2 Bedroom Apartment - Plunge Pool, Mountain Views, Close to Town, Free Wi-Fi
Joe Iannelli and Frankie Maguire
- english, italian
About Joe Iannelli and Frankie Maguire
Joe Iannelli & Frankie Maguire have lived in Italy for 12 years. Joe is Italian by birth & both are bi-lingual. "Living on-site we are on hand if needed to give advice, recommendations and deal immediately with any issues that might arise. We love meeting our guests and sharing our love of the area with them."
Joe Iannelli and Frankie Maguire purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why Joe Iannelli and Frankie Maguire chose Bucchianico
The location of the property was also a deciding factor: walking distance to a town but also in the country, hilltop location with stunning views, close to transport links and larger cities whilst maintaining a small town feel and charm. The property is a short 20-minute drive to the beach and sits near the boundaries of The Majella National Park.
What makes this Apartment unique
1. Fresh fruit & veg from the garden according to the season 2. Bi-lingual owners and local knowledge 3. Joe, one of the owners is a trained chef, Italian by birth and is available to give short cookery demonstrations for those want to learn how to cook traditional Italian dishes just like his Mamma makes! Villa Leonardo is in a perfect location, close to Pescara Airport and transport links to Rome. It is easy walking distance to town for shops, cafes and restaurants however it enjoys the tranquility and ambience of being in a rural location. The best thing about the area is that there is something for everyone all year round. The national parks provide choices all year for hiking, biking, sight-seeing, snow sports, history, wildlife watching, local crafts, and picnics.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Children must be supervised at all times.
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Children should be accompanied at all times when using the pool and the garden area.
Washing machine access available only for stays of 3 nights or more.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Villa Leonardo is a fabulous place to stay, it was lovely to wake up to amazing views of mountains and valleys each day, surrounded by the olive trees and countryside. It was a great base to visit villages, towns and cities and for trips to the beach.
The apartment had everything we required for our stay, with private balconies to catch the sun at any time of the day and great facilities the perfect place just to wind down and relax.
The owners were a pleasure to deal with throughout, friendly, generous, informative and helpful, we could not have asked for more, we were sad to be leaving, but look forward to returning, Thank You Joe & Frankie from Alistair, Cecilia & Toby.
Thanks for your great review! We'd love to see you again soon!
Does what it says on the tin
Where to start! From the warm greeting on arrival with our hosts Joe, Frankie, Ellis (their daughter who never stops smiling) not to mention layla the dog and buddy the cat. We were then taken to an outstandingly clean apartment, which is a great size for 4 people with multiple balconies. Each balcony with a view more stunning than the next. Frankie and Joe have put together a guide pack with some amazing restaurants and things to do in the local area, their most recommended restaurant is well worth a try and was a highlight. The local town is stunning although small but a lovely cafe bar within walking distance and a supermarket less than a 2minute drive or 10-15 minute walk. There are multiple other towns within a short driving distance, each with its own charm. Our hosts could not do enough for us and frankly we're amazing, booking restaurants for us, giving advice on where and when to go, even letting us use their barbecue which was a lovely evening. The pool is excellent for cooling off, along with the surrounds it is in, again more stunning views. Finally the kitchen is well stocked and the bathroom a good size with a lovely powerful shower.
I literally cannot recommend this place enough, from. Start to finish it was the most amazing relaxing holiday I have had in a long time and our hosts just could not do enough. I travelled with my partner and her parents and would definitely return in the future. Thank you for everything to Frankie, Joe and Ellis!
So beautiful, so friendly, so...perfect!
We spent a marvellous week in "our" apartment at Villa Leonardo!
A perfect place for us (a couple and a kid), where Frankie, Joe and their sweet daughter made us feel we were at home.
We enjoyed the sun, the silence, the house, the swimming pool and the great surroundings: Abruzzo is a region worth to be discovered, where you will find nice beaches, incredible mountains, beautiful cities and where you earn some pounds with a great cuisine (and much cheaper than in other Italian regions)…
In a nutshell: this Vacation Apartment in Private Villa is a must for your holidays in Abruzzo!!!
Hi Francesco, many thanks for taking the time to write this kind and fantastic review! We enjoyed having you all as guests and the added bonus that the kids could play together. We hope to see you again some day. Best wishes, Frankie, Joe and Ellis
Idyllic, Peace, Fantastic
Villa Leonardo is just the most relaxing place I have every stayed. Fantastic views, great food and wine, in areas steeped in history with two truly hospitable hosts made for a very special holiday. After three hectic, but fantastic days in Rome, Bucchianico was the splendid antidote. Explore the towns and cities along the Adriatic Coast with the expert help of your hosts, or just hope from restaurant to restaurant in the locality where you enjoy the home cooked specialities of the region.
The apartment is well equip to exceptional standard, the plunge pool is a welcome break from the heat and much more capacious than the photographs suggest. The gardens are beautifully kept and the olive groves and fig trees provide a lovely back drop and a fabulous lens to the mountains and mountain communities which surround the apartment on the edge of the national park.
Hi Amanda, Kevin and Harry, thanks you so much for your great review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your time here with us. We'd love to see you back again some day!
What a lovely find! Can not fault this place.The apartment was immaculate and well equipped. Too early to use the pool but made good use of the bbq area and top terrace which offers great views all round. Really enjoyed the Chieti Good Friday procession a must see! Joe and Frankie were very knowledgeable of the area and pointed usin the right direction for activities and restaurants. We had a very comfortable stay here and plan to come back one day soon!
Hi there, thanks for your great positive review. We hope to see you again very soon!
Great location and apartment
Great location and comfortable apartment for 2 couples. We had a wonderful time, the space was great for the week, we were able to cook meals and sit out with a wonderful view. Frankie and Joe were helpful and available. Really great place
Special interest holidays:
Visits to wineries, honey farms, horse riding other excursions etc can be arranged please ask for details.