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Tuscany & Umbria Are Just A Few Km From Marta, A Quiet Town On This Clean & Beautiful Lake Bolsena

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Apartment in Marta, Viterbo, Lake Bolsena, Lazio - Discover The Lakes In Central Italy, This Unspoilt Area Of Northern Lazio Has So Much To Offer

This charming traditional Italian apartment is located on the 1st floor with its own small private balcony with flowers, it is tucked away on a quite street only 3 minutes from the busy main piazza.

The living room and the kitchen are both South east facing which allows the warm morning sun to shine through giving the early birds chance to soak it up while having breakfast while not disturbing late sleepers.

It has a spacious living room area with a dinning table that easly seats 4-6 when you just want to stay in enabling you to take advantage of the fully functional kitchen.

It has 2 bedrooms, fully equiped with high quality linen and towels at your disposal at no extra charge.

Street parking is available for those who need it and the lake and marina are only a short walk away. There are many lovely beaches around the lake

More Details

Doreen Jones
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
5 August, 2017

About Doreen Jones

Hello, my name is Doreen Jones. I retired a few years ago after flying around the world for a major airline for almost 30 years as Flight Attendant. Italy was always one of my favorite destinations, after I retired, I visited Italy many times and decided that it was time for me to buy a place of my own. This was a unspoilt area that I fell in love with and I knew it was a place for me. I return many times throughout the year. I find the local customs and people are ideal, and I enjoy the life in Italy very much.

Doreen Jones purchased this apartment in 2004

Why Doreen Jones chose Viterbo Province

I looked around many towns in northern Lazio & fell in love with Marta, the proximity to the lake, and other lovely places in the area were ideal for me. I love the Italian lifestyle, the local people are very friendly. They have been very welcoming and helpful. When the second apartment in the building became available I decided to buy it, making the access to both apartments private.

What makes this apartment unique

My requirements when looking for a place was somewhere that good restaurants, coffee shops, and all other amenities were within walking distance, also

within easy reach I wanted places of interest with varied activities. I wanted to enjoy the Italian lifestyle. Marta has all of that and more. The area if off the regular tourist route. A hidden gem.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a great time, we didn't want to leave. People were very friendly, food great. Apartment very comfortable, can't wait to go again. Doreen thank you very much for advising us on all the medieval sites we visited and the fabulous hot springs where we relaxed at days end. The apartment was spotless and very comfortable and hopefully we can book another 2 weeks in the fall. Heather.

What a wonderful time we had here for our honeymoon. Marta & the surrounding area is just marvellous. The weather was beautiful, the sightseeing amazing & the local people were very nice. Kathrin & Aaron Ontario.

What a find, our favourite was the beach, the cruise on the lake & kayaking the headland to Marta. Strolling the promenade. Very relaxing & enjoyable time. Peter & Jenny Australia.

We had a wonderful time in Marta. The lake is so pretty, it's really a pity tomorrow we have to depart. There is so much to see around Marta. Old Tuscan towns where history abounds. We booked for next year. J & D. UK
May 2007
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Rome Fiumicino
Nearest Barpub
3 Metres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
22 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
A12 or A1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
San Egidio
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Strada della Spiaggia
Car: recommended


Lake bolsena is a volcanic lake one of the largest and cleanest in europe. Why not attend the sailing school, week long courses for ages 6 to adults. Hire a boat for the day to explore the lake, everything from paddle boat to 40hp motor boats. Perfect for swimming, and sunbathing, or just watching the sun set. There is a road around the lake it is possible to cycle or drive around. Enjoy the countryside with it's many olive groves, grape vines, orchards of hazelnut, fruit trees and many farms.


Marta is 90km north west of Rome. Nearest Airport Rome Fiumicino 11/2 hours by car, and Rome Ciampino 1/45 hour by car. Nearest Station Viterbo 15 mins with hourly trains into Rome. Nearest port (Rome) Civitavecchia 45 mins. It is a perfect location to spend some time either before or after a cruise. Car is recommended.


Many interesting places can be reached in less than 1 hour. Orvieto 35 mins. Civita di bagnoregi 30 mins. Tarquinia the heart of etruscia 40 mins. Viterbo with its beautiful spa's and sulphur pools 15 mins. Montefiascone the highest point in Lazio, where the pope spent his summers, 10 mins away.

Further Details:

Marta is a quite unspoilt town of 3500 inhabitants. It is on the southern shore of lake bolsena. A large volcanic lake in the centre of italy. Home to the World Carp Classic fishing competition. The water is exceptionally clean and perfect for swimming. It is an ideal area for hiking, biking, or just exploring and enjoying the italian life style. You can also hire horses from 1 hour to a whole day, and go trekking through the countryside. There are many festas throughout the summer, many activities on the lake shore in the evenings. Numerous restaurants, bars, shops, bakeries & supermarkets, banks, gymnasium, everything you may need.

you can take a sailing course from age 6 to adult. Why not take a cooking course & learn how to cook true italian cooking, or a language course both in near by viterbo. Why not come in november & volunteer to help with the olive harvest. This area has some of the best olive oil, this is due to the rich volcanic soil. The weather is often beautiful in the daytime at that time of year, it cools off in the evenings. For more information please contact me.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Marta in Province of Viterbo

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • lake
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Wash basin. Towels, hairdryer,bathrobes also provided.
  • The bathroom has a toilet, shower, wash basin, bidet. there is a hairdryer. Bath robes & towels are also provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bedroom 2 is small, accommodates 2nd single bed if required.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Travel cot for baby can be provided.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 1 large room kingsize bed, single room + extra bed Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is a large room with a king/twin beds. One wall has a large fitted wardrobe providing plenty of hanging space. small chair 2 bedside tables. A travel cot is also available for a infant. Bedroom 2 is a single room with single bed, there is an 2nd single bed depending requirement.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There is central heating, fans in the bedrooms. The living room and the kitchen have the morning sun. Small balcony with flowers. The entrance is shared with just 1 other apartment. As the 2nd apartment in the building is mine, you do not have to be concerned with strangers coming & going, security has never been a issue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen, towels, and beach towels are provided along with bath robes. Vacume cleaner, all cleaning equipment. Cleaner can be arranged at extra charge if required. English/Italian speaking baby sitter can also be arranged subject to availability.


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Tuscany & Umbria Are Just A Few Km From Marta, A Quiet Town On This Clean & Beautiful Lake Bolsena
average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews

Perfect stay, great location on Lake Bolsena

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week's stay in the lovely town of Marta.The apartment is very spacious, clean and well equipped. The location was a perfect base for day trips to explore the many historic towns in the surrounding countryside, there is so much to see. The town of Marta, on the beautiful Lake Bolsena, was a wonderful town to explore - friendly people and having great bakeries, delis and restaurants to check out. The owner Doreen was very helpful with the information she provided. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure for me that guests are as passionate about this town & the surrounding area as I am.
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Spacious, clean, well equipped

  • 4 of 5

Spacious, clean and well equipped flat located minutes from the lake in Marta.

Flat is very well located being about an hour and a half north of Rome and about the same distance south of the attractions of Tuscany.

I stayed in the flat for a month and it proved to be a very comfortable and convenient base to explore this very beautiful part of Italy.

The landlady (or her friends) were always on hand to sort out practical issues or give advice on interesting places to visit. Thanks again Dorreen !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. It was a pleasure having you as a guest. Regards Doreen
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The comfortable apartment near the lake

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very clean, tidy and comfortable. It is well equiped throughout.

Marta is a lovely small town by the shore of glorious Lake Bolsena. We ate out at the local resturants which are excellent and good value. We toured around the area every day. The sunsets on the waterfont are a incredable sight.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. I hope to see you again soon.
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Lovely holiday in Marta

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 5 day holiday in Marta. The apartment was beautifully furnished and very comfortable, clean and light. It contained everything that we needed, as we have two young children and it isn't possible to eat out all of the time. The children thoroughly enjoyed the games and books provided, sleeping in their little bedroom and saying 'hello' in Italian to passersby, from the balcony.

Marta itself is very pretty and tranquil. We enjoyed walks by the lake and the children loved the nearby playgrounds. The people are all very friendly.

we had a car and visited the nearby towns of Capodimonte, Orvieta and Montefiascone. Everywhere was relaxed and picturesque. What a lovely escape from the wind and rain in England.

We would definitely like to return for another holiday in the summer months and try swimming in the lake.

Many thanks also to the owner for helping to return the mobile phone that we left in the apartment, just prior to leaving!

we would thoroughly recommend the apartment in Marta to anyone wanting a relaxing break and a good base to visit lots of other places from.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely week in Marta

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is lovely and spacious, very clean with everything you needed, including a delightful owner with lots of tips on where to go and what to see. Doreen also took us to meet her lovely horse, Actea and see where the beautiful olive oil comes from. Her local knowledge and Italian were invaluable at a nearby restaurant.

Marta in November was very quiet and peaceful. A delightful place to be.

We do hope to get back and enjoy this again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2011
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great base for exploring Lago de Bolsena

  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit and it won't be my last. The town of Marta is a genuine Italian town with a traditional feeling, lovely shops and people, in particular and especially, Doreen. If Doreen is in residence then you can be sure of a warm and caring welcome, she will provide information and the occasional present of fresh vegetable left on your door handle! I had a problem with my Hertz hire car this trip and Doreen was very helpful in using her excellent Italian to support me whilst I was sorting the problem out. I would highly recommend the area, Orvieto is stunning, especially the drive. The towns around the lake are perfect little gems of Italy with Capodimonte being especially excellent for access to swimming in the lake. If you can find the 'white road' you will also find a more secluded base to swim from. Thank you Doreen for making this trip so special.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Marta, Rome & Lazio

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Sep 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Oct 2017 - 24 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% deposit required on confirmation of booking. Full payment required in euro 1 month prior to your arrival. Min rental 1 week.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
These prices for the property are in euros. Check in day is flexible, check in times 16-00 check out 11:00 a.m. these times are flexible if apartment is not booked for the following day, check with owner.
3 weeks rental for price of 2 from the1st November to 1 March. If taking advantage of the 3 weeks for the price of 2 from November to March an additional €50 a week will be charged for central heating.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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