Villa Carey is a historic villa with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, boasting its own private pool and set in mature gardens filled with fruit trees. It is situated just outside the centre of Marsala, one of the most beautiful towns in Sicily. The property dates back to the beginning of the 20th century and is furnished in keeping with the age of the house, with many original features carefully preserved such as the majolica floor tiles.
The house is laid out over three levels and many of its external features such as the Arab style roof is typical of those used in Pantelleria homes u2013 the dammusi. Please note that the caretaker lives in a separate apartment on the ground floor of the property. Rest assured, guests will still enjoy absolute privacy but if you do need any advice or assistance, he is on hand to assist you. He is also happy to provide some top tips and suggestions on what to see and do in the local area as well as some of the best restaurants to enjoy. The space for guests to use is located on the second and third floors. On the first floor there is a kitchen, large living room, separate TV room and dining room as well as the first of the four bedrooms. This is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower. The remaining three bedrooms are on the second floor of the property. Here there is one double room with ensuite shower room as well as two further bedrooms which can be laid out as either twin or double rooms. These two bedrooms share a bathroom with bathtub and shower. All bedrooms are equipped with air conditioning to ensure a good nights sleep. Outside, there is a large terrace furnished with comfortable outdoor sofa and armchairs as well as a more formal dining area and adjacent BBQ, perfect for al fresco dining. Plenty of loungers are provided around a private salt water swimming pool (8m x 4m) which is open from Easter to October each year. The house also has terraces on both the first and second floors of the building too which overlook the gardens across to the Sicilian coastline and Aegadian archipelago. The first floor terrace leads out from the main living area whilst on the second floor the terrace leads from the double bedroom with ensuite. Guests receive a complimentary welcome pack on arrival. Linen and towels are changed free of charge each week for stays of 2 weeks or more. Please note that energy consumption is included up to 300kWh per week. This should be sufficient for guests needs. However, any additional consumption will be charged at 0.40 euros per extra kWh.
The house is situated in a charming residential area not far from the centre of Marsala. This is one of the oldest towns in Sicily, famous for its Marsala wine and its architecture. Visitors should make a point of visiting the ruins of a Phoenician fortress on the nearby island of Mothia that dates back to the 4th century BC. It's also worth hopping on one of the many boats that leave from the port of Marsala to the other islands of the Aegadian archipelago including Favignana and Levanzo. The nearest sandy beaches are about 10-15 kilometres away but there is access to the sea just 4 km away. The beaches in this area are excellent for families with young children as the sea remains shallow for quite a way.