SIX BEDROOMS WITH INDOOR PRIVATE BATHROOM
Santo & Annina
- english, italian
About Santo & Annina
I am my brother we are the owners of this villa our life is full but with commitment and dedication we have tried to create and modify this villa, make it as beautiful as possible, lovers of nature and our Sicily, we are proud to represent his colors and perfumes
Santo & Annina purchased this Villa in 2013
Why Santo & Annina chose Campofelice di Roccella
I am my brother, we are the owners of this villa, our life is busy but with love and dedication we have tried to create and modify this villa to make it the most beautiful is comfortable for our families, but especially for our children, who by now great people have helped convince us to make it available to guests from all over the world we are proud of what we offer and the happiness of our tenants is our happiness
What makes this Villa unique
The large pool its position in front of the beach, the comfortable rooms with bathroom are definitely features that make the villa comfortable for a happy holiday
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
14th place is possible for a child up to 3 years in a cot
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Sicily vacation with friends
Our vacation started with a warm welcome of wine and treats from the owner. The property was better than expected with a beautiful tropical setting. The location is on the beach side with restaurants and train station nearby. All 11 of us had plenty of room to relax. A pleasant surprise of this vacation home is the caretaker Salem, who lived behind the property. He did whatever he could to make our stay comfortable. He chaperoned us to the grocery store and train station as well as assisted with grilling out. He even moved cushions under cover if it were going to rain. We were grateful to have him around and he will be missed. Secondly, the property owner addressed our request for a local meal prepared on site. He generously volunteered to prepare a fabulous meal of local cuisine. It was a highlight of the week! He also provided tips and recommendations to restaurants in the area. Definitely a generous host. Thank you for sharing your vacation home with us.
Great Vacation Rental
The owners met us when we arrived, gave us a tour and had prepared a lovely late arrival lunch with some local delicacies for the 6 adults (1 Scottish and 5 Italians) and 4 children that descended on the property.
Property was exactly as expected, better in some respects as the photos don't do the property justice. The outside living areas are fantastic, with plenty of space and furniture to support us all. The pool was great, the kids especially loved it.
The beach across the road (30 meters away) was also very good (a little messy as it was the end of season) but a great advantage to the end of season was that the beach was not too busy or overcrowded.
The owners of the villa were very welcoming, dropping in a few times during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed and the caretaker Celim was also very good (and discrete) and generally helped us with BBQ and local directions when needed.
Cefalu is an easy 15 minute drive, Supermarkets all within easy driving distance (5 minutes) and local Pizzeria and Bars are only a short 5 minute walk away.
We would recommend this villa to anyone and we all had a great time
Thanky you very much for everything you are the guests that every owner want. I hope you came again.
A well appointed property across the road from a (stony) beach
On arrival, the property immediately strikes one as a very lovely and secluded place to stay. Indeed, the facilities are high standard, ie 6 bedrooms, large kitchen/living area, excellent walled garden giving good privacy, wide verandahs on 3 sides, a first class swimming pool and a garden of tropical plants and 2 Indonesian-looking huts. The sea is a 30 yards walk away - across a road and the beach.
The property is looked after by Salim, originally from Bangladesh, who stays unobtrusively in accommodation with his family behind a hedge. He is available for any queries that might arise, is cheerful and willing to assist (eg preparing a BBQ, location of supermarket etc).
On the downside, we were disappointed by the bedding - eg rock hard pillows ; and there was a continual problem with hot water (or rather, the lack of it). It seemed to be a lottery which bathroom (and often the kitchen) was going to have hot water. Salim did his best but we did not want to call him out continuously. If there had been no problem with the hot water, we would have voted this place as 5**
I'm very sorry x things against negative, but when we received the mail of the problem of hot water the next day was solved by the plumber, as regards the pillows each has its own preferences and those who want it hard who soft, we have both, just ask.
Furthermore, in April the beaches are not clean, but after the spring they remove the stones for which they will be sandy
The property is even more beautiful then the pictures show. 4.8 review
My wife and I along with 4 very close friends arrived at the villa on Saturday September 16, 2017. Our stay at Rumah Saya started out poorly as we arrived at 6pm to find the caretaker Celim and a cleaning lady still trying to get the house in order due the previous guests leaving very late. Celim unloaded our suitcases as he tried to explain the situation. We decided to head to a nearby supermarket to load up on food, drinks, toilet paper, napkins, charcoal for BBQ, etc. We did not realize that we also needed spices, cleaning supplies, paper towels, shampoo, body, dishwasher and dish soap which the villa does not come supplied with. We arrived back at the villa beautifully lit up to find everything in order. The air conditioned rooms and property was immaculate! The only downfall was the lack of towels due to the previous guests use of all the towels (Santo the owner should buy more towels to avoid this). Celim delivered them to us in the am after air drying.Villa has a washing machine located in the outside bathroom but no dryer.
The villa is equipped with an additional outside kitchen with a small refrigerator , freezer, stove and dishwasher, etc. Celim was nice enough to give us ice cubes the 1st evening and was very helpful throughout our stay! He kept the pool (not heated) and outside property clean. He does not clean any part of the interior of the villa after you arrive.
The property is located close to major roadways to access other parts of Sicily which we took advantage of! Cefalu is 15 minutes away via car or train and Palermo 45 minutes by train and 45-75 minutes away by car depending on traffic (watch for speed traps use Waze app.).The train station is a 5 minute walk from the villa and there are 2 very good restaurants and a wine bar cafe within a 5 minute walk from the villa along the beach. The village of Campofelice di Rocella is a 5 minute drive.
Since the beach clubs shut down in early September we found the rocky beach littered with cigarettes, plastic bottles and broken glass. I was told that the beach is clean during the summer season. Lots of construction along beach and surrounding area. This was really the only regret of our stay. The beach at Cefalu was sandy and clean!
The decking around the pool was loose and many screws were popping up. I have been told that this will be repaired in November.
Overall we had a wonderful stay at Rumah Saya and would like to return with family and friends in the future!
I was delighted that the villa was better than your expectations. But I'm sorry you found little problems .. I remember that the villa is a rental home and this involves the presence of basic products such as mold soaps. salt etc. if there was something missing as I repeated several times we are ready to immediately cover up, sorry for the wet towels on the first day we were equipped for this problem. as well as repeated at the end of all stays we will do the deck renovation work around swimming pool in November. when all reservations will end because you can not do with the guests are present
Great house and location, but in need of some improvements
Everything was really suitable for us and the house is roomy, comfortable and all necessary utilities are available. We were 7 adults and 6 children and it was no problem what so ever.
We are considering going back there next year, but in such a case four things needs to be improved:
1. The deck around the pool. Many of the screws are coming lose and the children tripped on them ones or twice. This needs to be fixed as it will be worse after another winter.
2. The dishwasher did not clean properly. With 13 people it runs all the time so it needs to be in a great condition. It probably only needs a decalcification as I cleaned and the visible filters. However, it needs to be looked over.
3. The washing machine was electrically conducting. With six small children it is good to have one working and it worked but it was conducting which is dangerous. We noticed it and did not use it afterwards.
4. The guy working there Celim, was a great guy, but maybe not as helpful as mentioned in the ad. Celim was very nice and friendly, but it said that he should keep the toilets clean and help with some other chores. He helped us with a few things and was always alert, but he did not clean the toilets. Maybe he felt that there was no need for it, but a quick cleaning could have been needed. Also, the trash piles rises quickly when you are 13 people and we did not know where to put it. He said he would sort it and waited with doing it so animals ripped open the bags over night... As he is there anyways, he could maybe also clean some towels and help out in other ways.
If those changes are implemented, we would happily go back as the setting is really nice and the house is great otherwise!
I'm sorry that you found something that did not go in your stay but I have to say that everything around the pool was repaired now because we could not do it before because of the stays continue of guests. Also remember that it is not a hotel but a holiday home so the villa is delivered clean but does not include daily cleaning and change towels, that is possible with extra payment. Celim is there to help guests and clean the outside areas and the pool. Definitely for any problem we will intervene immediately if it is said but not reported only in the review will surely try to do as much as possible to make the best possible customers thanks
Incredible and memorable vacation, however, some challenges with the property during our stay.
A group of 10 friends from the U.S. stayed at the Rumah Saya for a week at the end of April. What a wonderful and memorable time we had! We embraced the life and culture of Campofelice di Roccella. Despite a few mishaps we made the best of it and made ourselves at home there. Overall I would give the accommodations a 3.5 out of 5.
-Beautiful property and outdoor patio area, including outdoor shower and well maintained pool. The property actually does look like the pictures!
-Beach is right across the street and we had it to ourselves most of the time.
-Incredible pizzeria restaurant and gelateria within in walking distance
-Train station is within walking distance - (Celim was able to walk us and direct us where to purchase tickets).
-Short distance to Cefalu and Palermo (definitely a must see).
-Dining tables that easily sat our entire group
-Kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pots and pans
-Very neat, clean and well maintained property
-Very limited warm or hot showers. (The warmest shower seemed to be the outdoor shower.)
-No Wifi - even though it was advertised to be available. This was very frustrating for some guests as they needed internet to get some work done during our stay.
-No household supplies were included - once we arrived we were informed that we needed to purchase our own toiletries and pantry essentials such as toilet paper, soap, garbage bags, salt & pepper, olive oil, etc. It would have been helpful to know this in advance. (When we left the property, we left behind an abundance of supplies which hopefully will be left to the next guests.)
-Communication with caretaker was often challenging as we did not speak Italian or Sicilian and he spoke very little English.
-Caretaker was not as discrete as the description had advertised. Caretaker lives on the property with his family and whilst they were very friendly, they were often times loud and caretaker seemed to come and go on to the property, including inside the home freely rather than consulting with guests first.
-Final payment for reservation had to be paid in cash rather than by credit card which was an inconvenience.
I would definitely recommend this place if a few of these issues could be resolved.
We are glad that you found the beautiful structure with your expectations ..
But we are very sorry for the evaluations against, as we try to make it very much for the customer to have no problems, 1. As for the lack of kitchen products we are surprised as the kitchen is equipped with everything we put a bottle of Oil, 2 rolls of toilet paper for each bathroom, salt and pepper spices there always present, then if something is over you are having to buy it because it is not a hotel with eating included but it is a vacation home !!!
2. As for Celim we will say to be more discreet but he must keep the swimming pool clean it's and keep all the house clean, you can agree with him when doing these things,
4 in each bath there is an 80 liter water heater so we do not understand how it is possible to have lukewarm water, also for a problem you have to call it we solve it, we not a have a problem of money for resolved everything , but do not make a negative review later when We know what happened.
3. Sorry about wifi, but there was a phone company interruption, but nowadays it has all been resolved but it was not our fault so we are willing to give a fair refund to this, I hope That you return will see that these problems do not exist.