Jan, United Kingdom · August 2016
We had a fantastic two weeks at Sharon’s villa in MSM. The views from all outward facing windows in the villa are breathtaking and we never tired of them. The pool was lovely and enjoyed by all of us, and especially our children/teenagers. The villa is very spacious, which meant that as two families holidaying together there were choices about where to gather to play games, listen to music or allow someone to just read quietly. The house is well equipped – WiFi available in a number of rooms (important to our teenagers!), a TV and video player (we enjoyed catching up on some memorable musicals), dishwasher, washing machine and drier, sound system with a big selection of CD’s, and then books and board games. We loved the look of the villa, the decor and particularly the outdoor terrace and BBQ area. It was lovely to have a choice of where to enjoy meals together and, of course, the weather was wonderful and allowed us to enjoy the garden and pool fully. Our communication with Sharon before our trip was very positive and helpful. She gave us lots of helpful information about markets and the village itself. The property manager, Mike was amazing – came by to check we were doing well, and offer advice about restaurants, markets, routes and local festivals and events. We felt very secure knowing that he would be available if we called. Monte San Martino is a beautiful village with great views from almost every vantage point. Local folk are friendly and we enjoyed a meal at Dei Priori (in the square) and a few coffees at the little coffee bar down the road. The grocery store is small but well-stocked, and the pharmacy proved handy. Nearby Servigliano has bigger supermarkets and a great gelato/bar. We enjoyed visiting Porto San Giorgio (beach), Lake Fiastra, Macerata, Tolentino, and Sarnano (really lovely). We only visited the beach once because being at the house with the pool was so relaxing and we loved being there. This is a wonderful villa and we highly recommend its charms. Thank you very, very much.