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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Tranquil 2 bedroom apartment with stunning views,natural swimming pool & sauna

La Stalla welcomes all nature enthusiasts to this tranquil haven. We strive to offer a really unique holiday experience, tailor made to suit your individual requirements. ‘La Stalla’ house is set on a terrace with inspirational views of the Grand Sasso Mountains, surrounding hills and valleys.

Your comfortable self-contained apartment has been purpose built with high vaulted wooden ceilings, large windows and French doors onto a balcony, all for you to enjoy the surrounding beauty. It is an ideal rural retreat for up to 5 people. It has 2 spacious, air conditioned bedrooms with great views. The sitting room has a very efficient wood burning stove with free use of wood, so it is guaranteed to be warm and cosy as needed.

In summer you may wish to just chill out, enjoy the sunshine, 'alfresco' outdoor kitchen area and stunning views. The natural swimming pool is the first in Abruzzo, cleaned by plants, so no chemicals are used. It is especially beneficial for children, sensitive skins or asthmatics, swim zone is 11 x 4 metres.

There will only be you and your party, visiting La Stalla, during your stay, so you will have the sole use of the pool, sauna and gardens including the outdoor kitchen. Your privacy and space will always be respected.

La Stalla has 5 hectares of mainly woodland, with delightful walks up to the ruins of a Temple, some of the land is very steep, as there are no fences it may not be suitable for very small children unsupervised. In season there are thousands of butterflies and fireflies. There is a car port for your use. A car is essential.

There are multiple spacious sitting / eating areas. A brazier is available for cooler evenings so you can enjoy the clear starry nights. All windows have mosquito nets. The apartment has external stairs, so may not suitable for the infirm.

There is wireless internet, large TV, DVD player with extensive DVD collection, CD. Many family games and books, also outdoor games available.

There is a large boules pitch, an ideal game with aperitifs before dinner. New BBQ /outdoor cooking area (initial charcoal provided) and spacious shaded pergola for the 2013 season.

The sauna has a window and music to enhance your relaxation, toweling dressing gowns and slippers provided. There is a spacious shower room adjoining the sauna, beside the pool. Chairs, sun loungers and hammock available.

La Stalla services : The owners, Suzy and Jeff had this wooden house built in 2009/10 after the cowshed - La Stalla was not suitable for conversion. Consequently we have been able to use eco-technology and meet all the anti seismic regulations. There are 2 self contained apartments. Jeff used to be an outdoor pursuits leader so offers advice for walks, mountaineering and camping, some equipment is for hire, drop off/ pick up service available. Maps and walking guides available.

Suzy was a professional cook prior to being a qualified nurse, is able to offer you delicious European meals at flexible times to suit your needs and enhance your holiday, e.g. first + last night or after a day’s sightseeing.

La Stalla is situated near the hamlet of San Giorgio, surrounded by fields and woodland. A car is essential, within walking distance there is an excellent agrituristica serving typical Abruzzian food.

Our nearest small towns (10-15 minutes drive), have supermarkets, excellent greengrocers, banks with ATM’s, post offices, weekly markets, as well as very good restaurants and bars.

Award winning vineyards of San Lorenzo is just 12 mins.

Pescara has Shopping Malls, Outlets and Designer shops.

Our local airport Pescara, (50 mins) with Ryanair from Stanstead London, or Anconna (2hrs) or Rome’s 2 airports (3 hrs). All directions will be sent to you.

There is a washing machine and soap available, the kitchenette is well equipped, all linen is changed each week, midweek change and clean is extra.

Cot and baby alarm is available.

The pool and new outside kitchen is only for the use of guests during their stay.

You may use seasonal produce from the organic vegetable plot.

We are constantly striving to improve La Stalla and the gardens, for the benefit of visitors, but we can assure you that no work will be done while guests are here.

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  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have all had a lovely, fabulous, brilliant week here at La Stalla. Thank you for being so helpful with driving us to the lovely village and airport, as well as to the beach. (We both forgot our driving licences so could not hire a car as planned)

We really enjoyed swimming with the frogs in the pool. The view from here is breathtaking and it really felt that you were amongst the mountains. Suzy, the meal we had on the first night was really delicious and each breakfast that followed was equally as scruptious - you're an amazing cook! Jeff, thank you for driving us around, that was very kind of you.

Thank you so very much.
Aug 2013
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Nature enthusiasts, breathtaking views from a great apartment.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews
Nature enthusiasts, breathtaking views from a great apartment.
Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo

A stunning location and excellent property

  • 5 of 5
The accommodation was good and spotlessly clean, the beds extremely comfortable and we were not left searching for anything we needed. Our hosts were most hospitable and gave us help and advice, when required. Suzi's cooking was worth travelling for all by itself! We visited several nearby hill-top towns and spent a fantastic day high in the mountains, which was a real tonic. A magical spot to refuel the batteries and appreciate rural Italy. Would thoroughly recommend La Stalla, a place clearly loved and cared for.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Nature enthusiasts, breathtaking views from a great apartment.
Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo

An eco-friendly haven.

  • 5 of 5
La Stalla proved to be even better than the information stated. This was a return visit as we had such wonderful memories of Suzy, Jeff and their lovely home. It did not disappoint. The newly appointed outside kitchen area had all the facilities needed for a private meal with stunning, mountain views. We chose to sample Suzy's home made cuisine which was delicious and such good value for money .. We would highly recommend this service to any visitors. The pool is now more established than our last visit and a joy to swim in, the sauna and shower room nearby add a touch of luxury. Suzy and Jeff's hospitality and attention to detail is second to none. They were as warm and friendly as ever and nothing seems to be too much trouble. Their 'family' is completed by Tia and Bianca - quite the most delightful dog and cat imaginable! Thank you Suzy and Jeff. We loved our visit to La Stalla even more the second time round.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure to welcome you back to La Stalla, and we are so pleased you liked our improvements. We hope to welcome you back again.
Nature enthusiasts, breathtaking views from a great apartment.
Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo

We Loved It!!

  • 5 of 5
What can we say!! Wow!! What a place and what fabulous people - Suzy and Jeff!
The photo's of 'La Stalla' on the internet site are amazing and then you arrive and what a spectacular view! That coupled with the fact that the whole garden area, swimming pool, sauna etc... is all for you throughout your stay!
Every fine detail has been well thought out and provides you with that luxury spoilt feeling, leaving you with a big 'Want' to return.
Suzy and Jeff are the perfect hosts and have an abundance of local and general Italian knowledge, which they are more than happy to share.
The fresh breads, cakes, chilli jams were tastylicious!
A huge thank you to you both for making our holiday a fantastic experience and for the continuous thoughtful gestures and help throughout.
Henry and India loved the freedom of the whole place along with the noise they were encouraged to make!
We wish you both all the best at 'La Stalla' and hope one day to return.
Linda, Spencer, Henry (aged 12) and India (aged 7)
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, we are so pleased and delighted that you all loved La Stalla, our aim is to be able to enhance our guest's precious holiday time, glad we succeeded, a real pleasure !
Nature enthusiasts, breathtaking views from a great apartment.
Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo

Lovely place

  • 4 of 5
Our only regret was that we could have stayed for a longer period. Nice surrounding and magnificient views on mountains . Compared to the western coast , reminded us more of southern Germany than Italy.
If given the chance, would defenitely vist again.
P.s. Every advise Jeff gives (what route to take for example), ought to be folhighed. We learni it on the hard way.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was lovely to meet you and be able to share Martin's 18th birthday.
Your 3 days seemed to rush by. Hope to see you again.
Nature enthusiasts, breathtaking views from a great apartment.
Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo


  • 5 of 5
La Stalla is een fantastisch verblijf in een fantastische omgeving! Toen we aankwamen, voelden we ons meteen op ons gemak. We kregen een welkomstdrankje en hapje en hadden een gezellige babbel met Suzy en Jeff. De lasagne van Suzy is een echte aanrader! Het huisje is zeer gezellig en comfortabel ingericht. Alle faciliteiten zijn aanwezig, zowel binnen als buiten. Ook de tuin en de zwemvijver waren heel leuk. Vanuit het domein kan je veel leuke dorpjes bezoeken. En natuurlijk de fantastische eigenaren Suzy en Jeff, Tia en Bianca maakten het verblijf compleet! Suzy en Jeff zijn super superlieve, fantastische mensen, die altijd klaar staan voor hun gasten. En ook Tia en Bianca waren superlief!! Het is een echte aanrader voor iedereen!!!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this review. It was so lovely to meet you all, and so glad that you enjoyed your stay at La Stalla. Best wishes to you all. Love from Tia and Bianca xx
Nature enthusiasts, breathtaking views from a great apartment.
Castiglione Messer Raimondo Teramo

lovely vacationspot!

  • 5 of 5
We've had a lovely week in La Stalla. Of all the houses we already rented this was truely the best one!
Everything was right!
the stunning view on the moutains, the beatiful swimming pool and lovely garden, the friendly pets: Tia and Bianca. The house itself was also really nice, very clean, the luxery (sauna, two showers,...) and off course the really nice hosts, who were really friendly and welcoming and can make delicious bread. We highly recommand La Stalla, we had an amazing week!
Danny,Carin,Iris,Sari (Belgium)
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you loved La Stalla, thank you. So hope the rest of your holiday in Abruzzo was fun.
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Nearest Airport
43 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
36 Kilometres
Nearest Train
36 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
32 Kilometres
Pescara North/ Citta S Angelo
Nearest Beach
34 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
51 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
58 Kilometres
Francavilla al Mare
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Abruzzo is the green heart of Europe, 60% of its land is National Parks, it is the least populated Italian region. Your apartment is situated half way between the mountains and the sea. La Stalla is the perfect setting for exploring Abruzzo.

In the National Parks there is a wide range of wild life including the protected Chamois, Marsican Bears and Apennine Wolves, (3 of which have previously visited La Stalla). There is an extensive range of birds, with Golden Eagles visiting us most days. Abruzzo is a mountainous province, the Grand Sasso is the highest point in the Apennines. , clearly seen from La Stalla, The National Park provides a wide range of activities, walking, climbing, skiing, horse riding around Campo Imperatore. Abruzzo has hundreds of historical hill topped towns, many picturesque ones close by, Castiglione, Montefino and Penne.

The coast line has numerous Blue Flag beaches, the nearby ones are shallow and sandy, so child friendly. Further south the coastline is rocky, good for snorkelling and diving.

Golf: The nearest golf centre is the 18 hole course at the Miglianico Golf and Country Club centre near Francavilla al Mare at 58 km away

Ski: There are 17 ski areas in Abruzzo, our nearest ski lift is at Assergi - 51 km away, for skiing around the Grand Sasso range. Ski mountaineering is also available there.

The nearest cross country skiing is from Castel del Monte 43 km. Renowned ski resorts including the area around Caramanico Terme in the Majella mountains only 63 km away.

Sauna and hot meal can be provided for you on your return to La Stalla.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Castiglione Messer Raimondo Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jul 12 2014 - Sep 5 2014
5 night minimum stay
Bargain Autumn breaks
Sep 6 2014 - Dec 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2014 - Jan 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
New Year Breaks
Jan 5 2015 - Mar 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
Spring breaks
Mar 30 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer Breaks
May 23 2015 - Jul 4 2015
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes We have competitively priced the La Stalla apartment especially to appeal to like minded lovers of nature .
Great opportunity to get away from the crowds and impersonal accommodation.
We offer you as much peace and independence as you wish or advice on days out.
Totally self catered or full board or a combination to suit your needs.
We ask for 25% to secure your booking and the remaining 8 weeks before your start date please.
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Castiglione Messer Raimondo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 64 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking Off Street
  • PC
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Computer Available
  • Backpack
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Heating ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , by Pool and Sauna
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , In the apartment
  • Both bathrooms are modern, initial toiletries supplied. Hand towel, Bath towel, towelling bathrobe, pool towel and sauna towel provided for each guest.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , or into 2 twins
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Cot available with baby alarm. Pull down bed available
  • Both bedrooms have large double beds, with wardrobes, with coat hangers, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets, bedside lights, mosquito nets and air conditioning. There is a small supplement cost for the use of the air conditioning. Fans available. Both rooms have wonderful views to look at while sitting in bed. Bedroom 2 can be made up into twin beds. A cot and linen can be added in to Bedroom 1, on request. There is also a baby alarm for your reassurance. FREE baby sitting can be available. There is a comfortable pull down bed that can be used in the front bedroom or sitting room, suitable for adults too. All bed linen including bath robes, towels, pool towels are changed weekly. If you book for more than 7 nights we will change the linen and clean mid stay for you, without charge.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Toys
  • Television
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • cinemas
  • water parks
  • caves
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • spelunking
  • snorkeling
  • sailing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis
You are welcome to use all the multiple eating and sitting areas. There is a BBQ area with free initial charcoal and a brazier. The alfresco area is well equipped, so you can prepare and cook a meal outside. We can also prepare a delicious BBQ for you to cook. The apartment kitchenette has 2 hobs, fridge, kettle, grill and microwave. Welcome drink provided, initial supply of drinks including milk, orange juice, seasonal fruit and a bottle of wine in the flat on arrival. Welcome packs or shopping can be done if requested OR Excellent Meals can be provided, typically 20-25 Euros for a 4 course meal including wine, you may find this especially useful on your first and last nights or after hectic days out, I just need 12 hours notice. Most special diets can be catered for. Meal times can be flexible to suit your holiday needs. Celebration meals and cakes can be made. Our main aim is to help you enjoy your holiday
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