The Arches and/or Casa di Pietre

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Contrada San Vittorito, Città Sant'Angelo, Abruzzi 65013, Italy
Your host, Jan
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The Space

The Arches and/or Casa di Pietre.Our home is a lovingly renovated Farmhouse set in the stunning countryside below Citta Sant' Angelo, with views towards the mountains and the sea,. Surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and cherry and walnut orchards it is a secluded retreat 5/10 minutes from the hustle of the seaside resort of Silvi Marina.

We have 2 large ground floor apartments available for rent individually or together, each sleep 4/5 in comfort in 2 bedrooms. Both apartments are well equipped with full kitchens and are suitable for long stays as well as short.

There is a 5m circular pool in the garden which is 1.2m deep and perfect for the whole family, with a BBQ and pizza oven alongside.
A welcome pack and supper on your first night is included for stays over 3nights
Quiet yet close to local activity, Luxurious, Away from it all

Accommodation Spacious Self Catering apartments, Changeover Day Flexible
Suitability Wheelchair accessible, Children Welcome, Family Oriented
Outside Outside Shower, Outside Tap, Garden, Shared Swimming Pool, Terrace, Parking, Patio, Barbecue, Barbecue Area

Location In the Country, Distance to Airport 10-20km, Distance to local restaurants 2km, Distance to convenience store 3-5km, Distance to beach 3-5km, By the sea
Local Area The local town is Lively but not wild, Distance to Local Town Centre 4km, Night Clubs, Restaurants, Lively Bars and Pubs, Quiet Bars and Pubs

Local Activities Water Sports, Snorkelling, Nearby Zoo, Water Park, Mountaineering, Roller Skating, Clubbing, Snowboarding, Skiing, Walking, Swimming, Sailing, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Fishing, Cycling

Accommodation and Facilities Summary (each apartment)

Living Room : Fireplace, Sofas 2, Seating for 4 People DVD Player, TV
Kitchen : Toaster, Separate dining area, Fridge, Freezer, Oven, Hob, Dishwasher, Crockery & Cutlery Provided, High Chair Available
Dining : Dining room, Seating for 6 People, Dining room table
2 Bedrooms : King Size 1, Twins 1
Bathroom : Bidets, Toilets 1, Bathrooms 1
Laundry : Ironing Board, Iron, Clothes Dryer, Towels Provided, Linen Provided, Washing Machine Provided

Beaches, bars, nightclubs and shops are all close by. Pescara airport is 20 mins away, Ancona and Rome 90mins-2hours.

Public transport to the village is infrequent, so a car is essential.

Local Area Details
The fabulous sandy beaches of the Adriatic coast at Silvi Marina and Pineto are 4 & 10 miles away just 10/15 minutes from the house The shallow warm waters of the Adriatic are ideal for safe family bathing. Abruzzo is wonderful, it is a haven for walkers, serious cyclists, artists and food lovers. There are mountains to look at or explore and even ski on in the winter, fantastic beaches and in between stunning countryside dotted with some fantastic little towns and villages like Citta Sant' Angelo, Silvi, Atri, Penne and Lanciano. For those that need to visit a city Pescara with all its attractions is only 20 minutes away

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $561 /week
Monthly Price: $1964 /month
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Jan and Geoff's place is a hidden gem. It's in a beautiful location, off of the beaten track. The road to get there is a bit rough, but it's well worth it! The apartment is huge, the photos don't do it justice, and it was a bit wasted on the two of us! It's a fantastic apartment too, really well decorated and furnished, with everything you'd ever need. The pool is heated too!

    We had a glass of wine with Jan and Geoff, they gave us great recommendations on where to go for dinner and were fantastic hosts - wish we could have stayed longer!

    July 2014
  • My English is very short but I can't help my self to stop this writing.
    So many beautiful memories in Jan & Geoff's lovely flat. Hosts was great, and also their adorable cats!! And friendly neighborhood around there.
    Especially there "Craft Map" was so moved !!
    Moonlight swimming and so on...

    Thanks for the Memories.
    Hope to See you again.


    June 2014
  • (email hidden), we would rate it 10 out of 5 stars. Jan and Geoff are just lovely hosts. The apartment is very clean and well organized and even better than the photos suggest. The location is perfect, we went bathing in the adria, wandering through the snow in the mountains and cycling the wonderful hills around Atri. Really a hidden gem.

    May 2014
  • Accommodation was a little difficult to find at first due to it being tucked away down a rather scary-looking gravel driveway. Luckily we had (website hidden)d it prior and knew what we were looking for or we may not have ventured down it at all. A sign at the top might be helpful. The accommodation (Arches) was a spacious self contained flat with 2 bedrooms, ample bathroom and all the facilities for a comfortable, self-catered stay. The home was located a little way from town in a picturesque valley surrounded by olive trees and vines and the views were spectacular. Jan and Geoff were lovely people who welcomed us warmly and provided us with staples for breakfast the next morning. They were happy to help with information and directions and whilst friendly and accommodating, they were not intrusive in any way. It was lovely to have drinks and a chat by the pool with them in the afternoon. Would love to have stayed longer and would definitely recommend!

    July 2013
  • In our 5 weeks of travel, this was our family's favorite place! Jan and Geoff were fun, friendly and helpful. The apartment was very modern and comfortable. The setting is amazing - rolling hills, vineyards, olive trees and beautiful villages in the distance. The small pool and wifi were much appreciated by our daughters. The nearby beach in Pineto is not to be missed nor the quiet and beautiful village of Atri. We will absolutely return to this wonderful respite frome the busy holiday crowds!

    July 2013
  • Un endroit magnifique où nous serions bien restés plus longtemps. L'appartement est très calme, tout est bien agencé jusque dans les moindres détails. Et la vue est vraiment belle. La piscine a fait la joie des enfants. Merci encore à Jan et Geoff pour l'accueil chaleureux et les bonnes adresses.

    July 2013
  • Jan and Geoff are wonderful people and extremely welcoming hosts. They welcomed us with a lovely dinner and made us feel like home.
    The place is fantastic. It has gorgeous views and the weather is great. It's not too far from the main highway and is very close to the local supermarkets, beaches and national parks.
    Inside the house you will find everything you need for short or long stay. They even bought some groceries for our breakfast.
    I would definitely recommend this place for anyone and can't wait to come back myself!
    Thank you Jan and Geoff!

    June 2013
  • The owners are English, and super friendly. They showered us with wine, coffee, and homemade bread & local eggs! Lovely countryside and view from the porch. The apartment was a large 2 bedroom. Super soft english bed. Short drive into Pescara, which is a large city with many amenities, restaurants, and beach. Also there is an ancient hill city nearby that is very cool.

    October 2012
  • La casa è carina, ben organizzata, pulita
    I proprietari, sono persone molto gentili e cordiali

    October 2012
  • To review the accomodation, the surroundings as well as the owners in 1 word; ‘Fantastic’!!

    To review in more words, (email hidden) to be! The apartment is very neat and renovated in a style that fits the Italian scenery very nice. Old elements such as walls as thick as 1 metre, old ceilings, big stone walls are combined with modern equipment as tv/dvd, dishwasher etc. In front of the accomodation you have your own veranda for nice breakfasts in the morning-sun, enjoying stunning views into the valley with vineyards, olive-trees and even seaview.
    Furthermore there is a swimmingpool, some beds to relax on, a seperate building with washing machine a bbq-facility and a pizza-oven. On the last evening Jan and Geoff made us a goodbye bbq with a lot of nice food and home-made pizzas.

    The owners, Jan and Geoff, are wonderful people who do everything to make your holiday extra special and they give you the feeling that their home becomes your home during the holidays. On the first evening arriving in the accomodation, after descending the steep hill down to the house, they were waiting for us and welcomed us very enthausiasticly. In the house the oven was on, with home-made lasagna in it. There were also a lot of supplies available and home-made bread for the breakfast the following morning. All was included in the reservation and it made us feel at home instantly!
    The first morning after arriving Jan & Geoff told us a lot about where to go shopping, what’s nice to see, where nice beaches are and what restaurants serve good food. They borrowed us a map of the surroundings and whenever we wanted some more info they were more than willing to help us find our way. Besides that they were also interested in just having a chat about our life in Holland, our interests and were very nice hosts to our little children (both aged 3) as well.

    To conclude, I can recommend this accomodation to anyone who is looking for a relaxing holiday in an authentic part of Italy, away from the busy city, still in reach of all facilities within a 15 minutes drive. And Jan & Geoff give your holiday just that extra bit to remember it for a long time.

    September 2012
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Geoff and I are English, we have been resident here in Italy for 7 years and love it. Abruzzo is extremely friendly, with lots to do and see, it is where you can still experience the food, wine, culture and vistas of the 'REAL ITALY' of your (and our) dreams. Our home is a renovated farmhouse, we love having family and friends to visit and our guests soon become friends. We hope to see you soon
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