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Anita Grieve

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, A little Italian

Luxury house with pool,stunning rural location,close to Silvi and coast. Air con - Bella Vista

6 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Città Sant'Angelo House Rental Photos and Description

Two beautiful 3 bedroom houses sleeps from 6 to 9, amid olive groves & vineyards

Two beautiful, brand new spacious houses are available, close to Silvi and the beautiful Adriatic coast. Built in traditional Italian style they have a large fabulous pool terrace featuring outside kitchen and pool side bar. Have a relaxing drink at the bar beside the 10m x 5m Roman pool, and watch the sun go down behind the distant mountains from under the shade of the electronic retractable awning.

Also on the pool level is an outside shower, diving board, laundry and toilet plus sun loungers to relax on and soak up the glorious Italian sun.... and of course the essential BBQ for al fresco dining :-)

The houses are exquisitely furnished to a very high standard with quality solid oak furnishings throughout. Downstairs they are of open plan design with ceramic floors, leather suites, dining for all and a kitchen with a fully equipped kitchen with all you could need.

Upstairs each house has 3 large bedrooms all with double/king-size beds, ample wardrobe space and feature beamed ceilings There are two shower / bathrooms in each house with walk-in large shower enclosures or bath and bidets. In total there are 4 toilets in each house.

All household linens are provided including crisp white sheets to all beds and two large towels per person - one soft white towel for showers and one brightly coloured for the pool / beach. In addition all hand towels and tea towels are also provided.

The houses stand on the edge of a valley with olive groves and vineyards below and 360 degree panoramic view towards the medievel town of Citta san t'Angelo on the next hill top, just a 5 minute scenic drive away.

Beyond that there are spectacular views of the mountains and the National parks of Gran Sasso and Majella with their unique wildlife, including golden eagles which are often seen soaring over the house!

There are numerous fascinating typical stone villages which cling to the hilltops and drop into the valleys, all begging to be explored with their traditional markets spread around medieval churches and village plazas. There always seems to be a fiesta in one town or another and well worth the effort to visit at that time if you can!

Contact the owner: Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any query about our beautiful home. We visit regularly ourselves and have a good knowledge of the area. We also have a lovely English lady who is our agent in the area. She takes care of the house in our absence and speaks fluent Italian, which can be really helpful if your Italian is a little rusty.

We have found it necessary to make a small charge for air conditioning so that the facility is not mis-used, for example being left on all day when no-one is there, or being used when doors and windows are open.

Casa Felice: Casa Felice and Bella Vista have been built by close friends who each own one adjoining property. Each property is the mirror image of the other in design, but slightly different in facilities. The large pool and terrace area is shared by the two houses, but has ample room for all. There are separate dining facilities, sun beds and bbqs for each house at the pool side, and lots of room to spread out on either the patio area or the grass. The tranquillity of the location is matched only by the stunning views which will, quite simply take your breath away, and a fabulous sight to wake up each morning!!

The houses are especially suitable for little ones, as well as teenagers and the whole family. We can include a cot, high chair, child safety gates, children's plates and cutlery etc all at no additional cost.

As there is the option of pull-out beds on the ground floor, the houses are also suitable for the disabled and there is easy access to the toilets and wash facilities. There is a sloping pathway to the pool and gentle steps for easy access.

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Details for Bella Vista 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms

Bella Vista is a fantastic spacious and modern 3 bedroom property with quality solid oak furnishings throughout. The open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area has ceramic floors and 2 sets of French doors which lead out onto a large sun terrace, which overlooks the pool. The beautiful pool terrace is a large area featuring both grass and tiled sections and ample space for sunbathing and entertaining. Whilst the pool terrace is shared with the one adjoining house, there are separate dining areas and bbqs and plenty of space for all. The views from the terraces are stunning, with the lake in the valley below and the view of the mountains in the distance, this really takes some beating!! Its a pleasure to wake up in the morning to the tranquillity and peace of this beautiful setting. The house is well equipped with all facilities, and can sleep up to 8 in the 3 spacious bedrooms, and using the inflatable double bed in the lounge area. The property is fully air conditioned.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Anita Grieve (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, french, A little Italian

About Anita Grieve

Bella Vista and Casa Felice are owned by 2 families who are close friends, each family owning a house each. Whilst both houses are decorated with the same furniture, they therefore have a slightly different style. We all visit our holiday homes regularly during the year, but also offer rentals to holiday makers, especially in the summer months. Therefore everything has been done to a very high standard, because its how we ourselves like it to be, and each house is fully equipped for family use. We have children and grand children ourselves, so the house is especially suitable for little ones.

We all live in the UK but visit our houses regularly throughout the year - and when not in Italy we have the wonderful Pete and Tracey who take care of the houses for us. They live in a village nearby and maintain the houses and pool for us to a very high standard.They are also a great source of information about the area too so well worth chatting to.

Anita Grieve purchased this house in 2008

Why Anita Grieve chose Pescara

It is hard to describe in words what the view from the pool terrace and balconies is like....but it will quite simply take your breath away. This is what drew us tom this location....we stood on an empty plot of land....and looked at that view,......and we were absolutely speachless. It is truely magnificent. Photos simply do not do it justice....and you will only understand this when you have seen it yourself.!! We return many times a year, and it still has the same effect each time we stand on that south facing sun terrace, overlooking the pool and gaze out at the landscape.

The two families worked together with the builders to create a house in the style of local buildings that was sympathetic to the area, and that was bright and modern but with character. I believe we have achieved this, and I hope that you will agree. It is open, airy and spacious and beautifully equipped with al that you could need.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow is what you will feel when you arrive at this villa. Then the longer you stay the more you fall in love with it. Perfect location the view is stunning. There is nothing you would want for as far

amenities go within the villa. This villa is 5 star accommodations. Geographically it is positioned perfectly, i.e. 10 minutes away from everyday life and yet when you there it is the most tranquil place you can imagine. We were a party of 7 (5 adults with two children under five) and it was great for the whole family. Stunning, Fantastic, Perfect we will be returning.
Sep 2012
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Reviews

4.3
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Bella Vista
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 7 reviews
5

Simply stunning!

  • 5 of 5

My family of six stayed at this beautiful villa in late June. We all loved the fields around us--sunflowers, olives and not to mention the butterflies fluttering around the various flower beds dotted around. The scenery is simply stunning. The villa is one of the best equipped we have stayed at. It's rare to find any spices in the kitchen but there were cook books too. The air con is a god-send as temperatures climbed to 35 degrees. The open plan living area is huge and we enjoyed having the odd meal in the dining area and watching the latest mini series on the TV. There are plenty of bathrooms, and the bedrooms were very comfortable and decorated in calming shades.

The in-house manual was very informative, giving advice on the timing of local markets, locations of supermarkets and the SHOE HYPERMARKET! All the restaurant recommendations were good--we loved the variety, from buffet oriental to local meat fest. We would not hesitate to recommend this property. If you are looking for a bit of peace, tranquility, lovely beaches in a beautiful undiscovered region of Italy, look no further!

Thank you for a great stay, Anita. We really appreciate the small touches and the huge attention to detail you put in that made our stay at your place a real treat and very memorable experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

An absolute Jewel.

  • 5 of 5

This property is outstanding in every way. In reality it exceeds the listing description. Trust me you will want for nothing. Everything you need/want in a luxurious home is available and more. The setting/location is breathtaking. All amenities shopping, restaurants, beaches and historical points of interest are easily accessible. This is the second time we have stayed and certainly won't be the last.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this great review, its good to know that we are hitting all the right notes and that you had a lovely time. We hope to welcome you back again in the future .
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Perfect luxury in peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We loved every second of our two week stay. The house is absolutely beautiful and even exceeded our very high expectations. Located in a beautiful unspoiled part of Italy there is so much to see and do but it's so hard to pull yourself away from the beautiful surroundings of the gorgeous house. Booking process is superb and there is great support from the lovely Tracey whilst you are there. Our two families had an amazing stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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5

Super villa ; lovely area of real italy

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after a long day travelling and it was a dark, but on the approach to villa we knew even before stepping over the threshold that it was going to be good.

Awakening the following morning to terrific views, wandering round the pristine terraces and diving into the great pool was a super start to our holiday. A really well equipped house, beautifully furnished, modern. Within 15 minutes you have shops/supermarkets, fabulous Italian villages, clean and (very Italian) blue flag beaches, superb fish restaurants.

Beforehand Anita really helps you plan well and Tracey keeps everything immaculate.

When you choose a villa for your holiday you never quite know what to expect. With Casa Felice you do not need to be anxious - its a great place.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Marvellous Bella Vista

  • 5 of 5

We've just had a marvellous two weeks' holiday in Bella Vista. The house was well equipped, comfortable and clean. As the weather was very hot, it was nice that the house has tinted windows - it didn't get too hot inside and it was easy to cool it down even more with the air condition if needed.

We recommend Bella Vista for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday. The house, the wonderful pool area and the beautiful view compose a perfect scene for an enjoyable holiday.

Our warm thanks to Anita and Tracey for being so kind and helpful.

Elina and Petri

June 2012

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Endroit magnifique, maison superbe mais ATTENTION A LA COHABITATION qui peut transformer votre séjour en cauchemars !!!

L'Italie pays où l'on vit la nuit, d'autant plus lorsque l'on a une magnifique terrasse et piscine... Cela c'était dans notre imagination... Au lieu de cela, nous avons rapidement déchanté avec deux familles d'anglais séjournant dans la maison jumelées qui nous ont fait comprendre par des appels de lumière et des fermetures de stores que dès 21h30 ils souhaitaient le calme... !!! Le matin, pas de bonjour (nous avions, selon leurs appréciations) été trop bruyants le soir précédent... et quasi chaque jour le même scénario recommençait. Au final, nos voisins ont été entendus, nous absolument pas, notre caution a été gardée en guise de dédommagement et nos souvenirs de vacances sont extrêmement mauvais alors que l'endroit nous laissait supposer que tout pourrait être parfait (nous aurions même oublié que nous avons dû reprendre les nettoyages de la maison à notre arrivée tellement il y avait d'insectes et araignées morts dans la maison). Dommage !!! On ne nous y prendra plus pour une location partagée !!! Les règles de maison ne règlent pas les éventuels soucis d'horaires et cela est bien dommage... chacun aurait pu s'y reposer dessus !!!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pendant toutes les années que nous avons loués notre maison de vacances, ceci est la première fois que nous avons retenu le dépôt d'un client, mais nous avons pensé que, comme ils avaient enfreint une règle de la maison sérieuse et a eu un certain nombre de ruptures, nous avions pas le choix . La maison peut accueillir 8 personnes et les règles - qui ont signé - a dit qu'il doit y avoir aucun personnes supplémentaires pour rester ou frais supplémentaire ne sera fait .Toutefois, sur une nuit, ils avaient 5 personnes supplémentaires à séjour- soit un total de 13 habitants, et sur un autre soir, ils ont 4 supplémentaire pour un total de 12. En outre, il y avait aussi beaucoup de personnes supplémentaires qui arrivent pour des visites d'une journée. La maison n'a pas été conçu pour ce numéro et la foule a dominé la piscine qui est partagée par la maison voisine, et ils étaient extrêmement bruyant le soir. En outre, le groupe a battu un siège de toilette et le coffre de sécurité et a également un élément de la maison de la literie qui n'a pas été retourné comme promis. Les gens de la maison voisine a été très déçus que leur paix a été ruiné par la légèreté de la foule, et il a eu un impact négatif sur leurs vacances. En outre, le groupe a battu un siège de toilette et le coffre de sécurité et a également un élément de la maison de la literie qui n'a pas été retourné comme promis. Les gens de la maison voisine a été très déçus que leur paix a été ruiné par la légèreté de la foule, et il a eu un impact négatif sur leurs vacances. En conformité avec les règles que nous avons dû payer un taux fixe par personne pour les personnes supplémentaires par nuit et pris en compte la consommation d'eau supplémentaire,, air conditionné, de l'utilisation de la literie, linge etc. charges électriques ont également été retenus pour les marchandises cassées et une literie prises. Le montant total dû est en excès des arrhes conservées, mais nous ne sommes pas assujettis à un droit à la différence pour eux. Il est regrettable que ces personnes ont laissé un commentaire négatif quand ils l'ont clairement eu règles de la maison brisées et des biens endommagés. Je souhaite que le lecteur de ce comprendra notre dilemme en conservant leur dépôt, mais a estimé qu'il était juste dans les circonstances.
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Pescara
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Tre Chiminiere
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Pescara
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Silvi
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Silvi
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
La Cassetta in Campagna
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Majella
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Silvi
Car: necessary

These fantastic properties lie in a rural location on the edge of a valley with a shimmering lake below, and amid olive groves, vineyards and rolling countryside. They are just 6km from the popular resort of Silvi, with its safe golden beaches and clear warm waters of the Adriatic Sea, and 17km from the city of Pescara with its working fishing harbour and fabulous shopping. The area boasts many picturesque towns and villages well worthy of a visit to explore the narrow cobbled streets and peruse the typical Italian shops, peppered with small cafes where you can sit to watch the world go by. The area is totally unspoilt by mass commercial holiday companies and retains all the charm of the real Italy, where life moves a little slower and every day is a joy. The local food and wines are typical of the region and of excellent quality. The properties are close to two important national parks, Majella and Gran Sasso and under an hour from the nearest ski resorts.

Other Activities:

Karting

10 pin bowling

Horse riding

Cycling

Ski: The nearest ski slopes are approx 45 minutes from the house. There is skiing on both Majella and Gran Sasso within easy reach using good motorway links.

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Rates & Availability

Città Sant'Angelo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mid season
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,425
 
 
Low season
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,166
 
 
High Season
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,749
 
 
Low season
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,166
 
 
Mid season
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,425
 
 
Low season
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,166
 
 
High season
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,749
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $389

20% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE !!!! JUST BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY FOR THE PERIOD 5th November to 20th December....AND GET 20% OFF !!!! BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!! Stay in our fabulous house at this discounted rate and enjoy the beauty of the countryside a warm welcome from the locals.
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Amenities

Città Sant'Angelo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , en-suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , On ground floor in utility room
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , On pool terrace
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , In small room off pool terrace
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The main family bathroom is a large sized shower room, with a large basin under illuminated mirror cabinets, toilet, bidet, a full sized walk-in shower and heated towel rail. It is fully tiled to above head height and with matching ceramic floor. The en-suite from bedroom one also has a bath with shower, toilet, bidet and large wash basin with illuminated mirror cabinet above, plus heated towel rail. There is a toilet and basin downstairs off the main living area in the utility room. There is an additional toilet and basin on the pool level, plus, there is also a hot & cold outdoor shower by the shallow end of the pool.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with en-suite bathroom and balcony overlooking the pool
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , With balcony overlooking the pool
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , With juliet balcony overlooking the front garden
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Inflatable double bed for use in the lounge area
  • All bedrooms are beautifully appointed with solid oak furniture with ample wardrobe and drawer space, and ceramic floors. Each bedroom has French doors, the two rear bedrooms have traditional balconies with stunning views over the valley and lake, and towards the fifteenth century village hilltop town beyond. The front bedroom has a Juliet balcony with views over the beautiful valley to the north. Bedroom one has a beautifully appointed en-suite bath/shower room, with toilet, bidet and basin. All bedrooms have radiators and fans, voile curtains and roll down shutters. Additional sleeping arrangements can be made for two people, by using the provided inflatable bed in the lounge area. All bedrooms are fully air conditioned.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
We have tried to provide every facility to make your holiday perfect. Air conditioning is now fitted. Please note that this is a 'pay-as-you-use' facility, using cards for the meter which are available from our agents on site. The pool terrace features an outside kitchen with sink, waste disposal unit and fridge plus storage cupboards. The outdoor bar on this terrace is a perfect place to sit with a cool drink and watch the sun go down. The pool level can be reached by either steps or by the sloping drive making it accessible for wheelchairs. The pool itself has gentle steps at the shallow end and a small springboard in the deep end. The gardens are grassed and have 2 palm trees and 8 old olive trees. A hedge has been planted around the perimeter of the garden. The pool of this property is shared by the 1 adjoining property. The two properties can be rented together. Please ask for details. There is only one other near neighbour. The local shop and bar is 1km from the property

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