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Liz Sainsbury

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday villa in Sabaudia - Italian villa

3 bedrooms, sleeps 5, villa, 2 bathrooms, near the sea in a rural village

The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lounge, a dining room, a kitchen, a front terrace and a back terrace and a large garden. The house is big enough for 5 people to comfortably stay in.

The villa is in Borgo Vodice, a small farming village in the region of Latina, Lazio about 100 km south of Rome - very near the beach resorts of Sabaudia, Terracina and San Felice Circeo. The National Park of Circeo (a nature reserve) is a stone's throw away for those who enjoy cycling and walking. The mountains are a little further away, but a 45 minute drive could get you to the delightful historic mountain village of Sermoneta or to the Abbey of Fossanova. You could even visit the centre of Rome by train for a day and then relax back in the countryside! The area has a lot to offer at any time of the year and is as yet little known by British tourists.

Find out more on my house website www.italianvilla.org.uk and on my blog about the local area http://travelsaroundlaziowithliz.blogspot.com

Local Facilities: The village is about 5 minutes walk away from the house. There are 3 supermarkets, 3 bars, a post office, ATM, a chemist, a newsagents and a whole other range of shops. There is also a local vineyard nearby with award winning wine: Cantina Sant'Andrea. Wine can be bought by the bottle or you can fill up your demijohn from the huge wooden barrels at very reasonable prices!

How to get here: The easiest way to get here from abroad is to fly to Rome. You can land at either of the airports: Fiumicino or Ciampino. Budget airlines land at both. Hiring and picking up a car is very straight forward at both airports. The drive takes about 1 hour and a half and most of the travelling is on main roads. A car is a must in this area as public transport is infrequent, also a car means that many more exciting places are easily accessible!

The nearest train station is at Priverno/Fossanova. It is about a 20 minute drive away from the village. Trains run hourly to the central station of Rome Termini and takes about 50 minutes.

Local Produce: The farming area is well known for its local produce. Buffalo mozzarella is made locally in neaby farms and can be purchsed freshly made. Eucalyptus and orange blossom honey are also sold locally from nearby farms. Freshly caught fish is sold in local towns as is a range of locally grown vegetables and fruit. Wine can be bought from local vineyards at very reasonable prices.

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  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Liz Sainsbury (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

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Lovely Italian villa near the sea, mountains, forests and historic towns
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews

completely wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a totally FABULOUS fortnight staying in the villa.

The house is spacious, feels like home and has everything you'd need.

The location is fantastic! We loved the fact that there weren't any other British people around!! It's in a real community, with real people and local services and yet a ten-minute drive from totally fantastic beaches and the wider area is full of fascinating history.

We don't speak any Italian and most people in the shops or cafes or beach didn't speak English and everyone (genuinely without exception) was gracious and helpful and kind in helping us find our way around.

Apart from some fantastic days out, our highlight was the local festivals accompanied by the most wonderful next-door-neighbours!

Having read the previous reviews we took a satnav and it was really useful. One tip we'd pass on is that if you go straight to the nearest beaches at Sabaudia it costs 1 euro an hour to park; if you go a bit further up the coast (the road comes away from the sea for a bit before turning back alongside the beach) it's 2 euros for the day (3 at the weekend).

The Sainsbury's were excellent and anyone thinking of going here can be completely confident of great communication and help.

We've already recommended the property to friends.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. Come back soon! Liz

Picturesque house surrounded by eucalyptus trees

  • 5 of 5

All our family had very nice vacation in this pretty house, which is very well maintained and fully equipped. Since the routing instrcutions were very detailed we easily found the road to the house. The only thing we missed was dishwasher machine and it disgress a little.

It was absolutely as described, everything is clean and prepared to our arrival. It has two terraces keepeng the shadow in sunny day what we appreciated rather soon - everytime returning from the beach we entered the calm and cool rooms. Morning breakfast on the terrace is also very pleasant beginning of the day. The owner shared with us some brilliant ideas where to go and how to adopt easily on the new place. We especially enjoyed the trip to the Lepini mountains (Bassiano and Sermonetta) I would recommend to go there if you have time and desire to explore the mountain life of this part of Italy.

We liked the beaches of Sabaudia and Circeo, fish restaurant in Gaeta and visit to Rome (one time we used the train from Priverno-Fossanova)

What we didn't like - two days of vacation were spoiled by strong stormes and heavy showers when we had to hide in the house. Happily sunny days prevail on bad ones

Recomended for families with children - secluded and secure place for vacation, very nice and friendly neighbours.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much and too advantage of so many things to do in the area. Come back anytime! Liz

Wonderful, Spacious Villa in Italian Countryside

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in the villa in Aug 2013. We are a family of 5 but there was plenty of room, even when 2 more people joined us - helped by the fact of having 2 bathrooms. The garden is lovely for outside eating and star gazing in the evening and has several fruit trees. A car is essential to explore the surrounding area and to go to the beach and local villages. There is a train station about 7 miles away that connects with Rome and Naples. The nearest beach is at Sabaudia and was never too crowded with shallow water, sometimes calm and sometimes with waves so great for children. We also visited the beach at San Felice which is busier but with a interesting town to visit afterwards and get amazing ice cream. Highly recommended are the mountain towns of Bassiano and Sermoneta. Also further afield are the historic seaside towns of Terracina and Sperlonga. There is something for everyone with blue flag beaches and cultural sites to visit. The village of Borgio Vodice has the basics of supermarkets, pharmacy, baker, all day cafe, cashpoint and a few shops and restaurants and many festive events over the summer. We also hugely enjoyed the availability of fresh agricultural produce such as cheese, meats, honey and of course wine and grappa - all sold direct from farms a stone's throw from the village.

I recommend the villa to families and people who are keen to get to know the true Italian experience. I am looking forward to going back to the villa in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you enjoyed your time at the house and would be delighted if you came to stay again in the future.
near Cardiff, Wales, UK.

Spacious well equipped, family oriented house

  • 4 of 5

The listing location appeared accurate regarding location, layout & facilities. The spacious gardens, quite well equipped kitchen, satellite tv with various Sky channels in English & free internet were well appreciated facilities.

The property was clean. On the whole it was well maintained, although the shower tray needs repair/replacement. The house had many dated features, which I personally liked, as it felt homely & had interesting retro design features.

The owner Liz Sainsbury provided very good customer service. Any email enquiries to her were answered well and promptly. As a family, we would like to give a special thank you to Liz's brother David, who lives in Rome. During our stay, David was the key holder and managed the house. He was most kind & helpful to us, was contactable by text & gave useful recommendations on places to visit. So, thanks a lot David!

I would recommend the property to friends and relatives.

The surrounding area itself is quite rural, which makes for a relaxing quiet immediate environment. The village Borgo Vodice therefore has only limited facilities. These being a few small supermarkets, a Pharmacy, around 2 bars, a pizzeria, a fuel station and not much else. But these were ample facilities for us as a family, as we have a 2 year old son, so understandably ate in at night. A hire car is vital to get about, as is a satnav (the latter brought along from home). Places worth visiting :

* SABAUDIA for its excellent sandy beach, with a few roadside cafe-bars, perfect for a drink with a sea view! There is also a pizzeria in Sabaudia called something like "Pizzeria 2000", which has a wood-fired oven and does very nice pizzas, convenient for a take away.

* TERRACINA has an atmospheric old town quarter (on a hill), with interesting architecture. There is a gelateria which does great ice creams, near the fountain. I think it was called "Ferrari". This is NOT in the old town. It also has a large Co-Op for food shopping and a Lidl.

* SAN FELICE CIRCEO has a long straight road by the sea, easy to park up at, for a stroll. It also has an old town quarter, again on a hill, again worth visIting for the architecture and also for the sea views!


* SERMONETA for its fabulous historic atmosphere and appearance.

* MONTECASSINO ABBEY is a must see. Its location provides amazing views & it has fabulous architecture & internal decor. You must remember to wear trousers as if you wear shorts you'll be turned away.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. You are welcome back at any time in the future! Liz

Holiday house in Italy

  • 4 of 5

We have been twice to this spacious house south of Rome with our two children. The terraces and large flat garden are ideal for small people to play in and meant that some days were very lazy, simply spent in and around the house and garden - bliss!

THe first time we went we had to be a little careful as our youngest had just turned 2, so we had to watch her going up and down the steps to the garden and to avoid the steps outside leading to the cellar. Apart from that, it was very safe and the mix of shade and sun meant that the children could easily play outside or in the paddling pool.

The closest beach, at Sabaudia, is perfect with broad sandy beach and warm sea!

The second time we went we ventured into Rome on the train and had a great time at the zoo.

All in all, this house is well located to access many places - city, beach, countryside, as well as the local facilities at Borgo Vodice.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Lytham St Annes Lancashire England

Mulholland family italian holiday

  • 4 of 5

We, Eileen Jack, Mum{88} and sister Jean had a lovely holiday here, the villa is well equipped, very clean and like home from home. It is spacious comfortable and well situated, in a small farming village near the coast.It needs a little updating but is excellent value for money. There is a lovely garden and vine covered carport which was great as it was 38 deg in june,it is ideal for all ages and mum really enjoyed herself as apart from a few steps going in it is all on the level. The area is beautiful with great beaches and mountains and within easy reach of Rome,Sorrento,Naples and Pompei.The village is nearby and supermarkets etc are there.We would have liked some written english information about the area as no one spoke english fortunately we had other languages .We would certanly recommend this villa to our friends and hope to return with our grandson and family in the future.The owner was very helpful from the beginning and was on the end of the phone if needed.Dont miss the local award winning vinyard, take your own bottle its only 1euro 30 cents.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Eileen Thank you for your kind review. I'm really glad you and your family enjoyed your stay so much! I am currently putting together a guide to the local area as there are hardly any published guide books for the area in English. Our website does provide some information about the area, but I think a more in depth guide left at the house would be helpful for guests. Thanks for the idea! The vineyard in the village is well worth a visit - I agree. You and your family are very welcome to stay at any time in the future. Kind regards Liz


Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Leonardo Da Vinci Airport, Fiumincino and Ciampino
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Terracina to Isle of Ponza
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Take away Pizzeria
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary

There is a wealth of places to visit and things to do in this area. This is just a highlight.

About 15 minute drive away:Sabuadia Beach and Town: During the warmer months, a visit to this beach is a must. San Felice Circeo:There are lovely beaches here too. Most Italians have heard of San Felice Circeo and know it as an exclusive beach resort. Terracina: Again there are beaches here and a modern town at the bottom of the hill and a very old town at the top, going back to Roman times.National Park of Circeo:The park is very large and can be used to walk or cycle in. There are a range of birds, deer and even wild boar!

About 45 minute drive:Sermoneta: It is an old mediaeval town with a 13th century cathedral and a big castle in the mountains nearby. Norma and the Roman site of Norba.

2/3 hours drive away: Pompeii, Herculaneum, Rome, Naples, Amalfi coast.


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Prices for this holiday villa in Sabaudia, Latina Province

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Spring 2015
1 Mar 2015 - 1 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
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Summer 2015
2 May 2015 - 1 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sabaudia in Latina Province

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Dressing table and wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Wardrobe
    Bedroom 3 - 2 fold down single beds
  • In one room there is a large double bed. In the second bedroom there are two single beds. In the third bedroom there are two fold down single beds. A cot is available for younger children if needed.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
The house is big enough for 5 people to comfortably stay in. In one room there is a double bed, in another two single beds and in the last bedroom two single fold down beds.In one bathroom there is a shower and in the other a bath. There is a large wood burning fireplace in the lounge for when it gets chilly in the winter months and there is central heating as well. There is a dining room with a table which will extend so it is big enough for 6 people to eat at. All linen and utensils are provided. The house is thoroughly cleaned each time before and after guests stay. There is a television and DVD player. There is also Sky TV and wireless WiFi.

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