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Quaint villa in tranquil country location with wonderful views 25 mins to beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 2 ensuites, stunning views, set in beautiful tranquil country location

Nestled in the tranquil hills of sunny Southern Abruzzo sits this quaint villa only 5 minutes drive to local restaurant/café and convenience store, 8 mins drive to Palmoli, 25 mins to white sandy beaches of the Adriatic, 75 min to Roccaraso ski resort, 30 mins to Aqualand Water Park in Vasto.

The pretty stone cottage makes a welcome entrance and lounge room features high ceiling, exposed timber beams and chandelier. A comfortable room that is cool in the height of summer or light up the wood burning stove and keep cosy in the winter.

A split level adjoins the old from the new into an open plan dining and kitchen area. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking.

There are 2 bedrooms off the dining area, one has a king size bed and the other has a double bed + a set bunk beds to sleep 6. Both bedrooms benefit from a double shower in the en-suite and ample storage. Beautiful views from the windows.

French doors open onto the huge wrap around terrace area where you will probably spend most of your time, enjoying the scenery. The terrace benefits from full sun from first light in the morning, until dusk. The large undercover area will shade you whilst you bbq and dine alfresco. Or just relax on a sun lounger.

Beautiful views are a feature of almost every window in the villa. And whilst there is no air conditioning, the full height ceilings and huge windows fitted with fly screens will keep you cool, so you can open to enjoy the sounds of nature. Solid oak floors throughout.

There is plenty of partially shaded parking directly in front of the house.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2018

About The Owner

The Dobbs family lives in the lush green coutryside of the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, UK. Andrew is in construction but is also a published Fiction Author in his (not so) spare time, Melinda is a Silversmith, Jessica and Laura are studious girls who also play the harp and Rosie is the sweetest smiley Dalmatian dog and loves to wonder around the fields.

The Owner purchased this villa in 2009

Why The Owner chose Palmoli

We've had an obsession, with Italy since we first explored it nearly 20 years ago now. We love the traditional values, simple rustic way of life, fresh cuisine and guaranteed hot sunny summers. When we realised that, only in Abruzzo, can you ski in the morning and go to the beach in the afternoon, we were hooked!

With many connections globally, we decided to make Italy a great central meeting point to spend time with those we love.

We found this traditional stone building after nearly 4 years searching for a property in Abruzzo. Uninhabitable and in need of much love and attention, we employed the locals to bring it back to life and extended to make it a little more functional.

The build took 3 years and every year we add a little bit more to it, making it a work in progress :)

What makes this villa unique

Most of our time at Vista Sole is usually spent on the terrace enjoying a cup of coffee or vino (dependent on the time) soaking up the sunshine whilst appreciating the magnificent views of the distance hilltop towns and listening to or watching the lively wildlife over and around our land. It is so peaceful. The area is rural but lively and close to so many facilities and places of interest that we are still exploring.

The house sits in 1½ hectares or 3¾ acres and features approx 30 olive and fruit trees such as figs, persimmons and apple.

You can read more on our blog


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

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Small but well formed en-suite bathrooms.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Small but well formed en-suite bathrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with shower en-suite bathroom and storage facilities.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds with shower en-suite bathroom and storage.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Aqualand water slide park is located in Vasto, approx 35km away. Open from June - end of August and they have great musical shows.


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Quaint villa in tranquil country location with wonderful views 25 mins to beach
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Pleasant stay in the Italian countryside

  • 4 of 5

Overall a very enjoyable and comfortable stay in a beautiful house in the middle of the Italian countryside, close to picturesque mountain villages and only a 30 minute drive to the coast.

We made a very last minute booking, whilst the owners were away on holiday. They very kindly allowed us to make the reservation regardless and organised for their caretaker to meet us at the property and let us in, who was very friendly and helpful.

Unfortunately, the house was not found in the cleanest condition and we spent the first hour or two sweeping the floors, wiping down surfaces, putting things away in cupboards and searching for bed linen and towels.

Other than that, the house was very comfortable and well designed. I think that with a little more time for cleaning, a touch of decorating, landscaping and general TLC, this could be a 5* rental property.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
80 Kilometres
Miglianico, nr Pescara
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A14 San Salvo
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
110 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
San Salvo Marina & Vasto Marina


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £80
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.