Few Steps By The Beach, Roman Ruins And City Centre. Day Trips To Rome & Naples
Hi everyone! My name is Bea,. I am here to propose you my beloved properties in Italy. I am a simple person passionate of art, hospitality, architecture, Italian culture and Italy, travel-enjoying places like a local with locals.
Gerard purchased this Villa in 1980
Why Gerard chose Formia
Renting a villa under the Tuscan sun has become big business in Italy’s rolling north country. So big that the lovely family in the villa next door is as likely to be from London, Munich or Tokyo as to have lived in the Umbrian hills for generations. For those who like their Italy a bit more Italian, the southern half of the boot holds many treasures, and few of them have been discovered, far less overrun by tourists. One such marvel is Formia, Gaeta and Minturno, small, ancient towns on its own Gulf in the Mediterranean, sitting conveniently near the train line half-way between Rome and Naples. It is about 45 minutes by express train to either city, making it a perfect base for day trips. What it also offers are enough ancient ruins, medieval alleyways and old churches to keep any visitor enthralled for weeks, without so much as a glance at the tourist-clogged cities to the north and south.
What makes this Villa unique
Only 10minutes by one of the best beaches in the area. Fine golden sandy beach, with shallow warm water... perfect for kids. Conveniently near the train line half-way between Rome and Naples. It is about 60 minutes by express train to either city, making it a perfect base for day trips. Dozens of sites (medieval towns, islands, historic sits, nature) to visits in 20minutes by car. Large spaces, fully equipped including the garden with lights, tends, outside showers, table and seats, barbecue... Our guests enjoys a lot the outside spaces! The inside also is very large and fresh, also in the hottest summer thanks to the thick walls of bricks. Private parking. The position is also locally strategic… Hundreds of interesting sites to explore, visit and taste in just 20 minutes…
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Very disappointed with the service received
We stayed here 3 - 17 August. The apartment itself is lovely, spacious inside, all rooms have french doors to the outside, large terrace area on the ground floor and outside space for kids to play in.
It wasn't until we paid in full and received the pack of information that we fully realised this wasn't booked direct with an owner but a company. Defeating the object of booking through owners direct...
A week before our holiday we received an email saying there were some water restrictions in the region worded to sound like it was just a few hours a day. On check in we weren't reminded of this and what the hours were. So off we trotted to the beach and came back to the apartment at 6pm to find no water and no water until 10am the following day! The office confirmed that it was usually 6pm - 8am everyday but they absolutely failed to mention this AT ALL in the email and during check in.
Also we were a group of 7. In the apartment there were 3 mugs and 2 metal (ie, scalding) mugs and 5 glasses. Despite asking for additional ones none appeared and we actually bought our own glasses in the end.
To top it all off the weeks we were there was a heatwave (yep, no water for 14 hours a day) and, while the apartment is advertised as having aircon there are no units or fans in the bedrooms and only one unit in the lounge. Unfortunately the day we arrived it was broken but got 'fixed' the next day. It wasn't fixed and we, again, went to the office and complained and were assured it would be fixed. It wasn't.
So a lovely apartment, really close to a great beach, but the service from the company managing the property was appalling and I wouldn't recommend booking through them.
Perfect Confortable and well located
We left just yesterday and my children are already asking for next year if we will be back! Five minutes walk from the beach and confortable interiors and garden. Inside you find some games for children and the garden is spaceful so your children can play and enjoy the nice weather.
We went in Rome so easily by train, but I did't have time to go in Naples, so probably next time I will book again in this area so we can visit Naples as well. Customer service is istant and helpful, really well organised company.
The team was a pleasure to work with before and during my 5 day stay from Novemvber 23-28, 2016. They answered my emails and questions promptly and arranged a taxi for me to and my family to the villa, and a nice bottle of wine and bottle of water was awaiting us, which was a thoughtful gesture. I especially appreciated the location and the appliances of this lovely villa, specially the outdoor area. Gianola neighborhood is my favorite, very traditional with lots of local restaurants and a combination grocery, butcher, and bakery store around the corner.
Best place to spend family vacations
If you want a quite place, beautifully kept with a friendly service, this is the perfect location for you!! It is an ideal place for a family reunion, and friends. The staff was helpful, professional and even last minute issues were promptly solved. Bea the manager is fantastic. And last but not least the staff can teach you to cook italian meals at the property. Totally speechless!
I liked this villa a lot
Beautiful villa in a very nice atmosphere, spacious and comfortable, I had a great time with my buddies, it's very close to the beach and that was an advantage, Formia and Gaeta are beautiful and i can recommended for tourism. Thanks to the host for his help all the time we need it
Well equipped and maintained property, ideal for a relaxing beach holiday/break
Property was fabulously placed for the beach which is a very short walk away; the town too was close enough to walk to for groceries, eating out and other local amenities.
The villa itself was secure behind locked gates and provided ample space and comfort for large parties (8-10) easily. There was plenty of storage and hanging space for clothes in the well sized bedrooms. (Three teenage boys shared one bedroom) The outside shower and areas are well appointed and regularly maintained.
The villa provided an ideal location as a base for us to visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, Bay of Naples areas before we moved onto Rome.
This house is perfect to enjoy: sea & sand beach, day visits to Rome & Naples (1 hour to the city centre), Italian brands outlets shopping, visits to local charmy medieval towns on the sea and in the country side, sports, thermal bath, panoramic walking path on the sea, kids playgrounds on the sea, wine and mozzarella farms visits, day boat tours… and much more…
On foot you can reach the fine golden sand beach of the Gaeta Gulf (free beach and lovely beach club available with leisure equipment, children’s amusements, restaurant, panorama).
On foot you have a supermarket nearby, pharmacy, kids playground on the sea, pizzeria and restaurant, bar and a mall called ‘Itaca’.
The environment is friendly. You will find yourself integrated in the local Italian culture. Every house is studied and prepared for the maximum comfort of our guests!
Before arrival you will be provided of detailed directions and a Home, local & Italian guide. This will be very useful to have all the house details; recommended local services and directions (beach, supermarket, shopping mall, restaurants, pizzeria, ice-cream shops, café, train station, taxi, car/motor rental etc.), recommended things and excursions to do (including a section for kids) like Rome, Naples, Italian Brands Outlets etc.; local towns (lovely medieval towns on the sea and in the county side) and tasting tours (for example wine, mozzarella farms) and peals to discover outside the overrun tourists paths; Will be very easy to plan your stay and satisfy the preferences of everyone in your party.
The house is in a strategic position to explore the best Roman sites in the world, the sea, medieval towns on the sea, visit the amazing Pontine Islands and more!
You can organize daily visits to Rome and Naples/Pompei (city centres just 1 hour away by train; 14E daily ticket for all the public transports including trains) and come back for the sunset on the quite of the Gaeta Gulf away from the city confusion.
Within 15km you have lots of charmy medieval towns, with small handicraft shops, old restaurants to taste local flavours... Gaeta, Sperlonga, Formia, Itri, Bassiano, Casino, Sora, Isola Liri...
Dozen of local seafood restaurants that prepares the local fishes according to the local tradition.
Dozen of Roman sites that you can find on walking tracks along the sea in the Natural Reserves of Gianola (Formia) and Monte Orlando (Gaeta) at just 5 minutes.
The main activities that our guests use to enjoy are:
- Swim at the sea;
- Day visits to Rome, Naples, Caserta, Outlets, Sermoneta & Terracina, Gaeta & Sperlonga
- Sea tours, fishing days on the Dario's boat;
- Massages at home (only 30Euros 50min);
- Wine & Mozzarella farm tasting and visits
- Walking along the coast, walking path in the Natural Reserves (you have 3 in less than 15minutes);
- SUP and Canoe. We have a partnership with a beach club with canoes and SUP for rent!
- Thermal bath - Spa (Suio thermal centre is just 20 min away!);
- Diving (underwater caves, ship wrecks);
- Learning Farm for Kids and horse riding at the Gianola Natural Reserve;
- Kite surfing and wind surfing (just down the beach there is a N.1 spot!);
- Surfing. Sant'Agostino beach in Gaeta and Sperlonga are some of the best spots of Southern Italy;
- Climbing. One of the best spot in the Lazio area for all levels with an amazing view is in Sant’Agostino beach. But there is also the Montagna Spaccata to climb that is amazing too!
- Golf in the 18 holes court of Castel Volturno just 30min away... .
Please consider that we have several properties in the area, also very close, for every need. Our properties are the best in the area. Finely fitted, well equipped, at the best rates. Everyone is provided of a useful concierge/Hospitality service in English, Russian and Italian 12/7.
Upon request we can arrange for you a reliable service at the best prices:
- Airport & train station pick-up service, local driver service;
- Visits to local medieval towns, historical sites and cities (Gaeta, Sperlonga, Sermoneta, Caserta, Rome, Naples, Amalfi) etc. (half day also available);
- Farm and tasting tours: “on the Italian wine route”, “the real buffalo mozzarella” (half day also available);
- Shopping in some of the best Italian outlets, in Caserta, close to Rome etc…);
- Visit and have the bath to the best remote beaches and in the Gaeta gulf by boat (11 meters). Half day and lunch on board (local food and fished seafood) available. Available daytrip to the island of Ventotene and Santo Stefano;
- Sailing in the gulf with a sailing yacht (up to 5 guests) Half day and lunch on board available with local dishes;
- Local dishes at home for lunch or dinner to be ordered in our menu;
- Housekeeping service;
- SPA. Daily tour to local thermal sites with baths and treatments;
- Massages at home;
- Hairdresser and manicure at home;
- Doctor and translator at home;
- Local assistance for anything you may need.