About this listing
Oasi delle Salinelle:
The Villa is an old country residence settled on an estate of 26,000 sqm, a large and secret garden paradise containing groves of olive, and many others trees. It is located about just 6 km from the historic centre of the charming, age-old Norman town of Cefalu, and combines the natural scenic beauty and peacefulness of the countryside with direct access to the sea.
The Villa is very quiet and peaceful for most of the year, although in the summertime the beach attracts many visitors for its natural beauty, its soft sands and its safe bathing: this is Salinelle beach, among the most scenically beautiful of Cefalu. The area offers markets, pizzerias, restaurants, pubs, beach lidos, to mention just a few of the offerings available.
Further details indoors:
The Villa itself has two floors. On the first is the entrance hall, the living room (containing a double sofa-bed), a delightfully traditional kitchen with attractive brickwork and a bathroom with shower. The second floor has 3 rooms with double beds (one of which can be separated into 2 singles), another bathroom with shower and a single bed located on the landing.
Two of the bedrooms have access to a large veranda/terrace from which you can enjoy a colourful view of the sea and the surrounding lush vegetation of palms, citrus and pine trees in which you will feel immediately immersed. And you can relax and have your breakfast outside in the shade of a large date palm beside the Villa.
Inside the villa there is everything you need for cooking – crockery, gas oven, microwave oven – and there is stereo system, satellite TV, central heating radiators, hairdryer and irons if your clothes need ironing.
Internet Wi-Fi is now available for guests.
There is no air conditioning, but in this place you will hardly feel the need for it!
The proprietor, who lives on the estate, is very happy to meet all of your needs to ensure that your stay will be pleasant and relaxing!
Further details outdoors:
Outside the house is an expansive wisteria pergola, underneath which is a large family-size table made in artisan brickwork, and a barbecue is located nearby, in the shade of a pathway of pine trees.
On returning from the beach, you can enjoy an external shower served by hot water and there is also a traditional-style stone basin for washing or rinsing small items.
Around the Villa you will have a large and secret garden paradise of 26.000 sqm containing groves of olive, orange and lemon, with trees of pine, cypress and palm, fruit trees such as mulberry and lotus, fig, apricot and banana trees… and not least our abundant vines.
The winter months of October and November are a time to discover the rustic delights of ancient traditions such as the olive harvest, and our utterly authentic olive oil will be directly available for you to taste.
With our home-made limoncello and our jams made using the fruits which you can freely gather yourselves, you will rediscover the simple pleasures of ingredients prepared at home.
From the house you can hear the sea-waves: the beach is just 200m away, directly accessible by a pathway through the gardens.
Sun loungers and canoes are provided for beach use, and a small yacht is available for the more adventurous.
La Villa dispone di una efficiente connessione Internet Wi-Fi che si propaga sia all'interno che all'(website hidden) vivo nella stessa tenuta e' saro' bel lieto di soddisfare ogni vostra richiesta per far si che il vostro soggiorno sia piacevole e rilassante e che tutto risponda alle vostre aspettative.
Nella tenuta potrete trovare alberi da frutto, limoni, mandarini, fichi, gelsi e quant'altro e tutto sara' a vostra disposizione ... ovviamente compatibilmente al mese in cui sarete miei ospiti!
Animali domestici ammessi, ma solo se buoni e gentili con altra gente e altri animali domentici presenti nella proprieta'.
Dario was an excellent host. He was available to answer any questions, friendly and inviting, but not intrusive. My friends and I enjoyed speaking with him about the property and the region. The house is as described and was very charming and relaxing. It's a 5 minute walk to a lovely beach. There were even chairs, boats, umbrellas and toys available to us to use at the beach. Overall a lovely stay was had by all.
This is a delightful house. It is very comfortable, spacious, and quite charming. The grounds are a delight to wander, and the beach it literally steps away. It is in fact a wide sandy beach, by far the best we saw in Sicily and much better than the one in Cefalu itself. Dario is a wonderful host and very accommodating. The location is less than 10 minutes away from Cefalu, in a quiet neighborhood. Try the pizzeria at Lascari though - it is not far away and delicious!
THREE HAPPY FATHERS WITH SIX HAPPY CHILDS PROMISED EACH OTHER TO COME BACK. PERFECT! THANK YOU, DARIO!
This was a last min. reservation and was wonderful from start until finish. Dario never rushed us and it was so nice to come to a lovely spot where everything was already set up and warm. We enjoyed the oranges and lemons, and of course the wine and water!! It really is nice having Dario next door to helpl with questions and any problems. There are no pictures to do this place justice!! I already miss he birds in the Morning and the freshe squeezed orange juice.. We must come back and I really sugest this place for anyone! Thanks Dario!!!
A l'arrivée nous avons trouvé la maison parfaitement et exactement comme l'on espérait : belle, accueillante, pratique, chauffée, propre, lits confortables et avec tout ce qu'il nous fallait pour passer comme nous le souhaitons notre séjour de Noël. Tout au longue de la semaine Dario et Agnes ont été des hôtes absolument parfaits :- totalement charmant, extrêmement généreux et discrets.
We spent wonderful holidays in Darios glicine villa, joined with the backward garden direktly to the beach,with clear sea water, refreshing but not cold, and feeling like silk....The garden is a little paradise - with lemon trees, fig-trees and pomegranate-trees, olivetrees plantation, and friendly dogs, especially "Tre", who accompagnied us every day to the beach....the Villa is full of atmosphere and comfort, with so much space, and you find there all what you need for your stay and more. Dario is a very friendly, generous and helpful host, who led us when we arrived in the evening (we got a bit lost at lascari station) to glicine villa, put us water and wine in the fridge for arrival, and let us have some of his really famous tasting self made olive oil. He also gave tips about nice restaurants nearby. Many thanks also to his nice girl friend Agnes, who helped us with tips for local authorities when necessary. So it was a very fine time for our family there, and we can only recommend the booking at Darios home ...we hope we will come back there in foreseeable time! Traudi, Elek, Sarah and Robert from Germany
De villa is een oude degelijke boerderij met erachter een boomgaard met citroenen, mandarijnen en olijven. Wandelend door de boomgaard kom je bij het zandstrand waar je een privé opgang hebt. Je kan eindeloze wandelingen maken over het strand. Er kan gebruik worden gemaakt van strandspeelgoed en kano's. Alles is netjes verzorgd in en om het huis en Dario is een goede gastheer. Hij heeft een aantal lieve honden. Prachtige pergola's geven heerlijke beschutte plekjes. We kunnen de villa aan iedereen aanraden. Cefalu is op 15 minuten rijden bereikbaar.
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About the Host, Dario
Mi chiamo Dario Livecchi, sono un amante della natura e degli animali e vivo in questo splendido posto: "Oasi delle Salinelle" dove ho ricreato un piccolo paradiso con tutto quello che mi piace e mi interessa.
Qui sono ubicati "Villa del Glicine", l'antica casa di campagna dei nonni, e altri cottages piu' piccolini (La casetta del Carrubo, della Vigna e del Gelso) tutti ubicati nella grande tenuta di 26.000 mq, perfettamente ristrutturati, funzionali e immersi nella lussureggiante vegetazione Siciliana e totalmente inseriti in uno dei pochi incontaminati paesaggi ancora esistenti, connubio tra natura e mare.
Con i miei amici a 4 zampe (ma anche a tre!!) saro' ben contento di condividere con i miei ospiti le bellezze che offre la Sicilia e l'incantevole paesino di Cefalu.
All'"Oasi delle Salinelle" potrete godere della vicinanza del mare mentre sarete immersi in una bellissima campagna, potrete praticare wind surf, kite surf e vela, vi mettero' a disposizione delle canoe per rilassarvi quando lo vorrete...se siete amanti della buona tavola potremo organizzare qualche bella serata davanti a un grandioso forno a legna, testimone di mille battaglie culinarie, fare le pizze o delle rosticciate, fare musica o tutto quello di cui piu' avrete voglia.
E se in piu' siete dei bravi giocatori di scacchi allora potremmo sfidarci a questo fantastico gioco e potrete scommettere una vacanza...che perderete!! :)