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Self-catering Holiday Accommodation on Lake Garda, Bardolino

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
6 - 7 nights

About the property

Two-bedroom first-floor apartment with south-facing garden

We are letting a sweet self-contained apartment which is part of a charming brick-built family house in the outskirts of Bardolino on Lake Garda, in the lower half of the 'Riviera of Olive Groves', where the lake is at its widest and the Mediterranean vegetation bountiful. Hills and vines always make pretty scenery, but there is none prettier than those of Bardolino, facing the lake and the sunset, a serene pattern of vineyards, olive trees, cypresses, castles and Veronese villas in pale pink stone, set on gentle slopes, lit up by the shimmer of lake-reflected light. It deserves to be called charming, and produces a wine to match. The apartment is generously furnished and equipped, having previously been used by members of our family. It has a large terrace wth a view of the lake.


The Area: The location of the apartment is ideal for touring the Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige regions, and for visiting many of the great cities of north Italy: Verona (half an hour's driving time), Vicenza, Mantova, Trento, Bergamo (1 hour), Venice and Milan (2 hours) and Bologna (2.5 hours). There are wonderful walks, from strolls along the lake shore to Lazise, Bardolino and Garda, to hikes in the surrounding hills and climbs in the mountains (perhaps with the help of a cable-car). You can hire bikes and scooters, pedalos and motor-boats.

Finally, if, like me, you worry about the effect of flying on our environment, there is a very pleasant train route, at least from the south of England. Take the Eurostar to Paris Nord, cross to Gare de Bercy, and take the night train to Verona arriving 7.25am. For other train routes, see www.seat61.com

Entertainment: Take a steamer to visit some of the other little towns on the lake, including the famous Sirmione, or spend a day at a theme park such as Gardaland, Caneva World of Water or Safari Zoo, all just a few miles away. Historic gardens, castles, vineyards, cafe's and restaurants to suit every budget - what's missing here? Only noisy traffic: no-one but residents drive on the road that leads to the property.

Before you leave this page:: A thorough clean of the apartment between visitors is included in the price.

Arrangements and instructions are all handled in England - see 'Contact'.

Accessible airports are Verona, Milan Bergamo, Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Venice, (in order of closeness). There are public transport connections or we can arrange for a local taxi to meet flights.

For one-bedroom and studio apartments in a lovely condominium in Garda, the next little town to Bardolino, see also property number 1956.

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Tessa George
Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Calendar last updated:
6 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We had a brilliant time. The owners were delightful. The web page info was indeed accurate and the instructions for finding the apartment were spot on. All the arrangements worked like clockwork and we’ve recommended it to several of our friends.'

'A wonderfully relaxing and pleasant holiday in beautiful surroundings. Maria and Gerry were very friendly and helpful and made our holiday even better. We will certainly be recommending this to our friends.'

'A really good holiday enhanced by the wonderful and thoughtful hospitality shown by Gerry and Maria, two of the nicest people you could hope to meet on your travels. Bardolino is a great town – friendly, nice atmosphere – relaxed place to stay. And the Lake is beautiful…………'

'Wonderfully relaxing week. Everything faultless. The swimming-pool was a great relief....'

'An excellent base for exploring this beautiful and interesting area....'
Nov 2007
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

Manchester, England


  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday staying at this property. It is attached to the owners house. The owners were very welcoming and friendly but did not invade our privacy.

The location was beautiful and green and the apartment was clean and accurately described in the advertisement. There is a particularly pretty private garden attached to the guest property.

We did not have a car whilst staying here. There was a 15 -20 minute walk into Bardolino itself where it was possible to use the boat services to reach other parts of the Lake (highly recommended). There was also a bus service that stopped fairly close to the property (5-10 minute walk) which went up to the North side of the Lake and also to Verona. If we had stayed for longer than a week, we would have possibly wanted a car in order to reach other towns/villages in the surrounding area.

We found that it was an excellent location to retreat to after a days sight seeing and to escape the bustle of Bardolino itself.

There were plenty of good places to eat out at in Bardolino but the covered terrace iwas also a nice place to spend an evening in.

The swimming pool was being repaired whilst we were there so we were unable to use this.

I would highly recommend this property as a holiday location and would like to thank our hosts for making us so welcome.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife and I have been giving ospitality at our place for the past nine years now to British and Irish couples, and we did enjoyed having them with us for their civility, their charm and wittiness. We always make sure our guests feel welcome, confortable and relaxed while staying at our place. Our swimming pool has been restructured recently and we have now an efficient new swimming pool for our guests to enjoy. Summer has finally set in and we are indeed thankful to our Lake Garda for its astonishing beauty.
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely brilliant!! Great little property,wonderful situation and terrific host and hostess!! Perfect holiday . Having use of bicycles was an added bonus and I cannot recommend it enough..

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice property. Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to stay when you love a quiet place in the Lake Garda region.

Altough the owner lives on the second floor he respected our privacy.

With shops and the lake nearby and a swimmingpool on walkingdistance it was a very nice place to be.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holidays!

  • 5 of 5

It was one of the best holidays' I've ever been to! Gerry and his wife were very hospitable for us and helpful. They told us about attraction near the Garda Lake and Maria Luisa make the best pesto ever! The house is really tiny and comfortable for 3 people. In addition to you can go to the pool, which is close to the house. We enjoyed our stay and we can fully recommend this place. Greetings for Gerry and Maria Luisa. Joanna :)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very good

  • 5 of 5

It is a very nice appartement with a full equiped kitchen and a very good bed. The host are very friendly. The road to the house is very steep. It is nearby the center of Bardelino and supermarket. I had a very good week.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely apartment in September , and it was exactly as described . From the initial booking , transfer of deposit and receiving detailed instructions on how to get there, everything was superb .on arrival at Casa Oriana we were met by Gerry, the host , and shown around the apartment . Every home comfort had been provided. The private terrace was great to eat breakfast or to have aperitifs before walking along the lake into Bardolino town for dinner. For those wishing to cook , the kitchen was very well stocked. Gerry and Maria Luisa are such lovely people , and made us feel very welcome., whilst also respecting our privacy .We would highly recommend this apartment as a peaceful and homely place to stay .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

On making a firm booking, you will be given the bank details of the Italian owners of this property, to which 25 per cent should be transferred in euros to secure the booking. Your host then sends you a contract. The balance is paid in cash within a day or two of your arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment at Bardolino at Verona - Lake Garda

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • Showerbath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 1 large double ( 180-190 cm) 1 bunk bed (180 cm)
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 3 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Parking is on a hard-standing just inside the garden gate. The swimmimg-pool is shared among 30 neighbouring homes. The owners, an English-speaking Italian couple, live downstairs. They are very hospitable and take good care of their guests. It takes less than 10 minutes to walk down to the lakeside or bus stop, and the beautiful walk along the lake to the town centre takes another 10 - 15. There are two adult bikes on offer for the use of guests.

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