Casa Bella Vista 7.7
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Casa Bella Vista

The house is suitable for 6 persons, which makes it an excellent holiday home for a 6-p family or a group of friends. But also less people are always welcome.
If you like to be in nature or like to walk a lot than this is the place to be. But also for just relaxing it's a good place. There are so many things to do. We hardly can mention them all.
Because it's the last house of the village you already feel in nature, but also have the benefits of the village.
Just a day from your holiday: In the morning you take your espresso or cappuccino in the nice bar on the main “piazza” with a good tasting cornuto. That's a good Italian way to start your day.
Than you drive up to the Campo Imperatore where you stop for a lunch. You choose your meat from a large selection and than you go outside to BBQ it. The quality of the meat is superb and of course it tastes much better in the open air with a good glass of wine or mineral water. All you’ll need for a delicious lunch is provided and if you are vegetarian there is a good selection of cheeses. Than you can take a good walk and see some wild horses or sheep or pick some wild flowers or herbs. Before dark you go down again and you enjoy an “aperitivo” on a terrace with some snacks provided. If you are still hungry than you take a meal in one of the good restaurants in (the neighbourhood) of Farindola. Choice enough. You finish the day on your roof terrace looking at the enormous amount of stars you can see from there enjoying a nice Abruzzen liquor. Maybe you are lucky and an owl is visiting your terrace.
Sounds like a good idea?
There are so many possibilities. Like spending a sunny day on the beach, having a nice swim in the Adriatic Sea and taking a lunch at the seaside. The fish meal will taste excellent.
Or just driving a little bit around. Visiting some lovely villages, historical and built on a hill top. Finding a nice agriturismo for lunch. The home made meal with home made pasta and own grown vegetables or meat will taste excellent.
Or walking down to the river to have a pick-nick there and take a bath in the cold water of the river and than walk up again.
In the house you will find some more suggestions. There is also a map with the hiking paths.
If you have questions don't hesitate to ask. We will be happy to help you.

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The host

Micazu member since April 2008

Netherlands
German, English, French, Italian, Dutch

Years ago we completely felt in love with our beautiful Abruzzo.
We moved over to Italy where we enjoy our Italian life very much, making tasteful olive oil and wine. Exploring the region we found our lovely holiday home in the historical village of Farindola, next to the beautiful National Park. We already spent there many good days. Surrounded by unexpected beautiful nature and very nice Abruzzi people you will experience a total relaxation.

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Please note:

The base rental of the house is based on the stay of 2 guests.
The charge for additional guests is:

low season            € 17,50 per person per week
mid season           € 22,50 per person per week
high season          € 27,50 per person per week

children under 4 years free and children between 4-10 years half price


Rates & duration

Prices are per stay
Period Week Midweek Weekend Night Discount Minimum stay
08-04-2017 - 27-05-2017 € 475.00 - - € 70.00 - 5 nights
27-05-2017 - 01-07-2017 € 550.00 - - € 80.00 - 5 nights
01-07-2017 - 19-08-2017 € 650.00 - - € 95.00 - 7 nights
19-08-2017 - 16-09-2017 € 550.00 - - € 80.00 - 5 nights
16-09-2017 - 28-10-2017 € 475.00 - - € 70.00 - 5 nights
28-10-2017 - 16-12-2017 € 395.00 - - € 60.00 - 5 nights
16-12-2017 - 06-01-2018 € 550.00 - - € 80.00 - 5 nights
06-01-2018 - 31-03-2018 € 395.00 - - € 60.00 - 5 nights
31-03-2018 - 26-05-2018 € 475.00 - - € 68.00 - 5 nights

Services & additional costs

Type Price
Deposit € 250.00 Per stay Pay at location | required
Extra person € 17.50 Per person per week Pay at booking | optional
Final cleaning € 75.00 Per stay Pay at location | required
Fireplace wood € - To consumption Pay at location | optional
Pet(s) € 3.50 Per night Pay at location | optional
Supplement nightly arrival € 50.00 To consumption Pay at location | required

Additional information

It is a typical Italian house with huge thick walls and wooden shutters on the windows, to cool you off in summer and held you warm in winter.
The house has been restored and modernized to our modern standards.
It is the last house of the village. You feel one with the surrounded nature and still have the comforts of the village within walking distance.

It's an ancient street. Until a few years ago, you could walk down to the river below and take a bath there. For the truly adventurous, it is still possible to do so but you have to be prepaired that nature took over.
On either side of the street your find our garden with fruit and nut trees.
The car will be parked on the last piece of the asphalt road (15 m).
On the 1st picture you see the home front.
The 2nd picture shows the back with a piece of garden.
The 3rd picture shows the old door down to see.
The 4th picture shows the street with the house immediately to the right (not visible).
On the ground floor an entrance hall, a fully equipped kitchen with a fireplace, a spacious living room, a bathroom and a bedroom with bunk beds. On the first floor is a very large 2 bedroom with a 2-bed. It is possible to put an extra bed. A second large bedroom with 2 beds and also the possibility to put in an extra bed. A bathroom with shower, toilet, bidet and washbasin. On the first floor is the beautiful and very large roof terrace with fantastic views of the mountains in the national park, the river and the area beyond. At the terrace are a large parasol, tables, chairs, a bench and a BBQ. All rooms have a magnificent views to the surroundings, mountains and hills.
Around the house you find several terraces with beautiful fruit and nut trees. Of course you are free to pick the fruits and nuts. Also there are some fragrant herbs like oregano.
After crossing the very quiet road below you find the river with some public picnic tables.
In summer it is nice being there and to take a bath in the river to cool off.
When you are lucky our Italian neighbour woman will surprise you with a fresh egg.
Farindola, with a nice historical centre, is picturesquely situated on a top of a hill on the edge of the beautiful national park: Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga (see also section Parks.) with lots of unspoilt flora and fauna.
Not so far there is a very nice restaurant called l'Orso, which means 'The Bear'. There was seen a bear years ago, but normally they are not that close. They live very high in the mountains.
In the summer there are many nice festivals organised in Farindola and surroundings, where you can enjoy Abruzzi food and drinks.
There are a some nice bars and restaurants, some shops, a post office and a bank. The bakery, for your fresh bread, is only 5 minutes walk.
Abruzzo is a beautiful green and sparsely populated region located in central Italy, roughly between Rome and the Adriatic Sea. Particularly abroad it is still a relatively unknown region.
About 80% of Abruzzo is protected nature. There are about 30 national, regional or other parks.
There are 4 provinces (named after their capital cities: Chieti, Teramo, L'Aquila and Pescara.
Pescara is by far the largest city and province. There is a large marina. In August traditionally the harbor festival will be organised. During the summer there are several festivals organised.
In Pescara you find everything a large city has to offer, good to excellent restaurants, bars, nightclubs, (exclusive) shopping, especially late in the afternoon.
The boulevard along the beach is very long and runs north through to Montesilvano/Silvi Marina.
Pescara is well connected by the autostrada to north, south and west, has large bus and train stations, good ferry connections and the Abruzzo International airport (tip: check Ryanair flights).
Visiting the national park of the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga or the Maiella you can hardly imagine that it is still possible to visit such a place on our globe.
It is so stunningly beautiful. You will find beautiful and unique flora and fauna. There are horses in the wild, foxes, bears, deer, wolves etc.
High in the sky you spot the most beautiful birds, some with huge wings.
The parks have various walking trails. Sometimes you have to search a little where the path is going, because the paths are certainly not trodden by many visitors. But if you follow the route the reward and satisfaction will be great.
Besides the large national parks, there are also many other parks. Abruzzo is a great area for nature lovers, walking in all kinds of levels, hiking, mountain climbing, fishing etc.
When the weather is good you go from Farindola up in the mountains to Campo Imperatore (here also called “Little Tibet”) you can buy some meat and grill it your self at the BBQ's standing ready for you.
See also the websites of Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga or Parca Nazionale della Maiella.
There are so many things to do in Abruzzo we hardly know where to start.
Abruzzo is a paradise for walking at all levels.
You already can start from the house.
Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga is a large park and you will not be able to see it all in several weeks. Every day you can go to a new destination easily.
But also a nice park like Lago di Penne (WWF protected) is only 10 minutes drive away.
And there are lots of nice historical villages to visit, like Penne, Loreto Aprutino, Collecorvino, Castiglione Messer Rainmondo etc. You will enjoy driving in a car here. Traffic jams are very rare and the views are magnificent. After every hill there will be a different landscape.
There are lots of nice bars and restaurants everywhere.
The food in Abruzzo is a celebration in itself and so is the Abruzzen wine.
A number of famous cooks learned how to cook in the famous Abruzzen cooking schools.
The year around it is good for hiking, biking, horse riding, mountaineering sports, swimming in pool (summer), river or sea, fishing etc. The nearby wellness hotel in Rigopiano offers luxury pampering.
In summer it is great to visit one of the beautiful sandy beaches, do some sports activities, swim in the nice and clean Adriatic Sea (blue ribbon) with a lot of safe places for children (dams along the coast and the beach surveillance). When hungry you take some fresh fish for lunch, it will never taste better than at sea.
Also don't forget to visit some of the summer festivals.
In September grapes will be picked and wine will be made and in October the olives will be picked. You like to know how it is? An extra hand is always very welcome.
And of course it's also possible just to relax and enjoy the good Italian life.
Also in winter it is a good time to visit Abruzzo.
Even when it's cold it's still possible to sit outside in the sun in your t-shirt with snow at your feet.
As soon as the sun goes down it's time to sit next to the fireplace with a good glass of wine.
Many of the summer activities can also be done in winter.
Most winters there is enough snow for winter sports.
Cross country skiing can be done in Villa Celiera. Only 20 minutes drive away.
Skiing is done on several places in Abruzzo, for instance from l'Aquila, Passo Lanciano or Roccarasso (more than an hour drive).
A short distance from the house, just above Villa Celiera you will find an excellent cross-country area. There is almost always good snow. From Villa Celiera there is a grand view towards the sea and the whole area, the National Park of Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga and Parco Nazionale della Majella.
Location
Beautifully situated house at the end of the village and on the edge of nature park Gran Sasso, fantastic views from all rooms, garden and terrace.
In the pictures you can see the plateau Campo Imperatore, where many summer picnic are held.

Climate
Throughout the year there is a pleasant climate. In summer average of 35 gr. During winter the day it just can be 25 degrees Celsius.

Activities
Almost the whole year delicious mountain climbing or just walking and picnicking in the wilderness of national parks

At about 35 km away is the Adriatic Sea with beautiful sandy beaches and to the south the Trabocchi coast bays.

Delicious cuisine of Abruzzo, with many specialties, such as Gitarra (special pasta of the region). Good wine, liqueur and grappa. Many good Ristorante or Agriturismo. Price? Is it highly!

Shopping: Pescara is a nice seaside resort and port location. A fantastic omzooms boulevard with palm trees. There is always much to do. Shopping is a party. Prada or Dior? For large and small purse. Good entertainment.
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Features & layout

Spacious living room with relax sofa,table and 6 chairs, digital TV with Italian channels and DVD / CD player, books etc. The room has french doors with stunning views to mountains of the national park and surrounding.

  • 35 m2
  • Tiled
  • Dining corner / Dining Table
  • Dining Chairs (6)
  • Corner bench

On the first floor is a large bedroom with a double bed. It is possible to put in an extra bed. There are sheets and blankets (hardly needed due to high temperatures). There is a large clothes closet and a dresser with mirror and chair. The room has french doors with stunning views to mountains of the national park and surrounding.

  • 24 m2
  • Tiled
  • Bed: Double bed 190 x 160 cm
  • Blankets (2)
  • Wardrobe(s) (2)
  • Desk / dressing table
  • French doors

A second large bedroom with 2 beds and also an opportunity here to put an extra bed in the room. Also here are sheets and blankets. There is a large wardrobe and a chair. Also this window has stunning views to mountains of the national park and surrounding.

  • 22 m2
  • Tiled
  • Bed: Single bed 190 x 80 cm
  • Bed: Single bed 190 x 80 cm
  • Blankets (2)
  • Wardrobe(s) (1)

On the ground floor there is another bedroom with bunk beds. Also here you find sheets and blankets and the window offers excellent views to mountains of the national park and surrounding.

  • 7 m2
  • Tiled
  • Bed: Bunk bed 190 x 80 cm
  • Bed: Bunk bed 180 x 80 cm
  • Blankets

Ground floor bathroom with bath and shower, wc, bidet and wash bowl with mirror cabinet.

  • 9 m2
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Washbasin (1)

Bathroom on 1st floor with shower, bidet, wash bowl, mirror cabinet and washing machine

  • 6 m2
  • Bidet
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Washbasin (1)
  • Hairdryer

There is a good sized kitchen with everything you need to make a nice meal for your family or friends. There is a dishwasher and an oven. And of course you find pans, pots, crockery, cutlery, knives, various cooking utensils, kitchen and towels etc. Here you also find the fireplace.

  • Type: Open
  • Stove: Gas (4 Cooking zones/burners)
  • Cutlery & Tableware
  • Toaster
  • Dry rack
  • Fridge freezer
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Detergent
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Dishwasher

Nearby you find a sports complex with swimming pool with bar and terrace, sun beds and umbrellas, tennis court etc.

  • Type: Covered swimming pool / Inground pool
  • Heated swimming pool: Unheated swimming pool
  • Privacy: Public swimming pool (0.5 away)
  • Dimensions in m: 25 x 10 x 2 (L x W x D)
  • Holiday house
  • 110 m2
  • Climbing
  • Horse-riding
  • Sport Fishing
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Culture & History
  • Long term rental
  • Winter sun
  • Rest & space
  • Sun,Sea & Beach
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Dvd player
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Deckchair (3)
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Garden chair(s) (6)
  • Garden table(s0) (2)
  • Roof terrace
  • Ashtray(s)
  • Washing machine
  • Hall
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Bed linen available
  • Towels present (10)
  • Kitchen linen available
  • (Board) games

Reviews

  • Based on 6 reviews 7.7
  • General impression 7.8
  • Location 8.6
  • Facilities vacation rental 7.0
  • Equipment and state vacation rental 6.4
  • Child friendliness 7.0
  • Hygiene 7.5
  • Friendliness and service host 8.4
  • Price/quality 7.4
  • Ger Rongen, with the family. Gave on an average of 7.9

    Casa Bella Vista is een prima uitvalsbasis zowel voor bergwandelingen als bezoek aan het strand. Het uitzicht vanaf het grote balkon is fantastisch!

  • Elisabeth Arkesteijn, with a friend/relative/colleague. Gave on an average of 7.6

    huis is ruim en comfortabel, heeft mooi uitzicht,leuk terras, goed uitgangspunt voor de bergen. Naar dorp lopen is 250 treden omhoog.Toegangsstraatje was slecht bestraat en glad, voor mensen die slecht ter been zijn een hindernis.

  • ., with partner. Gave on an average of 8.3

    Wij maken tijdens onze vakanties bij voorkeur geen gebruik van een auto, en dan is het vaak moeilijk om een geschikt huis te vinden waarbij wandelgebied, en dorp met winkels en restaurantje op loopafstand liggen.

    Casa Bella Vista is voor ons de witte raaf: je verblijft aan de rand van het dorp, alles is te belopen. Voor ons dus ideaal.

    De ligging is zo mooi: je kijkt uit over een dal naar de tegenoverliggende berghelling met bossen, olijfgaarden en kleine dorpjes.

    Wat er voor ons daarnaast ook uitsprong was de vriendelijkheid en servicegerichtheid van de eigenaren/verhuurder.
    Werkelijk
    buitengewoon.

    Een warm onthaal, en een service die uitsteeg boven wat je in een situatie 'normaal' zou vinden, zonder dat dit beklemmend werd.
    Bijzonder prettig.

    De inrichting geven wij een 7. Verwacht geen high- tech apparatuur, tegelijkertijd geldt dat alles wat je nodig hebt aanwezig is en werkt.
    Met
    het mooie weer leefden wij vooral buiten, dus van de binnen-meubels maakten we nauwelijks gebruik.

    De hygiëne in het huis was uitstekend.

    Wij wilden wandelen, rusten en genieten van het Italiaanse leven.
    Dus natuur, een tuin met privacy en een dorp met winkels en horeca was wat wij nodig hadden. Zoals geschreven is alles op loopafstand. De wandelpaden waren niet allemaal goed belopen en daardoor soms moeilijk te vinden.
    Desondanks hebben we prachtige wandelingen gemaakt. Met een auto tot je beschikking breiden de mogelijkheden zich natuurlijk enorm uit.
    Overigens, ook het openbaar vervoer was goed.

    Ten slotte de prijs kwaliteitverhouding: prima in orde,