il Gaudente 9.1
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il Gaudente

DEMAND FOR OUR OCTOBER PACKAGE !! Spacious and comfortable apartment on the ground floor, in a part of a quiet farmhouse in the hills. Stunning views and a place to completely unwind. This is the only holiday, there are no other guests, only the Dutch speaking owners.
All are ground floor. It is suitable for 2-4 people. The bedroom (12m2) has a double bed (1.60 x 2.00) with good mattresses and adjustable Auping- mesh bases.
Bedside lamps and a large wardrobe with shelves / hanging part. The bedroom has a cool location in the house. For the cold periods there is central heating. Bed linen is included. On arrival the bed is made for you. Indoor smoking.

The bathroom (6m2) has a shower, washbasin with storage, toilet and bidet. Hair dryer is provided. The bathroom is equipped with central heating and underfloor heating for the cold periods.
Bath linen is provided.

The kitchen / dining room (24m2) has a good 2 seater sofa bed (1.40 x 2.00). The kitchen is luxuriously equipped with 4 burner gas hob, microwave oven, extractor and large fridge. The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery, pans, kettle and coffee maker (coffee pads). Kitchen linen is provided.
There is a large dining table with four chairs with armrests. There is satellite TV with all Dutch channels (except RTL 8), DVD player (you can borrow a movie from our large selection) and Internet access. Books, magazines and games are available.
There is a drying rack provided. Iron and ironing board on request. Cot on request.
For the cold periods is central and underfloor heating. For the car there is a place in the shade.

All windows and doors are fitted with shutters and mosquito nets. There is a separate south-facing terrace with awning. There are adjustable chairs with table.

The garden has a spacious terrace with a partial roof and a barbecue. Of course you can in the garden just a lovely place to figure out under an olive tree to relax and enjoy the beautiful view.
Feel free to picking fresh fruit from the tree. You can always ask us if there is to find something suitable for you in the vegetable garden. Normally we have tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, herbs, etc. But this depends on the season and the heat / drought.

On Saturday afternoon the grocer along with all sorts of fruits and vegetables of the season for a good price.
Three times a week the bakery at the door.
On Wednesday usually occurs around noon along the fishmonger.
The greengrocer you on, from the fishmonger not always. It remains Italy.

Who is tired pose of the trip and the price, we can on the night of arrival prepare a tasty pasta with some toasted bread with their own olive oil. This'd have to declare in advance for two days.


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Micazu member since March 2011

German, English, Italian, Dutch

We are Peter and Bernadette and living since 2009 in Montefino. This is the place where we have always dreamed of. The tranquility, the beautiful surroundings, sea and mountains. Apartment "il Gaudente" is a fine place to celebrate the Italian countryside holiday. "Il Gaudente" means "Hedonist". That is what is at stake here. Enjoying the simple Italian life. If you have made the trip to Italy's on the day of arrival a delicious italian meal ready.

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additional person per week € 60, -
additional person per night € 9, -

The cleaning and security deposit must be paid in cash upon arrival.

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Period Week Midweek Weekend Night Discount Minimum stay
08-04-2017 - 29-04-2017 € 295.00 - - € 42.00 - 3 nights
29-04-2017 - 27-05-2017 € 385.00 - - - - 7 nights
27-05-2017 - 01-07-2017 € 430.00 - - - - 7 nights
01-07-2017 - 02-09-2017 € 499.00 - - - - 7 nights
02-09-2017 - 07-10-2017 € 430.00 - - - - 7 nights
07-10-2017 - 28-10-2017 € 385.00 - - € 55.00 - 3 nights
28-10-2017 - 25-11-2017 € 295.00 - - - - 3 nights

Services & additional costs

Type Price
Deposit € 100.00 Per stay Pay at location | required
Extra person € 60.00 Per person per week Pay at booking | required
Final cleaning € 50.00 Per stay Pay at location | required
Remaining costs € 7.00 Per item per day Pay at location | optional
Washing machine € 5.00 Per item Pay at location | optional

Additional information

Peter and Bernadette
We want to thank you for your hospitality. The apartment was great, nice environment, we have had a wonderful week.
We are going to visit several villages, Atri was our favorite.
We also went to the Gran Sasso, beautiful nature. We cycled a day along the coast and well fed, especially at "il Saloon" Montefino.
It felt good to be back again next at "il Gaudente" where you always interested, asked how our day was geweest.Wij wish you good luck and success in the toekomst.Groeten Andre and Carla

Eighteen to twenty-five July 2015
Bernadette and Peter
Well, what can we add to all previously described vacation experiences ?? We can only wholeheartedly agree!
The region has surprised us pleasantly. We hit great weather.
Your holiday is TOP, and what a beautiful location. We can only say that we had a fantastic week.
Thanks again for the pleasant ontvangst.Wij wish you well with "il Gaudente". And vacationers who come after us, we also want such fine verblijf.Een warm regards, Bert and Jose Geutjes

June 17, 2015
Dear Peter and Bernadette
Thank you for your hospitality and care. We had a wonderful week in your comfortable home. Nice villages visited culminating in the Gran Sasso.
A dinner at "il Saloon" Montefino is a must.
Good luck in your further toekomst.Met cordial greeting, Jan and Alie v. Schoonhoven

From 6 to 20 June 2015
Dear Peter and Bernadette
What we have talked here with you. The arrival was great, what a treat. Drink and nuts on the porch swing. Then, during the organization of our "temporary home" came the room with antipasti, insalata pomodoro pasta and a delicious meal! As dessert organic cherries from the garden and with a delicious espresso !! The tone was put! Now after two full weeks here, our holidays are over. But what we enjoyed and seen and done. All kinds of places in the area viewed (Atri, Cellino, Montefino, Pescara, Pineto etc.) Gran Sasso biggest highlight (literally and figuratively). For someone with considerable heights even do very well. Santo Stefano very worthwhile, l'Aquila "shocking" Civitella del Tronto with very nice small museum on clothing, people and commodities in the Middle Ages and a fort !!
Alas, it is too much to noemen.En up after a day on the trail it was always great to come home with book and glass under the gazebo. Lettuce and radishes from the garden, cheerful greetings of Gaudi and Smokey.
We will be back again next year or a year later.Peter and Bernadette; thank you so much for your kind concern and ......... see you next time !! Kind regards, Ron and Phyllis v. Ewijk

16-23 May 2015
Last time we said there had to be something about to come back and we did.
We enjoyed the beautiful weather, the environment, the authentic Italian villages and of your dogs.
Even now we have told each other that this was not the last time.
Thanks for this wonderful week, your hospitality and we again say "ciao" .Rob and Monique van de Coevering

16-30 August 2014
Via Micazu we have found your spot. What you have described on the website is in complete agreement with the werkelijkheid.Het was a huge surprise, after our trip and so late to arrive, to see the view in daylight. Beforehand, we have asked ourselves whether we could hold out here though two weeks in such a quiet area. It was a wonderful holiday where we enjoyed the beautiful surroundings, the silence in the evenings, the sound of the owl, the flutter of bats, the cute doggies Gaudi and Smokey, the reading in the garden under the canopy, enjoying the sun, the pristine authentic Italian villages, the impressive Campo Imperatore and the Apennines, the nice conversations about healthy eating. "Il Gaudente" lives up to its name. We also liked that you were also present, so you can always fall back on if there is something you not only stands in remote gebied.Wij after a busy time again completely equipped. We have explored many of the area, but there is still some left over for when we go through terugkomen.Wij will tell in our environment anyway. We also respect you for having put this step and hope that still many after us will have a nice welcoming stay with you in the beautiful Montefino.
Thank you and we say "ciao"
Rob and Monique vd Coevering

Want a holiday on the quiet Italian countryside where nature is untouched and still pure life, the Abruzzo region in the right place. Between the breathtaking mountains and the wide sandy beaches are plenty of hills with vineyards, olive trees and sunflowers. Typical of Abruzzo, the winding roads that lead to the old villages. Here you will find the well-known "Italian" streets, with the flowers along the balconies, and the small chapels in unexpected places. If at the end of the morning comes, you can enjoy the delicious smells that come from the kitchens of Italian moms. Abruzzo is known for its simple but excellent food.

One of the villages in the province of Teramo is Montefino. In the surrounding countryside Montefino find your apartment "il Gaudente". The apartment is located in a farmhouse on a plot of 1 hectare of olive trees, some fruit and nut trees, vegetable garden and plenty of space to chill and sit or lie down.

From the apartment you're in 35 minutes on the beach. Do you fancy a trip to the mountains to go, then you doing 50 minutes. Even a trip to Rome to do good, there are even buses from certain fixed locations. In 2 hours you are in Rome.

Montefino is easily accessible from the airport of Pescara (Ryanair flies from Eindhoven to Pescara), but also the airports of Ancona (from Weeze) and Rome (from Amsterdam and Rotterdam) are a good option.

See you at "il Gaudente"!
In the middle of the natural
In the middle of the natural
On our property we have about 30 olive trees. Every year around the end of October, beginning of November we pick the olives by hand. That is quite a chore!
The picked olives we bring to the "Frantoio", she presses the olives into oil. Our oil is also for guests to purchase. The oil is packaged in beautiful liter cans.

We also make our own jams, mostly figs and make tomato sauce delicious zomgerijpte tomatoes.

If you come late in the year for holiday it is very nice to spend. Visit the "Frantoio"
olive own country
olive own country
We find it very nice to our own organic vegetables and fruits. We do our very best to what to grow. It is not always easy, as it can be. Very dry in summer
In the spring we have cherries, strawberries etc.
We also grow our own tomatoes for sauce and so to eat. Cucumbers and peppers and lettuce have also to their liking, like zucchini.
Sometimes manage to have. Good peaches and apples And figs, which are also doing well if it is not too long to dry.
In the late autumn we also kaki fruit.
Our guests like to enjoy our garden. But it just depends on what is right in the time that you're with us.
For food lovers we also have some fresh herbs like basil and chives.
Montefino is located in the Teramo region, the northern part of the Abruzzo. It is a very small village on a hill, with stunning mountain views. Every town in Italy has a square, as well Montefino. On the square are two italian bars, in one of them you evening a bite to eat, there is a dining room for 12 people.
In the village you will find a supermarket, pharmacy and post office.
A few times a year there is procession in Montefino summer and there is a party with fireworks and music in the square.
check the website
The area boasts a number of small villages. The beauty is that they almost always are on a hill, so nice views guaranteed.
From our garden we look at Cellino, nice for a little walk, the village ramparts. From the square you can then see our home again.
Castiglione Messer Raimondo, in its small streets a lot of small chapels and a beautiful church. To be a part of the village is a "boulevard" landscaped with views of the surrounding landscape.
Atri also deserves a visit here to see more look at chapter Atri
nice villages
Atri is a small town from Roman times. There you can admire with different architectural styles. Different churches On the main square is located the beautiful theater opened in 1881. Atri also has several museums.
It is lovely to walk through the streets of Atri course there are cute little shops, ijsbars, coffee bars and squares with terraces.
On Monday there is a large market for bargain lovers of bags, shoes and clothing, this should not be missed.
In summer it is also very rewarding. Atri evening often there are activities, but the illuminated buildings in the streets are an attraction in itself.
Atri has several restaurants.
Atri is definitely a must.
Abruzzo has a very good kitchen. It may seem simple, but the products used, make that the flavors are delicious.
Especially Pecorino sheep cheese (delicious with a little fig jam) and Arrosticini (mutton satay) are real products of this area.
Eating out is very affordable for 15-25 euros here you can enjoy and plenty of food.
The area around Montefino is not touristy, there are not many restaurants and certainly no foreign restaurants. But the one out there, you can really eat there.

3km: eat at zia Leda, in order to eat outside the family.
6km: eating in the dining room of the bar on the square of Montefino.
within a radius of 10km, several restaurants, pizzerias, agriturismo's where you can eat. everywhere very tasty
In Atri are a number of different restaurants, where our previous guests were also very excited about.
And of course along the coast is much choice.
food in Abruzzo
food in Abruzzo
Our house is situated on the quiet countryside. The area is lovely to walk. If you walk down the path to the top, you are also beautiful views of the Gran Sasso. Who likes it, can take the dog for a walk.
Go for a walk especially at dusk, as the sun set behind the mountains can be breathtaking. Wonderful moments for those who like taking pictures.

Along the beach are pine, here it is after a long hot summer day to take a walk.

And for walkers is it worth to go to the mountains to ride. During the ride up to Campo Imperatore, you can just drop your car somewhere and walk. But once on top, the real trained mountaineers to work. There are walking tours of several hours that lead up to the glacier. You can go hiking on both the north and south side of the Corno Grande (the highest peak at 2912
Abruzzo has many seaside resorts. You will find mainly Italian tourists. From the apartment it is easy to Pineto to hit the beach. By car 35 minutes away. Pineto has sandy beaches. You will find many hotels along the coast with private beach, but you can always rent a chair and umbrella.
Personally, we prefer the free beach on the edge of Silvi Marina, you can also free parking here. You possibly can borrow our umbrella. On the beach you will also find some beach bars. Along the beach there are pine trees where you can hike or picnic in the shade.
If you walk to the south from the free beach you arrive at "la torre di Cerrano" a tower on the beach of the 16th century.
In Pineto themselves are nice shops and bars and ice cream parlors. There is also a train station.
In summer Pineto also nice in the evening.
Abruzzo has many seaside resorts. Its sandy beaches in some areas.
Rosetto degli Abruzzo is a charming seaside town with nice shops too.
To the south you will find many fine beaches of Silvi, Silvi Marina and Pescara example.
If you are a day in Pescara, you can walk from the main square to the shops on the wide sandy beach. Things were.
Personally, we prefer the beach in Silvi Marina, it is the nearest. See link Pineto.
Pescara is a large seaside town with a harbor and beaches. Do not expect old architecture. Well there are several museums. For shoppers, there is ample choice. In the square you will find all the expensive shops in the streets and many other shops. Pescara has many restaurants, especially along the promenade you can eat delicious fish. In the old part you will also find a whole street with bars, cafes, lounge bars etc.
Mid July is in Pescara "Jazz Festival" at the Teatro d'Annunzio.
The mountains of the Gran Sasso are spectacular. The landscape is changing and serene. High mountains alternate with plateaus with beautiful flora. Part of the massif is the Corno Grande, with its 2912 meters the highest mountain of the Apennines. The mountain range is located in a National Park. In this area you will find the southernmost glacier in Europe.
The car is driving an hour to the Gran Sasso mountain. There is a good way up to 2130 meters. from here to make, even at the highest peak. different walks This requires good clothes and shoes and also experience!
Please note that it may be up in the mountains. Very cold even in summer
A beautiful lake in the National Park Gran Sasso. You can drive all the way around the lake and because there is not much height differences, it is also very suitable for cycling. At the lakeside village Compotosto. Worthwhile to make a nice ride but do not forget to take a picnic basket
Rome is easily accessible. From Montefino By car, go on a quiet highway. You can also take the prontobus, this leaves off of different places, including Pescara, Val Vomano or Penne.
A day trip is possible, but many people also stay overnight in Rome. And after the bustle of the city is again wonderful to puff out here under the olive trees and relax
Who likes of ceramics should definitely go to Castelli. The ride over there is also special. Castelli is situated at the foot of the mountains. A nice place to see and lots of ceramics and also for sale.
ceramics in Castelli
Take the motorway towards the mountains (Gran Sasso) and go in the direction of Campo Imperatore Assergi. Half Way to above your head towards San Stefano and Castel del Monte.
Beautiful old villages where several movies have been filmed, such as
"The American".
Here you can really smell the ancient culture.
Every summer, there are festivals in many villages. Every week in another village. These parties include, as befits a good italian, eating!
Each village has its own specialties. When a window you specify what you want to eat and then you go with your ticket to the appropriate counters to get your food. Have you asked then this quickly, but late at night it can be very busy. With your plate you sit at the long tables outside and you're great to eat together with the Italians. More often, there is also some music. The concept is very simple, but here you really feel the italian life, definitely fun to do. On a warm summer evening
The sagre therefore, there are in all kinds of species. Sagra of the wine cabinet and agnes, sagra for arrosticini, sagra of pasta etc.
In winter, in January and February, the heavy snowfall in Abruzzo. The landscape is beautiful wondrlijk.
In the Gran Sasso area are also ski slopes, they are well known in the Italian population.
fairytale winters in Abruzzo
fairytale winters in Abruzzo
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Features & layout

Spacious living room / kitchen with deluxe tilt and turn windows and doors, all equipped with screens and shutters.

  • 24 m2
  • Tiled
  • Fan
  • Dining corner / Dining Table
  • Dining Chairs (4)
  • 2-person Sofa bed (1)

Spacious bedroom with 2 bedside tables with bed lighting. Electrically adjustable Auping mesh bases. Spacious hang-/legkast with 8 hangers. Equipped with swivel and tilt window with fly screen door. Curtains available.

  • 12 m2
  • Tiled
  • Bed: Double bed 200 x 160 cm
  • Bedspreads (1)
  • Wardrobe(s) (1)

Royale shower, sink with storage. Tilt & Turn window with frosted glass, with hor and hatch.

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

Luxury kitchen fully equipped with crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. Luxury AEG Combi-function oven with microwave, 4 burner gas stove and a good hood. There is a coffee apparatus for "coffee pods". Washing can be used for a fee.

  • Type: Open
  • Stove: Gas (4 Cooking zones/burners)
  • Hood
  • Cutlery & Tableware
  • Toaster
  • Microwave combi
  • Dry rack
  • Espresso machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Ironing board / Iron
  • Water boiler
  • Holiday house
  • 45 m2
  • Child's bed (1)
  • Child's toys
  • Child's chair (1)
  • Cycling
  • Mountainbiken
  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Swimming
  • Culture & History
  • Long term rental
  • Rest & space
  • Weekend trips
  • Central heating
  • Floor heating
  • Satellite receiver
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hifi / Stereo set
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • Dvd player
  • Wifi
  • Measurements of TV in cm: (1)
  • Dutch TV channels (10)
  • Internet connection
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Deckchair (2)
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Parking place (2)
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Garden chair(s) (4)
  • Garden table(s0) (2)
  • Manager on site
  • Visible from outside
  • Detached house
  • Bed linen available
  • Towels present (4)
  • Kitchen linen available
  • Bed linen for children
  • (Board) games
  • (Comic)books
  • DVDs / Blu-rays
  • Smoking not allowed
  • No pets allowed


  • Based on 10 reviews 9.1
  • General impression 8.9
  • Location 8.4
  • Facilities vacation rental 9.0
  • Equipment and state vacation rental 9.2
  • Hygiene 9.6
  • Friendliness and service host 9.5
  • Price/quality 9.2
  • Jan van Schoonhoven, with partner. Gave on an average of 7.9

    keurige complete woning met zeer vriendelijke verhuurders.

  • Rob van de Coevering, with partner. Gave on an average of 9.0

    Perfecte vakantie om tot rust te komen in een prachtige omgeving om te genieten van de natuur en van het authentieke Italië. Is voor herhaling vatbaar.

  • Jan Roodenrijs, with partner. Gave on an average of 9.3

    il Gaudente (de levensgenieter). Wij hebben het heel erg naar onze zin gehad. Het huisje is wat ons betreft perfect. De ontvangst met de pastamaaltijd helemaal top. We hebben tijdens onze 2 weken genoten van mooie bergwandelingen en onze bezoekjes aan de kust en leuke authentieke dorpjes. Na het wandelen en fietsen lekker genieten bij het huisje van het uitzicht over de heuvels naar de kust en de bergen. De eigenaars (Peter en Bernadette) zijn zeer gastvrij en behulpzaam. Wat ons betreft een aanrader.