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2 Bedroom Apartment in Cefalu
Villa l'Arca
Rate (Euro): € 400 - € 800 per Week
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 2-6

VIlla l'Arca: a small complex with 7 holiday apartments and a small pool overlooking the bay and town of Cefalù.
Average Review Score 4.4 out of 5
Vacation Rental Description
Villa l'Arca is a small privately run complex with 7 holiday apartments and a small pool. All the apartments are completely but simply,furnished for self-catering and have a huge terrace with a fantastic view on town and sea. The terraces are partly covered either by vines ( you can pick the grapes if they are ripe when you are there) or palm leaves. 
 
They are good for outside living, with table and chairs , deck chairs and barbecue. The apartments are situated on the hill just outside Cefalù , so I reccommend you rent a car. Walking down will take you 30-40 minutes, going uo might be heavy if you are not in a good condition.

Facilities
  • Cable Satellite
  • Cooking Utensils
  • DVD
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Service
  • Amenity Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Pool
  • TV
  • Washer

In all apartments it is possible to have a wifi internet connection. From whichever apartment you choose you'll have a fantastic view on town and sea.

Activities
  • Boating
  • Playground
  • Cinema
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Night Clubs
  • Restaurant
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Theater
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Sports

 
 
Acqua park, specialy for children 10 minutes drive 
 
Daily trips can be made to the various archeological sites

Travel Options
  • Nearest Airport : Palermo at 110 kilometers distance;
  • Nearest Train Station : Cefalù at 3 kilometers distance
  • Nearest Town : Cefalù at 25 kilometers distance
  • Travel Info: Flying to Sicily has become cheap with Ryanair. The nearest airport is Palermo, 110km but most cheap flights fly to Trapani 185km.Just to make sure , check as well flights going to Catania, 157 km.
Rental Rates
 
Season Rate
  Low Season Price: €400 per Week
  High Season Price: €800 per Week
     

Deposit: 25% on confirmation not rimbursable to pay either by banktransfer or paypal, balance on arrival. Prices include 1 x sheets, towels and last cleaning. The above mentioned prices depend on apartment and season. When you ask for information, please write exactly the amount of people you are traveling with, so I can propose the best apartment for you.

Reviews
5 Reviews of Property 22924 Cefalu

Review 15165 :

From: From Owners GuestBook

Rating: 5 out of 5

Review Submitted: 2/3/2014

“A really lovely characterful place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The setting is amazing and the villa comfortable. Bobbing around in the lovely swimming pool looking down on Cefalu makes it quite hard to tear yourself away. We also really enjoyed chatting with Marjolan and her husband. She knows all the good places and how to sort out car hire etc and she's good fun. I'd recommend this place to anyone just don't use the woman taxi driver she made our first trip up the hill a bit hazerdous.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family

Review 15164 :

From: From Owners GuestBook

Rating: 4 out of 5

Review Submitted: 2/3/2014

“Mixed Opinions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Dont get me wrong - thoroughly enjoyed our 4 nights here, but it comes with a couple of minus points
Positive - Superb location and breathtaking views. Beautiful private terraces with each apartment.
Very welcoming owner and variety of pets !!
Negative - Very difficult drive up to the property and not really practical to walk to and from town
Apartment ( and this might only apply to ours ) was very dated - odds and ends of furniture etc. Lots of noisy dogs in the area at night

Worth every penny for the location. just needs some TLC

frankgallagher1
brighouse

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple

Review 15163 :

From: From Owners GuestBook

Rating: 4 out of 5

Review Submitted: 2/3/2014

“We want to come back!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Fantastic views, brilliant value for money and a great base for exploring the north of the island. Accommodation was basic but comfortable and the view was to die for - great terrace to enjoy it from. We almost booked Taormina - having checked it out we preferred Cefalu, which felt less touristy but still had everything you could want including a great beach, plenty of great restaurants. You do need a car, preferably a small one as roads are tight in places, we used a smart car. Loved the family feel with the cats and dogs checking us out(even if the dogs did bark at night in the surrounding neighbourhood) unobtrusive but friendly. Would recommend a trip to castellbuono to try the cakes at Fiasconaria, and the aeolian islands, for a nice boat trip on a hot day.

Cefalu has a great restaurant - porticcolio in the old town- beautiful service and food.
We even had use of a pool when it got too warm to just laze around.
Thank you to Marjolein and family for a lovely stay.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple

Daryl D
Malvern, United Kingdom

Review 15162 :

From: From Owners GuestBook

Rating: 5 out of 5

Review Submitted: 2/3/2014

“Value for your money!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

We are here again for the second year in a row. Now with our son of 1 year old. He had a fantastic time. He played in a bath with an amazing view (see pictures). He loved the beach.
We decided to go again to L'Arca because it is value for your money. The apartments are extremely good for the price you
pay. Ofcourse it is not a 5 star hotel, but the price isn't either.
We enjoyed our stay!

Stayed May 2013

Review 15161 :

From: From Owners GuestBook

Rating: 4 out of 5

Review Submitted: 2/3/2014

EJYork2013
York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The Ark in Cefalu in May”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I spent a week with a friend at the Ark in the apartment La Mimosa. It was delightful - the interior was basic but clean & comfortable and everything worked. The view from the terrace was amazing - only gets sun in the morning & early afternoon so was a little chilly in the evening but the view was so good it was worth putting a fleece on. Marjolein lives on site so is always available for advice & her son sorted out my wif-fi problems. Since the apartments are inter-linked, you have to walk across someone else's patio to get to your own or to the (small but very deep) pool - not a problem for us but if it was very busy and/or there were noisy children it might be less appealing. Two notes of caution - buy water to take with you as the tap water is ok for making tea but not for drinking (and there are no shops nearby) and hire the smallest (or most powerful) car you can - the hill is the steepest I have every driven up! Also, I suspect it would be quite difficult to find for the first time in the dark. But, for adults who want a quiet holiday with easy access to the north of Sicily (even to Agrigento it's less than 3 hours drive), it's perfect. I'd definitely go back.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends

Owners Profile
Villa l'Arca apartments have the best view on Cefalù

Villa l'Arca is a small holiday complex , situated in the most beautiful place in Cefalù, run and made by our family.
Tommaso is a sculptor so he enjoyed every minute of the building which he did mostly himself with some help.The result you'll see for yourself, nice terraces and corners, but lots of steps, not too good for my knees.
I am from Holland and speak, English, German, French and Italian so
whatever you want to know, you can ask. I can suggets day trips or restaurants over a nice cup of coffee or a glass of wine.
Cefalù is a marvellous place for your holidays.

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