Top 12 Cefalu Airbnbs - Updated 2022

airbnb Cefalù, Italy
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Whether you’re a culture vulture who adores rich history and craves the chance to explore stunning architecture or more of a sun worshipper and cannot wait to hit some lovely Mediterranean beaches, Cefalù on Sicily’s north coast has much to commend. Home to a beautiful 12th century Norman cathedral with sublime mosaics and soaring towers, the town is also well placed for exploring the Madonie Regional Nature Park just a few kilometres to the south - with its mix of mountain scenery, medieval castles and beautiful wildlife. There’s the local beaches - such as those at Settefrati and Mazzaforno, which are great places to forget the cares of the world. Those looking to explore this corner of Italy will find plenty of attractive Cefalu Airbnbs. These are some of the best.

1. Apartment in a fantastic villa surrounded by lush garden (from USD 89)

This bright apartment within the eclectic Villa Caterina is a beautiful place to stay for couples. The unit is named Ambra and comes with a terrace, a sea view, and a spacious garden. Other amenities in the area are the ping pong table and the parking spaces. This air-conditioned apartment is just five minutes of walk from the Old Town and the beaches. Inside, there is a living room with a comfortable sofa and television and a fully equipped kitchen overlooking the orange trees.

Apartment Ambra in Villa Caterina
Cefalu, Italy, Italy
14 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Host:
valerio is an accommodating and thoughtful host who makes sure you feel well looked after
valerio is a great host who told us where the quiet beaches are
valerio is a wonderful host very friendly responsive and responsible
Location:
amazing location and an amazing villa
we really enjoyed the apartment and location
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2. New apartment with modern furniture (from USD 64)

Perfectly complementing the old charm of Cefalu is the modernness of this artsy one-bedroom Airbnb apartment hosted by Salvatore. It is suitable for four people, mainly small families with children. The home’s location is close to Palermo, Aeolian Islands, and Madonie Park. Some features of this home include the well-functioning kitchen, terraces, and a citrus garden. Quaint establishments like pizzerias and mini-markets are within walking distance of the property. There is a parking space in front of the rental, available for a minimal fee.

Fondachelli
Cefalù, Sicilia, Italy
146 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
no wifi but everything else was great and really central to everythingthanks salvatore
we found it very comfortable to stay in and we would highly recommend
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
a very clean neat apartment approx
spotless clean perfect for 2 people but a bit crowded for more
great location the flat was really clean and nice
inside was sparkling clean and although compact had everything you could need
Host:
the host was welcoming and everything was smooth
salvatore is a wonderful host
salvatore was a super host as well
salvatore is a great host quick to communicate and was waiting for us when we arrived
salvatore is a very punctual and friendly host
Location:
location was amazing literally a minute walk to the beach
great location its just 2 min walk from the beach
great location quiet but in the heart of cefalu
great stay in a central location close to old town cefalù
great apartment in a perfect location
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3. Central two-person studio flat (from USD 71)

A two-person studio Cefalu apartment with a high approval rating from those who have visited previously, this rental is moments from all manner of cultural delights - be they culinary or historic. What’s more, it is one of three apartments within the same building that are operated by this host and should you be part of a larger group and decide to rent all three, you’ll have six to seven beds at your disposal. This particular apartment comes with kitchenette facilities, air conditioning, TV and wi-fi access. There’s also a shared laundry in the building’s common area. Guests loved the property’s location and also gave it top marks for value and cleanliness.

Casa "L'Isola" - Zagara
Cefalù, Sicilia, Italy
171 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was so nice to have breakfast or an afternoon drink on the little balcony
the bed was very wide and the remote controlled air con made for a comfortable nights sleep
there's even an in-room safe and a washer and dryer on the ground floor
comfy bed good wifi washer & dryer available for your use good strong water pressure in the shower
having breakfast on the balcony was such a pleasure pina and her family members are very friendly and helpful
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and comfortable
the apartment was immaculately clean and comfortable
the design of the apartment is beautiful - clean and recently renovated
the house was extremely clean and very well decorated
really nice and clean flat in beautifully renovated house
Host:
pina is a wonderful host
the hosts were extremely helpful and welcoming
pina was the perfect host and very professional
pina and her husband were wonderful hosts
pina is an amazing host and so friendly accommodating and helpful
Location:
super close to the beach
the location is great you can walk to the beach restaurants the cathedral and shops
fantastic apartment - location is perfect
the location is fantastic right in the heart of cefalù
the location is great - an easy walk from the train station and in the cutest little street
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4. Wonderful view of the sea off Cefalù (from USD 49)

Another property which makes the most of its sea view, this private Cefalu Airbnb rental would be a great option for solo travellers eager to enjoy the salty air, or couples looking for a romantic Sicilian break. It is one of four independent bedrooms that are available for rent within the same apartment- each of which has its own private bathroom, opening up the possibility that larger groups can be accommodated by arrangement with the host. Shared facilities include air conditioning, a kitchen, living room and laundry. Those who wish to head out to eat rather than slave over a stove will find plenty of amenities in the nearby area, as well as a range of attractions such as the beach and duomo - both of which are very close at hand.

Wonderful View of the Sea of Cefalù
Cefalù, Sicily, Italy
235 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great little room with an incredible sunset view from the window
there is a wonderful view from the room
breakfast was provided with coffee which was very good
i will definitely go back to that beautiful room with the stunning view over the sea
excellent breakfast including fruit and cornetti
Cleanliness:
so clean and comfy
very clean and comfortable
everything is very clean and attractively
the communication was good and the apartment was clean
its clean spacious- and perfect
Host:
the hosts are helpful
host was friendly and spoke english
our host made us very welcome
the host sara was wonderful
la fenice was an excellent host
Location:
the location is perfect
fantastic location 10 minute walk from train station and next to beach
perfect location and in the middle of the main town area
very comfortable accommodation and location is ideal
nice place in the middle of the city
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5. Two-person flat, close to the sea and cathedral (from USD 33)

Sightseers eager to hit the beach or take in the charms of the local cathedral may wish to look at this one-bedroom flat. It is just metres away from both attractions in the heart of the town. Despite its enviable location, it is set on a peaceful street which will appeal to couples eager to enjoy a little downtime with a charming Mediterranean break. The property boasts a number of mod-cons - from air conditioning and kitchen to TV and laundry facilities. It even has its own small balcony to survey the local street. The friendly host and “great location” were among the high points flagged up by former happy guests.

Casa Giulia
Cefalù, Sicilia, Italy
293 reviews
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i appreciated having air conditioning and a kitchen that i could use
the only thing that would make this place even better would be access to wifi
excellent choice for staying here when traveling hope there will have wifi in the future:)
little touches like a kettle lots of towels and a multi-pin charger were great
the apartment was clean stocked with coffee and a kitchen
Cleanliness:
nothing fancy but clean and comfortable
it was clean and spacious
clean and enough space for two persons
the place is really nice clean and comfortable
it was clean and had everything i needed
Host:
elvio is a nice host
anyway thanks for your host
elvio was very friendly welcoming us and giving us some recommendations
the hosts are very nice and recommend me very nice restaurant
elvio and paola are nice hosts
Location:
great location in cefalu near the cathedral
this place was perfectly located
very central with great local reccomendations
nice place on a good location in cefalu
great location spacious and comfortable
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6. Sun, sea and relaxation in a two-bedroom flat (from USD 65)

The coastal charms of this corner of Sicily are very much to the fore in this two-bedroom flat, which boasts a balcony that enjoys lovely views out to sea. Past guests were full of praise for its location, not only for the view but also because of its proximity to public transport links, restaurants and shops. Those who prefer to dine in, or wish to tuck into a snack while enjoying the balcony view, will be pleased to note there are kitchen facilities. Other home comforts include a TV and wi-fi access. Those with mobility issues should note, however, that access to the property is via steep steps.

Sun and sea and relaxation
Cefalù, Sicilia, Italy
249 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the balcony of this apartment is truly spectacular and unforgettable
we loved concetta's apartment wth a spectacular view of beautiful cefalu
we had to close the balcony doors to get some sleep and without a/c it got pretty toasty
very nice apartment close to everything and nice view from the balcony to the sea
nice apartment with a great balcony view - and a very friendly host
Cleanliness:
the beds were comfortable and everything was clean and nice
extremely clean and great value for money
clean apartment with furnished kitchen and spacious bathroom
the rooms are very clean and the communication with concetta was quick and easy
it was clean and the contact with concetta was very easy and very friendly
Host:
she was very flexible and helpful
super friendly and helpful host
thank you so much for everything you were so kind and friendly
very spacious place and friendly host
really awesome place and host we’ll be back :)
Location:
very central located apartment in charming hood
location is fantastic as it is right by the beach and few minutes walk from the station
wonderful location and nice flat- well maintained
amazing apartment in an unbeatable location
a comfortable space in a great location
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7. One-bedroom property overlooking the sea (from USD 68)

Enjoying the same beach vista as the previous entry on the list and operated by the same host, this one-bedroom property will be perfect for couples. Its balconies and terrace were a particularly popular selling point among former guests, as is its proximity to the beach, restaurants and the sights of the old town. Amenities include wi-fi access, TV and a kitchen. Its closeness to entry number five also opens up the possibility of booking both properties, should you be travelling as part of a slightly larger group.

A Paradise overlooking the sea
Cefalù, Sicilia, Italy
245 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the views from the balcony are gorgeous 360 views from all around the apartment
nice with solar water heaters on the terrace
the apartment has fantastic views from ever window
the apartment is in a great location and the view from the balcony is really lovely
the bedroom was comfortable and we were glad of the fan when it was hot
Cleanliness:
nice clean apartment sunny and bright
the apartment is lovely clean and comfortable
a clean warm and inviting place to stay
the house was clean and comfortable for us as a couple
the flat was clean and it had everything i needed
Host:
she is a nice host
the host was very nice
she was nice host with a good advices
she was extremely helpful from the moment we arrived until the end
she was very warm and helpful on checkin and gave us excellent advice
Location:
location is fantastic
super central location short walk to everything
meals shopping and the train station are all literally an easy walk away
what a wonderful place in the most central location
really nice location and beautiful terrace
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8. Bed-and-breakfast in a peaceful location in the heart of town (from USD 82)

This ground-floor bed-and-breakfast room is ideal for solo adventurers and couples looking to be close to the local attractions and transport links while still enjoying plenty of peace. The rail station is very close by, as are plenty of restaurants and the beach. Amenities include all-important air conditioning - for a comfortable night’s sleep on those hot Mediterranean summer nights, and wi-fi access. Past guests were delighted with the “fantastic” accommodation, giving it top marks across the board and singling out the “friendly” host for particular praise.

B&B del Giglio 3
Cefalù, Sicilia, Italy
140 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
patrizias breakfast and coffee variations are amazing and in sicilian style
the breakfast exceeded our expectations and was truly wonderful
wifi worked great and enjoyed waking up and seeing 3 cute kittens in the courtyard
a delicious italian breakfast (coffee and pastries) was served in the garden
we enjoyed the breakfast in the garden with an orange just from the tree thanks again
Cleanliness:
it is spotless clean and pleasant
it was very clean and economical
the apartment itself is clean and nicely furnished
very nice clean quiet room
the apartment was clean and good sized
Host:
patrizia was a wonderful host
very lovely and helpful hosts
patrizia is a great host
they were very welcoming and friendly
patricia was a great host
Location:
location is good - quiet but central and easy access to centro historico
nice stay central place and close to train station
patrizia bnb is great super location very close to the train station
the city center is walking distance away and very beautiful
good value for the money and a good location a short walk from the train station
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9. One-bedroom ground-floor flat in central Cefalù (from USD 40)

Well-placed for transport links, restaurants and local attractions, this one-bedroom Cefalu accommodation is a good option for couples or small families and is actually capable of sleeping up to five people at a push thanks to an additional two-person sofa bed. As well as being just 100 metres (330 ft) from the railway station, it is handy for those who wish to head for the beach or explore the old town. Amenities include TV, a full kitchen and wireless internet. The host also throws in the use of beach essentials - ensuring you’ll be ready to hit the sea as soon as you arrive.

Cute flat in the center of Cefalù!
189 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i fell in love with cefalu and hope to revisit this wonderful apartment again
the flat was comfortable and had what i needed for my two day stay
great little apartment perfect for a short stay to discover the beautiful cefalú
Cleanliness:
clean comfortable and cozy apartment
clean and included little small touches to make my stay comfortable
spotless clean very good communication perfect location and practicallity
the apartment was clean tidy and had everything i could need
our apartment was clean
Host:
francesco and claudia are excellent hosts
francesco and his wife are super friendly hosts
francesco and his wife are friendly and kind
thank you francesco for being my host
francesco is very helpful and promtly answers all of your questions
Location:
the location is wonderful
perfectly located apartment very close to the beach and to the cathedral
very good location close to historic center
amazing location the apartment was located less than a two minutes walk from the station and the ocean
perfect location just 5 minutes away from the beach 2 minutes away from the station
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10. Tiny romantic cave-inspired property for two

If you are looking for something a little different when sizing up your Airbnb options, then this one-bedroom property will certainly make for a memorable stay. It is one of the best Airbnbs in Cefalu. Ideal for couples, its cave stylings were hailed as “brilliant” and “amazing” by impressed former guests, who congratulated the hosts on their creativity. The property is also located in the historic core of the town and very close to the sea, so you won’t have far to go to reach local attractions. Amenities include air conditioning - perfect for those hot Mediterranean summers, a kitchenette, TV and wi-fi access.

Tiny Romantic Cave Cottage
227 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire loft 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
sleeping in her apartment was a interesting experience - tiny apartment with all amenities we needed
the room is nicely furnished and has everything you need
very central location and has good wifi and amenities
loved that the bed was above the living room accessible by a ladder
the "cave" is well set out for the space and is very comfortable; as is the bed
Cleanliness:
the accomodation is lovely very clean and well kept
it was clean and was great for two people
it's clean bright i loved the lighting
everything was perfect clean and nice
the apartment is small but very sweet clean and beautifully decorated
Host:
luisa was the perfect host
the host was really kind and helpful
perfect host attentive and reliable
clever design lovely friendly people
joanne was a really good host
Location:
super central and comfortable
perfect location in the center of cefalu
very central and easy to access
super close to everything and really cozy inside
perfect location midway between the beach the cathedral the rock and the restaurants
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11. Two-person studio with spacious and well-equipped terrace

If relaxing in the open air while still enjoying plenty of shelter from the elements sounds appealing, then this two-person studio flat and its charming terrace will fit the bill. The spacious terrace boasts a large canopy roof, dining tables, sun loungers and a sofa, all that will really help you experience the Mediterranean climate in comfort. The views out to sea have also proven a winner with former guests. The property also comes with indoor and outdoor kitchenette facilities, barbecue, wi-fi access and a TV. Past guests were suitably impressed with the terrace, some of whom said they spent many days of their holiday there.

Monolocale la terrazza
239 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room is perfect with ac
the positives: the outdoor kitchen and deck offer amazing views
- additionally we did not realize that the deck/outdoor kitchen was a shared space
beautiful terrace with a view make the perfect place for breakfast
the terrace with outdoor kitchen and living area with amazing views really makes it special
Cleanliness:
beautiful clean and well equipped place
clean spacious and the terrace is just amazing
the place was clean
the apartment has an awesome terrace and it was very clean
room itself is very basic but impeccable clean
Host:
host very welcoming and helpful
the host is very kind and hospitable friendly provided with every we need
so we made our own pizza :-) luigi is a great host
luigi was very helpful throughout our stay
luigi was a great host very helpful friendly and quick to respond to our questions
Location:
lovely location right by the seaside
easy walk to town
great location close to the seaside and the city centre
additionally we found the location to be ideal
the location of the house was also great
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12. Cefalù apartment with sea view and space for up to five guests

Enjoying a beautiful balcony view of the sea, this highly rated two-bedroom flat is a great option for families looking to make the most of the coastal setting. Set just one street back from the shore, the property is right in the historic centre of Cefalù and within easy reach of local transport links. There’s a bus stop right outside, while the railway station is just a 10-minute walk away. Amenities include a TV, wi-fi internet, laundry access and a kitchen. Unsurprisingly, former guests gave the property top marks for its location. If you have mobility issues you should bear in mind that the apartment is reached via some steep steps.

Cefalu' Bastione
133 reviews
Entire apartment 5 Beds 5 Guests

Plenty of options

With so many options within easy reach of transport links, the beach and Cefalù’s many cultural attractions, you’ll be truly spoilt for choice when looking to book an Airbnb vacation rental in this corner of Sicily.

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