We were very pleased with our rental during February 2014. The villa had everything we needed and was very close to a number of great tourist locations: Mondello (5 min drive), Palermo (10 min), Monreale (20 min), Erice (1 hour). The villa is at the end of a cul-de-sac in front of the public beach and boardwalk. Inside, there was plenty of space for our family of 6 and we loved to open the windows and balcony doors to hear the sound of the surf throughout the day and night.
The only gripe we had was our inability to keep the living room warm. Each bedroom has an independently-controlled, electric wall heating unit so sleeping is quite comfortable. But because of the weather (cold, windy, rainy), we spent most of our time in the living room which only has a fireplace. The room is very large and so the fireplace doesn't do a good job of heating the entire room and the windows probably need to be made more energy efficient to help fix this problem. The window in the main bathroom was also old and needed to be replaced -- it let in drafts of cold air. It was frigid and we had to use our own space heater. Naturally, only winter rentals would have this problem.
The owners were very nice and willing to make trips out to the villa whenever necessary. We had problems with our flights and they were very flexible with the changes to our schedule.
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