House On The River With A Large Terrace On The Top Roof
- english, italian
About nicola greggio
When we began thinking of creating a Guesthouse, our minds flew away through our journeys, the people we met, those who made us at home. Hence, the idea to offer a place to everybody who, whether for pleasure or business, passes throughout this area. A place to stay where they can feel at home in a small, old village where time seems to have stopped and the flavors of the past prevail over the frenetic atmosphere of today. If we’re able to transmit to everybody who passes here some of our emotion, giving them a fresh, rich breakfast in the morning, relaxing walks around an amazing, uncontaminated environment and pleasant silences at sunset, we’re sure your stay will remain a lovely memory to keep with you. Il Gatto Nero doesn’t seek to be a place where you can merely stay, but an open flat for meeting people, celebrating events, connecting to several celebrations of local traditions around us. Everybody who needs a space to meet people is welcome in our Guesthouse.
What makes this House unique
Wake up in the morning with a sound of river. Open your windows over the water.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Lovely home and wonderful getaway. Enjoyed cooking and eating on the rooftop. Thank you...
This home was everything and more. The owner, Nicole, was very helpful with information about the surrounding area. They home was very well stocked, more than any home we have rented so far. It was away from the city but within walking distance to a restaurant/bar. If the weather had been warmer, we would have made use of the rooftop patio. Biking from here was very good. It is also centrally located for travel to Venice, Chioggia, Padua and the Po River. All bedrooms are on the second floor. A full bath is on the first floor and another on the second floor. Beds were comfortable with plenty of space to spread out. We will definitely consider this place again when we are in the area!
Beautiful house in a lovely village
We were greeted by Nicola who spoke very good English, he introduced us to his property in a very friendly and informative way. A beautiful clean and well presented house, decorated tastefully throughout by Nicola’s friendly wife who we had the pleasure of meeting on a couple of occasions.
Being beside a canal in the quaint village of Pontemanco we were able to watch and feed the fish and listen to the water wheel by Cafe Zhivago.
Nicola gave us a bountiful amount of clear information regarding a good supermarket, restaurants, transport etc. and was available if any assistance was required.
We hired the full house for twelve days from where we visited Bologna, Sirmione, Verona, Padua, Ferrara and Chioggia by car which were all within a 90 minuets drive. We even took a train to Milan from Padua, using the park and tram to Padua recommended by Nicola.
Nicola kindly provided tinned tomatoes, herbs, spaghetti, breakfast cereal, coffee, tea, milk, fruit juice, bottled water and a bottle of wine on arrival. He also provided washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and washing machine liquid.
We used the village bakery for fresh breads and we were even able to purchase milk, butter and fruit juice when we ran short.
We would love to return to this property.
This house was wonderful, as was our host. The location was beautiful! The bedroom and living room windows open directly onto the canal. A delightful café – café Zhivago- is a block walk away. It is easy to get into Padua from the house, which is a wonderful town to visit for the historical sites and takes about 27 minutes to get there. The rooms are tastefully decorated-I had to take pics of every room to show our children! Thoughtfully provided was everything we could possibly need- soap, shampoo, bath gels, bath towels, plenty of toilet tissue, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, a few spices, coffee pods and even a welcome bottle of wine and, pasta and spaghetti sauce if we were just too tired to go out to dinner upon our first day of arrival! Nicola even offered me a backpack to use on the bicycles he had ready for me so that I would not have to juggle my pocketbook while biking around the town The house was a comfortable temperature and we were able to use air-conditioning at night and slept very well. I loved the mattress and pillows! Everything was super clean and I heartily recommend this rental! Oh, and there are TWO kitchens l, each supplied with pots and pans, stove, oven and dishwasher with plenty of dishwasher pods and dishwashing detergent. Also included was a laundry room with a washer and dryer and he even let us use some of his detergent :-) It was 40 minutes to drive to the Venice airport and the drive was about as direct as you can get :-) they wanted it you will love this house exclude
Luxuriating in Due Carrare
We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay in this commodious property--it was modern inside, spacious, quiet and cool (due both to air-conditioning and the thick walls and high ceilings.) while the outside temperature during our visit was in the 90's. The place is beautifully located, next to the canal, and the third floor terrace is amazing space--large and lovely.
THe GPS in our rental car thought the address was down the street, and we did initially try to enter the wrong property, but we figured out the problem in about 10 minutes.
Beautiful Home in a quiet area close to Venice and other historical towns
Nicola met us promptly at the property. The house is beautiful, clean, comfortable and quite large. We are a family of 4 with 2 teens. The first floor has living, bathroom, kitchen, laundry. The second has 3 bedrooms and large bathroom with spa tub. The third is an additional kitchen with eating area and large terrace. There is a lovely canal along the side and lots of windows for fresh air as well as air conditioning. I have rented many VRBO and this was the first to have so many thoughtful amenities. Nicola and his wife left us coffee, milk, orange juice, wine and delicious homemade cookies! This was much appreciated after a long drive from Milan. He recommended a wonderful restaurant located across the street called Café Zivago. We also took his advice on a short 10 minute drive the next day to the train station where we went into Venice. This was very easy, affordable and convenient. That night we went to another local restaurant which was recommended in a book for guests in the home. La Capanga offered terrace dining under a fragrant jasmine vine along with traditional dishes of the area which were all outstanding. The next day we took Nicola's advice again and explored the towns of Este and Monselice. Our goal was to be immersed in an area without a lot of tourists and spend a full day in Venice. I hope to come back to this property and spend more time in the surrounding area.