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Where modern luxury meets old-world charm—and only minutes from the beach!

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Nestled into the historic seaside village of Rocca San Giovanni, Casa Bramare boasts both modern amenities and all the charm you’d expect from a century-old home. The house was completely renovated in 2010 to create an open, airy feel and a sleek aesthetic. At the same time, you’ll find hints of its storied past in the vaulted brick ceilings and prime location within the village piazza.

We’ve gone all out to make sure Casa Bramare provides the utmost in luxury and comfort. The master bedroom features a European queen bed and Juliet balcony, while the second bedroom includes a European double bed, ample storage, and easy access to the terrace. One of the two full bathrooms features a walk-in shower, and the other, a deep soaker tub, both with heated towel racks. The house also includes a fully equipped kitchen with gas stove and convection oven, a washing machine, a cozy fireplace, two flat-screen TVs, a DVD player, and an iPod docking station. Our delightful, hands-on property manager is also on call throughout your stay. It’s like having a boutique hotel all to yourself!

One of the smaller villages on the Adriatic coastline, Rocca San Giovanni has been voted one of Italy’s most beautiful villages for its old world charm. Just outside Casa Bramare’s door, you'll find the heart of a village untouched by time. There’s always something going on in the historic piazza, whether it’s a jazz festival, community potluck, or the annual food and wine extravaganza. The local markettas stock everything you need to make a five-star meal at home, but there are plenty of exceptional restaurants in the surrounding area as well.

When it comes to access, Casa Bramare couldn't be better situated. The pristine local beaches have won several distinctions, including the Bandiere Blu and the First Beach of Abruzzo award in 2012. The Italian Apennine Mountain Chain (Gran Sasso d`Italia and the Majella Mountains) are less than an hour away, and a day trip to nearby Lake Bomba is a must for anyone who loves water sports. Casa Bramare is also only 30 minutes south of the Abruzzo International Airport in Pescara, making airport transportation a breeze.

Once you've stayed at Casa Bramare, you'll long to visit us again. This one-of-a-kind house books up fast—contact us today to reserve your dates!

More Details

Julie Stante
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2018

About Julie Stante

I'm an easy going person who loves to travel, meet new people, learn new languages and experience different things. My passion is food, music, the arts and entertaining.

Forget the hotels, my favorite way to travel is to rent flats within my destinations so that I can experience the culture and lifestyle to the fullest degree. There is nothing finer then going to the local markets, buying fresh food and trying to duplicate the delicious meals I’ve appreciated in the local restaurants.

I also love the beach! It's so relaxing and in a way magical the way the sights and sounds of the water soothe the soul. So its no coincidence why the home is located near the beach.

Julie Stante purchased this house in 2010

Why Julie Stante chose Rocca San Giovanni

I love Italy! I wanted to be close to the beach but also enjoy village life, where I would know the shopkeepers by name (Angelo, Nicola, Frank.....), and have my favorite coffee ready at the bar once the barista (Victoria) saw me crossing the piazza!

For me it had to be the 'Costa dei Trabocchi (the Trabocci coastline) of Abruzzo, with the sea in front of you and the mountains behind. It's central location meant that I would never be too far away too explore all that Italy has to offer.

What makes this house unique

I fell in love with it the moment I opened the door, from the exposed brick vaulted ceilings, the deep set fire place, the Juliette balcony and terraces to the two bathrooms with bidets and towel heated towel racks!

And then there is the village, Rocca San Giovanni and it's people. Kind, helpful and welcoming. There is something special walking through a village where time seems to have stood still, its refreshing and inspirational.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Julie

ThanThe food (pizza coccodrilo, fane from Forno Zulli, porchetta from Paulo Maccelaria) the wine from Cantina Frentana, the coffee from Bar Vittoria, the beaches Punta Adedei, everthing was perfect. Peoples in this village are very friendly and invite us to their hearts.

We hope to see you soon, thank you so much.

Jakob & parents - Czech Republic
Sep 2012
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Rocca San Giovanni House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ski in/Ski out
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , bidet , Has a skylight and a heated towel racks.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Has a washing machine and a heated towel racks.
  • The main floor washroom has a walk-in shower, toilet, bidet, heat towel racks and plush towels. In addition, it has a washing machine. Clothes can be dried using the clothing rack and attaching it over the Juliette balcony. Delicate items can be dried using the rack over the washing machine. The second floor bathroom has a deep contoured soaked tub, complete with a hand held nozzle, toilet, bidet, heated towel racks, a skylight and plush towels. A hair dryer is located in the cabinet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 170cm x 190 cm
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 120cm x 190cm
  • The master bedroom is a calming oasis with a large queen size bed (170 cm x 190 cm), high end mattress, designer bedding, lighting with dimming options, a whisper quiet Italian designer fan, plush pillows for added comfort while watching the flat screen HD TV. Or enjoy the calming view of the parketta from the Juliette balcony. There are plenty of storage options with the taller then average wardrobes and the dresser. The second bedroom has a roomy double bed (120 cm x 190 cm) with a quality mattress and sleek linens . There is access to the upper terrace, where one can overlook the medieval walk way and the lush valley below.
  • Books
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
The stairs are an open concept (e.g. treads with no risers) and therefore may not be suitable for young children. Depending upon the nature of the infirmity, the house may not be suitable for guests requiring ground floor sleeping arrangements. There is free parking available in the Municipal parking lot located across the piazza from the house. In addition, there is free parking located on the street to the right side of the house.


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Where modern luxury meets old-world charm—and only minutes from the beach!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 17 reviews

Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

The village is the perfect small village experience with one of everything you require including great coffee, bread and pizza. The apartment matches the description, is well maintained and met all our requirements. Suit 1 or 2 couples or family.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and would be more then happy to host you again. Cheers Julie
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Posto meraviglioso, paese bello ed accogliente

  • 5 of 5

La casa ben attrezzata, con tutti i comfort necessari, siamo arrivati con la neve ed è stato bellissimo accendere il camino all'ingresso, la gente del posto è gentilissima e siamo stati ben accolti da tutti, magnifiche le mura della città, speriamo di tornarci in estate, Julie la proprietaria è una persona molto gentile e cortese.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Siamo così contenti che vi siate divertiti vigilia del nuovo anno a stare con noi e sarebbe felice di ospitarvi di nuovo. We are so happy that you enjoyed your New Year's Eve stay with us and would be delighted to host you again. Cheers Julie
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  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from the city and have a relaxing vacation in Italy, with peace and quiet, then CASA BRAMARE is the place to stay. With the beach only minutes away, and all the items one might need to make meals, everything was nearby. The apartment was well appointed; we had a wonderful working kitchen. The bedrooms, the bathrooms were all comfortable and clean. Lisa was always gracious to answer any questions about the area, or about the apartment. The cafes are nearby to have an Espresso, the butcher shop, a few grocery stores, farmacia and bank, all within walking distance. The apartment was as you see it in the photos. Loved the decor, Julie! A definite "come back" in the future!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, you know you're welcome back anytime!!!
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Speyer, Germany

Three wonderful weeks ...

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with Casa Bramare at first sight , when we found this special place online nearly one year ago. When we finally arrived, our expectations were even beaten. The well appointed Casa Bramare with it's lovely and tasteful furnishings is not just a house , but a home.We could experience the hospitality and kindness of the people from Rocca San Giovanni many times and enjoyed the Italian lifestyle on the piazza with the concerts and shows( and the aperitivi in Bar Vittoria of course)

Spending our holidays between Mare and Monti meant for us a relaxing , eventful and inspiring time.

Every hint in the Welcome book was a safe bet (thanks) and helped us plan our days without any disappointment.

Lisa's friendly support was very helpful and pleasant . It is good to know that there is someone who cares, if you need advice. Tomorrow we have to leave to cold and rainy Germany, but surely the memories of our holidays will be still warming our hearts for a long time. Verena and Timo from Speyer . Germany

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Home!

  • 4 of 5

Casa Bramare is a home away from home nestled in the lovely town of Rocca San Giovanni. The house provided the comforts of home while enjoying the lifestyle of the Italian people. The location of the home was great with many conveniences right outside the front door. Forno Zulli next door was great for all our needs. The bakery across from the house and the butcher with the fresh porchetta were a treat on a weekly basis. My family and I had a wonderful time in this house enjoying the fantastic hospitality of the locals. I would recommend this home to anyone wanting to experience the splendours of Italy!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Marisa, we're delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay and experience the amazing hospitality and natural beauty of the region. We'd love to see you again.
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North Salem, New Hampshire


  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us. The bells took us by surprise the first day but grew on us. We actually missed hearing them after we went home. This is far from a resort town which is exactly what we were looking for. Even with our limited Italian we were able to communicate with everyone we encountered - although a few times we did resort to pantomime! We took trips out to castles, along the coast and had a truly amazing diner at Trabocco Punta Tufano, which was by far our favorite meal in the two+ weeks we spent in Italy. We would recommend this property and house to anyone looking for a quiet vacation in a beautiful region of Italy. A small piece of us would rather not recommend it since we would love to keep this place all to ourselves!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle, we're so happy you enjoyed your stay - we'd be happy to welcome you back anytime! By the way, we've just installed beautiful track lighting in the living room / kitchen that highlights both the ceiling and the floors and a fabulous illuminated lucite fan in the master bedroom. So when you come back you'll have a even more to enjoy!
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Across the street from the house
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Lanciano autostrada adriatica
Nearest Restaurant
In town
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Passo Lanciano
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Quaint, authentic, village, medieval, pizza, food, wine, olive oil, pasta, festivals, fresh seafood, historic, beach, bars, jazz festival, weddings, safe, family oriented, friendly, rural, welcoming, comfortable, skiing, cycling, agro tourisma, green vacation, GLBT friendly.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $246.52
Cleaning $98.61

• A €80 charge for cleaning & restocking (paper products, cleaning supplies) is required.

• Please note prices are subject to change

• A nonrefundable deposit of 25% of the Total Rental Free is required upon booking, via PayPal at

• Full payment is required 90 days before arrival date, via PayPal at

• A damage deposit of €200 will be charged and will be returned once our Property Manager approves condition.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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