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John Mortarotti

Member since: 1999
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Speaks English, Italian

Explore Rome in comfort and style & save on costly hotel rates & fee

41 Reviews
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Rome - Residence Monte Sacro

1 Bedroom & 1 full bath, fully equipped kitchen and large living room.

This lovely apartment, recently redecorated and newly furnished, is located in the desireable Monte Sacro area of Rome. Its' two balconies overlook the Aniene River and close by are several public bus lines and the Metro that run directly to the historic, shopping and financial centers of the city just 20 minutes away. Even more convenient, the new ternminal servicing the city's direct train line to and from Rome's international airport is situated one block from the apartment. Many neighborhood trattorias, bars, shops, stores and markets are also conveniently situated nearby. This is an ideal base from which one can easily explore and visit this great city and experience the Roman way of life. The bedroom consists of 2 oversized twin beds and the sofa in the living room make into 2 full-sized twin beds with full mattresses. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas stove with 4 burners, full oven, large refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster oven and service for 6. The kitchen is unusually large for a Roman apartment and contains a table and chairs as well as all the other kitchen appliances. The bathroom is a modern bath with tub shower, cabinets, large mirror and individual wall heater. There are 2 balconies, both accessed by french doors leading from the bedroom and the living room. These balconies are large enough for table and chairs and offer additional space for privacy. The living-dining room contains a large dining table and chairs, sofa, 2 lounge chairs, large wardrobe, and cabinet with drawers. Also included is a TV with skye satellite service in which many English speaking channels can be accessed. There is a CD player, a DVD-VCR unit and a library of cassette movie tapes of both adult and children's movies. Included also is an ironing board, iron, hair dryer and security safe. An elevator services all the apartments in the building including our apartment on the 5th floor.

One of the world's great cities, Rome is a remarkable blend of the past and present. It offers the visitor an incredible wealth of art, history and culture. Here is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the life and sights of the Eternal City in comfortable, affordable surroundings. Enjoy more privacy, space and freedom and save on hotel bills while you savour the local culture.

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Suitability:
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
John Mortarotti (Owner)
Member since: 1999
Call Owner
Speaks English, Italian

About John Mortarotti

Many years ago my oldest daughter married an Italian living in Rome. Since that time, my wife, Jean, and I have made an annual trip to Rome and Italy to visit her and her growing family. After some years and two growing grandchildren, it became obvious that we needed to have our own place when we came to visit. Hence, a search for a convenient and comfortable apartment for use during our visits. Luckily we found such a place in the same neighborhood where my daughter and family resided. Since that time, we have rented this apartment to tourists during the time that we are not occupying the premises. My daughter acts as our agent in Rome and is prepared to offer her services and knowledge of the city to renters if needed. We have traveled extensively throughout Italy and Europe and consider Rome to be our second home. We try to express our enthusiasm for the city and the country to our prospective renters in hopes that they too will we able to experience the incredible wealth of art, history and culture that the city offers.

John Mortarotti purchased this apartment in 1996

Why John Mortarotti chose Rome

Besides wanting to find an apartment in the same neighborhood as my daughter's area of Rome, we wanted a place that was residential in nature, quiet, safe and if possible, family oriented. At the same time, we wanted it to be accessible to the center of Rome where one could easily explore the many wonders of the eternal city yet experience, first-hand, the Roman way of life. The apartment is a mere 20 minutes by public transportation from the very center of Rome. This transportation is very reliable, convenient and accessible. There are many amenities in close proximity to the apartment. Restaurants, Trattorias, bars, shops,street markets, supermarkets, banks, post office, department stores, pharmacies, etc, etc. that help one to enjoy Roman life to the fullest. Also, the apartment is located just one block from the new terminal servicing the city's direct rail line to and from Rome's International airport. This is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Rome and the residents are mainly upper middle-class in stature.

What makes this apartment unique

As many former renters remark, the apartment is ideally located close enough to the center of Rome to be able to experience the wonders of this unique city yet far enough away from the tourist area to experience a bit of what is the true Roman life for resident Romans. In addition, one can enjoy true Roman cuisine in restaurants, trattorias and pizzerias nearby. The amenities in the neighborhood include all the needs one could possibly require during one's residence.

Guestbook comments from the owner

the apartment was everything we expected and I can't think of a single thing yjat needs to be changed or improved. You and Marilee were a pleasure to deal with. thank you for making your apartment available for tourists like us- it was perfect!
Mar 2016
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Explore Rome in comfort and style & save on costly hotel rates & fee
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 67 reviews
Walnut Creek, CA, U.S.A.
5

Roomy and comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this apartment several times in the last few years. Our last visit was for 2 weeks in Dec. of 2008. The apt. is roomy, comfortable and pleasant. The views from the balconies allow you to view the river below and the city around you. We especially enjoyed shopping for fruit,veggies, meats, flowers, etc. at the nearby, daily street market. Two supermercatos( supermarkets) are also close by.

The bus system is regular and easily used to reach the center of Rome. The owner's daughter(a resident of the area) is extremely helpful. She will meet you at the train station, give you tips to enhance your stay, and answer all your questions regarding bella Roma. We have always enjoyed our visits to the area and apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill and Pam, along with several other couples and past tenants are among a group that have rented our apartment several times. We are always anxious to increase and upgrade our services and amenities to such renters since they are our best advertisement of the quality of our facilities and premises. Their satisfaction, comments and suggestions are the standards that we strive to achieve and promote in the presentation of the rental property.
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5

Well-groomed, clean and comfortable apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Спасибо Марилее за ухоженную, чистую, удобную квартиру. Жить несколько дней в Риме в приятном жилом районе недалеко от центра, почувствовать себя римлянином - это было для нас интересно не менее чем Колизей и Ватикан. Жаль только, что наше пребывание в Риме было кратким. Мы обязательно приедем еще и остановимся в этой замечательной квартире. Спасибо Марилеe!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cantley, Quebec, Canada
4

Great appartment, exactly as described and within a few minutes from the old city of Rome.

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I rented the apartment for the first week of October. The apartment is large, with separated bedroom, kitchen, living room and bathroom. Our host, Marilee was exceptional. She met us at the train station, close to the apartment, and briefed us on the features of the apartment and local stores where we could get our groceries. She provided a hand drawn map of where to catch public transportation (Buses, Train and Subway) to get to the center of Rome that became an essential piece of information. Without it we'd still be looking to find our way back to the apartment. Her assistance made our visit to Rome wonderful and most enjoyable. I would recommend this apartment to my friends. Thank John and Marilee to allow us to use the apartment. John, Thank you for returning my deposit.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montréal
5

Fantastic, superb appartment exactly like in the

  • 5 of 5

We've rented that appartment and we had a marvelous time.

Clean, near all transport by bus and metro .

Perfect for a couple with or whitout Kids.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Auburn, MI
5

Easter week

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this apartment for the first week of April 2015. It was our first time using VRBO. We arrived the night before Easter on a dark, rainy night. Marilee arranged for us to be met at the train platform even though she was out of town. We were extremely grateful to Guiseppe and his friend for helping us with our bags and the assistance in locating the apartment. We appreciated all the information left for us to make our first visit to Italy easier and more enjoyable. We used the kitchen every day for breakfast and supper. The neighborhood is convenient for grocery shopping, laundry, and the post office. We preferred the subway to get around as it seemed faster than the bus, and thought the Libia station was the easiest to find. Thank you, John and family for sharing your apartment with us.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for 9 days, exploring the beauty of Rome and the area. The apartment is well furnished, as described, and very comfortable. Very convenient to the local train as well as the city Metro system. We especially appreciated the terraces with the view of the river and park next to it. A very quiet retreat from busy Rome. We took a side trip out to Tivoli, to Villa D' Este, using the Metro-then a bus-an easy trip from the apartment and

the highlight of our trip...absolutely a must see-beautiful villa gardens and the 13th century homes nearby.

I would recommend this apartment for anyone who wants to see the beauty of Rome, but likes to be away from the touristy center of Rome, it is a very easy commute to all attractions, as well as the airport. There is tons of visitor information in the apartment and Marilee does an excellent job, on your arrival, of mapping out the local spots in the area that may be of interest or need.

Definately worth the price...and more. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Colosseum
"Rome's greatest amphitheater with its 80 arched entrances allowing easy access to 55,000 spe..."
Trevi Fountain
"One of the most popular fountains in Rome. the Trevi Fountain was designed by Nicola Salvi i..."
Pantheon
"The Pantheon, a pagan temple erected in the 2nd century AD, survives virtually unaltered si..."
Piazza Navona
" ..."
Piazza di Spagna
"For almost three centuries, this square with its curious Barcaccia fountain by Berninil and ..."
Roman Forum
"The Forum was the cener of political, commercial and judicial life in ancient Rome. To appre..."
Villa Borghese
"Now housing the Museo e Galleria Borghese, the Villa Borghese and adjacent park were laid ou..."
San Pietro in Vincoli
"The two chains ussed to shackle St. Peter are here displayed below the high altar. However, ..."
Santa Maria della Vittoria
"this stunning Baroque church housse the truly astonishing Cornaro Chapel with its dramatic s..."
Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura
Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
"Parts of the ruined Baths of Diocletian provided the building material and setting for this ..."
Vatican Museums
"The Vatican Museums contain incomparable collections of Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, Roman and..."
St Peter's Basilica
"A shrine was erected on the site of St. Peter's Tomb in the 2nd Century, and the first great..."
Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II
"Begun in 1885 and inaugurated in 1925 this monument to Victor Emmanuel !! of Savoy, the firs..."
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
"Of all the geat Roman Basilicas, Santa Maria has the most successful blend of different arch..."
Palazzo Doria Pamphilj
"The family collection in the Paazzo Gallery has over 400 painting dating from the 15 to the ..."
Museo Nazionale Romano
"Founded in 1889 the museum holds most of the antiquities found in Rome since 1870 as well as..."
Chiesa del Gesù
"Gesu was the first Jesuit church to be built in Rome. The illusionistic and rich decoration ..."
Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura
"This early Christian church is within walking distance from the apartment and contains one o..."
Santa Costanza
"A 4th century church near the apartment built as a mausoleum for the Emperor Constantine's d..."
Villa Torlonia
"The main building, Casino Nobili or Palace was once the home of Benito Mussolini and family ..."
Palazzo Valentini
"The archaeological remains of ancient Roman houses uncovered beneath the Palazzo Valentini i..."
Villa of The Quintilii
"Property of the State since 1986, the Villa of the Quintilii was the largest and grandest re..."
Grazia Deledda
"Close by the apartment is this fine restaurant specializing in Sardinian cuisine, especially..."
Citta Giardino
"Within a couple of blocks from the apartment, this excellent Pizzeria features authentic Rom..."
Altroché -- CLOSED
"this restaurant close by the apartment has one of the highest ratings on the tourist bulleti..."
Da Palazzo 2 S.N.C. Di Di Felice Giulio & C.
"Roman specialties at very reasonable prices. Just steps from the apartment"
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Leonardo da Vinci, Fumicino
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Serving beer, espresso and snacks
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Fiumicino
Nearest Train
50 Metres
station for train that comes from the airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Autostrada del Sol A1
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Excellent restaurant serving authentic Sardinian c
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Ostia
Car: not necessary

Apartment is located in a quiet residential area just outside the center of Rome. The neighborhood contains banks, street markets, supermarkets, newsstands, boutiques, pharmacies, laundromats, post office, bars, restaurants,etc all within 1 or 2 blocks distance. There is a bicycle, jogging path that borders the river directly in front of the apartment and has children's playgrounds included. Transportation to the city center is very efficient and accessible by public bus or Metro just 20 minutes distance. One of the best preserved and extensive catacombs in Rome is just several blocks distant. There are many excellent restaurants, trattorias and Pizzerias in the neighborhood that serve authentic Roman cuisine at reasonable prices. For those wishing to prepare their own meals there are several street markets, supermarkets, fruit and vegetable stands, butchers and bakeries within 2 blocks from the apartment. The area, Monte Sacro, was, until after World War II, the seat of many Villa owned by wealthy Romans. In the 1950's it the city expanded greatly and much of Monte Sacro was developed for housing the growth in population. It's proximity to the city center has made it a very desirable residential neighborhood in Rome. Typical of most large cities, this type of neighborhood contains all the amenities that one could possibly want or need. The apartment is particularly well situated since the street on which it is located borders the Aniene river that flows into the Tiber as it slowly meanders through the northeast part of Rome.

The city has built a bicycle-jogging path along this river that extends several miles. along this path there are many parks benches, playgrounds and other amenities that afford opportunities for residents to be able to access outdoor activity in the center of a bustling city neighborhood.

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Prices for this holiday apartment in Monte Sacro, Rome

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Refundable Damage Deposit £113

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Rome in Rome Province

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • river ...
  • town ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Modern bathroom is fully tiled with individual heat, full tub/shower, cabinets and large mirror. Hair dryer is included. Fresh linen change and cleaning once a week.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Living Room - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom contains 2 oversized twin beds. Sofa in living room makes into 2 seperate, full -sized twin beds with full mattresses so that apartment contans 4 full-sized twin beds. Linen change and cleaning once a week.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Owner's daughter lives in the same neighborhood and acts as on-site agent. Greets tenants with keys and information regarding the apartment and its amenities, the neighborhood, and other pertinent items such as bus schedules, maps of the area, suggested sites to visit, directions to restaurants, markets, post office, banks, and other important places in the area, etc. Also, she is bilingual and is available for assistance if needed during the tenant's stay in the apartment. A cleaning is provided each week with a fresh set of linens. Each room is heated separately with wall gas heaters controlled by a thermostat. Air conditioning units and temperature controlled with remote. Kitchen is fully equipped with service for 6. Large refrigerator, microwave, gas stove with 4 burners and full oven. Modern bathroom with a tub shower, large mirror and ample cabinets. There is a large collection of movies on cassette with a DVD-VCR player, TV with Skye access to many English speaking channels.

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