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Lovely Modern Villa With Private Pool, A/C, And Stunning Lake Views In Salo



Updated: 16-Oct-2016
Villa Christina sleeps 14 in 5 bedrooms, in Beautiful Location Overlooking The Gulf Of Salo, 1500m From The Beach, 2km From Downtown Centre

Villa Christina is a lovely modern villa with stunning lake views, private garden and private pool. Completely surrounded by over 150sqm of terraces and porticos, this house is ideal for indoor/outdoor comfortable living. Completely relax in this quiet location, just 1500m from the beach, and 2km from downtown Salo.

In brief the villa offers:

- 14 sleeping spots in 5 bedrooms, with 4 bathrooms

- large indoor and outdoor dining areas, each seating 16-20 people

- two indoor fireplaces, and two outdoor built-in barbecues

- modern and spacious gourmet kitchen, fully equipped with all appliances

- private pool with dedicated shallow end

- Private garden with privacy hedge, fully fenced

- Air conditioning in the common areas and the upstairs bedrooms

- large flat screen HD smartTV with SKY satellite channels in multiple languages

- WIFI included

- Outdoor Hot tub with lake view for 6-8 people

- fuzzball and ping pong tables

- fitness area with treadmill and suspension training equipment

- parking for 4-5 cars, including an indoor parking spot in the garage if you need it.

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

In Detail:

The house consists of a modern fully equipped eat-in kitchen with its own large 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 12 fully extended, and the kitchen table seats 6 (which can be pulled into the dining area and tacked on to the dining table). The lounge area 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 TV with digital cable channels, as well as HDMI port for watching your own content from your computer. Bedroom two is a triple, with double bed and small child's bed, glass door to the terrace and lake view. Bedroom three has three single beds, two on the floor and one loft style above with solid stairs to reach the bed with two windows with Mountain views. 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 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 large built in barbecue and two big tables seating 10 people each, perfect for dining al fresco with beautiful views, and right by the private pool.

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 aslo beautiful to look at!

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
  • Sleeps 14
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French, German, Italian

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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14 Reviews

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A great house with an astonishing view.

  • 5 of 5

We were a groupe of six adults and two children. The house offerd a lot of space and privacy for all the partys. The location was great. Near the house is a small shop with everything you need for breakfast, and Salo is not far away you can walk there.

Everything was well-maintained and one big bonus, there were enough dishes and glasswork. Christina was a great host, very courteous.

The poolarea was big enough and at evenings, then it gets colder we could relax in the whirlpool with an amazing view over Salo and Gardasee.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a great holiday! Hope to see you again soon!
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Fabulous Relaxing spacious Villa

  • 4 of 5

A great, spacious, family villa. We spent a week here with 6 adults, a 6 year old and a one year old. The way the villa is designed with the kitchen and lounge area being all on one floor is fantastic, so everyone can be in the same space at the same time and enjoy the amazing views of the lake on the balcony. Below are two bedrooms, thus creating a separate space for one family, and the outdoor patio, which is huge. The pool is great for the kids, but not so great for adults wanting to swim lengths to work off the holiday excess (!) but for that you can pop down to the lake and swim there. However, there are many activities on offer at the villa such as table tennis, rope workouts and there is the lawn which is big enough for a kick around. Upstairs are the other bedrooms and bathrooms which were all great. The villa is very well equipped as you would expect but added touches such as board games, toys make it homely. Oh and the shop, just up the hill is perfect to buy your hams, cheeses and bread for lunch and there is a great local family restaurant within walking distance. We had a fab time here and it's the first villa we've stayed in 5 years where, despite wanting to try new areas, we may return to.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you, and you were wonderful guests! I do hope we see you again next holiday!! Cheers! Christina
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Trank you Christina for everything, we have a Great Time. We will come again for sure next Year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Can't wait to see you again! Christina
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Montclair, NJ

Lovely house with terrific lake view

  • 5 of 5

Villa Christina was perfect for our large family gathering in Lake Garda. The house is beautiful, spacious and classy, with every amenity, including the large refreshing pool. The views of Lake Garda and the surrounding countryside are amazing. The location is terrific, close to the local towns, restaurants, makets and attractions. Christina was a great host and gave us information about the area, day trips, and local restaurants. We had a wonderful time and totally recommend Villa Christina. We'd like to come back again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing vacation. The villa is beautiful and Christina is amazing. It is perfectly located. Close to the city but far enough away to relax. The views are unbelievable. My kids loved the pool. I would definitely return!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a real joy to have you, and you were fantastic guests! Hope to see you again!! Christina
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Huge villa, perfect for large groups with children

  • 5 of 5

This house is really a Villa, located in a charming little village not fare away from Salo. The house is huge and perfect for large groups with or without children. The inside as well as the outside eating area is perfect to spend long evenings with your family or friends. The service of the agency was very good (cold water and Snacks on arrival, fast answers on all questions). Over all a perfect Stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! It was lovely to have you, and we hope to see you again next year!!
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From the Owner

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 jams from Christina's own personal produce in your welcome basket!!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Verona at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Cunettone at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Salo at 2 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Colombare at 1 Kilometres Nearest Train : Desenzano at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A4 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ca dei Manni at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : Madonna di Campiglio at 120 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Salo at 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2017
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £45
Refundable Damage Deposit £892

Booking Notes:
We take every measure to protect our guests and our villas from the myriad of scams out there. We can provide the notary acts and municipal ownership registration documents for every villa. We are always available by telephone or skype to confirm details in person. And most importantly, we have developed a payment method that legally permits you to pay the bulk of your holiday on arrival, so you are in the villa and know it is real and sound before you pay.

Changeover Day:
Change over is Saturday, not flexible in June, July and August, but flexible in other months.
Checkin time is 4pm-7pm. Late checkin fee of 50 euro for after 7pm
heckout by 10am. Early checkin can be accomodated depending on the cleaners' schedule.

Notes on prices:
1000 euro damage deposit is refunded 48 hours after departure. There is a final cleaning and linens fee of €250 per week. Linens are high quality 100% cotton, and include all bedding, 4 towels per person, table cloth and napkins, and bath mats. Midweek housekeeping (€120) and Linen change (€130) available on request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • villa


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • lake
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 350 m²


  • 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
  • Shower room 1 - 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, 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: double with ensuite. BR 5: suite with double bed, double sofa bed, single futon lake view, kitchenette, ensuite.


  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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