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Exclusive Traditional Limonaia Villa From 1700s, Spectacular View & Private pool



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Villa Limonaia le Ravere in Gargnano, Lake Garda, Totally Private Location Close to town and port, sleeps 18-21 in 9 bedrooms

This rare, exclusive, and utterly private setting provides a fascinating mix of history, comfort and breathtaking beauty. It has deep roots in the local traditions of Lake Garda, and encompasses the heart and soul of this very special part of Italy. It is a designated historical site, protected by the Italian patrimony preservation authority, and is under consideration as a UNESCO world heritage site. The property has been featured in many different design, architecture and landscaping magazines.

Located above the town Gargnano, the property is characterized by a delightful lemon grove or "limonaia" where still today lemons are grown (and can be picked and enjoyed by guests!). It has a complete and incredible view across the entire lake, a view so vast that it envelopes the whole property. The property first appears in the land registry in the 1700s, and the original stonework, lemon grove structures, aqueduct and fountains are still in place. It was renovated to become an exclusive residential property first in the 1980s, and then in partial sections until the most recent renovations in 2014.

In brief, the villa in all three of its units has:

- 9 bedrooms (sleeps 18-21)

- 6.5 bathrooms

- private pool

- 10000 sqm of private gardens including a private waterfall

- 2 fully equipped kitchens and one kitchenette. Kitchens have oven, stove, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle, toaster, all dishes and utensils, french press coffee makers.

- Nespresso coffee machine in the main kitchen

- 3 indoor lounge areas

- 3 indoor dining areas, one seating 16+

- 3 TVs, all with digital cable and one with SKY satellite full service channels.

- 2 outdoor eating areas with barbecues, one for 20+ and one for 16+

- many outdoor sitting areas with sun loungers

- Wifi throughout

- parking for 8 cars

In detail:

The property has 3 independent houses connected by the terraced gardens of the Lemon groves. All are rented together as a single private property -- we do not rent them separately. All together there is a total of 9 bedrooms (sleeps 18 plus 2 on a sofa bed and 1 child's bed), 7 bathrooms (6 full and one powder room), three kitchens and three lounge and dining areas.


The "main house", the oldest of the three, sleeps 8 and was built in the early 1700s. It was the original farmers' residence, still with the original hearth fireplace used to heat the house and cook hundreds of years ago. On the main floor, you will find the kitchen, small but fully equipped, and dining area with seating for 16, and behind the kitchen a utility area with a service bathroom (toilet and sink) as well as extra storage and space for kitchen activities, and a washing machine for laundry. Just outside the main kitchen door is the outdoor eating area with seating for 20+, barbecue, and the most breathtaking lake views. Out the other side of the kitchen, there is a children's play area, sitting area and ping pong table. Upstairs there are 2 more floors, each with 2 double bedrooms and a bathroom. The first floor bathroom has a bath with shower, and the very top floor bathroom is a small shower room where the entire room (toilet sink and all) becomes the shower area, Downstairs from the kitchen you find the lounge area, with the antique hearth fireplace and many select and rare antique furnishings.


The "casello" sleeps 6. It is tall and narrow, and is the most recently renovated building. The ground floor has a bathroom with shower and a small fully equipped kitchen and dining area with seating for 4-6. The kitchen has doors directly onto the main garden area with stunning views, built in barbecue, outdoor eating for 16+, and sitting area with sun loungers. The first floor has a double bedroom (with lake view, terrace and direct access to swimming pool) and a bathroom with bathtub with shower as well as a washing machine. The second floor has 2 double bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with 2 singles that can be united to make a double, both with beautiful views. The top floor has a bright lounge area, with windows and lake views on three sides, seating for 10, a TV with SKY satellite including sports and cinema. From the Casello lounge, step out the main door, and you can enter the lounge doors for the Main House.


The "Garconniere" sleeps 4-6, and is a romantic island of charm and design, separated from the other two houses by the gardens of the lemon grove. The house was last renovated in the early 2000s with a modern designer flair, and has a tree growing indoors, up through its two floors. The main floor has a small kitchenette (no dishwasher or oven) and dining area for 4-6, as well as lounge area with TV, DVD and SKY, seating 4-6. The lounge is a loft overlooking the downstairs bedroom. Also on this floor there is a double bedroom and a full bathroom with shower. Downstairs there is a second full bathroom with shower, and the large bedroom with 2 single beds, a child's bed, and a double sofa bed. There is an original bread/pizza oven built into the ancient walls of the terraced garden just outside the building, as well as a sitting area with sun loungers.

In keeping with the style and era in which the house was built, and the historical protection on the original structure of the property, the bedrooms and bathrooms are small, many with exposed wooden beams in the ceilings, exposed stone arches, and interesting unexpected spaces and corners. The villa is perfect for people who like exclusive, authentic, local, antique, and unique. This villa is not for people who like modern, open space and brand new!

Each house individually opens onto separate terraced gardens of the lemon grove, each with private gardens, lake views, and sitting areas. In total, there are 5 terraced levels in the lemon grove, all connected by external staircases. The houses are also on many levels with many stairs -- not suitable for people who have trouble with stairs!

The whole second and lowest terrace is occupied by the large 20x4 meters, private swimming pool, an extremely romantic situation, with the towers of the lemon structures to one side, and complete breathtaking lake view to the other. The outer edge of the pool goes right up to the terrace edge, and has no railing -- so walking on this edge of the pool can be dangerous and is not allowed! the pool is not separately fenced, so children need to be supervised at all times.

The grounds are situated in a private park of about 10.000 sqm, terraced along the mountain side, with extraordinary views from every angle. There is a private waterfall within the property, off a path in the woods behind the gardens (the path is steep and can be slippery, so is "use at your own risk" and kids with supervision!). On a corner of the main house grows an olive tree that has been studied and certified as the oldest and largest olive tree on lake Garda. On the premises, there's a mountain spring with fresh spring water, connected to the kitchen for running pure spring water from the tap.

There are two large parking areas, one on the lowest terrace (3 cars), and one on the highest terrace (5 cars). The villa is equipped with Wifi, SKY satellite TV with sports and cinema, and HD televisions.

There are 3 portable air conditioning units, 1 for each house, that can be moved where you most need them. The thick ancient stone walls, combined with the mountain location and the cool breeze that rolls down the mountainside each evening, make the property naturally cool. But in extreme weather, the portable AC units will make sure that everyone is comfortable!

The road to the villa is an official, legal, city road -- but the last 400 metres are very VERY steep. Make sure you have a car with plenty of power for its weight, or you may have trouble ascending. Our arrival instructions include detailed advice for tackling steep mountain roads, but when renting a car or choosing which car to bring with you, please keep this in mind! Cars with trailers or RVs won't make it up. Very low riding sports cars can have difficulties, and heavily laden people carriers need to have enough power to carry all the weight up the steep hill. 9 seaters are extremely challenging, and not recommended.

Please note, prices listed are for up to 16 people. There is an extra fee for numbers over 16 (up to 21 max) of 300 euros/week per adult, or 150/week per child.

Features included:

- Wifi

- free on-site parking

- SKY satellite TV available in various languages

- digital cable TV

- DVD player

- air conditioning

- safe for valuables

- Ipod docking station

- tablet with local information and local maps

- starter set of cosmetics in all bathrooms

- start stock of paper goods including: toilet paper, kitchen paper, paper napkins

- start stock of pantry goods including: salt, sugar, coffee, tea

- start stock 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

- once 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 18
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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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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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Very nice stay in a very large and original house.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay with an atonishing landscape upon the Garda Lake in a very pleasant house with plenty of space even for many people

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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One amazing place.

  • 5 of 5

One of the most amazing and unique properties we have ever rented. Once you get over the road that leads up to the house you will be thoroughly entranced with the views and the property itself. We were a group of 12 which ranged in age from 32 to 84. If you really want to get a flavor of the region you should investigate the options of travel to local towns by way of boat (great tours from Salo just down the road) as well as car to Verona, Trento and many other places. And Garganano is special by itself if you choose to really look into the local flavors. I would recommend anyone and everyone rent this place for a week or more. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was really great to have you, and you were fantastic guests!! Thanks so much for the review, and hope to see you next time you come this way! Christina
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we enjoyed our vacation in the villa very much.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation in the villa. the historic buildings and surrounding were amazing and the view - magnificient. The customer service was very efficient.

Although we think the main building needs renovation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great place over the lake

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Limonaia, no question about it.

the property was clean and well maintained. The HolidayAngels from HolidayGarda Managment responded quickly to every question, grazie mille!

After all we recommend an update on kitchen equipment (at least main house), i.e. coffee machine, wineglasses, useful tools like sharp knife(s), working pair of scissors. It was possible to cook on our own, but ist was not that fun like it should be.

And yes, we recommend the Limonaia to friends and family, a really great place to be and meet over the lake.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had a great holiday, and hope to see you again! We will look into the issues you mention as regards the kitchen, because there is as standard provision in the main kitchen a filter coffee machine and 2 french press caraffes, and french press coffee makers in both of the other two kitchens. There are provided over 30 wine glasses through the three different kitchens, in the main house they are in the cupboard behind the kitchen, so maybe you didn't find them? and we bought new sharp knives for each kitchen at the beginning of the season...but we don't cut with them ourselves, so maybe they were dulled or maybe guests can sometimes move stuff from one kitchen to the other, so its possible that all the knives were collected in the casello instead of the main house, or some such...In any case, we will look into it right away and put all things in their right spots -- thank you so much for the feedback, because only living in the space can you tell things like how sharp the knives are or if the wine glasses are too hard to find! If no one tells us, we can't fix it, so we do appreciate it very much! Until next time!! Christina
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We'll be back!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing holiday at the Limonaia le Ravere this year, 15 of us, all friends getting together for a special time. The location is just amazing, the views absolutely breathtaking, and the houses comfortable. A lot of fuss was made about the steep road before we arrived, but I am from the Rockies and to my eyes the road was a doddle!! Seen much worse. The gardens are so special, and it was super cool to go out in the mornings and pluck lemons and oranges from the trees for fresh squeezed morning juice. The town of Gargnagno is wonderful, small but complete. We will definitely be back! Thanks to the Holiday Garda team for all your help and impeccable service!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A perfect place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic and perfect location for a family vacation.

We had a wonderful 13 people family vacation in Limonaia le Ravere on April 2015. The beautiful houses and surroundings were all we wished for. The 5 children could play freely in the huge magnificent traces between the houses and around the beautiful huge pool. The 3 houses allowed privacy for each of the family divisions when it was required while the shared space and the traces with the breathtaking views of the lake and mountains were perfect for the whole family to get together. The houses were extremely clean and equipped with everything we needed either for cooking, sleeping, bathing or laundry.

The managing crew were lovely and very kind, they were very helpful and responsive whenever we needed them, had a question or needed a recommendation.

We would definitely go back there in the next Garda lake family vacation!

The funny and joyful Greenberg Family

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ronie! It was great having you and you were delightful guests!! We hope to see you again and again! Kind Regards Christina
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From the Owner

This property is so extraordinary, and has so many special attributes that make it unique in its genre -- one of the last remaining original Limonaia structures that literally define the territory, called the "Riviera dei Limoni". It has its own private waterfall on a path through the woods on the estate. It has the oldest largest olive tree in all of the Lake Garda area. It has a tree growing inside the Annexe, up through two stories and out of the roof. It has its own private spring, and the crystal-clear, fresh water from the spring is supplied directly to the kitchen of the Main house and comes out of a tap.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Verona at 70 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Gargnano at 800 Metres Nearest Ferry : Gargnano at 800 Metres Nearest Golf : Bogliaco at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Desenzano at 45 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A4 at 45 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Villa Feltrinelli at 800 Metres Nearest Ski : madonna di campiglio at 130 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Gargnano at 800 Metres Car: recommended

The town of Gargnano is about 400m down the road, a city steeped in history and charm. Gargnano started as a monastery in the 1200s, where the monks grew lemons. And from here begins the long and fascinating history of the limonaie of Gargnano. The town blossomed and grew, lemons its principle industry, and it was completely hedged in by mountains and lakes, isolated with access only from the lake until the 1930s when the lakeside highway was built. As a result Gargnano has developed and maintained an extraordinary and unique local flavour and charm.

The Limonaia le Ravere is a Designated Historical Site, built in the 1700s and protected by the region as well as the Italian fine art and historical site patrimony authority. The western coast of Lake Garda is called the "Riviera dei Limoni", because of the tradition and history of lemon cultivation in the area in these extraodinary Lemon grove structures, called "Limonaie". Adapted very specifically to the mountainous terrain, the Limonaia are very special structures, unique to this area, and for hundreds of years, the economy of this area was based on Lemon cultivation.

Limonaia le Ravere one of the very few Limonaia still maintaining its orginal structures and original agricultural systems, all still functioning. And it is the only Limonaia available for private rental. This is one of those places where the endeavour of dedicated people over hundreds of years has established a perfect balance between the natural world and production, ecology and economy, creating beautiful and harmonious landscapes in the process. The adaptation of cultivation to the land that supports it creates an architecture that becomes a part of the landscape itself.

This is the beauty of the Limonaia, and the resultant characteristics of the property are essential to its character and its beauty -- this property is not for guests who want a modern, open space, easy and new luxury property! But if you want to live immersed in traditional, local history, and the splendid beauty of the territory working in harmony with agriculture then this is place for you!

About the local area, distances from the villa:

The town of Gargnano, with a ferryboat port is about 800m down the road, with all services, small local shops and restaurants. The town of Toscolano, with all services, about 6km away, has interesting places of interest, including ancient Roman ruins and the Duomo built on the original site of an ancient Roman Temple. 12km to Salo.

The villa is perched right over the village, and an easy walk down to all the shops, restaurants, pizzerias, etc of Gargnano. The walk back up the very steep mountain road, though, requires a strong heart and great fitness!

Though only a small village, Gargnano boasts not one, but two Michelline star restaurants: Villa Feltrinelli and Tartugha. And for less formal nights out, there are a number of excellent restaurants and pizzerias, some right on the waterfront with lakeside tables.

About 5km down the road is Toscolano, and here you will find interesting places of interest including ancient Roman ruins and the duomo built on the original site of a ancient Roman Temple. All of Toscolano was once a single roman villa, a country estate for a patrician family from Rome, and Roman remnants can be seen in the most unusual places.

6km from the villa, the splendid 'valle delle cartiere' is a fly fishing reserve with wonderful hiking trails completely immersed in nature. The visitor centre and museum is located in the now ghost town of the original paper factory from the 1800s.

Down the road from Gargnano about 12km 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 theatre, with many important concert dates during the summer season.

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

About 1 hour 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
Christmas New Year
18 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
1 Jul 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 - 1 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer 2018
19 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 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

Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £43
Refundable Damage Deposit £854

The published prices are complete for up to 16 people. 300 euros per person more than 16. 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 Lemon trees of the groves fruit and flower all year long -- lemons have no specific season. A plethora of fresh lemons, oranges, and mandarines are available for guests to pick right outside the kitchen doors almost any time of the year. The gardens also have plenty of fresh herbs for the cooking pots.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • 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

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


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

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 500 m²


  • Main House service toilet - Toilet, Bidet, Behind the kitchen on the main floor of the main house
  • Main House Bath 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, First floor of the main house, serving 2 bedrooms
  • Main House Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, The entire room becomes the shower cabinet, like on a boat
  • Casello Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, stone arches grace this ground floor bathroom in Casello
  • Casello Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, Spacious bathroom with washing machine, first floor Casello
  • Garconniere Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Main floor Garconniere
  • Garconniere Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, Lower floor Garconniere
  • In total there are 7 bathrooms. Main house: 2 full bathrooms with showers and one powder room (toilet and basin only). Garconniere: 2 full bathrooms with showers. Casello: 2 full bathrooms: one with bath/shower & laundry and the other one with shower.


  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Main House Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, double bed and lake view, first floor main house
  • Main House Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, Double bed and lake view, first floor main house
  • Main house Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, 2 singles can be pushed together, lake view, 2nd floor
  • Main House Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, double bedroom, view, 2nd floor main house
  • Casello Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Double bed, lake view, glass door to balcony connect to pool
  • Casello Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 2 singles can be pushed together, second floor casello
  • Casello Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, Double bed, lake view on 2 sides, 2nd floor Casello
  • Garconniere Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, double bed under ancient stone arches
  • Garconniere Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, double height ceiling, open to loft lounge above
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 18 + 3 (9 Bedrooms). Prices listed are for up to 16 people, fee of 300 euros for each person more than 16 (150 for children). The "+3" is two on a double sofa bed, and one childs bed, all in the Garconniere lower bedroom 2


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The historical 18th century design of the house is characterized by its small bedrooms and bathrooms, with its many unique and characteristic nooks and crannies, and its exposed stone and brick walls and arches, and original 18th century wooden beams. This house is not ideal for groups that need modern open space designs and new modern structures, but perfect for those that want to experience history, beauty and the most profound of local traditions. Its spectacular view and amazingly private location is due to its position on the mountainside just above the historic centre of Gargnano. You need to take note that the last 300 meters of the road to the premises of the house are very steep. It is paved and safe, and most cars can make it, nevertheless, less powerful cars should turn off the AC before the ascent; methane cars should switch to petrol. RVs or cars with trailers cannot make the climb, and it can be challenging in heavily loaded people carriers. 9 seaters can't make it, and 7 seaters can make it, but may have to take two trips for luggage and people rather than be too heavy for the engine The limonaia is immersed in nature, 10000 sqm private park, with stunning lake views from every angle. The terraced gardens are a traditional lemon grove, and the beautiful blooming and fruiting lemon trees define the outdoor spaces of this property, filling the air with the song of birds and scent of citrus. and of course fresh organic lemons, oranges and mandarines there for the picking and enjoyment of guests! A path into the private woods leads to a stream with a private waterfall, a perfect spot for solitary reflection or even a picnic just a few meters away from the house. The path is steep and can be slippery, so must be travelled with care, and at your own risk! The property also boasts the largest, oldest, olive tree on lake garda, as certified by the forest authority. And the gardens are also rich with herbs including rosemary, thyme, sage, and the largest, oldest, bay tree I have ever seen.

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