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Country villa with pool

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Casa Mirabello is a secluded villa in the heart of the tranquil Abruzzo countryside. It is the perfect getaway for anyone wanting to just relax and get away from it all, or for those who want a more active walking or cycling holiday.

The house sleeps 10 comfortably, has a private salt water swimming pool and free Wi-fi. It is very well appointed, with a fully fitted kitchen that has everything you could possibly need from cookery books and cooking utensils - to help you prepare dishes from the delicious local produce whilst sampling a glass of the local wine - to a dishwasher, microwave, American-style fridge, oven and hob.

The TV room has a TV and DVD player, as well as great selection of books. This room also has a very comfortable sofa bed, which takes the number of beds available to 10. There is a laundry room with washing machine and tumble drier, which also acts as a third bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet.

The main bedroom is ensuite, with the family bathroom (which has a free standing shower and bath) serving the other three bedrooms. All the bedrooms are large and airy and each is has a fan to help you keep cool during the summer months. If you have small children, there is a cot and a highchair available.

The living room has two sets of French windows overlooking the terrace and views of the rolling hills. It has two sofas, two armchairs, a wood burning stove and a dining table that seats 10.

The pergola shaded terrace, which runs the length of the house, is great for alfresco dining. There is a traditional BBQ on the terrace to the south of the house, outside the kitchen, which has another table and chairs, as well as an umbrella for shade and there is a selection of games to keep all ages occupied.

We supply bed clothes, towels (both for bathing and the pool) and a hair dryer for each room.

Despite its secluded position, the house is only a 10 minute drive from the local village of Montebello di Bertona, which has a selections of shops, including a mini market, butcher, baker, post office with cash machine, pharmacy and several bars. Penne, the nearest big town, is only a 10 to 15 minute drive and has a good selection of restaurants, shops and supermarkets.

The nearest beach is at Pescara, a 40 minute drive away and there are a wealth of other beautiful beaches to explore within an hour. We are 15 minutes from the stunning Abruzzo National Park, which is fantastic for walking and cycling.

More Details

Sarah Conte
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Basic Italian and basic French
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

About Sarah Conte

We're Sarah and Giles. We both work in the entertainment technology industry. Sarah owns a PR company working mainly for manufacturers of products that are used for concerts, theatre productions, installations into concert halls, etc. Giles is an LED screen tech. He puts together the big TVs you see at gigs, so he's out on tour a lot of the time.

Sarah Conte purchased this villa in 2007

Why Sarah Conte chose Pescara

We bought Casa Mirabello because we wanted an investment we could have some fun with. We saw Abruzzo on A Place In The Sun, decided to go out and have a look and completely fell in love with the area and the people.

We saw many, many houses, but I kept dragging Giles back to one we saw on only our second visit. I get a feeling about places, and although the house was a complete wreck, it was nestled into the side of the hill in the most glorious position and I fell in love with it.

A year later, and after much deliberation, we bought it and started the process of doing it up.

It took us two years - it really was just a shell - to get the basics done and another two to get it how we wanted it. We've spent many happy hours deciding what to do and finding the right bits of furniture. We were blessed with meeting our very good friend Giuseppe early on in the process, because he has helped, and continues to help us immeasurably! We couldn't have done it without him.

We love the house, the area and the good friends we've made there. We hope you'll enjoy staying there just as much as we do.

What makes this villa unique

Casa Mirabello is secluded, but still close to everything you need - a car is essential though.

It's a great place to hang out with your friends, but there's plenty to go and see to keep you occupied.

We've equipped it in the same way we have our house in the UK, so you shouldn't want for anything.

We've installed a salt water pool, so it's kind to skin and eyes of all ages.

The local food and wine is exceptional. There are a couple of restaurants close by - details are in the house - that are as good as any Michelin star restaurants I've been to and nowhere near as expensive! You can also eat very well on a budget, so there's something for everyone.

We're close the the Abruzzo National Park, which is great for walking and cycling, but you can also do that straight from the house. The hills are a challenge, but I love cycling or running up to Montebello and I love coming down even more!


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(1 traveler reviews)

Country villa with pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Casa Mirabello Paradise Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for three weeks at Casa Mirabello in the Abruzzi countryside. The house was everything as described but more so in terms of its spaciousness, charm and comforts. Owners provided house cleaning and laundry of all linens and towels and this was greatly appreciated. It is not possible to describe the tranquil natural beauty of the setting, views and outdoor eating areas. The pool is lots of fun, very refreshing. With beautiful beaches along the Adriatic for a swim, small medieval villages to visit and trips through the Gran Sasso, one can not ask for more interesting outings all nearby. Although secluded and very rural, this lovingly restored country farmhouse provides opportunities to relax, have fun and thoroughly enjoy a very special and unique province in the wonderfully diverse and beautiful country of Italy. Sarah is a terrific person to rent from, helpful in every way. We loved our time at this villa and would love to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carole Thanks so much for such a lovely review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and the house lived up to your expectations. If you do ever want a return trip, just let me know (I think I will have it for a while now) and I'd be really happy to welcome you. All the best Sarah
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Kilometres
Montebello di Bertona
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Kilometres
Il Cerreto di Miglianico, Pescara
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4.5 Kilometres
Montebello di Bertona
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Montebello di Bertona Villa Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $19

Casa Mirabello is non-smoking inside the house. The house should be left clean and tidy. Any heavy cleaning required will be charged at a rate of £12 / hour and taken out of the security deposit. Substantial breakages will also be charged for and taken from the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Montebello di Bertona Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 280 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - shower , bidet
    Laundry room - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    TV room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • skiing

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