Ideally locatedVery peacefulAll mod consTastefully decoratedSurrounded by treesA calm and comfortable atmosphere
The property was a beautiful oasis of tranquility on a lovely coast line, the pool and jacuzzi were very inviting with very well kept gardens, the breakfast supplied was exceptional and very well served we had a fantastic time and found it hard to leave, the owners were very nice and helpful, we couldn't have asked for anymore and would love to go back.
The villa near Capo Zafferano is simply stunning and Maria and Aurelio were fabulous hosts - nothing was too much trouble. We stayed for 5 days and could quite happily have stayed longer. The bedroom was spacious and comfortable with french windows onto a lovely veranda with views of the sea. The outside space near the pool was very comfortable with plenty of garden furniture for everyone. It was so lovely you could quite easily stay there all day. Breakfasts were a feast of fruit salad, scrambled eggs (delicious), pastries, pistachio cream (a local speciality) cheese and tomatoes. Lunch can be ordered at breakfast time and was fabulous. We also booked a cookery lesson which included making Arancini, mozzerella parcels, sardines with pasta and wild fennel and fried aubergine. It was great fun.
It is quite tricky to find and despite Maria sending us the GPS location we still got lost so Aurelio came to find us!
On our last night we had an impromptu barbeque in the garden and all the gusts joined in which was great.
The only downside is that our hire car was enormous and the location is down a very steep lane. We did enjoy walking into the next village for dinner in the evening (about a mile) and you can order a pizza from the local pizza takeaway.
We took a train from Santa Flavia into Palermo which was a great move as driving and parking in Palermo would have been a nightmare. The train was cheap and easy. The station in Palermo was near all the attractions and we managed to negotiate a good deal with a pony and trap to take us around.
All in all a lovely spot and I'd definitely return. Thank you Maria and Aurelio for a fabulous holiday!
Maria and Aurelio's B&B in Santa Flavia is an absolute gem and we would wholeheartedly recommend it. The setting is stunning, overlooking the bay with the beach a few minutes walk away and many spots for snorkeling. The outdoor space is as good, if not better, than the photos show. There are many lovely spots to relax, unwind and soak up the sun and the infinity pool is just amazing. It's very private too and peaceful. Maria and her husband Aurelio are the most wonderful hosts. They were so generous, kind and warm to us during our stay and couldn't have made us feel more welcome. They organised boat trip, massage, diving trip and took us to the local fish market to get the best catch at the best price. They also put out the BBQ whenever we asked along with plates, glasses, cutlery and kept the meat/fish in their fridge for our convenience. I would strongly recommend the lunches they provide. Delicious sandwiches, fresh fruit, ice water and prosecco by the pool - just lovely. The breakfast spread was the best I've every seen and the most I've ever eaten! From fresh pastries, variety of fruit, local honey, crunchy bread, cooked meats and various cheeses, and other local baked goods, coffee and fruit juices. The room and ensuite was also lovely, comfortable, spacious, the interior beautifully decorated and of very high quality. They even cleaned the room everyday and provided fresh towels and beach towels daily. The local area is lovely too, with sea side villages to explore around the coast and a short drive to busier and livelier places like Palermo and Cefalu. We can't emphasize enough how wonderful our stay was. We will definitely go back as it was the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Thank you Maria and Aurelio :)
Alles war perfekt: die wunderschöne Villa mit der fantastischen Aussicht, das große Zimmer mit dem geräumigen Bad und nicht zuletzt die liebenswürdigen Gastgeber, denen kein Wunsch zu viel war. Abweichende Frühstückszeiten, kurzfristige Lunch- und Dinner-Buchungen und ein Glas Wein am Abend - alles wurde problemlos erfüllt. Die Anfahrt vom Flughafen Palermo aus gelang mit Hilfe einer guten Vorbereitung (Google-Maps) trotz Dunkelheit und suboptimaler Auschilderung auf Anhieb. GPS hilft ebenfalls. Da die Zufahrtsstraßen sehr eng und kurvig sind, sollte der Mietwagen nicht allzu groß sein. Kurz und gut: Im Apartment Benjamin haben wir einen wunderschönen Urlaub in herrlicher Umgebung verbracht. Grazie Aurelio und Maria!
Our 2.nd stay at Maria and Aurelio´s paradise in Santa Flavia, and we enjoyed it just as much as last summer!
It almost felt like coming "home" - we had great and relaxing week; enjoying the lovely Sicilian sun, the comfortable rooms with the inviting pool and last but not least the smiles and lovely company of the warm-hearted hosts.
Thank you again for giving us memories we cherish with love!
It´s not impossible that we will come back again...
Hugs from all of us Norwegians :-)
Dear Maria, dear Aurelio,
we had a great time at your place and can highly recommend this place.
Great room and even greater property!
Thanks a lot!
Julia & Tobias
take the motorway. Palermo-Catania.,take the exit for Casteldaccia...,
Boat trips, Archaeological site, Visit of the region