Vasto historical center where the house is locatedVasto Marina beach 5 mins by bus/car
Casa in Piazza Near Beach Vasto
Casa in Piazza Near Beach Vasto
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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House to rent in the Medieval town of Vasto. This quaint old traditional house is located in the pedestrian only part of the historical center, a minutes walk to shops, restaurants and bars. Only a 15 minute walk (or 5 minutes by bus) to the nearest beach on the beautiful Adriatic coast of Italy. Ideal city or beach break in the perfect location with everything for a perfect holiday right on your doorstep!

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Our 'Casa in Piazza'...

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2017 Please visit TA site to read all our fantastic reviews and to see why our guests regularly return!

This quaint old Medieval house is located in a residential piazza (square) in the pedestrian part of the historical center of Vasto, Abruzzo, Italy. It is the perfect location only a minutes walk from the many bars, restaurants and boutiques and from the main piazza in the pedestrian marble and cobbled streets. You can also walk down to the beach in 15 minutes or 5 minutes by car. It is an ideal location to come and experience REAL Italian life! Read MORE below... (Be aware that most of the apartments for rent in Vasto are on the modern outskirts of town, NOT in the historical center, or they are on the modern Vasto marina beach area where all the noisy nightclubs and discos are located.)

For more information and photos, please see my personal Vasto rental site: ABRUZZORENTALS (all one word)

*Wifi internet is available in the house, we provide upto 4GB free*

The centrally heated house has a large open plan ground floor with a kitchenette with full oven, 4 ring gas hob, fridge with freezer compartment (we provide a cool bag and chillers for the beach). The lounge /diner with an antique decorative brick fireplace typical of an Italian medieval town house. We provide a tv with a large range of DVD's as well as a selection of books and guide books on the area and a full information brochure with maps and recommendations. Internet access is also available. (we provide up to 4GB free) The opening shuttered front windows by the extending dining table (seats 4) look out to the piazza. The marble stairs lead up to the large family character bathroom with high original wood beamed ceiling and window looking into a cobbled street. It features a w.c , bidet, basin with vanity unit and mirror, heated towel rail, radiator and bath with shower over. The double bedroom with king size bed has the same original high wooden beamed ceiling with side tables and lamps and 2 double wardrobes. The bedroom has air-conditioning if you need it at a cost of €7 a day payable on arrival on request. It is only usually necessary in July and August. Fans are provided to use throughout the rest of the year. There is also a small table and 2 chairs and french doors leading to a small south facing Juliette balcony with views over the sunny piazza. Included in our prices, we provide all bathroom towels and bed linen (changed weekly), a welcome pack including wine, final cleaning costs and a full brochure of recommended restaurants, things to see and do in the area,maps and local events.

If you require beach towels, these can be provided with advance notice, one per person per stay (up to 4 towels, supplement of €10 total to cover laundry costs)

There is free street car parking and several car parks including a secure multi-story car park all only 2 mins walk from the house should you need it. If you want to immerse yourself with the local colour and lifestyle, then this house is for you!

It is an ideal base for a family or couples wishing to explore the beautiful town and for a beach holiday too. It is perfect for families as there are two separate single sofa-beds in the lounge and children are welcome. Please contact me if you have very young children as this house may not be suitable. Please note we do NOT supply a cot, stair gate, high chair etc. (sleeps max 4 persons) If you have very young children or babies, then please see our award winning Medieval Apartment Near Beach, which may be more suitable and is located only a couple of minutes walk from this house and sleeps 4, it is suitable for children of all ages.

Vasto has everything right on it's doorstep and is ideal for both a city break or a few weeks in the sun on the beach. Unlike most hill towns in Abruzzo, a car is not necessary here.

Please read my reviews on Trip Advisor, and you will see why my guests regularly return! We have just been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017 for both of our properties which are listed on Airbnb.

Guest access

We meet and greet all our guests personally and show them to the house. The whole house is for rent and can sleep up to maximum of 4 guests. check in is after 15:00 until 20:00 and check out before 10:00 (we can be flexible on departures time, depending on other bookings) Late arrivals after 20:00 will incur a €25 charge and are only accepted by prior arrangement. We accept arrivals on any day of the week.

Interaction with guests

We live close by so are on hand with advice and in case of emergency. There is also a brochure supplied in the house detailing recommended restaurants, what to see and do in the area, maps, travel and much more. We advise on arrival of any special events on in the town during your stay.

Other things to note

All bed linen, bathroom towels are provided and changed once a week.

Final cleaning is included in the price.

We also provide a welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk, water and wine.

We require a €100 security deposit on arrival which we be returned on departure (less breakages)

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Common spaces
2 sofa beds

Air Conditioning

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 10AM

check in is after 15:00 until 20:00 and check out before 10:00 (we can be flexible on departures time, depending on other bookings) Late arrivals after 20:00 will incur a €25 charge and are only accepted by prior arrangement. We accept arrivals on any day of the week.

Please contact us if you would like to book with very young children as this house may not be suitable. Please note we do not supply a cot, high chair, stair gate etc. It is not suitable for children under the age of 2 years old.

We can not accommodate more than 4 guests in this property.

Air-conditioning is available in the bedroom. (supplement €7 a day payable on arrival.)

Beach towels are provided with advance notice, one per person per stay. (Supplement €10 total to cover laundry costs)

We require a €100 security deposit which we will be refunded on departure and return of the keys, less any breakages.

Please be respectful and leave the house in the condition that you found it in on arrival (no washing-up/drying up in the sink, all refuse removed, fridge cleared and furniture in it's original position etc) Failure to do so will incur a €25 deduction from your security deposit for extra cleaning costs.

Thank you!


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card

5 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Cedric User Profile
December 2016
Wonderful little house in the centro storico of Vasto. Warm an comfortable. Everything was working as described by James. We also recieved a very nice documentation about Vasto and surroundings. Thank you.
James User Profile
Response from James:
Hi Cedric and Elisabetta, Thank you for writing this review for us. We are really happy that you enjoyed your Christmas in our Casa in Piazza. We are glad that you found the brochure helpful too. We would be very happy for you to come and stay with us again when you come back to Vasto in the future. Regards, James and Judy
December 2016

Deb User Profile
October 2016
From the moment we arrived in Vasto James and Judy were incredible. They greeted us in the Piazza and introduced us to shopkeepers and the neighborhood. They were so very helpful! The homey apartment was clean, well equipped and centrally located to everything. They even had a lovely bottle of wine chilling in the refrigerator for us! James and Judy did not miss a beat with their lovely home. Anything you needed, they had. Upon booking the apartment, James and Judy sent us a brochure that included all we would want to know about Vasto’s history, restaurant recommendations and wonderful things to do. The only thing left for us to do was go explore this beautiful town! We fell in love with Vasto! Thank you James and Judy you were fantastic!!
James User Profile
Response from James:
Hi Deb and Lisa, thank you so very much for taking the time to write this fantastic review for us! We really are so happy that you had such a good time. We do everything we can to make sure all our guests have the best holiday possible, and it is so nice when we get reviews like this, so we know all our efforts are appreciated and we feel very rewarded. We are glad that you read the PDF brochure and visited some of our recommended restaurants and places of interest. We hope that you will return again maybe next spring/summer to continue your Vasto adventure! I look forward to sharing another glass of wine with you both. Thanks again, Ciao, James and Judy
October 2016

Natasha User Profile
June 2016
Our stay at Judy and James' place was perfect. Vasto is a perfect holiday destination to get away from it all - and the house was in a great location in the historic centre of the town. Judy and James were especially helpful in planning our trip and answering all our questions - and their guide book on the local area is invaluable!
James User Profile
Response from James:
Hi Natasha, thank you so much for leaving this lovely review! We spend a lot of time compiling our brochure containing things to see and do in Vasto and the local area, so we are really happy that you adopted some of our suggestions and it made your holiday more special. There is still a lot that you didn't have time to do, so I hope you can make it back to Vasto to see us again soon! Ciao, James and Judy
June 2016

James User Profile
July 2014
James and Judith were great hosts and the apartment is amazing. We had a great time in Vasto and couldn't recommend it highly enough.

Elena User Profile
August 2017
La casa è esattamente come descritta, perfettamente attrezzata e dotata di tutto ciò che serve. Deliziosa. James e Judith sono ospiti disponibili, efficienti e presenti senza essere mai invadenti. A causa della particolare siccità abbiamo riscontrato qualche piccolo disagio a causa del razionamento idrico stabilito dal Comune di Vasto, ma James e Judith ci hanno assistito in modo impeccabile.
James User Profile
Response from James:
Grazie Elena per la tua fantastica recensione! Siamo felici di aver apprezzato la nostra casa e il nostro servizio. C'era una grande ondata di calore quest'anno 'Lucifero' che ha fatto qualche razione d'acqua nel pomeriggio ma abbiamo un serbatoio da 300 litri per risolvere questo problema se si verifica. Siamo felici che potremmo aiutarti mentre siete stati qui. Speriamo di vederti nuovamente nella bellissima Vasto! James e Judy
August 2017

Alfonso User Profile
August 2014
accoglienza molto attenta, puntuale e cordiale.

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James User Profile

I am James and I live here in Vasto on the Adriatic coast of Italy with my wife Judy. We bought a holiday home here in 2006 and liked it so much that within 2 years we had moved here permanently. We love the town, it's history, being in the center so close to the shops, bars and restaurants is so convenient, but we can walk to the beach in only 15 minutes! We now rent out the apartment that we originally bought and restored for ourselves to guests. We have also since gone on to buy a beautiful little house in the pedestrian only part of the historical center which we use for family, friends and guests. Both the house and our award winning Medieval apartment here in Vasto are only a few minutes walk away from each other. If you need accommodation on one level or a romantic setting then the apartment is for you, or if you need to accommodate more people or children then the house if perfect. We live close by both properties so are always on hand to give help and advice when needed. If you love history, art, eating out in fabulous but reasonable restaurants, shopping in the designer boutiques, people watching in the pavement cafes and lazy days on the beach, then everything you need is right here in Vasto. There is no need for a car as it is all right on the doorstep. We look forward to welcoming you to Vasto!

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