ALL COMFORTS LARGE HOLIDAY HOME MINUTES FROM THE SANDY BEACH

Silvia

Speaks french, italian, english
Sleeps11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Self catering rental sleeping from 4 to 11 people

The spacious holiday house, family friendly, is in a private gated complex. The name of the complex is villa Lena with 4 equal size 3 storey emidetached houses. In Summer villa Lena is full of children and my husband, me and my relatives are very helpful if requested. The houses are inside a security gated walled garden that opens onto the main road. It is well protected and, according to our young guests, good fun to explore and play in.

Our house 'THE SEA HORSE' is on three floors with independent entrance from the shared garden. The first and second floor can comfortably accommodate 6 people, another bed can be added for extra price . The small guest house, 4 sleeps, is on the ground floor; it has a small living and a kitchen corner, a double bedroom and a small bathroom; it can be rented separately or together to the large apartment for a larger group for extra price. You can park your car inside the complex. The house has air conditioning in the bedrooms on the second floor . There are also fans provided for those especially warm days. Heating for the cooler months.

The sandy beach, child safe, with beach clubs, is only 150 metres far.

A little history: There is historical evidence to show that Formia was inhabited as far back as 500 B.C. by an ancient Italic people known as the Volsci. These people fought the expansion of Rome, but eventually yielding, they became Roman citizens in 338 B.C. Under Roman citizenship Formia developed as a political center due mostly to its strategic location on the Via Appia. In the Republican Era and during the days of the Roman Empire, Formia became a noted seaside resort for the Roman aristocracy. After the ravaging by both Goths and Vandals, the town was finally destroyed by the Saracens in 846 A.D. The survivors of the destruction moved to the protected town of Gaeta and other neighboring villages. What remained of the area were two villages-Mola and Castellone.

The name of Formia was then lost for 1,000 years until, in 1863, under the rulership of Victor Emmanuel II, during the unification of Italy movement, the two villages of Mola and Castellone were joined and the ancient name of Formia was re

A tour of Formia: In Formia, as well as in Gaeta, one can find many interesting and historical sights, and the 'finding' can be as much fun as looking at the site.

For these excursions you need a good map of Formia ad surroundings that you will find in the house.

Castellone: Further down the road Via Appia, but not as far as Standa. Follow the road up to the first piazza named 'Piazza Santo Erasmo'**. In this piazza is the Torre di Castellone, dating from the fourteenth century. (You may remember that Castellone was one of the villages left after the Saracens razed Formia.) Have a walk inside the old village and visit the ancient Roman Cistern dating I B.C.. There is also a church in this piazza, dating from the fourth century, called Santo Erasmo.

Follow the signs out of the piazza towards Santa Maria della Noce (a church built in the tenth century) and wind your way up to the Castello Miramare. This is currently a restaurant and hotel, but it was, as its name implies, once a castle. There is a panoramic view of Formia from the road leading to the Castello.

** Our guests' favourite local “pizza” place is situated on the square of Castellone, the oldest part of Formia, 15 minute walk but less than 5 by the car from the house.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Silvia (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
Speaks french, italian, english

About Silvia

I live in Rome North, in the country side.

Silvia purchased this house in 1975

Why Silvia chose Formia

In 1975 my father in low, Amedeo Esposito, built villa Lena for his 4 children and their families in order to spend Summer holidays all together. Time passed and the families have grown with other grandchildren and still now, in August, we meet all in this fantastic place. We spend our holidays in Formia from more than 40 years.

What makes this house unique

Sea Horse is our holiday home and we enjoy to spend our time with all the family at the very close Vindicio beach. You cross the road in front of the gate and down a little path you are there. What I like most is the wind rising up in the afternoon and jogging or walking along the seashore early in the morning when nobody is around.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have enjoyed our stay, the weather was great, the beach was great and so close. That was a very important thing for us.

We knew about the noise from the street, so that was not a negative surprise.

We enjoyed being in walking distance to the city, the train, the ferry to Ponza etc. Also bus stop right behind the house was great.

We also had a nice 2 day stay at Ponza. The boat did not go back the first day, so we stayed one night extra. That was just great.

Also that you helped with bus schedule, brought a new fan, brought a bread and drove us to the market was very nice. Great service from you and Mario!

You also asked for feed back regarding the apartment itself:

Down stairs – The kids were fine. Only one light bulb in the bath room should be replaced. I forgot to do it.

I guess there was light bulbs in closet under the TV upstairs.

Upstairs:

Very spacey apartment with nice balconies.

Good refrigerator and oven for cooking.

Nice that there was some cold drinks for us when we came!

Nice with air con in two bed rooms.

Would be nice with air con in the 3rd bed room as well. It was much better when we had a fan.

The fan in the roof, is not very good. Should be repaired.

The shower in the bath room upstairs had very little water coming thru. Maybe the shower head should be changed.

I also think an electrician should check all plugs in the house. There was one in the living room that was loose, so that the cables were exposed.

I also would recommend to do some painting work and maybe get better garden tables outside.
Jul 2012
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.6
based on 12 traveler reviews

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All comforts large holiday home minutes from the sandy beach
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
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All comforts large holiday home minutes from the sandy beach
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Formia Latina Province
5

Nice holiday home

  • 5 of 5
We, two families with two children each, had a very nice holiday in Villa Lena. We stayed for two weeks and rented both apartments, but used the small one only for sleeping. Both apartments are fully equipped, and met all our needs. There is noise from the busy main road, but we were aware of this and did not find it intrusive. The garden is very nice and has different herbs for cooking; the nice lady of the family living next door showed us the location of all herb bushes already first night! The beach is just two minutes away with the nice public beach where we rented the parasol with two loungers for 10 Euro.
Formia is a nice town with nice restaurants and, even more important, good ice-cream bars! Formia is a hub of public transport, and therefore we delivered our rental car on the second day after we had done some serious grocery shopping at Panorama. When we needed a time off from the beach, we used buses to visit Gaeta and Sperlonga, trains to Rome and Naples and even took the ferry to Ponza.
Overall, we had a perfect holiday and can recommend this holiday home to anybody who wants to stay in this wonderful part of Italy. Thanks to Silvia and her resident family for all help!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for having described Formia so well. Nothing has been missed: good location for roaming in main towns and sight seeing, good shops, public beach at few steps at reasonable price.
At villa Lena you will always find a warm welcome by all of us.
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All comforts large holiday home minutes from the sandy beach
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Formia Latina Province
Rochester, Michigan USA
4

Rental of Villa Lena in Formia, Italy

  • 4 of 5
Villa Lena helped make our family trip to Italy a once in a life time experience. The location was perfect for enjoying the shoreline and commuting to local relatives' homes and sightseeing.

The additional use of the guest house allowed all eleven of us to be under one roof. The spacious great room allowed us to enjoy everyone's company at once.

Best perhaps was the helpfulness of the owners Silvia and Mario in making us as comfortable as possible.

The villa was clean and we would recommend this property.
Bravo,
Jim and Karen (Michigan, USA)
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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All comforts large holiday home minutes from the sandy beach
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Formia Latina Province
Oregon
4

September stay

  • 4 of 5
Property was clean and secure. Because this smaller apartment is on the ground floor, it remained cool and comfortable during our stay. Silvia met us at the apartment and showed us all we needed to know about the place, and was very helpful.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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All comforts large holiday home minutes from the sandy beach
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Formia Latina Province
deutschland oberbayern
5

great holiday

  • 5 of 5
we spended one week in the appartment villa lena and had a really great time there. all rooms are bright, big and confortable with a high top.they offer much place even for 7 persones.balkonies and the garden are spacios too.you have only cross the road to reach the beach (very safe), a bas stop or a shop, were you get all you need.we wold highly recommend villa Lena to everyone who eppriciate roomy appartments to tiny hotels rooms and are nor afraid of some noise of the road.we thank silvia and her husband for great service and best care very much!
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Formia Latina Province
West Sussex, UK
5

Very Italian holiday

  • 5 of 5
We spent a lovely 2 weeks in summer at Villa Lena. Outside our own party we heard very little of non-italian speakers, but didn't have problems finding locals willing to help out in English when it was required. Silvia and all her family were very welcoming, her resident family in the complex could not have been more delightful or helpful. The villa is very clean and easily maintained, and although there is noise from the main road, none of us found it intrusive (yet we live in a very quiet street). The beach is really close and the windsurfing excellent, Formia only around 10 minutes walk, and there were a few very good restaurants and good supermarket and town shops. Other towns like Sperlonga and Terracina are within an easy drive, and we fond it simple and quick going to Rome for the day from Formia train station. Our group of teenagers and adults all strongly recommend Villa Lena.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Formia Latina Province
Tamworth Staffordshire UK
4

Villa Lena, large appartment

  • 4 of 5
We stayed in the large appartment June 2011. We found it very clean and extremely well equipped, owner very friendly and helpful. The appartment is ideally situated for the beach and for strolling into Formia town centre where there are a variety of shops, interesting even if you're just window shopping. You can walk to the train station and get trains to Rome, (we did) and Naples, Milan etc, all very easy. Also, the buses ran to Gaeta,which is the next town along (stunning), on a regular basis. It was a 2 minute walk to the beach, across a busy main road and then down a path to the seafront and the free public part of the beach. Lots of deckchairs, umbrella, buckets, spades etc provided at the appartment.

We hired a car and visited the nearby hill towns including Sperlonga which are all very beautiful and what we would call "proper" Italy. We didn't hear a single British person throughout our stay, which is a big plus for us - we want to be where Italians go, not a place specially laid on for British tourists. Our party consisted of 4 adults and we really enjoyed our stay. As the other guests have mentioned we found the one bedroom noisy because of traffic and the dogs barking next door, but the back rooms were quiet and look out onto the hills, very beautiful. If you want to visit this part of Italy and see the Italians on their holidays then this place could fit the bill.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
194 Kilometres
Rome
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Formia
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Formia
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Cassino
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Vindicio
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Formia
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Formia
Car: not necessary

Across the road and down a lane some 150m you will find the local beach, beach clubs, bars and a beach pool for the kids. There are watersports, boats for hire and a couple of play areas within a further 5-10 minute walk in either direction. You can visit the local markets, Sperlonga (best beach in the area and Summer Home of the EmperorTiberius), Gaeta - fab eating with a few lively night time haunts, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento - stunning drive down the coast and a waterpark (40mins in the car towards Cassino). All can be visited with ease from the Villa. You can take the train to Rome and had a fantastic day of sightseeing, eating and shopping. You get the “Express” at 7.45am from the station in Town (Formia is about ten minutes walk from the house) which gets you into Rome just before 9am!(the fee only 10,50 including the metro ticket in Rome!).For an unforgettable excursion, take from the port of Formia a ferry boat to the marvelous isles of Ponza, Palmarola or Ventotene.

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Availability & Rates

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Formia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
End Summer
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
€800
 
 
Fall
Sep 20 2014 - Oct 24 2014
5 night minimum stay
€600
 
 
Winter
Oct 25 2014 - Feb 27 2015
5 night minimum stay
€500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €200
final cleaning €100
Notes WEEKLY RATE IS FOR A GROUP OF 6
The rental rates vary depending on the number of people staying in the house.
For each extra person price increases by Euro 150 per person per week.
There is no charge for children under the age of 2
A baby cot is available for free.
Supplement for heating and air conditioning
Deposit requested (35% of the rental amount) on booking.
Balance payment eight weeks before arrival by bank swift transfer.
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Amenities

Amenities

Formia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Sunbed
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom second floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
    Bath first floor - toilet , Half bath
    Bath guest house - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Bathroom on the second floor is spacious with shower enclosure and tub. It is near the three bedrooms. Bathroom on the first floor is an half bath near the dining corner and kitchen. The third bathroom is in the guest house on the the ground floor. It is small with shower .
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , double bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , guest house
  • The rear double bedroom overlooks the rear driveway,quiet houses and mountains beyond.You have access out through the patio doors onto a lovely balcony where you can spend quiet evenings listening to music, playing cards, reading and just star gazing as the balcony is well shielded from any streetlights . This room has a fan. The master bedroom is to the front of the house with air conditioning. Again a balcony on which you can sunbathe or just chill out on is easily accessed.. In the evenings to begin with you will perhaps find this terrace to be slightly noisier because of the nearby coastal road though you get used to it and given the other aspects of the location you will quickly realise how lucky you are to have rented this house. The third bedroom is for the children with a bunk bed and a single bed, also this room opens onto the rear balcony. The forth bedroom is in the guest house on the ground floor. Two more sleeps are in the little living room of the guest house
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Pets may be accepted, please contact us with your requirements so we can discuss it. No smoking inside the house please! Changeover day is preferably Saturday or Sunday, especially in high season, but other days are possible, depending on time of year. We'll try to be flexible to help you if we can.
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