i brought my family to stay in the villa for 9 days and rented both the upstairs part for my mum in law and my daughter 14 and the downstairs for my wife and I and my son 9. Loads of room and everyone can find a bit of privacy. The house is very well kept neat and tidy with all the amenities you could hope to need. We liked it especially because it had a well tuned piano and we are a musical bunch. The pool area is spectacular as it looks out over the whole valley in front of you for miles presenting you with a wish list of small picturesque Italian rural towns and villages on distant hills to visit during your stay. There is no shortage of places to Eat and Jo and Chris will point out all the local restaurants and markets to stock up. They do provide a welcome parcel of food to get you started. The joy of the area is that it is very rural and non touristy which is perfect if that's what you crave with the extra bonus of not paying touristy prices at restaurants etc. a full meal cost us €10 a head at our local eatery, although there won't be a huge choice it's all very well cooked as you would expect
30 minutes from the mountains and 30 minutes from the sea....perfect if you aren't sure where you want to go when you wake up or you could just laze about and Barbeque by the pool. Renting a car is a must as you won't get around otherwise. flights to local airport 50 mins away Pescara by Ryanair only sadly, or a drive through the center of Italy from Rome which I imagine would be extremely picturesque ...driving around there generally is very beautiful.
Definitely recommended for peace and quiet and not for any form of crazy nightlife.
We had the most amazing stay at Chris & Jo’s in Abruzzo.
They are such lovely people who made us feel extremely welcome, provided us with a lovely welcome package, so we didn’t starve at our arrival, helped us out with tips for the local area and were in general really warm and friendly hosts.
The apartment is nicely decorated and very home-y and cozy – however, we didn’t spend much time inside but stayed permanently in either the pool area or on the fantastic roof top terrace. The peace and tranquility is indescribable as is the 180 degree view (at day as well as at night), and we will definitely be going back to this little slice of heaven as soon as possible.
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Villa di Stelle is the perfect destination for a week of relaxation, great local Italian food, and magical views of the Abruzzan countryside.
The immaculate villa is spacious, comfortable, and beautifully decorated and fitted, with everything we needed in our home away from home. We loved the spectacular views of the Majella mountains while swimming in our own pool.
We visited many of the nearby towns, which were charming and refreshingly un-toruistified. There's great gelato to be enjoyed at each one, and it's amazing to eat in restaurants filled with locals (and at local prices!). The nearby beaches are pretty great, too.
Thanks Jo and Chris for looking after us so well. We can't wait to be back soon.
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I have just come back from visiting Villa Di Stelle and it was amazing. Not only was the accommodation one of a kind with a view that is indescribable but the decor was so amazing and very relaxing to be surrounded by. The pool was so relaxing and the star gazing at night was spectacular.
Shops and restaurants were very close by and totally reasonable. Pleasantly surprised by the great value of the fine dining there!
I will definitely be going back soon!