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Villa Colle di Paolo


Excellent 5/5 Score from 11 reviews

The front with terrace

House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This beautifully restored Italian country house sits in its own plot enjoying wonderful views of the countryside. It is ideally located for both the beach and the mountains.

The Adriatic sea is 20 minutes by car and the mountains of the Maiella national park, where you can ski are 15 minutes away.

The house offers all that you will need for a wonderfully relaxing holiday, it is tranquil and is not overlooked or bordered by any other house, all you will hear are birds singing and rustling of the olive trees. It enjoys not only a panoramic view but the sun from sunrise to sunset, perfect for those who just want to sit out on one of the two terraces and relax with a glass or two of the local Montepulciano wine.

Size Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Francavilla al Mare 28 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Pescara 35 km, Nearest railway: Pescara Centrale 40 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The house has been fully and recently refurbished in a sympathetic manner, with much exposed stone.

it is light and breezy with high ceilings and antique terracotta tiles.

A new kitchen is being put in November 2013 ready for next year.

The rooms have been designed simply but comfortably with four poster double beds and new mattresses.

One of the double bedrooms is en-suite.

There are two fire places, one in the lounge and one in the kitchen and two bread ovens.

A new stone kitchen is being installed and will be in place by the beginning of February.

There is a TV, DVD player and CD player.

Further details outdoors

There are two terraces and a private large garden with olive trees. On the terrace there is a an outdoor oven for cooking/bread making and a big umbrella and a hammock.

The property is rented without a pool in the winter.

In April 2011 it will be rented with an 8 x 4 swimming pool.

Further details

The property has just been restored to a high standard

All bookings will receive a complimentary pack to help you settle in, including all the necessities (milk, coffee, tea etc) as well as a bottle of Proseco, which will be waiting for you on ice.

For more details and photos see the Villa Paola website at and read my blog about the house and area.

The Marche/Abruzzo region

Abruzzo is a beautiful region often overlooked by tourists. It has spectacular mountains, sea, natural scenery, medieval castles and villages, monasteries, and Roman ruins. Two-thirds of the Abruzzo's land is mountainous with the rest being hills and coast. A third of the region is designated as national or regional parkland.

Bordering regions are the Marche to the north, Lazio to the west, Molise to the south, and the Adriatic Sea to the east.

Climate: long hot summers with lots of snow in winter. Closer skiing to Rome. Ski resort 10 km from house


There are wide range of things to see and do locally for both those looking for a quiet relaxing holiday and those looking for something a bit more sporty.

Horse riding can be arranged locally. Please contact us for details.

The area is ideal for mountain biking and hiking. Again contact for further details.

The property borders on the Maiella national park where you will find stunning scenery and wonderful wildlife including wolves, bears and owls amongst others.

The area is full of small mountainous villages each with their own festivals, traditions, customs and even their own dialect. Email for further details.

It is an ecologically pure region.

The house is ideally located for both the beach and the mountains. You could be skiing in the morning and swimming in the Adriatic in the afternoon (at least in Spring).

There are range of things to do from, depending on the season, skiing, swimming, in both lakes and the sea, climbing, cycling, mountain biking, watersports, hiking, bird watching, mushroom picking, fishing and if you have any energy left, eating and sunbathing! Or just go to the village and take a coffee or apertivo with the locals and watch the world go by.

The food is wonderful and inexpensive, with fantastic local wines and olive oils. You can take part in grape and olive picking if you really want to experience the area.

All of the above does not do justice to the warm welcome you will find from the local people.

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Review 1-10 of 11

2 Sep 2014


"Sorry I used so much fire wood"

Submitting a late review of my time at this villa. First visited for a week in September 12 to enjoy the sun, then celebrated new year 2013/14 and a further week in March 14 skiing the local mount Ros… More

21 Aug 2014


"Beautiful escape"

Beautiful land house in the back up area of the abruzzo adria. The pool was very nice and handy, because the way to the sea takes about an hour.… More

1 Aug 2014



We LOVED the villa!! The building structure and details are spectacular. The people in San Martino were extremely kind and helpful despite the language barrier (especially Silvio from the small bed an… More

14 Oct 2013


"Lovely relaxing escape :)"

We stayed here June 2012, had to put November as the dates didn't go back long enough. I forgot to write the review. Better late than never eh. My family, my partner, aunt and uncle and I all we… More

12 Sep 2013


"fantastic place! Much room for big group. Great pool."

We were up to 9 adult people. Much room. Very nicely refurbished house with wonderful views on the surrounding hills, with olive trees. The pool is great, good size and well oriented, and cleaned regu… More

26 Jul 2013


"A beautiful peaceful place with lot of good things close by"

We had a splendid happy peaceful two weeks at Villa Paola and hope to return. The house is beautifully built of local stone which keeps it cool in the summer heat, with secure shutters if needed to k… More

16 Jul 2013


"Simply wonderful surprise tucked away in authentic Abruzzo, restored for relaxation!"

A wonderful villa, tastefully restored as a versatile holiday property for groups or extended families. A true home from home experience made it very easy to get straight on with enjoying yourself, wi… More

5 Sep 2012


"Beautifully restored Authentic Italian Farmhouse in heart of Abruzzo"

Villa Paolo was a wonderful experience for us. The farmhouse has been redone beautifully and was extremely comfortable and spacious. We had everything we needed plus the pool was great for the kids.… More

7 Aug 2012


"Everything exceeded our high expectations"

Indeed we had at fantastic week in your house. Normally when you buy a product that you have only seen on pictures, you expect a little less than what you saw - but this is not the case with Villa Pao… More

16 May 2011


"My best holiday"

“I would rate my vacation to Italy as the greatest holiday I have ever had (11/10). The house is huge with plenty of land to play on. There is a beautiful view, when I went there not only did I go s… More

Review 1-10 of 11

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Calendar last updated:06 Jun 2014

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