The view of Monte Vettore from Forca di Presta in the Sibillini Mountains, Italy

The view of Monte Vettore from Forca di Presta in the Sibillini Mountains, Italy

Self-catering holiday apartments near the Sibillini Mountains in Le Marche, Italy

Guest Reviews for Apartment Vettore

Zak and Millie from Israel

We ( couple 65+ and our dog)spend 4 wks at Casa Carotondo The only bad thing to write is that we have to leave it in few days!! We had the best summer brake ever!! All is so good to be true ! The unit we had with 2 bedrooms and 2 bath was very nice , very clean very quiet! The bed and especially our mattress was very comfortable ! The quietness , the fresh air, made us sleep too late each morning!! The weather was more then gorgeous ! It wasn't too hot or too cold or too much rain. We were very lucky with the weather ( which is usually nice in Le Marche!) We where very busy touring all those magnificent towns villages and authentic Italian style of living. The local people are nice polite and very much dog friendly, our dog could almost enter in every restaurant we ate!! Aha, the food is so tasty.. But very near by to Casa Carotondo we could burn our extra calories in a shaded gravel path . Our favorite things were to get up in the morning and drink our first coffee outside in the garden staring the most beautiful scenery of the Sibillini mnt. Those coffees took us so long!! It was almost impossible to stop this morning coffee. Our second best thing was again to sit in the garden around sunset.. With a glass of wine and to feel like in a dream! Really a magic place. And always if you have no plan for the day and you feel like doing nothing just drive to the Fiastra lake and do nothing!! Or do swim hike whatever ! Don't forget to end with the best ice cream at San Lorenzo on lago!!! Thank you Vanessa and Rob for having such a nice place and for taking care for all we needed during our stay! Scottie (dog)say thanks too!!

Tomek, Lenka, Steffi and Ralf from Germany

Ich fand den Lago de Fiastra sehr schön, weil das Wasser schön blau war. Bei uns in Deutschland ist das Wasster meistens Grün-Graubraun. Liebe Grüße Tomek!!!!

Auch mir hat der Lago de Fiastra sehr gut gefallen. Es war immer eine super Abkühlung nach dem Wandern. Aber auch die wunderschöne Landschaft und die Lage der Casa Carotondo fand ich toll. Außerdem muss ich noch ihre super Dusche erwähnen, die ich sehr genossen habe. Liebe Grüße Lenka.

Auch wir haben uns bei Euch sehr wollgefühlt. Leider ging unsere Zeit hier viel zu schnell vorbei. Die Ruhe und die wunderschöne Gestaltung unserer Wohnung und das Garten haben wir sehr genossen. Trotz der langen Fahrt würden wir gerne wiederkommen! Herzliche Grüße Steffi und Ralf.

Mel and Rocco from England and Italy
Despite a week of almost non-stop rain we had a fantastic stay here. The house and gardens are beautiful. Hiking in the Sibillini is stunning and the little villages at the top of every hill are lovely. What a beautiful place to spend some time exploring. It was wonderful to wake up every day with no plan and just see what we can find. Vanessa and Rob are extremely kind - bringing firewood in the pouring rain - thankyou! We really enjoyed our time here and hope to visit again - maybe with some sunshine next time!

Marion and Günther from Germany
Zum ersten Mal in den Marken, wurden unsere hohen Erwartungen voll erfüllt. Wunderbare Touren in die Berge (Top: Radeln um den Monte Rotondo, in der Hohebene von Castellucio, zum Monte Fiegni sowie Wandern von Rifugio Amandola zum Pizzo Tre Vescovi) als auch interessante Besichtungsfahrten zu den aus Bachsteinen erbauten Hügelstädten, klöstern und Kirchen. Das stilvoll hergerichtete alte Bauernhaus sowie die liebevoll ausgelegte Gartenanlage haben uns sehr gefallen. Sehr gut funktionierendes WLAN sowie vor allem "expert-help" von Vanessa und Rob bei der Tourplannung sind weitere positive Erfahrungen gewesen! Vielen Dank für die tolle Zeit!

Laura and Steve from America
Thank you Rob and Vanessa for your stewardship of this land and this house. This has been the most beautiful setting and the most relaxing of our entire summer in Italy. We wish you great fun and adventure on your cycling journey and hope to see you here again in the future.

Roger, Marleen, Zena (5) and Olaf (4) from the Netherlands
A true paradise! We quickly came to the conclusion that our tenth apartment in Italy (from Lago di Como to Amalphi) is the most beautiful and relaxing. Our kids Zena and Olaf loved every minute of our stay and will miss Chico. We feel a dog will arrive soon in our family. We hope to return, maybe in a different season. We're curious how the beautiful views change over the seasons. Rob and Vanessa, thanks for your hospitality!

Sabine, Erich, Lukas and Linus from Germany
'Casa Carotondo' - ein Paradies - dem selbst Regentage nicht's von seinem Zauber nehmen können! Die komfortable, gemütliche Wohnung, der wundervolle Garten, die Aussicht, die Herzlichkeit von Vanessa ud Rob und Chico und, und, und ... wir kommen wieder!

Julio and Nina from Mexico
We had a great time: It was an adjustment having arrived from Mexico but Vanessa and Rob were very accommodating in keeping us warm by making fires in the stove. We wish we could have stayed longer. The bathroom showers were wonderful. A very tranquil setting with beautiful gardens. Thankyou!

Desna and Anthony from England
A lovely peaceful spot tucked away under the imposing Sibillini mountains! Very well equipped apartment, Rob and Vanessa have thought of everything (rolls of clingfilm and foil and a washing machine!!). We only had three nights, as we are touring Marche, but this is a gorgeous part of Italy, with a surprise around every corner!
We will be back. Thankyou Rob and Vanessa!

Massimo, Lorena, Carola, Marco, Sabrina and Beatrice from Italy
Quest'anno abbiamo scelto questa vacanza "alternativa" una casa in mezzo alla natura, e direi proprio "al centro" della natura senza confusione e rumori assordanti.
Parlo a nome di tutti beh ... ci e piaciuto veramente tanto. Complimenti Vanessa e Rob .... avete creato un angolo di Paradiso!! Alla prossima!!

Lisa, Jacqueline, Michael and Daniel from Germany
Liebe Vanessa & Lieber Rob, Casa Carotondo ist der Urlaubsort den wir uns gewünscht haben. Euer Anwesen hat uns genügend Raum gegeben um uns zu entspannen und die Aktivitäten, die wir in der Umgebung erleben durften, haben uns ausgefüllt. So das wir immer wieder gerne herkommen werden! Wir werden den Ausblick vom Frühstückstisch sowie den Sprung in den Badeteich vermissen.
Vielen Dank für Eure vielen Informationen und Eure Gastfreundlichkeit.

Margit, Werner and Elke from Germany
Unser erster Urlaub in den Marken. Durch Zufall haben wir im Internet die Homepage von Carotondo entdeckt - welch ein Gluck!! Vanessa und Rob haben hier eine kleines Paradies geschaffen - und das Beste - sie lassen andere Leute daran teilhaben. Wir haben die Ruhe hier sehr genossen - nein eigentlich war es ja gar keine Ruhe. Morgens wurden wir von Vogelgezwitscher geweckt und abends haben uns die Frösche in den Schlafgequakt. Dazwischen die Blütenpracht auf der Hochebene von Ragnolo, die seltsam anmütende Landschaft bei Castellucio, die Kühle des Bergbachs Tenna im Gole dell'Infernacio und, und, und ..... Vielen Dank liebe Vanessa und lieber Rob, daß wir hier sein durften und das Alles erleben konnten. Wir nehmen wunderschöne Erinnerungen an Marken mit nach Hause und wünschen Euch für die Zukunft alles Gute. Werner, Elke und Margit.
ps. daß die Wohnung super toll ist und man sich darin einfach nur wohlfühlen kann, haben ja unsere Vorgänger schon alle beschrieben - da können wir nur mit anschließen.

Ben and Jean from Australia
We have loved this spacious apartment – and especially the tile detail and the old stonework and lintels that have been featured in the renovations. Then there are the views! We were on the coast on Monday, in fine weather; but it rained and hailed here, and gave a new cover of snow on the mountains – which we have watched retreat again over the next 4 days. On our first day, we went “exploring” on foot finding ground orchids just beside the cultivation below this place. This was a feature for us. So too was the hoopoe in these grounds – making an early visit from North Africa. On the 25th. (ANZAC Day for us – but also a holiday here, the 68th. anniversary of the start of a new regime for Italy) we stumbled on the Feste die Fiore markets at Caccamo. Another highlight for us.

John and Robyn from Tasmania
We have had a wonderful week exploring this area. The apartment is ideally located for walking in the mountains and trips further afield. The apartment contained everything we could have wished for and the idyllic setting was very relaxing. Thank you Vanessa for your hospitality and Chico for your visits.

Barton family from England
This is the most fantastic apartment we have stayed in. We have been here two weeks and we have been very comfortable. The views are amazing and eating in the patio is a real pleasure. The quietness in the evening has been much welcome after the buzzing of London. Our nearly 3 year old son has been saying that he does not want to leave and neither do we. This has been our second trip to this region and it will not be our last. Thank you Rob and Vanessa for being so helpful and for maintaining such a wonderful house!

Famiglia Ciappi from Italy
Complimenti per la casa, il panorama e la natura.

Shirley, Harry, Ed and Sonia from England
The impact created by Casa Carotondo two years ago caused us to return to this beautiful place. Shirley and Harry even came in May of this year. Even though Vanessa and Rob informed us that the weather forecast for the first couple of days was "grim", the rain was welcome for the vegetation and with lots of reading material what better place to be "holed-up" in. The welcome weather reports pinned-up in the wash-room indicated the glorious weather for which we had hoped, would soon be with us and so it proved. Vanessa and Rob are continually making improvements - the sun blinds on the patio, the gas BBQ and extra sun loungers. Once again a great vacation made all the better by having everything we needed - even the sun.

Christof, Carolina, Knut and Susanna from Germany
Unser Urlaub in den Marken war ein voller Erfolg! Die traumhafte Blicke von hier auf die Sybillinischen Berge, die schöne Wohnung, die Ruhe, Robs und Vanessas Gastfreundschaft, die tollen Städte und Städtchen rund herum, das leckere italienische Essen – Wir kommen bestimmt wieder!”

Alexandra, Christof and Leopold from Germany
Unser erster Urlaub in den Marken hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Für uns ist 'Casa Carotondo' der Balkon der Marken. Die Wanderungen im Nationalpark haben uns beeindruckt. Wir genossen die perfekt ausgestattete Wohnung 'Vettore' und kuschelige Stunden am Kamin. Herzlichen Dank auch an Vanessa und Rob für die liebe Gastfreundschaft. Wir kommen gern wieder.

Ylenia, Alessandro, Federica, Simone and the very small Mya from Italy
Sin dall'inizio Vanessa mi è sembrata molto disponibile, nelle indicazioni inviatoci per la strada e poi venendoci a prendere quando non trovavamo la casa. Successivamente ci hanno aiutato per ogni tipo di problema. La nostra permanenza in questo posto incantevole è ormai terminata, ma la visuale delle montagne innevate davanti alla casa ci resterà nella testa per un bel pezzo!

Uwe and Petra from Switzerland
Manchmal sind es die kleinen Dinge, welche einen Urlaub als gelungen erscheinen lassen. Wir hatten zum Beispiel eine Schraube locker und einfach zu viel Zeit (daß wir sogar die Tage vergessen). Gegen die lockere und demzufolge verlorene Schraube, konnte Rob mit der Teile und einer Standard M4 helfen. Einer arbeitet, 3 schauten zu. Gegen die überschüssige Zeit gibt es hier viele viele Möglichkeiten, diese zu verbringen. Die Ideen dazu kommen aus Vanessa und Rob in einer Schnelligkeit und Begeisterung heraus, daß man sich fragt, haben wir überhaupt die Zeit dafür? Nein. Bei diesen vielen Tips & Tricks für Wanderungen und MTB-Touren muß man einfach wiederkommen. Wir planen es!
Vielen Dank für Eure unglaubliche Gastfreundschaft.

Fabian, Knut and Jonas from Germany
Liebe Vanessa, Lieber Rob, Wo soll man anfangen? Bei der grandiosen Aussicht vom Frühstückstisch - die Monti Sibillini vor dem transparent-papier-Himmel? Bei der hellen Hitze des italienischen Nachmittage und dem Schwimmen im Funkelblauen Fiastra-See? Bei den sternbesäten Nächten, in denen immer ein leises Lüftchen die Schlafzimmervorhänge schaukelte? Nein, wir fangen bei Euch an, denn Eure Herzlichkeit ist sozusagen die Cocktailkirsche auf dem perfekten Kuchen, der da heißt: Casa Carotondo! Wir haben uns so wohl gefühlt wie die Gemsen auf dem Monte Bove Nord oder die Fische im Lago di Fiastra oder das Sahne-Kleckschen auf der Copetta grandissima di Gelato .....Kurz und gut: *Seufz* und Danke! Wir freuen uns aufs Wieder sehen im nächsten Jahr!

Rebecca and Sam from England
We arrived in the rain and were greeted by Rob and Vanessa. They showed us the lovely apartment we would be staying in, which was beautiful and really well equipped with all anyone would need on holiday. The weather was hit and miss, though they gave great direction to everywhere we wanted, also the walks surrounding their house, which was set in such a beautiful area of the Sibillini Mountains. There is so much to do in one week that you cannot see everything, a second revisit is for certain. Many thanks to Rob and Vanessa for making our stay welcome and wonderful.

Remco and Riejanne, from the Netherlands
We really enjoyed our stay here. The appartment was absolutely beautiful and had superb views. We has some bad luck with the weather this early in the season, but there were still plenty of walks we could enjoy. The Sibillini area is perfect for walks and car trips. There is so much diversity in views and wildlife. We enjoyed seeing deer, wild boar, black squirrels and even a porcupine as well as numerous bird species. Also a special thanks for Rob and Vanessa for being such good and helpful hosts!

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Casa Carotondo, 62026 San Ginesio (MC), Italy Email: Tel: +39 0733 1871867 IVA: 01796980439