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GUEST BOOK for 2015 - 2017

We are now into our ninth season and we are very pleased to say that we have had some truly lovely guests staying at Casa Rosa, many of them returning again and again, here are just a few of their recent comments.

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We felt very, very comfortable! We enjoyed the stay very much. Very good and recommendable holiday apartment Everything was available, best booking service, very friendly owner and a cozy cottage with nice roof terrace. M & D, Germany April 2017

I want to thank u for each of the perfect things u do for your guests, your house is lovely and very comfortable! A. Italy Christmas and New Year 2016/17

Great property in a beautiful quiet location We had a fantastic stay at Casa Rosa, the house is lovely and the local scenery has to be seen to be believed. The house is comfortable and well kitted out with everything you need and the owners keep the cupboards well stocked so you replace what you use which is a nice touch. The roof terrace is a lovely sun trap and a great place to eat breakfast and admire the view. Joanna and David sent us very clear directions and loads of really useful info before our trip, nothing was too much trouble. V. UK October 2016

Sublime and comfortable experience. Comfortable clean well appointed delightful ambiance. Good written info and the owner was so very helpful when any queries were posed! We loved it and want to both recommend it to our friends as well as come back next year! Great location for a special Italian experience. T. Australia September 2016

A wonderful holiday at Casa Rosa! This was our second visit to Casa Rosa, and we had another superb holiday. As before, Jo sent all the details well in advance, so we had all the information that we needed. It really does make such a difference to have friendly contact with owners, and Jo makes everything so easy, so that we feel like welcome guests in her house. Casa Rosa is lovely...it is spacious, comfortable and homely, and it is lovely to find drinks etc in the fridge on arrival; it is such a good and simple system to leave similar things for the next guests! Not only is the house lovely but the garden is delightful too ( the result of much hard work I imagine!) with seating areas on the different levels, in sun and shade. The roof terrace is superb with magnificent views of the mountains. Bugnara is a sweet village, with quaint, narrow, streets (and quite a lot of steps!), the shops seem small but actually stock a great range of goods (including really lovely cheeses!), and we frequently visited the bar! It was great this year to have easy access Wifi in the house and garden...thank you for this! There are so many lovely places to visit, and Bugnara is well-positioned, convenient for the motorway but far enough not to be disturbed by traffic noise. It is a really peaceful place, and we so enjoyed coming back to Casa Rosa after a day out to enjoy the comfort and tranquillity. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday...thank you so much Jo, Dave and Fay for letting us share your home. C. & A. UK September 2016

We spent a wonderful week in Bugnara. We stayed at Joanna's lovely Casa Rosa in mid August, when Italians celebrate Ferragosto. Joanna is an amazing host, and her house a little gem with a very nice and cozy garden. She constantly kept in touch and gave us every bit of information. Casa Rosa was spotless and very well equipped. We always had breakfast in the shade of the garden under a wonderful blue sky. At night we found some relief from the heat of those August days at Gino's. A deserved reward after those hiking tours in the gorgeous Maiella Park. Also, Bugnara is a quaint small village close to the more famous Sulmona and three national parks. People over there are very friendly and have a sincere warmth, rare to find in the traditional tourist destinations. We found everything we needed. We will be definitely coming back! Thanks Joanna. M & M, Germany August 2016

Casa Rosa did not disappoint. Conveniently situated near the amenities of the beautiful little village of Bugnara, it was the ideal base for a fantastic, relaxing holiday in Italy. The Mundy's provided everything we needed. A comfortable home from home, store cupboard basics and a fridge with cold beer & wine - most welcome to the weary traveller arriving in the midday sun! The kitchen was well equipped, the bedrooms clean and comfortable and the bathroom stocked with products. The gardens were superb with different areas offering sun & shade throughout the day. We loved the roof terrace. By day baking hot or on occasion ideal for storm watching over the mountains. At night the starry sky was a delight. We can't fault this perfect Italian idyll. P & A, Scotland July 2016

We have spent 5 weeks at Casa Rosa and we have enjoyed every day. I, T & S, Holland June 2016.

My first visit to Casa Rosa, but Trish’s 3rd! And I can see why . . . The house is beautifully positioned and so generously stocked to provide a a home from home - a true haven. The surrounding countryside is absolutely stunning and unspoilt - breath taking views of majestic mountains. We leave Casa Rosa, happier, replenished, recharged and a little rounder! Grazie mille. D & T, UK, April 2016.

The house was great: clean, everything that we needed, comfortable bed, warm, good wifi, and fantastic views from roof terrace. The village is very Italian (which we love) and friendly but Sulmona is close by if you need more choice of provisions or restaurants. The house is ideally situated c 2hrs from Rome airport and in the midst of the most amazing scenery. We had absolutely glorious weather in mid April which complemented the snow-covered mountains and spring flowers. Long walks in the mountains and down valleys - barely seeing anyone - no bears or wolves but did see foxes and deer and beautiful flowers - fantastic! The owner also provided first-class customer service before, during and after the stay. Highly recommended if you want to see real natural Italy away from the crowds and tourist traps. J. W. UK, April 2016.

We have greatly enjoyed our stay at Casa Rosa . . .a beautiful little villa in a picturesque village. We will recommend your casa to our friends. Thank you for sharing your vacation home with us. T family USA Nov 2015

We have had a lovely holiday here at Casa Rosa - The house itself has been beautifully restored and is an attractive comfortable home. The location is superb and the views from the terraces are wonderful. We have been very happy to come back to Casa Rosa after visiting other places - to relax and stroll up to the bar, then back to enjoy whichever seating area takes our fancy. C. & P. UK, September 2015.

We had a wonderful week at Casa Rosa. The property is situated in the medieval village of Bugnara and is well placed for exploring the region. A really lovely and welcoming little house, a proper home from home. We were pleased to find that the kitchen was fully equipped with more than everything you would need to try and recreate the local dishes. The city of Sulmona, where we found many shops, bars and eateries is a short drive away. The roof terrace is great for a quiet evening in sampling the excellent local wine while watching the sunset. The garden has 3 seating areas. Plenty of space to relax in the sun, perhaps with one of the many books provided. D. S. Edinburgh, October 2015

Just a quick note to say that we had a lovely time at Casa Rosa - what a gem! We hope to return soon, but for much longer! S & S, UK September 2015

We had a really lovely holiday at Casa Rosa! Jo was extremely helpful throughout the booking process, and everything was made very clear; it was particularly helpful to have the information pack just prior to our visit, the maps and photos were a great help, as indeed were the extra details regarding the location of the nearest supermarket, and advice on where best to park in Sulmona (very useful!!). Casa Rosa is a beautiful house that has been lovingly and carefully renovated to a very high standard to provide a spacious and comfortable home. The kitchen was well-stocked with everyday essentials and the fridge contained goodies to, guests replenish after use - such a good system!! The garden is superb, with the different levels and seating areas - there were always both sunny and shady spots. The views from the roof terrace are amazing! The house is in the middle of an interesting medieval village, with narrow walkways and steps weaving amongst the houses! There are bars, shops and churches, and the local people were friendly, happy to have visitors. Bugnara is well positioned for visits to other places - Sulmona, Pacentro, Lake Scanno for example all nearby, and the fascinating ancient ruins of Alba Fucens a little further afield. Our wonderful holiday passed by so quickly! Thank you Jo, Dave and Fay for the use of your lovely homex.we hope to return one day!
M & A, UK August 2015

All we can say about the holiday is WOW! What a fab house and location Jo. You have managed to just get everything just right. We needed for nothing. We felt at home immediately and fell in love with all the terraces, particularly the top one at night. What a super view from there. Enjoyed Gino's bar and the Italians are lovely people. We found Lake Scanno lovely and enjoyed driving up through the mountains on those hairy bends. Sulmona is a really lovely looking town and we enjoyed the market day on Wednesday. The children loved the DVDs and books. We enjoyed the position of Casa Rosa and felt it was easy to get around. We will definitely be looking to return again soon. Thank you for everything. Suzanne & family, UK, July 2015

We had a smashing holiday in Casa Rosa. Our breakfast place was the lowest terrace of your garden, just beside the window leading out from the living room, whereas the roof terrace was our favourite place in the evenings. We also enjoyed your fully equipped household (washing machine, bottle openers, knives, laundry rack, fans etc.), so we really felt at home. Finally, allxs well that ends well: After my illness and a ruined summer holiday in 2014, the summer this year was very successful. Thanks for having given us a second chance in -2015. H & A, Germany, July 2015

Beautiful, comfortable and picturesque! It started with a New Year's Wish that my husband and I shared, to visit Italy and reconnect with the place that my great-grandparents left years ago. That place was Abruzzo. Each of them from a medieval village not far from one another. We needed a convenient comfortable location to use as the base for our explorations. With a map in one hand and stars in our eyes, we searched the Internet for a rental. One that would have a beautiful garden, for me, the painter, and a roof top terrace for my husband, the amateur astronomer. Through Google Search we found the Casa Rosa and it met both the requirements, not only that, but it's name was 'Rosa', my sister and grandmother's name. It was a good omen. We connected with its owner, Joanna Mundy, to make an inquiry and found, to our delight, a kind, patient and helpful person who guided us through our first trip across Italy. She helped us in every aspect of our trip, providing us with maps and detailed information about our drive to the Casa Rosa and the conveniences found in Sulmona, a larger city a few miles away. We did have a TIM card that through Google Maps helped with our navigation through Abruzzo, but nothing beat actual knowledge of the area. For that, Joanna proved invaluable. She answered our questions quickly, so that not a minute of our one week trip was wasted. The Casa Rosa, itself, is a beautifully restored home with everything you need to make your vacation a good one, at any time of year. Bugnara, a picturesque village with ancient alleys, staircases and churches was a joy to explore. The only thing that could have made our vacation better was to have arranged for a longer stay! Thanks so much, Joanna, we can hardly wait to return! Nan & Joe, USA, May 2015-

Highly recommended!!! This house is nestled in the picturesque village of Bugnara - a beautiful mountain village with very friendly inhabitants. In Bugnara we found a nice bar with WIFI, Pizza take out and a supermarket. The village is very close to the city of Sulmona, which is lovely for walking around and having an elaborate dinner. What we enjoyed most were the three outdoor seating possibilities. We especially enjoyed the one in the garden. Just outside the front door on the way to the car park is a breathtaking view of the mountains. The beds are wonderfully comfortable with really soft & cosy sheets we slept an hour longer every day just because it was so comfortable. The kitchen has everything one needs. We even cooked and ate in on two of the four nights we were there because the house is just so comfortable. Jo the owner is so very friendly and really went out of her way to make us feel welcome. She provided us with all the information we needed for having an amazing holiday in this stunningly beautiful part of Italy. We loved it so much we might have to come back next year! Do yourself a favour and stay here!!! R. R. Germany, April 2015


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