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Self Catering Apartment In Beautiful and Peaceful Location, Near Salò



Updated: 14-Sep-2016
Apartment in Gazzane, Roè Volciano, Near Salò, Lake Garda, Lombardy, Italy - Tastefully renovated and spacious, On The Foothills Of A Small Olive Farm

The apartment is situated on the south west coast of Lake Garda on a private olive oil and wine farm, perfect for those wishing to relax and enjoy the sounds of nature. The apartment is newly and tastefully decorated catering for up to 4 guests, with balcony on both sides of the house maximising on the beautiful views. The house is very light and spacious. On one side of the house you are surrounded by the beautiful chestnut forest which provides shade and fresh breezes in the evening. The kitchen, dining room and separate living area provide all modern comforts. Salò, a historic town, great for walking, shopping and dining and boasts the longest promenade on the lake is perfect for taking in the beautiful views and culture of an Italian lake town. During summer months you can enjoy alfresco dining and listening to live music. Beaches are just 5-10 minute drive away. The location is very central allowing ease for day trips from Milan to Venice, Mantova, Verona and Brescia.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband and i moved back to Italy in 2003 to continue the family farm where we produce organic olive oil and the most fabulous red wine! We also grow our own organic vegetables which we share with family and friends. We feel very privileged to have such a beautiful place where we can bring up our two girls in such tranquility and beauty.

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Speaks English, French, German, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Just wanted to thank you and Max for making us so welcome in your home, we really enjoyed our holiday". (Fiona, England)

"We so loved staying at your place and meeting you all. We have friends from France coming for dinner tomorrow so the olive oil and wine will be opened. Thanks again for a lovely stay". (Dennis, Dublin)

"I have rented many houses in Italy, and I liked this apartment. A tranquil, simple and relaxing place in the last house of the village. Hiking trail starts just at the back of the house. Don't take XXL size car, the road is narrow. The owners - Megan and Max - are kind and caring people. The olive oil, wine and other organic products that they make on the farm are excellent. Reading good book and sipping the wine in the evenings, I felt like I was at home. Our children were busy playing and visiting the farm animals with owner's kids. There is a good kitchen in the apartment and some good local restaurants in nearby villages". (Jaan, Estonia)
Aug 2012
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14 Reviews

based on 14 holidaymaker reviews


A Lovely Peaceful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here, and it was a great place to be based to explore the area. The apartment was very clean and comfortable and the location beautiful and quiet. Megan and Max were the perfect hosts, friendly, helpful and a lovely family. We have stayed around Garda on previous visits but this is the place we would return to next time we visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A super place to stay - fully recommended.

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable apartment with everything we needed for a great stay in this wonderful corner of Italy. The bedrooms are large and airy with plenty of storage, the living area is comfortable and there is a stock of novels if you forget your own, and the kitchen has everything you need for self catering. We enjoyed the morning sun on the kitchen balcony and the sunsets from the other side of the house looking out across the hills in the evening. Lake Garda is a fabulous holiday destination and Salo makes for an interesting, friendly and surprisingly good value base from which to explore everything the lake and its environs has to offer. Max and Megan are wonderful hosts who couldn't have been more helpful giving us the benefit of their local knowledge advising us on restaurants and beaches, all of which were super. The journey up to the farmhouse from Salo is great fun and tests driving nerve and we would definitely recommend following Megan's directions and not sat-nav! The wine produced from their vineyard is quite delicious and we are very glad we packed an extra bag so that we could bring a few bottles home!

We would certainly stay here again if we are ever lucky enough to come back to this delightful region.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Italian hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This Italian Gem is tucked away, amongst the Olive Groves and Italian Countryside close to the village.

The hosts Megan and Max , and their 2 children Mara and Megan and not forgetting the cute dog Poppy, were lovely, very helpful, full of knowledge, nothing was too much trouble.

The Apartment, is spacious, beautifully decorated, and has 3 lovely balconies to sit on and enjoy your Italian Coffee. It has everything you need, and was very cool at night during the hot summer nights.

Very close by is the village, with narrow roads, and plenty of character, there is a local big Supermarket, Takeaway Pizza close by.

This is an excellent base to explore the Lake, all of the places we visited , Salo, Verona, Sirmione, Limone, and not forgetting Venice were fantastic.

We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday, the Apartment and our hosts Megan and Max were lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a pleasure for us to have helped make a memorable holiday and hope it can be this way for everyone who visits. The farm and its surroundings give us a lot of satisfaction and pleasure and our aim is to continue to do so for many years to come! It is a gem that we cherish and enjoy sharing with those who wish to visit.
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Wonderful. Great apartment, great location and Megan and Max were the most helpful hosts ever.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is located in Rao Volcano which is an 8/10 minute drive up the hill from Salo. The apartment had plenty of room for a family of 4. It was very clean, modern but with traditional twists, which we loved. The hosts left a bottle of their own olive oil for us to use, it was very tasty. There was an allocated parking space which was great, not that parking would be a problem anyway. Megan and Max who own the property, live downstairs with their family, so if there are problems they are easy to contact; we didn't have any problems requiring their intervention during our stay. We did have the opportunity to look around their farm/vineyard with them though- it was breathtaking and very beautiful. There are goats, rabbits, chickens and even peacocks wandering around nearby. Megan and Max are the loveliest hosts we have ever met. Our visit was to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday and Megan even offered to bake him a cake! The nearest town is Salo which is very close by and is a cosmopolitan but homely place. We also visited Verona, Sirmione, Peschiera Del Gardo and had a drive alongside the lake to Limone. I can't recommend this apartment strongly enough. It is very slightly off the beaten track but we loved it all the more for that. The weather whilst we were there (late May to early June) was quite stormy at times but there was no shortage of places to visit and things to do, even if it was just sitting in a cafe near the lake, watching the world go by. We were sad to leave and will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely response. It is always our intention to make guests enjoy there holiday to the fullest and any help and advice we can give we hope can fulfil their holiday experience.
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Clean pleasant and hospitalable

  • 4 of 5

Very nice stay . Everything was as expected and an enjoyable time by all was had. Megan,Max and family very friendly and helpful.

Again as previously mentioned dont get a people carried as it can be a bit tight in a couple of places on the road up.


  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: All roads through most towns and villagers in Italy are tight, however, these roads do normally allow passage to wider vehicles like ambulances. The road up to our apartment certainly is wide enough for larger vehicles as we regularly have to drive through the village with the lorry. I do agree it is tight but certainly doable and clients have always said after a couple of runs they have quickly got used to the road. I drive a renualt scenic people carrier every day.
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A truly beautiful,tranquil spot.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Megan and Max's beautiful home. It is a stunning place in a secluded spot with chestnut forest and olive groves. The apartment is airy, spacious and excellently equipped. Megan and Max were most welcoming and offered advice happily and gave us excellent restaurant recommendations.

We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone, a car is a must but it is an excellent location to explore the beautiful Lake Garda.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such lovely comments. It's important to us that our guests enjoy both our home and Italy as it is truly a beautiful area. We wish to continue sustaining such a wonderful environment and hope by sharing our home we allow others to experience and totally relax whilst visiting such a beautiful part of what our earth has to offer.
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From the Owner

The family bought the property having lived in the city of Milan for over 30 years and wanted the space to relax and feel totally away from city life and return to their original routes being the Lake Garda. The property most certainly does this. However, it still has convenient access to all amenities all within a short drive. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway which is away from the crowds this property is definitely for you.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Verona at 70 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Salò at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Desenzano at 24 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Brescia at 25 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Salò at 4 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Depending on season guests are able to partake in the wine harvest and olive harvest, giving a unique experience to life on an Italian farm.


Beaches are just 4 km away.

If you like hiking or mountain biking, the paths start just outside the property and take you up the hills to enjoy breathtaking views from the lake.


All times are approx. by car

Brescia airport 30 min

Bergamo 45 min to 1 hr

Milan Linate 1 hr to 1.5hrs

Verona airport 40 min to 1 hr

Car is essential.


600 meters away is the small village of Gazzane with bar and wonderful Salumeria. Roè Volciano and large supermarkets, bank, post office, bars & cafès and chemist just 1 km away.

Central location for visiting major towns. Cities within day trip distance are Salo 4km, Gardone 5km, Gargnano 15km, Brescia 25km, Desenzano 24km, Verona 70km, Bergamo 84km, Milan130km and Venice 192km approx. 1.5-2hrs away by car.

Train services from Desenzano and Brescia just 30mins away by car.

Further Details:

Italian food is important in the Italian culture and there are many places to eat within a small drive, we will be happy to advise several excellent restaurants and pizzerias just minutes away by car. Depending on season and availability our organic farm produce are available.

Walking and cycling is accessible from the house, with facilities to lock up bikes safely and easily.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn Oct/Nov 2016
2 Oct 2016 - 3 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
15 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
June 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season July/Aug 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £168

Booking Notes:
Bookings are taken by email. We require a deposit of 50% at time of booking. The remainder to be settled in cash on day of arrival. Credit cards are not accepted. We require a 200 Euro refundable security deposit on arrival which will be returned at the end of your stay.

Changeover Day:
Changeover in summer months is on Saturday, check out before 10am and check in between 3pm and 6pm, flexible at other times.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are per week and include electricity, water, gas, 1 auto parking, weekly change of kitchen, bed and bath linen/towels and final cleaning on departure. In winter months heating is included in the price and wood for the log fire. We ask that the kitchen and bathroom must be left clean.

Payment of 50% is required to secure your booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 14-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

The biggest benefit of the property is that it's very spacious, which always surprises clients when they first enter. This gives you the space to feel completely relaxed whilst staying here.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 90 m²


  • Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom with wc, bidet and shower.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, Cot is available on request
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: double bed and large wardrobe and balcony with lovely views. Bedroom 2: twin beds and large wardrobe with forest view.


  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is ideal for those who may be passionate about leaving a small environmental foot print. The power is sourced from solar energy from the solar panels. Our farm is very much run on trying to leave the smallest footprint possible. Hence the all organic wine, olive oil and vegetables we produce. No pesticide or fertilisers are used on the land. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Weekly change of kitchen, bed and bath towels and linen are provided and final cleaning on departure. Other: Cot and high chair available on request. Massage, pedicures and manicures are available on request.

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