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“This is picture perfect”
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30 reviews
Pool with endless sea views
Pool with endless sea views
Double Bedroom
Luxurious living room with sea and pool views
The modern well equipped breakfast kitchen
View from the breakfast table over terrace and ocean beyond
Large outside dining terrace overlooking the sea
Relax amongst mature palms with sea views beyond
Main Bathroom
Twin Bedroom with balcony overlooking sea
Views along the coast
Your private seat on the ocean, a truly amazing spot to enjoy a glass of wine and soak up the magic
Pool built on terrrace overlooking the sea
View from kitchen terrace
More views from kitchen terrace
Pool and Living Room at Night
Piazza Duomo in Cefalu
Beach in Cefalu
Belvedere by bar in Sant'Ambrogio with Cefalu in the distance
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Cefalu, Province of Palermo, Sicily

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pipfra
Melbourne
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“This is picture perfect”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This village is around 5-6 kms from Cefalu and was one reason why it was so perfect. (Cefalu is too noisy, too crowded, too busy and too hard to park in).
Sant Ambrogio is a small village on the sea with a great bar owned by Saro with three awesome restaurants and a small shop. The village has been greatly enhanced by Carmelina a woman in her early 40's born in Sicily and raised in Australia who has come back to quietly and respectfully put Santa Ambrogio on the map. She can be asked for in the village and you can do a tour with her, where she picks you up and takes you to a number of destinations which fit your lifestyle. The villagers are welcoming and our Villa, was spectacularly located "fronte di mare". We were asked to meet Antonio in the piazza, a well spoken Italian gentleman (who speaks great English )who directed us where to park and gave us the inside information on things to do. He comes daily to clean the pool. He had the Villa stocked with fresh produce from his garden. Salt, oil, vinegar, wine,spices, bread, toilet paper, glad wrap, fruit, jam, biscuits etc I was truly overwhelmed by the "welcome basket". Having visited a number of places this is "welcoming". We planned to do lots of things however we spent a lot of time in the Villa and in the pool because it was so comfortable. Good internet, comfy beds, good aircon, great terraces, good washing machine (with powder). I never write a review whilst I am still at the location but have broken the rule, this is a great location with great food. Why go anywhere else.

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Liked best: The view, welcome pack and the set up of the house with big terrace and three levels
Liked least: It was all good
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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griffbag
Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“perfect villa and village”
Reviewed 8 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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person found this review helpful

The villa was amazing, great views brilliant pool, and Sant'Ambrogio was so friendly, in the local shop, trying produce, it felt as if you actually lived there!.We hired a car to get us from Palermo airport,but didn't really need it as local bus went to cefalu,and parking would have been a problem,its not that easy driving about..,Cefalu itself was a bustling pretty town. We eat out a few times and the restaurants in Sant'ambrogio were great,and your spoilt for choice in Cefalu, it was a great holiday Paul G

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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KTUEVU
Hutchinson Island, Florida
1 review
“This property is a home run!”
Reviewed 22 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We were delighted with our week at Villa Mara. The property is exactly as advertised: spectacular views, privacy, and comfortable accommodations. We were met on arrival by Giuseppe, the property manager, who helped us to settle in. He showed us around the property and provided us with essential information about the area. We were pleasantly surprised to find that he had stocked the kitchen with enough goodies to keep us going for a few days. The location is such that we were able to take day trips to Taormina and Agrigento, and also some shorter drives to towns within the Madonnie Park. We had an unforgettable week at Villa Mara, and give it a wholehearted thumbs up.

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Liked best: the views
Liked least: the parking
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Longmont, Colorado
Reviewed 4 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The views and the pool
Liked least: Steep hill to park and very firm mattresses
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Uppingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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people found this review helpful

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Liked best: Everything - location, cleanliness, sea view, pool and decking, terraces, friendliness of people.
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 14 August 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Liked best: The service, the pool and the setting
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2011 for a stay in May 2011

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Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
Families with teenagers Tourists
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