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Jacquie Rood

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, A little Italian and French understood and spoken.

Private garden apartment in Rapino a quaint village in the Majella National Park

20 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Rapino Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Mountains And Beaches within 30 minutes. Skiing, Cycling, Hiking and Relaxation

The 5 star rated Majella Garden is a private self catering garden level apartment, designed using the original building and exposing the beautiful exterior stone. Old world meets new in this lovely accommodation in the heart of the Majella mountain range.

Please take a moment to look at our reviews and additional provided on other websites, Airbnb and Tripadvisor (Holiday Lettings). We appreciate the comments of our guests and hope they will be helpful to travellers when planning a vacation.

Rapino is perfectly situated between the ski resorts of Passo Lanciano/Mamma Rosa and the nearby beaches of Francavilla Al Mare, San Vito, Ortona Marina and others. Within walking distance you will find restaurants, bars and several grocery stores to provide all your needs.

The apartment consists of a living/dining room with fully equipped custom built kitchen, the holiday chef will find everything to cook a lovely meal using all the wonderful local ingredients. Dining table and 4 chairs overlooking the large rear garden and a comfortable double sofa to relax and enjoy TV or movies. WiFi is available at no additional cost.

The separate bedroom has a queen size bed, plenty of storage space and an en suite bathroom. You can enjoy the delights of the hydro massage shower or a full rain shower, whatever the day demands! There is a washing machine and clothing airer for your personal use.

Outside we have a large garden that we encourage our guests to enjoy; patio furniture is provided. The roof top terrace offers wonderful views of the mountains and is a great place to enjoy an evening drink as the sun goes down or perhaps a relaxing day sunbathing or just reading.

Off road parking is available and a welcome pack of self catering essentials is provided for your arrival.

'Winter information' - the apartment has gas central heating from radiators in all rooms including the bathroom. Plenty of storage space to dry ski/snowboarding equipment and a triple option shower including massage jets, rain shower and handheld hose.

Please note that the bathroom is accessed through the bedroom.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jacquie Rood (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, A little Italian and French understood and spoken.

About Jacquie Rood

Yours hosts Jacquie and Stephen look forward to welcoming you to their home and introducing you to the comforts of the lovely new apartment.

Originally from England we spent 14 years living in Alberta, Canada in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Now our home is in Rapino, a rural and traditional town perfectly situated between the mountains and the Adriatic sea.

Stephen is looking forward to a more relaxing lifestyle after spending most of his career in Law Enforcement, in the UK with the Police and in Canada the Alberta Sheriffs. During this time he was a Personal Protection Officer (Bodyguard) for the Royal Family and then for the Government of Alberta so you know you will be safe in his home!

Jacquie has worked in the hospitality industry for many years and for the past few years has been involved in the wine business. After years in high quality hotels your comfort at the Majella Garden is her priority. She is also happy to discuss the wines available locally.

Jacquie Rood purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Jacquie Rood chose Chieti

After looking and exploring all the regions of Italy we found ourselves drawn to the central area of Abruzzo. Researching the lifestyles, climate and location to the sea and the mountains Rapino was an easy choice. We both enjoy winter and summer activities and therefore being so close to Mamma Rosa and Passo Lanciano skiing and snowboarding is a simple day trip. The lovely beaches along the Adriatic coastline provide us with our summer leisure of which we hope to share with our guests.

The property is quite different for a mountain village, we are fortunate to have a fairly flat 'lot' therefore the garden has plenty of room for us to develop plants, vegetables, trees and there still be space to lounge under the walnut trees!

Our home consists of a 2 storey house, just the right amount of space for the two of us and a couple of guests. Attached at the rear of the house is the brand new self contained holiday apartment. We have developed this from scratch, no expense has been spared with the interior furnishings and decor.

The moment we entered the house we knew we had found the exact property for our future plans.

What makes this apartment unique

The roof top terrace has great south facing views of the Majella Mountains and in particular Mamma Rosa. The terrace has been refurbished with lovely Italian tiles and hand crafted iron railings with stairs leading down to the garden giving our guests in the apartment access. We are within easy walking distance of grocery stores, bars and restaurants and there are plenty of walks and cycling opportunities directly from the house, no need to drive anywhere.

The Adriatic coastline is long and has many beaches, some free some having facilities so therefore a daily or weekly rate is charged. The sea is lovely and even early in the season the water is not too cold!

Equally close are the ski areas, Passo Lanciano and Mamma Rosa; on the way you will pass the wolf sanctuary and this is definitely worth a stop.

We do recommend a car unless you are planning your stay in Rapino with no day trips, there are buses but not very frequent and limited destinations.

For our guests staying in the cooler months the apartment has full gas central heating and if the sun is limited and the solar panels are not in full force then there is always hot water available from the mains gas.

Reviews

4.9
based on 20 traveler reviews

Private garden apartment in Rapino a quaint village in the Majella National Park
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
5

Neat, tidy and fresh-looking!

  • 5 of 5

As we already knew from last year the flat suits us very well. It is nice and proper and has good space enough for two persons. The kitchen is well equipped, in the bedroom you have lots of possibilities to store your stuff and the beds are really nice. The bathroom doesn't leave anymore to wish. Everything is very good and the shower is super.

Outside you find a beautiful garden with a nice breakfast spot and also a cosy part for sunbathing and reading.

The place is perfect for those who want both mountains and sea and the hosts have an umbrella and sun chairs on a nice beach to let for their guests.

Shops are near for buying breakfast bread and other things. In Rapino we can really recommend two restaurants: Il Viagnale, which offers, among other specialities, a wonderful lamb dish and the pizzeria Il Papi. The two brothers in the last mentioned serves a lovely liquorizia.

The owners provided a very good customer service, were helpful and anxious to make the stay for their guests a fine memory.

We really recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Very comfortable in a terrific area

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable place to stay. All our dealings with our hosts were clear, accurate & speedy. The apartment is fully equipped, very well maintained & clean. There was a very generous basket of food provided on arrival. The information brochures were good & they'd taken the trouble to give detailed written descriptions of many local outings. The views from the terrace are great & the outdoor sitting areas well located. Privacy was never an issue despite the hosts living upstairs. We stayed in many places in a 3 month trip to Italy; this is one we thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your experience at Majella Garden, I know that our future guests like to read comments on what to expect and what is available. It was great meeting you both and we are happy to know that your time in Rapino was such a pleasure. Maybe we will be welcoming you back here again! Thank you again.
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5

Setting the standard

  • 5 of 5

We received a very warm welcome from the generous thoughtful hosts who have furnished this immaculate apartment in a tasteful and practical way with attention to detail in the provision of facilities for their guests.

The location at the edge of the large village of Rapino at the edge of the Apennines means that there a good views over the orchard to the mountains (still snowcapped in mid May)and ample opportunity to explore the gorges, woods and mountain tops.

The delightful local hill top villages compare with those of Umbria and Tuscany without their tourist pressures.

The coastline is not far away too, and the hosts willingly offer their local knowledge of the best beaches, as well as gelato and places to enjoy a drin and meals.

We wish every host could make as much effort to ensure their guests have a good time in this lovely part of Italy.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind comments, we are really delighted to know that your holiday was such a pleasure. Sharing your experiences with other travellers is very helpful and we appreciate the time you took to write. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and again thank you so much.
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prima

  • 4 of 5

prettige gastvrije, behulpzame mensen.

mooi onderkomen.

helaas troffen wij het wat minder met het weer.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

The property was Excellent, Spacious and clean

  • 5 of 5

The proper was Excellent, Spacious and clean. We went for our honey moon and spent a total of 5 days there. The apartment was beautiful and the facility was more than what we originally expected. When we arrived there was Milk, tea, coffee and groceries there available for us to use. The beach was only a 30 minute drive away and the Snow capped mountains were also the same distance. Having the choice between spending the first part of our day on the beach and the second part skiing on snow slopes was mesmerising. Overall stay was 10/10, Definitely going again next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To spend a honeymoon at Majella Garden tells us that we do indeed have a romantic destination, thank you for that comment. We appreciate the time our guests take to write a review and provide ideas for future guests who may be planning a trip. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!
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5

Our Stay In Rapino

  • 5 of 5

Arrived in Abruzzo late evening and made our way to Rapino but ended up calling Jacquie & Stephen as we got a bit lost! Stephen came and met us & we followed him back to the apartment which was lovely & welcoming. Everything you need is in the apartment and Jacquie made sure we had a few groceries for the next morning. We have just rebooked & we are returning next Sunday for a week house hunting.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
43 Kilometres
Pescara - Abruzzo Airport
Nearest Barpub
170 Metres
Ristorante Il Vignale & others within easy walking
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Pescara Ferry Port
Nearest Golf
27 Kilometres
Miglianico Golf and Country Club
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Chieti
Nearest Motorway
50 Metres
SS263 - not a major autostrada, regular town road
Nearest Restaurant
170 Metres
Ristorante Il Vignale - more within easy walking
Nearest Ski
17.5 Kilometres
Passo Lanciano and 5 kms further to Mamma Rosa
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Francavilla Al Mare, Ortona & San Vito Beaches
Car: recommended

This is the perfect outdoor holiday location. We are an all season holiday property, with gas central heating for the cooler winter months and a large garden and terrace to enjoy day and evening throughout the year.

There are several restaurants in Rapino within walking distance all serving excellent Abruzzese cuisine.

Property co-ordinates : -

42.2071966 N , 14.182890499999985 E

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Rates & Availability

Rapino Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Vacation Season 2015/16
Nov 1 2015 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$43
$300
 
 
Winter 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$46
$319
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$52
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$46
 
 
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$46
$319
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$43
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $195

The rate advertised is based on up to 2 guests. We have arranged with HomeAway to offer the safe payment option and will therefore be requesting full payment at the time of booking. A refundable damage deposit of £150.00 is required.

For holidays during the Christmas and New Year period please contact the owners for prices and availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Rapino Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 42 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Bidet shower not traditional bidet.
  • Hydro massage shower with extra features. Hot water on demand with the support of roof top solar panels. Heated towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen sized bed with en-suite bathroom. The bedroom is spacious with plenty of storage space and a good supply of bedding, winter visits are not a problem.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The town of Rapino is in the Majelletta mountain area and therefore the perfect destination for those looking for a variety of holiday activities. There are many beaches within a few km and the ski areas are close by, Passo Lanciano a mere 30 minute drive, Mamma Rosa just another 10 minutes. A car is recommended although there are buses but the area is full of small towns and villages tucked away in the hills and mountains waiting to be explored. Park the car at the end of the day and enjoy the many restaurants and bars in town, all within walking distance and immerse yourself into the rural Abruzzo lifestyle. For those guests who are looking for a complete break, no driving, then you can spend your days cycling or walking around the town and local countryside. The wildlife is here in abundance and the garden is an ornithologists delight! Just bring your bicycle, boots and binoculars and a rural Italian vacation awaits you. Housekeeping available at an additional £10 daily cost.

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