|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This large luxury villa is immersed in the heart of the Veneto wine region of Italy and is perfectly located just 30 minutes from Venice by train and 20 minutes drive from the popular beach resorts of Lido Di Jesolo & Caorle (Ernest Hemmingway's favourite seaside town). The train from the local town of San Dona Di Piave transports our guests right to the side of the Grand Canal in magical Venice and from there can either walk or take a Vaparetto (water bus) down the Grand Canal.
We are convenient to both Venice Marco Polo and Treviso airports (30 mins from each).
The villa sits at the end of a private road nestled amongst a Walnut farm and a neighbouring Veneto Vineyard.
PLEASE NOTE CAR HIRE IS ESSENTIAL TO STAY HERE. We are 5 minutes drive (7kms) into the large local town of San Dona Di Piave. You can walk to the nearest village or take the bicycles through the walnut farm for essentials in the village. The property is equipped with every luxury from the Venetian antique beds and furnishings to the luxury Egyptain Cotton bedding, Duck Down Pillows and Duck Down Duvets (anti-allergy). UNLIKE MOST ITALIAN VILLAS THERE ARE MOSQUITO SCREENS ON ALL OF THE WINDOWS HERE.
The house is really big and cool inside and we also provide fans in all the rooms in case they are needed, but these are only needed for the hottest few weeks in August. The Villa is accessed by double electric gates and there is plenty of parking space.
The living area off the kitchen (complete with new oven, new cooker top, new dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine) has been decorated in a more contemporary style, but still with a touch of the classical and opulence. This area houses a large Sony Bravia Smart TV with Wifi, Home theatre system, DVD player and SKY Satellite TV with International news channels. Double doors from here lead onto the glamorous tranquil luxuriously furnished South facing sun tanning terrace, which is very Nikki beach style and is lit up at night by wonderful candles & torches to make a perfect setting for outdoor entertaining. A BBQ frames the terrace area for that summer outdoor dining experience.
There is a well- equipped gym and a laundry room with new washing machine and high speed WIFI works perfectly around the house and out onto the sun terrace.
A tour of the fabulous local wine cantinas is a must and if you like Prosecco you are in the heart of the finest Prosecco producers here andcan buy the best at a fraction of the price elsewhere. Take your pick of the best Veneto wines to accompany perhaps a fresh fig, Mozzarella and Basil salad, made from our own fig tree in the gardens. We also have plum and pomegranate trees.
There is a very up-market Italian Designer outlet store about 5 minutes away at Noventa di Piave which they come to by the coach load from al over Europe. Here you can buy e.g. Frette bedding for a fraction of the prices you would pay in Venice, plus Armani, Prada, Gucci, Fendi and all the leading Italian brands. There are local restaurants within a few minutes drive that are a really high quality, with very low cost compared to what you will experience in Venice. The local supermarket is only 3 minutes drive away. The road we are located on runs alongside a narrow river that is widely used by local fishermen and in the area around the villa you can see much beautiful wildlife such as Peacocks, Pheasants, Cranes, Rabbits and Hares. Why not catch your own fish and cook it on the BBQ?
You are ideally situated to visit the entire Veneto region from the Villa, including the beautiful historic town of Treviso, the home of Benetton, with wonderful shops and restaurants (30 mins drive), Verona (made famous by Romeo & Juliet - 1 hr drive), Padova, Vicenza, Bassano Del Grappa, Cortina Ski resort, Montebelluno or even take a day trip to Lake Garda and see Gardaland with the kids. In the beach resort area of Lido Di Jesolo you will also find the biggest water theme Park in Europe for the kids to enjoy - Aqualandia and the Jolly Roger pirate ship which offers a fun day out for families or a dinner cruise for adults. Lido di Jesolo is alive with nightlife, restaurants, clubs and street parties.
*N.B. The Intercity train Venice to San Dona Di Piave takes 20 mins as it makes no stops but if you catch a regional train which makes stops at towns on the way, the journey can take 30 mins.
We have hosted many weddings and events at the villa too. Enquire for details.
Click the link below to see a guide to all the fabulous things there are to see and do around the whole Veneto region from the Villa http://bit.ly/1rFxXn9
I worked in hospitality in Venice for over 20 years in leading luxury hotels.
Thomas purchased this villa in 2008
It is in an idyllic location. It is spacious and luxurious with grand rooms and high ceilings. The beautiful terrace is a sun trap all day long. It' also so close to one of the most breath taking cities in the world - Venice.
Luxury and home comforts unlike any other self catering property you will find in Italy. Immersed in the heart of the Veneto wine region while being in striking distance of one of the most glamorous and romantic cities in the world. There is so much more than just Venice to see from this beautiful Villa. Our guests are always blown away and many return for more.
Nine of us truly enjoyed our stay and the yard around the place is absolutely beautiful. We strongly recommend utilizing the chef for at least one meal and also enjoyed area restaurants. Proximity to Venice was perfect and getting in and out was no problem. We will return.
Stayed at this charming villa set in the Italian countryside with a large family party at the beginning of November, located about half an hour outside Venice. Excellent location with Venice, Assolo, Treviso, Oderzo, Padua and even Verona all within close range. Lovely beaches and wineries too. Villa is spacious and beautifully presented with large gardens and set in a lovely, tranquil rural setting. The owners could not have been any more helpful with lots of local 'inside' information on places to visit and eat & drink. Neighbours were lovely too. Very authentic feel to this place, not touristed in any way. Couldn't recommend highly enough.
We were a party of ten and Villa San Toma suited us perfectly for a wonderful family and friend reunion.. Sherri (owner) was extremely helpful and accommodating for arrival and departure. As well as being accessible via email.. The next door neighbor was very friendly and helpful with any questions we had even though there was a language barrier that at times were most comical.. The Villa and grounds were gorgeous and the surrounding area views of the Dolomites breathtaking.. a car is a must!! Travel time to Venice is about 50 minutes.. We were also able to visit Padua, Verona, Belluno, Lignano.. nearby towns of San Dona Di Piave and Noventa di Piave had wonderful restaurants.. We found Noventa much easier to navigate around though.. overall a fantastic adventure and would definitely revisit should the opportunity arise again
The Villa in Cessalto is a little far for daily treks into Venice but great for visiting the Veneto countryside. The place was clean but the kitchen was a tiny bit small for a place that sleeps over 10 people. The villa is great for outdoor relaxation but I would double check when the walnut harvesting season is because the machinery operated by the neighbor is quite loud.
The word "villa" implies a property with large grounds and many amenities. This place is a large home with a normal-sized yard adjacent to an orchard. The sleeping arrangements were nice; it accommodated 14 of us comfortably and the beds were sound. Three bedrooms did share a bathroom, which was a little challenging, but the other bedrooms had their own bathrooms. By far the biggest challenge with the house was the kitchen, which is very small (really one person comfortably at a time in it) and nowhere near the kind needed to prepare meals for 14 people. Unless you plan to eat out for your lunches and dinners, this place may not be for you. The owners were not great about getting back to us about directions until the last minute, and the "concierge" for the property is the next-door neighbor who, while very nice, speaks no English and was usually wanting to get back to her own house without much delay. Overall, it was a nice place with good amenities except for the kitchen.
We had a wonderful three week family vacation. There was plenty of room for all 14 members of the family. The villa, grounds and amenities are exactly as described. The price was very reasonable. It is an easy trip to Venice by train. But there are lots of other interesting places to see. Members of our party went to many attractions including Verona, Padua, Trieste, Vicenza, Eraclea beach, Caorle Beach. It is an easy trip to the Dolomites and members of our party went hiking and climbing in Cortina. We also visited charming small towns including Oderzo, Castle Franco, Portoguardo and many more. The small towns all have farmers markets and you can easily go to a market every day. There are excellent restaurants outside the cities and towns that are well worth visiting. We went to several wineries both large and small. The wineries were very hospitable and gave us extensive tours and wine tasting. An extra bonus was the friendly advice we received from the owner Sherril. She suggested restaurants, wines, cities to visit and a catering for a dinner we had at the Villa. The 12 bottles of local wines that Sherril left for us were much appreciated. Be aware though that Cessallto is an extremely small town with very little to do and is a longish walk from the Villa. A car is essential.
Aqualandia water Theme Park (Europe's Largest), Beach resorts of Lido Di Jesolo and Coarle (Hemmingway's favourite seaside town) nearby. 7KMs to the large city of San Dona Di Piave (5 mins drive). The finest Veneto vineyards are on your doorstep. Venice is a 30 minute drive or go by train in 30 minutes from the local town of San Dona di Piave.
|Cleaning & Laundry||$160|
|Gas Bottle (25 kg)||$150|
Please note our standard rate for one week is €2,500 plus €100 cleaning charge.
If you need more than one clean and a change of beds for a two week booking a further €100 would apply. If gas is required for heating in winter months gas bottles can be bought on a pay as you go basis at €65 a bottle (est 2 bottles per week in winter).
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.