Villa Speciale

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4

Overview

Pool Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids

Located in a residential area close to Lake Garda, Villa Speciale is the perfect place to unwind in between discovering the local activities. Whether you are relaxing in the regal villa or exploring Desenzano’s town centre, there is something here for everyone.

The first thing you’ll notice about this villa is its stunning outdoor setting. Its stately gated entrance features a driveway lined with palm trees and well-maintained grassy lawns – making you feel like royalty on your arrival. The garden is beautifully landscaped, complete with colourful flowers and an antique water fountain. You’ll also find a gorgeous swimming pool, sunbeds, and an al fresco dining set – great for making the most of the Italian sunshine. 

Inside, Villa Speciale’s décor features timeless Italian artistry with historical artefacts and precious antiques. Each room has its own personality, yet the home is tied together with its elegant style. A crystal chandelier hangs in the dining room, and the living room is furnished with comfortable sofas and decorated with old paintings. The farmhouse-style kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook a lovely meal, and the additional dining area is ideal for a casual breakfast. Upstairs, the cosy double bedrooms offer sweeping views of Lake Garda.

Thanks to this villa’s prime location, a short walk will take you into the charming centre of Desenzano, filled with restaurants, bars, and historical buildings. This pretty town sits along Lake Garda, boasting a pristine shoreline with a pebbled beach lined with cafés. Boat rides that leave from its quaint harbour show you the most beautiful sights that the lake provides.

Drive around 25 minutes to reach Manerba del Garda, a town with wildlife and scenery. Visit Rocca di Manerba del Garda, a nature reserve with olive groves, vineyards, woodlands, and its own museum. The lakeside town also features some unspoiled beaches, including Fido and Porto Torchio, where you can go paddle boarding. 

In 40 minutes by car, you can reach Verona, a romantic city which Shakespeare used as a setting for ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Take your picture at Juliet’s balcony, explore the bars, and have a bite at one of the restaurants. If you love wine, head to the centre of Garda and discover the wineries and vineyards dotted around.

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What you should know…

  • The grounds of this villa are set across multiple levels with various steps.
  • An extra deposit is required for bookings of people or groups under 21 years of age.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Property Features

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

Villa Interiors (220m2)

Ground Floor

- Living room with sofas, SKY TV, and stereo 
- Dining room
- Fully-equipped kitchen with oven, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, dishwasher, breakfast dining area, and fireplace
- Bathroom with bidet and WC

Upper Floors

- Master bedroom with double bed and balcony with lake views
- 2 bedrooms with double beds
- 2 bedrooms with single beds
- Bathroom with bath, bidet, and WC
- 2 x shower rooms
- WC

Outside Grounds

- Private swimming pool (open approximately beginning-May – end-September)
- Garden
- Al fresco dining set
- Terrace
- BBQ
- Sun loungers 
- Gated driveway  
- Private parking

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning 
- Central heating
- Sky TV (flat screen)
- Stereo
- Washing machine
- Ironing facilities
- Hair dryer

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Speciale
Beach Nearby Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Villa Speciale sits in a residential street in Desenzano, a lovely town on the edge of Lake Garda. The town centre is within walking distance, where you’ll find an array of restaurants selling local Italian cuisine. Stroll along the shoreline, admiring the stunning views Lake Garda provides. The pebbled beach is the perfect place for a photo op, and the harbour features boat rides that give you a tour of the lake.

From Desenzano, you can catch a bus to Manerba del Garda, a charming town on the southwest side of Lake Garda. If you prefer to drive, it will take you under 25 minutes from the villa. Here you’ll find an unspoiled nature reserve called Rocca di Manerba del Garda, a park that stretches over meadows, forests, vineyards, and olive groves. Hike through the blissful landscape and stop off at the Valtenesi Archaeological Museum. Explore the picturesque lakeside beaches such as Porto Torchino and Fido, where you can try out some paddle boarding on the lake.

Another great lakeside town to visit is Salò (25 minutes’ drive away), home to the longest promenade on Lake Garda. Here you’ll find some scenic walking routes, which take you along the shore and through vibrant parks. Make sure you check out the fascinating historical buildings dotted about, such as Chiesa della Visitazione di Salo, an intricate church with outstanding architecture, and Chiesetta di San Bartolomeo, a small church that sits atop a hill.

In just 40 minutes, you can drive to beautiful Verona. This romantic city is known for being the setting of Shakespeare’s famous ‘Romeo and Juliet’. You can even visit Juliet’s balcony and take a picture up there. The old town is also home to the Verona Arena, a grand Roman amphitheatre that still holds operas. 

Drive around 40 minutes to reach the centre of Garda, the main city of the lake. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the wide range of restaurants available, where you can taste some local dishes. Explore the beaches along the lakefront, where you can relax and soak up the sun or go for a dip in the water. Another gorgeous lakeside area you can reach in 35 minutes is Bardolino, home to a winery where you can buy wine made in the vineyards surrounding it.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Verona Villafranca Airport

(36km)

Nearest Airport 2 Milan Bergamo Airport

(77km)

Nearest Restaurant

(Within walking distance)

Nearest Supermarket

(Within walking distance)

Nearest Train Station Desenzano del Garda Sirmione

(500m)

Nearest Golf Arzaga Golf Club

(10km)

Nearest Town/City Brescia

(35km)

Nearest Beach Desenzano del Garda

(1.5km)

Nearest Bar/Pub

(700m)

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 Speciale is located in Desenzano, a lovely town that sits on the edge of Lake Garda. There is a wide selection of family-friendly restaurants dotted around – ideal for even the fussiest of eaters! The whole family will love the shoreline, with its harbour and pebbled beach. Hop on a boat and enjoy a stunning tour of Lake Garda.

Drive around twenty minutes to reach Gardaland, an amusement park filled with activities for all ages. Little ones will love Peppa Pig Land, whereas older children can try out the rollercoasters. With a Lego Land themed water park, a magic village, and jungle rapids, this resort is the perfect place to spend time with the family.

Another great activity to do with the kids is visit Caneva Aquapark, around a 25-minute drive away. Whether you’re relaxing on the lazy river or speeding through a waterslide, this park has loads of rides to discover. The many restaurants and cafes dotted about are ideal for having a break in between exploring.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Water park
  • Amusement park
  • Theme park
  • Water excursions/Boat trips
  • Aquarium
  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Extras

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
- Bike hire

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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 A damage waiver is included in the rate to help you enjoy a peaceful stay. The waiver provides a limited damage cover in case of any damage to the property or its contents (except in the case of deliberate or reckless acts) up to the value of €1,000. Above €1,000 claims will be made to recoup the extra charges incurred to repair any damage.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Saturday from mid-June to end-August. Flexible during all other periods.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. 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.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Energy costs included? Yes, except air-conditioning. Extra €15 per day for air-conditioning between May and end-September, payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment.
Heating costs included? Extra €20 per day between January and end-April, payable to Oliver's Travels at the time of balance payment
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Not allowed.
Tax Italian Visitors tax is included.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access not included, extra €35 per stay.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open from approximately May to end-September. 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.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and highchair are available at an extra cost, on request.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.
Other Ts and Cs An extra deposit of €500, payable in cash, is required for bookings of people or groups under 21 years of age.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 £1,563 £2,083 £2,604 £3,646
Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 2nd 2024 £1,836 £2,448 £3,060 £4,284
Apr 2nd 2024 - May 11th 2024 £1,683 £2,244 £2,804 £3,926
May 11th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 £1,836 £2,448 £3,060 £4,284
Jun 15th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - - £5,663
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 19th 2024 - - - £5,780
Aug 19th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - - £5,663
Sep 14th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 £1,836 £2,448 £3,060 £4,284
Oct 12th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £1,563 £2,083 £2,604 £3,646
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 £1,683 £2,244 £2,804 £3,926
Dec 31st 2024 - Jan 7th 2025 £1,559 £2,079 £2,599 £3,638
Jan 7th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 £1,446 £1,928 £2,409 £3,373
Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 22nd 2025 £1,700 £2,266 £2,832 £3,965
Apr 22nd 2025 - May 24th 2025 £1,559 £2,079 £2,599 £3,638
May 24th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 £1,700 £2,266 £2,832 £3,965
Jun 14th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 - - - £5,242
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - - £5,351
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 - - - £5,242

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 €1,700 €2,267 €2,833 €3,966
Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 2nd 2024 €1,998 €2,664 €3,329 €4,661
Apr 2nd 2024 - May 11th 2024 €1,831 €2,441 €3,051 €4,271
May 11th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 €1,998 €2,664 €3,329 €4,661
Jun 15th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - - €6,161
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 19th 2024 - - - €6,288
Aug 19th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - - €6,161
Sep 14th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 €1,998 €2,664 €3,329 €4,661
Oct 12th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €1,700 €2,267 €2,833 €3,966
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 €1,831 €2,441 €3,051 €4,271
Dec 31st 2024 - Jan 7th 2025 €1,696 €2,262 €2,827 €3,958
Jan 7th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 €1,573 €2,097 €2,621 €3,670
Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 22nd 2025 €1,849 €2,465 €3,081 €4,314
Apr 22nd 2025 - May 24th 2025 €1,696 €2,262 €2,827 €3,958
May 24th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 €1,849 €2,465 €3,081 €4,314
Jun 14th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 - - - €5,703
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - - €5,822
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 - - - €5,703

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 2nd 2024 - Mar 23rd 2024 $1,844 $2,458 $3,073 $4,301
Mar 23rd 2024 - Apr 2nd 2024 $2,167 $2,889 $3,611 $5,055
Apr 2nd 2024 - May 11th 2024 $1,986 $2,647 $3,309 $4,632
May 11th 2024 - Jun 15th 2024 $2,167 $2,889 $3,611 $5,055
Jun 15th 2024 - Jul 27th 2024 - - - $6,682
Jul 27th 2024 - Aug 19th 2024 - - - $6,819
Aug 19th 2024 - Sep 14th 2024 - - - $6,682
Sep 14th 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 $2,167 $2,889 $3,611 $5,055
Oct 12th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $1,844 $2,458 $3,073 $4,301
Dec 21st 2024 - Dec 31st 2024 $1,986 $2,647 $3,309 $4,632
Dec 31st 2024 - Jan 7th 2025 $1,840 $2,453 $3,066 $4,292
Jan 7th 2025 - Apr 5th 2025 $1,706 $2,274 $2,843 $3,980
Apr 5th 2025 - Apr 22nd 2025 $2,005 $2,673 $3,342 $4,678
Apr 22nd 2025 - May 24th 2025 $1,840 $2,453 $3,066 $4,292
May 24th 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 $2,005 $2,673 $3,342 $4,678
Jun 14th 2025 - Jul 26th 2025 - - - $6,185
Jul 26th 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 - - - $6,314
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 3rd 2025 - - - $6,185

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

  • Beautiful property

    on 17/06/2017

    Absolutely beautiful property in an ideal location for visiting Desenzano and surrounding cities. Close to train station, butcher, small grocery store, veggie/fruit stand all basically across the street and the town centre walkable in 5-10mins. The owner and her family were very nice and accommodating to our requests and were able to communicate well in English... especially during a power outage in the middle of the night! They are very available and gracious hosts, my family had a fantastic time as did we... the pool was wonderful on hot days! Thank you again for a wonderful stay!

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