Here’s what recent guests have said on TripAdvisor about their Villasfor2 holiday.
To keep things manageable – and relevant – only reviews from the past couple of years are included, and they’re regularly updated as/when TripAdvisor tell us a a new review has been submitted.
Thanks to everyone who’s reviewed us over the years. Your positive comments are incredibly important to a small holiday business like ours – and we really do appreciate the feedback we’ve had from you.
Si vous voulez du calme du respect une vue extraordinaire des propriétaire discret serviable et très gentils. Si vous aimez les piscines bien entretenues et une région typique des Abruzzes et bien les cinq etoiles sont un minimum. L’accueil et la maison sont largement supérieur a beaucoup de location. Nous sommes restés 2 semaines moi et ma femme et nous sommes enchantés des vraies vacances du vrai repos. Nous y reviendrons. Merci à Pauline et DavidCyril and Sylvie. Franche-Comté. France.
We had a lovely stay at these beautiful villas. The location is perfect – up in the hills with wonderful views all round. The villas are perfectly formed – space to relax and a kitchen with everything you need to knock up some lovely pasta (freshly made from a local producer) or a light lunch of ricotta and honey (bought from the local dairy collective). David is the perfect host – providing advice on where to go, access to walking in the mountains or visits to local towns as well as local restaurants. It was very hot during our stay and the pool was a lovely spot to relax, read and cool off in the clear water. Abruzzo itself is wonderful – very few tourists but beautiful places to visit from hill top towns with amazing views to gorges to the tops of the local mountain national park. We didn’t have time to do everything…so we’ll just have to go back! Thoroughly recommended!Jill and Kevin. Kent, England
Per la nostra prima visita in Abruzzo, siamo stati una settimana ospiti di David e Pauline, abbiamo sfruttato la comodità di un appartamento ben fornito di tutto e molto pulito, la piscina a disposizione, il silenzio del luogo, il bellissimo panorama sulla vallata che si gode dalla casa…da questa posizione si raggiunge in breve tempo sia il mare che la montagna, e i consigli di David sono stati preziosi, anche per gli eventi paesani e per i negozi dove comprare tutto il necessario. In zona si mangia molto bene sia carne che pesce a prezzi contenuti. Da segnalare, molto comodi e raggiungibili in 5 minuti, un piccolo market e un caseificio con prodotti ottimi e personale gentilissimo. Appartamento e zona in generale che consigliamo vivamente! È stata davvero una settimana molto piacevole, anche grazie all’attenzione dei proprietari, sempre sorridenti e cordiali! Non si poteva chiedere di meglio! Grazie di cuore!Sara & Yuri. Tuscany, Italy
We first stayed here in 2010 and have always wanted to go back but due to flights not available any longer it was harder to access from Northern and Southern Ireland. (We don’t usually go anywhere a second time)! However, this year flights were available again from Dublin to Rome, it was an easy enough journey if somewhat a bit hairy driving round Rome (it was much easier on the return journey, just our inexperience driving on the other side) but if you have the opportunity to travel from U.K. to Pescara this is the perfect place to go for unbelievable value for money and the accommodation is top notch, just as it had been the first time round. David and Pauline are the perfect hosts and will do everything in their power to help and assist you, many thanks to them both for their care and attention to detail which we both appreciated. A fantastic experience in which we found it very hard to spend money as prices are still the same as they were 7 years ago, totally untouristy which is so appealing in this day and age. In fact, a third visit may be in order, thanks again to David and Pauline. P.S. the pool is superb. Cannot recommend highly enough !Christine and Andrew. Northern Ireland.
Can only agree with prior reviews from – booking, sending detailed instructions and information, welcome and orientation tour the whole process was flawless. The villa was larger than expected, well equipped and comfortable, spotlessly clean and those views! the Pool area was lovely. Within 30 minutes you could be in superb mountain scenery, quaint villages, medieval towns or at the coast. Wonderful local food and wine and a variety of restaurants from the local’s café (excellent value) through to 1 Michelin star! Pauline and David were perfect hosts being a source of incredible knowledge whilst respecting your privacy. Just Go!!David and Sheila. Staffordshire, England
Our second visit to Villasfor2 and it was just as good as the first. The Villa was spotless and very comfortable. David and Pauline once again gave us great recommendations and are excellent hosts. The pool and views were lovely. We were lucky enough to experience the village Festa which was great fun and ended with a magnificent firework display. Highly recommended and we will be back.Peter and Jane. Hertforshire, England
A lovely set of 3 villas set in the beautiful mountains, rounded off with a pool and 2 great hosts in David and Pauline, nothing was too much trouble for them in helping with any information you might need in local restaurants and shops. Had a wonderful time and will return. Thanks again !Chris and Lorraine. Hertfordshire, England.
The villa we stayed in is part of a three-villa complex for couples only (no children noise then). Immediately recognizable as a non-Italian property when you step inside, with British quality of plumbing and better-than-average level of comfort. The main joys are outside: view of the hills so spectacular you can just sit there and watch this like you watch a painting, and the same you do from a spacious pool, framed by decorative shrubs and olive trees and opening to Abruzzo mountains. I find little that can be improved in the property itself – the internet was on a slow side but then again we had untypically high demands (it was a two week working holiday and we kept sending large files backwards and forwards), otherwise it was just perfect every step of the way. If we were to stay for a month or longer perhaps we would have wanted a washer and a dishwasher, but there are constraints of space. The hosts were head and shoulders above any expe.ctations that you may have: from volunteering to book our restaurants (there is a mind-blowing Michelin star one within 15 minutes drive in Guardiagrele) to helping us with anything we needed and accompanying us to an exotic red pepper festival not far way (!!!), and with the owner offering a little tour to show a few notable restaurants, best fresh pasta store, a pharmacy and such like. The file that they keep in the room offers a wealth of information and I encourage you to read it. We are no strangers to Italy, but this was an extraordinary experience and superbly thought-through holiday. If David and Pauline were to set up anywhere else in the world, I would go there in a heartbeat.Andrius. Vilnius, Lithuania
I was looking for a villa holiday that had a pool and not too many rooms. This was perfect for us. David and Pauline were the perfect hosts. There when you needed guidance but not intrusive. Having the pool as well was a real bonus. We did the drive from Rome in no more than 3.5 hrs, following the instructions, and it was an easy drive. Would definitely return. A perfect way to really get away from it all.Nicki and John. Aberdeen, Scotland
We have just spent another two weeks in one of the most beautiful places! A warm and inviting pool nestles among the olive groves in this tranquil little spot. The accommodation is really comfortable with a walk in shower (with endless hot water) well equipped kitchen and air conditioning that keeps you cool on even the hottest of days ( or nights). David and Pauline welcomed us back with the most convivial reception and couldn’t do enough to help to ensure we enjoyed the very best possible experience. For those who wanted more there are plenty of places to visit, good walks,, really good eating places as well as magnificent scenery. and the beach is not far away. We came home refreshed, relaxed and already planning to return again next year.Peter and Julie. Lincolnshire, England
If you’re looking for an unspoilt, untouristy piece of Italian rural life, look no further ! Lovely warm pool, air conditioned apartments, friendly hosts. Mountains and seaside accessible and easy to reach. Quick and easy trip from Pescara airport. Great relaxing break.Lynne and Simon. Worcestershire, England
A quiet place to stay with excellent hosts. The accommodation and facilities have been very well designed and are set in superb landscapes of hilltop villages, rolling fields and majestic mountains. You have to be prepared to take windy roads and rough surfaces in your stride but there are fantastic hill walks and historic villages to see in all directions. The weather can be mixed but we enjoyed that as well as the pool. An excellent week away for us.Alison and Paul. Worcestershire, England
From our meeting with David (en route after midnight following a delayed flight) until our reluctant departure , kindly extended by several hours, this was a wonderful holiday. The marvelous location in a beautiful area of Italy, almost unknown to tourism; the delightful and imaginative accommodation, clean and comfortable ; owners for whom nothing was too much trouble; the friendly and helpful Abruzzi; a superb pool…..not to mention the fascinating villages, majestic mountains, and abundance of good food and drink….. David and Pauline, thank you for a magical week. Well worth a ten star rating!Jane and Chris. Warwickshire, England
This was our first foray into the countryside of Abruzzo and we couldn’t have been more impressed! The views from David & Pauline’s fabulous Villasfor2 are simply stunning. We were met by David after our drive from Umbria and shown to Pesco Falcone – our home from home for the next few days! There was a bottle of lovely local Pecorino wine chilling in the fridge for us and a few other thoughtful goodies. The villa was very well appointed and I loved the mezzanine floor for the bedroom with the big window so that you could wake up to those magnificent views! With a wardrobe and drawers, there was plenty of room to put our things away. Each villa has it’s own patio looking out over the Abruzzese countryside – with hedges of fragrant jasmine, honeysuckle and rambling roses. We *just* missed out on the pool opening, but that looked very tempting, and we will certainly be back to lounge around the pool! David and Pauline are wonderful hosts – David took us for a spin to orientate ourselves with the immediate area – where the supermarket, bakers etc were and pointing the way to great restaurants! They are always ready with advice and recommendations, but also mindful of your privacy if needed. I have to say that the 3 recommendations David gave us – all in the useful guest book – were all fantastic. We had the chance to eat at a Michelin starred restaurant not far from the villas and it was an amazing experience! It was the perfect break for us and all thanks to David and Pauline for making it just right! We will be back! (Threat or promise – you choose, David!)Mark and Giselle. Umbria, Italy
Comfortable stay, wonderful views, beautiful area would recommend. David and Pauline are very helpful and will make your stay special!Clive and Jo. Lincolnshire, England
David en Pauline hebben een klein paradijs in de Abruzze. We hebben 5 nachten mogen verblijven in een heerlijk villaatje waar je aan niets ontbreekt. De stilte is hier geweldig en het uitzicht adembenemend. Gastvrijheid van David en Pauline is hartverwarmend. AanraderLinda and Richard. Amsterdam. Netherlands
We arrived in a downpour, after dark to be met by David with an umbrella to shelter is all the way to the villa. It was not until the following morning that we could see the real glory of Villas for 2, the wonderful panoramic views of the Abruzzo landscape, sun on olive trees, hilltop towns and the snowcapped mountains. Each morning, we sat outside on the terrace enjoying the warmth of the spring sunshine with our coffee, before venturing out to explore the area. The villa itself was comfortable, spotlessly clean and well equipped. David and Pauline are friendly and accommodating hosts, supplying excellent wine, brilliant directions, advice and travel tips for their guests. Abruzzo is beautiful, from the Adriatic to the mountains, unspoilt and quiet. A lovely few days, refreshing for body and soul.Doria and Michael. Somerset. England
Der Urlaub hier beginnt mit der herzlichen Begrüßung der beiden sympathischen Gastgeber Pauline und David, die einem sofort das Gefühl geben, wirklich willkommen zu sein.
Spätestens nach der zirka halbstündigen Kennenlerntour mit David, bei der er den etwas weiter entfernten Discounter zeigt, die Bank, die Tankstellen, aber vor allem den nächsten kleinen, netten Supermarkt ( Scriz) und das urige Lokal ( Bucaniere), die man als normal Vorbeifahrender nie beachtet hätte, fühlt man sich schon ein bisschen heimisch.
Die Ferienwohnung – eine von drei “Reihenhäuschen”- ist blitzsauber und nett eingerichtet und bietet von der kleinen Terrasse und sogar vom Bett auf der Empore aus einen herrlichen Blick in die wunderschöne Landschaft. Die kleine Küche enthält alles, was man zur Zubereitung von Frühstück oder kleinen, einfachen Mahlzeiten benötigt.
Der Pool alleine ist eine Reise wert: Von herrlich blühenden Sträuchern umgeben kann man auf den Liegen relaxen oder im azurblauen, absolut sauberen Wasser seine Runden drehen und dabei den Ausblick und die Ruhe genießen.
Und Ruhe und Entspannung gibt es hier, mitten in der Landschaft, entfernt von größeren Straßen oder Ortschaften, genug.
Zur Erholung trägt auch die entspannte, freundliche Atmoshäre bei, die bei den stets hilfsbereiten, doch nie aufdringlichen, perfekten Gastgebern Pauline und David beginnt und bei den freundlichen, vom Traktor winkenden Nachbarn endet.
In der Ferienwohnung liegt touristisches Informationsmaterial auf Deutsch bereit, daneben – in einfach verständlichem Englisch – viele persönliche, gute Tipps zu Restaurants, Ausflügen, Stränden…
Wir sind nach den zwei Wochen Aufenthalt entspannt und erholt, voll von schönen Eindrücken, nur ungern wieder nach Hause gefahren.Elke and Marcus. Bavaria, Germany