House, 120 m², Sleeps 6 people
3 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms
Casa del Guardia was the game-keeper’s house; with its large common areas, including a living room, an eat-in kitchen, a front patio and a rear terrace, it is ideal for a family with children.
From the living room, two steps down give access to a spacious combination kitchen-dining room, full of light, with high beamed ceilings, windows on two sides, and large fireplace.
One bedroom has a bathroom en suite and the two other bedrooms share a second bathroom. Both bathrooms have shower over tub. In two bedrooms the beds can be united as a queen or separated as twin singles; in the third bedroom the bed is necessarily queen.
At the front of the house is a vine-shaded patio with table and chairs for outdoor dining; at the rear, accessed through the master bedroom, is a panoramic terrace overlooking the valley with a spectacular view of the sunset.
Montalto is a private estate, not a hotel. Check-in time is between 4 and 7 pm; please let us know in advance if you need to arrive after 7 pm so that we can make arrangements to receive you after hours. Please check out by 10 am.
The minimum stay is 3 nights. Bookings shorter than minimum stay can be accepted only 10 days or less before arrival, based on availability.
A 30% booking deposit must confirm each reservation. The rent balance is due one month before arrival. Please be sure you have read and agree to our Cancellation Policy before making your reservation.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and PayPal. Prices are in euros (credit card payments will be addebited in euros). If you use our online booking system, you will be requested to enter your payment information securely. If you prefer to complete your reservation by contacting us, we will give you instructions on how to make payments on-line.
Rental prices are per house, regardless of the number of occupants. Italian law requires us to remain within the limits of the authorized maximum number of occupants of each house or apartment. An extra bed can be added at extra charge (where space permits) only for an infant or a child up to 12 years of age.
There is a Local tourist tax of 1,50 Euros per person/day for the first 7 days (not applied to children under 12 years)
Pets are allowed in some, but not all, houses; they are subject to an extra cleaning fee of 50 Euros and require special permission, so please be sure to ask in advance.
Reservations at Montalto are not final without a booking deposit of 30% of the full amount of rental. If a cancellation is made at least 4 months before arrival, this deposit will be returned, except for 75 Euros per house for expenses. Within 4 months of the arrival date no refund is possible.
The rent balance is due and payable one month before arrival and cannot be returned after that date.
Groups of 15 people or more, weddings and other special events may receive special pricing with special cancellation terms; please contact us to inquire.
All homes include:
Shared common areas:
Many other special services are available upon advance request, such as cooked meals, cooking classes, guided tours, group or individual transportation, horse-back riding, bike hire and tours.
We also offer wedding or special event planning: contact us for more information.
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: July 1 - August 31
Mid Season : May 15 - June 30, September 1 - October 15, December 24 - 31
Low Season : March 15 - May 14, October 16 - December 23, January 1 - 10
In this house lived the gamekeeper, or Guardiacaccia (called “Guardia” for short), with his family. The stone kitchen floor still shows signs of the wall that once divided it into two rooms. By 1970 the rear part had become a storeroom where sausages hung from the rafters.
The castle had a large bread oven for the needs of all its inhabitants, but the gamekeeper had his own oven, at the back of the patio. Having more access to wild game than most, with his job of maintaining the trails, accompanying the hunters and seeing to it that they paid for their catch and obeyed the rules, he prospered and probably ate more meat than the other inhabitants of Montalto.