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very quiet cottage with private pool in the middle of nature

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living kitchen, lounge, 2 terraces with view on Gran Sasso

Casa Lavanda is a beautifully renovated farmhouse. It is the end of a cul de sac in the town of Vicoli. It is the perfect place to fully relax, away from the stress of everyday life, in the midst of the beautiful nature. Surrounded by 1ha land, olive grove and fruit trees. The large living kitchen with pull-out table (up to 10 people) has an adjoining large pergola (8x4m) for outdoor dining or relaxing. Downstairs there is also a second double bedroom with bathroom. Upstairs is the lounge with Dutch, English and some French and Italian books, satellite TV, DVDs and CDs; free Wifi, 1 triple room, 1 double room, a bathroom with bath and shower and a large terrace.

The property is the ideal place to spend your vacation in a peaceful environment in the middle of the Abruzzo countryside. The view of the mountains and olive groves and vineyards is fantastic. The house is located on the border of the Gran Sasso National Park and it is possible to reach the mountain in 30 minutes. It is 4km or 5 'drive to the nearby village of Civitella Casanova where you supermarket, pharmacy, bakery, butcher, gelateria, bar, grocery store, post office, bank, gas station, etc., can.. Every week there is the Sunday market.

In the vicinity there are several excellent restaurants:

- Walking distance (1km) pizzeria La Fenice is housed in the old school. There are besides pizza also obtain other dishes.

- La Bandiera (Civitella Casanova) restaurant with a Michelin star. For € 50 per person you have a very extensive menu with house wine.

- Osteria del Corso (Civitella Casanova) for snails lovers!

- Macalusa (Civitella Casanova) known for its arrosticini (= skewers of mutton).

- Cappuccini (Catignano) specializes in baccalà (= stockfish, smoked and salted cod). Baccalà one can eat in different ways: carpaccio, soup, fried, grilled, etc.

8 km there is a zoo La Rupe. In a nutshell, the zoo just 1.5 km from Casa Lavanda. Therefore, you can sometimes hear the lions roar.

About 1.5 km away is a protected area equipped with picnic tables and playground equipment.

In Carpineto della Nora you can go visit the San Bartolomeo Abbey. The abbey leaves the abdijpad (8,7km) direction Villa Celiera.

Go exploring in one of the many medieval villages or towns, discover the National Parks. The beautiful and clean beaches can be reached in 45 minutes.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018


Vicoli Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    - 1 queen
    - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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very quiet cottage with private pool in the middle of nature
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Casa Lavanda is a stunning house, in a stunning location. The owners make you feel most welcome.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this magnificent renovated farmhouse in August 2016. As a family of 5, including 2 teenagers, we were keen to rent a place with internet and a private swimming pool. The owners of Casa Lavanda have really focussed on the holiday experience and their attention to detail made the week that we stayed a total pleasure.

The house looks across a valley to impressive hills and it was clear to see why the owners had purchased this place. Access to the house was arranged ahead of the rental and was exactly as agreed.

Upon entering the house, the accommodation is immaculate and to a very high standard. The kitchen had everything that you could need and we had the bonus of a welcome pack gifted by the owner. The house and surrounding area were spotlessly clean. We had tables to provide indoor or outdoor dining options, with plenty of crockery and cutlery. The fridge/freezer was a good size for our family of five.

Inside the house everything worked perfectly. There was a TV lounge with a selection of DVDs available, and the internet delivered 3.5Mb download without any failures during our stay, and the children made sure that it was well used for the week. We had no power outages during the stay.

The pool was cleaned before we arrived and twice during the week of our stay. A selection of inflatables were provided for our use which the children enjoyed immensely.

The owners attention to detail made this accommodation stand out. The downstairs windows were secured against bugs using fine mesh. We were able to confidently open the windows without worrying about mosquito invasions. The window shutters could be fully opened, or a small, inner window could be opened if you just wanted a small amount of light. Furnishings were very stylish, music was available, and at no point were we left wishing that something extra had been provided. Both bathrooms were beautifully equipped with great showers in both and a bath in one of them. Towels were high quality and separate towels provided for use by the pool. The owners had thought of everything and we felt like a guest in a well loved home, rather than a holiday rental.

My top tips if you are planning to rent this home are:

Take an SUV to cope with the challenging road surfaces in the area.

Take some travel sickness tablets if you are prone to sickness on winding roads.

Take a good insect repellent.

Take a drive to the beach at Pescara or Francavilla al Mare. The beach is great & sea is warm.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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zalige rust

  • 5 of 5

Een heel gezellig, groot en mooi huis met alle denkbare comfort (echt aan alles is gedacht, ) waar wij, als gezin met drie adolescenten, een zeer relaxte vakantie doorbrachten. Zeer attente verhuurders (bv. proviant voorzien om eerste avond en ochtend door te komen, ....) . Rijke flora en indrukwekkende, niet alledaagse fauna ;-) ... mooie natuur met adembenemende zichten. Wij zijn fan!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heerlijk rustige locatie, ruim huis alles netjes verzorgt.En heerlijk zwembad

  • 5 of 5

Als je van rust houdt is dit een perfect huisje. Af en toe een boer die zijn land bewerkt heerlijk rustig.

Huisje is compleet, en een heerlijk zwembad die 2x per week wordt schoon gemaakt.

Let op huur beste een SUV wagen de wegen zijn namelijk slecht.

Indien je elke dag uit eten wil ,dan valt dat niet mee, restaurant in de buurt zijn vaak alleen in het weekend open.

Echter zoek in wat grotere plaatjes zoals Penne en het komt goed.

Al met al echt een aanrader

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Es ist wie im Paradies

  • 5 of 5

Man hat als Gast das Gefühl willkommen zu sein. Das beginnt mit einer liebevollen Erstversorgung mit Lebensmitteln, geht weiter über eine Ausstattung bei der es an wirklich nichts fehlt und endet bei einer unauffälligen Betreuung vor Ort, wie der mehrfachen Poolreinigung. Wer die absolute Ruhe sucht und sich an dem Blick auf eine beeindruckende Bergkette erfreuen kann, der ist hier besonders gut aufgehoben.

Herzlichen Dank, sehr geehrte Fam. Claes-Stroobants.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Fantastisch en waanzinnig

  • 4 of 5

Werkelijk een top locatie. Het huis, de omgeving, de mensen. Echt een plek om heerlijk bij te komen van het haastige stressvolle leven in Nederland. Het huis ligt heerlijk rustig langs een landbouwweggetje wat naar een olijfboomgaarden loopt. Er komt verder niemand langs. Wij hebben per ongeluk een nacht de huissleutel in de buitendeur laten zitten maar dit leverde geen problemen op.

Het huis is smaakvol en gezellig ingericht. Alles wat je nodig zou kunnen hebben, is aanwezig. Van strijkijzer tot slacentrifuge, van spelletjes tot leesboeken, het is er allemaal.

En dan de omgeving, wat een waanzinnig uitzicht op de bergen. Iedere dag zag het er anders uit. Heerlijk om met een bak koffie op het terras van dit mooie uitzicht te genieten.

Echt een aanrader!!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Super leuke, mooie, afgelegen locatie .

  • 4 of 5

Alles in het huis is aanwezig en proper. De authentieke elementen , doch met alle modern comfort, maken het huis leuk en aangenaam om te vertoeven. Het zwembad is ideaal om even af te koelen tijdens de warme dagen.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Brecciarola (18 holes) Miglianico (18 holes)
Nearest Train
26 Kilometres
Alanno scalo
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Passo Lanciano
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: necessary

- Abbazia di San Bartolomeo (XIII century) in Carpineto della Nora 7 km. From the abbey the abbey path (8.9 km) leaves for Villa Celiera

- La Rupe animal park in Civitella Casanova Vestea at 8 km

- Vicoli Nature Reserve accessible on foot from Casa Lavanda (1.5 km)

- various medieval villages and towns (most beautiful villages in Italy)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $369.19

Zitten in de prijs inbegrepen :
- welkomstpakket
- energiekosten
- eindschoonmaak
- bed-, bad- en keukenlinnen

Voor extra bedlinnen wordt €15 per kamer aangerekend.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.