Casa Valera

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Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2
Oliver Approved

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

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Casa Valera is a beautiful villa nestled in the serene and secluded countryside above the ancient town of Cefalù. This charming property is perched on a hillside, boasting breathtaking views of the coastline far below with the deep blue of the ocean stretching out as far as the eye can see.

The villa itself is beautiful, combining traditional terracotta and stone-clad walls with plenty of sun terraces and vantage points to take in the magnificent vistas. The infinity pool is an inviting prospect, located between the villa and the glorious sun deck.

This is the kind of place that instantly transports guests to a world of relaxation – a place of long, lazy days and al fresco evenings. 

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Phone signal can be intermittent in the area
  • The two levels are connected by an outdoor staircase, so not suited to the less mobile and young children
  • When minimum occupancy is booked, certain rooms may not be accessible (subject to owner's discretion) - best to enquire with us beforehand
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Working Fireplace Heating

The Villa

Ground Floor

- Fully-equipped kitchen including dishwasher
- Open-plan dining and living room
- Large double bedroom
- Bathroom with shower

First Floor

- Large bedroom with double bed and single bed
- Bathroom with shower and a balcony

***The two levels are connected by an outdoor staircase***


Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (5m x 5m, depth: 1.70m) with spectacular views and sun decks, open approximately May to October
- Sun loungers
- Covered terrace with alfresco dining
- Laundry room
- Outdoor kitchen
- Barbecue
- Private parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- Heating
- TV
- Stereo/iPod station
- Heating
- Washing machine
- Hairdryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Books and toys
- Mosquito nets

Location

About the surrounding area of Casa Valera
Beach Nearby Wine Tasting Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Romantic
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This gorgeous villa is located in the area of Gibilmanna in Cefalù.

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 in 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 Airport Palermo

(106 km)

Nearest Airport Catania

(185 km)

Nearest Village Cafalu'

(6 km)

Nearest Town/City Palermo

(75 km)

Nearest Restaurant Cafalu'

(5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Cefalu'

(8 km)

Nearest Beach Cefalu'

(6 km)

Nearest Supermarket Cefalu'

(6 km)

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
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Car/Bike Hire Available
  • Boat Rentals Available
  • Tennis/Painting/Language Lessons

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

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private vineyard tours and wine-tasting
- In-villa chefs/cookery lessons
- Support for arranging celebrations
- Car/bike hire
- Transfers
- Boat rentals
- Chef service
- Cooking classes
- Shopping service
- Yoga instructors
- Massage therapist
- Beauty treatments
- Tennis lessons
- Painting Lessons
- Language tutors

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 fulfil 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 €500 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation two weeks before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m - 10.00 p.m. Late arrivals, if agreed, will be charged €15 (paid locally).
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Changeover day Saturday. Other changeover days on request.
Minimum stay 7 nights. Other durations on request.
Internet access? Wi-fi internet access included.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately May to October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 5 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 16th 2020 - Aug 8th 2020 £2,442
Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 23rd 2020 £3,785
Aug 23rd 2020 - Sep 13th 2020 £3,412
Sep 13th 2020 - Aug 7th 2021 £3,092
Aug 7th 2021 - Aug 22nd 2021 £3,785
Aug 22nd 2021 - Sep 12th 2021 £3,412
Sep 12th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 £3,092
Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 17th 2022 £3,092

Prices based on an occupancy of 5 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 16th 2020 - Aug 8th 2020 €2,525
Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 23rd 2020 €3,915
Aug 23rd 2020 - Sep 13th 2020 €3,529
Sep 13th 2020 - Aug 7th 2021 €3,198
Aug 7th 2021 - Aug 22nd 2021 €3,915
Aug 22nd 2021 - Sep 12th 2021 €3,529
Sep 12th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 €3,198
Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 17th 2022 €3,198

Prices based on an occupancy of 5 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 16th 2020 - Aug 8th 2020 $2,883
Aug 8th 2020 - Aug 23rd 2020 $4,468
Aug 23rd 2020 - Sep 13th 2020 $4,028
Sep 13th 2020 - Aug 7th 2021 $3,650
Aug 7th 2021 - Aug 22nd 2021 $4,468
Aug 22nd 2021 - Sep 12th 2021 $4,028
Sep 12th 2021 - Jan 1st 2022 $3,650
Jan 1st 2022 - Jan 17th 2022 $3,650

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

Reviews

  • Beautiful villa

    Posted by Nick on 24/09/2018

    A beautiful villa situated in the hills near Cefalù with fantastic facilities and beautiful views from the bedrooms, lounge and terraces.

  • Yes Yes Yes!

    Posted by Emma on 31/08/2018

    Absolutely stunning villa,incredible views,fabulous design and layout - had a great time thank you :) You will not be disappointed :)

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