About the property
- House915 sqft
- Separate WC's0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
Tucked on the hillside in the Valley of the Crows (Corvo) of Casteldaccia, sits Danza la Luna. With a view of hundreds of kilometers of olive trees and grapes, Danza is a bright moon beam of luxury and accommodation. Just remodeled and the personal residence of American Designer, Carlotta Davies, no expense was spared for your enjoyment, peace and serenity.
The furnishings, paintings and linens were shipped from America and features: Fully stocked kitchen including all dishes, glassware, pots, pans, flatware, seasonings, 2 espresso machines, full-sized refrigerator and much more. Fully stocked wine bar with complimentary wine upon arrival, as well as complimentary robes, slippers and daily espresso for each guest. Danza also features a washer AND dryer, iron, ironing board plus a bath tub with incredible "rain" shower head. For those who need to work, there is an Office Alcove with full Wi-Fi, high speed internet, HP color printer, TV & DVD player for movies and all office supplies.
The granite outside kitchen with gas BBQ, refrigerator and sink have been completed this season as well as new patio, lounge area, outdoor shower and Veranda. Sit, sip your favorite wine and watch the moon rise .... you might even Dance in the Moonlight!
A new beautiful swimming pool and sun lounge has just been finished!
Very private, Danza has an incredible Security System monitored with 9 cameras, remote control gates, intercom and rental includes off-site 24 hour Concierge who speaks fluent English, French, Italian and Sicilian.
We can also provide (at extra charge):
- Rental Cars
- Guided Tours throughout Sicily and Italy
- Professional Translators
- Assistance with tracing Ancestors
- Manicures and Pedicures
Casteldaccia - 5KM (3 miles)
Bagheria - 6KM (4 miles)
Palermo - 20 KM (14 miles)
Beaches - 5 KM (3 miles)
Come and visit Danza la Luna and "Become Part of the Legend"!
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- within a few hours
- English, French, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 11, 2018
About Carlotta Davies
With a background in Graphic Design and Marketing, Carlotta began her career in Broadcasting in California and spent years as a business consultant. Along the way her heart was clearly in the arts and design so she began refurbishing and restoring unusual properties in America. She and Jim Davies restored her maternal grandparents log cabins in Placerville, California and turned it into Shadowridge Ranch & Lodge in 1995. It won the Fodar's Award for Excellence in B&Bs plus numerous other awards and commendations. Although semi-retired, she just can't stop herself when she finds a special property that just needs some love, attention and care.
Carlotta Davies purchased this House in 2016
Why Carlotta Davies chose Province of Palermo
Carlotta's paternal family is from Casteldaccia and immigrated to America in 1905. For generations (over 1000 years) her family has been on this island. In 2000, she and her family made their first visit to Sicily to find her "roots". After a two more trips years later, in April of 2016, she rounded a bend in the beautiful countryside outside the town of Casteldaccia - and saw "it". A cute little casa with a "Vendesi" (for sale) sign and she just had a feeling about the little run down, super fixer-upper. A little voice inside her told her to buy it ... and no, she wasn't looking to buy a house in Sicily! She called her business partner, who agreed, then months later she became the proud owner. Arriving back in August 2016, she and her team of contractors started the renovations and now it's the gorgeous Danza La Luna. Guess what? That's right ... it sits on part of her Martorana Family original land! Carlotta will tell you it was meant to be and that she is to share it with those who wish to find their roots, peace and serenity.
What makes this House unique
Coming from America where everything is work and fast paced, to be able to sit on the patio imbibing the breathtaking views and contemplating the history of what the island and people have been through - well there are no words to describe the feeling. She chose not to buy a house in "town" or on the ocean. Sicily is the "undiscovered" Italy and she felt the country cottage had it all. The scenery changes each day in the countryside at Danza - but the ocean and town are always busy. The crowds of tourists and locals at the sea are so horrific, one cannot even get to their house or rental. This is not a cheap apartment in town or near the beach with lots of people surrounding you. It is a a very private, secluded country cottage where you can actually hear the crickets chirp at night! Danza's beauty is magnificent and the unfettered serenity priceless. Plus at Danza you will find "Bob" the Fox who adopted us and has become part of our family. One of your chores at Danza is to feed Bob each night as he comes to say hello to you. He is an endangered species of Sicilian Red Foxes of which there are only 30 left on the island. Please believe me when I tell you Danza La Luna is a very special and magical spot.
Pool / Spa
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fabulous house and service
Had an amazing week staying in Danza - it’s a beautifully situated and fantastically presented house, with absolutely everything you could possibly need available!! The views are amazing, the interior besifully decorated and the outside kitchen is brilliant (loved the barbecue and outdoor eating!).
Frances and bunny are also amazing, always available to help with any request!
Seriously cannot wait to return - hopefully early next year!
A marvellous week
We are very greatful finding this paradise. The house, the surroundings, the furniture and equipment was the best we have ever rented. The welcome and contacts with owner and concierges was overwhelming and very useful. We strongly recommend this Place.
Dear Inger ...
... thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so glad that your holiday was wonderful, that you were comfortable and happy. We have worked very hard to make Danza a special spot and we are honored that you now have become "Part of the Legend of Danza La Luna"! Please come back soon.
With Much Love and Appreciation,
Carlotta, Frances, Vinny, Bob the Fox and Luna the Cat!
It was a lovely stay. We had a wonderful time.
The house is beautiful and has everything we needed for a wonderful vacation time. It's clean and very comfortable. Carlotta, Frances & Vinny are very kind and if you have a question they help you with everything. We highly reccomend Danza.
Thank you Miriam and Christian!
What makes a home special are the people like you. Please come back and visit - we miss you.
With Love, Carlotta, Frances, Vinny, Luna and Bob the Fox
Your OASIS away from home.
We feel privileged to have been the first guest in this wonderful home.
The owner Carlotta's accommodating ways were such a treat and made our stay all the more delightful. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this amazing house firstly with the comfortable bed and amazing shower. We especially loved the cozy living room couches with the romantic dining room and the list goes on.....in general we found the house to be extremely well equipped. Even-though we visited in the month of December, we were still able to enjoy our daily cocktail or glass of wine on the outdoor patio admiring the beautiful surroundings amongst the thousands of olive trees and on occasions seeing and hearing a large group of goats and their Shepherd coming down the mountain, peaceful it is !!
We thoroughly loved this home and we hope to come back and stay a little longer next time. We started with the intention of staying 3 days and ended up staying 15 days.
The caretakers, Frances and Vinny were so accommodating and helpful in guiding us regarding restaurants, places to visit and always made themselves available to cater to our every need. Was also much appreciated to have a fully bilingual (English/Italian) person.
We couldn't have wished for a better place to stay, a real home away from home.
I would definitely recommend this home to all my friends and family.
Pierre & Dorothy
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
December 20th, 2001
Thank You Pierre & Dorothy ...
... a home is also as good as its Guests!
We, at Danza La Luna, are honored that you were pleased and hope to see you again soon.
With Much Love,
Absolute Ruhe bei traumhaftem Panorama
Uns hat es ausgesprochen gut gefallen. Das Haus sowie der Außenbereich sind mit viel Liebe zum Detail gestaltet worden. Die Ausstattung ist mehr als klasse. Man fühlt sich direkt wie zu hause und findet alles vor was man braucht. Ein so exquisit ausgestattetes Ferienhaus habe ich bis jetzt noch nicht gesehen. Alles ist sehr sauber und hochwertig. Das Haus ist überaus gemütlich eingerichtet. Der großzügige Außenbereich verfügt über Sonnen- aber auch Schattenplätze. Eine komplett ausgestattete Außenküche inkl. Gasgrill, Kühlschrank, Waschbecken und Arbeitsflächen ließ unser Herz höher schlagen.
Das Panorama ist idyllisch. Wohin man schaut Hügel voller Olivenbäume. Außer dem Zirpen der Grillen herrschte absolute Ruhe.
Ein wundervoller Ort zum Ausspannen, Genießen und Wohlfühlen.
Dear Sandra ... thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are all so glad you had a great holiday and that you liked Danza. Everyone works so hard to make it such a special place and we appreciate when we hear such nice words.
Please come back and visit us as now you are "Part of the Legend of Danza La Luna"!
With Much Love and Appreciation,
Carlotta, Frances, Vinny, Bob the Fox and Luna the Cat!
Wundervoll lovely beautiful overwhelming!
Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt in Danzalaluna sehr genossen. Die Umgebung war wunderschön, das Haus hat viele Annehmlichkeiten-man fühlt sich einfach rundum wohl! Als Ausgangspunkt ist Casteldaccia wirklich zu empfehlen: Palermo, Monreale, Erice, Castelbuono... Im August sind die Strände leider hoffnungslos überfüllt, weshalb der bald fertig gestellte Pool eine gute Alternative sein wird. Wir haben uns unterdessen unter der Außendusche abgekühlt. Auch die Außenküche ist genial! Bob, der Fuchs hat uns jeden Abend einen Besuch abgestattet und sein Futter genossen!
Vom Verkehr in der angrenzenden, vorbeiführenden Straße haben wir so gut wie nichts mitbekommen. Ein ruhiger Ort zum Entspannen vom hektischen Verkehr in den Ortschaften!
Frances und Vinny sind die nettesten Leute, die wir je kennen gelernt haben. Sie haben immer gute und hilfreiche Tipps parat und sind immer erreichbar. Wir haben es sehr genossen, ihre Gäste gewesen sein zu dürfen!
Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!
Dear Eva and Birgit,
Thank you so much for the lovely review - but more importantly to me is that you had a great time, your were comfortable and happy.
We are honored that you liked Danza and that even Bob the Fox misses you as I'm sure you spoiled him!
We hope you come back soon as now you are Part of the Legend of Danza La Luna!
Carlotta, Vinny, Frances and Bob
Additional pricing information
VIP Returning Guests receive 10% off of nightly rate. We are delighted to have you back!