Nach einiger Fahrzeit, sind wir in Elice angekommen und waren gespannt auf das neue Feriendomizil.
Nach unseren ersten Eindruck, waren wir sehr begeistert, meine Kinder haben sich sehr gefreut über das große Grundstück.
Der Empfang von Tracey, trotz sprachschwierigkeiten, war sehr freudlich, herzig und aufmerksam. Wir haben uns gegeneinander verstanden, was der eine und andere sagen wollte. Sie hat das Haus und das Grundstück gezeigt und alles erklärt.
Wie gesagt, wir haben uns gleich wohlgefüllt in das Haus, es war wie zu Hause.
Unsere Kinder haben das genossen, entlich einen super Urlaub zu haben und unsere zwei Hunde auch. Sie haben sich "Pudelwohl" gefüllt.
Von den Haus, war alles da, Waschmaschine, TV, Geschirr, Dusche 2x usw. , aber eine Kaffeeautomat (Germany) fehlte, meine Frau hat den Kaffee aufgebrüht, hat auch geschmeckt.
Nun zum Strand:Trotz jeden Tag die 30minuten Autofahrt, war der Strand immer sauber und locker, auch wenn einmal in der Nacht ein Sturm war, war am nächsten Tag der Strand gesäubert. Die Parkmöglichkeiten am Strand, sind gering, man sollte eine gewisse Zeit einplanen um einen Parkplatz zubekommen, wie hatten ab und zu einige Zeit verloren, naja das war so, wir hatten trotzdem großen spass gehabt am Strand.
Die Einkaufmöglichkeiten in Pescare waren sehr gut, hatten alles gefunden, was wir täglich einkauft hatten (frisch). In die Geschäften waren die Preise sehr unterschiedlich untereinander. Pescare ist eine Reise wert, sie ist eine schöne Stadt, die Menschen sind sehr freudlich, das Landesinnere ist sehr schön, es ist nur 30minuten Auto fahrt von Pescare und ist in mitten im Gebirge.
In unsere Zeit waren mehrere Festivals in der Umgebung, wir haten alles 2-3Tage immer wieder ein Feuerwerk am Himmel, das Feuerwerk war sehr riesig und staunten immerwieder.
Nun zum Schluss:
Ein Hochgenuss an Julie, wir sagen vielen Dank für den herlichen schönen Urlaub und freuen uns schon auf nächstes Jahr 2013.
Schöne Grüße aus Bayern, Familie Müller
We arrived at night after a short drive from the airport so didn't fully appreciate the views until we awoke the next morning.
We were greeted by the most amazing picture of the fields of olive trees, grape vines and the gran sasso mountains.
We found the Villa to be well equipped with a modern kitchen and coffee making facilities. We enjoyed a coffee and freshly picked grapes, pears and figs from the sun terrace for breakfast which was a real treat and we took in the stunning scenery.
The bed was comfy, so comfy we struggled to get out of it and the shower was piping hot and had a decent amount of power.
We found the plastic plates etc and the cool box, sunshades and chairs invaluable to take our picnic to the beach which was a short drive away.
There are some lovely local shops selling fresh fruits and vegetables. We bought some great meat and wine and had a barbeque in the garden one night. There was some very tasty olive oil provided which we took advantage of and understand the olives were grown at the Villa.
Also useful to note is that Wifi is available and worked in the garden so enabled us to sit in the sun and surf the net.
Although you do need a car to get around we did go for a walk and find a good bar to rest at. The local restaurant Agriturismo was fantastic we paid €25 for a feast that we couldn't finish but were given the remainder to take out and eat the following day.
We would fully recommend this beautiful, well equipped Villa to stay and experience the flavour of Italy.
We spent 5 nights at this fabulous villa. Perfect location to explore the region. Spacious with all the amenities you would need. Welcome package and Wifi were a bonus too. The locals were extremely friendly and accommodating. The best part were the views and sunsets from the gardens. Will definitely return. Absolutely recommend!
This is a fantastic house. There were only 2 downsides: the only stairs are on the outside of the house, and you have to go through the kitchenette room upstairs to get to the other 2 bedrooms. Had we known we may not have booked, and would have deprived ourselves of one of the most relaxing and tranquil holidays we've ever had. After 9 years of visiting Italy, we thought we were settled and happy in Umbria. Then we visited Abruzzo, and now have to re-think the whole thing! We've never been anywhere before where you can sit outside, mid-week, mid-afternoon, obligatory glass of wine in hand, in absolute - total - silence. No wind, no dogs (No, really! Well ok, not all the time) and see for miles and miles with no movement and swear you were the only people in the country! The house is a great base for visiting the area, and Julia and David have made this a welcoming and relaxing facility. The local people are friendly, local roads are largely empty and interesting! You are not far from Pescara and the A14 Autostrada at Citta St Angello. Pescara Nord shopping center is just a minute away from the toll booths.
Within an hour or so on the A14 you can get to Ortona - we fell in love with the place, as well as Chieti; a bit further afield and places such as lago di Scallo and Roccascalegna are easily reachable but the roads to it are not for the faint of heart. The wonderful sandy and family-friendly beaches at Montesilvano are not too far away either, and with the provision of 2 beach parasols at the house, we were well set up for a day or two by the sea, with free parking right by the beach.
There are many recommendations in the house for places to go and eat, most at a very affordable price. If you go to the local Agriturismo be prepared for a very warm welcome and a huge meal and great value! Also il Gallo is great. Very relaxed, beautiful hotel, and exceptional value. And very friendly owners. The Pizzaria la Mugnaia was nice. Family-run, very busy but lots of space, very friendly, good food, good value.
There is a bit of light pollution at night but the Milky Way is clearly visible and I got some good photographs.
The house is very well equipped - it has insect nets at all the windows so bugs are very effectively kept at bay, and fans in all the rooms - very necessary in the summer. Lots of space outside - we ate outside a lot.
So it is with great pleasure that we highly recommend this house for family holidays.
I would definitely stay at La Collina again as it is in such a beautiful and tranquil location. We spent a lot of time in the garden as it was so lovely to be able to sunbathe there and eat meals looking at the amazing view. The kitchen was well equipped which was lovely as part of the holiday for us is cooking with the beautiful Italian food. The bed was very comfortable and the house was cool and spacious . It was also good to have WiFi, even in the garden, which meant we could research places in the area. All the information provided was excellent too. We ate at the restaurant in Casabianca where the arrosticini was delicious. We also ate at Terre e Sapori where the anti pasto della casa was amazing and at Il Gallo where the owners were so friendly and welcoming. The food was good there too, proper rustic Italian food. The countryside is beautiful and unspoilt by tourism so you feel you are visiting the real Italy. We have been to the area before and will return again in the future as we always have such wonderful holidays in Abruzzo.
I would highly recommend La Collina for the perfect Italian holiday.
The point in this house are the views from the yard and the surrounding countryside. The location is really peaceful, but rural so a car is quite necessary. Of course having a car available allows one to drive around Abruzzo, the small hill towns are good places to visit and a drive to the mountains is also an experience.
The house itself is in good condition and e.g. the kitchen is well supplied with the necessary items to make your own meals. Maybe the toaster could be fixed...
Plenty of room for two persons, having a lounge and kitchen downstairs (with outside stairs to the upper floor) and upstairs two bedrooms and a lounge and with two bathrooms.
During our stay the the temperature was often over 30 degrees, the highest we hit was 36 in the shade. So the fans supplied were really useful in the bedroom to get air circulation. Downstairs was a little bit cooler in the heat than the upstairs rooms, but we spent most of our time in the yard. During the day it was possible to either select a location to sit in the shade or doing some sunning.
|Saisonpreis||Minimum Preis||Zusätzliche Nächte||pro Nacht am Wochenende||pro Woche||pro Monat||Event|
4 Nächte Mindestaufenthalt
für 4 Nächte
|Erstattbare Kaution||100 €|
Discount of 50 Euro per week applies for 2 people. A discount of 50 Euro applies if a second/third week is booked. Welcome Pack includes wine, pasta, sauce, milk, biscuits and olive oil from our olive grove. Towels, Tea Towels and Bed Linen supplied weekly. Additional charge for use of central heating. A deposit of 25% required with booking. Balance due 8 weeks before booking. Payment can be acc
25% of Booking Fee secures dates. Balance payable 8 weeks before arrival. Damages Deposit payable on arrival.