The view at sunset - Il panorama, al tramonto
A terrace in the blue - Private Room with a View
A terrace in the blue - Private Room with a View
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 private bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 private bath
You won’t be charged yet

Just 2 km from the old town center, the house is in an extremely quiet residential area dominating the sea. Airy and bright, the house consists of large bedrooms area, three bathrooms, a kitchen and a large open plan area with sofas, fireplace and dining area. Outside, a garden shaded by pine trees and wisteria, and a large terrace with a breathtaking 180 ° view on the coast.

The space

The master bedroom, located on the second floor, is complete with furniture, linens, private bathroom and access to the terrace. For any extra guests it is envisaged the adjacent double room, slightly smaller but still comfortable and related with the terrace as well.
The cost includes breakfast served in the garden or on the terrace, or also in the kitchen, depending on your liking. All the requirement is available, including a coffee machine to enjoy a good espresso.

Guest access

The access consists of an outer gate and a single input port.

Interaction with guests

The size of the house and the arrangement of sleeping area guarantee the privacy of all guests.
I remain completely available for any needs related to your stay and everything about Cefalu and surroundings. It will be a pleasure to guide you in the discovery of the Island and recommend local bars, restaurants, museums, beaches or new destinations for your trip.

Other things to note

The washing machine is provided for stays over 5 nights.
For what concerns the access to the kitchen, in short periods is allowed only for small needs that we can arrange on your arrival.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs
Some spaces are shared - la zona giorno del piano terra e la cucina


54 Reviews

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Boris User Profile
October 2017
We stayed at Giovanna's retreat for a week in September. The house is located up a very steep hill ( there are no hills that are NOT steep in Sicily :)) and affords stunning views of the Tyrrhenian Sea from your private terrace. Our room was as described, clean, comfortable, airy and quiet. What makes this property so special is Giovanna herself. She is an outstanding host and truly embodies the spirit of Air BnB. Our breakfasts were wonderful and she made sure we experienced the very best of Sicilian ingredients, provided plenty of local tips and even beach towels and lounge chairs for the beach. I would also challenge anyone to match the value for money that this experience presents. We look forward to coming back soon. Thank you, Giovanna!

Alma Mona User Profile
May 2017
We stayed at Giovanna's place for only one night. Such a shame that we couldn't stay more in such a beautiful place. If we knew it would be so lovely we would have definitely stayed more. The villa was as described even though it needed a bit of TLC. We had a big room, opening up to a lovely big terrace with a breathtaking view. Giovanna left us things to eat in the kitchen for breakfast. We had clean sheets and towels and the bathroom was also clean. The villa was set in a quiet and peaceful location which meant we had a very good sleep. The road leading to the villa is quite steep uphill and the streets in Cefalu are very narrow. I suggest you leave your car at the villa and take a taxi into town which is only 10-15 min away by car. You can find all sorts of maps and taxi information at Giovanna's place. We definitely plan to go again with the whole family. Highly recommended!!

Richard User Profile
September 2017
Thanks Giovanna! What a wonderful place to live and what a wonderful person. Nice view, nice breakfast and friendly, quiet neighborhood. Nice to meet you. Richard&Anna

Clare User Profile
September 2017
September 2017 We had an amazing time staying at Giovanna's house. She is a great host and made us feel so welcome in her lovely home. Giovanna is so helpful with everything with great tips on good places to eat and visit. The views from the house are amazing we liked to sit out on the big balcony at the end of the day and just take in the views, so tranquil. We hope to come back again and stay with Giovanna. We are happy to recommend Giovanna's house it was a truly unique experience. Thank you Giovanna.

Johanna User Profile
September 2017
Giovanna was a very welcoming host who made me feel at home immediately! She gave me excellent recommendations for my stay; I felt like a family member but she is also very respectful of her guests' privacy. Communication was easy in English and my basic Italian which she patiently helped me improve ;-) The house is in a very quiet area which does come with a certain distance from the center of town, but as long as you don't mind walking a bit (with a nice view of the sea!) or adjusting to the bus schedule (roughly once an hour in summer) you are fine staying at Giovannas place even without a car. The little town of Cefalù is very charming, and it has a beautiful long beach with chrystal-clear water. Giovannas place is perfect for relaxing but also offers many other possibilities; or, of course, you could just stay on the beautiful blue terrace and watch the sea for days! I would recommend staying with Giovanna anytime. Grazie per tutto!

Berend User Profile
August 2017
Giovanna is the kindest and most lovely host. The big terrace and its view over the sea are amazing. We will never forget our stay in Cefalu thanks to Giovanna and we hope to come back some day in the future.

Coralie User Profile
July 2017
Staying few days in Cefalu, in Giovanna's home was a real pleasure. The view is gorgeous, and Giovanna is really available for her guests, giving advices and tips to go to "not-crowdy" beaches, to go to good restaurants. And the breakfast is really delicious, with local products. Thanks a lot for these days!

Bologna, ItalyJoined in July 2016
Giovanna User Profile
Vivo a Bologna dal 1984 dove insegno Storia dell'arte al Liceo Artistico. Mi interesso di musica, arte, architettura e design e moda. Sono cresciuta in Sicilia, a Cefalù, un piccolo centro turistico sul mare, in provincia di Palermo, città dove ho studiato Architettura. Chi penso…
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