A Drop from the Beach, Family-Friendly, All Comfort, Spacious, 2 Level House

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Last updated: 11/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The spacious holiday house, family friendly, is in a private gated complex. The name of the complex is villa Lena with 4 equal size 3 storey semidetached houses. In Summer villa Lena is full of children and my husband, me and my relatives are very helpful if requested. The houses are inside a security gated walled garden that opens onto the main road. It is well protected and, according to our young guests, good fun to explore and play in.
Our house 'THE SEA HORSE' is on 2 floors with independent entrance from the shared garden. The house can comfortably accommodate 6+ people, another bed can be added for extra price . You can park your car inside the complex. The house has air conditioning in the bedrooms on the second floor . There are also fans provided for those especially warm days. Heating for the cooler months.
The famous sandy beach Vindicio, child safe, with beach clubs, is only 150 metres far.

A little history: There is historical evidence to show that Formia was inhabited as far back as 500 B.C. by an ancient Italic people known as the Volsci. These people fought the expansion of Rome, but eventually yielding, they became Roman citizens in 338 B.C. Under Roman citizenship Formia developed as a political center due mostly to its strategic location on the Via Appia. In the Republican Era and during the days of the Roman Empire, Formia became a noted seaside resort for the Roman aristocracy. After the ravaging by both Goths and Vandals, the town was finally destroyed by the Saracens in 846 A.D. The survivors of the destruction moved to the protected town of Gaeta and other neighboring villages. What remained of the area were two villages-Mola and Castellone.
The name of Formia was then lost for 1,000 years until, in 1863, under the rulership of Victor Emmanuel II, during the unification of Italy movement, the two villages of Mola and Castellone were joined and the ancient name of Formia was re

A tour of Formia: In Formia, as well as in Gaeta, one can find many interesting and historical sights, and the 'finding' can be as much fun as looking at the site.
For these excursions you need a good map of Formia ad surroundings that you will find in the house.
Castellone: Further down the road Via Appia, but not as far as Standa. Follow the road up to the first piazza named 'Piazza Santo Erasmo'**. In this piazza is the Torre di Castellone, dating from the fourteenth century. (You may remember that Castellone was one of the villages left after the Saracens razed Formia.) Have a walk inside the old village and visit the ancient Roman Cistern dating I B.C.. There is also a church in this piazza, dating from the fourth century, called Santo Erasmo.
Follow the signs out of the piazza towards Santa Maria della Noce (a church built in the tenth century) and wind your way up to the Castello Miramare. This is currently a restaurant and hotel, but it was, as its name implies, once a castle. There is a panoramic view of Formia from the road leading to the Castello.
** Our guests' favourite local “pizza” place is situated on the square of Castellone, the oldest part of Formia, 15 minute walk but less than 5 by the car from the house.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 120 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Housekeeper


  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    master bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    double bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    bunk bed...moreless

  • The rear double bedroom overlooks the rear driveway,quiet houses and mountains beyond.You have access out through the patio doors onto a lovely balcony where you can spend quiet evenings listening to music, playing cards, reading and just star gazing as the balcony is well shielded from any streetlights . This room has a fan. The master bedroom is to the front of the house with air conditioning. Again a balcony on which you can sunbathe or just chill out on is easily accessed.. In the evenings to begin with you will perhaps find this terrace to be slightly noisier because of the nearby coastal road though you get used to it and given the other aspects of the location you will quickly realise how lucky you are to have rented this house. The third bedroom is for the children with a bunk bed , also this room opens onto the rear balcony. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom second floor: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, bidet


  • Bath first floor: toilet

    Half bath...moreless

  • Bathroom on the second floor is spacious with shower enclosure and tub. It is near the three bedrooms. Bathroom on the first floor is an half bath near the dining corner and kitchen....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Pets may be accepted, please contact us with your requirements so we can discuss it. No smoking inside the house please! Changeover day is preferably Saturday or Sunday, especially in high season, but other days are possible, depending on time of year. We'll try to be flexible to help you if we can....moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    beach toys for childen...moreless


  • Budget
  • Family


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    inside the condominium, one car only....moreless

  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    beach towels are not provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    complete for more than 6 people...moreless

  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with balcony...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    two balconies in the rear of the house, one balcony in the front with sea view...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    20 square meter with table and chairs for dining al fresco in front of the house...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    shared garden...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    barbecue grill use carcoal for cooking...moreless

  • Terrace

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Terraced


Write a review 4.5
from 13 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 26 - Feb 27, 2016
5 night min stay


Rates are based on 2 guests; add €150 per night, per additional guest

Early Spring
Feb 28 - Apr 23, 2016
5 night min stay

Apr 24 - May 28, 2016
5 night min stay

Early Summer
May 29 - Jul 2, 2016
7 night min stay

Jul 3 - Aug 20, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer
Aug 21 - Sep 17, 2016
7 night min stay

Sep 18 - Oct 29, 2016
5 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • OfflineRDD €200
  • final cleaning €100
  • Taxes Not included



The rental rates vary depending on the number of people staying in the house.

For each extra person price increases by Euro 150 per person per week.

There is no charge for children under the age of 2

A baby cot is available for free.

Supplement for heating and air conditioning

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/10/2015
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194 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
100 Metres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Across the road and down a lane some 150m you will find the local beach, beach clubs, bars and a beach pool for the kids. There are watersports, boats for hire and a couple of play areas within a further 5-10 minute walk in either direction. You can visit the local markets, Sperlonga (best beach in the area and Summer Home of the EmperorTiberius), Gaeta - fab eating with a few lively night time haunts, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento - stunning drive down the coast and a waterpark (40mins in the car towards Cassino). All can be visited with ease from the Villa. You can take the train to Rome and had a fantastic day of sightseeing, eating and shopping. You get the “Express” at 7.45am from the station in Town (Formia is about ten minutes walk from the house) which gets you into Rome just before 9am!(the fee only 10,50 including the metro ticket in Rome!).For an unforgettable excursion, take from the port of Formia a ferry boat to the marvelous isles of Ponza, Palmarola or Ventotene.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1975

About the owner: I live in Rome North, in the country side.

Why the Owner Chose Formia:
In 1975 my father in low, Amedeo Esposito, built villa Lena for his 4 children and their families in order to spend Summer holidays all together. Time passed and the families have grown with other grandchildren and still now, in August, we meet all in this fantastic place. We spend our holidays in Formia from more than 40 years.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sea Horse is our holiday home and we enjoy to spend our time with all the family at the very close Vindicio beach. You cross the road in front of the gate and down a little path you are there. What I like most is the wind rising up in the afternoon and jogging or walking along the seashore early in the morning when nobody is around.

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Speaks: english, french, italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Vindicio beach with windsurfs

    Vindicio beach with windsurfs

  • Dining al fresco on the terrace

    Dining al fresco on the terrace

  • Dining corner large apartment

    Dining corner large apartment

  • half bath near the kitchen

    half bath near the kitchen

  • Living seen from the stairs

    Living seen from the stairs

  • Master bedroom large apartment

    Master bedroom large apartment

  • Third bedroom with bunk bed

    Third bedroom with bunk bed

  • Villa Lena
the complex

    Villa Lena the complex

  • Vindicio in Spring

    Vindicio in Spring

  • Gaeta view from Vindicio

    Gaeta view from Vindicio

  • Formia harbour - departure for Pontine islands

    Formia harbour - departure for Pontine islands

  • Formia - Castellone by night

    Formia - Castellone by night

  • Entrance from the common garden

    Entrance from the common garden

  • Shared garden of the complex

    Shared garden of the complex

  • dining corner and kitchen

    dining corner and kitchen

  • Kitchen large apartment

    Kitchen large apartment

  • Living room

    Living room

  • second double bedroom with balcony

    second double bedroom with balcony

  • Bathroom large apartment

    Bathroom large apartment

  • Vindicio promenade

    Vindicio promenade

  • Gaeta view

    Gaeta view

  • Formia and its moutains seen from Gaeta

    Formia and its moutains seen from Gaeta

  • Grocery at Castellone Formia

    Grocery at Castellone Formia

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