About this rental
Rooms and beds
Bedrooms: 1(People: 2)
Bidet · Toilet · Shower
- Swimming pool
- Pets Welcome
- No Smoking
Hosted by Jools ThorpeAsk a question
About Jools Thorpe
We fell in love with Abruzzo on our first ever visit and our dream was to live here some day. Life made us reflect on it's uncertainty and we decided to follow our dream of living here sooner rather than later. Providence enabled us to do this in 2014. Julie is an early retiree from the NHS and Pete used to be a senior manager in the Insurance sector. We have 2 friendly dogs who love having visitors - Just don't let them con you into thinking they need feeding every time they see you!
Why Jools Thorpe chose Palombaro
We wanted somewhere we could make our own and which would provide us with our home plus a holiday property. In selecting the property we asked ourselves what we would want a holiday villa to be. The abandoned villa that would be totally renovated to become Casa della Zia ticked all the boxes and more. We both loved the location - the views are stunning and the community is warm and welcoming. As a towny Jools can't get over the variety of the wildlife she has seen just in our olive grove - wild boar, badgers, foxes, deer, a little owl and a Kite (the avian variety that is!).
What makes this Villa unique
Abruzzo is something of an undiscovered gem. The people here are strong and kind and welcomed us unconditionally. The sense of community is fantastic and has reminded us what we had lost back in the UK. The fact that we are 40 mins away from the Mountain top and ski resorts in one direction and 30 minutes from the sea in the other direction offers so many possibilities of things to do with your day. However it is very tempting just to relax and enjoy the immediate area. The fabulous weather, food and wine was another reason to come!
- English, Italian
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed - Babies no problem. Sadly not suitable for toddlersBabies no problem. Sadly not suitable for toddlers
Pets allowed - We have 2 sociable dogs who love to make friends.We have 2 sociable dogs who love to make friends.
No events - Casa della Zia is the ideal hideaway for two.Casa della Zia is the ideal hideaway for two.
No smoking - We ask that guests do not smoke inside the villa.We ask that guests do not smoke inside the villa.
Max guests: 2 (sleeps up to 2 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
- Please comply with all Covid regulations. If the Covid regulations prevent you from coming on your chosen dates we will provide a 100% refund.
- Please use the throws provided for the sofa and armchair in the lounge area if you are wearing sun tan lotion :)
- Enjoy a glass of wine by the pool but we ask that you use the acrylic glasses for your wine & drinks. Broken glass means draining & refilling.
Cleaned with disinfectant
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Follows industry health association: European Holiday Home Association (EHHA – Europe)
Follows regional health guidelines: Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)