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THE TESTA'S COTTAGE OF ROME VILLA & PRIVATE POOL

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
4 nights minimum
Cottage
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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Guests are required to notify the type of pet at the time of booking.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Stefano LM and Emanuela T
Languages spoken:German, English, Spanish, French, Italian
Response Rate:93%
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 22 January 2022

Great place to explore the near-by Lake Bracciano. Conrado cleans the pool and brings figs for us at breakfast from his home-grown trees. Stefano and Emanuela made us very welcome and invited us to a nice cooking lesson of Cacio Pepe and lunch in the...More

Date of stay: September 2021
1  Thank paul k
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Emanuela E, VR Owner at THE TESTA'S COTTAGE OF ROME VILLA & PRIVATE POOL, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2022

Thank you for your nice revie, Paul! It was our pleasure to have you as our guests!

Reviewed 6 September 2020

We came here with 3 boys (7, 10 and 13) for two weeks in August 2020. The villa is set within a beautiful large walled garden of semi-tropical trees planted by the owners over several decades. The owners themselves were attentive and hospitable throughout, and...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Reviewed 26 August 2020

Very pleasant landlords and discreet. The large pool was great and was in the middle of a small paradise. The house was neat and nice and cool. Everything was there. Lots of space around the house. The tree house was a very nice and special...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Reviewed 21 July 2020

Me and my family (3 kids) spent one short but hot week in this nice guest house. Given the temperature we really enjoyed having a extraordinnary large pool on our own. It was not only used for cooling down and chilling but even for swim...More

Date of stay: July 2020
1  Thank cj11111111
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Emanuela E, VR Owner at THE TESTA'S COTTAGE OF ROME VILLA & PRIVATE POOL, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2020

Thank you for your extremely encouraging review it was our pleasure to have such a nice family ( our first German family since we started ) as our guests.

Reviewed 28 May 2019

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
1  Thank Carol S
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Vacationer567466, VR Owner at THE TESTA'S COTTAGE OF ROME VILLA & PRIVATE POOL, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2019

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

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Reviewed 1 August 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
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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

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
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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
1  Thank Shinyhead69
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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 5 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
Thank Paul B
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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!

Reviewed 17 October 2016

When we arrived at the Testa family cottage we were greeted by the family, who waited up for us as we had a late evening flight. There was fridge full of food waiting for us, through out the stay the Testa family hospitality was amazing,...More

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank ravlalli
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ema1212, VR Owner at THE TESTA'S COTTAGE OF ROME VILLA & PRIVATE POOL, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Thank you!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Playground
Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Swingset
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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Frequently Asked Questions about THE TESTA'S COTTAGE OF ROME VILLA & PRIVATE POOL

THE TESTA'S COTTAGE OF ROME VILLA & PRIVATE POOL is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

THE TESTA'S COTTAGE OF ROME VILLA & PRIVATE POOL has one bathroom available. See all property details.

THE TESTA'S COTTAGE OF ROME VILLA & PRIVATE POOL has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at THE TESTA'S COTTAGE OF ROME VILLA & PRIVATE POOL must last at least 4 nights. See all property details.