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.

3 bedrooms, 6 sleeps
16 October - 17 December
18 December - 07 January

Security deposit

Refundable at the departure less any damages € 1000.00

3 bedrooms, 6 sleeps
01 January - 15 April
16 April - 22 April
23 April - 27 May
28 May - 01 July
02 July - 29 July
30 July - 12 August
13 August - 02 September
03 September - 14 October
15 October - 16 December
17 December - 07 January

Security deposit

Refundable at the departure less any damages € 1000.00

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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.

Your villa at a glance

Two double bedrooms
One twin bedroom
3 bathrooms
Living/Dining room
Panoramic terrace

We like

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.

We think

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!


  • Palermo airport 49 miles
  • Trapani airport 29 miles
  • San Vito lo Capo 4.9 miles
  • Scopello 21 miles
  • Erice 17 miles

Things to do

  • Explore the enchanting Zingaro nature reserve, with its white pebble coves and paths through miles of unspoilt coastal and mountain scenery.
  • Come to San Vito lo Capo in September for its International Couscous festival.
  • A walk through the Reserve of Mount Cofano.
  • Take a swinging gondola cable car from Trapani to the charming medieval hill village of Erice.
  • Take a boat to the island of Mozia, once the heart of an ancient Phoenician settlement, and one of the most intriguing of Sicily’s ancient sites.
  • The coast between Trapani and Marsala is famous for its salt pans, or saline.
  • Visit one of Sicily’s more unusual museums – the Museo del Sale (Museum of Salt) at the Saline Ettore e Infersa on the mainland opposite Mozia.

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