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Exquisite Holiday Villa, spacious terrace and pool in the Sicilian countryside

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay nights

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Property
villa
People
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Ciminna - Villa San Filippello

5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 3 Bathrooms, separate pool area, idyllic countryside.

Just off the main road along a short farm track, Villa San Filippello is situated within a 2 minute drive of the town and is perfectly located for anyone that just wishes to escape into rural Sicily. The 5 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (incl. en-suite), open plan kitchen and living area provide ample space for guests to relax and unwind. The spacious outside terrace (including a separate kitchenette) and separate swimming pool area with outdoor shower, create the perfect opportunity to enjoy the Sicilian sunshine, whether it be to cool off in the pool or to eat 'Al fresco' surrounded by the stunning landscape. Set within its own grounds are an abundance of olive, fruit and almond trees, that are well maintained by a local groundsman. Electric gates and an alarm system provide total peace of mind when leaving the Villa for long periods of time. The remotely controlled lights on the drive, terrace and pool area help create an ambient and tranquil setting, perfect for evening dining.

Local trivia:

1. The local Patron Saint of Ciminna is Santo Vito and he is buried in the local church of San Giovanni.

2. Ciminna was also the film set of the highly acclaimed 1963 Luchino Visconti film Il Gattopardo (The Leopard), starring Burt Lancaster due to some of it's wonderful churches and landscape.

3. Famous Hollywood film director Martin Scorsese's mother is from Ciminna and still has her house in the town.

4. Ciminna is only 41km from the town of Corleone, made famous by Francis Ford Coppolla's 'The Godfather' trilogy.

5. The Massimo Theatre (Teatro Massimo) in Palermo was also famously used in Francis Ford Coppolla's 'The Godfather Part III'.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Fabio Scimeca
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 September, 2016

Reviews

Exquisite Holiday Villa, spacious terrace and pool in the Sicilian countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Lovely villa, lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a 10 night stay at this villa in October and had a wonderful holiday. Fabio was really helpful before we went, providing lots of information about the villa, how to get it (with really detailed instructions) and finally about Ciminna itself. Giuseppe then helped us further whilst we were there with some other suggestions of places to visit and things to do and called by a couple of times just to check we were ok (especially after the massive thunderstorm!)

The villa had everything we needed, including towels and linen (some villas we enquired about previously didn't include this or charged for rental). We didn't need to use all the bedrooms, but there was plenty of space to put our belongings and luggage. The villa is set well away from the road and so noise from traffic etc was at a minimum and the view of the surrounding hills and Ciminna was wonderful. The pool was lovely to swim in (even in October) and perfect to lounge around!

It takes less than 5 minutes to drive into Ciminna itself from the villa, and although a small town it has all the essentials. The ladies at Blu Market speak english and were very helpful in arranging a meal for us at San Vito. And we highly recommend Habama Cafe (food to die for) and Gattopardo Bar with excellent pizzas to eat in or take away.

Really recommend it for those who want to get away and experience Sicily away from the tourists.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent villa and excellent town, a real gem!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this villa through this website, which was simple. The communication and map provided made it extremely easy to organise and to find.

The villa itself is lovely, well laid out and well proportioned, the outside area and pool was excellent and is exactly what is needed for summer in Sicily.

Fabio was excellent throuh the booking process and Giuseppe met us at the villa. Giuseppe explained to us all the details of the villa and the town of Ciminna, he also booked us a table at San Vito's for that evening. We also bumped into him a number of times during the week and he was always friendly and helpful.

Ciminna is a beautiful and quaint little town, with everything that is required; supermarkets (thank you ladies from the blue market!), bars and truly great restaurants. It is an easy drive from the airport and this pretty close to the coast.

All in all, a wonderful experience and we cannot wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
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Location

Nearest Airport
69 Kilometres
Palermo
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Ciminna
Nearest Ferry
38 Kilometres
Palermo
Nearest Golf
52 Kilometres
Nr. Cefalù
Nearest Train
38 Kilometres
Palermo
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A19 (Trabia)
Nearest Restaurant
2.3 Kilometres
Ristorante San Vito
Nearest Ski
269 Kilometres
Mt Etna
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Trabia
Car: recommended

The town of Ciminna offers something different than your usual holiday. It is situated 600m above sea level in the Madonie mountain range just 38 Km from Palermo and 22 Km from Trabia (the nearest beach). It is also within easy reach of such historic towns as Monreale, Agrigento and Cefalù. Like many small towns in Sicily, Ciminna is filled with an abundance of history and character. To eat out there are numerous restaurants, pizzerias and cafes in the town, or you could just sit and relax outside one of the bars and enjoy local Sicilian life with some of the finest espresso coffee on offer. The Sicilians like to take their time over eating and enjoy the quality of local produce at every meal, which can be found at any of the local supermarkets. Fresh local produce of the season is always on offer, which includes the tastiest of fruits, hams & meats, cheeses and olives. The locals are very friendly and most of the bars will stay open until the last customer leaves.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Ciminna, Palermo

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Although the rates are based upon Saturday to Saturday bookings, there is no surcharge for mid-week to mid-week bookings, so that our guests can take advantage of the low cost flights on offer from Ryanair and Easyjet. Add-on days at pro-rata rates are dependent upon availability, please contact me if more information is required. Arrival time from 13.00 pm and departure no later than 10.00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ciminna in Sicily

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 147 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
Notes:
Non-smoking inside the property.

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