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Christine MacFie

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, italian

Well appointed apartment with sun terrace and Lake Bolsena view

13 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Viterbo Province Apartment Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom apartment sleeps up to 6. Close to Bolsena town centre and lakeside

Our first (top) floor apartment is situated in a quiet lane, just a few minutes easy walk to Bolsena town centre and lake shore. It enjoys a lovely view across an orchard to the lake from its full width back sun terrace.

There are two bedrooms, one with french doors leading to a small front balcony; two good-sized bathrooms; a comfortable lounge with dining facilities for 6 people; fully equipped kitchen, and utility room with washing machine. The sun terrace is equipped with sunblinds, sunloungers, dining table and chairs.

Suitable for a family or couples, it sleeps up to six people, as there is a comfortable double sofa bed in the lounge. There is a gated drive with parking for two cars; small, ground level walled back garden area and a private entrance via steps to the apartment and sun terrace.

The property has excellent facilities for a relaxing stay and it is furnished and equipped to a high standard including ceiling fans, satellite TV, DVD and sound system with plug-ins for Ipod use

Lake Bolsena - Secret Gem in the Heart of Italy: Everyone has heard of Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, but fewer people know about beautiful Lake Bolsena and the fascinating historic region that lies in the heart of Italy. It's not far from Rome or the popular Tuscan and Umbrian tourist spots and it remains one of Italy's best kept secrets.

Located on the borders of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, Lake Bolsena is formed in the crater of an extinct volcano. Its waters are crystal clear, unpolluted and teem with fish, which are served in all the local restaurants. There are fine, volcanic sandy beaches that are perfectly safe for family bathing. The capital of the Lake is Bolsena itself. Once the Etruscan settlement of Volsini and medieval town of miracles, Bolsena has a medieval quarter and is famous for its gardens and annual flower festival.

Activities in and around Bolsena: The apartment is on the outskirts of Bolsena, yet only a ten minute easy walk from the town centre and seven minutes away from the lake shore itself. Whilst it's lovely to sunbathe and relax, there are also lots of recreational activities for those who are feeling more energetic.

You can swim safely in the lake and if you want to sail, Bolsena has a local sailing school that offers excellent opportunities to improve your boating skills whilst exploring the lake. Or if sailing isn't for you, why not try one of the inexpensive sightseeing boat trips that go from Bolsena's small harbour during the summer.

If you like cycling, bikes for adults and children are available to hire from along the town's lake shore. For those of you who enjoy horse riding there is also a local riding school on the outskirts of Bolsena. The beautiful, unspoilt countryside around Bolsena also offers perfect opportunities for walking, birdwatching and nature photography.

Key Bolsena Summer Celebrations in 2012:

June:

Feast of St Anthony of Padua, with traditional procession in the afternoon and fireworks display on the lake in late evening.

Hydrangea festival. Flowers are displayed along the streets of the historic centre. There is also an interesting tour of Bolsena's historical homes; tasting of wine, oil and typical products like the famous Lake fish.

Feast of Corpus Christi (infiorata). Every year the blood-stained stones are carried in procession through the streets, which are covered by the ‘Infiorata’ – a mosaic of coloured flowers, either arranged in geometric figures or depicting sacred art.

July:

Fish festival takes place on the lake shores in the afternoons.

The mysteries of Santa Christina - celebrated since the fourth century. Actors in costume depict a series of scenes representing the Mysteries and the Passion of Saint Christina in the ten episodes of her martyrdom.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Christine MacFie (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, italian

About Christine MacFie

My husband and I live in Brighton, a lively cosmopolitan city by the sea, just an hour away from London by train. Fortunately we're not too far from Gatwick airport and this makes travelling to Italy easy and quick.

Christine MacFie purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Christine MacFie chose Viterbo Province

We fell in love with Bolsena whilst on a walking holiday in Italy and returned the next year with the idea that we might buy a holiday home. When the local Agent showed us round this apartment we knew it was what we wanted. It took us a whole year to navigate the Italian legal system and buy our apartment. We've never regretted doing so and we're only sorry that jobs in the UK prevent us spending more time there. So we rent it out and invite our guests to share the pleasure of spending a comfortable time in this beautiful part of Italy.

What makes this apartment unique

The apartment has a beautiful view from the lounge and sun terrace across a local orchard to Lake Bolsena. It's really peaceful and relaxing and we love eating al fresco whilst watching the sun set over the lake.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful 2 weeks in your apartment and if it's available we hope to return again next year. The apartment was very comfortable, well situated, well equipped and clean, with plenty of space indoors and out.

Thank you for being so accommodating about our arrival time.
May 2012
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Well appointed apartment with sun terrace and Lake Bolsena view
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

Stylish apartment on Lake Bolsena

  • 5 of 5

This was the most beautiful apartment we had on a 6-week tour through Italy. Others may have been in more spectacular places, like high views over the Mediterranean, but as a home this apartment was best. Stylish furniture, good beds, well-equipped bathrooms, and a kitchen with everything we needed.

It is located within a short walking distance of Bolsena, with restaurants, shops and a lively lakeside. As the house faces (at some distance) the lake, we hardly heard the busy S-road some 100 meters at the back.

Warmly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that our guests enjoyed their stay at the apartment so much and glad to know that it met their needs well. We take great pride in providing modern, comfortable facilities for our visitors to enjoy during their holiday stay. Bolsena itself is a lovely, unspoiled Italian town, with an attractive and unpolluted lake that's not only safe for swimming but used for fishing and various water sports, including sailing. There are also lots of interesting places to explore and things to do around the lake and in the interesting Etruscan surroundings.
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Comfortable, spacious apartment in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We spent four nights in this comfortable, spacious apartment. Communication with Christine was first class. She gave comprehensive answers to all my many questions. The location is spot on, within a few minutes’ walk to the nearest supermarket and the historic town of Bolsena which is full of character and friendly locals. Both the town and lake, which is also just a short distance on foot, are quiet and unspoilt. We had our best meal in La Tavernetta where the tasty pizzas overhang the plates and the grilled sea bass was cooked to perfection. It was a pleasant half hour’s drive to Orvieto on one morning and another half hour on another morning to Capodimonte, following the lakeside road. I wouldn’t have missed either trip. We had lovely weather – it might not have been the same had it rained. I would recommend this apartment for the peaceful location where all you can hear are the birds.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted to receive this comprehensive, helpful review and I'm glad that Sandra and her partner found that the apartment met their needs. I'm also really pleased they enjoyed such a good time exploring Bolsena and its fascinating surrounding area during their short trip. Springtime in this unspoilt part of Italy is beautiful - and of course it helps when the sun shines and it's warm.
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Perfect apartment, peaceful and well-equipped

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here twice now, we adore the area and there are fantastic places nearby to visit such as Orvieto and Rome. The apartment is well-equipped, particularly the kitchen which has everything you need including a decent coffee machine. The beds are comfortable and the two bathrooms are clean and stylish. The sun terrace is accessed via lounge doors that open out to a wonderful view, and we loved eating breakfast and reading out there under the canopy. The road is quiet and there is a parking space for a hire car (which we are glad we booked). Very happy with our stay, thank you so much.

Steph and Rowan. x

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Steph and Rowan Thanks for your positive review and I'm glad that you continue to find the apartment meets your needs - I love the view from the back sun terrace too! We try to make sure that we keep it well equipped, including the kitchen. I think it's really important to offer our visitors decent cooking facilities, especially as some of them book holidays outside the main summer season and may want, or need to spend more time inside the apartment. You're right, Bolsena is a lovely, relaxing place to stay and, as you say, there is good access to other fascinating places, including Rome. Although we have driven to and around Rome, personally I think taking a train from Orvieto or Orte is a much more pleasant experience, especially as there is so much traffic in Rome itself. Christine MacFie
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Di meglio non si può

  • 5 of 5

Casa con ambienti spaziosi e luminosi, ben arredata, con tutto ciò che serve e molto di più. La posizione è ottima sia per un soggiorno sul lago, sia per visitare le tante, belle ed interessanti cose nei dintorni. Vi abbiamo passato una vacanza eccellente.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie mille per la vostra recensione . Siamo così contenti che avete trovato l'appartamento confortevole e anche che avete passato una vacanza splendida nella bellissima zona di Bolsena. Christine MacFie
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Relaxed holidays in Bolsena

  • 5 of 5

Again i had the chance to spend 10 days at Christine´s well equipment apartment. It´s fine up to 3 parties (we, this time a couple + 2 single persons, had enough privacy) and you´ll miss nothing. I like Bolsena, the small town, swimming in the clear lake, the nice restarants in the evening, small walks in the nature around and trips to places like Villa Lante, Ferento, free Viterbo therms, Vittozza, and and and a lot more. I´ll come back :-)

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that Peter has returned to our apartment for the third time since 2010 and that he enjoyed his holiday stay again. I look forward to welcoming him back on a future occasion.
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Excellent Appartment with wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

As soon as you come up the steps of this property you are met with the stunning view of the lake, and we hard pressed not to just spend the week on the sun loungers on the balcony! The apartment is extremely comfortable with everything you could need, and is well maintained...the fans in the rooms do a good job of keeping you cool in the summer months. Lake Bolsena is an undiscovered gem of a place for a holiday...keep it to yourselves! Many thanks Christine.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you Kate. It's always great for us to hear that our visitors have had a comfortable stay at the apartment and we're delighted that it met your needs. It's also really nice when people tell us they enjoy what Bolsena has to offer. We've always been struck by the beauty of the Lake, which is unpolluted and crystal clear, and the lake view from the apartment's back sun terrace is a key feature, Whilst Bolsena and its surrounding small towns and countryside are not overly commercial they have lots to offer people of all ages and interest by way of outdoor activities and fascinating Etruscan cultural heritage. It's well worth spending time exploring the maze of cobbled streets and small shops in nearby medieval towns like Orvieto and Montefiascone, as well as taking time out just to relax in the sun with a good book!
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Map

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Rome
Nearest Ferry
170 Kilometres
Livorno
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Orvieto
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Orvieto A1 exit
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Bolsena Lake
Car: necessary

Bolsena is the capital and jewel of the Lake. The town is a superb base to explore the area and enjoy the local beaches and swim in the fresh water lake. The lake water is outstandingly clear and well stocked with fish, and the town and surrounding area has a number of excellent restaurants where you can enjoy the local catch. Our accommodation is situated near the town centre and the lake so it has the best of both worlds.

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Rates & Availability

Bolsena Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
$750
 
 
Mid season
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$85
$585
 
 
Low season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$63
$442
 
 
Off season
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$427
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

For holiday parties of 5 and 6 people, supplementary weekly charge of £15.00 per person in mid and high seasons.
Please take out holiday insurance. No refunds can be given for payments made, unless I can re-rent the apartment for cancelled dates.
Rental cost includes final cleaning, utilities, provision of towels and bedding.
Cost of off and low season rental includes central heating.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Viterbo Province Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • We have fitted out one bathroom as a shower room with a large shower and kept the other as a traditional bathroom. Both are spacious with good facilities including plenty of storage, toilet, washbasin and bidet in each room, allowing two couples or a family to share the apartment and yet have privacy. Both rooms have wall mounted central heating radiators to keep them warm during the winter months and colder evenings.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Travel cot available.
  • Bedroom 1 has a comfortable Queen sized bed. with bedside cupboards and lamps and a large wardrobe for storing clothes. Bedroom 2 has french doors leading to a small front balcony. There are two comfortable single beds, with bedside lamps and a bedside cupboard for storing small items; also a spacious chest of drawers and hanging space for clothes. Central heating radiators in both bedrooms provide warmth in the colder winter months and powerful ceiling fans keep the bedrooms cool during the hot summer season.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The apartment is on the first (top) floor, with terraces front and back. Although fine for most people, it is unsuitable for those unable to climb a flight of stairs. Young children will need close parental supervision on both the terraces. A small, walled back garden area at ground floor level provides a pleasant extra space for sunbathing and relaxing. The modern kitchen has excellent cooking facilities and a coffee maker. Both bedrooms and the lounge have powerful ceiling fans to keep them cool in the hot summer months. French doors in the lounge lead onto the back sun terrace with its lovely orchard and Lake Bolsena views. Those in the smaller bedroom open onto a small front balcony. An extending dining table and set of 6 chairs are on the back sun terrace for al fresco summer dining and two large sunblinds provide plenty of shade. No smoking is allowed inside the apartment and for your safety, smoke detectors have been installed. Sorry but we do not accept pets.

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