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3 Full baths
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Book this 5 bedroom villa in Monte Porzio Catone today! A total of 10 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 47 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $2800 to as high as $5180, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 89% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 21, 2018.
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About the owner
About the owner
- Response rate:
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Feb 2018
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, Italian
- Check in time:10:00, Check out time:11:00
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: $500.00
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Monte-porzio-catone Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Central heating
- Clothes dryer
- Housekeeping Included
- Linen provided
- Staffed property
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Fax machine
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- Mountain Views
- Secure parking
- CD player
- DVD player
- Satellite TV
- Video player
- Balcony or terrace
- Private garden
- Shared garden
- Solarium or roof terrace
- Smoking allowed
- 3 Full baths
– based on 47 reviews
- Very Good
“Magnificent setting, ideal location, immaculate, great host and staff”
This past October, we were traveling with friends who wanted a more unique experience than the typical upscale hotel, so looking for a bit of an adventure, we jumped in! The Casale Sonnino was the single most important factor in making the our trip to Rome a success. It's a mansion-like villa that sits in the middle of an active vineyard and olive grove. The setting is inspiring, bucolic, and secure. The Casale itself rests on a foundation that is 2000 years old in parts, but the house is fully modern, spacious and absolutely immaculate. It's a quick trip by train or car into Rome, and a terrific base for exploring the best parts of Italy, namely the historic sites, small towns and vineyards within two hours of Rome. George, the owner, is a wonderful host. He was born, raised, and educated in the US, so he speaks perfect English as well as Italian. He is friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, but never hovers. He frets over every detail, and has a professional staff. We literally couldn't wait to wake up each morning after a good night's sleep in comfortable beds to the waiting breakfast spread overlooking ancient Roman hills. After a long day of sightseeing, we had this beautiful villa to ourselves, including a full kitchen, dining room, and living rooms. These evenings were our favorite part of the trip: we relaxed, ate, drank, talked, surfed the net, and watched a little TV in this incredible mansion. We all agree that the Casale was an excellent value. We got 4-star service, plenty of space and comfort in a place that we could really call home.
“Most memorable stay at a wonderful Casale!”
Casale Sonnino is one of the many treasures to which we were treated during a marvelous Christmas week in Rome. We were greated with a festive decorations and a wonderful breakfast upon our arrival and the delicious breakfasts continued throughout our stay. The women who prepared the meals, made the beds, and tidied our rooms each day were warm, delighful and helpful. George is the second treasure - he provided useful information about where and when to visit various places, and was always available to assist. We had Christmas Eve dinner at home and he made sure it was a memorable feast. Frascati, the nearby town is a wonderful place to shop, eat and walk around. We loved spending afternoons there and had some of our best meals there at Pinnochio. New Year's Eve can't be described. Another memorable feast, and the view of Rome from the Casale is unbelievable. At midnight the whole city lit up with fireworks and the floating candles from Frascati made it like a fairytale! My 9 year-old daughter and 11 and 13 year-old nieces were in awe of the spectacle. My sister and I had visited Rome with our parents 30 + years ago and had Mont Blanc for dessert and never forgot it. When we came down from the terrace overlooking the city, George had had a spectacular Mont Blanc made for dessert. It is an easy trip into Rome, though over the holidays, train service is spotty, so we drove in for the most part and had no trouble getting into Rome, or parking there. Highly recommended!
We loved Cassale Il Sonnino. From the moment we arrived, George made us feel at home. We had a wonderful culinary experience, loved the location and felt pampered and warm at the villa. The great room always had a fire when we awoke to a lavish breakfast. When we came home after spending time in Rome or the wonderful local towns, another fire awaited us. George is a culinary master and takes wonderful pride in his meals. He even provided us with a wonderful cake my sister and I remembered from a trip to Rome 30 years ago. It was a true memory maker of a trip!!!
“A memorable holiday”
There were four young children in our party and so I was looking for a house with a hill top location, not far from Rome, where the the weather would be cooler as we were there in July. Casale Sonnino was perfect. There was a simmering breeze and enchanting gardens with shade. The beautiful historic house was spacious and had a well equipped kitchen. The dilemma was where to eat, out in the garden, in the large dining room or on the roof terrace. The roof terrace certainly won in the evenings where it was a delight to eat watching the amazing sunsets. The location proved to be excellent. Monte Porzio Catone was more than adequate for provisions, for us there was a bonus of a cafe with a children's play area so we could sit with a coffee overlooking stunning views. We also loved the other hill top towns especially Nemi. The local train station at Colle Mattia which is only 3 to 4 minutes in the car from the house took us into Rome in just 30 minutes for only 2 euros per adult! You do need to buy the train tickets in advance from a tabaccheria or from George as we did. It was a working farm and George had his office next to the kitchen which meant there were a lot of comings and goings but it also meant that George was on hand if needed. His knowledge of the area was impressive, he shared with us an excellent list of good restaurants. The other staff were cheery and friendly.Titziana and Giovanna cooked us a sumptuous welcome lunch and prepared our breakfasts each morning which was such a treat, not to mention doing our laundry. My grand daughter had her 5th birthday during our stay and without our knowledge the staff decorated the breakfast table with balloons and bubbles and a delicious birthday cake. The night before we left we treated ourselves to an evening meal cooked by the staff. It was a memorable meal, a fitting end to a memorable holiday .
“Home away From Home”
Having the Casale Sonnino as our home base transformed us from tourists to residents. It was a pleasure waking up to the smell of strong Italian coffee. Starting our day with beautiful views outside our window of olive trees and vineyards could not have been better. Having our friends under one roof, our days' experiences became endless. After a full day of sight seeing, hanging out in the Casale living room with was the perfect way to recount and relax. We enjoyed drinking our new favorite wine (can't believe I was drinking white and loving it). Our discussions with George, our concierge and Sonnino family historian, were as informative as they were fun. The Casale built in the 18th century is young compared to all the history surrounding it... and to think they had modern plumbing back then. All in all, the ease in which we were able to get around the neighboring area to explore all of the wonderful towns and the ease to get in and out of Rome (we opted for the subway, not worrying about schedules and such) made our trip hassle free and all the more memorable.
“A Gem in the Castelli Romani”
Spent a week at the casale sonnino with a group of 3 couple celebrating a milestone birthday. Everything was absolutely perfect. Gorgeous setting, location, views and service. George, our host was charming and informative. Highly recommended. For more on our experience please visit: www.gogoshevrintours.blogspot.com
“Breathtaking view, warm and welcoming!”
The Casale Sonnino was an experience unlike any other, with the vineyards, the feel of true Roman living and the food!!! We stayed for a week and enjoyed the local wine and restaurants, and loved exploring the hill towns around the Casale. We even took the metro into Rome and it was quick and easy, and inexpensive! Highly recommend a trip for families, groups or couples, it's a once in a lifetime way to travel!
“Awesome place to stay near Rome.”
The villa was very clean, private and comfortable. It is very close to three hill towns and the train station. George was very accommodating and informative. Loved it. Would go back in a heart beat.
After one of the worst airline experiences I have had in a long time flying into rome from paris our group was very pleased to have George meet us at the airport and guide us to Casale Sonnino well after midnite . Everyone was happy and ready to jump into bed and get ready to tour Rome. We arrived to a wonderful table of local treats and wine. George was a wonderful, host and historian. Do not pass on the tour of the caves they are amazing. Also suggest you take the time to see frascati and dine its a really nice town. The home had the charm to make you feel like a local. The staff is exceptional, my least favorite thing was the Internet service, bring your own movies just in case you need a chill day. George has quite a few but they just were not my style. Also if the heater is used be prepared to pay its definitely not cheap to keep warm. This home has everything you need very spacious and just darn cute. You are staying in the the middle of groves of grapevines with a distant view of Rome. Loved it. Can't wait to get my Olive Oil Claire.
“A charming base for exploring Rome and beyond”
Our family spent 3 weeks at the Casale Sonnino over the 2012/2013 Christmas and New Year Holiday. We were delighted with our time at the Casale - the charming historic villa, attractive grounds, comfortable bedrooms, fabulous breakfasts, and delightful roaring fires every day put us in the holiday spirit. George gave us a tour of the interesting (and ancient) cave system that extends under the Casale and we were taken on a truffle hunt. Our teens enjoyed exploring the extensive vineyards and olive groves that surround the Casale and my brother and I hiked up to Monte Porzio Catone to enjoy the incredible views over the city of Rome and snow capped peaks in the distance. The local restaurants were excellent and the fresh produce in the shops was wonderful. We also found that the Casale was an excellent base for day trips to Rome, as well as for Tivoli (Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa), Pompei, Frascati and the Castelli Romani. The view of the fireworks over Rome on New Year's Eve has to be seen to be believed. We would recommend the Casale without hesitation for a memorable holiday experience.