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Italy’s best kept secret?

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 409 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

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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

Owner
Julie Goodair
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

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 San Marcello

2017 is our third 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.

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Ancona - flights from London Stansted
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Monsano
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Sirolo
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Jesi
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A14
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
San Marcello
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Marzocca
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!

Amenities

San Marcello Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 409 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Contemporary bathroom with all modern amenities and spacious rain dance shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
5

Delightful

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday at Girasole in September. The apartment is excellent and just perfect for two people. Paul and Julie, the owners, were so welcoming and Paul even came rushing out with a large umbrella when we arrived in torrential rain (the first rain in months). We enjoy doing our own cooking and it was lovely to have such good, virtually new, facilities. The views from the patio are wonderful. Le Marche is a very interesting area to explore and we enjoyed trips to hilltop villages and the coast. Our favourite visit was to Urbino, a busy, bustling, University town with wonderful buildings and architecture. We are in agreement with all the fabulous reviews. Thank you Julie and Paul for the lovely hospitality.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vogelenzang
5

Paradijs

  • 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: June 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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5

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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Redhill, surrey
5

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: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradiesisch

  • 5 of 5

Im August 2017 waren wir eine Woche „zu Gast“ bei Julie & Paul und bei Sparky dem Hund.

Der Ort als solches ist schon traumhaft schön und traumhaft schön gelegen. Das alleine ist es aber nicht, weshalb wir uns auf Anhieb an diesem Ort „zu Hause“ gefühlt haben. Es ist dieses Gefühl von (beinahe schon familiärer) Vertrautheit, welche von Julie & Paul ausgehen.

Meine Empfehlung an den geneigten Leser :

Wer im Urlaub nach Action, Attraktionen, Night Life und „Ramba Zamba“ etc. sucht, sollte da nicht hingehen. Zu weit abgelegen ist dieser wunderschöne Ort vom grossen „Boost“.

Wer „Erholung pur“ sucht, fern ab vom klassischen Tourismus, der wird an diesem Ort ein Stück Paradies finden.

UMGEBUNG

Das Haus steht ca 5 Autominuten vom nächsten Ort. Die Realität, die wir dort vorgefunden haben, übertrafen die Bilddarstellungen auf FEWO („WOW Effekt“ garantiert).

Die nächst grösseren Orte, wie die nächsten Strände sind in ca.. 20 Autominuten erreichbar.

Sehr zu empfehlen: Mezzavalle; 40 Minuten per Auto.

Was die nächst grösseren Städte, so wie z.B. Ancona, zu bieten haben, kann jeder selber im Internet nachlesen. Auch hier gilt , dass jeder selber rausfinden muss, wo das zu finden ist, nachdem man sucht (Shopping oder eher Kulturelles).

PEOPLE

Die Bevölkerung ist unerwartet nett, herzlich und hilfsbereit und ganz allgemein sehr unerwartet locker drauf (wenn man mal die Fahrkultur auf den Strassen ausblendet).

HAUS / AUSSTATTUNG

In Sachen Ausrüstung (Küche, Bad, Wohnen, Schlafen, Terrasse) fehlt es an NICHTS. Das, was an „Equipment“ vorhanden ist, ist auch ausnahmslos von guter Qualität und darüber hinaus sehr geschmackvoll, liebevoll (passend zum Haus, passend zum Ganzen) ausgewählt, so, als ob Julie und Paul vorhatten, diese Ferienwohnung selbst bewohnen zu wollen.

JULIE AND PAUL AND SPARKY

Paul hat unzählige Tipps auf Lager. Die Tipps, welchen wir nachgehen konnten, waren auf jeden Fall alle ein Volltreffer. Die abendlichen (zwanglosen) Unterhaltungen mit Paul und Julie haben wir als grosse Bereicherung empfunden.

We appreciate very much the conversations we’ve had with Paul , Julie

AND of course the daily’s “good morning” and “good night” from Sparky :-)

we miss you … already

Wenn auch es zu unseren Prinzipien gehört, Feriendestinationen kein zweites Mal zu bereisen. Julie und Paul (und auch Sparky) allein schon wären es der Wert, dahin zurückzukehren.

never know :-)

Charly & Therese

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can we say? Thank you for this amazing review. We hope to see you both again in our own little corner of Paradise. With many good wishes Paul, Julie, and ( of course!) Sparky
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $294.78

Facilities
• 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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