Apartment, Large Studio + 1 Bath + Garden
I am a human rights advocate. I live in San Francisco, California. I have been awarded several prizes for my human rights work. The work I do for human rights is pro-bono. My husband and I travel all over the world. I speak English, Italian, Francais, Espanol and I love hosting people from all over the world in my Casa Spello. I have family in Italy and family in the USA. My husband Dan has a property management company based in San Francisco, but he lets me manage Casa Spello. He is also involved in civil rights causes and served as a volunteer in the Peace Corps in India for two years. Of course when I have serious issues with Casa Spello regarding a frozen pipe or anything to do with the building, I consult with him. But I deal with all the bureaucracy in the Italian government offices. Casa Spello for us is a "labor of love" and a pride of ownership.
Why Owner chose Spello
My husband Dan and I bought this property because we fell in love with its magnificent views and the fact that it was built in hand carved stones from the nearby Subasio Mountains. Spello took us under its spell and in fact this medieval villas has recently been declared by Smarter Travel as one of 11 of the most beautiful secret villages in Italy.
What makes this Apartment unique
The property offers breathtaking sunsets from our windows and sweeping views from our beautiful garden. Sunset watching in our garden enjoying a glass of local wine and an appetizer is a must and this is what our guests love the most. The inside of the units are in hand carved peach color stone which gives the interior a warm glow. This warm soft light creates a very romantic atmosphere.
Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Max guests:3 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great spot for enjoying SPELLO without a car
For a studio it is large and has a good kitchen area, sitting areas both inside and the garden terrace is fantastic!
Hill Town Life
This apartment was exactly what I expected. Quite and just outside the hustle and bustle of the festival crowds. The shared patio faces the setting sun and is surrounded by fruit trees and flowers.
The apartment we stayed in was the ground floor one of several in the complex , and perhaps the most compact. As such, it is really only suited to either single or a couple occupancy as space is restricted in this apartment because the inner half is a former storage cellar and not particularly useable.. What the apartment does have, one of its saving graces, is direct access to a pleasant garden area , although in either mid winter or mid summer this would be of little use in practical terms. Quite well equipped (the only suggestion we might offer is to consider good quality, cotton rather than synthetic sheets & bedding) , it might be more a place for shorter stays rather than longer ones, and as such offers a central base to explore the remarkably restored and pristine township that is Spello. And finally, we would like to extend a ‘thank you’ to the ‘manager’ of these apartments, Nadia, who is a warm and efficient host and very happy to share her local knowledge. Thank you.
Thank you for your reply. Regarding the sheets, our house manager Nadia has hired a new helper to help clean the units and unfortunately the young housekeeper put synthetic sheets on your bed. I apologize since all of our sheets are 100% cotton. This particular synthetic set was to be given away they belonged to a previous tenant who lived in casa spello for one year and left the sheets there. I brought a big suitcase full of non synthetic sheets from the USA just yesterday. I hope that your friends who stayed in our Augustus unit had a good time.
Hope to see you again soon,
Gina Waldman, Owner manager
Beautiful apartment in a breathtaking location.
The apartment was everything we needed and more. Gina and Nadia were always very easy to reach for any questions and booking was quick and simple. Do be aware that it requires some walking on uneven, steep cobble stone roads to to get to and from the apartment. Nadia was a dear and helped with luggage though. Hoping to stay here again someday!
The reviews are bang on - a great experience!
Our 4 days in Spello were amazing. No need to repeat everything the other reviews have said, except to highlight that Spello is a beautiful hilltop town, and well located for many other interesting visits in the area. The Cleopatra apartment is perfect for a couple, with direct access to the lovely garden with it’s spectacular panoramic view and magnificent sunsets. (There are 3 other apartments for larger groups.). Gina is very attentive to her guests with great tips and recommendations, and invited us with other guests for a great dinner in a small restaurant in Collepino. She also referred us to an amazing cooking lesson in nearby Montefalco.
With so much to see and do in the area, we’d love to go back for a more extensive stay!
It is always a pleasure for me to make special recommendations to my guests. Casa Spello is really a passion for me since I love to travel and discover out of the way places. It was an honor hosting you and I hope you will tell your friends about Casa Spello . Please come to visit us soon.
Best wishes and thank you so much for your glowing review!
Absolutely Charming ! All the comforts of home.. warm, invitiing and breathtaking location !
Incredible experience ! We knew within 24 hours we would want to return ! We would not have had the same trip with out Gina ! She introduced us... and showed us places and experiences we would not have had on our own ! She made us feel welcome, like "family" and we absolutely adored her company. It was wonderful to meet other guests as well that were staying in other apartments. The apartment was so charming, and the garden views were spectacular ! We loved the entry way and walking out the door to see it all ! So close to town and easy to grab fresh morning bread from the bakery (highly recommend this !)..or a quick ingredient for a home cooked meal ! All the necessary amenities and more. The decorations are fantastic and so authentic Italy. Kitchen and bathrooms were well stocked with everything you could need ! Nadia was wonderful as well and saved our forgotten camera outside and graciously extended the use of her umbrella for the week ! (Thanks Nadia ! ) I would think there is no better place in Italy to stay ! Spello will forever have a special place in our hearts thanks to Gina and Casa Spello <3
Dear Paul and Claudine:
it was absolutely an honor and a pleasure having you stay with us.
Thank you so much for the lovely review and I hope you will stay in touch with us.
Best wishes and come back with your entire family, the Gelato is waiting for you and so is our sunset.
Spello, which has been called 'The Jewel of Umbria' because it has miraculously escaped industry, heavy development and modern urban sprawl, boasts an incredible local culture & cuisine. Local activities include Festivals, Restaurants & Cafes, & Horseback Riding, Nearby Museums, & Boating are also available.