|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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).
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.
Suella Darkins purchased this house in 2000
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.
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.
I love Italy and have been visiting this country yearly for already 9 years. I have also shared my passion with friends and now all together we travel to different parts of this wonderful country. This house was really the best I have ever visited!!! It is situated on the mountain and
Last year my partner and I rented Suella Darkins' house at Moie for 2 weeks. We loved it. It is modern, spacious, quiet and well furnished, as well as being good value. There are lots of things to do if you want to be active; from walking on Monte Baldo to waterskiing on the Lake to playing golf at Garda. For sightseeing and culture there is Mantua and Verona, including the famous Verona opera season. There is also the breathtaking cliffside chapel at Spiazzi next door. If you want to chill out you can watch Wimbledon on the satellite TV, read in the secluded garden or swim at the fabulous pool at the hotel at the bottom of the hill, or on a beach by the lake. The local wines are first class and there is a very good weekly market in Caprino. The kitchen has everything you need and there is plenty of space to eat inside if the weather is cool or wet. This year we are taking the house for 4 weeks with lots of friends and family coming out. What more can I say. Peter Briggs, Chichester, West Sussex.
This wonderful country home in the mountains next to Lake Garda was way beyond our expectations. It is beautifully built and furnished, very clean with an amazing and relaxing atmosphere. The views to the mountains from the bedrooms are stunning. We also enjoyed the kind hospitality of its owner.
We were extremely happy there and wished we could stay much more, hope to return one day.
La casa è davvero uno splendore oltre che pulita, ordinata, spaziosa e in ottimo stato.
La proprietaria, Suella, è una signora davvero molto gentile e disponibile.
Eravamo 10 persone e siamo rimasti tutti ugualmente soddisfatti e contenti di aver scelto questa casa.
La distanza dal centro di Caprino Veronese, in macchina, è davvero di pochi minuti.
Consiglio vivamente a chi si vuole dedicare alla tranquillità di una bellissima casa vicino al lago di Garda e avere una piacevole accoglienza dalla proprietaria.
Das Anwesen ist sehr geräumig und für ein Ferienhaus überdurchschnittlich komfortabel ausgestattet und wunderschön eingerichtet. Die Vermieterin ist freundlich und zuverlässig. Der umzäunte Garten ist perfekt für die Kinder und den Hund. Man hat einen fantastischen Blick auf die umliegende Natur und kann in direkter Umgebung Wanderungen unternehmen. Das Anwesen liegt ruhig und abseits in einer Sackgasse in einem sehr kleinen Dorf ca. 20 Min. den Monte Baldo hinauf. Bis zum Gardasee sind es je nach Verkehr ca. 40 Min. Es gibt eine Reihe an hervorragenden Ausflugszielen und Einkaufsmöglichen im Umkreis. Wir würden gerne wieder kommen.
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
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$530|
50% deposit to be paid on booking. The remainder should be paid within 2 weeks of arrival
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.