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Luxury Farmhouse With Pool Close To The Sea

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms In A Tranquil Location With Amazing Views And A Pool

Casa Gunilla was finished in 2013 to top standard after a couple of years of restoring an old farmhouse. The house is situated just outside the village of Palmoli in a sheltered location, with a big oak forest behind the house, and stunning views with an olive grove in front.

OTHER HOUSE: In May 2014, I will have another house in the region finalized to rent. It will have similar furniture and is also located in a stunning location in Casalbordino.


The downstairs area is an open plan kitchen/living room with a great big fireplace and an extendable dining table and a smaller bathroom with shower. Upstairs there are three bedrooms sleeping 8 people and a large bathroom with a shower. The two double bedrooms have amazing views to wake up to.However, it is really the outside that is mostly utilized with a huge patio with a view and a big pool area with sun chairs.

The neighbor, Ermano, sells olive oil, eggs and vegetables. He only speaks Italian, but that is generally not a problem at all. It doesn't matter to him if you speak another language. He is equally friendly.

More Details

Owner Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian, Swedish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Owner Property Manager

My name is Gunilla Lundstrom and I own an Advertising Agency in Stockholm. I have traveled and lived abroad for many years, and fell in love with Italy a long time ago when I lived in Milan. In this photo, I am sen with my other neighbor, Evangelina, who you may see herding her sheep's in the valley.

Owner Property Manager purchased this farmhouse in 2010

Why Owner Property Manager chose Palmoli

I wanted 'A place in the sun', and Italy is my favourite place in Europe. The food, the wine, the landscape is fantastic. And Abruzzo is definitely a hidden gem. Just as beautiful as Tuscany or Umbria but less commercial. A bit more genuine. And close to Rome to for easy access. Plus the location between 3,000 meter high mountains and the ocean is simply stunning.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The house is perfectly situated just outside a village, with the forest behind as a shelter to still make it private. And the views!! You never want to leave the terrace.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Palmoli in Province of Chieti

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Double bed, 160 cm with fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Double bed, 160 cm
    Bedroom 3 - 4 Single Bed , Bunk beds, each bed is 90cm
  • Books ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Farmhouse With Pool Close To The Sea
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  • 5 of 5

Wow wow wow. This place is AMAZING. So sad we didn't stay longer! Gorgeous views--you can't stop staring at the rolling hills, lavender and butterflies everywhere. The house is so functional and beautiful and comfortable. I can't say enough good things about this house--we will DEFINITELY be back.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I am so happy that others also appreciate the place I love. You are most welcome back.
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Lovely house and pool with a fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

The house was comfortable and accommodate our grown family of 7 very nicely. The view at all times of the day was lovely. The surrounding villages are a little quieter than expected, but the sea was not far away. This was a great place to relax and get over jet lag before tackling Rome.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Views & Accommodations in Beautiful Abruzzo Villa

  • 5 of 5

Where should I begin? This place was spectacular - I wish I could award more than 5 stars. We wanted a nice, peaceful location in rural Italy to relax a bit during our 2 week honeymoon, and this was exactly the spot we had in mind. Gunilla (the owner) was very responsive and helpful in providing advice on activities in Abruzzo, and Craig was also helpful in meeting us at the villa and providing us with additional information. The villa itself is beautiful - secluded with a patio overlooking the mountains of Abruzzo, nice grill, multiple chimneys, great kitchen and living area, spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. Unfortunately, it wasn't warm enough to use the pool, but we spent hours just sitting on the patio enjoying the view of the mountains and surrounding olive groves during the day, at sunset, and at night in front of a roaring fire. Palmoli, the nearest small town, was interesting to explore, as were Vasto, Termoli, and Santo Stefano di Sessiano (amazing!!). We took a day trip to Trivento, which is a beautiful historic mountaintop town in Molise. Craig booked a reservation for us for a Sunday afternoon lunch at a local agriturismo, which served us an unbelievably delicious Abruzzo lunch. Finally, we met the next-door farmers, Giuseppe and Evelina, who were a pleasure to interact with - even though they didn't speak English and we don't speak Italian! We purchased wine, olive oil, vegetables, eggs, and lamb from them - all fresh from their farm - they even invited us into their house for coffee and pastries. We felt so at home in this villa and area and would love to visit again someday.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxed holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in a wonderful house! We spent eight days in Gunillas house and it was a very nice vacation. The house is very nice furnished and everything you need is there. Mostly we prepared our meals at home (sometimes with the grill) and enjoyed the beautiful atmosphere around. Thank you very much to Karen and Dave for welcome us and offering so much good food, oil, red vine and other special delicasies. Perhaps it would be a good idea to cover the pool by night because we always had a lot of insects in it. For following guests we remark that the last meters to the house are a little bit difficult to drive (especially with bigger cars) but it's manageable :)

Vasto is really a nice town with beautiful restaurants and beach.

We can recommand this house to all guests who prefer holiday in a wonderful but quiet area.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic place, clean and very confortable,

  • 5 of 5

An excellent option for vacation in the mountains, you can enjoy the fresh air and the tranquility of the mountain and being just a few kms from the beach .

the house is very comfortable and has a beautiful view of the mountains. the city of Vasto is a few kms and you will find excellent restaurants, good shops and markets

I highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice house with spectacular view

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house and wonderful surroundings. A bit hard to get the car down to the house but we managed. The house was very clean and tidy, one of the neighbors who welcomed us and gave us the key got to be such a help with finding restaurants and doing true italian things. We some minor problems with the house but everything was solved during our stay and Gunilla always helped us when we called, or Karen & Dave. We didn´t know that it would be quite as far to restaurants and places to visit when we got there. You can walk up to Palmoli but it´s very steep and you walk mostly in the forrest. The surroundings was just wonderful and when you wake up in the morning and look out at the valley you just loose your breath. Vasto was a really nice town where we went quite a few times. There is also an absolutely amazing fish restaurant between Montefalcone and Montemitro. You just HAVE to go there the food is awesome. We had never learned so much about Italy and the surroundings is it hadn´t been for the truly wonderful neighbors K & D.

The house was really nice and the pool was useful in the sunny days.

We stayed for 4 weeks so we really got to test the house and we have made some suggestions to Gunilla but in all we had a marvelous time!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
80 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary

This part of Abruzzo is located right between the National Parks with fantastic mountains where you can ski, hike, go mountain biking or swim in waterfalls, and the beach with a selection of National Park beaches to commercial beaches with sun chairs and restaurants. Palmoli is a small village with the best butcher in the area, a small grocery store and a couple of bars/caf'es. There is a market on Tuesdays in the village too and a hotel which has a restaurant.


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Refundable Damage Deposit £88.47

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