Prati (Vatican area) villa rental - Livingroom
Livingroom
 
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 2 nights
 

Prati (Vatican area) Villa Rental Photos and Description

In the heart of Rome, at a few steps fom St.Peter`s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel is a small, Liberty style, villa built in 1923 and recently restored. The villa ''The Pomegranate'', surrounded by a small garden, offers a quiet, elegant green oasis in the very busy center of Rome which provides a tranquil retreat to the tourist. From our two terraces, it is possible to enjoy the view of the ancient walls designed by Michelangelo and of the Vatican gardens. Our apartments are equipped with private bathrooms, TV, WIFI and heating/air conditioning. The breakfast is served either in our elegant, luminous sitting room, decorated with stucco-works, overlooking the garden, or outside in the terrace. For breakfast, natural and organic food is served.

I am a 33 years old journalist and I write for the English magazine Wanted in Rome. I attended the German School of Rome and later studied Political Science at the University of Rome. I am a very extroverted person and love meeting people from all countries.

Gabrielle purchased this villa in 2000

Along with my parents Robert and Micaela, I decided to create a B&B inside our beautiful villa from the 1920s. Our B&B meets different requirements from usual B&B: we give a great importance to a personal approach with our clients, because we want to do our best to make their vacation unforgettable. We also provide them with all the information needed in order to make them feel at home.

The location as well as the elegance and quality of our B&B. All the rooms have stucco-decorated roofs and elegant Italian pieces of furniture. We provide our clients with precious linens and cotton towels. Our homemade breakfast, served in China and silver ware, consists of biological marmelades with butter and toast, freshly baked pies, yoghurt, juices and an unforgettable Italian coffee.

15 Reviews of Property 3554894 in Prati (Vatican area), Italy

Elegant Apartments in Villa Along the Vatican Walls
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 15 reviews
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Elegant Apartments in Villa Along the Vatican Walls
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3554894
+39 3339420347
Prati (Vatican area) Rome
3

Adequate stay

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We were a party of five and three stayed in one apartment, two in the other, smaller one. The apartments were clean and it was very nice to have breakfast included every morning. The location was nice as well; located in a quieter residential area. Be prepared to walk a lot or get well acquainted with public transportation if you plan on going into touristy areas across the river. If you plan on going to the Vatican though, the location is quite convenient ? There were a couple of issues we encountered during our stay however. When we first arrived, we had not even plugged anything in and the power went out. The power went out again later in the week. We experienced these power outages although we were using proper dual-voltage appliances and appropriate converters. (The following week we used all the same things in our apartment in Sicily and had no problems whatsoever.) Guessing that the electrical in these apartments was perhaps just older but whatever the case, it was rather inconvenient. The other issue was the advertised washing machine. This feature was a huge reason as to why we chose these apartments in the first place. (FYI, it is five euros per load, which we had no problem with but that should also be noted) We were rather disappointed when we arrived to be told that although the machine was located in the bathroom, the owner had to be there and operate it for us as the machine is “temperamental”. We had wanted to be able to do laundry at our leisure and late if need be as most of our days were spent touring. On the day that the owner agreed to assist us, we arrived back later than expected at about 9:30 pm. We called the owner who lived right upstairs. He replied that he was in bed and he would not come down to help us. As this was near the end of our stay, we were unable to do laundry at all (except the meager items we could wash out in the sink) since we did not have enough drying time. Although the overall stay was adequate, these two issues cause unwanted stress so next time, we will choose accommodations better suited to our needs.
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Elegant Apartments in Villa Along the Vatican Walls
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3554894
+39 3339420347
Prati (Vatican area) Rome
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A great place to stay

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We enjoyed our stay at your B&B apartments in Rome in October , thank you very much It was a great place to stay , quiet , and your mother so hospitable and a pleasure to talk to ; and the location is also so convenient to everything , we walked everywhere and used the metro when tired of walking! Thanks again.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Elegant Apartments in Villa Along the Vatican Walls
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3554894
+39 3339420347
Prati (Vatican area) Rome
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A great place to stay

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We enjoyed our stay at your B&B apartments in Rome in October , thank you very much It was a great place to stay , quiet , and your mother so hospitable and a pleasure to talk to ; and the location is also so convenient to everything , we walked everywhere and used the metro when tired of walking! Thanks again.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Elegant Apartments in Villa Along the Vatican Walls
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3554894
+39 3339420347
Prati (Vatican area) Rome
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One of our most memorable trips

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
We would like to thank you for being a part of one of our most memorable trips. Gabrielle went above and beyond to assist in welcoming us to Rome, and making sure our stay was comfortable. Erica her co worker treated us with the same kind and-helpful way. The apartment was beautiful and centrally located.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Elegant Apartments in Villa Along the Vatican Walls
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3554894
+39 3339420347
Prati (Vatican area) Rome
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Lovely Stay in this Vacation Rental

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We had a lovely stay in this vacation rental. The owner was very accommodating. The property was clean & safe. We wanted to have breakfast alone - the owner provided us with all that we needed to prepare our own breakfast. Public transportation was just minutes away. We were able to easily tour the city from this location. The neighborhood had shops & restaurants nearby. We would certainly recommend this apartment to other travelers.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Elegant Apartments in Villa Along the Vatican Walls
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3554894
+39 3339420347
Prati (Vatican area) Rome
5

nice retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
This was a nice location to easily access the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Square. Our hosts were engaging and welcoming, answering any questions about our touring plans. The breakfasts each morning were a nice way to start our day. If we didn't have such a short stay, I would have liked to have sat and chatted longer. The blue and fuschia rooms were comfortable with beautifully tiled bathrooms adjoining each room. The blue room actually has another room with chairs and a single bed. The six of us were nicely accommodated in these 2 apartments. I would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Elegant Apartments in Villa Along the Vatican Walls
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3554894
+39 3339420347
Prati (Vatican area) Rome
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We would recommend Viale vaticano 60 to anyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Gabrielle-
We wanted to provide you with a very good, positive review of our stay, but we seem to have lost the review site.
In any event, Marcia and I truly appreciate all you did for us while we were staying with you. The accommodations were wonderful and you went the extra mile to make us feel like we were at home! We would recommend Viale Vaticano, 60 to anyone.
Thank you for making our stay in Rome as pleasant as possible!
Helpful votes: 2/3
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Elegant Apartments in Villa Along the Vatican Walls
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3554894
+39 3339420347
Prati (Vatican area) Rome
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A memorable stay

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Dear Gabrielle:

We all want to thank you for making our short stay on Viale Vaticano so comfortable. We wish it were longer. You and your parents were very helpful, providing everything for our stay, and feeding us in a royal fashion at breakfast each day. We found the accommodations to be ideally suited to our visit. We liked the location near the Vatican and the neighborhood very much. The nearby markets, cafes and restaurants gave us the feel of Rome.

Especially memorable for us will be the conversations with your parents. They encouraged us to get the “feel” of Rome and made us feel at home in their house. Please thanks them for us.

We certainly would highly recommend your accommodations to travelers.

Thanks again and Ciao
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Elegant Apartments in Villa Along the Vatican Walls
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3554894
+39 3339420347
Prati (Vatican area) Rome
5

Great apartment and location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Great stay , wonderful host . Enjoyed breakfast every morning in our host's dining room of their lovely home.
Apartment was on lower level of the home , so very quiet ( except when Pope's helicopter arrived! ) , location was right outside the Vatican wall , good easy walk to Vatican museums just down the hill , and further around wall is entrance to St Peters.
Transportation , restaurants, shopping nearby ; we walked everywhere. Metro subway station was near within walking distance also.
Enjoyed our stay very much , very comfortable in the Fucia apartment . Thanks Gabrielle and your parents for a very nice visit.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Elegant Apartments in Villa Along the Vatican Walls
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3554894
+39 3339420347
Prati (Vatican area) Rome
5

I would come again!! Beautiful and comfortable

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
I stayed in villa for 8 days and enjoyed every minute of it! The owners were warm and friendly and offered much advice and useful information. The apartment was comfortable, clean and neat and within walking distance to the places that I wanted to go. It was also with in walking distance to a very peacerful residential area with excellent food and shopping. I would come again!! Thank you to the owners for making me feel welcomed. P.S. Your breakfasts were wonderful.
Helpful votes: 4/4