About the property
- Chateau / Country House1076 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
In the heart of the Venetian region, in a Natural Park, panoramic terrace. AC
Air-conditioned bedrooms. Very comfortable apartment on two levels, carefully furnished. It is located in a quiet place just 12 km from the center of Vicenza, the city of Palladio and the Venetian Villas. The house is situated on a hill overlooking the Fimon lake, surrounded by the Berici Hills. Large living room, kitchen and furnished sun deck and shaded pergola with wisteria, where it is very pleasant dinner using the barbecue.
In the heart of Veneto, you can reach Venice, Padua, Verona, Lake Garda, Bassano, Asolo and Treviso in less than an hour's drive. The basic price is given for 3 people staying in the apartment (100 square meters) with two bedrooms (one triple and one double) and a bathroom. The apartment sleeps up to six people with the availability, therefore, of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, plus a sofa bed in the open-plan mezzanine below. If you wish, you can rent a third room (double or twin) with bathroom with shower. For this arrangement, ask for a quotation. Air conditioning or heating, depending on the season. Free WIFI. Parking
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- english, french, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 12, 2018
About Marilena Racalbuto
I was born in the countryside but I grew up in the city center of Vicenza. After the birth of our daughter, I came back with the family to live in the nature. We live in the large two-family house that we share with guests.
Marilena Racalbuto purchased this Chateau / Country House in 1972
Why Marilena Racalbuto chose Arcugnano
When more than 40 ago we bought the old farm, we were fascinated by the site where it was: an amphitheater of hills all around and an almost pristine environment. In this ancient house of 1700/1800, located in a small village where our family has lived for generations, guests will be greeted with warmth and respect of the privacy and can enjoy the beautiful views of the Berici and Lake Fimon.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
The location is very special for the big open space. You'll have a surprise for the quantity of stars and sky you may look over you!
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Ideal home, location, and ambiance for a family.
From the outset of our trip we had many variables and were therefore not exactly"ideal guests". For example, we were unable to give even an approximately accurate arrival time. Additionally we decided we would like to arrive a few days earlier however the apartment was already booked. When we inquired about the possibility, At the very last minute, The owners made arrangements for us to stay somewhere close by.. Even on our first evening, we arrived four hours later than expected. Nevertheless, they awaited our late arrival and ensured we were comfortably settled in. Initially, we only intended on staying two weeks. However the apartment has the most magnificent setting and peaceful and relaxing ambience that we ended up extending our stay another two weeks.
Everything about our experience with the property, the owners, the area, was favorable. The location is ideal for accessing Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, Padova, And many other lovely nearby "must see's". The owners were very knowledgeable about the local area and were always nearby to provide us with"insider tips". This meant for example, our trip to and from Venice went smoothly and We were able to enjoy the experience fully.
The owners exhibited exactly the right balance between warmth and friendliness while also providing us with privacy and respect. We have traveled extensively in Europe and have rarely had such a thoroughly satisying, pleasurable, and home-like environment.
The house has everything you could want: a kitchen bathroom, bedrooms, fireplace, and charm galore. And no photo can adequately express the glory of the surrounding hills, lake and landscape. You have your very own large terrace with plenty of seating and of you onto the countryside. It is far superior to staying in a hotel as by staying in this home you willhave a wonderful life chance to experience the non-touristic, local, and friendly lifestyle of the Italians.
We were a family of two adults and four teenagers. During the entirety of our stay every single one of our family members was delighted by this house and the warmth of the owners. If you would like to experience Italy at it's best we highly recommend you book this property.
Dear Beth, thank you very much for your kind words. It was very, very nice to meet and know your big family and we have been happy to give hospitalityin our house to lovely people as you. During these weeks we have you appreciated as really perfect guests. For us you have been like new "next-door neighbours" , now become friends. We hope to have the opportunity to meet you again. Marilena and Ugo
Poggio al Lago - Delightful property
The property and the whole area were fabulous. The owners were charming and welcoming and we can only apologise for our inability to speak Italian. Excellent size accommodation. This is a great base from which to visit both Verona and Venice, but the lesser known Vicenza was also worth a visit. The kids loved the local Acquapark. Overall we had a very relaxing stay. Our sincere thanks to Marilena, Ugo and Stress (the cat) for helping to make it so enjoyable. Vincent, Catherine, Maria and Georgina.
Many thanks for your very kind words. You were lovable and pleasant guests and we will be very happy to meet you for a greeting if you will be in our beautiful region. Best regards from Marilena, Ugo and Stress
Very nice place
marilena and Hugo are extremely nice.
The apartment is clean and very comfortable, very well located .
Thank you very much for your nice review. It was nice to have you as perfect and lovely guests in Poggio al Lago. We love the location where we live and we are happy to know that you have appreciated it.
"The house did not have a view on the lake as mentioned and we only had one terrace as our private room outside. The owners who live in the first part of the house have the view on the lake in their spacious garden, which you have to cross to reach the entrance. We felt a bit watched over. The big ground around the house is not for use, it is either to steep with plantation or asphalted. It felt more like staying with other people than in a holiday house, tucked away in side street of a very small village."
Those who made the booking, due to some misunderstanding. was probably expecting something quite different, although the photographs are, by all accounts, very loyal. Someone said that the reality is better.
In thirteen years we have never had any guest who has complained about the shortage of privacy or space. The entrance of the apartment is reached via a sidewalk that borders the garden overlooking the lake and which, like the olive grove below, is available for all the people. For exclusive use of guests, attached to the apartment, a 40sqm terrace (with a pergola, very precious in summer) enjoying the view on the woods of the hills, the valley with part of the lake and the common garden. For exclusive use of the owners, a courtyard between two buildings, without view on the valley with the lake, but on the hills.
The paved road ends at the entrance of the property of 2000sqm, giving rise to the WWF nature trail that leads directly to the lake with walk of less than thirty minutes in open spaces and panoramic views. The house, part of a small ancient hamlet, is located in a natural park and therefore it is unthinkable that there is a large village nearby. Moreover, the information gives the exact distances from the nearest shops and the city centre of Vicenza.
And finally, knowing that they felt observed, I can tell that in three weeks I saw them no more than ten times. Viewing their need of privacy, not to disturb, to communicate, I often left a message on the table of the terrace.
"La région de la Vénétie ...
"La région de la Vénétie est magnifique et charmante, et abonde d'activités et d'endroits à visiter...notamment, bien sûre, Venise, qui se visite aisément à une heure de train de l'apartement. Notre hôtesse, Marilena, a été tout à fait merveilleuse et attentionnée à nos besoins, et était remplie de petites attentions qui font toute la différence pour des logeurs nomades d'une semaine!! L'apartement est immense, et en fait pourrait facilement accommoder une grande famille (nous n'étions que trois). La propreté était impeccable, tant dans le logis, que sur la propriété elle même. Un petit paradis et hâvre de paix! C'est avec plaisir que nous y retournerions, et le recommandons à tous!!"
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IT: Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Tariffe in funzione del numero di persone. Alla partenza è richiesto supplemento per pulizie finali e riscaldamento/AC in base alla stagione. Deposito cauzionale. Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario. Raccolta differenziata della spazzatura. DE: Heizung oder Klimaanlage vor Ort zu zahlen nach verbrauchen. Endreinigung zu zahlen, wenn es nicht. Es wird die Sortier Junk tun. EN: Heating or air conditioning payable locally according to consume. Final cleaning to pay if it will not made. It will do the sorting junk.