À propos de ce logement
When you stay at Villa Maddalena, you'll have all the conveniences of the modern world, but the feel of a private resort snuggled in a mountain, overlooking the tranquil Mediterranean Sea, while relaxing by your own refreshing, large outdoor pool!
This 3 bedroom, 2 full/2 half bathroom villa, is a one-of-a-kind in the area. With air conditioning and heat throughout the villa, you will be comfortable year round.
The Villa boasts of a large modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, center island with barstools, and fully stocked cabinets perfect for cooking a meal together.
Step outside onto the 2nd floor terrace, overlooking the pool deck, mountainside, and gorgeous Mediterranean Sea. Spanning the entire length of the villa, this terrace offers the perfect place to spend the evening cooking out on the grill, or to sit back and sip some wine while listening to the waves crash below.
2 separate living/family rooms with sleeper sofas and flat screen TV's.
A large dining room with a table that seats 8.
A main level large Master Bedroom with it's own terrace access, and luxurious master bathroom offering dual sinks, bidet, separate stand-up shower and garden tub.
Oversized laundry room with washer/dryer and clotheslines, and storage closets that contain many pool toys, games, and other items needed for the villa.
The lower level offers the other 2 bedrooms, full bathroom, laundry room, living room, and access to your own private backyard resort...Complete with stocked covered outdoor kitchen (Refrigerator/Freezer, sink, gas grill, and center island for food prep with 4 stools for outdoor dining. Relax after dinner or seek some shade during the day, under the covered comfortable lounging area...complete with couch, oversized chair, and ottoman.
Soak up some sun while relaxing by the sparkling pool on one of the loungers, or on the comfortable, shaded Cabana bed.
Take a dip, float around in the refreshing pool, or simply cool off by grabbing a cocktail or beverage from the built-in bar just steps from the pool. Mini refrigerator, blender, sink, glassware, and cocktail making accessories accompany this poolside bar, perfect for an afternoon in the sun.
For an added convenience, there's an attached bathroom just off the pool deck with outdoor shower head to rinse off, without ever having to go inside.
And finally, you've never seen stars like you will on a clear night in Cefalu. This Villa offers the perfect place to stargaze. For those that want a closer look, head up to the 3rd floor terrace on top of the house, lay back and enjoy a peaceful evening under the stars while listening to the beautiful sounds of nature. For a more cozy stargazing experience, take in the view of the sky while relaxing around a crackling fire in the firepit. A perfect combination of beauty above, and warmth surrounding you.
With high speed Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the Villa and even outside on the pool deck, everything is within reach at this private resort-like Villa.
Come explore all the history and beauty that Cefalu, Sicily has to offer without compromising the conveniences of modern amenities. You can have it ALL at Villa Maddalena!
**There are 3 bedrooms, each with a king/matrimoniale bed. The other 2 beds are the sleeper sofas in each living room. The lower living room is in the rear of the house and is rather private for sleeping arrangements. There will be hardly any foot traffic through there during sleep times.
Accès des voyageurs
When you book Villa Maddalena, you have access to ALL open areas of the home.
*Unless specified otherwise. Unique to each booking.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
While visiting Villa Maddalena, you can always contact me with any questions or concerns you might have. There will also be a local contact for more immediate assistance.
Villa Maddalena is nestled high on the side of a mountain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Few neighbors and the occasional passing car, offers a very private and serene escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Cefalu offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! The most popular beach, the Lungomare, is located in the village only 10 minutes from the Villa. If you are looking for a more private beach to escape to, there are a few choices at the base of the mountain. The ALL pebble/stone beach is a "must visit".
There are numerous things to see and do in the village. Cefalu offers many historic restaurants to experience incredible Sicilian food. The quaint village streets house stores, boutiques and gift shops galore. You've never tasted gelato until you've tried it homemade in Cefalu. The area provides many bars, lounges, and nightclubs/discos if you're looking for a lively night out. Plenty of grocery stores are available, a movie theater, boardwalk with carnival rides, and marketplace street vendors offer local Sicilian crafts every day.
La Rocca is the iconic mountain located in the center of the village. There are ancient ruins on top of the mountain which date back to 2,000 B.C. La Rocca offers a half-day trek, to see the breathtaking views of Cefalu from high above the village. Walk through and witness/touch the ruins that make Cefalu the beautiful place it is today. Cefalu is famous for the Duomo, a 12th century cathedral rich in history and beauty, located in the main piazza of Cefalu.
Ever been to an active volcano? Mt. Etna is one of the most active volcanos today, and it's only an hour and a half drive from the Villa. Other notable attractions include Taormina, Siracusa, Messina, Palermo, Monreale, Agrigento, and Enna.
There is so much to offer when you vacation in Cefalu. When you book your vacation at Villa Maddalena, you'll receive an extensive list of excursions, restaurants, beaches, and day trips to partake in.
Villa Maddalena takes pride in being able to offer a private escape for a relaxing vacation or get away. You will need a vehicle to get around the village or drive to beaches. Two international airports are located on the island of Sicilia. Palermo Airport, located in Sicily's capital, is a 90 minute drive from the Villa. Catania Airport is closer to Mt. Etna, and is a two hour drive from the Villa. Taxis and rental car options exist at both major airports, to get to and from the villa. (**Note: Public parking is very cramped and tight in town. Most cars are small. If you have the ability to rent a small car, I would do so to make parking in town easier and more acessible. If you need a larger vehicle, there are parking lots located near the center of town for easy access as well.) Scooters are also very popular in Cefalu. There are a few taxi and scooter rental places in the village as well. There is a train station located in Cefalu that makes stops along the coast of Sicily if that is something you might be interested in doing.
When you book with us, I will email you a week or 2 ahead of the date of your vacation, an invitation to a link for a "Welcome Book" I have created for the Villa that will be available to you 24/7 from any of your mobile devices and computer. It's an extremely detailed mobile packet of villa information and details, the surrounding area of Cefalu, what to do, where to go/eat/drink, and must-see places in Sicily! Each section has website links and contact info for any of things you would want to see or experience while on your vacation! It goes with you wherever you go...right there on your phone.
This mobile welcome book is a definite added BONUS so you can get yourself acquainted with the villa, area, and plan out a few excursions or make reservations at some of the most popular places in Sicily, before you even get here!
-Please respect the Villa as if it were your own.
-No smoking anywhere INSIDE the Villa. Smoking is allowed outside only on the balcony, terrace, pool deck, and firepit area. Ashtrays are provided out on the pool deck.
Get-togethers, events, and social gatherings are allowed as long as the guests are respectful, follow the same house rules listed, and agree to be mindful of the noise level after 10 pm, when outside (during the week) out of respect for our neighbors.
-Small pets are ok. Please let us know if you plan on bringing a pet, and which kind/size. There will be a refundable pet deposit upon booking that you will receive back after the check-out cleaning crew reports back with a positive review.
-Please know we have a thorough inventory of items in the Villa. It is checked prior to and after each booking. In the event something is missing, we will pursue the matter expeditiously. We understand accidents happen and each incident is unique. If a large item or part of the Villa has been damaged, we reserve the right to seek compensation for such occurrence.
-If you are unsure of how something works, have a question about anything in the Villa, or to report a malfunction in any of the utilities, DO NOT hesitate to reach out and contact either myself or the local contact to get it remedied as soon as possible.
Cet hôte applique des conditions d'annulation modérées
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral. En cas d'annulation au cours des 7 jours précédant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % du prix à la nuit. Les frais vous sont remboursés intégralement.
I'm an outgoing, fun, and bubbly person. I love to travel. Give me a beach and a cocktail, and I'm in Heaven! I could eat seafood for every meal. I'm an interior designer and a vacation rental property manager. Creativity in making things beautiful is my passion! My 13 year old son is my whole world and I have a wonderful man in my life that has showed me what it truly means to "live" again.
The owner purchased the half-finished villa and began renovations on it in 2005. He moved to Sicily from the United States and lived here for 6 years. He moved back to the United States a few years ago and visits the home in Cefalu frequently. As a woodworker in Cefalu, he handcrafted and made all of the woodwork you will see in the home...windows, doors, vanities, and the staircase. A lot of hard work and creativity went into what makes this Villa so beautiful and unique. Further renovations to the villa began in September of 2015 and were completed in June of 2016. The addition of so many more amentities makes this Villa a "one-of-a-kind!" It's like staying at your own private resort. When you stay here, we hope you enjoy calling Villa Maddalena "home," as much as we do.