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Italy’s best kept secret?

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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Are you dreaming of a tranquil and unhurried break amidst rolling hillsides, majestic mountains, stunning beaches and historic walled towns?

Then Marche is the destination for you

Few other areas of Italy can offer you such an alluring & unspoiled rural setting as Marche; the easternmost region of Italy, which lies between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Coast.

Whether your idea of the ideal holiday is admiring masterpieces of renaissance art & architecture, walking in glorious mountains, lazing on beautiful beaches, hunting out good value local trattorias or dining in Michelin starred restaurants; you will not be disappointed with what this undiscovered region has to offer.

And you will not have to jostle with hoards of tourists.

But where to stay?

Nestled in the lovely countryside between the villages of San Marcello & Monsano lies apartment Girasole. This brand new, light, airy, spacious & peaceful apartment offers comfortable & well-appointed accommodation. Both the bedroom & kitchen/lounge have double patio doors leading onto an infinity edge terrace with breath-taking views of the verdicchio vineyards, olive groves & the Adriatic Sea beyond.


Apartment Girasole is not on a complex, it is the sole apartment available; and the owners Paul & Julie whose home adjoins the completely independent apartment, are always at hand to assist and advise

Apartment Girasole consists:

• One bedroom – sleeps 2

• En suite bathroom with rain dance shower

• Fully equipped kitchen with large fridge freezer, dishwasher, electric oven & hob

• Comfortable lounge area with TV

• Private furnished terrace

• Under floor heating (for the cooler seasons)

Nearby (driving times):

• Within 5 minutes you will find traditional local amenities – restaurants, village bakery, greengrocers, butcher, delicatessen and gelateria

• Also within 5 minutes a supermarket, bank & pharmacy.

• The historic & cultural walled city of Jesi is just 15 minutes

• The Adriatic Coast is just 20 minutes

• The walled city of Urbino –world heritage site is one hour away

• Ancona airport (Ryanair: London Stansted – Ancona) is 15 minutes

• Bologna ancient university city (& further airport) is 2 hours away

• Both Rome & Florence are within 3 hours

More Details
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Julie Goodair
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016

About Julie Goodair

We fell in love with Marche over several holidays in the region and decided to realise our dreams and moved here in 2013. In 2014 ( yes, just one year of building!) we moved into our lovely Architect designed home, which having been complete;y rebuilt in a traditional style has all the comforts of a 21st century home whilst retaining some of the original warmth and charm we fell in love with.

Why Julie Goodair chose Ancona region

2016 is our second season of letting apartment Girasole which we designed for friends and family to stay in whilst visiting us in beautiful Marche.

Marche is a fabulous region to both live and holiday in and we hope to spend many happy years here entertaining friends and family and perhaps making new friends along the way.

We look forward to welcoming you.

What makes this apartment unique

The 360 degree views and the peace and tranquility - whilst still being within minutes of restaurants, shops , supermarket and bank.


based on 7 traveler reviews

Italy’s best kept secret?
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Dream vacation spot!

  • 4 of 5

This house rental was absolutely amazing! The moment we arrived the scenery took our breath away! Everything about this house and property is everything you could ever want. It has picturesque scenery with rolling Tuscan hills of sunflower and wheat fields. The house itself is beautifully and meticulously maintained by the owners with flower gardens, and a water feature. The views cannot be beat, the private patio which we sat on to enjoy our morning espresso or a candle lit dinner. There is a great supermarket near by which we got fresh pasta and enjoyed cooking in the modern kitchen which leads to the patio. I loved waking up each morning and opening the glass doors to see the beautiful countryside. There was a great hammock and lounger chairs to relax in and enjoy views! The owners could not of been more welcoming, friendlier or kind! They truly thought of everything and then some. The property inside and out looks even better in person than in real life! It was the honeymoon of our dreams. The kitchen had all the necessary items like pots and pans, dishes, espresso maker, sugar, olive oil in the cupboard, etc if you want to stay in and cook or there is a great restaurant just down the rotd. They had a lovely bottle of wine on ice upon our arrival and a great book of day trips, restaurants and other nearby attractions. Can't say enough good things about this rental. We hope we have the opportunity to return one day!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Van alle lovende woorden in de voorgaande reviews was er geen enkel overdreven. Dit appartement is tot in de puntjes met veel smaak ingericht en onderhouden en niets waar we behoefte aan hadden ontbrak er. Het uitzicht vanaf het terras nodigt je uit om de hele dag niets te doen en alleen maar te genieten. Julie en Paul zijn voortreffelijke gastvrouw en -heer en staan direct voor je klaar als je wat nodig hebt. Het appartement ligt midden tussen tal van bezienswaardige dorpjes en stadjes en een kwartier rijden van het vliegveld Ancona-Falconare. Wij komen volgend jaar zeker terug!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. Hopefully it will encourage other traveller's to visit this wonderful and undiscovered part of Italy. It was good to meet you both and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. Best wishes Paul & Julie
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The accommodation offered everything we needed. The owners,Paul and Julie delightful and helpful.

  • 5 of 5

The guides provided helped us explore the spectacular country side. We particularly enjoyed the location of the property as it allowed exploring the Adriatic Coast as well as the interesting,steeped in history country side.We enjoyed returning home to the apartment, sipping a local Verdecchio and enjoying the sweeping vista. A place to return to.

Heleen and Campbell,Vancouver,Canada.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Romantic Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This place was just what we were looking for - it is a newly built luxury hideaway and a great alternative to staying in a hotel. It was even better than the photos ..We were impressed with the communication and the warm welcome from Julie and Paul the owners - every little detail had been catered for and scrutinised and there was the opportunity to lounge on the terrace admiring the far reaching breathtaking views as far down to the sea on a clear day. We were able to truly relax and enjoy a day on the beach with a picnic , and an afternoon exploring the historic town, compete with wonderful architecture and its own market - we will definitely return for another weekend, maybe longer. I would return again in September .We are very envious of this great location!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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*** Absoluter Traumurlaub in einzigartiger Lage mit fantastischen Gastgebern ***

  • 5 of 5

Im August 2016 durften wir zwei Wochen in der wunderschönen FeWo von Julie und Paul (und dem kleinen Sparky) verbringen. Schon bei der Anreise erwartete uns eine atemberaubende Landschaft. Als wir das Haus erreichten kamen wir aus dem Staunen nicht mehr heraus: das Anwesen war in der Realität noch schöner als auf den Fotos, sehr stil- und liebevoll angelegt, alles sehr ordentlich und sauber. Auf der Terasse die zur FeWo gehört kann man es sich in den Stühlen gemütlich machen, sei es zum Essen oder Relaxen. Es gibt eine Hängematte und zwei Liegen im Garten.

Die FeWo ist ein Traum! Die Einrichtung ist sehr hochwertig , die Deko ist sehr passend und liebevoll gewählt. In der Küche sind die wichtigsten Utensilien die man zum Kochen benötigt vorhanden. Sollte etwas fehlen helfen Julie und Paul gerne aus. Das Bad ist mit der Regenwalddusche und integrierter Beleuchtung ein kleines Highlight.

Anmerkung: Die FeWo besitzt keine Klimaanlage, dennoch war es in den Räumen nie unangenehm warm (und es war draußen täglich über 30 Grad!)! Morgens sollte man kurz durchlüften, tagsüber die Holzjalousien schließen und dann hat man abends ein angenehmes Klima im Haus. Sollte es dennoch zu warm werden gibt es einen Ventilator.

Julie und Paul sind zwei ganz wunderbare Gastgeber! Als wir ankamen fanden wir einige Aufmerksamkeiten im Kühlschrank, total süß und nett. Wir konnten uns immer an die beiden wenden, sie gaben uns Reisetipps, halfen wo sie nur konnten. Ohne ihre hilfreichen Tipps wären wir manchmal verloren gewesen. Wir vermissen die schönen Unterhaltungen jetzt schon!

Es gibt in San Marcello einen Supermarkt, der sehr gut ausgestattet ist. Zu empfehlen ist unbedingt ein Besuch im "La Lanterna". Die Bedienungen sind sehr nett und das Essen richtig lecker!

Mehrere Strände sind in der Umgebung zwischen 12 und 30km entfernt. Jeder auf seine eigene Art und Weise schön, Sand- sowie Kiesstrandliebhaber kommen voll auf ihre Kosten. Es gibt auch einen Stausee den man unbedingt besuchen sollte, ca. 1 Std Autofahrt entfernt.

Alles in allem können wir sagen, dass wir die zwei Wochen sehr genossen haben. Es war ein wunderbarer Urlaub in einer atemberaubenden Landschaft mit hervorragenden Gastgebern. Der morgendliche Blick aufs Meer fehlt sehr!

Sie sollten sich die FeWo und die Gastfreundschaft von Julie und Paul nicht entgehen lassen. Wir empfehlen dieses Angebot uneingeschränkt weiter, es ist definitiv eines der bestgehüteten Geheimnisse die Italien zu bieten hat!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Fantastische Ferienwohnung, sehr nette und hilfsbereite Vermieter!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren im Juli 2016 zu Gast in der wirklich fantastischen Ferienwohnung von Julie und Paul. Die Ferienwohnung ist sehr schön und zweckmäßig eingerichtet. Das gesamte Anwesen ist liebevoll angelegt und absolut sauber. Die Bilder im Angebot entsprechen den tatsächlichen Verhältnissen vor Ort. Die Wohnung befindet sich in dem von den Vermietern ebenfalls bewohnten Haus, hat eine eigene Terrasse und einen eigenen kleinen Gartenteil, sogar mit Hängematte zum Relaxen in der ruhigen Umgebung. Von der Wohnung aus schaut man auf ein riesiges Feld mit Sonnenblumen, Weinberge und die Orte in der Nachbarschaft auf den gegenüberliegenden Hügeln. Die Vermieter, Julie und Paul, sind sehr, sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Wir kamen erst gegen 21 Uhr an, die Wohnung war von Kerzen beleuchtet, der Prosecco stand gekühlt für uns bereit, ein Empfang wie man ihn sich nach einer so langen Autofahrt nur wünschen kann. Das in der Nähe liegende Restaurant "La Lanterna" ist absolut empfehlenswert. Wir vermissen schon jetzt, eine Woche nach unserem Urlaub, das schöne Wetter und die angenehmen Gespräche mit Julie und Paul. Es hat uns rundherum so gut gefallen, dass wir bereits nach Möglichkeiten suchen, für den nächsten Aufenthalt statt mit dem Auto per Flugzeug nach Ancona zu reisen. Falls irgendjemand von Euch/Ihnen seinen Aufenthalt dort nicht wahrnehmen kann....bitte uns kontaktieren, dann fahren wir!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Ancona - flights from London Stansted
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
San Marcello
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Marche is a very tranquil and unspoiled region of Italy - with all the attractions of its more famous ( and more crowded and expensive) neighbors Tuscany & Umbria. It offers sea, mountains and cultural and gastronomic attractions in a more leisurely and peaceful way. Once discovered you will never want to holiday in the more crowded regions again!


Rates & Availability

San Marcello Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low seasn
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $273

• The kitchen is all electric and includes a large fridge/freezer; full sized oven and 2 ring hob, dishwasher, kettle, basic cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and glassware
• Dining table & chairs, sofa, coffee table and TV (some English programmes) are provided in the lounge area
• The bedroom has a large double bed (160cm x 220cm) bedside tables, easy chair, luggage rack and wardrobe with internal drawers
• The en-suite bathroom has washbasin, bidet, WC and shower
• Pre arrival cleaning, bed linen and bathroom towels are provided
• Beach/pool towels are not provided and we request that guests do not remove the towels supplied from the property
• The private outdoor patio is supplied with bistro table and chairs and two steamer chairs with table
• Water and electricity consumption are included in the rental price
• During cooler months heating is included in the rental price

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.
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San Marcello Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 38 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Contemporary bathroom with all modern amenities and spacious rain dance shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Spacious , modern and comfortable bedroom with large double bed, crisp white bedlinen and ample storage for all your holiday essentials. Amazing views from the patio doors over your private terrace to the village of Monsano in the distance.
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Having fallen in love with the amazing location of an old "Casa Colonica" (old country house) we eventually became owners in 2012. Our home is an Architect designed property which has been completely rebuilt in a traditional style - meaning it has all the comforts of a 21st century home while retaining some charm and character. After a year of building ( pretty much a record according to locals!) we moved into our home in June 2014. In 2015 we decided to let out the apartment we built for friends & family to select guests. We hope you will become one of them.

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