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Typical Stone Mountain Chalet Surrounded By Lawns



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
Chalet in Prata Camportaccio, Sondrio, Lombardy, Italy - 15 Minutes By Car From The Ski Areas And 20 Minutes Walk From A Free Climbing Area

Villa Rita is surrounded by lawns and a chestnut forest. From the balconies there is a stunning view down onto the valley and the town of Chiavenna. The house lies 15 minutes by car from the ski areas and 20 minutes walk from a free climbing area. Walking, trekking, mountain biking, swimming, climbing and a host of outdoor activities are all in easy reach. Architect designed interior and furniture. There are also electric heaters and an electric cooker. Marble fireplace for wood or pellets and for central heating of chalet. Property surface area of 600 sqm with fruit trees. Nearby river with possibility of sunbathing and swimming. Surrounded by chestnut and pine forest. At 10 minutes by walk there are the shops of Prata. At 10 minutes by car there is Chiavenna supermarket. The small town of Chiavenna is located at the foot of the Engadina and Valtellina valleys, half way between Lake Como and St.Moritz, in the centre of the old Europe. Since ancient times, this was an important route between Northern Italy and central Europe. In Chiavenna you can find culture, history and many different sports with a splendid view over the most spectacular mountains of the Alps. The town has a typical alpine climate: always dry. Pleasant and hot in the summer while great for all kinds of winter sports with long periods of snow. The Chiavenna area: Chiavenna is located 500 metres above sea level, near the famous ski resorts of Madesimo (15 km) and St. Moritz (35 km). The town is surrounded by the spectacular granite spires and rock faces of Pizzo Cengalo and Badile which offer a wide variety of climbing and trekking possibilities. The house overlooks the Bodengo valley, famous for its rafting and canoeing. Nearby lake Como and lake Engadine allow for every kind of water sport. Chiavenna is also a historical town with churches and palaces worth visiting. Near Chiavenna lie the ruins of Piuro, an important village destroyed by a landslide in the XVII century, which killed over 1.000 people. Typical restaurants are the "Crotti", located in granite caves where the taste of the typical wines and "bresaola" of the region are perfectly preserved. Venice is 300 km away, Milan 140 km and Florence 400 km.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am an old electronic engineer, now retired. My hobbies were scuba diving, climbing, sailing. Now I write books and essays and sometimes I fligh on my motorized flexwing microlight. And, of course, I have fun in welcoming you in my mountain chalet together with my wife Rita, who gave the name to the chalet itself.

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Speaks English, German, Italian

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1 holidaymaker review


Charming restored old property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful area surrounded with the forest in the mountains. This property sleeps 6 to 8 people. In my opinion six people is enough as the kitchen is very small and the dining table seats six people comfortably. It was good value for the price. Very clean and we were met by the owners who were very friendly. This particular chalet I feel would not be suitable for elderly people or familys with very young children as the stairs are very steep. The surrounding views and the old worldly town was just beautiful. We were a family of eight and stopped for one week. Ideal area for people who love walking and close enough to the skiing in the winter times. We would definitely use this property for future holidays but with less people. Lake Como which was only a 20 minute drive away was stunning ideal for people who like fishing. Dog friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

It was an old cattle shed with a hayloft above. It was nearby the old monastry of S.Cristoforo, where the old road of Spluga passed. I rebuilt it completely in 10 years from 1997 to 2007. I liked the place immediately: sorrounded by mountains and forest, but still confortably near to the town. In 10 minutes I can get to the train and go to Milan. Or walk to Chiavenna.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malpensa or Bergamo at 90 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Prata - Lurenz at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Como òake- Colico at 25 Kilometres Nearest Train : Prata taileay station at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Superstrada Lecco -Colico at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Prata at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Campofolcino - Motta at 125 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Como lake at 25 Kilometres Car: recommended


The lake of Como with its beaches is at 25 km distance


Airport: Malpensa (Milano): 90 km

Railway: Prata Camportaccio: 0.5 km

Ferry: Genova: 290 km

Nearest airports: Milano Malpensa or Bergamo (90 min), Zurich (2,30 h). By car or train.

Renting a car from all major companies at the airports is very easy. It is also possible to rent a car in Chiavenna during your stay. The owner of Villa Rita is on hand for any assistance.


Venice is 300 km away, Milan 140 km and Florence 400 km.

Further Details:

Activities near Chiavenna

Sports: Ski resort location, climbing, trekking, rafting, Tennis in town, Water sports, Water park, Horse Riding, Fishing

Great for: Walking holidays, trekking, mountainbiking

Rural / countryside retreats

Beach or lakeside relaxation

A winter sun break

Cycling holidays


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Aug 2016 - 24 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Skying weeks
8 Jan 2017 - 25 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 Mar 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £36
Refundable Damage Deposit £133

Booking and payment notes:
The payment is as follows:
- 25% in advance at booking
- 75% at your arrival
- € 150 of security deposit to be refunded at the departure or, at latest, 2 weeks after
It is advisable to request the booking contract

Changeover Day:
Saturday. Flexible
Notes on prices:
To the prices one have to add €. 40 for each double bed and €. 30 for each single bed (weekly) for linen and towels cleaning

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 18-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Quite and confortable mountain chalet, close but to the town and with a lot of sport and cultural possibilities

Property Type

  • chalet


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • The bathroom is covered with tiles of local stones. The bath is equipped with bath-shower, wc and bidet


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The sleeping room in the base floor has 4 single beds (which can be converted in double). The mansarda has one double bed and one sofa bed. .


  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Architect designed interior and furniture. Villa Rita was built in 1860 and it has been completely renewed in 2007. Property surface area of 600 sqm with fruit trees. Granit table out side. Nearby river with possibility of sunbathing and swimming. Surrounded by chestnut and pine forest. Suitable for children of all ages. Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility. May take pets - please enquire. No smoking at this property. Self-catering. Outside: Private lawn of 600 sqm. Granite table with granite sittings. From the villa it is possible to walk directly in the forest up to 3.000 meters Utility Room: Internet access, DVD player, Central heating with fireplace and/or electric, TV, CD player, Satellite TV. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included. 3 towels per person. Linen and towels are changed weekly. Other: Sleeping room with 4 beds, bedside tables, 2 wardrobes, 1 writing desk. Mansarda room with 1 double bed, 2 chairs, 2 chest of drawers

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