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Kevin / Tricia Garrett

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, italian

Casa Dorato Beautiful Italian villa, extensive views, large privatepool(12x8M)

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Beautifull villa in the Marche Italy 4 double bedrooms, 2 lounges, large pool

Casa Dorato is a stone built restored old farmhouse of the traditional style of this area of the Marche, Italy. It has been fully renovated by the present owners and is ideal for that self catering romantic holiday. It is built on the side of a gently sloping hill, surrounded by oak, acacia and walnut trees. Set in about an acre of ground amidst small farms and vineyards this Italian villa is not remote and yet it is completely private and is not overlooked. Many small villages are at hand with each having its own personality, bars and usually a restaurant or pizzeria, all serving local produce and regional dishes .Magnificent views of the Le Marche countryside and the numerous hilltop towns and villages can be seen from the terrace and the large pool and patio area. The bedrooms at Casa Dorato contain 2 with King sized beds and 2 with twin beds, the large bedrooms also have room for an extra single bed if necessary. All the bedrooms have plenty of storage space with wardrobes draws, Casa Dorato has 2 large lounges with lots of seating and is ideal for 2 families sharing or for separating the generations. A smart Television and Wi-Fi and a smart box are available for that evening in, with lots of films for all ages available or for keeping it touch with home.The pool is particularly beautiful and large with plenty of area surrounding to sunbathe eat and enjoy, it is completely private and not overlooked. Lots of sun-beds, chairs and tables are situated around the pool to complete your relaxation. The surrounding area is also ideal for walkers with lots of meandering tracks usually crossing some small stream. Many routes are signposted for the walker with distance and time and difficulty

Winter Ski: Nearby Sarnano has excellent slopes and lifts and not as busy as the more popular destinations, it is also a great place to visit in the summer with mountain lakes and terrific views. Casa Dorato has full central heating double glazing and is ideal for that winter break or for the cooler seasons.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kevin / Tricia Garrett (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english, italian

Why Kevin / Tricia Garrett chose Macerata

Fell in love immediately with the house and area when I first visited although thick snow covered the area in the January. Everybody was so friendly and the village life philosophy grabbed me right away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Kevin

Wonderful to hear from you. We are so sorry about the delay in responding - we've had various guests and have intended to get back to you many times before finally doing so! The tap was no problem as we had such a fabulous time at the villa. The location was stunning and the people in the village extremely friendly. We would be delighted to visit again and will be in touch directly

. Do keep in touch.

Jess & Phil
Aug 2015
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Casa Dorato Beautiful Italian villa, extensive views, large privatepool(12x8M)
average rating of 4.6875 based on 28 reviews

Lovely villa in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The villa is set in a private and peaceful location with stunning views all around. The pool is great and the children loved the fountain. The surrounding area is very beautiful with lots of great towns to explore. The local restaurants are great value and the food is very good. The owner (Kevin) has a huge number of films which are great for raining days and evenings in. Kevin was extremely friendly and helpful and told us everything we needed to know and answered all our questions. We had a lovely week at Casa Dorato and would definitely recommend it! Many thanks.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Nice location, nice house, amazing view

  • 4 of 5

Nice house with pool. Beautiful view. The only inconvenient is the kitchen on upstairs. Very peaceful. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Stunning views, beautiful pool, and very tranquil

  • 5 of 5

Casa Dorato is set in the most beautiful location, midway between two hilltop villages. The house has a lovely garden with lawn, paved areas, and a fantastic swimming pool. The views from the property are absolutely astounding, and the house and gardens are not overlooked at all.

The only sounds you are likely to hear other than the local wildlife are the clanging of the sheep bells as the flock is moved down the hillside and then back up again in the evening - it truly is a peaceful and beautiful location.

The house itself is well equipped with a good kitchen and plenty of space. There were just two of us staying, but there are plenty of bedrooms and two bathrooms, so it could easily accommodate two families. The layout of the property is great with a bathroom and two bedrooms upstairs, as is the kitchen and lounge, and a bathroom and two bedrooms downstairs with a larger lounge. The kitchen is well-equipped and on the few occasions we didn't eat in one of the many local restaurants we used it to the full! The upstairs lounge has a large flat screen TV with many films available on hard drive if that's your thing, or you can borrow one of the many books that are there or argue your way through a board game or two! Casa Dorato also has decent speed wi-fi which was welcome.

The swimming pool is a welcome feature as it's a very good size and there were plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas surrounding it. Perfect for whiling the day away with a good book and a cold beer.

Kevin, the owner, was very helpful and answered all of our many questions promptly and fully. All in all, the process of booking was very easy, and the holiday we had extremely enjoyable.

If you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Italy and relax in the countryside without being completely isolated then you could do no better than Casa Dorato. Highly recommended. We hope to visit again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Nice place in Marche

  • 5 of 5

Relaxed house in an easy-going part of Italy - near enough to villages, restaurant. It's a schlep to the coast - but with a nice pool and lovely views, why bother. Not many tourists around here (+ive point) but people are friendly.

At least one car is essential, two even better.

Can be recommended for a large-ish family.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Beautifull villa and location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Le Marche within two years. The villa was as described and faultless. We found the split level accommodation ideal for our family of six, including two grandparents and two grandchildren. The pool was a great success. We particularly enjoyed the views of the countryside. The nearby villages of Penna San Giovanni and Monte San Martino were particularly attractive as was the larger town of Sarnano with its excellent market. Access to the mountains was within half an hours drive and the coast within about one hour. There is a host of information on the area available at the villa and three mountain bikes. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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The most relaxing week I'd had in ages!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed a familiy holiday at the house in May this year. The first things that struck me on arrival were the total peace and quiet, the lovely views and the clean, fragrant air.

The house itself is gorgeous; 'modern-oldy worldy' in style. It's split over two levels and has a really homely feel. Everywhere was clean, tidy and well maintained. The kitchen was well stocked with crockery and utensils, which was great because we spent the half the week cooking!

The pool is lovely and big enought to have a really good swim, though when we went in May, the water was very cold. The area around the pool is quite expansive with both shaded and sunny spots, so you can stay out of the sun if you need to. We had a BBQ by the pool one of the evenings which was lovely.

If you like architecture, you'll love it round here. the countryside is dotted with picturesque hamlets and walled towns with winding cobbled streets. There are lots of places to get great food and even though we cooked at home, we ate out a lot as well. This was my first time in italy and I hadn't realised how spectacular authentic Italian food really is.

Overall, it was a fantasic week for the whole family and we are planning to return in 2011.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
14 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Porto San Giorgio
Car: necessary

Casa Dorato is located midway between the two medieval villages of Gualdo and Penna San Giovanni.The beautiful town of Sarnano is about 5 miles.The area has been known for some time as 'Gods green Triangle' with Casa Dorato right in the centre of it. The whole area offers an abundance of pretty villages unchanged for centuries most with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.Dramatic mountains,lakes and the Adriatic coast are a mere 40 minute drive away. Ascoli Piceno and Macerata with it's famous Opera season are about an hours drive, Assisi can be reached within two hours.

Other Activities: Hot air ballooning


Rates & Availability

Gualdo Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
winter 2016
Oct 30 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
capo danno
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
early summer
May 20 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
autumn 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Gualdo Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 195 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom upstairs - toilet , shower , bidet
    outdoor - Cold shower by pool
    Bathroom groundfloor - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , could take an extra single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 twins, 2 family bedrooms(an extra single bed can be added to one of these family bedrooms), 2 cots 2 large lounges one of which has a sofa bed which converts into a double bed. The bedrooms are arranged on two floors. Upstairs there is one twin bedroom and one family bedroom. On the ground floor there are two bedrooms one with a king sized bed the other has twin beds both these bedrooms have French windows leading out into the garden areas.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
The area is ideal for walking and trekking the local communities have laid out special trails of different lengths for those interested in walking and sampling the local springs and rivers. There are nearby local Spa's, offering health and beauty products. Tolentino and Sarnano are famous Spa's in the area with Sarnano only five miles away. The Sarnano Spa has a range of beauty and health treatments available. Mountains and mountain lakes are not to far away, boat hire and mountain bikes are available at Lago Fiastra,with beautiful panoramic views and organized walks. Wi Fi broadband installed . Smart Television and a Tv streaming box are available for UK channels. We also accept Paypal payments

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