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Roger Smith

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

AMAZING Dolomites Mountains Location. Hiking. Skiing. Cycling, Private Retreat.

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Bolzano / South Tyrol Villa Rental Photos and Description

5 bedroom 5 bathroom designer bunk room - 1400 meters high well equipped

Stunning mountain retreat- magnificent views. 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom, designer bunk room. 4000ft above sea level. This property is furnished to a fabulous standard, the lounge has a log fire and comfy couches, the kitchen is fully equipped with balconies leading onto a barbecue area which has magnificent views over the Dolomites. All rooms have balconies and are en suite with well equipped bathrooms both with bath and shower. The beds are of the highest standard as are the bed linens. All beds are super king, however the bunk room which is tastefully decorated in the Ladino style has four full size single beds which are 3ft wide by 6ft 6ins long, which will also accommodate adults as well as children. This room has a seperate bathroom with shower bidet, and sink. There is a ski boot room, with boot warmer, and outside there is lots of parking. The local walks through the forest which is part of the Pinaid estate are wonderful in summer and in winter. This villa is not to be missed…

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Roger Smith (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Roger Smith

Harmony, fun, relaxing great energy. We built this house from new, ten years ago, it is a great and relaxing place for summer and winter, you can enjoy the ski resorts and great walking in the area, and the village Ortisai has a great selection of shopping and resturents.

Roger Smith purchased this villa in 1998

Why Roger Smith chose Bolzano / South Tyrol

Its the best property that is over the clouds and the house is in the sun all day.

What makes this villa unique

Its the best, simple has that.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Sal booked Pinaid: 17-24 January 2016, via Airbnb, so we cut and paste his review: Words are not enough to describe this beautiful house, one have to see it to appreciate its beauty. As you walk into the front door, you are met with an amazing beautiful energy, so comforting and so tranquil. The house is very luxurious and comfortable in every sense. The kitchen and dining room area is well stocked with everything one can think of and the sitting room was spacious and beautifully cozy. Bedrooms are specious and the beds were comfortable. The whole house vibrated with warm positive energy. The balcony views from the bedrooms and dinning/sitting areas were amazing. Annie the house caretaker is only minutes away to all our inquiries (Thank you Annie for everything). Travelling by car to Val de Gardina is around 20 minutes and you are at the ski slopes. I would recommend this house to anyone who appreciates beauty, comfort and tranquility.
Jan 2016
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based on 13 traveler reviews

AMAZING Dolomites Mountains Location. Hiking. Skiing. Cycling, Private Retreat.
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 17 reviews

The wonderful Chalet Pinaid

  • 5 of 5

Once again we have spent a wonderful week skiing in the Dolomites , based at this great property . It was a joy to come back to at the end of the day . Luxurious with the most comfortable beds in the world .

A big thank you to Annie who looks after the house , always on call for any issues.

We look forward to the next time.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Beautiful comfortable home with great views of Val Gardena

  • 4 of 5

This was our 2nd visit to Pinaid. What really draws us in is the kitchen.... amazing place to relax, eat, and share memories after a day on the slopes. All of the bedrooms are very luxurious and comfortable too. The living room is great too, although we didn't use it much. St. Peter has one great restaurant that is worth going to a few times, and the drive to skiing in Ortisei is only about 15 minutes.

A few things that could be improved:

- Wifi usually worked well, but some problems with it

- For such a modernized house, it's surprising to not have laundry facilities

- If it were my home there would be an outdoor hot tub somewhere looking out over the valley.

Will definitely return again one day soon to this beautiful house to enjoy the food, skiing, and people of Val Gardena.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Incredible property, definitely recommend.

  • 5 of 5

This is a stunning villa, very well equipped, excellent kitchen and top quality bedding. Internet is so-so, TV's are old and have a blue colour and there's no access to washing machine for laundry which is frustrating, but in every other way it excels.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Idyllic retreat in the Dolomites

  • 5 of 5

A delightful and very comfortable house in a stunning location. It could not have been better. Ani the caretaker was excellent and the local shop very helpful. It was not easy to find initially but after that there were no problems. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Owner's Response: Greeting Judith, it was a pleasure to host you and your family... Thank you...
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  • 5 of 5

The place is fantastic and the area is a must see.

Roger and Lynn were great. We had a hard time finding the place but when we did it was all worth the effort.

looking forward to staying here and doing this trip again

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Shaheen... We are so happy you, and your group, enjoyed the house...And welcome you back anytime...Have a great year and thank you...:)
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Mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic house , ideal for a large group of friends or family who just need themselves for company and who want to enjoy huge comfort in a remote mountain location .

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much ... !
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Nearest Airport
106 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
315 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
9.3 Kilometres
Castlerotto Alpe Di Siusi
Nearest Train
31.9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15.2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
5.4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
315 Kilometres
Car: recommended

A beautiful summer or winter ski lodge for all the year round HomeAway Holiday Renters.

Fresh Alpine Air and the Spectacle of the Dolomites Lajen/Laion, a sunny high-altitude terrace situated at 1,100 meters above sea-level, between vineyards and Alpine meadows, is an idyllic vacation spot with magnificent vistas. The panorama of the Dolomites, the Langkofel / Sasso Lungo, the Sella Group, and the Schlern/Sciliar will take your breath away. The number of hiking trails and look-out spots is countless. And Lajen/Laion also has an artistic aspect insofar as it is believed that the famous Middle High German ballad-singer Walther von der Vogelweide was born in the hamlet of Ried/Novale, on the Vogelweid farmstead.

Other Activities: Dolomites vast ski area, and recreational out door activities

Golf: The Challenges of the Dolomites Lajen/Laion and its subdivisions of St. Peter, Tschöfas/Ceves, Tanirz/Tanurza, Freins/Fraina, Ried/Novale, und Albions offer you complete relaxation and numerous excellent hiking trails. From here, you can quickly reach the Gröden Valley / Val Gardena and the Seiser Alm / Alpe di Siusi with their dolomite massives. Comfortable mid-altitude trails are also to be found in abundance, as well as 'Törggele' rustic inns and cable-supported climbing trails. Bicyclists and mountain bikers are likewise guaranteed vast opportunities to explore the landscape.

History & Culture around a Wonderful Panoramic Terrace

The 'mountain cathedral,' as the parish church of Lajen/Laion is often called, tells a story of a special vacation region. Archeological evidence uncovered on the Innerraschötz / Resciesa Alpine Meadow indicates that Lajen/Laion was settled during the Stone Age, in approx. 6000 B.C. The first traces of human habitation at the Wasserbühl date back to the Bronze Age. After that, evidence of historical inhabitants can be found. The most-famous of these is without a doubt Walter von der Vogelweide; you are free to hike to and view the Vogelweid farmstead! You now have almost unlimited access to the attractions of this region: With the Gardena Card, you have complete freedom to explore this exciting vacation resort area.

Ski: the nearest ski lift is around a 9 kilometer car ride to the village of Ortisei. This lift connects to the famous Sella Ronda which has 140 kilometers of connected ski runs.Alp de suisse also another beautiful resort connected to this village.The famous mens downhill runs from the next village Santa Christina, and further up the mountain you arrive in Selva the heart of Val Gardena.These ski resorts are all connected and will take you as far as San Cassiano.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2500-3000
Apr 17 2016 - Jun 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer Holidays
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Low Summer Holidays
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Ski LOW Season 2500-3000
Dec 3 2016 - Dec 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Ski PEAK New Year & Xmas
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter Ski Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2500-3000
Apr 15 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $278
Refundable damage deposit $557
Pet Fee $22

Upon your arrival you will be shown around the property, end rental cleaning: 250 Euro, paid on your arrival. The kitchen is well equipped.The BBQ is on the balcony. NOTE: If you pay with Credit Card, please add/pay the 500 Damage Deposit with your rental, a 2.5% charge will be added, and deducted from your damage deposit. If you Wire the rental fee don't Wire the 500 Damage Deposit, hand it over upon your arrival, and it will be handed back when you exit.

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Bolzano / South Tyrol Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 360 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet , Master en-suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Bedroom 2 en-suite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Bedroom 3 en-suite
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Bedroom 4 en-suite
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Bedroom 5 usage
  • Superior.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master top floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Top floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Bottom floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Bottom floor
    Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single , Bunk room bottom floor
  • 1. Tempur mattresses on all beds. 2. Bedroom 1, en-suite, Superior views. 3. Bedroom 2 en-suite, Superior views. 4. Bedroom 3 en-suite, Superior views. 5. Bedroom 4 en-suit, Superior views. Bunk room, separate bathroom. Four (4) However they are full size Tempur mattresses on single beds. 6. Superior quality bed linens.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
100 Acres of private woods, and 560 sqm of outside play and lounge area. This property is quite unique, good mountain air, our own fresh filtered mountain water, and the local activities of the Dolomites. Have great contact for Ski hire etc (please ask). Skiers, Cyclist, Hikers, is a must for this vast area.

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