The Perfect Italian Vacation Rental
Nestled in the Umbrian countryside, this cozy stone house is a relaxing retreat for an Italian-style vacation. Enjoy a glass of wine on the covered front porch, swim in the pool, or star-gaze from the hammock. Located about an hour north of Rome outside the village of Guardea, Casa Sirena also is an ideal base for exploring nearby Umbrian hill towns with restaurants, Etruscan ruins, and wineries.
Although located in the country, there is a village five minutes up the road with all the amenities: cafes; banks; a post office; fresh pasta, butcher, and grocery shops; a Sunday flea market; a medieval watchtower and, of course, a castle. You will need a car to reach the house; the Alviano train station is a ten minute drive from the house, and there is a car rental office near the station.
Casa Sirena is a two-story stone house with traditional Umbrian brick and beam ceilings and terracotta floors. It can sleep 6+ in three bedrooms (plus sleep sofa), three baths, a fully-equipped kitchen, two fireplaces, and a pool that overlooks an oasis that serves as a World Wildlife Fund sanctuary.