About this listing
Perfect getaway for families or friends traveling together. Enjoy the beauty of Rome and come home to an oasis of silence and nature with your own pool, garden and gorgeous view!
PLEASE NOTE: The entire house is for rent, including a private garden and private pool. This is a sublet kind of rent, so the place- although with enough space for your personal things and NOT at all cluttered- will have a lived in feeling. There are toys and pictures from our children on the wall, lots of books, etc.
A Perfect getaway for families or friends traveling together. Enjoy the beauty of Rome and come home to an oasis of silence and nature with your own pool, garden and gorgeous view!
This gorgeous summer house has been completely renovated in the spring of 2015. Situated only about 35 km north of Rome, located in the beautiful medieval (and somewhat famous) town of Bracciano. Ideal for a family with kids (big or small!), a group of friends, or people looking for a quiet spot... with a beautiful view of the lake, private pool (5x12 meters) and big garden!
The villa is situated only 15 minutes by foot from the center of town (= train station with hourly trains to Rome) and less than 10 minutes from the lake. (by foot!). So you can leave your car in the enclosed garden. (private parking)
The lake has exceptional clean water (drinking quality provision intended for Rome!)
No motor boats have been allowed on the lake for decades. It's a volcanic lake with two othercharming medieval towns on the shore, lots of restaurants offering regional specialties, etc.
The home consists of 2 bedrooms (one rather small but with one or two beds, can be made up as one double bed), two bathrooms (the bigger one with tub, the smaller one with shower stall), a large living room (48 square meters with open fireplace), a small but fully furnished kitchen, an inner courtyard/patio (16 square meters - you can even sleep there on hot summer nights! and accessible from all rooms of the house) It sleeps up to 6 adults (2 in the living room on two seperate sofa beds). The flooring has just had a makeover and has now got a wooden floor in the living room and bedrooms.
We have a 6 year old daughter and a one year old baby boy so it's child-friendly and books and toys are available (as well as garden furniture, swing and hammock).
The layout of the house is that of a Classical Roman villa, very convenient for couples traveling together as both bedrooms grant privacy. We have return guests (one couple in their 70s) who have been coming for over 20 years!
We live simply but beautifully!
The town of Bracciano has got an important medieval castle and a gorgeous old city center with magnificent views towards the lake. Trains to Rome run every 30-60 minutes and the price both ways including public transportation inside Rome (very convenient!!) is 6 E only. It takes about 1 hour to get to the city center of Rome.
Enjoy the beauty of Rome and come home to an oasis of silence and nature with your own private pool, garden and gorgeous view!
The Area and Surroundings
We are situated right below the Castle and the Lake of Bracciano. (do a web search for "castello di Bracciano" - it's really impressive!) The town (ca. 12.000 inhabitants) has all you might need-- shops, restaurants and in the summer month some happenings like nice (free) concerts, open air cinema, theater etc.
The train ride to Rome takes about one hour and the ticket is 2,30 Euro one way. Trains run hourly, sometimes twice an hour, so you don't need to take your car to Rome, which is very convenient! The world famous Etruscan excavations of Cerveteri are within an hour's drive, as well as the enchanting towns of Nepi, Viterbo, Sutri and many others who have not yet been discovered by mass tourism. Tarquinia and others Etruscan towns are also within relatively easy reach. You can equally drive to the resorts on the Mediterrean beach in less than an hour, if you want a change from swimming in the lake.
If you arrive by plane, you can rent a car either at Fiumicino Airport or in our area.
There are lots of other things in the area to discover-- a vast forest (with 'adventure playground' for older children), horseback riding, even rock climbing, you won't get tired of it!
The whole house, with private garden and private pool. All yours ;)
We are situated right between the lake and the town! The town has all you might need-- shops, restaurants and in the summer month some happenings like nice (free) concerts, theater etc,The train ride to Rome takes about one hour and the ticket is 2,30 Euro one way. Trains run hourly, sometimes twice an hour.
Private house, private garden and private pool. Private parking on premises.
Other Things to Note
During the summer months (June-September) there is a weekly fee for pool maintenance of 50 Euro per week. We will have a service company take care of the pool- cleaning etc.