House with private pool/garden 5 km from village. Quiet street & panoramic views
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Stunning location, views and pool.
Amazing views and pool. Villa very clean and pool cleaned four times in our 2 week stay. Spacious villa internally and outdoor space giving both sun or shade throughout the day. Terrace is a lovely space to eat. Disappointed at lack of some essentials such as wine glasses (in Italy?), there were plenty of tumblers but no wine glasses, we bought and left a pack of three. The kitchen is functional but could do with a bit more rationalising of equipment ie loads of frying pans and only one saucepan. No washing up liquid (5 dishwasher tablets only), no basic condiments whatsoever which meant buying whole new packs of everything. Not that it bothered us, but the DVD player provided is not connected to the TV and there was no cable. Furthermore when a DVD player is provided one would assume that a few DVDs would be available should anyone require them. A good villa, which could be an outstanding with the addition of a few more thoughtful touches.
Thanks for review.
We are sorry for the lack of wine glasses (maybe where broken by previous clints) and grateful you left some. We will check pans. Washing liquids and basic condiments are not furnishad (this property is rented as private house and those items are not furnished as by italian law…..you will just find if left by previous clients). Some clients use basic condiments in the house and other not as they don't consider it igienic.
There is a DVD player but no DVD (as stated on the website)
Great villa in a lovely part of Italy with stunning views
The villa and pool was fantastic and perfectly suited to our needs for two weeks. The villa itself is well appointed and had everything required for our self catering holiday. The bedrooms and two bathrooms were perfectly adequate - beds were comfy, bathrooms were clean. The kitchen and living room was fine for preparing meals when we weren't using the BBQ. However, we didn't use the inside space much and this is where the villa comes into its own. There is a spacious covered veranda where we sat out, shaded from the daytime sun, and in the evenings ate and drunk in the balmy nighttime temperatures.
The veranda overlooks a spacious garden containing a wonderful pool which is large enough to swim lengths in or just lounge on kilos (not provided). The views from the villa and pool are spectacular looking through a line of cypress trees to the Umbrian hills in the distance.
The villa and pool is set within larger grounds that are private and not overlooked in any way. We whiled away much of the time on the loungers and in the pool enjoying the Umbrian weather. There are places to take time out of the sun by the pool or on the veranda.
Alessia was there to meet us when we arrived and was on hand for any questions via Whatsapp during our stay. The pool was cleaned twice while we stayed and it was a nice touch for sheets and towels to be changed each week.
The villa itself is fairly remote but reasonably close to local villages where there are restaurants and small supermarkets. The nearest populous village is Melezolle, about 7 minutes drive, which has a great pizza restaurant, a small supermarket and butchers. Slightly further afield, about 15-20 minutes by car, is Avigliano Umbro which has several great restaurants at reasonable prices. There is a larger supermarket, banks and other local shops.
The area itself is stunningly beautiful and there are a number of towns/cities/views within 30-60 minutes drive that are well worth exploring: Orvieto, Todi, Spoletto, Narni, Perugia, Assisi, Marmore Waterfall, etc.
We had a great stay and can thoroughly recommend this villa. The only criticism we had was the additional €100 cleaning charge which could have been included in the overall price. Likewise the €400 deposit is problematic if Euros are not your national currency and the money is only returned at the end of the holiday meaning that they have to be changed back. However, these are minor niggles and didn't detract from a perfect holiday.
Many thanks for your feedback.
The final cleaning charge of 100 euro has to be paid directly to Alessia for here service (if we let it pay together with the rental amount, considering taxes, homeaway service fee, etc we should have to charge you 150 euro…..so we hope guests are happy to pay only 100 euro on arrival).
Breakage deposit can be paid/remboursed by credit card through Homeaway
In Umbria, a region that has gained a name for being the green heart of Italy, tourism is growing because of the unfamiliar harmony between nature, antiquities, historic centres and culture. The quiet of the countryside, good provisions and an inimitable cuisine are the great draw. This region is less touristy than Tuscany and this is especially appreciated by many tourists. It forms an ideal starting point for enjoying the peace of the surrounding hilly and mountainous landscape and on the other hand making trips to beautifull towns like Todi, Orvieto, Narni, Spoleto, Perugia, Gubbio, Assisi. You can also easily visit – in day trips - famous towns and charming villages in the southern part of Tuscany such as Siena, Arezzo, San Giminiano, Pienza, Cortona, Sinalunga, etc. Many tourists visit also Rome from here, without staying in the city which is very hot in summer. It is possible to go by car (journey of 1h-1h30) or by train from the stations of Terni, Narni-Amelia, Orte & Orvieto