The Contrada Spagnola Residence

marsala, sicily
7 bedroom - 6 bath
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€1,298 per night (EUR)
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This charming historic villa in rural Sicily sleeps up to 9 in the main house and a further 10 in three private apartments, plus 3 babies, and is an ideal choice a family get together with school age children. On Sicily’s unspoilt west coast at the edge of a national park, the residence is surrounded by ancient salt marshes, vineyards, windmills and olive groves. Kids will love picking oranges from the trees, gathering eggs from the hens and selecting their own vegetables from the garden, along with taking boat trips out to nearby islands. There are bikes, toys and a table football game to play with too. Each apartment has a private kitchen, bathroom and outdoor area. We love the rustic chic decor, the luxurious bedding and the beautiful stonework.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
10 queen
4 twin / single
sleeps 3
3 baby crib

What we love

  • Authentic Mediterranean styling, with natural materials, exquisite tiled flooring and high-end locally-sourced furnishings
  • Beautiful kitchen with traditional furnishings and tiled wall
  • Snug dining room with fireplace
  • Beautiful bedrooms with luxurious white bedding and minimal furniture
  • Spacious bathrooms, again kitted out with top-quality furnishings, tubs and rainshowers
  • Outdoor decking with table and chairs
  • Fabulous gardens, orchard and vegetable patch and plenty of room to play and explore
  • Fab location in one of the most enticing parts of Sicily surrounded by wonderful nature, authentic Sicilian culture and a turquoise ocean
  • Bikes available to borrow, some with child seats
  • There are many restaurants nearby serving exquisite local fare and there are lovely gelato stops for kids
  • Kids will love the toys, table football and treehouse
  • You can pick your own fruit from the orange, fig, pear and lemon trees, gather eggs from the hens and find vegetables in the garden for dinner
  • The sea is a 10 minute walk away but there is no real sandy beach. Kids will love exploring the rocks and nearby islands instead

Things to know

  • Trapani Airport is 15 minutes away by car; Palermo Airport is 1 hour 15 minutes by car
  • 15 minutes from Marsala historic centre, where you will find local restaurants, supermarkets, internet cafés and banks
  • Car hire recommended
  • The main house sleeps up to 9 in 4 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms, a dining room, kitchen and private outdoor area with table and chairs
  • One private apartment sleeps up to 4 in 1 bedroom with a bathroom, living room, kitchen and private outdoor space
  • The second apartment is on 2 levels and sleeps up to 4 in 1 bedroom with a bathroom, dining room, kitchen and private outdoor space
  • The third sleeps up to 2 people in 1 bedroom with a bathroom and private outdoor space
  • Extra beds are available to add to certain apartments and rooms so you can make up triple bedrooms or add single beds to the lounge areas
  • The villa is typically rented out in its entirety for the privacy of its guests
  • Not recommended for children under three years old (non-crawling babies excepted), as it is full of steps, stairs, corners, uneven floors and rustic features
  • Three cribs and a high chair available
  • Minimum stay: 1 week
Adriano C.
Member since October 05, 2014
I am Italian and my wife is Japaneese, we have two children, we love Sicily and we believe that by restoring a historic house to its former glory we are helping to regenerate the coast of Sicily and protect the land from the horrible new building constructions. During the renovation of the villa we have tried as much as possible to use natural, local products. All our marble is Sicilian, the colors used to paint the wall is made by Sicilian grounds and natural lime. The floors use a mix of natural and decorated tiles, something you can’t find anywhere else. Every single room at Villa Salinara used to be a family home. We renovated them to have one single property, with all of them connected through the garden. We have used only local artisans and never bought anything from large retail chains. Old doors, old windows, old floors, beds, wardrobes, have all been recycled from the past and restored. Our life has changed a lot. Here at Villa Salinara, we work 24 hours a day, but at the same time, we are in a place of holiday and get to spend time with people who are usually very happy and relaxed. Our life is much better than before. We live near the sea and every day we can see the blue sky, the blue sea and the sunset face to face with Africa.

Marsala, Sicily

Wine beside the sea

This seaside town on the western tip of Sicily is known for its fortified wine, its archaeological museum and its ancient ruins. Nearby you’ll find the island’s salt pans; it’s also easy to day trip to Mozia island and plenty of family-friendly beaches.