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We stayed for 3 days with a group of 10. Turi took very well care of us, he reserved a nice restaurant for the first night and at arrival excellent wine was available in his great house. Turi was easy to reach for questions and assistance. Place is clean and well designed but typically Italian not completely finished/maintained. We had big fun around the pool and a wonderful time in and around Palermo and really recommend a stay at Turi’s palace.
We spent 12 nights at this property and we loved it. It is great value for money. The house has everything you need. It is very generously equipped with lots of crockery, cutlery, tea towels, sheets, towels, big dining table, outdoor chairs etc. The BBQ was well used by us. The owner is very responsive to communication and was always prompt in their replies. The house is very comfortable and though not luxurious, it reflects the price and the photos:) The location is amazing, a short walk to everything you need in the local village and has beach frontage. They provide a couple of old bikes which is also very useful to do some quick groceries. The deck was our beach front and we felt so lucky to be eating our meals and relaxing whilst overlooking the beach and sitting on deck chairs under our shady umbrellas. There is a private outdoor shower to rinse off after a swim. Unfortunately, the pictures no longer reflect the beach as apparently there was storm in the last few months and now the sandy beach is washed away. Now you have to cross some rocks to get into the water. There is sometimes some seaweed to navigate but this was no problem, the water was beautiful. The lack of beach in many ways worked to our advantage as the sandy beaches further up were filled with beachgoers and we had nobody using our beach frontage, so we felt it was our personal pool in front of us! The marina which is a short walk had an amazing seafood restaurant which looks like it pops up over summer with plastic tables and chairs and the marina was buzzing at night with stalls and entertainment.
A couple of disadvantages...because we were their over summer it was very hot and mosquitoes are a problem at night when you leave the doors open (though this a problem all over Italy we find). Fans (there is one) would have been nice in the bedrooms, but they may have overloaded the power. The electricity would sometimes overload. However the the owners has shown us how to reset the power. This is expected in an old house and like I said, this is reflected in the price.
We would definitely stay there again. Thank you Corrado and your lovely mum and dad.