Real Estate in Cefalù
A prime example of vacation real estate in Cefalù, the 80s-built Villa Playa sits right on Sicily’s north coast, just a stone’s throw from the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea. Already being rented out as a popular holiday home, the pretty villa has 130 square meters of spaciously-distributed living space.
On the ground floor there is a roomy living and dining area, where a partially-raised ceiling gives a beautiful combination of light and air. Off this are the kitchen, a double guest bedroom and a bathroom with shower and toilet.
A large French door leads out onto the sumptuous sun terrace at the front of the house, framed by old olive trees. On this terrace is a typical Sicilian outdoor kitchen with a gas cooker.
The upper floor consists of a master bedroom, a twin room with a balcony and a second bathroom with shower and toilet. From this level you can also access the roof terrace, fitted with a large parasol.
The house has around 700m2 (7500ft2) of enclosed outdoor space. The garden is lovingly planted with olive trees, laurel hedges and various Mediterranean plants. There is also space for off-road parking.
The house has been occupied and is in good condition. Only a few minor cosmetic repairs are necessary. The floors are covered with Como and ceramic tiles. The living room and bedrooms have air conditioning. In the living room there is a large wood-carved dining table, a TV area with a fireplace, 3 sofas (2 sofa beds), stereo and desk. The well-equipped kitchen has a dual fuel oven, a large fridge-freezer and a washing machine.
This property is situated in a small private complex, outside which the area is mostly summer houses inhabited by locals who escape the cities in the hottest months. The facility has private parking and is only accessible to authorized persons.
It is found in the ‘Capo Playa’ district, between the village of Lascari (about 1.5km away) and the tourist paradise of Cefalù (about 6km), with its picture-postcard sandy beach and UNESCO World Heritage Site cathedral. This is an exceptional area of Sicily for investment because the vacation trade here stretches back a century.
Sicily’s capital, Palermo, is under an hour’s drive away, with Falcone-Borsellino International Airport only slightly past the city. The access road leads directly to the small, quiet ‘Capo Playa’ bay, and the villa’s small complex is located just above. A private footpath gives direct beach access. This area is planted with olive trees, cacti and Mediterranean maquis, and has a beautiful view over the bay to the town of Termini Imerese. Inland the green foothills of the Madonie Natural Park offer a paradise of flora and fauna for hikers to enjoy.
The house would make an ideal investment for anyone who is considering financing a vacation property by letting to guests when they are not here themselves. The picturesque situation and the proximity to the hugely popular Cefalù means that a seasonal price of up to €2,000 per week is not unreasonable. Real estate in Sicily can pay for itself in the long run!
If you need someone to manage the maintenance and letting of the property when you are not around, we have impeccable connections in the area and decades of experience in the field. Talk to us about your needs and we will do everything we can to make the process of investing in Cefalù a smooth and easy one.