Villa i Scopello, Sicilien, Italien - Fredelige beliggenhed, 5 min gang fra stranden
Mariella D'Amico - Claudio Sarro
- Engelsk, Italiensk
100% refunderes, hvis der afbestilles senest 60 dage inden ankomstdato. 50% refunderes, hvis der afbestilles senest 30 dage inden ankomstdato.
Wonderful villa for a family holiday
We have had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at the villa. We are a family of 4 (kids are 7 and 10) and the villa was perfect for us – be that letting the kids jump round in the pool, strolling down to the beaches which are only a couple of minutes’ walk away or sitting on the balcony enjoying the sea views. Mariella and Giuseppe were very kind and helpful but also very mindful of our privacy. Thanks to you both for the local insight, helpful recommendations on days out and the lovely wine 😊�. Hopefully we can make it back some time and I would have no hesitation recommending this villa to anyone who enjoys a peaceful get-away and sea-views.
Lovely property in a great location with fantastic views, from the balcony. You can easily walk down to the beach or with a bit more effort up into the village of Scopello. The owners were very welcoming and pleasant and really helped us enjoy our stay (thanks Mariella and Giuseppe) Highly recommend.
Strand und Scopello gut zu Fuss erreichbar. Schöne Lage super Aussicht, sehr ruhig. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt. Gerne wieder.
Vielen Dank. Wir freuen uns, euch wieder zu sehen.
Good location moderately equipped
We were there in October with our two kids. Between Palermo, San Vito lo Capo and Zingarro nature reserve this spot is really one of the best locations in Sicily’s north west. Basically the two stars off the maximum is due to the lower value for money and an unpleasant discussion with the owner:
The water is heated by sun collectors. Which means that when it was cloudy (happened a few times) it has been difficult for me and my wife to take a hot shower. We have been informed on this only when checking in.
The kitchen equipment is really very limited and worn down. The non sticky Teflon pots are extremely scretched. And there was also only one pot with lid. No knifes for preparing food, cheese grinder etc.
The internet connection is terrible as it constantly interrupts and, at least on apple devices, often does not reconnect automatically. While I believe the owner that in this region this is the best you can get, this will be big problem if you need to rely on a good connection (e.g. for work or kids entertainment in the evening).
Because the kids took off the anyway loose cover of the sofa the owners accused us to be also responsible for the stains underneath (claiming they have not been there before). I guaranteed that it was not the kids (who never were alone there) nor us. But the discussion, almost argument, happened twice, during our stay and afterwards (when discussing the deposit). In the end they did not charge us. Having a good insurance, the money would not have been the issue anyway but it was a very unpleasent situation.
The house itself is really spacious including the balcony with great view and the pool. The owners described everything very precisely in a folder: sights, restaurants, supermarkets etc. and of course all the do’s and donts for the apartment. Being there in October we sometimes felt a bit lonely as there were not really many people in the other houses in the neighborhood. Especially when the alarm in the neighborhood went off during two nights.
As mentioned because of the limitations in hot water, internet and kitchen equipment compared to the price we paid, I think it is not really good value for money.
I think the account is totally unfair and due to the problem of the stain and the other damage the guest did not report (he broke the freezer door handle, which he admitted).
The water temperature is usually sufficient if people do not exaggerate with the time they spend in the shower. The Internet connection is the best we can have in the area and it is usually enough unless you must upload big files. The kitchen equipment will be improved, but I don't think it is as bad as the guest said. I don't know what alarm the guest is referring to, he didn't mention it to me. The discussion happened
only once, because the sofa cover had been removed and the sofa had a bad stain which was not there before. It is unclear why the children removed the sofa cover, which was there as protection. They denied causing the stain, so I decided to let it go.
Communication with the guests was very poor, they kept sending me messages to ask for things I had explained or were written in the information leaflet (which they clearly did not consult). When the maids went into the house for cleaning they were shocked by the mess. They sent me photos showing the floor and the house surfaces covered with all sort of things, so it was hard to do the cleaning. Also the bathroom was very messy. Never again !
Great location, beautiful views from all around the villa. Extremely helpful owner, with lots of tips. Scopello is a delightful little town with restaurants and bars we had great food there, one lovely red giant prawns and tuna in La Tavernetta and a great value delicious meal in the Sicilian Street food bar in the square. Visited Erice very historic and again great food in the square, Segesta's beautiful Doric Villa and amphitheater. (Check opening times before going as it varies through out the year) Went to Palermo, bonkers driving in and around Palermo but found a multi-storey car park very reasonable parking rates, you can get the train in from Castellammare. Also went to Monreale very pretty, all these with in an hour or less of the Villa.
The beach at the bottom of the road is stoney but lovely and like most of Sicily ruggedly scenic, the added bonus of the beach bar made it an early evening destination.
There is the most amazing Deli supermarket on the road in to Scopello, the food so fresh and beautifully displayed, you can eat there and they do great gelato.
The Villa is ideally placed to reach many great places and is nicely secluded. The swimming pool is an added bonus and the outside space is so varied you can always find a spot in or out of the sun. The wild life is mesmerising and we spent a lot of time watching the birds, insects and if you sit quietly enough at dusk you can see bats as well.
We had a lovely, holiday and would recommend this villa for a great Sicilian get-away
The property was beautifully presented and in a lovely location with views of the sea.
We enjoyed the peaceful location of the villa, and its beautiful views of the sea and Zingaro nature reserve. The pool, and the and balcony along one side of the property are elevated as the villa is built on a hillside, so on all but the hottest days there was a lovely cool breeze at the poolside and on the balcony. The pool was a good size, and very welcome for cooling down, with temperatures in the high 30s. The villa was well equipped and comfortable. Mariella and Giuseppe were very welcoming hosts, and speak excellent English. They gave us lots of useful information on the surrounding area and practical tips like where to find a supermarket,and recommendations for places to eat out including gelaterias! Villa D'Amico is in a great location, a short walk from least two beaches which are great for snorkelling, and a short walk from Scopello village with its cafes and restaurants. There's lots to see and do within easy reach of Scopello too, our favourites were the beach at Guidaloca, with it's pedalo slides and ringo/jet ski rides, the Temple and amphitheatre at Segesta, the caves at Mangiapane, with a village built in to them, and the stunning hill top town of Erice, near Trapani. It was too hot to walk to the beaches in the Zingaro reserve, but we took a boat and snorkelling trip to these beaches , which left from Scopello. The towns of Gibellina and Poggioreale, devastated by an earthquake in 1968, and their memorials were also fascinating, though beware the crumbling mountain roads! Many thanks to Mariella and Giuseppe for a great holiday. We would highly recommend this property and area of Sicily.
Coast / Beach:
Stenstrande ved 3 minutters gang. Man har en bar, toiletter og tilbyder båd og kanoudlejning i løbet af sommeren. Sandstrande kan nås med bil (15 minutter til Castellammare og Alcamo strand.) Den smukke sandstrand i San Vito Lo Capo kan nås med en 50 min kørsel. Guidaloca, 5 minutter i bil, er en stenstrand med parasoller, liggestole, bar service. Lo Zingaro reserve har en fantastisk små bugter med krystalklart vand. Fra Castellammare port daglige bådene stopper ved de bedste strande.
Palermo og Trapani lufthavne er på cirka 30 minutters kørsel fra huset (Scopello er halvvejs mellem de to). Selv om en busforbindelse til Scopello er tilgængelig og Castellammare kan nås både med tog og bus, er det stærkt tilrådeligt at have en bil, da huset er fjernt fra hovedvejen og fra busstationen. Udover de offentlige forbindelser er ikke ret ofte.
Minigolf 5 min kørsel, Lo Zingaro naturreservatet 3 min kørsel. Græske arkæologiske område i Segesta (tempel og teater) 30 min kørsel, sommer forestillinger afholdt i det græske teater. Middelalderlige bjergby Erice 40 minutter drev. Smukke sandstrande i Castellammare del Golfo og Alcamo, 15 min kørsel. Maleriske strand udvej af San Vito Lo Capo 40 min kørsel. Trapani salt-pits 45 min kørsel. Arkæologiske område af Mothia Island en times kørsel. Palermo 45 minutters kørsel.
I den nærliggende landsby Scopello kan du finde en automatisk teller, et førstehjælpskursus station, en købmand, en frugt og grønt stall, en bager, tre barer, pizzariaer og restauranter, keramik og tøjbutikker, en kirke en tobakshandler, en dykke center. På to kilometer fra huset på vej til Castellammare er der et supermarked, en grønthandler og en kiosk. I Castellammare kan du finde banker, posthuse, butikker, frisører, apoteker og alle slags faciliteter.