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Roman Villa, Historic, Elegant, Spacious, Beautiful Gardens, a Luxury Choice

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Il Cardinale Suite, super king size bed, fireplace, terrace, dressing room

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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

(PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VILLA CAN ACCOMMODATE FROM 2 to 18 PEOPLE - DIFFERENT WINGS OF THE VILLA CAN BE RENTED ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF GUESTS AT DIFFERENT PRICES).

This is a very special home, originally a 1st Century AD Roman residence (there are archaeological remains in the upper garden that form part of the National Collection of Archeology ain the archives of the Museo Altemps in the centre of Rome, near Piazza Navona). We have a document with full historical documentation at the villa available for our guests.. The Villa has undergone several changes, from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, through to the 18th Century, when the Villa became the hunting lodge of a Cardinal from the Torlonia family, hence the name Il Cardinale. This wonderful residence has four units that can be rented together or separately. Its highlights are the two elegant reception rooms, a wonderful portico, patio, terrace and garden. There are three kitchens, two luxury master bedrooms, both with antique fireplaces, one with a bed that is bigger than a super king size bed (!), an en-suite bathroom (with a jacuzzi bath tub) and its own large terrace. One of the other very large double en-suite large bedrooms has a bathroom with shower and access to the portico, patio and garden on the ground floor. There is a further beautiful en-suite bedroom as well as three more bedrooms on the upper floor. The upstairs sitting room has a lovely antique fireplace.
The upper floor opens onto a delightful garden with an ancient Roman archaeological area, complete with comfortable garden furniture, lights, and a small cellar with a refrigerator for Summer drinks.
There are several areas for outdoor eating under spectacular Roman pine trees.
There is also a vegetable garden that is looked after by our 'ortolano', Raffaele.

On the ground floor, down a ceramic and marble staircase, there are two large reception rooms, each with a traditional fireplace, travertine marble floors, and high ceilings. One of the reception rooms, boasting two ancient Egyptians columns with Roman capitels, can be used as a dining or sitting room.
There is a very spacious kitchen, with a professional 'Ilve' gas cooker, and a large electric thermo-convection oven ideal and cooking/grilling plates for cooking at very high level.
The kitchen has also a large fireplace perfect for roasting food or sitting around sipping a glass of good wine. The cellar, which is also off the kitchen, is stocked with excellent Italian wines that can be purchesed by our guests.
The rear kitchen door opens onto a functioning bread/pizza oven and a small fountain.The pizza-oven area is lit and it has a seating area that allows for fun evenings for children and families making pizza. We can provide a 'pizzaiolo' to make the pizza for you.
Behind the kitchen there is a further single bedroom, with its own shower room (and separate entrance by the pizza oven).

The lower garden is wonderful, with a patio, and a portico that allow for outdoor dining, and entertaining. At one end of the large patio there is a built-in brick large barbecue and a fountain, garden lights and space for entertaining for up to 200 people. We also have an area in the lower garden that functions as a badminton court, and we provide all the necessary for playing badminton. There is a ping-pong table in the upper garden.

All around there are fruit trees and wonderfully secluded areas of the garden.

Il Cardinale is ideal for lovers of style and space in the close vicinity of Rome.
Own car recommended. However there is also public transport, two buses, 5 minutes walk away, and a train from the Settebagni station to Stazione Tiburtina and other stops in the centre of Rome only 7 minutes drive away.

There is an additional property in the upper garden. This is a lovely cottage with two further double bedrooms, shower room, kitchen, and, in one of the two rooms, a 'reversable', ingenious fireplace that can be used indoors or outdoors for cooking whilst sitting in the reserved area overlooking the vegetable garden.
The lower garden can accommodate parking for up to 10 cars. Upon special request more cars can be accommodated in the adjecent parking area that belongs to the restaurant.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 450 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We have had many children stay at the villa. We have three fully equipped cots and three high chairs. There is a wimming pool for children and a playgorund up at the tennis club, only 5 minuts from the villa....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    ....but we have many cats in the garden........moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 16-20

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 7: 1 double

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  • Bedroom 8

    This is a very large room on the ground floor...moreless

  • Bedroom 1 with a bed bigger than Super King Size : 1 king

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  • There is a separate cottage in the garden, with two double bedrooms, its own bathroom (with shower), a kitchen and dining room, and its own fireplace....moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, bidet

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet

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  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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  • Bathroom 6: toilet, tub, bidet

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  • Bathroom 7: toilet, shower

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  • One of the bathroom has a jacuzzi bath tub

Other Amenities

  • We work with an event and wedding planner who works on a top international level. We specialize in organising events, weddings, catering or a simple dinner at the Villa, as well as a pizza night, ideal for children, using our own pizza/bread oven. We can also plan your guided trip to Rome in one or two limousine, each carrying up to 7 people. We also regularly organise great yoga retreats with internationally renouned teachers and we are happy to welcome more teachers and more yoga retreats. Plese see reviews. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    This is a large dining room on the ground floor. ideal for meals with family or friends, in front of the fireplace, or also for business meetings. TV monitors can be connected to computers. ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 14 people

General

  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    We have monitors that can be connected to computers and we can offer a fully equipped meeting room. See reviews. ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    We have seven fireplaces in the villa and we are happy to help with lighting them for you upon your arrival or during your stay (upon request). We provide wood at extra cost. ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    We have a fully equipped yoga room, a ping pong table and a badminton court. It is possible to use the tennis club with swimming pool up the hill 5 minutes away...moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    We have gas central heating and seven beautiful functioning fireplaces. The villa is very warm in winter. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    We have internet throughout the main parts of the villa. We have hosted high level business meetings. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide you with all linen of very high quality (Frette in Piazza di Spagna, an Cesari in Piazza del Popolo. For the Super King Size bed we can offer you special silk linen upon request!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    This room has a wonderful fireplace, a large sofa, a TV, and all comforts. There is a smaller sitting room upstairs, also wirh a fireplace. ...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking:

    There is enough room to park up to 10 cars in the front of the garden. If you are holding events or a wedding, we can organise for more cars to be parked in the parking area of the restaurant opposite...moreless

  • Printer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    All provided and of very high quality. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We have three washing machines...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    See internet ...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    We have three American style coffee makers and plenty of Italian caffettiere, including also the French press caffetiere ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All necessary dishes and utensils in all three kitchens...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    two dishwashers...moreless

  • Freezer:

    three fridge/freezers...moreless

  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    We have three kitchens in the villa...moreless

  • Microwave:

    One microwave available...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    There are always basic items such as oil, salt, sugar, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    We have three refrigerators ...moreless

  • Stove:

    We have a professional cooker, made of cast iron, with a large oven, and fully equipped for roasting or grilling etc....moreless

  • Toaster:

    three...moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Jacuzzi

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

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1 night min stay
£1,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Utilities, cleaning £500
  • Refundable Damage Deposit £450
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The price quoted is for the whole villa. A portion of the villa can be rented for a lower price.

A security deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking the property. This can be paid by electronic transfer or credit card.

A 1 FAMILY discount can be applied.

Individual parts of the property rent separately.

High season:

April 1– November 4

Christmas/ New Year/East


Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/01/2015
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Location

18 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Ciampino and Fiumicino
18 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Fiumicino
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Settebagni; Tiburtina; Termini (Rome)
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Motorway to Florence, exit n.9
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Bel Poggio
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Ostia; Fregene; San Nicola; Santa Marinella;

Car: Recommended

Villa Il Cardinale is located at the bottom of a green hill, Bel Poggio, off Via Salaria, North of Rome, exit 9 when driving towards Roma from the motorway or form the aiports.The centre of Rome is only 8 Km away, and the nearest train stations, Settebagni and Saxa Rubra, are only 5 minutes drive away. It is possible to park the car by the stations and take the train to the centre of Rome, Piazzale Flaminio, or to one of the main stations in Rome, Stazione Tiburtina. The Villa is situated opposite an excellent restaurant, Ristorante Bel Poggio, that can also cater for our guests at the Villa.

Up the hill, which is also called Bel Poggio, there is a tennis club, Club Bel Poggio, with two swimming pools, one for children and one for adults (open air in Summer and covered in Winter), tennis courts, a playground, a small gym, a restaurant and a coffee bar. The ringroad, the GRA, is very close to the the Villa, making it possible to travel to other sites outside Rome without entering the city and thus avoiding the urban traffic.There is a large shopping centre, Porta di Roma, 10 minuets drive from the Villa. The closest inhabited area is called Settebagni (it takes its name from the Seven Cisterns, Sette Bagni, that used to provide water for the gardens of Villa Il Cardinale in the 1st Century AD!), is 5 minutes drive away, and it has groceries, a pharmacy, a church, a doctor's surgery, an optician, a dentist, a patisserie, a newsagent, a great supermarket, and small shops for all daily necessities.

 

Owner info

About the owner: I was born in Rome, live and work in London, and inherited Villa Il Cardinale from my parents three years ago. I am now looking after this wonderful property continuing the family tradition of hosting guests from all over the world with ethusiasm and in style.I WAS SELECTED AS AN EXEMPLARY OWNER BY HOMEAWAY. WE ASSIST OUR GUESTS WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION AND CARE.

Why the Owner Chose Cassia:
Villa Il Cardinale is a very special residence, that makes its guests feel at home from the moment they walk in. It is very close to Rome, only 8 km from the centre, and yet it feels like a country home, with its beautiful gardens and its location at the bottom of a hill. The VIlla has a rich history and my family have loved looking after it. It is very much a family home, with all comforts and a real soul. It is great to be able to share its beauty with our guests.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The ancient Roman ruins in the upper garden are truly special. The villa used to be the home to a Roman family in the 1st century AD. Its history is overwhealming and it will make you fall in love with the villa adding a special flavour to its other wonderful features. We have the full record of its history, and a fascinating archaeological report that is available to our guests. The Villa has also been used by artists as an inspirational residence. We are very attentive with our guests, establishing a personal contact with them and ensuring that we fulfill their special requests and ensure the perfect stay.


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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian

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  • Il Cardinale Suite, super king size bed, fireplace, terrace, dressing room

    Il Cardinale Suite, super king size bed, fireplace, terrace, dressing room

  • Bathroom en-suite to Il Cardinale bedroom, jacuzzi bathtub and powerful shower

    Bathroom en-suite to Il Cardinale bedroom, jacuzzi bathtub and powerful shower

  • downstairs bedroom, living room, opening onto the lower garden and patio

    downstairs bedroom, living room, opening onto the lower garden and patio

  • Large downstairs bathroom with shower

    Large downstairs bathroom with shower

  • Bedroom, 'Jolanda' wing, with bathroom opposite

    Bedroom, 'Jolanda' wing, with bathroom opposite

  • Perfect fireplace in upstairs sitting area, ideal for  reading in winter nights

    Perfect fireplace in upstairs sitting area, ideal for reading in winter nights

  • Double bedroom upstairs, looking out onto own part of upper garden

    Double bedroom upstairs, looking out onto own part of upper garden

  • kitchen downstairs, cool in Summer, ideal for  winter dinners by the fireplace

    kitchen downstairs, cool in Summer, ideal for winter dinners by the fireplace

  • Dining room marble fireplace, onto garden and accessing downstairs kitchen

    Dining room marble fireplace, onto garden and accessing downstairs kitchen

  • One of the marble fountains in Villa Il Cardinale gardens

    One of the marble fountains in Villa Il Cardinale gardens

  • Downstairs garden with well, and patio and barbecue on the right

    Downstairs garden with well, and patio and barbecue on the right

  • Exterior of villa seen from downstairs towards patio, well and lawn area

    Exterior of villa seen from downstairs towards patio, well and lawn area

  • Suite Il Cardinale, hand painted ceramic floors, 17th century Venetian doors

    Suite Il Cardinale, hand painted ceramic floors, 17th century Venetian doors

  • Downstairs bedroom/living room with fireplace and travertine marble floor

    Downstairs bedroom/living room with fireplace and travertine marble floor

  • detail of downstairs bedroom, living room, opening onto lower garden and patio

    detail of downstairs bedroom, living room, opening onto lower garden and patio

  • Bedroom upstairs, close to upstairs kitchen and with en-suite bathroom

    Bedroom upstairs, close to upstairs kitchen and with en-suite bathroom

  • Bathroom on the upper floor

    Bathroom on the upper floor

  • Upstairs kitchen, with door onto upper garden and Roman remains area

    Upstairs kitchen, with door onto upper garden and Roman remains area

  • Kitchen downstairs with fireplace, cellar, and professional cooking facilities

    Kitchen downstairs with fireplace, cellar, and professional cooking facilities

  • Dining room downstairs with fireplace and French doors onto lower level garden

    Dining room downstairs with fireplace and French doors onto lower level garden

  • Garden of Villa Il Cardinale towards the main gate

    Garden of Villa Il Cardinale towards the main gate

  • Downstairs garden, lawn at the rear of the patio area

    Downstairs garden, lawn at the rear of the patio area

  • Portico and patio downstairs, with barbecue, two fountains, large seating area

    Portico and patio downstairs, with barbecue, two fountains, large seating area

  • 1st CenturyAD Roman remains, Summer triclinium, marble capitels, lead pipes

    1st CenturyAD Roman remains, Summer triclinium, marble capitels, lead pipes

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  • Sleeps
    20
  • Bedrooms
    8
  • Bathrooms
    7.5
  • Property type
    Villa
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/01/2015
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