We arrived mid afternoon (4 adults 3 kids) and were greeted by the owners son who showed us around, the villa was larger than we had expected, he gave us the very important wi-fi password! and the keys to the doors and the gate. A hand book was left for us with ideas of things to do in the area and how to get to places. The villa was lovely, and felt very homely it was clean and well laid out. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans and cutlery, every thing you could ever need for cooking and bbqs. There were also the basics there like sugar, coffee, pasta ect.
Outside the garden was well looked after, plenty of room for the kids to run around, there was a large dinning table for eating outside which we did most lunch times and a soft seating area. The pool is great, although the pump for the water slide wasn't working, the kids made do though and poured a bowl full of water down pre sliding down! We all liked the little "robot" we had to put in the pool every morning to clean it. There was a bqq that we used a couple of times in the afternoons.
We found the location very good and soon got the hang of the supermarket run, we went to 3 really good restaurants nearby, a lovely ice cream shop and the beach was just a 10 minute drive. A hire car is a must.
A fantastic well kept villa in a great location. Most certainly will return.
I cannot recommend this B&B and its hosts Gary and Irina highly enough! My brief to my sister for my hen do was somewhere nice to stay where we could chill out, with a good pool and close enough for us all to go on a few evenings out and Cocoon B&B ticked every one of these boxes and more.
After thinking that previous guests had paid too much in a taxi from the airport, our hosts offered to pick us up and drop us back for a minimal fee (there was 8 of us girls so this was a massive bonus). They proved to be the perfect hosts - welcoming, chatty and friendly, letting us do as we pleased but there in a second as soon as we needed them for anything or had questions. Several times they took us to the local station for trains into Rome (only 1.50 euro!) and also to the local supermarket to stock up on the bargainous prosecco and excellent cheeses.
The property itself was also brilliant - spacious, homey and very clean with large bedrooms and comfortable areas for relaxing both inside and out on the patio. And then the pool! Situated in the middle of beautiful palm tree fringed gardens and with a diving board, slide and plenty of loungers, it was the best place to chill out with friends.
Ostia Lido is very close in a taxi for an evening of beachfront restaurants and cocktails - an experience we found to be more authentically Italian than a lot of central Rome (and very cheap for wine and seafood). It's a great place to explore Rome from and then go back and relax in your own little paradise.
Overall, I miss Cocoon B&B so much already and if Gary and Irina will have us back, we'll be sure to return in a heartbeat.
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