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Newly Finished Modern Italian Villa With Private Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Palombaro, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy - Modern Stylish Detached Family Home In Peaceful Location

Villa Rocca is situated in its own grounds on a quiet country road between the Villages of Palombaro and Limiti. The villa consists of 4 spacious bedrooms over two floors, all with air conditioning (payable locally) 2 of which are en suite. 2 bedrooms have access to the balcony and there is a large family bathroom with roll top bath on the 1st floor. The ground floor is open plan with a stylish fully equipped modern kitchen and dining area, the living room with patio doors leads out to a spacious terrace and pool. The Villa is our second home and not just a rental property, and we have furnished it accordingly.

Mrs Sonia Alden-mattey
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2018

About Mrs Sonia Alden-mattey

Sonia and I both work full time; we have two young boys and have thoroughly enjoyed our holidays in Abruzzo over the last few years. We fell in love with the region when we first visited back in 2003, since then we have made Abruzzo our second home. We enjoy the relaxed pace of life we have found in Abruzzo compared to the hustle and bustle of our normal everyday lives in the UK. Every time we visit we seem to make new friends and discoveries, there is still so much more to this region of Italy we have yet to experience, I feel we have just skimmed the surface.

Mrs Sonia Alden-mattey purchased this villa in 2005

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fabulous house and location! Very peaceful place to recharge the batteries. SW West Mersea

Lovely roomy accommodation for all the family. BD Essex

Very nice accommodation, beautiful views and very impressed with how modern the house is. RW Forest Glade 2012.

We had a lovely holiday in Villa Rocca. We enjoyed the facilities in the villa, it's space and comfort. RS Solihull 2012

A really lovely holiday for us all. The weather was beautiful, the scenery is breathtaking and the villa is really wonderful. We would without doubt recommend this villa to friends. HW Heretfordshire 2012

A most enjoyable week, dramatic mountains, refreshing pool and friendly locals. MC West Country 2012

Beautiful house, pool fantastic. Kids loved the high ropes, festival was brill with the most amazing fireworks. JS Colchester 2012

Very comfortable high spec villa, with a beautiful pool. We enjoyed our visits to the hill top villages and the coast. PM Liverpool 2012
Oct 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Palombaro in Province of Chieti

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large family bathroom equipped with separate shower and roll top bath, WC, bidet and basin with ample storage for toiletries. En-suite shower rooms to both bedrooms 3 & 4 with WC, wash basin and ample storage for toiletries.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 king size bed, dressing table, sofa, doors to balcony. Bed 2 twin beds, TV, PS2. Doors to balcony. Bed 3 king size, single bed and en-suite. Bed 4 double, single bed, wardrobe, drawers and en-suite. All rooms have wardrobe and drawers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
Notes on accommodation: The property has mains gas boiler, central heating radiator system giving you instant hot water. All four bedrooms are fitted with Air conditioning which is payable locally. Travel cot and high chair can be arranged, but must be requested at time of booking. Outside: There is a large court yard with ample parking space and seating area, the terrace leads to the pool area where there is ample space for sun loungers/chairs and parasols. 10x5m private fresh water pool is open for sole use by guest between May- September. There is a Solar shower and outside toilet/changing room near the pool. The terrace has table and chairs for eating outside with a barbeque area near the terrace. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bathroom and hand / T - towels/ Pool towels and bed linen are included in the price and are changed weekly. The house and pool will have been cleaned prior to your arrival. Additional charge for mid week linen change and maid service. Other: 10x5m swimming pool, large Roman end steps, Solar cover, shallow end 1.1m to a depth of 2.1m, Multi colored LED lighting. Spacious sun bathing area with beds, Tuscan sun chairs, parasols, Solar hot/cold shower, outside WC and changing room.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Newly Finished Modern Italian Villa With Private Pool
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 14 reviews

Very comfortable retreat

  • 4 of 5

5 of us ( 2 adults and 3 teenagers) made a 14 week stay between July 22 and August 5 2017. The accommodation was very clean and well presented - the mid visit cleaning of both pool and house was both welcome & excellent. The outside and pool are of a good size and provided terrific entertainment in temperatures that touched 38 degrees. The house is very well stocked with all the utensils and appliances you could ever need, the local shop is also well stocked with bigger supermarkets only 10-15 minutes away. I would advise to book ahead when eating out as you are in a rural location and off the main tourist track - but the quality is very good. The house is surrounded by a wonderful rural landscape yet the coast & tourist beaches are only 40-45 minutes away by car. We visited the coats several times and Pescara with its traditional tourist attractions is only an hour away. We travelled to the house from Rome Airport - much better to do from Pescara. All told an enjoyable stay in a relaxing and beautiful location

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael & Suzanne, Thank you for your kind review. We also love the that the coast is only a short drive away equally so the mountains. In the spring you can be on the snow covered Passo Lanciano and by lunch time down on the coast enjoying seafood and sun shine. Kind regards Greg & Sonia
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Wonderful retreat in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at Villa Rocca. The villa was very comfortable, and spotlessly clean. Maria at the local shop was very friendly and helpful, and impressed that we knew who she was when we first went in! The weather was hot (32 degrees) so the pool was very welcome, with the water a perfect temperature. Fantastic views of the mountains from the pool area. We managed a day at the coast and a day trip to Rome, but enjoyed visiting the local villages just at much. In fact the real highlight was the walk up the valley from the top of Pennapiedimonte, starting near the Pinna Rock. Wonderful views and lots of beautiful butterflies. Just don't forget to take lots of water with you if it’s a hot day! Definitely hope to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jerry, Thank you for your kind review. We too enjoy the mountain views and walks. Maria at the local shop is so lovely. Her family can't do enough for you. Thank you again and hope to see you back at Villa Rocca very soon. Kind regards Greg & Sonia
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Stunning location, all home comforts and more

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villa Rocca, was superb. We were two families, with 5 teenagers/early 20's in the group. The villa has excellent flexibility accommodation with plenty of space. The house is spotless and very well equipped, especially for those that like to cook and prepare the local produce. Although the closest town is a 12 minutes drive away, Maria's shop can cater for virtually all your daily needs, including the excellent local wines. The local area is well worth exploring, both for walking and local restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ann, thank you for your kind review. We couldn't agree with you more, how friendly and helpful our local store owner Maria and family are. Hope to have you back again soon. Kind regards Sonia & Greg
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Immaculate relaxing villa

  • 5 of 5

Two families with 4 teenage boys spent a wonderful week relaxing in and around the villa. We made the mostly the pool day and night and enjoyed the peaceful setting. The Villa was very well set up and Greg and Sonia have thought of everything including toilet by the pool and a warm water shower as well. The welcome treat was very much appreciated and a lovely touch. We would definitely recommend the villa and would love to return sometime in the future.

Many thanks once again, Scott and Susan Hill

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Scott and Susan, thank you for your kind review. We're glad you and the family enjoyed the Villa as much as we do. Looking forward to hearing from you again. Kind regards Greg & Sonia
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Italy 2014

  • 5 of 5

Ciao, molto buona!!

Second time for my family & I. The Villa and area ticks all our boxes. I travelled with my wife, we are in our forties, our 12 year old son, my mother who is 77, my 37 year old brother and his 3 year old daughter. Difficult to please all ages, but this villa was perfect for all and the area had something for everybody. I visited the Vatican, the sistine chapel, simply stunning, the colosseum and we spent many hours on a beautiful sandy beach and then dined on a trabocchi, that is an evening everybody should try once.

The Villa's facilities are impressive, everything is clean, modern and plentiful. the owners really have tried to give you everything your going to need.

Holiday perfection. Highly, highly recommended.


  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gary and Family, thank you for your kind review. Once again thank you for your custom and really pleased you and the family enjoyed the Villa as much as our family's do. All the best Greg & Sonia
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Villa Rocco

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family holiday in Villa Rocco. There were 4 adults & 3 children in our group. The Villa was clean & tidy when we arrived and there was a very welcome bottle of fizz in the fridge. We had driven from Rome & the plan was to pick up some groceries in Chieti. Unfortunately we missed the shop by 10 mins. So once everyone had chosen their room we cracked the bottle open. Thanks Greg & Sonia. That small detail summed up Villa Rocco. Everything has been thought off. The Kitchen was very well equipped, as was the living area with large flatscreen tv, dvd, apple tv, ipod dock & broadband. We all enjoyed the pool. Just sitting by it looking at the scenery was a joy. The local supermarket (Eurospin) is approx. 15 mins drive in Casoli. Not huge but it has all you need. Excellent prices on wine. We would recommend Villa Rocco to anyone looking for quality accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paul & family, thank you for your kind review. Glad you made use of all the facilities and enjoyed your time at the villa. Kind regards Greg & Sonia
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
De Vitis
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Vasto Port
Nearest Golf
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
24 Kilometres
Passo Lanciano
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Fossacesia Marina
Car: necessary


The Adriatic coast is 35 minutes by car and there are a range of beaches from the Stony beaches of Fossacesia and Torino Di Sangro, Costa Verde to the children friendly fine sandy beaches at Lido Le Morgie. You will find bars, cafes, restaurants and shops at all these locations along with the regular beach sellers, with their vast array of items for sale, be prepared to haggle to get your selves some great bargains.


Car hire is essential; nearest airport Pescara 45 minutes with both Rome 2.5hrs and Ancona airport some 2 hrs away. The ferry ports of both Vasto and Pescara have daily crossing to the Croatian ports of Split and Dubrovnik.


Distance by car; Local grocery shop/bar and petrol station 3 minutes. Local Restaurant 5 minutes. Local Butchers 7 minutes. Supermarket, shops, bars and pizzeria 10 minutes. Palombaro 10 minutes. Casoli 15 minutes. Lanciano 35 minutes. Pescara centre 60 minutes. Rome GRA 2.5hrs.

Further Details:

Only 50 minutes by car is the port of Vasto where there is daily parking near the ferry terminal. There are a number of ferry companies that operate a daily fast craft (40mins) or standard ferry (1hr) trip to the Isole Tremiti (Tremiti Islands). They are a small archipelago of islands with turquoise waters which boast both PADI and SSI dive instructors. There are hotels on the islands with space for about 300 guest, an absolutely breath taking place to visit as either a day tripper or for a short break.

There are numerous tourist attractions in the local area; White water rafting, at Lake Casoli, Water sports at Lake Bomba, The high wirers of Bocca Di Valle out door adventure, the amazing caves of Grotta Del Cavallone near Lama dei Peligni, Aqua land in Vasto. Many walking/hiking and Cycling routes and not to mention the running races held throughout the summer. During the months of May and June when snow still covers the mountain tops you can walk in the snow in the morning and sunbath on the beaches in the afternoon. The month of August is Festa month with nearly every village and town finding some excuse to celebrate with themed organized street parties nearly always ending with fireworks, absolutely fantastic!! The region is situated at the centre of the Italian peninsula facing the Adriatic on the east and the Apennines on the west, which is one of the most mountainous regions in Italy. Abruzzo boasts some 500 km2 of National Park, where rare examples of Mediterranean flora and fauna survive, chamois, wolves, bears, golden eagles and Chinghiale (Wild Boar). Most famous in the world is Abruzzo's wine, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo; in the late 20th and early 21st century, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo earned a reputation as being one of the most widely exported DOC classed wine in Italy.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Palombaro, Abruzzo

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
17 Mar 2018 - 19 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
20 May 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
24 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
9 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
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
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
20% non-refundable deposit required at time of booking, balance payable 8 weeks prior to your arrival.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is usually Saturday, but we may be flexible if it is possible. Arrival not before 3pm and departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds sterling. There is a £200 refundable breakages deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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