AUTUMN HIKES, CYCLING AND RELAXATION IN THE MAJELLA NATIONAL PARK.

Jacquie and Stephen Rood

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Jacquie and Stephen Rood

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AUTUMN HIKES, CYCLING AND RELAXATION IN THE MAJELLA NATIONAL PARK.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Rapino Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Mountains And Beaches within 30 minutes. Walking, Cycling, Hiking and Relaxation

The Majella Garden is a brand new, private self catering garden level apartment. Old world meets new in this lovely accommodation in the heart of the Majella mountain range.

Rapino is perfectly situated between the ski resorts of Passo Lanciano/Mamma Rosa and the nearby beaches of Francavilla Al Mare, San Vito, Ortona Marina and others. Within walking distance you will find restaurants, bars and several grocery stores to provide all your needs.

The apartment consists of a living/dining room with fully equipped custom built kitchen, the holiday chef will find everything to cook a lovely meal using all the wonderful local ingredients.

The separate bedroom has a queen size bed, plenty of storage space and an en suite bathroom. You can enjoy the delights of the hydro massage shower or a full rain shower, whatever the day demands! There is a washing machine and clothing airer for your personal use.

There is a double sofa-bed in the living room and additional bedding will be provided as required.

Outside we have a large garden that we encourage our guests to enjoy; patio furniture is provided. The roof top terrace offers wonderful views of the mountains and is a great place to enjoy an evening drink as the sun goes down or perhaps a relaxing day sunbathing or just reading.

Off road parking is available.

A welcome pack is provided for your arrival.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jacquie and Stephen Rood (Owner)
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About Jacquie and Stephen Rood

Yours hosts Jacquie and Stephen look forward to welcoming you to their home and introducing you to the comforts of the lovely new apartment.

Originally from England we spent 14 years living in Alberta, Canada in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Now our home is in Rapino, a rural and traditional town perfectly situated between the mountains and the Adriatic sea.

Stephen is looking forward to a more relaxing lifestyle after spending most of his career in Law Enforcement, in the UK with the Police and in Canada the Alberta Sheriffs. During this time he was a Personal Protection Officer (Bodyguard) for the Royal Family and then for the Government of Alberta so you know you will be safe in his home!

Jacquie has worked in the hospitality industry for many years and for the past few years has been involved in the wine business. After years in high quality hotels your comfort at the Majella Garden is her priority. She is also happy to discuss the wines available locally.

Jacquie and Stephen Rood purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Jacquie and Stephen Rood chose Rapino

After looking and exploring all the regions of Italy we found ourselves drawn the the central area of Abruzzo. Researching the lifestyles, climate and location to the sea and the mountains Rapino was an easy choice. We both enjoy winter and summer activities and therefore being so close to Mamma Rosa and Passo Lanciano skiing and snowboarding is a simple day trip. The lovely beaches along the Adriatic coastline provide us with our summer leisure which we hope to share with our guests.

The property is quite different for a mountain village, we are fortunate to have a fairly flat 'lot' therefore the garden has plenty of room for us to develop plants, vegetables, trees and there still be space to lounge under the walnut trees!

Our home consists of a 2 storey house, just the right amount of space for the two of us and a couple of guests. Attached at the rear of the house is the brand new self contained holiday apartment. We have developed this from scratch, no expense has been spared with the interior furnishings and decor.

The moment we entered the house we knew we had found the exact property for our future plans.

What makes this apartment unique

The roof top terrace, great south facing views of the Majella Mountains and in particular Mamma Rosa. The terrace has been refurbished with lovely Italian tiles and hand crafted iron railings with stairs leading down to the garden giving our guests in the apartment access. We are within easy walking distance of grocery stores, bars and restaurants and there are plenty of walks and cycling opportunities directly from the house, no need to drive anywhere.

The Adriatic coastline is long and has many beaches, some free some having facilities so therefore a daily or weekly rate is charged. The sea is lovely and even early in the season the water is not too cold!

Equally close are the ski areas, Passo Lanciano and Mamma Rosa; on the way you will pass the wolf sanctuary and this is definitely worth a stop.

We do recommend a car unless you are planning your stay in Rapino with no day trips, there are buses but not very frequent and limited destinations.

For our guests staying in the cooler months the apartment has full gas central heating and if the sun is limited and the solar panels are not in full force then there is always hot water available from the mains gas.

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Autumn hikes, cycling and relaxation in the Majella National Park.
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5

peaceful and natural spot ideal for regeneration

  • 5 of 5
presence of owner living just next door become essential for our stay. their care starting from making easier to find address at our arrival to deliver us by fresh vegetables and actual maps of surroundings was well balanced with respect to our privacy. property was furnished in modern way and was absolutly clean and quiet. spatial garden was at our disposal. the place is recommended especially for those who look for authentic and romantic Italien inland with good acces to the sea and mountings. however car is very handy. rapino, town where apartement is located is a genuine sample of traditional life of small town which is still harmonised with settlement and country. we loved our stay and only regret we could not stay longer. Peter, Jana and Teo.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter, Jana and Teo,
We are delighted to receive your review and happy to know that your stay with us was such a pleasure. It is great to know that our vision of creating a vacation home that combines traditional Italy with modern comfort is successful. We hope to welcome you back again in the future, perhaps for a hiking holiday in the Majelletta.
Kind regards, Jacquie and Stephen
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5

Exploring Abruzzo

  • 5 of 5
Having heard about Abruzzos contrasting mountain; villages and beaches we decided to go explore ! ... We were not disappointed ... from our base in the quaint rural town of 'Rapino' we visited the peak of Majelletta mountain in only 25 minutes drive away !

Over the week we also visited the towns of Guardiagrele; Vacri; Fossacesia; Pescara and Chieti as well as some 5 different beaches. Namely Ortona Marina; Francavilla Al Mare; Silvi; Pescara and Fossacesia all of which were between 30 and 60 minutes drive away from Rapino.

We tended to visit an area each day ending up on the beach.

Majella Garden ... located in the heart of the small town ... with a garden allowing sun from earky morning to late evening.

What we liked apart from the real life community were the extras offered with Majella Garden ... The apartment is new ... it has fly screens on every window
so allowing plenty of air and fly free ... wide access shower with seat and jets ...washing machine ...hair dryer ... wifi ... large refrigerator ... plenty of outside drying access in the garden ... clothes horse ... iron & ironing board.

The owners Jacquie & Steve were so helpful and accommodating ... perfect.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

Tranquil location, great base for activity/beaches

  • 5 of 5
Majella gardens was in the perfect location for us - very peaceful, with many walks nearby through the beautiful countryside and up into the mountains yet just half an hour away from the beaches of the Adriatic Coast, like Ortona and Francavilla al Mare. Jacquie & Stephen helped us plan our walks, recommended several wineries to visit and generally made sure that we lacked for nothing.
We drove up the Majelletta mountain and to the local ski resort, Passo Lanciano, and are now contemplating a short ski trip in the winter.
The apartment was very well equipped and tastefully furnished; beautiful views from the terrace up to the mountains. When we didn't fancy cooking, there were a number of restaurants within walking distance. All in all, a great holiday destination.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review on your stay with us, it is great to hear from our guests and to know their experience was such a positive one. The comments you made will be very helpful to our future guests when looking for a holiday in this area. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again.
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5

Fantastic Apartment in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5
The apartment was extremely well laid out and we wanted for nothing. We felt very comfortable and the apartment felt like home for the duration of our stay. It has been very tastefully decorated and furnished superbly. Jacquie and Stephen were the perfect hosts, made us feel very welcome and were helpful in giving us information about the local area. Rapino is a typical Italian village with lots of bars, good restaurants and lovely walks. We will certainly return again.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review on your stay with us here in Rapino, we are sure your comments will inspire others to visit our little town. We look forward to seeing you again.
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5

Authentic Italy Experience

  • 5 of 5
We had been to Venice and Florence before coming to Majella Garden and we found Majella Garden to be the true experience of Italy. The location was absolutely beautiful. Located at the bottom of the mountains and only half an hour from the sea with amazing beaches. It was beyond our expectations. The apartment was lovely and very private. The views from the terrace were amazing. Jacquie and Steve were great hosts.
We visited towns/villages nestled in the countryside where we experienced a great festival. Good food and dancing. We went for lunch and wine tasting at a vineyard named Fattoria Licia that I would recommend to everyone.
I would recommend that anyone visiting Italy should stay at Majella Gardens and have the true authentic Italy experience that we had.
Thank you Jacquie and Steve.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much much for taking time to review your experience of the Majella Garden, we know that your comments are very important to our future guests and of course to us. It was a pleasure to welcome you to our home and introduce you to the local life here in Rapino. We hope to welcome you here again in the future.
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Rapino Chieti
5

Amazing location! Beautiful Rooms, incredible host

  • 5 of 5
From the moment we got there, we felt like the homeowners wanted us to be there. Such nice people, they just want to make your trip memorable. The newly renovated guest sweet was well above par, and the view of the garden while having breakfast was just exquisite. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a romantic quiet get away in the Italian countryside, or any sports or cycling buff looking for an adventure. Great stay!!
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments and review of you stay at the Majella Garden, your message is very important to us. We hope that we can welcome you back to our home again in the future and as we are here year round all seasons are available to you and our future guests.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
43 Kilometres
Pescara - Abruzzo Airport
Nearest Barpub
170 Metres
Ristorante Il Vignale - more within easy walking
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Pescara Ferry Port
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Miglianico Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Chieti
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
SS263 - not a major autostrada, regular town road
Nearest Restaurant
170 Metres
Ristorante Il Vignale - more within easy walking
Nearest Ski
17.5 Kilometres
Passo Lanciano and 5 kms further to Mamma Rosa
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Francavilla Al Mare, Ortona & San Vito Beaches
Car: recommended

This is the perfect outdoor holiday location. We are an all season holiday property, with gas central heating for the cooler winter months and a large garden and terrace to enjoy day and evening throughout the year.

There are several restaurants in Rapino within walking distance all serving excellent Abruzzese cuisine.

Property co-ordinates : -

42.2071966 N , 14.182890499999985 E

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rapino Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Vacation Season 2014
Jul 22 2014 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
£30
£210
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£30
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit £150
Notes We have arranged with HomeAway to offer the safe payment option and will therefore be requesting full payment at the time of booking. A refundable damage deposit of £150.00 is required upon arrival.

For holidays during the Christmas and New Year period please contact the owners for prices and availability.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Rapino Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 42 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Bidet shower not traditional bidet.
  • Hydro massage shower with extra features. Hot water on demand with the support of roof top solar panels. Heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Sofa bed in living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed is situated in the living room.
  • Queen sized bed with en-suite bathroom. Door between bedroom and living room.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The town of Rapino is in the Majelletta mountain area and therefore the perfect destination for those looking for a variety of holiday activities. There are many beaches within a few km and the ski areas are close by, Passo Lanciano a mere 30 minute drive, Mamma Rosa just another 10 minutes. A car is recommended although there are buses but the area is full of small towns and villages tucked away in the hills and mountains waiting to be explored. Park the car at the end of the day and enjoy the many restaurants and bars in town, all within walking distance and immerse yourself into the rural Abruzzo lifestyle. For those guests who are looking for a complete break, no driving, then you can spend your days cycling or walking around the town and local countryside. The wildlife is here in abundance and the garden is an ornithologists delight! Just bring your bicycle, boots and binoculars and a rural Italian vacation awaits you.
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