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Historic country house with garden and pool views over

Bedrooms 3
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House with 3 bedrooms and sleeps 6 between the hills of Pavia, south of Milan

Villa Gaia is nestled in the vineyards, with large garden, pool and a breathtaking view that stretches from the north to the Alps mountain range. An country that allows its guests to enjoy the tranquility and relaxation that this place offers.

It located on the first hill Oltrepo 'Pavese in Santa Maria della Versa, in the province of Pavia. Its geographical location allows us to visit in the day Milan, Pavia, Genoa or the Ligurian Sea.

The changing colors of the seasons and the sweetness of the landscape which houses art, history and culture combine to create the typical aspects of the campaign dell'Oltrepo ', today many have called the new Tuscany. This land, which winds between Piedmont and Emilia, you find out nicely for the variety and the charm of its hills, its wooded areas of the mountain, its castles and abbeys, and for its excellent wines.

Starting point for scenic walks and cycling ideal territory, in the endless roads that climb the Apennines Pavese.

To stay in Villa Gaia, according to need, you can choose between two apartments,

made from a ancient watchtower of 1800. House renovated maintaining the original features, with stone walls, beamed ceilings and wooden floors.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About The Owner

Guido, Luisa and their daughter Gaia, the owners of Casa Gaia, are globetrotters who once lived in the buzzling city of Milan. They got tired of the stress and chaos in this metropole and decided to start a new life in the countryside and found this wonderful spot in the Oltrepò.

Today, after many years of restoration, they have created a welcoming accommodation for anyone who wishes to enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside. Guido and Luisa are there to show it and to join it with you!

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 1992

Why The Owner chose Pavia

Villa Gaia Italia was also created to enable others to enjoy these pleasures, and to let them discover the exceptinal beauty of these hills.


Torrone Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (semi-detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , letto singolo aggiuntivo opzionale
    - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 2 - 2 twin/ single , letto singolo aggiuntivo opzionale
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Bedding, bath and kitchen.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Perfect home base in Lombardy countryside

  • 5 of 5

My son and I spent 5 nights at Villa Gaia in mid-October of 2016.

With wonderful hosts, Louisa and Guido, this was our comfortable home base for exploring Lombardy and Piedmont. Our entire two week Italian trip was wonderful, but the highlights from this beginning are likely the ones we will remember the longest.

Since it was after peak season, we were the only guests and stayed in the top floor of the house: beds for 6 people in 3 bedrooms, a large bathroom with shower, a kitchen/eating area with a gas cook-top and fridge, and an adjacent "living room" with couch and chair. Free wi-fi was available and reliable.

The location is about a 5 minute drive up in the hills above the small town of Santa Maria della Versa. A car is required.

Louisa speaks very good English and was extremely helpful in arranging several visits for us including old-world craft wineries, a bee-keeping vineyard, an amazing 5 course meal on a goat farm, and a perfect evening of homemade pasta with local friends and relatives in her dining room.

From our experience, I cannot praise Villa Gaia and its owners too highly. Lombardy turned out to be the perfect region of Italy to start our trip and Villa Gaia was the perfect place for us to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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tolle Ausgangsbasis für Urlaub in der Lombardei und im Piemont

  • 4 of 5

Die Lage der Villa Gaia erlaubt Tagesausflüge nach Mailand, Turin, Asti, Alba, Barolo, Pavia (Fahrzeit 1-2h) uvm. Auch die nähere Umgebung bietet einige, vom Tourismus noch "verschonte" Sehenswürdigkeiten.

Unsere FeWo Glicine war eine von zwei in der Villa Gaia gelegenen Wohnungen. Die geräumige, saubere und gut ausgestattete Wohnung mit drei Schlafzimmern und zwei Bädern hat war für unsere Zwecke (3-Generationen-Familienurlaub) ideal.

Der Garten ist kreativ gestaltet, mit eigenem Pavillon und Liegebereich für die jeweiligen Wohnungen. Der Pool war für uns voll ausreichend, machte aber einen eher provisorischen Eindruck. Perfekt für Entspannung nach einem Ausflug, für uns aber weniger geeignet, um einen oder mehrere komplette Tage in der Fewo zu verbringen. Mückenmittel ist empfehlenswert.

Durch die Tipps und Infos der freundlichen Gastgeberin Luisa (Ausflüge, Restaurants, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten, Arzt....) findet man sich schnell in der Umgebung zurecht. Ein Highlight war das gemeinsame Pasta-Kochen! Herzlichen Dank Luisa für die Gastfreundschaft!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Ons verblijf in casa vacanze Gaia was uitstekend, mede dankzij de ontzettend vriendelijke en gastvrije familie, het geweldig huis en de geweldige tuin. De kinderen vonden het ook fantastisch. In de omgeving is er genoeg te zien en te doen en andere toeristen zie je nauwelijks in dit relatief onbekende gedeelte van noord Italië. Een aanrader!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at casa vacanza gaia has been great. Such a nice family, such a nice house and garden. Lots of things to see in the surrounding area and hardly any other tourists in this little known part of Italy. Perfect getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aan te bevelen

  • 4 of 5

Casa Gaia Vacanzia ligt boven op een heuvel in een gehucht van Santa Maria della Vesa. Mooi tussen de wijngaarden. De woning is sfeervol ingericht. De tuin is aangenaam en het uitzicht heel mooi. De rust in het gehucht is groot. Hier kom je voor rust, kalmte,... De eigenaars zijn zeer behulpzaam en brengen je graag de eerste beginselen van de lokale keuken bij. Heel tof. In de omgeving zijn tal van plaatsen te bezoeken (je moet soms wat rijden) maar van Bobbio tot in de Povlakte ligt een rijkdom aan te bezoeken plaatsen, kastelen etc. We komen ooit graag terug.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Een super vakantie!

  • 5 of 5

We hebben de casa Gaia gehuurd voor een week en wow wat een mooie lokatie. Boven op een heuvel met uitzicht over de wijngaarden en het heuvelachtig landschap van Pavia. De kinderen hebben zich goed vermaakt in het zwembad of lekker kunnen luieren in de hangmat. De eigenaren zijn zeer vriendelijke en hebben alles gedaan om het voor ons zo leuk mogelijk te maken. Zo zijn we naar een mooie boerderij geweest voor een wijnproeverij en hebben de kinderen pasta leren maken. Louisa heeft ons ook wat geleerd over het Italiaanse keuken. We hebben echt genoten van ons vakantie in Italie en komen zeker een keer terug

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Milano Linate
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Santa Maria della Versa
Nearest Ferry
130 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Agazzano, PC
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
130 Kilometres
Genova, Rapallo, Chiavari, Varazze, Finale Ligure
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Torrone Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Alta Stagione
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Media Stagione
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
Sep 23 2017 - Dec 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Dec 2 2017 - Dec 22 2017
1 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pulizie $58.33
Pet Fee $0

- I prezzi sono per l'intero appartamento per massimo 6 persone, per più persone contattateci.

- I costi dei consumi di acqua, elettricità e gas sono inclusi.

- Il cambio della biancheria da letto e da bagno avverrà settimanalmente.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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