Casa Dhanu

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Sleeps: 12 - 14 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6


Pool Wellness
Great Value
Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Hot Tub All Bedrooms En-Suite

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This impressively spacious and established villa in the middle of the Le Marche countryside is a dream come true for food and nature lovers. Casa Dhanu sits in an elevated position on an organic estate, surrounded by rambling vineyards and total peace and quiet. Views of several national parks can be enjoyed from around the property, as well as the sight of majestic mountains soaring from the idyllic landscapes.

Casa Dhanu has your ultimate comfort in mind, with a mix of antique furnishings and modern features adding a sense of refinement throughout. Having a number of living spaces means that everyone can find their favourite place to relax. Probably the most sociable area is the grand living room, with a billiards table for building up an appetite before dinner. There's an effortless flow between inside and outside here, with beautiful glass structures connecting the main villa with outdoor areas.

Enjoy al fresco meals almost anywhere around the villa, with several patio terraces being home to lovely dining areas. The views over the surrounding lush countryside covered in vineyards and olive groves as you eat are simply spectacular. The sight of the sun setting behind the mountains is a particularly breathtaking and memorable sight.

The main villa boasts four sumptuous bedroom, with two separate properties also having one bedroom each. This provides the ideal flexibility and privacy for your group's needs. All of the bedrooms continue the themes of quality, style and laidback luxury. Art works on the walls and elegant pieces of furniture make these spaces you'll look forward to waking up in every morning.

There are dedicated spaces for your ultimate relaxation, such as the sauna and emotional shower found in a cave under the villa – accessed via the garden. A glass hallway leads you from the villa to a glass house with Jacuzzi and wellness area. Unwind as you take in unspoilt views over your garden and beyond.

The gardens are extensive and are where you'll find a large swimming pool with a small bar close by for even more refreshment on hot days! Wherever you wander in the garden, you'll find a comfortable place to rest and glorious views to treat yourself to.

Wine naturally features heavily when it comes to popular activities in the area. Help with organising food and wine and wine tasting tours is available, as is assistance with arranging tours of nearby towns and cities. Make the most of the bikes provided for discovering the scenic immediate area.

Spend the day exploring historic Ascoli Piceno with its wealth of Gothic churches, Renaissance squares and Roman ruins. Sandy beaches are less than 30 minutes away by car.

Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga and Monti Sibillini national parks are both around an hour's drive away from the villa, with views of them even closer to home.

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What you should know…

  • The villa's fourth bedroom is on a mezzanine-style second floor
  • The internal staircases are open-tread
  • When minimum occupancy is booked, certain rooms may not be accessible (subject to owner's discretion) - best to enquire with us beforehand

This home is a part of our Great Value Collection!

Our great value homes:

  • may be traditionally styled for a laid back feeling
  • may have some simple amenities and features
  • mean that you can enjoy top holiday destinations for less!

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hot Tub BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Bicycles Provided Sauna/Steam Pool/Snooker DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Villa Interiors

Ground Floor
- Open-plan living space with sofas, armchairs, three fireplaces, TV, DVD player, piano, billiards table, small table for four people, doors to outside
- Living room with sofas, armchairs, dining table for four people, heated glass hallway to glass house
- Professional kitchen with professional oven, domestic oven, grill, microwave, fridge, freezer, toaster, coffee machine, kettle, ice machine, pressure cooker, mixer, two dishwashers, dining table for eight people
- Bedroom with king size bed, sofa bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, washing machine, dryer

First Floor
- Bedroom with king size bed, ensuite bathroom with shower over bath
- Bedroom with twin beds, ensuite bathroom with bath

Second Floor (loft on mezzanine level - under eaves)
- Open-plan living area with sofa bed, table and chairs, fireplace
- Bedroom with twin beds and ensuite bathroom with shower

Annexe 1

Ground Floor
- Bedroom with king size bed, fireplace, table for two people, door to outside
- Bathroom with bath, shower

Annexe 2

Ground Floor
- Bedroom with king size bed, fireplace, table for two people, door to outside
- Bathroom with bath, shower

Outside Grounds

- Heated swimming pool (12 m x 4 m) with whirlpool system and waterfall shower (heated in May and October)
- Poolside bar with fridge, table for four people
- Sauna and emotional shower in cave under villa
- Covered main dining terrace with table for 12 people, seating areas
- Stone barbecue
- Gardens with vineyards, woods, seating areas
- Glass hallway with winter garden
- Glass house with Jacuzzi and wellness space
- Loungers, deckchairs, sofas, armchairs, hammocks
- Parking
- Outdoor shower


- Air conditioning in all bedrooms, dining area, kitchen and living room
- Heating
- Wi-Fi
- Satellite/cable TVs
- Fireplaces
- Wood stove
- Stereo system
- Library of books and DVDs
- DVD player
- Games
- Children's games and toys
- Six bikes
- Washing machine and dryer
- Safe
- Iron and ironing board
- Hair dryer
- 6 mountain bikes


About the surrounding area of Casa Dhanu
Beach Nearby Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Wine Tasting Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
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Casa Dhanu is tucked away in the middle of the Le Marche countryside, on a rambling estate and reached only by a tree-lined, private lane. This means you have all the sights and sounds of the idyllic area to enjoy during your stay. Despite being so secluded, you can easily get out and explore the countryside on the bikes provided for you - or simply on foot. Restaurants and bars are also within a 15-minute drive of the villa.

During your stay at Casa Dhanu, you have free access to organic wine produced from the surrounding vineyards. Also included is olive oil made from the olive trees dotted around the villa and vegetables and herbs from the garden. And with daily cook service, you can look forward to some truly local, delicious meals! Food and wine and wine tasting tours are naturally very popular activities in the area.

Small towns such as Acquaviva Picena and Ripatransone are fascinating places to stroll around. Acquaviva Picena's main historic attraction is an impressive fortress that originally dates back to the 13th-century, alongside the ruins of castle walls. There's also a clock tower and the Church of San Nicolò to visit.

Highlights of Ripatransone include the cathedral, the medieval walls and the church of San Michele Arcangelo. For even more sightseeing, drive to the town of Ascoli Piceno and soak up cultural sights such as the Renaissance square Piazza del Popolo and 13th-century Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo.

There are beautiful, sandy beaches at Grottammare and San Benedetto del Tronto, with both spots being within a 25-minute drive of the villa. Hire sun loungers, swim in the sea, and try watersports such as windsurfing and boating.

Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park and the Sibillini Mountains both offer expanses of wild terrain to explore. They are home to all sorts of flora and fauna, as well as varied and dramatic landscapes.

Read more about Le Marche

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Ancona

(90 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Perugia

(170 km)

Nearest Village Acquaviva Picena

(5 km)

Nearest Town/City Ascoli Piceno

(30 km)

Nearest Restaurant Acquaviva Picena

(5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Acquaviva Picena

(5 km)

Nearest Beach

(10 km)

Nearest Supermarket Acquaviva Picena

(5 km)

Nearest Shop Acquaviva Picena

(5 km)


Le Marche, a hidden gem in the heart of Italy, is a region that encapsulates the essence of both tradition and natural beauty. Nestled between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea, Le Marche offers an authentic Italian experience that is often overshadowed by its more famous neighbours. With its charming villages, rich history, and diverse landscapes, Le Marche is a destination that beckons those seeking a quieter, more authentic Italian experience.


Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Use the bikes provided for you at Casa Dhanu to explore the rural area that surrounds you. Cycle along sleepy lanes and through hills, taking in the sight of olive groves and vineyards wherever you go. Long country walks are another fun way to see the area's natural beauty.

Grottammare and San Benedetto del Tronto beaches are the perfect spots to take the family for a day out. Facilities such as toilets, cafés and restaurants are all available, with sun loungers and umbrellas for hire. The sea here is perfect for swimming in, and the sandy beaches are very attractive.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities

Onsite Facilities

  • Children's books
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Heated Pool
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Pool/Snooker
  • DVD
  • Toys


Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef
- Wellness treatments
- Cooking classes

Extras included at this property:

- Organic wine for the whole stay
- 4 hours daily housekeeping service (Monday-Friday) to choose between cleaning or cooking
- Organic home-made olive oil
- Products from the vegetable garden
- Sunbeds and deck chairs at a beach club in Grottamare

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Arrival time 4 pm to 8 pm.
Departure time 10 am.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €200, payable locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Minimum stay 7 nights.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool heating charge? The pool is heated free of charge only in May and October. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 23rd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £5,631
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024 £6,452
Aug 25th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 £5,631
Jan 4th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 £5,631
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 £6,452
Aug 24th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 £5,631

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 23rd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €6,071
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024 €6,956
Aug 25th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 €6,071
Jan 4th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 €6,071
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 €6,956
Aug 24th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 €6,071

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Apr 23rd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $6,471
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024 $7,415
Aug 25th 2024 - Jan 4th 2025 $6,471
Jan 4th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 $6,471
Jun 28th 2025 - Aug 24th 2025 $7,415
Aug 24th 2025 - Oct 25th 2025 $6,471

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Fabulous!

    on 13/08/2023

    Very smooth arrival. Very helpful hosts.

  • Stunning property and amazing host!

    Created on 20/07/2019

    Carlo’s villa is located in a beautiful scenic area with amazing views in every direction. Good for a big group with kids. The interior is an eclectic mix of old and new. We enjoyed the pool and pool table, and took advantage of the beach chairs at Grottammare - a lovely beach about a 20 minute drive away. Carlo is an amazing host; he was very responsive and happily arranged cooking lessons for us at the villa as well as a tasting at a winery nearby. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Extraordinary!

    Created on 08/06/2019

    We can not praise this villa enough. We were a family of 8 adults 2 children 2 babies and a dog and there was ample space for all. The villa had a most picturesque outlook and being situated at the end of a long lane, very quiet. It had everything we could want - lovely clean pool with am-ple sun beds, jacuzzi, gardens, plenty of terracing for outdoor dining and delicious wine and olive oil on tap!
    The host Carlo was exceptionally helpful and friendly. He provided us with a wonderful cook who served us 2 exquisite meals in the villa.

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