Along the crest of a small hill
The charming cottage Casa Linda originally was lived in by farmers working on the property. Standing along the crest of a small hill, the house is flanked by an English park and looks out over a wide valley with a view of the Alps in the background. The view from each of the windows recalls 19th century paintings of romantic landscapes. During 2004 the house was restored from top to toe and fully furnished and equipped.
As all the houses and apartments on this estate, tasteful decoration and comfort are top criteria. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, a large loggia serves as a summer living room, the rooms were painted in different hues with a keen sense of colours. The living room and one of the bedrooms have open fireplaces. Each of the bedrooms can be either double or twin, according to your needs.
Guests are welcome to use the pool of the golf club. The pool lies within the estate next to the golf clubhouse, approx. 1 km from Linda. The pool is open from beginning of June to mid of September (please consider that it might open later or close earlier according to the weather). It is closed on Tuesdays and with bad weather.
This historic estate reaveals its delights slowly and elegantly. Leaving the bustling Venetian activities behind you, the drive leads you on a simple country road through fields which melt into the natural park of the Euganean hills. The estate has been in the hands of an ancient Counts's family since the 13th century, well over 700 years.
This is one of the great Venetian properties. The 150 hectare estate consists of a Venetian villa, a 19th century English park with a wonderfully romantic 19th century garden folly reminiscent of a Palladian temple (The Temple / also featured in our portfolio), a skillfully designed 18 hole golf course and cultivated farmland with several farm buildings now turned into comfortable and well-equipped houses.
All this 20 km south of Padua, within easy reach of the famous historic villas of the Veneto, many of them built by the great Italian architect Andrea Palladio, as also the cities of the Veneto and the Lake district.
Our Guests Reviews
I just wanted to let you know that our party (Bakers and Foxes) very much enjoyed our week's stay at Casa Linda, May 12-19. The house was comfortable, nicely furnished, and well maintained. Its location was private but convenient and we loved the property. Please pass on our thanks to the owner, as well as to Saba, who was not only delightful but also very helpful.
S. Baker, June 2007
HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
- Pool: 10 x 20m / shared pool
- Air conditioning
- Limited Internet WIFI connection (1G/day)
- Mini safe
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Washing machine
- Fridge with freezer
- Stove with oven
- American coffee machine
- Electric kettle
- Iron and ironing board
- Hair dryer in each bathroom
- Barbecue grill
Montemerlo 2,5 km
Rovolon 5 km
Abano Terme 12 km
Padua 20 km
Monselice 25 km
The famous villas on the Brenta canal 25 km
Este 26 km
Montagnana 38 km
Vicenza 40 km
Rovigo 45 km
Cittadella 48 km
Treviso 60 km
Venice 65 km
Asolo 75 km
Bassano del Grappa 61 km
Ferrara 85 km
Verona 85 km
Mantua 98 km
Bologna 125 km
The great cultural wealth of the Veneto region and its diversity is one of the main reason for visiting this area. Villa La Contenta's strategic position makes for many an inspiring day trip to Padova, Venice, Vicenza, Verona, Ferrara, Lake Garda as well as Este, Montagnana, Monselice and Arquà Petrarca in the immediate vicinity. The villas on the Brenta canal as well as the famous Palladio villas should also be on your cultural agenda. Each of these destinations offers a multitude of rewarding cultural visits.
The Venetian Villas: More than 3000 villas were built in the hinterland of Venice between the 15th and 19th century. Some are open to the public. The most famous are the Palladian villas such as Villa Barbaro at Maser, Villa Emo at Fanzolo and La Rotonda near Vincenza. Do not miss the Villa Valmarana “Ai Nani” with frescoes by Tiepolo, Catajo Castle and Villa Barbarigo with its baroque garden and a maze of boxwood.
In Venice you will have the opportunity to visit any of the 84 churches present in the city, including of course the Basilica of St. Marco, which stands next to the Doge’s Palazzo, one of the main landmarks of Venice. You can also visit the islands, such as Murano, famous for its beautiful hand blown glass.
40 km from Venice, you will find Padua. If you had to choose one thing to see, it would be the Cappella degli Scrovegni, a chapel entirely painted with frescoes by Giotto in the 14th century. This is considered the work which marks the beginning of the Renaissance. The main museum of Padua exposes the Emo Capodilista collection, given to the Municipality of Padua by the owners of La Montecchia. The Palazzo della Ragione (Palace of Reason), a surprising builing which rises above all the rest of the historical center of Padua exposes another gift made by this family to the municipality, a sumptuous wooden horse.
At Vicenza you will be dazzled by Palladio’s genius. The beauty of the Olympic Theatre, an embodiment of Andrea Palladio, the Palladian Basilica, another of his masterworks, or the Loggia del Capitano. The small streets of this compact city want to be explored on foot, which will bring an exciting reward at each 20 steps you take.
The city of Verona contains many treasures: start with the Roman monuments, such as the Roman Arena. Garden lovers will want to visit the Giardino Giusti. The San Zeno church will stay with you for long. Every day the Piazza delle Erbe, a beautiful square in the center of town has a colourful market.
Asolo is a small town, famous for its lace and silk weaving. It is also resplendent with monuments, such as the remains of an amphitheatre and an aqueduct, the Rocca (castle of the 12th early 13th century), or you can visit the Palazzo della Ragione which has now become the museum of the city. In the last century it was a privileged resort by artists and writers such as Hemingway and Browning and the famous Eleonora Duse.
The town of Bassano del Grappa is located in the heart of Veneto at the foot of the Alps. The main productions of Bassano are white asparagus, ceramics, and of course grappa. You must see the Cathedral (Duomo), the Castello Superiore (Upper Castle), or the Church of St. John the Baptist.
The Euganean Hills (protected since 1989) is located south of Padua. There are many small towns to visit such as Este, Montagnana, Monselice and Arqua ‘Petrarca. And let yourself be tempted by small local trattorias!
Within 10 km distance: Villa Emo Capodilista, Villa dei Vescovi, Monastery of Praglia, Castello di S. Martino, Arquà Petrarca, Castle Il Cattaio, the gardens of Villa Barbarigo, Villa Beatrice d'Este.
The thermal baths of Abano: Only 12 km from the estate is the town of Abano Terme, a spa where mineral-rich waters emerge at a temperature of 70°C to 80°C. We recommend a day at the spas of one of the luxurious hotels.
The Golf Club: 5 minutes by car from the house lies the beautiful golf club of the estate, which is considered the best in the area. The club house is a cleverly converted farm building with a very pleasant restaurant which serves excellent light lunches and full dinners. Reduced green fees for our guests.
Closest shopping: The next village with a supermarket, bar, bank and post office is Montemerlo at 2.5 km from the property. More choices of shops you will find in Rovolon at a distance of 5 km.
Railway station: The next railway station is in Montegrotto at a distance of approx. 13 km from the property. Here you can park your car. Trains go regularly to Venice.
Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.
Choose your holiday home
1 living and dining room
1 guest WC
2 bedrooms with 2 beds and en suite bathroom each (one with shower/one with tub)
1 large loggia furnished as a summer living space
1 landing, furnished as a living room
1 bedroom with 2 beds and en suite bathroom (tub with hand shower)
1 bedroom with 2 beds, a mezzanine and en suite bathroom (tub with hand shower)
Large Loggia furnished as a summer living space. The pool measures 10 x 20 m and lies within the estate next to the golf clubhouse, approx. 700 m from Linda (10 min. walk).
09 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
1820 EUR €
14 Sep 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
2050 EUR €
31 Aug 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
2280 EUR €
2650 EUR €
Weekly rates in €
|Casa Linda||05 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
09 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
|13 Apr 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
14 Sep 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
21 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
|01 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
|29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
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|1820 EUR €||2050 EUR €||2280 EUR €||2650 EUR €||N/A||Request BookingCasa Linda|
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Special price for groups up to 6 people. If rented for this reduced price one bedroom will be closed:
EUR 1450 low season
EUR 1720 1st mid season
EUR 1840 2nd mid season
EUR 2140 high season
- Bed, bath and kitchen linens
- Limited Internet WIFI connection (please use the WIFI sparingly as it has limited surfing time, 1G/day).
- Baby bed and high chair available. Baby bed can be booked for children up to their 3rd birthday: free of charge.
- Final cleaning
- Should you have rented your accommodation for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturday and the linen will be changed.
- Air conditioning (if required): set price of EUR 15 + Vat per day.
- Heating (if required): according to consumption. Please be aware that central heating is very expensive in Italy. The average cost for one day varies from EUR 25 to 70 + Vat according to the the outdoor temperature and the amount of time the heating is turned on.
- Wood for fireplace: EUR 10 for each basket
- Pets on special request allowed: EUR 70 domestic pet supplement per week
EUR 250 cash deposit are due on arrival.
SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)
- First shopping: EUR 30 plus cost of the items. Upon request we can organize an initial shopping for you. The shopping consists of the following items: 2 kg bread, 500 g butter, 2 jars of jam, 1 glass of honey, 12 eggs, cheese, 2 litres of milk, 1 packet Earl Grey tea, 1 packet coffee, instant coffee, 750 g natural yoghurt, 3 bottles of orange juice, 3 kg fruits of the season, 1,5 kg pasta (noodles), 2 jars tomato sauce, 1 large piece fresh parmesan cheese, salad and 1 kg tomatoes, onions, garlic, lemons, 1 bottle extra vergin olive oil, vinegar, 6 litres mineral water, 4 bottles of beer.
- Domestic help (house cleaning, washing and ironing): EUR 10 per hour
- Extra set of towels: EUR 8
- Reservations from Saturday to Saturday in high season; exceptions are considered in mid and low season.
- The outdoor pool within the estate next to the golf clubhouse is generally open from the 1st week of June to the second week of September (please consider that it might open later or close earlier if the weather is cold or rainy). It is closed on Tuesdays and with bad weather.
Noble guest quarters in a 16th-century Palladio villa - Class listed/landmarked building
- Sleeps 8+1 Guests
- Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
- Bathrooms 3 Bathrooms
- Floor area sq m 400 m2 m2