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Wonderful villa with so much outdoor space and direct beach access

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Location Features Surroundings Ideal for Altavilla Milicia
Altavilla Milicia

Direct beach access
Sea views
Relaxation pool
Outdoor kitchen

San Nicola l'Arena
Madonie Mountains

Two couples
Beach holidays
Culture holidays



Riva's seafront location makes this a truly remarkable villa. There is so much outdoor space, making your holiday in Sicily an absolute dream. Spend your time in the garden, on the terrace, or under the shady gazebo, then, whenever you want, you can step straight to the beach and dive into crystal waters. Riva is the perfect choice for a relaxed holiday in Sicily, with the sound of the waves beating against the shore as your soundtrack.


Outside: You'll want to spend all of your time outside at Riva. There is a magnificent outdoor kitchen, with an outdoor dining table where you can cook delicious Sicilian food. Or you could light up the barbecue under the gazebo for al fresco meals. There's another outdoor dining area under the veranda near the house with fantastic sea views. The garden itself has some shady spots and a pretty fountain, and the patio by the sea is furnished with myriad seating areas, including sunloungers and umbrellas. There is also a great relaxation pool - with hydro-massage jets - overlooking the bright blue sea. However, the highlight of Riva is its direct beach access; walk down a few steps and you are on a charming Sicilian beach! It’s perfect for swimming, sunbathing or even canoeing with the villa’s two single canoes available to guests.

Inside: Step into Riva and step into complete comfort. The villa's kitchen is fully fitted with all you might need, and brightly decorated with shades of blue. The living area - with several comfy sofas, seating areas and a small table and chairs - is bright and airy, with a lot of space, and views out to sea. French windows lead directly out to the garden and patio.
The villa has three bedrooms - two doubles and one single. One of the double bedrooms has its own ensuite bathroom with large shower, whilst the other two bedrooms share a family bathroom.

There is a small guesthouse in the garden with a single bedroom and a bathroom which is ideal if a guest is looking for a bit of extra privacy.


Local Sights

The closest town to Riva is Altavilla Milicia. This small town has everything you could need for a base during your holiday in Sicily, as well as a wonderful belvedere with views of the sea below. Another pretty town nearby is San Nicola l'Arena, which has a lovely beach and some good bars and restaurants.

For a larger town visit Cefalù. This is one of Sicily's most popular destinations thanks to the incredible sandy beach, impressive cathedral and picturesque town centre. Cefalù has a good selection of restaurants and bars, as well as some great shops.

Riva is also not too far from Palermo, Sicily's fascinating capital. Visit for a day full of unforgettable sights and smells. The markets are a must, as are the museums and beautiful churches. Great food is found all over - from street stalls to smart restaurants.

Just outside of Palermo is Monreale, with its phenomenal church full of some of the best examples of Mosaics in Europe. Stop off here for a coffee in the main piazza, and then visit the church and marvel at the glistening gold and stone decorations. It is breathtaking!

For a bit of nature visit the Madonie Mountains. This nature reserve has some wonderful hiking trails and great examples of flora and fauna. The mountains are also home to some picturesque hilltop towns, such as Castelbuono.


Local Experiences

A holiday at Riva is never going to be dull, but by booking an extra experience, you can make your time in Sicily even more memorable.

You could enjoy a boat trip along the northern coast of Sicily, or to the Aeolian Islands. Spend time on a beautiful boat, swimming in clear waters and topping up your tan on deck.

Wine-lovers won't be disappointed by the wines available in Sicily. Why not book a tour of a local winery during which you can taste some of the delicious local products and get to know the Sicilian wine-making process.

A Street Food Tour in Palermo is bound to be a hit with your foodie friends. Stroll around the city with an expert guide who will take you to all of the best spots for street food. Palermo's street food culture is like no other, and you will finish the experience full of knowledge about this amazing city, and full of wonderful food!


The relaxation pool is open to guests from 28th March to 31st October.

A railway track runs behind the edge of the property and so when trains pass they can be seen and heard from the outdoor area of the villa. However, this should not disturb you during your holiday as guests quickly become used to this.

There are two parking spaces in a private car park less than 200 m from the villa.

An Altamarea Wave 35 rubber boat (11-metre) is available to guests at an extra cost - please contact us for more details. The boat has space for up to 15 guests, a cabin with one double bed and a small bathroom. The boat's captain can take you on a trip along the north coast, or to one of Sicily's smaller islands.

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General Info




Accommodates (max) 6
Main house bedrooms 3
Main house double * 2
Main house single (french bed) 1
Main house bathrooms 2
...of which ensuite 1
Guest house bedroom 1
Guest house single 1
Guest house bathroom 1
Direct beach access present
Relaxation pool ** present
Outdoor shower present
Beach towels present
Canoes *** present
Rubber boat **** on request
Toilet present
Parking **** present
Private garden present
Covered gazebo present
Veranda present
Outdoor kitchen present
Barbecue present
Table tennis present
Air conditioning present
Heating present
Washing machine present
Iron & ironing board present
Dishwasher present
Kettle present
Mixer present
Toaster present
Oven present
Microwave oven present
Coffe machine present
Satellite TV / Dvd / Ps3 present
Sky present
Stereo present
Adsl Wi-Fi internet present
Welcome pack present
Pool cleaning ***** present
Final cleaning present
Daily cleaning on request
Linen & towels change ****** on request
Cot & highchair on request
Shopping delivery on request
Cook service on request
Cooking classes on request
Guided tours on request
Street food tour on request
Wine experiences on request
Transfer on request
Boat & yacht rental on request
present present on request on request not available not available

* Can be converted into twin

** With hydro-massage jets

*** 2 solo canoes

**** See extras

***** Once a week

****** A mid-stay towels change is included for bookings longer than one week. Weekly linen/towel changes and a cleaning&


Transport Links

Surrounding Area

Palermo airport 53 km - 33 miles - 45 mins
Trapani airport 134 km - 83 miles - 1 hr 30
Catania airport 186 km - 115 miles - 1 hr 50
Comiso airport 262 km - 163 miles - 3 hr 10
Nearest beach on your door step
Supermarket 5 mins driving
Shops & restaurants 5 mins driving
San Nicola l'Arena centre 5 km - 3 miles - 10 mins
Bagheria centre 10 km - 6 miles - 15 mins
Palermo centre 23 km - 14 miles - 30 mins
Monreale centre 29 km - 18 miles - 35 mins
Mondello beach 34 km - 21 miles - 45 mins
Cefalù centre 48 km - 30 miles - 50 mins
Madonie mountains 70 km - 44 miles - 1 hr 30
Castelbuono 72 km - 45 miles - 1 hr 5

Prices & Availability

2020 Prices
2021 Prices
Period Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 4
04 Jan - 01 May 2300
02 May - 29 May 3000
30 May - 26 Jun 3500
27 Jun - 10 Jul 4100
11 Jul - 28 Aug 5000
29 Aug - 04 Sep 4100
05 Sep - 25 Sep 3500
26 Sep - 30 Oct 3000
31 Oct - 01 Jan 2300
Refundable Security Deposit 1000

Prices include: taxes, water, gas, electricity, bath towels, linen, pool or beach towels, welcome pack and our 24/7 local support during your stay at our property.

We are currently taking bookings for 2021. If you book now for 2021, you can take advantage of our Price Freeze promotion, which means you can book your 2021 Sicily holiday villa at 2020 price. Please contact us for availability.


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