Large Four-bedroom Sea-view Villa near Marsala, with Spacious Gardens and Roof Terrace
It will be love at first sight of this elegant and beautifully built villa. With balconies and a roof terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the exotic Egadi islands in the middle distance, the perfect spot to take in the legendary sunsets of Sicily’s western coast.
Villa Nina is a tranquil and welcoming home to lift the spirits and relax every muscle in your body. A two-storey property, it offers a generous 170m2 of internal space and over 700m2 of land and garden.
Villa Nina stands barely ten minutes’ drive from the historic old town of Marsala, on a stretch of coastline made famous by the salt flats and windmills that have become an indelible part of the region’s identity. This is beautifully convenient position from which to reach the sea, the town, nearby Trapani, and its international airport. Perhaps best of all, the little district in which the house is found is surrounded by some of Sicily’s finest wineries!
Restored in the past five years by the current owner, no expense has been spared on the design, materials, or craftsmanship on display in this luxurious four-bedroom home. Absolutely ready to be moved into as soon as the purchase is complete, this is as safe and stress-free an investment as you will find anywhere in western Sicily. The superb kitchen is included in the sale, and the owner is prepared to consider offers for other items of furniture that particularly catch your eye.
Let’s take you around the sea-view villa near Marsala and its beautiful coastline.
A smart white property with beautiful lines, Villa Nina is built on three floors. Two are habitable, and there is a partially subterranean basement offering storage space. The roof is flat and has been used to create a panoramic sun terrace with some unbeatable views.
The kitchen is wonderful and would be a proud addition to any home. Nearly 20m2, with the space intelligently focused on a white central island, it is flooded with light from a huge sliding window which opens onto a covered veranda to the west. An open terrace on the opposite side of the building offers beautiful countryside views and can be reached through the living room.
The veranda has been enclosed with transparent vinyl walls, creating a fantastic sunroom to use even in the short Sicilian winters. Completing this floor are a guest bedroom, a utility room, and a bathroom. The bathroom, and indeed the one upstairs, has a really nice walk-in shower finished with some lovely majolica tiles, typical of the region of Sicily. You will seem the same style used in the backsplash behind the sinks in the kitchen.
The bedrooms are of similar size, each at least 14.4m2. The pair at the front of the house upstairs connect onto a shared balcony, overlooking the front yard. East-facing, they make the most of the early morning sunshine. The master, to the rear, has a lovely garden view. The floor is completed by a small study with a nice view over the balcony.
The floors are in pristine condition, save (at the time of writing) for a small area on the second floor, which will be repaired before the end of 2023. All windows are modern double-glazed fixtures in aluminium, and external shutters and mosquito blinds are standard throughout.
The garden is beautiful, with a lawn that has been planted in a sturdy grass that is able to thrive in even the dry local climate. There are also some lovely local greeneries. The lawn has been fenced off from the patio adjacent to the house, giving space for dogs to exercise in safety.
On the roof terrace, as well as the space to relax and work on your suntan, you will find the intelligent investment in green technology which has been made to keep bills to a minimum. A solar-powered boiler provides hot water, while 4kw photovoltaic panels deliver free electricity. A water tank has an ozone treatment machine attached to produce pure drinking water.
In addition to this, the property has a private well which can satisfy all its further water needs. The municipal supply passes along the street, and pipes are in place in case, for any reason, you were to choose to switch the municipal supply. Wastewater is held in an Imhoff septic tank.
The property is heated by a wood-burning stove on the ground floor, and a pellet burner upstairs. Two inverter pump are also present, which can put out either hot or cold air, making this sea-view villa near Marsala a comfortable environment all year round.
Villa Nina is found in a residential neighbourhood, a short walk from the main road which connects Marsala with Trapani, to the north. The property is set a couple of hundred metres to the west of this, which helps keep the traffic noise to a light minimum. Along this road you will find a greengrocer’s, a butcher’s, a pharmacy and, a little further along, a supermarket. Day-to-day errands can be run on foot or by bike, but a car would certainly be important to connect to the nearby cities.
The vendor has described the neighbours to us as very quiet and friendly. Villa Nina shares a party wall, but without sacrificing the feeling of peace and privacy at all.
Sports lovers will enjoy the proximity to a club that offers kite surfing and competitive types will love the popular local karting track. Those who prefer to enjoy the fresh air at a more leisurely pace will be able to drink it in with some idyllic sea views from the foot- and cycle-path which runs along the edge of the salt flats.
Marsala itself is a small port city of under a hundred thousand residents, and has long played an important role in the history of Sicily. First settled by the Carthaginians in the third century BC, it is an important archaeological hub and home to some superb mosaics and statues. Of course, its greatest fame came through its contributions to the world of enoculture, especially the fortified wine which takes its name from the town.
The small international airport of Trapani-Birgi is reachable in minutes, and the larger one at Palermo is still less than an hour away by car.
There is no work that needs to be done on Villa Nina in order to move in and make it a comfortable year-round residence. We think that, in the light of this, the asking price is very reasonable. However, there may even be room to negotiate a little here.
Whether you are making a permanent move to live in Villa Nina or just planning on using it as a summer retreat, a pool would be a perfect addition, a stunning way to cool off on a hot day. In this part of the island, you should budget around €35,000 to build and fill a full sized pool with deck and all the equipment required. We would be very happy to put you in touch with some trusted local specialists who can help you with the project.
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