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Casa San Gentile, il paradiso in Italia!

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Authentic family home with swimming pool, 5 bedrooms, fully equipped

Casa San Gentile

On the boarder of south Piemonte and Liguria lies Casa San Gentile with a breath taking view on the nine hills of the Langhe and the Alpes ending in the Mediterranean sea.

Casa San Gentile is a so called ‘rustico’ a 300 years old house on a former vineyard. Now it is a big house for 15 persons maximum. Because of the division of spaces, suitable for two families with sufficient privacy.

Obviously, the house is provided with all comforts. Five bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a big kitchen with all desirable machines. Under the ‘portico’ it is comfortable till late at night, also because there are no musketos. In stead there are fireflies, raptors, foxes, dears en boars.


The house lies on a slope of at least 36,000 square meters. Peace and quiet are guaranteed. Around the house there are fun (shadow) places. For the children there is a trampoline and the wonderful swimming pool. From the terrace and the infinity pool one has the most perfect view, whereby the “million dollar view” never bores. Next to the wonderful swimming pool, there is a private beach where it is fun to play tennis, beachvolley ball or football.

Around the house it already is nice to take a walk, in the area there are walking trails, but also wonderful biking tours. And perhaps the most important of this untouched area, many authentic toprestaurants and winefarms where it is a pleasure to taste the best wines of Italy and to experience the great kitchen of Piemonte (slow food).

More Details

Caroline Mangnus
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 April, 2018

About Caroline Mangnus

La Dolce Vita is our theme. We are totally in love with Italy. And especially with the wonderful area of de Langhe in Piemonte.

Caroline Mangnus purchased this villa in 2011

Why Caroline Mangnus chose Sale San Giovanni

We went searching for an authentic ‘rustico’ where there is enough space for two families to go to on a holiday. Enough peace and quiet in the middle of nature on one side. On the other side near to everyhting. To exit roads, the airport, the hospital, but also to shops, restaurants and fun activities. We found it all at Casa San Gentile.

What makes this villa unique

The basis of the house is 300 years old. That is also the atmosphere it breathes. Beautiful vaulted ceilings, pretty pietre di langhe and accompanying roofs and shutters. An unique atmosphere. But that is nothing compared to the direct surroundings. An X-million dollar view with which you not only fall in love with, but stay in love with. The pittoresque Sale San Giovanni, the hills of the Langhe en behind that the Maritime Alpes. No day is the same. And one can admire this view from various terraces, in or out of the shadow or at the swimming pool that flows over into a sky of beauty.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sale San Giovanni in Province of Cuneo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • - Toilet , Bidet
    - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    - Toilet , Bidet
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    - 3 Single Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Casa San Gentile, il paradiso in Italia!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews

Il Paradiso – NOT for us!

  • 1 of 5

Green pool, kitchen utensils insufficient for eight people, dishwasher not working properly, mold in the house – and most disappointing an owner who did not live up to her responsibility

On arrival to the property on Saturday the pool was green. The manager was present and did a treatment in accordance with the owner's instruction. Next day the pool was even more green. The manager gave the pool a shock and we were told not to use the pool for 2 – 3 hours. We did not want to take that risk and demanded therefore that a professional company should make the correct treatment. On Monday a professional company finally arrived. They added more products and and we were told not to use the pool for another 2 days. So on Wednesday we could use the pool.

We contacted the owner by sms the whole time and she replied the pool was green due to thunderstorm i.e. a matter of force majeure. We demanded a fair compensation to which the owner suggested:

1) We could go to the beach (100 km away) rent some bikes and have lunch on her expense - we kindly refused

2) We could rent the villa one extra day for free – we had other plans

3) We could rent the villa one week this year or next year with a discount - which we kindly refused

4) Finally the owner offered us a compensation equal to 1/12 of the price based on the following rationale; the pool accounted for 1/6 of the investment they have made in the house and as we could use the pool for half of the periode the compensation would be 1/12. We did not think this was a fair compensation, but did not want to spend more of our holiday time on discussing the matter with the owner

We rented this expensive property primarily because of the view and the pool. Yet we ended up only being able to use the pool for half of the holiday causing a lot of distress and disappointment - not at least for our four children. In addition to the above we did not find the following up to standard:

1. The house was not very clean when we arrived

2. There was mold in the older part of the house (living room)

3. Kitchen utensils was insufficient for eight people. A lot of cups and glasses were broken. We were in one of the world's best wineregions, yet not four wine glasses were alike and we had to go and buy our own

4. The dishwasher did not work properly during our stay

5. The trampolins were soft and we there was no balls for the volleyball pitch

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry that the holiday in our house of these guests didn’t have the start we wish for all guests. The water has become green because of big thunder in the night before their arrival, really a matter of force majeur. We have done everything to make the water of the swimmingpool clear again and that starts with a shock. Our manager was everyday at the house to check the water of the pool and cleaning the pool and after the weekend a professional company has come. Unfortunately it takes time to get the water clear again. We understand it was a deception for our guests. From the beginning they wanted to have a financial compensation. We have tried to stimulate them to enjoy the house and the surrounding, so we have done a number of proposals (which were all rejected) in combination with a compensation of money. It is a pity that we haven’t heard about other things from the guests during their stay. We have heard it afterwards. so we couldn’t have done anything for them anymore to solve the problems. Otherwise the house will be cleaned again, the glasses and cups will be bought for them, the mold will be removed as much as possible (it is an old house with thick walls because of the difference of temperature in- and outside the living room can be humid, that’s why some mold can appear). We have a lot of volleyballs, if the guests would have asked to the manager, he could tell where the balls were hanging. they would have found them. When we know there are problems, we will solve these problems as soon as possible. We will do everything to make it for the guests comfortable. Other guests agree with this and you can read it in other reviews. We are very sorry that we have had discontent guests for the first time. We have compensated them in money and in addition we have done other proposals. We are happy that the guests after them, have appreciated us again with 5 stars, for this is where we go for.
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Een prachtige villa met alles erop en eraan!

  • 5 of 5

We hebben een geweldig verblijf gehad in Casa San Gentile. We hebben veel plezier gehad op het volleybalveldje en in het zwembad. In het huis is echt alles voorhande dat we nodig hadden. Alles om lekker te koken, spelletjes en boeken om de dode momenten op te vullen... Een aanrader voor iedereen!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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On lonely heights...

  • 5 of 5

From the swimming pool looking down at the village of Sale San Giovanni and at a distance the one million dollar view at the Alps - amazing.

Facilities in and around the venue are perfect. The rooms look groomed including the sanitation. The fit out of the casa is satifactory, the terraces in front of the villa and around the swimming pool are perfect.

We have had a very good stay in Casa San Gentile and the location of the house in Sale / Ceva in well chosen in that there are a lot interesting things to see and do in the surroundings. The Riviera of Flowers, Cuneo / the Mountains, Dogliani, Barolo and the vineyards, Murrazzano to name a few.

We have had good contact with the owners of the estate, they were friendly, easy to access and in case of anything popping up they acted instantly. Great service and support.


Pieter Galjé

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Een prachtige plek om heerlijk te genieten!

  • 5 of 5

We hebben het huis en de plek als geweldig ervaren! Wat een fantastisch uitzicht met een prachtig zwembad. We hebben volop genoten van alle faciliteiten en natuurlijk elke dag even gevolleybald op het "strand". Ook de omgeving is geweldig waarbij een week veel te kort is om alles te zien.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prachtig huis in geweldige omgeving/streek

  • 5 of 5

Het hele reisgezelschap (6 volwassenen en 5 kinderen) heeft ontzettend genoten van het verblijf in Casa San Gentile. De omgeving, de Langhe is prachtig. We hebben prachtige plaatsjes bezocht zoals Alba, Dogliani, Murazzano, Ceva en de Sanctuario. Het was heerlijk om een beetje rond te kijken in de stadjes, te genieten van een heerlijk glaasje wijn op een terrasje of ijsjes eten. Ook de natuur en het landschap zijn prachtig. We hebben herten gezien, vosjes en zelfs een zwijn. We hebben in kleine restaurantjes heerlijk gegeten en we hebben genoten van de zalige wijnen. We zijn ook een paar keer naar zee (Noli) geweest en zelfs zijn we een dag op bezoek geweest in Monaco. Ook hebben we het stadion van Juventus bezocht. Echt te veel om op noemen.

Ook het huis was geweldig. Er was voldoende ruimte, de kinderen hebben allemaal op “zolder” geslapen en dat vonden ze geweldig. We hebben genoten van het prachtige zwembad, de hangmatten en het voetbalveldje. Ook hebben we heerlijke avonden doorgebracht onder de portico met een glaasje wijn. We zijn perfect geholpen door Filip en hadden goed contact met hem. We hebben lekker gebarbecued en gekookt in de mooie keuken.

Het allermooiste van het huis is toch het uitzicht. Of je nu ’s ochtends vroeg, ’s middags of ’s avonds de vallei in kijkt, het is altijd even adembenemend.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Het is inderdaad een paradijsje.

  • 5 of 5

Wat een geweldige plek. Rust, ruimte en een onvergetelijk uitzicht. Voor iedereen wat wils. De kinderen hebben zich perfect vermaakt rond het zwembad, op de trampolines en met de speurtochten rondom het huis. Het weer is in deze regio geweldig. Overdag niet snikheet maar altijd lekker omdat je iets hoger zit. En s'nachts koelt het heerlijk af. De omgeving nodigt iedere dag uit om lekker te eten en de geweldige wijnen van de Langhe te drinken. Een absolute aanrader, we gaan volgend jaar weer!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Ferry
35 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Sale delle Langhe
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
A6 Savona - Torino
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Pizzeria - Ristorante
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Mondole Ski
Nearest Beach
35 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Near the house are three golf courses, a wellness center, a safari park for the children and opportunities to ski in the Alps. Obviously there are plenty of festivals and local markets. On vakantiepursang / italy you will find more information about the activities around the house.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Sale San Giovanni, Piedmont

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Zomer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 12 guests; add £3 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Eindschoonmaak £153.6
Refundable Damage Deposit £438.87

Extra kosten:
Voor het gebruik van bed- en badlinnen vragen we 10 euro p.p. De bedden zijn dan opgemaakt.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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