Villa La Contenta

Veneto, Padua, Rovolon

    • Sleeps 14+1 Guests
    • Bedrooms 7 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 7+1 WC Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 500 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Daily maid
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome
    • Golf
    • Airport distance:
      Venice 68 km

    € 3200 - 7350 per week

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    Overview

    Superbly comfortable country life surrounded by harmony and peace

    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. You will soon discover the historical main villa on top of one of the hills, seemingly shielding the elegantly structured farm buildings, the beautifully restored farmhouse Villa La Contenta offered here and a wonderfully romantic 19th century garden folly reminiscent of a Palladian temple (The Temple / all featured in our portfolio). 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, a skillfully designed 18 hole golf course and cultivated farmland with several farm buildings. 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.

    Villa La Contenta is a traditional Venetian farmhouse on this historical estate, situated on the border of the Euganean hills. The house looks out onto the park of the estate and the Euganean hills. It is surrounded by a private, delimited garden of 6000 m2. The garden has been carefully planted with a herb garden, roses, lilacs, iris and calendula. The trees are poplars, walnut and hazelnut, as well as a series of fruit trees (fig, cherry and apple). The house, which was fully restored in 2003, has 6 bedrooms on 3 floors plus a further bedroom with bathroom in the pool house, a typical "loggia" in front of the house for al fresco meals, and a large private pool.

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    Culture: The immense cultural whealth and variety of Venetia is 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.

    Ecology: Villa La Contenta was restored according to the latest standards of biological architecture. The agricultural production of the estate is organic and the owners see the estate's future in becoming a full-circle organic farm: cultivation, products, cattle, fruit trees and vegetable gardens.

    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. 10 km from the property. Here you can park your car. Trains go regularly to Venice.

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    Guests Reviews

    Our Guests Reviews

    Perfect for us!
    Reviewed by: Richard 
    Reviewed on: 07/07/2017 for their stay in 06/2017
    Villa La Contenta
    The Villa was perfect for our family with all the little ones enjoying the pool and space to run around. We took the room by the pool for some night time quiet. Having dinner or breakfast on the terrace in front of the house was wonderful. Conveniently located to Venice, Verona, Padua, was ideal and we found a number of delicious restaurants near the Villa that surprised us and were very accommodating for our large family. Enjoy!

    Bettina
    We left Villa La Contenta this morning and could not believe how quickly the week passed. We enjoyed our stay and it was perfect for our family and the many grandkids
    We also were very happy working with you and your patience with us and our many questions was wonderful! We will recommend you to our friends.
    Grazie
    R. Guilfoile
    July 2017

    Dear Hidden Italy
    I write with the thanks of our party for a truly excellent week's stay in the villa Bencontenta. The Villa was quite as beautiful as we had been expecting, the bedrooms were comfortable and well suited to our needs, the swimming pool, the table tennis table and other facilities which we did not need to take advantage of really, were all excellent. Most impressive of all, though, was the work of Saba and Sylvie in the kitchen. All our meals - and we ate nearly always at the Villa - were very well prepared and both Saba and her daughter were most helpful and delightful. They are two lovely and very special people. The Villa's guests are very lucky to have them looking after their needs. In passing, the mini-bus hire for our Verona outing was entirely successful. I used the company you recommended to me.

    There were a few minor observations that we had about the Villa's fabric which i did mention to Saba: fairly minor things such as some of the electrical fittings, the condition of some of the pool loungers and one of the sun shades. I wonder if I should be passing these observations on to Francesca or you. We had no accidents ourselves and Saba returned my 500 EU deposit before we left.

    In passing, highlights of our short stay in Italy were definitely our outing to Verona for the Opera Aida and an excellent meal beforehand at a restaurant Artica Terreta. We also had an especially good meal to celebrate Juliet Wilson's 60th birthday for which we dressed in Roman costumes ( I was a slave - seemed suitable! -) and Saba and Sylvie produced a very special meal. Most of us went on a guided tour of the various estate buildings which was excellently conducted by one of the staff. Also three of us had two very good rounds of golf at the Frassenelle Golf Course. Juliet and her niece and some friends went to the war cemetry and trenches just north of Asiago which were very worthwhile. Juliets grandfather had fought there and died of flu in a small town nearby afterwards. As you can see we had a full and eventful week.

    So - great thanks to you. I hope this little bit of feed back to you is useful.

    With best wishes
    D. Conran-Smith, July 2016
      

    Perfect holidays for 15 people - old and young!
    Left on May 8, 2014 for a stay in Apr 2014
    It was our 2nd stay in La Contenta. A perfect house for us. Each bedroom with a bathroom. A kitchen with best Equipment. beautiful garden with pool. Best and really nice Service and an amazing Country estate. Good Location for making trips, p.E. Venice, Padua, Vicenca, Verona, Trevio, Colle Eugenei, Bassano, Asolo ...

    Exceeded all our expectations
    Left on Sep 7, 2013 for a stay in Aug 2013
    We were a group of family of friends totalling 14. We stayed for 1 week in Mid August and can not recommend this beautiful property highly enough. 7 bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms, wonderful kitchen, huge loggia, beautifully appointed living room and the entire property was absolutely spotless. Francessca and Sabah made us so welcome. The pool is incredible, we spent many wonderful, lazy days relaxing with our friends and family. Would encourage you to take advantage of the welcome dinner. Unbelievable food, table fully laid, food presented to you and your guests at the table, removed and kitchen completely cleaned up. We did not have to lift a finger. We also hired Sabah for an additional two nights to cook dinner for us and it was just as wonderful and remarkably economical. An absolute must for a big group. We are already planning our return trip. Thanks again to Francessca and Sabah. The Edis Group.

    Villa La Contenta - A marvel indeed!
    Left on Aug 6, 2013 for a stay in Jul 2013
    Our week in the Colli Euganei outside of Padova in Italy was simply marvelous. Twelve of us spent a delightful week there in mid July 2013. The administrators of the property could not have been nicer. The setting is pastoral. Having our own swimming pool was a special bonus, especially as we had two young grandchildren with us on this vacation. We would return in a minute.

    Amazing Villa! Loved staying here and want to go again!!
    Left on Aug 6, 2013 for a stay in Jul 2013
    We were a group of 4 couples and this was our second time renting an Italian Villa. Villa La Contenta surpassed all expectations. We would rent this place again and highly recommend it. The villa was extremely well maintained. Beds were very comfortable. Bathrooms large and clean. The maid came every day to tidy up and give us fresh towels etc. The house has very thick walls and shutters which kept the place cool and comfortable. If you want to use the the air conditioning, it had controls in every room of the house. We just put it on in our room at night and it worked extremely well. Didnt cost that much either. The bedrooms all had roll down screens which gave a pleasant breeze so air conditioning would not really be necessary for most people. (We are from Minnesota and we like it cold so that is why we used the aC) We really loved cooking in the well equipped kitchen (2 refrigerators) and the outdoor wood burning grill; using the fresh herbs from the garden and dining outside by the pool.(Note: there are 3 other large dining areas to use in the house) Pool was very large (20 yards long approx), clean and refreshing. Pool house had a full bath and changing room. Washer, dryer and ice machine was very convenient. We took day trips to Verona to see an opera in the old Roman colloseum- amazing experience! There are many other small ancient villages to explore nearby, and of course Venice, which is only an hour drive. This was truly an amazing experience.

    Beautiful Villa with everything one would need.
    Left on May 9, 2013 for a stay in Apr 2013
    Villa La Contenta is a beautiful Villa with everything one would need on Holiday, from the bedrooms with very comfortable beds all with your own bathroom, the kitchen is for people who really like to cook, everything you need in a kitchen. The property that the Villa is on is wonderful for hiking or just lounging by the pool. There is a bike trail next to the property that was easy excess. There were eleven people and everyone really enjoyed there time at Villa La Contenta.

    Dear Bettina,
    Just a quick note to say how much we all enjoyed La Contenta. The celebrations went off perfectly and everyone had a marvellous time. The villa lived up to its name and we were all sad to leave such a happy place. The weather was wonderful and Anna in the office and Saba in the house did their very best to make our stay truly memorable.
    Please pass on all our grateful thanks to them. Very best wishes,
    S. Taylor, July 2012

    Beautiful relaxing location after busy touring days
    Left on Jul 30, 2011 for a stay in Jul 2011
    Loved the house with it's many bedrooms and baths and the unique rural location. Lived poolside and at the beautiful outdoor table for meals. The house and grounds are beautifully maintained and air conditioning was a welcome relief during high temperatures.

    Amenities

    HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
    • Pool 16 x 8m / salt water pool
    • Air conditioning 
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Fireplace
    • 3 mini safes
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD player
    • CD-stereo
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine and dryer
    • Large fridge and large freezer
    • Stove with large oven
    • Food processor
    • Microwave
    • Electric kettle
    • American coffee machine
    • Toaster
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Hair dryer in each bathroom
    • Baby bed and high chair
    • Loggia
    • Garden
    • Barbecue grill
    • Parking
    • Ping pong table
    • 3 bicycles

     

    Breakfast service available at extra charge, to be requested when booking.

    Touring ideas
    Montemerlo 2.5 km
    Rovolon 5 km
    Padua 20 km
    Vicenza 23 km
    Monselice 25 km
    The famous villas on the Brenta canal 25 km
    Este 26 km
    Montagnana 38 km
    Rovigo 45 km
    Cittadella 48 km
    Venice 50 km
    Treviso 60 km
    Bassano del Grappa 61 km
    Ferrara 80 km
    Verona 90 km
    Mantua 98 km
    Bologna 120 km

    Within 10 km distance
    Villa Emo Capodilista
    Villa dei Vescovi
    Monastery of Praglia
    Castello di S. Martino
    Arquà Petrarca
    The castle Il Cattaio
    The gardens of Villa Barbarigo
    Villa Beatrice d'Este

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  • Floor Plan
  • Activities

    SPORTS

    Swimming
    Golf 5 min driving
    Thermal spa 10 km
    Tennis 15 km

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    If rented for 12 people

    The 500 m2 house sleeps 12 people in 6 bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom. The house is laid out as follows:

    Ground floor:
    1 living room with open fireplace
    1 kitchen
    1 breakfast room
    1 dining room
    2 twin bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (shower)
    1 extra WC
    1 large shady 200 m2 loggia for al fresco meals

    First floor:
    1 double bedroom with en suite bathroom (tub with shower head)
    1 twin bedroom with en suite bathroom (tub with shower head)
    1 large living space/play room (80 m2) with arches

    Second floor:
    2 twin bedrooms with en suite bathrooms (tub)

    Garden:
    6000 m2 garden with pool (16 x 8 m), herb garden and orchard, barbecue, ping pong table and car park

    Request BookingIf rented for 12 people
    05 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
    09 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
    3200 EUR
    13 Apr 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
    14 Sep 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
    21 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
    4200 EUR
    01 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
    4990 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    6590 EUR

    If rented for 14 people

    See above, furthermore the pool house will be available. 

    Pool house:
    A lovely extra bedroom (twin bedroom with shower + WC) has been created in the pool house, therefore a total of 14 people (in 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms) can be accommodated comfortably. In the main house an additional bed is available for a 15th person.

     

    All 7 bedrooms can be made up into either twin or double beds. Please indicate the arrangements of the beds upon booking if different than stated above.

    Request BookingIf rented for 14 people
    05 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
    09 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
    3400 EUR
    13 Apr 2019 - 01 Jun 2019
    14 Sep 2019 - 09 Nov 2019
    21 Dec 2019 - 04 Jan 2020
    4550 EUR
    01 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
    31 Aug 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
    5700 EUR
    29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
    7350 EUR

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    Villa La Contenta 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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    If rented for 12 people
    12
    3200 EUR 4200 EUR 4990 EUR 6590 EUR N/A Request BookingIf rented for 12 people
    If rented for 14 people
    14+1
    3400 EUR 4550 EUR 5700 EUR 7350 EUR N/A Request BookingIf rented for 14 people

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    If rented for the reduced price for 12 people the pool house will be closed (see Accommodation).

    Reservations from Saturday to Saturday in high season; exceptions are considered in mid and low season.
    Availability only during the above mentioned dates.
    Pool opening dates: beginning of May - end of September. Pool towels are provided.
    Baby bed and high chair available. Baby bed can be booked for children up to their 3rd birthday: free of charge. 

    Extra services available only on request (domestic help, cook, first shopping, breakfast), to be specified when booking and to be paid in euros on the premises at the end of each working day:

    • Extra domestic help (house cleaning, washing and ironing): EUR 10 per hour.
    • A dinner prepared by an excellent cook. Prices can generally range between EUR 35 and EUR 85, plus Vat per person, according the number of guests, the service and the menu. Please remember to request this service well in advance to make sure the cook will be available for you. The cook can send some suggestions as well as a customized menu, on request. A down payment will be required upon confirmation.    
    • 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.
    • Breakfast service: coffee, tea, milk, orange juice, mineral water, bread, butter, fresh brioche, jam, honey, muesli, yoghurt EUR 10 per person; + cheese, cold cuts and boiled egg EUR 14 per person.
    • Extra set of towels: EUR 8.

    Security deposit, heating, wood for fireplace, additonal bed to be paid in euros on the premises:

    • Security deposit: EUR 500.
    • Heating (if required): according to consumption. Please be aware that central heating is very expensive in Italy. The average cost per day varies from EUR 30 to 145 + Vat according to the outdoor temperature and the amount of time the heating is turned on.
    • Wood for fireplace: EUR 10 for each basket.
    • Additonal bed in the main house if maximum capacity PAX 14 is exceeded: EUR 20 per night for the 15th person. No extra charge for children up to 5 years.
    • Pets allowed upon request only: EUR 70 domestic pet supplement per week.
    • Lost and found: you will be asked to send a reimbursement for the postal charges + EUR 15 handling fee before the forgotten items can be sent.

    Bed, bath and kitchen linens, air conditioning, water, electricity, gas, Internet WIFI connection, maid service (5 hours house cleaning per day 5 days per week), final cleaning, pool cleaning service all included in the price. Should you have rented Villa La Contenta for more than 1 week, the house will be cleaned on Saturdays and the linen will be changed.

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