VILLA ACQUAVIVA

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David & Pauline Brenner

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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VILLA ACQUAVIVA

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Country villas just for couples, set between the mountains and the Adriatic sea

Welcome to a different type of Italian villa rental holiday, which in 2014 will be featured on BBC TV's new travel series 'Escape to the Continent'.

Just three tranquil villas for two, set in beautiful, unspoiled countryside, with what one of our guests calls 'the best views in Abruzzo'.

Inside each villa, it's light, cool and airy, with individually-controlled air-conditioning; central heating; and free wireless internet access.

Right outside your door, there's your own private space on the big sun terrace, with a wooden table, stripey sun umbrella and a couple of wooden chairs. Perfect for breakfast; al fresco dining; or a nightcap under the stars.

Just for our guests, there's a sparkling salt-water swimming pool, bordered by olive trees, with another sun terrace. And with never more than six people here at any time, there's plenty of space to spread out and relax, with enough comfy sunbeds and umbrellas for everyone.

With well over 400 villa rentals in Abruzzo available through HomeAway, we never forget you have a choice, so we'll always try that little bit harder to ensure you get the very best value for your money and have a wonderful time on your Villasfor2 holiday.

That's why in 2010, 2011 and 2012 our villas earned more 5-star reviews on the HomeAway website than any of their other Abruzzo properties.

Check out the Guest comments below - and take a look at our website www.villasfor2.com to find out more about us and our Abruzzo villa holidays !

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Details for Villa Acquaviva 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

Like each of our three Abruzzo holiday villas, Villa Acquaviva rose from the ruins of a 19th century barn, keeping to the traditional local style of cream-washed walls; dark green shutters; and big, curved roof tiles. Each of our villas is split-level. Downstairs are cool tiled floors, white walls and wood beams, with double glass doors opening onto your own private area on a big south-facing sun terrace. You've a comfortable sitting area to relax, read, or watch a DVD; a dining table and chairs; a well-equipped kitchen with gas hob, oven and fridge; and a clean, modern tiled bathroom with sink, WC, bidet and walk-in shower. Upstairs there's a wood-floored, galleried mezzanine with a kingsize double bed - or, if you prefer, twin singles. There's plenty of room too for all your holiday bits-and-pieces and a small personal safe. And if you need to keep in touch during your holiday, we have free WiFi access and fantastic cellphone reception !
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children

David & Pauline Brenner

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Hello...

We're David and Pauline Brenner.

David was formerly a television presenter with the BBC; Pauline worked in IT. We moved to Abruzzo from Somerset in south-west England in October 2007 and now live here permanently and look after our three holiday rental villas.

David & Pauline Brenner purchased this villa in 2008

We'd looked at 96 different properties before coming across the one we finally bought.

Just take in our surroundings and our amazing views and you'll understand why it took about 10 seconds to realise we'd found exactly what we'd been looking for !

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Villa Acquaviva
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 38 reviews
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Casoli Chieti
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A Great Place and a Great Holiday

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We were very well informed before we came here - and quite everythung came up to our high expectations. The location is very quiet with wonderful views of the rural and mountain scenery around - a region very unknown to most of the tourists in Italy but it's extremly interesting and authentic and never overcrowded with people. We liked the pool very muchand the whole setting - and the apartment itself is very well maintained and offers you really everything you need. We discovered many terrific places and had excellent meals and wines in the different trattorias and restaurants in the abruzzo region. Compared to the touristic places in Tuscany or Umbria (or elsewhere north) food and drinks are really very cheap and we very never diappointed. The regions offers you cultural and natural sights - from the seaside to quite high mountain scenery, castles, abbeys, old villages....
We appreciated our stay at Villas for2 in the abruzzo very much- and he have been to Italy very often in the last thirty years. The week we spent there was great holidays!
Chrstine, Vienna, Austria
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Rekindle Romance and Adventure !

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Our early October vacation in Abruzzo was by far the best experience in our thirty years of travel. The gracious and attentive services provided by Pauline and David, proprietors of Villasfor2, exceeded our expectations. As we do not speak Italian, they called restaurants to make dinner reservations and arranged for a private wine tasting at Castello Semivicoli, which was the highlight of our trip. David and Pauline accompanied us to the annual Casoli Festa honoring the town's patron saints. This is the Italy you will not see in the larger commercialized cities. The binder created by Pauline and David gave excellent ideas and directions for local day trips to a variety of places ranging from the Adriatic sea to the mountains, to castles, abbeys and museums and to wonderful restaurants and local town markets. Our jaunts took us over winding hilly roads through quaint towns, past vineyards lush with grapes and olive groves being harvested. While we worried about our inability to speak Italian, David assured us we would make out "just fine". With language guidebook in hand and a true desire to converse, we communicated with Abruzzi locals who met us half way in our attempts.

In this relaxing couples only venue, we enjoyed an immaculately clean and restful haven. The modern shower was an appreciated plus as was the firm but comfortable bed appointed with a luxurious quilt and very comfortable pillows. While we often ate out, it was great to have a kitchen to prepare a meal or snack. A bottle of local wine and olive oil were provided the first day, and we were hooked from the moment we first tasted them.

The landscape surrounding our Villa was lovely. Pauline and David maintained the authenticity of the countryside through the use of beautifully symmetrical pathways lined with local stone and native plantings attracting bees and butterflies.
On this nine day stay, we felt connected to the past and at rest from the busy pace of our lives yet we were never once bored. Villasfor2 is the perfect escape to rekindle romance, gain a sense of adventure and meet some wonderful people.
Liz and Norm, Pennsylvania, USA
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Perfect Relaxing Holiday

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We stayed at Villasfor2 in August and had the perfect, relaxing holiday we were hoping for. Abruzzo is very different to other parts of Italy we've visited in the past. The landscape is stunning, with interesting hilltop towns and villages dotted around. Our villa was lovely; even though intended for two, it was very spacious, beautifully equipped and well maintained. I don't think I've ever stayed in such a spotless holiday rental. The pool is also the nicest we've used. The owners, David and Pauline, couldn't have been more helpful, directing us to the most interesting sights and offering help and advice whenever we needed it. We really enjoyed our holiday there and would highly recommend Villasfor2. Anne and Chris, Cheshire, England
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Villa Acquaviva
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Casoli Chieti
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Even Better Than It Looked On The Website !

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Just returned from this lovely villa for 2 in Abruzzo. We'd booked based on the website and were very pleasantly surprised that the villas more than exceeded our expectations. Lovely, spacious and light and beautifully clean and well maintained. A lovely pool area with 6 sunbeds, 2 each for each villa with lots of space to spread out. The view is to die for. The villas are situated high up in the valley with views to the surrounding countryside and mountains. There's a window high up which means you can lie in your bed in the spacious mezzanine area and look out into the lovely vista. David and Pauline are excellent hosts and work tirelessly and unobtrusively to make sure you get the very best from your stay. The in-villa booklet details lots of lovely places to try locally. We especially appreciated the 30 minute familiarisation drive that David took us on to show us all the local amenities. He also organised a local wine tasting for us, fantastic! A really great place and we'll most certainly return. He even made sure I had a yoga mat for early morning yoga, brilliant! Dora and Graeme, Lanarkshire, Scotland
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Villa Acquaviva
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A Very Classy Holiday

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We agree with all the other rave reviews of Villasfor2 and in addition would just say that this was a very classy holiday in an incredibly beautiful and peaceful location. We stayed in Acquaviva for two weeks and can confirm that David and Pauline take extremely good care of their guests and run a very professional business, available to give advice but ensuring that space and privacy are maintained. We appreciated the fact that good coffee, olive oil, tea, sugar etc are provided (and topped up after the first week) along with a bottle of local wine, beer and lemons. In addition there are all sorts of useful things in the villas, such as soap, washing liquid, bin bags, loo rolls etc (these are also topped up). After a week our bed linen was changed and we received fresh towels, including beach towels.
We swam daily in a pool cleaned to perfection every morning. The poolside sun loungers were of very good quality and there are incredible views every way you look. We were very impressed with the sensitively planted wildlife garden, attracting lots of bees and butterflies and the scents were wonderful.
This is a super place to unwind. Being in Abruzzo in September was a joy, walking in the mountains, swimming in the warm sea and lazing on lovely quiet beaches. We liked shopping for food to cook in the well equipped villa but it was also great to visit some of the restaurants recommended by David as well as finding our own.
Overall we heartily recommend Villasfor2. Cathy and Bill, West Midlands, England
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Map

Nearest Airport
52 Kilometres
Pescara
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Vasto
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Lanciano
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Val di Sangro
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Fossacesia Marina
Nearest Ski
34 Kilometres
Passo di Lanciano/La Majelletta
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Miglianico GC
Car: necessary

Our three Abruzzo villas for two are set between the mountains and the sea, about 4 miles from the small village of Casoli.

It's a corner of Italy still untouched by mass tourism. Uncrowded and unspoiled - but less than an hour from Pescara Airport, which has direct flights to/from the UK with Ryanair.

Other Activities: Majella National Park. WWF nature reserve

Golf: Miglianico GC - host course for the 2009 Mediterranean Games golf event - is just under an hour for us. It's a par-72, 18-hole course of around 6200 yards off the guest tees. The course is well-kept and the greens are particularly fast and true.

Ski: The chairlift at Passo di Lanciano is an hour from us. The huge resort of Roccaraso - the biggest ski complex in the Apennines - is about 75 mins.

Both have a choice of black, blue and red runs; snowboarding; and cross-country-skiing.

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Availability & Rates

Casoli Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Current
Dec 1 2013 - May 9 2014
€90
€630
3 nights
 
 
Spring 2014
May 10 2014 - Jun 27 2014
€98
€686
3 nights
 
 
Summer 2014
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 12 2014
€805
7 nights
 
 
Autumn 2014
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 31 2014
€94
€658
3 nights
 
 
Winter 2014/15
Nov 1 2014 - Apr 3 2015
€85
€595
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €100.00
Notes SPECIAL OFFER ! 19 Oct 2013 - 4 Apr 2014. €90 off bookings of 1 week or more. Includes Christmas and New Year !

- If Villa Acquaviva isn't available on your chosen holiday dates, please check-out our two other villas - Pesco Falcone and La Majelletta - which are also bookable through HomeAway.
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Amenities

Casoli Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Paper Towels
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , The shower in our villas is the large 'walk-in' type
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • All bedlinen and towels are included, along with a pool towel each. We use only hypo-allergenic bedding materials
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • ski privileges optional
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