The owner , Teresa, was very prompt, efficient and helpful during the booking process, answering my endless questions very patiently. The house and outside areas were as described in the details and the swimming pool was probably one of the nicest we have had. There were lots of pool toys available for children (of all ages!) and we found a table tennis table at the side of the property in an as yet unrenovated outhouse. The views from the pool and terrace area are stunning and we enjoyed lunches and evening barbecues looking out over the valley and mountains beyond. The house itself was much more spacious than we thought , with all the rooms being large and airy. The kitchen is extremely well equipped - in fact I can't think of anything which hadn't been thought of and provided throughout the house. We enjoyed some sightseeing, including a trip to Pescara and drives up to some of the lovely mountain villages(not for the faint-hearted!). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others who want a tranquil, relaxing holiday away from the hoardes. Also great value for money! The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is that we did find the paved areas around the house a little stark without any planting or pots to add a splash of greenery or colour. I guess this is for ease of maintenance and it didn't really detract from our enjoyment.