Villa in Pietranico, Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy - Peaceful Location With Stunning Panoramic Views, Yet Only A Short Drive Away To All Local Amenities
I bought the property based purely on the views! The house itself needed an awful lot of work doing to it. I've done the work slowly, over a number of years, and it's been a real labour of love renovating it! My intention originally was for it to be our holiday home. Which it has been for some very happy years. I can now only visit it a limited amount of times, so have decided to rent it to offset my expenses. It's very much a home from home and has been renovated with lots of love and care. The area is a really unspoilt part of Italy with wonderful neighbours. I love italy, I'm lucky enough to call it my second home - away from all the hustle and bustle of England. I hope you're holidays are all as happy as mine usually are.
Teresa purchased this Villa in 2004
Why Teresa chose Pietranico
I fell in love with the location of Casa Antonio. The views really are something else! They never cease to surprise me in their beauty. It's a completely different pace of life and after the hectic pace back home, one of the few places I can actually relax! Although, when I'm feeling up to it, there's some amazing runs, cycles and walks around the property as well as a punch bag in the shade. But it is time to share this special part of Italy with others that'll appreciate its beauty and treat my home as their home.
What makes this Villa unique
I love the fact it's a holiday for different seasons. Each providing a very different kind of holiday to suit different tastes. Whether it be a beach holiday you're after, or something more energetic like skiing, hiking or golfing. All an easy reach away. Or if you'd rather just lazy by the pool and not leave Casa Antonio, it has everything you need. Putting in the pool some 4 yrs ago really completed the place. This summer (2014) will see it drained, cleaned and refilled with fresh water as every pool should be on a regular basis. Or so I'm told! The water will be as clean and blue as it gets.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
The owner , Teresa, was very prompt, efficient and helpful during the booking process, answering my endless questions very patiently. The house and outside areas were as described in the details and the swimming pool was probably one of the nicest we have had. There were lots of pool toys available for children (of all ages!) and we found a table tennis table at the side of the property in an as yet unrenovated outhouse. The views from the pool and terrace area are stunning and we enjoyed lunches and evening barbecues looking out over the valley and mountains beyond. The house itself was much more spacious than we thought , with all the rooms being large and airy. The kitchen is extremely well equipped - in fact I can't think of anything which hadn't been thought of and provided throughout the house. We enjoyed some sightseeing, including a trip to Pescara and drives up to some of the lovely mountain villages(not for the faint-hearted!). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others who want a tranquil, relaxing holiday away from the hoardes. Also great value for money! The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is that we did find the paved areas around the house a little stark without any planting or pots to add a splash of greenery or colour. I guess this is for ease of maintenance and it didn't really detract from our enjoyment.
Best holiday ever!
Beautiful villa with stunning view. I would highly recommend it for family holidays. Thank you to the helpful owner Teresa for information about the local area.
Glad you enjoyed your stay! Pls do visit us again. Xx
Perfect relaxing escape
Our week at Casa Antonio was perfect, the house has everything you need and the kids hardly got out of the beautiful, immaculately maintained pool. The house was lovely and clean and comfortable and we didn't really want to go out apart from food shopping. The supermarket in Torre de passeri is large and only 10mins away. When we did venture further afield the kids loved the water park at Vasto, which is an hours drive away. This was not our first visit and won't be our last!
Trivsamt och rymligt hus. Magisk utsikt som ger lugn o0ch ro. Bra utrymme för barnfamiljer och en underbar pool som både små och stora barn kan ha roligt i. Perfekt för 2 familjer då det är gott om sovplatser och utrymmen för var och en att umgås i. Rymligt kök där alla kan hjälpas oss att laga mat i. " veckor gick väldigt fort men var avkopplande för små som stora utan att vara tråkiga för en sekund.
Prachtige woning met heerlijk zwembad!
Een kleine drie weken met onze drie zonen doorgebracht in deze heerlijke woning. Dankzij de dikke muren en grote openslaande ramen en deuren voorzien van horren, blijft de woning heerlijk koel. De woning is van alle gemakken voorzien, ruime slaapkamers, voldoende kasten, twee badkamers, drie zitkamers en twee eetkamers.
Het zwembad (zout water) is heerlijk, ongeveer 5 bij 11 meter, helft is 1.10 diep, andere helft is circa 2.20 diep. Er is een robot aanwezig om de bodem schoon te maken.
De eigenaresse is zeer behulpzaam en reageert snel en vriendelijk op vragen.
De omgeving is mooi en er is voldoende te zien, maar je moet er wel een klein stukje voor rijden. De Abruzzen zijn prachtig en niet toeristisch. Op 10 tot 15 minuten rijden zijn er voldoende echte Italiaanse restaurants,waar je heerlijk kunt eten.
Een echte aanrader!
A small three weeks with our three sons spent in this wonderful home. Thanks to the thick walls and large opening windows and doors with screens, the house remains cool. The house is fully equipped, spacious bedrooms, sufficient closets, two bathrooms, three sitting rooms and two dining rooms.
The pool (salt water) is lovely, about 5 by 11 meters, half is 1.10 deep, other half is approximately 2.20 deep. There is a robot available to clean the soil.
The owner is very helpful and responds quickly and friendly to questions.
The environment is beautiful and there is plenty to see, but you have to drive a short distance. The Abruzzi are beautiful and not touristy. At a 10 to 15 minute drive there are plenty of real Italian restaurants, where you can eat.
Thank you Saskia, you were FANTASTIC guest and I loved sharing my Italian villa with you and your family.
And thank you for the lovely review.
Stor fräsch villa i avskildhet med lantkänsla och egen pool, vi är jättenöjda!
Vi, två familjer på sammanlagt 9 personer, hade en jättebra vecka i detta hus. Fräscht, modernt och lättstädat. Rummen var rymliga och med högt i tak. Perfekt med den stora poolen och alla solstolar och parasoll. Det fanns också mycket leksaker till barnen. Det enda vi saknade i huset var diskmaskin och riktig AC. Det fanns dock golvfläktar i alla rum, men de låter lite högre än en modern AC-anläggning. På morgonen vaknade vi och hörde ibland får bräka, nån tupp gala någonstans och nån gammal traktor som puttrade förbi. Skönt att huset låg så avskilt med lantkänsla. I Torre de Passeri, närmsta samhället, fanns två livsmedelsbutiker som innehöll det som behövdes.
Ägaren till huset var lätt att få tag på och hjälpte till med all information vi ville ha. Att hämta och lämna nyckel gjordes också på ett smidigt sätt.
There are a number of beaches that run along the coast of Pescara. They are a 35 minute drive away.
The nearest airport is Pescara which is about half an hours drive away. In the summer there's flights daily from the UK. In the winter, it's 3 times a week. Although these are subject to changes so do check!
Rome airports are an hour and forty minutes drive through the mountains. It's a beautiful drive with plenty of Italian landscapes to take in. The freshly cooked pasta at the services stations is a must!
Abruzzo is located in central Italy and stretches from the heart of the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea, on a mostly mountainous and wild terrain. The natural landscape of the high and steep peaks of the Gran Sasso, Laga Mountains, and Mount Majella slopes down to a wide range of hills, until it finally reaches the Adriatic coast.The Adriatic Abruzzese coastline is a gorgeous mix of rocky coves and cliffs and miles of blissful sandy accessible beaches, with many awarded the european clean water Blue Flag.
Abruzzo has something for everyone - Numerous marked walking paths for all level of walker from gentle strolls between villages to ambitious hikes into the highest and wildest stretches of the Gran Sasso, by bicycle, or on horseback. You can also descover remote mediaeval villages, as well as the monasteries and castles of the region.
Abruzzo is also conveniently close to many of Italy's biggest urban centres (Rome and Naples are both within easy reach),
Pescara (which is the closest city) is a short 35km drive. From the mountains to the coastline, the whole province offers artistic treasures as well as sites for wellness and relaxation in close contact with nature. There's plenty of fabulous resrtaurants and a busy nightlife for those looking to dance the night away! Sun, sea, sports and fun are the keywords of the Province of Pescara, where wellness is the idea. In fact, the territory offers a mix of nature, suggestive landscapes and sport: an experience for the whole family.