We traveled to Castellammare del Golfo for a family wedding. Our group included 2 other family members and their small children, totaling 7 little cousins aged 2-7 years. This property is a lovely yellow stucco building perched halfway up a hill overlooking the ocean. There is a private parking area for cars just behind and above it. Each family had their own apartment, but we were all next to each other. The entire building was surrounded by lush planting, and a walled courtyard (outdoor shower!) that provided the children a safe environment, allowed sweeping views of the ocean as well as a feeling of privacy. In the morning, we could walk to the beach, or, alternately, drive to one of the other beaches in the immediate area. There was usually a lovely breeze, and when we chose to cook, we always ate outdoors. Although we lived as a large group, each apartment has its own porch, and area for table and chairs outside. We could hang towels and bathing suits on clothes lines discreetly placed, and there is even a washing machine available for a very small fee based on the honor system.
Although the property is technically in Marina Alcamo, the city of Castellammare del Golfo is only a 5 minute drive right along the water. It was very easy to navigate to and from the autostrada, or to other towns.
All in all, this was a warm and welcoming place with a lovely host who lives in one of the apartments, and who is always accommodating to her guests' needs.