooms, and fans in the bathrooms and living room, making it comfortable even when it is 35-40°C.

The property is situated on a (steep) hill, 5 minutes away from the charming city of Céfalu. Céfalu has nice beaches, a touristic but authentic old town centre with shops and good restaurants. It is a pleasant city, and we enjoyed visiting the busy old town and its surroundings, but we mostly enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of the vacation house every time we returned "home".

It is hard to find a negative point regarding this vacation house. The very first time, the access to the house seems a real challenge (it is really steep and you need a good car), but after a few times, the road and driveway to the house is nothing more than an adventurous ride.

In summary, we are truly enthusiastic about this place, and about its hosts. Francesco et Marianna are exceptional, kind, honest and always committed to establish the best holiday conditions for their guests. We will surely recommend the house to our friends and to anybody who requires more information.


  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Villa Celeste was even b...

  • 5 of 5

"Villa Celeste was even better than we imagined: the views are glorious, the situation ideal both for a quiet getaway and as a base to explore the surrounding area. The owners instantly made us feel at home and took great pains to ensure our comfort. I would recommend this villa to anybody."

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Bar 'AL SOLITO POSTO' district Calura
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
CAMPOFELICE (highway 113)
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Cefalù train station
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Highway A20 Messina-Palermo Exit Cefalù
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Etna nord
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Kalura beach (see photo)
Car: necessary

From Punta Raisi or Palermo follow the signs to Highway A20 MESSINA exit CEFALU Eastern suburbs + strada FERLA + via BARRECA sloping road (airport the first time 1h,45min. From Palermo 1h,20min. . You will be accompanied (from exit Cefalù) the owner

And 'interesting to visit the Aeolian Islands that are located directly opposite the house can be reached from the port of Cefalu things to see

St.AMBROGIO, Pollina, SANTO STEFANO for ceramics

(these too are facing the house), CASTELBUONO with its medieval castle and

'Jezz Festival' in August;end tours ETNA park


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Acconto (25%) alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario non presente in loco .
CHECK-IN 16:00 CHECK-OUT 10:00
Noi NON chiediamo CAUZIONE, perchè non rientra nella nostra politica di accoglienza Amicale..........
I nostri graditi ospiti devono, (a partire dalla buona conduzione) sentirsi a "casa propria".
Sarà sicuramente il loro buonsenso ad informarci e provvedere al risarcimento di eventuali ed "accidentali" DANNI.........

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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