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House in small peaceful village with pool, restaurant, snack bar and bakery.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

4 bedrooms all ensuite and private pool with spectacular views and set in a quaint friendly village.

The house is situated in a quiet village, 20 minutes drive from Pineto beach and about the same to the Gran Sasso mountains. It is 40 minutes from Pescara airport, 1.5 hours from Ancona airport and 1 3/4 hours from Rome airport. It is surrounded by some fantastic medeival villages, it is inundated with great restaurants all serving fantastic wines. We are looking to organise white truffle hunting and cookery classes. Some guests this summer have described the house as the best they have ever stayed in, the testimonials have been added to our personal website. The property has high vaulted ceilings, it is double glazed and has shutters to keep the heat of the day out. The village has a restaurant, a bakers, a post office and a bar. The local supermarket is a short drive. The house also has a fire place and is fully centrally heated. Ski resorts are about 1.5 hours away, so it is a good winter option too.

Duncan Cashmore
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Duncan Cashmore

My sister and I co own this house and were attracted to this beautiful part of Italy by the friendly nature of the village and it's beautiful views.

Duncan Cashmore purchased this house in 2004

Why Duncan Cashmore chose Villa Bozza

When we first saw the property, we new that it was ideal. It was old, full of character and in desperate need of a full refurbishment. The opportunity to bring this amazing house back to life and at the same time put our own stamp on it, was a challenge we were keen to take on. It took a lot longer than we thought, but the end result was well worth it.

What makes this house unique

The village is very welcoming, the views are spectacular, it is a great area to escape to and relax by the pool with a good book or play table tennis around the pool.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've been coming to Italy for the last 15 years and this is the best villa that we have stayed in!Gorgeous rooms all ensuite.Kids and big kids all loved the pool. Both restaurants in the village were exceptional in value and quality of food.The Allen family August 2011.

We've had a fantastic week and highly recommend the two village restaurants. The Hendron family.

First trip to Italy and it will be very hard to beat. Wonderful weather,lovely food,fantastic scenery and very drinkable wine.Will hold the memory of this villa in our dreams.Susanna from Finland July 2011

All had a fabulous time at your wonderful villa, the twins learnt to swim in the pool.The villa is extremely well equipped and we will recommend it to our friends.R.Golder August 2011.

Comments in your visitors book describe what a wonderful place this is.Pretty much everything about this place is beautiful.We have really enjoyed our stay and intend to pay another visit in the near future. Monks August 2011
Aug 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Villa Bozza in Province of Teramo

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Outdoor Shower
  • One ensuite with bath and shower over, bidet, toilet and basin. Ensuite 2 with shower, basin and toilet. Ensuite 3 and 4, same as 2.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 double bed. Bedroom 2 double bed. Bedroom 3 double bed. Bedroom 4 twin beds with pull out bed. + two travel cots
  • Books ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Fully centrally heated for Winter use.Two travel cots available. Outside: The pool is 8 metres by 4 metres, it is totally private and for use of our guests only. It is not heated as the summer sun does that for us. We have a large patio table with umbrella and chairs + 8 loungers and a hammock. We also have a barbecue. The pool is protected from the house by a gate. All guests swim at there own risk. The pool is maintained regularly, by a local villager. Utility Room: Hoover, mop, iron ironing board, clothes line, bulbs, detergents. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: House towels and linen are provided, suggest guests bring beach towels or towels for the pool. Property is cleaned once a week at which point linen and towels would be exchanged for clean ones. Other: The basement has a table tennis table


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House in small peaceful village with pool, restaurant, snack bar and bakery.
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Great base in an interesting part of Italy, good for families, relaxed.

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped property, great pool, on the fringe of Villa Bozza, only 30 minutes from great beaches around Pineto and if you have to "shop" shop then Pescara isn't too much farther, really good. Lots of hilltop towns to explore, laid back, not many tourists, very friendly people, fantastic countryside, hair-raising driving, some excellent food and reasonable pricing....came back 5 years younger. Local town of Atri very pleasant and welcoming, gelato in the afternoon, glass of something in the evening and a wander around. Six of us went, ages 3 to 66, all had a ball.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter, Thank you for your review and we are really pleased that you had a very enjoyable time in our house and surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. Kind Regards Duncan
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Villa Bozza

  • 5 of 5

My family and I found Villa Bozza excellent it was far enough away from the busy touristy area but very acsesabl for travel anywhere to the coast or to the mountains

A very good holiday for everyone

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review, we do our best to make the house a home to home experience and strive to ensure that all guests have a very enjoyable holiday there.
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Fabulous week in Abruzzo!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful and exceed our expectations! We spent the most lovely week lazing around in the pool and eating in the local restaurants.

The house in Villa Bozza is clearly used by the owners family and, everything that you could possibly want for a relaxing family holiday is there! We would recommend visiting Abruzzo to anyone who enjoys good food, good weather, and discovering Italy's best kept secret! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments and we are pleased to hear that you had a good holiday.
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The property was of the highest order it had everything we we required and more

  • 5 of 5

The holiday that we experienced at this property was one of the best that we have had. We all work in high stress jobs and this was the perfect location in which to unwind. The property managers were very helpful and friendly, giving advice on where to go for days out and ensuring that we were well catered for. the only down side was the mosquitoes but there's nothing that can be done about them other than cover up after about 17:30. The village was also very friendly especially the hotel/restaurant, fantastic food at a very good price. I would highly recommend this area for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very pleased to hear that you had a great holiday and enjoyed the home to home experience. We strive to improve the property ever year and look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future
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very lovely

  • 5 of 5

We had a very lovely holiday in this house. Rooms were all very comfortable with own private bathrooms and lovely views from windows. The swimming pool area is really excellent, very private and with all the facilities you could wish for. The house is beautiful and felt like a real home ....not always the case with rental properties. We found it a great base for exploring the area and there are so many lovely and interesting places to visit. The local town of Atri is very pretty and in the second week of August was buzzing with all sorts of events(street theatre, music etc). There are many gorgeous old hill top villages to explore and the local people are very friendly and warm. We loved our local bakery in the village . The local restaurant was also very friendly but we were not too impressed by the food on the one occasion we went ...it might have been an off day, as they were hosting an enormous party of local people at the time. The only things we did not like about the holiday were the mosquitoes, which in the evening became quite a hazard, sometimes keeping us indoors. However, the house is so lovely and restful to be in and in the end we did not find eating indoors in the evening much of a disadvantage. We would certainly recommend this house to others and think about returning again ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nicky, Thank you for your review and sorry to hear that you had issues with the mosquitos outside, I guess that that is difficult to control, but will discuss with Sylvia to see if we can invest in some citronella lamps. Apart from that I am pleased that you had a good holiday. Best Regards Duncan Cashmore
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Great Location to Explore Abruzzo

  • 5 of 5

Villa Bozza is a great location to explore Abruzzo. Only 20-30 minutes to the Pineto Beach, which is a great beach and beach town. When not at the beach, we were in the pool or touring around. We had all adults, so we appreciated the en suite bedrooms. Everyone had their own retreat. The house is well equipped and well-maintained. Pool area is lovely and very private. We would recommend this property to friends.

Loved the town of Villa Bozza, the friendly people, bakery and Il Gallo restaurant. The other restaurant mentioned in the information booklet was closed, but, if you want local, try Sotto la Cerqua in Manzitti, Cellino Attanasio, on a nearby hill.

There is a small market Conad in Atri. It has a little of everything and takes credit cards. Parking close may be a problem. But they let you take the cart to your car.

Use bug spray (provided) when eating at the table in pool area near dusk.

Trash was a bit complicated.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Claude, Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your holiday and thank you for taking the time to write the review. Best Wishes Duncan Cashmore
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Bar and coffee shop
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
18 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The beautiful sandy beaches of Pineto are about 30 minutes drive from the house.


Nearest airport is Pescara about 40 mins drive. Ancona is about 1.5 hours. Rome is about 1 3/4 hours. Car hire is essential to get around this stunningly beautiful area.


The small village of Villa Bozza nestling in the hills in the Montefino municipality of Teramo province of Abruzzo has 2 great restaurants, a shop, a bar and a garage. The pretty little town of Castilenti is some 3km south of Villa Bozza and the bigger town of Atri is 15 mins by car. See our website for further areas of interest.

Further Details:

Please see our website for things to do.

The grapes and olives are harvested in October, so this tends to be a very busy and interesting time of the year in the region. It is also a little cooler and ideal for walkers.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Villa Bozza, Abruzzo

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
25% non refundable deposit on confirmation of booking, balance to be paid 10 weeks before start of stay. We also take a security deposit of £200 10 weeks before the start of the stay or on arrival, this is refundable 14 days after the stay, assuming there are no breakages etc.

Changeover Day:
Saturday, but out of season can be flexible and will consider long weekend breaks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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