Unique view & terrace for a truly italian experience
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This is my home village by the Garda Lake. I love it deeply. I left it when I was 18, and now its a special place where to go back any time I need to relax and feel at home. I love to swim, walk and cycle around the lake. My children and my husband sailing in the lake every summer. Here are my roots and the sense of deep belonging.
Why Owner chose Desenzano del Garda City Centre
The appartment is in the historical center of the village, just below the castle, with a fantastic view of the castel itself, the lake, the mountains and the hills.
What makes this Apartment unique
The terrace its right on the village roofs, and offer an incredible setting for contemplation, but also for open air lunches, sunbathing, romantic dinners, fantastic sunset aperos. Despite being in the very centre, the appartment is incredibly calm and silent: you can hear the castle cork, and the bells form the old dome tower. Still, main attractions, pubs and restaurants are at a walking distance - with typical open market taking place by the lake on tuesdays, and by the castle on saturdays. You can reach our home by car (nearby parking) or by train (10 min on foot). A part from the fantastic beaches and views of the lake, Verona, Venice, Milan, Padua, Trento can be a one day trip. Gardaland - the biggest italiana amusement parck - is at a 15 minutes drive.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A stunning apartment in a stunning location in the stunning Desenzano Del Garda. We could not have asked for more for our honeymoon. We unfortunately had a late flight and a train journey and so did not arrive until 9.30pm, but Ida and Paulo (Elena’s sister and brother in law) picked us up from the train station and were most helpful with the information they gave us. The apartment is beautiful, and so very central for everything! Desenzano is charming, and it is so easy to get around the lake with the ferry. We would most definitely recommend this property, and will probably return.
Everything was perfect. Elana communicated with us before arrival. It turned out to be convenient for Elana's sister, Ida and Ida's husband, Paulo to pick us up at the train station and show us around the apartment and the town. The apartment is comfortable, immaculate and well appointed. We were here 11 days and enjoyed every single moment of the apartment, Desenzano and Lake Garda. It is a perfect location to feel a part of the community. Ferry service to other communities on the Lake is convenient and restaurants and shopping in Desenzano is the best of anyplace on Lake Garda. We could not have been happier with our choice. Thank you Elana, Ida and Paulo. We recommend Carpe Diem without reservation!
Thank you Donna, we are happy you loved your stay, and thenkful for your beautiful review!!! You are welcome again :-)
Room with a View!
We had a wonderful 2 night stay. Excellent communication before we arrived, Ida and Paolo went above and beyond in their hosting - we were collected from the station, shown the apartment and then taken on a quick tour to get our bearings and shown the shops for essentials (including a wine shop at which you can buy 'on tap' wine from 2 euro a litre - bottles provided in the apartment)!
The apartment was spotless, beautifully decorated and well equipped but the highlight has to be the views - simply stunning from the good sized roof terrace and every window. Even the bed has been raised so you wake up to the view from the window at the bottom of the bed.
The apartment is 2 minutes walk to the main square and harbour yet very peaceful, a perfect combination.
We loved the fact that there was no tv (you don't need it with the view) and I'm not sure if there is internet; it allowed us to completely switch off and unwind.
We highly recommend this apartment and would definitely return.
thank you so much for your lovely review. You love our place the same way we do - feel welcome at any time! Our appartment its an island of peace in one of the most exquisite setting in Italy, we agree that you cannot but let you go and fall in love.
We treat our guests as family members, this makes the real difference between being a turist and discovering a place.
And yes, no TV, no Wifi: you do not need it when there is peace and beauty all around you. :-)
The BEST place to stay in Desenzano!
Can't beat the view! Can't beat the beautiful apartment that they have decorated so tastefully! Can't beat the hospitality of the owners!! So friendly and helpful!!! I love everything about this place!! Oh and did I say you can see the lake from EVERY window?? Thank you Ida and Paolo, you made us feel so welcome!!
Thank you so much: a fantastic review from very special guests. As you know we deeply love our lake and our place. Is my homeland, it means a lot to us, and the beauty you experienced is the love which surronds the place. Feel welcome back any time! Come and enjoy the beauty, the calm, the colurs and tastes of our lake. <3
Proprietari gentilissimi e proprietà spettacolare, vista mozzafiato e terrazza da sogno. Ci torneremo.
Grazie Federico, siamo felici che abbiate potuto profittare della bellezza di questo nostro adorato luogo :-)
Superbe location, vue à 360* sur le lac, la vieille ville et le château, idéalement situé.
Très bon accueil de la part d’Elena, de bon conseil resto, commerce et vin. Superbe appartement idéalement situé avec un grande terrasse avec vue sur les toits, le lac et le château. Nous le recommandons vivement !!!
Anne & Fred
Dear Anne and Fred, thank you so much. A pleasure to host you, and welcome back at any time. Elena
Desenzano is located on the shores of Garda Lake, one of the most popular holiday places in Italy. The appartment is in the very center of the old village, and offer an unique taste of genuine italian experience.
Silent and quiet, still very close to bar and restaurants.
Enjoy a special holidy by the Garda Lake in an exclusive and genuine setting!