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1 / 12 Fast flowing mountain river Aventino bordering the 5 acre garden.

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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedrooms 3 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 5 / House
Bedrooms: 3  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 5  Type: House
Artist's award-winning riverside mountain retreat
TripAdvisor property ID 2102076

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Book this 3 bedroom house in Civitella Messer Raimondo today! A total of 5 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a parking space, internet access, and DVD among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 81 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $903, depending on travel dates.

The owner last updated the property’s calendar Aug 20, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Stewart H.
Calendar last updated:
20 Aug 2017
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Languages spoken: English, Italian

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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Civitella-messer-raimondo Attractions

Amenities

Amenities

General


  • Fireplace
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Staffed property
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet


  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features


  • High chair
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Secure parking

Kitchen


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Entertainment


  • DVD player
  • Table tennis

Outdoor


  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Shared garden

Suitability


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed

Reviews

Reviews (81)

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“Loved!”

Reviewed 17 Jan 2014

What can I say, except that all was lovely. The house was so lovely, inside and out. The hosts Ruth and Stew live in the annex but it was like they were not there, unless we needed them which was like every day. They not only draw maps to everywhere you want to go but they actually come with you if you need them to! I don't remember any concierge service going that far and beyond, and they are truly a joy to spend time with. Ruth is so talented and lovely and Stew is charming and witty. Yes there are inconveniences like the shower water is not strong enough, no central heating, or trying to remember I can only have three things on at the same time but we were warned beforehand. Whenever you go anywhere you need to know what you are getting into and ask the questions and Stew was clear about everything because he wants his guests to be happy. In the end we realized we live with so much luxury and convenience, but all the people in the area seemed as happy or happier maybe and relaxed. Luv abruzzo, luv these guys, luv all the village people, luv the food, luv, luv, luv...

“A fabulous Italian experience!”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2013

Stayed at Casa del Fiume for a week in august. Had an absolutely fantastic holiday!The house is beautifully and stylishly appointed and very well equipped. All kitchen equipment provided including cleaning products etc for dishwasher and washing machine. Upstairs the bedrooms were again beautifully and thoughtfully furnished and equipped. Comfortable beds, beautiful bedlinen - everything spotlessly clean. Weather was very hot during our stay but we followed Stew and Ruth's advice to keep shutters closed during the day and the house stayed beautifully cool with it's wonderful marble floors and high ceilings. Enjoyed sitting out on the spacious terrace to eat and the gardens and riverside area were lovely. Being in the river was great fun, especially when an occasional raft came past. Views from the house were lovely, surrounded by countryside and the mountains. Visited lots of places in the local area. Everything was in easy driving distance and roads were good. Loved our visits to Casoli - the market, shops and lovely coffee shop and to Lanciano with it's market, shops and churches. The Trabocchi beaches on the adriatic coast were a short drive away and both sea and beaches were beautiful.Enjoyed "Stew and Ruth's Beach" and visiting the fish restaurant. We loved visiting the Tilli Vineyard and the winetasting with the family. Fabulous wine, scenery and wonderful to meet such generous, welcoming people. The caves at Cavallone were well worth a visit and as someone who is nervous of heights I actually loved the cable car ride up into the mountains to walk up into the caves. Stunning scenery! Our last night was spent with Stew and Ruth at the Festa in the village. We loved it! Pasta feast in the village square, beer and wine and excellent live folk music from Terra del Sud. Joined in with the dancing and enjoyed the Dolci served at Midnight! Fabulous evening! Thank you to Stew and Ruth for such a fantastic holiday and for sharing their home, knowledge and time with us!

“Beautiful - everything so beautiful!”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2013

When you find something that looks so good on the internet its hard to believe it could be better than you imagined but that's just what Casa del Fiume delivered. So beautifully and tastefully restored the house was devoid of anything that didn't appeal to the eye, from the paintings on the walls to the furnishings. Even the kitchen was gorgeous.The courtyard seating area was a dream and the barbecue complete with chimney was a delight even though we felt a bit guilty using it as Stewart and Ruth are veggies. The view of the mountains through the windows of the double room is something I'll never forget. Stewart and Ruth could not have been more attentive and thoughtful hosts and their local knowledge was amazing. They took us wine tasting and to Casoli market, both of which were truly memorable experiences.They also told us about the best beach to visit and the best local restaurants. Stewart is a dab hand at drawing you a map! They generously shared their home grown figs and tomatoes with us and Ruth's apricot jam is to die for.if there is a down side do make sure you like cats if you come here - there are masses! All very cute. The climb down to the river is very steep although both our elderly parents made it at least once. It was very very hot when we were there and we all got bitten so do take insect repellent if you go in high Summer.

“Beautiful setting and a lovely stay”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2013

Stewart & Ruth were both very helpful with info about the area & Stu provided us daily with a hand drawn map to wherever we wanted to go (he missed his calling as a cartographer) The home was very clean and comfy and stayed lovely & cool despite the outside temps. We made a lot of cat friends also. The grounds are wonderful especially down by the river. We had plenty of fresh figs & apricots which we could pick straight from the trees. The location is stunning and ideally located for exploring the mountains & an easy drive to lovely beaches. Wish we had spent 2 weeks instead of 1. Missing it already. A vacation is what you make it and there you can do as much or little as you want. A lovely little piece of heaven.

“Abruzzo Jem”

Reviewed 17 Jul 2013

Stew and Ruth have a delightful holiday home with amazing garden and mountain views. They are thoughtful, helpful and caring owners with great advice on places to visit. Tremendous local knowledge. The Majella National Park is one of the most stunning places that we visited. The beaches, seafood and local markets are superb. We hope to return next year.

“Everything you could want from being in a villa in Italy”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2013

We've been renting villas in different parts of Italy for twelve years and found this had everything: comfort, genial and helpful hosts, fantastic views locally, few tourists even in July, great hikes and charming villages within reach without a lot of driving, well-stocked supermarket in Casoli, and good beaches on the coast. Abruzzo is awaiting discovery. Stew & Ruth made our stay richly rewarding.

“Inspiring stay at Casa del Fiume, Abruzzo, beautiful house with”

Reviewed 22 Mar 2013

The building is very beautiful with lavender color shutters and nice looking comfortable outdoor dining set + lounge chairs. We loved the way Ruth and Stewart were taking care of us, they are very generous with suggestions to have the perfect holiday. Like organizing a wine tasting at a local vineyard with superb wines, organizing a rafting tour, baking fresh bread, cooking lunch, and much more, we felt really special! They think of everything (fresh handpicked flowers, tomatoes from the veg.garden etc). The wi-fi worked fine, although with the hosts giving all the recommendations we did not need internet ;-). A visit to beautiful Lanciano is nice for shopping. At this house you feel close to nature, the air is so pure. There is a lot to do in the area. We brought our own beach umbrella and chairs, but the apartment comes with this too. This place must be really cozy in winter time as it is comfortable with its big couch to lounge in front of the fire place. It has a beautiful and well equipped kitchen. Liked the decoration of the apartment (Ruth is a painter and we think she has great taste!) + also the fact that the apartment is eco friendly. Will definitely be back to stay in this exceptional place again!

“Aaaah - bruzzo”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2012

Home from home is such a cliche, but this is what Ruth and Stewart successfully and surpassingly provide. A magnificent view from every window; a menagerie of intriguing individuals and animals ( wild boar optional ); treasure maps that lead to beaches, gellaterias , markets, festas, piazzas, the best coffee shops.; wine tasting with a view... This maybe self catering but takes "all inclusive" to another level. Thank you

“Fantastic. Couldn't wish for better. Can't be faulted.”

Reviewed 31 Aug 2012

The house is beautiful - clean, spacious and well equipped. The grounds stretch down to a lovely cooling river. The area is unspoilt Italy with wonderful mountains for those who like hard walks and the beach is within easy driving distance. The hilltop villages are amazing. What really makes this location special is the help and friendship of the owners Stewart and Ruth. They make so much effort to make your holiday special. I have never before stayed anywhere where the owners give so much to their guests.

“Supercomfortable apartment”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2012

Our stay at Ruth and Stewart's apartment in abruzzo was amazing. The apartment is large and very comfortable with a large couch, indoor and outdoor dining possibilities. Nearby, there is a lot to see and to do. Highlight was the rafting on the river next to the apartment. The landscapes in the area are completely stunning, the food in abruzzo is great and also the beach is not far from the apartment. Ruth and Stewart were both extremely helpful with their tips and maps, which made the stay very personal. Hope to come back there next year.

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