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Romantic family-friendly suite with pool close to archaeological - natural parks

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Holidays in a paradise with 2 bedrooms, lodge, garden, pool and amazing views

The romantic threeroom suite is part of Villa Paladino Solunto. it is a fascinating and enchanting site, between history and nature at the gates of Palermo. It is a small complex of 5 suites (3 threeroom suites for 4-5 people and 2 tworoom sutes for 2-4 people) smartly standing on a lush hill, emerging on the ridge of the wonderful promontory of Monte Catalfano, adiacent to the Archaeological Park of Solunto and the Natural Reserve of Monte Catalfano. This paradise of relax is also a strategic point to easily go sightseeing Palermo, Monreale, Cefalù, Caccamo, Agrigento, Mozia, Erice, the Natural Reserve of Zingaro, the National Natural Madonie Park and many other places of great tourist interest.

The distance from sea is only mt 800

It is very near to Palermo (Km.10, 30 minutes by car and 20 by train).

You can look at spectacular sunsets on the sea sitting on the benches and deck chairs around the wonderful pool similar to a natural lake in the middle of a large Mediterranean garden rich in different plants and birds. You can also look at the Gulf of Palermo and Monte Pellegrino too ("The most beautiful promontory of the world", said Goethe, the well known German poet who came in Sicily in 19th century) while swimming in the pool.

200 meters away from the Villa you may visit the touristic village of Santa Flavia and the fishing villages of Porticello and S.Elia,full of shops, restaurants, pubs, bar and pizzerias, where you can taste delicious Sicilian dishes .Near the coast, there is the underwater archaeological site of Formica. Boat trips with skipper in the clear waters around the Scoglio della Formica (the Rock of the Ant), home of dolphins, up to the Aeolian Islands, and fishing can be arranged not only in summer

you can easily go in less than an hour from the sea to the mountain, taking part in sightseeing, excursions in the great Madonie National Park (alt m. 2000).

Each suite is tastefully decorated and full-equipped to have a wonderful holiday: in the lodge you can have romantic and relaxing breakfast, lunch and readings; then, you find on the ground floor a nice, bright and cozy sitting room, a kitchnette and a bathroom; upstairs, the two nice, bright and cozy bedrooms, the master room and the twinbedroom. Each one has a great wiew on the garden, the gulf of Palermo and Cefalù, the mointains arond Palermo, Madonie mountains and the Golden Valley or the Archaeological Park of Solunto and the Natural Reserve of monte Catalfano.

More Details

Owner
Marida Musso
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Marida Musso

Salve, sono Marida Musso. Sono nata e ho vissuto a Palermo fino a pochi mesi fa, quando ho deciso con mio marito di trasferirmi ad abitare a Santa Flavia, nella villa principale, per seguire da vicino i miei ospiti. Amo circondarmi di animali, ma al momento ho solo un cane e due gatti che cerco di far convivere serenamente. Insegno Italiano, Latino e Greco a studenti di Liceo ed Università e collaboro con l'attività di ricerca scientifica di mio marito. Amo cucinare, leggere e conoscere sempre nuove tradizioni e culture. Credo nell'amicizia, quella vera, che rende la vita degna di essere vissuta. Accolgo i miei ospiti col calore e la confidenza propria dei rapporti tra vecchi amici, sono felice di vederli a loro agio e instauro con loro un legame che dura ben oltre il soggiorno.

Marida Musso purchased this villa in 2007

Why Marida Musso chose Palermo

Io e mio marito siamo sempre stati innamorati della costa tra Palermo e Cefalù e cercavamo un luogo adatto a stabilire la sede dell'Istituto di ricerca scientifica di mio marito: le dependances della villa principale permettono sia di ospitare altri scienziati e collaboratori che di finanziare con i proventi del turismo la ricerca stessa.

What makes this villa unique

I moved from Palermo to S. Flavia just one year ago. Santa Flavia is a wonderful place among sea, mountains, nature and art, where you can find a lot of kind people and spend your life as you were always on holidays.

Villa Paladino Solunto is a small paradise between history and nature, adiacent to the Archaeological Park of Solunto and the Natural Reserve of Monte Catalfano and close to nice fishing villages where you can find everything you need. In only 15 minutes by train you can get Palermo or Cefalù. I love look at spectacular sunsets on the Gulf of Palermo and the wonderful Monte Pellegrino ("The most beautiful promontory of the world") walking in the garden. What about swimming near the underwater archaeological site of Formica and together with dolphins?

Amenities

Santa Flavia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 9:30 AM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
PET ALLOWED

Reviews

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(4 traveler reviews)

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Romantic family-friendly suite with pool close to archaeological - natural parks
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
5

Great holiday - We loved Sicily

  • 5 of 5

A Peaceful location which is ideal for exploring north / north east Sicily. The accommodation is well equipped and the pool is ideal for relaxing. The owner could not be more helpful and knows the local area well. Palermo airport is a 50 min drive. A car is recommended. We stayed as a family of 4 with younger children but the accommodation is equally suited to couples. We found the people friendly, the food fantastic and the ice cream amazing. Local restaurants are a 5-10 mins drive.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear friends, we're very glad you had great holidays, enjoied and fell in love with Sicily. You're wonderful guests and lovely friends. We really hope to meet you again.
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5

Exellent holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Marida and Beppe are very nice hosts, very attentive and helpful. The place is perfectly designed and nested on the slope of the hill, the same hill where the ancient town Solunto is located, it's just on the opposite side of the hill. The place is very peaceful and quiet, the location allows easily reach all the sights of the island. Palermo is just 20 minutes to drive from the place.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Très bien.

  • 4 of 5

Très beau séjour à Santa Flavia. Les propriétaires sont charmants, disponibles et très gentils. L'endroit est calme, la piscine appréciable et avec une vue magnifique. Excellente literie. La location est simple mais fonctionnelle. L'ensemble du domaine est bien entretenu et très agréable. Nous sommes très contents de notre séjour et nous n'excluons pas d'y revenir.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very glad you had a wonderful stay in my home, you enjoied in the pool and relaxed in the garden and in your lodge. We always do our best to give our guests the best holidays.You were very nice guests and friends too. I'd be very happy if you came back. All the best!
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Rundum gelungen.

  • 5 of 5

Überzeugendes und absolut sauberes Feriendomizil. Beeindruckende Lage mit toller Sicht und fantastischem Pool. Sehr liebenswürdige Eigentümer, die einem bei Bedarf mit vielen sinnvollen Tipps weiterhelfen können.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear friends, I'm glad you enjoied your holidays in my home. I hope to see you as soon as possible. All the best Marida
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Falcone e Borsellino, Punta Raisi, Palermo
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Babilonia and others in S. Flavia / Porticello
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
port of Palermo
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Santa Flavia
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
highway entrance Bagheria / Casteldaccia
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Ramses and others in S. Flavia / Porticello
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
ciddara
Car: not necessary

Is it your first time in Sicily? I'm sure you'll be enchanted by sunny Sicily, its nature, its sky and sea, its culture, its food and wine, its colors and its scents, its people ... and you'll like to come back a lot of other times.

Sicily ... is SICILY!!!!!

Santa Flavia is a wonderful place among sea, mountains, nature and art, where you and your children can enjoy and spend unforgettable holidays.

Villa Paladino Solunto is a fascinating and enchanting site, between history and nature. It is a small complex of 5 suites smartly standing on a lush hill, emerging on the ridge of the wonderful promontory of Monte Catalfano, adiacent to the Archaeological Park of Solunto and the Natural Reserve of Monte Catalfano. It is also a strategic point to easily go sightseeing Palermo, Monreale, Cefalù, Caccamo, Agrigento, Mozia, Erice, the Natural Reserve of Zingaro, the National Natural Madonie Park and many other places of great tourist interest.

The distance from sea (beaches sandy or pebbles) is only mt 800.

It is very near to Palermo (Km.10, 30 minutes by car and 20 by train).

You can look at spectacular sunsets on the sea sitting on the benches and deck chairs around the wonderful pool similar to a natural lake in the middle of a large Mediterranean garden. You can also look at the Gulf of Palermo and Monte Pellegrino too ("The most beautiful promontory of the world", said Goethe, the well known German poet who came in Sicily in 19th century) while swimming in the pool (May-October).

Near the coast, there is the underwater archaeological site of Formica. 200 meters away from the Villa (5- 10 minutes by feet). you may visit the touristic village of Santa Flavia and the fishing villages of Porticello and S.Elia, full of shops, bar, resturants and pizzerias, where you can taste delicious Sicilian dishes. It 's possible to go in less than an hour from the sea to the mountain, taking part in sightseeing, excursions in the great Madonie National Park (alt m. 2000. Boat trips with skipper in the clear waters around the Scoglio della Formica (the Rock of the Ant), home of dolphins, up to the Aeolian Islands and fishing can be arranged not only in summer.

I can put at your disposal a washing machine in the property.

The pool is shared with the 5 suites inside the property. I can host not more than 16 people. I can assure you that you will have the impression that the pool is only for you, because my guests alternate relax in the pool with the tours of Palermo or nearby. So, a lot of times you don't find anybody in the pool and it is all for you.

If you hire a car, I have a large parking inside the villa and you are more free to go in every place and in every time you like

The train station of Santa Flavia is very near to my villa. You can easily go by train (15 minutes, E. 2,20/person) to Palermo and then go sightseeing Palermo by a red touristic bus that stops in the most important touristic places. The ticket is for all the day (HOP ON-HOP OFF). The same pullman goes to the well-known Duomo of Monreale, the lovely beach of Mondello ...You can easily go to Cefalù by train too.

On the website trenitalia VIAGGIATRENO you can see the schedule times of trains.

If you prefer, I can put at your disposal a taxi driver to go sighseeing Sicily and for the transferfrom the airport of Palermo/Trapani and back. If you prefer, you may take the pullmam Prestia e Comandè (www,http://orariautobus.it/autobus-per-aeroporto/prestia-comande.html) from the Airport to the Train Station of Palermo and then the train to Santa Flavia.

I hope I've been clear and useful for you.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $41.83
Damage Deposit $119.5

air conditioning/heating E. 5/day; Washing machine E 8/wash; change of bed linen and towels E. 4person; Microwawe, DVD free on request: Added bed E. 8-10; added cot for free. Heating Nov. - Maj- E. 0,35/Kwh

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.