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Villa Elena

Camastra in Sicily

Property ID 8840
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Private Pool
  • Free A/C Free A/C
  • Car Essential
  • Free Wi-Fi

Overview

Property ID 8840
  • Sleeps 12
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Private Pool
  • Free A/C Free A/C
  • Car Essential
  • Free Wi-Fi

Imaginatively designed and appointed to a very high specification, this distinguished contemporary property is a blissful retreat for up to 12 guests. Private and exclusive yet within easy reach of south east Sicily’s characterful towns, villages and coastline, Villa Elena is a wonderful venue for an unforgettable celebration or simply an indulgent luxury holiday. Read More

If you’re looking for somewhere with a ‘wow’ factor, Villa Elena certainly has it in abundance. From its commanding position on the hillside just outside the bustling village of Camastra in Sicily’s south east region, this huge crimson and ivory house with its majestic arches cuts quite a dash.

From the immaculate outside terracing, planted with fragrant herbs, succulents and pineapple-shaped palm trees, to the beautifully presented, colour-themed bedrooms, this wonderful property has been crafted with incredible attention to detail.

A delightful freeform pool is surrounded by stone terracing offering both sun and shade and there’s also a pretty lawned area, complete with classically styled fountain. A path leads a little way down the hill to a private gazebo with timber decking, a fabulous spot to watch the sun go down as you admire the panoramic views over the countryside and neighbouring villages. Behind the pool is a brick built barbeque and wood-fired pizza oven where you can rustle up your own versions of the region’s specialities, perhaps washed down with a chilled Sicilian bianco.

From a broad, shaded terrace under the villa’s impressive arches, sliding glass doors lead through into a truly dazzling kitchen-diner. With its lofty ceiling and shimmering, silver tiled floor, this almost industrial-sized space is perfect for the display of classy black and white prints and oversized clock. Keen cooks will adore the funky red gloss cabinetry and state-of-the-art appliances while the hip bar stools around the island unit will ensure you’re never short of company as you concoct your favourite dishes. The room’s pièce de résistance is a long, elegant dining table with twelve chic Philippe Starck Ghost chairs just waiting to host a lively lunch or supper party. Down just a few steps there’s also a well-equipped games room should you feel like potting a few balls or an energetic game of table football.

Upstairs, the spacious, light-filled lounge is effortlessly stylish yet invitingly cosy with comfy modern sofas, funky beanbags and a traditional fireplace. It’s a relaxing place to catch up on some movies after a busy day’s sightseeing or family fun in the pool.

Each one of Villa Elena’s six stunning bedrooms has been uniquely styled with eclectic furnishings and a colour palette chosen to reflect Sicily’s natural bounties. From zingy orange and sunshine yellow to fresh green and deep marine turquoise, these fabulous retreats are appointed to the highest standards of comfort and luxury, each with its own ultra-contemporary en suite, complete with complimentary bath products. Three of the rooms, accessible via a separate staircase enjoy a shared terrace while the sumptuous purple room and the glamorous red room on the other side of the house, each have their own lounge area, the red also boasting a private terrace and balcony with breath taking views.

A food shopping service is available on request, though from the villa you can amble into the village of Camastra to pick up a few groceries or take a short drive to the charming baroque town of Naro with its colourful markets and a more varied selection of shops and eateries. For a taste of Sicily’s ancient history and culture, a day trip to Agrigento and its famous Valley of the Temples is a must, and only 20 minutes away by car.

Whether you’re here to sightsee, simply chill out with family and friends or celebrate a special occasion together, you’ll find that Villa Elena ticks all these boxes and many more.

  • Stunning contemporary home within a traditional exterior
  • Panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and villages
  • Large swimming pool, terrace and landscaped gardens
  • Six colour themed luxury bedrooms, all with en suites
  • Huge open plan dining room and modern kitchen
  • Games room with American pool, table football, treadmill and dartboard
  • Small welcome pack of local produce provided free of charge
  • Walking distance to the village and a short drive to Naro, Agrigento and the coast

This villa is part of our Luxury collection. Find out more

out of 10

Three Storey Accommodation

Ground Floor Amenities

Kitchen:
  • A/C unit
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining facilities
  • Breakfast bar
  • Patio doors
  • Terrace
  • Wine fridge
Utility Area:
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
Bathroom:
  • WC
  • Single washbasin
Games Room:
  • Pool table
  • Dart board
  • Table football
  • CD player
  • A/C unit

First Floor Amenities

Lounge:
  • A/C unit
  • Satellite TV
  • Flat screen TV
  • DVD player
  • DVDs provided
Office:
  • Desk
Bathroom:
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin
  • Bidet

Second Floor Amenities

The Red Bedroom with ensuite:
  • King size bed
  • A/C unit
  • Satellite TV
  • Flat screen TV
  • Balcony
  • Hydro massage shower
  • WC
  • Twin washbasin
  • Bidet
The Orange Bedroom with ensuite:
  • Double bed
  • A/C unit
  • Satellite TV
  • Flat screen TV
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin
  • Bidet
The Purple Bedroom with ensuite:
  • King size bed
  • A/C unit
  • Satellite TV
  • Flat screen TV
  • Jacuzzi bath with over head shower
  • WC
  • Twin washbasin
  • Bidet
The Turquoise Bedroom with ensuite:
  • Double bed
  • A/C unit
  • Satellite TV
  • Flat screen TV
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin
  • Bidet
The Green Bedroom with ensuite:
  • King size bed
  • A/C unit
  • Satellite TV
  • Flat screen TV
  • Balcony
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin
The Yellow Bedroom with ensuite:
  • Double bed
  • A/C unit
  • Satellite TV
  • Flat screen TV
  • Balcony
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin

Villa Facilities:

  • FREE A/C
  • Heating included in cost
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • FREE pool towels
  • Hairdryer
  • iPod dock
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Complimentary welcome pack
  • Bathrobes provided

Services:

  • Food shopping service available at an extra cost
  • Additional cleaning, payable locally per clean at €10 per hour

Pool Features:

  • Style
    Freeform style private pool
    Access
    Steps
    Depth
    1.10m - 1.90m
    Dimensions
    10.00m x 8.00m

    Open poolside shower

External Features:

  • Open dining area
  • Covered dining area
  • Built-in barbecue
  • Sink
  • Pizza Oven
  • Lawn
  • Covered terrace
  • Natural Shade
  • Gazebo

Additional Information

  • A refundable accidental damage deposit of €1000 will be payable in resort via credit card imprint
  • Detached property
  • Cots and high chairs available free, just add during the booking process
  • Air-conditioning and electricity is included in the price up to 400kwh per week which is sufficient capacity for normal use. Any usage above 400kw will be charged at €0.30 per kwh.
  • This property has a split level ground floor
  • This Villa is one of our few 'request' properties, where we have to confirm availability with our external suppliers before booking. If you wish to book, please proceed with your reservation online, one of our Travel Advisers will then contact our supplier and call you back to confirm; this may take up to 24 hours.

Free extras

This property comes with Free Wi-Fi, Free Air Conditioning, Free Cots and Free Highchairs

Floor Plans

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Ground floor

First floor

Second floor

Pool dimensions are for guidance only.

Location and Setting

We have labelled this villa property as being "Car Essential"

Your Villa Setting

  • Camastra is 1 hr 50 mins from Catania airport
  • Camastra is 2 hrs 35 mins from Palermo airport
  • Camastra is 2 hrs 40 mins from Trapani airport
View Villa on Map
  • Distance to Naro 3.0km
  • Nearest Restaurant / Cafe 1.0km
  • Nearest Bar 1.0km
  • Nearest Beach 15.0km
  • Nearest Mini/Supermarket 1.0km
  • Distance to Catania Airport 1 hr 50 mins
  • Distance to Palermo Airport 2 hrs 35 mins
  • Distance to Trapani Airport 2 hrs 40 mins

Special Offers

Villa Timeline

Comments that appear in the villa timeline were received via the following channels: web enquiry, villa guestbook and through postal correspondence prior to 2014.

Pictures that appear in the villa timeline were received via our Travellers App and any opinions provided are of the customers and not James Villa Holidays.

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  • 2017
    • Milestone reached August 2017

      250th guest

  • 2015
    • Milestone reached July 2015

      100th guest

  • 2014
    • Milestone reached October 2014

      50th guest

    • Mr Williams, July 2014

      The villa was amazing, even better than it was described

  • 2013
    • Milestone reached October 2013

      Wi-Fi added

    • Mrs Brisbane, August 2013

      The only reason wouldn't go there again is that we like to go to different places. The holiday was brilliant and enjoyed by everybody.

  • 1987
    • Villa built

Our Travellers App Find out more

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Elena reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Cleanliness
10.0
Decor and quality of furnishings:
9.8
Outdoor living area:
9.8
Swimming pool (If applicable):
9.7
Value for money
9.7
Overall rating
10.0
Scores 10.0 out of 10 based on 6 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10

Joseph and Lisa

Cambridge Couple
We had a lovely week at Villa Elena! We were not expecting it to be as nice as in the photos but it actually wowed us even more in person! So modern inside and well equipped, outside is gorgeous with the immaculate pool area, outdoor dining and the little viewing deck for the amazing sunset. Pizza oven was a real bonus to make authentic Italian pizza!Was a long drive from airport (we actually flew in the night before on the Friday and stayed at a guest house in Palermo and drove to the villa on the Saturday so that we didn't miss a day) it is a good 3 hour drive, only other things we could suggest for improvement would be to have a music system around the house/pool in order to play music. It is in an extremely remote area but once you get used to where the shops are and when they are open you will have everything you need! Remember insect repellent and bite cream as we found there to be a lot of mozzies!
Plenty of room, immaculately clean and tidy, spotless kitchen every morning thanks to Christian the housekeeper/gardener, beautiful scenery, perfect place to relax in luxury. Games room was so much fun at night time.
Confirmed guest: 23 September 2017
Published on: 18 October 2017
10 out of 10

Rosemary

Group
We spent a relaxing week at Villa Elena. Everything we needed was at the villa and more. This is the best villa we have ever rented. All the bedrooms beautifully furnished with their own en-suite shower room. Outside area huge with several different places to sit and relax and enjoy the sun and views as well as a vegetable and herb garden. An easy walk down to village where the locals could not have been friendlier. Beware it's a steep walk back! The manager gave us all the information we needed when we arrived and the caretaker kept the kitchen and pool area spotlessly clean. You definitely need a car this villa is off the tourist trail and gives an insight into the real Sicily - we loved it and would happily return!
Confirmed guest: 17 September 2017
Published on: 15 October 2017
10 out of 10

Denise

London
OMG- the picutres do not do it justice. This is an amazing villa that has everything and more. Fantastic place to stay. Local town has decent supermarket for day to day needs and great butcher- very friendly locals. Great as for visiting local area, great beaches in easy driving distance. Valley of Temples was so amazing and worth a visit. I have no hesitation in recommding this villa- you will love it!
Confirmed guest: 16 September 2017
Published on: 02 October 2017
10 out of 10

Bevan

Sheffield Family (the eldest child is at school)
Fantastic relaxing break, the villa and grounds are amazing and are looked after daily by someone (Christian the silent cleaner). Christian also looks after the garden which has fresh vegetables and herbs to pick depending on the time of year.

We had a person called Hetty meet us at the villa and advised on places to visit, she also arranged for a chef to visit the villa to prepare food for us on one evening which again was a very pleasant experience.

The locals are very friendly and there are a few local shops, bars and restaurants in Camastra.

The only downside was the villa was on top of a hill which meant a nice walk down to the village but not such a nice one up it for the older members of our group, however being on top of the hill meant we had a nice breeze to cool us down when relaxing around the pool.

You will need a car but it's best to understand that the rules whilst driving are there aren't any and beeping is essential in major cities.

All in all it is certainly a luxurious villa and is perfect for a relaxing break.

Would just like to say a big thank you to Hetty and Christian for looking after us for the 2 weeks whilst we were there.
Confirmed guest: 05 August 2017
Published on: 15 August 2017
10 out of 10

Sharon

Maldon Family (the eldest child is at school)
Villa Elena was everything we expected and more. It was amazingly well equipped and furnished and kept clean and tidy throughout our stay by the wonderful Christiano. Every need had been anticipated from children's toys, pool inflatables, board games to DVD's.

If this is the standard of James Villas then I can't recommend them highly enough n
Confirmed guest: 15 July 2017
Published on: 22 July 2017
10 out of 10

Diane

Family with adult children
Beautiful villa in lovely remote area. Pool a little chilly even though temp outside over 30!
Would be concerned about electricity usage if the villa was full - we were only 4 adults in a house that takes 12, and we just went over the allowance of 400kw.
Christiano, the housekeeper, was fantastic - came down to a spotless kitchen every morning. Hetty, the local rep, was a great source of information and arranged a fantastic culinary experience in the villa with Danielli, the chef, for us, aswell as a guided tour of nearest town.
If you want to see the real Siciliy, this is the villa for you. If you want nightlife and beaches, it isn't.
Confirmed guest: 08 July 2017
Published on: 10 July 2017
Views and opinions in these reviews are solely of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of James Villa Holidays (JVH). JVH provides no assurances regarding the accuracy of the information and cannot accept liability for complaints, loss or damage resulting from the article. It does not form part of the contract made when a holiday is booked with JVH and the information provided is not intended to be a rider or replacement to the booking conditions. Reference to the service or product of a third party, is not an endorsement or recommendation and JVH accepts no liability as a result of complaints, loss or damage arising from their use.

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