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Exclusive Use Hilltop Villa with Private Pool and Stunning Views JUL/AUG SPECIAL

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Villa in Serramonacesca, Pescara, Italy - Peaceful Location, private pool, 30 Mins to Beach, Ski Resort or Airport.

Stunning location in Abruzzo. Easy access from three airports - Pescara, Ancona, Rome. Near beautiful sandy beaches, medieval hilltop towns, mountains.

This modern villa has been restored from an older property and completely upgraded with new appliances and furniture, and painted throughout.The kitchen is well equipped, and there is a washing machine. Outside there is a small barbecue. It is perfectly safe for small children. Situated between two villages on its own hilltop yet it is within easy reach of all amenities. It is on three floors, has a very large patio (floodlit for night time dining) with dipping pool and also a roof terrace for evening dining, overlooking the mountains. Balconies from the bedrooms give privacy and extra space. Our only neighbours are the sheep from the nearby farm which makes and sells its own sheep and goat cheese. Please note pool is 3.5 metres in diameter, slightly smaller than in photo.

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Valerie

We bought the house nearly five years ago and have spent this time renovating it. This last year we have had an excellent builder who has brought the house into a good state of repair and built a superb walled patio overlooking stunning views, which has put the finishing touches to the house. The house stands alone on a hilltop affording complete privacy. The garden runs alongside land where local farmers grow fruit and vegetables and a 100 yards down the track, the local farmer has around 1500 sheep as well as goats and horses and his wife makes and sells cheese. A well-known 'Agriturismo' is a few minutes drive away for superb meals and the mountain walks are heavenly!

Valerie purchased this villa in 2005

Why Valerie chose Serramonacesca

The house has exceptional views, even within an area of outstanding beauty, because it is situated on its own hill with sweeping panoramic views of mountains, valleys, the plain leading to Pescara and even glimpses of the sea. That is why we bought it! Its location is also excellent, being 20 minutes from Pescara airport (2 hours from Rome Ciampino), 30 minutes from gorgeous beaches and 30 minutes from the ski slopes. It is between two medieval villages, both 5 minutes drive away. This area rarely gets tourists apart from Italians revisiting their former homes. Therefore people are very friendly, food is inexpensive and local festivals are authentic. In the summer all local villages sport their own festivals which are often medieval. Walks are lovely whatever time of year.

What makes this villa unique

The unique feature of the house is that every room opens onto a magical landscape, either to the hills and great plain beyond with Pescara and glimpses of the sea in the distance, or onto the Majella mountain range and Gran Sasso, highest peak of the Appenines. In particular, each bedroom has large floor to ceiling windows so that the views can be seen without even getting out of bed! I have not been anywhere else locally where the views from the house are so exceptional (and hard to show to full advantage in photos). Dinner each night from the roof terrace - with nearly a 360 degree view - at dusk with the mountains gradually fading with the light are experiences you will never forget. The privacy is total as there are no near neighbours, so you can swim naked if you wish.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We enjoyed the most fantastic restful week in this house in Abruzzo. The proximity of beautiful mountains, villages and beaches offers enormous choice of delights to explore. However the house itself is hard to drag yourself away from as the terraces are fabulous and the swimming pool great just to float about in and admire the views. Had lovely and really reasonably priced food and wine in local eateries. This is one of the few places we would come back to and we are regular travellers in Italy."

Diane. Reading, Berkshire.

"This simply refurbished Italian retreat has stunning views across the rolling hillsides to the sea. It is in the mountains, but within reasonable access to the coast and ski resorts. If you’d love a taste of rural Italy this is for you. We had a wonderful family holiday visiting villages, fortresses, mountains, markets and the beach". Humphries family, Cambridge
Jan 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Serramonacesca in Province of Pescara

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Includes hair dryer and personal scales
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom on 1st floor with bath, shower, wc and sink. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 3 with shower, wc and sink.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , This bedroom can be extremely hot in summer
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6/8 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, tables, chair, and wardrobe. Two bedrooms have private balconies. Bedroom 3 has roof terrace. Bedroom 2 with king size bed, tables, chair, and wardrobe. Also child's cot. Bedroom 3 with two single beds, table and wardrobe.
  • Books
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All rooms except top bedroom (which is under the roof) are cool in summer. Top bedroom may require use of a fan in hot weather (fan is provided). Safe for small children but supervision required on steps leading to garden (beyond locked door). Pool can only be accessed via small ladder so very safe for children as ladder can be easily removed. Outside: Relax and cool off in the (sole use) patio pool, which is above ground level, (3.5 metres in diameter). Please note that this pool , new for summer 2014, is slightly smaller than that shown in the photo. Enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the magnificent views including a glimpse of the sea. Utility Room: Washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Property and towels and linen will be cleaned before visit. Pool maintenance. Other: Two patios with tables and chairs on ground level and under roof for outside dining. Porch area for breakfast.


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average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Relaxing countryside hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife stayed at Casa Maya in July 2017 for ten wonderful days.

The views all around the villa are simply stunning, especially from the third floor terrace, a must see.

The property is totally private, unlike a lot of properties that are for rent which are adjacent to the owners property, Casa Maya is without doubt total privacy.

We struggled to go out sight seeing for the first few days as we simply didn't want to do anything else except enjoy the property and its amenities.

Supermarkets were a fifteen minute drive away in Scafa or Manoppello Scalo, which had all the provisions you required.

We ate out at Lu Gattone which is a very short drive away, the food was traditional Italian food served in a very homely and friendly atmosphere, very good food and prices, the owner was tremendously friendly.

Also ate in Manopello Scalo at Ristorante De Guilda , where the food again was very good, where we also had the most delicious bottle of pecorino we have ever had.

Casa Maya had all the amenities we could need or want and was very clean and tidy.

I would not hesitate to recommend this property.

Valerie the owner was very helpful in terms of directions and local amenities, and was always available at the other end of the phone if needed.

The local farmer serves fresh cheese but unfortunately we didn't seem to be able to time catching them, maybe next time.


Andy Adcroft

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review Andy. I suspect the autocorrect changed "Prosecco" to "pecorino" as the latter is sheep's cheese! Do come again!
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  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious airy house and with just the two of us there was plenty of room. The first impression is imposing, on a hilltop with mountain views in all directions. All the facilities are here in the house, and the two ancient, neighbouring villages are very useful for basic essentials.

We were lucky with the weather, and enjoyed a lovely, relaxing holiday, reading and writing and visiting a couple of historic nearby towns. We'd certainly like to return.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hilltop Villa with pool and stunning views

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at this property, The area was outstanding in its beauty and scenery. A getaway from it all holiday in a comfortable house with pool. The owner was incredibly kind and a pleasure to deal with and requests were met happily. The views from the house were amazing as were the sunsets. A great place.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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casa maya

  • 4 of 5

Lovely house in lovely setting, house was clean and well equipped. Owner very helpful before and during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house in a stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here last year for a week and fell in love with it! The house is perfectly situated in the hills and the surrounding views are incredible. Location is great, not far from the airport or the beach and situated close to two small towns for groceries and restaurants/bars. The house itself is beautiful; it is in a lovely condition, very well looked after and has everything you need. Definitely recommend a stay here, you will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifull views, peacefull and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at casa Maya, it was so peaceful and the views were stunning. The property was very clean and well maintained. We went to a few different restaurants near the house in the small villages. We also visited Pescara that is by the beach and the food in the restaurants were amazing and atmosphere was friendly. We would recommend to all our family and friends and would love to visit again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Regio Traturro
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Pescara or Francavilla
Car: recommended


30 mins drive to beaches which are very clean, sandy, with warm gentle waves.


Car hire is recommended. 30 mins drive from Pescara airport. 2 hour drive from Rome Ciampino. 2 hour drive from Ancona airport.


Few minutes drive to either medieval village. Well known abbey of Serramonacesca a few minutes away as is Volto Santo, the famous sanctuary in Manoppello. Medieval towns and villages within easy reach.

Further Details:

The area is of outstanding beauty set in the foothills of the mountains on the edge of the Majella National Park which is home to all sorts of wild animals (including wolves and bears!) Walks can be organised for mushroom or truffle gathering, picking wild asparagus, or just for sightseeing. Both local villages have banking facilities, shops, restaurants and cafes. One is sleepy and tranquil, one more lively. In the summer all the villages organise local festivals and there are medieval processions and exhibitions. Our local village organises a mountain walk. There are many untouched villages around with not a tourist in sight. This is hidden Italy. Beautiful clean beaches are within 30 mins. drive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Serramonacesca, Abruzzo

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
July/Aug 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Oct/May 2018/19
1 Oct 2018 - 1 Jun 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
July/Aug 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Sep/Jun 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 30 Jun 2020
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Non refundable deposit of 50% is required to secure the property. If the renter cancels the holiday, owner will make all efforts to re-let and if successful will return the deposit. Full payment to be made 6 weeks before departure. £100 extra cheque required against any damages or breakages, to be returned uncashed after stay. There are no hidden or extra charges apart from central heating during a winter let which is charged at cost according to consumption.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day but can be flexible out of peak period.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Discounts for long lets can be arranged. Special Offers for June and September.

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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