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Fabulous place wonderful lake view
Fabulous place wonderful lake view

3 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

3 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing

A charming house with a breathtaking lake view where you can relax and enjoy a peaceful stay, in the quietness and beauty of Castel Gandolfo, the residence of the popes, not far from the attractions of the Eternal City.


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £26
Security Deposit: £175
Weekly Discount: 5%


A charming house with a breathtaking lake view where you can relax and enjoy a peaceful stay, in the quietness and beauty of Castel Gandolfo, the residence of the popes, not far from the attractions of the Eternal City.

the apartment is equipped with what you need during your stay, just renovated and furnished with taste. it's a charming oasis for a nice relaxing time away from the busy city, yet only 20 km from Rome, which you can reach by train or bus. the terrace overlooking the lake with a wonderful view it is ideal as reading corner, to sip coffee, have meals. in the morning, at breakfast, the sun will be directed towards you.

the whole apartment is at your disposal. the large living room, with two comfortable corner sofas and TV, faces to the terrace with a breathtaking view of the lake. The kitchen is opened on the living room, making a unique, warm and functional area, and it's fully equipped for cooking and serving. you'll cook enjoying the scenery of the lake from the window. the bedroom is bright and decorated with pastel colors, a double bed and a large closet. a second bedroom with a single bed it's available, up on a small loft reached by a ladder. The bathroom, with all amenities, gives a relaxing view of the lake from the shower.

You will be greeted on arrival in order to have keys and all the information you need to stay in the apartment and going around in the town. For your carefree stay, you can contact the manager anytime for any need during the stay.

The town, very characteristic, is one of the 100 most beautiful villages in Italy, the first leg of the Via Francigena South and center of the papal palace, about 400 meters from the apartment.
A few months ago, thanks to Pope Francesco, the papal gardens are open to the public. book online the visit, to enjoy the wonderful blend of art and nature of the pontifical villas.
A short ride with a wide choice of shops, bars and restaurants of the good roman cuisine, from the leads to the central square.
Take advantage of the mild climate to enjoy nature, with walks around the lake, hiking and mountain biking, sports activities such as sailing and canoeing. In summer, the beaches equipped for bathing invite you to spend a pleasant and refreshing day on the green expanses in the lake.

Castel Gandolfo is in the heart of the Parco dei Castelli, easily accessible by bus.
Nearby, it is worth a visit Ariccia, with the magnificent Palazzo Chigi, memorable set of the film "Il gattopardo" by Luchino Visconti and the Church of the assumption, designed by Bernini, as well as for its excellent roast pork and wine. Nemi is an interesting destination, with its lake and the museum of the Roman ships.

the apartment is on the first floor of a vintage building without lift. The third bedroom, on the mezzanine, it is not recommended for children under 10 years and elder.
the bus stops are nearby, the train station is at 10' walking. a pick-up service from/to the airports to/from Rome center is available upon booking. € 200 security deposit.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

In the house there are no special rules than those of the respect of the place, the furniture, the floors and the quiet of the neighbors. Please, take care of what you found and used, as you would at own home.


This host has a Moderate Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 7 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.

4 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Matteo User Profile
April 2017
Marcello has been extremely kind and helpful during the booking process, check in and check out. He came to greet me and has been a pleasure knowing him. Thank you.

Abner User Profile
February 2016
We had a great stay in Marcello’s apartment. Location wise the apartment is perfect. It is set in a tranquil residential area right in the centre of Castel Gandolfo. If you are using public transport the bus stop is just a 2 minute walk with buses to neighbouring towns. The apartment has stunning open views over Lago Albano. We visited in winter but we still did enjoy the terrace and waking up to that view is simply amazing. The apartment located on the first floor is equipped with all that one needs; fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, towels, hot water, central heating and was super clean. Now about the host. Marcello was the perfect host, a super host! I truly felt that he went the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable during our stay. He was great in arranging for us both the check-in and check-out. In addition communication was always great and he was always there to reply to our queries. I truly recommend staying at Marcello’s apartment when visiting Castel Gandolfo. It will definitely be the perfect hub to visit the Castelli Romani. Grazie Marcello!

Jodie User Profile
August 2015
Marcello and his wife were at the apartment upon arrival to welcome us to their beautiful home. The apartment was exceptionally clean and tidy and very well maintained. We were shown around and given all instructions to aid us with our stay and felt very welcome. The views were spectacular we saw some beautiful sunrises and a 10 minute walk showed us an even more beautiful sunset. I would recommend staying at Marcellos apartment and would return myself. (hopefully sooner rather than later!!) Thanks Marcello and Wife.

Marty User Profile
July 2015
Amazing place- great communication- we will be back

Andrea User ProfileAndrea is a superhost.
June 2015
Staying at la dama del lago in castel gandolfo was a both relaxing and exciting. tTe place is fantastic, the view of the lake is beautiful at any time of the day and the apartment has everything you could wish for. If you don't feel like cooking, you can venture into the picturesque town and near the central square, just at few steps away from the house, there are several places where you can enjoy local specialities or just a good pizza. I had a lovely time and would highly recommend this place, out of the hectic centre of Rome, which is only a short train ride away.

Giovanni User Profile
August 2016
Ho trovato un ambiente cordiale e molto ospitale, non solo da parte dell'host ma anche da parte degli abitanti di Castel Gandolfo, una popolazione simpatica e cordiale.

Dora User Profile
September 2015
Hemos pasado unos días maravillosos. La dedicación del anfitrión ha sido de primer nivel. Su departamento muy confortable, muy bien ubicado y cumplía en demasía con lo descripto. Además ha estado muy predispuesto a evacuarnos dudas y preocupaciones por horarios de los medios de transporte. Lo único que creo que debiera solucionarse es la falta de Internet.

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Rome, Italy · Joined in December 2013
Marcello User ProfileMarcello is a superhost.

mi piace viaggiare, adoro la musica, la buona cucina e i grandi vini.

I love traveling and, while traveling, feeling myself almost as I were at home. I wish that my guests can find what even I would like to find when I'm hosted.
this is the essential of my hospitality philosophy.
as host, I try to do all I can to realize it.
as guest, I hope to be hosted by people who share my thinking.

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour

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