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Unique Waterfront Villa With Large Private Pool And Stunning Lake View

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,013 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa Dolcevita in Moniga Del Garda, Lake Garda, Lombardy / Italian Lakes, Italy - Quiet And Private Location, With Gate Direct To Beach, 1.5km From Port And Town Centre

Living in the villa Doclevita is like stepping into an extraordinary "jet set" vintage film set. Imagine Bardot tanning on the rooftop terrace, Sophia making Spaghetti Bolognese in the kitchen, Mastroiani splashing in the waves on the beach below. Lean up against the copper finished circular wet bar in the lounge and ask for your martini shaken, not stirred. More than a great holiday, living in this villa is a unique experience in the history of luxury, and all completely surrounded and immersed in the breathtaking views of the lake from every angle.

The house is large, sleeping 12 people in 5 bedrooms. There is air conditioning in the lounge and dining area, and in three of the five bedrooms. The master bedroom is a suite, with entry atrium with wardrobe, an ensuite bathroom, and a very large open space bedroom fronted with glass walls onto the lake view, AC, and doors to the terrace. There is a queen sized double bed as well as a double sofa bed. Beside the master bedroom is the "kids" room, with two single beds, AC, and again glass walls and doors to the lakeside terrace. The third bedroom is another suite, with double bed, ensuite bathroom, AC, and glass walls and door to the lake terrace. The fourth bedroom is yet another suite, with views onto the side garden, double bed, and ensuite bathroom. The fifth bedroom is upstairs by the common areas, two singles. The living areas and 3 of the 5 bedrooms have floor to ceiling glass walls with doors onto lake front terraces, for unrestricted enjoyment of the views both inside and out. There are 4 bathrooms, 3 are en-suite and the fourth is a powder room (toilet only) for use in the common areas upstairs. mid-week light housekeeping, Sky satellite TV, WIFI, all linens, towels, and pool towels, and air conditioning is included in the price.

The main living areas of the house consist of a large open space dining and lounge area, completely fronted by glass walls with doors onto the lake front terrace and stunning views. The living and dining areas are distinguished by a fabulous copper covered circular wet bar, with mini bar fridge, that separates one area from the other. The copper of the bar is recalled by the copper finishings on the giant open fireplace which is the home of the big flat screen HD tv in the lounge. There is seating for 8 people in the lounge, and 10 at the crystal topped dining table.

The kitchen is spacious, with a lot of cupboard space, and made for cooking for large groups, with double fridge and freezer, two hobs, oven, dishwasher, nespresso machine, and all the usual small appliances (microwave, kettle, french press coffee maker, toaster, etc). Behind the kitchen is a hallway with a small bed room to the side, with two single beds. There is a dedicated utility room with washing machine underneath the house, accessed by the stair that leads to the beach, and in this grotto, there is also a fitness area with some gym equipment.

Outside, the lakeside of the house is completely surrounded by terraces, and the back (or not lakeside) is the barbecue party area, with a very large built in gas barbecue and seating under the porch roof for 20 people or more.

The entire roof of the house is a furnished rooftop terrace with an open vista of the entire lake before you. Loungers, sunbeds, umbrellas make this a perfect spot for soaking up the sun. The rooftop terrace is connected to the pool area by a bridge, so go from the terrace straight into the extra large pool.

The pool has two diving boards, a high and a normal, with a diving area depth of 3.5 meters. The pool also has a shallow for kids area only 60cm deep. By the pool there is also a playground area with swings and climbing apparatus for the kids. Behind the pool area is a private tennis court. The court is in poor repair, so good for playing for fun, but not for real tennis players. Racquets are provided!

The gardens are built on terraced levels that reach right down to the lake, with a stair to carry you straight to the beach gate that opens directly onto the beautiful pebble beach. The gardens are tended daily by the custodian, and offer a beautiful and harmonious combination of flowers, shrubs, shady trees, and lawns.

At the entrance to the estate, by the private gates, there is a small custodian cottage. There is a custodian here who is responsible for the constant care of the garden and three times weekly pool cleaning. He is available for any repairs or to resolve any problems you have in the house, and his services are included in the rental price.

Villa Dolcevita is located in a private residential community, about 1.5km from the Port of Moniga (where you can get ferries to any other port on the lake). It is also about 1.5km from the historic centre of Moniga, as well as the local shopping mall with supermarkets, shops, and even a local pub that becomes a disco on weekend nights. A famous local trattoria, le Tre Santi, is in easy walking distance from the villa.

- Wifi included

- twice weekly housekeeping included.

- Air conditioning

- SKY satellite with full service including sports, cinema, kids

- Digital cable TV, DVD player

- IPod docking station.

- Safe

- hotel quality professional linen service with 100% cotton linens and towels provided, including pool towels.

- villa pre-stocked with paper goods for your use, including toilet paper, napkins, washing up liquid, bin liners, etc.

Our Full local concierge service is available to all our guests, to help you interact with the local area and services: from information to reservations and bookings, to private specialised services in villa (including masseuse, private chef, chauffeur, breakfast delivery, interpreter, babysitter, veterinarian, yoga instructor, personal trainer, cookery courses in villa, wine tasting courses in villa etc), as well as organisation of special excursions and experiences of the local territory (including guided tours, private boat tours, city tours, theme parks, walking tours, biking tours, wine tastings, etc). We pride ourselves on being able to help with whatever you need to make your holiday perfect!

More Details

Property Manager
Christina Ayer
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
January 6, 2018

About Christina Ayer

We use the professional team at Holiday Garda to manage all aspects of our guests' experience, from the booking and pre-arrival care, professional attention to every detail of the villa's preparation for your arrival, including top quality hotel linens and professional cleaning crews, to full concierge service and complete range of special services in the villa and local area while you are here.

The published prices are complete, and include both the rent which is paid directly to the owner, and the servicing of the villa and your stay, which is paid directly to Holiday Garda.

Cristina, Novella and Christina, the founders of Holiday Garda together with their crew of "holiday angels" work personally at each villa and directly with all of our guests to make their holiday villa a real home away from home. We believe that the best holidays should have the independence and freedom of self-catering, together with the luxury care and service of a quality hotel.

Why Christina Ayer chose Moniga del Garda


What makes this villa unique



Moniga del Garda Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3013 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Read and Respect House Care rules printed in the villa
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • There are a total of 4 bathrooms, one with just toilet and bidet on the main living floor, for the common day room areas. Three full bathrooms en-suite to three double bedrooms on the ground floor. Also a fourth outdoor bathroom/change room by the pool.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom suite - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , terrace with lake view, ensuite with shower, double sofabed
    Bedroom Suite 2 - 1 queen , Terrace and lake view, Ensuite bathroom with shower cabinet
    Bedroom Suite 3 - 1 queen , Ensuite bathroom with shower, garden views.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , terrace with lake views, shares bathroom with master or bed2
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , upstairs, must share bathroom with a downstairs suite
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 for 4 people, with double bed, double sofa bed, lake view, en-suite. Bedroom 2 double twins with view. Bedroom three, double with view and en-suite. Bedroom 4, double with en-suite. Bedroom Five is two singles on the main floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
To confirm a booking, we take the first payment divided into two bank transfers, one part goes to Holiday Garda (VAT included), and one part directly to the owner (VAT exempt). The balance payment is due on arrival. The exact breakdown of amounts to be paid will be detailed in your booking quote and confirmation instructions, once you have been entered in our booking software. Our 24/7 concierge service is included in the price. The other services are available at an extra fee. As well as the other services, listed above, we provide a very full range of luxury extra services for our guests, including private chef, chauffeur, daily housekeeping, massage and beauty treatments, yoga classes, cooking classes, villa stocking and shopping services, gofer service, wine tours and excursions booking, music and entertainer booking, and much more.


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Unique Waterfront Villa With Large Private Pool And Stunning Lake View
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Lovely villa. Good views of the lake. Children loved the pool.

  • 4 of 5

Very spacious could do with some comfortable patio furniture for the evenings

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Cheryl, and thanks for the review! You were lovely guests, and i hope we see you again sometime! Kind Regards Christina
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Excellent property for family of ten holiday

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, together with our son and his family from USA and our daughter and her family from Australia, had a wonderful week staying in this classy lakeside villa. Lots of room to relax, excellent pool. We are very satisfied customers. Highly recommended.

Max Magilton, Ballarat, Australia

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Max! I am so glad you had a wonderful holiday, and thank you for the review. You were fantastic guests, and we would love to have you again any time!
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Amazing Place to Create a Renewed Sense of Family

  • 5 of 5

The whole family, grandma & grandpa, mom & dad, and all the kids, got together for our summer holiday in this absolutely magical spot. The lake

views are magnificent, and the direct beach access and waterfront location

are amazing. The Villa Dolcevita was a unique experience in

nostalgic luxury. I really felt like a Bond girl 'grandma', leaning on

the copper covered circular wet bar in the lounge, sipping my multi-olived lightly stirred martini (American style - the ladies found me some gin)!

While preserved nostalgia was ever-present, the bedrooms are all newly furnished with modern beds and comfy mattresses, As a lifelong collector of fine antiques, I just loved the vintage décor combined with all of the modern comforts.

The pool is enormous, with both a regular and a high diving board, and the

expansive rooftop sunning terrace, with splendid lake view, was a great

spot to relax and read a book...and of course sip a delicious martini while reflecting on just how amazingly lucky I am to be here. There is also a private tennis court which is not for the professional but definitely a great place to create inter-generational memories!!

Maybe I am saying too much, but you can see we were thrilled to be living this life even if just for a short vacation visit. The location is good too -- very private, big and beautiful garden, but just a short walk to the pizzeria in a little hub, perfect for "apperitivo" and pizzas with the kids in the evenings, and the lovely medieval historic center of Moniga is just a couple of minutes by car (about 20 minutes on foot!). And did I mention the nearby markets in different towns on different days - what fun!

We also had a ball at Gardaland. This was the Italian version of our mandatory family excursion to Disneyland. And the Holiday Garda folks made us feel like visiting Royalty. They were fabulous with everything, from organising our excursion to Gardaland, with minivan and driver, to an absolutely unforgettable meal in a lakeside restaurant taken there in our own private boat with captain.

Definitely will go again -- and, as you have probably guessed, will recommend to all of my friends!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Resort next door
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Moniga port
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Garda Golf
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Tre Santi
Nearest Beach
In front of villa
Car: recommended

Moniga del Garda is a small town on the West shoreline of Lake Garda, with a picturesque harbour and a massive castle on the hill above the town, which you can see on the right as you drive into the town. You can walk inside the castle and explore the medieval architecture, like stepping back in time, but with a modern twist -- people still live in the castle, and inside there are actually streets with houses! The harbour area is particularly picturesque with a wide expanse of (pebble) beach, and a ferry port where you can get a ferry to any other destination. Desenzano, Salo, Portese, San Felice and Gardone are nearby.

Getting the most from the local area:

Holiday Garda and our staff are all local residents, experts in the great things to do and the things better perhaps to avoid. We have combined all of our local knowledge and contacts to bring to our guests special services and experiences that will make your holiday one to really remember, including:

- Cookery courses in the villa

- Private Chef and Catered Meals in the villa

- Private Yoga classes in the villa

- Massage, beauty and wellness treatments in the villa

- wine tasting courses in the villa

- Party and celebration services

- Babysitting and children entertainment

- Wine tasting tours and other excursions

- private boat tours with captain

- Fishing License: let us handle the bureaucracy, you just handle the fish.

- excursions: see the best of the region, milan, venice, verona, theme parks, etc. as well as local "hidden treasures" excursions to our "special spots"

- boat rental, bicycle rental, and all kinds of adventure and activities organisation

Our 24/7 concierge service will ensure that you always have what you need, whatever it is, wherever you are!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,225.64
Pet Fee $61.28
Stay tax $0.61 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

The published prices include both the rent which is paid directly to the owner (VAT exempt), and the servicing of the villa and your stay, which is paid directly to Holiday Garda (VAT included). Prices include final cleaning, linens and towels, concierge service, and all utilities except heating fuel, which is available on request.
5 night stays, allowed in the low season, have a short stay surcharge of 130 euros. Heating is charged extra if required.

We take every measure to protect our guests and our villas from the myriad of scams out there. We can provide the notary acts and municipal ownership registration documents for every villa. We are always available by telephone or skype to confirm details in person. And most importantly, we have developed a payment method that legally permits you to pay the bulk of your holiday on arrival, so you are in the villa and know it is real and sound before you pay.

We take every measure to protect our guests and our villas from the myriad of scams out there. We can provide the notary acts and municipal ownership registration documents for every villa. We are always available by telephone or skype to confirm details in person. And most importantly, we have developed a payment method that legally permits you to pay the bulk of your holiday on arrival, so you are in the villa and know it is real and sound before you pay.

Heating is charged extra in winter months.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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