Zarbo di Mare

San Vito Lo Capo, Trapani
+32 474 984899 / +39 348 8537250

Move from terrace to terrace tracking the sun's progress and dive into the the deep blue sea from your own swimming platform... bliss!


4 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

A simple stone-built house, slap on the sea, on a beautiful stretch of coast to the north-west tip of the island. Sun worshippers can follow the progress of the rays by moving from terrace to terrace through the day; those who prefer the shade will be just as happy. A verdant courtyard behind is a lovely place to take breakfast; for lunch, move to the large shady terrace with a barbecue; later, enjoy dinner on the terrace looking out to sea. Inside are two bedrooms, which can be used as either double or twin, an open-plan living area with a pine-and-white kitchen and a sitting room with an open fire, and heating and air-con in every room. Below the house are steps down to a private swimming platform, perfect for confident swimmers; the sea is deep and great for snorkelling. Families with small children should swim from the beach at San Vito, where the water is shallower. There are some lovely things to see in the area – do not miss the extraordinary Greek temple at Segesta – and you’re a few minutes’ cycle away from San Vito and its shops, festivals and bars.


  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Short breaks available in low season, minimum 4 nights.
Restaurants 4km.


Nightly price
from €100
Weekly price
from €800
1 House for 4
From €1004 beds2 bedrooms


This house is a little piece of paradise. Perched ontop of the sea with views from every angle. We stayed a week and couldn’t pull ourselves away from Zarbo Di Mare. The house is perfectly equipped with everything you could need. We were a family with an 8 & 9 yr olds and every need was met. There are a selection of beach toys, boots, flippers etc for the kids to enjoy. A hammock to enjoy the view and breeze. And a private diving platform to swim. Very close to town, restaurants and supermarket. My only hesitation to leave this review is more people will come and it won’t be our secret

Catherine, Melbourne

An idyllic retreat on the beautifully scenic north west coast of Sicily. Spectacular views with private access to the sea ( but only for those who can swim). Very private yet only a short drive to the lovely little tourist town of San Vito lo Capo . with its safe , sandy beach and a range of shops, cafes and restaurants. The house and gardens were a delight with lovely little seated dining areas outside designed for different times of the day. The owner was particularly attentive and helpful. We had a fabulous holiday there!

Eileen and Glenn, Enniskillen

We’ve stayed in Barbara’s wonderfully tranquil, simple seaside house three years in a row. The views are balmy and blissful and it’s but five minutes in the car to San Vito with its many shops and restaurants. I’ve stayed in much larger properties in Italy, France and Spain and never known a better equipped kitchen - it might be compact but everything you need is there. The private diving platform has ruined me completely - I’ll never want to share the sea again. A fantastic place for a spot of dolce farniente, although there are lots of sites of great historical import nearby, or so we hear!

Sarah, London

This humble little house is also perfection as a jolly and relaxing holiday retreat. It is well equipped, clean, neat and tidy. There are a few houses scattered along this bit of coast, though it is definitely ‘off the beaten track’. The National Park is exceptionally beautiful. The local town is a friendly, with plenty of choice for places to eat authentic Sicilian food. The beach and little harbour is simply beautiful. The house owner has been helpful in every way. What a really special place—we hope to visit again!

Suzie, Devon

Lovely place, very 'special'. Very thoroughly and thoughtfully equipped, simple but comfortable and attractive with a spectacular position and view! We saw many dolphins a couple of times. There are many places to visit within easy reach and the local town is busy but fairly small, very friendly and the tourists seem to be almost entirely Italian. The swimming spot reached from the house by steps and a rocky path is idyllic although not easy to get out from when the water is rough. The owner is very responsive, informative and helpful.

elaine, LONDON

Wonderful location. Very comfortable and well equipped house. Perfect for climbers, too as the location is accessible to rock climbing areas. Perfect for access to beaches,and walking too.


Fabulous location with the most amazing views. Lovely comfortable house with everything you need and loads of space for 2. Hours to be spent on the verandas looking out over the sea and at the mountains. San vito just an easy cycle away or a few minutes drive. Would highly recommend it.


All the ingredients for a perfect holiday. A charming, unpretentious and beautifully managed house in a unique position, with spectacular sea views offering total tranquillity but within a few minutes of the many joys of San Vito - glorious beach, boat hire, restaurants, gelaterie, fish and fruit markets to mention but a few, where one can go for days without hearing any other non-Italian voices. A real find - I've already booked for the 4th time in 3 years for next year!!


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Barbara Yates

  • Easter: the renowned 'Misteri' in Trapani. Religious statues, beautifully flower decorated by the different trades, and carried through the town for 24 hours on their shoulders. A great honour for them.
  • During Springtime, an international kite flying competition with participants from all over the world. Great for both kids and adults.
  • Around 20 September, the international cous cous festival, with contestants from many different cous cous countries. San Vito is renowned for its fish cous cous.
  • October-November, international rock climbing competition. San Vito is very well known for its excellent rock climbing areas.
  • Wonderful walks in the Zingaro Nature Reserve, just up the road, and in the surrounding area. The views are breathtaking.
  • Close to many places of interest on the Western coast: Segesta, Erice, Trapani and its suggestive salt flats, Mozia, Marsala, Mazzara with its well known red prawns and Selinunte. Palermo is just one hour away and Agrigento an easy day trip.