The Villa Castelle

le marche, italy
7 bedroom - 10 bath
(2 reviews)
25% off remaining July & August availability (reduced rates already applied)
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€1,429 - €1,858 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

Set on a hilltop with views of the stunning Adriatic coast, this beautiful Italian villa has an in-home spa, gym and heated infinity pool, plus exclusive services for luxurious living from dawn ‘til dusk. It sleeps up to 12 + 2. Book together with The Villa Castelletta for up to 22 guests. For parents who would like time off from the housework that comes with the usual rental villa, this is the ultimate escape. The estate’s exclusive services (additional fee) include Prosecco on arrival, a daily Continental breakfast prepared, served and cleared away, fresh flowers, glossy magazines, housekeeping and daily fresh towels laid out at the pool. A concierge service can arrange everything for you from gourmet catering with a private chef, cooking classes, travel excursions to babysitting and bookings at one of the area’s Michelin-star restaurants (there are 9 in Le Marche). For your personal wellness, yoga and Pilates classes are available, as well as beauty treatments, massages and sound healing. They’ll even keep the kids amused too with fun activities such cooking lessons, kids’ yoga, tennis lessons, sailing lessons, bike rental, and more.

Why Kids Love it

Villa Castelle has so much for kids to enjoy. Inside you’ll find board games and toys and a separate lounge area, just for kids, so they can watch a Netflix film and have their own space. The heated outdoor pool comes with floating beanbags and there’s a tennis court open all year round. There’s also a yoga studio and a fire pit for toasting marshmallows as the sun goes down. The estate grows its own fruit and vegetables and makes olive oil from the 400 olive trees; a perfect place to create the best treasure hunt ever. Not forgetting a pizza oven, a ping pong table and a table football table. Why not bike down to the local town and beach (car free for most of the way)? There are a few bars and kids’ playgrounds en route. The 13th-century old town of Civitanova Alta is a 15-minute walk and here you can enjoy delicious homemade gelato. The town of Civitanova Marche (7 mins by car) has outdoor trampoline parks, mini golf, a small water park, sailing classes, time at the beach, walks, 4-person bike on a designated bike path, and a summer funfair called Luna Park.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 7 nights April to end of October, Sat to Sat; 4 nights November to end of March. Cleaning Fee includes 1 x mid-week and end of stay clean. If a sheet change is required mid week, this is an additional charge paid to the host at the time. Further mid stay cleans are available at €350 each (excluding sheet change which is an additional fee). Tourist tax to be paid in addition on arrival: €28 pp for the week for 2024 (€32 per week for 2025). This villa can be rented together with sister property The Villa Castelletta (sleeps 8 with 1 annex room outside the villa) for a larger group of up to 22, perfect for a few families who want to holiday together but who also like a little privacy. Each villa has its own private grounds and pool. The villas’ gardens interconnect and they share the purpose-built flexible Studio for yoga, Pilates or dance. Villa Castelle has its own gym – a personal trainer, massage therapist and yoga instructor can all be arranged on request. The costs include the use of all the facilities such as the gym, pool and towels, yoga mats, yoga bricks etc. A welcome basket and a mini pack of Davines toiletries per bathroom are also included as well as still and sparkling water and ice. The pool can be heated for a fee. The pool and garden have WiFi connectivity. Safety notes: Please be aware that the pool is ungated and will require kids to be supervised. Please request any children's equipment required including fireplace guards, stair gates, outlet plugs, corner guards, baby monitor etc prior to arrival. All bedrooms can accommodate at least 1 travel cot for children; available on request. There is air conditioning and heating throughout.

About the Location

Villa Castelle is set amidst rolling hills and vineyards in a 9-acre estate with its own olive grove. The coast is just 10 minutes away. You’ll be located outside the medieval village of Civitanova Alta in the region of Le Marche. One of Italy’s most unspoiled and picturesque regions, Le Marche is nestled between the dramatic Sibillini mountains and the coastline of the Adriatic Sea, offering all the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Tuscany, but without the crowds. This family-friendly destination has plenty to do including paddleboarding on the sea; learning to sail (10 mins away from the villa); bike-riding on a purpose built bike path to the sea; exploring the largest underwater cave network in Europe at Fracassi Caves; and hiking in the natural coastal reserve of Conero area or Sibilini mountains. Additional experiences can also be arranged in the local area such as truffle hunting, boat excursions, cycling tours and many more. Please contact host for further information and pricing. Getting here is easy with direct flights worldwide close by to: Ancona airport (35 min drive); Pescara (1 hr, 35 mins): Rimini (1 hr, 30 mins); Bologna (2 hrs, 30 mins) or Rome (3 hrs).

Accommodation Details

Villa Castelle has 6 luxurious king or twin ensuite bedrooms, plus an attic room that would be perfect for kids or a nanny. The price listed is for the 6 main bedrooms, and there is an additional charge for the Attic room (please contact host for details). All bedrooms (including the attic) can be kingsize or twin. Each bedroom has either a private balcony or spacious terrace (except the attic room). Separate spacious living areas (almost 100 sq m in total) can be found on 2 floors providing a variety of relaxation and chill-out areas throughout the villa. The main living area includes a fireplace and a large terrace with panoramic views of the sea, countryside and nearby medieval village. There is a family room with a 65” TV and 3 dining areas to choose from: 2 inside and 1 outside, each seat 12 people. The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, double fridge freezer, pantry, 6-ring gas cooker, icemaker and a wine cooler. The spa has a 6-seater jacuzzi, steam room, spacious Swedish sauna and sensory shower with scented water and mood lights. The modern gym has sea views and Technogym equipment including running and cycling machines, a multi gym, exercise balls and yoga mats. A 12 m x 6 m infinity pool has 12 daybeds. The pool is not heated as standard, but can be heated for an additional charge. There is a sundeck with terraces, an outdoor shower, a contemporary fire pit area with bean bags and an outdoor barn.

Style Notes

Pared down elegance and modern luxury. The estate's Villa Castelle and Villa Castelletta are both restful retreats, equipped for special gatherings with family and friends. Furnished to a high standard, you’ll find an inspiring mix of contemporary and classic design such as crystal pendant chandeliers, distressed bronze coffee tables and ceramics. Natural stone floors sit harmoniously with restful color schemes, while reclaimed antique materials contrast beautifully with unique pieces of art and sculpture. The living spaces have BOSE built-in speaker systems with Bluetooth connectivity and floor-to-ceiling glass doors connect the outside and inside living spaces. We love the numerous terraces and balconies, which mean you are never far from yet another breathtaking view of Le Marche; the tranquil bedrooms with Italian embroidered textiles and Egyptian cotton linens; and the luxurious cellar spa.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
SLEEPS 12
4 king
4 twin / single
sleeps 2
2 travel crib
Amanda J.
Member since January 15, 2020
Amanda has spent most of her career in the Children's industry designing products and services to help make parent's lives easier. Amanda is from an Italian heritage, and married to an Australian. As a mother of 2, and an avid traveler, both for pleasure and also visiting family from one side of the world to another, Amanda knows what it is like travelling with children, and how to create an experience that takes the hassle out of renting a home-from-home. Amanda will help you craft bespoke itineraries designed around your needs, and ensure each of your needs are met together with your 24/7 concierge service to make sure you have a relaxing and memorable holiday with your friends and family.

Le Marche, Italy

Italy’s hidden secret

Bordering Umbria to the northeast and running 100 miles along the Adriatic Coast to the border with San Marino, Le Marche is Tuscany’s lesser known cousin. Expect medieval hill towns, Renaissance art, open air opera and rustic trattoria plus a wonderful coastline. Kids will love the water parks, Dinosaur Park, caves and butterfly gardens, along with quirky local events, including wheelbarrow racing with frogs.

2 reviews

Chris M.
Visited in July 2023
The ideal scenario - the property is more beautiful than the insane photos. The concierge is SO nice and attentive. The experiences are truly unique and memorable. I have no complaints. We went with our two kids (5 & 7) and both sets of grandparents. We did a week in Tuscany because my husband was worried he had never heard of Marche. But let me tell you - Marche is Italy’s best kept secret and in a few years everyone will know about it. Cannot wait to come back!
Diane K.
Visited in May 2022
Amanda and her team are absolutely wonderful hosts -- the property is gorgeous and amenities are top notch! They helped us arrange chefs, excursions, nanny services and in general took outstanding care of our group - including lots of young kiddos. Highly recommend this oasis!