An attractive villa for 4 people, in a small residential complex, which feels safe, secure and quiet. There is a shared pool which is great for cooling off. It doesn't often get crowded.
The villa is simply but very pleasantly decorated and has a nice open plan living area. There are 2 different outdoor seating areas, which is great different times of the day. You do need to take mosquito repellent with you! Good quality bed linen and plenty of towels. The air conditioner is wonderful.
The host, Federica is organised, helpful, friendly , and quick to answer any questions!
In order to keep the pool clean and safe and pleasant for everybody, there are a few rules such as wearing swimming caps, not using the pool between 2-4 pm, only allowing 2 sun loungers per villa, and showering beforehand.
Just outside the complex, there is a pizza restaurant which looks shabby from the outside, but serves good reasonably priced pizza and is good for take always. The local beach has a rocky part and a sandy part. The sandy part is very popular and well equipped with lido's, gelateria's etc, We enjoyed driving to the various beaches at Makari where you can find more secluded rocky spaces, or popular sandy beaches. And on the way home there is great ice cream at the Bar/ Gelateria on the main road through Castelluzzo!
In the town of custonaci there are several supermarkets -Crai, Conrad, Sidis and MD. our favourite was Crai. There is a really beautiful church which is well worth a visit , with amazing stone mosaics outside. Trips to Trapani and Erice were also easy from the villa.
There is a nature reserve very close which seems to have amazing coves and scenery- sadly it was closed for several days and despite my best efforts (on 2 very early mornings) using (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) translate to 'discuss' with the warden, we couldn't find out when it was going to reopen! I really wanted to go there.
All in all, a good base for a relaxing holiday! We needed 2 weeks to explore more. Thank you very much!