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The property has been beautifully designed and decorated, we found it quite delightful, private and really comfortable.
We really enjoyed meeting Anna Maria who is a charming host and gave us much good advice and information about the area. Her parents are in a separate property nearby and are really lovely people who, whilst repecting the privacy of the guests, were anxious to help with any problems or enquiries they may have.
We loved the beach clubs and really enjoyed the well cared for sand and perfect sea. It was a great holiday.
There are five of us (two adults and three kids age 10 - 15). We stayed here in late May / early June 2018 for one week. It's a block of apartments with this one being on the top floor. There are three flights of stairs which was fine by us but worth bearing in mind if you have mobility issues. The top floor means you get a fairly big terrace which we sometimes ate outdoors on.
The apartment is equipped with most things you need and has an air conditioning unit in the bedrooms - which we needed at this time of year. There's a main double bedroom and the other room is semi-split into two - one with a small single, the other - two small single beds. It's effectively one room though. It's great for a family with young children but you wouldn't want to try and fit five adults in. There is a supermarket nearby - we had a hire car which helped. Parking is at the roadside on what is a fairly quiet street. Noise was never a problem. There is a football ground right at the back of the apartment but I only saw children using it for a tournament and that was on only one occasion. Beyond the football ground are amazing views of mountains.
The beach is indeed only 100 metres away, however access is via a path owned by a local bar who charge you to use it. This doesn't seem uncommon in Italy. If you walk down nearer the town there is free public access and a bit of beach where you don't have to pay for a sun lounger. It's not an unreasonable walk but is more than 100 metres. The town seems nice and has a market. It's probably a 10-15 minute walk away. There are good restaurants within walking distance of the apartment. Formia isn't overly touristy and we didn't see many other Brits there. The scenic town of Sperlonga isn't a long drive to get to and worth a visit as is the nearer town of Gaeta. We did a trip to Pompeii and Vesuvius one day. It's a 90 minute drive each way but is certainly doable.
All told, the apartment was good value and suited our needs well. If we were to visit Formia again I'd definitely use the same apartment. Diego and his father were pleasant and really helpful. They went out of their way and texted during the holiday to check all was ok. Great value family holiday.