Luxury loft Villa in Palermo
About Our Home
Modern deluxe 2 bedroomed apartment with postcard views and relaxing atmosphere to live at best while chillin in swimming pool, dining in the moonlight on the apartment's sun terrace or simply sunbathing on Mondello beach, just 10 mins away from us! The Space Villa Elloise Apartment is a luminous, modern, luxurious, open-plan loft with large sun terrace that overlooks the private swimming pool, Mondello bay, the sacred mountain: Monte Pellegrino and part of Palermo city. Guest Access The flat is on the second floor of the villa and guests can easily access the apartment by the outdoor staircase. Private elevator of host family will be available for disabled, luggage and heavy shopping. There are two beautifully decorated kingsize bedrooms and a spacious rest room with a comfortable shower. The open-plan kitchen is equipped with flatware, table linen and appliances including dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, kettle and orange squeezer. The open-plan living room has two big armchairs and a three-seater couch from which you can see the magnificient view. There is a 44- inch flat screen TV, DVD player, Sky TV, Docking Station for Iphone/Ipod and a collection of music CDs and DVDs. The flat has its own private sun terrace where you can enjoy a proper wood oven baked take-away pizza in the evening or chill with a few drinks at aperitif time. True to Sicilian hospitality, we like to greet our customers with a welcome pack of basic breakfast groceries that you will find stored in the kitchen (ie: tea, milk, coffee, sugar, toast, butter, jam, mineral water) just in case you don’t fancy rushing to the supermarket on your arrival in Mondello. Guests will have access to the infinity swimming pool at any time all year round and are free to share with us the garden area which includes the outdoor barbecue kitchen, the Arab style bathroom with private shower, the changing room and the swimming pool shower. Free Wi-fi. Free private car parking in Villa Elloise. Interaction with Guests Italian-English host family speaking English/ Italian/ French is helpful and easy-going and willing to offer useful information and advice to guests. The Neighbourhood Mondello Square is the perfect place to start the day with a frothy cappuccino and a tasy cornetto in one of the many bars in the neighbourhood. Mondello is a buzzing, lively area where there are fantastic sea restaurants, cocktail bars and wonderful cake shops known as "pasticceria". Close by there are also a Pharmacy, Post office, supermarket and family-run boutiques. The best way to enjoy the relaxation of Mondello's clear turquoise waters and beautiful white sand is to rent a beach lounger from one of the many private beach clubs. If you are feeling a bit more audacious you may prefer to rent a jet ski, a canoe or pedal boat, in any way it will be fun! A visit to the Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia, the patron saint of Palermo, is worth a visit on a sunny day as it is at the top of Mount Pellegrino which offers amazing panoramic views of the city. You can easily get to Palermo city center by bus or taxi in approxamately 20 minutes depending on traffic. It is a must to visit the Cathedral, Piazza Bologni, Quattro Canti, Palazzo Reale. And you cannot miss the "Massimo Theatre", Porta Carini, one of the main doors to the historical center quarter, and the "Mercato del Capo" (a typical Sicilian market) and not to forget, the Italian-brand shopping area of Via Libertà and Via R. Settimo! Another major attraction is surely the medieval sea village of Cefalù. The Cathedral at Piazza Duomo, The Castle, the Medieval laundry site and the beautiful promenade are really worth the 2 hour train ride from Palermo Central Station. If you are planning on visiting the whole island a car will surely work to your advantage and you won’t have to adapt to the limited train timetables. To reach Cefalù by car you must take the A19 highway towards Messina/Catania to the Cefalù exit. (Traffic in the old town center of Cefalù is limited and parking is prohibited so you will have to park your car in a private garage). Getting around You can easily reach Mondello beach on foot as it is just a 10-15 minute walk away from the apartment. Bus stops, restaurants, bars, bakeries, cake shops are within a short walking distance (1 km). If you want to reach the city center we reccomend you to walk to Via Margherita di Savoia bus stop and hop on the 806 bus. If you fancy a designer clothes shopping spree you may enjoy a visit at The Sicilian Outlet of Dittaino: the trip is about ’55 minutes and in the Summer there is a shuttle that departs every Saturday morning from Mondello.