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Carole Thompson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Detached 4 bedroom Villa with Private Swimming Pool and vineyard

12 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

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Private Villa with 11 metre pool set in 1 acre of mature gardens

The detached villa with private pool is located on the edge of Mombaldone, a small village in the heart of the Piedmont region.The four-bedroomed property comfortably accommodates eight people and is ideally suited to extended families or two families holidaying together. There's everything on site for a self-contained holiday, but the location of the villa means that guests are on the doorstep of the world-famous vineyards of the Piedmont region. The villa itself was fully renovated in 2010, with an emphasis on retaining the traditional qualities and comforts of the property, whilst being equipped with all modern conveniences. The well-proportioned rooms with marble floors and high ceilings emphasise the spacious interior and give a light, airy feel to the property. The large, fully enclosed private gardens have a luxurious 11 metre swimming pool in the front lawns, surrounded by fruit trees and vines, with numerous areas for relaxing and dining in the sun or shade.

Location: This property is located on the edge of the small village of Mombaldone, in the Piedmont region of North West Italy. The villa is easily accessible by road or rail, just half a kilometre from the main Acqui Terme –Savona Road and has a rail station in the village. Visitors can enjoy the countryside, lakes and coast and are in easy reach of the main cities of the region, i.e. Milan, Turin and Genoa. Although Piedmont is world renowned by food and wine connoisseurs it still remains relatively undiscovered by mainstream tourists.

The villa’s location, with the Italian Riviera one hour to the south, and skiing one hour to the west, provides a climate of contrasting seasons, with hot Mediterranean summers and snow filled alpine winters. Springtime brings mild days, when the blossoms and fruit trees burst into bloom, whilst autumn provides a blaze of colour and signals the picking of the grapes from the numerous vineyards across the region.

Mombaldone: Mombaldone itself is the only village in the Asti region that is still surrounded by its original walls. The entrance to the ancient village is through a Gothic-style entrance door to the shelter, which has been preserved in its original medieval form. The most important monuments converge on Piazza Umberto at the centre of the village and although the 13th century castle is now little more than a ruin ravaged by time, it is also well worth a visit.

In the village there is a post office, shop, rail station and local bar. The local shop is open every day and supplies all the essentials required for a self-catering holiday including freshly baked bread. The train is a useful and practical way to visit the beautiful, small villages along Italian Riviera; tickets can be purchased from the post office. A 5 minute drive or a 30 minute walk takes you to the village of Montechiaro D’Acqui, where there is a bank, ATM, chemist, butcher, baker, garage, bars, and a great pizza restaurant.

Local Attractions: Only 20 minutes’ drive from the villa is the spa town of Acqui Terme. It is steeped in history, yet has designer shops, boutiques, fabulous restaurants and great cafés as well as a hypermarket. The thermal water comes to the surface in Piazza Bollente, in the centre of town. People come from miles around to bottle the sulphuric scented water from the fountain, heated naturally to 75°C, due to its health giving properties.Acqui Terme also boasts one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in Europe consisting of 3 linked pools, with areas for the very young, and for those that are very brave with 10 metre diving boards!

The area is famed around the world for its selection of fine wines. These include Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto and Moscato D'Asti. Many wine tours take place throughout the region.

Local cuisine is renown throughout Italy, the precious white truffles of this region are a special delicacy, with special truffle markets being held in Alba during Autumn.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Carole Thompson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We very much liked to stay in your beautiful house. It was perfect: spacious rooms and very convenient bathrooms, big well equipped kitchen, a beautiful garden and a very nice swimming pool. And of course, the region is extraordinary.



We felt that our stay was too short; one week disappears quickly!
Jun 2014
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Detached 4 bedroom Villa with Private Swimming Pool and vineyard
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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Villa Mombaldone

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at Villa Mombaldone, the villa is situated in a very quiet location & the gardens were very well kept.

The kids loved the pool (although it was a bit cold at times).

The villa itself was clean, had big airy rooms & we loved the welcome pack that you did us with all the essentials in.

You thought of everything & catered for everybody's needs.

We loved having the bbq's & sitting outside, especially at night when it was nice & cool.

Theres plenty of nice quality restaurants to visit & they serve fresh, authentic Italian menus.

The supermarkets were good & had everything you needed in them.

It was a home from home & we would love to have a return visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Everything we hoped for and more

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I originally booked the property due to its location in the vineyards of Northern Italy and its accessibility to tourist attractions and major airports. Win, win, right? What we were not anticipating was the picturesque surroundings that can be viewed from the house and the overall sense of relaxation we received from our visit. Upon arriving at the property, we were shocked at how big it is. We felt safe in that it is gated, with beautiful trees lining the perimeter. The location gave us an authentic feel and experience of the mountains of Italy. As an American, I’ve always been in awe of pictures of Northern Italy, and this stay was even more beautiful than I had anticipated. The house itself had all the facilities we required. It included a swimming pool, a fully working kitchen with everything needed for cooking, heaters around the property and comfortable beds. The entire property was very clean, from the massive yard to the bathrooms and bedrooms. There was a balcony on the second floor from which we ate our breakfast while enjoying the great views. There were also multiple dining tables and seating areas, both inside and outside. We didn’t even need to leave the property on some days, as the wifi and tv both worked great. There’s even a vineyard in the front yard, which I found to be quite beautiful. On the days when we did venture out, there were ample amounts of towns and tourist attractions nearby, including Lake Maggiore (which we’d certainly recommend others visit)! One day we took the train, which is in walking distance of the house, to Acqui Terme. With our rental car, we were able to drive around the vineyards and stop off at a couple for wine tasting. Let’s just say the wine tasting went great and we left with a few bottles, which were a lot cheaper than in the States. Overall, we’d recommend this property to others – 5 stars! Our only regrets were that we didn’t leave ourselves enough time to go exploring on the bikes and have a cookout one night on the grill. So much to do, not enough time.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon. Carole
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Incredible villa set in breath taking surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to Villa Mombledone and we weren't disappointed. With 4 adults and two toddlers the villa is of a size for a lovely family holiday without being on top of each other. The villa is so well equipped with a feeling of home from home and with views we could never tire of in this lifetime. On arrival the welcome pack of supplies was a wonderful touch which meant we could settle in and shop the next day.

Perfect for a relaxed holiday soaking up the sun by the pool but plenty to do out and about so a car a must. Can highly recommend Roccaverano just a short drive away. Climbing the tower for those of us less than happy with heights was made worth while by the views on offer from the top. Plus the gelato and coffee is not to be missed.

Won't be our last visit to this beautiful villa :)

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Owner's Response: Really pleased you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to welcome you back next time. Carole
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5

Great relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

Nice villa, well equipped. Fabulous clean pool -- much used in recent heatwave. Very helpful owner. Had a great relaxing holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased that you had a relaxing time and enjoyed the pool. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Carole
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what a holiday what a VILLA

  • 5 of 5

Just had a fabulous couple of weeks in this well appointed Villa in the Mombaldone area of Piedimonte.

There were 4 of us staying in this well appointed house in a lovely wine producing region.

The grounds of the villa were superb, with plenty of mature trees and vines surrounding the property.

Wether you wanted to just lie down and sun bathe all day or just relax in a shady nook he choice is yours. On top of this there was the bonus of a gem of an 11 metre swimming pool which was put to good use by our party on several occasions during out stay.

We ate in 2 or 3 nights and found that the kitchen and dinning area was more than adequate to enjoy a good meal.

Also outside on the terrace is a Barbecue which was also put to good use, you can't beat dinning Al fresco on a beautiful hot summers evening swilling it down with a glass or 3 of fine local wine, or in my case the odd glass or 5 of local beer, "Perfect"

The local Village's of Mombaldone, Montechiaro & Acqui Terrne had some wonderful Restaurants and bars. We did indeed sample the food in several of these eateries having plenty of fun along the way because of our lack of Italian, but hey with a phrase book a translator app on my mobile phone and a little bit of Brummie & Yorkshire thrown in we managed to get by.

Driving from the Airport {Milan Malpensa in our case} was quite easy as the roads are very well laid out and not very busy when we we there.

Driving to the Italian Riviera Genoa & Savona was about an hour again the roads were not too bad to drive on but you can always go by Train,

Acqui Terrne is well worth a day or even a night out as there are some interesting sights there including the famous Thermal Spa.

There is also a very good Supermarket on the way to Acuqï Terrne called Bennett's were you can purchase all your holiday needs and more.

If you want something different then have a day out in Turin, it is a beautiful city with lot's of things to see and do. The buildings & Piazzas are a must to see. We drove up to Asti and then got the train into Turin which saved us the bother of driving around a busy City then trying to find a suitable place to park. It took 30 mins on the train from Asti and only cost 14 euros each return.

It was a sad day when we had to pack up and return home, can't wait to go again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Owner's Response: Hi John Thank you so much for the wonderful review we are delighted you enjoyed the villa and Piedemont area. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
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Fabulous holiday at this Brilliant Villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is well positioned for sightseeing and very spacious with a fabulous pool and pretty outside area. The views from the villa are spectacular with some lovely walks all around. Really enjoyed this holiday experience and look forward to going again in the not too distant future.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to seeing you again. Carole
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Map

Nearest Airport
78 Kilometres
Genoa
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Mombaldone
Nearest Ferry
78 Kilometres
Genoa
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Aqui Terme
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Mombaldone
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
A33 Alba
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Montechiaro d'Acqui
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Artesina
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Savona
Car: recommended

Piedmont is a geographically diverse region, relatively undiscovered and famous for producing some of the world's finest food and wines. It boasts some of Europe’s most stunning landscapes with a multitude of vineyards and rolling hills, interspersed by forests, meandering rivers and fast flowing streams. Less than an hours drive takes you to the Italian Riviera.

For the casual skier there are several nursery and snowboarding slopes within an easy drive of the property and to the West of Turin many internationally renown ski resorts within two hours drive. Turin is the regional capital and possesses many fine shops and museums of historical interest.

Near Milan is Serravalle Designer Outlet Europe’s largest designer outlet with 180 stores and showcases many Italian brands as well as other major international brands.

Lakes Como, Maggiore, Lugano and Orta are 2 hours drive North where one can relax and enjoy the views or partake in the water sports.

Other Activities: Vineyards

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Rates & Availability

Asti Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer High Season
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,217
 
 
Wine Harvest
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,330
 
 
Truffle Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,108
 
 
Spring
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,108
 
 
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,330
 
 
Summer High Season
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,217
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,330
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $222

* 10% DISCOUNT FOR 4 OR LESS GUESTS!

* 10% DISCOUNT FOR BOOKING 2 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS!

FUTON BED AVAILABLE 50 EURO PER WEEK

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Asti Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , en-suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , en-suite
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 cot are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
Smoking is permissible in the gardens.

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