spacious villa with private beach and enclosed garden 8+1
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Fabulous house and location
A beautiful old, but modernised, villa right on the shore of Lake Garda. Laura, the owner, was great and available if needed although there were no issues.
Nestled between a 4* hotel and a beach club, but private nonetheless. There was some building work going on at the hospital behind but was not obtrusive. The villa remained cool in the height of the sun and was a very welcome oasis. The shore front was well served with loungers, chairs, outdoor dining and a barbeque and we were able to choose whether to sit in the sun or shade.
At night, the aircon was a welcome addition after the hottest days, particularly for the loft room which would otherwise have been hot. As it was, it was a nice, self-contained space. The villa overall was very spacious and could have comfortably accommodated twice the four people we had staying. Overall good facilities and amenities, with a decent supermarket and bakery within walking distance.
Overall, a fantastic villa.
Absolutely stunning. Thanks to Laura for making our stay seemless and fantastic.
The villa is superb. We loved our trip. The area is stunning. We had the time of our life. Many thanks.
A perfect oasis
8 adults shared this beautiful villa the first week of October. Upon entering the private walled garden, we were immediately enchanted by the view of a lakeside terrace and private beach. We spent many hours eating, drinking-local wines of course!- and relaxing in these beautiful surroundings. The house is lovely and very comfortable. All amenities have been thoughtfully provided. Food markets and restaurants are within walking distance. The waterfront promenade of Gardone Riviera is minutes away by foot where you can hop on ferries and explore other towns on the lake. Those at the northern end are breathtaking against the mountain backdrop. Wineries abound, olive oil tastings, hiking and weather permitting-swimming. In other words, something for everyone. Laura was an absolute dream to work with - very attentive, professional and went out of her way to make us welcome. Villa Ondine exceeded our expectations and will remain a wonderful memory.
Thank you very much for this warm review, it was a pleasure to meet you. See you next time!
A Simply Amazing Time!
We enjoyed our week long vacation immensely! Laura and her staff were extremely polite and helpful. We cannot say enough positive things about Laura! During our stay we enjoyed cooking and grilling at the house as well as eating out locally. The private beach provides direct access to the beautiful lake where we enjoyed swimming and kayaking. We are definitely going to make a repeat visit!
Thank you so much, it was also very nice to meet you.
Hopefully we will see each other again very soon.
All the best,
No need to look further!
Villa Ondina is arguably one of the best houses, if not the best one, available for rent around all of Lake Garda. Once you see the crystal clear to emerald green water of the lake, you just want to be in it. And what sets Villa Ondina apart from the rest is its private beach. There are houses with direct access to the water, but I did not see any house with its own beach. This is important for families with small children. The little harbor of Barbarano is just outside the property. Private boat operators can use it for pick-up and drop-off, which is very convenient. You could do a one-day tour with a swimming stop at Isola del Garda followed by lunch in Sirmione, or you could cross the lake and have a nice long meal with lots of wine in San Vigilio and come back. No designated driver necessary. The interior of the villa is casual and elegant. Every room comes with AC. The kitchen is spacious and very functional - if you enjoy cooking, you will not be disappointed. There is a second fridge in the pantry, which is a big plus. The owner family is very friendly and helpful. Once there, you can tell that Villa Ondina is not just a vacation rental. It is part of the family. We spent one week swimming, boating, cooking and enjoying long meals with copious amounts of wine. We didn’t want to leave. Our experience exceeded our expectations.
Thank you so much, I am so glad that you felt this way in Villa Ondina and hope you will have the occasion to be back.
Very, very nice home on a beautiful lake!
We had a group of 8, 3 couples and a father/son, and everyone couldn't have been happier. Lots of room, very well maintained home nicely furnished with all the essentials and then some. The location couldn't be better. Laura, the property manager and daughter of the owner is attentive to your needs and an excellent source of information about the area. This is an grade A vacation spot! We will be back(all the way from Chicago).
Thank you so much, it was a great pleasure to meet you and it would be wonderful to have you again here.
All the best,
The villa is located next to Barbarano's little harbour just next to the house you can find nice restaurants and 400 meters away a supermarket. Barbarano is almost part of Gardone Riviera, from the house you can reach Gardone's center in 10 minutes by walk. Walking through a park you will reach the elegant lake side promenade of this village which thanks to the variety of its flora is called “the Garda Lake’s garden”. The liberty style of many villas create an exclusive atmosphere. The central position of this charming village grant a breathtaking view of the entire Lake Garda basin. In its quiet tiny square you will breathe the typical atmosphere of the Italian village. Gardone is a centre of tourist interest thanks to “Vittoriale degli Italiani”, last residence of the eclectic Italian poet Gabriele Dannunzio. In the wide park surrounding the house there is a open-air lake view theatre were you can listen to Italian opera during some the summer nights. Very interesting as well is the Botanical Garden Heller. It is possible to do many activities such as walks in the village and in the mountains, from which you will enjoy some wonderful views, water ski, wake board, kite surf and windsurf (20 km), sail, golf (10 km), tennis. Gardone and the closest locality (Salò, Desenzano, Brescia)offer many restaurants, etc.