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Swimming pool, lovely spacious recreated house in tranquil valley

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,732 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

3 Large en-suite bedrooms, modern kitchen, swimming pool

A beautifully recreated stone house with swimming pool in a tranquil valley of olive trees and grape vines. The house looks across a valley directly at vineyards and olive groves with the majestic Marielle Mountains in the distance. The bathrooms and kitchen of the house are totally new and fully equipped. Each bedroom has its own bathroom. All on one level the very large open beam kitchen/sitting room area opens directly on to a shaded patio steps from the 10x5m swimming pool. Within 10 mins there are many local and non-expensive local restaurants. Shopping is 3 min away in Civitella Casanova. The nearby Gran Sasso National Park has beautiful mountains, walking paths and picnicking areas. The Adriatic beaches are 40 mins away.

Free WiFi and TV

The vine with flowers causing troubles with bugs and bees has been cut down and will be replaced with an evergreen vine without flowers!

WiFi works great now, it has been updated.

More Details

Property Manager
Mila d'Alessandro
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2017

Why Mila d'Alessandro chose Pescara

Because it is beautiful in a delightful valley full of olive groves and vineyards but close to the charming commune town of Civitella Casanova. Retreat relax enjoy with all the modern conveniences of bathrooms and kitchens that are modern, clean and work.

What makes this house unique

The nearby Gran Sasso mountains rise up above the tree line right in your backyard. They are majestic and provide plenty of hiking and picnicking options. Then on other days you can hit the beach and the Adriatic waters. Best of all stay at home, enjoy the pool and views and then go to one of the nearby restaurants that provide inexpensive but fantastic food.

Guestbook comments from the manager

I arrived at the villa with some anxiety about “the insect” problem on the back patio. Mila had assured me that the offending “wasp magnet” vine was gone. Yes it was so with that assured I settled into an absolutely delightful week. The view across the valley to olive trees and vineyards with the Maiella mountains in far distance is totally soothing. It is therapeutic to get away from this crazy world to pure tranquillity for a while.

The villa is great. Big rooms, modern bathrooms and kitchen and everything you need to function. There is information in the villa about all the local restaurants that do great Italian food at incredibly reasonable prices. Lastly I recommend going up into the adjacent mountains. The Gran Sasso range is beautiful, grand and has lots of walking and picnicking opportunities.

Thoroughly recommend this place for peace and quiet. Mila who came by to say hello speaks perfect English and is available by telephone with a fountain of helpful advice. And yes the wifi in the house works great.
Sep 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Pescara
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Civitella Casanova
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Pescara
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Pescara
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Chieti
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Fenice and la terraza di civitella
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
maielle mountains
Nearest Beach
39 Kilometres
North Pescara
Car: necessary

The local area is populated with many old picturesque villages and towns each with their own character. Exploring the churches, markets and restaurants of these places is a continual delight.In the summer there are many local fiestas in the vicinity. Both the mountains and the Adriatic beaches are easily accessible providing opportunities for exercise or picnicking. For those that want ancient history the region has medieval castles and roman ruins.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Civitella Casanova in Province of Pescara

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1732 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • large totally modern bathrooms with great showers
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have terra cotta floors and with open beamed ceilings. Hanging and drawer space in each bedroom with either chair or sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Swimming pool, lovely spacious recreated house in tranquil valley
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 13 reviews
Hornsea England
4

Great Villa , very isolated in the country

  • 4 of 5

There are 2 properties more or less exactly the same on the plot about 50 meters apart. We booked with Ryanair and flew into Perugia airport 3 hours away. We landed at 3pm which was a lot better than getting the midnight flight to Pescara which is around 1 hour away. We got close to the villa (about 3 miles away). It took us another 45 minutes to find the place eventually using the coordinates given N & E and using mobile phone with google maps. This takes you to the beginning of the downhill driveway to the properties.. There are 2 properties one on the left , one to the right. The key was was on a door in a grey metal box about 3 inches by 2 inches. This was the main entrance and exit door for the villa. I was surprised how poor the roads turned out to be. Landslides , large holes , road fallen away down the cliffs , parts of the road dropped down etc etc. It was bad. Be very careful at night. Its mainly 1 car wide and very tight blind bends.

We found an Large Auchan supermarket about 1 hour away on the way to Pescara airport. It was Sunday and closed at 1pm. We did a full shop. The Villa is great with loads of room.2 beds with shower/toilet at one end and same again at other end of Villa. Living space and dining /kitchen in between. Pool very good 10m x 5 m. The main issue we had was sleeping as no Air con and the flies. We all got bad bites from mosquitoes and bought candles , cream spray etc etc to try and control. There was a very big climbing plant used to cover the patio area immediately outside the door to the pool and the outside eating area. It was in full flower and was a magnet for flies insects and loads of wasps. I regularly ( 3 times a day) had to use the net in the pool to scoop out 100 or so bugs , wasps etc. This and the fact the Villas is really 30-40 minutes from anything and 1 hour from coast made the car journeys not very nice. Its a better location for someone who doesn't want to travel anywhere or use it for a walking holiday. The kids didn't like being stuck in a car for at least 2 hours a day when we went anywhere. Overall we enjoyed the holiday but would look for somewhere on better roads or closer to civilization. Villa had everything you need to stay no issues.

Wayne Smith

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, We've taken seriously your concern about the vines and wasps. We have cut the down the vine with all the flowers so the problem is cured. We will plant a new one that is evergreen and has no flowers. So from next season on this should not be an issue any more. Very sorry about the road conditions but as you probably heard Abruzzo had a very bad winter and local administrations prioritized damages from earthquakes besides lands move. Not justifying , just explaining! We hope you enjoyed birdwatching the swallows coming to drink and hunting in the pool as well as buzzards. Nature in Abruzzo is still strong and present and that is one of the reasons why this is considered the Green Region of Europe with 5 National Parks and lots of Nature Reserves. Pleased you liked the Villa and its pool!
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5

Marvelous stay in Abruzzes

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice welcome from Mila and Luca at our arrival. They were also very efficient to give us all the support and information during our stay, including the list of interesting sites to visit, etc.

The house was well prepared and comfortable, with large spaces. The swimming pool is very nice and the quality of water is pefect, and we used it many times a day, by the whole family (parents and thee children).

The village is also very pleasant and the people are very open.

We recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful, tranquil setting in a wonderful area

  • 4 of 5

The villa is very large and spacious with a beautiful swimming pool and a well equipped kitchen. The view from the garden is stunning and it's very peaceful. This is the ideal place to get away from it all and discover the real heart of Italy. It's not a commercial area and you will rarely see other tourists.

Civitella Casanova is a beautiful old village with several lovely restaurants, a supermarket, butchers, bakers, two bars, florists and a few other nice shops. The local sausages made by the village butcher are exquisite and you must try Arrosticini at Macalusa. We spent many happy hours by the lovely swimming pool or cooking local produce in the fabulous kitchen. The villa is much larger than the photos suggest. There is a very comprehensive file with lots of details about restaurants, markets and things to do nearby which was very useful. The property manager is very helpfull and will go out of her way to make sure you are well looked after and have all the information you need. There is lovely wildlife in the garden and we saw pretty green lizards every day and a flock of Sand Martins which swooped down for a dip in the pool several times a day!

Our only criticisms are easily corrected by the owner. Directions to the villa need to be much more accurate especially as with late flights to Pescara, like us you may not reach the villa until the early hours of the morning and it is very hard to find in the dark. One of the bathrooms needs some work but the other two are lovely. The garden furniture looks a bit old and tired and needs replacing or a good varnish. The plant on the pergola in the garden looks beautiful but is an insect magnet! We had to sweep the patio three times a day as the fallen flowers attracted a lot of ants and the flowers on the plant attracted a lot of flies. It's the country so you expect insects but probably not the best idea to have a big plant which attracts them right outside the back door in the area where you want to sit and eat. If these small details were corrected it would be a first rate villa.

Overall we had a lovely holiday, in our favourite part of Italy and didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time for your detailed review. We truly value the opinions of our guests and we apologize that you found some issues, we'll manage them. update: The growing plant has been cut and it is replaced by an evergreen with no flowers.
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United Kingdom
5

Great, Great, Great Place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and spacious Farmhouse thats been reconditioned to a really high standard. Huge amount of green, surrounding countryside which is perfect for a real getaway. Close to the local town that has all your grocery needs as well as good coffees and fine afternoon drinks.

Quite tricky to find at night, so make sure you take the contacts numbers so you can call her.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Villa. I am very pleased to hear that your stay was pleasant and that you loved the villa with its surroundings and the area. I can't sleep until I know you are safe in the house, I am always available for you my dear guests! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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5

Excellent experience! Very nice house, fully equipped and gorgeous location!

  • 5 of 5

I went with my brother and my parents and we all enjoyed our stay! The house is spacious and have everything you need for your stay. The pool area and the view is incredible! Each bedroom has its private bathroom and they all have very good size with direct access to the garden.

The kitchen and the living room is also good and have accessto the garden/pool. Everything was clean and well maintained. In the nearby village, Civitella Casanova you can find what you need as far as food etc.

Our hosts made sure that everything was ok, which we appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Traveler thank you for your review and for choosing Vallone Stone House. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay and I'm looking forward to having you again as a guest in this Villa.
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5

Magnifica esperienza, luogo da favola

  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo passato una vacanza strepitosa in questo luogo da favola. Eravamo interressati ad un luogo calmo e rilassante a pochi passi km dal centro cittadino e di certo non ci aspettavamo un luogo cosi incantevole ed una casa cosi fruibile e ben attrezzata.

La posizione è strategica, ad un paio di km trovi il centro cittadino con bar ristoranti banca poste e tutto cio' che puo' servire last minute. A 30 minuti le escusioni in montagna e le gite fuori porta sulla costa. La casa è grande e spaziosa con 3 camere da letto e bagni in camera ed un immenso spazio interno. La casa è lontana dalla strada e silenziosissima... solo qualche trattore di giorno, ma siamo in campagna!

L'area sul portico è da sogno. Vista montagne, portico protetto dalle piante, mai soleggiato, abbiamo mangiato li SEMPRE al fresco ed al riparo del sole. abbiamo ammirato gli uccellini bere sul filo del'acqua in sana contemplazione.

La piscina è davvero grande (anche illuminata di notte) e la cura del giardino e piscina sono notevoli. Non aspettevi la perfezione.. perchè tutto è molto rurale ma è (forse) il pregio più grande.

Siamo davvero entusiasti dell'accoglienza. Luca ci ha accolto in maniera molto esaustiva indicandoci posti e luoghi da visitare e rendendosi sempre disponibile in caso di bisogno.

Torneremo presto altamente consigliato!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Adelmo, very pleased you loved the villa and the region. We look forward to your next visit.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Civitella Casanova, Abruzzo

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
10 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£715
for 7 nights
£715
 
 
Shoulder season
26 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£813
for 7 nights
£813
 
 
High season
24 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,117
for 7 nights
£1,117
 
 
Shoulder season
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£813
for 7 nights
£813
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We require a 20% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking with the remaining 80% to be paid not less than 30 days before the rental start.

We do not require a security deposit.
We trust our guests either to replace items or to contact us for resolution.

Any extra heating expense because renting the villa during low season/autumn/winter is charged extra.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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