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Private Villa With Pool In The Heart Of The "Real Italy"

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in San Ginesio, Macerata, Le Marche, Italy - Tranquil Location With Amazing Views of The Sibillini Mountains

Nestled in a panoramic position overlooking the Sibilini mountains of Le Marche, Villa Alto Cielo is the perfect base for exploring a glorious part of the ‘real Italy’. Beautiful lakes, enchanting hilltop villages, Adriatic beaches and stunning mountain walks and drives are all within easy reach. Alto Cielo means ‘Open sky’ or ‘High Heaven’ in Italian. You’ll be sure to find the term fitting once you have experienced a starry night here. Comfortably sleeping six in 3 large bedrooms, Villa Alto Cielo is a well appointed private villa with pool. Here you will have the complete freedom to relax in a well appointed and spacious home from home. A large airy kitchen with covered capanna is perfect for long lazy meals or a siesta in the shade! Just 1 1/4hr drive from Ancona Airport, the villa is secluded but not remote, located a short drive from both San Ginesio and Belforte Del Chienti.

The villa has been renovated extensively and benefits from anti-seismic features.

More Details

Bettina Jeppesen
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Danish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Bettina Jeppesen

We, Will & Bettina, are an English/Danish couple who met in Le Marche over twenty years ago when working as campsite reps by the coast. We have put everything we love about Italy and Le Marche into a smart, very liveable holiday home that is perfect for entertaining and relaxing. We visit the house four or five times a year but have it carefully managed during rental periods. You will see our love of film, music and fashion displayed on the villa's walls.

Bettina Jeppesen purchased this villa in 2006

Why Bettina Jeppesen chose San Ginesio

For us it was all about "Location, location, location" and Alto Cielo was the most beautiful spot we had seen in over three years of house hunting in Le Marche and Puglia. There was even a handy gap in the trees at the bottom of the land where we could build a pool with a rather splendid view!

The villa offers a high degree of privacy yet is surrounded by the daily life of rural Italy.

When we get to the villa we love to sit in the garden with a glass of Verdicchio and take in the views and the tranquility. Every time we say "We never want to leave"!

What makes this villa unique

We love to come to the property either on our own or with friends and family and just do our own thing. The stresses of city life immediately melt away.

We love the fact that we have the villa and pool all to ourselves and can do whatever we want when we want! The house has generous spaces and is very "liveable"!

The kitchen and shaded terrace are built with hospitality in mind but excellent restaurants are just a short drive away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jen, Adrian & the girls (28 August 2012) -

We love this place; the house, the pool, the views and more – it’s fab and so central for exploring the surrounding areas and lovely villages. Children love it here, too – we’ll definitely be back (again and again). Thank you!

Dan & Vanessa (11th September 2012)

Really enjoyed this region, very friendly folk and excellent restaurants! The villa provided a great base to explore the mountains and lakes. We flew into Pisa and had a great trip down through Chiantishire with an overnight stay in Florence. We'll be back!

Marion (13 May 2012)

With its stunning location looking towards the Sibillini Mountains and the ever changing patterns of worked farmland (not forgetting the lure of the swimming pool) it is sometimes hard to find a reason to leave Villa Alto Cielo. However, it is so easy to reach many fabulous locations and sample local restaurants - mostly family run - and the food is so good! I can't wait for my next visit!
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in San Ginesio in Province of Macerata

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large family bathroom with very large luxurious bath (fits two!), walk in shower and wc. En-suite shower and wc to Bedroom three. Downstairs wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: large, bright south-west facing bedroom with double bed and daybed Bedroom 2: large north-west facing bedroom with a double bed, the coolest room in the summer. Bedroom 3: south-east facing bedroom with two twin beds, ensuite facilities.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Pool open June to end September. Central heating of the house, if required, is charged at £100 per week. Please note - strictly no smoking inside the villa. We regret we cannot accept pets. Outside: The private pool is 10m x 5m. It is 1.2m deep. It is cleaned for your arrival. Cleaning/gardening may take place during stay. Nets are left to fish out the occasional leaf between cleans! There is a shower at the pool and also sunloungers and parasols. A gazebo provides a shady area by the pool. There is a barbecue at the property and outside dining furniture. A fully functioning pizza oven can be found in one of the outbuildings - please use spare wood provided, just be patient with the fire building! The villa has a small vine area and fruit trees, herb plants and flowers in its grounds - feel free to pick and enjoy! Utility Room: Adjacent to wc downstairs is a washing machine with iron and board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The villa is cleaned for your arrival. Extra cleans and linen changes can be arranged at extra cost at the time of booking. Beach towels are included. Other: Outside the kitchen there is a large, shady, covered terrace 'capanna' with fantastic views towards the mountains and pool below. The top floor of the villa is to be converted at a future date


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Private Villa With Pool In The Heart Of The "Real Italy"
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews

Lovely Villa, great location

  • 5 of 5

When it comes to value for money you won't get better than Villa Alto Cielo. The house is a credit to Bettina and Will. Very comfortable, Spotless, modern with all you need for the perfect vacation. The pool area is excellent with plenty of loungers and a lovely little shaded pergola for when the sun gets too hot. The outside area is perfect for meals, barbecues and a late evening glass of wine with the fireflies.

The scenery is stunning, the pictures don't come close to the real thing. The closest restaurant is in Camporontondo, Stefano is a lovely host with good english, great food. There are several foodie restaurants in the house book supplied, visit as many as you can, none will disappoint. We will return again, a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful villa with views to match

  • 5 of 5

Having just returned from a most enjoyable stay at the villa we were all really impressed with the property, it's grounds and of course the views. The downstairs and upstairs are all excellent size rooms and the kitchen is very well equipped which really helps when in the main self catering. The pool was most welcome on hot days and has plenty of room around it for relaxing without getting splashed ! The grounds were most impressive and it was lovely to sit on the terrace with a glass of wine and admire the view (just remember the mosquito spray).

On the whole a fantastic place for appreciating nature and the peace and quiet even with two teenage boys in tow ! A car is a must of course and there are nice places to visit whether you want a hill top village, a lake to swim in or a beach. Although it was at times quite difficult to make the effort to leave the villa !! All information from the owners was accurate and helpful, it would be nice maybe to have a visitors book at the villa and also a good map of the area. Would recommend to family and friends without a doubt.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastisk villa med flot udsigt

  • 4 of 5

Vores ophold i villaen kan kun karakteriseres som ren afslapning. Her er man ude på landet og man hører ikke trafik eller lignende. Kun de lokales traktorer etc. kommer jævnligt forbi. Alligevel er der ikke langt til supermarked og indkøb. Man føler man er i det rigtige Italien, hvor de omgivende småbyer ikke er overrendt af turister.

Huset er lyst med en flot og praktisk indretning og man føler sig ikke lukket inde i mørke rum, som vi har oplevet et par gange i andre Agri-turismo'er. Huset har et personligt touch af ejeren, men er stadigt et praktisk udlejningshus.

Swimmingpoolen, et absolut krav til udlejningshuse i Italien, er 10 meter lang og 5 meter bred med desværre kun 1,20m dyb. Dette var lidt ærgerligt, når man har store teenager-drenge med, som ikke bare ligger på en luftmadras! - Wifi er kun tilgængeligt i stuen. Der burde være en rækkevidde ud til terrassen foran huset, hvor vi opholdte os hele tiden.

Bettina og Will sendte os en perfekt rute beskrivelse, og anbefalede også hvilket supermarked vi kunne købe ind i inden ankomst. Den sidste dag havde vi strømafbrydelse, men også dette blev klaret efter en opringning til Bettina.

Alt i alt er huset et perfekt sted for total afslapning og centralt for vandreture i nærliggende bjerge, som man har en flot udsigt til fra terrassen og swimmingpoolen. Cykling er i den grad også muligt og hvis/når(?) vi kommer forbi igen vil vi tage cykler med.

Jeg vil helt sikkert anbefale denne villa til andre, som et godt alternativ til det turist-overrendte Toscana. Vi kørte i egen bil og delte ferien i 2 dele med første ophold i Dolomitterne. Derfra er der ca. 550 km.

/Steen Christensen - ophold i uge 29 - 2016

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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" Bellissimo "

  • 5 of 5

The last review says it all......Stunning Property which is really home from home! Great sized house for larger groups, especially the kichen/dining area. Beautifully laid out and furnished to a very high standard. The view as soon as you step out from the kitchen was stunning - the pool area was magnificent too. The grapes from the tree were the best we've ever tasted - especially paired with the local cheeses. The owners were very helpful and informative from the beginning and the driving instructions were spot on and easy to follow. Thanks again for letting us stay in your beautiful home and we will definately return with friends in the future to show it off! J & N England.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, beautiful property with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect property. The villa is amazing and because is owned, all the rooms are really individual with their own touches and comforts. The kitchen is really well thought through and there is everything you'd need to self cater. The views are absolutely amazing too, who needs a telly when you can watch the mountains change minute by minute.

The owners Will and Bettina could not have been more helpful. There is a great welcome pack which tells you everything you need to know, directions there, eating out recommendations, even how to but wine from the local farmer! There is a pizza oven there too, which we tried and I think succeeded at, well worth a go for the authentic experience.

The whole place is so quiet, it really is somewhere you can go to relax without a care in the world. I'd definitely go back and I'm just sad I don't own it myself!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect, Simply, Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Can we just say, thank you for enabling us to have a fantastic holiday. Your Villa is lovely, brilliant attention to detail, simplistic yet sophisticated. We just loved the whole aspect of the property, garden, pool and view and so much so sort of want to say, “if you ever want to sell then can we have first refusal”, if that makes sense. Your guide was excellent and very useful, we managed 9 out of the top 10 things to do, each giving us remaining memories. The layout, décor, facilities and feel were all perfect and simple things like the recipe books (some of which we actually have here in Hampshire) which enabled us to actually cook Italian food in Italy just put a certain “tocco finale” on the experience.

Roberto is lovely, as is his son and the wine sets the tone for where you are. Whilst it might not win “awards” just to be able to have the ability to go and buy from him, sit on your veranda when the sun has set, accompanies by the chorus of crickets gave us yet more “momenti magici”

Simply – Thank You

Love, Adam, Katrine, Emily, Isobel, Edward & Rosemary (Katrine’s Mum)

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
130 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Belforte del Chienti
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Belforte del Chienti
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
12 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Porto San Giorgio
Car: necessary


Just over an hour's drive away is our favourite beach, Porto San Giorgio. Safe and easy for families you can also enjoy the locals strutting their stuff! Most of the beaches around are set up with sun loungers and umbrellas for hire (about €15 for a set for two). There are sections which are free of charge and you are welcome to bring towels, mats, cool-box and an umbrella from the villa.


Villa Alto Cielo is within easy driving distance of several airports:

- Ancona Airport – 1 hr 15 mins (served by Ryanair).

- Pescara Airport – 1 hr 30 mins (served by Ryanair)

- Rimini Airport – 2 hrs ( served by Ryanair and Easyjet)

- Bologna Airport – 3 hrs (served by Ryanair)

- Rome Ciampino/Fiumicino – 3 hrs 30 mins (served by Ryanair, Easyjet and British Airways).

We can help you plan a fantastic two or more centre holiday if flying to other Italian airports such as Pisa or Venice


San Ginesio - 10 minute drive

Tolentino - 15 minute drive

Sarnano - 20 minute drive

Lago di Fiastra - 25 minute drive

Sibillini Mountains and National Park - 30 minute drive

Macerata - 30 minute drive

Nearest beach - 40 minute drive

Further Details:

We would be delighted to put you in touch with local suppliers of balloon trips, horse riding, wine tasting, truffle hunting etc.

Locals are experts in the art of foraging and wild fennel, asparagus, berries etc all grow on or near the property. Please do pick fruit from the trees around the house - we have figs, quince, walnut, cherries, grapes, pears etc.

In Le Marche, seasonal crops are often celebrated in all the small towns and villages – the harvest being a perfect excuse for a get together. These ‘sagras’ are often enjoyable community events and whilst tourists are not that common at all of them, you are sure to feel welcome!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in San Ginesio, Marche

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June 18
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Sept 18
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A refundable security deposit of £200 to cover larger breakages/extra cleaning is required.

If you prefer, a bank transfer directly to villa owner can easily be arranged.

An initial deposit of 10% of the cost of your stay is required to secure the booking. This deposit is non-refundable.

Any bank charges incurred due to transfer of funds from non-UK banks are payable by the renter.

No monies are refundable if you cancel less than 6 weeks before travel.

Central heating of the house, if used, is charged at £100 per week.

Changeover Day:
We can be flexible with changeover day in low season. Shorter stays may be possible! In high season changeover day is Saturday.

We ask you to vacate the villa before 10am and request that you try not to arrive before 3pm.

Notes on prices:
We hope our prices offer excellent value. We know that visitors to the area often return to properties year after year and we would love to become your private villa of choice!

Pool open beginning June to end September.

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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