About this listing
We are in the countryside less than 5 minutes drive from the clearest of blue seas and close to the tiny village of Scopello and the rugged coast of the unspoilt Nature Reserve - Lo Zingaro.
We are in the countryside less than 5 minutes drive from the clearest of blue seas and close to the tiny village of Scopello and the rugged coast of the unspoilt Nature Reserve of Lo Zingaro. From our house it is easy to get to the Ancient Greek temples of Segesta and Salinunte, the exciting city of Palermo and many other interesting and beautiful sites.
Breakfast includes homemade bread, jams and yogurt, seasonal fruit (some from the garden) fresh laid eggs, pancakes and more.
We lived in Scopello for 6 months more than 40 years ago and never forgetting this beautiful place we moved here to live. In the summer months we are happy to open our doors to guests so that they can enjoy it too.
There are plenty of bars and restaurants a short drive away but if you fancy a change from eating out there is a bbq and a simple outside kitchen where you can prepare salads to eat on the terrace. Nearby you can buy fresh local seasonal fruit and vegetables, typical cheeses,cold meats and olives. But please help yourself to our own organic extra virgin olive oil.
There is a fridge and washing machine available for our guests.
Interaction with Guests
ATTENTION Please note. We have 2 bedrooms to rent, so to see full availability check the calendar on both announcements)
We are always around to greet our guests and welcome them to our home.
In the summer months we spend most of our time outside on the broad shady terrace with a wonderful view across the valley to the mountain beyond. It is usually very peaceful and quiet even in the busy summer months. There is a quiet track for early morning runs or evening strolls.
You do need car or a scooter to stay here. We are in the countryside more than 1 km from very infrequent public transport.
Other Things to Note
A car or a scooter is needed to stay here. We are in the countryside more than 1 km from very infrequent public transport.
You must have a car or scooter to stay here.
You will have your own key to the house to be free to come and go as you please.
Katrina et Mike ont été de supers hôtes! Leur maison est au calme, à quelques minutes de Castellammare et de la réserve du Zingaro. Katrina et Mike ont été très accueillant. Katrina nous a indiqué les choses aux alentours à voir et à faire. Pour finir, mention très bien à l'excellent petit-déjeuné avec des yaourts et confitures maisons!
Don't miss out on this Villa!
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights at Katrina and Mike's fantastic country side getaway. Katrina and Mike were a pleasure to be around and extremely accommodating. The villa is a little off the beaten path, but actually is in a fantastic location, close to Scopello (5 minute drive), La Tonnaria (7 minute drive - we didn't visit), Zingaro Natural Reserve (10 minute drive - awesome), and other public lidos (beaches). The room was very accommodating and comfortable with a private bathroom. Katrina's breakfast lived up to the hype with her homemade jams and preserves . The view as well as the peace and quiet from their vista in the morning and early evening make the stay worthwhile on its own! Be sure to ask about the local cheese up the road, the secret beach, and Baida. Highly recommend staying with Katrina and Mike. Only two caveats - 1) there is no AC, but we found that with two fans we were very comfortable at night 2) limited WiFi access. Other than that we had just about a perfect stay.
Thanks again Katrina and Mike!
Thanks for your kind review, glad that you liked the place.
To have or not to have AC is something that we talk about, but it is very unusual for it to be so hot that the fans can't cope and AC doesn't really fit in with how we want to live.
Yes, sorry we did have trouble with the WiFi the week that you were here, sometimes it is limited and sometimes not being out in the countryside we are not connected to broad band.
Beautiful peaceful B&B in a lovely location. Very short drive or 20-30 min walk down to shops and beaches. Rooms were clean, spacious, comfortable. Breakfast is definitely a highlight with homemade produce and figs from the garden, eaten out on the beautiful deck. BBQ for cooking simple dinners and washing machine available for a small cost. Katrina and Mike were lovely hosts and made us feel at home in their house, very helpful with advice and tips on the area. Would definitely recommend!
Katrina en Mike zijn fantastische en zeer vriendelijke mensen! We hebben goede tips en adviezen gekregen over de mooiste stranden, de lekkere restaurants en diverse plaatsen om te bezoeken. Het ontbijt was heerlijk, alles vers en zelf gemaakt door Katrina.
De kamer werd iedere dag schoongemaakt, het bed opgemaakt en de handdoeken ververst, dit had zelfs iets weg van een hotel zo perfect als alles is verzorgt.
We zijn 8 dagen bij Katrina en Mike geweest en hebben alles in de omgeving kunnen zien en beleven, over enkele jaren komen we zeker nog eens terug. Bedankt voor alles!!!
We really enjoyed in katrina and mike's house, we stay here 2 nights and all was perfect. The house is located in a very peaceful area, maximum relax. The room was very clean and we have private bathroom, also clean with all necessary. The breakfast was the better hour, katrina prepared delicious food, all is handmade!
Mike and katrina are very kind with us and they recommended us places to visit.
I really recommend to stay here, no doubts, I hope a could stay again but more days.
La casa di Katrina e Mike é adorabile, curata e silenziosa, la location perfetta per rilassarsi, pur rimanendo a due passi da tutte le spiagge più belle della zona.
Katrina è stata disponibile e precisa fin da subito e ci ha preparato ogni mattina una colazione meravigliosa!
100 % raccomandato!
We had a wonderfull time at Katrina and Mike's place. Very polite and helpful couple. Katrina recommended a excellent place to buy fantastic cheese and gave us tips on places to go nearby. The breakfast was great and homemade! Quiet place, on the countryside, with a nice view on the mounts, only 5 minutes car from Scopello beaches and very close to Lo Zingaro Natural Park.
Thank you so much Katrina and Mike!
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About the Host, Katrina And Mike
As art students we lived here in this beautiful part of Sicily for 6 months and 40 years later when our daughters had flown the nest, Mike and I left our life in England and moved over here to live. I have always enjoyed making things and one of the nicest things has been learning from the older village residents how to use local plants to make baskets. The thing I enjoy making most of all is the extra virgin organic olive oil from our own trees.
I’m keen on travelling. Camping and inter railing when younger and back packing across Africa and Southern India more recently. When possible I choose a small family B & B that offers good value rather than anonymous hotels.