Il Gelso

Selinunte and Western Sicily, Sicily, Italy

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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 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


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair
  • Additional services

Cooking Outdoors

  • Barbecue


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

Keeping Cool

  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms

Kitchen Essentials

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

Private Pool

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

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board

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

Important Information

Please note occupancy is up to 8 for the Main House only are available all year. Prices for up to 10 including the annexe are available on request. 

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 between 16:00 - 19:00.Departure by 10:00. Changeover day flexible (minimum 7 nights) but Saturday departure day between 17 July - 27 August


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




  • 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

Essential Information

Please note that in most villas there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival to the House Manager. Euro 1 per person for a maximum of 10 nights, children under 12 are excluded. 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.


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.