Three Bedrooms Property and Dazzling Sea Views near San Vito Lo Capo
On the tip of a promontory on Sicily’s northwestern tip, in the shade of a towering rocky outcrop and surrounded by some of the clearest water you will ever see, stands the sandy paradise of San Vito Lo Capo – proclaimed “Italy’s Best Beach” by website this-is-italy.com.
A perennial favourite of domestic and overseas holidaymakers, the small town is a dream for lovers of sun, sea and aperitivo. However, it can become very crowded in the summer months, as you will doubtless be able to imagine.
The savvy locals, then, escaping up the coast for the summer, from the fabulous historical towns of Trapani and Marsala, break their journey just before the final entry to San Vito, stopping at Custonaci, Cornino or – closest of all to San Vito – the little town of Macari. This is where we find Casa Macari, a stylish three bedroom villa with multiple terraces and balconies, all enjoying the same breathtaking sea view.
Casa Macari is just ten minutes up the road from a beach that wouldn’t look out of place in the Caribbean or Maldives, but tucked away from the noise and intensity of the resort town. If the old axiom is true, and the three most important factors in a real estate purchase are indeed ‘location, location and location’, Macari is a smart investor’s dream.
The balcony and terrace views are even more dazzling than our photographs can capture. Sold fully-furnished, as seen in our photos and videos, this is a superbly convenient entry into the Sicilian real estate market in a spot which will remain popular as long as people continue to visit beautiful beaches. Such beautiful sea views near San Vito Lo Capo definitely need to be investigated!
Separated from the paved public road by a short front wall, and afforded privacy by a small evergreen tree, Casa Macari presents no access issues whatsoever from the nearby highway. A smart semi-detached property in the lea of the distinctive rocky mountain which defines this stretch of coast, it forms part of a development which continues for a couple of blocks. The impression is of a ‘residence’ the collectively-maintained, gated communities which dot the Sicilian coastline – it has the same uniform style and the same high standards of maintenance. However, there are no communal fees to pay, and no coop board rules to negotiate.
The house has a total indoor space of 105m2, and is built on three floors – a semi-basement, a split-level ground floor and a second floor. There are terraces at every level, and each offers a view of the coastline that truly dazzles. There is space for off-road parking, and a garden to the rear of the property finished with a sun canopy and fixed bench seat from which to enjoy the warm sea air. The purple flowers and verdant trees which border this space have been well-maintained and the landscaping is discreet but maximises the available space.
The lowest floor contains a bedroom suite with a lounge area, a guest bedroom and a bathroom with a shower. The ceilings are not high, but the space has been practically designed, and an open lightwell around the staircase – as well as windows in every room – ensures that it feels fresh and open. So too does a patio door onto a small terrace with an outdoor sink and shower. From here you can also enter the property’s large storeroom. In total the habitable space is around 30m2, with the storeroom almost as big again.
The split-level ground floor is divided into a living room and a kitchen. The former is decorated in a relaxed, unobtrusive style with ceramic floor tiles, wooden finishings and a long sloping roof which gives the area an almost alpine, cabin-like quality. Cool in Summer and heated by an air conditioning unit in the winter, this is an unusual space with a double patio door out onto a furnished terrace whose view looks over the garden and, of course, to the sea. The sea views near San Vito Lo Capo are nothing short of wondrous.
As the sun slowly and vibrantly sets to the west, almost directly in front of you, this is a perfect spot for al-fresco dining, big enough for your household and a few guests if needed!
Up a short flight of stairs and through a lobby area we come to the kitchen, which is fitted with generous cupboard space and all of the appliances one would expect, including a fan oven and a dishwasher. Large enough to serve as a dining space when needed, this is a charming space and will immediately make you feel at home. Again – everything you see (save a few personal effects) is offered for sale with the property.
Upstairs, a master bedroom is fitted with full-length wardrobes and both a radiator and air conditioning unit. An en-suite bathroom is big enough to contains a tub. The balcony on this level is in many ways the cherry on the cake, the extra elevation affording a truly magnificent panoramic view, with direct sunlight through out the day highlighting a rainbow of colours including the terracotta roof, the green trees which divide the house from the beach and, of course, the twin blues of the sea and sky.
Of course, the fundamental question with a beach house like this is how far you need to walk to plunge into the warm Mediterranean Sea! If you prefer to bathe locally you are only around 300m from a beautiful little cove – close enough to make that outdoor shower invaluable to keep the place clean on your return!
The nearest town is Trapani, a historic city founded in the bronze age and now home to around 70,000 people. It is famous for its fishing port, baroque architecture and the long sandy beach which flanks its historic old town. The nearby town of Marsala is no less charming and the coastal salt flats which divide the two are a perennial favourite spot from which to enjoy an evening meal and admire the spectacular sunsets.
Lovers of the great outdoors will be enticed by the hikeable trek up the mountains to the picturesque hilltop town of Erice, and adventure sports fans won’t want to miss the local sport climbing and kite-surfing clubs, capitalising on the fresh sea breezes which gently buffet the island’s west coast.
Macari is just an hour by car from Falcone-Borsellino International airport, and only fifteen minutes further up the road is the thriving metropolitan hub of Palermo, Italy’s fifth largest city and capital of culture as recently as 2018. Here the spectacular arab-norman architecture has been recognised by UNESCO, and the city’s reputation as a paradise for street-food is well founded.
No maintenance work is required to make Casa Macari ready for immediate year-round living, if you choose to relocate to Sicily on a permanent basis. Of course, a holiday home with such incredible sea views near San Vito Lo Capo’s pristine sand is no bad idea either!
The house is connected to the main civic supplies for electricity and sewage. Its water comes from a cistern, but this 20,000l tank is refilled weekly by the municipal authorities, meaning that a family of four or five probably wouldn’t even notice the difference.
High speed internet is already installed, offering us download speeds of 50Mbps when we tested it on our most recent visit.
Whatever vision you have for Casa Macari, talk to us today. We’d be thrilled to help set you on your way!
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