About this listing
The house is placed right in front of the beach, which you can access through a private gate. The Mount Conero is on the back, an historical church cited in the Divine Comedy a few steps away, as well as a lake, and all around a bushy wood.
The location is the Conero Park, protected both by WWF and the Cultural Heritage Body. Here you find a series of wild-looking beaches, some of whom only reachable by sea, with white rocks and pebbles, and clear waters that awarded the European Blue Flag for the last 20 years. Mezzavalle beach, in Portonovo bay, was ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy according to Skyscanner 2015.
The house hosts up to 8 people with its 2 double bedrooms, an open space with a double bed and 2 single beds and 3 bathrooms, plus a living room with kitchen and fireplace. On the terrace you have a barbecue.
There are 2 car parking places (1 minute walk). A private car is needed.
Portonovo is an ideal location for canoeists, our 2 kayak and 1 rowboat (for max 3 people) are at your disposal. In the afternoon a pleasant sea breeze usually blows, that makes Portonovo bay a paradise for windsurfers and kite surfers. In the Conero Park, you have pathways, hiking trails and cycle routes. At a 15 minutes drive, there are a scuba diving center and an 18-hole golf course.
HISTORY AND CULTURE
The closest town is Ancona, the only Italian city with both sunrise and sunset over the sea, that offers a blend of Romanesque, Gothic and Byzantyne art. In the inland areas you find a coloured countryside, hillside villages, castles and ancient architectures. Historical towns as Urbino, Ascoli Piceno, San Marino, Macerata (whose Sferisterio hosts a great opera season), or spectacles of nature like Frasassi Caves, are 1 to 1.5 hour drive.
Conero Regional Nature Reserve is characterized by a rich and diverse mediterranean scrub vegetation, and hosts various mammals, such as polecats, badgers, foxes, hedgehogs, weasels, wild boars and roe deers. It is also a well known locality for bird watching and migration destination for birds of prey.
Conero Park is designed both as Special Protection Areas (SPA) and as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) as part of Natura 2000 network.
The house, sometimes a retreat for writers and artists, is a special starting point to explore the region, for people looking for peace and quiet, in touch with the unspoilt nature. Heating will be charged on the basis of the actual consumption.
Small food shop at 5 minutes walking (only on summer). Larger supermarkets 8 Km away. Many good restaurants at a walking distance or in the surrounding area.
The closest airport is 30 km far (Falconara Ancona). Otherwise, Rimini airport is 115 Km far.
Other Things to Note
Check-in and check-out on Saturdays.
Please, no late check-in or early check-out, as we live in Rome and we have to drive a few hours to/from Portonovo. If you can't avoid to leave before 9 am or arrive after 6 pm, we'll be bound to charge you 100 euros for our overnight stay: but please avoid.
In the house you will find a housebook with maps, suggestions, warnings, contact numbers, and all the info you may need.
It is not allowed to smoke in the house.
Use the gardens only for transit.
Please, no late check-in or early check-out.
I almost don't want to say how fantastic the house is for fear that it is not available next time we want to stay. But WOW what an amazing house, in an amazing location, we felt very lucky to have our own access to the beach and had early morning swims every day before the beach got busy. The locals dive for mussels just offshore so we had a go and collected our own dinner. The house itself was clean, comfy and well-equipped and Gabriella was a wonderful host. She organised contacts and information for us and introduced us to her local friends. So helpful! We stayed 2 weeks and wish it didn't have to end.
Abbiamo trascorso 15 giorni di assoluta pace e tranquillità con la nostra bimba e una coppia di amici. La casa si trova in una posizione fantastica, immersa nella pineta e sul mare! Gabriella e la sua famiglia sono stati gentilissimi, sempre disponibili per qualsiasi cosa! Una vacanza fantastica in un luogo magico!
Pochi luoghi possono impressionare così tanto come questo! Questa casa si trova nel cuore del parco naturale del Conero e possiede una vista eccezionale dalla terrazza sul mare adriatico.
Unico come posto ed anche l’affettuosità di Gabriella e sua famiglia. La comunicazione è agevole e la ben attrezzata casa offre tutto per godere le vacanze ad un luogo meraviglioso.
Secondo me un sito da tornare di nuovo per sentirsi benissimo ed assolutamente da raccomandare!
The vacation started perfect with a warm welcome from the family of the owner. The location of the house is breathtaking. The view from the Terrace is amazing. The interior design is done with taste.
Gabriella had always and prompt an answer to our questions.
We would say it was a wonderful time staying in this house.
Thank you very much.
Abbiamo trascorso una vacanza splendida in questa location incantevole, i proprietari si sono rivelati molto premurosi e cordiali.
La casa ha soddisfatto in pieno le nostre aspettative ed ha contribuito a rendere magica questa settimana.
Il mare, la spiaggia, la pineta fanno di Portonovo un luogo speciale, che "sembra lontano da tutto", quasi fosse un'isola. La casa, piacevolissima e funzionale, corrisponde alla descrizione fatta nell'annuncio con un terrazzo, panoramico da sogno. Insomma, un indirizzo davvero prezioso, dove speriamo poter ritornare! Grazie a Gabriella e famiglia.
Casa appena ristrutturata, ampia e accogliente, perfetta per un gruppo di ragazzi in vacanza. Terrazza sul mare da favola. I proprietari gentilissimi e sempre disponibili.