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Large Quiet Family Apartment With Hillside Views And Swimming Pool

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Historic Castel Madama, Tivoli Area, Rome, Italy - Peaceful Location, 25 Minutes From Rome. 5 Minutes From Tivoli

Large ground floor apartment with large child friendly garden and large (6mx12m) swimming pool. 25 minute drive from Rome and next to historic town of Tivoli. The fabulous UNESCO World Heritage site of VILLA D'ESTE and VILLA ADRIANA are a 5 Min drive away as well as the stunning waterfall (100m drop ) and gardens of Villa Gregoriana. Situated 40km east of Rome and 250m above sea level, the days are hot, but the nights mild. Large patio for evening / lunch time meals. Gated entry (Automatic) so the little ones can't wonder off and free private parking.

Pompei and Mount Vesuvius can be done in a day.

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Johnathan Hodgson
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Johnathan Hodgson

Hi There, We are Johnathan and Cecilia. We met in 1996 and have 3 children. I am English and my wife is Italian. My wife works for Alitalia in the UK which enables us to travel to Italy very often. I fell in love with the Italy back in 2002 when I started riding a motorcycle around central Italy. From the national parks, to the Appenine mountain range, to the Tuscan hills, Italy has an atmosphere of its own. We both share a passion for travel and Italian food and Relaxation.

Johnathan Hodgson purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Johnathan Hodgson chose Castel Madama

My wife comes from Tivoli. Tivoli is just incredible. It has one of the first ever hydro electric power stations, stunning Roman Gardens and an amazing old town centre. But I wanted somewhere close to Tivoli but nearer to the countryside. Castel Madama was perfect. Only 5km from Tivoli it has excellent transport links using the A24 motorway but retained the sleepy feel we wanted. We found our home in 2003 and have never looked back. We have rented our house for 6 years now and have met some fantastic familes. We have recently installed a pool and this had made the summer months perfect, so relaxing and the children can wait to get there.

What makes this apartment unique

Our property is set in the Italian countryside, located 35 minutes drive from the centre of Rome, but unlike staying in Rome you get the feel of Italian life. Italian life is a combination of the Piazza, Espresso, and heading home for Lunch with the family and a siesta while listening to the kids playing outside.

Having three small childen we have tried to make our home as interesting to them as possible. We have many kids toy, a large courtyard behind the house and a large garden to the front with swings and a playhouse. (and the pool now)

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thanks for a lovely welcome, you have such a nice property and so child friendly. Your garden is the perfect

babysitter, they played and we ate and relaxed. " Kate and Family from Bourn

"We found getting to Rome so easy, having free broadband let us research all the places we wanted to go. Great !!" Prakash and Jen from Edinburgh

"We really felt really hidden in the stunning Italian countryside, yet with such easy access to Tivoli and Rome. A perfect combination. Thanks for a lovely time. " Kublai and Toni from London

"Skiing by day and the Coliseum by night, brilliant !" Hannah and Julian from London
May 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Castel Madama in Metropolitan City of Rome

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Large and light modern bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and bidet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Sofabed in lounge area.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Baby cot available if needed. (Babies always welcome !!) Outside: Large secluded outdoor family garden, with swing, climbing frame, playhouse, trampoline, dining area, lounge area and a swimming pool. Swimming pool is not heated and normally opens around beginning of May depending on conditions. Closes normally at the end of September / Mid October depending on conditions. Children / Non Swimmers must be accompanied by a competent adult when using the pool. The property is enclosed with an automatic gate for security (key fob provided). Utility Room: Washing Machine in Porch area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels included and property / linen cleaned before arrival. Other: Hallway with full length Mirror and luggage storage.


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Large Quiet Family Apartment With Hillside Views And Swimming Pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Nice villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa and pool are just as described in the photos, with a really well equipped kitchen. The pool gets the sun most of the day, so is a lovely temperature. Our teenage girls really enjoyed the pool and chatting to Cecelia's cousins and children who came to use the pool at weekends. We drove to Rome in 45 minutes, Tivoli in 10 minutes and Frascati - all really nice places. Eating out is reasonable in Lazio. Villa D'Este at night was spectacular!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant location

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed wonderful stay in Castle Madama in countryside location but within short drive of great restaurant on left hand side on the way to Tivoli. Short hop in car to Hadrian's Villa and wonderful fountains and gardens at Villa Este then half an hour to metro for trains directly into Rome. Achieved great balance of some sightseeing with relaxing by the pool with our seven year old who loved the playground in the grounds of the house. Like a home from home beautifully presented property and very helpful family members staying upstairs who looked after us while we were there. Have recommended property to two sets of friends far nicer than staying in hotel and you can eat out for a very reasonable price locally if you don't wish to cook.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Castel Madama
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
106 Kilometres
Camp Felice
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Nearest beech is a 1.5 hour drive, located west of Rome.


Car hire is recommended. We are 1 hour from Rome Fiumicino or 45 minutes from Rome Ciampino. 3 minutes from A24 Autostrada outside Castel Madama. The train stations of Castel Madama or Tivoli is a 10 min drive, or 20 min bus ride. The train takes about 50 min to Rome centre.


Rome 25km. Tivoli 5km. Castel Madama Center 1km. Shops (Supermarket / Restaurants / Petrol) 2km.

Further Details:

Carrefour Supermarket is 5 min drive (3km).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75

Booking Notes:
To book a holiday or check availability send an e-mail or phone. A deposit of 1/3 of the price is payable on booking. The balance is payable 28 days prior to arrival. Payment is in Pound Sterling or Euro Equivalent.

Changeover Day:
The normal change over day is Saturday. Departure time is 10am. Arrival time is 4pm. If bookings allow, flexibility can be offered.

Notes on prices:
Discount possible on bookings of three weeks or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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