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Large Modern Villa With Private Pool, hot tub, A/C, Stunning Lake Views In Salo

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa Christina sleeps 14 in 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, in Beautiful Residential Location, 1200m From The Beach, 2km From Downtown

Villa Christina is a lovely modern villa with stunning lake views. Architect built in 2002, the villa is total 350 square meters with 1000sqm private garden, private pool, hot tub, and all you need for a fun and relaxing big family holiday. Just 1200m (15 minute walk) from the beach, and 2km from downtown Salo.

In brief the villa offers:

- 14 sleeping spots in 5 bedrooms, with 4 bathrooms

- Indoor dining area for 14 people, Lounge seating for 12+

- outdoor dining area for 20 people

- 2 built-in barbecues, one by kitchen and one by the pool

- modern eat-in gourmet kitchen, fully equipped.

- private pool with dedicated shallow end for kids

- Hot tub with lake view for 6-8 people

- Private garden with privacy hedge, fully fenced

- Air conditioning

- WIFI included

- large flat screen HD smartTV with SKY satellite and Netflix in lounge, televisions in 3 bedrooms.

- DVD players with DVD library, childrens books and toys.

- table football, ping pong table, fitness area with treadmill and suspension training equipment

- parking for 4-5 cars.

- linens, towels, final cleaning, midweek housekeeping and all utilities included in the price.

In Detail:

The house consists of a modern fully equipped eat-in kitchen with its own eat-on terrace and barbecue just out the kitchen door. Living and dining areas are modern and tastefully furnished, open space with marble fireplace and a huge picture window onto splendid lake views. The dining table seats 14, and the kitchen table seats 8. The lounge area seats 10-14 and has a large LCD HD smart television with full service SKY satellite TV (including sports and cinema) in multiple languages, as well as Netflix. There are a plethora of board games and table games in english as well as extra fun with a karaoke machine and many great karaoke cds.

There is air conditioning in the upstairs bedroom areas as well as in the lounge/dining area. There is one large AC unit that covers the entire common area, and two AC units in the upstairs sleeping area that cover the three bedrooms.

There are total five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Master bedroom has a double bed, glass doors onto a furnished terrace, lake views, and a very large ensuite bathroom with double shower, large soaker bathtub, toilet bidet and double marble sinks. The master bedroom has a flat screen HD smartTV with digital cable channels, Netflix, and HDMI and USB ports for watching your own content. Bedroom two is a triple, with double bed and smalerl child's bed, glass door to the terrace and lake view, flat screen HD tv with digital cable and dvd player. Bedroom three has three single beds, two on the floor and one loft style above with solid stairs to reach the bed. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a family bathroom with sink, bidet, toilet and bathtub with shower.

Bedroom four, downstairs, is an independent family suite with kitchenette, TV with DVD (with usb and HDMI ports for your own content) and sitting area, fireplace, very large glass windows and doors on to the portico, with stunning lake view. The family suite sleeps 4/5 on one double bed and a double sofa bed, and there is also a futon for a 5th sleeping spot if you want. There is an ensuite bathroom with toilet, bidet, sink and shower cabinet. The 5th bedroom, also downstairs, has a double bed and is beside the fourth bathroom, with toilet sink and large new massage shower cabinet. The downstairs bedrooms do not have AC, but are equipped with fans and the thick cement walls and their lower position on the hill keep them naturally cool all year round.

The portico has an 6 person jacuzzi hot tub, perfect for sitting with friends in the evenings, and sipping great wine as you watch the lights flicker and reflect off the lake. There is also a professional fuzzball (table football) table, for endless hours of family fun, and a ping pong table in the garage. On the portico you will also find a small fitness area with a treadmill and a TRX style suspension training system.

The private pool, just off the portico, is kidney shaped with one circle end of the kidney dedicated to children's shallow end only 60cm deep. The deep end is 160cm. Tiled with Bisazza mosaic tiles, with had crafted mosaic decorations on the bottom and sides, the pool is comfortable, relaxing, and also beautiful to look at!

The house is total circa 350sqm including the garage, and was built in 2002 to the highest standards, so is relatively new with only a few minor degradations over the years. Constructed with thick cement walls and fully automatic shutters, the house stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It is also located on the crest of the hill curving around the gulf of Salò, and enjoys constant cooling breezes from the lake.

The garden is 1000 sqm, with flowering privacy hedge and mature fruit trees (Cherries, apricots, figs, blackberries) and a kitchen herb garden (with thyme, mint, oregano, marjoram, basil and rosemary) for guests to enjoy. Here you will find the over 60sqm covered portico, with a jacuzzi hot tub for 6-8 people, a large built in barbecue and two big tables seating 10 people each, perfect for dining al fresco with beautiful views, and right by the pool.

The large 45 sqm garage has covered parking for one car, and a games area with ping pong table.

The village shop, with all the essentials as well as fabulous local products and delicacies, is just a few hundred meters down the street, and the local restaurant pizzeria is about a 5 minute walk, has playground for kids, excellent food, and a discount for our guests! The supermarket, with mall and shops, is about 1.2km away, 20 minute walk. And about 1km away at the roundabout of Cunettone, you will find a couple of great restaurants and bars, bank, bakery, and shops.

More Details

Property Manager
Christina Ayer
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2017

About Christina Ayer

Villa Christina is owned by Christina Ayer, one of the founders of Holiday Garda (the blond on the right in the picture). It was the first villa in the Holiday Garda group, and while still managed directly by Christina, it has all the advantages of a Holiday Garda villa, including fantastic top quality hotel linens and towels, professional cleaning crews, and 24/7 concierge service, with an enormous range of services available in the villa and local area including chef, masseuse, chauffeur, yoga instructor, personal trainer, special excursions, wine tasting courses, and so much more.

Holiday Garda specialises in renting villas on behalf of owners of amazing properties to people who want holiday villas that are perfectly cared for and wonderfully serviced. All of our villas are in the south-west Garda area, not more than 30 minutes from our homes, so we are always available. We work personally at each villa and directly with all of our guests to make their holiday villa a real home away from home. Hotel quality linens, excellent professional cleaning, English-speaking advisory and concierge services, and more are at our guests disposal 24/7. We believe that the best holidays should have the independence and freedom of self-catering, together with the luxury care and service of a quality hotel.

Christina Ayer purchased this villa in 2002

Why Christina Ayer chose Cunettone-villa

Christina and her family built this villa themselves when they first moved to Italy after many years in the UK. We chose this spot because of its special combination of stunning views and relaxing peace and quiet together with the convenience of its location. Everything you really need is in walking distance, without the hustle and bustle of a downtown property, yet the downtown is easily reached both on car and by foot. It was a perfect balance for us between exclusive location and convenience of living. In 2010 we decided to change lifestyle, and bought a farm property in the nearby val sabbia. Since then, we rent the villa in the summer months, and this allows us the freedom (and income!) to run a small hobby farm based on sustainable and organic methods. Maybe, if you are lucky and the season is right, you will find some home-made jams from Christina's own personal produce in your welcome basket!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Bill Clair (USA), 2012:

When our families arrived in Salo, we were greeted to one of the most impressive views of the Lake, and one of the easiest homes to move to. Christina had a bountiful welcome package with food and wine to get us started...The internet business in the ground floor of the house, as she stated in the prospectus, did not disturb us in the slightest. Rather, it was yet another discovery. One morning, she provided an introductory lesson in mosaic construction to some of the family members... We went to Italy to provide a learning experience for our young grandchildren and this home helped make the whole journey a memorable one.

Himanshu Shah (NL), 2011:

"Christina was more than helpful with a good insight into just the property but also the region with tips and tricks of what to see which we found extremely valuable...The home felt really like home away from home for us and was well equipped with things to make our stay comfortable cosy and homely...
Jun 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Cunettone-villa in Province of Brescia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • lake
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , master bath ensuite, double shower, soaker tub, double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , family bathroom shared by bedrooms 2 & 3
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , ensuite to bedroom 4, family suite
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , for bedroom 5, with massage shower
  • Master bathroom with double sinks, marble counters, double shower, wc and bidet and large soaker tub. Second bathroom with large tub/shower, WC, bidet and large sink. Third bathroom with shower, WC and bidet. Fourth with massage shower, WC, large sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Triple with double bed and child bed, terrace, lake view, AC
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , master bedroom, terrace and lake view, ensuite bathroom, AC
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , double and double sofabed, ensuite, kitchen, porch & views
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , small quiet double in the back of the house
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , three singles, AC from master bedroom, toys & books
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: BR 1: double bed, ensuite, terrace and lake view, baby cot. BR 2: double bed, single bed, terrace and lake view, BR 3: two singles and loft bed. BR 4: suite with double bed, double sofa bed, single futon lake view, kitchenette, ensuite. BR 5: double with dedicated bathroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside: There is a 1000sqm private garden with lake view and a beautiful kidney shaped private swimming pool,decorated with handmade mosaics. The pool has a large round shallow end at one end, ideal for kids. The pool is not independantly fenced. Children using the pool must be supervised, and the pool is use at your own risk. Utility Room: Separate laundry room with washing machine. House is equipped with free WiFi. Also equipped with lots of toys and stuffies for children, baby cot, high chair and changing table as well. This is an actual family home, lived in out of season, and with the warmth of a loved home, filled with books, games, spices and gadgets


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A beautiful, modern villa!

  • 5 of 5

I booked Villa Christina for a week long family get-together: 9 adults, 3 kids (8,11,12) and a little dog. The house is beautiful, modern and well equipped and spacious enough to get away from each other when needed. Everything was as described, clean and well maintained. We enjoyed the amazing views over the lake, relaxed by the pool or on the balconies and even had a swim in the pool (thanks to unexpectedly warm April weather) and when that got to cold, moved on to the hot tub! The table tennis and table soccer was an absolute hit with the kids as was kicking a soccer ball over the lawn.

The location is very convenient. It takes you about 20 mins, to walk down to the water front in Salo, the supermarket (Carrefour, open 24/7) is just a 5 minutes drive away and there is a bakery and a great family restaurant just within a 5 to 10 mins walk.

Salo itself is beautiful with lovely cafes, restaurants and a weekly market. It is connected via ferry service to several other picturesque locations on the lake. The drive to Venice took us about 90 mins.

The service was lovely and very helpful. When the cable tv didn't work, the technician was on the doorstep within 30 mins and fixed it!

We had a great week. I would definitely recommend this place and/or use it again!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! You were great guests, and it was a pleasure having you here. Hope to see again soon! Kind Regards Christina
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Fantastic villa well stocked with stunning lake views

  • 5 of 5

We arrived really late and Christina was so patient and welcoming. A very comprehensive welcoming brief. The villa is a little way from Salo but a very short drive. It certainly wasn't an inconvenience to us. The villa is very well stocked with all manner of games. There is Sky tv and tvs in 2 bedrooms. One minor problem was lack of wifi signal downstairs...perhaps a booster might help. Overall we had a wonderful stay and thoroughly recommend it to anyone

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review, and congrats on your beautiful wedding day!! You were wonderful guests, a real pleasure to serve, and i hope we see you again next time (next holiday...not next wedding!!! LOL!)
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great holydays

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group of 6 adults and 7 childrens, and we sepnt great holidays in this house: beautiful view on the lake, swimming pool, jaccuzzi, ping pond table, bbq. The house is greatly located, 5 mn by car to Salo and in the best zone of the lake. The owner Christina is very kindly and always reactive when needed.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real pleasure to have you, and you were fantastic guests! Thank you so much for the review, and i hope to see you again next year! Christina
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Beautiful views and perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

Christina was very helpful on arrival and they try to do everything to make you enjoy your stay. House was perfect and when a fan broke another arrived the next morning! Lovely walk into Salo which on Thursday night had lots of musicians playing.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Neale! I am so glad you had a great holiday, and hope to see you again next time!
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Absolutly amazing villa and view

  • 5 of 5

We were 8 adult and 5 kids, and there was lot of space for all of us.The house has all equipment that you can wish.

We enjoyed the garden and the pool very much,and we had the most beautiful weather. We went down to Saló several times, a walk of ½ an hour, it is a very nice town.

Christina was a great help to us, she arranged boat trip, tapas menu in the house (it was delicious) and she helped us find a doctor when we needed that.

We would love to be back one day :-)


  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dorrit! You were really fantastic guests, and it was a pleasure to have you! You are welcome back any time, and I do hope we see you again soon. Kind Regards Christina
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Wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Christina for a lovely holiday in Villa Christina! The villa was absolutely fantastic and the view to the lake was spectacular! Our holiday was perfect, except is was over too soon…

Thank you for all the information and tips you gave us, it was really nice to meet you! The children played a lot with the toys and everyone had fun with the table tennis. The pool area was lovely.

Villa Christina is a relaxing and wonderful place to spend a holiday! We highly recommend it to everyone, with or without kids.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was really great to have you! You were wonderful guests, and we would happy to have you again any time...maybe next time for longer...!! Thanks! Christina
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Ca dei Manni
Nearest Ski
120 Kilometres
Madonna di Campiglio
Nearest Beach
1.2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

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.

Salò was founded during the Roman era with the name Pagus Salodium. It is not certain how the town got its name but one theory is that it was named after Salodia, an Etruscan Queen who lived here. In the Middles Ages, the town became a stronghold of the powerful Visconti family from Milan. In 1440, after a long war, Salò join the "Magnifica Patria" and fell under the rule of the Venetian Republic. In 1560, Salò was eventually bestowed with the honorary title of 'city by royal decree'.

Historical sites include:

- The Duomo di Santa Maria Annunziata (cathedral), rebuilt in late Gothic style in the 15th century. It has a noteworthy Renaissance portal by Gasparo Cairano and Antonio Mangiacavalli, paintings by Zenone Veronese (16th century), a Polyptych of Paolo Veneziano's school and a Madonna and Saints by Romanino.

- The Palazzo della Magnifica Patria (16th century). The palace is home to the Historical Museum of the Azure Ribbon, an exhibition of documents on Renaissance history, on Italy's colonial wars, the Spanish Civil War and the Resistance against Fascism.

- The Communal Palace is the seat of the Civic Archaeological Museum, with findings from the ancient Salodium.

During the Second World War, from 1943 to 1945, the town was the base of the Republic of Salò from where Mussolini’s party ruled. This was a puppet state of Nazi Germany during Mussolini’s last years of decline, and after the Allied invasion he had no real powers over the rest of the country. The official title of the government of the Salò Republic was the "Italian Social Republic".

Down the road from Salo, about 2km to Gardone, and you will find the Vittoriale museum, official residence of Gabriele D'annunzio and a fascinating testament to the futurist movement in Italy in the early 1900s. It is also an open air theater, with many important concert dates during the summer season.

Take the ferry from the port of Salo to a number of fun day trip destinations, including the panoramic gondola up the Monte Baldo from Malcesine, and the towns of Riva, Limone, Toscolano, Sirmione or Desenzano.

About 45 minutes away, by Peschiera del Garda, you will find a nest of world famous theme parks including Gardaland and Canevaworld, a safari park and zoo, famous botanical gardens, and a wonderful hot springs lake at Lasize.

For those with an archeological/anthropological bent -- and for spelunkers too -- the villa is not far from the famous caves and neolithic cave paintings of the Val Camonica.

Verona, with its opera season, ancient roman arena as well as Juliet's balcony, is about 60km away. Venice is about 160km away, and Milan about 175km away, both within easy day trip distance.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Cunettone-villa, Lombardy

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 3 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2018
13 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £44.08
Refundable Damage Deposit £881.63

The first payment stage is the Owners Direct / Homeaway etc service fee only, paid directly to them through the portal. The actual rent payment is due in 2 stages: 2000 euros upon confirmation, and the balance on arrival (you will be given official receipts for all payments). We will send you a confirmation email with exact details for the payment.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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