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Nestled into the historic seaside village of Rocca San Giovanni, Casa Bramare boasts both modern amenities and all the charm you’d expect from a century-old home. The house was completely renovated in 2010 to create an open, airy feel and a sleek aesthetic. At the same time, you’ll find hints of its storied past in the vaulted brick ceilings and prime location within the village piazza.
We’ve gone all out to make sure Casa Bramare provides the utmost in luxury and comfort. The master bedroom features a European queen bed and Juliet balcony, while the second bedroom includes a European double bed, ample storage, and easy access to the terrace. One of the two full bathrooms features a walk-in shower, and the other, a deep soaker tub, both with heated towel racks. The house also includes a fully equipped kitchen with gas stove and convection oven, a washing machine, a cozy fireplace, two flat-screen TVs, a DVD player, and an iPod docking station. Our delightful, hands-on property manager is also on call throughout your stay. It’s like having a boutique hotel all to yourself!
One of the smaller villages on the Adriatic coastline, Rocca San Giovanni has been voted one of Italy’s most beautiful villages for its old world charm. Just outside Casa Bramare’s door, you'll find the heart of a village untouched by time. There’s always something going on in the historic piazza, whether it’s a jazz festival, community potluck, or the annual food and wine extravaganza. The local markettas stock everything you need to make a five-star meal at home, but there are plenty of exceptional restaurants in the surrounding area as well.
When it comes to access, Casa Bramare couldn't be better situated. The pristine local beaches have won several distinctions, including the Bandiere Blu and the First Beach of Abruzzo award in 2012. The Italian Apennine Mountain Chain (Gran Sasso d`Italia and the Majella Mountains) are less than an hour away, and a day trip to nearby Lake Bomba is a must for anyone who loves water sports. Casa Bramare is also only 30 minutes south of the Abruzzo International Airport in Pescara, making airport transportation a breeze.
Once you've stayed at Casa Bramare, you'll long to visit us again. This one-of-a-kind house books up fast—contact us today to reserve your dates!
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The master bedroom is a calming oasis with a large queen size bed (170 cm x 190 cm), high end mattress, designer bedding, lighting with dimming options, a whisper quiet Italian designer fan, plush pillows for added comfort while watching the flat screen HD TV. Or enjoy the calming view of the parketta from the Juliette balcony. There are plenty of storage options with the taller then average wardrobes and the dresser.
The second bedroom has a roomy double bed (120 cm x 190 cm) with a quality mattress and sleek linens . There is access to the upper terrace, where one can overlook the medieval walk way and the lush valley below....moreless
Has a washing machine and a heated towel racks....moreless
The main floor washroom has a walk-in shower, toilet, bidet, heat towel racks and plush towels. In addition, it has a washing machine. Clothes can be dried using the clothing rack and attaching it over the Juliette balcony. Delicate items can be dried using the rack over the washing machine.
The second floor bathroom has a deep contoured soaked tub, complete with a hand held nozzle, toilet, bidet, heated towel racks, a skylight and plush towels. A hair dryer is located in the cabinet....moreless
The stairs are an open concept (e.g. treads with no risers) and therefore may not be suitable for young children.
Depending upon the nature of the infirmity, the house may not be suitable for guests requiring ground floor sleeping arrangements.
There is free parking available in the Municipal parking lot located across the piazza from the house. In addition, there is free parking located on the street to the right side of the house....moreless
There is a stove-top espresso maker and an American percolator....moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
The kitchen is chock full of white dishes in a variety of sizes, all perfect for showcasing your meals. There is more then enough cutlery to satisfy even the fussiest of chefs....moreless
The Hair freezer has 3 large bins for storing your frozen items. In addition is has a number of American style ice cube trays....moreless
The kitchen is equipped with a stainless steel gas stove-top, combination gas & convection oven, and full-size Hair fridge.
It is fully equipped with pots, pans, dishes and cutlery for entertaining....moreless
The oven is a Zanussi combination gas and convection oven, perfect for making beautiful meals....moreless
The pantry is stocked with condiments, sugar, flour, tea and coffee. ...moreless
The full-size Hair fridge conveniently has the fridge on top and the freeze on the bottom. A wine/beer rack can be pulled down to chill your bottles to a perfect temperature....moreless
The stove is a 4 burner Zanussi gas stove top with a glass cover....moreless
October to April Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015 3 night min stay
May May 1 - May 31, 2015 4 night min stay
June & July Jun 1 - Jul 31, 2015 4 night min stay
August Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015 5 night min stay
September Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015 4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit€200
• A prepayment of 25% of the Total Rental Free is required upon booking, via PayPal.
• Full payment is required 45 days before arrival date, via PayPal.
• A damage deposit of €200 will be charged and will be returned once Property Manager approves, condition.
• A €80 charge for cleaning & restocking (paper products, cleaning supplies) is required.
• Please note prices are subject to change
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Quaint, authentic, village, medieval, pizza, food, wine, olive oil, pasta, festivals, fresh seafood, historic, beach, bars, jazz festival, weddings, safe, family oriented, friendly, rural, welcoming, comfortable, skiing, cycling, agro tourisma, green vacation, GLBT friendly.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: I'm an easy going person who loves to travel, meet new people, learn new languages and experience different things. My passion is food, music, the arts and entertaining.
Forget the hotels, my favorite way to travel is to rent flats within my destinations so that I can experience the culture and lifestyle to the fullest degree. There is nothing finer then going to the local markets, buying fresh food and trying to duplicate the delicious meals I’ve appreciated in the local restaurants.
I also love the beach! It's so relaxing and in a way magical the way the sights and sounds of the water soothe the soul. So its no coincidence why the home is located near the beach.
Why the Owner Chose Rocca San Giovanni: I love Italy! I wanted to be close to the beach but also enjoy village life, where I would know the shopkeepers by name (Angelo, Nicola, Frank.....), and have my favorite coffee ready at the bar once the barista (Victoria) saw me crossing the piazza!
For me it had to be the 'Costa dei Trabocchi (the Trabocci coastline) of Abruzzo, with the sea in front of you and the mountains behind. It's central location meant that I would never be too far away too explore all that Italy has to offer.
The Unique Benefits at this House: I fell in love with it the moment I opened the door, from the exposed brick vaulted ceilings, the deep set fire place, the Juliette balcony and terraces to the two bathrooms with bidets and towel heated towel racks!
And then there is the village, Rocca San Giovanni and it's people. Kind, helpful and welcoming. There is something special walking through a village where time seems to have stood still, its refreshing and inspirational.