Villa Imperatore

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village

Villa Imperatore is a stunning home, sitting in extensive grounds which lead down to a small beach on Lake Garda. Designed by a highly-regarded 20th-century architect and owned by a Venetian noble family, this is a tranquil base for a beautiful lakeside holiday.

The villa can sleep up to ten people across four boutique en-suite bedrooms, one of which has an adjoining room with sofa bed which would be ideal for children. The home has been modernised and redecorated recently and is a perfect blend of old and new with high-end furnishings and air conditioning alongside antiques and period features with a nod to 1950s design. The living spaces have been lovingly decorated and are great for spending time with friends or family; over a meal in the quirky circular dining room or snuggling up for a film in the lounge. 

The living areas and the bedrooms all lead out onto balconies or terraces to make the most of the amazing views of the grounds and of course the lake itself. The vast garden wraps around the house and is made up of parkland, olive groves and places to sit and relax in the sun! From the villa, you can walk through the garden down to a small beach on the lake which would make for a gorgeous place to enjoy your morning coffee with a view. Guests staying at the villa can also pay to use the pool and spa facilities at a nearby hotel just a few minutes' walk away.

The villa is located on the picturesque peninsula of Sirmione, jutting out onto Lake Garda. As well as lovely views of the water, you are able to enjoy the many historic sights in the area such as the famous medieval castle and the ruins of the Grotto of Catullus, a Roman Villa built in the 1st Century BC. Sirmione is also home to a great selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and lakeside beaches. 

A great way to see a bit more of the area is to take a boat trip on the lake, from Sirmione you can take trips to a number of other places including Punta San Vigilio which is said to have the best swimming spots and views on the lake or Bardolino which is well-known for its wine and has lots of charming places to eat, drink and shop in the old town centre and along the lakeside promenade. 

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What you should know…

  • If travelling with children they will need to be accompanied across the vast grounds which include many steps and direct access to a small beach.
  • A two-bedroom annexe is available upon request for the use of staff staying with your party – please enquire for pricing.
  • Airport transfers can be arranged but if you also wish to bring/hire a car then please discuss this with the owner in advance as cars on the Sirmione peninsula need to be pre-approved.
  • Air-conditioning is available in all rooms except the study and bathroom.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Hairdryer Satellite TV Wine Cellar Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Beachfront Waterfront

Villa Interior (300smq)

Ground Floor 

- Living room with lake views and TV
- Dining room with terrace access
- Kitchen with oven, hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee maker
- Study
- Guest WC

First Floor 

- Master suite with bedroom with double bed and balcony access, separate living area with sofa bed and en-suite bathroom with bath-tub, shower, sink and WC
- Bedroom with double bed with balcony access and en-suite bathroom with bath-tub, shower, sink and WC
- Bedroom with double bed with balcony access and en-suite bathroom with bath-tub, shower, sink and WC
- Bedroom with double bed with balcony access and en-suite bathroom with shower, sink and WC

Outside Grounds (8000smq) 

- Private swimming pool (3m x 12m, max depth: 1.4m) Open approximately mid-July to mid-September in 2023 and mid-April to mid-September in 2024 
- Poolside sun loungers and umbrella
- Private parkland
- Olive groves
- Private access to lake and small beach
- Barbecue
- Private parking spaces (2-3 cars)

Facilities 

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- TVs 
- Antique books
- Washing machine
- Tumble Dryer
- Ironing board and iron

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Imperatore
Walk to Beach Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Villa Imperatore is located on the Sirmione peninsula on the southern end of Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake. The villa is a great base for exploring the southern lake region as there are lots of towns, villages, beaches and historic sights within easy reach, all dotted around the lake shore. 

The historic heart of Sirmione is around 1km away. The town has roots in the Stone Age and later became a Roman settlement so there are plenty of historic buildings to visit including Scaligeri Castle which is a unique medieval port castle and the Roman site of Grotto of Catullu, right at the very top of the peninsula. The pretty streets in central Sirmione are packed with cafes, shops, and restaurants spilling out from around the castle, many with lake views.  

Lake Garda is well-known for its thermal baths and spas and some of the best are in the Sirmione area. The naturally occurring mineral-rich thermal water is used by many nearby spas and wellness centres which offer a range of treatments on top of the therapeutic pools. Aquaria Thermal Spa is a short distance from the villa and is one of the finest on the lake, here you can also find areas for children making it an ideal day out with the family.

When you wish to get out onto the lake it is a great idea to take an organised boat trip from Sirmione. You could choose to take a sunset cruise or a sightseeing trip if you prefer to stay on board and enjoy the views, but if you would like to explore some of the other towns and villages around the lake you can take a ferry to many locations.

The nearby town of Desenzano del Garda is easily reached by ferry and is built around a peaceful harbour. Desenzano has a castle, archaeological museum and Roman villas to visit, though most people tend to head over to the town in the evening to enjoy the bars, restaurants and nightclubs. The much-loved Punta san Viglio can also be reached by ferry; here you will find a breathtaking beach and a tiny medieval village with a handful of places to eat all surrounded by incredible views.

If you are planning to take a day trip away from the lake one day, then Verona could be an ideal place to visit. An hour away by car (or catch the train from nearby Peschiera del Garda), Verona is of course famous for its Shakespearean connections and you can spend some time visiting Juliet’s balcony or taking in some of the open-air theatre. Verona is also a beautiful city to simply walk around and enjoy a meal in one of the ancient town squares. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Verona Valerio Catullo (VRN)

(35km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bergamo Orio al Serio (BGY)

(90km)

Nearest Airport 3 Venice Marco Polo (VCE)

(160km)

Nearest Train Station Desenzano Del Garda

(11km)

Nearest Village Sirmione

(1km)

Nearest Town Desenzano Del Garda

(11km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Sirmione

(1km)

Nearest Supermarket Penny Market

(5km)

Nearest Golf Arzaga golf (special prices for villa guests)

(20km)

Nearest Beach House has direct access to a beach
Nearest Tennis Tennis Club Brema

(4.5km)

Nearest Restaurant

(1km)

Region

Nestled in the heart of northern Italy, Lake Garda is a captivating destination that effortlessly marries natural beauty with a rich historical and cultural tapestry. As the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda is renowned for its stunning vistas, charming towns, and a myriad of activities that cater to every taste and preference. This enchanting destination has become a popular choice for both tourists and locals alike, offering a diverse range of attractions and experiences that make it a must-visit destination.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Imperatore is a wonderful choice for a holiday with children; sitting in vast grounds which lead down to a small lake beach, this is an idyll for kids to enjoy and is located in a great area with lots to see and do.

There are many lakeside beaches near to the villa, including a lovely one just a five-minute drive away which is next to a park with a children’s play area. Near to this beach, you will also find Scaligero Castle, a well-preserved 14th-century fortress housing a medieval jail and museum, the whole family will love exploring this unique port castle and learning some of the fascinating history.

If you would like to take the children horse riding, it is a brilliant way to see Lake Garda from a different viewpoint and explore more of the surrounding hills. Half an hour away by car there is a stable offering riding lessons for all ages as well as cowboy themed horse treks. 

For a full day out focused on the kids, you could visit Gardaland which is a 30-minute drive away. Gardaland is a huge amusement park with a wide range of rides as well as an aquarium, Peppa Pig land and a Lego water park! The resort also has a number of places to eat so you can make the most of your visit. 

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

 Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Transfer
- Private chef and catering
- Hotel services
- Basic aesthetic treatments
- Massages and relaxation treatments
- Boat tour
- Golf club

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). 

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €3000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival or charged to client's credit card one month before or upon arrival, and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3pm - 9pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes.
Heating costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €700, payable locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1.50 per adult per night).
Changeover day Flexible.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, there is an extra cost of €100 per week.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is available in all rooms except from the study and bathrooms.
Other Ts and Cs A highchair and cot can be provided but this must be requested in advance.
Pool opening dates? The pool is expected to be ready for June 2023. It will then be open from approximately mid-June to mid-September 2023 and mid-April to mid-September 2024. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Jul 21st 2024 £16,994
Jul 21st 2024 - Aug 20th 2024 £20,392
Aug 20th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 £16,994
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 17th 2024 £15,294
Sep 17th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 £10,621
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 £8,497
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 £15,294
Apr 5th 2025 - May 25th 2025 £8,497
May 25th 2025 - Jun 12th 2025 £15,294
Jun 12th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 £12,745
Jun 30th 2025 - Jul 20th 2025 £16,994
Jul 20th 2025 - Aug 19th 2025 £20,392
Aug 19th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 £16,994
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 16th 2025 £15,294
Sep 16th 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 £10,621
Sep 30th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 £8,497

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Jul 21st 2024 €20,251
Jul 21st 2024 - Aug 20th 2024 €24,301
Aug 20th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 €20,251
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 17th 2024 €18,226
Sep 17th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 €12,657
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 €10,126
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 €18,226
Apr 5th 2025 - May 25th 2025 €10,126
May 25th 2025 - Jun 12th 2025 €18,226
Jun 12th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 €15,188
Jun 30th 2025 - Jul 20th 2025 €20,251
Jul 20th 2025 - Aug 19th 2025 €24,301
Aug 19th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 €20,251
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 16th 2025 €18,226
Sep 16th 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 €12,657
Sep 30th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 €10,126

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 17th 2024 - Jul 21st 2024 $22,147
Jul 21st 2024 - Aug 20th 2024 $26,576
Aug 20th 2024 - Sep 1st 2024 $22,147
Sep 1st 2024 - Sep 17th 2024 $19,932
Sep 17th 2024 - Oct 1st 2024 $13,842
Oct 1st 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 $11,074
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 $19,932
Apr 5th 2025 - May 25th 2025 $11,074
May 25th 2025 - Jun 12th 2025 $19,932
Jun 12th 2025 - Jun 30th 2025 $16,610
Jun 30th 2025 - Jul 20th 2025 $22,147
Jul 20th 2025 - Aug 19th 2025 $26,576
Aug 19th 2025 - Aug 31st 2025 $22,147
Aug 31st 2025 - Sep 16th 2025 $19,932
Sep 16th 2025 - Sep 30th 2025 $13,842
Sep 30th 2025 - Jan 18th 2026 $11,074

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Wonderful villa!

    Created on 28/02/2023

    Wonderful villa!

  • Perfect

    Created on 02/10/2022

    Everything was perfect!

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