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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 9 / Villa
Bedrooms: 3  Bathrooms: 2  Sleeps: 9  Type: Villa
Wisteria House: an old Villa submerged in an Oasis
TripAdvisor property ID 3923886

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Book this 3 bedroom villa in Cefalu today! A total of 9 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a deck, parking space, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 15 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $945 to as high as $2499, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 95% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 04, 2017, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.

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About the owner

About the owner

Dario L.
Response rate:
95%
Calendar last updated:
04 Jul 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Italian, Swedish

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Amenities

Amenities

General


  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet


  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features


  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront

Kitchen


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Entertainment


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Video player

Outdoor


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Private garden
  • Shared garden

Onsite Equipment


  • Boat available

Suitability


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed

Reviews

Reviews (15)

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“We want to go there again ...”

Reviewed 2 Oct 2013

We spent our holiday in this beautiful estate in Villa Wisteria from 14 to 29 July (two families: 4 adults and three girls 4, 6 and 12 years old). The house is very original. It has its own soul - the old, kind and welcoming Sicilian soul. All the rooms are furnished and decorated with great taste and love. Every item is in place and has its meaning and history. Many thanks to Dario and agnes for our wonderful holiday! There was not a single question that would be left unnoticed or ignored. We got real help whether it concerned our stay in the villa or giving useful advice on planning our itinerary. One can only dream of such hospitable hosts! The estate has a large lemon orchard. With Dario's permission we could pick fragrant lemons straight from the trees. After the lemon orchard there follows an olive grove and, further, a pine alley which gives way to a wonderful beach. It's only 200-meter walk but what a pleasant way! Little kids could walk from the beach to the house on their own. During our stay there we could see only few people on the beach. Thanks to Dario's advice we were able to see many beautiful parts of Sicily. We fell in love with this warm and sunny island. For breakfast we had fresh bread and croissants with different fillings and a couple of evenings, with Dario's help again, we ordered local delicious pizza. Near the house there is a pizzeria where you can enjoy Italian cuisine. Within a ten-minute walk or a five-minute drive there is a supermarket, "ARD", where you can buy any products you like; a railway station, from which you can reach the capital of Sicily - Palermo. You can visit Cefalu - a beautiful town located not far from the villa. This town has a wonderful sandy beach with very gentle entrance into the water. For small children it's a real paradise. A sufficient number of different shops can satisfy every lover of shopping.

“The perfect place to relax with family and friends”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2012

The house is on a large property with several cottages, but plenty of privacy for all. The owner goes out of his way to make his guests comfortable, whether it's by providing additional deck chairs or sunshades or helpful information, and takes great care of the property by fixing things without delay and cultivating a great variety of plants. The short walk to the beach took us past a row of pomegranates, a lemon grove, an ancient carob, a eucalyptus and many other different trees and cactuses. It is simply a beautiful place. The house itself is comfortable and very well equipped, but it is its surroundings that make it special and a treat for all senses. Additional benefits: we had bread and water delivered every morning, there is a great pizza restaurant close by and the fruit stall when you turn off the main road towards Salinelle has excellent fruit and vegetables.

“Magic - a piece of sun-soaked, sea drenched heaven!”

Reviewed 28 Dec 2011

Loved La Piana. Clean, fresh, beside the sea, owner couldn't do enough for us. Close to train station for Palermo. Rented a car and got around town (Cefalu) and the surrounds easily. Relaxed all day, ate all evening. Very friendly people - we were invited out twice (both times great). Loved everything about the place, have already booked again for next year!

“Un petit coin de paradis”

Reviewed 30 Jan 2011

En octobre nous cherchions une évasion du train train quotidien en Sicile, le plus près possible de Cefalù, que je connaissait déjà mais pas dans le centre trop bruyant! Nous voilà à "La Piana" une magnifique propriété fleurie et ombragée avec accès direct à la mer et à 5 min de Cefalù et des autres petits villages typiques environnants, un séjour paradisiaque tant pour le cadre naturel, entre mer et montagne, l'accessibilité et la tranquillité et surtout l'accueil chaleureux du propriétaire et de ses chiens adorables, Merci Dario pour ton aide, tes conseils et ta disponibilité. Malgré un programme bien chargé : un jour à visiter les villages des montagnes, quelques jours à la plage (malgré la date avancée dans l'année oui oui on s'est même baignées!), du shopping à Cefalù ou à Palerme sans compter tous les sites archéologiques et culturels de la Sicile, comme à la Piana vous ne devez pas galérer pour vous garer, vous êtes libres et tranquilles et on s'est relaxÉes! Sans compter les barbecues et les bon repas grâces aux cuisines intérieures et extérieures. Je conseille vivement ce lieu de séjour tant pour les vacances entre amis que en famille(s) vu l'étendue des possibilités que vous y trouverez, mais ne réservez pas tout et laissez moi quelques semaines de libres car je compte bien y retourner!

“So schön, dass man es nicht weiter verraten möchte”

Reviewed 6 Jan 2011

In Piana sein zu dürfen ist ein Teil im Paradis zu sein und ein Teil dieses Paradis mit gestalten zu dürfen - Pina das ist eine Philosphie zu Leben - eine nachhaltige Zeit, wo man in Gedanken und Real immer gerne wieder hinschweift. Danke Dario!

“Lovely old house with character in beautiful, secluded garden.”

Reviewed 26 Oct 2010

We stayed at Dario's in October, a party of 12, including kids, teenagers and adults. We all loved it, the weather was warm and Sicily was fascinating. The house was geat, lots of room, beautiful tiles and old wood and a hot outdoor shower by a substantial patio. The cottages were charming, with stoves and we made good use of the excellent barbeque facilities. The garden/orchard was absolutely lovely and each property felt very private and peaceful. The garden leads onto the beach with fantastic views and excellent stones (for beachcombing) and we were adopted by Dario's very friendly dogs who joined us on the sand most days. We enjoyed swimming, sailing and kayaking, Dario was an excellent host, the town is lovely and we hope to come back some time.

“immersed in relaxiong nature by the sea”

Reviewed 25 Oct 2010

Myself and my wife loved this place the moment we set foot on it. She was looking for a quiet place in the midst of greenery and near the sea to recover from a stressful year at work in Dublin, I was looking for a quiet place to write my third novel. You are surrounded by greenery, olive and lemon and pines. The cottage we stayed in was clean, simple comfort, all basic utilities working. The owner is on hand, and happy to sort out anything you need, and gives useful tips about the area, places to visit etc. Note that there are dogs: but if you or your kids like dogs they will love you. We're certainly going back, hopefully in the Spring. Too busy relaxing on the beach, of course, to even start my third novel... Oops.

“"Better in piana"”

Reviewed 13 Oct 2010

Für mich der beste Platz in Sizilien. Der schönste Garten, die nettesten Häuser, die freundlichsten Hunde, die feinsten Früchte. Ein Platz, an dem es einen gut geht. Vor einem das Meer, hinter einem die schönen Berge der Madonie. Mit Dario als Freund kann es einem nicht besser gehen. Hoch lebe die Ebene!

“Heavenly. A rejuvenating oasis.”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2010

Spectacular location, right on the water, immersed in nature - lemon groves and pine trees - and still only ten minutes drive to town - and Cefalu itself is magical! My cottage was the one closest to the beach so I really did fall asleep to the sound of the waves; I went there to rest and relax so I didn't spend much time exploring but the Madonie are very close for a day-trip, and one night I drove up to Castlebuono to a really good fish restaurant. Cottage is not five star but has everything you need to cook, even a stone pizza oven outside, and it was spotlessly clean. Dario seems to go out of his way to make sure everyone's stay is nothing short of exceptional. You do need a car to get around, but even if you don't use it much you'll feel like you have the best of both worlds with it, visiting the bustle of town in the evening for dinner and coming back then to the peace and quiet. A really special place and really special people - I came home feeling special! And very well-fed!!

“a small piece of paradise”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2010

My mother wanted to go away for her 60 th birthday, and more or less by a chance did we choose Sicily.We were two families of 9 persons, from 6 months and up.By luck I came across Dario´s house on the internet and both me and my mother felt that this was the one! A few weeks later we arrived in Piana and we were all thrilled by this wonderful house and the very beautiful garden with all the beautiful plants, flowers and trees.And the friendliest dogs ever.It was beyond our expectations. To see more of Sicily´s landscape we had rented cars and made two-three long excursions for other cities inside the island.We found it to be a beautiful island! But my favourite thing was Piana, it was incredible beautiful and quiet and it´s a place were you can fully relax and enjoy. The beach which was near was very nice and calm and the water was warm enough. And not to forget, our lovely host Mr Livecchi who helped make this trip unforgettable!

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