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Enjoy Nature, National Park Mountain Views & Recreational Pool - Casa Maieletta



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Villa Maieletta in Piano La Roma, near Palombaro, Abruzzo - Visit Castles & Medieval Towns, Meet Warm Friendly Local People; Enjoy Great Food & Drink. Free wifi

Wake up and kiss the mountains!

Abruzzo is off the tourist track and unchanged. A third of the region is national and regional parks; it has 129 kilometres of sandy beaches & 21 ski areas. Villa Maieletta is south-facing and sits in rolling hills on a quiet country lane close to the historic hill-top town of Palombaro, with unrivalled views of the Abruzzo landscape.

Experience and enjoy the rhythms of rural life, from the porchetta van & cafe culture to Festa month in August and the December torchlight parade to our tiny church. Join us for Shabby Chic workshops, olive harvesting, or an activity holiday. We are situated amidst great walking, cycling & motorcycling country. The Giro D'Italia frequently passes close by us in May.

Relax in the classic Italian splendour of your apartment, or while away an hour in our leisure room with antique American Pool table, 42 inch TV & DVD player.

At Villa Maieletta you can be in the mountains in the morning, on the beach in the afternoon and dine in the countryside under the stars.

More Details

Details for holiday home Casa Maieletta, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Casa Maieletta is a small independent house in the Villa grounds that offers a perfect oasis of seclusion within our very tranquil site.

The vintage Venetian bedroom comes complete with tableaux on the 3 piece wardrobe and bed, a French crystal chandelier and exotic bed canopy. Its luxuriously comfortable environment is enhanced by the finest imported Indian 400 count cotton bed sheets, white goose down pillows, & embroidered damask bedspreads.

Hallmark Christy towels are provided in the 4 piece bathroom, which is carefully steam-cleaned ready for your arrival.

The living area downstairs features a newly refurbished antique Chesterfield sofa, and kitchen with ample cooking, and food preparation space, breakfast bar, dining table and chairs. The Casa's external covered deck is the perfect place to eat al fresco or relax in comfort.

Casa Maieletta features a host of personal touches, including specially designed & hand-painted clothes hangers.

Please email us to see more photos.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Kate and Stephen have travelled extensively and lived in different countries in Asia. Their interests include cycling, walking, growing organic fruit and countryside conservation. Both delight in living in and learning from communities that provide a different experience, and are keen to support local enterprises.They feel that living on site enables them to provide a complete holiday experience for guests, through their knowledge of the area and local events. They live in the Villa grounds away from the apartments, and do their best to make guests feel at home, and to be a resource for advice and information, without being intrusive

Kate and Stephen love living so close to the mountains and consider themselves very lucky to have finally settled in such a lovely area.

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Speaks English, Italian

2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


A gentler pace of life

  • 5 of 5

The scenery is so stunning you want to get up as early as possible so as not to waste any time away from the views. It is visual heaven.

This marvelous settings unifies the natural world with the Renaissance dwellings perfectly.

Steve and Kate are the best hosts with the most beautiful house you could wish for to compliment this truly breathtaking landscape.

They have invested loads of time and detail into creating this first class property adding playful naturalistic floral Rococo interiors into possibly, the best holiday destination in the Abruzzo region of Italy.

A real moment was when Steve projected European football on to walls of one the buildings at least 40 foot in size and we sat back on the roof terrace attempting to keep focus on who will score the next goal whilst continually being distracted by the real stars floating above in a truly clear sky. Steve informs me he will be showing films on his exterior walls on more occasions.

I Will definitaley be booking to visit here again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 9 nights in Casa Maieletta. It was immaculately clean on arrival and well equipped for our stay. The bed was huge and really comfortable. Kate and Stephen were most helpful and assisted with any questions that we had. Kate also gave us marmalade which she had made and figs from the trees. There was also a tv/computer available and snooker table with books and maps of the area.

The area was very pretty with hills in the background which if it hadn't been too hot would have been a delight to walk up. The local villages were interesting to visit. The coast was about half an hour away with a variety of beaches, sandy and pebbly.

This is the perfect location for those that like beaches and the countryside as you get the best of both worlds. The hosts, Kate and Stephen were really friendly and helpful. I would thoroughly recommend Casa Maieletta as a place to stay in Abruzzo. We loved our holiday here.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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From the Owner

Time stands almost still in Limiti, a rural place where the pattern, sights and sounds of life are as they would have been decades ago. Some of the people have changed, many of the families have not, and we are very lucky to have great people living nearby and to be part of a community that embraces our guests as positively as it has embraced us. The views we enjoy are stunning, together with the peaceful surrounding environment, where a mere tractor passing by is an event to arouse curiousity. The Villa is tucked away in a quiet corner of Abruzzo and is just right, a little bubble of tranquility without being either remote or isolated. The road to the Villa is tarmac all the way, important to make the journey easy for us, and for our guests.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pescara (Abruzzo International) at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Limiti Di Sopra at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Pescara or Ortona at 45 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Miglianco at 35 Kilometres Nearest Train : Chieti at 40 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Contrada Limiti Di Sotto at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Roccaraso at 50 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Fossacesia at 30 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

August Festa month has diverse activities like the sweet pepper celebration at Altino and Notte Di San Lorenzo (night of the shooting stars). Enjoy one of our Shabby Chic workshops in Autumn or join us for an olive harvesting holiday in early November, and return home with the oil from the fruits of your labours. End the year here with the most peaceful Christmas ever; see village corner nativities, seasonal markets and moonlit snowy mountains.

We offer guided road cycle tours, MTB rides along the historic WWII Gustav Line or Adriatic coast and mountain bikes for the use of guests. Organised tours are also available by chauffer-driven classic car or motor cycle (including bike rental). The area has a significant place in military history, being close to the Gustav & Bernhardt lines, and the site of the Battle of Ortona.

Combine a holiday in our stunning location with on-site English language tuition from Kate and Stephen, who are experienced teachers and text book authors.


The nearest beach, Fossacesia is 30 km away. The fashionable beach resort of Pescara is a 45 minute drive. It is also a small fishing & ferry port, with an excellent fish market, open in the mornings. Ferry destinations include Croatia.

Kilometres of uninterrupted seafront stretch between Francavilla, which neighbours Pescara, & Silvi. The cycle and footway that runs along the Adriatic coast is a popular place for locals to promenade & socialise.

We supply free beach towels, chairs & umbrella


Villa Maieletta is an hour away from Pescara Airport; Ancona Airport is 2 hours and Rome Ciampino/Fiumicino around 2 1/2. Return flights for a couple from London Stansted on Ryan Air can be bought for less than £70. Although a car is recommended, there is a frequent and inexpensive coach service from Rome to Pescara which takes a similar amount of time.

A wide range of car hire desks can be found in airport arrival halls, with some of the most competitive rates offered on airline websites.


Local places of interest include:

Lakes Casoli and Bomba (each about 10 km)

Cavallone Cave, complete with stalactites (15 km)

The town of Chieti, built on the site of a pre-Roman settlement, whose remains can still be viewed today (20 km)

Guardiagrele, which boasts superb panoramic views, along with fascinating historic sites, arts, culture and up-market shops

Roccascalegna Castle (10 km)

Lanciano, which features stunning architecture such as the Basilica of Santa Maria del Ponte (25 km)

Further Details:

The south-facing Villa has spectacular views of Palombaro, 536 metres above sea level, at the foot of the 2,252 metre Martellese Mountain, one of the highest in the Maiella range, where the 2011 film, “Lords of London,” featuring Ray Winstone, was filmed. Rolling hills lead towards Lake Casoli.

Wildlife surrounds you; wild boar, eagles, kites, falcons, roe deer and mink are often in the area, with Apennine wolves in the mountains. Listen to the Scops Owl calling its mate across the fields on summer evenings, or watch the fireflies as they make the beautiful clear night sky twinkle in May & June.Wildflowers, such as orchids, that would be the envy of Interflora adorn the hillsides in April.

People are wonderfully warm and friendly, with an openness and honesty that is seldom found among the urban sophistication of more developed places.

Summertime is festival season, and in August there's an event on nearby almost every night. There's plenty of choice, with a wild boar (cingiale) festa that lasts 3 weeks, a hot chilli pepper event, cheese and chocolate festas. The Fiat 500 car rally is in June, and July has the Val Serviera mountain-top walk and Pescara International Jazz Festival, which attracts famous artists from around the globe. Lanciano's Medieval Festa takes place in early September, and the Casoli Festival of Patron Saints is at the beginning of October.

Our local Sant'Antonio festa on the first weekend in August brings the young and old together, with traditional and modern music, plus dancing. The local road is closed off for another great night out, the Di Vitis Festa Della Birra (beer festival) in mid-August. The De Vitis family-run general store, 1 km away, is the hub of the area, and a hive of activity that's run by the amazing Maria; it includes a bar, hardware store and petrol pumps. Maria, a celiac sufferer, has made sure that the store stocks a great range of celiac foods. An "agroturismo" restaurant, which serves food produced almost entirely on its own land, is only 3 minutes walk from the Villa.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
18 Jun 2017 - 24 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non-returnable deposit of 25% is payable at the time of booking to reserve an apartment. The balance should be paid eight weeks in advance of the arrival date, together with a £150 refundable deposit against damage or soiling that requires deep cleaning.
Payment is by Paypal / Direct Bank Transfer.
Full terms and conditions will be emailed with the booking form.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Bed linen, bathroom and beach towels are included in the rental price, together with a welcome pack of essential items.
There are no extra charges, except for central heating when needed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 29-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


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


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Our apartments feature well-equipped fitted kitchens, with hob & microwave or oven. There is ample crockery, cutlery & glassware. Tea towels are provided, picnic cool bags for days out, and beach towels. We offer packed lunches if you prefer us to prepare your picnic & vegetarian evening meals by arrangement. We know the importance of travelling light and supply a free welcome pack of essential items to ensure that you are comfortable whenever you reach us. We can buy in additional items ready for your arrival, if you wish. Smokers are welcome provided that they smoke outside the apartments. A computer with Internet access in the TV room and wi-fi are available free of charge. Owners, Kate & Stephen, live elsewhere in the grounds, away from the apartments. They feel that living on site enables them to help guests with all their needs and to provide a better holiday. We offer big discounts if two or more apartments are booked as a group. Outside: There are several sitting out areas, some exclusive to each apartment and some shared, with a variety of outdoor tables, chairs and a swing chair. The Cavallone Apartment benefits from a huge elevated 80 square metre sun terrace which has superb panoramic views. After dark the terrace doubles as an outdoor observatory, providing wonderful views of the night sky. Casa Maieletta's lovely covered deck with vintage garden furniture is a great outdoor living room. There are great views on all sides of the Villa. A barbecue is available with each apartment. A utility room next to the apartments has a washing machine, iron and ironing board. A clothes drying rail is provided for every apartment. Weighing scales on site enable budget airline passengers to avoid overweight flight bags. We have mountain bikes for our guests, along with a paperback and DVD library. A swimming pool, tennis and five-a-side football are available at the local "agroturismo" restaurant which is 3 minutes walk away.

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