|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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This studio apartment sits at the end of the main waterfront terrace of Villa Accetta, a splendid home with a private beach on the Gulf of Gaeta, halfway between Rome and Naples. This apartment has a private entrance and a large terrace right on the water, with lounge chairs and umbrella. It sleeps up to four people on two sofa beds in the main room. The studio is located directly above the Roman ruins that can be seen in the sea right outside its window, or through a unique glass floor.
Perfect for a de-stressing holiday, a honeymoon, a family reunion or a writer's retreat, this waterfront apartment with terrace offers all the comforts of home, and all the romance of the Italian coast. Best of all, it's in a villa where the Accetta family live, so there is always someone available who speaks both English and Italian to offer assistance if needed.
The spacious studio has two double sofa beds in the living area, which provide sleeping for up to four at night, and generous seating during the day. The full bathroom has a shower, toilet, bidet and washing machine. The kitchenette is fully equipped whether you are making a cup of coffee, or cooking a large meal for up to six people. The generous, multi-level terrace offers chairs and a table just outside the door, and lounge chairs and umbrella down a flight of stairs to the sea-front.
Parking is in a secure area on the villa's property, just steps from the apartment door.
History and high technology coexist comfortably in Villa Accetta, which is built on Roman ruins, but with updated amenities including Wi-Fi and SKY TV. The villa and apartment have been painstakingly renovated with the comfort of guests in mind, and updated with 21st century luxuries. The thick stone walls can sometimes cause problems with signal reaching all the way to this apartment, but WiFi is always available on the main terrace of the villa.
Guests can live La Dolce Vita with a glass of local wine or a pot of coffee on the terrace, while watching activities such as fishing, sailing, sailboarding, diving or boating in the popular Gulf of Gaeta. Just a few steps away from your own private waterfront terrace is a private beach where you can swim in the clear Mediterranean waters, lie in the sun or enjoy the shade of an umbrella. Panoramic views of the medieval city of Gaeta float across the bay; on a clear day you can see Vesuvius, and the islands of Capri and Ischia in the distance.
City buses stop near the villa's gate about every 15 minutes, and take you into the heart of Old Gaeta or Formia in just minutes. The train station is only a 10 minute bus or taxi ride from the villa, and trains will take you to the heart of Rome or Naples in under an hour. Or, we have drivers who work with us who will take you just about anywhere you want to go, for a reasonable price.
BASE FOR EXPLORATION:
Located halfway between Rome and Naples, the villa is also just an hour or so by train from Pompeii, or Herculaneum, or Capri, or the Amalfi coast, or the Abruzzi mountain ski slopes, or from the classical opera house of Teatro San Carlo in Naples. Driving directions are available, if you rent a car at the airport, or we can arrange to pick you up. We also can arrange day trips with several drivers who work with us.
MORE THAN TWO MILLENNIA OF HISTORY:
If ancient ruins are of interest, Gaeta and the surrounding area have been occupied for nearly three millennia, most spectacularly by the patrician Roman elite who built their villas on the sea 2000 years ago. Called the Ulysses Coast, the area is studded with the remains of these villas. Ample ruins can be found right below the terraces of Villa Accetta, as the villa sits above Artacia Fons, the fresh-water spring mentioned by Virgil as the place where Aeneas found fresh water after months at sea. Sites and museums are plentiful along the coast, from Sperlonga to Gaeta and Formia and south to Minturno and Cumae, many of which can be reached by local bus.
Family groups can vacation together yet enjoy separate accommodations in our four apartments. Visitors can relax on the terrace or swim in the warm, clear Mediterranean from the private beach, or explore the ancient ruins that dot the landscape
EAT, DRINK, ENJOY
Dozens of restaurants in Gaeta or Formia offer seafood caught that afternoon, and served to you the same night. The local specialty is a unique, two crusted pizza called tiella. Fresh mozzarella di buffalo is available in many of the marketplaces, and is served in most of the restaurants. Gaeta has an outdoor market on Wednesday's and Formia's is on Thursday, where fresh vegetables, artisan cheeses, olives and olive oil are available. Gaeta has a daily fish market, where the catches of the day are offered for sale about 4 p.m., just in time for restaurant owners and home cooks to purchase delights from the sea and cook them for dinner.
Welcome to the home where my family has lived for several generations. We recently completely remodeled Villa Accetta and divided it into a family home, with several rental apartments. We love to share the beauty of our terraces, gardens and private beach on the Gulf of Gaeta with guests from around the world.
J. Taylor purchased this apartment in 1920
The beauty and bounty of the sea that sits beyond our windows was what attracted my family to the villa generations ago. There is nothing quite like sitting on your own terrace and watching the changing face of the Mediterranean Sea. We are also an easy daytrip to Rome or Naples, and we love to share the knowledge that only years of living in an area can bring.
This historic villa has a beautiful view of the ancient city of Gaeta across the bay. The studio flat had all the amenities we needed, including well-lit bath, small kitchen and nice furniture. We loved opening the shutters in the morning for our perfect view and sitting on the terrace in the breeze. The studio was clean and comfortable and we were well taken care of by owner Kiki. Easy access into old Gaeta which we loved exploring. Stay here if you want a real taste of local Italy .
My husband and I spent two weeks in July in the studio flat in Villa Accetta. It was wonderful! I don't want to repeat all the praise in the above mentioned reviews but just add a few other good features. The owner, Kiki, and her son, Ugo, were perfect hosts and made us feel very welcome. It was a big surprise for us (maybe we didn't read the description carefully enough) to see on arrival that the studio also had exclusive use of a rather large private platform/terrace just beneath the windows with an outdoor shower and two deck chairs. I don't remember ever having felt this relaxed after a vacation. It was very calming to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean and wake up early to see the fishermen work while having coffee on the platform. We already missed the flat minutes after leaving. We are definitely coming back. Thank you Kiki and Ugo for a wonderful time.
Completely private and yet romantic, an individual or a couple can get away in complete privacy - and - hear the waves and birds, open the windows to a wonderful view and the doors to a gay display of vines and flowers. The small kitchen area is well equipped and with a grocery store a five minute walk away, it is great to just sit and enjoy cheese and a bottle of wine overlooking the Bay of Gaeta. The villa is also the ideal place for a group of friends or family to get together and yet accommodate many different tastes and arrangements. For those who want to go off on their own, it is possible to see Rome, Naples, and any of the towns along the coast in the course of a day. And for those who just want to hang out, the little beach is great. There is a surprising lot to do in Gaeta or Formia. I wholeheartedly recommend the villa and this little secluded corner of it.
This hideaway on the water provided everything we expected and more. The spectactular views were just one of the great things about the flat. It was beautifully decorated, had an efficient little kitchenette for making small meals, which saved us lots of time on breakfast and snacks. The market just down the road provided anything we could want, including incredible prices on local wine, cheese and bread. All of this and you can see Vesuvius, Capri and Ischia from the terrace.
The Ulysses Riviera is an area of great beauty and historical importance on the Mediterranean Sea about halfway between Rome and Naples. Many of the great patrician families of the Roman Empire had summer villas on this coast, and the wealthy families of Rome continue to escape the city to villas along the beaches and in the hills. The Gulf of Gaeta offers water sports galore, from swimming to sailing, snorkeling and sail-boarding. Or, if you choose, you can lie by the sea, soak up the sun, and relax. The two towns adjacent to the villa, Gaeta and Formia, offer excellent restaurants that serve seafood caught daily in the bay. The towns also have extensive Roman ruins to explore, along with medieval churches and the splendid Turk's Grotto on Monte Orlando. Rome and Naples are about an hour away by train, making Villa Accetta an excellent home base for exploration of the big cities and all their wonders, without having to deal with the traffic. The silvery banks of the Aurunci Mountains climb steeply up from the shore behind the villa, and are home to a Provinical Park, in addition to several charming hill towns that make for good day trips. Just up the coast is Sperlonga, an ancient sea-front village with streets so tiny there are no cars allowed. Park at the base of the village and spend the day exploring, eating lunch and then walking down the beach to the extensive ruins of one of the Emperor Tiberius' summer palaces. A well-stocked museum with statues and works of art from the villa sits beside the road above the ruins. Sperlonga and many of the surrounding hill towns may be reached in minutes by the bus that stops near the Villa's front gate.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$224|
Shorter stays may be negotiated during off-peak seasons
15 percent booking deposit due immediately. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.