Villa Rocca is situated in its own grounds on a quiet country road between the Villages of Palombaro and Limiti. The villa consists of 4 spacious bedrooms over two floors, all with air conditioning (payable locally) 2 of which are en suite. 2 bedrooms have access to the balcony and there is a large family bathroom with roll top bath on the 1st floor. The ground floor is open plan with a stylish fully equipped modern kitchen and dining area, the living room with patio doors leads out to a spacious terrace and pool. The Villa is our second home and not just a rental property, and we have furnished it accordingly.
Villa in Palombaro, Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy - Modern Stylish Detached Family Home In Peaceful Location
Mrs Sonia Alden-mattey
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 20, 2019
About Mrs Sonia Alden-mattey
Sonia and I both work full time; we have two young boys and have thoroughly enjoyed our holidays in Abruzzo over the last few years. We fell in love with the region when we first visited back in 2003, since then we have made Abruzzo our second home. We enjoy the relaxed pace of life we have found in Abruzzo compared to the hustle and bustle of our normal everyday lives in the UK. Every time we visit we seem to make new friends and discoveries, there is still so much more to this region of Italy we have yet to experience, I feel we have just skimmed the surface.
Mrs Sonia Alden-mattey purchased this Villa in 2005
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We loved our stay. The house was well kept, well appointed, and well located. The pool was a joy -- as was the view. No complaints from this extended family!
Very comfortable retreat
5 of us ( 2 adults and 3 teenagers) made a 14 week stay between July 22 and August 5 2017. The accommodation was very clean and well presented - the mid visit cleaning of both pool and house was both welcome & excellent. The outside and pool are of a good size and provided terrific entertainment in temperatures that touched 38 degrees. The house is very well stocked with all the utensils and appliances you could ever need, the local shop is also well stocked with bigger supermarkets only 10-15 minutes away. I would advise to book ahead when eating out as you are in a rural location and off the main tourist track - but the quality is very good. The house is surrounded by a wonderful rural landscape yet the coast & tourist beaches are only 40-45 minutes away by car. We visited the coats several times and Pescara with its traditional tourist attractions is only an hour away. We travelled to the house from Rome Airport - much better to do from Pescara. All told an enjoyable stay in a relaxing and beautiful location
Hi Michael & Suzanne,
Thank you for your kind review. We also love the that the coast is only a short drive away equally so the mountains. In the spring you can be on the snow covered Passo Lanciano and by lunch time down on the coast enjoying seafood and sun shine.
Greg & Sonia
Wonderful retreat in the mountains
We had a lovely week at Villa Rocca. The villa was very comfortable, and spotlessly clean. Maria at the local shop was very friendly and helpful, and impressed that we knew who she was when we first went in! The weather was hot (32 degrees) so the pool was very welcome, with the water a perfect temperature. Fantastic views of the mountains from the pool area. We managed a day at the coast and a day trip to Rome, but enjoyed visiting the local villages just at much. In fact the real highlight was the walk up the valley from the top of Pennapiedimonte, starting near the Pinna Rock. Wonderful views and lots of beautiful butterflies. Just don't forget to take lots of water with you if it’s a hot day! Definitely hope to return one day.
Thank you for your kind review.
We too enjoy the mountain views and walks.
Maria at the local shop is so lovely. Her family can't do enough for you.
Thank you again and hope to see you back at Villa Rocca very soon.
Greg & Sonia
Stunning location, all home comforts and more
Our stay at Villa Rocca, was superb. We were two families, with 5 teenagers/early 20's in the group. The villa has excellent flexibility accommodation with plenty of space. The house is spotless and very well equipped, especially for those that like to cook and prepare the local produce. Although the closest town is a 12 minutes drive away, Maria's shop can cater for virtually all your daily needs, including the excellent local wines. The local area is well worth exploring, both for walking and local restaurants.
Hi Ann, thank you for your kind review. We couldn't agree with you more, how friendly and helpful our local store owner Maria and family are. Hope to have you back again soon.
Sonia & Greg
Immaculate relaxing villa
Two families with 4 teenage boys spent a wonderful week relaxing in and around the villa. We made the mostly the pool day and night and enjoyed the peaceful setting. The Villa was very well set up and Greg and Sonia have thought of everything including toilet by the pool and a warm water shower as well. The welcome treat was very much appreciated and a lovely touch. We would definitely recommend the villa and would love to return sometime in the future.
Many thanks once again, Scott and Susan Hill
Hi Scott and Susan, thank you for your kind review. We're glad you and the family enjoyed the Villa as much as we do. Looking forward to hearing from you again.
Greg & Sonia
Ciao, molto buona!!
Second time for my family & I. The Villa and area ticks all our boxes. I travelled with my wife, we are in our forties, our 12 year old son, my mother who is 77, my 37 year old brother and his 3 year old daughter. Difficult to please all ages, but this villa was perfect for all and the area had something for everybody. I visited the Vatican, the sistine chapel, simply stunning, the colosseum and we spent many hours on a beautiful sandy beach and then dined on a trabocchi, that is an evening everybody should try once.
The Villa's facilities are impressive, everything is clean, modern and plentiful. the owners really have tried to give you everything your going to need.
Holiday perfection. Highly, highly recommended.
Hi Gary and Family, thank you for your kind review. Once again thank you for your custom and really pleased you and the family enjoyed the Villa as much as our family's do. All the best Greg & Sonia
The Adriatic coast is 35 minutes by car and there are a range of beaches from the Stony beaches of Fossacesia and Torino Di Sangro, Costa Verde to the children friendly fine sandy beaches at Lido Le Morgie. You will find bars, cafes, restaurants and shops at all these locations along with the regular beach sellers, with their vast array of items for sale, be prepared to haggle to get your selves some great bargains.
Car hire is essential; nearest airport Pescara 45 minutes with both Rome 2.5hrs and Ancona airport some 2 hrs away. The ferry ports of both Vasto and Pescara have daily crossing to the Croatian ports of Split and Dubrovnik.
Distance by car; Local grocery shop/bar and petrol station 3 minutes. Local Restaurant 5 minutes. Local Butchers 7 minutes. Supermarket, shops, bars and pizzeria 10 minutes. Palombaro 10 minutes. Casoli 15 minutes. Lanciano 35 minutes. Pescara centre 60 minutes. Rome GRA 2.5hrs.
Only 50 minutes by car is the port of Vasto where there is daily parking near the ferry terminal. There are a number of ferry companies that operate a daily fast craft (40mins) or standard ferry (1hr) trip to the Isole Tremiti (Tremiti Islands). They are a small archipelago of islands with turquoise waters which boast both PADI and SSI dive instructors. There are hotels on the islands with space for about 300 guest, an absolutely breath taking place to visit as either a day tripper or for a short break.
There are numerous tourist attractions in the local area; White water rafting, at Lake Casoli, Water sports at Lake Bomba, The high wirers of Bocca Di Valle out door adventure, the amazing caves of Grotta Del Cavallone near Lama dei Peligni, Aqua land in Vasto. Many walking/hiking and Cycling routes and not to mention the running races held throughout the summer. During the months of May and June when snow still covers the mountain tops you can walk in the snow in the morning and sunbath on the beaches in the afternoon. The month of August is Festa month with nearly every village and town finding some excuse to celebrate with themed organized street parties nearly always ending with fireworks, absolutely fantastic!! The region is situated at the centre of the Italian peninsula facing the Adriatic on the east and the Apennines on the west, which is one of the most mountainous regions in Italy. Abruzzo boasts some 500 km2 of National Park, where rare examples of Mediterranean flora and fauna survive, chamois, wolves, bears, golden eagles and Chinghiale (Wild Boar). Most famous in the world is Abruzzo's wine, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo; in the late 20th and early 21st century, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo earned a reputation as being one of the most widely exported DOC classed wine in Italy.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: 20% non-refundable deposit required at time of booking, balance payable 8 weeks prior to your arrival. Changeover Day: Changeover day is usually Saturday, but we may be flexible if it is possible. Arrival not before 3pm and departure by 10am. Notes on prices: Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds sterling. There is a £200 refundable breakages deposit.