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Luxury country house in idyllic rural setting above Lake Garda sleeps 10 + cots

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

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).

Suella Darkins
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
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Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2016

About Suella Darkins

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

Why Suella Darkins chose Veneto

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.

What makes this house unique

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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Luxury country house in idyllic rural setting above Lake Garda sleeps 10 + cots
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

The best house I have ever stayed in!!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review; for appreciating the house and its location
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  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Peter, thank you so much for taking the time to write this, and for sharing your enthusiasm about the house and this tiny corner of Italy. You have always been the perfect guests, and I very much hope to see you here again in the future. Suella.
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Wonderfully atmospheric Home with gorgeous view

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Soggiorno molto piacevole

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie Dafne. E stato un piacere. Spero di vedervi ancora
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wunderschönes Haus in der Natur nahe Gardasee

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Villafranca Verona
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
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


Rates & Availability

Caprino Veronese House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Caprino Veronese House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet , panoramic view from the jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , local pink marble shower and basin stand - rather special
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , also laundry room
  • 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
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 4 poster bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , picture window
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon , picture window
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • 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
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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.

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