A spacious living room, 8 beds, two bathrooms and a swimming pool surrounded by trees
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Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Un incaricato della proprietà si recherà presso l'abitazione due volte alla settimana molto presto al mattino per effettuare la pulizia della piscina.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A peaceful retreat in Umbria
From the very beginning, Isabel was very communicative and kind, and we felt very comfortable renting the property. When we arrived, we were greeted by the incomparable Mario, who generously gave of his time to answer any and all questions. Isabel also left a list of recommended restaurants and local, off the beaten path places to explore during our stay. The home itself is just lovely, and the property grounds are beautiful. As touring can become taxing at times, we spent lots of time just lounging in the pool. The house itself had everything we needed in terms of amenities, and we were comfortable and happy there for our entire visit. It was a great experience, and we are so thankful for the wonderful memories we made there!!
You have all left us a wonderful memory, too. We are happy to have had you here
Wonderfully Relaxing Break
My family and I chose to rent this villa based on three key points - close proximity to an airport, peace and tranquillity and, most importantly, the size of the swimming pool. Not being a family who enjoy the buzz of busy, popular holiday resorts we were really looking forward to enjoying a couple of weeks away from 'normal' life and were delighted that this property delivered on all counts.
Yes - there were niggles but there always will be when you are away from your home environment and this seems to add to the overall holiday experience. There was no kettle, for example ( yes - we are British!) so water for cups of tea had to be heated in a saucepan. The upstairs shower had enough power and heat to cut through solid steel so constant, very careful, adjustment was needed and the traffic noise from the motorway in the valley did permeate the silence.
But these are small insignificancies. In the detailed information provided by the owner, Isabel, she mentions that the property is in need of updates etc but this was / still is a family home. As such you can forgive the fact that some of the appliances are getting a bit tired. Everything worked – that’s all you need!
The pool, at 13m in length, was superb! Our family’s un-written rule is that you have to do your age in lengths every day. Of course this does mean that the oldest member (me) has to swim the furthest but as I made the rule up I can't complain! I wasn't brave enough to dive off the diving board though...
There are enough chairs on the veranda to accommodate a small army and we spent most evenings sitting out drinking wine and enjoying the evening warmth. We were also treated to a number of brilliant lightning storms in the first week of our stay which was fabulous.
The property is well within one hours drive of the delightful towns of Narni and Terni which are well worth visiting and it only takes 40 minutes to get into Rome by train from Orte station, which has a huge, cheap, long-stay car park. It only cost us 10 Euros each for a return trip and saved hours of driving and trying to park in the city.
If you are looking for 5 star hotel style accommodation then this is not the place for you. If, however, you are looking for 5 star relaxation in a property that has everything you would need for a break away from 'the norm' then we would thoroughly recommend this property.
We had a very good time in the Vecchio Ulivo!
We had a great time at the Vecchio Ulivo. The house is really nice and furbished with style. We were there for one week with three children (two teenagers and a 8 year old girl). They had a great time not at least in the swimming pool (big pool and very clean). Even during periods of heath, the garden offers a lot (shadow and great views). The AC at the first floor helps to cool down. Wifi is of good quality.
The house lies under the village of San Vito and is ideally located to visit the beautiful towns of Narni (20m), Todi (45m), Orvieto (45m), Spoleto (1h), Amelia (30m). It's also about 1h to the Cascate di Marmore. We also followed the culinary suggestions that Isabel provided and clearly preferred 'Le Delizie' in Otricoli.
The Vecchio Ulivo is certainly to be recommended for a quiet holiday with all the comfort you need. The contact with the owner is very easy going and efficient.
We hope to come back.
Lammens family (Belgium, August 2018)
Thanks Bart for your beautiful review, also very detailed, with useful information for those who want to reach us. I would be very happy if you wanted to come back again
Gorgeous views and a beautiful home
We had such a great stay. Lovely and friendly owner and really helpful guide when we arrived and during our stay. Thank you both.
A beautiful home with a stunning view. Great pool and lots of really well thought out spaces to enjoy and make the most of the weather and view. Really restful.
Beautiful, well furnished villa with stunning views and a gorgeous pool
The "Old Olive Tree" is a beautiful, tastefully furnished villa sitting on a hill just below the village of San Vito. The village is a friendly small medieval hill village with a bar and restaurant and stunning views over the Tiber Valley.
The air conditioning in the villa was much appreciated in the 35 degree heat as was the swimming pool which was cleaned daily and kept to a very good standard.
The views from the villa were stunning and the villa itself was planned around these views with huge windows overlooking the Tiber Valley.
The owners were very helpful and sympathetic. I would throughly recommend it.
Great rest and relaxing holiday
We had a beautiful 2 weeks holiday in this house. Everything was very swell organised, from check in to arrival. Also when something was not convenient, it was fixed almost immediately. Very clean house at arrival, beautiful garden, nice swimming pool etc etc. I do recommend this property to people who like a holiday in a nice relaxing environment with great service and friendly people.
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Nestled in a hillside of olive groves overlooking the Tiber Valley, the House rises The Old Olive Tree. The name comes from a century-old olive tree that is at the center of the large garden.
The surroundings are covered with rolling hills and forests of oaks and oaks, which give the feeling of being immersed in nature, and instill a sense of serenity and relaxation.
Immediately above the property stands the tower of the village of San Vito. A small medieval village characterized by narrow streets and ancient stone buildings.
A few minutes from the property you can discover Otricolum, an 'important Roman river port, where you can take walks through the remains of the ancient settlement.
Among the attractions of the area can not miss the visit to the ancient fortress of Narni and its old town, over the excursion to Marmore Falls and visits to the many small villages that arise in this area.
Finally, in the various restaurants and trattorias in the area you can enjoy excellent Umbrian dishes, sipping good local wines.