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Al Profondo Blu

Porto Palo di Menfi
Profondo Blu, sea-front villa in Sicily near Porto Palo
Sleeps      6
Bedrooms    3
Bathrooms      2
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40 Reviews
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Service Weekly clean and linen change
Features:
  • On a secluded sandy beach
  • Private nature reserve setting
  • Walk along the beach to restaurant
  • Departures: "standout villa"
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 The elegant shady sea-view terrace.  The lovely terrace where you will enjoy the beautiful view.   Sit down, take it easy, soak up the atmosphere and lose yourself in the views.  Views of the beach from the terrace.  By the gate to the beach is a little hut with all the beach stuff.  The beach below the villa.  The facade of Profondo Blu amidst the lush vegetation.  The villa, seen from the surrounding gardens.  The cool little wood behind the house.  More sea views!  What you will sea while dining...  From the sea-view terrace into the kitchen.  The well-equipped, luminous kitchen.  View of the kitchen from the dining/living area.  The open-plan living area complete with impressive fireplace.  Stylish details in the living area.  The open-plan living and dining area has direct access to the sea-view terrace.  The master bedroom.  The master bedroom, from a different angle.  The master bedroom and its ensuite bathroom.  The second double bedroom.  The twin can also be a comfortable double bedroom.  The second bathroom.  Details of the bathroom.  The calming blue of the sea will tempt you throughout your stay!  Bright Mediterranean colours at Profondo Blu.  Welcome in your little corner of paradise!   The beach below the villa.  Looking up at the house from the path to the beach.  The tennis table is shaded and has sea views!  The place where you probably spend most of the time!  Luxuriant gardens and acres of private nature reserve surround the house.   The beach and restaurant of La Pineta near Selinunte.  The magnificent Temple of Hera at Selinunte.  The site of Selinunte includes the remains of 5 temples, an agora and an acropolis.  For a lunch or aperitivo, guests have privileged access to Planeta's exclusive Beach Club.

A delightful beachfront summer house ensconced in a private nature reserve.

Set on a gorgeous, secluded stretch of sandy beach, Profondo Blu takes its name from the enticing colour of the sea that gently caresses the surf just beyond the garden gate. Sun-baked Mediterranean maquis, shady trees and succulent plants make up the 15 hectares of private nature reserve that envelope the house in a cocoon of fragrant tranquility, providing the perfect retreat for those wishing to get away from the rigours of everyday life.

"I love this place. It was perfect for me and my family." Christian Uhlemann, Germany, October 2013

Profondo Blu in the press:
Departures, October 2012 >>

 


Inside: accommodation at Profondo Blu is all on one level and is accessed from a shady, sheltered courtyard. The first thing you notice on entering the house is the view straight out to sea from the large, luminous open-plan living and dining area. French windows bring in the sunlight and provide access to the delightful seafront terraces. Next to the dining area is the the well-equipped, traditional Sicilian kitchen, which also opens onto the seafront terrace and the inviting al fresco dining area. A corridor leads from the living area to the sleeping quarters, where there are two double bedrooms, a twin/double bedroom, and two shower rooms.

Outside: the focal point for guests at Profondo Blu is without doubt the large panoramic sea-view terrace. Cushioned sofas are arranged to maximise the views from under shady gazebos, while the al fresco dining area is served seamlessly from the indoor kitchen, an outdoor wood-burning pizza oven and a barbecue area. A gentle path leads for about 50m from the terrace down to Profondo Blu's truly unique feature: a sea gate opening onto a divine sandy beach. There are few, if any houses in western Sicily that have such easy access to such a quiet beach and even in the height of summer you will find only a few people on 'your' stretch of sand. Turn right along the beach and you'll soon be at La Pineta, one of the best seafood restaurants in the area. Behind the house is a large sheltered courtyard terrace, offering an alternative dining and relaxing area, a table tennis table, and a cool, shady wood that is part of the 15 private hectares of pristine nature reserve. Paths lead around the grounds, making it perfect for anyone wishing to run off their pasta or stroll amongst the fascinating variety of indigenous Sicilian flora that flourishes unperturbed in the reserve.

Amenities

Accommodates (max) 6 DVD Player 
Bedrooms 3 Stereo 
Bathrooms 2 Safe 
... of which en suite 0 Satellite Wi-Fi Internet 
Daily cleaning  Barbecue 
Cook  Wood-burning pizza oven 
Pizza chef  Table tennis 
Garden gate beach/sea access  Private Parking 
Air Conditioning * Think Sicily local support 24/7 
Open fireplace  Exclusive beach club access **
Washing machine  Sea views 
Dishwasher  Easy walk to beach/sea access 
Microwave oven  Walking distance to restaurant(s) ***
Satellite TV 


=yes/present     = optional/on request    


*in bedrooms and living area
**entrance fees apply
***La Pineta, one of the area's best restaurants, is about a 3.5km walk away along the sandy beach below the house


Think About

Profondo Blu is ideal for nature lovers looking for silence, peace and relative isolation.

The property is accessed via a track which leads for about two hundred metres from the nearest asphalted road.

The owners' donkeys and mouflons (a type of sheep) are left free to roam the reserve. They are not dangerous and cannot get close to the house, which is surrounded by a wood fence..

Guests staying at Profondo Blu have privileged access to Planeta's exclusive Beach Club at Lido Fiori in Menfi (entrance fees apply).



Exploring the local Area

The beauty and peace of your own personal nature reserve may make it difficult to pull yourselves away but you really should visit Selinunte and have a superb lunch or dinner on the beach at the restaurant La Pineta (a walk along the beach from Profondo Blu). Several of the towns nearby are also well worth a visit. Sciacca and Mazara del Vallo both have charming old centres, some great restaurants and working ports with a large fishing fleets that work the Mediterannean daily. Caltabellotta is spectacularly situated in the craggy hills overlooking both coast and interior, while Menfi is an up-and-coming centre of excellence for the wine trade... to name a few.

The beaches in the area of Porto Palo-Menfi have received 13 consecutive "Blue Flags", attesting to the cleanliness of the water and their general ecological excellence. Guests staying at Profondo Blu have privileged access to Planeta's exclusive Beach Club at Lido Fiori in Menfi (entrance fees apply).

Distances

Trapani Airport: 100km-62miles-1hr20
Palermo Airport: 102km-63miles-1hr15
Catania Airport: 251km-156miles-3hr30
Comiso Airport: 200km-125miles-3hr5
Sandy beach: a 2-minute stroll down the path below the house or at Porto Palo (about 10mins drive)
Shops and amenities at Menfi (13km-7.5miles-20mins) or Castelvetrano (18km-11miles-25mins)
Nearest restaurants: La PIneta (about a 3.5km walk along the beach) or in Porto Palo, Menfi and the surrounding area (10-20mins drive)
Sciacca: 30km-19miles-35mins
Selinunte: 12km-8miles-20mins
Mazara del Vallo: 38km-23miles-35mins
Agrigento: 88km-55miles-1hr30

N.B. April 2015: the A19 (Catania – Palermo) has been temporarily closed between Scillato and Tremonzelli, increasing the journey time by approximately one hour (estimate). We hope that this will be rectified before the summer season, and will keep our clients informed of developments.

Profondo Blu, sea-front villa in Sicily near Porto Palo



Anne Nigoghossian, France, 12 May 2015
"The house is so well located and has great charm... We loved the house, the nature reserve, the beach. Our holiday was very good."

Anne Nigoghossian, France, 9 May 2015
"La maison est tellement bien située et a beaucoup de charme... Nous avont adoré la maison, la réserve naturelle, la plage. Notre séjour? Tout était très bien."

Feedback from Feefo, 31 October 2014
"Service rating : Great service, competent and friendly people at The Thinking Traveller
Product: This villa has fulfilled all our expectations it is a dream place for vacation
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