Rome Centre: Spectacular Private Villa at Top of the Seventh Hill
Peaceful Location in a Listed Park in Central Rome
Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms)
All rooms have incomparable views south, east and west. This charming apartment is part of the Villa Habsburg which stands in the only remaining orchard within the ancient (Aurelian) Walls of Rome, and thus in the very heart of today’s city. Here you have the dual advantage of a sightseeing holiday and of relaxing in an Italian landscaped garden over the city of Rome, the Aventine, the Palatine, St Peter´s, St John Lateran, the Appian Way, the Baths of Caracalla, culture from your bedroom window, balcony or terrace.
Bedroom 1 double four poster bed.
Bedroom 2 large berrom two twin bed.
Bedroom 3 King size double bed.
Bedroom 4 (optional) two twin beds may be made up as double.
All beds have orthopaedic mattresses, each room has a terrace or balcony of its own.
Two/three large old fashioned mosaic lined bathrooms in colours to match the rooms en-suite; large baths, showers attached to taps, bidets all en-suite.
Cooker, hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine by arrangement, washing up machine idem.
Iron and ironing board.
Spacious sunny sitting dining room, excellent library.
Possibility of an extra room for larger groups, or of just using a part of the apartment for smaller groups who wish to spend less.
LAST FORTNIGHT OF SEPTEMBER 2011BUCKET PRICES AS BUILDING WORKS FINISHED EARLIER THAN WE THOUGHT !
All linen, bed, bath and kitchen included. Spring cleaning and complete change of linen before each arrival and after each departure, sometimes at mid stay depending how long the booking is weekly cleaning for longer bookings.
Washing Machine, Oven, Iron, Hob/Stove, Fridge/Freezer, Fridge, Dishwasher.
Telephone, Room Fans, Internet Access, High Chair, Cot, Central Heating.
Possible access in wheelchairs to the house but not to the bathrooms because the doors are sometimes to narrow. We are happy to supply special measurements for guests enquiring about these facilities.
The best way of having an idea of the garden and park, I am told, is to go to Google Earth... or indeed to look at the photographs posted on this site. There are no barbecues, fire is not allowed in this listed park it being right in the centre of a capital city- but there are many perfect spots for a picnic. There is pretty garden furniture and rugs are available from the housekeeper. There are two excellent swimming pools a few bus stops away, beautifully kept and inexpensive and of course there is the sea and beaches at Ostia which is a fifteen minute train shuttle ride from the central station very near us.
Important notes on accommodation
Children are welcome; there is lots of space to play games by the gate.
|Rental Period||Per Night||Per Week||Per Month||Min. Stay (Nights)|
|1 April 2013 - 12 December 2013||€ 50.00||4|
|13 December 2013 - 6 January 2014||€ 55.00||4|
|7 January 2014 - 29 March 2014||€ 50.00||4|
|30 March 2014 - 3 November 2014||€ 55.00||-|
Notes on prices
Our prices are per person per night more or less, based on occupancy by four persons, but we do have reductions, please enquire.
Completely flexible, compatibly with previous bookings. Arrival time is in theory 3pm, but if the apartment is ready earlier it is of course possible to take possession. Departure times are of necessity strict at 10am.
Our Terms and Conditions are identical to those of the Landmark Trust: We require a deposit of third of the cost of your holiday on booking. Should you cancel more than ninety days before start date you lose the deposit. If you cancel 89/60days before the start of your holiday, you lose 50% of the total rental. If you cancel 59/30days before the start of your holiday, you lose 75% of the total rental; 29 days or less, 90% of the total rental. Total rental to be paid before arrival.
About the area
The beach at Ostia see above is 15 minutes by frequent shuttle train or half an hour by car. Anzio is half an hour’s drive away. Both these little seaside villages are enchanting, very 1920’s and completely unspoilt. Lake Bracciano and the lake at Castelgandolfo are also just on the outskirts of Rome: both have sandy beaches, with pedalos and pizzerias and picturesque villages on their edges.
Acqua Santa and Acqua Acetosa both well known to golf enthusiasts, are 15 minutes by car from us.
Ski slopes are only at an unbelievable hour´s drive from us, in the Abruzzo, little known and therefore never crowded, please refer to any good guide book.
Special Interest Holidays
Rome needs little further introduction... many artists come especially to paint the views from our park, which are otherwise inaccessible. Fellow artists staying in other accommodation are welcome to join our own guests.
How to get there
Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci. Ciampino Airport. We have our own Minibus or car which can come and collect youon arrival and ferry you back on departure; transfer from Fiumicino(train, 23 Km) to central Rome is expensive and from Ciampino(bus, when it runs, 18km) terrible to simply non-existent depending on when you arrive /depart.
No room! Please refer to a good guide book, we recommend Bedaekers.
From the photographs many people form the impression that we are in the country. Thus it is worth repeating - we are in central Rome just behind the Colosseum, with every single shop, bank, travel agency, post office, internet point, shoe shop, clothes store, food , bars, pizzerias, restaurants market and supermarket you could wish for at walking distance from our gates. On booking we supply a list of all these for your convenience.
We have had so many nice letters that it is almost impossible to choose. 'Everything was beautiful. Thanks so much We had a great time' 18.06.08
'We had another wonderful holiday in Rome- most reluctant to come home' 16.07.08
'Wir haben den Aufenthalt in Ihrem Villa sehr genossen und hoffen daß wir wieder bei Ihnen wohnen dürfen '24.08.08
' Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality We loved coming back to our oasis after a long day sightseeing' 1.06.09
'We hope we will be renting from you again in future ' 1.07.10 etc etc. so very many guests have written that we cannot include any more than the most recent comments.
About the Owner
We only administer our own family properties and try to keep the atmosphere as comfortable and personal as possible, leaving our own possessions, books pictures etc for guests to enjoy, but at the same time also providing ample, adequately equipped space for guests to live in, wardrobes, storage, garden etc. Our tastes are simple: we do not attempt or pretend to run Grand Hotels with fitted carpets, Jamie Oliver kitchens, or marble bathrooms with power showers whence the water issues from gilded taps in the shape of swans.
We find that more and more guests love this atmosphere and we now have a 35% rate of return visits. We are delighted abut this because it make the whole enterprise more family than hard business.
Year property purchased:
Why this location?
It was inherited not bought and is utterly unique. It would not be possible to buy or indeed find a property like this.
What are the unique benefits of the property?
the central position, the incomparable views , the beautiful, well kept private park with the Roman monuments which you can see from near up and at your leaisure; the quiet, well away from the madding crowds which fill the rest of Rome, the decoration of the apartments which have purposely been restored to keep the style of the house when we lived in it; our wonderful, old fashioned staff, whose kindness and invariable courtesy has been remarked upon and appreciated by all our guests.
Send an enquiry to the owner for booking or further information
Property Ref IT2710
valleycastle estate ltd
(AUSTRIA) +43 004317125091
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