Villa Donato

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Sleeps: 4 - 6 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Walk to Beach Walk to Village

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Perched romantically on the hills beside the small village of Scopello, Villa Donato boasts enticing panoramic views of turquoise Mediterranean waters and rolling verdant hills. The relative height of the property to its undulating surroundings creates a deserving vantage point from which to admire the abundance of natural beauty which stretches out before it.

Indoors, a tastefully implemented colour scheme of white and blue runs throughout the house’s tidily furnished rooms. The living area is bright and elegant, leading onto a modern and well-equipped kitchen, even boasting a small wine cellar with Sicilian wine. The bedrooms are commodious, with a comfortable master room with a king-size bed and a room with two single beds. A further French size bed located in the attic is available at an extra cost to sleep 2 additional guests. 

A quaint stone path leads through the rich Mediterranean garden, alive with blossom and fragrances of wild mimosa and rosemary, to the door of the property. Rustic wooden furnishings and terracotta tiles retain a more traditional Sicilian charm outside the villa. A spacious and covered sea view veranda offers a peaceful spot for drinks next to the pool, which looks fabulous lit up at night, and is equipped with an elegant sofa and chairs.  A second veranda at the back of the villa hosts a BBQ and another space in which to dine.

Villa Donato is in the perfect setting to take in the beauty of Western Sicily, being only a short walk to the nearest beach, Cala Mazzo di Sciacca, and a very short drive to the Lo Zingaro nature reserve, famous for its landscapes and rare plants. The charming village of Scopello is just over 1km away, so it is perfect for a late-night stroll to visit some authentic restaurants and bars. Further afield, you can also find the Castellammare del Golfo (12km), a delightful fishing town, and San Vito Lo Capo (55km) with gorgeous white sandy beaches.

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What you should know…

  • A car is recommended to explore everything this gorgeous area has to offer.
  • Due to the many steps and terraces at the property, young children should not be left unsupervised.
  • Please note that this property sleeps 4 guests, but 2 additional guests can be accommodated on a French bed in the attic at an extra cost.
  • 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 TV Wine Cellar DVD Heating

Villa Interiors

Ground Floor

- Open-plan living room with sofa and TV
- Kitchen with gas stove, oven, fridge, freezer, kettle, dishwasher, microwave and dining table seating 4 guests
- Master bedroom with double bed
- Bedroom with 2 single beds
- Bathroom with shower and WC

Attic (accessible via a ladder)

- Bedroom with French bed (better suited for 2 children, available at an additional cost)

Outside Grounds

- Private pool (open from approximately beginning March to beginning-November)
- Front veranda with BBQ
- Back veranda with sofa and chairs
- Outdoor Shower

Facilities

- WiFi
- Heating
- Air-conditioning
- Washing machine
- Iron
- TV

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Donato
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant Watersports Sailing Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Scuba Diving Paragliding Boat Trips
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Villa Donato is in a spectacular position to enjoy the abundance of beauty of western Sicily. The Cala Mazzo di Sciacca beach is only a short walk away and nearby restaurants and bars are just over 1km away, if you fancy lounging by the beach instead of the pool and dining alfresco on a different terrace!

West of Palermo, just after Castellammare del Golfo, the coastline becomes rugged and spectacular. Part of this coastline is Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve, which stretches for 7km between the lovely village of Scopello in the east to near San Vito Lo Capo in the west. Created in 1981, this park and its surrounding areas are one of the most beautiful parts of western Sicily.

Lo Zingaro has been shaped by nature to dramatic effect. Cliffs drop precipitously into the azure sea and the series of pebbly beaches hidden amongst a myriad of coves are as lovely as you can find in the Mediterranean. The park attracts both walkers and bathers alike and in the summer, when many beaches are overcrowded, it is a good idea to head for Lo Zingaro, walk for half an hour and find relative isolation on a virtually deserted beach.

At the edge of the Zingaro Nature reserve lies the ancient Scopello (from the Greek word "Skopelos" that means "cliff”), a small, pleasant village that was built around a 16th-century “baglio”, on the site of a former Moorish hamlet. As you will discover, this nice courtyard is now the heart of the village. Here, ceramics and souvenirs shops, as well as boutiques, cafés and restaurants lie under the shadow of a large eucalyptus. On the road to Trapani one can spot the idyllically situated Greek temple of Segesta, one of the Mediterranean’s finest archaeological sites.

Castellammare del Golfo is an attractive seaside town between Palermo and Trapani. The historic fishing port has a picturesque location, below steep mountain slopes; with a handsome curved harbour at the foot of a small headland topped with a castle. There are still small working fishing boats, and you may see fishermen mending their nets on board, or selling the day's catch. Castellammare has a pretty little central park, opposite the elegant town hall on Corso Mattarella. The park has a small children's play area, shady trees, and benches views over the harbour.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Palermo Airport

(54 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Trapani - Bargi

(65 km)

Nearest Village Scopello

(1 km)

Nearest Restaurant Scopello

(1km)

Nearest Beach Cala Mazzo di Sciacca

(400m )

Nearest Bar/Pub Scopello

(1km)

Nearest Golf Villa Airoldi Golf Club

(73km)

Nearest Train Station Castellamare Del Golfo

(19km)

Nearest Ferry Port Trapani port

(43km)

Nearest City Trapani

(38km)

Region

Nestled on the westernmost tip of the stunning island of Sicily, Western Sicily is a region that offers a captivating blend of natural beauty, rich history, and mouthwatering cuisine. It is a place where the ancient meets the modern, creating a unique atmosphere that leaves a lasting impression on all who visit.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

One of the main attractions of this area is the incredible beaches, with the nearest being only a short walk away. These beautiful beaches are a great spot for parents to relax whilst the kids enjoy the variety of watersports available such as windsurfing and kite surfing. Around the Zingaro Nature Reserve and San Vito Lo Capo, diving and snorkelling are also very popular thanks to the crystal-clear seas. 

If you fancy travelling further afield for a day trip, head to Trapani (38km), an important fishing port and a great spot for kids to take in some fascinating Sicilian history. In fact, due to the curving shape of the busy harbour, which resembles the shape of a sickle, there are many myths surrounding the founding of this city that little mythology lovers will delight in discovering! You can also take the cable car up to Erice, a charming hilltop town with a medieval castle.

For a change of scenery, travel to Segesta Parco Archeologico (30km) – an archaeological museum with a well-preserved ancient Greek temple and amphitheatre as well as many other ruins. Be sure to stay for sunset to witness the sky change in the colours of hydrangea as the sun slips behind the horizon.

For those seeking tree-top adventures, the Parco Avventura Bosco d'Alcamo is just 30km away with many activities for children aged 6+.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Transfers Available
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Welcome dinner available
  • Car rental available
  • Boat trips available

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 pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Welcome dinner/welcome pack
- Car rental
- Airport transfers
- Boat trips
- Concierge service
- Fridge stocking service

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 €300 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m. Late check out available until 2 p.m., for an extra fee of €70.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €50 per stay will apply (payable locally).
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.
Heating costs included? Extra cost, based on consumption, payable locally.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open from approximately beginning March to beginning-November. 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.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Minimum stay 7 nights from approximately mid-May to beginning-October. 3 nights during all other periods.
Changeover day Saturday from approximately mid-June to beginning-September. Flexible during all other periods.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax is included.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that this property sleeps 4 guests, but 2 additional guests can be accommodated on a French bed in the attic at an extra cost of €200 per week.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
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 A cot and highchair are available at an extra cost of €50 per week per piece.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - May 1st 2024 £582 £780 £977 £1,385
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - - £1,849
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - £2,284
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - £3,154
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - £3,481
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - - - £2,284
Oct 1st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £793 £1,057 £1,322 £1,849
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 £582 £780 £977 £1,385
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - - - £1,849
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - £2,284
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - £3,154
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - £3,481

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - May 1st 2024 €633 €848 €1,063 €1,505
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - - €2,011
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - €2,484
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - €3,430
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - €3,784
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - - - €2,484
Oct 1st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €862 €1,150 €1,437 €2,011
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 €633 €848 €1,063 €1,505
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - - - €2,011
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - €2,484
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - €3,430
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - €3,784

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 27th 2024 - May 1st 2024 $686 $919 $1,153 $1,633
May 1st 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - - $2,181
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - $2,694
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - $3,720
Jul 13th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 - - - $4,105
Aug 31st 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 - - - $2,694
Oct 1st 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $935 $1,247 $1,559 $2,181
Jan 4th 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 $686 $919 $1,153 $1,633
Apr 30th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - - - $2,181
May 31st 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - $2,694
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - $3,720
Jul 12th 2025 - Aug 30th 2025 - - - $4,105

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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