- Villa161 m²
- Min. Aufenthalt1 - 7 Nächte
- Innerhalb von einem Tag
- Englisch, Italienisch
- Kalender zuletzt aktualisiert:
- 22. Juli 2018
Wellness / Erholung
Services und Geschäfte
Sport und Abenteuer
100% Erstattung für Stornierungen bis zu 60 Tage vor Anreise. 50% Erstattung für Stornierungen bis zu 30 Tage vor Anreise. Sie müssen den Vermieter direkt kontaktieren, um die Buchung zu stornieren.
Great Villa , very isolated in the country
There are 2 properties more or less exactly the same on the plot about 50 meters apart. We booked with Ryanair and flew into Perugia airport 3 hours away. We landed at 3pm which was a lot better than getting the midnight flight to Pescara which is around 1 hour away. We got close to the villa (about 3 miles away). It took us another 45 minutes to find the place eventually using the coordinates given N & E and using mobile phone with google maps. This takes you to the beginning of the downhill driveway to the properties.. There are 2 properties one on the left , one to the right. The key was was on a door in a grey metal box about 3 inches by 2 inches. This was the main entrance and exit door for the villa. I was surprised how poor the roads turned out to be. Landslides , large holes , road fallen away down the cliffs , parts of the road dropped down etc etc. It was bad. Be very careful at night. Its mainly 1 car wide and very tight blind bends.
We found an Large Auchan supermarket about 1 hour away on the way to Pescara airport. It was Sunday and closed at 1pm. We did a full shop. The Villa is great with loads of room.2 beds with shower/toilet at one end and same again at other end of Villa. Living space and dining /kitchen in between. Pool very good 10m x 5 m. The main issue we had was sleeping as no Air con and the flies. We all got bad bites from mosquitoes and bought candles , cream spray etc etc to try and control. There was a very big climbing plant used to cover the patio area immediately outside the door to the pool and the outside eating area. It was in full flower and was a magnet for flies insects and loads of wasps. I regularly ( 3 times a day) had to use the net in the pool to scoop out 100 or so bugs , wasps etc. This and the fact the Villas is really 30-40 minutes from anything and 1 hour from coast made the car journeys not very nice. Its a better location for someone who doesn't want to travel anywhere or use it for a walking holiday. The kids didn't like being stuck in a car for at least 2 hours a day when we went anywhere. Overall we enjoyed the holiday but would look for somewhere on better roads or closer to civilization. Villa had everything you need to stay no issues.
We've taken seriously your concern about the vines and wasps. We have cut the down the vine with all the flowers so the problem is cured. We will plant a new one that is evergreen and has no flowers. So from next season on this should not be an issue any more.
Very sorry about the road conditions but as you probably heard Abruzzo had a very bad winter and local administrations prioritized damages from earthquakes besides lands move. Not justifying , just explaining!
We hope you enjoyed birdwatching the swallows coming to drink and hunting in the pool as well as buzzards. Nature in Abruzzo is still strong and present and that is one of the reasons why this is considered the Green Region of Europe with 5 National Parks and lots of Nature Reserves. Pleased you liked the Villa and its pool!
Marvelous stay in Abruzzes
We had a very nice welcome from Mila and Luca at our arrival. They were also very efficient to give us all the support and information during our stay, including the list of interesting sites to visit, etc.
The house was well prepared and comfortable, with large spaces. The swimming pool is very nice and the quality of water is pefect, and we used it many times a day, by the whole family (parents and thee children).
The village is also very pleasant and the people are very open.
We recommend this rental.
Beautiful, tranquil setting in a wonderful area
The villa is very large and spacious with a beautiful swimming pool and a well equipped kitchen. The view from the garden is stunning and it's very peaceful. This is the ideal place to get away from it all and discover the real heart of Italy. It's not a commercial area and you will rarely see other tourists.
Civitella Casanova is a beautiful old village with several lovely restaurants, a supermarket, butchers, bakers, two bars, florists and a few other nice shops. The local sausages made by the village butcher are exquisite and you must try Arrosticini at Macalusa. We spent many happy hours by the lovely swimming pool or cooking local produce in the fabulous kitchen. The villa is much larger than the photos suggest. There is a very comprehensive file with lots of details about restaurants, markets and things to do nearby which was very useful. The property manager is very helpfull and will go out of her way to make sure you are well looked after and have all the information you need. There is lovely wildlife in the garden and we saw pretty green lizards every day and a flock of Sand Martins which swooped down for a dip in the pool several times a day!
Our only criticisms are easily corrected by the owner. Directions to the villa need to be much more accurate especially as with late flights to Pescara, like us you may not reach the villa until the early hours of the morning and it is very hard to find in the dark. One of the bathrooms needs some work but the other two are lovely. The garden furniture looks a bit old and tired and needs replacing or a good varnish. The plant on the pergola in the garden looks beautiful but is an insect magnet! We had to sweep the patio three times a day as the fallen flowers attracted a lot of ants and the flowers on the plant attracted a lot of flies. It's the country so you expect insects but probably not the best idea to have a big plant which attracts them right outside the back door in the area where you want to sit and eat. If these small details were corrected it would be a first rate villa.
Overall we had a lovely holiday, in our favourite part of Italy and didn't want to leave!
Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time for your detailed review.
We truly value the opinions of our guests and we apologize that you found some issues, we'll manage them.
update: The growing plant has been cut and it is replaced by an evergreen with no flowers.
Great, Great, Great Place to stay
Lovely and spacious Farmhouse thats been reconditioned to a really high standard. Huge amount of green, surrounding countryside which is perfect for a real getaway. Close to the local town that has all your grocery needs as well as good coffees and fine afternoon drinks.
Quite tricky to find at night, so make sure you take the contacts numbers so you can call her.
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Villa. I am very pleased to hear that your stay was pleasant and that you loved the villa with its surroundings and the area.
I can't sleep until I know you are safe in the house, I am always available for you my dear guests!
Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Excellent experience! Very nice house, fully equipped and gorgeous location!
I went with my brother and my parents and we all enjoyed our stay! The house is spacious and have everything you need for your stay. The pool area and the view is incredible! Each bedroom has its private bathroom and they all have very good size with direct access to the garden.
The kitchen and the living room is also good and have accessto the garden/pool. Everything was clean and well maintained. In the nearby village, Civitella Casanova you can find what you need as far as food etc.
Our hosts made sure that everything was ok, which we appreciated.
Dear Traveler thank you for your review and for choosing Vallone Stone House.
I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay and I'm looking forward to having you again as a guest in this Villa.
Magnifica esperienza, luogo da favola
Abbiamo passato una vacanza strepitosa in questo luogo da favola. Eravamo interressati ad un luogo calmo e rilassante a pochi passi km dal centro cittadino e di certo non ci aspettavamo un luogo cosi incantevole ed una casa cosi fruibile e ben attrezzata.
La posizione è strategica, ad un paio di km trovi il centro cittadino con bar ristoranti banca poste e tutto cio' che puo' servire last minute. A 30 minuti le escusioni in montagna e le gite fuori porta sulla costa. La casa è grande e spaziosa con 3 camere da letto e bagni in camera ed un immenso spazio interno. La casa è lontana dalla strada e silenziosissima... solo qualche trattore di giorno, ma siamo in campagna!
L'area sul portico è da sogno. Vista montagne, portico protetto dalle piante, mai soleggiato, abbiamo mangiato li SEMPRE al fresco ed al riparo del sole. abbiamo ammirato gli uccellini bere sul filo del'acqua in sana contemplazione.
La piscina è davvero grande (anche illuminata di notte) e la cura del giardino e piscina sono notevoli. Non aspettevi la perfezione.. perchè tutto è molto rurale ma è (forse) il pregio più grande.
Siamo davvero entusiasti dell'accoglienza. Luca ci ha accolto in maniera molto esaustiva indicandoci posti e luoghi da visitare e rendendosi sempre disponibile in caso di bisogno.
Torneremo presto altamente consigliato!
Hi Adelmo, very pleased you loved the villa and the region. We look forward to your next visit.
We require a 20% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking with the remaining 80% to be paid not less than 30 days before the rental start. We do not require a security deposit. We trust our guests either to replace items or to contact us for resolution. Any extra heating expense because renting the villa during low season/autumn/winter is charged extra.