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Four Bedroom, Overlooking the Sea with Private Beach and Communal Pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Cefalu, Mazzaforno, Sicily, Italy - Peaceful Location 5km from Cefalu Centre

The villa faces the sea front and is set in a private estate located in Contrada Mazzaforno, 5km from Cefalu centre. There is a communal swimming pool that is open from the 1 July to 30 August. Well spaced semi-detached villa, built of sandstone, bordering the coast within walking distance (5 min) from the beach. Ground floor with large lounge, kitchen/dining, wc. 1st floor with 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Basement with 2 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom with bunk beds and two bathrooms.

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2018

About Salvo

I have been living in the UK since 1996 and almost every year we spend our summer holidays in Cefalu. We rent the house in order to cover the mortgage expenses. Longer rents are preferred to short term rent and discount will be applied. This house is perfect for families who want to spent weeks discovering the charm of the sea around Cefalu.

Salvo purchased this villa in 1995

Why Salvo chose Cefalù

I fell in love straight away with the coast and the water in front of the house. It is called "settefrati". The stacks sticking up out of the water are part of a legend about a beatiful women who was abducted here. The seven stacks are said to be her seven brothers, who tried to rescue her and were turned into stone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are now back home in England after the most lovely holiday in your Villa.

The villa is very comfortable and was perfectly prepared for us- in the end Oscar slept in the cot in the laundry room so we all had a bedroom.. Florence loved her little bedroom and had a tantrum on arrival as she so wanted to sleep in the high top bunk ! the villa is beautifully airy situated and it was delightful to sit in the lovely garden so close to the sea, The holiday was a very happy mix of peace at the villa and walks down to the delightful local beaches to swim and snorkel and explore the rock pools , and then to venture forth into Cefalu and beyond.

We all enjoyed trips up to the Rocca and Caccamo Castle, plus we went for 3 longer walks into the Madonie mountains. On the last Sunday Charles and I visited Agrigento and then drove through Porto Empedocle to sea the sun set over the Baia dei Turchi. We are great fans of Inspector Montalbano and could use the internet and watch dvds in the evening as Felix rented a small device from the airport.

We enjoyed meals, pizzas and aperitifs etc in Cefalu but our favourite place as a family was the Santa Maria cafeteria with its wonderful selection of arancini, ice creams, pastries etc and which was always fun and busy. On the last Sunday evening Charles and I went to a free classical concert in the beautiful Duomo which was memorable as it was packed with local people of all ages going in and out.

It worked very well for us having our peaceful time at the beginning and the end without the family- so thank you for allowing us to extend our visit, although the weather was much cooler by the end - down to 12 degrees but still sunny and breezy. We had 2 days of rain and storms, which meant we had exciting power cuts... but then everything cleared up and was nice and green.

Salvo and Mimma welcomed us as we arrived and I spoke to them by phone when we left to say we had left the keys as they had instructed. We had made sure everything was tidy, stripped the beds and left the house spic and span. We bought you some more teaspoons as there were only 2 on arrival and Charles mended the sill of the window by the front door as it had broken off.

We would love to visit again and hope to meet you if you are able join us for our casual triathlon in 2017
Oct 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cefalù in Province of Palermo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 with bath/shower over, bidet, wc. Bathroom 2 with bidet, wc. Bathroom 3 with shower, bidet, wc. Bathroom 4 with shower, bidet, wc.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double beds. Bedroom 2 with double beds. Bedroom 3 with double beds. Bedroom 4 with bunk beds.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Outside: Shared swimming pool (not heated). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Clean towels and linen included. Property cleaned at the beginning. No further cleaning arranged.


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Four Bedroom, Overlooking the Sea with Private Beach and Communal Pool
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

A touch of Sicily

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this lovely villa at the end of August 2016 for a week. 3 adults and two children, plenty of space, the pictures does not capture the true beauty of the area. The location of the villa is easily accessible and not to far from the hustle and bustle of main Cefalu. The villa was comfortable and well equipped, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay from the private beach to the public beach (which was never over crowded). We enjoyed lazing around the garden and taking in the flora the villa made for a great base to see the sights of Cefalu. We were supplied with maps which proved in valuable when we drove to Palermo to take in the sights and museums as well as the drive to Mount Etna. The villa is a home away from home, and complimented the beauty of Sicily. Sea views were amazing and we felt very safe walking around the complex people were very friendly and warm. The two pool areas were clean and well equipped. All in all a great holiday was had by all.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful , very well appointed and comfortable. There was everything you could want and it was of good quality. The pool was great and the nearby beaches were amazing. Our family loved it and we were sorry to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent spacious accommodation.

Villa has very well equipped kitchen and cooking facilities

Easy access to the private beach

We had a fantastic two weeks holiday here and arrived whilst the ice cream festival was on which was a particular highlight!

Cefalu is a lovely town with many superb restaurants all worthy of recommendations good quality food and great service.

The owner provided us with very helpful information for our visit to this beautiful Island.

We will certainly return one day soon! We also recommend this villa and the area for a lovely relaxing holiday.

Car rental is definitely required.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Haus mit Meersicht 2 min. bis Privatstrand

  • 5 of 5

Sehr gemütliches Haus in bewachter Residenz. Privat Parkplatz direkt vor dem Haus. Im Sommer sogar mit grossem Gemeinschafts-Pool

Nur 2 Minuten zu Fuss zum schönen Privat-Sandstrand 7 emiri.

Absolut ruhig gelegen mit Meersicht vom Garten aus.

Einfache problemlose Abwicklung der Vermietung, nettes Ehepaar vor Ort erklärt einem alles.

Ideal für Familien

sonnige Grüsse Familie Zürcher Schweiz

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You, it has been a pleasure and a privilege to have You and your family in our villa. With kind regards S
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Palermo international airport
Nearest Beach
130 metres


Five minutes walk from the sea, a choice between a small private beach or a second beach that has also public access.


90km from Palermo international airport 'Falcone and Borsellino'. Ryanair and Easyjet fly daily to Palermo from London Stansted and London Gatwick. Ryanair also flies to Trapani Birgi airport from London Stansted and Manchester. Trapani Brigi is 150 km from Cefalu. When arrived in Palermo or Trapani international airport follows direction towards Palermo and take the motorway Palermo-Catania. Follow directions for Messina, Exit Cefalu.


5km from Cefalu centre.

Further Details:

Different places of interest can be seen while on holiday in Cefalu, few examples includes: The Rock of Cefalu (270m above sea level), the Fortifications, the Temple of Diana and the ruins of the Castle, one of the most important in Sicily in the 13th century. The Osterio Magno a splendid 13th century building, home to the Ventimiglia family, the Marquises of Geraci. The Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation. Piazza Duomo (Cathedral Square) , Cefalu Cathedral and the Cloister. The Cathedral was builtin 1131 on the order of Norman King Roger II, the first King of Sicily. Its beauty is due to the combination of various elements: the genius and originality of the architects and the Moslem craftsmen, the refine Byzantine art of painting and mosaics, the influence of the Norman culture and architecture. The Mandralisca Museum containing the portrait of an unknown man by Antonello da Messina.

Cefalu is also one hour drive from Palermo and Monreale with more cathedrals, churches and palaces to visit.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cefalù, Sicily

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £267.86
Cleaning £116.07

Booking Notes:
To secure the villa a deposit is required that will be refunded if cancellation are made within one month from the date of booking. After one month no more refund will be allowed. Full paymfent of the sum is required one month prior to departure.

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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