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Amazing and super host!
We loved our stay at Villa Oasi and are tempted to not tell anyone about it so we can keep it to ourselves. It has a gorgeous, private garden, nicely furnished, spacious house (non of the regular plywood furniture from the 70s that smells of mold, encountered way too often), well appointed kitchen, and an a/c. You open the gate and you enter your own little walled-in paradise with a lawn, flowers everywhere, mint, basil, olive tree, BBQ, enormous table, a huge tree-root of a chair perfect for gazing at the stars. And it's on the beach really, but as the entire Kartibubbo area is walled in, you have to walk a whole minute before your feet are in the water.
The water is crystal clear, colder than Trapani, Palermo and the islands, and there are frequently waves. The beach is long, sandy and clean.
The Kartibubbo resort is an eyesore unfortunately, but it has a market, bar and pool within walking distance - everything else you have to drive to. Villa Oasi is one of several small villas that are on the beach side of the resort. Each is walled in and private, but they are quite close to each other. The proximity did not bother us though - really quiet when we were there.
As for the closest towns: Granitola is great, Tre Fontane not so much, Mazara (25 min away) fantastic - and the people are so nice and helpful.
And Loris is the nicest, most helpful of them all. We had two small utilities issues - solved super quickly (and that is not necessarily easy in Sicily as far as I know), any request responded to immediately, staying on the phone to give directions wherever we were going, coming within 15 minutes when we locked ourselves out of the house, and giving us a HUGE basket of condiments and wine upon our departure!
Two things to note: another review mentioned mosquitoes - and there are mosquitoes, but in my opinion not more than in Cannes or the Norwegian countryside for example. We got a mosquito net and some repellant (plug-ins and spray) and it was not a problem and they only came out at dusk.
The place consists of three separate units, with their own garden areas. The other two were not completed yet when we were there, but when they are, I expect it will also be perfect for bigger groups also.
So in conclusion of this essay of a review- could not recommend this place more!
It was a pleasure to have had you as guests. Every year I try to improve and I'm glad you enjoyed everything. I hope to see you again next year.
Un séjour les pieds dans l'eau
Accueil très sympathique de Loris a disposition en cas de problème.
La maison et le jardin sont encore mieux que sur les photos avec en bonus une terrasse sur le toit avec vue sur toute la baie. Magnifique.
Résidence excentrée des zones touristiques tout en restant proche en voiture. Intérêt une plage paradisiaque avec peu de personnes! Idéal pour les vacances!
S il y avait un défaut ce serait peut être qu il n y avait pas suffisamment de couverts et de verres. Pour le reste PARFAIT
Great vacation but house could be better
We had a great vacation in Sicily, but definitely have some comments to make about the house.
- the photos given on homeaway (especially outside, the garden) should be updated
- garden furniture is uncomfortable and damaged (there are no pillows as stated in another review)
- house was smelly and not very clean when we arrived
Loris is a good host. We were missing proper towels to shower and wine glasses, which he came to bring when we asked. Also the location is great, nice places to visit within 1 hour by car. The beach is a bit dirty, as written in another review, but we experienced the entire island to be quite dirty.
We stayed here in May (early season) but still the entire property seems to be deserted. The market and restaurant were completely shut down, and there are many unfinished restorations in the area. If you like a very quiet atmosphere, this is a good place to stay. Beds are good, kitchen is old/basic but has everything you need.
Viel Potenzial - wenig genutzt
Der Vermieter Loris ist sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Die Lage des Domizils ist super - wirklich einen Steinwurf vom traumhaften Sandstrand entfernt.
Die Wohnung hätte etwas sauberer sein können, das Bad ist eher eine Zumutung. Man will das Duschen einfach schnell hinter sich bringen, da das Wasser sonst aus der Dusche läuft und der Abfluss verstopft. Die Anlage ist auch sehr lieblos, wie vieles in dieser Ecke Siziliens.
The villa is located in an ideal spot to spend a relaxing holiday enjoying the sun, the beach and the sea wonderful. A few minutes drive is Mazara del Vallo, characterized by a historical center situated and rich in history. The Cathedral of Mazara is the most beautiful churches in the province. The alleys renovated a few years are always a destination for many tourists, the museum of the satyr boasts every year many visitors. About half an hour's drive Marsala is famous worldwide for the wine. There are numerous wineries that organize aperitifs and wine tastings every night. Very striking is the island of Mozia. From Marsala you can move easily in the Egadi Islands (Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo) by boat or hydrofoil. About an hour's drive is located Erice, a town very romantic with a breathtaking view. And 'possible to climb to Erice by cable car. Other locations within easy driving distance are the Three Fountains (about 5 minutes) and Selinunte (about 15 minutes).