[Check availability calendar] Villa Cactus is an elegant and spacious aeolian style house which can accomodate up 8 people in 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with shower, a kitchen and 2 very large spectacular terraces overlooking the mediterranean sea and in the distance Sicily and the Etna volcano.
There's wifi internet access from the terraces!
In front of the house there is also a beautiful garden with lemon trees, almond trees, olive trees. It is located in Fossetta, a fraction of Pecorini in the southern side of Filicudi Island.
The villa consists of a kitchen, two spacious bedrooms on the ground floor, and a more intimate but delicious room on the mezzanine floor above the kitchen, accessible via a staircase from the central room.
The villa is located in Pecorini, in Fossetta district about 150 meters above sea level., just below the church Pecorini, at 300meters from the sea in lienar distance, that's a 600 meters and 5 to 10 minutes walk from the beaches of Pecorini along a panoramic ancient walking trail.
From the patio along three steps you get to a second panoramic terrace, at the center of which there's a huge cactus plant with an age of over 35 years, which gives its name to the villa, and invites the guests to rest in the afternoon in his shadow.
In the garden next to the house you will find: an almond tree, a carob tree, a cactus, laurel trees, giant, sage, rosemary, a lemon tree, a medlar tree ... and so on ...
Here is a picture of a 180-degree terrace on a winter day (so without summer outdoor furniture).
The villa has two entrances, a north one on the pecorini-canale foot trail and another entrance on the west side that opens onto the garden and leads to a private and exclusive clearing which is easily reached by car or on foot via a short road which leads to the main - and only - paved road of the island of Filicudi. A pricate parking is important because without a private car park in summer you can not land in a car in Filicudi!
Here is a picture of the south of Filicudi side or the districts of Pecorini, Stimpagnato, Channel and the mountains above.
Map of the house:
The south elevation of the villa
The central room
The central room is large 24 square meters (about 258 square feets).
It has a double bed and on request an extra bed or can be arranged with 3 separate single beds only.
The central room has a door leading to the kitchen, a door leading in the other bedroom, and a visible scale on the right in the picture that leads to the bedroom on the mezzanine.
The room is wide around 5 meters (3.28 feets).
Here is a picture of the room when it is only furnished with a double bed.
The room on the mezzanine floor
Here is the upstairs room, which also has an en-suite bathroom with shower, a small desk, a wardrobe, bedside tables and a small refrigerator.
It is smaller than the rooms on the ground floor but it is nevertheless very comfortable.
From one of the two windows you can see the sea and the north coast of Sicily.
The interior of the bedroom on the upper floor.
There 's also the shower, but it did not fit in the picture!
The "Yellow" room in Cactus Villa
Even this room, at the west end of the cactus house, is very large - about 23 square meters (about 247 square feets) - to give you maximum comfort.The room also has a very high ceiling.
It is equipped with a double bed and a single.
It has a private en-suite bathroom and a ceiling fan.
Interior details of a bathroom:
The kitchen is not as large as the other rooms, but it is comfortable and convenient. It is equipped with a dishwasher a + class, gas cooker with a gas oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a microwave oven. On request we also give an ice cream maker machine..
In summer you'll have lunch and dinner in the patio so the kitchen is really just a place to cook comfortably.
The exterior of the house.
The Aeolian architectural style Patio - called "Baglio" - with white columns and masonry benches.
Cactus home. This is the first of two large terraces in front of the villa, both facing south and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the Sicily.
The typical day's guest house Cactus takes place in this panoramic terrace lulled by the breeze from the sea, watching the northern coast of Sicily which is reflected on the sea waves, and at night the Milky Way and the moon that cross the sky from east to west, while the voices of the fishermen on the sea surface distant echo.
The part of the patio in front of the "yellow" room.
Here is another picture of the same terrace.
The part of the patio in front of the central room. Here's the access to the southern terrace of the house, the one with the huge cactus. That panoramica terrace has no canopy, so it's perfect to sunbathing or watch the stars and the milky way at night. Some shadow is provided by the huge cactus.
|Sleeps: up to 8 people
|Bedrooms: 2 large + 1 mid-sized|
|Bathrooms: 3 (with showers)
|Square Meters:140 (about 1528 square feets)
|Minimum-stay: 1 Week
|Private parking lot available for free to our guests
|Small kitchen but fully equipped (fridge-freezer, stove and gas oven, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave)|
|Sea distance: 5-10minutes walk from pecorini Mare, 20 minutes from "Le punte" Beach.|