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18th C. Historic Country Villa, daily breakfast, housekeeping included

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
villa
People
10
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday villa in Monte Porzio Catone - Casale Sonnino

Villa, 5+ Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths (Sleeps up to 10)

Over the past 20 years, travelers have enjoyed a unique vacation experience staying in our lovingly maintained 18th Century villa and ancestral home, Casale Sonnino. The Villa is built upon 2000 year old foundations and set amidst thirty acres of working vineyards and olive groves, 40 minutes from the heart of Rome. Featured in 'Gourmet Magazine' and 'The Boston Globe', in articles written by enchanted guests, the Casale Sonnino has been called 'home' by families, groups of friends and fine artists with their paint brushes. Many return year after year to enjoy the small town Italian hospitality, excellent local restaurants and authentic country living, yet be close to all that Rome has to offer.

Indeed, the Casale Sonnino is your perfect home base for exploring the beautiful hill towns of the Castelli Romani, touring the central Italian countryside from Florence to the Amalfi Coast and, of course, basking in the art, antiquities, history and the thriving 'dolce vita' that is Rome.

More About the Property: The Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Vatican Basilica and Museum, Piazza Navona, the Borghese Gallery with the famed Bernini Statues, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and, of course, designer shopping near the Piazza di Spagna are less than 1 hour away. When you sip your wine or espresso on the Casale’s terrace at sunset, the whole city sparkles before you.

Our guests have often commented that the Casale is a 'timeless place'. After a busy day of touring, you can rest comfortably surrounded by antiques as well as the modern day amenities of home. You can prepare your own meals in the fully stocked kitchen or have your dinner catered by our own local chef. Most of our guests prefer dining out at one of the many local restaurants - we'll tell you about our favorites when you arrive.

For families with children, the Casale is a 'place out of time'. Guests of all ages can pick figs, grapes and berries, explore the maze of caves from the 12th Century buried below the vineyards, visit world class museums and learn about history layer by layer. When staying at the Casale,you can leave the high-tech video whirlwind behind and slow the pace down. At night, you can play ping pong, foosball, cards or read a good book. When blissful sleep washes over, you can dream about the interesting places you have seen and the adventures that filled your days.

The Casale Sonnino sleeps up to ten, six to eight persons most comfortably, in five bedrooms and three full baths.

Housekeeping, daily breakfast, laundry service (surcharge for large groups), utilities and wifi are included in the weekly rate. Tour guide and cook service are available upon request. Heat is extra based upon consumption.

Over the past 30 years, we have hosted hundreds of artists, groups of friends and families who come to relax, paint, tour the countryside and hear stories about the Casale, the land and its owners through the last 2000 years. When you come into our home, you are sure to experience a special camaraderie and an unforgettable sojourn in 'La Bella Italia'.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Claire Treves Brezel
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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About Claire Treves Brezel

My brother George and I are co-owners of the Casale Sonnino. We grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, children of Italian immigrants. After college and graduate school and 14 years in corporate marketing and product development, I left to be a stay-at-home mom to my two now college-student children. During this time, I dipped my toes in screenwriting and helped my mom Clotilde Sonnino Treves manage the family farm and villa rental - Casale Sonnino - in Italy. The Casale had an internet web site before Homeaway even existed!

Now George and I are 5th generation owners and we can't let go of our family history and the wonderful extra virgin olive oil that our mother, a fantastic cook and knower-of-all things Italian, passed on to us. As we have learned from our many appreciative guests and olive oil fans, a unique legacy, lifestyle and great food is meant to be treasured and shared. We strive to maintain the house, the spirit, the soul of our ancestors and the values of a bygone era. We hold our agrarian roots near and dear even as Rome's lights twinkle in the distance, George manages the vineyard/olive grove operations and hospitality at the Casale and I run the web site, marketing - book guests and sell olive oil - here at my home on the North Shore of Long Island . One day soon...I will write the movie!

Claire Treves Brezel purchased this villa in 1883

Why Claire Treves Brezel chose Castelli Romani

My brother George and I are fifth generation co-owners of the “Casale”, our ancestral home, located in near Frascati on the outskirts of Rome. Our great, great grandfather began purchasing land in the area in 1883 and the farmhouse in 1900. In 1948, our grandparents transformed the farmhouse into the elegant family home which stands today. Though down to 25 acres from the original 100, we continue to cultivate grapes that are sold to a local Frascati DOC winemaker and produce delicious, top quality extra virgin olive oil from our 728 trees. We export the olive oil to the US where I sell it directly to family and friends and by passa parole - word of mouth.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

18th C. Historic Country Villa, daily breakfast, housekeeping included
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 26 reviews
5

A Great Family Christmas vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks at Casale Sonnino over Christmas and New Year. George was very accommodating for our large family. We had a wonderful breakfast every morning and enjoyed some lovely days lounging around the house. We were visiting family and hosted a Christmas eve potluck and a catered New Years Eve party. George and crew made the room beautiful, purchasing a large Christmas tree, which future guests can enjoy. And he even bought some fireworks for midnight on New Years eve. The New Years eve view from the terrace was amazing and so much more than we expected! We could see the fireworks all over Rome, absolutely stunning! The dinner was catered by the restaurant and winery next door, Agriturismo Palotta. Both the food and wine were delicious. We even visited the winery for a tasting prior to the party to choose our wines. The service staff were very accommodating at the house. We had many lovely evenings cooking in the kitchen. The olive oil is delicious and lucky for us they were just getting that year’s oil ready. So we bought a couple litres to bring home. I would absolutely return without hesitation! I would love to go in the summer sometime to enjoy the gardens and the outdoor areas.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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5

Modern comfort, old world charm, ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

We adored our stay at the Casale, from the comfort of the beautifully restored villa surrounded by olive groves and vineyards to its ideal location on the outskirts of Rome.

The house is a gem, modern comfort with old world charm, and is ideally located between Rome and Frascati. The rooms are adorned with family history, and we were able to lounge in each one as a family or when someone needed their own space, there was definitely a room to find! The rooftop is charming with a pool table, games and lounge chairs to take in the sun or watch the stars at night.

George is a marvellous host and a source of great tips for touring the area, both close by (like Frascati and the incredible volcanic lakes) and further afield (Tivoli and beyond).

Frascati is a beautiful town located 10 minutes away, known for its delicious regional white wines that we truly enjoyed with amazing cheese, charcuteries plates and of course, pasta dishes and pizza! (Frascati also has a large 24h supermarket which is extremely convenient.) In the sweltering summer, we opted for a one-day-in-Rome and one-day-discovering-the-area schedule, and it worked out very well for us. We loved going to the crystalline Lake Albano for a day of rest and relaxation, following a day of sightseeing in Rome. It was a perfect combo!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Casale Sonnino is a glorious vacation destination!

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful Roman holiday! The Casale Sonnino is a glorious vacation destination. It offers spacious accommodation in the picturesque hills outside Rome. It's close enough to take the metro in from a nearby town to explore the city without driving and parking woes. Every morning, we were greeted with a huge continental breakfast prepared by the friendly Casale staff who asked happily do laundry daily. After breakfast, we either ventured into Rome or took day trips. A friend of the owner, Simeone Ricci, offered excellent guided adventures specifically created to our wishes. We definitely would never have found intriguing locations like these on our own. Some of the trips included Campo Imperatore, St. Stefano di Sassiano, Mount Livata, Castelli and more. Spending time at the Casale was a treat unto itself. Walks through the olive trees and vineyard, reading in the garden or exploring the underground tunnels and learning the history of the Casale was wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Motto Bene

  • 5 of 5

April 2015 – Casale Sonnino

Our group just returned to the states after a wonderful holiday in Italy. Casale Sonnino family villa is truly magnificent and was the perfect choice for us...it was truly elegant and evocative of another place in time. George was the penultimate gentleman and host and made us feel welcome during our stay.

There are wonderful restaurants nearby the villa. The ladies at the house were so solicitous of our needs and were ever ready to assist us in the mornings.

When we returned home we were filled with happy memories of Monte Portzio Catone, Frascati, Assisi, and Rome, of course. Thank you so much for all your assistance as we planned our vacation. We would love to return in the future, not only to see the beautiful countryside and olive groves but to visit once again with our new little friends Dylan and Mr. Chips!

When we left Spring had arrived in Italy...it was sunny and warm.

Thank you again...we look forward to returning in the not too distant future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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5

An outstanding location for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We rented Casale Soninno for a week for a family reunion to celebrate my wife's 80th birthday. We had our four sons and their wives to stay. We all had a fabulous time. It was the perfect place, a beautiful villa in lovely grounds near enough to be able to visit Rome plus many other interesting sites such as Ostia Antica and Tivoli. Because of its being above the plain we could return to the comfort of the villa with its outstanding view over Rome including St. Peter's dome. Giorgio, the manager, provided us excellent service including three delicious dinners, one being a wonderful party together with a birthday cake to which my wife's relations and Italian friends were invited. Altogether we had an outstanding time at Casale Soninno.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Amazing!!! Great for a group.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Casale. We went with 4 generations of our family and it was suitable for everyone. Our young boys especially loved exploring the grounds with their new best friends Dylan (the dog) and Mr. Chips (the cat). We also loved how convenient it was not only to go into Rome but to exploring other villages and there is a great lake nearby as well. The family especially enjoyed our last night dinner that the Casale organized for us, it was like our own private restaurant.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Fiumicino
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Colle Mattia
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Monte Porzio Catone/ Roma-Napoli A1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Next Door
Car: necessary

The Casale Sonnino is conveniently located off of the Rome-Naples Highway A-1 which runs Southeast of the city. It takes 30 minutes to get into Rome-Termini station (Central Rome) by the train at Colle Mattia, a station stop less than 2 kilometers from our Villa. There is parking for your rental car at Colle Mattia as well as ample parking at the Casale for you and your family/friends. The Casale is surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, and is privately located at the end of a long cobblestone driveway and wrought iron gate. Our small town, Monte Porzio Catone is a 1K walk (up a hill, sorry!) from our gate. There you can find your cappuccino and breakfast danish, gelato, pizza fresh out of the oven, restaurants, ATM machine, a playground for small children and small grocery and vegetable stores. Frascati, a thriving regional center and touris

Other Activities: Shopping, strolling small town streets, historic sight seeing

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Monte Porzio Catone, Castelli Romani

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
November and December
1 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£1,636
for 5 nights
From
£327
£2,286
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and New Years
18 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,917
for 7 nights
£2,917
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
4 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,636
for 5 nights
From
£327
£2,286
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
April
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,734
for 5 nights
From
£347
£2,444
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
May
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,853
for 5 nights
From
£371
£2,601
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
June & July
1 Jun 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,759
for 7 nights
£2,759
 
 
August
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,734
for 5 nights
From
£347
£2,444
 
 
September and October
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,971
for 5 nights
From
£394
£2,759
 
 
November & December
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,636
for 5 nights
From
£327
£2,286
 
 
Chistmas & New Years
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,917
for 7 nights
£2,917
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £394

The rates are per week for groups of up to 6 guests. $440 per week for each additional person up to 10.
The rent includes daily Continental Breakfast, Housekeeping, Utilities (except heat and telephone), and wifi access.
Single days and extra days are the prorated weekly rate.
Laundry Service, Home Catered Meals and Tour Guide/Driver available upon request.
Heat is extra based upon consumption.
Signed lease and waiver due with deposit payment. The Owner will provide the letter and lease upon booking the Casale Sonnino

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Monte Porzio Catone in Rome Province

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , All Queen Beds can be split apart to make two single beds.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , All Queen Beds can be split apart to make two single beds.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , All Queen Beds can be split apart to make two single beds.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , This bedroom is on the ground floor
  • All Queen Beds can be split apart to make two single beds. Additional Beds upstairs: - Single in the "terrace room" - A Queen or 2 singles in "Nonno's Study" The Casale has beds for 12 People Total
Entertainment:
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Notes:
The Casale is surrounded by 11 hectars of working vineyards and olive groves where we produce our own award-winning extra virgin olive oil. We rent the Villa to travelers who wish to stay on an authentic family-run vineyard while visiting Rome and touring central Italy from Florence to the Amalfi Coast. It's a great home base, with George as your host and our friendly local staff providing touring and restaurant tips/guidance, daily continental breakfast and housekeeping. We can provide a terrific tour guide and driver in your rental car - the itineraries are as varied as there are places to see and things to do in Italy! We cater dinners, parties and celebrations at the Casale. We tailor the menu to your taste and budget. We can also arrange winery tours, cooking and watercolor painting classes and truffle hunting expeditions. Don't forget to ask for a tour of the Roman foundations under the house and the system of caves beneath the vineyards.

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