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Stephen Ritchie

Member since: 2005
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Six bedroom villa with Private Pool and Wi-Fi, just 5 minutes walk a town.

4 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Penna San Giovanni holiday villa

The location in Penna San Giovanni, Le Marche, Italy is ideal for both a restful summer holiday or off-season walking / cycling trip.

LOCATION:- We are located in the centre of what's known as the scenic 'Golden Triangle' area of Le Marche. This area includes many villages in the vicinity of the towns of Amandola, Sarnano and Servigliano and it is a landscape of beautiful rolling hills and valleys.

It lies in the shadow of the Sibillini National Park which is part of the Appenine range of mountains that are the spine of Italy. The area is on the Adriatic side of the mountains and Le Marche is one of the three provinces that straddle Italy not far north of Rome. The others are Tuscany and Umbria.

The house is on the south facing slope just outside the beautiful historic walled village of Penna San Giovanni - you can see a locally made film of the town at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RfDyQfnFNI.

FACILITIES:- Close to the house in its own separate garden is a private 10 x 5 m swimming pool for your exclusive use - see photographs 2 and 3 above.

From the olive tree garden you can sit on the bench and take in the magnificent panoramic views across the valley to Monte San Martino against the backdrop of the Sibillini Mountains - see photograph 4 above.

At the front of the house looking out to the same view is a large covered terrace where you and your family and friends will dine al fresco - see photograph 5 above.

The house is comfortably furnished, the kitchen is well equipped with everything you will need for your stay and of course you will have broadband Wi-Fi - see photographs 6 - 15 above.

The area is rich in scenery, culture and activities - see photographs 16 - 20 above.

NEAREST TOWN:- The house is right on the outskirts of Penna San Giovanni which is one of the main reasons we fell for it and bought it in 2003. The convenience to the town with all its facilities is significant.

You can use a shortcut on the footpath through the property up to the town walls that takes only 5 minutes. By car it is 2 minutes.

In the village is everything you will need - grocery shops, restaurants, bars, bank, bakery, butcher, tobacconist, newsagent, chemist and doctor.

If you want a large supermarket there is one about 5 miles away but I think you will find that the local small supermarket run by Mauro will have everything you need.

ACCOMMODATION:- There are 3 bathrooms, 3 double bedrooms and 3 twins. One twin room is ideal for older guests as it is on the ground floor and has its own bathroom.

Also on the ground floor are a large dining room/lounge and a separate fully equipped kitchen.

We pride ourselves on the standard of the equipment in the house. Our aim is to make it feel like home so we ensured the beds were as comfortable as possible and provide in the kitchen a high standard of appliances, cutlery, pots and pans, table and glassware. We hope we have succeeded. Recent reviewers have remarked on the standard of equipment.

THE AREA:- The Adriatic Coast is about 40 minutes away and with its long sandy beaches and fabulous seafood you will have a great day out there. We find that on the occasional cloudy day in Penna the sun is shining in Porto San Giorgio.

In the other direction are the Sibillini mountains, with a magnificent lake safe for swimming are both just a short drive away.

Our information pack gives details of the places of interest and restaurants with a price guide to help you enjoy for yourself the pleasures of this beautiful unspoilt area.

Our website has more info/photos and recent guest views on the house and area see - www.villacasamaria.co.uk.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Stephen Ritchie (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks english

About Stephen Ritchie

We and our wives have owned Casa Maria since 2003 and after extensive renovation work we began renting it 10 years ago in 2005. We have been very successful and past guests have been very kind in their remarks. These days we are very conscious of the prevalence of fraud in the holiday rental market and if you have any doubts whatsoever please call me on the phone number at the bottom of the web page. I will be happy to give you as much information as we can about the house, its amenities, the town and this beautiful part of Italy as well as verifying who we are.

Stephen Ritchie purchased this villa in 2003

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful holiday last week. Casa Maria is beautifully situated with stunning views and so well equipped, our holiday went like a dream. We also found your information booklet very useful and visited a number of the restaurants and towns you recommended. The Pizza restaurant in the village got to know us very well, it was an easy walk home afterwards.” Lynn D , Sept 2013



"We loved our week, you have a stunning home there. Pool and setting is just fabulous and all in immaculate condition. We loved the games room too which was just perfect for the kids. So tranquil with stunning views yet so convenient for Penna, which we loved also, was livelier than many other towns and villages in the area." Andy C. Aug 2013.



“Thanks for a great week at Casa Maria on 10th Aug - what a wonderful place! The house and views were fantastic! We all loved the pool and especially the loungers with the sunshades attached!” Sarah B, Aug 2013.
Dec 2005
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Reviews

5
based on 4 traveller reviews

Six bedroom villa with Private Pool and Wi-Fi, just 5 minutes walk a town.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Beautiful Villa in a stunning location!

  • 5 of 5

The farmhouse is extremely well appointed with beautifully decorated rooms and set in a quiet location just below the medieval town of Penna San Giovanni. Our party consisted of two families and the grandparents but there was plenty of room for all of us and our children loved to chill out in the games rooms in the attic after a hard day spent in the pool. The views both from the villa and the pool terrace are spectacular so many of our days were spent soaking up both the glorious sunshine and the vista with a good book. The outdoor dinning terrace again benefitted from the view so all of our meals were taken here shaded by the wisteria covered pagoda. However, a steep walk or a short drive we found a lovely pizzeria in the village together with a good patisserie and general store, all of which were very cheap and the locals were very friendly.

The surrounding area is stunning and other restaurants can be found close by in a number of neighbouring hilltop villages. We did several trips to the beach which takes about 45mins but well worth it and the children loved swimming in mountain lake.

The property was well looked after by Wendy and Barry who regularly maintained the pool and took care of mending some deep potholes on the drive that appeared after a heavy rain fall.

Thank you Stephen for sharing your lovely home so that others can enjoy a little bit of Italy's hidden gem 'Marche' and for all your advise on directions and things to see and do, it was most helpful and we hope one day to return.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Top huis op prachtige locatie met mooi zwembad!!

  • 5 of 5

Het huis ligt net onder het mooie kleine dorpje Penna san Giovanni.Een zeer praktisch en basic huis met veel ruimte. Op het heerlijke, schaduwrijke buitenterras met grote tafel hebben wij erg veel gezeten, een tweede tafel aan hetzelfde terras was erg prettig, er werden spelletjes gespeeld en de wifi ontvangst was daar goed! Het mooie zwembad ligt iets hoger ten opzichte van het huis met aan één zijde 4 parasolletjes en ligbedjes en aan de andere zijde een grasveldje om lekker te liggen of op te spelen.

De slaapkamers zijn allen goed, de kasten leeg, de bedden fris opgemaakt en de matrassen van goede kwaliteit, echt fijn. Op elke slaapkamer staat een ventilator maar het huis is vrij koel. In drie slaapkamers is meer dan voldoende ruimte voor een extra kinderbedje.

De badkamer met bad, douche en toilet is ruim en fris, de andere badkamer met douche en toilet is klein maar prima. De slaapkamer beneden was heerlijk koel maar wel wat donker, de badkamer beneden is heel ruim met bad en toilet. Verder is er een ruimte met bank en bureau waar de wifi optimaal is. De ruime huiskamer hebben wij vanwege het warme weer nauwelijks gebruikt. De keuken voldeed met grote koelkast/vriezer en goede snelwerkende ijsblokjes voorziening, vaatwasser, goed fornuis met oven en wasmachine.. Bereikbaar binnendoor maar ook buitenom met openslaande deuren. Achter de keuken zijn waslijnen om de schone was uit te hangen. Op de zolderverdieping staan een tafeltennistafel, een mini poulebiljart en een dartbord waar veelvuldig gebruikt van is gemaakt door onze grote kinderen tussen de 15 en de 23 jaar. Tevens staat daar een slaapbank waar wij een paar dagen gebruikt van hebben gemaakt bij een bezoek van vrienden.

Het is echt een fijn familiehuis maar ook zeker een aanrader voor meerdere families.

Het contact met de engelse huiseigenaar is erg prettig en service gericht.. De beheerders ter plaatse spreken engels en zijn erg hulpvaardig, na een week werden alle bedden weer lekker schoon opgemaakt en kregen wij weer allemaal nieuwe handdoeken.

Het plaatsje op 5 minuten loopafstand via klimmend pad bood een pizzeria, een supermarktje en een bakker. Heerlijk was dat. In de omgeving zijn mooie wandelroutes en ook de nabije monte Sibilini zijn de moeite waard.

Ga een ijsje eten in Amandola bij Gran cafè Belli,,

WIJ hebben twee heerlijke weken gehad! 🇭🇺😎👍🍷😀🍝🍴🏊🏼✅

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Just lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in Penna. the villa is huge and very well appointed - just perfect for a large family group or group of friends. The playroom was wonderful for the few occasions when we had thunderstorms. The views are stunning - snow capped mountains in the distance!

Penna is a (very) steep climb, but good for you! It's a lovely mediaeval village and we enjoyed evening aperitifs at the Bar Centrale. The area is stunningly beautiful. We would go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a glowing plaudit of not only the house but the area as well. We fell in love with the town and area they call 'The Golden Triangle" nearly 15 years ago and it is still my favourite part of the world - after my birthplace of Belfast!
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Het is echt een fijn familiehuis én ook zeker een aanrader voor meerdere families.

  • 5 of 5

Top huis op prachtige locatie met mooi zwembad!

Het huis ligt net onder het mooie kleine dorpje Penna san Giovanni.Een zeer praktisch en goed uitgerust huis met

veel ruimte. Op het heerlijke, schaduwrijke buitenterras met grote tafel hebben wij erg veel gezeten, een tweede tafel aan hetzelfde terras was erg prettig, er werden spelletjes gespeeld en de wifi ontvangst was daar goed! Het mooie zwembad ligt iets hoger ten opzichte van het huis met aan één zijde 4 parasolletjes en ligbedjes en aan de andere zijde een grasveldje om lekker te liggen of op te spelen.

De slaapkamers zijn allen goed, de kasten leeg, de bedden fris opgemaakt en de matrassen van goede kwaliteit, echt fijn. Op elke slaapkamer staat een ventilator maar het huis is vrij koel. In drie slaapkamers is meer dan voldoende ruimte voor een extra kinderbedje.

De badkamer met bad, douche en toilet is ruim en fris, de andere badkamer met douche en toilet is klein maar prima. De slaapkamer beneden was heerlijk koel maar wel wat donker, de badkamer beneden is heel ruim met bad en toilet. Verder is er een ruimte met bank en bureau waar de wifi optimaal is. De ruime huiskamer hebben wij vanwege het warme weer nauwelijks gebruikt. De keuken voldeed met grote koelkast/vriezer en goede snelwerkende ijsblokjes voorziening, vaatwasser, goed fornuis met oven en wasmachine.. Bereikbaar binnendoor maar ook buitenom met openslaande deuren. Achter de keuken zijn waslijnen om de schone was uit te hangen. Op de zolderverdieping staan een tafeltennistafel, een mini poulebiljart en een dartbord waar veelvuldig gebruikt van is gemaakt door onze grote kinderen tussen de 15 en de 23 jaar. Tevens staat daar een slaapbank waar wij een paar dagen gebruikt van hebben gemaakt bij een bezoek van vrienden.

Het contact met de engelse huiseigenaar is erg prettig en servicegericht.. De beheerders ter plaatse spreken engels en zijn erg hulpvaardig, na een week werden alle bedden weer lekker schoon opgemaakt en kregen wij weer allemaal nieuwe handdoeken.

Het plaatsje op 5 minuten loopafstand via klimmend pad bood een pizzeria, een supermarktje en een bakker. Heerlijk was dat.

In de omgeving zijn mooie wandelroutes en ook de nabije monte Sibilini zijn de moeite waard.

Ga een ijsje eten in Amandola bij Gran cafè Belli,,

WIJ hebben twee heerlijke weken gehad! 🇭🇺😎👍🍷😀🍝🍴🏊🏼✅

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Ancona
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Penna San Giovanni
Nearest Ferry
95 Kilometres
Ancona
Nearest Golf
90 Kilometres
Ancona
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Civitanova Marche
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Civitanova Marche
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Penna San Giovanni
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Sassotetto
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Porto San Giorgio
Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Seaside resort of Porto San Georgio on the Adriatic coast about 45 minutes away where you will find fabulous seafood restaurants, activities for the children and a great beach with sun loungers and safe swimming.

Travel:

Ancona airport 90 mins drive. Pescara airport 120 mins drive. Rome and Bologna airports 3 1/2 hrs drive. Car essential.

Distances:

Penna San Giovanni 1 min by car or 5 mins walk. Monte San Martino 4km. Amandola 15km. Sarnano 19km. Ascoli Piceno 31km. Macerata 34km.

Further Details:

Penna San Giovanni is a short walk away along a pathway through the grounds of the house. In the village you will find two small supermarkets providing all the essentials, a bakery for fresh bread and cakes, a butchers, a pharmacy and a newsagent / tobacconists where the owner, Umberto who speaks fluent English, will be delighted to meet you and help with your enquiries about the local area. There are two bars in the village one of which has a restaurant and pizzeria where the owner, Paulo, makes the best pizza for miles around. Both serve delicious Italian ice-cream. Piane di Fallerone is 15 minutes away and has two large supermarkets.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Penna San Giovanni, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
A$2,369
 
 
Christmas/New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$508
A$3,553
 
 
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$338
A$2,369
 
 
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$508
A$3,215
 
 
Spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$508
A$3,215
 
 
Early Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,553
 
 
Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$4,991
 
 
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$508
A$3,215
 
 
Winter 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$423
A$2,538
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
A$592
A$3,553
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
A$2,961
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning A$254
Refundable Damage Deposit A$592

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required at booking stage. Balance 10 weeks before start of holiday. £350 returnable security deposit required. Alterations. If you wish to alter your booking we will try to make the alteration, subject to a charge of £30 for each alteration made. Cancellation by You. If you wish to cancel your holiday entirely you must do so in writing, either by e-mail or regular mail.
Cancellation charge
Over 60 days 25%
40 – 60 days 50%
Less than 40 days 100%

Changeover Day:
We are conscious of the lower mid-week airline fares so please ask us about Wednesday changeover outside July and August. It's your holiday. Bookings will usually commence on a Saturday in high season. Departure time is 10am and arrivals not before 3pm.

Notes on prices:
Please note that central heating is not included and is charged as an extra cost measured on usage of gas.
Short breaks may be available in Autumn and Spring at pro-rata prices. Please contact us for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Penna San Giovanni, Italy

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , bidet
  • Bathroom 1 with w/c, bidet, bath and walk in shower. Bathroom 2 with w/c, bidet, bath and shower (ground floor). Bathroom 3 with w/c and walk in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) + cots available Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size 4 poster double bed. Bedroom 2 with king size 4 poster double bed. Bedroom 3 with king size double bed. Bedroom 4, 5 and 6 with twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Notes:
Outside: The house is approached along a tree-lined driveway and there is sufficient parking for several cars. Twenty metres from the house and up a gentle flight of 8 steps is the main garden area in which there is a large terracotta tiled terrace beside the swimming pool. This area is an elevated suntrap with uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. There are a number of high quality sun loungers, sun umbrellas, garden seating, tables, deck chairs, and a shower. An outside socket allows you to plug in your stereo etc. A large barbeque is available. The pool is open from the beginning of June until the end of September. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included. (Beach towels are also provided). Cleaning and changes of bed linen is performed weekly but extra cleaning, if required, can be arranged at a charge. Other: There is Wi-Fi broadband + a Top floor games room/den with table tennis and TV/DVD which can also accommodate additional beds. Ground floor study with desk, soft furnishings and open fire. A great place to relax with a book, write or surf the internet.