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Villa directly waterfront, Sleeps 10 With Private Pool And Wonderful Lake Views



Updated: 12-Nov-2016
Villa Portesina in Porto Portese, Lake Garda, Lombardy, Italy - Quiet Lakefront Location Only 250 Meters From Restaurants And Shops Of Portese And Its Tiny Port

Lovely Lake front Villa with wonderful views just steps away from Porto Portese in San Felice, directly on Lake Garda. Private and comfortable family living, with large garden and private pool, and town and restaurants all in easy walking distance. The villa is older, but well maintained and furnished.

The villa sleeps 10 with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (third bathroom includes laundry facilities). There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, one double and one with two singles, and three bedrooms on the lower ground floor (with windows to outside) one double and two with two singles. The living room has large floor to ceiling glass walls open to the stunning views, an open dining area and TV sitting room. There is a small but fully equipped galley kitchen, a furnished portico area outside for sunbathing and outside living, and barbecue and large table for outside dining as well. There is a garden of 3000 sq metres with olive grove and childrens play area, a large private pool and pool area changing room and toilet. There is private gate access directly onto the beach. By the beach gate, there is a boat house with a rowboat, as well as kayaks available for guests to use (at your own risk!).

Features included:

- Wifi (mobile 4g connection, speed depends on signal)

- free on-site parking

- SKY satellite TV available in various languages

- digital cable TV

- DVD player

- safe for valuables

- Ipod docking station

- starter set of cosmetics in all bathrooms

- starter set of paper goods including: toilet paper, kitchen paper, paper napkins

- starter set of pantry goods including: salt, sugar, coffee, tea

- starter set of cleaning goods including: rubbish bags, dishwasher soap, laundry soap, sponges, tea towels

Services included:

- 100% cotton quality linens for all beds

- 100% cotton quality towels, 4 per guest including a pool/beach towel

- personalised checkin with English speaking professional Holiday Angels

- welcome basket with locally produced organic products

- full concierge service and on the ground support for all local services

- mid-weekly housekeeping with indoor towel change

- weekly full cleaning and linen change on stays of 2 weeks or more

Extra services available include:

- private chef

- chauffeur

- masseuse

- breakfast delivery

- daily fresh bread delivery

- villa stocking and runner service

- airport transfers

- babysitter

- cookery courses in the villa

- wine tasting courses in the villa

- winery tours, city excursions and day trips

- private boat tours

- boat, scooter, bicycle and classic car rentals

- mountain bike and hiking excursions

and so much more. For the full list see the holiday garda website in the links section

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 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

We use the professional team at Holiday Garda to manage all aspects of our guests' experience, from the booking and pre-arrival care, professional attention to every detail of the villa's preparation for your arrival, including top quality hotel linens and professional cleaning crews, to full concierge service and complete range of special services in the villa and local area while you are here.

The published prices are complete, and include both the rent which is paid directly to the owner, and the servicing of the villa and your stay, which is paid directly to Holiday Garda.

Cristina, Novella and Christina, the founders of Holiday Garda together with their crew of "holiday angels" work personally at each villa and directly with all of our guests to make their holiday villa a real home away from home. 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

We just wanted to tell you we had a really great time, and hope to come again next year! Thanks so much for the great service!
Sep 2016
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

We have just had five amazing days in lake Garda, and the villa in portese was fab. The views from the villa are outstanding. And the location is perfect, you can catch all the ferries in a short walk through the looked gate at the bottom of the garden. And the restaurants are on walking distance as well. If we ever go back I will be booking the same villa again as it was all so perfect :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! you were great guests and we really look forward to seeing you again sometime! cheers from all of the Holiday Garda team!
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We found Villa Portesina to be everything we expected and it made our special occasion (Ruby Wedding). We felt completely at home all week. This was helped by several things. Firstly the preparation. We booked 15 months ahead and Christina was with us all the way. Always on hand on email to sort things out and always at the end of watsap or text during our stay. She even got the handyman out at 10pm on our first night to solve a problem. We also booked Lara, the chef for our celebration meal. She catered for 15 with ease and with superb food. The next day she returned for our cookery course. That was great. Poor girl dealing with 1 Scotsman, 2 Canadian, and 9 English "cooks". She was ably assisted by Jennifer. There is no doubt we will be going back. Thank you Christina and Team.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning few, peaceful hideaway

  • 5 of 5

My parents, my husband and our dog already spent the second year in Villa Portese and next year we will come back again. For us, it has turned out as the absolutely perfect place to spend a quiet, relaxing week together. The view is incredible, the house is beautiful and the whole place is "dog-safe" (and we have a really small one). The pool is really big, the water quality excellent. The best thing for us is, that there is enough space, so you can hide from each other if you want (how do you think I could otherwise spend a week with my parents ;-).

We adore this place and Christina, the manager is highly interested that you have everything you need.

We highly recommend this place. But not in early June- thats when we will be there the next few years.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Verena! It was wonderful having you again this year, and look forward to seeing you next June! Have a great winter, and see you when the sun is shining!
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Fantastic villa in a superb location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Villa Portesina. It's a beautifully architectural designed villa - cool inside with lots of outside open space. The villa is right on the shore of Lake Garda an the mountain backdrop is breathtaking. The villa is easily accessible - we flew into Verona and out of Bergamo. There is so much to see and do. We visited Verona and Venice and were happy for the rest of the week to just chill by the pool or visit nearby Salo. There are also some great walks in and around Salo/Portese and some of the local bays are really pretty and laid back.

A Visit to Gabriel D'Annuzzio's house across the bay is also a great day

Christina and Novella (The Lake Garda Team) are extremely helpful - nothing is too much trouble - communication before - during and after is fantastic. Novella during our stay dropped us a couple of texts to inform us of a couple of local events taking place in Salo - and we enjoyed two great music evenings and a couple of great restaurants in Salo thanks to her recommendation. Ideal balance between the comfort of being very self contained - but having the luxury of a professional team on hand to help out if needed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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St. Petersburg

Amazing place on Garda

  • 5 of 5

Villa Portesina is definitely a great place to stay on Garda lake. Stayed here for 9 days early in May, 4 adults and 3 kids (5, 11 and 12).

The garden is absolutely fantastic and exceeds any possible expecations! Terrific view, lots of space for kids to play, great outside dining area with a very nice fireplace and barcecue, a tennis table...

There is also a very nice pool. We were lucky to get some very warm days this May - in high season it would be absolutely great.

Villa has direct access to the beach and a boat. Unfortunately we did not manage to find some time to go fishing (although the owners kindly offered assistance with a license).

The house itself is rather old (but well maintained). This has its own charm, but after all it would be good to invest a bit in renovation (in particular the kitchen). Also internet connection was very poor (which is not always bad on holiday of course!).

The location is very convenient - we managed to travel all around Garda from here.

Highly recommend to everyone and would definitely stay here again when on Garda.

Thanks a lot for a great holiday!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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United Kingdom North West

Fabulous holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our family week away was absolutely fantastic. The villa was in a great location for our eldest member, in her 80's, as she could walk to the ferry and the restaurants. The facilities at the villa were spot on for the 6 adults in their 20's as the pool and the table tennis with the sunloungers were great. I being one of the parents had a wonderful rest as everyone was content and happy. It is a great place to chill out and I spent the day watching the view, swimming in the pool and lake and reading books - all in the sunshine. It was also good to get a villa with a lovely outside seating area and a comfortable inside seating area which both had enough comfy chairs for all the party. We like staying at different places but this villa was so good, we may even return. We flew to Treviso airport from Leeds, others in our party drove there and another lot flew into Milan but the roads were so good that it was a very easy drive from all directions.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Liz! It was a real pleasure having you, and it would be lovely to see you again sometime! Thanks so much for being great guests!! Christina
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From the Owner

Perfect location, completely private but so close to everything. Its like being in the town and in the country at the same time!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Verona at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Portese at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Porto Portese at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : Garda Golf at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Desenzano at 25 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A4 at 25 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Oswaldo at 200 Metres Nearest Ski : madonna di campiglio at 130 Kilometres Nearest Beach : directly waterfront Car: not necessary

Portese is a small village right on the lake's edge, part of the town of San Felice del Benaco. Its port, with full ferry services to all other ports on the lake, has beautiful public beaches with shading trees and public toilets, showers and changing areas. The beach and port look across the gulf of salo onto the majestic slopes of the Monte Spino and Monte Pizzocolo, above Salò, for a breathtaking combination of mountain and lake view.

The port and village of Portese are tiny, medieval, and absolutely charming. There are 4 excellent restaurants and pizzerias, a few good bars, a newsagent, a deli "salumeria" for meats and cheeses, and a small fruit and veg market with fresh bread. Right in the center of the village is the winery "le Chiusure" which you can visit, and has tours and tastings as well, and produces some of the finest Garda Classico, Gropello, and Rose of the region.

About a kilometer down the road, you will find the Baia del Vento, a great spot for a family day out, with a pizzeria right on the public beach, a big playground for the kids in view of the restaurant patio eating area, paddleboat rental, and plenty of public parking.

About 1.5km away is the larger village of San Felice, again with a few excellent restaurants, bars, and pizzerias, as well as post office and town hall.

Getting the most from the local area:

Holiday Garda and our staff are all local residents, experts in the great things to do and the things better perhaps to avoid. We have combined all of our local knowledge and contacts to bring to our guests special services and experiences that will make your holiday one to really remember, including:

- Cookery courses in the villa

- Private Chef and Catered Meals in the villa

- Private Yoga classes in the villa

- Massage, beauty and wellness treatments in the villa

- wine tasting courses in the villa

- Party and celebration services

- Babysitting and children entertainment

- Wine tasting tours and other excursions

- private boat tours with captain

- Fishing License: let us handle the bureaucracy, you just handle the fish.

- excursions: see the best of the region, milan, venice, verona, theme parks, etc. as well as local "hidden treasures" excursions to our "special spots"

- boat rental, bicycle rental, and all kinds of adventure and activities organisation

Our 24/7 concierge service will ensure that you always have what you need, whatever it is, wherever you are!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2016 Low Autumn
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas/New Year 2016/'17
18 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Very High Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
19 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Medium Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Year 2018
17 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2018
20 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £42
Refundable Damage Deposit £841

Prices include both the rent which is paid directly to the owner (VAT exempt), and the servicing of the villa and your stay, which is paid directly to Holiday Garda (VAT included). Prices include final cleaning, linens and towels, concierge service, and all utilities except heating fuel, which is available on request.
5 night stays, allowed in the low season, have a short stay surcharge of 180 euros. Heating fuel is charged extra if required.

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.

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From the Owner

The waterfront location makes for a constant cooling breeze that comes off the lake.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Ceiling Fans
  • 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 ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 165 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • There are two bathrooms with shower cabinets, and a third bathroom with bathtub with shower fixture and laundry facilities. There is a fourth bathroom with toilet and shower outside by the swimming pool.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: On the main floor there is double bedroom and a bedroom with two singles. Lower floor there is a double bedroom and two other bedrooms both with two singles


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Outside: The 3000 square meter garden has a very large pool, and is furnished with sunbeds. There is a front deck with deckchairs for watching the sun set over the lake, and there is a back deck with barbecue for outdoor dining. There is a childrens area by the olive grove with a wooden play house, a swing, and a sandbox. There is also Ping Pong table, and a lovely shady olive grove for sitting, reading and contemplating nature. Utility Room: There are laundry facilities in the third bathroom.

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