The site, and house were perfect, especially for large groups. I would definitely stay again. We are a group that does a lot of cooking, so perhaps a few more bowls and wine glasses. But in general the experience was wonderful.
A beautiful villa situated in the hills near Cefalù with fantastic facilities and beautiful views from the bedrooms, lounge and terraces.
Villa Gilda is a beautifully designed villa, whose Kitchen is excellent and all the equipment provided of quality. The customer service was very good generally. The beds were very comfortable, the pool a reasonable size, it was lovely to use fresh herbs from the garden and we loved the owners dog who visited when we were willing to see him (lots!!!). My only concern is that Sicily has a real problem with its street dogs and something humane needs to be done to help them. Not the villa's fault of course.
We had a fabulous stay at Villa Cipressi and really loved the villa. It's location is stunning, with wonderful views over Cefalu and the coast - magical both day and night! It took a bout 25 mins to drive up from Cefalu into the mountains (so no quick dash for provisions), but once there it was well worth it! The layout of the villa is just perfect: lots of outdoor social spaces which all connect nicely to the villa (better for adults/older children due to being on lots of levels with connecting steps). We loved the outdoor kitchen, complete with BBQ and pizza oven - this was the hub of al...more
From the moment Stefano greets you at Villa Provenza the tone of your holiday is well and truly set. His passion for Sicily, Cefalu and the Villa itself is extraordinary and you are spirited into holiday mood in an instant. The Villa is huge, we were just a family of 2 adults and 3 kids so we used the upstairs bedrooms accessed by an external staircase or around the back of the villa, took a bit of getting used to but the upstairs bedrooms are absolutely stunning. They are spacious and bright and give you the incredible views across the coastline. We didn't use the 'internal' bedrooms but ...more
What a beautifull place to spend our vacation! And so kind to find wine, fruit and water when we arrived. Very very very nice swimmingpool, comfortable house, nice terrace with barbecue and outdoor kitchen and stunning view! We didn't see much of Sicilië, because we loved staying at the villa. So maybe next year again? And especially many thanks to Angelo for helping us find the way to the villa and his kindness!
We stayed in the villa for one week in mid May. We were a family of four, but the house can easily be used by up to six people. It is a really beautiful house; nice architecture, tasteful interior, perfect garden and a wonderful pool (though water was a bit cold at this time of the year). For visits of the archeological sites in western Sicily and trips to the really great and totally empty beach in Triscina (15 minutes by car) it was however the right time, as there were not many tourists around now in May. Many thanks to Ewa, our host in Sicily and to Angelo from Massimo Villas for arran...more
Villa il Basto is a perfect venue for a family vacation. The villa is beautifully refurbished with good facilities and it's location high up on the hill and the breathtaking view from the terrace over the bay towards Cefalú. We enjoyed a wonderful week there with visits to Cafalú, Palermo and nearby villages Castelbuono and Santo Stefano di Camastra, but it is hard to leave this lovely and comfortable villa even for an outing.
Beautifully presented and equipped 3 bedroom house with pleasant dining terrace with view of the sea. It was spotlessly clean and contained everything 5 adults needed for our holiday. Quite a walk up steps to the centre of the town so need a reasonable level of fitness and there is no on site parking as was advertised. However there is unofficial free parking on the street within 200 metres or so.
This house was even better than we expected it to be. Perfect location - falling asleep to the smells of night blooming jasmine by the balcony and waking up to sounds of waves on the rocks. Right by the beach and walking to absolutely everything you need. Angelo was so helpful in helping organize side trips for us and we will definitely be back to Cefalu in either this or another Massimo Villa next year.
Great place to be! General cleanness could be better, but overall a comfortable house with much space, modern interiour and a stunning view across the coast.
nice house in a perfect location. calm, nice view, all you need is in the house…. we will be back for sure.
We were 14 people ( 8 adults and 6 children) enjoying this fantastic house with a swimmingpool were all the six children spend most of their time. The house is situated far from touristic areas and close to a small village where you can buy meet from the local butcher and fresh bread every morning. With car its easy to reach other small villages and beaches. Angelo and Mario took care of us and were always at the hand when you needed some help. A great stay and we can fully recommend the house for a stay in Sicily. The only complaint we have is that the beds were not the best. This is somet...more
We had a good time in Villa Palomina . The biggest plus point of the the villa is the fantastic view on Cefalu and the sea around it. Definitely in the second week of August with the festival and fireworks the location was second to none. The house itself is nicely decorated in keeping with the character of the house and has a nice terraced garden around it. However I feel slightly disappointed on the absence of AC , Wifi and communications don't work , I understand August is high season but for the price we paid a number of facilities should be standard and functioning. I recommend to...more
We stayed in this appartment for one week, an elderly couple with a grown up daughter. For us three it was perfect. The drawingroom upstairs is wonderful with its windows at three sides. The small pentry is quite OK for making breakfast, a sallad etc. The two bedrooms are quite small but nice and the beds are comfortable. We had no problems with the narrow stairs up to the appartment but some people would have. The small street is quiet but just around the corner there are lots of restaurants, bars, shops and just a short walk to the beach. Martina was most helpful and was always easy to ge...more
Great location near Cefalù. Villa had beautiful views, nice property kept in good shape enjoyed our stay.
The good: Bright, cheerful and stylishly decorated. Nice grill and table in the courtyard. The ok: Right in the middle of a very lively and loud street. Good for getting to local attractions but also very loud The bad: No running water in the spa area, no way to regulate temp in the pool, amenities a bit stingy