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Converted Farmhouse in the mountains with stunning views all around the Casa.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury 3 double bedroom apartment in farmhouse near Picinisco - awesome setting

Luxury Holiday Apartment in 400 year old, converted farmhouse set in 3 acres of olive groves and landscaped gardens with water features and orchard.

Hilltop position with breathtaking views and stunning sunsets.

Completely renovated - everything new - air conditioning, heating, fully adjustable external shutters, quality furnishings and king size bedroom suites, full kitchen appliances, expensive bathroom suites, free wi-fi, Italian ceramics and marble everywhere.

Spacious, homely, cool and comfortable.

Completely self contained ground floor apartment with own separate entrance. 90 square metres in area including 3 double bedrooms, luxury bathroom, separate superb cloakroom, sitting room with carved stone fireplace for winter log fires, double doors to balcony with unrivalled, panoramic views, flat screen TV, satellite dish with European TV channels, DVD player, CD player, free wi-fi, fully equipped kitchen and dining area. DVD film library & CD music library, mobile phone.

For our winter guests - electric blankets, winter duvets, log, wood and kindling supplies for cosy log fires, double glazing, central heating. Low winter rentals and cheaper winter flights - so why stay at home?

'End of Stay' apartment cleaning and laundry both included, also generous electricity and water allowances, free Wi-Fi and mobile phone - all included.

Minimum stay 3 nights; 4 nights over Christmas/New Year and Easter; 7 nights over August Holiday season.

LOVINGLY RESTORED FARMHOUSE - : Casa Bella Vista - a carefully and lovingly renovated farmhouse with 4 centuries' old features but the most modern luxury bathrooms, fully equipped modern fitted kitchen, Italian ceramics and marble everywhere, free wi-fi, Italian mobile phone, air conditioning, central heating, double glazing, adjustable shutters, beautifully furnished and with fully up-to-date facilities.

Acres of olive groves, orchard, water features and landscaped gardens to wander, and patios to just sit, unwind, relax and ponder.

The views are pretty spectacular too - as one guest commented :- 'The breathtaking mountain views and the silence are priceless.' - so true !!

The apartment sleeps up to 6 guests at very reasonable flexible rentals.

Flexible so if you are a couple using 1 bedroom, it is cheaper than if you use 2 bedrooms - which is cheaper than if you use all 3 bedrooms - that way you don't pay for bedrooms you don't use - that's fair pricing!

Casa Bella Vista - the best views, the best quality - at the most reasonable prices. Drop us an email to enquire or see our own website.

Now installed - free wi-fi internet access - so bring along your laptop, ipad or iphone for an excellent connection.

Our hope is to share with guests the restful tranquillity and stunning scenery at Casa Bella Vista and to provide a truly memorable holiday, so that you will surely wish to return .........

More Details

Alan & Carole Haworth
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

GUEST EMAIL REVIEW received 21 May 2014:

"We had a wonderful time at the casa. There were four of us and we wanted to be near San Donato where my grandparents came from. The accommodations at the casa were beautiful and the scenery overlooking the mountains were spectacular. We sat outdoors on the patio in the afternoons to take in the view. Alan and Carole couldn't have been more helpful with directions and suggestions as to where to go, what to do, and how to get there. If you want serenity and peace this is the place to go." - J & J. West Coast. USA.

OWNERS' COMMENTS: Along with our many guests from the US you are most welcome to visit again anytime. Thank you kindly for your comments about your wonderful holiday. We are so pleased to have been able to play just a small part to make your visit outstanding.

Indeed, we agree - for peace and serenity and spectacular views, Casa Bella Vista is the place to be. We look forward to your return soon. Best wishes, Alan and Carole.
May 2014
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Picinisco Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Cloakroom (without shower)
  • Luxury bathroom with spacious wet room shower, large pedestal basin, bidet and toilet. Separate cloakroom with basin, bidet and toilet. The cloakroom does not have a shower. Both with expensive suites, luxury fittings and fully tiled with Italian ceramics and marble. Exceptional quality bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , intercommunicating through bedroom 2
  • Would you sleep 4 in a bedroom at home? - of course not ! - so why should you have to when on holiday? Would you sleep on a folding bed in your lounge at home? - of course not ! - so why should you have to when on holiday? Bedrooms are for sleeping, sitting rooms are for sitting - so don't be herded in, to make more money for the owner! At Casa Bella Vista we don't squeeze in extra beds, bunk beds, single beds, sofa beds, folding beds or even pixie beds anywhere there is a space. When we say '3 double bedrooms' we mean just 6 guests, so everyone has space and comfort - just as you would expect at home ..... welcome to Casa Bella Vista - 'welcome home'. * * * * ATTRACTIVE, FLEXIBLE RENTALS - If you are fewer than 6 people (maybe a couple only) you won't miss out by paying more to rent bedrooms you don't use - that's our 'fair rental' policy - if you are fewer people using fewer bedrooms, then the rental is less. All bookings are for the exclusive use of the whole apartment.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Expensive total renovation and farmhouse conversion into 2 separate luxury apartments including sitting room extension for the ground floor apartment, all new double glazed windows with fly screens, fully adjustable external shutters, Italian ceramic tiling and marble everywhere, new bathrooms and fitted kitchen, expensive fittings and furnishings, carved stone open fireplace for winter log fires, 3 acres of olive grove and orchard with pear, apple, sharon fruit, cherry, fig and walnut trees. Landscaped gardens with stream, waterfalls, fountains and water features. Comes complete with peace and quiet ...! You will not be disturbed by traffic, motorways, planes, neighbours or even the hum of everyday life - but you may be awakened by a morning cockerel or a breakfasting goat ...... such is life in rural Italy - welcome to the mountains. Welcome to Casa Bella Vista. Airport pick-up and drop-off is available - max 4 persons by car with English-speaking driver - enquire for a quotation


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Converted Farmhouse in the mountains with stunning views all around the Casa.
average rating of 4.8965516 based on 82 reviews

Tranquility with a mountain view

  • 5 of 5

Comprehensive illustrated instructions allowed us to find the property easily and Carmelinda was immediately there to show us around. The apartment is very comfortable with all you would need but it is the view from the living room, it's balcony and the garden which makes it special.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello welcome guests, We are so very pleased that you have found the time to write your stunnng review of the Casa and the area. Indeed the views all around are superb, panoramic and tranquil. As we say on our website 'you will not be awakened by traffic, neighbours, motorways or planes.' Here you just chill and enjoy. You are most welcome back anytime. Kind regards, Alan and Carole.
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Tenby Pembrokeshire West Wales

Wonderful settings and very tranquil?

  • 5 of 5

Second visit to this beautiful part of Italy, and staying in this wonderfully equipped accommodation - the views from the balcony, gardens and Olive Grove are amazing and the weather was hot and sunny even in October.

It was so peaceful day and night and the perfect place to relax, so much to see and do in the surrounding area where the locals are so friendly.

Can' t wait to go back

J.L South Coast U.K.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer, Very many thanks for your outstanding review. So pleased you enjoyed another visit to the Casa and the area. Indeed, it is so peaceful and relaxing - a place to unwind and experience a taste of the 'Real Italy' here in the mountains, with stunning views, great food, interesting places to visit and friendly locals. Please visit again soon as you are most welcome. Best wishes, Alan and Carole.
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Can't wait to go back . . .

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bella Vista is perfectly named. Beautiful views of the mountains, the small villages to the side and the whole of the valley below. The apartment is very modern and extremely comfortable, and has authentic Italian tile flooring. Ideal for walking, sightseeing and, of course, relaxing with good food and glass of wine, just taking in the surroundings. The short trip to Monte Cassino is a must for any visitor! I highly recommend a visit to Casa Bella Vista, and am already planning my next stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lena, Thank you for your review and your kind words about Casa Bella Vista. We so appreciate your return year after year and we hope our constant updates and improvements to the house and grounds make your stay even more relaxing. We too, are looking forward to your next visit - do return soon. Best wishes, Alan and Carole.
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Can't wait to go back . . .

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bella Vista certainly lives up to its name. Beautiful views of the mountains and small villages to the side and the whole of the valley below. The apartment is very modern and extremely comfortable, with authentic Italian tile flooring. Ideal for walking, sightseeing and plain old relaxing. The short trip to Monte Cassino is a must! I would highly recommend Casa Bella Vista as a place to stay, and I am so looking forward to my next visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lena, Thank you for your review and your kind words about Casa Bella Vista. We so appreciate your return year after year and we hope our constant updates and improvements to the house and grounds make your stay even more relaxing. We too, are looking forward to your next visit - do return soon. Best wishes, Alan and Carole.
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The Perfect Place to Stay in Frosinone

  • 5 of 5

The name of this house is Bella Vista (Beautiful View). And while the view is truly incredible (more on that later), the house has so much more to offer.

Let me start by saying my father's family is from Frosinone (Casalvieri, to be exact), so we were looking for a comfy place nearby where we could fit two couples who planned on doing lots of cooking, wine drinking, sleeping, walking and nature-gawking. This place was perfect for all of the above.

We loved the location (It's centrally located if you're into Frosinone hill towns), the view (still more on that later) and the high quality and recent vintage of the appliances, floors, furnishings, windows, doors, showers, toilets, etc. There was plenty of room for everyone; one couple had a massive bedroom while the other had two smaller bedrooms, one of which served as an ante-chamber to the other, offering plenty of privacy and acting as a snore buffer zone (We had two offending parties, one per couple).

And then there was the view. We felt like we were in a chalet. There were even snow-capped mountains to the far right, as seen from the terrace. It's hard to explain, but the vista made me feel so proud to claim roots in the area. It is, after all, a beautiful area -- still unspoiled by seas of tourists like so much of Italy and France -- and this view lets you take it all in at once. Just thinking about it now is getting me a bit choked up; I recall the sound of distant church bells, the herd of sheep (with shepherd) who walked by almost every day, the sunrises, sundowns and again, that wondrous snow-capped goodness to the far right.

We loved this house, and we HIGHLY recommend it to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello to our very welcome guests from the USA. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we thank you kindly for your outstanding review of the area and great comments about Casa Bella Vista. We hope you were successful with your family search and reunion. April is a great month for warm spring days, empty roads, no tourists, evening log fires and as you say 'snow-capped mountains' as part of the stunning views from the Casa. So glad that nearly 3 months later you are still moved when thinking of your 'Casa' experience and for putting pen to paper with your fantastic review. Many thanks and do visit again soon. Best wishes, Alan and Carole.
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Calla Bella Vista - this time to see it in springtime.

After an easy car journey from the airport - just over 1.5 hours, we came to the familiar and pretty town of Villa Latina, then Valle Grande which looked wonderful in the fading sunlight. With wild blue and white irises in full flower on both sides in the road, after a bend Casa Bella Vista came into view against a backdrop of mountains with snow glistened on the ridges.

Soon we were enjoying the comforts of the apartment and the stunning views from the sunny terrace.

After a day or two relaxing, culture called! A 1.5 hour drive took us to the excavations of Herculaneum. Having visited there 20 years before we were amazed at what has been achieved since. On another particularly hot day we enjoyed the sea breezes and delicious Italian ice-cream at Gaeta, and a long lunch at the seaside resort of Sperlonga.

A drive up into the National Parco d'Abruzzo filled another afternoon where we reached the snow-line and enjoyed the wild and wonderful surroundings.

On warm, sunny mornings what better than a visit to local villages to enjoy a good Italian coffee for just one euro - sit in sun, or shade, and soak up the local atmosphere.

One such favourite town is Atina - bustling on Mondays with its busy local market. Atina has Roman origins, and some lovely later buildings in the old town. Picinisco is attractive too - savour the coffee and the views across the valley to the mountains.

There are opportunities for walking - as short or as long as one wishes. A short walk up from the Casa revealed wild cyclamen sheltering under trees with bursting green buds, and catkins as long as a cat's tail - well almost! ...!

One can choose to eat "in" or "out" depending upon how energetic the day has been. We enjoyed good food at various restaurants and at reasonable prices. A favourite was Hotel La Grotte in San Donato. This is a busy town on Sunday mornings, when there is a market and cafes are buzzing.

We rounded off our holiday with 2 days in Florence, calling in at Orvieto for lunch - such an attractive town it was hard to tear ourselves away. Florence never disappoints either.

We will return to Italy again, and certainly back to Casa Bella Vista - a perfect, peaceful home and ideal base for cultural sight-seeing.

Pam and John Ford. Wales UK. May 2013

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your return visit in April this year was most welcome and we are pleased the weather was good and the area still held so much promise and with so many places still to visit. Spring is a great time at Casa Bella Vista, when the snows are disappearing from the mountains, the flowers and trees are coming into their full colours and it is still cool enough to enjoy quiet walks in the local countryside. Your helpful review will certainly be of interest to other readers and thank you also for your kind thoughts and comments about your holiday and about the Casa. Please return soon. Best wishes, Alan and Carole.
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Nearest Airport
119 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Valle Grande
Nearest Ferry
67 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
19 Kilometres
San Donato Val di Comino
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
31 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Villa Latina
Nearest Ski
17 Kilometres
Prati di Mezzo
Nearest Beach
61 Kilometres
Scauri, Formia & Gaeta
Car: necessary

Our prices are quoted in £'s sterling so with the present exchange rates our prices are lower in most Worldwide currencies and for UK residents using GB pounds sterling there are No price increases - indeed, we have held the same prices for the last 4 years now and also for next year 2018 - making 5 years of no increases.

There are 'No extra charges' - all is included - firelogs and kindling for cosy winter log fires; heating; air conditioning; gas; generous water and electricity allowances; free wi-fi. Also included are 'end of stay' apartment cleaning and laundry of all bed-linen, towels etc.

400 year old, luxury, converted farmhouse in the mountains.

Situated in its own large olive grove with orchard and landscaped gardens with water features; just 3 kms from Picinisco and 9kms from Atina, overlooking the spectacular Comino Valley in Central Italy.

Only 30 minutes from the A1 autostrada at Cassino, halfway between Rome & Naples in this quiet, restful hamlet of Immoglie. The Casa is in a hilltop position with breathtaking views & stunning sunsets.

Outstanding idyllic natural landscape in peaceful rural setting on the edge of the Abruzzi/Lazio National Park.

25 minute drive to Cassino & the famous Monte Cassino Abbey with Rome a further 70 minute drive. Beach resorts are 1 hour away from the Casa & local skiing 30 minutes away.

Discover the 'Real Italy' in this unspoilt, rural area of Val di Comino - 'Italy's best kept secret'.

Stay at Casa Bella Vista - our farmhouse in the mountains and enjoy our luxury, self-contained apartment - welcome home! - -

The wording above has been much copied by some owners in their adverts - which is flattering - but no two properties can be identical particularly as our Farmhouse Casa is over 4 centuries old. Our own advert here is 100% accurate as confirmed by the huge number of excellent reviews received from past guests. As for copied adverts? - who knows how accurate? - so look for independent opinions and reviews by previous guests and be sure of what you are getting - without paying for extras ......

Other Nearby Activities:

National Park: Walks and tours

Golf: Short 9 hole golf course, bar, restaurant and hotel a short drive away at San Donato - 19km.

Ski: Local skiing 17 km away at Prato di Mezzo with a few short runs.

Excellent cross country skiing 38 km away at Forca d'Acero.

Larger ski area 54 km away at Pescasseroli.

Even larger ski resort 73 km away at Roccaraso with 128 km of ski runs.

Para-gliding; Swimming; Horseriding; or just let the world go by .... with a cup of Italian coffee and a cornetto (croissant) or take a long lunch with excellent local wine.

Relax and chill at Casa Bella Vista.


Rates & Availability

Picinisco Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Mid-Season
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
August Holiday Season
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer Season
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn Mid-Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter excluding Xmas/New Year
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Mid-Season
Apr 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
August Holiday Season
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer Season
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Autumn Mid-Season
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $323.4

Rates quoted are in GBP Sterling and are the prices for occupying all 3 bedrooms.
If using just 1 or 2 bedrooms then as we have savings on laundry, linen, towels, cleaning and all utilities we pass on these savings with lower flexible prices. Please enquire for full details of lower prices for fewer guests as fewer guests means fewer bedrooms used.

Peak Period Rentals at Xmas/New Year and during the August Holiday Period are slightly more expensive - please see rates above or enquire for details.
The slightly higher prices at peak periods DO NOT reflect 'Inflated Holiday Prices' but are because over Xmas/New Year more logs, wood and kindling are used and during August more air conditioning/electricity is used by guests.
Rentals at Easter are NOT increased but are at the same lower level of Spring Mid-Season.
Indeed, there have been NO INCREASES in all our rentals for 4 years now and they will remain the same for 2018 - a 5th year without increases.

However, all bookings are for exclusive use and occupancy of the whole apartment with no sharing of facilities.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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