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Luxury farmhouse with private swimming pool and spectacular views.

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,906 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps up to 10 adults + 2 baby/child

Set deep in breathtaking countryside on a hill surrounded by grape vines, olive groves and fruit trees, La Casa Rosa offers a range of exceptional comfort. All rooms have spectacular views across the snow-capped Apennine Mountain range and green velvet valleys. Guests can sit on the numerous balconies and terraces to relax in total peace and tranquility enjoying the constantly changing scenery. This beautifully restored farmhouse with its own private swimming pool , is just 30 minutes drive from golden beaches and turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea. The National parks of the Gran Sasso (Italy’s largest) and the Majella are close by, making La Casa Rosa an ideal location for nature enthusiasts, Bike riders,Walkers,painters,skiers , adrenaline junkies and beach lovers alike.

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Tom McInerney
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Tom McInerney

Teacher living and working in the Middle East.

I lived in Germany for many years.

Tom McInerney purchased this house in 2017

Why Tom McInerney chose Castiglione Messer Raimondo

I know friends in Qatar who said they had houses in Abruzzo and spoke about the natural beauty of the region. I rest is history

What makes this house unique

The house is a beautifully restored farm house finished to the very highest standards. The views, however, are truly awesome. I defy anyone to say they can't relax here.

The house has been successfully rented out over the last 10 years and received glowing reviews.


Castiglione Messer Raimondo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2906 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Family bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , Luxury bathroom with clawfoot bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , ensuite to bedroom 1
  • All bathrooms were new for 2007 season. Decorated tastefully and meeting the requirements for our guests.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , ensuite bathroom plus cot if required
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Bunk beds, ideal for kids+single pull-out bed if required
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , can be changed to a double bed on request + cot
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , can be changed to a double if requested + single inflatable
  • We believe all guests should have the privacy of a bedroom. Therefore we recommend suitable for 10 people. However we do advertise the property for 14 people (extra supplement charged). This is based on 10 adults + 2 children sharing an adult room (1 pull out bed, 1 inflatable bed and 2 baby cots if requested)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
The farmhouse sits in its own private landscaped garden. However la Casa Rosa has over 3 acres of land for guests to enjoy. The boundary runs from the back of the house down past the old disused farmhouse and down the hill until you reach the Olive trees. The farmer on the lane and his family maintain and clean La Casa Rosa. They are more than happy to show children (and adults!) a variety of chickens, ducks, geese, pigs, lambs and other animals they have. They usually give you free freshly laid organic eggs !


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Luxury farmhouse with private swimming pool and spectacular views.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

splendide propriété

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at LCR for two weeks from 22/07 to 05/08/2017 to 11 people including two children.

The house is splendid, spacious, comfortable and very clean.

The rooms are very large and the bathrooms very well arranged, a large living room with 3 sofas, TV and WiFi comfortably accommodates all occupants, the kitchen is well equipped, we have prepared most of our meals.

The outsides are well maintained, the panorama is magnificent with views of the hills and nearby mountains. Our children especially enjoyed the pool, welcome by this summer of strong heat.

We were able to celebrate our 50 years of marriage with our many guests, a big thank you to Tom the owner

Tom was caring and attentive to all our requests, as well as Sergio and Anna Maria, the housekeepers who were friendly and helpful so that we could have a pleasant stay.

The place is ideal for walks and climbs in the mountains (chain Gran Sasso), the sea at 40 minutes with Monte silvano and Pineto, and all visits to towns and villages around.

We recommend this place, quiet, quiet and safe, for our part we would return to LCR with great pleasure.

So we tell you “ go there, you will not be disappointed !”

Elio and Annie PELINI September 30, 2017.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Elio, Many thanks for the wonderful review and kind words. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at LCR and were able to celebrate that milestone in your marriage. You were fantastic guests and, it goes without saying, that you are welcome back anytime. Tom
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Magnificent well appointed luxury home

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to this beautiful home perfectly positioned in the rolling hillside about 30 minutes drive from Pescara. House well set up for our group of 4, with beds made and fresh towels and toiletries available. The home has wifi and a perfectly laid out country kitchen with all the modern appliances needed to cook at home. Great outdoor sitting dining area. Air conditioning ensured a pleasant sleep at night. Weather was perfect during our stay and we enjoyed use of the pristine swimming pool situated in front garden with 360 degree views of the local landscape. House presented as per description, well maintained and spotlessly clean on our arrival.

We undertook daily trips to Neighbouring villages and a day basking on the beach in Pescara but a couple the highlights for us was Penna the medieval town and the abondoned medieval village of San Sebastian. What finds! Views were breathtaking everywhere we went. Food was excellent. Our inability to converse in Italian was not a handicap locals were very welcoming and helpful. Highly recommend this beautiful home as a base to visit this magnificent pocket of Italy. We will return and can only highly recommend the home to others who wish to get away from the busy, noisy and hectic pace of city life.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Breda, Many thanks for the glowing review. It goes without saying that you're more than welcome to return anytime. I think the San Sebastian you're referring to is San Stefano di Sessanio, a particular favourite with guests and a 'jumping off' point to the Campo Imperatore 'Little Tibet' Best, Tom
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Stunning property with magical views .

  • 5 of 5

The description of the property was accurate . The house is set in a stunning location, with amazing vistas. I woke to views of snow capped mountains bathed in sunshine . After a perfect start to the day a short drive to the village provided the opportunity to indulge and have freshly baked croissants, cappuccino and converse with the friendly " locals ".

The house was spacious and the layout perfect for the six of us . The fire in the kitchen took the evening chill off the air and we spent several evenings , chilling playing board games and drinking the excellent local vino . After a hard days treking / cycling it was perfect to relax and hang out in .

The property was well maintained by Sergio and Annemarie , ( the local farmer and his wife ) who are super friendly . They will at a reasonable cost cook dinner and provide complementing local wines .

We were there at Easter so although it was too chilly to use the pool we had some lovely BBQ's. Our days were spent exploring the medival towns , hiking with the occasional trip to the coast .

The local restaurants were exceptionally well priced and served simple but good wholesome food . ( One member of the party was vegetarian but this did not prove to be problematic ).

I would love to revisit and will certainly recommend to my friends .

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Debbie, for the kind and considered response. It goes without saying that you are welcome back anytime!!! Tom
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Sula,møre og romsdal

Country holiday far away from everything

  • 4 of 5

We arrived at this countryside property a hot day in july and loved the house! It has everything you need for a relaxing holiday - clean and big house with a lovely pool. The rooms are big and the house is very charming. The garden is also great and the pool has a nice size:)We where a big family with some children and everyone loved the house.Several times a week the bakerycar and cheese car come along so you can buy delicious food!The people nearby is very nice,but dont speak English. Nobody speaks have your italianbook with you;) One night we ate at the agriturismo that you drive by on your way up to the house - and it was amazing.Best experience ever and the people was so nice! LOTS of food ! There are some very important things to know tough: This property is on a top with small twisty roads and is far away from most things.The nearby markets(15 min drive)has limited things and the beach/coast is a 40 min drive away.There you have the big supermarkets.There are many animals around the house and we had a dog visiting us many times,but he was nice:) and then you have the chickens,rooster and turkeys that make some noise(but really no problem).Remember that the house is far away from most things,but is perfect for a relaxing holiday! We liked it,but It would have been nice to have a nice town in walking distance. Kind regards from Tanja and family - from Norway

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tanja, many thanks for the review. Yes, it would be nice to stroll to a nearby town, but for many guests, the tranquility of La Casa Rosa is perhaps it’s jewel in the crown. A car is, of course, essential to visit the many natural and architectural wonders of this region. Tom
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A little paradise with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in La Case Rosa.

We were 3 families, with a total of 7 kids (from 2 to 12).

The house is spacious enough, cosy and well equipped. Rooms are big with comfortable beds.

And the exterior is really nice.

Surrounding view is jaw breaking.

Without forgetting to mention Sergio and his wife living the house next door (but with total privacy) and always available for everything.

You definitely need a car with a decent GPS as you are quite in the middle of nowhere.

I warmly recommend La Casa Rosa.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the lovely review Sébastien. I'm pleased you and your family enjoyed La Casa Rosa during the summer. Tom
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Feldkirchen bei Graz

Ein kleines Paradies

  • 5 of 5

Ein wunderbarer Urlaub!

Wir verbrachten herrliche Tage im LCR; das Haus ist groß und geräumig und gut ausgestattet, wir waren 7 Personen. Sehr gemütlich! Der Pool ist um einiges kleiner, als es am Bild scheint; wirklich "Längen" schwimmen ist nicht möglich; jedoch kann man sich darin wunderbar abkühlen und die Kinder hatten ihren Spaß. Sergio und Maria waren angenehme Nachbarn; ganz liebe Menschen! Immer wieder verwöhnten sie uns mit Köstlichkeiten aus ihrem Garten. Unsere Kinder hatten eine große Freude mit ihren Tieren (Hunde, Katzen, Truthähne, Hühner, Enten, Schafe etc....). Die Lage des LCR ist im "Nirgendwo", d.h. ohne Auto ist man verloren und die Straßen sind öfters eine "Aufgabe" - jedoch wenn man Einsamkeit sucht, ist man im Paradies. Atri als nächst größere Stadt ist wärmstens zu empfehlen - ein/mehrere Aperol Spritz auf dem Piazza munden herrlich! Wir können das LCR nur weiterempfehlen. LG aus der Steiermark, Österreich Gerlinde, Hermann und Freunde

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Gerlinde, Es freut mich, dass es euch gut gefallen hat. Ich bedanke mich für die tolle Rezension. Tom
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Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
28 Kilometres
Pescara Nord
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Silvi Marina
Car: necessary

The roads up to the farmhouse can be quite twisty and turny, so if you suffer from travel sickness or have small children it may be a good idea to bring some travel pills.

There is a small lake not far from the farmhouse: ..... A lovely family from Denmark explored the area and left me these comments....'there is a small lake if you continue on the small road coming from St Giorgio, (I believe second road to the right if you skip the driveway to La Casa Rosa. and continue about 800 m). I went there with Ella, talked to the nice farmers whom the lake belongs to, and were allowed to do some fishing. Caught a small carp, but there is bigger ones too, and certainly other species as well. Hooked one big thing, but didn't land it - fishermen's tales, you know!'




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $147.67

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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