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Specious apartment/villa, quiet location with stunning views of Montecassino

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Oct-2016
2 large bedrooms,bathroom-his & hers basins with 360° Mountains views, within driving distance of Cassino, Monte Cassino Abbey, Gaeta, Formia beaches

The location of the apartment offers countless opportunities to explore Italian culture, set in the quiet, lush green hills & only a short distance from Cassino town and local beaches. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Abbey of Montecassino & surrounding mountains. An ideal base for exploring the Amalfi Coast, Naples, Rome, Pompei, Abruzzo National Park & Fiuggi, famous for its spa and golf course. And a great location for enjoying the stunning beaches in Gaeta, Formia & Scauri. Golf courses are located in Fiuggi and Isernia. Skiing facilities are located at Roccaraso and Campocatino. The property is within easy reach of connecting roads and train station. Cassino was the scene of the bloodiest battle of the Second World War, thousands of soldiers lost their lives here in the bitter winter of 1943-44. The place is therefore a true “cradle” of the history of Cassino and its people. Cassino is renowned for its university and home to a very important monastery, the Abbey of Montecassino.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Maria grew up in the nearby Medieval village of San Vittore del Lazio where each year on 8/9/10 August the Festa Medievale is celebrated. Maria and Derek built this home to celebrate their retirement after Maria spent almost 35 years living in the UK. Maria has extensive knowledge of the local area and can make your holiday a true Italian experience. Derek will ensure your BBQ and pool are ready and give you great advise on places to eat and where to get an amazing bottle of local wine.

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Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The house is lovely and a great size, and has everything that you could need. It also has superb views and plenty of outside space to sit in. Perfect really.

I am sure we will come back as there are a few more things I would still like to see." (Family from Scotland).



"Hello Maria and Derek

First of all thank you for the lovely week in your beautiful home. It was a nice surprise to open the refrigerator and find the delicious local produce. And special to Derek, thanks for your hospitality.

We look forward to see both of you in spring or summer 2012.

Kindly greeting" (Guests from Denmark)
Oct 2010
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10 Reviews

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based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

5

Beautiful home, relaxing location, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely apartment, spacious and well maintained.

Maria and Derek are perfect hosts, they know the local area very well and can advise you on what to see, but also allow you your privacy.

I would recommend this apartment if you want a relaxing holiday and the chance to see the "real Italy" combined with the ability to travel to the tourist sites at Pompeii, Hercolaneum, Naples, Rome, and the sea all within easy distance.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Modern stylish and spacious, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We were made to feel very welcome by Maria and Derek. The accomodation was clean, stylish and spacious. Nice big kitchen/dining area. We slept very well - it is a quite location and the total blackout shutters are great. The house is surrounded by a lovely big garden and mountains. Monte Cassino monastery is spectacular. There is a great cake shop in Cassino town and also a very stylish fresh pasta shop and a big veg market.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Mille for your review we really appreciate it. It was lovely having you staying and hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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5

Perfect Apartment and Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and a friend spent a week at this amazing place, so much to see and do in the area, Derek was extremely welcoming, unfortunately Maria was away so we did not get to meet her on this occasion. The views are to die for and its so relaxing. We visited Monte Cassino Abbey, Pompei, Rome , Fomia Beach and Gaeta Harbour. All in all, we can highly recommend to everyone and would not hesitate to return in the future. Thank you to our wonderful hosts!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really enjoyed having you staying, you are the perfect guests and hope to see you again in the very near future. Warmest regards to you both.
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5

Wonderfully peaceful, clean and relaxing villa.

  • 5 of 5

We all really loved our stay - it was wonderfully located as it was close to supermarkets and Monte Cassino and was also within an easy distance for a day trip to Pompeii and the coast. We loved the peace of the countryside for just relaxing in and Derek and Maria were wonderfully welcoming and friendly. If you can find somewhere that suits 2 adults and keeps a 15 year old boy happy then you know you are onto a winner. Thank you for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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United Kingdom
5

Beautiful apartment with mountain views

  • 5 of 5

We picked this villa in the hope that it would be a fantastic, peaceful location to relax in after a few busy days in Rome. We were not disappointed! The accomodation was beautifully clean, to a high standard and very spacious. Our children loved the pool which had amazing views over the mountains and to Monte Cassino Abbey. The Abbey is a pleasant surprise with mosiacs and marble to challenge anything we saw in Rome. The location is perfect for feeling away from the tourist, hussle and bussle, but within easy reach of supermarkets and restaurants. You are also within 1 hour of Pompeii and Herculaneum on an easy route, and 30 minutes to the seaside. Derek and Maria were fantastic hosts, allowing us our privacy, but very helpful if we needed them. The apartment was also very secure and had beautiful gardens to enjoy. All in, I wouldn't hesitate to come here again. You won't be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Sarah, Derek and I are so fortunate to have met you, you are such a wonderful family. Gracie Mille for taking good care of our home. We sincerely wish/hope to welcome you back in the near future. A presto. Maria
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5

Perfect accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on the Sunday after a 1.5hr drive from Rome and were met by Derek & Maria. We received a great welcome along with food goodies to enjoy. The location was perfect for touring local villages and towns (particularly Montecassino). The accommodation was very clean, large, excellent, has all the facilities and cool in the hot sunshine. Derek and Maria went beyond helpful and had the right measure of being of assistance but not getting in our way. Car parking not a problem, right in front of the door an a secure site. We would highly recommend this accommodation and Derek & Maria to you. We will tell all our friends about it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

This property is in a truly amazing location to visit Rome for a day, the Amalfi coast or venture up into the mountains or take a drive to the local beach. It will not disappoint you. Maria and Derek built this home with true attention to detail as Derek's background in the UK was in building and project management and they have built over 10 homes for themselves. This is a great place to base yourself if you want to experience true Italian culture as Maria has many family members who stop by to visit. Maria and Derek like to spend quality time here and in the UK and enjoy welcoming guests to visit the area.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Naples airport 55 min at 95.8 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Pignataro Interamna, 5 min at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Formia, 37 min at 39.1 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Fiuggi, FR, 55 min via A 1/E 45 at 86.3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Cassino,11 min at 7.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1, 4 min at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Enigma, La Leggenda, -0 min at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Pescasseroli, 1 h 12 min at 62.2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Gianola, Scauri, 32 min at 34.5 Kilometres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Nearby beautiful beaches of Scauri & Gianola: 25 mins by car. Stunning Golf of Gaeta & Formia: within short driving distance. Minturno and Scauri are joined by a long wide sandy beach which stretches between the picturesque promontories of Monte d'Oro and Monte d'Argento. Gaeta has the long beach of S.Agostino, S.Vito creek, Arenauta, Ariana and the curved Serapo beach.

Formia, at the foot of the Aurunci Mountains, running from the elegant Vendico beach as far as the green Gianola promontory.

Travel:

Midway between Rome & Naples within 45 minutes drive from Naples airport or 1hr and 20 minutes from Rome airport. By plane from Rome Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci & Rome Ciampino airport. By plane from Naples Capodichino airport.

By car Highway A1 MI-NA exit Cassino By train from Rome Termini station (Rome-Naples direction towards Cassino) & from Naples Garibaldi station(Naples-Rome direction towards Cassino) Formia, it is from here that one takes the ferry across to Ponza & Ventotene Isle.

Distances:

By car: Cassino town: 5mins. Beaches of Scauri & Gianola: 25mins. The Abbey of Montecassino: 15mins. Pompei and Vesuvio 1hr approx. Amalfi coast: 1hr 25mins. Cassino - Commmonwealth Military Shrine: 5mins. Cassino loc. Caira - German Military Shrine: 10mins. Montecassino - Polish Military Shrine: 15mins

Cassino - the Varroniane Spa springs: 10mins. The Comino Valley: a short distance. Formia & the Golf of Gaeta 35mins. Rome: 1hr and 25mins. Naples:55 mins. Fiuggi;1 hr

Further Details:

Our village is within walking/cycling distance from the apartment and every Wednesdays is market day whereas on Saturday is(large) market day in Cassino. The village offer two Bars, Post Office, Bank, Newsagent, Chemist, two Butchers, Supermarket, Florist, Alimentary shop, Video Sound shop, Household and Garden shop, two Churches, Petrol Station,Tennis Courts and Five Side Football pitch. Within the county of Cassino, close to the station, are located the Varroniane Spa springs, the Town Villa, the Gari river sources, the Museum and National Archaeological Park "Casinum". Suio Terme (nearby), famous even in Roman times for its renowned aquae vescinae spa waters which represent the wealth of this pleasant peaceful part of southern Italy, set on the banks of the Garigliano River.The waters are excellent for the treatment of various types of skin diseases and as a therapeutic aid in cases of rheumatoid arthritis. Caserta and its famous Royal Palace can be easly reached by car within 40 minutes.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 2
28 Aug 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£411
for 5 nights
£575
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£389
for 5 nights
From
£78
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
£300 deposit is required to secure all bookings.
Balance of payment is due on request from the owner together with a £300 damage deposit.
Damage deposit will be returned within 48 hours of checkout.
No cancellation refund is available.
Payments are also accepted in Sterling, Euros and Paypal.
Prices and periods of rental are negotiable, please contact the owner for further information.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is on Saturday but can be flexible?
Check in time 15:00 on day of arrival.
Check out time 11:00 on day of departure.
However,If you wish for a variation with these times please check with the owner.

Notes on prices:
Prices are based on two adults sharing.
Additional persons - a charge of £20 per person per night applies.
No surplus charge for children.
Short or long stays available.
Any other queries please contact the owners.

£300 deposit is required to secure all bookings paid to the owner (bank details will be provided to guests at the time of booking)
Balance of payment is due when 90 days before the start of the holiday.
£300 damage deposit to be paid prior to arrival date. Damage deposit will be returned within 48!hours of checkout.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Location, location, location. Surrounded by breath taking scenery. Al fresco dining, BBQ, pool, Jacuzzi bath, open plan lounge and kitchen, authentic true locals, great holiday advise, plenty of secure space to park and walk around. Mix with the locals and don't feel like a tourist.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 150 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Large luxury & newly fitted family bathroom: Jacuzzi bath, his & her basins, bidet, wc, separate shower cubicle.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Queen size bed & cot available on request. Bedroom 2: King size bed & or two single beds on request. Sleeping arrangements are flexible to accommodate couples sleeping together or separately. Please contact the owner.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Please note, Nirvana Vista is a NON SMOKING environment, would all guests please refrain from smoking indoor and outdoor at all time. Please note, a welcome treat of local produce is provided for our guests on arrival. Outside: The Villa is situated in five acres of private grounds accessed by electric gates & intercom system, making it secure and safe. Private parking within the apartment's grounds. Relax in the large and beautiful garden planted with palm trees, fruit trees, roses and jasmine. Garden furniture, loungers and BBQ area/patio for meals al fresco. The garden is private, you can enjoy the views of the lush countryside, Monte Cassino Abbey and villages set on surrounding mountains. We also have a selection of bicycles which guests are always welcome to use. Utility Room: Large sink. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Iron. Ironing board. Clothes dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included; includes beach towels and umbrella.

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