|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
A large family friendly Italian villa perched on a hillside with stunning views over the Adriatic sea. Just below the house there is a lovely secluded cove, wonderful for swimming and diving for mussels! Uchello Marino has three very spacious bedrooms, two of which open onto a large terrace overlooking the sea. Downstairs there is a wonderful kitchen with seating for 12, fully equipped with everything you will need for experimenting with Italian cuisine. There is also a lounge with double doors onto a large terrace with orange trees, again with uninterrupted views of the sea. The villa is surrounded at the back by trees and there is a lovely walk through an orchard and ancient olive groves. A mile away is San Vito marina with shops, bars restaurants and an incredible gelateria!
The resort of Passo Lanciano is less than an hours drive from the house which has very good motorway links.
Top, 1891 metres, it has 2 green runs, 15 blue, 9 red and black runs offering a mix of wooded and open skiing for all abilities. Two ski schools. The larger, sophisticated resort of Roccaraso is an hour and half from the villa and holds world cup and Olympic events and has swimming, ice-skating and bowling too.
We had such a lovely time, no one wanted to come home!
Your house is absolutely lovely, so much charm, we're so happy we stayed there and San Vito was a favourite. We went into the mountains to Bomba, Pennapiedimonte, Casoli, Altri and others and thought the old town part of Lanciano was as beautiful and atmospheric as anywhere we've been. We spent out last day in San Vito at Cavaluccios and ate in the restaurant. What a wonderful spot. The Abruzzo region will stay in our minds and we will definately be back.
This is the type of house that encourages you to stay in, with a lovely view of the sea, cool shade and plenty of room to eat and relax, inside or out. We usually do a lot of day trips, but were content with visiting local beaches,the cove below the house and the local town (especially the ice-cream parlour and we went twice to Restaurant Essenza set just behind it). We did take trips to Pescara, Antona and up into the hills in Atessa. The castle at Antona was worth the visit (especially the Trattoria just behind it). Atessa is extraordinary. We went to Bomba too - the water sports centre is closed and makes a spookily deserted place to go and walk, and the view over the lake is stunning. Even with extra-ordinarily stormy weather we enjoyed our stay. Would definitely stay here again. Helpful owner, clean house, listing accurate.
House accessible only by steep path which has slippery patches when wet. While it has good view f the sea, access to the sea in front of the house is via very steep route which takes some time to get to.
Require a car to both shop and find an accessible beach. Both these points should be made explicit for people selecting a holiday property.
The house presented as run down and poorly cared for. Many things were broken, had pieces missing, didn't function properly, unclean or torn, giving the air of living with another persons unwanted goods.
Cleanliness of the house wasn't great - black hairs evident in the ensuite, toilet not clean, accumulated dust under furniture, stains on the sheets, drawers with dust in them.
The exterior areas of the house present as even more neglected and unattractive. Outdoor furniture left to gather cobwebs and dirt or abandoned, paving gone black or growing moss and uneven.
With many shabby aspects, there were also some goods that were in better condition such as a newish washing machine, chairs for outdoor dining and a now new refrigerator.
Owner pleasant and responsive to requests for information and quick response to replacing the refrigerator that died. Local staff were also pleasant and responsive despite us having no shared language.
While we find it an odd practice not to provide bath and beach towels when bed linen is provided, the owner did agree to provide them for us and we were grateful for this.
As the feeling of living in someone's cast offs persisted throughout the 2 weeks, we wouldn't recommend this property to anyone. The local village provides good fresh food shopping and choice of restaurant.
This is a beautifully decorated roomy villa with gorgeous views of the sea. There is lots of outside space with a terrace that one can eat outside on (again with beautiful views!). A rocky cove is short walk away. The area is wonderfully nontouristy, with mainly vacationing Italians. We had a lovely holiday here. We mainly cooked at home, but there is a nice village close by with good restaurants and a fantastic gelateria. There are a selection of different types of beaches that are a relatively short drive away. Eileen (the owner) was very good with Emails and answering questions. HIghly recommended if you want to feel at home in a very comfortable villa, and discover a charming and less visited part of Italy!
The house is surrounded by trees and located in such a way to enjoy silence and isolation, while being 3 minutes drive from the marina of San Vito Chietino. The large veranda offers a great view of the sea and it is lovely to have lunch and dinner there. Good value for money choice. The area offers plenty of opportunities to go to different beaches (sand, rocks, gravel) and many very good restaurants specialized in seafood are around. It is also possible to head for the mountains that are about 1 hour driving away.
We had a perfect holiday here. The house is beautifully presented and we'll maintained and has the perfect setting with stunning views over the Adriatic which took our breath away every morning. Close by you will find beautiful beaches, one within easy walking distance, supermarkets and a great acquapark a short drive away. Dealing with the owner was an absolute pleasure, Eileen always easy mailed or text'd back ASAP and was very friendly. We are would go out of our way to recommend this house to anyone wanting a relaxing family holiday. Ian Bull
This family villa did not disappoint our expectations. It is a beautiful home, with all the comforts and more for our family of eight. The view of the Adriatic is stunning with spectacular sunrises. The town of San Vito Chietino is quaint and most definitely has the best gelato at Copa Di Dora. A short drive from the villa and my morning espressos started off my days like a local. Just sitting at the cafe watching the morning routines was a joy.
Meals on the villa's terrace added to the serenity of the place. The bedrooms were comfortable and the kitchen provided everything needed for our stay at the home.
As described, a short walk to the cove provided private swimming for our family anytime of day. A short drive away and we had access to several beaches. A drive to upper San Vito is a must as the view from the lookout on top provides some beautiful views of the countryside.
We would definitely come back and recommend the Villa to others looking to enjoy a lovely town with great Italian hospitality.
Only recommendation, trees are growing tall and are beginning to hide the view to the sea, trimming them would definitely enhance the view and make overlooking the Adriatic from the villa that much more breathtaking.
In Abruzzo, overlooking the Adriatic, close to the region's many golden beaches. The villa is situated on the coastline where you find the protected Trabocchi - wooden fishing huts built on stilts. There is a lovely seafood restaurant a few minutes walk from the house and a mile away from San Vito marina. The port of Ortona and the medieval city of Lanciano are 20 minutes away, as is the stunning Benedictian Abbey of St Giovanni in Venere. There is also an open air pool and tennis courts within fifteen minutes drive, golf 40 mins, and the regions' famous water park in Vasto. The area plays host to numerous traditional festivals often involving wonderful Italian specialities and live music. Within easy reach are the Apenine mountains and the Maiella National park where there are plenty of beautiful walks, mountain bike riding, and horse riding. In the winter there is skiing at Passo Lanciano and Roccarasso. Rome is 2.5 hours away. Pescara Airport 40 minutes.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$361|