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ML

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

'Stunning Views': villa with pool within walking distance to the beach

16 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

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Overview

Garda Villa Rental Photos and Description

Big villa in a nature reserve on Lake Garda, sleeps up to 15 people

Built in the early 1900s, 'Stunning Views' is a big villa (700 sq metres), that has belonged to the same family ever since. It is in the lovely area of San Vigilio di Garda, a couple of minutes walk from a very nice beach with great swimming opportunities. It was awarded the 'Best view of Lake Garda 'prize by an Italian villa rental magazine for its views of Lake Garda and the unique famous location of Punta San Vigilio: a lovely, secluded place on Lake Garda. The villa's spacious interiors have been renovated in 2012, yet the villa still retains its original charm. The big fenced garden is immersed in a nature reserve with century old trees and rare flowers (spring wild orchids in the garden!), walking and MTB paths. Nearby many lovely pretty hamlets of Lake Garda with harbour , castles, wine tasting and delicious food. Venice is only a short drive from the villa, as well as Italian Disneyland 'Gardaland', Verona, Parcosigurtà, Borghetto, Sirmione, Vicenza, Padua, Milan, Bergamo!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
ML (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

Why ML chose Verona

10 reasons why we love our holidays at the villa

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1. It was passed down through the generations of our family, a home with history, tradition, character is a lovely heritage. We feel very lucky to share this privilege with people from all over the world by letting it to them when we don't use it.

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2. It is only few minute walk from the most beautiful beach of Lake Garda and from San Vigilio (a famous romantic little hamlet).......................................

3. The view from the villa, from the garden and from the refreshing pool is the best we have ever seen anywhere!

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4. The villa and the garden are so big, plenty of space for everybody..............................................................

5. 10 minute drive from the villa: winetasting 'cantine', the monday morning and friday street market, the ferry harbour.

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6. Lake Garda is the biggest Lake in Italy, there are so many villages and sightseeing to do, we have holidayed here forever, yet we still find something interesting to see or do every summer

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7. The ferry ride around the lake with local ferries..............

8. Half an hour drive from Verona, we love the opera in the Arena, Juliet's balcony, the lovely small city centre and its colourful houses, the market of Piazza Erbe...and much more

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9. Easyjet airport of Verona Villafranca is only 30 minutes drive away from the villa, and Venice and Bergamo are also a short drive from the villa....................................................

10. We love our team of cleaners, we find the villa clean and tidy all the time, they are really professional

What makes this villa unique

10 unique benefits...

1. Our refreshing pool and the beach (the beach is 10 minutes walk)........................................................

2. A lovely gazebo made with five, huge bayleaves trees, we just

love to eat there in high summer, or simply read a book on our sunbeds, protected by the scented shade..................................................................

3. The loggia room inspired by the architect Sanmicheli of nearby Sanvigilio...watching the sunset from the loggia is just...magic........................................

4. The marble fireplaces in the living room, they are great for a lovely log fire in a rainy day, they are also great for barbecues!!!

Mind you: rainy days on Lake Garda are very rare. We also love the marble bathroom on the top floor, made with marmo rosso di Verona.......................................................

5. We love our dinner parties in the dining room in the villa, our new twin tables can sit up to 15 guests, plenty of space, yet nice and cosy............................................................

6. The 'breakfast balcony' with views........................................................................

7. Our beloved 'kitchen courtyard': scented jasmin in the summer and colourful camellias in the early spring, plenty of figs to eat in late summer... we love 'cooking with a view...and with a scent!'.....................................................................

8. Our brand new really comfy new mattresses, we love to sleep well !...........................................................................

9. The garden is immersed in a Nature Park Reserve, so we are literally surroundered by nature! There is a great network of hiking and cycling paths in the nature reserve on our doorstep

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10. The room with the terrace on the top floor....stunning views!

Reviews

4.8
based on 16 traveler reviews

'Stunning Views': villa with pool within walking distance to the beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
5

Castle like Villa!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this great Villa, which is almost like a Castle. We celebrated my mother's 84 year birthday with 3 families, altogether 12 persons staying. There was good space for us all, and the views were excellent to the lake.

Special thanks for Lydia, giving us detailed tour around the Villa and helping with some matters above her duties.

And of course big thanks to Laura Maria and the Benciolini family!

We highly recommend this place for bigger families to spend time together. And we wish to come back some day...

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jari! We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with this lovely review. Best regards to all of you, especially your mamma! We hope you come back! Note for future enquiries. We are receiving a lot of enquiries for parties, weddings, celebrations. We regret that this villa is not for large scale events, only family quiet celebrations and holidays. We ask our guests to sign a contract reading maximum number of guests 15, including children and babies. We are sorry not be able to accept more than 15 people anytime in the villa. We hope to welcome you!
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Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a great week at the Villa. There were four generations - 9 months to 87 years old and we all loved it. There was plenty of space, indoor and out. The views truly are breath-taking; the garden is large and very pretty and there is so much to do in the local area. We didn't want to leave! Would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alexandra, the big fenced garden is indeed a good feature of our property and a wonderful playground for our guests children. We enjoyed meeting your beautiful family, thank you for taking the time to write thee lovely words, best wishes! Maria Laura
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5

Stunning villa and brilliant family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We rented the villa for a long weekend in September for 12 of us to celebrate a family occasion and had a fabulous weekend. The owner, Maria Laura, couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming. The villa is huge - even the 'small' rooms are very ample for children - and the extensive dining room / lounge space made it perfect for our purpose. The house was clearly built with great love and we felt we were getting an authentic Italian family experience. But the real feature is the setting and the incredible views across the lake. We spent an immensely enjoyable 3 days swimming, strolling through the olive glades, wandering down to the beautiful San Vigilio national park and watching the sunset over a glass of wine or two from the many vantage points around the villa. We just wish we'd been able to stay for longer. Thank you Maria & family for a wonderful holiday!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The best family holiday - super views!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful two week stay over the summer of 2013. The house really exceeded our expectations. It is in a lovey area with an easy walk to the beach. We loved the garden and made good use of the outdoor eating area. The owner could not have been nicer and more helpful. The house has a new kitchen with most everything you need as well as the use of a BBQ grill. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Une magnifique vacance d'été

  • 5 of 5

Une très jolie maison, parfaite avec des enfants, située dans le parc naturel régional, proche de la plage. Maria Laura et Paolo sont des hôtes très attentionnés accueillants et expérimentés, et nous nous sommes rapidements sentis comme chez nous dans leure confortable maison. Nous avons aussi beaucoup apprécié la piscine. Une belle région à découvrir et dont on a bien profité. Merci!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY!

  • 5 of 5

This is just the best property we have ever stayed at.

The photos actually do not do the villa justice...it is so much better!

The bedrooms are very quiet and tastefully furnished and the beds are comfortable.

The large bathrooms are covered from top to bottom in lovely lavish marble and they feature both a bathtub and a shower.

The lounge with fireplace is large and comfortable.

The kitchen is equipped with brand new cooking facilities.

The garden had a refreshing pool and a good barbecue.

Last but not least: everything was spotlessly clean...

Everything was just outstanding, thank you Mary for being the most gracious host!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
70minutes:Venice,Bergamo,Brescia. 30min:Verona
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
San Vigilio
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Garda
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ca degli Ulivi
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Peschiera
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Affi
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
San Vigilio
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Only a few of minutes walk!
Car: recommended

Lovely villa right in the middle of an unspoilt nature reserve. A couple of minutes walk down to the lovely romantic beach of San Vigilio’s with the pretty church and harbour, you could enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water beach of the “Mermaid’s Bay'! San Vigilio is also the setting of an excellent restaurant. Daytime kiosk with casual snacks at nearby beach.

There are many pretty villages of Lake Garda with picturesque pretty streets, wine tasting with local wines, shopping at one of the popular weekly street markets…

The villa is surrounded by a nature park for hiking and mountain bike.

Italian Disneyland “Gardaland” is only a couple of minutes drive away, or some other family parks like the Waterpark, Movieland, Sigurtà…& much more. Excellent sports nearby: 5 minutes drive: golf, boat rent. Verona and Venice only a short drive. Short drive from stunning Venice, Padua, Mantua, Vicenza, Dolomites. Beautiful Verona Unesco World Heritage Site, Juliet balcony, Arena festival

Other Activities: Sightseeing art cities (Verona, Venice, Florence)

Golf: The villa is an excellent base for golf playing, a lovely local golf course with scenic views is only 2 minutes drive from the villa, only 3 miles distance.

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Rates & Availability

Garda Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
LATE SUMMER
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,521
 
 
DISCOUNTED LAST MINUTE
Oct 4 2016 - Oct 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$270
From
$327
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,141
 
 
SPRING 2017 - 1
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,141
 
 
SPRING 2016 - 2
Apr 29 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,267
 
 
SPRING 2017 - 3
May 13 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,831
 
 
SPRING 2016 - 4
May 28 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,394
 
 
SUMMER 2017 - 1
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,521
 
 
SUMMER 2017 - 2
Jul 16 2017 - Aug 25 2017
14 night minimum stay
$6,084
 
 
SUMMER 2017 - 3
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,521
 
 
ONE YEAR ADVANCE BOOKING
Sep 16 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,394
 
 
DISCOUNTED GARDENING DAYS
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,267
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,115
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $451

The rent does not include Eur400 expenses (admin fee, reference fees, arrangement fees, internet WIFI, cleaning before and after the Guest stay, bedlinens, towels, electricity, gas, water, internet, maintenance expenses) and the damage deposit.

Early booking discounted rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Garda Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Washbasin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Two washbasins
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , Washbasin
    Bathroom 4 - combination tub/shower , Washbasin
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , bidet , Washbasin
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Washbasin
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - Very small single bedroom
    Bedroom 9 - Very small single bedroom
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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