£81 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Casa del Fiume – Home 64772 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Artist's TripAdvisor and FlipKey award-winning riverside mountain retreat 'Casa del Fiume' is stone-built country house that has recently been restored, situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the edge of the Majella National Park. 5 acres of grounds with walnut groves and various fruit trees sweeps down to the fast flowing mountain river Aventino, with private access. Ideal country retreat for adults and older children and even a family with babies. Perfect for people that enjoy the beautiful surrounding nature and outdoor activities. Great for walking/hiking, nature viewing, painting, mountain biking (bikes available to hire nearby), fishing and rafting/canoeing (Abruzzo Rafting centre nearby).

Own private sun-drenched terrace with large wooden garden table and chairs, traditional BBQ with chimney and two wooden loungers. Four hammocks are also provided, hung between trees in the shade near the river and adjacent to the riverside canopy-covered dining area with pit barbeque. Spectacular views everywhere.

Free WiFi internet access.

Outdoor table tennis and badminton provided.

Our own seasonal organic produce is available (depending upon demand) and, should you require it, local suppliers deliver to your door bread, cheese, fish, fruit and vegetables.

We have an extensive English language DVD collection available and provide chess/draughts, Monopoly, Scrabble and Boules. There is also a collection of English language novels for your use.

We have enough travel guides and maps in both English and Italian to help anyone to be able to plan their holiday here, plus we are always on-hand to help.

'Casa del Fiume' is owned and managed by an artist/designer and the interior walls display original works of contemporary art. At an additional cost we provide individually-tailored tuition in Art and Italian.

We can also provide an English/Italian speaking chef to cook you a meal or give you lessons - even on a trabocco.

We can organise a day-trip on a yacht along the Trabocco Coast except in August.

As members of Majella Trekking club we can organise guided or self-guided hikes in the Majella National Park.

We also organise wine tastings with an award-winning organic vineyard as well as truffle tastings with a local specialist - even organise a truffle hunt if required.

We have been featured in Italia! magazine and also on UK TV programmes 'Compare Your Life' and 'A Place in the Sun' and the Italian TV channel AbruzzoLive.

We are founders of the 'Save River Aventino' campaign.

Further details

5 acre grounds are shared with the owners, who live in the adjacent house.

English Italian-speaking owners are on hand to welcome you and advise you where to shop, eat and visit.

DVDs and CDs are available on loan.

English language guide books of the area provided.

Portable artist easels and stools are available on loan.

Mountain bikes are available locally to hire.

The famous Abruzzo Rafting centre is nearby.

We organise wine-tasting at a local award-winning producer and in September guests can help pick the grapes (and get paid in wine)!

Come and stay at the end of November and you can help us with our olive harvest, see it all pressed in the local mill and take back some of our organic extra-virgin cold pressed olive oil.

Depending upon the season fresh organic fruit and vegetables from our own grounds will be available. As will our own organic olive oil.

Should you require the use of an item that is not listed please let us know.

Further details indoors

Downstairs has a small entrance lobby leading to the stairs. All rooms lead through to each other (no doors) in an almost open plan way. Kitchen is 3m x 5m with a solid marble work surface surrounding the ceramic butler sink and slate tiled floor.

Dining room is 3m x 5m with a marble tiled floor and cast iron wood burning stove. Lounge is 4m x 5m with a marble tiled floor and a large cast iron wood burning stove containing 1 large L-shaped leather sofa seating up to 5 people.

Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and a shower room. The tiled shower room is 1.5m x 2.3m with curved glass shower cubicle, sink and WC. Bedroom 1 is 4.2m x 5m with a tiled floor and contains large double bed with mosquito curtain, wardrobe, large chest of drawers, dressing table with mirror. Double aspect windows give countryside and mountain views.

Bedroom 2 is 4.3m x 4.3m with a tiled floor and contains twin beds (which can be joined to make a double if desired), wardrobe and a chest of drawers. Double aspect French windows have views of the surrounding countryside.

Bedroom 3 is 2.5m x 3m with a tiled floor and contains a single bed and a chest of drawers. One window gives views of surrounding countryside and garden.

Further details outdoors

Immediately outside the house is a large private terrace and a small garden area. The terrace is equipped with a sustainable hardwood garden table & chairs and a traditional chimney BBQ. The garden area is equipped with two teak loungers for your use elsewhere in the grounds (e.g. riverside beach area within the grounds).
Within the grounds you will also find a Table-Tennis table near the house. On the banks of the river Aventino we have an outdoor "al fresco" eating area with table and seating under a sun canopy and a pit-barbeque for your use - and even four hammocks swung between trees for you riverside relaxation. Carry on further and you can explore our woods on the banks adjacent to the river.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: Single Bed
    Beds in other rooms:
  • 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

You will have a better experience if you have your own transport. However we are on a good road (SS86) located between Casoli and Lama dei Peligni. There is a daily bus that goes to Lanciano via Casoli that is used by school kids that passes here between 07.15 and 07.45 returning around 13.30/13.45. On a Wednesday there is a very small market in Civitella M.R. and the local school bus is used to ferry people to the market at a small cost.

Interaction with guest

We live on-site and we offer our guests an exceptional concierge service, as you can see in most of the reviews. We moved to Abruzzo in 2006 and have been living here since March 2007. Guests can benefit from our experience of living here since we help tailor their stay with us according to their needs. However if you do not want our help, that is fine too since we have all the guide books and maps that you will need for you to plan your stay here.


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £250.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

We accept people of all ages. even really young ones - yes we have a cot, a high chair, baby bath and changing mat; even two stair-gates.
However, elderly infirm people may struggle with the stairs and we have no wheelchair access.
We accept bookings from parties for adventure in nature, rafting/kayaking and trekking.
We do not accept bookings for party events from irresponsible people of any age.


About the owner

Stewart /fabian H.
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Calendar updated:
29 Nov 2019
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Languages spoken: English, Italian

This House has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Jul 2008. Located in Civitella Messer Raimondo, it has 90 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £516 to £1111.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 Nov 2019.


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Guest reviews

90 reviews

Very Good

“Casa del Fiume - Wonderful, peaceful hideaway between beach and mountains”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2019

We had such a lovely time here. Stewart and Ruth are the perfect hosts, always there with suggestions for things to do, places to go and the best beach! The house is wonderful, lots of space and beaut… More

“An Eden in the wilds of Abruzzo”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2019

For many years we have been renting holiday homes in Southern Europe and without a doubt Casa del Fiume has been the best yet. The property is self-contained and consists of half of a large country ho… More

“Wonderful hosts and beautiful location”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2019

We had a fantastic week staying here. Stew and Ruth the perfect hosts and really helped us make the most of our stay from planning days out to recommending and reserving restaurants. There are some ve… More

“Fun for everyone”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2019

From the excellent wine tasting, to the cooking lesson with Giovanni, lazy afternoons in the hammocks, trips to local markets and of course the beach and rafting. There was something for everyone. Ste… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for leaving us this kind review and pleased that you enjoyed your stay here.

“Home from home”

Reviewed 8 Jul 2018

From the moment you arrive, Ruth and Stew make you feel like family. Nothing is to much trouble and they are always on hand to offer help or advice. If you haven't been to Abruzzo, then this is… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for this review, you made it easy for us - you were perfect guests in every way!

“Fab place, great hosts, awesome holiday”

Reviewed 14 Jan 2018

Lovely house up in the mountains of the Abruzzo, very peaceful and tranquil, an ideal place to get away from it all and relax. Stew and Ruth are welcoming and genial hosts, nothing is too much trouble… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for this great review. We are so pleased than you enjoyed your stay with us in our little piece of paradise. We hope that you come back soon.

“Unforgettable stay at Casa Del Fiume”

Reviewed 8 Sep 2017

We had a wonderful time at Casa Del Fiume. Steward and Ruth were so helpful and made our stay so comfortable and unforgettable. We loved the beautiful house, the garden and swimming in the pristine … More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind review.We so enjoyed having you and your family stay here with us and your appreciation of the outstanding natural beauty that the Aventino valley has to offer.

“Mountains, river, and sea - what more could you want?”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2017

Stewart & Ruth are the most gracious and helpful hosts in an absolutely amazing location. We went to places we wouldn't have thought of or found without their help, and had the most wonderful… More

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. We really enjoyed having you and your family as guests, you were great fun!

“The most brilliant, beautiful, place to stay.”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2017

Casa del Fiume is in a lovely location; an unspoilt undiscovered part of Italy. A river runs through the garden - heaven when it's hot. Hosts Stewart and Ruth are completely wonderful and a min… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your kind review! You packed so much into your time here and we really enjoyed having you stay with us. We look forward to your return.

“Besser geht`s nicht!!”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2017

Fantastisches Haus, liebevolle und sehr aufmerksame Gastgeber. Eine unvergessliche Woche in den Abruzzen mit wertvollen Tips von Stew und Ruth.

Owner's reply: Thanks for your review Johannes. We really enjoyed having you all to stay and look forward to seeing you back here soon.

Review 1-10 of 90


How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Stewart /Fabian (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Stewart /Fabian the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Stewart /Fabian (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Stewart /Fabian (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Stewart /Fabian (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Stewart /Fabian (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Stewart /Fabian (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Stewart /Fabian (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Stewart /Fabian (the owner) a message.

If Stewart /Fabian (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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