Excellent private villa nr pretty San Ginesio - cleaned to CV-19 standards
About Louise Brook
Simon and I spend most of the year in Edinburgh, Scotland. I own Dickins Edinburgh, a short term letting business, so I'm a holiday letting professional. We love Italy and all things Italian and first discovered and fell in love with Le Marche in 2002, when my mum decided to buy a house there. Little did I know then that I would end up building a little villa there too. Le Marche has been such a joy to discover and all our guests seem to agree.
Louise Brook purchased this House in 2005
Why Louise Brook chose San Ginesio
One trip whilst we were doing up my Mum's villa villa, we turned left instead of our usual right and discovered this little overgrown site with pig sheds, a big garage and just visible through all the overgrowth, a perfect little well. The large garden was full of trees, there was an old, strong vine and something magic in the air. I decided to find out who owned it and if they would be interested in selling. Sitting at my desk in Edinburgh and hearing that the owners had been found and that they would sell was an exciting moment. Even though I had no idea how I would pay for it, it felt that fate was playing a part and that if I didn't go ahead and buy I would always regret it. I've no regrets now!!
What makes this House unique
Casa Carina is pretty unique as it is a smaller detached private house with its own large garden and pool. In Le Marche the houses are normally much bigger so most of the two bedroom properties are apartments within a large house. Our nearest neighbour is around 700 metres away and Carina is not overlooked by anyone, so it is completely private. It is in a wonderfully rural location, with the most lovely views over the rolling Italian hills and yet one of Italy's prettiest villages is just 10 minutes away by car. It is so quiet and at night you can hear nightingales singing, or watch the fireflies and see all the stars. Casa Carina is our Italian home and we hope that it feels like a home from home for all our guests who stay there.
Pool / Spa
Children allowed - The house is suitable for babies and over 5'sThe house is suitable for babies and over 5's
Pets allowed - Well behaved dogs may be considered. Well behaved dogs may be considered.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 24
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
What an amazing place to stay. Gorgeous property with breathtaking scenery
The property is set in the most beautiful scenery, and you really get to experience the real Italy. It was such a well design villa with a superb art collection and decor. Being right in the hills meant the view was always changing, and amazing to just sit and watch. The pool was amazing and a welcome cool down from the August heat. The local towns were great and all the locals were just lovely, even teaching us bits of Italian. Try the coffee as you won’t be disappointed with the espressos. Louise, the owner of the house went above and beyond to make us feel really looked after and we really appreciated everything she did for us and the personal touches she has added to the property. It even had a coffee machine which made us very happy 😃
Thank you so much for that lovely feedback Nigel. You were great guests and to hope to see you again one day. We’re glad the new coffee machine was a bonus for you too!
A wonderful place to stay
Set in a beautiful garden, the house was exceptionally clean and very comfortable. Very well equipped, even the pool towels were supplied. Totally relaxing and peaceful. We enjoyed cooling down in the pool each day and watching the fireflies in the evening.
Stunning scenery and beautiful historic towns nearby. Great market in the the local town, San Ginesio, and the shops provided everything we needed.
Thanks for much for that great feedback David. We're delighted that you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed staying at Casa Carina. Thanks,
A beautiful little house in a lovely location. It was beautifully decorated with everything you could need. One tiny point was that the shutters on the front door were a little swollen and therefore difficult to open. Apart from that it was all great - we had no children with us but loved the giant jenga!
We're so glad you had a good holiday at Casa Carina. Thanks for letting us know about the shutters. It's been a very hot dry summer and the wood must have expanded.
Stunning views, charming and cozy villa, plenty of interesting places to visit. What else you can wish for your vacation? We had great time! Instructions provided by the owner were very helpful.
Thanks so much Rozita, we're so glad that you had a wonderful holiday at Casa Carina!
So picturesque and we absolutely fell in love with it!
I didn’t get time to right in the guest book as I just don’t know where our time went but thought I would write to say what an amazing time we had.
As I had mentioned previously we booked the cottage after our hotel in San Ginesio cancelled and we were coming out to get married. The cottage was perfect, so picturesque and we absolutely fell in love with it! We were perfectly located for San Ginesio and everything we needed.
We have already decided we would like to come back next year. We had guests who had come out for the wedding and came to visit and they too have all commented on how beautiful it was.
My 3 year old nephew absolutely loved picking fruit from the garden albeit he would not actually eat it so we got that privilege!
I hope it is okay but we did leave quite a bit of food behind. We did a shop before realising what was already there but found it so helpful that there were things already in the cupboards, fruit and essential things that we forgot or thought we would go without. We thought it would be helpful/nice for whoever was in next to have the other items we had brought rather than throw them away – apologies if this was actually more of an inconvenience than helpful!
There was absolutely nothing that you had not thought of and we had everything we needed.
Thanks again and we cannot wait to come back x x
The nearest beach is in Civitanova Marche, circa 40 min by car. Civitanova Marche offers the full range of a typical Italian beach resort; public beaches, clubs, sandy beaches and pebble beaches. Portonova on Monte Conero is one of Italy's most stunning seaside spots with some sophisticated fish restaurants and is 70 mins away.
Ancona Airport (Ryanair from Stansted) is an hour and a quarter away. Pescara is just over 2 hours as is Perugia. Bologna is a 3 hour drive and Rome Ciampino is around 3 and a half hours hours. Having a car is vital as Le Marche is so rural.
Charming San Ginesio, with its excellent local shops (veg and fruit, butcher, baker, supermarket) restaurants, bars and delicious ice cream is a 10 minute drive away. It's one of Italy's prettiest villages and known as the balcony of the Sibillini mountains. Discoveries are to be made everywhere. Crivelli paintings in Monte San Martino (35 mins), stylish factory outlet shopping like Tod's, Prada and Armani (35 mins), walking in the Sibillini's, finding wild narcissi, orchids and peonies 1-2 hrs.
The area around San Ginesio has many good, great value restaurants. San Ginesio itself is a great village with all you could need, shops, restaurants, bars, banks, pharmacy. There's so much to explore and discover in Le Marche and many local towns have a treat waiting for you, a Crivelli painting in it's original church, a Lorenzo Lotto painting, superb factory outlet shopping at Tod's, Prada and Armani, wonderful wild flowers, narcissi, orchids, peonies etc. The Piano Grande near Casteluccio will take your breath away and you can eat some of the best fish you'll have tried in restaurants on the coast. Yet it all feels so friendly, rural and undiscovered. A real gem.
The area also offers year round interest too with warm days in November, skiing is possible in the area over the winter and spring starts to show itself in February. By April and May the wild flowers, especially in the nearby Sibillini mountains are at their best. May can have superb weather and June is starting to get very warm. In August there are almost month long festivities with a patio, outdoor cinema etc. in San Ginesio and the open air opera in nearby Macerata, September has lovely weather and there are many food festivals in October. Christmas is a charming time of year with the local towns decorated with lights and there's a lovely real life nativity played out through the town in nearby Sarnano. At New Year all the locals eat lentils and zampone to bring them good fortune throughout the year and at midnight the rolling countryside comes alive when everyone lets off fireworks.