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PEACEFUL RELAX 15 km to the sea- 30 km to mountains, WiFi, Vines, Oliveoil

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

For 2 to 10 people: 3 km from the town and shops in the middle of nature



You do not have to decide !!!For over 150 years our countryhouse has been situated on a picturesque hill in the Italian Region Le Marche, near the town of Monsampolo and Spinetoli in the province of Ascoli Piceno. Families as well as groups (max. 10 P.) are welcome. Relaxation, making music, swimming, horse riding and walks in the country or hillsides on foot, mountain bikes or on motorcicles... unforgettable daily tours in this natural and rural region are easy to organize. We can help, if needed. Visit Museums, historical architecture, churches or Monsampolos ancient underground streets.

Shopping is brilliant in the market, the Shops and the famous factories of italian design. You’ll certainly find that special gift for yourself or for friends.

We offer three rooms with three bathrooms (2 en-suite), one livingroom with a Sofabed, also a kitchen with adequate facilities.

Our Garden has a panoramic view to vine yards and olive trees offers, a romantic atmosphere. WLan/Internet avaliable

Article in the newspaper 'Corriere della sera': An Article was wrote by Laura Barbasio in 'Corriere della Sera' Corriere Lavoro, Eureka 21 June 2002 about our house.


'How we do let our guests feel good'

They are a multi lingual couple and they love to spend time with other people, they have a big house at an enviable place.

All these aspects have moved Chafic Kanaan, dental technician, Lebanese descent, with his wife Kristina, sculptor and graphic arts designer, German with Hungarian descent, in addition to make available their house 'Il Giardino Erboso'' to guests. It is in Monsampolo del Tronto, in the province of Ascoli Piceno .With only 15 km from the beach of the bathing resorts Martinsicuro and San Benedetto del Tronto and also near to the national park of the Sibillini mountains their house is one hour from the famous grottos 'Grotte di Frasassi '...

Le Marche - Simly special / Trips: If one wants to select an area that represents the nature of the typical Italian territory one has to choose the 'Marche'. In its totality, Italy is a prism in which the various landscapes on earth are manifested in marked proportions. In the same way that Italy

Illustrates the sum of the earth's landscapes, the Marche are the sum-total of the Italian landscape.

Guido Piovene - 1988, Insel-Reiselexikon

Trips max. 30 km around the house:

Apennine Mountains, mountain walking and go for a walk: Monte Ascensione (1108 m) which from a distance looks like the profile of Dante and is covered in herbs. The panorama reaches from 'Monti Sibillini ' to mountains like 'Gran Sasso' and 'Maiella ', and up to the Adriatic Coast.

Acquaviva Picena: historical village with approximately 4000 inhabitants. A castle with 4 unique towers, the museum and the breathtaking view let dreams become true.In July/August every Wednesday there is an antique market. A fantastic historical event is 'Sponsal

Monsampolo - small but great!: Monsampolo del Tronto (mt 184, ab 3972) maintains the visual aspect of a fortified medieval city surrounded by the hills out of which it emerges. Interesting sites are the 14th, 15th and 16th century towers, the main entrance and the walls outside the city, the17th century convent of San Francesco con Chiostro, site of the Municipal Museum, and the Public Library, 'Tomistica di san Alessio with more than 1,300 volumes(15th to 19th century). Another attraction are the underground connecting ways under the historical houses. They where used to store food and to connect houses underground. Few years ago the city decided to restore them and now they can be visited. Sometimes there are used for exhibitions.

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Province of Ascoli Piceno Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , In rooom Nr.1 = South-Westside
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , In rooom Nr.2 = Westside
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , between room Nr. 3 + Livingroom with little bathtub
  • Bring only your towels for the beach! Kids (and even adults) feel free here. The prices are calculated for 6 People, every additional person = 100,00 Euro/week (till 9 P.). Children under 6 are free, under 12's are 50Euro/week On friday you can ask for wood-oven Pizza “Orientexpress” .The Pizzabaker is Mr. Kanaan and makes really cruchy italian and oriental pizza-specialities, you eat as much as you can. You have the possibility to connect your holliday with creativity. Take a selfmade artwork home! Art courses for 1 - 9 persons can be booked in sculpture or painting. Language courses: Italian (even literature), arabic, german. In collaboration with Accademia Italiana (Ascoli Piceno). Shopping: for example leather or designer outlet quality is available directly in the factories (like: Todds, Paciotti, Naturino, Hugo Boss, Fiorucci and more: 30-40 km driving) or italian design at the market directly in the city of San Benedetto and Ascoli Piceno.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Room 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , The bed is a third bed, you can tell us if needed
    Room 2 - 1 king , 200 x 200 cm big bed
    Room 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 160 x 190 cm normal bedsize
  • The cables and watertubes are not passing under the beds, we let them pass around the beds place when we restored the house. If you have any questions about our rooms or beds, please contact us!
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Sand Box
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Travel up the outside stairs to the 1st floor, enter and leave your jacket in the little cloak room. From here take two steps up to the Kitchen-living room as is the tradition in italian farmhouses. Here you find a bespoke kitchen crafted in travertine stone. the walls hand-painted with herbs in water colour technique of artist Mirja Wellmann. A Pellet oven heats during cold days. The room is very open, you see the roof covered with the old original ceramic panels which are laid on wooden beams. (See photos of the rooms.) From this space you go in the various bedrooms. Two with en-suite bathrooms the other two share a bathroom. One of these rooms is a living room with wooden stove and sofa bed, oftenused as childrens room. The bathrooms are floored in Travertin stone pieces, whilst one shower is floored with pebbles.


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PEACEFUL RELAX 15 km to the sea- 30 km to mountains, WiFi, Vines, Oliveoil
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Turin, Italy

Monsampolo Hills

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay on the Piceno hills!

We were a big group of nine young people and we found this offer really competitive.

This house is close to the sea and the Riviera fun, easily reachable by car.

At the same time, it offers the quiet and relax that you can only find in the countryside.

Add the friendly hospitality of Kristina and Chafic and you've got a really nice place to spend a nice italian time!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Posto Incantevole!!!

  • 5 of 5

Il posto è stupendo e l'accoglienza ancora meglio! Ideale per i gruppi, soprattutto per ragazzi giovani: la casa è attrezzata di ogni confort (fantastica la lavastoviglie!), a pochi minuti dal mare e dalla vita notturna. Ideale anche per famiglie che desiderano pace e serenità tra le colline marchigiane!

Un consiglio per tutti: fatevi preparare la pizza da Chafic...deliziosa!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2009
  • Stayed: August 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Entspannung in den Marken

  • 5 of 5

Bei unserer Ankunft fanden wir eine großzügig geschnittene, sehr gut eingerichtete Wohnung mit allem Komfort, den wir brauchten, vor.

Vom Garten aus konnten wir die wunderschöne Landschaft genießen. Das Meer mit seinen schönen Stränden ist nicht weit entfernt. In der Nähe befinden sich schöne Städte, allem voran Ascoli Piceno. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten aller Art, Markt, Mode (Schuhe), Lebensmittel, gibt es in unmittelbarer Umgebung.

Da wir das erste Mal in den Marken waren, wussten wir nicht, was uns erwarten würde, aber wir waren von allem positiv überrascht; von der Landschaft, den Städten, den sauberen Stränden und vor allem von den Menschen, die uns wirklich das Gefühl gaben, herzlich willkommen zu sein.

Der Aufenthalt bei Familie Kanaan war ganz besonders. Wir hatten von allem etwas: Ruhe, interessante Gespräche, einen wunderbaren, vom Hausherren organisierten Pizzaabend (selbst zubereitet im Holzofen), und wir haben nette Menschen kennengelernt. Wir sind uns sicher: wir kommen wieder.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Zwei Wochen verbrachten wir mit unseren Freunden und deren Kindern (insgesamt 4 Erwachsene und 4 Teenies) bei Kristina und ihrer Familie. Und es waren zwei sehr schöne Wochen. Die Wohnung bot ausreichend Platz für uns, die Kinder fanden sich meist im Flur wieder, da hier der stärkste WLAN-Empfang war ;-).

Hund Happy (der Name ist Programm) begrüßte uns freudig und selbst nach einer nächtlichen, chaotischen Anreise konnten unsere Freunde mit Kristinas Hilfe und einem geborgten Kaffee in die Entspannung starten. Wann immer man ein Problem hat, helfen die Kanaans gern. Egal ob ein kaputter Reifen und die Begleitung zur Werkstatt oder eine neue Frisur vom Starfriseur - Kanaans sind zur Stelle. Und dabei fühlt man sich, als wäre man bei guten Freunden zu Besuch. Für unsere Teenies bietet die Gegend im Moment weniger Reize, aber wer Erholung sucht, gutes Essen mag und die individuelle, hilfreiche Betreuung in Anspruch nehmen möchte ist bei Kanaans genau richtig.

Wir danken Euch von Herzen für die schöne Zeit bei euch. Liebe Grüße auch an Elias und Lisa und ein paar Streicheleinheiten für Happy & Co!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wie schön wenn Sie sich hier wohl fühlen! Es gibt kein besseres Kompliment für Vermieter. Gäste die sich entspannen, wohl fühlen, einfach loslassen können... Ja wir helfen gerne wo es nötig ist oder gewünscht wird. Massimo Corsi ist wirklich ein Starfriseur, ganz zentral am Bahnhof gelegen, leicht zu finden, der aus jeder Person eine Persönlichkeit zaubern kann. Durch sein Gespür und die jahrelange Erfahrung schneidet, färbt und fönt er ganz einfach scheinend immer genau das richtige Styling um die Person bestens hervorzuheben. Ja - fühlen Sie sich eingeladen die Gegend des Piceno zu erforschen und lassen Sie sich stylen, warum nicht?!
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Ferien in den Marken

  • 5 of 5

Nach einer spannenden Anreise - das Ferienhaus liegt ein bißchen abseits der Straße sind wir sehr entspannt und herzlich aufgenommen worden. Die Ferienwohnung bietet ausreichend Platz, ist sehr liebe-und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Die umgebenden Dörfer konnten wir teilweise mit dem Rad oder mit dem Auto erkunden und wir waren beeindruckt von der Einzigartigkeit der Umgebung. Wir fühlten uns von unseren Vermietern sehr gut betreut und konnten nette Lokale und besondere Veranstaltungstipps erfahren.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Un casolare immerso nel verde a metà strada tra la storica Ascoli Piceno e la famosa riviera delle palme. Il luogo ideale per rilassarsi e trascorrere qualche giorno di assoluto relax godendosi liberamente il panorama corcostante.

Splendida anche l'accoglienza e la disponibilità dei proprietari, che sono sempre pronti a soddisfare ogni richiesta con cortesia e professionalità.


  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Siamo felicissimi quando il cliente é soddisfatto, si sente al suo agio, si sente bene e riesce a godersi la sua vacanza. Abbiamo scelto questo luogo proprio per la sua vista panoramica, l'aria buona e l'energia particolare che ci ha rilassato dal primo giorno. Abbiamo usato materiali biologici ed ecologici nella costruzione per crescere i nostri figli in un'ambiente sano. Nel lontano 2000 Ci siamo guardati e ci siamo detti: Ecco il posto giusto - dopo aver visitato almeno 200 case qui intorno in giro di 2 anni. Ormai sono passati 13 anni dal primo giorno in cui abbiamo aperto le nostre porte per accogliere i primi ospiti, eravamo il primo B&B della zona e insieme abbiamo sempre cercato di far stare bene chiunque é capitato qui. Abbiamo avuto ospiti da tutto il mondo e ci ha fatto crescere quest'esperienza piú di quanto possa accadere in altri lavori. Siamo soddisfatti e felici di avere creato un'posto nel quale sia noi che i nostri ospiti possono godersi dei bei momenti. Grazie Sara e: "alla prossima"!
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Kristina Kanaan
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, hungarian, arabic, Lebanese
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Kristina Kanaan

Mr Kanaan: "My passion: Cooking and baking pizza or flatbread in my wood stove. If you are interested I support or organize 'cooking Battles' with love for the Mediterranean cuisine. A passion for tradition does not prevent me from finding new creations to taste freshness, always depending from the season. I am happy to do courses for beginners to advanced. If you want to learn how to make real Italian tagliatelle or gnocchi or other secrets of Mediterranean cuisine? Just ask me, you can have a daily rate or weekend workshop with me. I also teach Arabic and work as a translator, so that a language lessons or conversation is welcome to be booked in your holiday. Just contact me!

Kristina Kanaan purchased this chateau / country house in 2000

Why Kristina Kanaan chose Province of Ascoli Piceno

We were looking for a suitable property and found it with the following criteria: max.15 minutes to the sea, to rent as B&B as well as a holiday home accommodation. Nature sounds, garden area, ancient brick construction, beautiful views and no road noises, good air. Furthermore, the house should not be far from the village.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Most importantly, to me was the good air. I took a deep breath and felt at home straight away. We liked the panoramic view and the vineyards and olive groves. It's so peaceful. Kristina had studied art in Macerata and out there she really enjoyed the 'Piero della Francesca'-view. This hill with many different natural colors, which constantly change, that had fascinated her. She found once again here the same few and had been immediately touched by the beauty of nature. As the birds were twittering then she had a feeling of inner peace and felt: That's it!


Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Pescara or Falconara
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Kilometres
Libra on the street Salaria SS4
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Cupra Marittima
Nearest Train
18 Kilometres
San Benedetto del Tronto
Nearest Motorway
13 Kilometres
Porto d'Ascoli
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Kontatto in Pagliare with 300 stone sculptures
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Forca Canapine
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
San Benedetto del Tronto / Porto d'Ascoli /Martins
Car: necessary

The village is between Ascoli Piceno and San Benedetto del Tronto (Adriatic Sea). While Ascoli Piceno, older than Rome is a historical city, all made in travertine stone, near the mountains with wonderful panoramic views, San Benedetto del Tronto is famous for it’s beautiful white sand and plentiful palm trees a typical riviera. In Ascoli you should visit the unique “Piazza del popolo” and the original “Meletti” Art Nouveau - Café, with gastronomic specialities. There really is a lot to visit. Don't forget to pass in my husbands Restaurant: IL VIAGGIO, you can get for lunch or dinner traditional italian food and international specialities, just have a special Aperitivo with best vines from Velenosi Vinery or having a delicious herbal tea with some sweets. It's in the front of Meletti Bar, in the Via Cino del Duca N°10, so really very central. On the beach you will find both public and private beaches. The Luna Park (an amusement park) is really central, and Pizzerias, Restaurants an Gelaterias (ice cream) invite you with their specialities, one better than the other! The Bars offer snacks with their drinks, so you’ll feel perfectly on holliday, every day! The wine, the gastronomical specialities the sea, the mountains and historical villages really are inviting you to spend your holliday in this charming place with it’s charming people! Come to see, our house is pet-friendly, and child-friendly, you will feel free here.

Other Activities: Experience outdoor swimming pool, skittle-alley, Kite surf, rent a bike by the sea

Golf: 35 km from our house, 18 km from San Benedetto del Tronto you find an idyllic 9-hole-Golfclub. We can help you, if you need informations.

Ski: Skiing near Ascoli Piceno: Monte Piselli 45 km from the house

and for example: Forca Canapine

Forca Canapine borders on the regions Umbria, Marche and Lazio, few km from Norcia and from Ascoli Piceno, and belongs to the national park 'Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini'. 1,200 people per hour can be carried on the “Monti del sole ” line. From the top of this mountain you get a fantastic view of 'Monti Sibillini' till the valley 'Piana di Castelluccio'. Astronomers love this place just as most Italian tourists do.It is a place untouched by tourism.

Price examples: (State: February, 2010)

day ticket child 10.00 euros

day ticket weekday 15.00 euros

day ticket holiday 20.00 euros

afternoon 12.00 euros

rental is possible, for example:

ski equipment for Carving completely 20.00 euros

ski equipment Traditional 16.00 euros


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $12.3
Endreinigung $61.48

Die Preise sind für 6 Personen kalkuliert, für jede weitere Person ab 12 Jahren (bis 10 Pers.) 100 €/Woche, 15 €/Tag.
Kinder bis einschliesslich 6 Jahren sind gratis, ab 7 bis einschliesslich 12 Jahren 60€/Woche, 10 €/Tag.
Bitte setzen Sie sich mit uns in Verbindung, wenn Sie gerne einen Koch- oder Sprachkurs, Workshop oder Ähnliches buchen möchten! Haben Sie weitere Fragen: senden Sie uns eine E-mail oder rufen Sie uns an: 0039.340.8448515 - auch whatsapp, bzw. sms möglich. Sollten wir gerade nicht annehmen können, melden wir uns umgehend zurück.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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