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Bedroom/sitting room in a very elegant F.L. Wright-style villa

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type corporate apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio flat by the sea- city

Studio with independent entrance, in an elegant villa of "Wright" style, located near the fishing village of Mondello (Palermo), between the sandy gulf and the reef, surrounded by ancient trees, at the foot of Mt. Pellegrino. White sand beach is right across the street. The clean water and sunny weather are ideal for swimming 8 months out of the year. The cliffs of nearby Mt.Pellegrino are well-known for free-climbing. Elegantly furnished it is correlated with good quality lingerie. In the same Villa there's an other available apartment and both are advertised on this and other websites with FIVE STAR REVIEWS. For availability please contact the owner.

Francesco Vaccaro
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Francesco Vaccaro

I am a physician researcher at the University of Palermo. I love music, I play the Alto Sax. My wife and I love to travel and know the customs of the various peoples. We are very friendly people and as good Sicilians, we have a great sense of hospitality. It is not uncommon for us to tour with our guests to visit the most characteristic and hidden places of Palermo. With my family we live in the house where the apartment is inserted. What we ask our guests is to have more respect for all of us and the properties  they use.

Why Francesco Vaccaro chose Mondello

The charm of the ancient and the modern that blend into one another mysteriously in Wright's design of the villa and its beautiful seaside location make it an subject of particular interest not only from a technical point of view but, for generations, even among the local people. Designed in the early 50s by famous architect G. Samonà.

What makes this corporate apartment unique

Location by the sea between cliff and beach which is reached in 2-3 minutes on foot. City Center easily accessible by public transport. Car hire (with on-site service on request), hire of scooters, catering services and more else, are within easy walking distance. The futuristic architectural aspect of the 50's of the house, the magic touch of an extraordinary architect completes the charm of an unforgettable holiday.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday corporate apartment in Mondello in Palermo

Property Type:
  • corporate apartment
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Canoe
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Bedroom/sitting room in a very elegant F.L. Wright-style villa
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful location, wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, steps from the beach and restaurants, wonderful host and hostess, very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your very nice review. It is an encouragement for us to continue on the way of a perfect welcome
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Lovely stay with very friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay at Francesco's villa. Francesco and his wife were really welcoming and friendly while leaving you in privacy.

The apartment is on the backside of the villa where you can park also your car right next to the entrance. The location is just perfect and the beach (actually also the best part of the beach) is not even a minute walk just across the street. For reaching the town of Monedello at opposite end of the beach there are free bikes available, but we usually just walked the 15-20 minutes along the beach enjoying the pretty site of the bay. A bus stop with various lines to Palermo is also just 5 minutes away. Only the Wifi signal was not the best, but just mentioning to Francesco and he tried everything to improve the signal strenght.

So all in all a very well earned full 5 stars rating for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely apartment on top of the beach

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our stay at Francesco's charming apartment, which is a mere 30 second walk from the public beach - and in this respect couldn't be located in a better position! The apartment itself has all the extras you'd want (Air Con/TV/WIFI). There is a site seeing tour bus that leaves from Piazza Valdesi (5 minute walk away) which takes you into Palermo. This is a great way to see the local area etc, and once in Palermo you can use the same tickets to travel around the city by tour bus. All in all I can heartily recommend staying at this apartment - you won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ein sehr schöner weiter Strand.

  • 4 of 5

Der Eigentümer des Ferienhauses ist sehr freundlich und nett. Im Haus selber befindet sich alles was man für die Ferien braucht. Eine sehr schöne, große Terrasse befindet sich unter den Bäumen.

Zum Strand sind es 20 m.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very nice review. Please, let me just make a quick observation: if everything was fine, why 4 stars only ? Everything is subjective ! Thanks again
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Comodità e Cordialità

  • 5 of 5

Siamo stati un paio di giorni ospiti di questa struttura...iniziamo con i lati negativi...nessuno!!!! La struttura fa parte di una villa stupenda degli anni 40 (studiata sui libri di architettura) situata proprio a ridosso della spiaggia di Mondello ed a pochi passi dalle principali attrazioni del posto. C'è anche la possibilità di posteggiare l'auto all'interno dell'ampio giardino e questo è comodissimo per chi, come noi, affitta la macchina per un tour della Sicilia ben più ampio. Infine padroni di casa simpatici cordiali e disponibili che ci hanno consigliato molti posti da vedere che noi non avevamo considerato. In poche parole...assolutamente consigliabile!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie per la vostra splendida recensione. E' facile essere dei buoni "host" con ospiti così perfetti come siete stati voi. Le tante ottime recensioni ormai collezionate anche su altri siti, ci spingono sempre più a proseguire sulla strada della ottima ospitalità e simpatia per chi si affida alla nostra ospitalità. Grazie. Thank so much for your wonderful review. It's easy to be good hosts with such perfect guests as you were. The many great reviews now collected on other sites, are pushing us to continue on the way of great hospitality and sympathy for those people who rely on our hospitality. Thank you.
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Week-end rilassante

  • 5 of 5

Fine settimana in contesto splendido, padroni di casa gentili e disponibili, appartamento conforme alla descrizione e curato nei più piccoli particolari.

Esperienza da rifare sicuramente.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie infinite per la vostra ottima recensione. Ospiti come voi, attenti alle regole della casa, discreti e gentili è un piacere accogliervi. È nostro desiderio far sì che i nostri ospiti, pur in vacanza, possano sentirsi come a casa loro.
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Internazionale Falcone-Borsellino
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Porto di Palermo
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Villa Airoldi
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
A29 Palermo-Trapani (aeroporto di Birgi)
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Car: not necessary

Accessable by car or city bus from Palermo and airport. From Palermo downtown take bus number 806, or by car drive through Favorita Park.

Many Restaurants and eateries in the old village of Mondello where you can taste local seafood and Italian cousine. Many different water sports are available.


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