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Villa with swimming pool, garden and parking close to Rome

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Ariccia - Rory and Paul villa near Rome

5 beds, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, veranda with garden and pool

It is a unique independent ground floor apartment in villa sleeping 4 to 5 people with private entrance, child friendly garden with a barbecue, internal parking and access to the outdoor swimming pool from MAY to SEPTEMBER.

The house is cozy, spacious and fully refurbished with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen with a dining area, a bathroom, a balcony, a large veranda with a living and dining area and a fitness corner to relax and keep fit opposite the garden and the pool.

Air conditioning, satellite TV and WIFI internet access.

NO smoking NO pets allowed

Suitable for family with children and elderly people.

Fridge, freezer, oven, microwave oven, kettle, washing machine, small kitchen appliances, crockery, cutlery, bed linen, towels, hair dryer, iron, ironing board provided.

Upon arrival enjoy a welcome hamper with a bottle of wine and a bottle of extra virgin oil of the Castelli Romani!

See our own website www.roryandpaul.com and have a look at our special offer!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016


based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

Villa with swimming pool, garden and parking close to Rome
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews

Fantastic treat close to Rome

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous villa attached to the home of the lovely and friendly Italian family of Rory and Paul.

Pictures are accurate but real life is even more beautiful with everything you could require. Fully fitted and modern kitchen, air conditioning, large warm (25 degrees) pool, private entrance, within 10 minutes walking of restaurants/shops in Ariccia and cosmopolitan Albano Laziale. 15 minute walk to train to centre of Rome or 20 minute (easy) drive to quicker Metro Line A. Accessible to all of sights but pleasure of being in the hills outside of Rome. What really made the holiday was the family, so kind and helpful (including lunch, pizza evening and a BBQ), but also provide you with privacy. Unlike any other holiday this was like being part of an Italian family rather than a soulless hotel/villa.

Thank you Rory, Paul, Christina and Giovanni.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for having been such a nice and kind family! It was really pleasant for us to welcome you into our house and we do hope to meet you again here in Italy in the next future!
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Perfect place - makes you return!

  • 5 of 5

Rory and Paul's place is in the league of its own!

We, a family of five from Finland, spent our holiday there first time 2014 and had to retun this year. And not in vain. The house and the garden with a pool provided us again perfect surroundings for a relaxing holiday - a real well-kept paradise. This combined with the overwhelming and friendly hospitality of the host-family, and the proximity of the eternal city will definately make us return for the third time - planning is already well on its way.

We can highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a "more than five stars" holiday.

Thank you once avain Rory and Paul!

Aleksi, Suvi & the girls

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your enthusiastic review of your holidays at our home: it was really a great pleasure for us welcoming your nice family for the second time and we are very very pleased to know that you are already planning your third holiday in this beautiful area in Rome surroundings.
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Fantastic villa in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful two week holiday at Rory and Paul's villa. On arrival, we ate a delicious meal and enjoyed great conversation with Rory, Paul and their daughter; such a lovely welcome on our first visit to Italy. Throughout our stay the family went out of their way to make sure we had everything we wanted and to offer advice on where to go, what to see and where to shop. However, they managed to do this without intruding and they made sure we had our privacy.

The villa itself is scrupulously clean and tidy, with all the equipment you will need - and the bed in the main bedroom is very comfortable! The pool, of course, was a great hit with our teenager and is quite large, we spent many happy hours in it. Another hit with our teenager, and us, was the property (and garden) wide wifi and the satellite tv with English programmes.

From the villa it's only a short drive to the local train station and we had three trips into Rome, managing to see all the major sites and fit in a few tours. The Roman port town of Ostia Antica on the outskirts of Rome is only half an hour away and is a jaw-dropping place to visit with beautiful mosaics. We also drove two and a half hours south to visit Pompeii - a quite achievable day trip from this villa. The small town of Ariccia has many restaurants, or osterias, to choose from, many of which serve delicious food - Rory and Paul can give you recommendations if you ask. It also has a pretty church on a small piazza which on a Saturday night in August when we visited had a little market and music playing, it felt like we were visiting the 'real' Italy and weren't just frequenting somewhere full of tourists.

In summary, a great little villa in a lovely location with friendly owners - I urge you to visit!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your warm and keenly detailed review of your holiday here in Ariccia and for having appreciated our hospitality: we have been very very pleased to welcome your nice family! Hope to see you again in the Castelli Romani in the next future!
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Fantastic stay at this beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay here inJuly. Rory and Paul were amazing hosts who were there when we needed them but we're not intrusive also, they were able to give us advice on places to visit. Sharing a couple of evening with them was wonderful and we will cherish the memories. If you are looking for a villa with a pool outside Rome don't hesitate, just book it, it will not disappoint.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your promptness and for having spent some of your time to write such a hearty review on your holidays here in Ariccia! It was a real pleasure to have welcomed you to our house and we hope to have your family again as our guests in the future.
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Wonderful villa with a very friendly welcome!!

  • 5 of 5

Myself, wife and two boys (12 & 9 years old) stayed here for 2 weeks. Aurora and Paolo were perfect hosts. Very welcoming and provided advice and knowledge to help our holiday go further but also making extra special touches such as a lunch with them on our arrival day and a completely fabulous pizza evening, where the pizzas were cooked by their son, Giovanni. It made the holiday different to other holiday rentals we have stayed in as Aurora and Paolo became friends rather than just "holiday home owners".

The villa is fabulous. A lovely pool and gardens and a well-equipped and comfortable property that suited our every need. The air-con and pool were particularly welcome in the Italian summer heat!! The location was excellent as it allowed you to get into the centre of Rome in less than an hour (train, or car plus metro link), visit the stunning local countryside such as Arricia, Lake Albano and the Castelli Romani towns and also get to the sea in half an hour with a car if you wish (great beaches at Anzio).

All in all we had a lovely holiday and would recommend staying at Aurora and Paolo's villa to anybody - couples, families or otherwise!! Grazie mille xx

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really speechless reading your enthusiastic and hearty review about your holiday at us here in Ariccia! Just a big thank you, our new friends, hoping to meet you all again in the next future.
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Wonderful and relaxing holiday!

  • 5 of 5

We had an unforgettable summer vacation in the lovely little village Ariccia in Castelli Romani. It was great being your guest and we really enjoyed all the hospitality.

The house had all we expected and even more. Our children (aged 7 and 12) loved swimming in the pool while we parents could relax and use the good wifi-connection!!! The villa itself is very clean and well kept. The kitchen has all you need for cooking if you prefer stay "at home" for dinner.

There was noting missing in this villa and from our holiday. You really had thought it all on behalf of us.

Besides all we had the best of weather and can really look back at the vacation with a big smile.

We got lot's of good tips from you on the activities in Ariccia and the nearby villages. You gave also good support when we drove around with the car. :) Rome is not that far away and easily accessed also by train or bus.

We got perfect value for our money and hope to have the possibility to visit your villa again in the near future.


  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for having spent time to write such a beautiful review about your holiday at us in Ariccia: it was a real pleasure to have met you and welcomed into our home. Hope to see you again in the next future!
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Nearest Airport
11 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
95 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Country Club Castel Gandolfo
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Albano Laziale
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Ski
124 Kilometres
Monte Terminillo
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Our cozy independent ground apartment is located in a villa in Castelli Romani surrounded by a 2700 sqm garden few miles south east of Rome.

The property is situated right beside the wonderful Chigi Park in Ariccia in a protected area of outstanding natural beauty 500 mt a.s.l. few minutes walk from the hill slope overlooking the Lake Albano and a short drive from the Papal Palace in Castel Gandolfo.

You can go horse riding, hiking lakeside or trekking through the woods.

You can also play golf at the Country Club in Castel Gandolfo, swim in the lake Albano, ice-skate in Marino and even drive in half an hour to a water park and enjoy a seaside day out.

Last but not the least you can taste our local culinary delicacies and savour our high quality wines with their pleasant fruity bouquets!

10 minutes walk from our house the old-fashioned taverns ('fraschette') of Ariccia will serve you the delicious world well known ‘porchetta’ (Italian spit roasted seasoned pork).


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Prices for this holiday villa in Ariccia, Castelli Romani

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

€ 200 di caparra tramite bonifico bancario o circuito Paypal

€ 50 pulizia finale

consumi acqua luce e gas inclusi

check-in: 13:00

check-out: 09:00
€ 200 di caparra tramite bonifico bancario o circuito Paypal

€ 40 pulizia finale

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Ariccia in Rome Province

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 105 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , double sofa bed
  • Bedroom 2 has got a bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The fitness area in the veranda is provided with exercise bike, rowing machine, fitness bench and mat. The swimming pool area is provided with a large garden umbrella, tables, deckchairs and sunbeds. There is also a terrace provided with clothes horses.

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