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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Custonaci, Province of Trapani, Sicily

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AndrewFro...
England
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“Nice villa, good location and wonderful pool”
Reviewed 6 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The villa is in a small village that is nicely positioned to explore the surrounding area. The village itself has a few restaurants and a nice gelateria. I know one of the restaurants is definitely seafood only, the others (of which there are a few) all seem to serve pizza, pizza and pizza. You have a lot of choices if you explore out 15-25 minutes in any direction.
The villa is not far from a small pebbly beach. They seem to take security fairly seriously. The property is fully enclosed. A nice touch is the electric front gate. When you drive back, you do not have to get in and out of the car. The garden is nice and landscaped with tropical plants.

The villa is well equipped and fairly spacious. It has the convenience of having a washing machine and dish washer. The villa also benefits from have a local caretaker who can provide you with information and to sort out any problems. The best part about the villa is the pool. It is big, it is deep at one end, it is warm and it has a diving board. This is great given the hot weather. You can just stay at the villa and chill out.

Overall, the villa is very nice and we had a great time staying there. We do however have a few suggestions that will improve the villa further and make the stay more pleasant/enjoyable.

1) Although the villa has air conditioning, what wasn’t made clear is that it is a single unit in the sitting room. It does get warm in the bedrooms at night especially if there is no breeze outside to cool the rooms down first. Even turning the A/C on to the max and leaving the bedroom doors open, it takes a long time for the rooms to reach a comfortable temperature. This made it difficult for the kids to get to sleep and if you are staying with friends, having your doors open at night is a bit strange. Investing in separate A/Cs in the bedrooms is a priority I think.

2) The villa is pitched as a luxury villa, the rental is certainly not cheap. It very strange and petty to restrict the usage of electricity to 200kw for the week. Every kw over is charges at 0.40 Euro. We used the A/C for 9 hours every day, we used the dish washer 5 times and the washing machine 3 times. This was more or less just about 200kw. This caused concerns so I was conscious how much electricity I used and I was checking the meter daily because I don’t know how far 200kw goes. I don’t monitor it like this at home. This was horrible and quite stressful. Why not add a bit to the rental and make it unlimited.

3) The same is true about the wifi. It is 4g wifi. You have 1GB between 6am to midnight and unlimited between midnight and 6am. Everything now days use wifi, your photos are automatically synced between linked devices and with the cloud. I don’t know how much I use. We had to restrict our usage and even then, I did go over on one day because of dropbox when our photos were synced. I am happy to pay for unlimited wifi. Just work out how and offer that as an option.

4) The fridge took over a day to cool down. This is because the seal does not close at the top. This needs to be replaced. The food could go off.

5) It is a shame that apart from pots and pans and plates, nothing was provided. I mean salt, sugar, washing up liquid. These items are cheap. I left quite a few things behind, I am not sure if it was left for the next set of people staying at the villa. I can understand if it is food, but these are basic items. What if we arrived late and missed the supermarket. If some of what a client leaves can be left for the next set of clients, that would be really handy.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Robbie D
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“Friendly and well maintained”
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The villa was in great condition and great for self catering, along with the bbq outside. The pool was also cleaned during the week we were there. There were a couple of seating areas to choose from outside the villa and loungers around the pool. Francesco was very helpful when we arrived and through out the holiday if we needed anything. Would definitely recommend if you would like a quiet relaxing holiday. However, it is recommended to have a car for visiting surrounding attractions.

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Liked best: Private pool: not overlooked and very clean
Liked least: Biting insects!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Reviewed 11 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Reviewed 7 August 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Reviewed 20 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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