Gorgeous villa, among the most beautiful in Sicily, overlooking the sea in the downtown of Cornino the marvelous village in the Gulf of Bonagia, determined by the cape of Erice and the natural reserve of mount Cofano: a pearl in this side of Sicily. The exterior, almost 3000 sqm, shows a lot of gorgeous relaxing corners (patio, BBQ area with wood oven, gazebo, greenery park with tropical and succulent plants) and a breathtaking blu panorama in which the sky, the ocean and the two rock mountains (Erice and Cofano) drawn an unforgettable natural landscape. The huge pool (20×12 m !) display, in the western side, the so called “spiaggia” (beach): a 20 meters corridor (10 cm height) where you can enjoy the deckchairs as if you were on the beach! Also, when you are inside the pool it seems to be inside the sea, since there is a sort of weak wave with the same motion of the ocean (that is just in front of you, less than 50 meters away). The exterior has been carved from the local prestigious, yellow stone: the marble of Custonaci. At last, there is also a terrace, above the house, with the same, fantastic, scenery of this side of Sicily. The interior, 300 sqm, spreads on 2 levels. Both of them facing the garden. On the first level we can find a living room that access to the exterior (just where there is the BBQ area) through a glass door and 4 spacious and elegant bedrooms (almost 50 sqm each! 3 doubles and 1 twin), each one with an en suite bathroom. On the upper floor there is a huge saloon absolutely prestigious and unique in which there is a stunning glass window overlooking the sea. In this level we can also find a fully equipped kitchen and another bathroom. The villa is equipped with stylish and luxurious furniture. Of particular value are the floors of the suites, some of them made by the worldwide famous marble “Perlato di Sicilia” carved from the local quarries and some others made by an exceptional and rare Algerian marble. The villa has been designed by one of the most renowned Italian architect.
By Renato Bica (Chief Touristic Office Custonaci, Honorary member of MammaSicily)
I have two great passions: the theatre and my places.
I won’t tell you about my performances as an actor, but I’m honored to introduce you my land.
This villa is located inside an exclusive area in the picturesque fishermen's village of Cornino, just a few steps away from the promenade and the town facilities. But what make this place a precious pearl in Sicily it's the fantastic gulf determined by two renowned capes: Erice (Worldwide famous) on the South and the Natural Reserve of Monte Cofano (1 km away from the villa)on the North !
This area is in development, with a lot of new and exclusive villas, full of greenery and tipically built with the wonderful local stone.
Custonaci is a lovely town, famous all over the world for its fine marble.
We have a cave (Grotta Mangiapane) were once, there inside, lived our ancestors !
It is located in the harbour of Cornino, by the sea.
It’s not a joke: you can still see the houses inside the cave (that presently is adapted as a sort of outdoor museum and during Christmas we do a nativity)
Just by the cave, along the promenade of the wonderful beach of Cornino you may find the entrance for a pillar of Nature in Sicily: Monte Cofano
Have a nice walk among breathtaking landscapes, archaeology and a Tonnara
Just 15 km’s away from Custonaci here it is San Vito Lo Capo, a masterpiece of touism in Sicily and from were you can visit the Zingaro, a natural reserve that has many “calette”, corners of golden beaches, a sort of Paradise.
Erice, one of the most beautiful Sicilian hamlets, is 10 km’s away. This medieval town is said the “town of love”, since here there was an eternal fire, just on top of the mountain, that during the ancient times (from at least VII b.C.) attracted the sailors of the Mediterranean due the presence of the “ancelle di Venere” (handmaids of Aphrodite). You can still see the Pozzo di Venere (from where the eternal fire emanated) in the gorgeous castle. In Erice you can have a walk in the past, along its courtyards, narrow alleys, its stone everywhere, the megalithic town walls and … the Ericini (cookies)!!!
Trapani its 10 km’s away and my suggestion is to visit the Arab style downtown, the outdoor fish market and to take a boat for the Egadi islands.
Thirty kilometers away from Custonaci you can arrive to Marsala and the Stagnone, an archipelago where stand the island of Mothya a masterpiece of archaeology and nature. The Stagnone is also a sort of outdoor museum with the renowned salt works.
Castellammare del Golfo lasts 10 km’s: it’s a very beautiful town with a gorgeous Playa beach.
And, at last, I suggest you to visit Segesta (25 km’s): temple, castle, mosque.
That’s my menù: Cous Cous with fish; soup of Cassatelle di Ricotta.
The Busiate pasta : or alla trapanese; or with the Zerro Grattato (fish); or with ragù di Maiale (pork); or allo scoglio (with sea fruits)
Pane condito “cunzatu” and a Rianata (a sort of pizza).
Sweets: sfinge; cassatelle fritte; biscotti di fico; cannoli siciliani; pasta reale; gelati and granite.
Minimum stay 4 days (except July and August, 1 week). Changeover day: Saturday (unless different agreement with the owner).
The electricity is included up to a consumption of kWh 350 per week. Beyond that limit it will have a cost of € 0,36 per kWh.
Damage deposit to be paid locally: € 350
Check – in: from 2 p.m to 8 p.m
Check – out: within 10 a.m
For bookings cancelled 90 days or more before the arrival date, 30% of the paid sum will be retained as a cancellation penalty charge.
For bookings cancelled 40-89 days before the arrival date, 50% of the paid sum will be retained as a cancellation penalty charge.
For bookings cancelled 30-39 days before the arrival date, 70% of the paid sum will be retained as a cancellation penalty charge.
For bookings cancelled 0-29 days before the arrival date, 100% of the paid sum will be retained as a cancellation penalty charge.