About this listing
Huge cottage for nature lovers, in the countryside, 1.5 km from the beach, 5000 s.m flower garden, b&b accomodation with private double room (toilet shower en-suite) or dépendance accomodation for families or 4 guests. Car advised.
The location is suitable for summer holidays, winter stay in a romantic atmosphere far away from the chaos of the cities or for business short stay.
The villa is located between the “wild green nature and the sea”, in the middle of the countryside, surrounded by a huge garden (5000 sq.m) with many different kind of plants and flowers: palms,olive trees,apple trees, plums trees, pomegranates trees, orange and lemon trees, figs trees and more rare species of trees from all over the world like giant cactus plants and Japanese plants. The cottage has been built by a venetian family in the late 60's made by wood and rare stone called "cotto". Outside, we have a huge terrace 150 sq.m where we serve the breakfast, and where you will relax, breathing the sea breeze in the night, while having a good glass of our local wine. The premises is surrounded by protection walls to keep children safe.
We owe a biological cultivation in our garden with bio vegetables and fruits, we will make you try our natural products at the arrival.
**Mini apartment is already booked in July and Agoust
**Wi FI is only available in the patio, (wi fi zone) on the terrace and part of the garden.
What We Offer:
MINI APARTMENT "sunflowers dépendance" 40 s. meters, (min. 3 max. 4 guests) fully Furnished, kitchen, living room, toilet and shower en suite, twin/double bed, sofa bed for a third person or (website hidden), air conditioning, outdoor table, free bicycles to reach the beach. We will provide clean bath towels and bed linen
PRIVATE DOUBLE ROOMS "cornflower blue room" and "camellias room", "hydrangeas room" (around 25s. meters) private access from the garden, toilet and bath (tub) or shower en suite, king size bad, TV, air conditioning, outdoor table, free bicycles to reach the beach. We will provide clean bath towels and bed linen
Prices per night including continental Breakfast:
Standard price double rooms (seasonal) from 55 to 85 euro
Dépendance double accommodation 100 euro/triple 130 euro/quadruple 150 euro.
You will have access to a vast garden (around 5000 square meters), where you can relax, laying down on the grass with a book, walking, taking the sun. And also a huge terrace where you can chill, tasting a glass of our local wine while breathing the sea breeze.
Interaction with Guests
We are a typical italian family so warm and funny, we have been working in hospitality and catering for the past 25 years. We live in the big cottage and we will make you feel home offering our company and giving the best of our food for an unforgettable stay. **We have two little dogs at home.
We organise the following ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS for the 2014 season:
Day trip to Rome: walking tour of the eternal city with local guide Americo Scacchetti
Water park nearby, “Fogliano Lake” - natural history museum
Excursion to S. Felice Circeo village: top mountain “Punta Rossa”, belvedere, archeological sides with the “Maga Circe legend” from the Greeks.
Excursion to the ruins of “Monte Giove” Roman Temples in Terracina
Day trip to “Pontine” Islands (Ponza, Ventotene, Palmarola). By boat from S.F. Circeo port
Excursion to “Anzio” and “Nettuno” towns
Excursion to Sperlonga center and beach.
Excursion to “Ninfa Gardens” the biggest botanic garden in Lazio
Excursion to “Fossanova Medieval Abbay” with dinner at “Antica Villa” restaurant in the medieval village “Roccagorga”.
Watersports: Canoa tour on Lago di Paola,
Speed boat tour around the coast with local guide
THE LOCATION: The huge villa is located in Sabaudia, close to the coast, in the south of Rome, (60 km distance), the area is quiet and safe ideal for families, couples or friends. At 200 meters you will find "Borgo Grappa" center with all the amenities: restaurants, pizzerias, bar, supermarkets, bank, post office, fish market etc.
We are close to the beach 15 minutes walking, 2/3 minutes by car or bicycles. Sabaudia is not far from Rome, Naples and Amalfi Coast.
Other places of interested around: San Felice Circeo and Terracina, known for the Roman ruins and the characteristic temples. You can easily reach also the enchanting island of Ponza.
Sabaudia is a well known location in the center of Italy, because of the peculiar dunes on the beach covered by a multiple vegetation, flowers and succulent plants. The sand is quite clear and soft and you will find so many wild coves. That's why all the area is part of the "National Park of Circeo".
HOW TO GET THERE: Airport: Leonardo da Vinci airport, Ciampino airport at 60 km, Ferry port: San Felice Circeo at 15 km, Train station: Latina 18 km, car advised. Busses - “Cotral” company:
From Rome center, “Laurentina” metro station (Line B) to Sabaudia. Busses Every Hour. The bus stop is on the main road just opposite to the house.
From Rome Fiumicino Airport, just outside international arrivals, direct bus to Latina center. trains - “Trenitalia”: from Rome termini railway station to Latina.(45 minutes journey) with trains for Rome, Naples and Centre Of Italy, departures Every 20 Minutes.
Car: SS148 from Rome to Latina 60 km. From Rome's airports to Sabaudia 45 minutes driving.
We offer Taxi service on request.
There are also several busses for Latina high streets and city center (7minutes) with shops, bars and clubs. Busses to reach the several beach locations of our Region, Lazio, such as Sabaudia, San Felice Circeo, Ostia, Terracina, Anzio, Nettuno.
Other Things to Note
The map with a guide of the area is available for you on this page.
Welcome!!! The accommodation is private and the apartment is at your own use.
1 The car should be left outside the gate just in front of the entrance, it is safe.
2 The only access in the property is the little gate that should never be completely closed. Please make sure that the dogs are not around you when passing through the gate.
3 ** Any electronic device, air conditioning and lights should be switched off every time that you leave the house, even for few hours, for security reason and for good common sense, otherwise you may be charged extra 15 euro per day. ** We will not be flexible if caught in the act.
4 Please make sure that you close the gas control unit during the night and every time you leave.
5 About the bicycles that you will borrow, you need to take care of them and check them out when left on the beach, or hold them with chains. Otherwise it may be ask to pay if they are stolen.
6 We will provide clean bath towels and bed linen once a week. The use of our towels is strictly for the toilet and shower purpose, should not be used as towels for the beach.
7 smoking is not allowed inside the property, only outdoor smoking is allowed.
8 As there are no extra fee for the cleaning service, the house should be left tidy and in good condition as when you arrived.
I am going to write some negative things about this listing, so it's only fair that I begin by recounting some of our own considerable failings, which eventually earned us a sharp rebuke from our host:
1. On one occasion I asked for a second cup of coffee after having consumed the first,
2. On a couple of occasions we asked for a lemon,
3. On three occasions my wife asked for a hard-boiled egg to substitute the plastic-wrapped breakfast that was being offered,
4. On a couple of occasions we left the air-conditioning on in the room so it would've cool upon our return. This was seen as a lack of respect by our host,
5. On one occasion we asked for a couple of extra shampoo envelopes, which were being handed out with great parsimoniousness,
6. On another occasion my wife consumed a cappuccino AND a cup of tea,
and there were probably more similar infractions that I can' remember. To be fair, it must be admitted that our requests were granted, albeit grudgingly, and on one occasion our hosts even favored us with an offering from their own table. All in all, though, forget about "warm and friendly" Italian family, these people care about their rules a lot more than warmth and friendship. And they will count every tea bag, every envelope of sweetener, every cup of coffee, and every watt of electricity. As I said, we were severely taken to task for our wasteful ways, and when I complained about the way we were treated it became quickly apparent that they have no notion of customer service, the customer is never right, and they don't know how to apologize when it's due.
The physical environment is lovely, as advertised, and convenient to several shops, by car. But forget about biking down to the sea, unless you have a death wish. Internet is available ( oh so slow!), but only on the patio, NOT in your room. Most damning of all, and not mentioned in the online description, the place is infested with hungry and aggressive mosquitoes, which makes it impossible to relax in the garden or on the patio. Admittedly not the host's fault, but they might have mentioned it in their ad.
In sum, we felt that we had to tread softly and that we were more of a burden than welcome guests. All in all, not a sparkling example of Italian hospitality.
Dear Mario, thank you for your review! This is our first and only negative review that we received after 3 years of hosting and almost 100 reviews on 5 different websites.
I invite our future guests to read before all the other reviews on our property in Sabaudia (we have 3 adverts) and also those who speak of me, my family and our way of being host which is ranked 5 stars, and often made me even superhost.
It is very clear to the discerning traveler who knows how to read between the lines that this review is not objective, it is not aimed to describe the characteristics of our property, to describe the environment peaceful, quiet, staying in contact with nature, with insects, with flowers, with countryside, butterflies and birds in our garden, declined to describe what you can find in our Pontine plain, renowned for the Circeo National Park, five rivers and three lakes and a 40 km long sandy coastline protected which is at 2 minutes from home.
Mr Mario wanted only to express negative comments of a personal nature about my family, (who apparently had not very nice to him, we still do not know why even though he was also offered food from our table ), he wanted to describe us as miserly, attentive to his "waste", he said well..we are attentive to people waste because we are responsible people with values, we are sensible people, we respect people who deserve to be respected, not love people petty, false, who always have an ulterior motive or purpose, which offer only malice, i refer in general, this is clear.
I'm sure who read all the comments from our previous guests will find that It is absolutely not true that our property is infested by mosquitoes (there are no more mosquitoes than any other place in our region), if it were true we would not have had any host during the last years and we certainly received other reviews that mention the problem, instead nothing! how strange! Also i want to reassure all future guests that reach the sea by bike is definitely not dangerous as described in this review, so it's very funny, certainly there is a passage of cars that need to be careful, but I go there very often for walks and it did not happen anything bad.
Finally, I wanted to thank you because despite your unsuccessful way to smear and denigrate our bed and brekfast with such a sad and macabre words, actions speak louder, other reviews on us are so positive, speak of a peaceful place, a great service, a solar italian family so united by sound principles, all of this passes his bad review in the background and gives me the strength to continue always to offer a top service and personalized assistance to all our guests due to our commitment have always gone out of the house with a smile in their mouth.
We had a really good 2 weeks vacation in mini apartment. Americo and his family were very friendly and helpful. So we felt like home. In the area, for abut 10 minutes drive there are sandy beaches, cafes and restaurants. So it's a good quiet place to stay. Thank you.
Hi Sveta,thank you so much for writing the first review on this advert (we have two others), we really apreciated.
I just want to clarify with the right lenghts and distance from the property so it maybe useful for the next guests:
The two access to the sandy beaches are at around 1,5 km (2 minutes by car) and Borgo Grappa district with local grouceries, restaurants, bars, supermarket, bank, pharmacy is located just at 200 meters from home and is 5 minutes walking and less by car.
I don't know why it looks like a longer trip for you, i mean in 10 minutes driving you will reach the cities of Latina and Sabaudia which are at 8 km distance :)
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About the Host, Americo
I am a young italian professional, 31 years, graduate in Languages and Foreign cultures, i have been working in different fields for the last 5 years, tourism, hospitality,travels, sales and customer service. I have been travelling and working around Europe, between Uk (2 years), Spain and Germany.
My family hold a huge cottage in the countryside close to Sabaudia's beach (B&B VerdeMare), it has different styles, made up by stones on the walls outside and part of wood inside (the peculiar cealing in the bedrooms is amazing).
It's me and my beautiful mum in the photo taken in Sabaudia last summer!
I also have a beautiful apartment downtown in Rome in Monti district between San Giovanni Cathedral area and Colosseum. Being the B&B Visum Colosseum i offer a cozy and bright double accommodations for two guests.
My passion is to be in touch with travelers, love to spent time with my guests, showing them the main spots around Sabaudia, the seaside, the other towns. I am so courious about people's life experiences and culture.
In Rome i am a personal guide for my guests, i draw for them a personalized tour to follow on the map (which i provide) depending on their needs and interests.