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Luxury Country House in Idyllic Rural Setting Above Lake Garda Sleeps 10 + Cots

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Front entrance to property from the rustic 'corte'. The house is not isolated

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Last updated: 08/09/2016

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Ultra-comfortable family house with huge Aga kitchen and magnificent views

Family dream house in rural hillside setting above Lake Garda. Panoramic views from huge picture windows. 4 beautiful bedrooms. Ample square country kitchen with Aga; ultra-comfortable generously-sized sitting room with local-marble fireplace, boudoir grand piano and wide-screen TV. Satellite internet with wi-fi in house and garden. Studio-bedroom containing DVD and video collection; arched stone-ceilinged breakfast room/cantina, library/dining room with over 1000 books. 4 lovely bathrooms including laundry area. Magnificent walking/hiking and mountain biking from the doorstep in unpretentious, undiscovered and unspoiled area with clean, almost-mountain air. Sleeps 10 comfortably + travel cots. 18 inch stone walls throughout keep it warm in winter and delightfully cool in summer. Nearby riding, windsurf, sailing, hang gliding, Gardaland amusement park, historic Verona with summer opera season + street theatre and concerts. Celebrated local wines cheeses salamis and seasonal fruit & veg (asparagus, radicchio etc).

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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/09/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 250 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double, 1 baby crib

    4 poster bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib

    picture window...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    picture window...moreless

  • The four bedrooms are spacious enough to accommodate travel cots if necessary, and one of the 2 double sofa beds in the studio bedroom is an easily-moved futon....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, bidet

    panoramic view from the jacuzzi...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet

    local pink marble shower and basin stand - rather special...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    also laundry room ...moreless

  • The ground floor bathroom is also a laundry room containing washing machine and laundry sink. The first floor bathroom is rather posh as the shower base and wash basin stand are custom-made from local pink marble, and being situated next to the entrance area and sitting room it is the one that non-staying guests would use. The three bedrooms on the second floor have 2 bathrooms - one en suite, while the other has a panoramic view over the valley and hills opposite to be enjoyed from the jacuzzi. All 4 bathrooms are fitted with electrically heated towel rails...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The property is located in a rural hamlet where two local dairy farmers take their herds out to pasture each day and bring them back to the stables to be milked. Anyone looking for an 'away-from-it-all' reading and stodging holiday immersed in the bucolic sounds of Heidi's cow bells, green pastures and meadow fruits and flowers need never use their car once the food shopping has been accomplished. However there are abundant 'activities' within a 20 minute radius, including riding stables, hang-gliding on Monte Baldo, all the sports, swimming and sunbathing of Lake Garda including Gardaland, as well as the historical, literary and architectural delights of Verona, Venice etc. The kitchen is equipped with a 2-oven gas-fired cream-coloured Aga cooker which is usually turned off during the very hot midsummer weather. There is also a fitted gas corner hob as well as an electric oven/grill which cater just as well to the needs of 10+ family gatherings. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi

Property Descriptor

  • Detached
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$253
$2,108 $8,432
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • OfflineRDD $526.99
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

50% deposit to be paid on booking. The remainder should be paid within 2 weeks of arrival


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Calendar

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Location

35 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Villafranca Verona
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Peschiera
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Affi

Car: Necessary

Nearby Lake Garda with sailing, windsurf, swimming, sunbathing, magnificent scenery, beautiful romantic lakeside villages. Verona only 45 km and saturated with architecture to die for from the Roman Arena and outdoor Roman Theatre onwards, including some of Italy's finest Romantic churches, Medieval castles, Gothic basilicas, elegant squares and stylish shops. A tourist's heaven of bars, restaurants and local trattorias. Summer opera season in the Arena and Jazz/followed by Shakespeare Festival in the Roman Theatre. Venice is 2 hours by car: Florence 3 hours. Gardaland - 30 mins, is one of Europe's biggest amusement parks. Monte Baldo, upon which the house is located is a treasure trove of indigenous flora and fauna including rare orchids. A hiker's and mountain biker's paradise, setting off from your own doorstep for panoramic excursions that will make your head spin with the natural beauty of the Italian scenery. Local wines include Soave, Valpolicella, Custoza, Amarone, Ripasso, etc

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I grew up in Oxford and London but have spent the past 35 years in Verona, married to a local Italian, bringing up our four children and teaching English in the state school system.

Why the Owner Chose Caprino Veronese, Verona, Italy:
When I bought the property in 2000 it was a complete ruin: the roof had caved in twenty years previously and a sizeable tree was flourishing inside the playroom. Two brothers, Alessandro and Agostino, both expert in conservative building restoration took three years to renovate the property, knocking down the outer walls and rebuilding from scratch, using the original hand-shaped local stone blocks. The house seems to have grown naturally out of the hill side which makes it the perfect idyllic rural escape from city life and stress but close enough to all the amenities. Monte Baldo is a magic mountain.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Underground streams abound here, and less than half a mile away from the hamlet a freshwater spring supplies pure drinking water to the surrounding area as far as Lake Garda. Eagles fly high in the sky; deer. foxes, badgers and a huge variety of butterflies abound. A perfect retreat from the summer heat.


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Speaks: english, italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/09/2016

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Photos

  • Front entrance to property from the rustic 'corte'. The house is not isolated

    Front entrance to property from the rustic 'corte'. The house is not isolated

  • Back view of property showing rural mountain setting

    Back view of property showing rural mountain setting

  • First floor sitting room with boudoir grand piano, leather sofa and armchairs.

    First floor sitting room with boudoir grand piano, leather sofa and armchairs.

  • Huge  well-equipped country kitchen with AGA range as well as modern gas cooker.

    Huge well-equipped country kitchen with AGA range as well as modern gas cooker.

  • Kitchen access to garden dining area

    Kitchen access to garden dining area

  • First floor bedroom with panoramic windows and small balcony

    First floor bedroom with panoramic windows and small balcony

  • 2nd floor ensuite double bedroom with wooden beams and panoramic view

    2nd floor ensuite double bedroom with wooden beams and panoramic view

  • 2nd floor double bedroom  with exposed beams

    2nd floor double bedroom with exposed beams

  • 2nd floor bathroom with jacuzzi bath and panoramic view over the garden

    2nd floor bathroom with jacuzzi bath and panoramic view over the garden

  • Ground floor library/play room with garden access

    Ground floor library/play room with garden access

  • Ground floor arched stone 'cantina' once used for storing cheese, ham and salami

    Ground floor arched stone 'cantina' once used for storing cheese, ham and salami

  • Front entrance with table area to catch the afternoon sun

    Front entrance with table area to catch the afternoon sun

  • Back view of house showing ground floor kitchen leading onto outside dining area

    Back view of house showing ground floor kitchen leading onto outside dining area

  • View of and from the back garden showing unspoilt mountain meadows and woodland.

    View of and from the back garden showing unspoilt mountain meadows and woodland.

  • Sitting room open fireplace with leather sofa and armchairs as well as books. l

    Sitting room open fireplace with leather sofa and armchairs as well as books. l

  • Gas-fired AGA cooker

    Gas-fired AGA cooker

  • Ist floor bedroom with panoramic windows and narrow balcony overlooking valley

    Ist floor bedroom with panoramic windows and narrow balcony overlooking valley

  • 2nd floor ensuite bedroom (in winter) with mountain view

    2nd floor ensuite bedroom (in winter) with mountain view

  • 2nd floor en suite bathroom with shower

    2nd floor en suite bathroom with shower

  • View of garden from 2nd floor double bedroom

    View of garden from 2nd floor double bedroom

  • 2nd floor twin-bedded bedroom overlooking the 'corte'.

    2nd floor twin-bedded bedroom overlooking the 'corte'.

  • Ground floor library/play room with french windows and garden access

    Ground floor library/play room with french windows and garden access

  • View of the ancient rustic 'corte' to which the house belongs

    View of the ancient rustic 'corte' to which the house belongs

  • House seen from the back garden

    House seen from the back garden

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