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"Villino La Voliera" - Lovely Country House in a Golf Course Setting

Overview

Property

Updated: 12-Aug-2016
Villa in Castel Gandolfo, South of Rome, Lazio, Italy - The perfect place for golf lovers/beginners and for those passionate for art and culture!!!

The "Villino La Voliera" is next to Castel Gandolfo, best known as the summer residence of the Pope. The town was voted one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. There are several places of archaeological interest, including the remains of the Villa of Domitian, as well of artistic interest such as the Collegiate Church of St. Thomas of Villanova designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The most astonishing place in Castel Gandolfo is the Barberini Garden which so far only a few privileged people have visited and only recently (March 2014) it has been opened to the public. With the exceptional opening of the Barberini Garden, the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo welcome the public at large. Accompanied in a multi-lingual guided tour, visitors will have access to the botanical and architectural wonders of the pontifical residence, known by now as the second Vatican, plus to the Imperial villas of Roman age. The area is included in the boundaries of the Regional Park of Castelli Romani, a vast area on the slope of the hills surrounding Rome, between 300 and 800 meters above sea level. Other nearby towns worth a visit are: Albano, Ariccia, Frascati, Grottaferrata, Marino, Montecompatri and Nemi. Some of the best wine makers have their cellars (open to the public) here. Downtown Rome, is only 25 km (35 - 50 minutes) away and the Tyrrhenian beaches can be reached in less than an hour by car. The Castelgandolfo Golf Club complex is located in the crater of an ancient dried up lake. The Club House, considered one of the most charming club houses among golf clubs, is hosted in the ancient Villa of Cardinal Flavio Chigi, built in the seventeenth century and overlooking the crater which Robert Trent Jones's fantasy has transformed into a fascinating 18 holes golf course, full of technical features. Our home is less the 200 meters from the Club House, next the driving range and the first tee!!!

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

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8 Reviews

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based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

Wonderful accomodation in a very nice Golf Resort

  • 5 of 5

The "Villino La Voliera" accomodation is a nice as the inviting pictures have shown before joining. Same with the surrounding location a very well maintained Golf Resort. A calm and wonderful place with a view over the skyline of Rome up the coast of mediteranean sea. The landlords take care of their guest in truly gentle manor. Visiting Rome city center or other places like Ostea Antica at the seaside takes 30-60 minutes by car or train depending of daytime and rush hour. For sure I would recommend this nice place my family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Hartwig, I'm very happy you and your family have enjoyed your stay at the Voliera. best Giuseppe
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5

A good location for recreative holidays!

  • 5 of 5

In July 2016 I have spent four weeks in the little house with its wonderful garden and the enchanting surroundings of Castel Gandolfo. The villa is nearby a golf course, safe and peaceful and a good location for recreative holidays. The bungalow is well appointed and every week it was cleaned and the linen and towels were changed. I was so comfortable at this place, because the owning familiy was so kind and helpful. Thanks a lot, Esa and Giuseppe, some day I will come back! Gerardo (G.S.)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Villa on a beautiful golf course

  • 5 of 5

Villa very lovely well furnished with very comfortable sofa. The bed was much larger than expected at least Queen size and there was plenty of storage space. The wifi was very good and there is a smart tv.

Esa was very friendly and helpful and always available to help with any problems. She was very generous giving us lots of food supplies on our arrival.

The golf course which we played three times is lovely, and it is very easy to get a tee time as the course is not very busy.

The roads getting to the villa are very narrow and would be very difficult without a sat nav, so make sure you have one!

We had a lovely time and would recommend this villa if you want to stay out of the hectic centre of Rome.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect spot for exploring Rome and Lazio

  • 5 of 5

A cozy and picturesque house on the hills outside the city of Rome. It's based on a private local golfclub and the surrounding environment is very quiet. A perfect spot to relax after a busy day. The house is 15 minutes away from the subwaystation at Rome and 10 minutes away from the beautiful Castel Gandolfo lake. It's also a good base for visiting Lazio and the beaches south of Rome. The owners are more than welcoming. We enjoy this place so much we have decided to come back this summer. A presto Esa, Pino e Abu ! We are looking forward to drink a glas of wine together. Chin Chin !

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Total Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

The villa and its location was as described. We took our dog with us and she enjoyed the freedom and space to explore. We arrived late evening and appreciated the generous welcome pack. During our 10 day stay the villa was cleaned and the linen and towels changed. Giusseppe, Esa and Abu were available and helpful when needed. I would highly recommend this property. Our intention was to explore Italy and we catered for ourselves in the evening. Pitch and Putt on your doorstep.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words of appreciation. We are very proud of our house and the Roman surroundings and we are glad to see people enjoying it. In your case there was "a special guest" like Frippy, your dog, so the challenge was a little higher: would she like the place? Apparently she did!! Come back soon, there is much more to explore around!!!
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Rome in the country

  • 5 of 5

If you want to be visit Rome but stay in the country then this is where you go to get the best of both worlds. This is a safe, peaceful location with a highly appointed bungalow within striking distance of the best of Rome.

Located on a 1st class golf course with access to the clubhouse (and course?) and hosted by a couple who are on your doorstep to welcome you and be there for you, but only if you want them to be.

Cannot recommend highly enough this location and the surrounding area of Castel Gandolfo.

Only down is a requirement for own transport, including satellite navigation, but this will be required anyway for visiting the hilltop villages and lakeside resorts.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay and appreciated the beauty of the country and the proximity to Rome. This is really the feeling we aim to pass to our guests. Thank you Peter and Yvonne and...see you back!
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Roma Ciampino at 10 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Plenty!! at 300 Metres Nearest Golf : Castelgandolfo Golf Club at 100 Metres Nearest Train : Pavona station at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : GRA - Grande Raccordo Anulare at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Plenty !! at 300 Metres Nearest Beach : Torvaianica at 20 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Property is a 10 minute drive/taxi from the nearest Lake of Albano Laziale. There is a public dock and boat lift. Very good also for cycling or jogging around.

In addition to the nearby Lake Albano (also known as Castel Gandolfo lake), the Tyrrhenian seaside is only 40 minutes away from the property (Lido di Ostia, Torvaianica, Anzio, Nettuno). The lovely Sperlonga and the Circeo beaches are at 90 minutes drive.

Travel:

Airports

The Rome Ciampino (CIA) airport is only a 10 minute drive/taxi from the property. Ciampino airport is mainly for the low cost carrier such as Ryanair and some Easyjet flights. The main Rome Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci airport is 40 minutes away from the property.

Depending on the duration of the stay, the wish to visit Rome and the towns nearby the property, we strongly suggest to hire a car.

Distances:

Downtown Roma (Capitol Hill square) is 25 km or about a 35/50 minute (depending on traffic!!) drive/taxi from the property.

Most of the towns nearby Castel Gandolfo, known as "Castelli Romani", where there is plenty to see according guests interests, are within 15 minutes or 10 Km drive.

Tivoli and Villa Adriana is at 25 minutes or 20km. drive.

Further Details:

Shopping and Dining

Shops and restaurants (including Cacciani - Frascati, La Galleria di Sopra - Albano, Osteria Bucci - Castel Gandolfo, Pagnanelli Rest. - Castel Gandolfo and Trattoria Zarazà - Frascati) are about a 15 minute drive/taxi from the property.

All around the area is plenty of wine makers, from the famous Frascati to many other varieties, with a lot of opportunities for wine tasting and shopping.

A list of recommended nearby restaurants, wineries and department stores will be provided to the guests on request.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 4
21 Nov 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£177
for 3 nights
From
£59
£336
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Natale/xmas
19 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 5
9 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£177
for 3 nights
From
£59
£336
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 1
1 Apr 2017 - 11 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£378
for 7 nights
£378
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£505
for 7 nights
£505
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £126

Booking Notes:
A bank transfer in the amount of 50% of the rental price is due upon reservation. The remaining balance is due by bank transfer 30 days before guests' arrival. A refundable safety deposit of 150 EURO is required. After your stay, your deposit will be returned to you, barring any property damage.

Changeover Day:
This is flexible, but will be influenced by other guests' timings. Ideally Saturday arriving between 4 and 7 pm and departing before 10 am.


Notes on prices:
Price includes water, electricity, gas, towels and bed linen.
Prices are for 2 person. An additional 10€/day is requested for any extra person.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • city centre
  • lake
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 50 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc and bidet.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2+2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom has a double bed plus there is a queen divan sofa/hide-a-bed in the living room.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Outside: A private (over 1000 sq.m) garden with olive and fruit trees is part of the property surrounding the Villino. The near by Golf Club house provide an open swimming pool in (June/Sept.) accessible at a small fee. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen are included and changed every three days. A two hours cleaning is included once every three days. Additional maid service and linen changes is available on request. The Golf Club provide a swimming pool in (June/Sept.) accessible at a small fee Other: Next the bed room there is a walk-in closet and near the entrance another small closet for any type of needs or repository.

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