Monday, May 22, 2017

I needed a vacation like nobody's business... Our pet friendly Domaso Domicile! Part 2

Our apartment in Domaso was located on a pleasant but narrow street.  It was part of a large house with three levels.  We were in the middle level, as the top and bottom levels appeared to be undergoing renovation.  The middle level offered an enormous covered terrace with plenty of outdoor  seating.  Although the whole property was fenced in, we didn't let our dogs loose because there were a couple of areas that were off limits due to the owner's desire to landscape.

There was a parking spot, but it was a bit of a challenge to park our RAV 4 there.  Bill eventually got the hang of squeezing in the cozy spot.  To get to the apartment, we had to pass through a locked gate and climb some steps.  That would make this property unsuitable for anyone with mobility issues.  The climb wasn't difficult for the able bodied, but could be tricky for anyone using crutches or someone in a wheelchair.

The floors of the apartment were either wood or tile, which is always a blessing if you have dogs.  There was a nice sitting room with a comfortable couch, a television, and a decorative fireplace (I don't know if it functions).  WiFi was free, but a bit unreliable.  We had two small bedrooms with what appeared to be queen sized beds and a smaller kid's room.  There were two bathrooms, one with a modern shower and the other rather old fashioned, with a bathtub and a bidet.  The kitchen was small, but had a table and chairs in it.  It also offered a great view of the lake.


The sitting room.  We spent a lot of time in there!


Great terrace!  The owner is working on a garden on the lower level as well.


The foyer.


The kitchen.  It lacks a microwave and the fridge is a bit old, but it had pretty much all we needed.  And again... fantastic view of the lake!


One bedroom.  I was glad we brought our own pillows.  The mattress was a bit hard and gave us backaches.


One bathroom.  It's very pink!  Has a tub and a hand sprayer, as well as a bidet (which we didn't use).  The other bathroom has a nice shower and a more modern toilet.


The other bedroom.  There's also a tiny kid's room.


Tight parking!  It takes some doing to get in and out of the space.


This waterfall is right next to the house.

All in all, this little apartment was very nice for four nights.  I wish the bed had been a little bigger and the mattress a little softer, and I wish the Internet had been a bit more reliable.  But we loved the neighborhood, which was very cute and offered a pleasant walk into town.  There's also a nice cobbled rock pathway up the hillside, where the views are stunning and there's a very well regarded agritourism restaurant/winery there.  I wish we had managed to make reservations there for a meal.  Now we have a reason to go back!

  

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