Villa Tropea

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Sleeps: 12 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 3

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids

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Villa Tropea is an impressive country villa on an untouched Sicilian hillside of north-west Sicily, basking in the peaceful open countryside with incredible panoramic sea views. The villa combines the best of Sicily with its spacious, uncluttered design and a strategic position within easy reach of magnificent beaches, stunning scenery and the historical, coastal towns of Scopello and Castellammare del Golfo.

The approach to the villa from the coast takes you up a hillside by way of a winding country road, passing olive trees and farmhouses. From the moment you arrive through the villa gates, you will start to unwind as you take in the tranquil setting. The focus here is on summer essentials - a stunning infinity pool for a refreshing dip and wide terraces furnished for the simple pleasure of relaxing and dining while admiring the changing colours of the sea below.

Built in local stone and restored for modern living, the unfussy interiors are ideal for a large group of friends or family. Using only quality materials and carefully chosen furnishings, the villa has an authentic style which adds to the experience of staying here, with its hand-crafted Sicilian marble floors, exposed stone walls and solid wood dining table.

The bedroom set up is flexible to accommodate large family groups with enough doubles and single beds for a group of 12. The owner of Villa Tropea believes the beautiful location is one which inspires poets and writers, so he has dedicated each of the five bedrooms to his favourite Sicilian writers, carving their names in stone by the doors. Be sure to read an "Inspector Montalbano" novel there while staying in the bedroom dedicated to the author.

Dining under the wooden pergola on the terrace with the sea sparkling in the distance is an experience to remember, from feasting on fresh pastries for breakfast to an evening Aperol or barbecue together. Enjoy a private dip in your infinity pool or head down to the coast for a refreshing swim in the sea - the choice is yours.

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What you should know…

  • Young children need to be monitored outside, particularly by the pool edge where there is no barrier and around the rocks by the pool
  • There are 3 bathrooms for 5 bedrooms, so some guests will need to share bathrooms
  • Four of the bedrooms are on the first floor so there is only one bedroom on the ground floor which may not be be ideal for guests with mobility issues
  • The final leg of access road to the villa is up an unpaved track - we suggest hiring a sturdier car, also making the most of this fantastic area

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Cable TV Waterfront

The Villa
 
Villa Tropea is a converted two-storey old farmhouse. The property can accommodate up to 12 people, with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

Ground floor
- Living area with comfortable sofa (it can turn into a sofa bed)
- Dining room with solid wood briar table for 12 people
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Bathroom
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (additional single bed)

First floor
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (additional single bed)
- Two double bedrooms
- Twin bedroom
- Bathrooms

Exterior
- Big garden
- Illuminated swimming pool, with sun loungers and parasols
- Outdoor dining tables
- Outdoor shower
- Panoramic terraces with barbecue

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Tropea
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Villa Tropea enjoys breath-taking views of the area, so it is an excellent place to get your bearings and plan where to explore during your stay. The view stretches from an impressive mountainous backdrop to the tower of Scopello on the coast, from the Zingaro nature reserve to the Gulf of Castellammare. On a clear day, you can see the tip of the city of Palermo.

The village and the picturesque cliffs of Scopello on the coast are a short drive away. Well worth visiting is the 18th century cobbled ‘baglio’ where you can stop for a bite to eat and the ancient tonnara - a restored 13th-century tuna fishery, featured as a film set in recent years including Ocean’s 12 and the television series, Inspector Montalbano.

Local shops for supplies are within a short drive of the villa too, so easy to stock up for barbecues and breakfasts. A short distance in the other direction from Scopello is Castellammare del Golfo, a charming coastal town with a harbour and ancient castle on the sea, wonderful beaches, gelato and excellent seafood restaurants.

A trading port dating back to the 6th century, you can get a sense of its historical routes as you swim in the inviting waters below the castle or visit the museum. For lidos set up with sun loungers, watersports and cafes, try the beaches of Cala Petrolo and La Plaja.

Further along the coast is the Lo Zingaro Nature Reserve, a 7km stretch of untouched coastline with beautiful coves and nature trails to discover and a delightful contrast from the more popular lidos of Castellammare del Golfo.

Within an hours drive of the villa is an array of fascinating places to discover from the historical centres of Trapani and Marsala to the salt pans with their ancient windmills, the temples of Segesta and Selinunte. From Trapani, you can take a boat to the Egadi islands just off the west coast for a fascinating day out.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Palermo International Airport

(50 km)

Nearest Airport Trapani International Airport (Birgi)

(60 km)

Nearest Village Scopello

(4 km)

Nearest Town/City Trapani

(35 km)

Nearest Shop Shops and supermarkets

(2 km)

Nearest Beach Sandy beach

(3 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 Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Tropea is a wonderful location for a family holiday. The living space is uncluttered and the furniture is sturdy, so it feels practical and durable enough for children of all ages! Over-heated youngsters can easily cool off with a swim in the pool or lie back on one of the huge sofas inside, pleasantly cool with its marble floors, air-conditioned interiors (and WiFi!).

Children are warmly welcomed in restaurants and bars in Sicily and they will love the food too. Pizza, pasta and ice cream are always excellent quality while the more adventurous can try delicious fresh seafood platters at a variety of restaurants along the coast.

Castellammare del Golfo is particularly popular with families who meet in the summer evenings by the harbour and piazza, as is the smaller Baglio of Scopello village. Become one of the locals and enjoy a delicious evening drink together while the children devour a generous scoop of gelato and have run around.

Whether you prefer hidden coves or friendly family beaches, this area of Sicily will not disappoint. Just 10 minutes down the hill from the villa is the pretty pebbly beach of Guidaloca, perfect for a paddle, where you can rent sun loungers, parasols and kayaks. Just a bit further along the coast is Castellammare del Golfo with long sandy stretches of beach, private lidos and water sports, so particularly family friendly with the added attraction of an ancient castle as a backdrop.

Experience a more natural setting at the nature reserve of Lo Zingaro, following pathways through unspoilt countryside which lead to scenic sandy and pebbly coves, it is idyllic and never crowded, even in the summer.

Unique and fascinating for all ages are temples of Segesta or Selinunte and the salt pans at the Stagnone, each about an hour from the villa. At the salt pans, you will discover the secrets of salt production with its windmills dating back to mediaeval times and fields of harvested salt. Find out more about its fascinating history at the nearby salt museum and perhaps take a boat out to the Egadi islands visible from this part of the coast – an unforgettable experience for children and adults alike.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Waterfront

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 services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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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 Credit card requested as guarantee
Arrival time 1.00 - 7.00 pm
Departure time 9.30 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Linen & towels included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Pets not allowed
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
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
Heating costs included? Included in the rental price
Tax Tourist tax not included in the rental price
Minimum stay 3 nights
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 20th 2019 - Apr 21st 2019 £1,025 £1,401 £1,777 £2,390
Apr 21st 2019 - Jun 23rd 2019 £1,268 £1,733 £2,197 £2,952
Jun 23rd 2019 - Jul 21st 2019 £1,746 £2,387 £3,029 £4,076
Jul 21st 2019 - Aug 25th 2019 £1,928 £2,636 £3,344 £4,498
Aug 25th 2019 - Sep 22nd 2019 £1,268 £1,733 £2,197 £2,952
Sep 22nd 2019 - Apr 19th 2020 £1,025 £1,401 £1,777 £2,390
Apr 19th 2020 - Jun 21st 2020 £1,268 £1,733 £2,197 £2,952
Jun 21st 2020 - Jul 19th 2020 £1,746 £2,387 £3,029 £4,076
Jul 19th 2020 - Aug 23rd 2020 £1,928 £2,636 £3,344 £4,498

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 20th 2019 - Apr 21st 2019 €1,129 €1,505 €1,881 €2,632
Apr 21st 2019 - Jun 23rd 2019 €1,397 €1,861 €2,326 €3,251
Jun 23rd 2019 - Jul 21st 2019 €1,923 €2,564 €3,206 €4,490
Jul 21st 2019 - Aug 25th 2019 €2,124 €2,831 €3,539 €4,954
Aug 25th 2019 - Sep 22nd 2019 €1,397 €1,861 €2,326 €3,251
Sep 22nd 2019 - Apr 19th 2020 €1,129 €1,505 €1,881 €2,632
Apr 19th 2020 - Jun 21st 2020 €1,397 €1,861 €2,326 €3,251
Jun 21st 2020 - Jul 19th 2020 €1,923 €2,564 €3,206 €4,490
Jul 19th 2020 - Aug 23rd 2020 €2,124 €2,831 €3,539 €4,954

Prices based on an occupancy of 12 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Feb 20th 2019 - Apr 21st 2019 $1,282 $1,658 $2,034 $2,987
Apr 21st 2019 - Jun 23rd 2019 $1,585 $2,050 $2,514 $3,690
Jun 23rd 2019 - Jul 21st 2019 $2,182 $2,824 $3,465 $5,096
Jul 21st 2019 - Aug 25th 2019 $2,410 $3,118 $3,826 $5,623
Aug 25th 2019 - Sep 22nd 2019 $1,585 $2,050 $2,514 $3,690
Sep 22nd 2019 - Apr 19th 2020 $1,282 $1,658 $2,034 $2,987
Apr 19th 2020 - Jun 21st 2020 $1,585 $2,050 $2,514 $3,690
Jun 21st 2020 - Jul 19th 2020 $2,182 $2,824 $3,465 $5,096
Jul 19th 2020 - Aug 23rd 2020 $2,410 $3,118 $3,826 $5,623

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

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