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Medieval Apartment in Historical Center of Vasto Only 700 Meters to Beach

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Vasto Marina beach 5 mins by car/bus or 25 mins walk

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Last updated: 12/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Montenero di Bisaccia apartment description

CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE WINNER 2014
Located directly in the historical city center of Vasto on the beautiful unspoilt and relatively unknown Adriatic coast of Italy, this large and spacious 70 sq.m. open plan apartment is located on the ground floor of a typical medieval town house, with opening windows to the front aspect, vaulted ceilings and antique brickwork. There is free street car parking and commune car parks and a multi-storey car park all 2 mins walk from the apartment.

It has a romantic intimate feel, with Art Deco style furniture, silk and brocade soft furnishings, and plenty of space to relax and unwind. Recently restored and refurbished for 2014, with lounge, fully equipped kitchen and dining area (seating for 4), plus a large bedroom area with double bed and dressing area with 2 wardrobes and a dressing table. The apartment also has a separate shower wetroom (no curtain) with wc, basin, bidet and heated towel rail under the medieval brick vaulted ceiling. There is also a small front porch which is useful for drying out beach towels (clothes rack provided) or you can sit outside if you wish with an aperativo!

Please note that this is an open plan apartment and therefore most suitable for couples due to the lack of privacy as only a curtain separates the large bedroom from the lounge area with sofa-bed (to preserve the vaulted ceilings). However, there is a double sprung sofa-bed in the lounge, and children are welcome. Please see our other accommodation in the town only 5 mins walk from this apartment if you require a separate bedroom for children or more accommodation for a large party.

Positioned in a quiet street but only 2 minutes walk to restaurants, cafes, boutiques, churches, museums and art galleries, it is ideal for both a short city break and a beach holiday, with the nearest beach 15 minutes walk away (down steps), or the prestigious Blue Flag awarded Vasto Marina beach only 5 minutes by the regular bus service or 20 minutes walk. There are miles of golden sands, where sun beds and umbrellas can be hired and also excellent snorkeling and fishing opportunities with lots of quiet coves all along the coast. You can even hire a motorboat at Vasto beach and go and explore the coastline.

Vasto town is built on the Roman ruins of Histonium, and is a Medieval town with great charm and character with most of it being pedestrian only. There is plenty to see and do in the town itself, churches and cathedrals, the Roman baths with mosaics, a Medieval Castle, the lovely park with it's large duck pond and fountain and the Palace.There is also a running track, a tennis club, and indoor swimming pool and fitness club with gym, all within a few minutes walk of the apartment.

On a Saturday morning there is a local produce market selling cheese, cured meats and fresh fruit and vegetables from the local farms. It is full of local characters and a great photo opportunity.There is also another Saturday market selling leather bags, belts and shoes along with clothes. There are plenty of pavement cafes and bars and restaurants to while away the days in people watching, along with the many high class boutiques such as Gucci jewellery, MaxMara, Max & co, and an endless amount of shoe shops of course, to window shop in!

There are museums, art galleries, a costume museum, archaeological gardens in the Palazzo. A large portion of the town is pedestrian only and therefore safe and quiet. A favourite pastime of the Vastese is the passegiata or evening stroll, where everybody dresses in their finest and strolls around the town chatting and stopping for aperativo with friends. Although Vasto is little known in Europe, it is an Italian secret, and a favourite summer destination of the wealthy Romans, who have been coming here for years, many having second homes here. It offers plenty to do for a long weekend or with the added bonus of the beach, a fortnights holiday.

Cultural events occur throughout the year, with festivals of music, classical and rock concerts, Jazz in the park, film festival and food festivals, along with historical pageantry dating back to the 17th century. Almost all of these are free to attend or watch. There are many national parks and nature reserves, with caves and grottoes nearby, both inland and by the sea, plus the Aqualand water park (15 minutes by bus) and the Appenine mountains are only 1 h 15 mins by car should you wish to explore further afield. I personally email all my guests with a list of events that will be on in the town during their visit, so they do not miss out on anything.

Vasto is 45 minutes by road from Pescara airport, which has flights from England, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Norway and the Netherlands and also from other parts of Italy. Trains are available from Pescara, directly into Vasto and cars and taxi's may be hired both at Pescara airport and at Vasto San Salvo Station. Cars can also be hired here on arrival in Vasto. Air conditioned coaches run several times a day from the coach station in Vasto directly to Rome in about 3 hours connecting with international flights. There really is no need for a car here as everything is on your doorstep and all within walking distance. There is also a very good regular bus service around town and down to the beach.

PLEASE NOTE: We would recommend this apartment as being more suitable for couples as there is only a curtain separating the spacious bedroom and dressing area from the rest of the apartment. This is due to the preservation of the original vaulted ceilings and the apartment therefore being open plan design. However, there is a double sprung sofa bed in the lounge and children are welcome. There is plenty of space, and more than enough room for 4 people. (max.)

It is also suitable for the more mature as the apartment is on one level.

We are English and live nearby so will always be on hand should we be needed for advice and help.

Please see reviews of our property and you will see why our guests regularly return!

We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Vasto!

IMPORTANT NOTE- We received a very high number of inquiries on a daily basis so please do not email to ask availability or price unless you intend to book as these are kept up to date and are already viewable on this advert. Thank you!

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 0
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Children of any age are welcome. There is a double sprung sofa-bed in the lounge area, but the lounge is only separated from the rest of the apartment by a curtain to preserve the vaulted ceilings. Because of this we recommend the apartment for a couple due to the lack of privacy. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is not permitted inside the apartment but you are welcome to take the kitchen chairs onto the porch if you wish to smoke outside. ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Open-plan apartment with a large bedroom area of 400 sq feet with double bed with bedside cabinets, dressing table with hairdryer, 2 wardrobes and a sofa....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • Wet room shower room set under the Medieval brick vaulted ceiling. Large rain shower (no curtain), bidet, basin and w.c. and heated towel rail. Opening window to the side. Tiled in Italian tiles and inset with Venetian Murano glass and 24k gold mosaic tiles. ...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

            A selection of books is provided We also provide a full information brochure about the local area including sites, where to go, what to see and do and recommended restaurants...moreless

          • DVD Player:

            Selection of dvd's provided...moreless

          • Games:

            Board games and playing cards provided...moreless

          • Stereo:

            CD's can be played on the DVD player through the TV ...moreless

          • Video Library:

            Dvd's, cartoons, action, adventure provided. More titles can be provided on request...moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Sports & Activities
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Autumn Foliage
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Coin Laundry
          • Festivals
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Restaurants
          • Ruins
          • Water Parks
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Paddle Boating
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Walking

          Location Type

              • Downtown:

                Located directly in the historical center of Vasto within a couple of minutes walk of bars, restaurants, museums, churches and shops. No need for a car as everything is right on the doorstep!...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Roller Blading
              • Sailing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Extending dining table with 4 chairs ...moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 4 people

              General

              • Clothes Dryer:

                There is a clothes rack provided that you can put on the porch to dry beach towels and clothes and also a heated towel rail in the bathroom to dry towels...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                All bed linen is provided and changed weekly (free of charge)...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Living room with sofa and sofa-bed (seating for 4), tv with dvd (no tv) and selection of dvd's, board games, cards and books provided....moreless

              • Parking:

                There is no dedicated parking at the property as it is located in the historical center, but there is free street parking, and several car parks and a multi-storey car park within 2 minutes walk. ...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                All bathroom towels are provided and changed weekly (free of charge)...moreless

              Kitchen

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Full set of kitchen equipment, saucepans, frying pans, oven dishes and baking trays. Enough crockery for 4 people....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Fully equipped kitchen with 2 ring hob...moreless

              • Oven:

                Electric oven with grill...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                A welcome pack is provided with tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bottled water and of course wine!...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Refrigerator with small separate freezer. Cool bag and chillers provided for the beach ...moreless

              Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    There is a small porch at the front of the property which is useful for drying beach towels or sitting with a drink. Enough room for 2 chairs only ...moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Early Bird Special
                  Mar 14 - Mar 27, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £50
                  £200
                  Easter/Summer
                  Mar 28 - Jul 10, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £75
                  £525

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

                  Peak Season
                  Jul 11 - Aug 31, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  £85
                  £595

                  Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

                  Late Summer
                  Sep 1 - Oct 11, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £80
                  £560
                  Fall
                  Oct 12 - Oct 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £75
                  £499
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  £50
                  £200

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  All guests are required to make a payment of €100 on arrival for a refundable damage deposit.This will be returned on departure (less and breakages.)

                  All prices include;

                  bathroom towels

                  bed linen

                  a welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk, bottled water and wine

                  all final cleaning costs


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                  Last updated: 12/28/2014
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                  Location

                  44 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Abruzzo Airport (Pescara) or Rome airports 3hrs
                  100 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Several bars within a 2 minutes walk
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Porto di Vasto ferry to Tremiti Islands
                  37 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Miglianico Golf Course
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Vasto-S.Salvo station
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Autostrada A14
                  50 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Several restaurants within a minutes walk
                  56 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Passo Lanciano/Mama Rossa and Roccaraso
                  700 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  15 minutes walk or Vasto Marina 5 mins by car/bus

                  Car: Not Necessary

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  About the owner: I retired young (under 40) and live in Vasto, Abruzzo with my wife Judy. We bought our apartment in 2006 for a holiday home, and loved it so much here that within 3 years we had moved here permanently! We have now bought another house in the same town only 5 minutes walk away from the apartment, so are always on hand with advise information and help for our guests. We spend most of our time snorkelling and spear fishing and messing about in our boat. In the winter, we drive up to the Maiella mountains, just over an hour away and go skiing.

                  Why the Owner Chose Montenero di Bisaccia:
                  In 2006 we were looking for a holiday home in Italy, and stumbled across the fairly unknown Abruzzo. It's beautiful countryside and lively towns drew us to it along with it's huge sandy sweeping beaches. Vasto is one of the very few Medieval towns that sit along the coastline, close enough to walk to the beach. Most are located in the hills a good drive away from the sea. This is what makes Vasto so special. The town has grown into a sophisticated holiday resort for wealthy Romans, many of whom have a second home here for the summer. It is still relatively unknown elsewhere, and therefore unspoilt by tourism. If you want a 'real' Italian holiday, then come here not only for the beaches, but the beautiful town itself and all it has to offer. Don't forget to bring your phrase book though!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  Whilst you might find other properties for rent in Abruzzo, almost all will be located in or near hilltowns a long drive from the coast. In Vasto, we have the best of both worlds, with beautiful scenery, and a town with a sea view and walkable beach. There really is no need for a car here, unlike other hill towns, as everything is right here on your doorstep. Not only is the apartment walking distance to the beach, it is only a couple of minutes walk to the many restaurants, bars and pavement cafes. Everything is here for a perfect holiday all within easy reach.


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                  Speaks: english, french, german, italian

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                  Photos

                  • Vasto Marina beach 5 mins by car/bus or 25 mins walk

                    Vasto Marina beach 5 mins by car/bus or 25 mins walk

                  • Lounge area of apartment with sofa-bed

                    Lounge area of apartment with sofa-bed

                  • Bedroom area with dressing table

                    Bedroom area with dressing table

                  • Feature fireplace in Lounge

                    Feature fireplace in Lounge

                  • Wet room shower under Medieval brick vaulted ceiling

                    Wet room shower under Medieval brick vaulted ceiling

                  • Wet room

                    Wet room

                  • Pavement cafe in Piazza 3 mins walk from apartment

                    Pavement cafe in Piazza 3 mins walk from apartment

                  • Piazza Rossetti 3 mins walk from apartment

                    Piazza Rossetti 3 mins walk from apartment

                  • Beach at Punta Penna nature reserve in Vasto

                    Beach at Punta Penna nature reserve in Vasto

                  • Local produce market 5 mins walk from apartment

                    Local produce market 5 mins walk from apartment

                  • Pavement cafes only 3 mins walk from the apartment

                    Pavement cafes only 3 mins walk from the apartment

                  • Medieval festa held in August

                    Medieval festa held in August

                  • Vasto Historical Center where the apartment is located

                    Vasto Historical Center where the apartment is located

                  • Kitchen/Diner area

                    Kitchen/Diner area

                  • Dressing area in apartment

                    Dressing area in apartment

                  • Lounge

                    Lounge

                  • Wet room

                    Wet room

                  • Trabocco beach 15 mins walk from the apartment. Great for fishing and snorkeling

                    Trabocco beach 15 mins walk from the apartment. Great for fishing and snorkeling

                  • Local produce market 5 mins walk from apartment

                    Local produce market 5 mins walk from apartment

                  • Castle 3 mins walk from the apartment

                    Castle 3 mins walk from the apartment

                  • The street where the apartment is located. Free street parking 2 mins walk

                    The street where the apartment is located. Free street parking 2 mins walk

                  • Town wall with Roman ruins underneath. Roman baths 3 mins walk from apartment

                    Town wall with Roman ruins underneath. Roman baths 3 mins walk from apartment

                  • Palazzo gardens and museum 3 mins walk from apartment

                    Palazzo gardens and museum 3 mins walk from apartment

                  • Front of apartment in Medieval house

                    Front of apartment in Medieval house

                  £50 - £85 per night (GBP)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Speaks: english, french, german, italian
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