Friedliche Lage, 5 Gehminuten zum Strand
Mariella D'Amico - Claudio Sarro
- Englisch, Italienisch
Partys / Events nicht erlaubt
Haustiere nicht möglich
Max. Anzahl Gäste:4 (Schlafplätze für bis zu 4 Erwachsene)
100% Erstattung für Stornierungen bis zu 60 Tage vor Anreise. 50% Erstattung für Stornierungen bis zu 30 Tage vor Anreise.
Wir waren eine Woche in Scopello und uns hat es super gefallen. Das Haus ist tadellos und die Vermieter sehr freundlich. Das Wetter war immer top und die Umgebung ist Spitze. Die insgesamt fünf Sterne der Bewertung sind absolut verdient. Jürgen
Vielen Dank für die nette Bewertung.
Wir hoffen sie wieder zu sehen in Scopello.
Strand und Scopello gut zu Fuss erreichbar. Schöne Lage super Aussicht, sehr ruhig. Wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt. Gerne wieder.
Vielen Dank. Wir freuen uns, euch wieder zu sehen.
Good location moderately equipped
We were there in October with our two kids. Between Palermo, San Vito lo Capo and Zingarro nature reserve this spot is really one of the best locations in Sicily’s north west. Basically the two stars off the maximum is due to the lower value for money and an unpleasant discussion with the owner:
The water is heated by sun collectors. Which means that when it was cloudy (happened a few times) it has been difficult for me and my wife to take a hot shower. We have been informed on this only when checking in.
The kitchen equipment is really very limited and worn down. The non sticky Teflon pots are extremely scretched. And there was also only one pot with lid. No knifes for preparing food, cheese grinder etc.
The internet connection is terrible as it constantly interrupts and, at least on apple devices, often does not reconnect automatically. While I believe the owner that in this region this is the best you can get, this will be big problem if you need to rely on a good connection (e.g. for work or kids entertainment in the evening).
Because the kids took off the anyway loose cover of the sofa the owners accused us to be also responsible for the stains underneath (claiming they have not been there before). I guaranteed that it was not the kids (who never were alone there) nor us. But the discussion, almost argument, happened twice, during our stay and afterwards (when discussing the deposit). In the end they did not charge us. Having a good insurance, the money would not have been the issue anyway but it was a very unpleasent situation.
The house itself is really spacious including the balcony with great view and the pool. The owners described everything very precisely in a folder: sights, restaurants, supermarkets etc. and of course all the do’s and donts for the apartment. Being there in October we sometimes felt a bit lonely as there were not really many people in the other houses in the neighborhood. Especially when the alarm in the neighborhood went off during two nights.
As mentioned because of the limitations in hot water, internet and kitchen equipment compared to the price we paid, I think it is not really good value for money.
I think the account is totally unfair and due to the problem of the stain and the other damage the guest did not report (he broke the freezer door handle, which he admitted).
The water temperature is usually sufficient if people do not exaggerate with the time they spend in the shower. The Internet connection is the best we can have in the area and it is usually enough unless you must upload big files. The kitchen equipment will be improved, but I don't think it is as bad as the guest said. I don't know what alarm the guest is referring to, he didn't mention it to me. The discussion happened
only once, because the sofa cover had been removed and the sofa had a bad stain which was not there before. It is unclear why the children removed the sofa cover, which was there as protection. They denied causing the stain, so I decided to let it go.
Communication with the guests was very poor, they kept sending me messages to ask for things I had explained or were written in the information leaflet (which they clearly did not consult). When the maids went into the house for cleaning they were shocked by the mess. They sent me photos showing the floor and the house surfaces covered with all sort of things, so it was hard to do the cleaning. Also the bathroom was very messy. Never again !
Fantastic setting and perfect getaway
We were holidaying for the first time as a couple again without any children, or young adults, so had chosen the property to suit just our own needs! We are seasoned Home and Away travellers and well versed at reading the listings. We had everything we needed at Villa Irene for a perfect, much needed, relaxing holiday in the most amazing setting. The photos on the listing cannot possibly match the most fabulous views from the property balcony and pool area. It was so peaceful that some days we were just happy to stay put and absorb the setting ( not like us as we are explorers with a holiday plan normally!!) The weather this time of year(early September) was perfect for us and it was obviously less busy than high season.
The kitchen /diner is set up as an indoor - outdoor space to include the balcony seating area ,which spreads around 3 sides of the building, so there is always sunshine or shade to suit everyone. The pool area is super and kept wonderfully clean with bi-weekly maintenance visits. The rest of the property was spacious and comfortable for the 2 of us with everything we needed.
Scopello is a delightful village and we enjoyed evening visits, with it’s choice of restaurants then sitting in the square with a glass of wine, people watching.
Mariella and Giuseppe are wonderful hosts, always promptly attentive to your questions and had provided local information with recommendations. If you wanted to travel out further a field to eat in the evenings we particularly enjoyed the port, and central, area of Castellammare del Golfo which is about a 20 minute drive away. The beach closest to the property is small and rocky with good snorkelling opportunities with several other similar ones near by . If you wanted a fab sandy beach then you can head to the seaside town of San Vito lo Capo, approx 40 mins away, which is very safe for children. Visits to Erice, Trapani Salt Pans, Segesta, Palermo and “off-piste” drives through the countryside were all well worth it. Our only piece of advice would be get a hire car that is powerful enough to cope with the hilly areas and rugged roads.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Scopello and Villa Irene to families of 4 or couples , thank you Mariella and Giuseppe for sharing it with us.
Dear Diana and Sean, thanks a lot for the nice review. It really makes us happy to have our guests' positive feedback, it is the best reward for us. I must say we also enjoyed having you and appreciated your kindness and cleanliness. We hope to see you again at the property.
Wonderful villa for a family holiday
We have had a thoroughly enjoyable stay at the villa. We are a family of 4 (kids are 7 and 10) and the villa was perfect for us – be that letting the kids jump round in the pool, strolling down to the beaches which are only a couple of minutes’ walk away or sitting on the balcony enjoying the sea views. Mariella and Giuseppe were very kind and helpful but also very mindful of our privacy. Thanks to you both for the local insight, helpful recommendations on days out and the lovely wine 😊�. Hopefully we can make it back some time and I would have no hesitation recommending this villa to anyone who enjoys a peaceful get-away and sea-views.
Lovely property in a great location with fantastic views, from the balcony. You can easily walk down to the beach or with a bit more effort up into the village of Scopello. The owners were very welcoming and pleasant and really helped us enjoy our stay (thanks Mariella and Giuseppe) Highly recommend.
Dear Andrew, thank you for your appreciation. We enjoyed having you as our guests and hope to see you again in the future.
Im nahen Dorf Scopello finden Sie eine Post, Geldautomat, Erste Hilfe Station, Lebensmittelladen, Obst- und Gemüsestand, Bäckerei, mehrere Bars, Pizzerias und Restaurants, Keramik- und Bekleidungsgeschäfte, Kirche und Tabakstand. Wenige Kilometer vom Haus, auf dem Weg nach Castellammare, befinden sich ein Supermarkt, Gemüsehändler und ein Zeitungshändler. In Castellammare finden Sie Banken, Shops, Frisöre, Apotheken und alle möglichen Einrichtungen.