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John Mortarotti

Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english, italian
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

John Mortarotti

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Speaks: english, italian
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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Monte Sacro Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom & 1 full bath, fully equipped kitchen and large living room.

This lovely apartment, recently redecorated and newly furnished, is located in the desireable Monte Sacro area of Rome. Its' two balconies overlook the Aniene River and close by are several public bus lines and the Metro that run directly to the historic, shopping and financial centers of the city just 20 minutes away. Even more convenient, the new ternminal servicing the city's direct train line to and from Rome's international airport is situated one block from the apartment. Many neighborhood trattorias, bars, shops, stores and markets are also conveniently situated nearby. This is an ideal base from which one can easily explore and visit this great city and experience the Roman way of life. The bedroom consists of 2 oversized twin beds and the sofa in the living room make into 2 full-sized twin beds with full mattresses. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas stove with 4 burners, full oven, large refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster oven and service for 6. The kitchen is unusually large for a Roman apartment and contains a table and chairs as well as all the other kitchen appliances. The bathroom is a modern bath with tub shower, cabinets, large mirror and individual wall heater. There are 2 balconies, both accessed by french doors leading from the bedroom and the living room. These balconies are large enough for table and chairs and offer additional space for privacy. The living-dining room contains a large dining table and chairs, sofa, 2 lounge chairs, large wardrobe, and cabinet with drawers. Also included is a TV with skye satellite service in which many English speaking channels can be accessed. There is a CD player, a DVD-VCR unit and a library of cassette movie tapes of both adult and children's movies. Included also is an ironing board, iron, hair dryer and security safe. An elevator services all the apartments in the building including our apartment on the 5th floor.

One of the world's great cities, Rome is a remarkable blend of the past and present. It offers the visitor an incredible wealth of art, history and culture. Here is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the life and sights of the Eternal City in comfortable, affordable surroundings. Enjoy more privacy, space and freedom and save on hotel bills while you savour the local culture.

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  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
John Mortarotti (Owner)
Member since: 1999
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Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
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About John Mortarotti

Many years ago my oldest daughter married an Italian living in Rome. Since that time, my wife, Jean, and I have made an annual trip to Rome and Italy to visit her and her growing family. After some years and two growing grandchildren, it became obvious that we needed to have our own place when we came to visit. Hence, a search for a convenient and comfortable apartment for use during our visits. Luckily we found such a place in the same neighborhood where my daughter and family resided. Since that time, we have rented this apartment to tourists during the time that we are not occupying the premises. My daughter acts as our agent in Rome and is prepared to offer her services and knowledge of the city to renters if needed. We have traveled extensively throughout Italy and Europe and consider Rome to be our second home. We try to express our enthusiasm for the city and the country to our prospective renters in hopes that they too will we able to experience the incredible wealth of art, history and culture that the city offers.

John Mortarotti purchased this apartment in 1996

Why John Mortarotti chose Monte Sacro

Besides wanting to find an apartment in the same neighborhood as my daughter's area of Rome, we wanted a place that was residential in nature, quiet, safe and if possible, family oriented. At the same time, we wanted it to be accessible to the center of Rome where one could easily explore the many wonders of the eternal city yet experience, first-hand, the Roman way of life. The apartment is a mere 20 minutes by public transportation from the very center of Rome. This transportation is very reliable, convenient and accessible. There are many amenities in close proximity to the apartment. Restaurants, Trattorias, bars, shops,street markets, supermarkets, banks, post office, department stores, pharmacies, etc, etc. that help one to enjoy Roman life to the fullest. Also, the apartment is located just one block from the new terminal servicing the city's direct rail line to and from Rome's International airport. This is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Rome and the residents are mainly upper middle-class in stature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The apartment was perfect for me and my brother. It was comfortable and well equipped for our needs. We especially appreciated having the kitchen to prepare breakfasts and dinners. The location was very convenient. The owner's daughter, Marilee, is very gracious and gave us very good information about groceries, transportation, etc. Both my brother and I will definitely recommend the apartment to anyone traveling to Rome. Thanks to John and Marilee for the wonderful accommodations and for all they did to make our stay in Rome so wonderful.
Feb 2012
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average rating of 4.970588 based on 59 reviews
Walnut Creek, CA, U.S.A.

Roomy and comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this apartment several times in the last few years. Our last visit was for 2 weeks in Dec. of 2008. The apt. is roomy, comfortable and pleasant. The views from the balconies allow you to view the river below and the city around you. We especially enjoyed shopping for fruit,veggies, meats, flowers, etc. at the nearby, daily street market. Two supermercatos( supermarkets) are also close by.

The bus system is regular and easily used to reach the center of Rome. The owner's daughter(a resident of the area) is extremely helpful. She will meet you at the train station, give you tips to enhance your stay, and answer all your questions regarding bella Roma. We have always enjoyed our visits to the area and apartment.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill and Pam, along with several other couples and past tenants are among a group that have rented our apartment several times. We are always anxious to increase and upgrade our services and amenities to such renters since they are our best advertisement of the quality of our facilities and premises. Their satisfaction, comments and suggestions are the standards that we strive to achieve and promote in the presentation of the rental property.

great stay in Rome

  • 5 of 5

We visited Rome in December of 2014 and we had a positive experience.

The web description of the apartment is very accurate. Not far from down town Rome (15-20 minutes by subway or bus) it is situated in a quiet residential area. From the balcony you can enjoy a nice view of a green park surrounding Aniene river. It is a very convenient location to visit Rome. You will find in the apartment all you need for a comfortable stay including a very well stocked kitchen, and a comfortable bathroom with shower and bath tub. The apartment is very well organized and you will find a booklet with detailed information in English explaining anything you might need : how to use the apartment, how to travel to different attractions, where to find grocery stores, restaurants and any other important places for a tourist. The apartment was very well maintained and clean. The apartment location allowed us to conveniently use the public transportation in Rome (buses, metro). Closest metro station is Libia on Viale Libia (we recommend metro over buses). The playground in the park, the soccer field (Italian word for soccer is calcio) 5 minutes from the apartment and the Luna Park (with all the rides) across the river made our kids very happy. You can find in the apartment a wealth of information about Rome (video materials, books, maps, guides). We recommend watching the “Rome Power and Glory” on the VHS (6 volumes) that you can find in the video library in the living room. Watch the video before you visit the attractions and you will understand better the historical context of each monument.

Marilee was a great host. She answered promptly and enthusiastically all the questions we had. During check in she went in detail over all important info about the apartment. Upon request she also suggested very interesting family oriented attractions and concerts in Rome. She lives in Rome and she can be a great help if you have questions.

We would definitely recommend this apartment to a friend or relative and we plan to come back. We had a great stay. Thank you John and Marilee.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

John's apartment is but 6 km (as the crow flies) from the Coliseum and yet situated in a real Italian residential neighbourhood, across the street from the Ariene River. The local bus is a 15 minute ride to the Termini train station in the centre of Rome.

The rooms are large and the bedroom and living rooms both have walk out balconies. The place is spotless. Within a ten minute walk from the apartment there are dozens and dozens of places (cafes, trattorias and restaurants) offering great food. In short, for my wife and I, it was the perfect place to come home to after a day wandering the city.

We highly recommend John's apartment as a great place to base a holiday in Rome.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this apartment about 2 months ago and found it spotless and spot on. It's exactly how it's described. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


  • 5 of 5

We just felt like at home.

Marilee is a charming welcoming host.

The apartment is clean, and very well equipped.

Its location is fine : the neighborhood is calm, with little shops (bakery, newsagent, post office...). it is really easy to take the subway or the bus to get to downtown Rome.

If we go back to Rome, we will undoubtedly rent this apartment again!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

A paradice place in Rome

  • 5 of 5

I lived in this apartment and I was very satisfied. I had there all comfort I needed. The colors are great, I had enough space and I really could relax there. Rome is a wonderful town so I had to walk many days to see it's beauty places. When I came home I was really tired and the bedroom has offered me all the comfort i needed. Also I took a great shower in the beautiful bathroom equipped with everything I needed. The kitchen is also equipped with all you want so you can cook your best meal there and take a nice breakfast viewing the panorama of the town.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


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St Peter's Basilica
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Leonardo da Vinci, Fumicino
Nearest Barpub
25 Metres
Serving beer, espresso and snacks
Nearest Ferry
22 Miles
Nearest Train
50 Metres
station for train that comes from the airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Autostrada del Sol A1
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Excellent restaurant serving authentic Sardinian c
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Car: not necessary

Apartment is located in a quiet residential area just outside the center of Rome. The neighborhood contains banks, street markets, supermarkets, newsstands, boutiques, pharmacies, laundromats, post office, bars, restaurants,etc all within 1 or 2 blocks distance. There is a bicycle, jogging path that borders the river directly in front of the apartment and has children's playgrounds included. Transportation to the city center is very efficient and accessible by public bus or Metro just 20 minutes distance. One of the best preserved and extensive catacombs in Rome is just several blocks distant. There are many excellent restaurants, trattorias and Pizzerias in the neighborhood that serve authentic Roman cuisine at reasonable prices. For those wishing to prepare their own meals there are several street markets, supermarkets, fruit and vegetable stands, butchers and bakeries within 2 blocks from the apartment. The area, Monte Sacro, was, until after World War II, the seat of many Villa owned by wealthy Romans. In the 1950's it the city expanded greatly and much of Monte Sacro was developed for housing the growth in population. It's proximity to the city center has made it a very desirable residential neighborhood in Rome. Typical of most large cities, this type of neighborhood contains all the amenities that one could possibly want or need. The apartment is particularly well situated since the street on which it is located borders the Aniene river that flows into the Tiber as it slowly meanders through the northeast part of Rome.

The city has built a bicycle-jogging path along this river that extends several miles. along this path there are many parks benches, playgrounds and other amenities that afford opportunities for residents to be able to access outdoor activity in the center of a bustling city neighborhood.


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Refundable damage deposit $250
Handling fee $25
Notes 1 or 2 persons - daily rate of $100. Weekly rate of $675. Monthly rate of $2430.
3 or 4 persons - daily rate of $115. Weekly rate of $775. Monthly rate of $2790

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Monte Sacro Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Modern bathroom is fully tiled with individual heat, full tub/shower, cabinets and large mirror. Hair dryer is included. Fresh linen change and cleaning once a week.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom contains 2 oversized twin beds. Sofa in living room makes into 2 seperate, full -sized twin beds with full mattresses so that apartment contans 4 full-sized twin beds. Linen change and cleaning once a week.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Owner's daughter lives in the same neighborhood and acts as on-site agent. Greets tenants with keys and information regarding the apartment and its amenities, the neighborhood, and other pertinent items such as bus schedules, maps of the area, suggested sites to visit, directions to restaurants, markets, post office, banks, and other important places in the area, etc. Also, she is bilingual and is available for assistance if needed during the tenant's stay in the apartment. A cleaning is provided each week with a fresh set of linens. Each room is heated separately with wall gas heaters controlled by a thermostat. Air conditioning units and temperature controlled with remote. Kitchen is fully equipped with service for 6. Large refrigerator, microwave, gas stove with 4 burners and full oven. Modern bathroom with a tub shower, large mirror and ample cabinets. There is a large collection of movies on cassette with a DVD-VCR player, TV with Skye access to many English speaking channels.

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