Steps from the Duomo and the Beach

Entire home/apt
5 Guests
3 Bedrooms
3 Beds
Per Night
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Fully modernized, authentic Old World apartment located in the historic center of Cefalù, (also written Cefalu') just steps from the Piazza Duomo and less than a block from the sea.

Piazza Duomo

Piazza Duomo

The Space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly discount: 0%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

Two bedrooms feature a double bed in each; the third, smallest bedroom has a single bed and desk. Besides the three private bedrooms, the apartment also includes 2 bathrooms (a shower in each), a living room, modern kitchen, and a gracious vestibule making this your stylish home-away-from-home in Sicily. A dozen hand-hewn steps take you from the picturesque shared courtyard on via Mandralisca to this first floor block of permanent residences. Traditional furnishings, t.v., tourist information, fresh linens and towels, and complimentary drinking water offer the comforts of a B&B with the freedom to dine-in on the local produce, wines, and cheeses. After a day on the beach or in the hubub of the streets, this apartment, unlike those along the seafront, is a haven from street noise and traffic despite its central location. As we have not allowed anyone to smoke in the apt. at any time since we moved in it is also completely smoke-free, a rarity in hotels and B&Bs in Sicily.

Because all of the charms of Cefalu' and the surrounding area can be reached on foot (departures by train, bicycle, and buses begin nearby, too) it is not necessary to have a car. If you do, parking areas dot the seafront (5-15 minute walk to the west) and the new marina (15-20 minute walk to the east). A detailed, insider's guide to parking in Cefalu' is provided at check-in.

Nightly rate shown is for 2 guests (+one child aged 3 or under free) and may be higher in high season and lower in other months. A portable crib is available on request.

When inquiring about a stay, please be sure to include some information about yourself and your party so we can determine if the location and amenities at via Mandralisca are a good fit for you. If you are new to Airbnb and have no reviews, providing sufficient details in your Airbnb profile will expedite your inquiry.

Off-season rates may be negotiable depending on the length of your stay. Send us an inquiry to begin the conversation.

Please note that if you are booking flights to Palermo's Punta Raisi airport, public ground transportation from the airport to Cefalu' ends at approximately 8:00 pm (20.00). A taxi from Palermo to Cefalu' costs at least 89 euros one-way. A flight that arrives after 7:00 pm (19.00) will require you to hire a taxi or rent a car. We can help you avoid the expense of a taxi if you check with us before you book your flight to Palermo.

As hosts, we're eager to help you beat the tourist scene and experience this fascinating medieval town at your pace--just ask!

Guest Access

The apartment is available to one party at a time and each party has private access to all parts of the apartment from check-in through check-out. We do not live on the premises.

Interaction with Guests

We typically interact with guests before and after their stay by email only because we are not full-time residents in Cefalu'. Guests have complete privacy and autonomy once they have meet our local agent for check-in. Unless they have reason to ask for his assistance during the stay, guests will not see him again until the morning of check-out.

The Neighborhood

Detailed guides to getting the most out of your stay in Cefalu' are provided to guests with paid reservations.

Other Things to Note

The house manual is in the apt. (hard copy in a clear plastic binder). The cleaning crew often puts it in the drawer of the small shelf next to the sofa. The manual tends to get mixed in with paper copies of our guides to Cefalu' that guests leave behind. If our agent doesn't hand you our manual, please look for it at the start of your stay so you know how to operate fixtures and appliances during your stay.

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House Rules

Positively no smoking inside the apartment or in the courtyard. To help our guests avoid temptation, there is a 300 euro cleaning fee due at check out if we find evidence of smoking in the apt. (This has never happened yet and this rule is intended to maintain a smoke-free refuge for all of our guests, all the time.) As this apartment is in a block of private residences, we ask that our guests maintain a level of peace and quiet that matches the setting--happy but not rowdy! That is, no parties or overnight guests allowed. Other house rules regarding common sense safety are explained in the house manual provided upon arrival.

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3 nights minimum stay
Main door entry to vestibule

Main door entry to vestibule

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About the Host, Nancy

Arizona, United States
Member since July 2011


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