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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
44 Reviews
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Service Weekly clean and linen change
  • On a secluded sandy beach
  • Private nature reserve setting
  • Walk along the beach to restaurant
  • Departures: "standout villa"
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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 is a double and a twin/double bedroom sharing a shower room and the master bedroom with its own en-suite shower room.

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.


Accommodates (max) 6 DVD Player 
Bedrooms 3 Stereo 
Bathrooms 2 Safe 
... of which en suite 1 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 * Exclusive beach club access **
Open fireplace  Sea views 
Washing machine  Easy walk to beach/sea access 
Dishwasher  Walking distance to restaurant(s) ***
Microwave oven  The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
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).


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

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

Plaxy Locatelli, United Kingdom, 25 July 2015
"Profondo Blu was even better than expected."

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."

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