Il Gelso

Selinunte and Western Sicily, Sicily, Italy

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Prices for this property are available on request, please call the number below to speak to a Travel Expert about pricing and availability.

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Months Prices

Prices are based on 2 sharing for 7 nights.

Our view

A beautifully decorated villa set in a very private spot with superb sea views, easy access to sandy beaches and a gorgeous pool.

In brief

  • Superb sea views
  • Splendid beaches nearby
  • Elegant, spacious interiors

About the villa

Sitting in a private position with views to  vines and the sea, Il Gelso combines chic, roomy accommodation, an abundance of outdoor space, and close proximity to the glorious sandy beaches that this location is well known for. The entrance to the property takes you into the large open plan kitchen/dining area complete with stunning lava stone work surfaces . Off the kitchen there is a large modern shower room which leads on into a light filled double bedroom with a charming feature window onto a children’s play area. The luminous open plan lounge and dining area has three French doors with balconies the main one providing access to the delightful gardens and pool area and have incredible views of the countryside and the ocean. The interior walls of the villa are adorned with wonderful photographs taken by the famous owner photographer. From the sitting room there is a feature staircase up to a small study mezzanine area which leads out onto a terrace, suitable for hosting a summers evening party.

The other side of the hallway connects to the master bedroom with a large ensuite. The villa also has a charming self-contained guest annexe with access from the fruit garden. It has a spacious lounge and a huge modern ensuite shower room to accompany the modern twin bedroom with views into the spectacular fruit garden. Il Gelso  is set within a mature walled garden complete with its own secure children’s play area with lockable gates from the pool area. There are large shaded terraces with barbecue area suitable for dining and lounging on those long summer nights. The terrace overlooks the stunning decked pool area which is surrounded by fragrant lavender and rosemary shrubs. The mature gardens feature cypress, palm and pomegranate trees and a variety of fragrant shrubs.

Villa details



  • Sitting room with dining area opening to the gardens and pool
  • Kitchen with breakfast area opening to dining terrace
  • Double bedroom
  • Bathroom with walk in shower
  • Bedroom with two sets of bunk beds opening to children's play area
  • Double bedroom with shower room en suite
  • Cloakroom


  • Staircase up to small study/mezzanine area opening to large terrace with seating
  • Master double bedroom with shower room en suite opening to small terrace


  • Sitting room
  • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite



  • Cot and highchair
  • Additional services


  • Barbecue


  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • CD player
  • Radio


  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms


  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Coffee machine
  • Juicer
  • Food processor
  • Sandwich maker


  • 10m x 4m
  • Built-in steps
  • Outdoor shower


  • Washing machine
  • Iron & ironing board

Important Information

Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. This only applies to guests over 12 years and the amount varies from €1 .5 to €6 per person and is set by the local council. Further details will be advised prior to arrival.

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.

Please note occupancy strictly no more than 10.

Please note car is recommended, roads are not suitable for walking.

CV Contact

An English speaking CV Representative in Italy will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival from 16:00. Departure by 10:00. All other periods changeover day is flexible. Minimum stay 7 nights.


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.



CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport of arrival. Please ask for details.


A food hamper is available on request. It must be ordered in the UK pre departure and paid for locally. Please ask for details.

Additional services

CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special.  You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.

Service & Staffing


  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 2 day(s) per week
  • Linen change once per week (towel change mid week and changeover day)


  • Cook service



  • Shops and restaurants 3km Portopalo di Menfi


  • Menfi 8 km
  • Selinunte 10 km
  • Sciacca 25 km
  • Segesta 50km
  • Agrigento 70 km
  • Trapani and Erice 90 km
  • Palermo 110 km


  • Sandy beach 3km and 10km Selinunte


  • Trapani 73 km
  • Palermo 100 km
  • Comiso 200 km
  • Catania 251 km
About the area

Selinunte and Western Sicily

Average weather

While still having a rich Italian heritage in food, history and culture, the west of Sicily has a noticeable African influence. Even with this, this area is still famous for an Italian tradition – winemaking – and is the home of the sweet desert wine, Marsala. The nightlife is something to experience, with family run restaurants popping up on the streets in the evening, showcasing a menu of freshly caught seafood, and other local dishes. But don’t forget about the days. Whatever interests you, there is something to see - from thermal baths and beaches to island trips and historical monuments.

Find out more about Selinunte and Western Sicily