House with character in the historical centre, with terrace and sea view

Mansion Cefalů for rent / 1 - 6 people - Advert n° 152775

Top property features

This lovely house – dating back to 1700 - is located in the picturesque historical centre of Cefalů, 100 mt to the sandy beach, in a quiet side street 30 mt from the main church “il Duomo”. It’s a traditional three-storey house newly renovated in the old fashion style, and it is unique in its simplicity: stone walls, terracotta-tiled floor and raftered ceiling.
On the ground floor there is the dining room, a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable bathroom; on the first floor there are two bedrooms: one with a double bed and one with a bunkbed; on the top floor there is the living room (with a bed-coach), a small bathroom and a lovely terrace, overlooking the sea, the old roofs and the “Rocca”, the well-famous mountain symbol of Cefalů.
It is the best for those who love enjoying lively resorts, but also – thanks to its ideal position – for those who want to relax and rest in the terrace enjoying some wine and a nice Italian meal, with a great sea-view!
All rooms have natural light, are well ventilated and look at lovely corners of the old town.
There is a washing machine, air-conditioning and fans; you’ll find everything you might need for your comfortable stay.
Not recommended to people with leg problems and loud groups.
The prices listed are for 1 to 4 people.

About the property

Number of rooms: 4

  • Independant kitchen,
  • Living room,
  • Dining room,
  • 1 Shower room,
  • 1 separate toilet,
  • Closet,
  • Terrace,
  • Duplex.


  • 1 double bed,
  • 1 sofa bed,
  • 2 single beds,
  • 1 bunk bed.


  • 2 out of 2


  • Year of construction: 1700,
  • Year of renovation: 2000.


  • Detached house,
  • Close to railway,
  • Sandy beach nearby,
  • Rocky beach nearby.


  • Aspect: north,
  • View of: sea opposite,
  • Altitude: less than 100 m.

Indoor facilities


  • Cooking stove,
  • Hot plate,
  • Oven,
  • Microwave,
  • Refrigerator,
  • Fridge freezer,
  • Coffee maker,
  • Toaster,
  • Kettle.


  • Shower,
  • Bidet,
  • Hairdryer.


  • TV,
  • Cable TV / Satellite TV,
  • DVD player,
  • Stereo,
  • VCR.


  • Baby cot,
  • Baby high chair,
  • Games for children.


  • Laundry machine,
  • Air conditioning,
  • Fan,
  • Portable heater,
  • Books.

Outdoor facilities


  • Charcoal barbecue,
  • Outdoor furniture,
  • Parasol.

Additional services

  • Household linen for hire,
  • Cleaning service available,
  • House staff provided,
  • Baby-sitters available,
  • Safety deposit box,
  • Car provided,
  • Airport transport upon demand.

Top tips from the owner

The climate in Cefalů is mild all year long, and each season gives a new perspective of the area. In the summer you can enjoy its white sand beach as well as the fresh air of the surrounding mountains and hills, where you can taste the exquisite traditional cuisine.
The entrance to sea is free, but there are also some lidos where you can hire beach umbrellas, deckchairs, boats and canoes.
The train and bus stations are within 15 min walking, and from there you can reach anywhere in Sicily – Cefalů is actually one of the main stops in Sicily.
Cars are not allowed in the historical city centre most of the day.


  • Pets allowed (prior arrangement).
  • Mansion Cefalů for rent / 1 - 6 people
  • Mansion Cefalů for rent / 1 - 6 people
  • Mansion Cefalů for rent / 1 - 6 people
  • Mansion Cefalů for rent / 1 - 6 people
  • Mansion Cefalů for rent / 1 - 6 people
  • Mansion Cefalů for rent / 1 - 6 people
  • Mansion Cefalů for rent / 1 - 6 people
  • Mansion Cefalů for rent / 1 - 6 people
  • Mansion Cefalů for rent / 1 - 6 people
  • Mansion Cefalů for rent / 1 - 6 people
  • Mansion Cefalů for rent / 1 - 6 people
  • Mansion Cefalů for rent / 1 - 6 people
  • Mansion Cefalů for rent / 1 - 6 people
  • Mansion Cefalů for rent / 1 - 6 people
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Convert the price into
Start End Price Minimum stay Status
19/04/2014 27/04/2014 by the week Not available
27/04/2014 30/04/2014 450 € / week by the week Available
01/05/2014 31/05/2014 500 € / week by the week Available
01/06/2014 14/06/2014 550 € / week by the week Available
14/06/2014 21/06/2014 by the week Not available
21/06/2014 25/06/2014 600 € / week by the week Available
25/06/2014 29/06/2014 by the week Not available
29/06/2014 30/06/2014 600 € / week by the week Available
30/06/2014 05/07/2014 by the week Not available
05/07/2014 12/07/2014 700 € / week by the week Available
12/07/2014 19/07/2014 by the week Not available
19/07/2014 28/07/2014 700 € / week by the week Available
28/07/2014 11/08/2014 by the week Not available
11/08/2014 15/08/2014 800 € / week by the week Available
15/08/2014 02/09/2014 by the week Not available
02/09/2014 15/09/2014 650 € / week by the week Available
16/09/2014 30/09/2014 600 € / week by the week Available
01/10/2014 31/10/2014 550 € / week by the week Available
The availabilities calendar displays only an indication of available periods and is non-contractual. For more information contact the owner


Price :

  • Discount depending on length of stay,
  • Depending on number of people,
  • Supplement for cleaning upon departure,
  • Charges are not included in the rental price.

Important information :

  • Downpayment/deposit requested ,
  • Security deposit requested,
  • Key pick up with owner,
  • Owner not present on location.

Location :

  • Arrival at any day,
  • Short stays from 3 days.


  • This advert was first published on the Homelidays website on 18/06/2007,
  • Last updated: 20/04/2014

How to get there

Follow the signs along the highway. Once in Cefalů, look for the "Duomo".

In the area


  • Centro storico - adiacenze Duomo


  • Beach: 150 m,
  • Airport: More than 50 Km,
  • Train station: 400 m,
  • Village centre: less than 50 m,
  • Restaurant: less than 50 m,
  • Supermarket: 400 m,
  • Shops: less than 50 m,
  • Hospital: 1 Km,
  • Car hire,
  • Bike hire.

Nearby activities


  • Sailing,
  • Climbing,
  • Tennis,
  • Horse riding,
  • Hiking,
  • Water sports,
  • Canoeing,
  • Potholing.


  • Beach: 150 m,
  • Sea / ocean,
  • Beach with lifeguard.


  • Cinema,
  • Museum,
  • Historical site.


  • Forest,
  • Horse riding,
  • Vineyard.
This property has received 21 testimonials with an average score of 5 out of 5.
Overall score given by the traveler:  5/5
Date 22/07/2013

Excellent communication with Milena leading up to stay gave me confidence that all would go well with booking and stay and it did.It was a really good experience staying in a traditional Sicilian house.Three levels with two living areas gives you plenty of space. It is spotless with all the modern conveniences/equipment you need.The house is quiet and peaceful just behind the cathedral but only a couple of minutes walk and you are part of the lovely buzz/atmosphere of the historic quarter of Cefalu. Many relaxing hours were spent on the good sized balcony( with barbeque and sink area).It looks over the roof tops onto the amazing view of the sea especially at sunset and behind is the impressive view of the Rock.We often found ourselves making a point of getting back to watch the sunset.I rarely revisit a place but can say that I would like to go back here. Cefalu and its surrounding areas has got it all-beaches,national parks, sightseeing, fantastic food and warm, helpful people.

Elizabeth M. (United Kingdom)
Overall score given by the traveler:  5/5
Date 08/06/2013

Lovely house - very well laid out, clean and well maintained. Owner - very easy to deal with. Professional, attentive and helpful. Lovely location - near Duomo in historical Cefalu. Old town Cefalu is picture perfect and this house is part of that perfect picture. Very cenrally located, yet residential and quiet. View from the terrace (which I think is West facing for evening sun) is correctly represented in the photos and gives a beautiful view of "the rock" and the sea. Fully recommended and would certainly stay here again if we returned to Cefalu.

Martin B. (Ireland)
Overall score given by the traveler:  5/5
Date 06/06/2013

"This is a wonderful place! I have no words to describe how I enjoyed it. Our charming owner helped us to organize everything and she perfectly met us. The house is arranged with all the soul, taste and is very clean and comfortable, a little unusual (this ia e ral tour - 3 floor!), but in fact the purpose of the holiday is to live differently! The kitchen is small, but it is very easy to cook. Everything is arranged so that that any cooking person will be able to easily make a dinner for a company. We were there 4 people and every evening I made a new meal, I fully enjoyed by the opportunity to cook by Italian recipes with Italian products. The fresh fish from the early morning fish markets was marvelous! Sward, tuna, sardines, scomber, mackerel, octopuses, different seafood, we ate all of this in the nearest restaurants but I was trying to cook also myself and it was a bright experience. The beach is very close. From the windows and terraces there are spectacular views. I will definitely recommend this place to all my friends and on occasion I really plan return someday to this wonderful place. A BIG THANK YOU FOR THE OWNER. "

Xenia P. (Russia)
Overall score given by the traveler:  5/5
Date 18/04/2013

"We had a lovely time in Milena''s house the first week of April 2013. It''s tastefully decorated, with some very nice touches. The terrace is a good size, and the view from it is spectacular - we spent a lot of our time out there and loved seeing the sea and the rock and the hills in different lights at different times of day. It gets the sun from late morning onwards, so we could soak up some sun with our morning coffee, but then enjoy the evening sun up there as well, with some gorgeous sunsets. There''s also a lovely sea view from the living room. We enjoyed using the barbeque on the terrace (including delicious grilled swordfish bought from the fish shop just off the main beach), and there''s an outside sink up there, which is handy. We enjoyed the location very much - it''s so near the Duomo square, but tucked away and untouristy and quiet (except for the next-door-neighbour''s hip hop music, but he never played it at any time that disturbed our sleep, so we didn''t really mind! In fact all of us slept incredibly well all week - partly thanks to the shutters, which make the bedrooms completely dark.). It was nice having two toilets (there''s a little one on the top floor), and the main bathroom on the ground floor is nicely equipped. The kitchen area on the ground floor, off the dining room/entry space, is pretty tiny, with not much room for food preparation, but we got used to it, and enjoyed the nice solid Smeg hob. We appreciated having two living areas - the kitchen/dining area on the ground floor, and the terrace/living room area on the top floor - it felt as though there was a lot of space for our family of four, and we could be doing separate things on separate floors if we wanted. (Most apartments we looked at had one main kitchen/living area, which wouldn''t have given us as much flexibility). Milena was very nice to deal with, and all the arrangements went smoothly. We''d definitely come back to the house again!"

Sara H. (United Kingdom)
Overall score given by the traveler:  5/5
Date 17/10/2012

The lovely house with the fantastic view from the terrace of the third floor. Really picturesque and quiet street in the heart of the city near the cathedral and main square. The house has everything you need. But on the second floor was stuffy to sleep (in late September), air conditioning is only on the 3rd floor, on the 2nd floor with two bedrooms only the fans. But in general, most good impression of the house, its owner, the town.

Natalia C. (Russia)

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