Villa Belvedere

Essential Information

Location
  • Lake Garda
  • Salò
Property type
Country house / villa
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
4
Sleeps
10
Car requirement
Essential
Summer changeover
Saturday

Property features

  • Lake view
  • Private pool
  • Air-con
  • Free WiFi

Full property description

Villa Belvedere is an architect-designed villa with stunning views across the whole southern end of lake Garda. The view alone is worth the rental as you will not tire of sitting on the terrace with a glass of wine watching the sun set across the lake.

The villa was built by a well known local builder as his home and no expense was spared on the construction. Local marble, combine with exposed beams and local stone to provide a modern villa with Italian charm.

The house offers total privacy, entry to the grounds is via a security gate. You enter the house via the ground floor front door or up the feature marble stair case which winds around an established olive tree. To maximise the view the bedrooms are on the ground floor and the living accommodation is on the first floor. The master bedroom comprises a huge double bed, panoramic window with lake view, ensuite dressing room and bathroom and air conditioning. The second bedroom has a large double bed, en suite dressing room and access to the pool terrace via patio doors. The family room has double be plus bunk beds plus lake view. these two rooms share the large bathroom with corner bath and steam shower. the forth bedroom has double bed and en suite shower room.

Area description

Lake Garda is one of the most beautiful and picturesque areas of northern Italy. Create by glacial erosion it stretches from the mountains in its northern tip to the flat plains in the south. It provides an ideal location for a holiday. The gleaming pure fresh water of the lake combined with the unique Italian culture and architecture provide something for every member of the family.

Every town around the lake has its own unique history, geography and feel, a local wine or olive oil here is one that has been grown and pressed within the village, not just one grown around the lake The Italians are passionate about family, love, life and food and their culture providing a unique and friendly atmosphere wherever you go.

There is so much to do around lake Garda, two weeks will simply not be enough time. Exploring all the villages and restaurants takes time, you cannot rush a meal or even morning coffee here, when you are sat beside the glistening lake, watching the locals promenade past and enjoying the banter in the worlds most beautiful language, you just have to take your time and enjoy it.

For the more active hiring a boat for the day is a fun way to explore and a great way to get to our favourite restaurant 'Da Umberto in Brenzone', pull up in to the harbour in your hire boat, enjoy a fine meal in this family run restaurant, (Grandma's Lazagne is to die for!) and the patron and waiters are very friendly. Other water sports available locally is wake boarding with Yoshi (Coach to Italian Champions), wind surfing or sailing or you can catch a ferry to other towns on the lake. Once you swim in the clear fresh water of the lake you will never want to go on a salty sea beach holiday again.

Around Lake Garda are many wineries, lemon and olive groves all well worth exploring. To the south is the city of Verona where you can get tickets to the opera in the Roman arena in summer. Brescia is worth a visit for its shops and Roman ruins and a day trip to Venice by train from Descenzano should not be missed.

Our villa is located on the hillside overlooking the beautiful town of Salo, a beautiful town right on the lake, the lake front is full of cafes and Gelaterias where you can while away the day. It also has a cobbled high street, full of individual boutiques (a shopping paradise for the ladies) and many fine restaurants.

Just along the coast road to the North you come to Gardone Riviera where Winston Churchill took his holidays in the Grand.

To the South is Descenzano with its lively night life and then the town of Sirmione. Built on an island at the Southern end of the lake, cars are not allowed so you walk in to the town across the draw bridge of the castle. The cobbled streets are full of tourists enjoying the shops and the best ice cream parlours anywhere. At the end of the town are the ruins of one of the largest Roman villas in Italy. When you stand on the ruins looking up the lake to the mountains you can see why Catullo built his villa there.

The local produce markets move from town to town on different days providing fresh produce and local wares.

The lake has many fine golf courses, garda golf down the road is home to Italy's new wonder boy Manasero, or Bogliaco Golf offers 9 or 18 holes with great lake views.

If you are visiting in winter then in under 2 hours you can be in Madonna Di Campiglio for a days skiing and there cant be to many places you can wake board one day, ski the next and play golf the next.

Amenities

  • Parking - private
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cot
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Video game console
  • Video game library
  • Stereo
  • Ping pong table
  • WiFi
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Gas
  • Fan / extractor
  • Toaster
  • Water kettle
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Balcony
  • Patio/deck/Terrace
  • Roofed Patio/deck/Terrace
  • Private Garden
  • Air-conditioning
  • BBQ Grill
  • Pool - private
  • Fireplace - Wood
  • Central heating
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate WC
  • Children
  • Smoking allowed outside
  • Lake view
  • Mountain view

Activities

  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Museums
  • Theme park (amusement park)
  • Zoo / wildlife park
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Water sports
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Canopy
  • Mountain biking
  • Wild life viewing
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Rock climbing
  • Horseback riding

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Reviews

Month and year you stayed: 05.2015
Overall, how many stars would you rate the property?: ****
Your review of the accommodation:

"A very pleasant villa, nearly everything was perfect"

Month and year you stayed: May 2015
Overall, how many stars would you rate the property?: *****
Your review of the accommodation:

" A beautiful villa with an impressive view."

Month and year you stayed: April 2015
Overall, how many stars would you rate the property?: *****
Your review of the accommodation:

"Beautiful villa with amazing views of the lake"

Your name: Steven Magnuson
Month and year you stayed: July 2014
Overall, how many stars would you rate the property?: *****
Your review of the accommodation:

"We loved this villa. The views of the lake are fantastic and it makes a great home base to explore Salo and the other lake villages. The bedrooms were very nice and the upstairs area is fantastic. Roy and Mari-lyn, the property managers, were very helpful and responsive to our questions."
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Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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