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Villa Maieletta - classic Abruzzo
Villa Maieletta - classic Abruzzo
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Wake up and kiss the mountains!
Enjoy Nature, Mountain Views and the Beauty of the Maiella National Park. Visit Castles & Medieval Towns, Meet Warm Friendly Local People; Enjoy Great Food & Drink. Free wifi and summer recreational pool.

The space

In short
Villa Maieletta has luxuriously designed rooms, deeply comfortable furnishings & distinctive key pieces in an adults-only environment of classic indulgence. High-end bed linen / towels, & spectacular mountain views are enhanced by Internet access & a recreational pool in summer. Enjoy nature in the Maiella National Park, castles, medieval towns, friendly local people and great food.

The detail
Italy's Abruzzo is off the tourist track and unchanged. A third of the region is national and regional parks; it has 129 kilometres of sandy beaches and 21 ski areas.

Villa Maieletta is south-facing and sits in rolling hills on a quiet country lane close to the historic hill-top town of Palombaro, with unrivalled views of the Abruzzo landscape.

Experience and enjoy the rhythms of rural life, from the porchetta van and cafe culture to Festa month in August. Come to us for your winter skiing holiday. We are situated amidst great cycling and motorcycling country. The Giro D'Italia route often passes close to us. We have indoor parking for cyclists and motorcyclists, as well as mountain bikes for the use of our guests.

Relax in the classic Italian splendour of your apartment, or immerse yourself in the stunning landscape that surrounds you. Browse the Internet and check your email on wi-fi from the comfort of your own apartment - free of charge!

At Villa Maieletta you can be in the mountains in the morning, on the beach in the afternoon and dine in the countryside under the stars.

The Villa has luxuriously designed rooms and deeply comfortable furnishings, with elegant and distinctive key pieces. The bedroom environment is delightful, with the finest imported Indian 400 count cotton sheets, white goose down pillows, and embroidered damask bedspreads. An exotic bed canopy completes the scene.

The Villa features a host of personal touches, including specially designed & hand-painted clothes hangers.
Hallmark Christy towels are provided in the four piece bathroom, which is carefully steam-cleaned ready for your arrival.

Our apartments feature well-equipped fitted kitchens, with hob & microwave or oven, and are combined with a comfortable lounge and sitting area. There is ample crockery, cutlery and glassware, providing a pleasurable environment for food preparation and eating. Tea towels are provided, picnic cool bags for days out, and beach towels. We offer packed lunches if you prefer us to prepare your picnic and vegetarian evening meals by arrangement.
We know the importance of traveling light and supply a free welcome pack of essential items, to ensure that you are comfortable whenever you reach us. We can buy in additional items ready for your arrival, if you wish.

The area around us
Palombaro is a hill-top town with a mere 1,131 inhabitants, which sits 536 metres above sea level. It boasts spectacular views over the Valley dell'Avello and is at the foot of the 2,252 metre high Martellese Mountain, one of the highest in the Maiella range. Palombaro was the Italian location for the 2011 film, “Lords of London,” which is set in the fifties, and features Ray Winstone and Glen Murphy. The beautiful church of the Assumption, which dates back to 1561, appears in the wedding scene.

During the festival season in August there are artistic and cultural events everywhere, including modern tribute bands, wine tasting and the opportunity to try all kinds of food produced in the area. Other annual events in June and July include a Maiella mountain walk sponsored by famous pasta makers Delverde, a Fiat 500 car rally and the Pescara International Jazz Festival. The local Cocco firm are sole pasta suppliers to the Pope

Villa Maieletta is located in the hamlet of Limiti, about 4 kilometres from Palombaro. The local road is closed off for the Beer Festival on the second weekend of August, which brings the young and old together, with traditional and modern music, and dancing.. The hub of Limiti is uniquely well-serviced for such a small place, with the De Vitis family-run general store complex, a hive of activity owned by the amazing Maria, which includes a bar, hardware store and petrol pumps. Maria, a celiac sufferer, has made sure that the store stocks a great range of celiac foods. An "agroturismo" restaurant, which serves food produced almost entirely on its own land, is only 3 minutes walk from the Villa.

Wildlife is abundant; wild boar, eagles, falcons and owls are often in the area, with Apennine wolves in the mountains. Wildflowers, such as orchids, that would be the envy of Interflora grow undisturbed on our hillsides. Fireflies make the beautiful clear night sky twinkle in May and June.

People are wonderfully warm and friendly, with an openness and honesty that is seldom found among the urban sophistication of more developed places.

Beaches within easy reach
The nearest beach, Fossacesia is 30 km away. The fashionable beach resort of Pescara is a 45 minute drive. It is also a small fishing & ferry port, with an excellent fish market, open in the mornings. Ferry destinations include Croatia.
Kilometres of uninterrupted seafront stretch between Francavilla, which neighbours Pescara & Silvi. The cycle and footway that runs along the Adriatic coast is a popular place for locals to promenade & socialise.
We supply free beach towels, chairs & umbrella

Special Interest Holidays
Join us for a special olive picking holiday in early November, and return home with the oil from the fruits of your labours.
For a more energetic holiday we offer guided cycle tours and mountain bikes for the use of guests. We also lead motor cycle day trips for those who enjoy life on two wheels at a slightly faster pace.
Owners, Kate and Stephen, are experienced English language teachers and text book authors. Combine a holiday in a stunning location with on-site tuition, for guests of any age or ability level.
The area has a significant place in WWII military history. It is close to the Gustav and Bernhardt lines, and the site of the Battle of Ortona in December 1943. Evidence of the conflicts of the time can be found in the form of bullet holes in some of Palombaro’s buildings. Commemorative events are held locally on Remembrance Day each year.

Transport links
Villa Maieletta is an hour away from Pescara Airport; Ancona Airport is 2 hours and Rome Ciampino/Fiumicino around 2 1/2. Return flights for a couple from London Stansted on Ryan Air can be bought for less than £70. Although a car is recommended, there is a frequent and inexpensive coach service from Rome to Pescara which takes a similar amount of time.
A wide range of car hire desks can be found in airport arrival halls, with some of the most competitive rates offered on airline websites.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Bed linen, bathroom and beach towels are all supplied.

There are no extra charges, except for central heating when needed.

Smoking is only permitted outside the apartments.

Villa Maieletta has been carefully designed with adults in mind. Regretfully, the site does not lend itself to young children.

Guests should be considerate to people in adjoining or neighbouring properties.

Guests are responsible for the condition and security of their belongings during their stay.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


14 Reviews

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Kara User Profile
November 2015
Our visit at Villa Maieletta couldn't have been nicer. Kate and Stephen were excellent hosts and their accommodations lacked nothing. Kate was a thoughtful and thorough communicator. We were given very detailed and representative descriptions of the house when we booked and solid directions that allowed us to easily find the property. The kitchen is well appointed, bathroom lovely and bed very comfortable. We enjoyed evening fires in the franklin stove. Wifi was quick. Villa Maieletta is very convenient (about a mile??) to DeVitis -- the perfect market (especially for a celiac, Maria the owner is celiac and carries a full supply of GF products!) Location is perfect -- quiet, yet easy access to Palombaro and surrounds. We hope to be back!

Geoff User Profile
October 2017
Villa Maieletta is located a few kilometres from the villages of Casoli and Palombaro in a quiet area with stunning mountain views. The cottage was spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and extremely comfortable. We most appreciated the wood fire in the cool evenings. The hosts Kate and Stephen went out of their way to ensure we had a great stay, even surprising us with a lovely birthday cake. Geoff & Pam Cullen Australia.

Gwen User Profile
November 2016
This was such a delightful place to stay in a stunning area. The apartment is a great size for two. There is some amazing furniture in it too. Very clean. Comfortable bed so we slept well though we were a little cold. Got the fire going and that worked well. Kate and Steve were so helpful in every way. As it was November many restaurants were closed but we enjoyed a couple and cooked one dinner and breakfasts. Maria's shop nearby stocks everything you need with such excellent local produce. We hope to return and explore more of this area, perhaps in spring or autumn.
Kate User Profile
Response from Kate:
Thank you Gwen for your great review. Yes, it's cool in the mountains at this time of year so we've taken your advice and we'll give all our future winter guests an electric blanket.
November 2016

Joy User Profile
September 2016
Villa Maieletta was lovely and very individual! we had beautiful views from every part of the property and such a tranquil place! Although we did not meet Kate , we had excellent communication from her and she left us in the care of Petrina. Petrina was amazing! A lovely caring person who met us on our arrival and gave us lots of advice on places to visit etc. She looked after us and popped by every day to ensure we were ok. We had a wonderful time exploring Abruzzo and meeting the local people who were extremely friendly! Love to Petrina and Bella!
Kate User Profile
Response from Kate:
Thank you Joy for your kind words, we're so pleased you enjoyed your holiday at the villa. We do live in a beautiful place and our neighbours are wonderful and of course they produce amazing wines and oils too. We'll pass on your good wishes to Petrina and Bella and hope to see you again sometime. Thank you for leaving the apartment in an immaculate condition - you were the perfect guests.
September 2016

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August 2016

Ruth User Profile
August 2016
Highly recommended for a quiet, relaxing and comfortable stay in the beautiful mountains of Abruzzo. Kate was the perfect host, ensuring we had everything we needed. Wonderfully comfortable bed, fresh fluffy towels every four days and lovely linen. The Villa is in a great location for day trips to hill top towns, mountains and the Adriatic coastline. Within a few minutes drive of some lovely restaurants (La Taverna for excellent steaks, L'Uliveto for the full Italian experience and Il Diavoletta for wonderful Pizzas!) and a well stocked little local store for produce to cook authentic Italian meals. Thank you Kate.

Mijndert User Profile
June 2016
We had a good time, nice and clean rooms. Some rain and thunder, but hay, that can happen. Kate and Stephen are loveley, and made us feel very welcom
Kate User Profile
Response from Kate:
Mijndert and Marion were great guests, who were easy to get along with. They are friendly and sociable people, who enjoyed the tranquillity of the rural landscape around us from the terrace and spent relaxing evenings playing pool on our antique American table. They left the apartment very clean and tidy and we would recommend them as excellent guests.
June 2016

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Kate and Stephen live in the Villa grounds away from the apartment. They have traveled extensively and lived in different countries in Asia. Their interests include cycling, walking, growing organic fruit and countryside conservation. Both delight in living in and learning from c…
Languages: English
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