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Luxury waterfront holiday home in Abruzzo on the Adriatic Sea beach

Gail Ashley

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, Speak some Italian
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Luxury waterfront holiday home in Abruzzo on the Adriatic Sea beach

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Fossacesia House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths plus living,dining,terraces, beachfront

Introducing Palazzo del Mar, the elegant 19th century waterfront home of a wealthy merchant that's now been transformed into a luxury holiday home. Facing a Blue Flag beach on the Trabocchi Coast of the Adriatic in Abruzzo, it's perfect for a family/friends party of up to 11. Available to rent: the entire first two floors, approximately 3200 square feet (300 square meters) of a 3-story building (owners' apartment on top), comprised of 2 vaulted ceiling bedroom suites on ground floor : Suite A: 2 queen bedded bedrooms with bath in between, Suite B: 1 queen bedded bedroom, bath, bedroom/sitting room with 2 folding single beds, a baby crib and a private garden. There is also, on the middle floor, a full size convertible sofa in one of the living rooms, and a single folding bed in the library.

Middle floor includes gourmet kitchen, dining room, 2 living rooms, library, laundry, 1 full and 1 half baths (with washer), PLUS large balcony facing sea and trabocco (antique fishing pier), very large rear terrace leading to orchard with seasonal fruits, 2 smaller balconies.

Top floor guest suite 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, could be rented for additional fee.

Garage. Walk to grocery, restaurants, gelato.

The owners live on the top floor, and will happily recommend places to go, historic and archeological sites, restaurants and wineries, and where to buy the best and freshest products to eat and drink in the spacious dining room or on the sunny terrace or the balcony overlooking the sea. We can also organize food tours to artisanal producers of olive oil, cheese, honey, cured meats, as well as visits to our favorite local wineries. And tours of neighboring towns and historical places.

Although summer is the prime season for beachgoers, many guests prefer September and October, when the crowds are gone but the weather is still fine. This is the time of the grape harvest, when the cantinas are busy crushing and processing the grapes for the next vintage.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gail Ashley (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, Speak some Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 12, 2015

What makes this house unique

This house combines comfortable, spacious accommodations with direct access to the beach. Everything guests could want in terms of cooking, dining and relaxing facilities are provided, at a very reasonable price. And the availability of the owners to assist in any way is a major plus for travelers to an unfamiliar place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great place - or rather, what a great palace! The location couldn't be better, literally just a couple of minutes to walk across the road and onto the beach, with wonderful views of the sea and the coastline from inside the house. Secure private parking is very useful.



Inside is incredible, an imposing entrance hall, with a marble staircase; beautifully-furnished (and beautifully-kept) rooms; and a modern kitchen. To the rear of the property is a huge secluded garden terrace with plenty of space for family eating.



American owners Gail and Vincent live at the top of their palazzo and are always on hand - but never intrusive - with helpful tips and advice so you get the best from your stay. Mention needing some wine or a loaf of bread and Vincent's likely to drive you off to a local winery or bakery!





The beach is naturally a magnet for kids and there are plenty of nearby places during the day for snacks and ice-creams - and countless restaurants in the area for evening meals. And of course being Italy, everywhere is extremely kid-friendly!



All-in-all, a real taste of luxury for our week's stay in clean, comfy surroundings with friendly hosts. Couldn't have asked for more!



Nick & Lucy, Winchester, England
Oct 2013
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Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 32 traveler reviews

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Luxury waterfront holiday home in Abruzzo on the Adriatic Sea beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 33 reviews
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4

Un posto speciale dove ritrovare se stessi.

  • 4 of 5

Ringrazio i miei amici di Seattle di avermi fatto conoscere questa splendida "isola" nel cuore dell'adriatico insieme ai miei ospiti americani. Attraverso le stanze di questo palazzo addormentato sul mare, le finiture eleganti e a tratti nobiliari, non si può non tornare indietro nel tempo e vivere un esperienza di soggiorno in equilibrio con la natura, gli spazi e l'essenza delle cose. E poi il mare...vasto, profondo, pulito. Fossacesia poi è una perla d'Abruzzo.Vista l'accoglienza e il rapporto qualità prezzo... assolutamente da non perdere!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Gobsmackingly Beautiful !

  • 5 of 5

Everything we imagined an Italian holiday house at the seaside would be like. Romanticaly and Gobsmackingly beautiful and extremly attentive and kind hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Un bel Palazzo

  • 5 of 5

Two couples, two reviews:

We have been to Italy many times, and each time has been great. This trip was beyond great, mainly due to our hosts, Gail and Vince. The setting was beautify and the accommodations were spotless and perfect as shown in the pictures. Vince's knowledge of the local towns and recommendations for places to eat and visit made our vacation worry free. If you like good food, beautiful scenery and great people, this is the place to stay. We give it a 5 star rating out of 5 stars. The person who gave it one star must have stayed elsewhere.

Our 2 week visit in Fossacesia Marina with Gail and Vincenzo was like staying with friends who happen to own a very large and comfortable house by the sea. That’s a good thing. The pictures and descriptions of this lovely place shown on their website and given in other reviews  are accurate. It’s very spacious and comfortable. Gail and Vince made certain that we and our friends  got to visit many of the nearby towns, their favorite wineries and other places of interest, and  many times Vince served as our driver and guide. We had a very enjoyable 2 weeks here thanks in no small part to our hosts. 

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A very memorable holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Should you wish to explore a part of Italy that is relatively free from mass tourism then Palazzo Marittimo is the ideal place to base your stay. The owners, Vince and Gail, have a wealth of knowledge and experience to offer regarding the surrounding area and you will never be short of something to do.

The house is well maintained and clean with many interesting interior fittings and furnishings which complement the architectural structure of the house.

Sitting out on the terrace for lunch in the warm spring sunshine - with a glass of Abruzzo wine and locally sourced foods- from the farm and even the fish market, what more can you ask?

The area has much to offer the visitor - ancient ruins, interesting towns, exploring the countryside etc as well as many churches and abbeys. You have the coast and mountains on your doorstep.

Vince and Gail arranged for us to have a typical italian lunch at a farm as well as arranging a gastronomic 10 course fish menu at the house. Nothing is too much trouble for these friendly and interesting owners - they simply wish to ensure you have a good time and enjoy your holiday.

To gain the most from your stay you will need a hire car. We flew into Rome and drove across to the east coast (21/2 hours).

I am looking forward to returning, the sooner the better!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

It gets better every time we visit!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at this villa right on the beautiful Adriatic coast would be a great holiday experience but add in the presence of the owners Gail and Vince and it becomes something very special. They are always happy to assist in any way that they can to make your stay perfect -.nothing is too much trouble for them when it comes to helping you get the most out of what amazing Abruzzo .has to offer.

The pictures are better than words to show how beautiful the house and gardens are. The house is pristine and Vassily the gardener does an amazing job with the grounds. How many places can you wander from the house and depending on the season pick lemons, clementines, figs, strawberries, grapes and nuts? And just outside the front of the house is the lovely Fossacesia blue flag beach and historic Trabocchi coast.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Excellent as always...............

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year returning to this amazing house and area and it just gets better year after year , this year we choose not to do as much sight seeing and just really enjoyed the house spending the days on the beach and the evenings cooking with wonderful local fresh produce and eating on the beautiful terrace with the of course some amazing wine that Vince made sure we never run out off we really did have a truly relaxing time and Gail and Vince as always the perfect hosts.

We would definitely recommend this property brilliant location for the beach and for the other local facilities , shops and restaurants , the house is true to its description and extremely well kept and clean and customer service does not get any better.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
39 Kilometres
Pescara Airport
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Bars & pubs nearby
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Ferry port nearby
Nearest Golf
33 Kilometres
Golf course nearby
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Fossacesia-Torino di Sangro
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Autostrada A14
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Local restraurants
Nearest Ski
74 Kilometres
Ski resort nearby
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Across the street
Car: recommended

In addition to its beaches, the area is highly regarded for its seafood, produce and numerous wineries. The famed 12th century Abbey of San Giovanni in Venere is 2 minutes up the hill. Vineyards and olive groves provide magnificent scenery. The city of Lanciano, 'the Sienna of Abruzzo,' is 15 minutes away, Vasto 30 minutes.

35 minutes from Pescara Airport (39 km), 4 minutes from Autostrada exit and railroad station.

Also within an easy drive are the beautiful Maiella Mountains. And Rome is only 2 1/2 hours away.

Tennis, golf, zoo, water park nearby.

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Rates & Availability

From €900 Per week

Fossacesia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Off season
Aug 30 2014 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
€900
 
 
June 2015
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,100
 
 
July 2015
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,200
 
 
August 2015
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€1,400
 
 
Off season
Aug 29 2015 - May 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
€900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit €100.00
Notes Security/ damage deposit of 100 euro cash due on arrival, refundable at departure.
Guests responsible for final cleanup, or pay cleaning fee of 100 euro.
Nonrefundable 30% deposit required at booking. Balance to be paid 5 weeks before start of rental, nonrefundable. All moneys to be sent via bank wire to our bank. Or if you prefer, payments may be made via PayPal to palazzodelmar@gmail.com.
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Amenities

Fossacesia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • The half bath includes washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • The two bedroom suites are separated by the entrance hall. One consists of two bedrooms with a bath in between, the other of one bedroom, bath, bedroom/sitting room with two single folding beds, a crib and a garden. There is also a full sized convertible sofa in one of the living rooms, and another single folding bed, on the middle floor.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
A computer with internet is in the owners' unit on the top floor. Access available upon request.

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