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Villa with Private Pool and stunning Lake Views in large private park, sleeps 12

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 12 people

Villa Desire is a gorgeous villa perched on the hillside over the gulf of Salo, with stunning lake views. The villa has a large private swimming pool (11m x 6m) and is set in a private park of 7000 sqm of olive groves, lawn and woods. The villa has been designed for maximum exposure to its amazing and exquisite lake views: the large open space lounge area has high sloping wooden ceilings and is walled by glass on three sides, three of the bedrooms have French glass doors onto balconies with breathtaking views, and the pool lies at the top of the hill with the whole view of the lake spreading out below it. The villa was completely renovated in 2013, and has new systems and fittings, new bathrooms, a new kitchen and appliances, air conditioning in the bedrooms, and beautiful selected antique pieces mixed in with all the modern conveniences.

- Bedrooms: Sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms: On the main floor Two double rooms and a family suite with double and bunk beds, on the lower ground floor a double and a kids room with loft style bunk beds.

- Bathrooms: 3 bathrooms, all new.  The upstairs two have wonderful and spacious crystal showers, and new marble and tile finishes.  The downstairs is more utilitarian, with shower cabinet and also utility sink and washing machine.

- Pool: Private swimming pool, 11x6m, fully furnished with deck chairs and sun loungers,  umbrellas. Fenced for children.

- Garden: 7000sqm large garden with olive groves, woods, and stunning views, fenced and pet friendly.  Gazebo covered eating area and bbq

- Kitchen: Large brand new kitchen with all major and minor appliances, including open fireplace, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and Nespresso coffee maker. Kitchen table seating for 8-10 at antique carved wood kitchen table

- Indoor Dining/Lounge: Very large open space dining and lounge area is surrounded by glass walls on 3 sides, for stunning views from every angle. Dining area has space for up to 10 people, lounge area seats 7+ in authentic Chesterfield furniture. The ceilings here are high with exposed wooden beams, and the space is so large there is even an antique baby grand piano.

- Outdoor Dining/Lounge: The terrace just in front of the lounge area has outdoor dining table for 10 with fabulous views.  Then behind the house there is a BBQ area with gazebo and table for 10.

- Media: TV with HDMI and USB connections, digital cable and SKY satellite

- Wifi included.

- Fitness Area: Fitness area in the garage with various gym equipment and weights.

- Bicycles Provided: 2 bicycles provided for guest use.

- Other: Washing machine and ironing equipement provided. Hairdryers in all bathrooms.

- Parking: Ample private parking on site

Full hands-on luxury service, including professional cleaning, hotel quality linens & towels and concierge service is provided by Holiday-Garda. All of our villas are stocked with starting supply of toilet paper, kitchen paper, napkins, coffee, tea, sugar, salt, and pepper. We also provide a wide range of luxury extra services, including personal chef, masseuse, chauffeur, excursions, airport transfers, villa stocking and much more – see the guest services section of our website (holiday-garda) for more details.

Holiday-Garda guests are always met on site with a personalised checkin with english speaking local experts, who will provide an orientation on both the house and the local area. We also provide a very detailed house manual with a local guide, including restaurant guide, shopping guide, local activities and more; and our concierge director is always available to help you liaise and access any local service.

The villa is conveniently located, a short walk to the supermarket, shops, restaurants and bars, etc (800-1000m), with public park and playground directly beneath the villa, Just 1.5km from downtown Salò. A wonderful spot for a holiday, Salò is the perfect balance between small town and city. It has characteristic cobblestone streets and beautiful old world architecture, with everything in easy walking distance. And it also has all the services and entertainments you expect in a city, including theatre, museum, historic sights, restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets and more. Its lake front promenade is purported to be the longest in Italy, and you can stroll along the lake with beaches to one side and side walk cafés, restaurants, bars and delightful small shops to the other.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Cunettone-villa Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Villa with Private Pool and stunning Lake Views in large private park, sleeps 12
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Villa Desire was perfect for our family group.

  • 5 of 5

The view from the villa is breathtaking. There are several nicely furnished areas to take full advantage of the view. The pool & its surroundings are in sun most of the day. The water was too cold for most of us, it being late October. We'll have to come back in the summer.

The villa was very well equipped and we enjoyed all breakfasting in the kitchen & having evening meals in the dining room /lounge.

The Garda Holidays staff were delightful to deal with... very helpful & accommodating.

The owner of the villa came very promptly to sort out a small problem with the gas supply.

Thank you, all, for a lovely holiday!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely words! You were fantastic guests, a pleasure to serve, and we hope to see you again soon!! Christina
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Wonderful villa overlooking the Garda Lake

  • 5 of 5

We found the Villa Desire is exactly as marvelous as described in the FeWoDirect announcement.

We have been pleased about its wonderful location overlooking the Garda Lake and its generous and clean facility.

Upon arrival, we were welcomed very friendly by Novella showing us the house and explaining its functioning. She also responded promptly and kindly to our special requests.

We have been enjoying our unforgettable two weeks family holidays when relaxing in the garden, cooking in the large kitchen, barbecueing fish, meat and vegetables outdoor, eating on the balcony, swimming in the pool, playing table tennis, riding on the two offered bicycles to the lake, making a boat tour to Garda and Bardolino, using our rubber boat for a swim on the lake, making some excursions into the mountains with a swim in the Lago d‘Idro, hiking by the Lago di Valvestino, shopping in the Intermarché (open 24 hrs). Saló offers lots of nice restaurants, bars and shops.

Our visit to Verona including the pre-booked opera of AIDA in the arena were the highlight of our holidays.

The only two drawbacks concern (a) the pool pump that stopped once from working and caused a deterioration of the water quality, hence ear infection with two children, and (b) the dish washer did not clean properly, because the flushing arm was calcified (discovered only at the end). Therefore, we had to wash the dishes by hand.

Nevertheless, we spent a great time and we do recommend this wonderful villa to families with children.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bernd! You were wonderful guests, a pleasure to have! Please come again anytime! Its a shame you did not tell us that the pool guy that came immediately to fix the pump did not fix the problem...we would have sent him back! But I am glad that your holiday did not suffer as a result, and hope to see you again soon!
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Excellent Villa for a large group

  • 4 of 5

The villa was excellent quality and everybody seemed to enjoy the 60th birthday celebrations, Catherine & Novella who manage the property were really good and helpful and quick to respond. We had all the utensils, furniture and outside kit for the 12 + 3 month old and they were in good condition.

One or two minor niggles such as one of the bedrooms slept 4 which was a bit awkward with 12. We were inundated with ants in the bedrooms but there isn't a lot you can do about it, Grounds were a bit untidy with long grass but didn't notice really until we left on the Friday and they strimmed it all which made it look a lot better, Pity it hadn't been done for our week.

Finally it is quite remote and the description doesn't really prepare you for the distance you walk to the lake or more importantly how steep it is to come back up. We had mature people who found it difficult and had to have a taxi back.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

From the booking on we were in good hands, everything was organised absolutely well. Its an amazing villa with a great few and a great pool. We felt like home and came back home fully recovered. During our whole stay we felt in good hands and all our quesions got respond immediatly. We defilitely well book the villa again.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! it was great to have you, and hope to see you again!
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Great villa, beautiful sorroundings.

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this villa for a week for 10 guests including children. Everybody had a great time. The villa is clean and spacious. It has all the amenities required for the week of stay. The veranda view is amazing. The swimming pool was clean and the water was warm. Sami is a beautiful town next door and food shopping can be done in a local stores. We will be back to visit this area And rent the villa again.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, and looking forward to seeing you again!! Christina
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Great Villa, wonderful service

  • 5 of 5

We booked Villa Desire for 11 to celebrate a special birthday and it was excellent.

The booking process was simple, all done on online and we were kept informed at every step by Christina. They arranged a transfer from the train station when we arrived and for our departure to 2 separate airports - all were on time in excellent vehicles.

When we first arrived we were met by Novella who looked after us during our stay, who showed us around and took us through everything we needed to know about the Villa and the local area. Throughout our stay she kept in constant contact and was always available to arrange taxis, answer any questions and to solve any issues we had. We did have some issues with the heating system and these were resolved by Novella who ensured that the owner and a plumber were there within 24 hours to fix a faulty part and we had no problem after that. We also had an issue with a faulty key which wouldn't open the front door but this didn't cause us a huge issue and we were assured it would be fixed for future guests. As good as the Villa already is, the service we received from Novella on top made it extra-special.

The Villa is excellent, the view is about the first thing you see and will take your breath away, we could see down to Salo and across Lake Garda to Monte Baldo. In the evening the view took on a different look as all of the towns around the Lake lit up, equally stunning.

The bedrooms were comfortable (although the 3 on the ground floor beat the 2 on the lower ground floor due to the stunning view), with extra bedding available and plenty of towels to use in the 3 bathrooms.

There were also enough towels for everyone to use in the pool. The pool area was well kept with plenty of sun loungers and 'noodles' and other things for the kids to use in the pool in the garage which also had modern gym equipment. The pool wasn't heated so was (really) cold although we were there earlier in the year so this shouldn't be a problem for anyone travelling in the summer.

The dining table was large enough to sit everyone after cooking in the large kitchen containing almost everything you could want to look after yourselves for a week.

The Villa is within walking distance of Salo although some guests may find it further out than they would like, it took around 45 mins to walk to the ferry port.

If you're looking for a beautiful place to base yourself for a family get together you can do a lot worse than staying here.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! Thanks for the fabulous review and the great feedback. Your input will help us to keep making the villa Desire' an ever more fantastic place to holiday! Hope we see you again soon! Kind Regards
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Verona Villafranca
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Colombare Golf
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Desenzano del Garda
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Madonna di Campiglio
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Beaches of Salò


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Damage deposit: EUR1,000.00