Villa in Sabina (Latium) with poll

Villa - Entire home/apt · Via Colleselva, Collevecchio, Lazio 02042, Italy
Your host, Cecilia
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The Villa is a gracious two-storey and about 300-square-meter (about 3,229 square feet) villa with a swimming-pool. It overlooks the countryside around and it is surrounded by a 3000-square-meter (about 32,292 square feet) fenced-off garden. The house sleeps 10 people. It is located on the border of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. It is 70 km (about 43.5 miles) away from Rome. The house is equipped with winter heating and parking space. Small pets are allowed as well.
The Villa has four bedrooms, two being double bedrooms and the other two being twin bedrooms. There are also two living-rooms with a fireplace, a third living-room with a kitchenette, and three bathrooms.
The Villa is situated on the top of a hillock in the countryside of Sabina. Sabina is an agricultural territory consisting of small hills on the border between Tuscany and Umbria. The area was the first nucleus of the powerful Ancient Rome, and it is rich in sites of historical and archaeological importance and interest. Villa Fabia is three km (about 1.9 miles) away from Collevecchio, small hamlet which boasts several historical monuments.
The villa is situated on the summit of a hillock filled with trees. From the house and from the garden you will have a wide view of the hills covered in green olive groves and vineyards in the middle of which you will spot red roofs of villages here and there.
The garden of the Villa is completely fenced. Once through a beautiful wrought-iron gate, a driveway framed by trees will lead you to the house. The villa is a beautiful age-old house surrounded entirely by the garden. Along the façade of the house you will find a large portico sustained by masonry arches. It is a lovely and fascinating angle: you will find armchairs where you will be able to sit in the shade and enjoy the view of the garden, several large vases filled with flowers, and a small collection of fragments of old-age marbles. On the other side of the house you will find a second large patio which is covered and where you will have a wood-fired oven and barbecue. In the garden, quite flat, you will have several places which you will find pleasant just to linger in the shade of the several trees therein. The swimming-pool is in the middle of a big sun-drenched and green lawn area. From such lawn you will be able to lean over as if you were on a terrace and overlook the valley below, enjoying the endless panorama of the surroundings. Around the swimming-pool, there are umbrellas and deck chairs. Your kids will have plenty of space to play outdoors.
The swimming-pool is 8.5 x 4 meters (about 28 x 13 feet) large. It is open from mid-May until the end of September.
Villa Fabia has an interior which preserves the beautiful structure of a Nineteenth-century countryside house.
Its thick stone walls keep it naturally cool and fresh during summer.
Once through the large arched main door of the house, a gracious and spacious living-room with red couches placed around an old fireplace will greet you welcome. From such living-room, you will be able to reach a small corridor leading to a twin bedroom and a bathroom with shower.
From that living-room you will be able to reach another living-room which is quite spacious and also divided in two by a brick arch. In one side you will find a large masonry kitchen, a dining table, and a patio door which gives access to the portico and the garden. The kitchen is well-equipped and it features a four-burner stove, a washing machine, a fridge, and an oven.
The second part of this living-room is furnished with a large square-shaped couch in the middle of the room. A small corridor will enable you to reach a double bedroom. Moreover, you will find a patio door leading to the garden, the area equipped with the wood-fired oven and barbecue, and a staircase to reach the upper level.
On the upper floor, you will find a second elegant living area furnished with nineteenth-century sofas placed in front of a large and age-old fireplace. Here you will also find a double divan bed. From this living-room, you will be able to reach two bedrooms, one being a double room and the other being a twin bedroom. Both bedrooms have patio doors leading to a large terrace overlooking the garden and the swimming-pool, furnished with tables and chairs. The double bedroom has a bathroom with bathtub inside. In addition, the upper floor also has another bathroom with shower. The villa is equipped with television.
The Villa is completely furnished and decorated in minute details. The careful selection of furniture and antique objects renders it cozy and enthralling. You will feel as if welcomed in an old house belonging to a friend.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Security Deposit: $421
Cleaning Fee: $281
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
  • A peacefull place but a lot of things to say about the comfort and the cleanliness ; to resume, a copy of the mail we have sent to the owner :
    "Following our conversation, as you were not here for our arrival and as you cannot come as we would hope to see by yourself, the list of the problems we have in your house :

    Broken :
    - The net to clean the swimming-pool
    - Broom of dress (toilet)
    - The three coffee pots are broken... one is dangerous !
    - Two doors cannot be closed : the one of the bathroom upstairs and the one of the bedroom near the kitchen, downstairs
    - Quite dangerous piece of a broken plastic pipe

    Dirty :
    - Globally your house was quite dirty
    - Around the swimming pool, a lots of cigarettes buds and beer bottles capsules
    - The freezer was really dirty
    - The microwave and the barbecue are oily and discursting
    - The trays are old and so dirty too
    - All the outdoor plastic furniture

    Missing :
    - Swimming pool towels
    - An hoover
    - A garbage in a bathroom
    - Cushions for the old and dirty swimming pool armchairs
    - And at least, the dish washer... In your description you speak of "washing machine" and we couldn't imagine, for this price, a house without a dish washer !

    Thank you to let us as soon as possible what you intend to do,"

    A good resume of the situation. Cecilia came the fourth day to fix things ; but it was very approximate !

    August 2012
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Sono Cecilia, e vivo a Roma. Voglio dare a tutti il benvenuto nella mia splendida città,dandovi anche qualche consiglio per visitarla al meglio.
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