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Al Jafar

Al Jafar - Villa in Paceco (Trapani)
Sleeps    7
Bedrooms  4
Bathrooms    4
14 Reviews
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Service Daily service included. Cook on request.
  • Eco-friendly villa
  • Intriguing history
  • Beautiful pool
  • Excellent service
  • More features

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 1/30 The superb pool is great for a refreshing dip  2/30 The impressive towers.  3/30 The pool and Arabic garden featuring palms, olive and pomegrantae trees.  4/30 The lovely courtyard is the ideal spot for dining or reading a book.  5/30 The pool with the poolhouse (single room) and barbecue behind.  6/30 Roman steps make it easy to get in and out of the pool!  7/30 The courtyard is accessed by both the dining room and the hallway.  8/30 The impressive dining room with decorative fireplace.  9/30 You will be able to experience Sicilian cuisine at its best!  10/30 The entrance hall...  11/30 ...stairs leading to the first floor.  12/30 The spacious, well-equipped kitchen.  13/30 One of the large, comfortably furnished living rooms.  14/30 The second living area on the second floor.  15/30 The elegant double bedroom on the first floor...  16/30 ...and its en-suite bathroom.  17/30 The twin bedroom.  18/30 The top floor, heading towards the 3rd bedroom...  19/30 The lovely top floor bedroom...  20/30 ...has its own en-suite bathroom.  21/30 The property and surrounding olive groves seen from high above.  22/30 The spectacular sunset at the saltpans near Marsala.  23/30 Part of Trapani's long sandy beach.  24/30 The former Grand Hotel of Trapani fronted by a statue of Garibaldi.  25/30 Baroque beauty in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Trapani.  26/30 Regular hydrofoils leave Trapani for the Egadi Islands.  27/30 The beautiful waters of Cala Rossa on Favignana.  28/30 The beautiful beach and sea at San Vito is within easy reach of Al Jafar!  29/30 Views from the Pepoli Castle in Erice.  30/30 Strolling through the streets of Erice in August.

Live like an Emir in this fabulously comfortable castle!

An intriguing, welcoming, refined castle in a location that is central to all that is best of western Sicily, Al Jafar offers wonderful views of the sea, the Egadi Islands and Erice, an ancient walled garden with stunning pool, furnishings and fittings of the highest standard, and discreet, efficient service that is the hallmark of Sicilian hospitality.

“We had a lovely relaxing time... The staff were were very helpful." Mark and Barbara Sadler, UK, October 2012

"The Leopard Collection": the history of Al Jafar >>

Al Jafar in the press:
Worth Magazine, April-May 2014 >>

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About the Property

Enter the property through the impressive gated tower leading into the fortified, internal courtyard.
Inside: on the ground floor are the large dining room, the kitchen, a music corner with piano, a breakfast table and a guest bathroom. A half level up is a twin bedroom with ensuite bathroom, another half level up from that is the living room and library and a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom. The final flight of stairs takes you to the largest double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and an antechamber containing a further three beds (available for children at a small extra cost). This room opens onto a terrace boasting spectacular views and served from the kitchen by a dumb waiter. The fourth bedroom, a comfortable self-contained single bedroom with bathroom by the pool, is at a slightly lower level than the rest of the house.

Outside: the exterior of the property is dominated by the impressive towers. The walled courtyard of the castle is on the ground floor and communicates with the dining room and the hallway. It also has a chapel. A stone staircase leads down through the walls to an Arabic garden featuring palms, olive trees, an external kitchen with barbecue, a dining area and the fabulous "long and narrow" 18x4 metre pool with an advanced saline filtration system.


Accommodates (max) 7 Washing machine 
Bedrooms 4 Dishwasher 
Double/Twins 3 Microwave oven 
Singles 1 Satellite TV **
Bathrooms 4 DVD Player 
... of which en suite 3 Stereo 
Daily cleaning * ADSL Wi-Fi Internet 
Cook  Barbecue 
Caretaker in the grounds  Private Parking 
Pool (LxW in meters) 18x4 Think Sicily local support 24/7 
Air Conditioning  Masseur 
Heating  Yoga instructor 

=yes/present     = optional/on request    

* Monday to Saturday
**includes Sky Movies and Sport (full package).
Pool open from Easter to end of October.

Think About

Al Jafar has an excellent ecological pedigree: its solar panels, low energy lightbulbs and an eco-friendly water pump system make it virtually self-sufficient, saving some 15,000 tons of CO2 emissions.This house is a restored mediaeval tower and has an intriguing collection of staircases. As a consequence it is not really suitable for very young children or people with mobility restrictions. It would, however, be fabulous for a family with children who are confident with stairs as there is so much to explore!

The Area

Exploring the local Area

Al Jafar is ideally situated for an exploration of Western Sicily. The nearby towns of Trapani, Erice and Marsala all boast beautifully restored centres with fascinating histories and some great restaurants. The Phoenecian island of Mozia is just a few km away, as are the beautiful salt pans where migrating flamingoes nest. There are a couple of beaches in and around Trapani itself while the one at nearby San Vito Lo Capo is one of the finest anywhere in the Med. A day trip or two to beautiful Favignana and the Egadi Islands is a must: a 15-minute hydrofoil trip and you'll be in an island paradise of beaches, idyllic coves and transparent waters! If all that weren't enough, the dramatic Greek sites of Segesta and Selinunte are within easy striking distance too.


Palermo airport: 85km-53miles-50mins
Trapani airport : 18km-11miles-20mins
Catania airport: 313km-194miles-3hr30
Trapani: 9km-5.6miles-14mins
Erice: 19km-12miles-25mins
Segesta: 32km-20miles-20mins
Marsala: 25km-15miles-35mins
San Vito Lo Capo: 42km-26miles-1hr
The Egadi Islands: 15-20mins (Favignana and Levanzo) to 1hr (Marettimo) via a regular and cheap hydrofoil service from the port of Trapani.

Al Jafar - Villa in Paceco (Trapani)

Mark and Barbara Sadler, United Kingdom, 7 October 2012
"We had a lovely relaxing time... The staff were were very helpful."

Grant Howell, United Kingdom, 5 August 2012
"All excellent... We enjoyed our holiday very much... and were very impressed with your service. "

Tina Eklov, Finland, 8 May 2012
"We just loved it all... We most enjoyed the house with pool, the staff, the sun, the food and the atmosphere overall."

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2014 Prices

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Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4

Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 7
01 Jan - 03 Jan:    € 5,320€ 6,650
04 Jan - 27 Jun:    € 4,180€ 5,230
28 Jun - 18 Jul:    ----->€ 6,650
19 Jul - 29 Aug:    ----->€ 7,210
30 Aug - 26 Sep:    € 5,320€ 6,650
27 Sep - 19 Dec:    € 4,180€ 5,230
20 Dec - 31 Dec:    € 5,320€ 6,650

Prices include all sales taxes, electricity and gas, linen, bath towels, pool and/or beach towels, a comprehensive written guide to the villa and the local area, our award-winning service and specialist knowledge pre and post-booking, the opportunity to book our unique Think Experiences and 24/7 local support while you’re on holiday.

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