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Private Villa Apartments, Swimming Pool, Stunning Countryside, Free WiFi, Mountain Views - Il Gran Sasso Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 12-Oct-2016
Villa Apartments in Bucchianico, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy - Swimming Pool, Near Beach, Stunning Location, Ski, National Parks, Transport Links, Free Wi-Fi

Villa Leonardo is a located on the outskirts of Bucchianico overlooking the Alento valley. The villa consists of 3 apartments 2 of which are available to rent individually or together. Both apartments have been elegantly finished, have private balconies & share a terrace & secluded courtyard. The courtyard, provides guests with a large plunge pool, sun-loungers, tables, chairs & BBQ.The villa is situated in an acre of olive grove, also accessible to guests. The English/Italian speaking owners are on hand to provide assistance, guidance and local knowledge when needed. Every window has a different beautiful view of the valley/mountains. The balconies are ideal for breakfast & the terrace & courtyard are perfect for evening meals, drinks and relaxing. Hammocks in the olive grove are the perfect spot from which to watch the sun set. The typical Italian town of Bucchianico has an extensive calendar of festas and events throughout the year.

Details for holiday apartment Il Gran Sasso Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Spacious apartment with private access. Two double bedrooms one of which can alternate as a twin. Bedroom 1 has its own private balcony with 'bistro' table and chairs. Possible fifth guest on camp-bed . Large open plan lounge/kitchen dining area with patio doors leading to terrace area with 'bistro' table and chairs. Constructed with the environment in mind, hot water and central heating are provided via solar panels and biomass boiler. All fixtures and fittings are new, stylish and modern. Fully equipped new kitchen and stylish modern bathroom. TV with DVD/CD player and USB port. Selection of books, CDs, games and DVDs provided. Free WI-FI

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Joe Iannelli & Frankie Maguire have lived in Italy for 10 years. Joe is Italian by birth & both are bi-lingual.

"Living on-site we are on hand if needed to give advice, recommendations and deal immediately with any issues that might arise. We love meeting our guests and sharing our love of the area with them."

Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

I write to express praise for the wonderful accommodations you have. The week my husband and I staid was just awesome: Lovely vistas in any direction, clean and comfortable accommodations, and your useful knowledge of the area all made for an excellent holiday. Expect to see us again!! Thank you, Selina (Doha, Qatar)

Thank you for a brilliant stay!To wake up in Italian sunshine with such beautiful views each morning made our holiday perfect! Frankie and Joe you are great hosts and we would definately come back again.Thanks again, Rebecca (London)

Great staying with you, the apartment is lovely, the views are stunning and you are great hosts (thanks again for all the tips!). We were pleasantly surprised by the hidden culinary treasures of Bucchianico and must come back for lunch at the Fattoria. All the best, Sevdalina

Ideal for exploring the abruzzo region and relaxing on the beaches. Owners are very pleasant and hospitable. thank you for the great vacation we had. Andrey 2012
Apr 2012
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Just fab!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely find! Can not fault this place.The apartment was immaculate and well equipped. Too early to use the pool but made good use of the bbq area and top terrace which offers great views all round. Really enjoyed the Chieti Good Friday procession a must see! Joe and Frankie were very knowledgeable of the area and pointed usin the right direction for activities and restaurants. We had a very comfortable stay here and plan to come back one day soon!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there, thanks for your great positive review. We hope to see you again very soon!
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Great location and apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great location and comfortable apartment for 2 couples. We had a wonderful time, the space was great for the week, we were able to cook meals and sit out with a wonderful view. Frankie and Joe were helpful and available. Really great place

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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From the Owner

The location of the property was also a deciding factor: walking distance to a town but also in the country, hilltop location with stunning views, close to transport links and larger cities whilst maintaining a small town feel and charm. The property is a short 20 minute drive to the beach and sits near the boundaries of The Majella National Park.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Pescara Airport at 20 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar Coco at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Miglianico Golf at 17 Kilometres Nearest Train : Chieti Scalo at 11 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A25 to Rome at 12 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Various in town centre at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Passo Lanciano at 28 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Francavilla at 20 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Visits to winerys, honey farms, horse riding other excursions etc can be arranged please ask for details.


Sandy, blue flag beaches are just 19km away. Traveling south along the Costa dei Trabocchi you come upon more rugged shingle beaches.


Pescara airport: 20km

Rome Ciampino airport: 197km

Rome Fiumicino airport: 225km

Chieti Scalo train and coach station: 11km

A25 motorway exit: 12km

The use of a hire car is recommended to explore the area


The town of Bucchianico is a mere 800 metre walk away. The historic town of Chieti is only a 10min drive away. The vibrant city of Pescara is 25km away. Many other mountain villages are easily accessible

Further Details:

The local area has many towns and villages yearning to be explored. The summer months overflow with a different festa every night. The local cuisine is excellent and the town itself has many restaurants serving traditional Abruzzese fare waiting to be sampled.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
high 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
low 2017 2018
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
high 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £134

Booking Notes:
30% (non-refundable) payment required to secure booking with nonrefundable balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival. Damages deposit of €150 required on booking, returned on departure day subject to apartment inspection. No additional costs for cooking gas or central heating.

Changeover Day:
Preferred Saturday but can be flexible please contact owner
Departure by 11.00am
Arrival after 3pm

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week and are based on:

1 bedroom apartment up to 2 people.
2 bedroom apartment up to 4 people, additional cost for a fifth person is €80 per week or part week.

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.
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Updated: 12-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

1. Fresh fruit & veg from the garden according to the season 2. Bi-lingual owners and local knowledge 3. Joe, one of the owners is a trained chef, Italian by birth and is available to give short cookery demonstrations for those want to learn how to cook traditional Italian dishes just like his Mamma makes! Villa Leonardo is in a perfect location, close to Pescara Airport and transport links to Rome. It is easy walking distance to town for shops, cafes and restaurants however it enjoys the tranquility and ambience of being in a rural location. The best thing about the area is that there is something for everyone all year round. The national parks provide choices all year for hiking, biking, sight-seeing, snow sports, history, wildlife watching, local crafts, and picnics.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


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


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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 70 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot, Cot on request
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 has access to its own private use balcony with table and chairs. For cot, please ask when booking to ensure availability. Bedroom 2 has decorative safety grills on window. This bedroom can be made up as a double or a twin.


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


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Both apartments are non-smoking inside. Access to washing machine, iron & ironing board on request. To ensure availability, families with young children should notify owners in advance should they require a high chair or cot. Ample car parking within the villa grounds. Open all year round. This area is popular at all times of the year: summer on the beach, winter on the ski slopes and at any time there are many opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and climbing. Outside: All balconies have 'bistro' table and chairs. The sun terrace has partial shading for non sun-bathers. Sun terrace has dining table, chairs and sun loungers. Hammocks located in olive grove. Private courtyard on the grounds of Villa Leonardo has an ample plunge pool, sun loungers, dining area and BBQ. The courtyard area provides a perfectly secluded area whilst allowing stunning views of the nearby Majella mountains. Plunge pool is open from the end of May until the end of September, weather permitting.

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