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Villa Santa Maria, With Private Pool And Panoramic Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Montebello di Bertona, Nr. Penne, Abruzzo, Italy

Villa Santa Maria is situated just outside the village of Montebello Di Bertona on the side of a mountain on the edge of The Gran Sasso National Park. The villa enjoys panoramic views across Penne lake to the medieval hilltop town of Penne and beyond to the Adriatic. The villa is a 2 storey with cotto floors. On the ground floor there is a fully equipped kitchen with feature fireplace which leads directly onto the covered patio. On the patio is a 6 person marble table for dining whilst enjoying the views. Also on the ground floor there is the master bedroom with king size bed and an en-suite shower room. The bedroom has patio doors which lead directly to the pool and sun terrace. On the first floor, which is reached by a curved staircase within the turret, there is a large sitting room. Also on the first floor are 2 double bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with 2 bunk beds as well as a modern shower room. Outside there is the private pool and changing room.

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018


Our family comprises myself, my wife Sylvie and our twin daughters. In addition we have a Bernese Mountain Dog called Orphelia and a Cockapoo called Gertrude. Our family home is in The Cotswolds in North Oxfordshire.

DR IAN MCKAY purchased this villa in 2005

Why DR IAN MCKAY chose Montebello di Bertona

My wife, Sylvie, and I acquired Villa Santa Maria nearly 9 years ago as a family holiday home which could be used by ourselves and our daughters. Although needing a lot of work what attracted us to the villa is its stunning views across Penne Lake to Penne and beyond to the Adriatic. Being a short drive to beaches but also being able to ski at Roccaraso in winter made it a must for us.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Montebello di Bertona in Province of Pescara

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern en-suite shower room to bedroom 1 with shower, wash hand basin and WC. Modern shower room with shower, wash handbasin, WC and bidet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed. Bedroom 2 with king size bed. Bedroom 3 with 2 bunk beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Outside: Covered terrace with large marble table and chairs to dine 6 with direct access from kitchen. Private pool (unheated) with surrounding patio. Outdoor furniture includes sun-bathing reclining chairs around pool. Sun-bathing covered sofa. Casual drinks table and chairs on lower patio. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and all bedding linen are supplied and changed weekly. Other: The kitchen opens directly onto the covered terrace with large outdoor marble dining table and chairs. Adjacent swimming pool with additional sitting areas and sun-bathing reclining chairs. Separate changing room with wash basin and WC. Outside shower.


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Villa Santa Maria, With Private Pool And Panoramic Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
England, uk

Fantastic !

  • 5 of 5

A First Class villa equipped to an extremely high standard. Immaculately presented and set in a fantastic rural location with views that leave the beholder breath taken.

We spent a week here with our 7 and 5 year old children and had more than enough space. Lots of small towns, shops and areas of interest located a small drive from the villa. Large supermarket around a 15 min drive.

If your looking for an uninterrupted relaxed break in real Italy this villa is ideal.

Well managed by an English couple who are a wealth of local knowledge that they are more than willing to share in order for you to make the most of your Italian escape.

Great communication with the owners all throughout the booking process and all questions responded quickly and efficiently.

Thanks again for letting us your villa and for a fantastic Italian adventure.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magical, Simply Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

To say that Villa Santa Maria is magical is an understatement. The terrace at the Villa has breath-taking panoramic views of the country side, National Park, and the Adriatic Sea in the distance. We were reluctant to write this review, as we wanted to keep Villa Santa Maria as a secret for ourselves. However, that would be an injustice. On our arrival we were greeted by John and Mary who could not do enough to make our family stay a memorable one. With 3 adults and 3 small children every possible effort was made to ensure that we enjoyed our stay. Especially the personal touches to accommodate our family.

The Villa’s Location is rustic and charming, which made for a very relaxing Oasis and allowed us to spend precious time with our children, while soaking the Italian culture. The Villa itself is exceptional from decor, to the outside areas to eat, relax by the pool and the facilities provided. The photos do not do it justice. The villa was spacious and had all the amenities to cope with 3 adults and 3 small children, which would never had been provides by a hotel or apartment.

At the Villa a folder was provided with a wealth of information. One of the places recommended was Castelli and it did disappoint. We drove along the winding roads to the mountain top village and had lunch at the restaurant in the hilltops, the views again where breath taking, the restaurant was authentic and although we had very little Italian in our vocabulary, we were made to feel so welcome, our children doted on and they delighted us with the most amazing homemade pasta that myself and Partner have ever eaten.

Of course you may want to visit the sites that the area has to offer. However, the Villa has ‘soo’ much to offer, you may not want to venture too far from this Italian Oasis.

Villa Santa Maira will not disappoint. It’s Magical.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply stunning

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival at the villa we were instantly amazed at the views which are quite simply breathtaking. On a clear day you can see the Adriatic Coast and it's beaches and with just a simple look behind you get a clear view of a snow topped mountain!

The villa has all the amenities needed for a relaxing stay and is both decorated and furnished beautifully with the owners clearly paying attention to every detail.

Visit the local villages for a real taste of traditional Italian culture...not to mention the food where the local dish, arrosticini, is a must have!

The local town is Penne, which has lots of lovely restaurants. Our favourite was Ristorante Alla Locanda del Duomo, where the owner was so very friendly.

The property managers could not do enough for us and were very helpful and knowledgeable, and even took us to the local waterfall!

Overall a truly perfect stay in the most amazing of villas, which was the ideal honeymoon location.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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House is a gem, pool a work of genius!

  • 5 of 5

"Thank you so much for your help and support while we were at Casa Santa Maria...We've brought back a lot of happy memories as well as hundreds of photographs. The house is a gem, and the way the pool has been integrated into the design is a work of genius."

Clive and Moira Brooker

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Luxurious Villa

  • 5 of 5

Villa Montebella is situated on a hillside overlooking the Italian countryside with the coast visible in the distance. It is located a short walk from the medieval town which provides shops selling local produce and an excellent Oktoberfest style festival during July when we visited. The villa iitself is beautiful, tasteful and practically laid out with a balcony on which we ate breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a large sitting room on the top floor with Sky TV, and a small swimming pool which is conveniently located just outside the French patio doors leading off the master bedroom. The kitchen diner is large, fully stocked with all the cooking facilities and utensils needed and can comfortably seat six adults around the dining table. Additionally, upon arrival you are greeted by two very welcoming housekeepers who show you around the whole property. All in all, this is a beautiful property set in a gorgeous location that provides a welcoming and special experience for any visitor. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Week, Magnificent Views

  • 5 of 5

"We had a wonderful week there and really enjoyed the magnificent views, the pool, the lavender hedge with all the butterflies etc., all the home comforts and the very friendly assistance of John and his wife - they went out of their way to be helpful and generous.

Thanks for everything

Cath" (C.Irvine, 25.07.13)

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
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Car: necessary


The clean, sandy beaches of the Adriatic are easily accessible. The resorts of of Pineto and Silvi are about 40 minutes away. The water park at Tortoreto is an hour away.


The nearest airport is Pescara about 30 minutes away. Other airports are Ancona (90 minutes) and Rome (2 hours).


Nearest village is Montebello di Bertona (2 minutes by car). Hilltop town of Penne (15 minutes). On the edge of the Gran Sasso National Park with its mountains, medieval castles and picturesque towns and villages everywhere. Roccoraso skiing (90 minutes). Pescara (35 minutes). Rome (2 hours).

Further Details:

Montebello di Bertona has a small supermarket, post office and cafes. The medieval hilltop market town of Penne has a full range of town facilities including large supermarkets.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Montebello di Bertona, Abruzzo

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
8 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 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:
A 25% deposit (non-refundable) is payable on booking and the remainder is payable 8 weeks before the rental date. A refundable damages deposit of £500 is required. All payments in pounds.
Check In is from 14:00.
Check out is before 10:00

Changeover Day:
Please contact owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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