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Marietta & Piergiorgio

La Carpinella

TopBnB Excellent 9.5 / 10 (39 reviews)
Via Frazione Poggio, 158 - Portonovo, Ancona (AN) - Area: seaside | Map
Codice identificativo: 042002-AFF-00019

Category
Guesthouse

Rooms
4

Breakfast
included

Bathroom
Ensuite
Guests in this venue liked
  • At the seaside
  • Abundant breakfast
  • Spectacular view
  • The design of the property
  • Charming property
  • Cheap
Description
The Carpinella's definition as "design" and "brand new" is the result of our guests' euphoria, driven, we want to believe, by the location and the commitment we put into what little we do.

We have been doing this for over 20 years, solely managed by our family: first my mother Sandra and my brother, now my wife Marietta and myself.

Our description would be more like this: the first B&B in Portonovo, a seaside resort located 10 km south of Ancona, immersed in the Mediterranean scrubland of the Integral Reserve Area of the Conero Park, therefore hidden and protected by greenery just a stone's throw from the sea.

The structure, built in 1960 and renovated in 2003, used to be the seaside house of the Gigli family. We offer a total of four double/twin rooms with private entrance and bathroom. Among them, the standout features are the top room with an exclusive sea view terrace and the family room, capable of accommodating both parents and children in two separate spaces.

Breakfast is served outdoors or, in case of unfavorable weather, in the main area of the house.

A car is not necessary in Portonovo, everything is within walking distance: you can park it and forget about it.

Meals can be enjoyed at one of the nine restaurants located within a one-kilometer radius from Carpinella, catering to every budget, from Michelin-starred chefs to typical pizzerias.
Rooms and Rates
Please contact the host before booking if you are traveling with pets or use the "Pets allowed" filter in your search.
Features
Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite):
4
  • Air Conditioning
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair dryer
  • Charm
  • Heating
  • Ideal for trekking
  • Near cycle paths
*Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Rooms with air conditioning
  • Parking
  • Internet access
  • English speaker
  • French speaker
  • Spanish speaker

House features

  • Recently restored house
  • Sharing areas available for guests
  • Panoramic location
  • Insured house

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Air conditioning
  • Room temperature controller

Electric system

  • Certified systems
  • Photovoltaic or other forms of renewable energy

Services of the house

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Garage / parking

Facilities and services

  • Laundry

Location and surroundings

  • Panoramic view
  • Near (within 10 mins) pubblic transports
  • Near (within 45 mins) train station / airport / port

Number of rooms

  • Total number of rooms: 4
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 4

Size of rooms

  • Between 14 and 20 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Hair dryer
  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • Children bed
  • Mirror or luggage case
  • Fridge

Furnishing

  • Desk / table and chairs

Cleaning services

  • Daily

Services

  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar
  • Discounts in local shops and restaurants for the guests

Holiday themes - the place

  • Sea

Holiday themes - town size

  • Village - under 5000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Cultural events and arts exhibitions
  • Wine and food attractions area
  • Shopping area
  • Located in country side or nature reserves
  • Near sports facilities
  • Seaside

Holiday themes - house features

  • Charm
  • Garden
  • Romantic atmosphere
Breakfast
We are delighted to serve a rich breakfast (not enough? Ask for seconds!) consisting of:
- hot beverages
- fresh fruit and fruit juices
- fresh bread made from local organic flour
- butter and homemade jams, some made by us
- homemade daily dessert
- upon request, yogurt, plant-based milks, vegan options, savory choices.
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Hey from Marietta & Piergiorgio

Member since May 2013 | 54,547 hits
Welcome, my name is Piergiorgio. Together with my wife Marietta, we run a small family business, conceived and launched by mum Alessandra 20 years ago. We all love to open our house, share our history and smile to the guests, hoping they will appreciate as we do continously since 1961 the wild beauty of Portonovo and Conero's Riviera.
My calendar is updated
Response rate: High
Response time: within a few hours
Conditions
Check-in from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Check-out before 11:00 AM - If you're late you may be charged for an extra night
Area seaside
Right inside Conero's Regional park, 200 mts off the beach.
13 kms away from A14 highway and from Ancona's railway station.
8 kms away from the villages of camerano, Sirolo and Numana.
Train Stations
*Distances As The Crow Flies
In The Surroundings
*Distances As The Crow Flies

Excellent

Overall Rating 9.5 / 10
40 reviews
Property
Cleaning
Host
Location
Price/Quality
Breakfast
daniela
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 10
Environment located in the middle of the Mediterranean forest, where the noises are only natural ones like the wind and the birds singing. The sea, wonderful, is reachable on foot in a few minutes. The owners are more than hospitable. Healthy and abundant breakfast. In this place a bit out of the frantic world, I didn't find a single negative thing.
stayed from 06/10/2024 to 06/13/2024
romano
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
B&B recommended by a relative who has visited several times. Strategic location but at the same time pleasant, immersed in the Mediterranean scrub. Highly recommended, the manager is great.
stayed from 09/05/2023 to 09/09/2023
daniela
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
daniela rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 08/17/2023 to 08/25/2023
simona
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
I stayed here with my sister and we recommend this property for the welcoming hosts, especially Giorgio, who prepared delicious breakfasts for us with courtesy and discretion. We appreciated the tranquility of the property, secluded in the woods, yet very close to the beaches. The possibility of internal parking is a great convenience. The cleanliness and the quality/price ratio, considering the peak season, have completed the full satisfaction of the holiday. The property is highly recommended.
stayed from 08/15/2023 to 08/17/2023
The answer from the host:
Che dire..recensione motivata ed argomentata, grazie Simona! Magari alla prossima allora...
manola
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 10
We stayed in the TOP room and I can say it was worth it. It has a very large terrace with a view of a glimpse of the sea, equipped with sun loungers and a table with chairs. Marietta and Piergiorgio are very hospitable. Breakfast is as described and I found it very good, especially rich in fruit. The sea is a few steps away. We couldn't rent the umbrella with sun loungers because they were all already booked. I recommend arriving equipped with at least some mats for the pebble beach as the beach is pebbly. Wearing rock shoes is also recommended. We had a great time and hope to return.
stayed from 08/13/2023 to 08/17/2023
martina
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
Fabulous stay, Piergiorgio and Marietta are special and so is the whole surrounding context. You are immersed in the beauties of Conero, you can reach stunning views even without moving by car.
stayed from 07/29/2023 to 08/05/2023
andreas
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
What can I say... A beautiful surprise! A diamond set in the Conero park, in the most beautiful location on the Riviera. 3 minutes from the nearest beach and 15 minutes from the farthest beach in Portonovo. Internal parking at the structure is super strategic. Abundant breakfasts and attention to detail on the table, quality and artisanal products. Room always clean and with a terrace overlooking the sea, spectacular! Referring to the most critical, obviously it is still a B&B and not a 5-star hotel, enjoy your holiday and respect the context (we are inside a Natural Park, immersed in the woods), don't be fussy about small defects. Highly recommended!
stayed from 08/06/2023 to 08/13/2023
The answer from the host:
Grazie Andreas, sono contento che Conero, Portonovo e Carpinella abbiano superato le tue aspettative!! L'osservazione "ai critici", che per fortuna sono mosche bianche, più che pertinente... Buona continuazione!
antonio
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
We stayed at La Carpinella for a week and had a great time, thanks to the friendliness and availability of the owner, Piergiorgio. The breakfast was delicious and, with just a few steps, we were at the beach without having to use the car. The room and the bathroom were always clean. Definitely a place to come back to.
stayed from 08/09/2023 to 08/15/2023
lorenzo
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 8
I did not stay at La Carpinella so my review is a bit particular (for example, the rating on breakfast is not therefore reliable but it seems good from what I could see on the website). However, I went to visit the host after contacting him in April and Piergiorgio, very kind, showed me around the B&B to allow me to evaluate it for a future booking. The impression is excellent: simple but well-organized rooms that also have private spaces (terraces or parts of the garden); the location is great and very convenient for the beach (50 meters) and ideal for those who prefer to forget about using the car once they reach the holiday destination. There is the possibility of preparing lunches/dinners independently thanks to a small external kitchenette and in my opinion, this is definitely a plus for a B&B. The property consists of a villa with a fenced garden that always has the owners present. I definitely recommend it.
stayed from 07/25/2023 to 08/01/2023
claudio
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 5 | Host: 9 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 8
Great location, close to the beaches, kind manager, good breakfast and if during the week they had made at least one change of towels and cleaned the floor it would be perfect.
stayed from 07/21/2023 to 07/29/2023
The answer from the host:
Salve Claudio e grazie per la recensione. Avrai notato che, per tanti altri ospiti, la pulizia alla Carpinella merita valutazioni molto superiori alla tua. In effetti solo un ospite dello scorso anno ci ha dato 7, tutti gli altri dall'8 in su. Ma tant'è, qualcosa può non aver funzionato, anzi tu stesso indichi cosa, e la chiudiamo qui. A beneficio dei futuri ospiti, chiarisco che come riportato nelle condizioni di soggiorno il cambio completo degli asciugamani avviene a pagamento dietro richiesta. Singoli pezzi vengono cambiati gratuitamente, basta lasciarli a terra. E a terra, almeno a giorni alterni, si passa aspirapolvere o straccio secondo esigenze.
annalisa
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
We discovered a fabulous Bed and Breakfast just steps from the sea after 20 years of Conero. Piergiorgio and Marieta are friendly people. Better late than never, right? We will be back soon!
stayed from 07/18/2023 to 07/22/2023
romy
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
Our stay at the BnB La Carpinella was wonderful. The hosts are very helpful and accommodating. The location of the accommodation is optimal. Close to the sea yet away from the hustle and bustle. The only downside to the place for a family is that there is no grocery store.
stayed from 07/08/2023 to 07/13/2023
gabriele
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 8
gabriele rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 07/14/2023 to 07/17/2023
The answer from the host:
Grazie Gabriele per le valutazioni. Anche se 8 è un bel voto, noi non ci accontentiamo: cosa potremmo fare a tuo giudizio in termini di qualità o di colazione per meritare qualcosa in più? Suggerimenti sempre graditi
barbara
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 8
Excellent location for the beach, no need to move the car, and parking in Portonovo is always complicated. The owners are exquisite and very kind people. We will definitely come back.
stayed from 06/30/2023 to 07/03/2023
diego
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Excellent experience from multiple perspectives. Warm and attentive welcome with useful tips on places to visit in the surroundings. Impeccable cleanliness. Carefully prepared breakfasts of which we only left crumbs. We are a couple in our sixties and we were guests of the top room. The location of 'La Carpinella' is simply enchanting. Thanks to Marietta and Piergiorgio.
stayed from 06/18/2023 to 06/24/2023
The answer from the host:
Elena e Diego, grazie per la vostra generosità, non meritiamo percorso netto almeno per il frigorifero fuori uso... Siamo felici che abbiate apprezzato appieno località e Carpinella, e di aver cominciato la stagione col passo giusto! Allora...arrivederci!
maria
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
maria rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 08/21/2022 to 08/29/2022
francesca
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
My husband, my daughter Lidia who is two years old and I had the pleasure of staying in this wonderful bed and breakfast for 10 days! Wonderful location, surrounded by greenery just a stone's throw from the sea (essential element in Portonovo and surroundings where finding parking is very complicated and sometimes even reaching the beaches). The apartment has everything you need for a summer vacation, the breakfast is well taken care of, there is always a sweet treat made with love by Marietta and there is never a lack of fresh fruit! An additional bonus is the pleasure of enjoying breakfast with the other guests of the bed and breakfast, as it is served at a "common" table. For those with children like us, but in general for those who enjoy cooking something, everyone has access to the little kitchen where you will find everything you need. Portonovo is beautiful and the surrounding areas are worth a visit. I highly recommend staying in this bed and breakfast, where we immediately felt "at home", a feeling confirmed in the following days also thanks to Pier and Marietta, truly special people! We will definitely come back.
stayed from 08/20/2022 to 08/30/2022
giovanna
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
My husband and I spent two very pleasant days at La Carpinella. The room we selected on the first floor has a splendid view. The breakfast is excellent and the managers were very helpful. The property is close to the sea and great restaurants. We will definitely come back.
stayed from 08/29/2022 to 09/01/2022
elio
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 7 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Quiet, peaceful, green and natural environment. Welcoming, reserved, comfortable and clean structure. Attentive, helpful, discreet and very kind managers. Complete, genuine, abundant and relaxing breakfast.
stayed from 08/14/2022 to 08/21/2022
The answer from the host:
Ciao Elio e grazie per la tua recensione! Vedo che hai apprezzato molte cose, ma ogni voto sotto 9 per noi è un allarme...Vada per 8 alla struttura, so che devo e dove posso operare dei miglioramenti. Ma per il 7 alla pulizia, dove a mia memoria mai abbiamo avuto voti inferiori a 9, vorrei capirci meglio. Dove non siamo stati (quasi) impeccabili? Per noi è un parametro fondamentale, quindi grazie per indicarci il motivo della tua limitata soddisfazione al riguardo. Grazie ancora e saluti Piergiorgio
rebecca
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 8 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 10
I spent a week at La Carpinella with my sister and my 2 and a half year old daughter. We received a warm welcome and a lovely 'Two Sisters' room on the first floor with a sea view. The breakfast was delicious and the owners were very kind.
stayed from 07/18/2022 to 07/24/2022
francesco
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Courtesy and friendliness of Piergiorgio and Marietta. Very close to the beautiful and famous beaches of Portonovo. Parking space that became useful to move on foot to beaches and local establishments.
stayed from 06/02/2022 to 06/05/2022
santo
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 8
Excellent Bed and Breakfast in the bay of Portonovo. Unique and very comfortable. Friendly and helpful managers. Great breakfast. Recommended!
stayed from 08/21/2021 to 08/28/2021
gianluca
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 8 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 8
Very close to the sea structure. Piergiorgio very friendly and nice, clean rooms, with spectacular panoramic view. All beautiful! Portonovo is really a gem.
stayed from 08/16/2021 to 08/22/2021
fabio
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
The structure is located in a strategic position that allows you to easily reach all the beaches of Portonovo on foot. There is a reserved parking space within the property. The rooms are spacious and clean. The room 'I Gabbiani' reserved for us had a large sea view terrace with two sun loungers and a small table, useful in case you decide for take-away dinner from one of the local eateries. The presence of a common outdoor kitchen can allow you to cook something if necessary. Breakfast is plentiful and with fresh and healthy products. The owners are very kind and helpful, also assisting us in booking the beach place and allowing us to leave the car parked on their property for a couple of hours after check-out.
stayed from 08/04/2021 to 08/08/2021
alessandra
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 8
alessandra rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 07/28/2021 to 08/03/2021
gaëlle
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
We really enjoyed our stay at La Carpinella. Beautiful room, friendly and helpful host, hearty breakfast with great local/homemade products. All of this in a magnificent place! Thank you again for the welcome.
stayed from 07/25/2021 to 07/31/2021
maria
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
I stayed at La Carpinella for a week with a friend and we had a great time. The owners were very kind, attentive to all our needs and requirements. When we needed guidance or advice, they directed us and followed us with care. The room was very clean and comfortable. The location is very convenient to the sea and the beach. Highly recommended. We will come back.
stayed from 07/13/2021 to 07/20/2021
emanuela
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Welcome and availability towards the guest. Excellent. The location is perfect and the room very clean, the breakfast suitable for the summer period, with tasty and light cakes and fresh fruit. Definitely a place to come back to with great pleasure.
stayed from 06/19/2021 to 06/23/2021
magda
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 8 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 8
We spent a few days at the B&B La Carpinella, we had a great time. The owner was very kind and attentive to our needs. Thank you.
stayed from 06/24/2021 to 06/27/2021
dina
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Great location, family-friendly and welcoming atmosphere, kindness and availability of the managers. We had a great time!
stayed from 06/17/2021 to 06/23/2021
gian
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
The La Carpinella property excels in all aspects.
stayed from 06/03/2021 to 06/07/2021
michela
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
michela rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 08/18/2019 to 08/25/2019
antonio
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
In a wonderful setting (Portonovo) well positioned, 150 meters from the sea, maximum tranquility and great courtesy of the managers.
stayed from 07/17/2019 to 07/22/2019
roberta
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 10
Wonderful place, kindness and courtesy from the managers. To recommend.
stayed from 07/08/2019 to 07/11/2019
sue
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
I enjoyed my stay at La Carpinella. Pier was a very helpful host, replying quickly to my queries and providing useful information on reaching Portonovo. He also went out of his way to help me explore the beautiful Parco del Conero, providing both maps and transport. He helped to arrange my transport to the airport for an early flight. The breakfasts were delicious, with fresh fruit and warm breads. Thank you.
stayed from 05/27/2019 to 05/29/2019
sergio
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
A simply magnificent place, at the foot of Mount Conero and 200 meters from the beach. Everyone is very courteous. A must repeat.
stayed from 06/01/2019 to 06/08/2019
luca
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
luca rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 03/22/2019 to 03/24/2019
pim
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Very nice place and we experienced a warm welcome and a helpful attitude.
stayed from 09/17/2018 to 09/18/2018
gianfranco
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 8
Lovely place for those who love tranquility immersed in the greenery a stone's throw from the sea.
stayed from 07/08/2018 to 07/14/2018
The answer from the host:
Grazie Gianfranco, è stato un piacere chiacchierare con te di massimi e minimi sistemi. Auguri per un felice prosieguo di estate! Famiglia Gigli.
daniel
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
Highly recommended. The host, Per Giorgio, was extremely generous. We were traveling in the off-season without a car, when local buses and services turned out to be limited, and he kindly gave us rides to the beach and the bus stop, and one day even made us sandwiches for lunch at no charge when the local cafe was closed. He serves a delicious light breakfast on a terrace: fruit, pastry, bread with homemade jams. We rented the large room with the private terrace. The room was plain but comfortable and clean, and the views of sea and mountains from the terrace were beautiful. You can walk to a good seafood restaurant, a pizzeria, and the rocky town beach in just a few minutes. Nearby sandy Mezzavalle Beach must be one of the most beautiful in the world. The trailhead to reach it is 3 km away uphill; then you have to walk down a very steep clay path, but it's worth it.
stayed from 05/20/2018 to 05/23/2018