House rental | The yellow house of Montepalmieri

We let our picturesque house in the archaic realm of Eolo, the greek God of the Winds, on the small italian island of Filicudi. Relax in the most exclusive panorama on the oldest of all the seven aeolian islands. Maximum of 3 guests renting the house.

Minimum stay: 10 days | Guesthouse see the lower part lefthand in the drawing

Our guesthouse has a total living area indoors of 60 square meters, plus two shady loggias 2x16 square meters. A separate, fully equipped kitchen with sea view, gas stove, fridge, electricity.

A living room with double bed (190x140 cm; king size), sheets and a mosquito net. A sleeping den with bunk beds (190x80 cm; twin size) for 2 more persons/kids. Bathroom with ecological shower, heated 11am to 4pm.

Water: The cistern in front of the house provides good drinking water following an old tradition. Running water only in the bathroom! Eco-shower heated from sun collectors during the day.
For your comfort: Deck chair, 2 tables with 6 chairs for outdoor / indoor use. Library, hair-dryer
Bring with you: Towels, good shoes, a sleeping-bag or your own sheet for extra comfort. A flashlight and a hat. Biodegradable soap and shampoo to protect the environment.

Sheets are available, but they must be washed and paid before departure at housekeeper Pina Cappadona (€ 20.- per load)

Your Hideaway | An Ecological Place

Our traditional stylish house is 300m above sea level oriented to the south. Surrounded by 150 square meters of garden, touching the natural conservation area. You enjoy a view over Salina, Lipari, Vulcano, with the Etna in Sicily on the horizon.

The guesthouse

Guesthouse: The loggia

Guesthouse: The kitchen

Guesthouse: The living room

Guesthouse: Bathroom with shower

Guesthouse: The sleeping den

Guesthouse: Cupboard & mirror

Guesthouse: Loggia with trees

Location | Walking distances

It takes 5 minutes from the end of the road to the yellow house of Montepalmieri. On these 500 meters of mule trail suitcases have to be carried by hand or loaded on a mule.

The island center with shopping facilities and post office is in 20 minutes walking distance, the pebble beaches of «Le punte» or «Percorini» with cristal clear waters in 35 minutes.

Once a week the «Uncle from America» sells fresh vegetables and fruits there in the village of Rocca di Ciavole.

A 45 minutes walk brings you to the ghost village on the northern shore or to the prehistoric site Capo Graziano, the most ancient spot (4000 B.C.) of the Aeolian Islands.

Rental prices | per day

Low season € 110.- | CHF 120.-
Guesthouse, 1-2 people | extra guest: € 55.-

High season (July/August) € 250.- | CHF 275.-
Guesthouse, 1-2 people | extra guest: € 125.-

Prices are subject to change | Prices include electricity, taxes, cooking gas, water | Minimum stay: 10 days | Special monthly rates available | Children up to 12 years pay half price | A deposit of € 300.-/CHF 400.- is due with the contract. It will be refunded at the end of your stay if the house is in the same condition.

Please note that there may be water restrictions in dry summers from July to September. Drinking water is guaranteed so.

Some Tips

Money: There are no banking facilities on the island, except a bancomat that sometimes works. So take with you enough cash in Euro
Language: Some Italian may help or a bit of English
Safety: Children friendly place. No poisonous animals, except medusas from time to times. Secure for single women
Mobile phones: do work, for internet access bring your own modem along

Climate: An average of 250 days of sunshine per year. The Mediterranean Sea is a great place to swim in from June to October: 20-24 C° or about 70 F° water temperatures.
In both spring and fall bring your jackets, as there may be windy conditions!
Swimming is best in July, with only a few tourists on the beaches
Hiking from May to June or October with many migratory birds and blooming flowers
High season: August (Ferragosto) with VIPs, concerts, literature and art exhibitions.

From December to March our guesthouse is closed.

What folks will like this place?

Lovers of the unique fauna and flora and the ancient Greek culture, divers, poets, hikers, students, pensioners, photographers, poets...

All people who appreciate the remote location and the ambience of a small wild paradise. All people who appreciate the luxury of silence and are at ease walking on rough mule trails. Since the year 2000 Filicudi belongs to the UNESCO heritage.

Child-friendly (no poisonous animals)
Safe for single women
Mobile phones do work

Quiz | Ready for the Island?

Please count the number of questions you can answer with YES:

«I still feel fine, even if...

...for a day there are no fresh grocerys available.»

...I have to walk on mule-trails in bad condition and for 500 meters not suitable for suitcase tourism.»

...I have to take a 15 minutes walk to restaurants and grocery stores.»

...a strong storm should force me to leave a day earlier in order to catch the plane.»

... I feel the limits of the planet earth 1:1 living on the island. Conserving the precious water and using bio-degradable products.»

Filicudi | Transport

Taxi 1: Pietro & Francesca, 347 517 18 25

Taxi 2: Alessio Bonica, 340 1984307 & Pino Randaggio, 340 1484653

Mule transport: Salvatore, 340 8645293

Scooter renting: Nino «Palermitano», Via Pecorini, (0039) 0368 743 71 04 & (0039) 090 988 90 77

Special offer | for dropouts & housekeepers

Every summer from May to September:
For people who would like to spend several months solo on the island. Some Italian knowledge may be useful.
Special low rate: CHF/€ 15.-/day, in exchange for watering of the garden of the landlord’s house.