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Lovely countryhouse near Cefalù
Lovely countryhouse near Cefalù
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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A comfortable country house with a beautiful sea view nestled in the beautiful countryside and yet just few minutes from Cefalù and 1 hour from Palermo. Ideal base for day-trips to the Aeolian Islands or to the sicilian west coast. At the same time you can easily organize interesting tours to the small historical centers as Castelbuono and others (Gratteri, Isnello... ) and Madonie Regional Park.
The views from all points are stunning:is wonderfully private and secluded. Minimum 4 days stay.

The space

The house is very comfortable and functional: has 1 double-bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower, kitchen, living room with fireplace area. In the loft floor there is the other double bedroom (single beds). Two months ago the owners have renewed the bathroom and the kitchen so they are really new. In the living room there is a sofa which can become a sofabed for two persons. The use of this must be comunicated to the host which will apply a little increase price.
The countryhouse has lot of openspaces, where to relax (in front of the house in the terrace and in the barbecue area).
The house is well-positioned if you want to practise outdoor sports (as bike or trekking), or horseback riding.
The house is very close to Parco delle Madonie, but is also very near to Cefalù is very well-known city for his arab-norman cultural heritage.
Distances
Palermo airport: 110km-69miles-1hr25
Trapani airport:185km-115miles-2hours
Catania airport: 174km-109miles-2hr05
Shops, restaurants and beach at Cefalù: 8km-5miles-15mins
Piano Battaglia ski-lifts & walking trails: 43km-27miles-50mins
Palermo centre: 68km-43miles-1hr

Guest access

Guests have access to all parts around the house.

Interaction with guests

The owners possess another house very close to the house that they usually rent. If the other house is available they will be delighted to welcome travelers.

Other things to note

Minimum 3 days stay. Travellers should have a car to move.The house is located about 400 above sea level and then the temperature is a few degrees lower than that of Cefalu. Excellent location for the summer for those who suffer from the heat.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities
Kitchen
Essentials
Shampoo
Free parking on premise

Prices
Extra people £9 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £64
Security Deposit £91
Weekly Discount: 2%
Weekend Price £81 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 2PM
Check out by 11AM

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Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Leilani User Profile
September 2017
Raffaella's house was a great retreat from the world. Scenic, spacious and full of charm. We stayed for a few nights and enjoyed the quiet and being able to have space to ourselves. The outdoor fire BBQ was great. The location was central enough for day trips and to explore the area but also secluded enough to feel as though you were truly away from it all. A great place to relax and recharge. All of our communication with Raffaella was easy and prompt.

Harald User Profile
June 2017
Very nice located with prime view of the sea and the Rocca di Cefalu. We very much enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to come again. Communication with Rafaella was always easy with short response time from her side. She also speaks English well (not everyone in Sicily does).

Esben User Profile
May 2017
We stayed at Raffaella's house for one week as part of a 3,5 week vacation around Sicily. The house is beautifully situated in an olive grove on a hill side high above the sea. The view is simply stunning! The house a long terrace that covers the entire length of the house, which is perfect for relaxing and dining. On another side of the house there is a barbecue area which has sun in the morning. The place is quiet and secluded with beautiful nature all around. The house is tastefully and authentically decorated, and the pictures doesn't quite do it justice. The house is a 20 minute ride from Céfalu by car - and a car is definitely a must if you stay here. The road leading up to the house is really steep with a lot of hairpin bends and is probably best driven by experienced drivers. The first time is a bit stressful but once you know the road it is not a problem.

Isis User Profile
July 2016
We met Raffaela at the beginning of the street, were she showed us the road. She is a very kind and flexible host and basically everything was there. Their house is spacious and clean and in the kitchen she left some things for breakfast! The house is situated above Cefalu, which you reach in 10 minutes. A car is a must! If you're looking for a quiet place, this is the place to be! Grazie Raffaela!
Raffaella User Profile
Response from Raffaella:
Grazie :) !!
July 2016

Carlos User Profile
July 2016
We spent a fab week in this country house on the hills of Cefalu. The views from the house are magnificent. The house is very nice, comfortable and clean. It has everything you need. It feels like home! You can even enjoy great barbecues overlooking the Mediterranean. As the house is up on a mountain, it is challenging and fun to get up there. It takes a couple of times to get the hang of it, but it is worth it. The hosts, Raffaella and Mauricio are very friendly and helpful and they make themselves available for enquiries or any possible issues. Cefalu is only 10 mins drive from the house. This house provides a great combination of beach and forest and also a great place for tracking. Highly recommended!!
Raffaella User Profile
Response from Raffaella:
Carlos family was very friendly and respectful of the house rules; we hope they came back to visit us in Sicily!
July 2016

Lorenzo User Profile
July 2017
Casa indipendente immersa nel verde e in collina poco sopra Cefalù. La casa è ottima per 4 persone e per gli amanti della natura e della tranquillità. Ben attrezzata sia dentro che in giardino e se siete fortunati come noi la sera vi faranno compagnia dei ciccioli di cinghiale ..... bellissima esperienza.

Christine User Profile
July 2017
Maison avec vue vraiment superbe sur la mer. Bon accueil de Raffaella et de son mari. Effectivement le chemin pour monter est un peu stressant, mais une fois arrivé à la maison, c'est un pur bonheur. Il y a un pylône électrique à haute tension juste a coté de la maison, et de mon point de vue (cela n'engage que moi) il est un peu dérangeant. La propreté dans la cuisine et la salle de bain pourrait être améliorée. Mais cela reste une très belle location, je recommande.

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Raffaella User Profile

My name is Raffaella, I love my country in Cefalù near Palermo and I hope that you love it too. I'm an architect and I have two children, Stefano (16) and Armando (14). I'm married with Maurizio and he is the owner of a famous bookshop in Palermo specialized in sea books and objects (digital charts, etc...).
I am passionate about nature,cooking, clean living, running, biking, hiking, backpacking and being in the moment! It is my total joy and honor to share this beautiful place with those who visit!

Languages: English, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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