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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian

2 bedroom flat in villa; exclusive private beach, waterfront terrace, Wi-Fi

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sofa bed (Sleeps 6)

Villa Accetta, a comfortable getaway with an exclusive private beach on the beautiful Gulf of Gaeta, offers an excellent base for exploring south central Italy. Best of all, it's a family home, where the Accettas have lived for generations. Kiki and her family speak perfect English and Italian, and are on-site to assist you during your stay.

Perfect for a Mediterranean getaway, a honeymoon, a family reunion or a writer's retreat, this waterfront apartment with terrace offers all the comforts of home along with all the romance of the Italian seacoast.


Two bedrooms (one with queen bed, one with two twins), and a queen sofa bed in the living room, means there's plenty of space for a family or a group of friends. The two bathrooms (one with bathtub, one with shower, both with bidets) mean no waiting. A large living room overlooking the sea, with separate dining room, a well-equipped kitchen, and an extensive terrace complete with table for six under a cooling sunshade, seal the deal. The kitchen has plenty of counter space and is fully equipped for making anything from a pot of coffee to a five course meal.


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 WiFi and SKY TV. The villa and apartment have been painstakingly renovated with the comfort of guests in mind, and updated with 21st century luxuries.


Two supermarkets are just a few minutes walk from the villa gate. The bus stop is also near the gate and local buses take you into Gaeta or Formia for more shopping in about 10 minutes. There are also several local restaurants within walking distance.


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 from your terrace is the villa's private beach where you can swim in the clear Mediterranean waters, lie in the sun or enjoy the shade of an umbrella during the summer months. 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. In cooler months the terrace offers a perfect place for watching fishermen or simply taking in the ever-changing view of the Mediterranean.


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 about an hour.


Located halfway between Rome and Naples, the villa is also just over an hour 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.


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. Ample remains of the 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, each of which can be reached by local bus.


Family groups can vacation together while enjoying separate accommodations. 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 in Gaeta, Formia, Sperlonga and beyond.


Dozens of splendid 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. Delectable, made that morning, 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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jennifer (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian

About Jennifer

Hello, I am Kiki Accetta, and my family has owned this villa for generations. A few years ago we split it into apartments to share with guests. I enjoy sharing the history of the villa and the area with our visitors, and am pleased to meet people from around the world. Because we have lived in Gaeta for generations, we have connections with restaurant owners, taxi drivers and others who can help to make your stay very enjoyable.

Jennifer purchased this apartment in 1900

What makes this apartment unique

Sitting on the terrace gazing over the Gulf of Gaeta offers me a serenity unmatched by any other place. Even the fact that the Villa sits below the often-busy connection road between Formia and Gaeta can't disturb the beauty of the view. The mixture of old and new makes the Villa a perfect place to live and visit. The ancient foundations of Villa Accetta give me a sense of timelessness, and yet the villa is filled with modern conveniences, from washing machines to Wi-Fi, making it even more comfortable for me and my visitors.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our stay in Villa Accetta was sublime. The sea just outside our windows, the food in the area restaurants, the convenient location for exploring Rome and Naples and the island of Ponza, made for an unforgettable experience.
Sep 2014
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2 bedroom flat in villa; exclusive private beach, waterfront terrace, Wi-Fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Restful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

WOW, what a view, what a lovely place and what a lovely hostess. Kiki was so very helpful and this beautiful apartment right on the sea what just what I needed after 8 hectic days of hard sightseeing with a group of seven. They left for home and two friends joined me here. They loved the slow pace to get over jet lag before moving on to Rome and points north. The apartment is even better than the pictures. It was extremely comfortable for the three of us. Even a hassock bed in the dining room was comfortable when our light sleeper found she could not sleep with the snoring of either of the other two. All the beds were comfortable and there is a bed that can be made with the sofa. We were spoiled with two bathrooms, one with a soaker tub and both showers had plenty of pressure and hot water. We also made use of the washing machine as I had packed light and everything was dirty after 8 days. The bus is just a short walk and a bit longer walk is a supermarket where we bought staples and some sausage and fresh pasta to make supper. There was a festival in town by the waterfront that was fun. We got to the beach on a sunny day, but not prepared for swimming. The water seemed cold in late April. We did happen on a wonderful restaurant right on the beach where we had a fabulous salt encrusted fish. We took a picture of the restaurant so we could remember the name but it is not readable. We also loved finding little shops and greengrocers in the back alleys as well as little coffee bars. We loved Gaeta and Villa Acceta and hope to return to both. Thank you Kiki for a wonderful time and for coming to get us from the supermarket when we were loaded with groceries and wine.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando FL USA

A bit of heaven

  • 5 of 5

I love Italy, and I love the south of Italy particularly, and I love Gaeta most of all. The history and pageantry of Rome is an hour away, as is the hustle and energy of Naples, but for me the ideal stay is walking the ancient alleyways of this medieval town and discovering something new every day. And the best base for all of this to happen is at Villa Accetta, whether its a quick hop on the bus to get the worlds best gelato or a 10 minute walk to pick up wine made just up the mountain in preparation for a relaxed sunset on the patio. I will come to Villaa Accetta as long as I can.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minnesota, USA

Villa Accetta

  • 5 of 5

I had written a review when we got home from our trip but posted it on the wrong site and just noticed it. This was our first stop in Italy in 2012 and when Kiki opened the door to the patio area, we were thrilled. What a lovely area to sit by the ocean. The apartment itself was well supplied and comfortable but we spent most of our time there on the patio. Kiki was the nicest and most helpful hostess of our rental owners. I truly enjoyed her company and willingness to help us. We stayed in 3 vrbo places and this was by far the best. Thanks so much, Kiki! Ray, Deb and friend Dave

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ray, Deb and friend Dave: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and that you took the time to write and let us know. We look forward to seeing you return someday. Thank you for your kind words, Ciao, The Accetta Family
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Winter Park, FL, US

Relaxing on a terrace with a view

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Villa Accetta let us savor the glorious opportunity of sitting on a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea while we sipped excellent (and incredibly inexpensive) local wine and indulged in delicious local cheeses and olives and bread. When we could tear ourselves away from the view and the conversation, we hopped a train to Rome for a day spent sightseeing, and a couple of days later a train to Pompeii. Each trip began with cappuccino on the terrace in the morning and ended with a glass of wine on the terrace in the evening. No better way to see Italy. We brought a group of writers with us, all of whom were inspired and invigorated by the rich and ancient history, the wonderful meals and the beauty of the area. Kiki made our stay a joy from beginning to end, starting with a welcome spread of goodies for hungry travelers, to suggestions on restaurants and sights. It will be remembered always. Thank you Kiki.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
On Vindicio Beach
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Abruzzi Ski area
Car: not necessary

Exploring ancient ruins, photographing medieval city, ferries to Mediterranean Islands.


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Oct 30 2016 - Feb 27 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $223
Cleaning fee $78

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Latina Province Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Cot or additional child bed available
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Available if requested
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Private beach, kayaks, umbrella tables, chairs and fresh-water showers on beach, beach towels, shaded terrace tables and chairs.

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