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Beautiful Italian Villa, Private Pool, Mountain Views.

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

sleeps 8+2, alfresco dining, modern appliances, open fire, laundry, internet

Casa Principessa is a beautifully restored farmhouse situated in the famous Golden Triangle area of Le Marche with magnificent views of the villages of Gualdo, Sarnano and the majestic Sibillini Mountains. The house, parts of which date back to the 1700s, was uninhabited for 40 years before being lovingly restored by local artisan builders using old stones, tiles and wooden beams found within the property. It has been transformed into a charming and comfortable villa. The interior is a beautiful mix of 200yr old wooden beams and modern appliances including wireless internet. The poperty includes three alfresco dining areas, magnificent pool, barbecue and original 150yr old pizza oven. The main house consists of 3 levels and there is a two-storey outbuilding. Also on the property is another 200yr old building which has been made stable and safe but is not habitable and is not rented. Picturesque town of Gualdo is 1.6km away and the larger, charming spa town of Sarnano 10 mins away.

Sue Owens
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2017


Gualdo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms complete with modern fittings
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The spacious master bedroom and ensuite occupy the entire third level of the main house with magnificent views to both the mountains and the hilltop village of Gualdo. The second level of the main house has 2 bedrooms and another bathroom - all with views. There is also a very comfortable fold-out sofa bed in the second living area of the house located on the second level. There is a beautiful outbuilding which houses another bedroom and bathroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Italian Villa, Private Pool, Mountain Views.
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful house, both its interior, garden and surrounding!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased the property met your expectations. Thank you for holidaying at Casa Principessa. Sue
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Great House and pool with beutifull sorundings

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as described. Clean, well equipped with chairs, sunbeds, kitchen tools and so on. I don’t think we miss anything during our stay. There is a great view over the valley from the house. As described you are far from nearest neighbor and can really enjoy a quiet night with good friends and something good in the glass... I do really recommend this place for those who looks for a property that is nice, quiet, have great view, nice pool and a garden.

We like many others, ordered dinner at home with the “magician” Elide. I really wondered what she would make for us, but i must say she was fantastic. The food was delicious and she made a lot of different things to taste. I do really recommend Elide if you are going to stay here.

Overall we are really satisfied with this rent, and can recommend it to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good friends, good food, good wine - I am pleased that Casa Principessa was able to provide the backdrop for your enjoyment of these things. Once again Elide proves to me the star of the show! I have experienced her dinners and agree with you - she adds a little bit of magic to the Casa Principessa experience. Sue
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A beautiful home to relax and enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first - and won't be our last - visit to Casa Principessa! The home is most comfortable with all amenities and has been beautifully restored. We were there for a week - should have made it 2 - to celebrate my 60th birthday, and it was a dream come true! There were 8 of us and we all felt most relaxed and had a lovely welcome from Janet. It is an ideal area to base yourself in order to explore the beautiful rural Italian countryside. The information provided was invaluable and we took full advantage of it. The winery - Murola - gave us a fabulous tour and then I've ever done. The views from the property are exceptional, I think we all plan on mounting a photo or two in our own homes. The best meal I had the whole time we were away was that provided by Elide - not to be missed! This was the sort of relaxing holiday to be highly recommended - beautiful home, lovely food and room for great friends as well. Thanks Sue and Rob.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you celebrated your 60th birthday in style. Elide's cooking is a treat - we always indulge ourselves with one of her fabulous meals whenever we are at Casa Principessa. I visited Murola winery for the first time last year. It is a stunning property with fabulous views. Sue
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Beautiful Italian property

  • 5 of 5

This is a gem. Wonderful for a group of six or eight even in winter. Amazing setting and views. Could not stop taking pictures. Large living areas, good kitchen and dining, excellent bedrooms. We did not get to try out the pool but in summer it must be delightful. Excellently maintained. Local manager Janet will give you help and advice and Sue and Rob have loads of information on the area. Must see is the grotto Frassisi, take a drive into Sibillini Parc and walk through so many beautiful hill towns. Au Pini, restaurant in Sarnano looked after us well. Highly recommend. Car needed and if you enjoy a walk wonderful but could sit and watch the view change with the sun and shade changes all day. A must see is dawn over the mountains.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous comments. I was particularly interested to hear about the restaurant Ai Pini, in Sarnano. I have not eaten there for many years but recently heard, from another source, that the restaurant is under new management and doing very well. I will definitely try it when I return in May. Sue
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Even more beautiful than the photograhs!

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter and her fiance had previously stayed at Casa Principessa and loved it so much decided to marry there.

The accommodation and facilities for our family of 8 adults were first class - especially the master suite - plenty of room for everyone.. Wedding guests dropped by to enjoy the spectacular views. swimming pool, bbq and wood fired pizza oven. The large, well equipped kitchen made entertaining easy. We all enjoyed visiting the mountains and lake, beach (Portonovo), markets and spa - all an easy drive away. Staying at Casa Principessa we enjoyed authentic, rural Italy and we look forward to returning.

Thank you so much Sue for all your advice and assistance in making our time at your Casa so special.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always love welcoming people on return visits to Casa Principessa, but to welcome this couple who decided that they wanted to marry at there was a real treat. It was a new experience having such an event at the property, but the photos show what a fabulous occasion it was. I am very pleased to hear that the bride's family enjoyed their first visit to Casa Principessa. Sue
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Klasse Location, tolle Umgebung

  • 5 of 5

Nach dem bisher nur englische Bewertungen zu finden, zur Abwechslung in deutsch.

Wir (2 Familien, 4 Erwachsene mit 4 "Kindern" zwischen 14 und 19 Jahren) haben 2 traumhafte Wochen in der Casa Principessa verbracht. Das Objekt ist traumhaft eingerichtet (Bäder, Küche, Möblierung, Ausstattung) und geräumig.

Insbesondere das Schlafzimmer/Bad im DG ist ein Traum, die anderen Schlafräume sind kleiner, aber ebenfalls sehr schön.

Der Eindruck, den die Bilder auf der Website vermitteln, ist absolut realistisch.

Die Lage ist ruhig, man ist für sich, aber ist doch relativ schnell in Gualdo und Sarnano zum Einkaufen. An die sehr schönen Strände beim Monte Conero fährt man ca. 75 min., ebenso zu den bekanntesten Sehenswürdigkeiten wie Loreto oder Ascoli Piceno. Vor Ort gibt es tolle und sympathische Unterstützung von Janet - wenn man sie braucht.

Das Eat-In Abendessen mit Elide war ein Erlebnis - köstlich!!

Toll war auch, dass vom Anbieter eine App fürs Smartphone zur Verfügung gestellt wird, mit der man Zugriff auf wichtige Info rund um den Aufenthalt bekommt: Telefonnnummern, Ausstattung Haus, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Wetter, Resturants in der Umgebung usw...

Fazit: traumhafter Urlaub, traumhaftes Anwesen, eine uneingeschränkte Empfehlung.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - yes, the first to be written in German. Unfortunately, I am unable to respond in German! It sounds as though you did a lot of exploring during your stay at Casa Principessa. I also love the Conero Coast. My favourite day trip is to drive to Sirolo for morning coffee and then on to Portonovo for lunch at Il Molo - a restaurant right on the beach. I am also pleased to read that you treated yourselves to one of Elide's dinners, it is always a great night in! Sue
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Scarlet's Bar
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Civitanova Marche
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
L'infinito a Tavola
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Porto S Giorgio
Car: necessary

Take a leisurely walk to the nearby hilltop town of Gualdo or drive 10 mins to the charming spa town of Sarnano, perhaps take the waters at the Fonte San Giacomo spa. Horse riding, mountain biking, paragliding, trekking, hot-air ballooning are all available in the nearby Mount Sibillini National Park. In winter Mount Sibillini is transformed into an easily accessible ski field. Drive to Lake Fiastra located one hour from Casa Principessa. This delightful location, between woods and mountains, is a centre for water-skiing and fishing. At the water’s edge there is also a little beach. Attend the opera season at The Sferisterio, the world famous open air arena at Macerata. Visit the impressive limestone Frasassi Caves, or the Roman ruins at Urbisaglia. Take in the scenery, coves and beaches of the Conero Coast. Sample Le Marche wines at local vineyards. Visit local medieval towns such as Ascoli Piceno, Amandola, Loreto

Other Activities: ski slopes within easy drive


Rates & Availability

Gualdo Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
Medium Season
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $31 per night, per additional guest
Medium Season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest
Low Season
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $24 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The above rates are for up to 8 people. With the use of the fold-out divan, Casa Principessa can accommodate 10 people. Extra people (above 8) are charged at the rate of euro 150 per person per week. A maximum of 10 people applies.

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