Make the most of magical Lake Maggiore, with this retro 2 bed balcony retreat close to the lakeshore!
Situated on the 3rd floor of a conveniently-placed residence with lift, this 2 Double bedroom retreat provides a budget-friendly base from which couples can unwind and reach the lakeside resort amenities.
An open plan sitting room with TV and accompanying Kitchen Diner provides a relaxed and informal setting for carefree entertaining. Access to a lake view balcony with alfresco dining set for 4 provides an effortless ambience for summertime stays. A retro fitted Kitchen is equipped with a cooker hob, microwave, oven, coffee maker, electric kettle and fridge freezer.
The sleeping accommodation is perfectly-suited for 2 couples coming to stay, with two spacious lake view bedrooms each offering a comfortable Double bed and balcony access.
A spacious family bathroom with bath tub and overhead shower is complemented by private laundry facilities.
The 6-storey lake view residence offers guests an on-site parking space and shared access to a garden. The holiday home is situated within easy reach of the resort amenities and picturesque lakeshore (100 metres away).
• 2 bed retro apartment
• Flexible layout for 4
• Private balcony
• Alfresco dining set
• Shared garden
• Private parking space
• 100 metres from the lakeshore
• 3-7 minutes’ walk from bars, restaurants, Lido Azzurro, boat hire service & lake ferry stop
Bedroom 1: A spacious lake view Double bedroom with wardrobe, rocking chair & balcony access
Bedroom 2: A lake view Double bedroom with mirrored wardrobe, wall-mounted TV & balcony access
Bathroom 1: Spacious suite with bath tub, overhead shower, basin, WC, bidet & washing machine
• Central heating
• Ceiling fan
• Upon request, a portable WiFi device can be hired (for a small extra cost)
• Washing machine & clothes horse
• Ironing facilities
• Car recommended
The twinned towns comprising of the commercial-centred Toscolano and its tourist-based sibling Maderno, offer a treasure trove of historical buildings, lovely shops and cafes to enjoy.
Perfectly placed for enjoying a relaxed self-catering lake break, the holiday home can be found along ‘Via Dante Alighieri’, within a 4-minute walk from the lakeside bars, restaurants and the Lido Azzurro. A 7 minutes’ walk will lead to the town’s ferry stop as well as a the popular ‘Garda Yachting Charter’ boat hire service.
Toscolano beach is just a 6-minute drive away. Alongside these water-based delights, Toscolano-Maderno provides a variety of things to do and see, including the heritage attractions of ‘Ex Villa Cavallero’ and the archaeological site of ‘Villa Romana dei Nonii Arrii’.
The surrounding area is ideal for those who love walking, hiking, mountain biking, cycling and horse riding; with plenty of scenic hillside paths, steep tracks and woodland trails to discover (the months from May-October being the most suitable). The most popular trails are Montemaderno (for the panoramic lake views, Maclino village and surrounding olive groves, Monte Pizzocolo (for hiking and cycling), along the Toscolano River (cycling) or to Azzuro beach (where you can cycle to, before cooling off in the lake!).
The nearby golf course of Bogliano is a must for golfing fans (with some of the best lake views out there), whilst those seeking to replenish the senses can enjoy an indulgent day of pampering at the beautiful ‘Residenza die Limoni’ spa. Other local places to explore include the 12th century church of St Andrea, the botanical garden of ‘G.E Ghirardi’ and the unique Valley of the Paper Mills (home to factory ruins and a very good museum). Toscolano-Maderno also offers a wonderful weekly market, each Thursday. For those seeking a spot of romance, the nearby ferry offers a service to Torri (on the eastern shore), where beautiful sunset views over Maderno can be enjoyed each evening.
Maderno also boasts a lovely south facing lake beach with crystal clear water, perfect for snorkelling and swimming. Nearby Lungolago Zanardelli also offers local power boat and sailing boat hire for all abilities. It also provides the perfect spot for learning to sail. Rafting, kayaking and water skiing can also be enjoyed.
The holiday home is placed within easy driving distance from the picturesque, well-connected resort town of Desenzano del Garda (42 minutes’ drive), the famous Spas, beaches and heritage sites of Sirmione (65 minutes’ drive away), the family-friendly amusements of Gardaland and Caneva World (under 65 minutes’ drive away) and Milan Bergamo Airport (75 minutes’ drive away).