Casa Elvira is located in Contrada Basilico in the municipality of San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore (PE), small village in the heart of the hills of Pescara, at the gates of the Majella National Park, in a quiet unspoilt countryside, with spectacular views across the valley Pescara and the Majella mountain range, on one side and the Adriatic Sea on the other.
The house is a single house, dating from the nineteenth century stone-built Maiella, recently refurbished respecting the original building and area.
While immersed in the green hills of Abruzzo National Park and is easily accessible as is about 25 Km from Pescara, and less than 10 minutes from the A25 Roma-Pescara.
The Casa Elvira can easily give a comfortable hospitality to 10 persons.
Casa Elvira includes a main building that can accommodate up to 8 people and a small independent dépandance for 1 / 2 people.
The main house has two bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, a spacious living room with sofa bed, a bright studio with a desk, table, sofa bed and a fully equipped kitchen. The house also has a large room (warehouse) located partially in the rock, with a bath, ideal for rest or work.
The dépandance includes bath with shower, double bed, table and a kitchen corner.
The home has a large terrace with a wonderful view over the valley and surrounding mountains and a garden with gazebo, table, chairs and barbecue.
The house is equipped with linens, dishes, tablecloths.
Free use of wifi internet connection.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$36 / night after 3 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
|City:||San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore|
Okay, I have stayed in all variety of accommodations in the Abruzzo region of Italy and those past experiences had led to the belief that I would never find the perfect place to stay in the area. Well, I am pleased to report that is not the case! Casa Elvira (Country Stone House - Mansion / Roberta Odoardi) is exactly what I always hope for in accommodations! On the one hand, I want things to feel Italian / local around me, but I am a spoiled American and want certain facilities to be as state-of-the-art as possible... so Casa Elvira's inclusion of modernized heating and bathroom / shower facilities was a very welcomed thing! (the shower has sufficient hot water for the best 'raise your body temperature' showers ever!)...
The look of the place is exceptional as well... while you have very modern looking furnishings and some structural elements (stairs / windows / etc.), there are always glimpses of the structural core / history of the house - with nicely thought-out exposed stone on both the interior and exterior, and very nice ancient floor tiles that have a decidedly higher quality feel underfoot than today's approaches / materials, you are always conscious of staying in a portal to another time - and that is just what I am after...
The placement of the house is a plus as well... Historically, I have stayed near the historic center of towns in Abruzzo... this house satisfies that other curiosity of what it is like to stay in a place that is located more in the countryside... BUT, with exceptionally easy access to San Valentino and all the great restaurants (and award winning gelato!) offered there... so, that aspect was found to be perfect as well...
So, as regards the normally reviewed stuff... The kitchen was fully and well appointed... the beds comfortable and very nicely blanketed... the wireless was sufficiently fast for my office to torture me while I was there... the view from the terrace was excellent (although quite cold while I was there)... a parking space right at the front door... very nice and helpful neighbors... good recommendations for local food, sights, etc.
Really, nothing at all to complain about and everything to compliment! An excellent place and if I hadn't purchased a house in Tocco da Casauria while I was over there, I would stay here whenever in the area!