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5*House with breathtaking views.Summer holidays, winter walking and skiing.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

No shared space.Well equipped, private garden/ parking area. Sleeps 2-6 people.

Capestrano- Pamela's house rental look it up on facebook. This is home from home all you need is at the house Please contact me if you want any more information regarding the house or the area ..I am happy to help you have a good stay and enjoy the beautiful area. I have done all the research, tried and tested and leave you information on where to visit, villages, beaches, good walks, site seeing, restaurants and wine tasting .

Free wifi in Capestrano and also the bar/ restaurant .

A comfortable and well-equipped three-bedroom home in a stunning setting for 2 -6 people. You are renting a private house with a natural garden for your use only (not shared). Central heating for the winter months.

I do a lower rental rate for two people as you are renting the downstairs space only . This is the double bedroom and the downstairs bathroom. However if you require 2 bedrooms for 2 people then I make an extra charge, please asks for a price before you do an instant booking.

Two patios, one has Fig and Olive trees for shade and a terrace with table, chairs (for 6 people) and a couple of sun loungers to relax on and enjoy the views over the valley and vineyards. The other patio is lovely to sit on in the full sun!

The road to the house is cobbled and there is no through traffic. There is a private parking area for 1 car at the side of the house.

The house is only five minutes walk from the castle, piazza, shops and restaurant.

The house is typical of many found in the town with vaulted ceilings and a cantina beneath. There are three bedrooms. The two upstairs both have two single beds and downstairs is a double bedroom.

There are two bathrooms. The newer one downstairs has a shower, bidet, loo and a wash basin.

Upstairs is a smaller basic bathroom off one of the bedrooms, with a hip bath and over shower, loo and hand basin. Towels and hairdryer are provided. All linen is provided and there are blankets and duvets for the cooler weather.

The Utility room has a washing machine, iron and ironing board.

The comfortable Lounge/Dining room was converted from a barn 10 years ago and has wonderful views across the valley from the large picture window, this room also has access to the garden. Two 2-seater sofas plus two chairs ( seating for up to 6 people) coffee table, dining table with seating for 6 people , TV (Italian channels)and DVD player and a music docking station makes this a relaxing space. Many books, games, plenty of DVD’s, maps and guides are provided for guests.

The kitchen is well-equipped and has a breakfast table., gas cooker and hob . There is a fridge/freezer, toaster, slow cooker, hand blender and plenty of plates, cutlery, glasses, pans, tea-towels etc. Cafetiere for coffee .Picnic utensils, flasks, cooler bag and picnic rug are also provided and there is a small BBQ.

There is a wood pellet stove in the kitchen when needed and GAS CENTRAL HEATING. FANS are in each room for the hotter weather and the windows have fly screens so you can let the cool breeze in but not the midges ..

Fire blanket

Smoke alarm

Fire extinguisher .. stop fire !

Carbon Monoxide Detector.

Abruzzo is known as "the greenest region in Europe" Capestrano is a picturesque hill-top town of around 700 people. There is a main piazza, churches, a monastery and a beautiful C13th castle (free entry) overlooking the town. It is located on the edge of the National Park known as the Gran Sasso e monti della Laga. The Majella National park and Sirente - Velino are also nearby.

Facilities are good within walking distance, an ATM, Gelateria, a bar with a restaurant and free internet, two small supermarkets, wine bar, butcher, pharmacy, post office etc. A mobile fruit and veg stall is there most days. A market is held each week on a Friday morning with a range of stalls. Many other markets can be found in the area. A lovely bakery is nearby and a farm shop selling fresh cheese and yogurt.

There are peaceful nature walks from the house and more challenging ones in the hills. Climbing, biking , two bikes to use at your own risk with a bike carrier to fit many cars, ideal for the local lanes but not for serious mountain biking.

Horse-riding, canoeing and an outdoor pool (July/August) are all available in the area. There are numerous places to visit nearby - ancient sites, castles, museums, wineries, local food producers etc. All details can be found in the guest information at the house . I also e mail you plenty of information when you book .

The beaches of the Adriatic are 50 minutes away. Pinto area is my favourite , I have a couple of beach chairs and umbrella, so if you prefer you don't have to pay for an Italian beach club! Beach towels, picnic items, and cooler bag are at the house.

Locally, you can eat in many good restaurants.

From March 2018 central heating ! So winter months, Christmas and New Years 2018 are now available . Winter walking and skiing at many places . Roccaraso 1 hour , Campo Felice 1 hour 10 mins . Please note that snow chains are law on some roads in Italy.

Flights to Pescara 50 mins easy drive and Rome 2/3 hours . Train to Pescara and then a car hire . Fly to Rome and get the bus to Pescara airport and hire a car.

I care about my guests and want them to have a 5 * stay and my reviews reflect this, on this site, air b&b and trip advisor.

I can, help you book restaurants if you don't have the language, sort out wine tastings etc . I just want you to have a great holiday .

I will always try to reply to any enquiry within a couple of hours (you maybe in a different time zone!) Kind Regards and look forward to hearing from you. Pamela

More Details

Pamela Morgan Sparrow
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, basic Italian
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Pamela Morgan Sparrow

I have had the house in Capestrano for 12 years and rented it out to friends and family, they have enjoyed it so much they suggested I put it on a site to rent for others to enjoy as well. It's not just a holiday rent it is a well equipped home. Home from home!.

Please contact me for any more information as I have a wealth of knowledge on the area and would love to share it.Just tell me your interests .I can put you in contact with canoe hire ,food tours, hiking tours etc . I leave a file of places to visit and lots of walking books , maps etc at the house .

It's Home from Home . Pamela (Capestrano- Pamela's house rental on facebook )

Pamela Morgan Sparrow purchased this house in 2003

Why Pamela Morgan Sparrow chose Capestrano

Capestrano- Pamela's house rental. I have 5 star reviews on this site and others and I want you to have a lovely holiday . The house is home from home . Capestrano is a welcoming, friendly, beautiful village. It's a stunning location and has amazing views from the garden and the lounge.

Two patios, one shaded and one to sit in the sun. Its a relaxing house that's well equipped for up to 6 people. You will find lots of information at the house on where to visit and eat, walks maps, tourist information and more. mountains river and not far from the beach. Local swimming pool in July/August.

The house is well located and is walking distance (5 mins ) to shops, bar, coffee shop and restaurant.

You have a welcome pack tea, coffee, dish cloths, slippers etc You have all you need washing up liquid, loo rolls, kitchen roll, salt, pepper, oil, herbs and lots of extras! Just bring your clothes !I have lots of information on the area and can put you in touch with hiking , biking , food tours .

Fire blanket

Smoke alarm

Fire extinguisher .. stop fire !

Carbon Monoxide Detector

Happy to help .

What makes this house unique

The house is unique for a village as it has parking, a garden to relax and amazing views. A welcome pack for your arrival .Plenty of places to visit in the area but Capestrano has a lot to offer, a wine bar, gelateria , restaurant, butchers , small supermarket all within walking distance. Just sit and watch the world go by in the piazza. Plenty of interesting streets , churches and a castle. .

Abruzzo is the undiscovered gem of Italy for its nature, culture and gastronomy. It is the "real Italy" with a warm and friendly welcome. Amazing places to eat, lots of places to visit and a great place to relax. Abruzzo is known as "the greenest region in Europe" as one third of its territory, the largest in Europe, is set aside as national parks and protected nature reserves: there are three national parks, and 38 protected nature reserves.Lots going on in the area. Cookery classes , food tours.

Guestbook comments from the owner

October 2017

Pamela’s ” Nature, Culture, Gastronomy. Breathtaking views.” apartment (house) is equipped with everything you need for a very comfortable stay and a lot more thoughtful things you probably didn’t even think of but will appreciate having. The view from the picture window and bedroom is indeed breathtaking and unforgettable. The house is a bit rustic but spacious and very homey. It was wonderful to come back to at the end of each day. The garden is much nicer than shown in the photos. Pamela is a wonderful hostess who was constantly in touch with ideas for things to do and unique places to visit. We had great meals at all the restaurants she suggested, especially Sapori di Campagna. We also recommend Antica Taverna in Navelli. Her Italian neighbors are a real treasure. They made us feel so welcome and showed us some very special sights. They even taught us how to harvest olives! This area has so much to offer that we wished we could have stayed longer than the week we were there. We hope to return to Pamelas's some day. Thank you Pamela for taking such great care of us and making us feel at home in your home.
Oct 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Capestrano around the Province of L'Aquila

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 2 guests rent the downstairs bedroom. If 2 people require 2 bedrooms please ask the cost before you book.
  • Children are guests when booking.I have no stair gates,.Children must be supervised in the garden at all times as I have no fences.
  • Smoking outside only .Leave the house as you found it.Breakages to be replacedRespect the neighbours, they are lovely.Enjoy and have a good holiday.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , The bathroom is small a hip bath with shower over.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 17.5sqm
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 17sqm
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 18sqm
  • 3 bedrooms a double on the ground floor and two bedrooms on the second floor ..with single beds , two singles in each room .
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • swimming
Two people are renting the ground floor bedroom and bathroom only . If you are two people and want 2 bedrooms then an extra charge is made. There is plenty of information about the area at the house - places to visit, maps, books etc. Cookery, wine tasting and Italian classes are available in Sulmona. I leave a welcome pack with slippers, coffee and tea etc. I also leave oil, herbs, salt and pepper, kitchen paper, washing up liquid, in fact everything you need it's a home from home!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Our favourite

  • 5 of 5

After a few weeks of staying in various rentals, Capestrano is our clear favourite – we (2 peoplej can support all the previous comments about comfortable, well equipped, great views etc. Many good books and maps. A lovely town with a good restaurant. Central location for visiting towns and walks in Abruzzo. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit again. You are welcome anytime. Pamela
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Lovely house in atmospheric Abruzzo hilltop village

  • 5 of 5

Pamela's house is simply but comfortably furnished with everything you might need, especially a well-equipped kitchen, and things you don't, like stunning views out. Peaceful Capestrano, like many of the Abruzzo hilltop towns, is semi-deserted but is beautiful with a beguiling ambiance and the one we liked best of those we visited (more even than the usual tourist recommendations such as Santo Stefano di Sessanio). There's a great bar/gelateria, a restaurant, pharmacy and small supermarket in town, plus mobile stalls in the market square but make sure you are aware of their opening times and dates. Pamela's comprehensive welcome pack and optional arrival meal provide a welcome supplement should you miscalculate or arrive late, as we did. Best of all is Pamela's care and consideration for your stay. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A comfortable, welcoming house in spectacular setting

  • 5 of 5

Before we arrived and by email during the stay, Pamela made sure we had excellent information to make our stay pleasant . The house is extremely well organized and well equipped. There are comfortable places to sleep, eat, and relax.

But when we pulled up the blind over the picture window in the sitting room, I actually laughed because I had never seen such a spectacular view. And the mountains and valleys that you can see through the window are full of trails. The rental has lots of books and maps giving directions to some of the trails.

The people in Capestro are very friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope you will visit again . Kind Regards Pamela
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A roomy and very well equipped house in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful area and the view from the living area window is superb - the photo on the website does not do it justice. We had everything we needed and Pamela provided us with lots of useful information and maps before we went and in the house. Capestrano is a lovely old village with good shops for its size and friendly people. As a bonus we were there during the two-day Burgus Lupuli festival. The house also served as an excellent centre for visiting the Gran Sasso Park, the Sulmona area and the coast. Thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your holiday and thank you for leaving the house as you found it . Pamela
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  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine de rêve dans les Abruzzes, et la maison de Pamela y est pour beaucoup ! Parfaitement agencée, avec une très grande cuisine très bien équipée pour cuisiner les délicieux produits de la région, un grand séjour avec une immense baie vitrée donnant sur la vallée, une jolie salle de bain (à noter qu'il y a très peu de pression dans la douche) et une chambre délicieuse et romantique avec sa porte-fenêtre ouvrant sur un paysage grandiose, sans oublier son jardin (qui mériterait plus de soins) avec ses oliviers et surtout son figuier couvert de fruits à l'ombre duquel il fait bon prendre son petit déjeuner face aux montagnes (elle bénéficie en outre d'un étage avec 2 autres chambres...)! Le petit village de Capestrano est un authentique village des Abruzzes, plein de charmes avec ses maisons anciennes, son magnifique château et les boutiques qui permettent d'acheter le nécessaire (bar, tabac, épicerie). Au centre de la région, la maison est parfaitement située pour accéder aux 3 grands parcs régionaux en très peu de temps. Vous trouverez sur place de la documentation pour planifier vos sorties gourmandes, sportives ou culturelles. Pamela a été très disponible pour répondre à nos questions et nous donner des conseils ! Calme dans sa petite ruelle typique, c'est une maison que je recommande vivement aux amoureux de la nature et de la tranquillité !

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a wonderful holiday . Sorry you found the water pressure low, this is a Capestrano village problem, I have been told that new water pipes will be fitted soon in the village to improve this problem. Best wishes Pamela
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wonderful place stunning view lovely garden

  • 5 of 5

It felt like spending time in our second-home. Amazing view of the valley, the house is locely. Pamela has arranged everything so that we feel at home. An authentic house of a real village in Abruzzo. Very well equipped and organise.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the beautiful area. Thank you for leaving the house as you found it ! Pamela
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
in Capestrano piazza
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
many in area
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Canoe on the local River Tirino

Bike in the valley.

Walk the hills.

Be sure to go to the Gran Sasso for arrosticini (bbq lamb etc)

Go to Rome for the day -stop off at Tivoli gardens on the way.

Visit the beach at Pescara or Pineto.

Local food producers include saffron, lentils, cheeses and pasta .

Rocca Calascio a mountain top fortress

Castel del Monte is a medieval and Renaissance hill town . Located in the heart of the Gran Sasso mountain range, the town is set into a steep hillside nestled beneath mountain peaks near the high plain of Campo Imperatore.

Gran Sasso d'Italia is a mountain located in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. The Gran Sasso forms the centrepiece of the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park.

The Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park is a natural park It has an area of 2,014 square kilometres (778 sq mi)

Santo Stefano di Sessanio this beautiful medieval hill town sits adjacent to the high plain of Campo Imperatore. Santo Stefano has been named one of Italy's prettiest villages, "I Borghi Piu belli D’Italia", and recognized by the Slow Food movement for its sustainable agriculture, in particular its gourmet lentils, “lenticchie".

Sulmona has various piazza, churches and palaces of historical and touristic interest. Sulmona is the home of the Italian confectionery known as confetti. These are sugar coated almonds and are traditionally given to friends and relatives on weddings and other special occasions.

Cookery courses and wine tasting.

Castelli. A medieval hill town lies beneath Mount Camicia on the eastern side of the Gran Sasso Massif. Today, Castelli hosts an art institute and ceramics museum as well as many ceramics shops and studios.

Navelli. It is renowned for the local saffron production.

Visit the Majella national park.

Scanno is situated in the Sagittario Valley and encircled by the Majella mountains.

Eat and drink and enjoy the garden with its views.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house around the Capestrano,

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
20 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2018 - 1 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
christmas /new year
2 Dec 2018 - 8 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
1 May 2019 - 31 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
1 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2019 - 2 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check in is 3pm and check out is 11am. However let me know if you want a later/earlier check in / out. I may be able to arrange this if I have no other guests that day.
I need 7 days notice for late bookings.
Two guests rent the ground floor bedroom and bathroom unless agreed otherwise. Extra paying guests use the second floor bedrooms. Maximum of 6 guests and this includes all children.Children must be included in the booking as extra guests. No animals/pets.
No smoking inside the house .
Bikes are available at your own risk, they will be working at the beginning of the season, tools are left for any repairs. The wifi modem should have enough credit on for your stay, it is only for e mails etc and not for downloading films.
Please leave the house as you find it. I hope you have a wonderful stay .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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