LOVELY ITALIAN VILLA NEAR THE SEA, MOUNTAINS, FORESTS AND HISTORIC TOWNS

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Liz Sainsbury

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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LOVELY ITALIAN VILLA NEAR THE SEA, MOUNTAINS, FORESTS AND HISTORIC TOWNS

Sabaudia Villa Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, sleeps 5, villa, 2 bathrooms, near the sea in a rural village

The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a lounge, a dining room, a kitchen, a front terrace and a back terrace and a large garden. The house is big enough for 5 people to comfortably stay in.

The villa is in Borgo Vodice, a small farming village in the region of Latina, Lazio about 100 km south of Rome - very near the beach resorts of Sabaudia, Terracina and San Felice Circeo. The National Park of Circeo (a nature reserve) is a stone's throw away for those who enjoy cycling and walking. The mountains are a little further away, but a 45 minute drive could get you to the delightful historic mountain village of Sermoneta or to the Abbey of Fossanova. You could even visit the centre of Rome by train for a day and then relax back in the countryside! The area has a lot to offer at any time of the year and is as yet little known by British tourists.

Find out more on my house website www.italianvilla.org.uk and on my blog about the local area http://travelsaroundlaziowithliz.blogspot.com

Local Facilities: The village is about 5 minutes walk away from the house. There are 3 supermarkets, 3 bars, a post office, ATM, a chemist, a newsagents and a whole other range of shops. There is also a local vineyard nearby with award winning wine: Cantina Sant'Andrea. Wine can be bought by the bottle or you can fill up your demijohn from the huge wooden barrels at very reasonable prices!

How to get here: The easiest way to get here from abroad is to fly to Rome. You can land at either of the airports: Fiumicino or Ciampino. Budget airlines land at both. Hiring and picking up a car is very straight forward at both airports. The drive takes about 1 hour and a half and most of the travelling is on main roads. A car is a must in this area as public transport is infrequent, also a car means that many more exciting places are easily accessible!

The nearest train station is at Priverno/Fossanova. It is about a 20 minute drive away from the village. Trains run hourly to the central station of Rome Termini and takes about 50 minutes.

Local Produce: The farming area is well known for its local produce. Buffalo mozzarella is made locally in neaby farms and can be purchsed freshly made. Eucalyptus and orange blossom honey are also sold locally from nearby farms. Freshly caught fish is sold in local towns as is a range of locally grown vegetables and fruit. Wine can be bought from local vineyards at very reasonable prices.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered

Liz Sainsbury

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Speaks english, spanish, italian
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Property Reviews

Lovely Italian villa near the sea, mountains, forests and historic towns
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
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Lovely Italian villa near the sea, mountains, forests and historic towns
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p824577
+44 07528 962181
Sabaudia Latina Province
5

completely wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had a totally FABULOUS fortnight staying in the villa.
The house is spacious, feels like home and has everything you'd need.
The location is fantastic! We loved the fact that there weren't any other British people around!! It's in a real community, with real people and local services and yet a ten-minute drive from totally fantastic beaches and the wider area is full of fascinating history.
We don't speak any Italian and most people in the shops or cafes or beach didn't speak English and everyone (genuinely without exception) was gracious and helpful and kind in helping us find our way around.
Apart from some fantastic days out, our highlight was the local festivals accompanied by the most wonderful next-door-neighbours!
Having read the previous reviews we took a satnav and it was really useful. One tip we'd pass on is that if you go straight to the nearest beaches at Sabaudia it costs 1 euro an hour to park; if you go a bit further up the coast (the road comes away from the sea for a bit before turning back alongside the beach) it's 2 euros for the day (3 at the weekend).
The Sainsbury's were excellent and anyone thinking of going here can be completely confident of great communication and help.
We've already recommended the property to friends.
THANK YOU - WE HAD THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME!!!
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. Come back soon!

Liz
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Lovely Italian villa near the sea, mountains, forests and historic towns
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p824577
+44 07528 962181
Sabaudia Latina Province
5

Picturesque house surrounded by eucalyptus trees

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
All our family had very nice vacation in this pretty house, which is very well maintained and fully equipped. Since the routing instrcutions were very detailed we easily found the road to the house. The only thing we missed was dishwasher machine and it disgress a little.
It was absolutely as described, everything is clean and prepared to our arrival. It has two terraces keepeng the shadow in sunny day what we appreciated rather soon - everytime returning from the beach we entered the calm and cool rooms. Morning breakfast on the terrace is also very pleasant beginning of the day. The owner shared with us some brilliant ideas where to go and how to adopt easily on the new place. We especially enjoyed the trip to the Lepini mountains (Bassiano and Sermonetta) I would recommend to go there if you have time and desire to explore the mountain life of this part of Italy.
We liked the beaches of Sabaudia and Circeo, fish restaurant in Gaeta and visit to Rome (one time we used the train from Priverno-Fossanova)
What we didn't like - two days of vacation were spoiled by strong stormes and heavy showers when we had to hide in the house. Happily sunny days prevail on bad ones
Recomended for families with children - secluded and secure place for vacation, very nice and friendly neighbours.
Owner's Response: I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much and too advantage of so many things to do in the area. Come back anytime!

Liz
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Lovely Italian villa near the sea, mountains, forests and historic towns
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p824577
+44 07528 962181
Sabaudia Latina Province
5

Wonderful, Spacious Villa in Italian Countryside

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had a fantastic stay in the villa in Aug 2013. We are a family of 5 but there was plenty of room, even when 2 more people joined us - helped by the fact of having 2 bathrooms. The garden is lovely for outside eating and star gazing in the evening and has several fruit trees. A car is essential to explore the surrounding area and to go to the beach and local villages. There is a train station about 7 miles away that connects with Rome and Naples. The nearest beach is at Sabaudia and was never too crowded with shallow water, sometimes calm and sometimes with waves so great for children. We also visited the beach at San Felice which is busier but with a interesting town to visit afterwards and get amazing ice cream. Highly recommended are the mountain towns of Bassiano and Sermoneta. Also further afield are the historic seaside towns of Terracina and Sperlonga. There is something for everyone with blue flag beaches and cultural sites to visit. The village of Borgio Vodice has the basics of supermarkets, pharmacy, baker, all day cafe, cashpoint and a few shops and restaurants and many festive events over the summer. We also hugely enjoyed the availability of fresh agricultural produce such as cheese, meats, honey and of course wine and grappa - all sold direct from farms a stone's throw from the village.
I recommend the villa to families and people who are keen to get to know the true Italian experience. I am looking forward to going back to the villa in the near future.
Owner's Response: I am glad that you enjoyed your time at the house and would be delighted if you came to stay again in the future.
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Lovely Italian villa near the sea, mountains, forests and historic towns
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p824577
+44 07528 962181
Sabaudia Latina Province
near Cardiff, Wales, UK.
4

Spacious well equipped, family oriented house

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
The listing location appeared accurate regarding location, layout & facilities. The spacious gardens, quite well equipped kitchen, satellite tv with various Sky channels in English & free internet were well appreciated facilities.

The property was clean. On the whole it was well maintained, although the shower tray needs repair/replacement. The house had many dated features, which I personally liked, as it felt homely & had interesting retro design features.

The owner Liz Sainsbury provided very good customer service. Any email enquiries to her were answered well and promptly. As a family, we would like to give a special thank you to Liz's brother David, who lives in Rome. During our stay, David was the key holder and managed the house. He was most kind & helpful to us, was contactable by text & gave useful recommendations on places to visit. So, thanks a lot David!

I would recommend the property to friends and relatives.

The surrounding area itself is quite rural, which makes for a relaxing quiet immediate environment. The village Borgo Vodice therefore has only limited facilities. These being a few small supermarkets, a Pharmacy, around 2 bars, a pizzeria, a fuel station and not much else. But these were ample facilities for us as a family, as we have a 2 year old son, so understandably ate in at night. A hire car is vital to get about, as is a satnav (the latter brought along from home). Places worth visiting :

* SABAUDIA for its excellent sandy beach, with a few roadside cafe-bars, perfect for a drink with a sea view! There is also a pizzeria in Sabaudia called something like "Pizzeria 2000", which has a wood-fired oven and does very nice pizzas, convenient for a take away.
* TERRACINA has an atmospheric old town quarter (on a hill), with interesting architecture. There is a gelateria which does great ice creams, near the fountain. I think it was called "Ferrari". This is NOT in the old town. It also has a large Co-Op for food shopping and a Lidl.
* SAN FELICE CIRCEO has a long straight road by the sea, easy to park up at, for a stroll. It also has an old town quarter, again on a hill, again worth visIting for the architecture and also for the sea views!
* SPERLONGA.
* SERMONETA for its fabulous historic atmosphere and appearance.
* MONTECASSINO ABBEY is a must see. Its location provides amazing views & it has fabulous architecture & internal decor. You must remember to wear trousers as if you wear shorts you'll be turned away.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. You are welcome back at any time in the future!

Liz
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Lovely Italian villa near the sea, mountains, forests and historic towns
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p824577
+44 07528 962181
Sabaudia Latina Province
Glasgow
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Holiday house in Italy

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
We have been twice to this spacious house south of Rome with our two children. The terraces and large flat garden are ideal for small people to play in and meant that some days were very lazy, simply spent in and around the house and garden - bliss!
THe first time we went we had to be a little careful as our youngest had just turned 2, so we had to watch her going up and down the steps to the garden and to avoid the steps outside leading to the cellar. Apart from that, it was very safe and the mix of shade and sun meant that the children could easily play outside or in the paddling pool.
The closest beach, at Sabaudia, is perfect with broad sandy beach and warm sea!
The second time we went we ventured into Rome on the train and had a great time at the zoo.
All in all, this house is well located to access many places - city, beach, countryside, as well as the local facilities at Borgo Vodice.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Map

Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Leonardo Da Vinci Airport, Fiumincino and Ciampino
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Terracina to Isle of Ponza
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Priverno-Fossanova
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Sabaudia
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Bar
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Take away Pizzeria
Car: necessary

There is a wealth of places to visit and things to do in this area. This is just a highlight.

About 15 minute drive away:Sabuadia Beach and Town: During the warmer months, a visit to this beach is a must. San Felice Circeo:There are lovely beaches here too. Most Italians have heard of San Felice Circeo and know it as an exclusive beach resort. Terracina: Again there are beaches here and a modern town at the bottom of the hill and a very old town at the top, going back to Roman times.National Park of Circeo:The park is very large and can be used to walk or cycle in. There are a range of birds, deer and even wild boar!

About 45 minute drive:Sermoneta: It is an old mediaeval town with a 13th century cathedral and a big castle in the mountains nearby. Norma and the Roman site of Norba.

2/3 hours drive away: Pompeii, Herculaneum, Rome, Naples, Amalfi coast.

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Availability & Rates

Sabaudia Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Mar 1 2014 - May 1 2014
£75
£420
£1,600
4 nights
 
 
Summer
May 2 2014 - Sep 1 2014
£550
£2,000
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The rates per week are all inclusive with no extra charges.

The colder months are more expensive to cover heating costs.
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Amenities

Sabaudia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Dressing table and wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Wardrobe
    Bedroom 3 - 2 fold down single beds
  • In one room there is a large double bed. In the second bedroom there are two single beds. In the third bedroom there are two fold down single beds. A cot is available for younger children if needed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • museums
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
Notes:
The house is big enough for 5 people to comfortably stay in. In one room there is a double bed, in another two single beds and in the last bedroom two single fold down beds.In one bathroom there is a shower and in the other a bath. There is a large wood burning fireplace in the lounge for when it gets chilly in the winter months and there is central heating as well. There is a dining room with a table which will extend so it is big enough for 6 people to eat at. All linen and utensils are provided. The house is thoroughly cleaned each time before and after guests stay. There is a television and DVD player. There is also Sky TV and wireless WiFi.
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