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Large Unique - 8 double rooms ensuite - 25 m Pool - Gym - Sea and Mountain close

People16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms8
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

8 Bedroom Ensuite, Generous Dining Room / Lounge. Huge Terrace, 3 Lane 25 M Pool

Rent this unique semi-earth house with private pool!

All 8 rooms are ensuite and all are equal sizes.

NO ONE sleeps on a foldout sofa!

UNIQUE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

The house itself is unique semi-earthhouse curved into the slope of an old olive grove. It is part of a perfect circle with walls of huge window from floors to ceilings. All to take in the surroundings.

COMMON LOUNGE/LIVING ROOM

In our lounge we have four hughes sofas, additional armchairs to make sure we all fit in. Just hang around, watch a film or read a book. A nice place to read your book sipping on your favourite tea.

Here is also three desk units if you need to sit well while catching up on your email - using your own computer.

COMMON DINING ROOM

Enjoy your meals at our big dining table or outside on the terrace.

TRAIN IN A 25 METER POOL OR IN A GYM WITH A VIEW

The pool is a 3 lanes 25 meter training pool. Easy to access using the large stair goin into the pool.

We have a gym, with a view looking out on the countryside. We don't have a set of machines, but plenty of yoga mats and some free weights and kettlebells.

YOUR GUESTROOM

The rooms are facing the garden and pool area and you enter the rooms from outside with your own entrance. Each room has a large double bed. If you let us know in advance, you can have a choice of 2 separate beds or 1 large bed unit with one big madras, for your comfort. Four bedrooms have two 90cm wide beds (180 together). Four bedrooms have two 100cm beds(2 meter together).

Each guestroom has its own bath(shower). We are using the natural coolness of the house being placed in the slope and each room has a fixed fan in the ceiling. In the house we use an air circulation unit but have chosen not to use air-condition since we don't like it.

- Guest room ensuite

- Common lounge with fireplace, TV-monitor with internet based tv and film channels (Netflix)

- Common indoor dining room with one large table

- Common outdoor dining table on terrace

- Common outdoor pool (25 m) area with sunbeds/sun chairs

- Common gym with yoga mats and some free weights

- Common laundry room with 3 wash machines and 2 dryers. Free of charge.

- Common outdoor lounge area outside lounge on terrace

THE SURROUNDINGS - VINEYARDS AND OLIVE GROVES

In this rural area with mainly grape and olive fields your eyes will rest on beautiful sceneries. In one direction you will see the mountains in the background and in the other the sea. Want to take walks in the area. Go ahead!

WE WILL PROVIDE A GUIDE FOR YOU TO LOCATE THE HIDDEN GEMS

When we are not running our house as hotel, we work with activity groups. This means that we know most of what to do in the area. From where to rent the best bikes, where to eat, what to see and what trekking route to choose.

It takes 10 minutes to drive to the east to the sea with sandy beaches. In less than an hour drive you reach the national park in the magnificant Majella mountain with a lot of hiking trails. There is waterpark close by, a golf course and lots of great restaurants.

ONE THIRD OF ABRUZZO IS NATIONAL PARKS!

There are plenty of things to do in the area. Biking, trekking, horseback riding, rafting, adventure parks, water park, seaside of course, golf course, sightseeing in close by villages/towns, the Sunday market in Casalbordino, all the great restaurants and agriturismos.

WE WILL SEND YOU TRAVEL DIRECTION

We recommend all our guests to go by car. There are buses, but they are NOT outside our entrance. We will send you direction and coordinates.

Please check for availability during the 3 weeks we rent out the full house.

We will run the house as a hotel during the period of July 15th-26th of August. Please see other add.

More Details

Property Manager
Ingrid Eklund Holmertz & Pelle Holmertz
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Swedish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2017

About Ingrid Eklund Holmertz & Pelle Holmertz

We are Ingrid Eklund Holmertz and Pelle Holmertz, a Swedish couple, who fell in love with Abruzzo and decided to move here. During the summers we rent out our place to large families or groups.

Ingrid Eklund Holmertz & Pelle Holmertz purchased this chateau / country house in 2015

Why Ingrid Eklund Holmertz & Pelle Holmertz chose Chieti

We wanted a house with large windows and found this 'garden of eden' with its olive grove and small vineyard close to the sea and in range of all the activities the mountain provides. Here we have built the house of our dreams.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Our house has a unique design with its curved built in to the ground, planned for active social life. Its large dining room and lounge, its 8 double room ensuites, yoga/pilates room, laundry facilities and of course the large terraces overlooking the three lane 25 meter pool. All situated in a rural quite area overlooking vineyards and olivegroves in the valley below and viewing the Adriatic sea and the Majella mountain in the background.

Guestbook comments from the manager

If you are looking for a unique holiday getaway, this is the place! An amazing place with beautiful rooms overlooking the spectacular countryside with vines, olive trees and mountains, and with the Adriatic Sea as a backdrop. A truly amazing designed house with large floor to ceiling windows, a beautiful open-planned kitchen and dining area, and a large comfortable living room. Everything to the highest standard! You can sit outside underneath olive trees and sip on a glass of the local wine while overlooking the large pool. It's quiet and private, no other houses nearby. We had an absolutely fabulous stay.
Jun 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Villalfonsina in Province of Chieti

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Fully tiled bathrooms with showers.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 Double Bed
  • All bedrooms have double beds and a separate bathroom with a shower. They all face the garden. The double beds can be separated into two units. The air vent system changes the air within two hours.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
Notes:
Cleaning and laundry is included ahead and after stay. The pool will be taken care of during the time by pool guy.

Reviews

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(4 traveller reviews)

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Large Unique - 8 double rooms ensuite - 25 m Pool - Gym - Sea and Mountain close
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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WORTH A VISIT

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week in this fantastic house and give our warmest recommendations about booking this house. Pelle and Ingrid gave us tips for things to experience in the local area, restaurants that were worth visiting and it was definitely a success. The rooms, the pool area and the rest of the house are definitely in the best standard. Five big stars from here - we will definitely visit the house again if we get the chance.

Best regards from Denmark.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Maria! We would love to have you as guests again! Ingrid and Pelle
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Un séjour parfait!

  • 5 of 5

Nous nous sommes rendus dans cette location de vacances l'été 2016. Ce que nous avons trouvé était conforme à ce que nous attendions. Nous conseillons cette location si vous souhaitez, être au calme, avoir de l'espace, une cuisine très adaptée pour la confection de repas à 14 personnes, disposer d'une "vraie" piscine qui vous permet de réellement nager, avoir de bonnes literies, ne pas souffrir de la chaleur(système de clim parfait). Prestations impeccables. C'est uniquement parceque nous aimons changé de lieu de vacances que nous n'avons pas reloué ce lieu. J'oubliais, les hôtes sont très sérieux, disponibles et efficaces. Bon séjour!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here! Again, Thanks! <3 /Ingrid and Per
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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a unique holiday getaway, this is the place! An amazing place with beautiful rooms overlooking the spectacular countryside with vines, olive trees and mountains, and with the Adriatic Sea as a backdrop. A truly amazing designed house with large floor to ceiling windows, a beautiful open-planned kitchen and dining area, and a large comfortable living room. Everything to the highest standard! You can sit outside underneath olive trees and sip on a glass of the local wine while overlooking the large pool. It's quiet and private, no other houses nearby. We had an absolutely fabulous stay with great service by the friendly host and hostess!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a unique holiday getaway, this is the place! An amazing place with beautiful rooms overlooking the spectacular countryside with vines, olive trees and mountains, and with the Adriatic Sea as a backdrop. A truly amazing designed house with large floor to ceiling windows, a beautiful open-planned kitchen and dining area, and a large comfortable living room. Everything to the highest standard! You can sit outside underneath olive trees and sip on a glass of the local wine while overlooking the large pool. It's quiet and private, no other houses nearby. We had an absolutely fabulous stay with great service by the friendly host and hostess!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
58 Kilometres
Pescara
Nearest Barpub
15 Kilometres
Villalfonsina
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Miglianico
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Fouco 26
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Le Morge
Car: necessary

Abruzzo has high mountains in the west and the coastline of the Adriatic Sea to the east and this makes the climate absolutely fantastic. It is green year around and yet not too hot.

Abruzzo [aˈbruttso] is a region of Italy. Its western border lies less than 50 miles (80 km) east of Rome and borders the region of Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and south-west, Molise to the south-east, and the Adriatic Sea to the east.

Abruzzo is split into a mountainous area in the west with the Gran Sasso and Majella, and into a coastal area on the eastern side with the beaches of the Adriatic sea. Abruzzo is considered part of Southern Italy, although geographically it is arguably more central than southern.

Abruzzo boasts the title of “Greenest Region in Europe” thanks to one third of its territory, the largest in Europe, being set aside as national parks and protected nature reserves. In the region there are three national parks, one regional park and 38 protected nature reserves. These protected areas ensure the survival of 75% of all of Europe’s living species and are also home to some rare species, such as the small wading dotterel, golden eagle, Abruzzo chamois, Apennine wolf and Marsican brown bear. Abruzzo is also home to Calderone, Europe’s southernmost glacier.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Villalfonsina, Abruzzo

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer2017
22 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£4,382
for 7 nights
£4,382
 
 
Fall
14 Oct 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,603
for 7 nights
£3,603
 
 
Spring 2018
17 Mar 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,603
for 7 nights
£3,603
 
 
Summer 2018
3 Jun 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,480
for 7 nights
£4,480
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£3,408
for 7 nights
£3,408
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £13.28
Damage Deposit £354.11

Rates are considering full number of guest of maximum 16 persons and the whole estate. We have one crib.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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