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THE TESTA'S COTTAGE OF ROME VILLA & PRIVATE POOL

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
Guesthouse in Rome with exclusive use of swimming pool that sleeps up to 5 people. If your are looking for a private and healthy environment not too far from the hectic city of Rome, this is your choice. One day you can relax in the sunshine and in the pool and another day you can explore the beauties of the eternal city just a train ride away from our cottage, visit the Vatican Museums in the morning and relax in YOUR EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE swimming pool in the afternoon without having to take your car. An urban train will take you from Cesano station to the Vatican city, Trastevere, Ostiense to name a few at the cost of Euro 1. Our property consists of one hectar garden with a large guesthouse, a charmy cottage, a swimming pool for the exclusive use of our guests, a soccer field, an o...Guesthouse in Rome with exclusive use of swimming pool that sleeps up to 5 people. If your are looking for a private and healthy environment not too far from the hectic city of Rome, this is your choice. One day you can relax in the sunshine and in the pool and another day you can explore the beauties of the eternal city just a train ride away from our cottage, visit the Vatican Museums in the morning and relax in YOUR EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE swimming pool in the afternoon without having to take your car. An urban train will take you from Cesano station to the Vatican city, Trastevere, Ostiense to name a few at the cost of Euro 1. Our property consists of one hectar garden with a large guesthouse, a charmy cottage, a swimming pool for the exclusive use of our guests, a soccer field, an orchard and a recently designed and constructed treehouse (6 meter high) with an exciting swing below! Also if you are looking for a historical adventure, explore the many Mediaeval and Etruscan towns in the surrounding area. To reach downtoan Rome takes approximately 30 min. Although the cottage is 1,5 km away from the closest train station with regular trains going downtown Rome, we recommend car rental to explore the surrounding area, make the most of the city and drive out and back to the airport. If you are looking for absolute relax, the lakes will be your best choice (Anguillara, Trevignano, Bracciano, Martignano, Nepi or Bolsena are marvellous small towns located around surrounding lakes, i.e. Bracciano, Martignano, Nepi and Bolsena lakes to name the closest lakes!). Our cottage can also be used as a perfect base for one-day trip to Florence or Naples. You will take a nice break in the pool the day after! 4 Km away from our property you will find Olgiata famous 18 holes gold course. We have been Holiday lettings members for almost 10 years. Rome has approximately 218. average sunshine days per year which is very good for light therapy in winter. We suggest to book in advance your visito to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, Palazzo Valentini ( Domus Romae) and Domus Aurea!!!! We strongly suggest you make a visit to Ostia Antica as well as Villa Adriana and Villa D'Este in Tivoli. To visit the Colossem and the Vatican Museums you can also park in the train station lot that is only 1,5 km away from the cottage and take the local train and find the metro connection to the site of choice. The price of the train ticket is 1,00 Euro only an can be used within 75 minutes also for the metro!!! A daily ticket costs 4 euros only. More
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About the Owner
Stefano LM and Emanuela T
Languages spoken:German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2008
Interaction with guests
Our guests will be welcome by one of our family members who will show the property, give instructions, keys and hints for shopping, sightseeing, public transport, parking and car rental ( to name a few). 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 stored so as 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.) along with a book of general instructions.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This charming villa with a swimming pool and several acres of gardens is the ultimate Italian experience. Nearby (walking distance) shopping ranges from gourmet food stores to local shops and even an Internet cafe. A little further afield (5 min by car) is a full...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Carol S
Vacationer567466, VR Owner at THE TESTA'S COTTAGE OF ROME VILLA & PRIVATE POOL, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review! It is so rewarding to read such a nice review. We always do our best to make sure our guests feel at home in our home! We do hope you will come back soon. Best regards Emanuela...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018

The perfect week at this lovely villa. The grounds and pool are simply stunning, and it was a short walk to a lovely cafe, supermarket and pizzeria. Only a 35min drive from central Rome but you were in the countryside so very relaxing. The family...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Natasha W
ema1212, VR Owner at THE TESTA'S COTTAGE OF ROME VILLA & PRIVATE POOL, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words, Natasha! We wish you and your beautiful family all the best and hope to see you sometime in the future! Ciao

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We spent a week here in early August, and it was fantastic. Corrado was incredibly welcoming and helpful, and the gardens are clearly a labour of love for him. The house is located on the edge of Cesano, and is very peaceful. It was a...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank 719kirant
ema1212, VR Owner at THE TESTA'S COTTAGE OF ROME VILLA & PRIVATE POOL, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Corrado and his wife have owned this large plot of lands since 1969 and there have transformed it into a wonderful,. semi-tropical garden with two properties, a good sized swimming pool and a football pitch, as well as orchards, vineyards and a wonderful tree house....More

Date of stay: September 2017
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ema1212, VR Owner at THE TESTA'S COTTAGE OF ROME VILLA & PRIVATE POOL, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you Nigel! You have a wonderful family and we were delighted to have you with us for a week! I hope your son had a great time and will keep some memory of this place! Do come back! The Testa's family :)

Reviewed 4 June 2017

Fantastic location, extremely attentive hosts, perfect family retreat. The house is typical Italian, with a fantastic private pool to boot. Make sure to see the pool at night with the lights on! The train station is a very short drive, or 20-25 min walk from...More

Date of stay: May 2017
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ema1212, VR Owner at THE TESTA'S COTTAGE OF ROME VILLA & PRIVATE POOL, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thank you for your review! We are really happy that you had a great time in our property! This is all we ask for our guests!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
City Getaway
Linens Provided
Playground
Horse Riding Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Additional amenities & feature info
The cottage, built in 2003, is part of the Testa's family property. The cottage is located in a 11.000 sqm. property along with a larger guesthouse that the owners use as a second home. You will enjoy a PRIVATE swimming pool ( shared only with members of Testa's familiy ....sometimes).Both the guesthouse and the cottage are used to host our family (the former) and our guests (the latter) and provide them with all the comfort they may require (there is a large patio in the guesthouse which the owners may want to use to provide guests with welcome drinks or cocktails upon arrival) also the property is a reference point for our guests as one of the family will always be around upon demand to provide instructions, help and supervision is so required ( we can also take our guests to Rome on a 'fist-time' tour or propose the best itineraries and amenities, as well as work out sightseeing itineraries, (Colosseum ,Capitol Hill, Circo Massimo Palatino, Aventino) recommend restaurants and routes on a daily basis. Our villa sleeps up to 5 people (two bedrooms : 1 with a double bed and 1 with ' single beds.Cot available.Pets are welcome!!! Courtesy sightseeing to Rome and custom-made hospitality.
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About the neighbourhood
Distance from Rome downtown (15 km Via Cassia Antica ), 25 km (motorway ), urban train station 1.5 km from the cottage to go to the Vatican Museums and downtown Rome. Easy access to the Bracciano, Martignano and Vico lakes (6 to 20 km) The cottage is 3 km from Olgiata Golf Course 30 min driving from the beach of Fregene. Siena/Firenze and Chianti -2 hours driving. Mountain bike path nearby
Getting around
Our self-catering country cottage located in Rome XV 'Municipio' is 30 minutes drive from Rome downtown and 900 m from the closest urban train station (Cesano). Vatican Museums (Valle Aurelia) are only 1 euro and 35 minutes away from Cesano station. Rome largest airport in Fiumicino, Leonardo da Vinci, is 35 minute drive. Rome's second airport, in Ciampino, is 45 minutes drive. Both airports are served by a shuttle bus service to and from Rome main bus and train stations.
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