“We had a lovely holiday week in Maria's house! We absolutely loved the view, garden, the beautiful pool, and some kitchen equipment. Maria is a teacher and lives nextdoor (there is a door in the kitchen between the 2 houses). She visits almost every day. It was a joy to do shopping at the market and try to make nice Italian recipes in the kitchen. We visited Gubbio and Assisi again, as well as the beautiful flower-Spello, and Urbino, Urbania. We do recommend the nice mountain walk towards the Tempio of Valadier (temple in the grotta!) in Genga, just a bit further than the grotta Frassassi. Thank you for your hospitality Maria. Kind regards from the Netherlands, Ard Jan, Carina, Oscar, Victor, Kristoff”
Maria's reviewsAs a host (13)
“We had a wonderful time at Maria's house. Actually everything was perfect and I think Maria is the best host ever. Also our kids had a great time, especially in the swimming pool. We highly recommend this place!”
“Maria is a wonderful Hostess! She's very kind, sweet and helpful which made our stay extra special! She was so helpful during the planning of our trip and also during our stay. She was always available with any questions we had, but never intrusive. She even did our laundry for us.: ) Her home and gardens are very beautiful as is the area she lives in. You will love your stay! ”
“Maria's home was the first stop on a long trip throughout Italy and we could not have been more spoiled. The house is very comfortable with plenty of room to accommodate a family or group of friends. Even better is her lovely garden and beautiful pool! it was such a treat to have a swim in the evening after a long day of site-seeing. Umbria is a beautiful region with many medieval villages a short-drive from Maria's home. She provided us with great recommendations to visit and places to eat. The pizzeria she recommends is NOT to be missed - it was the pizza we had during or entire 5 week trip! We cannot thank her enough for her lovely hospitality.”
“Maria's property is in a wonderful location for enjoying the main towns of Umbria. Communication was excellent and we enjoyed Maria's company very much. She was kind enough to do laundry for us and gave us plenty of tourist guidance. The weather was unseasonably cold and rainy so we were a little less cosy than we would have hoped and our access to the apartment was somewhat sodden. The garden is beautiful and we regretted that we had been unable to make more use of it. ”
“Our group visited Italy for three weeks and I can honestly say that this was by far the hi-lite of our trip. Finding the place though was trying but I suppose it's part of the fun of traveling. It is very unassuming on arrival, apart from the amazing swimming pool, the accommodation very adequate and comfortable. I can see why we all love this place so much ...it is laid-back and perfect for a lazy relaxing holiday but the best part is the most amazing hosts you will ever meet. Maria ( the English connection) and Luigi (Italian) fell in love +- 35/40 year ago and made their life here. Maria was amazing with all her great advice and sending us to great places to visit and local restaurants with astonishingly good food. Luigi kept us enthralled with his lovely stories and sharp wit. If you want to get away from hordes of tourists you gonna love it here ! ”
“My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Maria and Luigi's Umbria home. The house was well equipped and comfortable, the pool was delightful and the surroundings were sublime. Maria and Luigi were the perfect hosts, offering tips and support throughout our stay. Maria is English and Luigi's English is excellent, so communication was extremely easy. The villa is very close to the facilities of Gualdo Tadino and is within close drives to Assisi, Perugia and Lake Trasimeno. We hope to return soon. ”
“We loved our stay at Luigi and Maria's. The house is perfectly equiped, clean and the pool was the main attraction for our children. Luigi and Maria are very helpful and friendly. We really enjoyed it! ”
“We loved our stay and Maria and Luigi's piece of paradise. Right from the initial booking Maria couldn't have been more helpful. The home is as you see it in the pictures, very well appointed and comfortable. We managed a perfect blend of relaxing by the pool and some day trips. Assisi is only a short drive away and we loved this day trip. Maria also suggested a day trip to Gubbio, and whilst less know it was even more impressive that Assisi. There is a good supermarket only a 5 minute drive down the road. We generally had lunch out during out day trips and then settled by the pool for the afternoon and cooked at home in the evenings. It was certainly a holiday that the kids and I will remember forever. Thank you again Maria and Luigi for having us, and providing us with the chance to stay in your lovely home. Mel”
“We had an awesome time with Luigi and Maria. A stunning location in close proximity to many villages and towns for day trips. The communication was exceptional and we arrived as strangers and left as friends of Maria and Luigi. I can recommend this villa to anyone. From a broken down rental vehicle to local tips and suggestions our hosts were amazing. The pre-trip assistance was also great. Many thanks Maria and Luigi - we hope at the very least we taught you how to "braai" !!”
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Maria and Luigi’s home. My correspondence with Maria leading up to our trip to Italy was always done in a timely fashion, she is clear, concise and to the point with her communication which I always appreciate. They welcomed us to their home, gave us a tour of the property, the house, the garden ( I love her garden , we share the same passion for gardening) and they even gifted us with wine, preserves, cookies . We just felt right at home at Maria and Luigi’s. We liked them so much we had them over for dinner and they had us over for dinner. We started with appetizers and drinks by the pool, watched the sunset and great conversations! Maria and I went to the market one day and had a blast! Both our husbands thought that we are good for the economy!”
“My daughter and I had the most wonderful time at Maria and Luigi's place. We lived in that pool! The countryside views leave you with nothing but a pleasant smile on your face all the time and a feeling that you're truly on vacation. There's a number of beautiful small villages nearby to explore as well as nice walks in the mountains only about 20 minutes away. We definitely look forward to coming back for a visit again one day. Thanks again Maria and Luigi!”
“We have just come back from spending 10 days with Maria and Luigi. We had a fantastic time. The property, the garden, the pool, the views - all great. The location is also ideal for trips to beautiful villages (with good restaurants) followed by relaxing by the pool. Maria and Luigi were also wonderful hosts - the ideal mix of leaving you alone to enjoy your holiday and providing helpful tips as to where to go and what to do. We were very sad to leave and would go back in a heartbeat. Maria and Luigi - Thank you for letting us share your home and it was a pleasure spending time with you both.”
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