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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies


  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  •  min stay varies

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Interaction with guest

Our guests will be welcome by the family and shown the property and the area with shopping highlights and they will be provided with keys and instructions to use public transport and drive and park the rented car. Most of the time there will be some one from the family or from our staff available during our guests' stay. We also provide our guests with a local mobile phone with our mobile phone numbers already registered to help them call us in case of emergency. Guests will find emergency telephone numbers inside the cottage (Hospital, Fire Brigade, Police, Carabinieri, Plumber etc.)


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Yes, smoking allowed

About the owner

Stefano Lm And Emanuela T.
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24 Jun 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 20 Jan 2009. Located in Rome, it has 20 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £983 to £1141.

The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Jun 2017.


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“Perfect location for sightseeing”

Reviewed 12 Jul 2016

We had a very relaxing week in the cottage. It was a perfect location to spend days sightseeing and then come back to the cottage to cool off in the lovely pool. We were warmly greeted by the owners and welcomed with a fridge full of essential food. We visited numerous restaurants within a 20 minute drive. Having supermarkets and a delicious ice cream shop only a few minutes away was excellent. The boys loved the weekly football match with the owner and his friends. We also enjoyed the very kind night time tour of Rome by the owners in their car. We were given many suggestions of places to visit which was great. The AC and wifi were great to have. Thank you to the Testas.

Owner's reply: Dear Swissbakers family it was great to have YOU as our guests! Do enjoy the rest of your holidays in Italy and hope you will come back and explore more one day. You will be always welcome! Best regards Emanuela, Stefano, Marianna and the Testa Family

“Testa's Cottage is a unique spot to stay just outside Rome in the calm of your own private place with fantastic pool”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2011

We spent 1 week in Testa's Cottage in July 2011 with our 2 kids (aged 12 and 9). The welcome was already overwhelming: although the owners were on holiday themselves we were warmly welcomed by the parents who did their best to make us feel at home from the start: we found the fridge filled with all kinds of supplies (cheese, drinks, fruit, vegetables, meat), there was bread... So we could settle in directly. The cottage itself was fairly comfortable, it was not brand new but had everything we needed. But this was more than compensated by the extraordinary exotic garden and the marvelous swimming pool. It was great to see our kids have a splendid time in the pool! On top there was a lot of information available in the cottage to plan your trips to the beautiful city of Rome: only 1,5km from the cottage you could take a direct train to the centre of the city. This only costed 1€ per person for a 75' ride. So we could even take a metro after the train ride to bring us to every place we wanted in Rome. There was lots of touristic info available (maps, restaurant adresses, lake bracciano, ...) to meet all desires to visit all beautiful places. The only disadvantage were the numerous mosqito's making life a bit miserable :-| To conclude: Testa's Cottage is a unique spot to stay just outside Rome in the calm of your own private place with fantastic pool, just outside Rome, one of the most splendid places in Italy and the world! WE ARE FANS!

“Fantastic oasis of calm and relaxation”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2011

We spent two weeks at the cottage during a very hot August 2011. Upon arrival, we were welcomed by Corado, who showed us around the gorgeous grounds and cottage. Corado went out of his way to settle us in, and even insisted on accompanying me in the car to the nearest supermarket, which for a non-Italian speaker on a Sunday was hugely appreciated! The pool and grounds are simply perfect, and we spent the majority of time lounging around the pool (which seemed solely for our use) with bbqs most evenings. As per previous comments, it was lovely to find bowls of vegetables and fruits outside our door, and Corado and others from the family were always on hand to answer any questions or to help us out. As we had a hire car, we ventured into Rome, Orvieto, Bracciano as well as the Macarthur Glen designer shopping outlet (twice!). The beaches at Fregene were beautiful - clean, friendly, and if you choose the right beach club, very uncrowded, even in the height of summer (try the Miraggio club, which has an excellent restaurant and facilities). All in all, we loved our stay at the cottage, and will recommend it to anyone. Also, it is very rare not to be asked for a security deposit on any rental, so the trust was refreshing! If there was one bit of advice it would be to take plentiful amounts of mosquito repellant! Thanks to Corado, Emanuela and the whole family for a memorable two weeks. Jon, Natalia & Charlie

Owner's reply: Thank you for your review. We are glad you appreciated our efforts to practice the art of hospitality. ... and thank you for your word of advice we will definetely take action to improve! Emanuela and the Testa family

“A perfect holiday in every way”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2011

This was our first family holiday abroad with our three children aged 5, 10 and 13. The cottage was perfect for us, small and simple but with every amenity that we could need. The cottage is in the grounds of a lrger house, and the grounds were idyllic; exotic trees and plants, secret gardens and even a football pitch, but the most wonderful thing was the pool. We stayed in April which to us, coming from Scotland, felt like midsummer and we spent many happy hours lying in and around the pool. We did not hire a car but there are regular buses from just outside the cottage that we took to the station in Cesano. The trains to Rome are fantastic; frequent, fast and unbelievably cheap! The people on the trains were all so friendly and chatty and one lady we met even drove us from the station to our cottage. As well as going into Rome, we took the train to Bracciano, which was fantastically beautiful, and we took a train from Rome to Ostia Antica, the old Roman port, which knocked spots of Pompeii and was definitely the highlight of the trip as far as the children were concerned. But back to the cottage - the family who own the cottage are utterly delightful. Nothing was too much trouble for them - we arrived to a fridge loaded with groceries- and they went out of their way to ensure that we had a wonderful holiday. We were taken on a nightime tour of Rome which we will never forget, especially as we tasted the very best ice- cream that Italy has to offer. They could not have treated us any better if we had been old friends of theirs - indeed, after such a lovely holiday, I consider the Testas to be friends of ours. I can think of nothing to criticise about this cottage, except that people with babies or infirmities might find the distance to the station too far but, if you hire a car, then that wouldn't be a problem. If we ever return to Rome, then we will definitely stay here again.

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