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Designer Country Villa "Casa Lera" with Pool and Vineyard

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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About the property

Amandola, Le Marche, Italy - Centrally Located in Secluded Park Valley

Casa Lera is known by some locals as the 'jewel' of Amandola. This 1800s river-stone farmhouse was artistically restored in 2010 to combine original features with modern luxury. It features a stunning lap pool, dining terrace, lawns, fruit trees and a small vineyard. The large kitchen is perfect for those who love to cook. Dine inside at the large country table, or outside on the well-lit, covered brick terrace. The 13 meter pool is decked with elegant stone, and has an outdoor shower and quality lounging furniture. It enjoys full sun all day and offers stunning views of the stars at night. Less than 5 minutes from town, Casa Lera is in a small valley within the Sibillini National Park. At the foot of the property a footbridge across the River Lera leads to hiking and biking trails. The home is conveniently situated near main roads from which to explore the historical villages of Le Marche, swim in the Adriatic, visit local markets days and festivals, or hike the trails of the Sibillini mountain range.

The main house offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a sitting room upstairs. The ground floor features the large kitchen and dining area, a living room and full bath. Just across the lawn is the 'pool house.' This room can be used to relax and overlook the pool, or to enjoy our very large DVD film collection. The sofa converts to a comfortable double bed. The pool house opens to the covered terrace. There is a spiral staircase that leads down to the fourth bathroom and the garage (adjacent to the pool area). In the garage is a separate laundry room.

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Casa Lera
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
24 January, 2017

About Casa Lera

We are Americans who love to travel. Our experience in renovating this home has had a profound influence on us. We are grateful for the genuine sense of welcome that we feel here. The people we have encountered, including those who mind the house, are generous, friendly and helpful.

Casa Lera purchased this villa in 2007

Why Casa Lera chose Fermo

We were looking for a base for our adventures, and were continually drawn to the history, cuisine and climate of Italy. We found Le Marche to offer the sea, hiking in the mountains, and the feel of rural Italy that we missed in other regions. Having rented some not-so-great places in the past, we knew that we wanted privacy without fighting long, difficult white roads. We wanted to hear the birds and the river at dawn, and not the neighbor's chickens. We wanted cell phone coverage and internet. We love the feeling of isolation, with the option of zipping into town for provisions or a meal. There are no next-door neighbors, but passers by will always wave hello.

What makes this villa unique

We are continually discovering new things to see and do in the area, but sometimes just want to stay home. The house is truly comfortable, and we have tried to make it a home away from home for our guests. It is honestly a lovely, peaceful corner of the earth.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The villa is very comfortable and very tastefully converted (and also immaculately clean). We loved the covered terrace and the pool.

We can recommend lunch at Desco in Ascoli Piceno. We also had two excellent meals at Osteria del Lago near Monte San Martino. The Agriturismo San Lorenzo is worth a visit for dinner but you need to ring and book in advance.

{Notes above were recorded in our on-site guest book}
Jul 2013
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(4 traveller reviews)


Tranquil luxury

  • 5 of 5

A country villa like none other! Casa Lera is an exquisitely designed and tastfully restored retreat. We enjoyed our meals outside on the patio overlooking the Sibilini forest and mountains, loved swimming in the gorgeous pool, took great hikes with breathtaking views, and strolled into town for delicious meals from the local restrautants. The house and garden were well-maintained and the hosts ensured our stay was comfortable by providing little luxuries for us...a welcome basket with wines and fixings for a meal the night we arrived. I will definitely book Casa Lera for our next family trip as it has something for everyone in our family.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant. A true gem.

  • 5 of 5

Casa Lera is a gem. Lazy meals on the terrace, the sound of cicadas, access to some of the most beautiful but understated mountains in the national park, sublime food, delightful hilltop towns.

Casa Lera is exactly what it says on the tin. Brilliantly renovated, with nice touches like the salvaged doors and tools strategically placed around the house but with a very practical kitchen, ideally equipped for proper family cooking with the amazing local produce.

The house is the perfect base for a family or group of friends who want to getaway from it all. The house has been so well done that it's hard to decide whether you want to stay home for the day or go on adventures to discover the enchanting Le Marche.

We arrived on the big summer August Bank Holiday (Ferragosta) in Italy and supplies were generously left for us on arrival to keep us going until after the shops opened. The housekeeper was incredibly friendly, helpful and efficient. And the pool was kept discretely clean throughout our stay.

We walked in the mountains with our two boys, a lot of swimming races in the pool and thoroughly enjoyed discovering the area. Though we struggled to find a tourist information where anyone spoke English or had much useful information! We just did it our own way, helped by the house's maps and comprehensive info. We thoroughly enjoyed popping into Amandola for a wide variety of evening fiestas.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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DO NOT MISS this Heavenly Spot

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I was able to stay at Casa Lera. The listing cannot describe the feeling you obtain when you arrive. The old farm house has been rebuilt with care and beauty and has all the niceties of this century but without giving up the charm and privacy. It is CLEAN and backs up to open space with fabulous hiking or mushrooming. The pool is perfect and the old Pizza oven can cook pizza, veges, chicken.. whatever to perfection. The little town of Amandola is close and you can get fresh bread from the bakery and twice a week, the little village offers a farmers market with produce that is fresh.

We traveled to little towns using Casa Lera as a base-- even to the outdoor Opera one night (about 1 1/2 hours away). The owners have a book with things to see and do-- of which there are many. If you just want to relax, this is the perfect place as well. It takes a little over 3 hours from the Rome airport, closer to Bologna so use Google Maps on your phone, pre- downloaded so easy to obtain.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Casa Lera defines vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Casa Lera was an ideal destination. It was well situated to provide a great deal of privacy, yet close access to nearby towns. We had everything we needed in the house, the description was very accurate. It was very clean, sheets and towels were in great shape allowing us to feel like we were at home. The owner had thought of everything when creating this environment. What surprised us most was the area had many things to do! We thought we would just have a bit of hiking and relaxing by a pool. But, we were able to see an outdoor opera just a short ride away, visit Roman ruins and see hill towns that rival those of any in Europe. And the hiking was so diverse and stunning. Come prepared to relax with a stunning view, eat well and see a side of Italy that is authentic.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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7 Jan 2017 - 27 May 2017
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7 night minimum stay
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28 May 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
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4 Sep 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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Changeover Day: Saturday is preferred. email us for details regarding booking. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Amandola in Marche

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Pool House bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathrooms all include bidets, except in pool house. Bath 1, en-suite Bed 1, shower, Travertine vanity. Bath 2, shower/tub combination; Carrera marble vanity. Bath 3, ground floor, shower, contemporary wood vanity. Bath 4, pool house, small shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Bathroom ensuite, small stairwell leads to bouus loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Bed can be converted to 2 singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3+ Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, king bed, en-suite private bathroom, short staircase leads to bonus loft area. Bedroom 2, king bed can convert to 2 singles. Bedroom 3, double bed. Bedroom 4, (pool house lounge) sofa converts to comfortable double bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Environmental features: The architecturally engineered insulation of the roof and structure eliminates the need for air conditioning. The home stays very cool in summer, and fans are not needed. Passive solar panels help to heat the water for the home, and an underground cistern collects water for irrigation purposes. Outside: Casa Lera is perfect for indoor-outdoor living. The main house and Pool House open to a shared lawn, and the covered terrace is used for dining and relaxing. The terrace overlooks the 13 x 4.5 meter pool, also surrounded by lawn, which takes full sun all day long. At night the stars overwhelm, as there are no immediate neighboring structures and so no external light sources. Utility Room: Separate laundry room with tumble dryer, drying rack, ironing board and iron. Other: Additional amenities: ADSL wireless internet, cell phone coverage, land line, DVDs, books, board games, bocce, fireplace, central heating, easy access and ample parking. The master bedroom has a small upper loft for an additional sitting room. An original hay barn is located on the property but is not currently in use.

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