We have advertised this property on Home Away for the past sixteen years, since 2003. We proudly share again the following message.
This architect designed VILLA DELLE PALME, owner's holiday residence, is ideal if you want to stay away from commercial properties.
It is available year round for weekly rent. It offers a Garden Suite (Home Away, advert #9100) and a Terrace Suite (Home Away, advert #8398) that can be interconnected to accommodate larger groups.
The GARDEN SUITE (advert 9100) with its unique style and comfort will surprise you to an unforgettable holiday. It is exquisitely furnished with antiques and family heirlooms. In the evening you will relax in the shade of the secluded subtropical garden. You will feel free to move in and out from the covered patio and the luscious garden to the intimate and comfortable living room.
In this Suite we can accommodate up to 8 guests and a total of 10 guests with additional beds. It includes up to 4 bedrooms (and a fifht bedroom if available) on two floors; 3 washrooms; living; dining; kitchen; fully furnished covered deck with exterior cooking facility, eating and barbecue and, of course, access to the subtropical garden, shared with the owners.
The TERRACE SUITE (advert 8398) is located above the Garden Suite. It has independent exterior access overlooking the subtropical garden. This section is perfectly sized for your romantic holiday. The fully furnished large decks (60 square meters) are covered with traditional logs and clay tiles, perfect for indulgent candlelight dinners while you relax at the breeze of the sea and enjoy the view of the mountains and the nearby town, after a day of sightseeing. You would then catch your dreams in the most comfortable custom-made beds and 100% cotton linen. You will enjoy the vaulted ceilings, the original oil paintings on the walls and the birds and cherries hand-painted on the new custom-made cabinets of the kitchen area.
In this Suite we can accommodate up to 5 guests (7 guests with additional beds). It includes up to two bedrooms (and a third bedroom if available); 1 ½ washrooms; exterior shower; living and dining; fully equipped kitchen including D/W; 2 furnished covered decks with exterior sitting, eating, cooking and barbecue facility.
In either suite of villa delle Palme you will find custom-made beds; HIGH SPEED INTERNET; a WALL SAFE, should you wish to have extra protection for your jewels and valuables; 100% COTTON LINEN to insure you the best comfort while you sleep; Sicily MAPS and GUIDES in English, a treasure of information for your explorations; at your arrival you will find a SUPPLY OF SOME OF YOUR BASIC NEEDS, such as a complimentary cold bottled water, sugar, salt. WASHING MACHINE, soap, iron and iron board are available at no charge. CENTRAL HEATING, at no charge, will make your winter stay comfortable. On request, during summer, A/C is available in each room.
Use of barbecue, griddle, deep-frying and smoking on covered patio or terrace only.
All guests to be registered
Small pets to be approved and registered
Laundry deck is shared by the guests and the owners.
Both suites can be interconnected, and can be rented together to accommodate larger groups.
The garden is reserved for the guests of the Garden Suite and the owners.
This villa is located in the heart of Casteldaccia, a quaint, lively at times, village on a Sicilian hill, two km from the sea and 20 min. easy drive to Palermo. The location offers all the best. Placed in the center of the town, not freestanding and detached from the other houses, our home overlooks an intimate garden, while at the same time it offers you a taste of local life and easy walks for your shopping. Excellent is the local production of wine. Don't forget to taste the world renown 'Corvo, Duca di Salaparuta'.
Freeway connection, located 200 meters away, will allow you to quickly connect, explore and discover remote areas of the island.
Sicily is the largest and most important island in the Mediterranean, it extends for 25,460sq km. Planes of fertile red soil, excellent for the cultivation of vine grapes, citrus orchards and olive groves, alternate with hills, green in spring for the cultivation of wheat and, among the majestic mountains, Mount Etna, the most popular of active volcanoes. The climate is typically Mediterranean along the coasts, with mild, short winters and moderate rainfall.
Palermo, 1.500.000 inhabitants, capital of Sicily – an island in the sea of sunlight – is a splendid city adorned in the course of 2500 years by Greeks, Arab Emirs, Norman Kings and Spanish Viceroys; it offers an incomparable example of beauty, history, culture and traditions to excite the mind and the eye. It has a wide selection of museums and entertainment. Casteldaccia is well connected to Palermo by freeway and by public transportation. Close-by centers are: Santa Flavia and Solunto, with its Graeco-Roman archaeological site, 3 km west; Bagheria, an active and very alive town, ideal for elegant shopping, with its seventeenth century mansions once summer retreat of the Palermitan aristocracy, 5 km west; Porticello, a delightful fisherman village, 3 km west; Aspra, another unspoiled fisherman village, 5 km west; and Altavilla, with its Sanctuary to the Holy Mary, 2 km east. All are offering plenty of tourist attractions.
Casteldaccia is east of Palermo, so you will be closer and will not meet the city traffic when driving for a day trip to Cefalu`, Taormina, Mount Etna, Siracusa, Agrigento, Selinunte.
We recommend excursions to: Palermo e Monreale (20 km), Cefalu` (50 km), Segesta, Agrigento, Madonie Natural Park (80 km), Taormina (200 km), Mount Etna (200 km), Siracusa (250 km), Eolie Islands.
OLD TESTIMONIALS FROM GUESTBOOK - TERRACE SUITE
Date of stay: 6-20 July, 2014
Dear Maria & Riccardo,
Thank you do much for all your help to make our stay in Casteldaccia so memorable!
The 'Attico' is so very comfortable and we felt very much at home during our 2 weeks here.
Thank you, too, Alessandra!
We love the spiral staircase!
Love from Sarah & Jan B from UK
P.S. Excuse my handwriting but I haven't written anything for 2 weeks and have nearly forgotten how!
That's what 2 weeks of relaxation does to you!!
Sarah & Jan from UK
Date of stay: 28 May-2 June 2014
Dear Maria + Riccardo,
thank you for a wonderful stay in your unique and beautiful apartment.
It has made our trip to Sicily truly memorable.
Julia & Steve M from UK
Date of stay: 3-10 May, 2014
We have a great stay.
Everything was PERFECT.
Nice weather, nice apartment, nice sightseeing and very delicious food.
Thomas and Sabine P. from Germany
Date of stay: 4-15 November 2013
Dear Maria, Riccardo & dear Alessandra,
We really enjoyed our holidays at your apartment in Casteldaccia! Sicily is so nice - even in November we had some sunny days and went to the sandy beaches of Cefalù and still took a bath in the sea. Love the clear water! We climbed on the Etna and also had a wonderful view from the top of the amphitheatre in Segesta. Besides we relaxed in the studio on the rainy days. I love to use the shower outside! We cooked a lot, too. The people of Casteldaccia were very friendly, even if they couldn't speak English - with the help of hands and feet (and a smile!) we always got along.
It's a shame that we didn't get to know you two ( because you are in Canada right now)!
Anyway, many, many thanks to Alessandra who did a great job!
Daniel H, Maria K, Eckhard S, Rita K from Germany
Date of stay: 27 October-3 November, 2013
Wonderful week spent in the house for a family reunion. We had 4 children who had a great time playing in the garden.
Great base for exploring the local area.
1 - Climbing 'La Rocca' at Cefalù - beautiful sea views, amazing sunset.
2 - Having a beach day(also at Cefalù) in November!!!
3 - Ruins at Segesta - again gorgeous views
4 - Gelati on a daily basis - personal local favourite was 'La Rotonda'
Took the advice of previous guest and had roast chicken from the deli - delicious
Thank you for the very detailed instructions, very handy.
fabulous holiday. Just wish it could have been longer.
9 guests + 2 babies from Australia: Andrew & Catherine A, Poppy, Harriet, Hamish, Samuel + Stuart A, Alexandra O, Charlotte, Archie
Occupied Garden Section + Terrace Section
Date of stay: Sept 1-8, 2013
Never having been to Sicily before we did not know what to expect... Wow!
Great people, great food, fantastic accommodations we love it here.
Cefalù beaches, Agrigento ruins, Palermo all easy driving distance.
Alessandra, Riccardo, Maria all ready and willing to help. We need to stay two weeks next time.
4 guests from Alberta and British Columbia, Canada: Karl K. & Julie, Mark & Nancy
Date of stay: August 14-24, 2013
Thank you for a great ten-day stay, which we've enjoyed enormously. great studio apartment, complemented by wonderful weather, excellent food & wine, & some lovely places to visit.
We've not been adventurous, but have hopped on and off more trains & buses than we normally do in England. And have had a memorable holiday. We've really warmed up to Casteldaccia, & won't forget in a hurry the splendid celebrations for San Giuseppe. the fireworks were great; but the storm the next night was even louder & brighter!
Thank you, & warmest best wishes,