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!!!
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Wonderful accomodation in a very nice Golf Resort
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Wonderful accomodation in a very nice Golf Resort
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.
A good location for recreative holidays!
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.)
Villa on a beautiful golf course
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.
A perfect spot for exploring Rome and Lazio
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 !
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.
Rome in the country
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.
Activity and Interests
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Apr 2017 - 11 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest|
Additional pricing information
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£126.33|
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.
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.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible
- city centre
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- botanical garden
- naturist beach
- theme parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- golf pass optional
- mountain climbing
- 50 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc and bidet.
- 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.
- Golf ...
- Max. occupancy: 4
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- children welcome
- 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.