Casa ai Frassini di Cofanello

San Vito Lo Capo, Trapani
+39 333 6060207

A peaceful, simple retreat with brilliant blue sea views. Fantastic walks, rock climbing. nature galore.... famous couscous festival too


4 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

The Experience

You could look out over the bay from this wild spot all day – the view is cobalt blue, uninterrupted and fringed with olive trees. Once you leave the main road and group of houses that is Castelluzzo, head out into wilderness and the beautiful Monte Cofano Nature Reserve – a stony track runs between dramatic mountains and the sea. A steep, winding drive leads down to the house: a rustic terracotta affair tucked into the hillside. Inside all is newly done, simple with splashes of blue echoing that view. Bedrooms and sitting room are plain with white walls, tiled floors and French doors onto a balcony; the small en suite bathrooms are as fresh as a daisy. Find a couple of spaces up some open steps too: room for a single bed and a desk. Cook in the galley kitchen, which has all the basics, or in a little outside set-up if you want to star-gaze. Anna leaves supper/breakfast things if you arrive late (her summer house is next door). It’s a short scramble over rocks to a leap into deep clear water, two minutes by car to a wide, popular beach, ten minutes to buzzing San Vito.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Children over 6 welcome.
1 May - 7 June.
Restaurants 3km.


Nightly price
from €110
Weekly price
from €800
1 House for 4
From €1104 beds2 bedrooms


The house is set in spacious grounds in a beautiful setting - a wonderful sea view greets you every morning. Hammocks are swung in the cool shade of trees within glimpsing distance of the sea. The house has everything you need and is comfortable; Giacomo and Anna are wonderful hosts, always available if you need assistance, yet leaving you undisturbed to enjoy the peace and beauty of the location. You can swim and snorkel right in front of the house or in several places within a short walk in either direction; our kids loved exploring the rocks and jumping into the sea.

Tamsin, Bristol

We found a splendid house, very well maintained and very well equipped, close to the owners, exquisite people. a stone's throw from the sea, the enchanting landscape has given us moments of peace and happiness. Thank you so much!


This is an incredibly special place. The lovely house, garden and surroundings are so quiet and peaceful – we slept every night with the sound of the sea and the smell of the bay tree drifting through the window – and the views are beyond spectacular. It is the perfect house to get away from it all and to read, walk and swim, but is also within easy reach of beautiful Erice, Trapani, Marsala and the salt flats. San Vito lo Capo is lively and buzzing, and Castelluzo, the nearest village, has some great little shops for food and wine. Anna, Giacomo & Lia are extremely kind and considerate hosts.

Morven, Glasgow

Thank you for your hospitality and warm welcome. You have a lovely home in a beautiful and dramatic setting. We had a great holiday and go home feeling refreshed and relaxed.

Mark, Nottingham

The location here is superb, wonderful views in a very secluded spot. Don't be put off by the unmade road its not bad at all. Although simple the property is very comfy, perhaps the addition of some more easy chairs in the living room would be nice. The owners who live next door were very helpful and pleasant.

Steve, Carnforth

The house is out of this world. It's hidden away in a sheltered wood of Ash trees, olives, carobs and palms within the wild and archaic nature reserve of Monte Cofano. The sea is wonderful for snorkelling and easy to access just beneath the house over some smooth rocks. Anna and Giacomo will show you where. The hosts and their daughter are so kind and discreet. Their holiday home is also within the woods and they are on call if you need anything. The house is chic, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Casteluzzo and San Vito friendly and foodie. Capriciossa's arancines at 1930 delicious!

Martin, Brighton

It is a wonderful place with a fantastitic view. Thanks for amazing weeks in casa cofanello. We have enjoyed sun, swiming, and relaxation. Thanks to Anna and James for our time here and for your concern.

Micaela, Gimo

The sea, the sea! The Casa ai Frassini is nested between the dramatic rocks of the Riserva Monte Cofano, a stone throw from the clear turquoise sea. The views fare unforgettable, as is the silence, the quietness and the feeling of being in an archaic place. The seashore is miraculously uncrowded in an area packed with tourists even in September, though the access to the sea can be tricky (kids beware) The house is elegantly essential while well equipped. Anna & Giacomo are the most gracious hosts one can hope for (they even got me a Cassata for my birthday!). It must be haven in springtime!

Silvia,, Biella

We can only say this place is magical, special yet very homely place. It is in national reserved place therefore hard to reach but that makes this location so precious. Anna and Jacomes are thoughtful , generous and smiley host ever met. In our kitchen , they provide almost entire supermarket. Rice,pasta,tomato souse,coffee,tea,fruits etc.They even prepar us lunch! House itself has great open feeling , sea breeze was always in the house never need to touch air condition. In the garden there are 2 hummock in shade where we enjoy chilling in. Thoroughly hightly recommend enough. Will be back !!

Hiroko, Poole Dorset

Posto splendido, vista incantevole, casa perfettamente attrezzata, pace, silenzio, spazio, natura - solo il rumore del mare e del vento. Splendido mare a due passi, mai affollato. Proprietari gentilissimi e disponibilissimi. Luogo ideale per chi non ama la folla e i riti vacanzieri.

Silvana, Berlin

Many thanks for your hospitality! We had a wonderful stay at this lovely house in such a spectacular location. We enjoyed visiting the small beaches all along the coast in both directions, as well as simply relaxing in the garden. To future guests, we can recommend: sunset dinner at Pocho, Alfonso’s fish shop in San Vito ( for fresh fish to coak at home ) and an evening stroll around Erice. Thanks again, we hope to return soon!


We spent a wonderful week at Casa ai Frassini, enjoying the striking beauty of nature: clear sea right in front of the house, starry sky, great walks, perfect silence day and night. We couldn’t believe that such perfect peace could be available in August only a few km away from the “mad crowd”! Our hosts were friendly and ready to help and share their love for the splendid place.


Perfect if you love the sea – there are panoramic views over the calm bay, you’re two kilometres from the next town, 200 meters to the water and eight minutes on foot to a rocky beach beneath a medieval tower. The house is modern and practically laid out. I would particularly recommend visiting before or after the high summer season. The owners are very friendly and helpful.


We have had a lovely two weeks at the Monte Cofano National Park. We made a call to get away from everything and recharge and have managed that brilliantly. Anna and Giacomo have been very hospitable – including an incredibly kind invitation to lunch – and we leave with good memories. Our evening trips to the fortress for the last swim of the day will linger long (not least the ever-present seagull on a rock on the journey) and we shall also miss Alfonso’s fish. In terms of eating/drinking, Il Pocho is a must (the couscous is fantastic).


The place is of incredible beauty: at the foothill of ochre cliffs, the house overlooks a large, deep blue bay, not far from a majestic tower dating back to 16th century. Monte Cofano Natural Park offers wonderful hikes along the coast. Many well equidped rock climbing routes just 3 miles away. The owners are kind and hospitable as well as respectful of their guests' privacy.


We spent two beautiful and unforgettable weeks in Cofanello: the nature is beautiful and wild, the house in its simplicity is protective, fascinating and very well situated in the park. The sea is beautiful and clean, and the home owners were exquisite and friendly. They kindly took us around to explore the beautiful surrounding, and we also got to visit a part of the town where the famous TV Show (Commissario Montalbano) was filmed. In short: a wonderful and peaceful area situated in a Regional Park , absolutely free from tourists and very close to another Park called Capo San Vito.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Anna & Lia Cuttitta

  • The Monte Cofano Nature Reserve, with its picturesque mule trails, caves and remains of ancient settlements. You can stargaze, explore the bottom of the ocean, go birdwatching, discover rare plants or go swimming with schools of fish in the nearby creek.
  • The nearby town of San Vito Lo Capo , around six miles up the coast, with its gorgeous beaches and ancient church fortress, along with cultural and sporting events and the Zingaro Nature Reserve. The house is fenced off in a green area of 15,000 m².
  • Travel south and visit the towns of Trapani and Marsala with their salt mines, beautiful museums and historic centres, or pay a visit to the islands of Egadi, Erice, Mozia, Segesta and Selinunte.
  • Sport lovers will find plenty to do in the region, including rock climbing, kitesurfing, surfboarding, horseriding and hiking.
  • You can sample delicious Sicilian cuisine at nearby gourmet restaurant Il Pocho, or try some refreshing gelato in nearby San Vito.
  • Jump into the clear blue sea, a few steps away from the front door, or relax in the enormous, private Nature Reserve surrounded by beautiful flowers and vegetation. Please check our Facebook page for more info!