Villa Gli Ulivi
Stone house with pool near
San Vito lo Capo
Immersed in a centuries-old olive grove, with a magnificent view over the Golfo di Macari, Ulivi lies a few kilometres from the resort of San Vito Lo Capo and one of Sicily’s finest beaches.
It is a typical rustic stone house, or casolaro, and although it forms part of a little group of casolari, it is completely independent and private.
Ulivi has been restored with great respect for the original building – with exposed stone walls, resinated floors, antique doors and window frames – but also with an eye on functionality and comfort. With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, Gli Ulivi is ideal for a family or small group of friends who want to holiday in typical Sicilian countryside, a few kilometres from one of the region’s most beautiful beaches. Ulivi has two storeys. On the ground floor there is a spacious living-dining room, the kitchen and a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom. The living-dining room opens onto a furnished portico bordering the garden and swimming pool. A traditional stone stairway leads up to the first floor, with two further bedrooms (one double, one twin) each with private bathroom. The double room also has its own small ter-race with lovely veiws of the Macari peninsula.
Two double bedrooms
One twin bedroom
Sitting on the edge of the pool, dabbling feet in the water, sipping a chilled glass of local wine as we watch the sun set over the sea. The stone table on the shady terrace — perfect for a lazy summer lunch of crusty local bread and antipasti from one of San Vito’s delicatessens. The furniture — an engaging assembly of rustic Sicilian and ethnic Asian — we love the carved door that leads into the main bathroom. Heading down to the quiet little beaches at Macari, as well as at San Vito where the owner arranged for us to have access to a private beach and spa. Going for early morning and late afternoon walks in the enchanting Riserva dello Zingaro — stopping for swims from little white pebble beaches. Magical. Timing our visit for San Vito’s international couscous festival in September — fan-tastic! Sampling all the different kinds of couscous, exploring the special market and going to concerts, but then escaping at the end of the day to the tranquility of Gli Ulivi. Sheer perfection.
This is one of our smaller villas, and would be ideal for a family with children or a small group of friends. In high season San Vito Lo Capo is extremely busy and lively by day and night, best suited to friends wanting a social, fun summer. However, the nearest beach-es, at Macari, are much quieter. We still think that people looking for peace and quiet would be better coming here out of season — or choosing one of our other villas for peace in high season!