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Apartment with Stunning Lake Views and Pool



Updated: 25-Jul-2016
Apartment near Salo, Villanuova Sul Clisi, Lake Garda, Italy - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes from Salo Garda Lake

The aristocratic house 'Il palazzo' was built in the 16th century and has a long and charming Italian history. At the beginning it was owned by the noble family Mazzini (you can see the heraldry decors on the terrace banister). It was later used as a monastery in the 18th century and a town hall at the beginning of the 19th Century. Il Palazzo remained uninhabited up to the seventies when it was transformed into a few residential apartments. This particular apartment is one of the largest and best placed in the building - it has a large private terrace overlooking Garda lake, the swimming pool and the garden.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

I work for a multinational French company that produce equipment for fluids distribution. I love cooking, good meals and good wines. I love trekking in winter time enjoying peace and beautiful nature. I love old cars and old bikes.

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Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Comment from Declan: Family of 4 people from Scotland lived in the apartment in July 2008:

"Dear Luca, Just a quick note to say thank you for allowing us to stay at your apartment on Lake Garda. We really enjoyed ourselves and my wife is already talking a out next year’s Italian visit. Kind regards Declan

Comment from Robert and Karen: Couple from UK lived in the apartment in August 2011:" Hi Luca we have had a wonderful holiday, you were right the views are stunning from your apartment, we spent many an evening just relaxing with a bottle of wine on the terrace. We spent the mornings visiting the sights of Salò, Gardone Riviera and Sirmione and the afternoons relaxing by the pool, this was a real bonus too, everywhere you look it is beautiful, we will certainly recommend it to our family and friends."
Apr 2008
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property in an idyllic setting with spectacular views over Garda. The property is beautifully laid out with all the necessary amenities. Would love to return some day and would strongly recommend this location and property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful appartment in the hills near Lake Garda

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) who spent 1 week in this appartment in the mid August 2016. We had a wonderful time and can highly recommend this property, particularly to families with young children. The appartment is situated in a renovated convent up in the hills above Salo overlooking Lake Garda. It takes about 15-20 minutes to drive up the mountain around extremely windy roads so it is advisable to arrive during daylight hours. Luca met us personally on the Saturday and gave us a tour of the appartment and tips and recommendations about where to visit and activities. The appartment is spacious and has a TV with satellite and DVD, fully furnished kitchen with all the necessary appliances including a microwave and electric BBQ, dining area seating 4, laundry room with washing maching and iron and clothes horse, bathroom with toliet, bath with shower attachment and separate shower, a bedroom with a king sized bed and single and a master bedroom with another king sized bed and finally a balcony with a table seating 4 plus parasols and divan. All in all, there was plenty of space for a family of 4 and we had everything that we needed. Luca thoughtfully set up an extra bed in the second bedroom (predicting that young children may fight and may not want to share a bed). This was very much appreciated.

There were several other families with children in the complex and everyone tended to congregate around the swimming pool in the afternoon. Luca also provided deck chairs. The pool is large enough to accommodate several kids and parents at the same time and so there was no need for the various families to stagger their visits to the pool.

There is plenty to do in the surrounding area. Highlights included taking a motor boat out on Lake Garda from Moderna (20 minutes drive) and the Lido and beach at Moderno (pebble beach, 20 euro for a parasol and 2 deck chairs for the day). Other places to visit include Vittorale and Salo. Salo is the closest town (15 minutes drive) and has plenty of restaurants and a huge supermarket (Italmark).Sirmione is about a 40 minute drive and Verona is over a hour's drive.

We had a wonderful week combining a bit of sightseeing, swimming in the pool and eating on the amazing balcony with the wonderful vista of Lake Garda. All in all, it was a wonderful and relzing holiday.

Luca was a very attentive host! On the last day I forgot my house keys and he drove to meet us so we would not lose time on our way to the airport!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great apartment in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday staying in Luca's apartment. It was a huge apartment, very clean and with the most stunning views. Luca was very helpful and friendly. It is a steep and winding road to the apartment so an automatic car was very helpful! There is so much to do around Lake Garda and the nearby town of Salo was beautiful. We particularly enjoyed the fireworks over the lake on a couple of evenings, which were enjoyed from the balcony of the apartment. Venice was a couple of hours away and we enjoyed a day trip there, as well as our two teenage boys canyoning in the mountains. If you get a chance to go up to the mountains, the lakes there are stunning. We particularly loved Lake Ledro. Our only disappointment was that we were not there for more than a week! Thank you Luca for your beautiful apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spot On

  • 4 of 5

Good location, fantastic views, with a great balcony (the main plus of the residence) and everything in the apartment that is needed. Luca is very accommodating and if there are any issues he quickly addresses them. The road up to the location is a bit tricky but is well worth the drive. Great pool and surroundings, but the sun loungers needs sorting (a very minor issue) overall SPOT ON!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Italian Apartment

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely Italian styled apartment apartment with a lovely balcony overlooking the the lake below.

The place has loads of character and was nice and quite allowing you to relax.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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our stay

  • 5 of 5

Luca's appartment in the palazzo was very very nice,very spacious , with a big stunning balcony overlooking the lake.

the pool and garden were also beautiful.

Everything was clean and we even had a welcome bottle in the fridge waiting for us.

Luca met us at the start and finish of our stay and was very easy to deal with.

All very uncomplicated.

We might return one day :)

Silke Taylor

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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From the Owner

It was a dream to have dinner on the terrace seeing all lights switching on on the lake. Location in really amazing there are no noise and you feel to be closer to the earth. When in summer time you have too much hot and wet on the lake villages, here on the hill you have always fresh breeze and temperature is always temperate.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : milano at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : bar "il volt" a villanuova at 700 Metres Nearest Golf : garda golf at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : desenzano at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : brescia est at 20 Kilometres Nearest Beach : salò at 6 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Nature, vineyard, walking trails.


6km from the coast and the lakefront of Salò.


Brescia airport 30 mins by car. Bergamo 45 mins by car. Milan Linate 1 hour by car. Verona airport 40 mins by car. Car essential.


Nearest trattoria/bar is 400 metres away but it's an uphill walk back! Walking trails are right outside the door. Nearest shopping centre and town 3.5 km. Nearest restaurant 800 metres.


Rental rates

Additional pricing information

towels lines /each £20
final cleaning £75

Booking Notes:
Contact the owner.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is on Saturday.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Compulsory charge - final cleaning £75 per booking. Provision of linens and final laundry £20 per person.
Contact the owner for special offers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Living in a 16th Century building is really exciting experience. I put in the apartment all antiques of my family and objects founds all over the word. I hope my guests take my same pleasure staying in this magic place.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 40 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, wc, bidet and washbasin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and terrace with lake view Bedroom 2 with double bed and lake view from windows.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: No pets accepted. Outside: Beautiful gardens and swimming pool (60 square meters) shared with the other owners of 'Il palazzo'. The apartment has its own sun loungers for use outside. Private parking Utility Room: Laundry room with washing machine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Final cleaning compulsory. Linen and towels provided. Maid service available on request. Other: Remote control safety equipment.

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