La Casa di Paglia sul Lago di Garda

  • Apartment
ingresso da via San Fermo presso la casa di paglia - 25010 San Felice del Benaco - Brescia - Italy

our choice to build the Straw House was born from the belief of having to preserve the wonderful environment in which we live. We welcome your pets and hope to share pleasant moments with you.

COVID-19 EMERGENCY - measures taken
This year we find ourselves in spite of having to share our holiday with the notorious virus which, although fortunately has affected little of our area and although it is strongly reducing, is still present everywhere. Without wishing to create unjustified alarmism, however, we must be able to live our holiday in complete tranquility: our two holiday apartments have completely independent entrances to each other, external terraces for exclusive use and, for the occasion, two reserved areas inside of the garden, well distant from each other, each for each apartment, equipped with sun beds and deck chairs. each station has a private garden shower.
the only common parts are the small swimming pool (470x270x80) and the parking lot with the short stretch that leads to the two apartments through the garden, here is the rule of common sense with, if necessary, the use of a mask.
at each change all surfaces, glass, handles, switches, push-buttons etc. ... in addition to normal cleaning, sanitization treatments will be carried out according to the regulations that will be given by the authorities.
Between one change and another, a one-day break will be carried out to allow all sanitation and ventilation of the premises.
The linen will also be treated with sanitizing products and washed at more than seventy degrees as prescribed by the scientific authorities.
All this may seem distressing, but the holiday is one and must be such, without worries, so ..... good holiday at the Casa di Paglia,

Located on the green hills of San Felice del Benaco between the village and the lake, in a green area of environmental protection, the Straw House is a recently renovated farmhouse according to the principles of green building using natural materials such as wood, straw, cork, pure lime , sand and clay.
The scents of straw, wood and its resin of which the house is permeated, the luxuriant vegetation, the squirrels, pheasants, foxes and hares that peep among the greenery will give you an unforgettable experience of peace and relaxation.

 Who we are
Welcome we are Giovanni, Daniela and Carlo, the cats Rufo and Diablo and the dog Pino. We have lived in San Felice del Benaco since 2013 when we purchased this old country house to be able to live in a peaceful environment enjoying the fantastic nature of these places and allowing our son to grow up free and happy. We hope to be able to give you some of this and wish you a good stay.

Our philosophy
We firmly believe in the need to respect and preserve our environmental heritage and all our lifestyle choices are oriented in this direction. Our house is built only with wood and straw, clay, natural lime, sand and cork which give it a particular healthiness, cool in summer and warm in winter and which have a very low environmental impact. The whole house is powered by electricity from alternative energy sources, the detergents used, which we will make available to you, are certified biodegradable products. We welcome your pets very much and hope to share these simple but fundamental principles with you.

Apartments
The house consists of two apartments dedicated to hospitality, exclusively family run, bright and comfortable:
 
the ULIVO 75sqm apartment, located on the ground floor, consisting of a large room with a perfectly equipped kitchen, a double bedroom and one with a single bed and a bunk bed, can comfortably accommodate 5 people, has a private bathroom with shower and bidet . Outside, overlooking the garden, in the shade of large walnut and olive trees, a spacious terrace for EXCLUSIVE USE, equipped with a table with benches, where your animals can stay in absolute safety.

The WALNUT apartment of 60sqm, located on the ground floor, consists of a large equipped kitchen, a large bedroom with double bed and single bed, bathroom accessible to the disabled. The terrace for EXCLUSIVE USE, equipped with a table and benches shaded by a large walnut, overlooks the common garden, with a fenced area for your animals.

Two AREAS OF RELEVANCE have been created inside the garden, one each apartment, well spaced from each other, equipped with sunbeds and deckchairs where you can relax in total safety.

Meals
It is possible to use the "HOME DELIVERY" service for the delivery of breakfast and meals by restaurants.

surroundings
It only takes a few minutes on foot to reach the beaches of the port and Baia del Vento where you can rent pedal boats, sup boards and canoes, there is an equipped area for children and a restaurant. From the small harbor you can embark for a visit to the spectacular island of Garda and have a good aperitif while enjoying the view of the Rocca di Manerba.
The old town center, very welcoming, full of good restaurants, bars, banks, supermarkets, butchers, bakers, fishmongers, pharmacies, can be reached in about 15 minutes on foot. Every Wednesday morning the square hosts a quiet market where you can buy tasty dishes: fruit, vegetables, cheeses, honey. With a walk along the cycle and pedestrian path, through olive groves, vineyards and beautiful views of the lake and the island of Garda, you can reach the villages of Cisano with the seventeenth-century Palazzo Cominelli and Portese with its medieval castle. Summer evenings are full of events, festivals and music, you will certainly not be bored! In a few minutes by car you can reach the Rocca di Manerba park and the splendid town of Salò with its lakeside promenade and the lively Saturday morning market.

Sport
You can dedicate yourself to five-a-side football matches or exciting mini-golf challenges in the nearby sports center; you can make beautiful excursions with sup boards or by canoe from the Baia del Vento beach.
Starting from the house, walking or jogging, you can quickly reach the panoramic cycle-pedestrian track that, passing through the port, quickly climbs into the village and from there, descends towards the Baia del Vento and then quickly leads back to the Casa di Straw.
For lovers of hiking or biking, there are wonderful itineraries, from the easiest and most relaxing to the most demanding ones that follow the paths of the nearby mountains. In this regard, it is possible to rent e-byke. I am a lover of trekking and I would be happy to accompany you to discover the most beautiful and wild corners of our mountains
For free-climbers, the equipped walls overlooking the lake of Rocca di Manerba offer unforgettable suggestions. In nearby Casto it is possible to practice via ferratas of various difficulties, from the simplest, but no less beautiful, suitable also for children, to the most difficult. Equipment can be hired on site. Then there is Arco (TN) reachable in an hour's drive, a climbing paradise.
For golf lovers there are many opportunities: Colombaro in Cunettone di Salò, Garda Golf in Soiano del lago (BS), Arzaga Golf in Cazzago di Calvagese della Riviera (BS) and Golf Bogliaco in Bogliaco (BS).
The passion for cross-country swimming in the lake has developed in recent years and in particular groups of swimmers try each night armed with wetsuits and buoys around the island of Garda starting from the nearby Baia del Vento.
You can go surfing or kitesurfing in Campione or paragliding from Mount Pizzoccolo to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the lake.
During the winter one hour's drive you can reach magnificent and still genuine mountains, not invaded by mass tourism, where you can practice winter sports: downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and ski mountaineering as well as making beautiful excursions with snowshoes.

Relax
A few steps from home on the border between San Felice and Portese there is the spa of Villa Luisa or
you can be pampered by the warm thermal waters of Aquaria in Sirmione or immerse yourself in those of the Garda Thermal Park in Colà di Verona.

Places to visit
Do not miss the splendid Isola del Garda with its palace and its botanical garden; nearby Salò with its Duomo and its liberty buildings, Gardone Riviera with the Vittoriale (http.//www.anfiteatrodelvittoriale.it/) and the botanical garden of the "Andrè Heller" foundation; the splendid city of Brescia (http // www.provincia.brescia.it / events) with its squares, Romanesque churches, the Roman forum, the museum of Santa Giulia (http // bresciamusei.com /), ... ......., as well as Verona (http // www.cittadiverona.it /) with the Arena and the home of Romeo and Juliet. Not to be forgotten is also Sirmione with its ancient walls and thermal baths. During the day the cities of Venice, Bergamo and Milan can be reached (we recommend the train from Desenzano).
To the delight of the little ones, but not only, in a short time you can reach the amusement parks of Gardaland, Aquaparadise, or visit the Natura Viva Park or, if you prefer tranquility, the little ones will also have fun in the "Bosco enchanted ”of Soprazzocco di Gavardo (BS) where they can play pleasant games in the woods between fairies and goblins.
Other useful addresses: http // eventilagodigarda.com / http // www.lagodigarda.it
http // www.gardasee.de

Prices
27 / 03-09 / 04 10 / 04-18 / 04 03 / 07-16 / 07 17 / 07-22 / 08
19 / 04-28 / 05 29 / 05-02 / 07
13 / 09-02 / 11 23 / 08-12 / 09

WALNUT APARTMENT
2 people € 75.00 € 85.00 € 100.00 € 115.00
3 people € 90.00 € 100.00 € 115.00 € 130.00

OLIVE APARTMENT
3 people € 90.00 € 100.00 € 115.00 € 130.00
4 people € 105.00 € 115.00 € 130.00 € 145.00
5 people € 120.00 € 130.00 € 145.00 € 160.00

Services included
Children under 3 years do not pay
Wi-Fi, satellite TV, pure cotton sheets (change every 7 days), pure cotton towels (small, medium, large, change every 4 days), baby bed, high chair, washing machine (shared), dishwasher, hairdryer , deck chairs and sun loungers.
Courtesy kit: salt, pepper, oil, balsamic vinegar, coffee, tea, refillable biodegradable dishwashing detergent pack, dishwasher, washing machine.
Pets Allowed.
Parking inside the property (not fenced)
common garden with two exclusive areas, each apartment, well spaced from each other and equipped with deck chairs, sun beds and garden shower.
Small swimming pool for children .... and more! (cm 470x270x80)

Extras not included
Final cleaning € 50
sanitation costs: for free monthly stays. for shorter stays we await instructions from the authorities to understand if we can absorb the cost in full or only partially to try to favor the guest anyway. the latter option will be quite unlikely in the case of stays of less than 7 days.
Tourist tax for the Municipality of San Felice del Benaco € 0.60 per person per day

Reservation and payments

minimum booking: 5 nights
SPECIAL OFFERS: for stays of 7 nights 10% discount
                                  for monthly stays 30% discount
shorter stays may be possible but "last minute" will be agreed
For the stay of only one night the high season rate will be applied

-The stay will be considered booked upon receipt of a deposit equal to 30% of the amount due, must be completed by bank transfer 14 days before the start of the holiday
-Any cancellation must be made no later than 15 days from the date of expected arrival. Otherwise 30% of the bill of the intended stay will be retained.
-In case of cancellation after 7 days or less from the expected arrival date, the full expected stay will be taken into account.
- in case of late arrival or early departure, the booked period of stay will be charged.
Arrival and departure times
Arrival between 15.00 and 18.00, departure before 10.00, other times can be agreed.

Ecosustainability

  • No single dose
  • 100% renewable energy
  • Organic or Local Food
  • Car-free accessibility
  • Ecological cleaning products
  • More than 80% waste recycling
  • Energy saving lights
  • Green building
  • Solar thermal panels for hot water
  • Water flow reducers
  • Recovery & reuse of rainwater
  • No disposable packaging
  • Natural conditioning or class A air conditioning
  • Appliances in energy class A
  • High efficiency boiler > 90%
  • Water-saving toilets
  • Environmental-friendly fornitures
  • Biodiversity of green areas
  • Guest Satisfaction
  • Recycling or Second Hand Furniture

Service

  • Kitchenette
  • Electric Vehicles Charging
  • Private bathroom
  • Internet
  • Breakfast included
  • Organic garden
  • Bicycles
  • Ecotourism itineraries
  • Wellness center
  • Accessibility
  • Small pets allowed
  • Child & Family Friendly
  • Garden
  • Pets allowed
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Crib
  • Parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Own entrance
  • Ebike Charging Station
  • Covid-19 Safety measures

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