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Sicilia - Palermo - CEFALÙ


RECEPTIVE STRUCTURE. Villa Respiro located at short driving distance to the pretty medieval centre of Cefalù with its numerous restaurants, shops and long sandy beaches. Sleeping up to 8 people, it is made up as an attractive stone villa and two wooden clad annexes, one of the annexes with a double room and the other with two double bedrooms and views of the sea and mountains. The larger stone villa also has a well-designed kitchen and dining area for 4. The property can accommodate up to 8 people. However, in low season, we prefer to rent this villa for a maximum of 4 guests (April to 4th May and throughout the month of October) as we feel the inside space would not be comfortable for a larger party when the temperature is cooler. The style of the whole property feels modern yet relaxed, with a nice mix of Sicilian and Scandinavian design. Its whitewashed wooden beams and neutral shades provide the perfect backdrop for simple, contemporary furnishings, just right for laid-back holidays in the sunshine. Designed for summer living, an outside kitchen and a large covered terrace with a dining table for 10 set the scene for meals with friends and family. With its private lawned garden, a pool for cooling off and beautiful scenery, Villa Respiro really is an ideal holiday home for family and friends.

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.


Main House: Open-space living with kitchen and dining for 4 persons, a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. Annex 1: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower. Annex 2: Two double bedrooms and a bathroom with shower.


The immediate area surrounding the villa is in soft lawn. The rest is typically terraced with low stone walls and olive trees. Outdoor life is mainly taken on the large terrace that surrounds the house. One area is a comfortable living area with armchairs and a sofa. On the other side is the large outdoor kitchen, complete with a stone oven for making pizza, and the large dining area for 10 is shaded by a beautiful cover in whitewashed beams. 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 is 4 m. x 4 m. and 1,5 m. deep. Its deck is complete with sunbeds. 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: Not certified structure
Fenced-in property: No
Amenities and Features
  • air conditioning
  • internet Wi-Fi connection
  • dishwasher
  • oven
  • coffee machine with pods
  • washing machine
  • hairdryer
  • fixed barbecue
  • stone oven
  • first aid kit
  • fire extinguisher

Location and distances

The villa is in a quiet residential area above Cefalù. It is 3 kms 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 8 kms from the villa.

Airport: Palermo 106 km, Catania 185 km
Train station: Cefalù 8 km, Palermo 76 km
Highways: Highway A20 exit Castelbuono-Pollina 12 km Highway A20 exit Cefalù 12 km
Shops and services: Sant'Ambrogio 3 km, Cefalù 8 km
Beaches: Sant'Ambrogio 3 km, Cefalù 8 km, Pollina 15 km
Parking: Three uncovered parking spaces inside the property
Access roads: The road leading to the gate is a white road.
Attractions within 100 km: Cefalù 8 km, Gibilmanna 18 km, Castelbuono 21 km, Gratteri 23 km, Castel di Tusa 24 km, Santo Stefano di Camastra 34 km, Riserva Naturale delle Madonie 51 km, Petralia Soprana 56 km, Petralia Sottana 59 km, Bagheria 62 km, Palermo 77 km, Parco Avventura dei Nebrodi 86 km
Altitude: 350 slm


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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

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1/8/2022 5/28/2022 3,019.99
5/28/2022 6/25/2022 3,445.02
6/25/2022 7/16/2022 3,874.98
7/16/2022 8/20/2022 4,519.99
8/20/2022 9/3/2022 3,874.98
9/3/2022 9/24/2022 3,445.02
9/24/2022 1/7/2023 3,019.99
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The price does not include:

  • electricity (on consumption over 330 kwh per week), 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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