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PIEDMONT BAROLO 17TH C. VILLA, POOL, WIFI, COOKING CLASSES, WINE TOURS

Clay and Tamar McLachlan

Advertiser since: 2006
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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Clay and Tamar McLachlan

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PIEDMONT BAROLO 17TH C. VILLA, POOL, WIFI, COOKING CLASSES, WINE TOURS

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Alba Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, up to 7 Bedrooms, up to 8 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

One hour from Torino, escape into the bucolic hills of Piemonte. This beautiful 17th Century stone villa sits on three-point-six hectares (nine acres) at an altitude of 550 meters (1900 feet) near the small village of Bonvicino and four miles from Dogliani, in the heart of Piemonte, Italia. Sit on the balcony, sipping your morning coffee or enjoying a glass of wine at sunset while gazing out at the rugged and lush green mountain landscape. On clear days, enjoy spectacular views of the Alps. Villa San Lorenzo di Bonvicino provides a perfect base for exploring the Piemonte region. Enjoy walking through Italian hill towns and vineyards, visit the well-known towns of Monforte D’Alba and Barolo (nine and 12 miles away).

The property was completely renovated between 2008 and 2013, including new bathrooms, new gourmet teaching kitchen, beds, linens, antique furnishings, satellite TV, high-speed internet, plumbing, electrical. Modern conveniences are combined with the antiquity of this centuries old farmhouse. Furnishings combine comfort in keeping with the style of the region and preservation of the house. There are Four bedrooms (Four Queen Size Beds, or the possibility for Two rooms Twin Beds), Four modern bathrooms with bath/shower, a spacious living room with a balcony overlooking the Piemonte hills, and a fully-equipped kitchen. The property offers privacy, spectacular views in a beautiful peaceful setting. Perfect for a family, or two to six couples, or a group of friends. Wood fired traditional brick pizza oven added Autumn 2007. Swimming pool and outdoor patio added Spring 2008.

Enjoy cooking in your peaceful apartment, dining al fresco, or choose from one of the region's many delicious restaurants. Local cuisine offers fresh regional dishes based on seasonal ingredients. The property is completely private, nestled in the Alta Langa hills. Just minutes from town (cafes, restaurants, shopping, cinema), you will feel peacefully secluded on this spacious property. Pick fresh figs, apples, cherries, and blackberries just outside your front door.

Walk directly from the house to view hawks, warblers, finches, sparrows, rabbits, deer, fox, coyotes, or drive to one of the many walks nearby. Local wineries abound, featuring the internationally acclaimed Barolo and Barbaresco wines. The nearby town of Alba is known as the home of the famous white truffle. Bra prides itself on being the heart of the Slow Food movement. Nearby Cherasco is known for its famous chocolate, as well as offering a cultural museum and film retrospectives. Horseback riding and swimming are just minutes away.

Dogliani offers a choice of cafes where you can sample homemade Gelati, enjoy a cappuccino or stay for lunch or dinner. Shop at the local farmer's market on Tuesday or Saturday and visit the local pannetteria and pasticeria for your bread and dessert. Take a walk or drive to Bossolasco to sample their famous chocolates (including a variety of hot chocolate beverages) and views stretching over the entire region.

You may want to take a trip to the seaside near Savona on the Ligurian Coast or to the Alps for skiing or hiking, both about an hour's drive away. Cinque Terre, Nice, and Milan are approximately two hours away.

All linens provided. Daily or weekly cleaning available at additional cost.

Keywords: Villa,Piedmont,Italy,Barolo,Wine,Swimming Pool,Pool,Dogliani,Langhe,Alta Langhe,Alta Langa,Langa,Italian,Holiday,Luxury,Private,Bathrooms,Slow Food

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Clay and Tamar McLachlan (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, dutch, swedish, danish, norwegian, finnish, mandarin

About Clay and Tamar McLachlan

We are avid food and wine lovers who have traveled to every major wine region in the world. Piemonte offers exquisite wines, incredible prepared traditional Italian cuisine which as times is elevated to an art form, and absolutely breathtaking scenery with steep vineyards, Italian Alps, and quaint hillside towns. We are in the Food, Wine, and Travel photography field and we have never visited a region anywhere in the world that delivers the trifecta of Food, Wine, and Views! Our two daughters ages 3 and 6 love Italy!

Clay and Tamar McLachlan purchased this villa in 2005

Why Clay and Tamar McLachlan chose Alba

The Villa is situated in a stunningly beautiful location with views of the surrounding mountains, lush green hillsides, and nearby villages, while offering peace, tranquility, and lots of outdoor space. The access to absolutely incredible restaurants and wineries is what initially drew us to the region as I am a professional food and wine photographer. Piedmont is by far one of the most breathtaking wine regions in the world and the people who live in Piedmont welcome you with open arms and big smiles.

What makes this villa unique

The private swimming pool, al fresco dining with stunning views, incredible peace and tranquility with the sounds of nature while sleeping in supreme comfort, and great walks right from the Villa make it a piece of heaven. Morning visits to the Chocolate shop with incredible coffee, pastries, and gelato or hot chocolate depending on the season followed by a lazy afternoon at our favorite Osteria with incredible homemade food and delicious wines is the perfect Sunday.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 54 traveler reviews

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Piedmont Barolo 17th C. Villa, Pool, WiFi, Cooking Classes, Wine Tours
average rating of 4.814815 based on 54 reviews
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Alba Cuneo
Portland, OR
5

Bonvicino!!

  • 5 of 5
Piedmont is a wonderful area to visit and explore. This villa is so fun to stay in. The kitchen is so fun to cook and eat in. The pool area is great with view of the beautiful mountains. Easy to do day trips, wine tasting, and eating locally. We all had a fabulous memorable vacation.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Alba Cuneo
5

Wonderful villa and location

  • 5 of 5
We had the most wonderful holiday staying at Villa San Lorenzo. The villa itself is beautiful and the kitchen is excellent (we used both the outdoor pizza oven and indoor grill and rotisserie). The meal that the local chef put on for 17 of us on the Saturday evening was fantastic, as was property manager, John, throughout the holiday. He was extremely helpful and we managed to go to most of the places he suggested, although still have some places to go to!


The villages around the villa are lovely - great shopping, restaurants and everyone is so friendly.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Alba Cuneo
Los Angeles, CA, USA
5

Fantastic stay with a fantastic host!

  • 5 of 5
We found this villa online for the eight of us, wanting a less touristy wine country and food paradise trip. Every single detail was thought of by John, our villa host, and we had the most incredible week of our lives! The villa was top of the line, super clean and modern! On top of a mountain with few neighbors, (with a view of the French Alps!) we stayed in paradise... Everyone had their own private quarters including a bathroom. The grounds were beautiful, the pool relaxing, the living room area was where we all hung out together drinking, eating, playing games... Even though there were so many other places to go and be alone for a while! The kitchen (there were two!) was a dream for all of us! We traveled with an American chef friend, and John set us up with a fantastic day with an Italian chef Fabio who came to us for cooking classes, even brought us homemade pizza dough to make pizzas in that fantastic outdoor wood burning pizza oven! We golfed, had 3 full wine tasting days with transportation, as well as transportation to THE FINEST restaurants in the area, all of which were outstanding but we must say, Osteria Dei Binelli, Fabio and Christian's restaurant, stands out as our favorite! We ate their the first night we arrived and we were all in heaven!! Affordable and delicious, HAVE THE TAJARIN, it's incredible!! John thought of everything for us, even shopped for us to have a mini stocked kitchen awaiting us upon arrival. Two friends arrived a couple of days later, and John helped get them to us when their flights were delayed. He also took the time to help each couple with their future travel plans as we were all splitting off at the end of the week. (My husband and I drove to Florence rather than train, and it was a beautiful trip! So happy he told us to drive!!) It felt as though he got to know us somewhat by email, and upon our first meeting, we all just clicked. We instantly wanted him at dinners and tastings with us, just to hang out with him! He lived down the street from the villa, and so did his parents. We all had dogs back home and were feeling homesick missing our furry friends, so John had his parents walk their dog down the street to us so we could get our "furry fix". Actually cried when we left him, hoping we could find a reason to have him as our host on a future Europe trip! All in all, the villa, it's owner Clay, and host John were the perfect dream come true for this Northern Italy vacation. We are forever thankful and will recom
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Alba Cuneo
Los Angeles, CA
5

Beautiful, Scenic, Historic

  • 5 of 5
Our trip to Northern Italy was spectacular. Of course there is so much to do and see, but be sure to just enjoy your time at Villa San Lorenzo as well. It is a wonderful villa with views and areas to relax, read and enjoy the Italian air. The villa manager, John Pinca, is a treasure. He goes above and beyond to make your vacation special and memorable. John knows the area, the little known spots, and will tell you as much as you want to know. We truly believe that he alone put this trip on our "to do" list again!
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, Nicole. John's ears are ringing with pride. Catering to our guests is our number one priority and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will return! Cheers, Tamar and Clay
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Alba Cuneo
Baltimore, MD, USA
5

Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5
This is an absolutely wonderful place. The house is as nice if not better than pictured. John, who you deal with for daily interactions provided great local recommendations. The property itself is truly special. I look forward to coming back and hated leaving
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. We have worked very hard to make Villa San Lorenzo a truly special place and we love nothing more than to share it with others. We are lucky to work with a truly committed team. We very much appreciate your time in giving us feedback. Our aim is to cater to our guests' individual needs.
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Alba Cuneo
Sonoma, CA
5

Food, Wine, Culture and an amazing glimpse into a simply wonderful lifestyle.

  • 5 of 5
Meals with great friends, visits to some of the most incredible wine producers in the world, learning the ropes from amazing locals, and TRUFFLE SEASON, who could ask for anything more? When I arrived at Villa Bonvicino I was amazed at how breathtaking the property looked. An old farmhouse and a second building that has been transformed into Italian villa feel, with all the modern amenities you could ever need. Spacious rooms to relax in, the property is beautiful and has many places to walk around. Then there is the kitchen. I cam e with a group of food and wine people and we couldn’t have asked for a better place to be. There is a massive kitchen with a wood-burning rotisserie in it that we cooked a lamb in with plenty of room for 5 people to prep and cook the rest of the food. There was also a beautiful wood-burning pizza oven that we were able to make an abundance of classic pizza’s…with truffles.
The property manager is much, much more than someone to tend to your needs. John is a true local and the ability to have intimate tasting visits with the best winemakers and proprietors in Barolo and Barbaresco is amazing. The owner of the property and John are known in the area with top chefs, restaurateurs, and winery owners, so if you are into a true immersion of what Piemonte has to offer there is none better. There is also the look into culture. John can show you lots of small towns nearby that focus on chocolates, hazelnuts, truffles, special cattle in the area, and the most amazing eggs you will ever have in your life. This place is a getaway or a glimpse into an amazing lifestyle…Have Fun, I did!!!
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Brian, we are thrilled that you enjoyed the villa. We are foodies ourselves and put great care into designing the kitchen for guest chefs and cooking classes. Truffle season is one of our most favorite times of year here and we are thrilled that you could enjoy this special time at Villa San Lorenzo.
Cheers,
Tamar and Clay

Map

Nearest Airport
116 Kilometres
Torino Caselle
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Bossolasco
Nearest Ferry
41 Kilometres
Savona
Nearest Golf
17 Kilometres
Monforte d'Alba
Nearest Train
21 Kilometres
Alba
Nearest Motorway
17 Kilometres
A33
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Dogliani and Bossolasco
Nearest Ski
59 Kilometres
Prato Nevoso
Nearest Beach
41 Kilometres
Savona
Nearest Point of Interest
Bonvicino
Nearest Point of Interest
Bossolasco
Nearest Point of Interest
Dogliani
Nearest Point of Interest
Monforte d'Alba
Nearest Point of Interest
Serralunga d'Alba
Nearest Point of Interest
La Morra
Nearest Point of Interest
Murazzano
Nearest Point of Interest
Alba
Nearest Point of Interest
Bra
Nearest Point of Interest
Limone Piemonte
Nearest Point of Interest
Noli
Car: necessary

Many wonderful restaurants and wineries nearby, Barolo, Monforte D'Alba, Dogliani, Alba, Ligurian Coast one hour away, two hours from Nice, one hour to the Italian Alps.

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Rates & Availability

From €4,000 Per week

Alba Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Holiday 2015
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
€7,000
 
 
Ski Season 2015
Jan 4 2015 - Mar 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
€4,000
 
 
Spring 2015
Mar 28 2015 - Jun 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
€5,000
 
 
Summer Autumn 2015
Jun 14 2015 - Nov 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
€8,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
€6,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €1,000
Notes Rates are based on a 4 bedroom - 4 bathroom rental which includes Suites 1, 2, 3, 4 and Main Level Kitchen/Dining/Living. There are an additional 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and Grand Salon. 4 bed + Grand Salon is 5.000 EURO. The ENTIRE private villa is 8.000 EURO for 7 nights.

SAN LORENZO DI MCLACHLAN CLAY BRIAN
LOC SAN LORENZO 29
BONVICINO (CN) 12060
CF: MCLCYB71R04Z401Q
P.IVA: 03460390044
50% due upon booking, 50% due 60 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Alba Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 510 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot tub and Marble shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot tub and Marble shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot tub and Marble shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot tub and Marble shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , In Grand Salon
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Seven of the eight bathrooms are new construction during the past 5 years.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Suite 1 - Main Level - 1 queen , Claw Foot Bathtub and Separate Marble Shower, Baby Bed Avail
    Suite 5 - Upper Level - 1 king
    Suite 3 - Lower Level Exterior Entrance - 1 queen , Claw Foot Bathtub and Separate Marble Shower, EXT ENTRANCE
    Suite 4 - Main Level Exterior Entrance - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , QUEEN or 2 TWIN BED, Claw Foot Bathtub/Marble Shower
    Suite 2 - Main Level - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , QUEEN or TWIN BED OPTION, Shower/Bathtub COMBO
    Suite 7 - Upper Level - 1 queen
    Suite 6 - Upper Level (Multi Level) - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , One Queen Bed OR Two Twin Beds + 2 additional beds in loft
  • King size beds (1) King Bed is 170cm, Queen size Beds (2-6) Queen Beds are 160cm, Twin or Single Beds (6) Each single bed is 80cm wide, Child Beds (1) pak n play available for your use.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Three-point-six Hectares (nine acres), Fruit Trees, Stays Cool and Comfortable during the Summer, Brand New Heating during Winter keeps the house warm! New teaching kitchen for Gourmet Cooking Classes where you can learn traditional piemontese recipes and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Wine tours to top wineries, tour of Turin, tour to Liguria, tour to the Italian Alps.

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