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Self-catering Holiday Accommodation on Lake Garda, Bardolino

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Two-bedroom first-floor apartment with south-facing garden

We are letting a sweet self-contained apartment which is part of a charming brick-built family house on the outskirts of Bardolino on Lake Garda, in the lower half of the 'Riviera of Olive Groves', where the lake is at its widest and the Mediterranean vegetation bountiful. Hills and vines always make pretty scenery, but there is none prettier than those of Bardolino, facing the lake and the sunset, a serene pattern of vineyards, olive trees, cypresses, castles and Veronese villas in pale pink stone, set on gentle slopes, lit up by the shimmer of lake-reflected light. It deserves to be called charming, and produces a wine to match. The apartment is generously furnished and equipped, having previously been used by members of our family. It has a large terrace wth a view of the lake.

The Area: The location of the apartment is ideal for touring the Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige regions, and for visiting many of the great cities of north Italy: Verona (half an hour's driving time), Vicenza, Mantova, Trento, Bergamo (1 hour), Venice and Milan (2 hours) and Bologna (2.5 hours). There are wonderful walks, from strolls along the lake shore to Lazise, Bardolino and Garda, to hikes in the surrounding hills and climbs in the mountains (perhaps with the help of a cable-car). You can hire bikes and scooters, pedalos and motor-boats.

Finally, if, like me, you worry about the effect of flying on our environment, there is a very pleasant train route, at least from the south of England. Take the Eurostar to Paris Nord, cross to Gare de Bercy, and take the night train to Verona arriving 7.25am. For other train routes, see

Entertainment: Take a steamer to visit some of the other little towns on the lake, including the famous Sirmione, or spend a day at a theme park such as Gardaland, Caneva World of Water or Safari Zoo, all just a few miles away. Historic gardens, castles, vineyards, cafe's and restaurants to suit every budget - what's missing here? Only noisy traffic: no-one but residents drive on the road that leads to the property.

Before you leave this page:: A thorough clean of the apartment between visitors is included in the price.

Arrangements and instructions are all handled in England - see 'Contact'.

Accessible airports are Verona, Milan Bergamo, Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Venice, (in order of closeness). There are public transport connections or we can arrange for a local taxi to meet flights.

For one-bedroom and studio apartments in a lovely condominium in Garda, the next little town to Bardolino, see also property number 1956.

More Details

Tessa George
Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We had a brilliant time. The owners were delightful. The web page info was indeed accurate and the instructions for finding the apartment were spot on. All the arrangements worked like clockwork and we’ve recommended it to several of our friends.'

'A wonderfully relaxing and pleasant holiday in beautiful surroundings. Maria and Gerry were very friendly and helpful and made our holiday even better. We will certainly be recommending this to our friends.'

'A really good holiday enhanced by the wonderful and thoughtful hospitality shown by Gerry and Maria, two of the nicest people you could hope to meet on your travels. Bardolino is a great town – friendly, nice atmosphere – relaxed place to stay. And the Lake is beautiful…………'

'Wonderfully relaxing week. Everything faultless. The swimming-pool was a great relief....'

'An excellent base for exploring this beautiful and interesting area....'
Nov 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment at Bardolino at Province of Verona

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • Showerbath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , These single beds are in fact bunks, one above the other.
  • 1 large double ( 180-190 cm) 1 bunk bed (180 cm)
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 3 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Parking is just inside the garden gate. The swimmimg-pool is shared among 30 neighbouring homes. The owners, an English-speaking Italian couple, live downstairs. They are very hospitable and take good care of their guests. It takes less than 10 minutes to walk down to the lakeside or bus stop, and the beautiful walk along the lake to the town centre takes another 10 - 15. There are two adult bikes on offer for the use of guests.


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Self-catering Holiday Accommodation on Lake Garda, Bardolino
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 19 reviews
Manchester, England


  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday staying at this property. It is attached to the owners house. The owners were very welcoming and friendly but did not invade our privacy.

The location was beautiful and green and the apartment was clean and accurately described in the advertisement. There is a particularly pretty private garden attached to the guest property.

We did not have a car whilst staying here. There was a 15 -20 minute walk into Bardolino itself where it was possible to use the boat services to reach other parts of the Lake (highly recommended). There was also a bus service that stopped fairly close to the property (5-10 minute walk) which went up to the North side of the Lake and also to Verona. If we had stayed for longer than a week, we would have possibly wanted a car in order to reach other towns/villages in the surrounding area.

We found that it was an excellent location to retreat to after a days sight seeing and to escape the bustle of Bardolino itself.

There were plenty of good places to eat out at in Bardolino but the covered terrace iwas also a nice place to spend an evening in.

The swimming pool was being repaired whilst we were there so we were unable to use this.

I would highly recommend this property as a holiday location and would like to thank our hosts for making us so welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2008
  • Date of Stay: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife and I have been giving ospitality at our place for the past nine years now to British and Irish couples, and we did enjoyed having them with us for their civility, their charm and wittiness. We always make sure our guests feel welcome, confortable and relaxed while staying at our place. Our swimming pool has been restructured recently and we have now an efficient new swimming pool for our guests to enjoy. Summer has finally set in and we are indeed thankful to our Lake Garda for its astonishing beauty.
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We had a fantastic week staying in this lovely home. We would definitely go back.

  • 5 of 5

This property is lovely and is situated in a quiet peaceful area with amazing views of the lake and mountains from the terrace. The owners are absolutely lovely - very happy to help, very generous and very kind with our 3 year old. They leant us two bikes for the week and helped organise for us to hire a bike seat for our daughter. The flat is spacious and was clean and tidy when we arrived. The flat has two supermarkets near by and is a 5 minute walk from the path along the lake leading to

Bardolino. We highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a quiet peaceful holiday but close by to sights.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely apartment in a great location, just a few minutes walk from the lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week here. Gerry and Maria were brilliant hosts making the stay really easy for us. They greeted us well, had a few treats in the fridge for us and even cooked us some pasta as we arrived late! The location was very good, just a few minutes from the edge of the lake and then a beautiful stroll along to the town for another 15 minuets. The apartment was well equipped and comfortable. Our two year old had a lovely time and it was a great area to have a toddler. We would thoroughly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wife and I try to make the arrival of our guests as welcoming as possible by having some essential items like mineral water, beer, wine, milk and seasonal fruit at their disposal in the fridge. If the guests arrive then at dinner time, my wife prepares for them a plate of pasta or rice. Guests always shows to like these small welcome gestures and we are happy to do it.
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A very nice place, kind owners

  • 5 of 5

I can't recommend this place enough if you want a peacefull vacation, the apartment is equipped with everything you need and the owners are adorable. A healthy 10-15 minutes walk brings you into the commercial center of Bardolino near the port and you find everything there, from all kind of restaurants to minishops... me and my wife stood 9 days and we loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so wonderful to hear how much Francisc and his sweet wife enjoyed their staying in our apartment which is indeed a comfortable , spacious suite where one can relax enjoying in the evening from the terrace spectacular sunsets over Lake Garda. We do value guests like Francisc and his wife who take care of our apartment as if it was their own home. Marvelous guests! Both my wife and I try our best to make sure our guests fully enjoy their vacation. We wish Francisc and his wife good health an great fortune. Maria Luisa and Gerry Visentin
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Mooi ruim schoon en gezellig appartement

  • 5 of 5

Heerlijke vakantie gehad. Gerry en zijn vrouw zijn zeer lieve behulpzame gastvrije hosts. Prachtig uitzicht op het gardameer vanaf het ruime balkon. Bardolino binnen enkele minuten te bereiken op de fietsen die beschikbaar voor de gasten zijn. Ook garda en lazise binnen korte fietsafstand Wij komen zeker terug !

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous hosts and great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Gerry and Maria really are wonderful hosts! They made our stay in Bardolino really special by going out of their way to help us. They were great with our little boy who took a real shine to them!

Apartment is really nice, clean, spacious and well equipped.

I would definitely recommend this apartment!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
13 Kilometres
Peschiera del Garda or Verona
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Affi on A22
Car: recommended

Bardolino is on the south-east shore of the lake, at its widest point, located in a sheltered bay. The house is 7 minutes' walk from the lakeside, a further 10-15 from the town centre.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

On making a firm booking, you will be given the bank details of the Italian owners of this property, to which 25 per cent should be transferred in euros to secure the booking. Your host then sends you a contract. The balance is paid in cash within a day or two of your arrival. Queries can always be addressed either to your hosts, who speak good English, or to me, the British contact and friend of the hosts, contact details at the top.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.