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Small apartments to rent even all year round, in the grounds of a historical Veneto Villa a few kilometers from Venice.The Villa has a large well-equipped garden with a Barbecue and internal parking. The bus stop to Venice is at walking distance.
Villa Pastori is 500m away from the center of Mira, a village on the Brenta Riviera, midway between Venice and Padua, and it's a beautiful example of an 18th century Venetian villa, made up of a main building and two flanking buildings with porticoes (the latter are known as' Barchessa' in Italian). Villa Pastori makes an ideal holiday accommodation and starting point for trips to the numerous ancient Venetian villas in the area open to the public, all within easy cycling distance.
Magnolia is a distinctive apartment with a beamed ceiling and a tuscanterracota floor. It is on two floors, connected by a wooden staircase. Entrance to the groundfloor from the porch, you enter directly into the living room with kitchenette. The kitchenette is equipped with everything needed to cook: four ring gas hob, microwave oven, refrigerator and dishwasher.
The decor of the living room is complemented by the a dining table for 5 persons, a two-seater sofa and TV. The decor is very nice with some antique furniture.
groundfloor: living room + room with double bed and private bathroom with shower + another bathroom with shower.
first floor: double bedroom + bedroom with three single beds
Venice can be reached:- by car in 20 min you can reach the parking in Piazzale Roma or on the island of Tronchetto. - by bus. The bus stop is 350 m from the villa and the journey to Piazzale Roma takes 35 min. - by train. Mira/Mirano station is 3.5 km from the villa and the 20 min. train ride to Venezia S. Lucia station is a comfortable way to reach the center of Venice.- by ferry from Fusina (7 km from the villa). A wonderful 30 min trip across the Venice lagoon takes you to the heart of the city.
Villa Pastori makes an ideal starting point for trips to the numerous villas in the area open to the public, all within easy cycling distance (max. 3 miles/ 5 km).
The following excursions are all just a short car ride or train journey from the villa:
•Lake Garda, including the Gardaland theme park.
•The eastern edge of the Alps.
•The forests of Cansiglio and the mountains of Nevegal.
•The historical cities of the Veneto, Treviso, Padua, Vicenza, Verona, Asolo, Marostica, Chiogga with all they have to offer.
•Seaside resorts such as Iesolo.
Villa Pastori is situated on the Brenta Riviera, midway between Venice and Padua, where, from the beginning of the 15th century, Venetian nobles built their splendid country residences, collectively known as the Veneto Villas. The Brenta river served as a waterway for travel between Venice and the countryside. Villa Pastori is a beautiful example of an 18th century villa, and is made up of a main building and two flanking buildings with porticoes (the latter are known as “Barchesse” in Italian), which originally were the stables, carriage house, farm stores and cellars of the villa.
The bus stop is at walking distance.
The train station is 3 km away from the Villa.
Bicycles is available for free for our guests.
The Villa has a parking area inside the property.
Mira is a quite little Town but it suited our needs perfectly as we were there for a very good friends wedding. The Vila is gorgeous and I am so pleased we found it on Airbnb. Our friends, from the wedding party, who popped by to see us at the Vila loved it and were very envious. Alessandro was really helpful before our arrival helping to organise our arrival and stay. Simonetta, who looks after the property, is lovely and was really helpful during our stay. The Vila is pretty central and close to a Supermarket, a couple of good restaurants and the Bus stop that takes you into Venice. The bus ride is about 25/30 minutes.
All in all an amazing Vila and we all really loved our stay there :)
Villa Pastori was very nice, airy and bright, nice and cool in the heat of summer. Everything was expected according to the AirBnB listing – even better! The rooms are well-furnished, and a little olive oil and pasta to start us off for our first night. Simonetta was very sweet and met us from the train, bringing us by car to the Villa. The 53 bus from Mira Porte took us all the way to Venice and back, and there are supermarkets, large and small close by. Also close are post office and pharmacy. A cash ATM machine is 5 minutes by bicycle in Mira, close to a very nice vegetables grocery store. There is a washing machine, drier, and clothes line, and the grounds of the Villa are very nice. It was interesting to read the history of the Villa and the generations of the family Pastori who have lived there, right beside the Brenta river. Alessandro was very kind and patient, given that we had a difficult connection before coming to the Villa, thank you Alessandro! I can definitely recommend staying here, don't miss out on the opportunity.
Nous avons passé un magnifique séjour à la Villa Pastori. L'appartement Magnolia que nous occupions est parfaitement équipé et d'une propreté irréprochable. La qualité de la literie est parfaite. Par ailleurs nous avons été accueillis très chaleureusement. A recommander. Pour notre part, nous y retournerons sans hésitation.
Thank you so much Alassandro for such a wonderful visit!! The Villa was beautiful, clean cozy and very comfortable. I loved the location away from the busy areas yet close enough to get to everything in 20 minutes!! We had a wonderful time!!! Vinice was amazing yet nice to come back to the comforts of a home atmosphere!!
Will definitely return!!
Carlin and Ken
Siamo stati a Villa Pastori per tre notti e cci siamo trovati molto bene. L' appartamento è funzionale e corredato di tutto il necessario anche per una permanenza più lunga.
Suggerirei di aggiungere nel kit di sopravvivenza che consiste di pasta olio sale e zucchero e che ci ha salvati la sera di Pasqua in cui non abbiamo trovato nulla di aperto, qualche bustina di te e caffè solubile.
Venezia è raggiungibile comodamente in treno.
We spend three nights in this house. First we are very thank Simonetta pick us up from train station and send us to train station at last day. The
house is one part of a Villa which has a long history. It is quit peace. The location of this house is also good enough. There is a bus(BUS 53) stop near the house which just walk 6 min. And take 30min direct to Venezia! The supermarket is also near the house. We have a good holiday here!
What a wonderful time we had in Villa Pastori. After a warm welcome by Simonetta, the housekeeper, we all (-family of 5-) felt quite at home in our Magnolia appartement, where a basic 'survival kit' of spaghetti, dolce's, olive oil and drinks was waiting for us. The rooms are as described, and organizing beds in the 3 bedrooms is flexible. The kitchen and two bathrooms were tidy and practical. The garden is very inviting.
We discovered Venice (25 minute boat trip from Fusina, which is 10 minutes from the villa). Venice Airport is 25 minutes driving.
We also visited some villa's including Villa Pisani, all within less than 30 minutes driving by car, but as well easily reachable by bus, or on one of the available bikes.
We spend two days in Padua, a very inviting and open city, where we had diner at the Piazza dei Signori; one of the best "Italian" experiences we had so far, including the ambiance of a square filled with tables and people and a dark blue sky like it was painted by Giotto.
A good choice of shops and supermarkets in the neighborhood of the appartement made it easy for us to prepare our own breakfast (-on the terrace in front of the apartment-) and picknick.
We came by car and did most of our trips by car, but public transportation possibilities (bus or train) seem very good, especially to Venice or Padua with frequent services.
Our conclusion: we can highly recommend the Magnolia apartment in Villa Pastori.
Thank for your warm words and for the wishes for keeping Villa Pastori "alive".
We are trying to improve always the stay for our guests, though it is an hard task.
Thank you very much for the advices, I hope that some ideas will be realized shortly.
I hope to have you in future in Villa Pastori. Thanks again.
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About the Host, Alessandro
My name is Alessandro and now I am retired. My family owns from the middle of 1800 Villa Pastori, a typical example of venetian Villa built in the 1780. Now it is rather difficult to maintain the Villa taking into account property taxes, maintenance costs and need of restoration. We then decided to share a part of the Villa (the old warehouses, storage of carriages, the cellar ...) transforming the Barchessa side into three small apartments. From the rentals derive the necessary for the maintenance of the villa, which we could not otherwise bear.
My main interests are cinema (my wife and I did not lose every year the Venice Film Festival in Venice) gardening (especially the vegetable garden), reading (books about detective) and my three cats.