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Sicilia - Palermo - CEFALÙ


RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. The newly renovated villa is facing the sea with smooth terraces for relaxing and dining, comfortable interiors and panoramic views. Situated on a verdant hillside above the beach and a short drive from the little village of Sant Ambrogio and town of Cefalù, guests can enjoy the peaceful setting with the option of dipping into Sicilian village life. Exciting day trips include visiting the Roman ruins of Tindari, exploring the walking trails in the Madonie mountains and boat trips to the Aeolian Islands.

The Emma Villas' Concierge Team can be reached for any emergencies, or further information you may require during your stay. All useful telephone numbers will be sent together with your booking documents.


Villa Il Basto's interiors are light-filled and elegant, furnished with a mixture of traditional and contemporary Sicilian style and a pleasant array of antiques. On the ground floor is a large living area with wooden beamed ceilings, large sofas, an open fireplace and French windows leading out to a covered dining terrace. There’s also a kitchen and guest bathroom on this floor. One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a second double that shares a large family bathroom with the third bedroom with a sofa bed that opens into a double bed are all upstairs. Each room is individually styled with a simple appeal. A further bedroom and bathroom are in the extremely comfortable, spacious and bright annex next to the villa. VILLA: Ground floor: Living room with dining area, kitchen, guest WC and covered terrace with dining table for 12 persons. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, second double bedroom and a bedroom with a double sofa bed and private terrace, share a massive family bathroom. ANNEX: Spacious and bright double room and bathroom with shower.


Outdoor starts with the large, partially covered, terrace. In the shade of the cover are a dining area with space for 12 and a lounge area. All with a stunning view out to sea. There are two outdoor kitchens, one of which includes a n electric state-of-the-art oven. The garden is terraced with fruit trees, including oranges, lemons and figs. On the terrace is also the swimming pool with its solarium. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The pool, in a soft uneven shape, is 1,3 m deep and approximately 8 x 4 m. From its solarium complete with sunbeams and umbrellas you can soak up the sun as well as take in the incredible views. The pool is open from May 1st to October 31st.

Pets: On request. € 30,00 per animal per week to be paid on site
Handicap: No
Fenced-in property: Yes
Amenities and Features
  • air conditioning
  • satellite TV
  • internet Wi-Fi connection
  • dishwasher
  • oven
  • coffee machine with pods
  • washing machine
  • fixed barbecue
  • outdoor electric oven
  • gym

Location and distances

The villa is in a quiet residential area above Cefalù. It is 1,2 km from the small village of Sant'Ambrogio where you can find a bar, a pizzeria, a couple of restaurants, a wine shop and a mini-market. Cefalù, with its great choice of beach clubs, bars, restaurants, shops, banks and chemists, is about 4,5 kms from the villa.

Airport: Palermo 107 km, Catania 169 km, Trapani 189 km
Train station: Cefalù 9 km, Palermo 80 km
Highways: Highway A20 exit Cefalù 14 km
Shops and services: Sant'Ambrogio 1,2 km, Cefalù 9 km
Beaches: Sant'Ambrogio 6 km, Cefalù 9 km, Finale di Pollina 14 km, Mazzaforno 14 km
Parking: Two uncovered parking spaces inside the property
Access roads: Paved up to the entrance
Attractions within 100 km: Cefalù 9 km, Gibilmanna 17 km, Castelbuono 22 km, Gratteri 24 km, Castel di Tusa 24 km, Santo Stefano di Camastra 35 km, Riserva Naturale delle Madonie 52 km, Petralia Soprana 56 km, Bagheria 64 km, Palermo 77 km, Petralia Sottana 84 km, Parco Avventura dei Nebrodi 90 km
Altitude: 30 slm


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Calendar is updated in real time and it is possible to book on line 24/7.
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The standard typology is the one that foresees the regular Saturday- Saturday stay. In this case it is possible to send a request or to directly book online.

For some periods it is possible to make shorter stays STARTING FROM 5 NIGHTS (periods highlighted in grey on the calendar). For some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas. One of our booking operators will answer the clients within 24 hours.

Exclusively for the periods marked in grey on the calendar, it will be possible to book different periods, rather than the regular Saturday - Saturday (for instance: check-in Wednesday - Check-out Wednesday). Also in this case, for some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas within 24 hours.

The booking requests for one week stay during July and August are subject to approval.

Short stay available

Weekly prices per date

From to
1/8/2022 5/28/2022 2,756.00
5/28/2022 6/25/2022 3,100.24
6/25/2022 7/16/2022 4,665.00
7/16/2022 8/20/2022 5,090.80
8/20/2022 9/3/2022 4,665.00
9/3/2022 9/24/2022 3,100.24
9/24/2022 1/7/2023 2,756.00
From to
1/7/2023 5/27/2023 3,445.00
5/27/2023 6/24/2023 3,875.00
6/24/2023 7/15/2023 4,665.00
7/15/2023 8/19/2023 5,090.80
8/19/2023 9/2/2023 4,665.00
9/2/2023 9/23/2023 3,875.00
9/23/2023 1/6/2024 3,445.00

The price includes:

The price does not include:

  • electricity (for guests who requested the air conditioning: € 70,00/week in may and medium season - € 120,00/week in high season), tourism tax (where applicable)

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With Emma Villas, you now have the possibility to protect your holiday thanks to a wide choice of insurance coverages and guarantees.

STAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Included in the price)
The final price of the reservation includes the Insurance Policy for Cancellation of Stay. You can cancel and be reimbursed in the event of:
  • objectively and unambiguously documentable motivations of health or work and not foreseeable at the time of booking
  • Covid-19 infections (new)
  • a terrorist attack that has struck the place of stay (new)

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STAY CANCELLATION GUARANTEE DUE TO LOCKDOWN - by Emma Villas (Included in the price) The final price of the reservation includes also the special coverage, guaranteed by Emma Villas, in the event that you are forced to cancel your stay in the 30 days prior to the scheduled check-in date, due to the occurrence of at least one of the following Covid-19 epidemic containment measures officially imposed by the competent authorities:
  • national lockdown in Italy;
  • local lockdown in Italy regarding the area in which the booked villa is located ("red" area or impossible to reach due to official restrictions on free circulation);
  • national lockdown in your country of residence;
  • Italian local lockdown in the Client's Municipality or area of residence..

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HEALTH ASSISTANCE INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) +1,5% of the rental price Not only cancellation policies, but also protection during your stay. You can choose to purchase this policy in the event you should, for the duration of your stay, want coverage for:
  • Healthcare with Operations Centre 24/7;
  • Vehicle Assistance to and from the place of stay and for the entire duration of your holiday; (zona "rossa" o impossibile da raggiungere a causa di restrizioni ufficiali alla libera circolazione);
  • Healthcare for family members left at home;
  • Reimbursement of medical expenses;
  • Repeat Trip Guarantee that reimburses the unused portion without deductible in the case of medical return home or early return home.

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COVID-19 EXTRA POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) 40€ each reservation To protect against any risks caused by the Covid-19 emergency, you can purchase the Covid-19 Extra Policy which protects you in the event that you or one of your travel companions are forced to extend your stay or are unable to complete it. In the event of consequences related to the pandemic that occur during your stay, if you sign up to this policy, you can request the following services:
  • Return home;
  • Advance for expenses for basic necessities;
  • Guarantee for extra medical expenses;
  • Extended stay guarantee;
  • Hospitalisation allowance;
  • Travel fee reimbursement.

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And to protect you in the case of damage caused to the property?

ZER0DEP COVER - by EuropAssistance (Mandatory) 49€ each reservation The new "Zer0Dep" guarantee protects you and allows you to have a tranquil holiday. Zer0Dep stands for "Zero deposit"; it is an insurance coverage developed in partnership with EuropAssistance which replaces the security deposit and which is therefore mandatory. The benefits of this guarantee are: you do not pay the security deposit on arrival: neither in cash nor by immobilising a substantial amount on your credit card limit;
  • you are protected in the case of eventual damage to the property caused accidentally during your stay (up to the maximum limit of 1500 euro);
  • you avoid any dispute on the responsibility of the damage and its quantification during check-out;
  • you can enjoy your villa holiday in greater tranquillity.

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"EMMA", OUR NEW APP FOR SMART SERVICE Furthermore, from spring 2021, all our properties will be supported by Emma, a multifunctional Web-App, developed in partnership with Vikey s.r.l., that will allow you to implement:
  • online check-in (entering the required details that you did not enter when booking);
  • payment of tourist tax (where due) and eventual flat-rate payments requested (eg electricity, heating, extra cleaning for animals, etc.);
  • the purchase of additional services, hospitality (extra cleaning, in-house chef, first grocery shopping, etc.) and experiences (food and wine tours, guided tours, etc.)

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