About the property
- Chateau / Country House6458 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, large private pool with sun deck,tennis court, garden
This fully renovated estate consists of a main building with 10 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, a multimedia room with satellite TV, computer room with fast internet and a big kitchen/dining room (11m x 4 m), wine cellar, separate pizza house with stone oven, a large gated heated pool (15m x 8m) with sun terrace and a private tennis court.
On the ground floor we recently added a large conference room of 12 x 6 meters making this an ideal venue for meetings, conferences, tutorials and retreats. It easily seats 25 people and has a separate kitchen and toilet facilities. There is a large screen for presentation purposes. You can move the tables and chairs to the side creating a large, open space for a host of different possibilities including yoga classes, (theatre) rehearsals, etc.
The house is surrounded by a garden with old oak and fruit trees and a shaded lawn. The 1st floor consists of a large kitchen, living room with bar, TV, fast internet, a bathroom with double showers, 2 toilets. A wide oak staircase leads to the 2nd floor with a lovely living room with fireplace, 5 bedrooms, 2 with private bath rooms. 2 rooms with 2 single beds, 3 rooms with double beds and a shared bathroom and separate toilet. The 3rd floor has 5 bedrooms with double beds (1 with private bathroom) and a shared bathroom for the other rooms. The property consists of 80,000 m2 of woods and fields with stunning views of the surroundings.
The house comes with a newly built heated swimming pool and clay tennis court. Directly next to the main building there is a heated swimming pool (15 x 8 meters) with salinated water (must nicer than chlorinated water!). Here you have sun all day. There are plenty of reclining chairs to lie in the sun as well as an outdoor shower. The pool is fully gated so there is no need to worry about young kids. Directly in front of the main building there is a private clay tennis court. It has lighting if you want to play in the evening. In the back garden there is a pleasant shaded area with large oak trees and a lawn. Here you'll also find a separate building with a large, wood-burning, stone-floor pizza oven to make your own pizzas. There is also a regular gas-fired barbeque. A protruding roof around part of the main house offers a pleasant shaded area overlooking the pool with a large table and seating accomodation for breakfast, lunch or dinner outdoors.
The surroundings: Cairo Montenotte is a charming medieval town with 14,000 residents and is a mere 5 minutes drive from the estate. Here you'll find all you need in terms of grocery stores, small shops, restaurants, supermarkets and cafes to have a leisurely cup of espresso or cappuccino. Near the house there is a hospital with a first aid services. The Mediterranean coast is only a 24 kilometers drive. You can take the motorway or the ancient Via Aurelia which winds down the hills offering spectacular views. In Savona you'll find public beaches and beaches where you pay for a reclining chair and changing facilities, a marina, fashionable shopping, restaurants and night life. From Savona you can go along the Mediterranean coast in either direction (called the flower Riviera) where you'll find delightful sea side villages and beaches. Within an hour's drive there are two towns well worth a visit: Genova and Torino. Genova is an ancient port with palaces converted to museums and the university town of Torino has a beautiful historic centre.
Martin de Koning
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- May 8, 2018
About Martin de Koning
We are an Anglo-Dutch family who bought this property from an important Italian family in Genova. We set about renovating the main villa with the purpose of having a family retreat in Northern Italy that was large enough to entertain family and friends and big enough for our teenage children to bring their friends along as well. We have decorated in a modern style according to our own taste. So this is not a typical rental property with Ikea furniture. We have tried to maintain the characteristic design of the house but give it a contemporary look and feel.
Martin de Koning purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2010
Why Martin de Koning chose Province of Savona
Because it is ideally located near the Mediterranean Sea and is close to several interesting towns with airports: Genova, Torino, Nice (France) and Milano. The small town of Cairo Montenotte is only a three-minute drive from the house where you find shops and restaurants (and even a hospital). With its medieval center and the locals chatting unhurriedly with one another, this is the unpretentious vita bella of Italy without tourists. There is plenty of room for guests to each do their own thing whether you want to hang at the pool, play tennis, go hiking, go mountain biking or read a book in the shade under the oak trees.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
The property is easily accessible, ( a practically level 75 meter drive on a dirt road from the nearby tarmac road), close to the nearby town of Cairo Montenotte for shopping purposes and only a 12-minute drive to the motorway. It is tranquil with lovely views but you do not have to go very far to be part of the bustling Italian action along the coast. For families with children it offers plenty of entertainment with a large pool, a tennis court, a ping pong table and mountain bikes.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Everything about the house, the area, and the staff is first rate. No matter what you want to do - relax, entertain, make brick oven pizza!, visit vineyards, or head to the beach- Martin has provided the ultimate home-base for you while the incomparable duo of Eleonora and Lorenzo take care of all your needs.
Thanks! Come back to visit again. Best, Martin
It is a perfect location to visit Barolo vineyards, driving distance to Cinque Terre and soccer stadium in Turin. House lovely and large. Pool is wonderful for all. Great outdoor seating and especially using the authentic pizza oven!!!! Hired Paola as a chef...superb food and Eleanora was especially helpful for any of our questions. Recommend it highly
Went with easter with a group to this dream home. The descriptions were fantastic yet the reality exceeded my expectations.
A very spacious atmospheric house situated on a hill. A huge kitchen with four refrigerators and two dishwashers. Fantastic to cook with many people together. A sitting room with a huge fireplace, guarded by two stone lions.
The house is very well equipped, luxurious bathrooms, computer room, washing machines, piano, a well stocked bookcase etcetera.
The house is surrounded by a giant garden and a few terraces. And then I didn’t mention yet the tennis court, swimmingpool and a little house to make pizza’s in.
The setting is superb with open views on hills and the surroundings are beautiful with lots of variety of animals and flowers.
Unfortunately, our visit lasted only three days but I hope to come back soon!
A beautiful Easter in Liguria
We spent Easter at the villa in Cairo Montenotte in Italy. The fabulous weather, the surroundings, the food and wine and good company made this a memorable occasion.
Outstanding Rental for Larger Groups
Fourteen members of my family (adults and children) spent two weeks this past summer in this outstanding farm home. There was more room than we needed, both inside and outside.
The fresh mountain air and breezes were ideal for spending time at the pool, tennis court, ping pong table, and leisurely strolls around the property.
We all had a fabulous time. We even had a chef come in to cook for us several times. Dealing with the owner's rep was easy and a pleasure.
I'd recommend this home for larger groups who want still to have personal privacy.
Very nice home, well stocked. Service of Rental Agency and handy man fine. Temperature 10 degrees lower than on the coast which perfect given the hot week we stayed there. Will most certainly try and rent it again!i
The property lies in a hilly region and offers lovely panoramas of rolling hills but is a mere 4 minutes drive to the centre of the small town of Cairo Montenotte. The surrounding villages have delightful historic centres. There are several towns within a 30 minute to a two-hour drive that merit a visit including Savona, Acqui Terme, Barolo, Torino, Genova, Milano or Nice in France. The nearest town to Cairo M. is Savona which is a mere 25 minutes drive on the Mediterranean coast. From there you can follow the coast west in the direction of France or in the other direction to Genova. In either case a delightful coastal road takes you through small towns and villages which in the Summer become bathing resorts. Typically, these communities have small public beaches as wel as private beaches. To the North is the Piedmonte region, famous for its wines (e.g. Barolo) and excellent food. Torino, an old university town and home to Fiat, is worth a visit as is Milano at a distance of 180 km.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
• Weekly rates include use of the house, swimming pool, tennis court, pizza oven and the grounds. .• A deposit of 30% (non-refundable) is due upon booking. .• The final balance is due 6 weeks before arrival plus security deposit. A security deposit of € 1500 is fully refundable subject to damage and breakage only. A set of towels, beach towels and bed linen is provided for each guest. .• Utilit