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WELL APPOINTED APARTMENT WITH SUN TERRACE AND LAKE BOLSENA VIEW

Christine MacFie

Speaks French, Italian, English
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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WELL APPOINTED APARTMENT WITH SUN TERRACE AND LAKE BOLSENA VIEW

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2 Bedroom apartment sleeps up to 6. Close to Bolsena town centre and lakeside

Our first (top) floor apartment is situated in a quiet lane, just a few minutes easy walk to Bolsena town centre and lake shore. It enjoys a lovely view across an orchard to the lake from its full width back sun terrace.

There are two bedrooms, one with french doors leading to a small front balcony; two good-sized bathrooms; a comfortable lounge with dining facilities for 6 people; fully equipped kitchen, and utility room with washing machine. The sun terrace is equipped with sunblinds, sunloungers, dining table and chairs.

Suitable for a family or couples, it sleeps up to six people, as there is a comfortable double sofa bed in the lounge. There is a gated drive with parking for two cars; small, ground level walled back garden area and a private entrance via steps to the apartment and sun terrace.

The property has excellent facilities for a relaxing stay and it is furnished and equipped to a high standard including ceiling fans, satellite TV, DVD and sound system with plug-ins for Ipod use

Lake Bolsena - Secret Gem in the Heart of Italy: Everyone has heard of Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, but fewer people know about beautiful Lake Bolsena and the fascinating historic region that lies in the heart of Italy. It's not far from Rome or the popular Tuscan and Umbrian tourist spots and it remains one of Italy's best kept secrets.

Located on the borders of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, Lake Bolsena is formed in the crater of an extinct volcano. Its waters are crystal clear, unpolluted and teem with fish, which are served in all the local restaurants. There are fine, volcanic sandy beaches that are perfectly safe for family bathing. The capital of the Lake is Bolsena itself. Once the Etruscan settlement of Volsini and medieval town of miracles, Bolsena has a medieval quarter and is famous for its gardens and annual flower festival.

Activities in and around Bolsena: The apartment is on the outskirts of Bolsena, yet only a ten minute easy walk from the town centre and seven minutes away from the lake shore itself. Whilst it's lovely to sunbathe and relax, there are also lots of recreational activities for those who are feeling more energetic.

You can swim safely in the lake and if you want to sail, Bolsena has a local sailing school that offers excellent opportunities to improve your boating skills whilst exploring the lake. Or if sailing isn't for you, why not try one of the inexpensive sightseeing boat trips that go from Bolsena's small harbour during the summer.

If you like cycling, bikes for adults and children are available to hire from along the town's lake shore. For those of you who enjoy horse riding there is also a local riding school on the outskirts of Bolsena. The beautiful, unspoilt countryside around Bolsena also offers perfect opportunities for walking, birdwatching and nature photography.

Key Bolsena Summer Celebrations in 2012:

June:

Feast of St Anthony of Padua, with traditional procession in the afternoon and fireworks display on the lake in late evening.

Hydrangea festival. Flowers are displayed along the streets of the historic centre. There is also an interesting tour of Bolsena's historical homes; tasting of wine, oil and typical products like the famous Lake fish.

Feast of Corpus Christi (infiorata). Every year the blood-stained stones are carried in procession through the streets, which are covered by the ‘Infiorata’ – a mosaic of coloured flowers, either arranged in geometric figures or depicting sacred art.

July:

Fish festival takes place on the lake shores in the afternoons.

The mysteries of Santa Christina - celebrated since the fourth century. Actors in costume depict a series of scenes representing the Mysteries and the Passion of Saint Christina in the ten episodes of her martyrdom.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a wonderful 2 weeks in your apartment and if it's available we hope to return again next year. The apartment was very comfortable, well situated, well equipped and clean, with plenty of space indoors and out.

Thank you for being so accommodating about our arrival time.
May 2012
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Christine MacFie

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2009
Speaks French, Italian, English
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My husband and I live in Brighton, a lively cosmopolitan city by the sea, just an hour away from London by train. Fortunately we're not too far from Gatwick airport and this makes travelling to Italy easy and quick.

Christine MacFie purchased this apartment in 2008

We fell in love with Bolsena whilst on a walking holiday in Italy and returned the next year with the idea that we might buy a holiday home. When the local Agent showed us round this apartment we knew it was what we wanted. It took us a whole year to navigate the Italian legal system and buy our apartment. We've never regretted doing so and we're only sorry that jobs in the UK prevent us spending more time there. So we rent it out and invite our guests to share the pleasure of spending a comfortable time in this beautiful part of Italy.

The apartment has a beautiful view from the lounge and sun terrace across a local orchard to Lake Bolsena. It's really peaceful and relaxing and we love eating al fresco whilst watching the sun set over the lake.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

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Well appointed apartment with sun terrace and Lake Bolsena view
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Well appointed apartment with sun terrace and Lake Bolsena view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p421927
+44 (0)1273 561764
Bolsena Viterbo Province
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5

RELAXING AND EASY! THANKS, CHRISTINE!

  • 5 out of 5
My family (2 adults, 2 kids) had a wonderful and relaxing stay in this 10-day stay in this apartment and would highly recommend it to others. Christine made everything easy from booking to arriving and leaving. The apartment was very clean and incredibly well-stocked - you can actually cook as you would at home in this kitchen! Even though other families live in the same apartment block we rarely saw them and the area is very quiet. We loved drinking wine on the porch in the evening and looking out over Lake Bolsena. The apartment is also only a very short walk (5-10 min) to grocery stores, the town centre, the beach and restaurants. In fact, directly across the main road from the apartment there is an outdoor restaurant that serves amazing pizzas! But above all, we appreciated Christine's helpfulness and attentiveness. It is very easy to contact her if you need help and she has also arranged for a local agent assist with any difficulties. So, for example, when I accidentally blew a fuse I could contact them that evening and the electrician came to fix things the very next morning (such quick resolution has not been my experience elsewhere in Italy!) We hope to come back some day! Thank you!!!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted that Jena and her family had such an enjoyable stay at the apartment. It's really important to us that our visitors are provided with comfortable and clean accommodation that meets their holiday needs. We know that lots of families don't want to eat out every night and, therefore, that they should have decent preparation and cooking facilities to use in the kitchen. We also know from personal experience that It's really nice to be able to take advantage of the hot summer weather to eat and drink al fresco on the back sun terrace. The view from there over Lake Bolsena at dusk is quite beautiful.
We were glad to have been able to fix Jena's problem with a blown fuse so quickly from the UK with the swift help of our excellent local agent and a really good local electrician, who's done work for us before at short notice.
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Well appointed apartment with sun terrace and Lake Bolsena view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p421927
+44 (0)1273 561764
Bolsena Viterbo Province
Vero Beach.Fl
5

UNBELIEVABLE!!!

  • 5 out of 5
You have to stay here...After paying 330 Euros a night in Venice and paying premium for meals, Bolsena and this apartment made me realize why I had traveled from Florida to Italy. The apartment is located in a wonderful small lake town with great recreation opportunities, sightseeing, and cultural activities conveniently located. It made me once again appreciate Italy as the amazing country and culture it truly is.
The apartment is comfy with all the amenities...Stay there...You will be writing one if these reviews after in appreciation...Guaranteed...
Ciao
Sammy
Author and Screenwriter
Vero Beach, Florida
  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Well appointed apartment with sun terrace and Lake Bolsena view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p421927
+44 (0)1273 561764
Bolsena Viterbo Province
5

APARTMENT IN BOLSENA

  • 5 out of 5
Excellent apartment in excellent position. Bolsena just beautiful and the area rich in places to visit. Places to eat many and varied. Ambience/atmosphere lovely. Will almost definitely return.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Well appointed apartment with sun terrace and Lake Bolsena view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p421927
+44 (0)1273 561764
Bolsena Viterbo Province
Deutschland/Sachsen-Anhalt
5

EIN SONNENPLATZ MIT SEEBLICK

  • 5 out of 5
Die Ferienwohnung liegt in einer ruhigen Seitenstraße. Von der Terasse eröffnet sich ein Blick ins Grüne bis hin zum See. Hier kann man die Sonne genießen und die Seele baumeln lassen. Entsprechendes Mobiliar steht reichlich zur Verfügung. Die Wohnung selbst ist sehr gut ausgestattet. In der Küche ist alles funktionell und auf dem neuesten Stand der Technik. Die beiden Bäder garantieren auch befreundten Paaren ein gewisses Maß an Privatsphäre. Ins Stadtzentrum sind es nur wenige Minuten zu Fuß. Hier gibt es zahlreiche Restaurants, die auch in der Nebensaison geöffnet haben. Ebenso verhält es sich mit den Einkaufsmöglichkeiten. Die Wohnung eignet sich ausgezeichnet als Ausgangspunkt für unterschiedlichste Aktivitäten, sei es nun die Besichtigung von Sehenswürdigkeiten in der näheren Umgebung oder seien es Fahrradtouren von einfach bis sehr anspruchsvoll, hier wird vieles geboten. Die Voraussetzungen für einen unbeschwerten und erlebnisreichen Urlaub sind gegeben, die wir gern wieder nutzen werden.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Well appointed apartment with sun terrace and Lake Bolsena view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p421927
+44 (0)1273 561764
Bolsena Viterbo Province
5

SONNIGE FERIEN IN BOLSENA

  • 5 out of 5
Wir hatten eine wunderschöne Woche in Bolsena, fanden die sehr gut ausgestattete Ferienwohnung schnell und fühlten uns von Anfang an wohl bei Christine MacVie. Eine bleibende Erinnerung sind die ruhigen Abende auf der Terrasse mit Blick auf den See. Wir kommen gerne wieder!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Well appointed apartment with sun terrace and Lake Bolsena view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p421927
+44 (0)1273 561764
Bolsena Viterbo Province
Schwelm, Deutschland
5

SEHR EMPFEHLENSWERTE WOHNUNG

  • 5 out of 5
Dieses Ferienappartment können wir uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen. Es ist sehr gut ausgestattet (u.a. Spülmaschine, Waschmaschine)
und liegt nur ca. 5 Gehminuten vom Stadtzentrum entfernt.
Der TV-Empfang ist auf RAI 2 beschränkt, dafür kann man mit dem Apparat aber DVDs abspielen. Der Balkon mit Sitzecke und Liegen ist sehr gut. Die Kommunikation mit der Vermieterin klappt wunderbar und ist wirklich vorbildlich.
Wir haben uns zu vier Personen sehr wohl gefühlt.
  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Rome
Nearest Ferry
170 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Orvieto
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Orvieto A1 exit
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Bolsena Lake
Car: necessary

Bolsena is the capital and jewel of the Lake. The town is a superb base to explore the area and enjoy the local beaches and swim in the fresh water lake. The lake water is outstandingly clear and well stocked with fish, and the town and surrounding area has a number of excellent restaurants where you can enjoy the local catch. Our accommodation is situated near the town centre and the lake so it has the best of both worlds.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Bolsena, Viterbo Province

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High season
28 Jun 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Mid season
30 Aug 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
4 night minimum stay
£264
for 4 nights
From
£66
£435
 
 
Low season
1 Oct 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
4 night minimum stay
£200
for 4 nights
From
£50
£325
 
 
Off season
1 Nov 2014 - 27 Mar 2015
7 night minimum stay
£300
for 7 nights
£300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Please ensure that you have taken out holiday insurance as no refunds can be given after payments have been made, unless I'm able to re-rent the apartment for the cancelled dates.
Rental cost includes final cleaning, utilities, also provision of towels and bedding.
Cost of off and low season rental includes central heating.
Discounts are available for stays of 3 or 4 weeks. Please ask owners.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bolsena in Viterbo Province

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Bottled Water
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • We have fitted out one bathroom as a shower room with a large shower and kept the other as a traditional bathroom. Both are spacious with good facilities including plenty of storage, toilet, washbasin and bidet in each room, allowing two couples or a family to share the apartment and yet have privacy. Both rooms have wall mounted central heating radiators to keep them warm during the winter months and colder evenings.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Travel cot available.
  • Bedroom 1 has a comfortable Queen sized bed. with bedside cupboards and lamps and a large wardrobe for storing clothes. Bedroom 2 has french doors leading to a small front balcony. There are two comfortable single beds, with bedside lamps and a bedside cupboard for storing small items; also a spacious chest of drawers and hanging space for clothes. Central heating radiators in both bedrooms provide warmth in the colder winter months and powerful ceiling fans keep the bedrooms cool during the hot summer season.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • horse riding
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The apartment is on the first (top) floor, with terraces front and back. Although fine for most people, it is unsuitable for those unable to climb a flight of stairs. Young children will need close parental supervision on both the terraces. A small, walled back garden area at ground floor level provides a pleasant extra space for sunbathing and relaxing. The modern kitchen has excellent cooking facilities and a coffee maker. Both bedrooms and the lounge have powerful ceiling fans to keep them cool in the hot summer months. French doors in the lounge lead onto the back sun terrace with its lovely orchard and Lake Bolsena views. Those in the smaller bedroom open onto a small front balcony. An extending dining table and set of 6 chairs are on the back sun terrace for al fresco summer dining and two large sunblinds provide plenty of shade. No smoking is allowed inside the apartment and for your safety, smoke detectors have been installed. Sorry but we do not accept pets.
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