Friday July 5th 2013 by Jonathan from Dorchester - England
"A lovely place to stay, lots to do in the local area, close to the lake and also great walking. Also close enough to Rome. Best to take the train as the owners recommend. Only €2 return! Well equipped kitchen, plenty of space for children to run around. Owners very nice and speak fluent English. Dont forget the €100 cleaning charge payable at the end to add to the cost as well as elec and gas. Our total for all these was €132 for the week. Overall a lovely place to stay away from Rome but close enough to visit for the day or even afternoon. Would definitely recommend."
August 18 2013 - John from Sidney Australia
Villa Conchetta is a superb purpose-built tourist facility which has extraordinary facilities. The host Rosina is welcoming and nothing was a trouble during my stay. The great furnishings (and the kitchen in particular) are unexpected, and frankly uncommon in Italy nowadays where much accommodation is so very similar. The town of Bracciano with its wonderful castle was an easy 7 minute drive from the accommodation. I felt the pricing was almost too cheap for the quality, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a break of a week in the countryside near Rome.
Friday June 19th 2009 by Elaine from Poole - England
"Extremely helpful owners. Ensured we had everything we needed and would definitely return there again. Would recommend it to anyone. Good links to Rome and local town had everything you need plus a lovely castle. Beautiful large lake nearby and the whole area was very nice with lots to see and do."
Tuesday August 5th 2008 by Derek - England
"On our trip through Italy we stayed in 3 different Villas for a week each, all booked very easily and efficiently through the Villa Rentals website. They were all pleasant but Villa Cascina was the best value and definitely the most friendly and of them all. Our hosts went out of their way to make sure everything was OK with us and to show us around the local key facilities, without in any way infringing on our space. The villa had an unusual open plan layout, with the bedroom overlooking the living rooms and was very comfortable. The location is in open coutryside with beautiful wild flowers and there is a resident horse (Aurelia) with whom we made great friends. The perfect antidote to Rome’s frenetic atmosphere and we hope to return one day, "
Tuesday October 3rd 2006 from Brisbane Road Reading - England
"Hospitable reception by owners. Beautiful countryside, lake Bracciano was better than expected. Good access to rome by train. Excellent local towns with historic buildings. Next time must take fishing rod!"
Monday July 31st 2006 by Peter - England
"Villa Conchetta is beautiful, spacious and exceeded our expectations. The views are fantastic with the villa set in the countryside near the town of Bracciano, just a short drive from the villa. If your going you will need a car and a good satellite navigation system is essential, especially during the darker hours, as there is very little lighting around the country lanes. We discovered the necessity of the system when we left ours at the villa and ended up driving round for almost four hours in the dark. However, the owners of the villa are very welcoming and exceptionally helpful for all the local knowledge you will need. You will not find more accommodating, kind or friendly hosts as those at villa conchetta. I advise you do not drive in to Rome if you plan to visit, unless your crazy on the road. Your hosts will advise you on trains and the metro system. I also suggest that you give the Stables a miss for food. Whilst the owners of the Stables were very pleasant, it's very expensive and the food, on this occasion was poor. Instead try the local sports facility as the restaurant there is fantastic and very cheap with the chef wanting you to try all his creations. We had several dishes here (in the same sitting) for a quarter of the price. Gabriella is very passionate about his food and you will find it difficult to leave this place due to his hospitality and the real taste of Italy. Bracciano lake is just a stone throw from the villa and it's only a thirty minute drive to the Med. There are local markets in the town and again, your hosts will give you all the information you need to get there. Overall the villa experience was fantastic and the owners were just so helpful, friendly and pleasant. We will definitely miss this place!"
Friday July 21st 2006 by John - England
"Our family of four had a delightful week, alternating tourism days in Rome with relaxation at the villa and lake. We agree with the other reviews, and the owners' blurb checks out in every respect. (The reviews supplied by the owners come from their visitors book which also includes many testimonials to their friendliness.) The villa is spacious, very comfortable, and designed to be cool in summer without air conditioning. We met several members of the owner's family (including the occupants of the mirror villa), who were all very welcoming and helpful about practical matters like shopping, parking for the train, etc.. This villa does not give you the degree of privacy that some do, because it's semi-detached -- you stay in the left half as seen on pictures 1 and 2 and on the floor plan page. The upside is that if something goes wrong (like getting the frisbee stuck on the roof for example), help is right there (along with ladder and pole). There is a horse in the field, just like the picture, and a dog and cat next door. So it helps to be an animal lover, but you'll probably fall for the dog anyway. The villa is situated off a short but fairly bumpy track -- something to be aware of if you have a bad back. It is very quiet, peaceful, restful -- the antidote to Rome's frantic traffic, queues and tourist traps. All-in-all very good value for money."
Monday Sept. 19th 2005 by Sue - England
"Having located the property, thanks to some much needed help - in English - on the phone, from the owners, we arrived at the villa. The accommodation was spacious, comfortable and exactly what we wanted and we were made to feel really welcome - almost one of the family - by the owners! The sunsets were superb, the local supermarket excellent and the location was ideal for travelling to a nearby station and catching air conditioned and very cheap trains into Rome for several superb days. The only problem was that the week just went too quickly!! I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to anyone looking for a quiet retreat that gives easy access to Rome - particularly for people who have a car, which is needed, given the location of the villa. The local town also has some lovely restaurants and helped us to get a wonderful experience of Italian life. Excellent!"
Monday Jan. 24th 2004
“Thank you for all the wonderful memories we will treasure about you and your villa. Leaving this morning was like leaving home. I will miss your beautiful villa and the pastoral countryside which was a welcome respite from our numerous forays into Rome”
Ed, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Dressed in terracotta hues…
Splashed by striking sunsets….
Entertained by dancing wildflowers….
Bordered by lush green pastures….
Guarded by Roman pines and olive trees….
Beaconed by Bracciano’s castle and Rome’s ruins….
Warmed by gracious hosts…
- a most welcome retreat.”
Lisa, San Antonio, Texas, USA
“Mille grazie for all the fun, the special sunsets, for Cami and Galite, for the wonderful weather and everything else. Grazie again!!! “ Megan, Jeff and Amanda, San Antonio, Texas, USA
“Your villa is charming, the surrounding meadows with its wild flowers, glorious: your warm hospitality made this our home away from home. This has been our finest holiday, and God willing we may you see you again in Italia.” Matteo and Sue, Parkland, Florida, USA
“Thanks for everything! We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to return for a semester abroad.”
Lauren, Trish and Victoria, Florida, USA
“Sincere thanks and gratitude to you. You will always be in our hearts.”
Suzanna, Daniel and Karol, England
“Villa Conchetta, “ simply beautiful”. Thank you for your hospitality. “
Andy Marie and Sharon, Swindon, England
“What can I say? It has been absolutely gorgeous and we hope to come back one day soon. We saw 15 different sunsets, one more beautiful than the other.”
Lex, Amanda, Miriam and Sheila, sud Tyrol, Italy