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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,399 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

close to Bracciano - 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms, hot spa, airconditioning

Almost a Relais. Cozy ground floor apartment with air conditioning and garden 24/24 hot jacuzzi, 2 bedrooms with TV/ sat, free wi-fi. Just 45 km off Rome (train st. and bus stop near by), attached to: Bracciano (castle and Lake)Km 4 away; Sea side: Santa Marinella Km 20 and Santa Severa Km 16; Tolfa Km 18; Cerveteri Km 10 (Etruscan tombs and necropolis); Civitavecchia (Commercial, Passenger and major cruise lines port) Km 25; Viterbo Km 30; Stigliano spas Km 3. The area has to be considered located in the heart of Low Maremma and Tuscia.

Car is not vital to commute to Rome due to the transportation facilities nearby the house.(train and bus stations).

The house was commissioned by my parents and the position has been chosen due to the multiplicity of connection to and from Rome (also train, buses) and for the presence of natural Spas and hot mineral water springs which are particular indicated to alleviate asthma symptoms and arthritis, etc. ('Terme di Stigliano' 10 mins. away and 'La Caldara').

The windows have insect/mosquito roller net shields.

Air conditioning is available for the two bedrooms and the living room.

A professional hot spa (Watkin's Hot Spring), for six people with aroma and chrome-therapy is available in the garden to chill out durung the day and under the milky way.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

Why Christian chose Manziana

I just wanted to challenge myself experimenting to use the skills and the experience I have achieved during my life working for big companies such as Walt Disney World Co., Sheraton etc. to see if they would work on my 'petit' property. I believe I can let my guests having a relaxing chill out among cultural environment and in a famous area full of natural spas (Stigliano spa facility is only 10 mins. drive away), and Etruscan and Roman vestiges (Cerveteri Necropolis).

Even though I am a discreet host I might be always present to help my guests when they need suggestions and hints.

In case you are afraid to get lost driving around, I may lend you my Garmin and suggest you wonderful places to be seen.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

The apartment is at the ground floor of a private property, the parking is inside, the area is very safe, due to the vicinity of the local police station located at the cross road down the street. The presence of sulfuric springs and mines is indicated to people with asthma and Roman spas vestiges. The bus stop to Rome and to Bracciano stops down the street, at 150 yds away from the property. The train to Rome, that takes about 1.20 hr/45 mins, is 1000 yds away with wide free and safe parking lot.

Train tickets to Rome cost €3.00 each way and by reaching Rome "Valle Aurelia Station", as gateaway to all Rome amenities trough Metro A inter-connection. Valle Aurelia Station is just two stops away from S.Peter Metro Station an 10 Mis. from Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps).

The sea side is 25 mins. drive: Santa Severa, with its wonderful fairy castle upon the cliffs, as well as the one in Santa Marinella, near by, where you can surf, kiting, windsurfing, snorkeling.

On the way back you can stop by one of the many natural spa facilities (La Ficoncella, Stigliano) and have a energizing hot bath.

Also Bracciano lake shore is very close to the property: less than 10 mins. drive (is reachable by bus too). Also on Bracciano Lake is possible to windsurf (only experts), diving and snorkeling, canoeing, kayaking (there are rental facilities).

If you like history, you may find interesting visiting Monterano Ruins, in Canale Monterano, a ghost city destroyed by the Napoleonic French Army invading Rome in 1779, with its stunning ruins of the Bernini's Altieri Palace and fountains.

At evening, after a meal in the garden, you may stargazing the moon while chilling out in the hot jacuzzi or participating at the many town Patronal Festivals in the vicinity, watching fireworks shows and contests by the lake shore or while dining on the lake cruise boat deck, either in one of the many restaurants and trattorie where you can tasting local wine and the Central Italian typical cuisine.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Manziana, Italy

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1399 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • bathroom shower - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , the two the beds can be combined to make a double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , An extra single bed-baby cot, can be placed in the bedroom.
    living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , the sofa can be converted into a comfortable king size bed.
  • Bedroom #1 king size bed; a cot or extra single bed can be placed. Bedroom #2: the two twins can be joined together into a king size bed. Living room: the sofa bed is a comfortable king size bed. Flat LCD/LED SAT TV's in both bedrooms.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There are free pet cats in the garden and a trained and a female German Sheppard on the upper floor.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews

Fantastic stay, Christian and Claudia were brilliant really helpful

  • 5 of 5

The property was spotless, well equipped and comfortable. We were five minutes walk from an excellent supermarket and fifteen minutes walk from Manziana which had several good restaurants. We would recommend a car as there is loads to do but most of it you need to drive to. Christian was very helpful in recommending visits and we really enjoyed those particularly Santa Severa and Cerveteri. The lake was great, we found a really nice beach and spent a lot of time relaxing there and using the pedalos. We’d recommend using the train service to Rome Christian suggested we purchase a BIRG ticket ( you can get them in the tobacconist in Manziana before you get to the station) this gives you a return train journey and all public transport in Rome for the day. The garden was fantastic and we enjoyed several bbqs and using the hot tub in the garden. We had a great stay and would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prachtige vakantie

  • 5 of 5

Het appartement ligt op een prachtige plek aan de rand van Manziana. Door Christian en Claudia werden we heel hartelijk ontvangen en zij hebben er alles aan gedaan om ons een heerlijke vakantie te verzorgen. Het appartement is keurig schoon, goed en zorgvuldig ingericht. Lekker ruim en van alle gemakken voorzien. In de heerlijke grote tuin is het ontspannen genieten van de natuur en de prachtige jacuzzi. Ook voor de BBQ zijn alle middelen voor een geslaagde avond aanwezig.

De regio is heel gemoedelijk, erg leuk centrum met grandioos uitzicht op het meer, waar je overigens lekker kunt zwemmen. Ook de kust is met 20 min te bereiken.

Het is heel eenvoudig om naar Rome te gaan met de auto en/of met openbaar vervoer. Kortom, een prachtige plaats, een heerlijk appartement en de echte Italiaanse gastvrijheid. Nogmaals bedankt Christian & Claudia en wat ons betreft tot volgend jaar! Knuffel van Juliëth.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Het was een genoegen en eer uw kennis te hebben gemaakt geweest. Wij willen u weer te ontmoeten! dankjewel. Chris & Claudia.
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Port Hope, Ontario, CANADA

Great place, felt like home

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas and New Year's at this lovely place in Manziana. It's close to Rome which makes visiting the eternal city easy; but far enough away to escape the hustle of the city. The apartment was very clean (the maid came twice during our 12 night stay), has two bathrooms and two large bedrooms and tons of storage space. The living room is large, bright and has a big fireplace. We used the hot tub almost every day (crazy Canadians!). Christian, our host, lives upstairs and was always available if we needed anything. The kitchen was well stocked with breakfast items, excellent coffee and all the equipment necessary to cook a big meal. Christian also brought us wine, fruit, chocolates and other Christmas goodies. He is the perfect host.

Manziana and Bracciano (about 5 min. drive) have all the amenties you need. There is an excellent grocery store just a 5 minute walk from the house. The train station is a 15 minute walk and trains to Rome are frequent and cheap (3 euros each way). A car is not 100% necessary but recommended so you can drive around the beautiful Lazio countryside and visit various hill towns. Like all visits to Italy, we simply couldn't see everything in 12 days so we'll just have to come back and stay in Manziana again. I would recommend this place to couples, small families and older travellers too because there are no stairs.

Thanks again to Christian for your wonderful hospitality.

John & Roxanne

Ontario, Canada

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest John and Roxanne, It has been a pleasure for me to have guested you in my house, you are very good and polite family and it will be a pleasure for me to guest you again in the future (there will always be a special treatment for you guys). Thank you again and hope to catch-up soon! Christian.
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Great and affordable stay!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the rental apartment for three nights, and was met by friendly and English-speaking hosts (who live on the second floor) and a completely clean apartment. The kitchen was fully equipped, including basic groceries, and the bed was very comfortable. Both bathrooms were of great standard, including a bathtub. I came during the winter, but enjoyed both central heating and a big fireplace.

I am also very satisfied with the location. While the house is situated in a rural area, surrounded by a beautiful garden and nature, the local bus stop was only meters away, with easy access to Bracciano, with some really good local restaurants, and Rome.

I would definitely recommend this place, also for groups and families, since the house is safe, clean and fully equipped. Extra points for the English-speaking hosts, who were very helpful during my stay.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you, I am looking forward to host you in my house.
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Prima appartement, goed uitgerust, ligging prima. Eigenaar zeer behulpzaam.

  • 4 of 5

Mooi appartement, onderste deel van n vrijgegelegen huis, waarin eigenaar en zijn vrouw wonen. Dicht bij supermarkt en eettentjes. Centrum dorp goed te lopen. Eigenaar is zeer behulpzaam. Fijne vakantie gehad.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Torno per la terza volta da Christian e Claudia,e ogni volta che torno a casa lascio un pezzetto del mio cuore li. Christian e Claudia sono eccezionali,gentilissimi, disponibilissimi,sempre sorridenti.Un vero piacere stare a casa loro.Un vero toccasana per il corpo e l anima. Amo il loro giardino e la tranquillità che vi regna. Amo i loro "feroci"pastore tedeschi che sono di una dolcezza unica. Consiglio, a chi vuole veramente un posto tranquillo e proprietari sorridenti e ospitali di andare a trovarli.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: E sempre un piacere avete persone gradevoli e squisite come voi. Grazie!
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Fiumicino FCO
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Road Bar
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
900 Metres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Dal Sorcetto
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Bracciano Lake shore
Car: recommended

By car: Highway 'A 12' (toll), from Fiumicino Airport direction Civitavecchia take the exit to Cerveteri, then turn left to Bracciano to Road 'SP 492 North; please, refer to attached google map.

By Train fm/to Rome: downtown Rome and its historic center(40/45 minutes/trip), main stops: Manziana, Bracciano, Balduina, S.Peter, Trastevere, Ostiense; Balduina and Ostiense are also Metro and bus terminal connection.

by bus from/to Rome: Terminus Rome Saxa Rubra connected to Piazzale Flaminio By 'Rome North Railway'.

Restaurants, wine tasting, local cousine (meat and fish), Bike hire, horse riding, sailing facilities in Bracciano Lake, Vico and Bolsena Lake. Close to the northern Rome sea side (S. Marinella, Santa Severa, Civitavecchia).

Close to natural spas facilities: Ficoncella, Caldara, Stigliano: please refer to our personal site (Google 'personal' map).

The apartment is dedicated to those people who need to rest and chill-out just among nature sport and leisure activities, spas, cultural environment, just a step away from cosmopolitan life.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Manziana, Rome & Lazio

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer II
11 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Summer III
18 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Mid Summer
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
31 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £71 per night, per additional guest
5 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Season's Greetings
22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2019
7 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
1 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £89.29

the price is intended for 4 people all included (no catering). 12 Euros daily for each person more than 4 up to a maximum of 6.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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