Price Starting from € 7000 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 7
Accessibility This property is not specifically suited to less mobile guests
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Mazzaforno Grande

Combining two properties, Mazzoforno Grande is the perfect seaside Sicilian destination for a large group who likes to holiday together, while retaining their own space

Mazzoforno Grande is a remarkable property that comprises a principal seafront villa with a garden cottage, perched above a private beach just outside Cefalù, a delightful little harbour town on Sicily’s north coast, just under an hour from Palermo.

The main house sleeps eight in four double bedrooms. An immaculately restored Sixties design villa, it has a vast terrace on the ground floor and a wraparound terrace above, with interiors that sing with geometric patterns, mid-century furniture, Sicilian tiles and a fabulous combination of space and light. It is movie-set perfect, both inside and out, with views of and direct access to the Tyrrhenian Sea. The terrace is the real draw and there is a large jacuzzi as well as the sparkling warm sea just steps away.

The accompanying garden cottage is everything you would hope for in a typical Sicilian coastal cottage. The interiors are a perfect match for the location with local tiles, sea-green paintwork, fresh white walls, modern fixtures and fittings and vintage furniture. The lawned garden has a small pool (3m x 8m) although guests can still reach the nearest beach in just five minutes.

While both properties can be rented independently as Villa Mazzoforno and Le Cementine, together as Mazzoforno Grande they offer the best of this incredible spot. Just ten minutes by car from Cefalù and with the whole of Sicily’s northern coastline on the doorstep, this is a seaside holiday at its glamourous best.

Rooms description


In the larger property there are four double bedrooms upstairs, all of which have doors out to the wraparound covered terrace, and views of the sea. Geometric patterns, a Sixties-inspired colour palette of sea greens, blues and taupe, billowing linen curtains and fabulous Sicilian tiles add colour and texture to the spacious rooms, as do the big, comfy beds and linen sheets.
In the smaller property there are two doubles: one upstairs that has a sitting room attached that could also be used as a single bedroom, and one downstairs.
While there is still a hint of Sixties design, there is more of a cottagey feel found in the vintage furniture and Sicilian tiles.


There are seven bathrooms spread across both properties. In the larger property there are four upstairs, each attached to a bedroom, and a guest one downstairs. Sixties coastal cool is picked up in the geometric designs that include portholes and the same colour scheme as the bedrooms. There are showers in them all and one comes with a bath, too. There’s another shower outside. In the cottage, the shower rooms are simple yet beautifully designed with modern fixtures and fittings as well as traditional Sicilian tiles that lend a retro feel. One is en-suite upstairs and the other is downstairs.


The villa has a neat kitchen with a long rectangular pivot window with sea views. Superbly equipped, it opens onto the dining area although with such impressive sea views, the lure to dine outside on the terrace is strong. In the cottage the kitchen includes a little wooden dining table and doors to the terrace outside.

Living rooms

The villa’s large living room has doors to the terrace on two sides and fabulous seafront views. Large hexagonal floor tiles match the Sixties-inspired furniture which offers plenty of places to sit and relax. Likewise, there are lots of places to sit or lie down out on the terrace where the only thing stopping you from giving in to the temptation to doze is the rapturous view. Next door in the cottage a small, white-washed sitting room next to the kitchen is matched by a comfy outdoor lounge area. There is a further sitting room upstairs next to the main bedroom, perfect for use as a single bedroom for a child, too.

Other rooms

In the main villa there is a laundry room on the ground floor. In the cottage, an upstairs sitting room could also be used as a single bedroom for a child, or as a dressing room.



House cleaning every 3 days (or daily on request).


private pool, air conditioning, espresso machine, sonos music system, hob/stove, oven, fridge, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, satellite TV, television, wifi, central heating, cot, high chair, hairdryer


This property is not specifically suited to less mobile guests


The villa sits directly in front of the sea and has private access to the beach below. The large terrace offers a ringside seat for the spectacular sun rises and sun sets and all sea-related activity in-between, and has all the right chairs, loungers and sofas from which to admire the view, as well as a dining table, an outside shower and a 6m2 Jacuzzi. There is private parking and the wraparound upstairs terrace can be accessed from every bedroom. At the cottage, the garden is just the right size and includes a 3m x 8m pool surrounded by lawn and a cosy and comfortable shaded seating area next to the house.


These two properties can be rented independently, the larger one under Villa Mazzoforno, and the cottage under Le Cementine. The stairs in the villa are open-sided and not ideal for small children. Please note that the caretaker lives in a separate property on site and is available to help answer any questions from guests whose privacy is guaranteed.

Availability & Pricing

weekly prices
from 6 January 2024 to 23 March 2024 € 7000
from 23 March 2024 to 27 April 2024 € 9500
from 27 April 2024 to 25 May 2024 € 12500
from 25 May 2024 to 28 September 2024 € 14000
from 28 September 2024 to 26 October 2024 € 12500
from 26 October 2024 to 21 December 2024 € 9500
Price on request.
Cleaning included
Extra cleaning: EUR 20 per hour

Security deposit: EUR 1000 to be paid to SU before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.
30% deposit upon booking; balance 30 working days prior to arrival.
Daily wonderful fresh breakfast on request for EUR 15 each person each day. Highly recommended.

Tourist tax: 1 to 3 Euro per day, per adult for the first 7 days. Children under 14 are not subject to this tax. To be paid in cash up on arrival.
Sustainability For every booking we make on this property, we will plant a tree through our charitable partner, Trees for All.
Arrival & Departure Saturdays (depending on other bookings) arrival as of 2 PM- 7 PM and departure latest 9 AM - 11 AM. Other arrival and departure days on request.

Leisure & Activities


The Sicilian coastline is full of wonderful out-of-the-way coves and beaches, as well as lidos with restaurants and sunbeds. Boat trips are a must, particularly to the spectacular Aeolian islands, including Stromboli with its volcano, and there are lots of pretty towns and villages to explore. Also, guests can't fail to eat well in Sicily, whether at one of the many restaurants and bars, or at home.


We would be delighted to help you plan the details of your stay at Mazzoforno Grande in advance. The following are available on request: skippered boat trips to the Aeolian islands, private chef, regional cooking classes, nanny, driver, boat rental, horse riding, massage therapist, yoga instructor, wine tours, and a tourist guide.


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The villa and cottage are just 3km from the restaurants, bars and shops of Cefalù, a delightful small harbour town with an imposing Norman Cathedral, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Mazzoforno Bay is a lovely beach just five minutes’ walk from the property while Settefrati Beach is ten minutes away. The capital, Palermo, is just 70km away along the coast.


The nearest airports to the property are Palermo [PLO] (100km); Catania [CTA] (180km); Trapani [TPS] (180km); and Comiso [CIY] (202km).
The nearest train station to the property is in Cefalù (3km).
Cefalù is on the SS113 coast road, east of Palermo.


Palermo (70km); Piazza Armerina (135km); Agrigento (150km); Catania (180km); Taormina (208km); Mount Etna (200km); Syracuse (230km); and Noto (255km).

Your villa and Covid-19

To prevent any possible spread of Covid-19 and to enable you to enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday, all our villas are cleaned to the highest standard possible, and according to the latest Italian health and safety regulations.

Perfect hygiene: to ensure an exceptional level of hygiene in all our villas, we’ve worked with our owners to create a Covid-19 villa management protocol. Based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation, and in compliance with current Italian national law, this protocol goes above and beyond our usual rigorous cleaning standards.

Prior to arrival, your villa will have been fully sanitised, including all surfaces, objects, kitchen items, curtains, sofas, throws, pillows, toys, and in and around the pool. You are welcome to ask for a detailed list of the entire cleaning procedure we do after each departure and before welcoming new guests to the property.

The owner of this house has complied with the following standards:

  • To ensure the necessary information concerning social distancing and the use of masks is available to all guests
  • To guarantee availability of and accessibility to hand hygiene systems with hydro-alcoholic solutions and soaps in all inside areas of, and pertaining to, the villa
  • To guarantee cleaning and disinfection of all areas according to national authority guidelines. Further information is available on request
  • For the swimming pool: to guarantee the efficacy of the water treatments, while respecting legal limits (the parameter for free active chlorine in the pool is between 1.0 – 1.5 mg/l; combined chlorine ≤ 0.40 mg/l; pH 6.5 – 7.5 or equivalent oxygen)
  • For air conditioning systems: to guarantee the air re-circulation function is switched off and, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, with the plant in off-mode, to clean the air filters of the heating/cooling plants that use heat pumps, fan coils and convectors, at the end of each stay

For more general information about Covid-19 in Italy, please click here.

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