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Luxury house with pool,stunning rural location,close to Silvi and coast. Air con - Bella Vista

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Bella Vista

Bella Vista is a fantastic spacious and modern 3 bedroom property with quality solid oak furnishings throughout. The open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area has ceramic floors and 2 sets of French doors which lead out onto a large sun terrace, which overlooks the pool. The beautiful pool terrace is a large area featuring both grass and tiled sections and ample space for sunbathing and entertaining. Whilst the pool terrace is shared with the one adjoining house, there are separate dining areas and bbqs and plenty of space for all. The views from the terraces are stunning, with the lake in the valley below and the view of the mountains in the distance, this really takes some beating!! Its a pleasure to wake up in the morning to the tranquillity and peace of this beautiful setting. The house is well equipped with all facilities, and can sleep up to 8 in the 3 spacious bedrooms, and using the inflatable double bed in the lounge area. The property is fully air conditioned.

About the property

Casa Felice / Bella Vista

Two beautiful, brand new spacious houses are available, close to Silvi and the beautiful Adriatic coast. Built in traditional Italian style they have a large fabulous pool terrace featuring outside kitchen and pool side bar. Have a relaxing drink at the bar beside the 10m x 5m Roman pool, and watch the sun go down behind the distant mountains from under the shade of the electronic retractable awning.

Also on the pool level is an outside shower, diving board, laundry and toilet plus sun loungers to relax on and soak up the glorious Italian sun.... and of course the essential BBQ for al fresco dining :-)

The houses are exquisitely furnished to a very high standard with quality solid oak furnishings throughout. Downstairs they are of open plan design with ceramic floors, leather suites, dining for all and a kitchen with a fully equipped kitchen with all you could need.

Upstairs each house has 3 large bedrooms all with double/king-size beds, ample wardrobe space and feature beamed ceilings There are two shower / bathrooms in each house with walk-in large shower enclosures or bath and bidets. In total there are 4 toilets in each house.

All household linens are provided including crisp white sheets to all beds and two large towels per person - one soft white towel for showers and one brightly coloured for the pool / beach. In addition all hand towels and tea towels are also provided.

The houses stand on the edge of a valley with olive groves and vineyards below and 360 degree panoramic view towards the medievel town of Citta san t'Angelo on the next hill top, just a 5 minute scenic drive away.

Beyond that there are spectacular views of the mountains and the National parks of Gran Sasso and Majella with their unique wildlife, including golden eagles which are often seen soaring over the house!

There are numerous fascinating typical stone villages which cling to the hilltops and drop into the valleys, all begging to be explored with their traditional markets spread around medieval churches and village plazas. There always seems to be a fiesta in one town or another and well worth the effort to visit at that time if you can!

Contact the owner: Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any query about our beautiful home. We visit regularly ourselves and have a good knowledge of the area. We also have a lovely English lady who is our agent in the area. She takes care of the house in our absence and speaks fluent Italian, which can be really helpful if your Italian is a little rusty.

We have found it necessary to make a small charge for air conditioning so that the facility is not mis-used, for example being left on all day when no-one is there, or being used when doors and windows are open.

Casa Felice: Casa Felice and Bella Vista have been built by close friends who each own one adjoining property. Each property is the mirror image of the other in design, but slightly different in facilities. The large pool and terrace area is shared by the two houses, but has ample room for all. There are separate dining facilities, sun beds and bbqs for each house at the pool side, and lots of room to spread out on either the patio area or the grass. The tranquillity of the location is matched only by the stunning views which will, quite simply take your breath away, and a fabulous sight to wake up each morning!!

The houses are especially suitable for little ones, as well as teenagers and the whole family. We can include a cot, high chair, child safety gates, children's plates and cutlery etc all at no additional cost.

As there is the option of pull-out beds on the ground floor, the houses are also suitable for the disabled and there is easy access to the toilets and wash facilities. There is a sloping pathway to the pool and gentle steps for easy access.

More Details

Anita Grieve
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, A little Italian
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December 17, 2017

About Anita Grieve

Bella Vista and Casa Felice are owned by 2 families who are close friends, each family owning a house each. Whilst both houses are decorated with the same furniture, they therefore have a slightly different style. We all visit our holiday homes regularly during the year, but also offer rentals to holiday makers, especially in the summer months. Therefore everything has been done to a very high standard, because its how we ourselves like it to be, and each house is fully equipped for family use. We have children and grand children ourselves, so the house is especially suitable for little ones.

We all live in the UK but visit our houses regularly throughout the year - and when not in Italy we have the wonderful Pete and Tracey who take care of the houses for us. They live in a village nearby and maintain the houses and pool for us to a very high standard.They are also a great source of information about the area too so well worth chatting to.

Anita Grieve purchased this house in 2008

Why Anita Grieve chose Città Sant'Angelo

It is hard to describe in words what the view from the pool terrace and balconies is like....but it will quite simply take your breath away. This is what drew us tom this location....we stood on an empty plot of land....and looked at that view,......and we were absolutely speachless. It is truely magnificent. Photos simply do not do it justice....and you will only understand this when you have seen it yourself.!! We return many times a year, and it still has the same effect each time we stand on that south facing sun terrace, overlooking the pool and gaze out at the landscape.

The two families worked together with the builders to create a house in the style of local buildings that was sympathetic to the area, and that was bright and modern but with character. I believe we have achieved this, and I hope that you will agree. It is open, airy and spacious and beautifully equipped with al that you could need.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow is what you will feel when you arrive at this villa. Then the longer you stay the more you fall in love with it. Perfect location the view is stunning. There is nothing you would want for as far

amenities go within the villa. This villa is 5 star accommodations. Geographically it is positioned perfectly, i.e. 10 minutes away from everyday life and yet when you there it is the most tranquil place you can imagine. We were a party of 7 (5 adults with two children under five) and it was great for the whole family. Stunning, Fantastic, Perfect we will be returning.
Sep 2012
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Città Sant'Angelo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , en-suite to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , On ground floor in utility room
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , On pool terrace
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , In small room off pool terrace
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The main family bathroom is a large sized shower room, with a large basin under illuminated mirror cabinets, toilet, bidet, a full sized walk-in shower and heated towel rail. It is fully tiled to above head height and with matching ceramic floor. The en-suite from bedroom one also has a bath with shower, toilet, bidet and large wash basin with illuminated mirror cabinet above, plus heated towel rail. There is a toilet and basin downstairs off the main living area in the utility room. There is an additional toilet and basin on the pool level, plus, there is also a hot & cold outdoor shower by the shallow end of the pool.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with en-suite bathroom and balcony overlooking the pool
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , With balcony overlooking the pool
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , With juliet balcony overlooking the front garden
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Inflatable double bed for use in the lounge area
  • All bedrooms are beautifully appointed with solid oak furniture with ample wardrobe and drawer space, and ceramic floors. Each bedroom has French doors, the two rear bedrooms have traditional balconies with stunning views over the valley and lake, and towards the fifteenth century village hilltop town beyond. The front bedroom has a Juliet balcony with views over the beautiful valley to the north. Bedroom one has a beautifully appointed en-suite bath/shower room, with toilet, bidet and basin. All bedrooms have radiators and fans, voile curtains and roll down shutters. Additional sleeping arrangements can be made for two people, by using the provided inflatable bed in the lounge area. All bedrooms are fully air conditioned.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
We have tried to provide every facility to make your holiday perfect. Air conditioning is now fitted. Please note that this is a 'pay-as-you-use' facility, using cards for the meter which are available from our agents on site. The pool terrace features an outside kitchen with sink, waste disposal unit and fridge plus storage cupboards. The outdoor bar on this terrace is a perfect place to sit with a cool drink and watch the sun go down. The pool level can be reached by either steps or by the sloping drive making it accessible for wheelchairs. The pool itself has gentle steps at the shallow end and a small springboard in the deep end. The gardens are grassed and have 2 palm trees and 8 old olive trees. A hedge has been planted around the perimeter of the garden. The pool of this property is shared by the 1 adjoining property. The two properties can be rented together. Please ask for details. There is only one other near neighbour. The local shop and bar is 1km from the property


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Bella Vista
average rating of 4.375 based on 9 reviews

Simply stunning!

  • 5 of 5

My family of six stayed at this beautiful villa in late June. We all loved the fields around us--sunflowers, olives and not to mention the butterflies fluttering around the various flower beds dotted around. The scenery is simply stunning. The villa is one of the best equipped we have stayed at. It's rare to find any spices in the kitchen but there were cook books too. The air con is a god-send as temperatures climbed to 35 degrees. The open plan living area is huge and we enjoyed having the odd meal in the dining area and watching the latest mini series on the TV. There are plenty of bathrooms, and the bedrooms were very comfortable and decorated in calming shades.

The in-house manual was very informative, giving advice on the timing of local markets, locations of supermarkets and the SHOE HYPERMARKET! All the restaurant recommendations were good--we loved the variety, from buffet oriental to local meat fest. We would not hesitate to recommend this property. If you are looking for a bit of peace, tranquility, lovely beaches in a beautiful undiscovered region of Italy, look no further!

Thank you for a great stay, Anita. We really appreciate the small touches and the huge attention to detail you put in that made our stay at your place a real treat and very memorable experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An absolute Jewel.

  • 5 of 5

This property is outstanding in every way. In reality it exceeds the listing description. Trust me you will want for nothing. Everything you need/want in a luxurious home is available and more. The setting/location is breathtaking. All amenities shopping, restaurants, beaches and historical points of interest are easily accessible. This is the second time we have stayed and certainly won't be the last.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this great review, its good to know that we are hitting all the right notes and that you had a lovely time. We hope to welcome you back again in the future .
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Perfect luxury in peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We loved every second of our two week stay. The house is absolutely beautiful and even exceeded our very high expectations. Located in a beautiful unspoiled part of Italy there is so much to see and do but it's so hard to pull yourself away from the beautiful surroundings of the gorgeous house. Booking process is superb and there is great support from the lovely Tracey whilst you are there. Our two families had an amazing stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super villa ; lovely area of real italy

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after a long day travelling and it was a dark, but on the approach to villa we knew even before stepping over the threshold that it was going to be good.

Awakening the following morning to terrific views, wandering round the pristine terraces and diving into the great pool was a super start to our holiday. A really well equipped house, beautifully furnished, modern. Within 15 minutes you have shops/supermarkets, fabulous Italian villages, clean and (very Italian) blue flag beaches, superb fish restaurants.

Beforehand Anita really helps you plan well and Tracey keeps everything immaculate.

When you choose a villa for your holiday you never quite know what to expect. With Casa Felice you do not need to be anxious - its a great place.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Marvellous Bella Vista

  • 5 of 5

We've just had a marvellous two weeks' holiday in Bella Vista. The house was well equipped, comfortable and clean. As the weather was very hot, it was nice that the house has tinted windows - it didn't get too hot inside and it was easy to cool it down even more with the air condition if needed.

We recommend Bella Vista for anyone looking for a relaxing holiday. The house, the wonderful pool area and the beautiful view compose a perfect scene for an enjoyable holiday.

Our warm thanks to Anita and Tracey for being so kind and helpful.

Elina and Petri

June 2012

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ferienhaus in Traumlage

  • 4 of 5

Sehr schön gelegenes Ferienhaus, sehr geräumig und gut ausgestattet. In 20 min ist man am Meer . Der Strand ist feinsandig und kilometerlang. Es geht sehr lebhaft zu, ein guter Kontrast zu der Ruhe im Feriendomizil. Ein Auto ist unerlässlich, der nächste Supermarkt 6 km entfernt, in 1 km gibt es einen kleinen Laden .

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Tre Chiminiere
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
La Cassetta in Campagna
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Car: necessary

These fantastic properties lie in a rural location on the edge of a valley with a shimmering lake below, and amid olive groves, vineyards and rolling countryside. They are just 6km from the popular resort of Silvi, with its safe golden beaches and clear warm waters of the Adriatic Sea, and 17km from the city of Pescara with its working fishing harbour and fabulous shopping. The area boasts many picturesque towns and villages well worthy of a visit to explore the narrow cobbled streets and peruse the typical Italian shops, peppered with small cafes where you can sit to watch the world go by. The area is totally unspoilt by mass commercial holiday companies and retains all the charm of the real Italy, where life moves a little slower and every day is a joy. The local food and wines are typical of the region and of excellent quality. The properties are close to two important national parks, Majella and Gran Sasso and under an hour from the nearest ski resorts.

Other Activities:


10 pin bowling

Horse riding


Ski: The nearest ski slopes are approx 45 minutes from the house. There is skiing on both Majella and Gran Sasso within easy reach using good motorway links.


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