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Bungalow in 'Villa Scimemi' 1950s by the sea and city center

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Not only Liberty: a masterpiece of the second world war period in Mondello (Palermo)
Close to the beach
To have your meal in an outside space
1 of 28Not only Liberty: a masterpiece of the second world war period in Mondello (Palermo)
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Overview
studio
1 bathroom
3 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
Independent Bungalow-Studio with kitchen and a large bathroom with shower, in an elegant Wright Style villa, designed between 1948 and 1950 by the well known architect G. Samona, known as 'Villa Scimemi' (look for) It.s located in Palermo, in the district of Mondello, surrounded by tall old trees, at the foot of Monte Pellegrino, a stone's throw from the sea; actually the white beach is just accross the street. Elegantly furnished in the style of the 1950s, it is supplied with good quality lingerie, two single beds next to each other, one sofabed, satellite TV, heat pump and air conditioning. The kitchen, where you can have your meals, is supplied with fridge freezer, table, and all the necessary crockery. Guests can use parking area for one car and a large outdoor area equipped with ta...Independent Bungalow-Studio with kitchen and a large bathroom with shower, in an elegant Wright Style villa, designed between 1948 and 1950 by the well known architect G. Samona, known as 'Villa Scimemi' (look for) It.s located in Palermo, in the district of Mondello, surrounded by tall old trees, at the foot of Monte Pellegrino, a stone's throw from the sea; actually the white beach is just accross the street. Elegantly furnished in the style of the 1950s, it is supplied with good quality lingerie, two single beds next to each other, one sofabed, satellite TV, heat pump and air conditioning. The kitchen, where you can have your meals, is supplied with fridge freezer, table, and all the necessary crockery. Guests can use parking area for one car and a large outdoor area equipped with table, umbrella, chairs and sun beds where you can stay, sunbathe, or enjoy meals in peace. The pool (usually open from 1st May to 30th October) and the Jacuzzi aren't equipped for a public use but, under their own responsibility, we are happy to share them with our guests. The bus , the main shops,grossery shop, banks, ATM, pharmacy, dining options, bicycle rental and the church are at five minute walk away. For sea lovers in the summer months, at five-minute walk, there are Lidos on the beach where you can rent umbrellas, deck chairs etc. For water sports lovers it is possible to rent windsurfs, sailboats or canoes in a Nautical Club within two or three minutes walking distance. Also in the village of Mondello, about 20 minutes walk, you can find many restaurants, bars, ice cream parlors, pizzerias, sandwich shops, the supermarket and many other shopsMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Francesco V
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2013
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Reviewed 14 September 2019

We have spent an amazing hollydays. Cinzia and Francesco are very welcoming. they give a good advices about the places to visit. The house is beautiful and very close to the beach. We think to go back again.

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Launas31
Compass496492, VR Owner at Bungalow in 'Villa Scimemi' 1950s by the sea and city center, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2019

Thanks a lot for your very nice review. Anyway I wish I had all my guests as you were. You are always welcome

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic week we just had in Mondello. A perfect 'get away' for two in a small but well equipped apartment with palm trees, mountains and blue skies all around. Francesco and his wife create a fun, relaxed vibe impossible to ignore and the...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Experience748147
Management response:Responded 31 August 2018

Thanks a lot for your wonderful review. We want to continue on the way of good hospitality and give our guests the feeling to be in a cozy family

Reviewed 27 October 2017

We had a lovely holiday. Francesco and his wife are delightful and so helpful. Made us feel very welcome. Bungalow had everything we needed and was quaint. I have some difficulty walking and restaurants were at other end of bay ... so for me a...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Sue-LesP
Management response:Responded 29 October 2017

Thanks a lot for your fine review. That encourages us to continue in the way of perfect welcome. Thanks again

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The most beautiful stay close to an exquisite beach, The hosts were so humble and welcoming. I would reccomend the accommodation and location to all planning a holiday beach retreat in Sicily. The picture uploaded was of a lovely seafood restaurant on the bay.

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank bellayearling
Management response:Responded 26 September 2017

Thanks a lot for your wonderful review. It's so easy to be a good host with so nice and polite guests. Our goal is to feel our guests happy and satisfied of their choice

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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

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Date of stay: April 2017
Management response:Responded 5 April 2017

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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Very cosy and quiet spot in front of the beach. Francesco is a great host who will recommend nice restaurants and places to visit. The house is unqiue and very special. Mondello is busy over the week-ends. Would never book it again with TripAdvisor.. Just...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank code5
Management response:Responded 18 June 2016

Dear Uwe thanks alot for you nice review. This's an incentive to keep improving our work as host. Grazie Francesco

Reviewed 12 June 2016

I found our hosts very helpful with local information the bungalow was very clean and had everything that we required

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank tomfitz09
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Lovely small studio recently refurbished with its own courtyard - great for sitting and eating in. Seconds away from Mondello beach and close to some shops and bus stop. Mondello village is about a 20mins walk away along the bay and the bus stop a...More

Date of stay: October 2015
1  Thank Greeneji
Management response:Responded 25 October 2015

It is always great to receive a good review from a guest of ours. I am sorry about mosquitoes but we always supply our rooms of electric repellents for guests' sweet sleeping

Reviewed 29 June 2015

We were staying at Francesco's lovely studio during the RSX European Championships. It was great to relax between races on the outdoor terrace. The air conditioning was excellent and the cooking facilities were great for making quick pasta dishes. Thank you for a lovely stay,...More

Date of stay: June 2015
1  Thank PHILIPPA B
Reviewed 19 November 2014

We spent some days in this great place. Two minutes walking (literally) from the beautiful beach of Mondello. The studio has been recently refurbished with care on each detail and it belongs to an amazing villa. Very nice and comfortable place with everything you may...More

Date of stay: November 2014
4  Thank eduardo715
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Housekeeping Optional
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Towels Provided
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Good Nightlife
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Mondello is one of the most elegant districts of Palermo. It is famous for its white sand beach and the mountains that surround it, where you can free climb. Mondello originated in the beginning of the 1900s. It soon became a resort of the Aristocratic class which has embellished it with beautiful villas in 'Nouveau' style some even designed by E. Basile. In the old fishing village there are pizzerias, ice cream and sandwich shops, cafès, and restaurants where you can enjoy fresh fish and all the culinary specialties of Palermo. The usually mild Sicilian climate, offers sunbathing and swimming in the warm water of the sea from the months of March-April until October-November. There are several sailing clubs where you can rent boats and windsurfing equipment. Mondello still hosts the annual...
Getting around
The bus stop to Palermo downtown is Just five minute walk from the house. In 20-25 minutes about you reach Palermo downtown. In the summer time there's a free shuttle service to-from Mondello Village. Palermo is one of the most bigger and older historical center of Mediterrean area where a lot of cultures share the amazement of tourists. Don't miss to visit the historical surroundings like Monreale, Bagheria ecc.
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