Villa Groticelli was absolutely lovely - this is an obviously well loved Villa above Scopello. The house was spacious and everything was well provided- the whole spirit of the place is very generous, and I thank Select Sicily- Aldo- for his help also with everything we needed, and some great recommendations for restaurants and sites to visit. The house has beautiful views of the amazing surrounding hills of Scopello which are themselves so magnificant. The gardens were lovely, and the pool was invaluable- we were a group of friends visiting in September so was hot!
Pantry was well stocked, and I really thank Select Sicily and the owners of Villa Groticelli for our wonderful holiday.
Review by Garriesha2 months ago
We had a great holiday staying in Casa Melograno. We were 2 families (a 3 year old and a 4 month old baby). We were welcomed by Aldo and he was easy to contact if we needed anything. The villa has everything you need, including a washing machine, microwave, large private pool plus many other extras. The pool was cleaned every morning and the garden was kept in good order too. The views from the property are amazing too!
Review by Simongoddard2 months ago
Excellent service. Wonderful villa which was stylish, immaculate and in the most fabulous location. We loved the pool and the gorgeous views from the terrace. We hope to be back!
Review by Beverle Bersosa2 months ago
My wife and I had a lovely holiday in the villa Le Cicale. The pictures on the website we're very accurate and representative of the condition and location of this lovely Villa the middle of a wine vineyard. The property manager Aldo was very nice and welcomed us to the house. Gave us excellent recommendations on things to see in the area including restaurants historic sites and wine vineyards. We will definitely book for this website again and look forward to returning next summer.
Review by Mehma2 months ago
We had a wonderful holiday with Select Sicily and thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful setting of Casa Alba, just outside Sciacca.
The villa absolutely lived up to the photographs, and the setting and view from the pool was simply stunning. For a family of four, the pool was definitely big enough and the adjacent dining terrace was used every day for either lunch or evening meals - it's a very tranquil spot.
With a supermarket literally 500m down the road we were able to pop back and forth whenever we wanted to pick up food and cook at home (relatively) stress free. The porch area provided a super shady spot to while away the evening and watch the sun go down, while the kids chilled (literally!) in the air conditioned bedrooms.
Location-wise, this is a great spot for exploring all the amazing temples on the Western side of Sicily, but you can still mix it up with vineyards, non-touristy beaches and quirky hilltop towns with monasteries, churches and ruins, popping back to the villa in good time for a cooling swim (much to the kids relief!). Our visit coincided with a food festival in Sciacca which really saw the town come to life - it was buzzing!
Casa Alba is a beautiful and well equipped villa. We had a thorough handover (and hand-back) with the keyholder and all-in, this was one of the most relaxing family holidays we have had in years.
Review by Xavier2 months ago
the house is very beautiful, very clean and well equipped. There are different outdoor areas to enjoy throughout the day. The view of the vineyards and olive trees is superb. The pool is very nice. The region is very beautiful and allows to combine rest and relaxation and sightseeing and cultural. Everything was perfect.
Review by Smiso Frasse3 months ago
What a beautiful villa this is, we loved the fabulous views and the generous proportions of the villa. Set in unspoilt countryside the peace and tranquillity of the region pervades the vibrations within the building. This means a truly relaxing holiday was had by all, thank you. Thanks also to Gasper, Maria and to Aldo the support team. Lovely holiday :)
Review by Eddlie3 months ago
My husband and I have rented a villa through Select Sicily for four years in a row, just returning from another lovely stay. We are from the U.S. and have high expectations for accommodations. Select Sicily does not disappoint. Aldo is extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. We like that Select Sicily is a local Sicilian company. Not only does this provide deeper insight into the place and all it has to offer, it supports the local economy--something we believe travelers from abroad should care about.
The villa itself offers a peaceful and sublime setting--sea views beyond rolling hills of vineyards. The house is spacious and well-equipped; clean and comfortable. The support staff are kind and lovely people. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Review by GoAprilla3 months ago
One of the best villas in the area, Stunning views and a well appointed villa with everything you need to have a fantastic holiday.
Review by Superfurryanimal4 months ago
The service provided by Aldo of Select Sicily was very good. His tact and professionalism helped to resolve a delicate situation to the satisfaction of all parties. The villa itself was a delight and we'd happily return - ideally with better weather! The location is so peaceful and with great facilities. Ideal for gatherings of family and friends. The decor is a lovely eclectic mix of aesthetically pleasing with practical. Highly recommended.
Review by Jeee Catrinácio4 months ago
Flat accorded with description. There was an exception for heating costs, which was presented as an "extra" but this was waived on push back
Review by Harisha5 months ago
We stayed at Melograno 2 villa, which exceeded our expectations. Communication and booking through Aldo was seamless and accommodating. He was very helpful, offered a lot of local tips and made us feel very welcome on our first day.
The villa itself was great, well equipped with everything we needed with even some complimentary supplies. The grounds were neat and tidy, well looked after. The pool and sunbathing area offered good privacy.
Whilst the villa is not on a main road and one has to drive up on a small local road to find it, it feels remote and quaint - perfect for a relaxing stay, whilst the nearby towns offer all the amenities, grocers, bakeries,etc, a short drive away.
Review by UKDread Hubacher5 months ago
Fantastic villa, beautiful vista and within easy reach of local restaurants and towns. Great experience throughout with responsive communication from Aldo at Select Sicily, and lots of good local advice once we arrived.
Review by Gelliou5 months ago
Selinunte Retreat exceeded all expectations. A beautiful property in a tranquil settings. Photos don’t do the property full justice. So carefully looked after by owners. Really is a retreat to soak in Sicily. Walking distance of restaurants and easy reach of beautiful beach. We would love to return.
Review by Shalinikat7 months ago
Second time we booked our holiday house with "Select Sicily". This time we booked the house is called "Casa Melegrano II". Beautifull place to relax, very stylish with cool designed modern rooms, perfect for a family with kids. The beds are very comfortable (thats not usual :-), and the surrounding with the smart pool was also beautifull. We enjoyed the nature round the house, very calm and a extreme friendly Housekeeper, who was looking for the pool every day etc. And another thing: the house comes with a fantastic wifi net (never find that before in sicily in holiday houses). So also thanks Aldo, for advice us to find this outstanding place near by the sea with this charming character.
Review by Wikram8 months ago
The villa looks good on the photos but is even better when you get there. Very comfortable with a huge living room and kitchen, perfect for a family holiday. The views from the porch across the vineyards to the sea are beautiful and there is no traffic noise. The beach at Lido dei fiori is 3km away and worth a visit. The Greek temples of Selinunte are a 15 min drive away and those of Agrigento and Segesta about 1 to 1h30 away. Villa Le Cicale made our stay in Sicily very enjoyable.
Review by LSinpson10 months ago
Stayed for a week in September at the Melograno II property. Aldo was extremely helpful, friendly and trustworthy. He even accommodated our midnight arrival, met us as per our arrangement and took us to the house. We had a great vacation in a beautiful house and Aldo was the one thad made it possible. Thanks
Review by Parlez MickDude11 months ago
The villa is a very well restored ancient Sicilian farmhouse set in a typical mediterranean landscape. The villa is wide, comfortable and quite with common spaces that allow an easy stay for residents. Very well equipped.Located in a place that allows you easily visit any place in the western part of the island. Very good relation price/quality.
Review by Kamber Molinas11 months ago
The whole experience with Select Sicily was brilliant- from the booking,directions, assistance from Aldo, welcome hamper, lovely owner, to the villa itself. The villa is geared for outdoor living with beautiful gardens, lovely pool and ample furniture. Internally, everything was very clean, comfortable beds and well-equipped kitchens.
Although the town, Marinella di Selinunte isn't particularly charming, it has everything one needs - supermarkets, bakeries, butcher, greengrocer, restaurants, ATMs etc and a beach. The archaeological site (5 minutes drive from the house) on the other hand, is spectacular! Especially at sunset.
We really enjoyed our stay at Selinunte Retreat and would definitely recommend Select Sicily and Aldo.
Review by Debrae11 months ago
Excellent service from Aldo and Select Sicily! We booked 2 weeks at two different villas with Aldo in South West Sicily. Booking was seamless, easy and accommodating. The villas themselves were wonderful. Our second villa - Seven Islands in Marsala was exceptional. We were in awe of the many verandas to enjoy the views and the stunning sunsets. The pool and jacuzzis were perfect to relax in during the day, and the villa was well equipped with everything we needed and more for a perfect holiday. We especially liked small touches like a stocked wine cellar and availability of a in-house chef, and the little town of Mazara Del Vello nearby was great for evenings out. All in all, a great suggestion from Aldo - thank you - we’re very grateful for making our time in Sicily unforgettable.
Review by Treacle Schutze1 year ago
Absolutely incredible stay at a villa near Selinunte with Select Sicily. Aldo is very trustworthy, took a cash security deposit at the beginning of the stay and chased us to return the cash in full at the end of our week.
The photographs of the Villa on their website looked too good to be true, looked like a film set. The photographs didn’t lie in any aspect. The villa was simply stunning and very well maintained
I couldn’t recommend this agency enough.
I haven’t posted on trust pilot before as I wouldn’t use it normally but Aldo would like his company reviews to be posted here.
Review by Bardo Chalhoub1 year ago
We were 2 families who just spent a magical week in i Cipressi Villa. Aldo was a pleasure to deal with and the property was very well maintained not to mention beautifully decorated and well equipped. The pool deck and kids’ play area (right off the children’s bedroom) were terrific. We enjoyed the vegetable garden and fruit tress surrounding the villa. Day trips to Sciacca, Agrigento area, Selinunte etc. were very easy from this location. It was an outstanding Villa, hard to leave at the end of a beautiful week.
Review by Luben1 year ago
Review for Casa Alba in Sciacca:
The booking, arrival & introductio absolutely perfect. A wonderful villa & pool with a view better than any TV program. The villa is very well equipped, cleaning service once a week, a very friendly gardener twice a week, he also takes care of the pool.
Straight down the hill is a nice beach and Sciacca a quaint little town
This place is gorgeous and easy to reach from Palermo airport.
5 stars, absolutely!
Review by Daidre1 year ago
Review for the house casa palmi in Triscina:
We booked the house for 2 weeks in the end of june.
The communication and the booking process with Aldo was perfect.
At the arrivle Mr. and Mrs. Palmieri explained us her beautiful house and give us an great welcome paket with many things and even selvemade olive oil and liqueur.
We have booked many other houses but this one was the best house which we have ever booked. It is so great 😉. Very well equipt and modern. The pizza oven with olive wood is fantastic. The terrace with the pool and the rooftop with the seaview is perfect for relaxing.
Theres a butcher and a baker only a few meters away. You musst try the arancini with different filling at the butchery. The beach at the ende of the street is not so big but not crowded. In the middel of Triscina and Tre Fontane are also great beaches only 5 min away.
Selinunte is only 20 min away. It has many greek tempel and a nice port.
Many thanks the family Palmieri and Aldo for the great holiday.
Review by Rokenya1 year ago
Our family (4 people) with two friends have spent two magical weeks in the Villa Ciclade. The property was maintained very well - we saw wine fields and the sea from our terrasse. In the evening the terrasse was nice and cosy. The furniture and equipment has been perfect and Rosa Maria cooked soooo good for us!! Aldo gave us a warm welcome and helped us, wherever he could. The pool was fresh and clean and we enjoyed it to swim every morning. The place ist protected and we felt so well there. We enjoyed the vegetable garden and wine tress surrounding the villa. The gardener and the staff has been so friendly! Day trips to Sciacca, Agrigento area, Selinunte, Sambuca, Valle del Mazara etc. were very easy from this location. It was an outstanding Villa, hard to leave at the end of two beautiful weeks.