JM South Wales. UK.
Date of Stay - October.
Thank you so very much for a fantastic holiday. You have shown us all the sights around with coffee every morning in Atina, Picinisco, & the lovely Comino valley. We also greatly enjoyed the drive to Gaeta & spurlonga, the monday morning market in Atina and our visit to Monte Cassino. The weather has been tremendous for October/November, with clear blue skies. We also enjoyed our trip to Casserta with shopping at the outlet and really can't thank you enough for a wonderful holiday. Best wishes for the future.
Owners' reply: So pleased that you enjoyed your holiday and seeing a bit more of the area on this your second visit. Thank you for your comments in our guest book which are repeated here as we are sure they will be helpful to future guests. Our kind regards, Alan & Carole.
WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH . . . . .
to describe the beauty of this place.
MGH & family from Scotland. UK.
Date of Stay - August.
Words are just not enough to describe the beauty of this place. The Casa is fabulous - so comfortable and these views - if only pictures could do it justice. We visited McArthur Glen shops in Casserta and dined out in Atina, Ponte Melfa, San Donato & Villa Latina. A wonderful holiday from start to finish. Thank you so much Alan and Carole and a large thank you to Carmelinda your housekeeper.
Reply from owners: Delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and the area so much. Thank you for your welcome comments in our guest book. Kind regards to you all, Alan & Carole.
OUR 4TH VISIT
Another 2 glorious weeks at Casa Bella Vista.
Andrew & Lorna. Scotland. UK.
Date of Stay - July.
Dear Alan and Carole, Today signals the end of another 2 glorious weeks at Casa Bella Vista. This is our 4th time here now and each time it seems to get better. We particularly enjoyed further exploring the area including the Palace at Casserta and the variety of local restaurants here which continue to provide excellent food and service. Alan continues to develop the gardens and it's amazing to see the progress. It all adds to the peace and tranquillity and we look forward to seeing the water features. Thanks again and we'll see you again for sure.
Owners' reply: We are delighted that you have returned again and thank you for your review in our guest book. With kind regards, Alan & Carole.
MOST ENJOYABLE ....
A Tranquil, Special Time Together at your Beautiful Home.
Tony, Rosemary & friends. Scotland. UK.
Time of Stay - July.
Hi, We've all had the most enjoyable, tranquil time together at your beautiful home. The attention to detail and presentation along with fully equipped facilities make this a first class holiday home. Thank you Alan & Carole - you've been truly lovely hosts. Perfect location and spectacular views.
Reply by the owners: Thank you for your kind words. The views have been there forever, and are sure to be there on your return so do please visit again soon. Our kind regards, Alan & Carole.
JN - Lancs. UK
Date of Stay: Summer Holiday
Wonderful views and June is a wonderful time of the year with fresh cherries off the trees. Thank you both.
Owners' reply: Thank you for your comments. All our guests are freely welcome to all the cherries, figs, pears, apples, sharan and other fruits in the orchard at the Casa, at any time. Kind regards, Alan and Carole.
A BRILLIANT HOLIDAY IN BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS
The Hamiltons, Scotland. UK
Date of stay: August
We stayed a week at the Casa Bella Vista in august. The Villa was excellent with all the facilities you could wish for. The Villa is set in tranquil surroundings with beautiful views.
The people we met were all friendly and helpful as were our hosts who supplied us with lots of information on the local area and beyond.
We visited Monte Casino, Sora, Casserta and Atina visiting markets and restaurants. We also visited an open air swimming pool with lots of facilities - 15 mins from the Villa. We would definitely return for another holiday.
Hi to our welcome guests, Thank you so much for your glowing review. The area and the food are somewhat special and for our part we do our best to keep the apartment, its grounds and its facilities in top class order for our many returning guests. You are more than welcome so please do return soon. Best wishes, Alan & Carole.
STUNNING LOCATION - STUNNING ACCOMMODATION.
Date of Stay: September
The location of the Casa in the mountains provides wonderful views together with the atmosphere of the real Italy. Whilst in a village location the amenities in the surrounding area provide all that you would need for a very relaxing holiday. The food and drink served in the area are both great in terms of taste and value. The owners Alan and Carole have taken a lot of time and effort in transforming an old farmhouse into a very comfortable home for your stay. Their attention to detail in both the Casa and in the details from booking to arriving at the Casa are second to none. We all had a wonderful week and would recommend it to anyone looking for a most relaxing and enjoyable break. We all want to return as soon as we can.
Owners' response: Thank you so much for your kind comments. Indeed we do our best to provide guests with as much information as possible to make their stay at the Casa as convenient and as comfortable as possible. We are so pleased to hear that we are succeeding and we look forward to your return soon. Kind regards, Alan and Carole.
10 PERFECT DAYS IN MAY .... THANK YOU.
Time of Stay: May
Casa Bella Vista is the right name...so beautiful views from the balcony! We had a great time in a very well equipped accommodation. It was perfect for us with all the opportunities like relaxing, hiking, good food and wine. And you can see and feel the love Alan and Carole put in their second home! Thank you for all! Hope we will come back again!
Hi Petra, Thank you so much for your kind words and for your review. We are indeed most grateful and hope that - like many other guests - you will visit regularly in the future. We agree - the views are truly spectacular - and the area so relaxing yet so welcoming of guests from all around the world. Best wishes, Alan and Carole.
BEST HOLIDAY EVER ....
A Wonderful Stay - a brilliant holiday - we look forward to visiting again.
Mary & Gordon. UK.
Time of Stay - August.
Hi Alan and Carole, Just a note to say thank you for a wonderful stay at Casa Bella Vista. We had a brilliant time.
Michael said it was the best holiday he has had. The scenery, peacefulness, people and weather were all great.
We visited some beautiful places and ate at some good restaurants.
We look forward to visiting again and will contact you directly when we are able to arrange a visit. Thanks again.
Mary and Gordon, Michael, Stephanie and Natasha.
Owners' response - Hello to our Dear Guests, Thank you kindly for your praise of the apartment. We are so glad you all enjoyed your holiday. We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Alan and Carole.
Can't wait to go back . . .
Every October for 7 years
Casa Bella Vista is perfectly named. Beautiful views of the mountains, the small villages to the side and the whole of the valley below. The apartment is very modern and extremely comfortable, and has authentic Italian tile flooring. Ideal for walking, sightseeing and, of course, relaxing with good food and glass of wine, just taking in the surroundings. The short trip to Monte Cassino is a must for any visitor! I highly recommend a visit to Casa Bella Vista, and am already planning my next stay.
Owner's Response: Hello Lena, Thank you for your review and your kind words about Casa Bella Vista. We so appreciate your return year after year and we hope our constant updates and improvements to the house and grounds make your stay even more relaxing. We too, are looking forward to your next visit - do return soon. Best wishes, Alan and Carole.
Wonderful settings and very tranquil?
Time of stay: October
Second visit to this beautiful part of Italy, and staying in this wonderfully equipped accommodation - the views from the balcony, gardens and Olive Grove are amazing and the weather was hot and sunny even in October.
It was so peaceful day and night and the perfect place to relax, so much to see and do in the surrounding area where the locals are so friendly.
Can' t wait to go back
J.L South Coast U.K.
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer, Very many thanks for your outstanding review. So pleased you enjoyed another visit to the Casa and the area. Indeed, it is so peaceful and relaxing - a place to unwind and experience a taste of the 'Real Italy' here in the mountains, with stunning views, great food, interesting places to visit and friendly locals. Please visit again soon as you are most welcome. Best wishes, Alan and Carole.
“Perfect 10 Days – Couldn’t have been better.”
BK & family. Ireland.
Time of Stay: November
EMAIL RECEIVED 13 Nov.
“Just a quick email to thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. It was a perfect 10 days - couldn't have been better and you were so helpful. Our journey home went really smoothly and we found the airport very easily with your fantastic directions.
Feeling a little wistful now as just been reminded of our holiday having had a meal of peppers, olives, garlic & mozzarella brought home with us last week from Italy.
We will leave a glowing review on your website shortly. Thanks again.”
EMAIL RECEIVED 20 November
“Thank you very much for the return of the deposit and thanks again for such a lovely holiday. The apartment is so lovely and comfortable - you have really thought of everything. It was great to sleep so well, relax by the lovely log fire, potter around outside and be in such a beautiful setting too. It really helped that you gave us so much local information without which it would have taken weeks to find our way around.
We will print out all our photos this week to remind ourselves of all the wonderful things we did and saw. The girls had a brilliant time too, they are making their friends at school (and teachers) jealous with tales of scorpions, volcanoes, endless pizza and amazing ice cream!!
It would be lovely to visit again and i'd love to look at those beautiful views again! We will definitely recommend the apartment to everyone. Thanks again for a wonderful holiday. BK & family. Ireland.”
Owners' Email Reply: So grateful to you for your booking and for your kind comments about the Casa and your holiday. The views are indeed beautiful - they have been there forever and enjoyed from the Casa for over 400 years, so will surely still be there for your return, which we hope will be soon as you are all most welcome. Kind regards. Alan and Carole.
Rhian C. South Wales UK.
Time of Stay: November
“A WONDERFUL RELAXING BREAK.
I visited the stunning bella vista recently, and i must say, it was one of the most relaxing, most beautiful places i have been. The scenery is stunning and it is so peaceful.
There is a balcony where you can watch the sunset with a nice glass of wine. Every window that you look out of has a breath taking view.
The house itself is like home from home, everything you need is there for you. It is decorated beautifully and has a lovely big open fire place which for me was the best feature.....coming home from a lovely meal in one of the superb local restaurants, sitting in front of it with your wine....perfect.
The owners were the perfect hosts. They made sure that we had everything that we needed, the directions from the airport were very detailed with photos so we knew exactly where to go. They were at the end of the phone if ever needed. All in all, everything was just perfect. If you are looking for a peaceful relaxing break away then I would definitely recommend the CASA BELLA VISTA. Thanks both.xxx”
Owners' Response: Hello Rhian, Very many thanks for your kind words about the apartment and the Casa. We are pleased that you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed a sample of the country lifestyle in 'The Real Italy'.
November in the mountains is often quite dry with warm autumn sun and lovely days. The evenings are cooler so a real log fire, glass of wine, a good book, DVD or some UK TV make a relaxing end to a perfect day. We now have a 2nd, larger satellite dish to receive all the UK channels as well; and our DVD library for guests is growing steadily.
We look forward to your next visit Rhian. Kind regards, Alan and Carole.
Pinja O. at Espoo.
Time of Stay: March
“We spent one week in March in Casa Bella Vista.
The apartment was perfect for holiday house, fireplace in the living room and fully equipped kitchen for cooking. The surrounding and views over the mountains were beautiful, we spent time in terrace every day.
We also made cycling every day in the area, Villa Latina, Piscinico and even Cassino. The roads are excellent for bikers and hills did not give anything for free, so the local supermarket and pizzeria became familiar - they offered good service and italian food.
One week was almost too short, the weather was awesome and we really enjoyed the holiday. If you are planning to spend a week in Italy, I recommend to choose Casa Bella Vista.”
Owners' Response: Hello Pinja, Many thanks for your excellent review of your holiday and your kind comments about our apartment. Cycling is quite a big thing in our area as the hills and mountains offer many challenges and the National Park offers spectacular scenery, flora, birds and wildlife.
As I write this 'thank you' note from the Casa, there is a wild boar and a wild pig just crossing our olive grove - probably looking for supper. So glad that you have enjoyed our rural area and pleased that everything went well. Of course you and your bikes are most welcome back at any time. Kind regards, Alan and Carole.
“Casa Bella Vista Is Like A Dream”
P and J. from Finland.
Time of Stay: March
“One great week - the best holiday we have ever had. It went by so fast and in awesome surroundings.
We biked up to Monte Cassino and to Prato di Mezzo. Enjoyed the sun on the terrace and ate lovely Italian food - supermarket Santoro was our favourite. Casa Bella Vista is like a dream - thank you.”
Joan Mills. - Wales UK.
Time of Stay: April
“Spending ten days in this part of Italy was absolutely fantastic. The spectacular views from every aspect of the Villa could not be bettered.
The apartment was everything we expected it to be, of the highest standard and the directions given from the airport to the Villa were spot on and very easy to follow.
The restaurants we visited were also very helpful, the food delicious and the local wines superb. We also found the local people very friendly.
The children loved wandering around the olive grove hunting for the wildlife - particularly the goats which we were privileged to see as the goatherd will shortly take them up the mountain for the summer.
This was one of the most relaxing and rewarding holidays we could ever envisage.
Thank you for such a wonderful holiday Carole and Alan.”
Owners' Reply: Thank you Joan, for your wonderful comments - so glad everything went well for you and the family.
The visiting goats are most welcome - helping to keep the grass and undergrowth short. Other recent visiting wildlife include wild boar, wild pigs, foxes, rabbits, porcupines and just the other day a young peregrine falcon was taking a rest from his flying lessons for a while, on our window ledge.
Yes, it is wonderful to be so close to nature, so grounded and to feel so privileged - and the views? - as you have already said - 'spectacular'.
You are most welcome to return to Casa Bella Vista anytime. Kind regards, Alan and Carole.
AP from Holland.
“We had a fantastic holiday at Casa Bella Vista. We made a lot of trips. One to Opi, Pescasseroli and Scanno and one to Isernia and many small villages. For us it was a first wonderful contact with Lazio. Our intention is to return and then for 2 weeks. Carmelinda (housekeeper) and her husband are very kind.
We would like to express our gratitude for all the information you were so kind to send us. Best wishes. AP. From Holland.”
Owners' Reply: Hello, we hope your journey home was not delayed and that you remember occasionally and fondly your Italian holiday at the Casa.
Thank you for your kind words - we are glad that you had a great holiday and a restful stay. Our thanks for visiting and kind regards to you both. Warm regards, Alan and Carole.
“Wildly Exceeded All Our Expectations”
A & W. Pays-Bas.
Timeof Stay: May
GUEST REVIEW RECEIVED IN FRENCH:
“Depuis longtemps nous souhaitions passer des vacances dans les Abruzzes. En cherchant une maison de vacances appropriée, nous sommes tombés sur une maison située dans le Lazio, mais tout près du parc national. Et ce que nous avons trouvé a dépassé nos attentes largement! Pour commencer, l'extrême gentillesse des propriétaires, qui nous ont renseignés abondamment, impossible de se perdre ou de passer à côté de choses intéressantes. Et la maison elle-même nous a plu énormément, tout y était, le confort était d'un niveau très élevé,
La voisine italienne ( qui parle par ailleurs un très bon anglais !) était toujours là pour les petits renseignements. Bref, tout était parfait.
Nous avons reconnu les environs surtout en voiture, n'étant là que pour une semaine. Nous avons vu la côte à Formia et à Gaëta, nous avons visité des villages typiques tels que Opi, Pescasséroli et Scanno à l'intérieur du parc national, nous avons visité Isernia ( où nous avons très bien mangé dans l'Osteria Alle Antiche Mura ), nous avons visité la magnifique abbaye de Fossanova, pris l'apéritif vers 7 heures du soir à San Donato-Val di Comino, etc.,etc. Nous espérons bien revenir un jour, en passant par la Suisse ou l'Autriche nous pourrions faire le voyage Pays-Bas - Casa Bella Vista en deux longues journées.
Alan et Carole, merci beaucoup! Anneke et Willy, Pays-Bas.”
“All Was Perfect”
Anneke and Willy, Netherlands.
Time of Stay: May
GUEST REVIEW TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH:
“For a long time we have wanted to spend a vacation in the Abruzzi region. While looking for a suitable holiday home, we found a house in Lazio - very close to the national park. What we found wildly exceeded all our expectations! To begin, the extreme kindness of the owners, who gave us extensive information and directions, so impossible to get lost or to miss interesting local things.
The house itself pleased us enormously, all was there, comfort was to a very high level. The Italian neighbour (who speaks very good English) was always there with helpful information. In short, all was perfect.
We became familiar with the area and especially the surroundings by car as we were there for one week. We saw the coast at Formia and Gaëta, we visited typical villages in the mountains - Opi, Pescasséroli, Scanno in the national park. We visited Isernia, the splendid abbey of Fossanova and San Donato.
We really hope to return one day, as passing through Switzerland or Austria we can make the Netherlands journey to Casa Bella Vista in two good days. Alan and Carole, thank you very much!”
“A little bit of heaven in the mountains”
Time of Stay: May
“The description of this beautiful apartment was spot on, so well equipped and spotlessly clean. It was peace perfect peace and we slept so well. The owners provided us with directions from Rome airport (Fumicino) it was not possible to get lost. The directions and recommendations of Restraurants/coffee shops were excellent.
Loved every second of our trip. My only regret - we were not there longer. The people in surrounding villages very helpful and friendly . We ate out every night as restraurants were so good and excellent prices. Local wine fantastic ...no chemicals! Good area for walking/cycling. Amazing views to wake up to in the morning.
The caretakers are very lovely helpful people and speak very good English unlike my stilted Italian! I will certainly go back sooner rather than later. So happy I found this beautiful place.”
Owners' Reply: Hi Katie, Glad you are home safely and already thinking of next time. We enjoy sharing with guests - as you rightly say - 'a little bit of heaven'. We aim to offer the best by constantly improving and adding to the old farmhouse. March was the annual pruning of the olive grove; April saw patios being re-laid; Last month was re-decoration, added furnishings and new pictures; this month new garden paths and refurbishing a 250 year old entrance arch; next month we install a rainwater collection system for garden irrigation. So there will always be something to improve and something new for our guests to enjoy. We are pleased that you 'loved every second' and enjoyed the Casa and the area so much. Thank you for your comments which are so helpful to others. Do return soon. Torno presto. Alan and Carole.
Sharan. Ontario, Canada.
Time of Stay: May
“Thank you for a beautiful stay at Casa Bella Vista. The views are spectacular. We enjoyed the week eating local food, walking and of course sampling the local wine.
This was a sentimental visit for me to the place of my Mother's birth in Villa Latina. The Casa gave us a lovely, peaceful retreat from the everyday - a real joy.”
“We have to leave to come back!”
KM Inverness Scotland.
"A peaceful and beautiful setting in the mountains. The apartment is as advertised AND MORE.
We ate out every night as restaurants were so good and excellent prices. Local wine fantastic ...no chemicals!.
Thank you Alan and Carole for all the help and recommendations. Carmelinda is the perfect caretaker. We have to leave to come back!”
“There is no better place to be”
SJS Somerset UK.
“Our stay at Casa Bella Vista was just superb. Not only is the scenery stunning but the house has a real comfort and homeliness to it and so do the villages around.
If you're looking for a peaceful holiday where you can sit and admire the beautiful views of the mountains, then there is no better place to be than Casa Bella Vista.
This was our third visit and we can't seem to get enough of the sunshine, the italian food and the peaceful, relaxed lifestyle.
There is no better place than italy for interesting mountain villages, excellent local food and friendly people and while Casa Bella Vista has the most amazing views, it also has the wonderful advantage of an excellent situation in a very friendly location in the countryside.
We have had the most pleasurable stay each time we have visited the casa and will always have so many memories of this wonderful home which has everything for a great holiday summer or winter.
We highly recommend the apartment for the perfect get away and can't wait for next year. Many, many thanks. SJS. Somerset UK”
Owners' Reply: Hello SJS, We are so pleased to receive your glowing review and your separate email and are glad to hear everything was just perfect for your family. As we said last year, to a guest also commenting on the breath-taking landscape - 'the views have been there for over 4 centuries, so you can be sure they will still be there for your return'.
Thank you for visiting for the 3rd time and for your recommendation. We do look forward to your return next summer. Best wishes, Alan and Carole.
“A truly unforgettable holiday”
Time of Stay: December
“What a fabulous holiday we had at your farmhouse. We have rented homes many times before and have noticed properties are usually cheaply furnished just to rent out and with extra beds crammed everywhere. We must say we were totally surprised at Casa Bella Vista by the high quality of furnishings and equipment, excellent decor, lots of marble, lots of extras and in fact, the best of everything. The bedrooms were all double size, so lots of space and NO put-you-up beds. The views are just stunning and constantly changing with staggering pink to red to purple, winter sunsets.
Alan and Carole, your attention to detail is amazing, even down to the water heating being already switched on for a welcoming shower; free use of a local mobile phone with credit paid; electric blankets airing the beds (as it was winter and Christmas) and a log fire in the grate. You even left Christmas lights and decorations, a welcome card and telephone numbers of local restaurants - so thoughtful. Thank you so much.
Your several calls from the UK to ensure all was in order were most re-assuring and your local housekeeper was helpful throughout with advice on shops and places to visit.
We particularly enjoyed our Christmas lunch at La Grotte - your excellent recommendation - and also the good quality, inexpensive food and wines at other local restaurants. On New Year's eve, from the hill-top position of the Casa we were able to watch no fewer than 4 fireworks displays by nearby villages, before joining in the celebrations at a local bar.
Warm, snug, friendly, relaxing and cheaper than staying at home (apart from the air fares from Dubai) are just a few comments that come to mind, as well as excellent, 1st class and very comfortable. In all, a truly unforgettable holiday at your historic old house, Casa Bella Vista. Your luxury apartment and the mountain setting provided a wonderful experience we certainly wish to repeat. We are pleased to write this review and hope it will be helpful to other guests contemplating a visit and who have not yet had the pleasure that we have just enjoyed. Thank you from the NJS family in Dubai.”
Owner's Response: Hello NJS and family. Thank you so much. Your comments are appreciated and will certainly be very helpful to other visitors. We always strive to do that bit more for our guests and are so pleased if we succeeded and you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year at Casa Bella Vista. We are grateful for your review and for your kind words. Best wishes, Alan and Carole.
Chris Cardiff UK.
Time of Stay: November
“We have recently enjoyed 4 wonderful days at Casa Bella Vista for a late holiday and we had warm sunny days even in November. We can highly recommend this comfortable apartment to anyone looking for a restful break in a quiet country area.
The Casa has amazing views and wonderful sunsets. The ever-changing autumn countryside has lovely walks and interesting old villages which are a delight, with friendly locals and excellent restaurants.
The apartment is superb, luxurious and very well equipped. We will certainly visit again hopefully for longer next time. Thank you for an excellent holiday.”
Owner's Response: Hello Chris, We are delighted that you had good weather and a restful break in the mountains. Thank you for your kind comments about the apartment and of course you are both welcome back anytime. It is a pleasure to have had you as guests and we too look forward to your next visit. Regards, Alan and Carole.
Happy Wanderers GB
Time of Stay: October
“Standing at 2000' on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Comino Valley, Casa Bella Vista is a 17C farmhouse which has been lovingly and tastefully restored and refurbished by Carol and Alan. The location is peaceful and the views are panoramic - a pastoral scene of cultivated fields, olive groves, vines, dotted with farmhouses, and surrounded by undulating wooded hills; and the sunsets are stunning. The small towns and hill villages roundabout are a delight, especially on busy market days. Essentials can also be purchased at friendly butchers, bakers and delicatessens a short drive away. Excursions to San Donato, Pescaserolli, Opi and the Abbey at Monte Casino are recommended.
The owners have a list of the best shops and restaurants offering delicious food at reasonable prices, and lists of opening times and market days in the surrounding villages. The apartment is spacious, very well equipped and comfortable, and our welcome from the Italian housekeeper was friendly and helpful. We had a taste of rural Italian life and we left wanting more. Arrivederci!”
Owner's Response: Hello Happy Wanderers - Wales UK. I am sure your comments will be most useful to other guests, as you have given a very helpful description of the Casa and its facilities, the mountains and the surrounding area. Thank you for taking the time to write such an interesting review and of course you are most welcome back to Casa Bella Vista at any time. We are pleased that you enjoyed your "taste of Italian rural life" and delighted that you "left wanting more". Do return for 'more' very soon. Kind regards, Alan and Carole.
“The apartment is wonderful”
C. Donnachie. GB
Time of Stay: October
"Just a little email to let you know how much we enjoyed our visit. The apartment is wonderful and I have just sung your praises on both your website and on HomeAway Holiday Rentals site. If there is anywhere else we can leave comments please let us know because we truly had a wonderful time and the apartment is beautiful. Thank you so much.”
OWNERS' EMAIL REPLY: Thank you so much for your reviews and your generous comments. We do try to do everything we can to help guests to enjoy the Casa, the views and the area and it is a particular pleasure to receive such glowing praises. Thank you for your recommendations and do return soon - the views will always be waiting. Grazie e ritorni presto. Alan and Carole.
“The ideal choice”
Pam and John. Wales UK
Time of Stay: October
“Q. What makes a great holiday?
A. New experiences, a fascinating historic culture and delicious food with friends.
Casa Bella Vista is the ideal choice. A great welcome to a beautiful, comfortable home with absolutely stunning views. The mountains are turning to red and gold autumn colours and the towns and villages around about are a delight. Carole and Alan have been splendid hosts. We feel thoroughly spoilt. Thank you.”
“Beautiful house, quiet spot, great setting”
Wies Brinkhof Zwolle Netherlands
Time of Stay: October
“We had a wonderful time in Casa Bella Vista medio October. The weather was beautiful, so we enjoyed the beautiful setting of Casa Bella Vista. We used the house with 5 adults and it was a nice stay in a good accommodation. We made several trips to the mountains and had very good promenades. We recommend this house for a happy holiday.”
Owner's Response: Hello to Wies and family - so good to hear from you again. We are pleased to receive your generous and helpful recommendation - thank you. Thanks also for the photos you sent and for your kind email comments - "We always look back with great pleasure at our journey to Italy and specially at our time in Casa Bella Vista. We hope there will be a lot of people interested to rent the house. Thank you for the nice stay at Immoglie and we hope to come back some time." After being back home now for 3 months it is great to hear that you still have such fond memories of the Casa and your holiday. Of course you are most welcome to return anytime. We hope you had a very happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. Grazie e ritorni presto - Alan and Carole.
A + A Coulson. N.Yorkshire. UK
Time of Stay: September
“Our 1st visit to the Villa but our 3rd to the area. The Villa is lovely and has wonderful views. We have enjoyed the patio and the large terrace for day sun and evening drinks. Loved the wetroom shower and bright rooms. The housekeeper Carmelinda was very helpful. Many thanks.”
Tina Scotland UK
Time of Stay: September
“What can i say about this apartment???? Wonderful! Spectacular! I could go on.
My partner myself and our 1yr old son stayed in the apartment for 1week and it was lovely. All mod cons included. Very fresh and very clean. Would recommend to everyone! And as a bonus we bumped into the owners... lovely people. I really can’t praise it enough.”
Owner's Response: Hi Tina. We are most grateful to you for your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Casa Bella Vista. I am sure other enquirers will find your comments very helpful and informative. Thank you so much and we look forward to your next visit. Best wishes, Alan and Carole.
“Casa Bella Vista - Truly amazing”
Romano and Liccardo families. England UK
Time of Stay: August
“We leave today and it was great being here. We visited many places including Monte Cassino which was amazing and enjoyable, also Sora & Cassino. We have been to many great restaurants and would recommend them all. It has been truly amazing here at Casa Bella Vista and we hope you have great success. Goodbye Casa Bella Vista and we hope everyone who comes will enjoy themselves as much as we did. Thanks a lot. Love Romano and Liccardo families.”
"Wonderful holiday - beautiful area"
M. I Forbes. England
Time of Stay: August
"What a wonderful holiday. The area is beautiful, the apartment is lovely and comfortable with fantastic views and the information pack really helped us find our way around. Many thanks for making our stay so comfortable and enjoyable. P.S. We will be back."
"Everything you could possibly need"
Maz. England UK
Time of Stay: July
"We had a two week stay at Casa Bella Vista from 26 July to 9 August and had a wonderful holiday. The apartment is even nicer than it looks in the brochure, with lots of space and everything we could possibly need to make our stay comfortable, and the views from the balcony - what can we say "breathtaking...."
The owners' priority is to ensure the comfort of their guests and they definitely achieve that, with the help of their housekeeper Carmelinda.
We would definitely recommend this property to a friend or relative."
Owner's Response: Hello Maz and Ian, So grateful to you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have had you as guests, to share this idylic place with you and we are delighted that you have so enjoyed your visit. Yes, the views are pretty spectacular. As one guest said: "The breathtaking mountain views and the silence are priceless." We look forward to welcoming you again next year and thank you for your recommendations. Best wishes, Alanand Carole.
"Wedding week bliss"
Andrew + Lorna. Scotland
Time of Stay: July
"Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful,
We stayed in Alan and Carole's farmhouse, using it as our base in the week leading up to our wedding. The setting was perfect to relax, take in the views and seriously chill out before the big day. Alan was extremely friendly and helpful throughout the whole experience as were the local representatives, Carmelinda and Almondo. The Farmhouse is extremely well equipped, comfortable throughout and suitable for all temperature conditions. If you're looking to get away from it all, this is the place for you. Thanks Alan and Carole for making the lead up to our wedding just perfect!"
Owner's Response: Hi Andrew & Lorna. Congratulations on your wedding. We heard it was a huge success - pipers, processions, festas - a great Scotish/Italian wedding which will certainly be well remembered. Thank you for your very kind comments about the apartment. We are pleased that you and your friends so enjoyed what we are always happy to share about Casa Bella Vista - the restful tranquility, the stunning scenery and awesome views, the food, the people and the area. We look forward to your return on your first anniversary. Best wishes and every happiness for your future and life together. Grazie e ritorni presto. Alan & Carole.
"Wonderful location & hospitality"
Time of Stay: July
"We stayed at Casa Bella Vista with our 4 friends and had a few days to take in the beautiful views and enjoy some relaxation time. Thank you for the most special week in Italy. We will be back".
"Everything we hoped for and MORE!"
Abby. Wiesbaden, Germany
Time of Stay: April
"We spent six nights at Casa Bella Vista and it was everything we had hoped for and more. It was a perfect location for day trips to Rome, Pompeii, Vasto. The house is cozy and comfortable, had every convenience, and is meticulously well maintained. We enjoyed the country calm after busy days of sightseeing. The views are incredible and ever changing. We even enjoyed watching a man herd his goats across the back of the property. We were provided a list of local restaurants, markets, and shops that was very useful. We especially enjoyed the Friday "fish'n'chips" at 'Connections'.
The best part of our stay was Alan's personal touch and attention to detail -- we arrived on a rainy Monday to a fire already blazing in the fireplace and a personal welcome note addressed to each member of my family. All in all a fantastic stay!
Owner's Response: Hello Abby & family. We are delighted when guests recall pleasant memories of Casa Bella Vista, of the wonderful landscape and the friendly locals and so very pleased when they take the time afterwards to write such interesting comments, which are so helpful to future guests. Thank you all so much.
Glad you enjoyed all your day trips - you certainly saw a lot of Central Italy - but sorry for your 'Ash flight cancellation' and your long and unexpected drive home to Germany - what an adventure!
We do look forward to your return soon - you are all, most welcome at Casa Bella Vista. Best wishes, Alan & Carole.