VILLA ROCCA Pisenze Beach, Manerba, Lake Garda
Directly waterfront with magnificent views, sleeps 8 with private garden and beach access Under the famous Rocca di Manerba, this villa is in a private residential area, always calm and quiet, yet it is very close to all amenities, restaurants, village, port, and even the archaeological museum and nature reserve park of the Rocca. The villa was built in the early 1950s, and was fitted out to the highest standards of craftsmanship and design of the time. The quality of its original craftsmanship has stood the test of time, and meticulously maintained original fittings still adorn the villa. Walking in is like stepping back in time. Hand painting maiolica tiles in the living area, hand crafted wooden cupboards and finishings in all rooms, enamelled steel cabinets in the kitchen, and of course fabulous red formica counter tops with steel edging. The villa is only about 20ft from the edge of the beach, and the sound of the waves is a constant background music.

  • Bedrooms: Sleeps 8 in 5 bedrooms : three rooms with double beds, and two with double twins
  • Bathrooms: 3 bathrooms, one with bathtub/shower, one with shower corner, and one watercloset with just toilet and sink.
  • Garden: Private garden of 1000sqm, directly on the waterfront.  Private gate to the beach in front.
  • Kitchen: fully equipped vintage 50s kitchen with enamelled steel cabinets in the kitchen, and of course fabulous red formica counter tops with steel edging. All major and minor appliances, including dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer, oven, electric hob, toaster and coffee maker.
  • Indoor Dining/Lounge: There is a large open space dining and lounge area with open fireplace, dining table for 10, and lounge seating for 6-8, fronted by glass walls/doors on two sides for extraordinary lake views.
  • Outdoor Dining/Lounge: Portico the lounge has outdoor dining for 10, as well as lounge seating. Garden is equipped with sunbeds, and there is a second private portico off the downstairs bedroom, and terrace off the upstairs bedroom.
  • Media: TV with digital cable. Mobile wifi device available for rent on request.
  • Other: Washing machine and second fridge in garage
  • Parking: Ample private parking
The villa is about 100m down the beach from the Rocca di Manerba. At its foot you will find a wonderful restaurant, la Pisenze, as well as a hardcore trekking track taking you up the Rocca.

For an easier trek, you can go from the road and follow the road and then the nature paths up to the top of the Rocca, an archaeological and nature preserve where there are the last known examples of some very special orchids once thought extinct. There is an archaeological museum in the park which also has a bar and food, and there are hiking trails through the park.
The water bridge to the Isola dei Conigli, another park and wonderful natural preserve, is only a short walk from the villa. At low tide, a bridge forms between the mainland and the island, and at high tide you need to wade in water up to about knee height. The isola dei conigli is a favourite haunt for locals, wonderful for picnics!

The location of the villa is in an historical residential district, free from all the condominium building of the last few years. All the surrounding villas have their own private gardens, buffering each property from the next. It is enormously private and quiet, and the beach is pristine and not crowded. This section of lake is in a tiny cove that shelters it a bit, but overall is pretty exposed and the water is always moving, so the water is crystal clear and clean, and many consider this spot to be the finest point of the lake on lower Lake Garda.