Agronomo ed appassionato naturalista. Sono molto orgoglioso della mia vasca e della raccolta varietale di ninfee e piante acquatiche ( oltre 50 varietà)
Sarà un piacere potervi ospitare e farvi godere dell'atmosfera magica delle nostre case
Karaktervolle, charmante en comfortabele woning, waarin we verbleven met 4 volwassenen. Prima ontvangst door Paolo, die ons in het donker naar de woning escorteerde. Het zicht op de golf is inderdaad fantastisch. We hebben er prettige, zonnige dagen beleefd en mooie uitstappen gemaakt (naar Segesta,de baai, Zingaro, Palermo). Een minpunt is de autosnelweg die ongeveer 50 meter voor het huis doorloopt en voor geluidsoverlast zorgt ('s nachts een probleem in de slaapkamer die aan de voorzijde van het huis ligt).
I reccomend Casa Laghetto with swimmingpool, the property is great with orange and lemon trees and and other exotic plants.
The pool is great with a stunning view of the bay, where you can relax all day.
House was modest and charming no frills, but with a beautiful terrace and a barbecue.
Giovanni during our stay was sick, his brother came to us and explained everything to us which was very helpful.
The only negatives were the motorway which runs a few hundred meters behind the estate, which came the low noise and two gates to the property locked with a padlock,which was a pain in the butt:)
Youreally need a car as the local store and the town is 5 km away.
Highly recommend this place and hope to return some day.
I was confused by what I saw on the site. Let's get a few things clear:
This house is one of about six cottages in a tight cluster, in two 'terraces'. I had the impression this property was very large and on a single plot. This is not the case. The pictures I saw were of the interiors and exteriors of a number of houses - NOT of the one property. Use of the pool is shared between guests in all the properties. There are some 20 or so sun loungers around the pool which I did not see on any of the pictures on the airbnb site.
The house we were allocated was much smaller than what we anticipated. There was some communication prior to our stay about the requested property not being available but I was left confused by this, and arrived under the impression that we were to stay in the house we had originally booked. I'm sure the confusion was primarily a language issue, but I cannot help thinking that we were slightly duped by what we viewed on the airbnb website.
Having said that, we had a lovely stay. The other guests, although close, were quiet and we often found we had the pool to ourselves. The rustic property was clean and well equipped.
We managed the drive up the dirt track to the properties in our hired Fiat Panda. I was concerned about bumping the undercarriage and slipping on the sand and a more robust vehicle might be a wise choice. The two padlocked gates are a bit tiresome.
Other reviewers mentioned the motorway. This runs close behind the properties and there's a constant low level hum of vehicles. The road is well screened and you cannot see cars but the tops of some coaches and lorries are visible.
The pool is fantastic and the view across the fields to the bay a delight.
You must have a car for this property. Nearest shops are some 5km.
Pack mosquito repellent. They are everywhere, and they are fierce. I chose to sit inside rather than on the porch - and I grew up in Malaysia and count myself as pretty mosquito resistant. Inside you'll need those little blue tablets that sit on the electric heating pads. We were offered three, and directed to the shop to get more.
Superb, giant property! Authentic sicilian country house lovers: it is your place! Best panoramic swimming pool award goes to their pool! :) We loved it!
Extra: Giovanni's welcome package with wine was a surprise. :)
thanks for everything, we are planning to come back again with a bigger gang. Only one suggestion: if you are geek family, the wifi will superslow for you, not enough for video(website hidden).
Loved this place! Amazing views and beautiful villa! Giovanni and his wife are wonderful hosts!
If there is one thing that sells this spot it's the location of the infinity pool. The view is heavenly and the pool has only just been put in so there's no tiredness here. Our house was self contained and equipped for more than just snacks. Breakfast on our own terrace was a bonus and the orchards have lemons to pick and use. Our hosts Giovanni's brother and his wife were very welcoming and even came to find us on the road (not easy to spot as there's no signage), as well as sorting out some food on our arrival.
Using the upper bedroom would be ideal for kids, I kept banging my head on the ceiling. The shower seems very small within the very large bathroom but the water pressure is very good.
You'll need a car for this location and the road up to the accommodation is very rutted and rocky so take care ( plus there's two big gates that have to be closed with a chain).
Lacking was any sort of information once you'd arrived. A folder giving basic facts about the accommodation and the surrounding area would have been really helpful and an opportunity for the hosts to introduce their house rules such as no footwear in the pool area. Plus there's no on-site staff so if you need something it's by phone and there could be a delay.
That said these are small things that can be rectified and we both enjoyed our stay a lot. If you want to stay near Palermo to the west this is an idyllic spot.
The villa and its surroundings are of stand out beauty. Myself and two friends cycled from Milan to Sicily in order to raise money for charity, in choosing Casa Grande as our final destination to recuperate with our girlfriends we found the perfect spot. There is nothing i can critcise about the place and host Giovanni frequently went out of his way to make us feel welcome and even helped organise the transportation of our bikes back to the UK.
We had such an incredible time there that we are all adamant on returning in the near future.
I highly reccomend Casa Sterlizie for one week vacation in Sicily. My friend with little baby, my boyfriend and I sepnt htere 5 days in may, but you can fit even more people there. The house has a wonderfull view over the bay and the great rock at the back. You can grill fesh fish which can be bought in the nearby city Terrassini. The leomn garden tha so rounds the houses allows to prepare great lemonade, which you can sip next to the pool. There's wi-fi on the roof of one of the houses, so you can relax from you (website hidden). There's pingpong table next ti the pool, but a bit windy. The only mins is that theres a highway 500 m above , but you cant see it and cant really hear it. Great choice!