Casa Magnolia

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Pets Welcome Ideal for Parties

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For those in search of a secluded getaway combining outstanding mountain scenery with easy access to the beach, look no further than Casa Magnolia. Nestled in the hills of the Madonie National Park and overlooking the dramatic northern Sicilian coastline, Casa Magnolia is a charming villa in a peaceful, spectacular landscape.

This is a special property, in a special location, making it the perfect mix for a wonderful holiday. The villa boasts jaw-dropping sea and mountain views, and walking trails running directly from the garden offer a chance to explore this beautiful landscape up close and personal. After a long walk, the rooftop swimming pool is the perfect place to cool off.

Just beyond the rugged hillside landscape lies historic Cefalù. Perched on the coastline below the villa, this town has plenty to see and do, and is home to a wonderful sandy beach. Explore the narrow streets and piazzas of the idyllic old town, taking in views of the Norman cathedral and picturesque old marina. A climb to the top of the imposing La Rocca fortress offers a wonderful aerial perspective on this charming town.

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What you should know…

  • Not all bedrooms are ensuite

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Cable TV Heating

The villa itself is split into the main villa and a small annex, accessed externally, at the foot of the property.

Annex
The cosy annex contains a living room with kitchenette, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower.

Main Property
In the main property, a large living and dining room leads to a glorious patio space with outdoor kitchen, while the internal kitchen is fully equipped and accessed from the living room. On the same level there are two bedrooms, one double and one with two single beds, each with their own bathrooms. Down a few steps, you will find another double bedroom with its own bathroom, and direct access to the stunning terrace and swimming pool.

The villa is decorated and furnished extremely tastefully, and every room has that spectacular view framed, for you to gaze upon. With such luxury accommodation, a stunning pool, and an exceptional location offering some of the best views on the island, a stay at Casa Cipressi is a truly unforgettable experience.

The property also offers


- Private parking
- BBQ
- Washing machine, plus an iron and ironing board
- Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, coffee machine, freezer and utensils
- Beautiful views of the sea and the mountains
- Central heating
- Hairdryers
- Patio/terrace
- Private garden

More facilities...

- A dedicated pre-arrival concierge service
- Organic food items on arrival (Cefalu villas only)
- A local representative on call 24/7 in case of emergency
- A comprehensive information guide to the villa

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa Magnolia
Beach Nearby Wine Tasting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Just one hour's drive east of Palermo, sitting serenely between its natural bay and the towering rocky granite mass of La Rocca, is Cefalù.

Cefalu is one of the Mediterranean's undiscovered jewels, the epitome of picturesque grandeur. Cefalù has a beach, winding and narrow medieval streets, and delightful restaurants overlooking a rocky coast.  Everything is under the ever-present gaze of the Norman-Arab-Byzantine cathedral, one of the greatest churches of southern Europe. Nestled between the Madonie Mountains and the sea, Cefalù's mountain boasts the ruins of a large fortress and an ancient Sicanian-Greek temple. The view from the summit is inspiring.

Cefalù has a long and lovely beach with clean, golden sand, without doubt one of the best in Sicily. It is very easy to get to, just a short walk from the main road leading through town. It gets very crowded in the summer months, but not quite to the same extent as the beaches near Taormina. Public showers are available on the western side of the beach.

Il Duomo, the cathedral built by the Norman King Roger II circa 1131, is the dominant structure in the town. Its two towers rise up well above the rest of the buildings. The exterior is well preserved, while the interior has been restored several times throughout the centuries. It is more Gothic and Romanesque than Byzantine in character but still has impressive mosaics.

A much more strenuous, yet rewarding, exercise is to climb up to the summit of the promontory above the town. It is steep, and it takes a good half hour, but the views of the coast and the sea from there are impressive. The walk will also take you to the ruins of an old fortress and temple devoted to the goddess Diana from the fifth century BC.

The Mandralisca Museum was founded by a local art collector who bequeathed his art treasures and extensive library to the town. It houses the Portrait of Unknown by Antonello da Messina, an extensive collection of shells, and a variety of objet d'art, among which is a Chinese puzzle in ivory.

The beach and the sea offer excellent opportunities for sunbathing, swimming and other water activities to keep families happy. There are pedal boats for hire at the beach in Ogliastrillo, 4km (2.5 miles) west of Cefalù. Fishing is available everywhere. Walking in the hills to the south of town is another popular activity, and there are several gentle routes that can be enjoyed by kids. 

Directly south of Cefalù is the wonderful Madonie National Park with its charming villages and towns, such as Castelbuono, its delightful scenery, its impressive mountains and some wonderful walking. It is no coincidence then that after Taormina and Palermo, Cefalù is probably the most popular tourist town in Sicily, offering something for everyone.

Local Amenities
Nearest Town/City Cefalu

(10 Km)

Nearest Restaurant Pizzeria

(3.5Km )

Nearest Beach Cefalu

(10Km)

Region

Sicily is a picturesque and serene island, that somehow also seems to be full of drama. Choose your own adventure from your luxury villa in Sicily; whether you’re all about exploring history, food and drink or want to spend your time soaking up the sun. Mount Etna dominates the landscape, it’s active presence providing forests, mountainsides and cold lava streams to explore. The cities are bustling with activity in the form of markets, theatres and great shopping – all in the shelter of beautiful ancient streets. Learn more about the type of holiday in Sicily you’d like to experience with our handy travel guide – packed with tips, inspiration and things to add to your holiday to-do list.

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Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Fenced Grounds

Extras

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €800 payable in cash on arrival (additional €200 with dogs)
Arrival time 3 pm - 10 pm (late arrival fees, €15 per hour)
Departure time 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Not included, charged on consumption
Linen & towels included? Not included in the rental price, €12 per person
Pets welcome? Small dogs allowed (€80 a week extra cleaning charge)
End of stay cleaning included? Not included in the rental price, €180
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 16th 2019 - Mar 23rd 2019 £2,486
Mar 23rd 2019 - May 26th 2019 £2,451
May 26th 2019 - Jun 23rd 2019 £2,776
Jun 23rd 2019 - Jul 14th 2019 £3,224
Jul 14th 2019 - Aug 25th 2019 £3,347
Aug 25th 2019 - Sep 8th 2019 £3,224
Sep 8th 2019 - Sep 29th 2019 £2,776
Sep 29th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 £2,451
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 21st 2020 £2,486
Mar 21st 2020 - May 24th 2020 £2,451
May 24th 2020 - Jun 21st 2020 £2,776
Jun 21st 2020 - Jul 12th 2020 £3,224
Jul 12th 2020 - Aug 19th 2020 £3,347

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 16th 2019 - Mar 23rd 2019 €2,715
Mar 23rd 2019 - May 26th 2019 €2,677
May 26th 2019 - Jun 23rd 2019 €3,032
Jun 23rd 2019 - Jul 14th 2019 €3,521
Jul 14th 2019 - Aug 25th 2019 €3,655
Aug 25th 2019 - Sep 8th 2019 €3,521
Sep 8th 2019 - Sep 29th 2019 €3,032
Sep 29th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 €2,677
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 21st 2020 €2,715
Mar 21st 2020 - May 24th 2020 €2,677
May 24th 2020 - Jun 21st 2020 €3,032
Jun 21st 2020 - Jul 12th 2020 €3,521
Jul 12th 2020 - Aug 19th 2020 €3,655

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 16th 2019 - Mar 23rd 2019 $3,067
Mar 23rd 2019 - May 26th 2019 $3,024
May 26th 2019 - Jun 23rd 2019 $3,425
Jun 23rd 2019 - Jul 14th 2019 $3,978
Jul 14th 2019 - Aug 25th 2019 $4,129
Aug 25th 2019 - Sep 8th 2019 $3,978
Sep 8th 2019 - Sep 29th 2019 $3,425
Sep 29th 2019 - Jan 4th 2020 $3,024
Jan 4th 2020 - Mar 21st 2020 $3,067
Mar 21st 2020 - May 24th 2020 $3,024
May 24th 2020 - Jun 21st 2020 $3,425
Jun 21st 2020 - Jul 12th 2020 $3,978
Jul 12th 2020 - Aug 19th 2020 $4,129

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Amazing views - fabulous place

    Posted by Alexandra S on 26/09/2013

    8 friends rented this spectacular house for a week in September. Despite the fairly inclement weather we were all quite honestly in awe of the 600m high breath-taking views from house down into Cefalu and the surrounding hills and oceans.
    The house its self was other than being a brilliant layout with many different terraces and vistas dotted about the place, was extremely well kitted out. All the rooms had en-suite bathrooms, comfortable beds and enough distance from one another for privacy.
    Probably not suitable for families with small children (because of all the steps and the sun deck by the pool which has a sheer drop) this house is great for friends or couples groups.
    One piece of advice, it’s quite a drive into town and the supermarket is hellish during the day. Stock up in advance and enjoy the quiet privacy of this spectacular villa. We’ll be back next year!

  • Wonderful stay with a thoughtful attention to detail

    Created on 23/09/2013

    Thank you so much for organising that amazing fruit and cheese platter as well as the 3 bottles of Moet. So kind and unexpected. I arrived a day late so didn't get to experience it all however they were kind enough to leave me some fruit and champers!
    We were seriously impressed with the house and Stefano the property manager. The whole thing went extremely smoothly and we were all in tears leaving.
    Alexandra x

  • Wonderfulexperience

    Created on 23/09/2013

    Thank you so much for organising that amazing fruit and cheese platter as well as the 3 bottles of Moet. So kind and unexpected. I arrived a day late so didn't get to experience it all however they were kind enough to leave me some fruit and champers!
    We were seriously impressed with the house and Stefano the property manager. The whole thing went extremely smoothly and we were all in tears leaving.
    Alexandra x

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