3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6, free wifi, air con
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My name is Benedetta and I come from Palermo. I enjoy travelling and getting to know new places and cultures. I love nature and I am very environment-savvy, so I promote an environment-friendly lifestyle.
Why Benedetta chose Gratteri
This villa is not just a property for me. It is my beloved old family house, where I've spent the best times of my childhood and where I still turn to when I need to enjoy a moment of peace and relax in the green nature. This house means so much to my family, my friends and myself, and I like to share this feeling with all my guests.
What makes this Villa unique
What makes our house unique is that it is not a cold, un-lived rental property. It is a family home where we stay for several weeks ourselves, which means that my guests will find everything necessary to spend a comfortable stay, and much more.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Standard check-in time is from 16:00 to 18:00. Check-in after 18:00 must be pre-arranged well in advance and in full detail.
I provide bed linens and bathroom towels, not pool or seaside ones.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Beautiful Villa near Cefalu
This is a really beautiful villa, really well equipped with everything you'll need for a fantastic holiday. Benedetta is lovely and extremely helpful. The pool is absolutely brilliant. If you're looking for a private, secluded place to really chill out but within easy reach of Cefalu and Palermo then this is perfect. We loved it xx
Lovely villa in splendid surroundings
We (a family of three) have enjoyed three marvellous weeks in this beautiful villa, located in the hills just above the small town of Lascari near Cefalù. Our host Benedetta was extremely helpful and forthcoming, in a perfect balance of discretion and effectiveness. Upon arrival, she met us in Lascari and guided us to her house. The villa is a real family home, not just an artificial dwelling for tourists, and therefore gives an authentic feeling that makes it all the more enjoyable. It is well equipped and thoughtfully designed. Our favorites were the large and perfectly maintained pool and the strategically placed roof terrace, where we could watch the sunset. The town of Lascari, only a short drive away, offers plenty of amenities for grocery shopping and other practical matters. A car is imperative to move around in the area, which has a lot to offer in terms of both natural scenery and cultural sites. The location turned out to be an excellent base for exploring the entire region along the Northwestern coast and towards the central parts of Sicily (we visited e.g. Piazza Armerina and Morgantina on a day trip). The city of Palermo can easily be reached by train (about one hour); for our visits there, we conveniently left our car in the car park at the railway station of Lascari. In sum, we had a magnificent time and are grateful to Benedetta for having shared the pleasure and comfort of her home with us. We will cherish fond memories of this villa, and I can warmly recommend it to anyone who plans a holiday in that part of Sicily.
Dear Marc, thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for your lovely words for my house. It has been a true pleasure to have your family as guests, and I am really happy to know that you spent a comfortable stay here. Best wishes for all of you, Benedetta
Perfect family holiday
Perfect base for exploring the area - quiet, great pool, well equipped, spotlessly clean - Benedetta was charming and most helpful - our family had a wonderful 8 days
Quiet villa with great pool
This was a lovely villa in the countryside 5 minutes out of Lascari. The pool was a great bonus - big enough for laps and water battles with the kids - one of the cleanest we've ever come across. As it was incredibly hot (38-42) went spent most of the time in the shade by the pool relaxing.There were numerous terraces with either views of the bay or shade. Close to local amenities (the bakery in the village was fantastic) and attractions. We did a lovely walk up Mount Carbonara as well as shopping in Cefalu, roman ruins and palaces in Palermo. Something for everyone with all the facilities you'd need with rustic charm. Benedetta and her family were very helpful and being escorted to the villa was a great improvement on driving around trying to find it as we normally do with the "clear instructions" provided by owners. Would highly recommend this villa.
Everything is already said about the villa in all the other reviews. We can only agree. It is a lovely house and a lovely place.
We were welcomed with great warmth by Francesca and Benadette. It is their family house, and they are proud of it and take really good care of the house. For us It felt like home away from home and we hope to return next year.
Thank you dear guest for your five stars; actually it's definitely true, to let our guests feel like at home is always my first goal and it's really great to succeed with such a nice dutch family as yours. Happy to host you again next year. Benedetta
Delightful retreat in the hills
This is a totally charming family house in hilly countryside overlooking the Gulfs of Palermo and Termini Imerese and the Madonie mountains. It encapsulated quiet seclusion away from the coastal strip and yet was still very close to shops in Lascari or main transport links. It is well equipped with many thoughtful touches and was beautifully clean. We too had a warm welcome from Benedetta and Francesca and a lovely "starter pack" of fruit and wine. The owners were always available by phone should any problem crop up.
Other writers have waxed eloquently about the terraces and following the sun during the day for various meals (not easy for those of us who live in Wester Ross!) and the views night and day are truly stunning. As serious swimmers, the pool deserves special mention. It is of a size, shape and depth that unusually actually permits one to swim -( unlike the overblown paddling pools one meets elsewhere.) It was sparkling clean.
Francesca's recommendations for shops in Lascari were extremely helpful and we found the local folk friendly and helpful. We particularly enjoyed the access to the Madonie Mountains - utterly charming hill villages and plenty of trails and mountains to climb of varying difficulty.( For those unable to travel to Mount Etna, there is line of sight from the top of Pizzo Carbonara. ) The mountains are virtually yours in September and for those of us a bit slain by the heat, there is an 11 degree difference in temperature between the summits and Lascari - enjoy!
There is good access to main routes and the Valley of the Temples is unforgettable (the A 19 is closed for a large section with involved detours and we believe this situation will remain for some time.) We received good advice beforehand to always set off early for the more famous sites (including Cefalu) and this proved true.
We have been renting holiday houses in Europe for the last forty years and this house is definitely one of the most special. We would love to return (so much more to see and do) and would not hesitate to recommend it to others. We had such a happy holiday and now have the happiest memories of a super place and kind, friendly people.
The property, in the Cefalù area, is very close to the small town of Lascari, just 2,5 Km.
Cefalù city centre is 15 Km from the property.
An impressive rock dominates this charming little North coast town, one of the most ancient Greek towns in Sicily, rebuilt in the Norman period by King Ruggero II. It offers one of Sicily's most magnificent Norman cathedrals known for its grand array of Byzantine-Norman mosaics completed in 1148. It also offers a wonderful long beach which attracts large numbers of travellers from all over the world. Cefalù is very close to the large protected area of Parco delle Madonie, Sicily's greatest national park, which offers a unique landscape as well as the possibility to go hiking and enjoy an unusual aspect of Sicily.