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Rome Centre: Spectacular Private Villa at Top of the Seventh Hill

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Rome, Lazio, Italy - Peaceful Location in a Listed Park in Central Rome

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.

Free parking for guests in front of the door

More Details

valleycastle estate ltd
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About valleycastle estate ltd

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.

Why valleycastle estate ltd chose San Giovanni

It was inherited not bought and is utterly unique. It would not be possible to buy or indeed find a property like this.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

We can arrange unique exclusive receptions for tourists , or weddings in the main reception rooms of the villa with our own cook, and home produce for up to fifty persons at extremely compeitive prices all year round

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Dec 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Giovanni in Rione I Monti

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 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.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Children are welcome; there is lots of space to play games by the gate. Outside: 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. Utility Room: Iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: 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. Other: 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.


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Rome Centre: Spectacular Private Villa at Top of the Seventh Hill
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

just one word: unique

  • 5 of 5

packed with sightseeing and returning to this oasis in a chaotic city

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. We enjoyed having you too! and hope to see you again
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Fiumcino Rome; Ciampino Rome
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Stazione Termini Rome
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Ostia, Anzio
Car: recommended

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.


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.


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.

Further Details:

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.

Please note we have free parking for guests´s cars just outside their respective doors This is very rare in Rome


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in San Giovanni, Rome

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please note that these rates are per night and are generally based on occupancy by four persons for one week, not just nightly stays. More or less this comes to between 40€ and 60€ per person per night depending on how many people come and for how long PLEASE NOTE THESE PRICES ARE INDICATIVE AND FLEXIBLE : please contact us for details. For instance if there is a short gap in the bookings exactly when you want to come, it can be less expensive. This owner does not accept the On-line Payments option you will need to pay the owner directly.

Payment to be made exclusively by bank transfer to our Euro company account in Vienna or to our sterling company account at Barclays in London. We do NOT accept credit cards

Booking Notes:
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.

Changeover Day:
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.
N.B minimum stay three days

Notes on prices:
Our prices are per person per night more or less, based on occupancy by four persons, but we do have lots of reductions, depending on the length of your stay, when you come, and the number of people in your group :please enquire.
Please note :minimum stay three days

Payment to be made exclusively by bank transfer either to the company EURO account in Vienna, or the company sterling account at Barclays , London whichever you prefer We do NOT accept credit cards

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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