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Review submitted by Karen from Crowborough (Submitted: 18 Sep 2012)
Jeff and Jan were amazing hosts, there was a great welcome pack in the apartment and a lasagne cooking in the oven, faultless. The apartment was spotless, spacious and uncluttered. We enjoyed their company and the stay was excellent value for money.
Review submitted by Eugenia from Barcelona (Submitted: 5 Sep 2012)
We are just back from a fantastic holiday in Italy. And part of the fabulousness was definitely staying at The Arches. The landscape is beautiful, and so is the house. Geoff and Jan were fantastic hosts and super accommodating. we cant thank them enough for making our stay so pleasurable. We enjoyed the barbaque, the swimming pool, the hammock... there is also a fantastic, not so crowded beach very close by, like 15 minute drive, the pinnato beach. We loved it, not built-up at all, but still with the basic installations to be able to spend a whole day there...
Fully recommend it!
Review submitted by Slawomir from Warszawa (Submitted: 8 Aug 2012)
The quiet and peaceful place. Great views. Apartment well equipped. Owners who take care of guests. I recommend
Review not verified by RentalSystems* (Submitted: 9 Mar 2012)
What can I say . Wow, its idyllic, whether you are catching the morning rays, the Adriatic sparkling to your left, the snow capped mountains to your right, or maybe cooking yourself a pizza in the garden bbq area in the early evening whilst the kids splash in the pool. The moment I arrive at the top of the drive (drive down the dirt track can be tricky but not impossible) I relax and as we park up we are always warmly greeted by Geoff and Jan (even when we arrived at 11:30pm!) so you never have to worry about your first cuppa. Were quite happy to spend lazy days around the apartments, splashing in the pool, reading a book on the sun lounger or just doing nothing, but theres plenty for everyone to do. My daughter Holly whos 17 particularly likes the daily markets in the surrounding towns, my son Josh whose 13 loves the sea and the pool and we all like the evenings, eating out, festivals and local village events which normally involve eating and drinking the local produce. Then theres churches, old towns and even Rome (just a couple of hours away) which we love to visit, (kids need an ice cream for these). At the end of a busy day we can return to the apartment which is spacious, immaculate and modern. There are some great restaurants locally. My two personal favourites are Margazillos in nearby Cita St Angelo where they do great arrosticini, seasoned lamb cubes on a skewer which are "immense" in the words of Holly and Josh. Geoff says 10 is an Italian portion, but we have been known to polish of 15 or 20 in a sitting. The second would be Lolitas in Silvi Marina for a wonderful Pizza. There are also some great eaterys in nearby Pescara, but as good as they are, youll often pay "city" prices, so Id recommend hunting out some places in the surrounding towns. Theres a great steak place on the sea front at Montesilvano but none of us can remember what its called so your on your own! The climate is warm and the people are friendly. The language can be a barrier as not all of them speak English, but its not one thats insurmountable as they will always try to communicate. In fact thats the charm for me, were holidaying in Italy and thats what I want to experience. Would I go back....weve already booked.