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“Perfect holiday.”
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aerial photo of the property COTTAGE AND POOL
Treehouse
the cottage entrance -You will be the only guest!!
TREEHOUSE (TREEPLATFORM) IN COMPLETION
dining room and kitchenette
two single bed room
another perspective of the dining room
pool 12m x 6 m  ROME COTTAGE
FROM THE POOL  WATER...
pool garden
swimming pool ROME COTTAGE
PROPERTY
pool garden
master room
kitchenette
soccer court ( in summer)
hammock and pool
bench and pool garden
flowers in summer
copper gazebo in the swimming pool garden
BIRDS OF THE PROPERTY ROME COTTAGE
BUTTERFLIES OF OUR GARDEN ROME COTTAGE
Stairs to reach the treehouse
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Rome, Lazio

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect holiday.”
Reviewed July 21, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Choosing a holiday from an online description is always a bit of a shot in the dark and I hesitated several times before booking. If I knew then what I know now I would not have had a single doubt. The cottage is small, beautifully rustic and basic but perfectly clean and comfortable with a fantastic pool a few steps from the front door. It is in the extensive grounds of a larger house which is used by the family for entertaining guests occasionally and for the odd overnight stay but otherwise we had the garden and the pool completely to ourselves. We arrived to a fully stocked fridge and a lovely welcome from the owners who could not have done more to make us feel at home. The family were able to recommend places and restaurants to visit with our 3 boys which really helped us to make the most of our short stay. Particular highlights for us all were the night-time drive round Rome and Il Postiglione (local restaurant) which the boys have decided to buy when they have made their fortune as footballers. I also have to mention the thoughtful but completely unobtrusive gestures throughout the week; home-grown fruit and vegetables, cake, an English newspaper and home-made pesto were some of the gifts from the family. It is hard to do justice to the cottage and to the kindness of the family in a review like this but for our family (boys aged 14, 12 and 8) this was a truly perfect base for exploring Rome and its surroundings. Thank you very much indeed to Stefano, Emanuela, Corrado and Yolanda for some very, very happy memories. We threw our coins into the Trevi Fountain so we WILL be back!

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jcmdarkst...
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Summer holiday at Testa's cottage”
Reviewed December 28, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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We stayed for 2 weeks at the beginning of August in this cottage and had a wonderful time. The weather was very hot and sunny and we only had one overcast day during the whole fortnight so having such a large swimming pool and access to the garden was great with the hot weather.
When we first arrived we were met by the Testa family's neighbours (as the owners were away) who waited for us at the property despite out late arrival. The owners were also kind enough to book us a table at their favourite restaurant - Il Postiglione - for the first night. A great place with wonderful food and service. We went back there again and again.
The pool was cloudy on the first day, but after a phone call on the mobile that the owners left with us their gardener and pool man spent 2 days diligently cleaning and filtering the water until it was crystal clear.
The pool is fed by a natural spring, so no chemicals are used. Making it very natural and clean and you could easily spend the whole day in and out of the pool (which we did a lot!).
The cottage can get quite hot at night - there is air conditioning but not in either of the bedrooms and because of the mosquitos, we didn't want to have our windows open at night. The owners do provide fans for each bedroom so we were always comfortable at night.
Take lots of mosquito repellant - they are everywhere in the summer!

The location of the property is very close to Rome, we first went by train from the nearby station (3miles away). This takes about 45 minutes and only costs 1 Euro for a single adult ticket. However, it doesn't take you straight into the centre of Rome and you have to change onto the Metro for the final part of the journey which takes about 15 minutes.
The other 4 times we went into Rome we drove - most Romans are away on holiday in August so despite seeing some scary driving at times, it was very easy to drive into the centre of Rome and park. The roads were very quiet.
If you are going to rent a car from the airport, I wouldn't recommend renting from Maggiori. Whilst they may be slightly cheaper than the rest the wait to collect your car was terrible - it took us 90 minutes! So go for Hetz or Budget as their rental desks had no queues and were fully staffed.
Other useful tips - pre-book your tickets online before you go for both the Vatican Museum, Colleseum and Forum as the queues for tickets were up to 2 hours. Pre-booking allowed us to go straight to ticket collection and enter without wasting any time queuing int he heat.
Also, it's worth going up to Dome of St Peter's. The views are amazing. We went first thing in the morning (8am) and avoided the crowds. At peak times you're looking at at least 2 hours wait to get into the basilica.
Overall I would recommend this holiday property for families with older children (8+) who want a nice relaxing time by the pool but also with the option to visit Rome to see this beautiful city and it's famous sights.

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Liked best: The swimming pool and being close to Rome
Liked least: Powercuts and mosquitos
Travelling group: Teenagers
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annemaryF...
Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect holiday week at Testa´s”
Reviewed July 10, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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person found this review helpful

Testa´s cottage had everything we needed for good holiday, great pool and garden, easy access from Fiumicino by car, fridge full of food when we came late Sunday night and friendly hosts. Boys emptied local markets Peroni stocks and I did day trips by train to Viterbo (impressive historic town) and Lake Bracciano.
My son had also the priviledge to be the goalie for the Saturdays Cesano soccer game (yes, there is also a soccer field in garden!)

Thanks again Stefano, Emanuela, Jolanda and Corrado for the hospitality and hope you liked Salmiakkikossu!

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Liked best: Pool, garden, hosts, weather, food, wine, Peroni
Liked least: couldn´t find jogging trails in Cesano, wifi didn´t work (who cares to check email on holiday anyway..)
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Berlaar
Reviewed October 4, 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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Liked best: the proximity to Rome and the awesome pool
Liked least: the mosqito's
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 13, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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Liked best: Swimming Pool
Liked least: mosquitos
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
23 Sep 2011
Thank you for your review. We are glad you appreciated our efforts to practice the art of hospitality. ... and thank you for your word of advice we will definetely take action to improve!
Emanuela and the Testa family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 9, 2011 for a stay in April 2011
3
people found this review helpful

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Liked best: The hospitality of the family
Liked least: The distance from the station
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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dslOslo
Oslo
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3 reviews
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Management Response
26 Sep 2017
Grazie mille!!! Thanks a lot!! I hope to see you soon in Rome or in Sardinia. :)
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