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Villa With Countryside And Sea Views



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
Villa in Montenero di Bisaccia, Molise, Italy

Villa Masseria sits on a gentle hill with great views in every direction and ample parking for 6 cars. The ground floor is mainly open plan with a comfortable sitting area at one end and a fully equipped Kitchen at the other. In between, there is a dining area with double height ceiling and an extra long table with seating for ten. Off the Dining area, is a children’s playroom with toys, books and games to keep little ones happy. Next to this is a bathroom with shower and a laundry room with washing machine, nappy changing table and laundry sink. Upstairs, there are three double rooms and a twin bedroom, all with great views of the Maiella or the Adriatic sea as well as two bathrooms, one with a bathtub and the other with a shower. Outside, in the shade, we have a barbecue and a table with seating for ten.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I’m Helene and I moved to Italy from the UK in my early 20's just over 20 years ago. I met Carlo, my Italian husband in Milan where we still live with our young and growing family and both work in the IT industry. Milan is your typical large and boisterous European city, such a contrast to the peace and simplicity of life in Molise. I fell in love with Carlo’s native Molise on my very first visit - the gentle hills, the sea with the Maella mountain behind , it’s friendly inhabitants, old and still flourishing traditions, not to mention authentic and delicious local cuisine!

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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Sanbornton, New Hampshire, USA

Impeccably restored historic masseria (farmhouse) in the beautiful rolling hills of Molise

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting houses in Europe for more than twenty years. We use VRBO because of the wide choices , excellent support and the ability to communicate with owners. Seeking a longer stay, we had most pleasant exchanges with Helene and Carlo, who graciously agreed to rent their beautiful home for three months this past winter.

We have stayed in fine villas in France, Spain and Italy, but this is our favorite.

Surrounded by lush fields (even in winter), the house offers incredible views. Daily we enjoyed the sight of snow covered mountains just over the line in Abruzzo (amazing sunsets), while the Adriatic glimmered to the north. The house is very attractive, comfortable and welcoming with three modern baths, an excellent functional kitchen (we are serious cooks) and plenty of sleeping space. The upstairs bedrooms are at either end of the house, offering privacy when we had guests. With an open concept, this is a brilliant and practical renovation. Photos do not capture the charm.

Location is ideal for exploring Molise, Abruzzo and Puglia, with a high speed Autostrada a few kilometers from the house. We especially enjoyed the historic walled town and fishing port, Termoli, which is on some short lists of the best food towns in Italy. Our favorite restaurant there, Trattoria Tipica L'Opera, via Addriatica, run by a friendly family. Nearby Vasto has many fine restaurants, a pretty historic center and panoramic views of the Abruzzi and Molise coast.Other towns not to be missed: Agnone (famous bell foundry and perched on a picturesque ridge), Campobasso and historic Lanciano. Do eat at Locanda Mami just outside Agnone, with a brilliant young chef, Stefania, who blends traditional recipes with modern techniques. Great food at very fair prices.

This area is unspoiled rural farm country, but the food culture is sophisticated and varied. Along the coast the most fresh and perfect seafood is served, while elsewhere grass fed lamb, beef and poultry are prepared traditionally. The area proudly produces great wine, cheese and sausage, as well as truffles. We found the food in Molise to be as good as in France, with much lower prices. Wine from San Zenone Coop in town is exceptional!

This is a superlative house and area. Carlo and Helene and their extended family welcomed us and are now friends. Locals are welcoming and friendly. This was the vacation of a lifetime - we plan to return.

Recommended without reservation!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful house with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

This is a great holiday home - the pictures on the website do not do it justice. It is spacious and provides a fantastic place to relax. The views are outstanding and getting to excellent local beaches is easy. The historical town of Vasto is a gem and Termini and Lanciano are well worth visiting. We would love to visit again

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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So sad to leave

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month in this lovely house and were joined by my daughter, son in law and (almost) 3 year old granddaughter for 10 ten days of the stay. We all loved Montenero, Molise and the Villa Masseria so much that we would love to return next year. The generosity and friendliness of the local people has to be experienced to be believed and the views from the house and all around are truly breathtaking. We have travelled over many parts of Italy but are in no doubt that this is the one we will return to and Villa Masseria will be our first choice of accommodation. Clean, uncluttered and well equipped, we can't fault it. Thank you Helene and Carlo for a wonderful experience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A fairytale in Italy

  • 5 of 5

We did stay in this lovely house for a week during our winter vacation and we totally loved it. Our honest opinion is that there was no single thing that we can mention as a negative. The house is perfectly decorated, extremely clean and comfortable. A great practice advantage is that the house is powered by solar panels and you do not need to worry about the electricity and hot water. Everything you would need for a week stay is available. The owners Helene and Carlo were lovely – they welcomed us and gave us detailed instructions on what is worth seeing and visiting, restaurants recommendations, etc.

We did have a wonderful week there and if there is ever a chance to return – we will return!

Thank you, Helene and Carlo!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dimitrina for your kind review. We must say you were absolutely fantastic guests - friendly, curious about the local traditions and hangouts and mixing with the locals as much as possible. We really appreciated your interest in exploring this little known but beautiful angle of Italy and we would be delighted to have you to stay again. Alessia sends her regards, says to tell you she’s working on her English. :-) Yes, something we don’t mention on our listing is that since Molise is sun blessed most of the year, Villa Masseria is entirely powered by renewable energy; a discreet 6kw solar implant, totally integrated into the roof. This supplies all our electricity needs including those of the heat pump that operates the villa's comfortable under-floor heating and cooling system.
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From the Owner

I loved our holidays with Carlo’s family in Montenero di Bisaccia and was thrilled to find that an old masseria as they are known locally, one we’d always admired, with fantastic views, was on the market. The Masseria had originally housed a couple of livestock workers and their families with a large cowshed downstairs and an annex next door housing a herd of sheep and a large wood fired oven. My father in law, retired local butcher, had bought the last of the cows 30 years before, after which the farmers moved out and the masseria fell into disuse. Externally, we faithfully rebuilt most of the Masseria but we opted for a brighter and more spacious interior. Thanks to the usually good Molise weather, we now spend as much time there as we can....all year round!

Activity and Interests


10 min drive to local sandy beaches.


Nearest train station: Termoli, Vasto - A car can be rented in or around both stations.

Nearest ferry port: Termoli

Nearest airport: Pescara

PESCARA : Ryanair currently have a daily scheduled flight from Stanstead arriving in Pescara afternoons. You can book and hire a car with Hertz (through Ryanair) and drive to Villa Masseria in around 45 minutes.

ANCONA : You could get a flight from Stanstead into Ancona. From there it is a 2hr scenic drive to the Villa.



Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 5
1 Oct 2016 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 1
22 Apr 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 2
17 Jun 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Rate 3
29 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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 £269

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner

Changeover Day:
In July, August and September, change over day is Saturday, we are flexible in other months.

Notes on prices:
* Prices are for 8 guests, please contact us for groups of 6 or 10.

A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking; reservations are confirmed upon receipt of the deposit. Full payment is required 2 weeks before arrival date.
A 300 Euro damages deposit will be required on guest’s arrival and will be fully refunded after the property has been checked on departure.
Arrival time is not before 4 pm, check-out no later than 10am so the property can be cleaned for the next guests – thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 27-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Less than an hour’s drive from Pescara airport and only 10 minutes to the nearest beach, Villa Masseria commands fabulous views all-round. On the Abruzzo/Molise border, it allows for easy access to both regions. Recently renovated, the villa has all modern comforts and is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. A five minute drive from the nearest supermarkets, bars and restaurants, it offers a quiet and relaxing location without been too isolated or far from amenities.

Property Type

  • villa


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


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


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


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Bidet
  • Bathroom 1 : Upstairs - bathtub Bathroom 2 : Upstairs - shower Bathroom 3 : Downstairs - shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, Twin bedroom
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 : 1 large double bed Bedroom 2 : 1 large double bed Bedroom 3 : 1 large double bed Bedroom 4 : 2 single beds Bedroom 5 : On request : Downstairs : double bed or two singles Cots available on request.


  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: With previous arrangement, our playroom can be turned into a downstairs bedroom with double bed or two singles should one be needed by guests with limited mobility or to provide extra accommodation. There are a couple of cots available at no additional cost and these can easily be fitted into any of our bedrooms. Outside: Outside, in the shade, we have a table with seating for ten. Dine al fresco or just sit and enjoy our views with a glass of chilled local Falanghina in hand. Utility Room: Washing machine, laundry sink, clothes horse, baby changing table, Iron, ironing board Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is thoroughly cleaned before guests arrival, mid-week cleaning at additional cost, on request. We provide good quality cotton linen. Towels and sheets are changed weekly but we do keep a couple of spares on site just in case you need them. Other: Downstairs play room with toys, games, books and furnishing tailored to the needs of little ones, just off main living space so easy access for mum and dad.

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