VILLA DESIRÉ Salò, Lake Garda
Exquisite Accommodation and wonderful views. Sleeps 12 with private pool and garden Villa Desire is a gorgeous villa perched on the hillside over the gulf of Salo. The villa has a large private pool and is set in a large private park of 7000sqm of olive groves and woods with amazing andexquisite lake views. The villa was completely renovated in 2014, and has entirely new systems, furnishings and fittings. Although perfectly private and absolutely quiet, the villa is still conveniently located, a short walk to supermarket, shops, restaurants, etc.

  • Bedrooms: Sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms :Three rooms with double beds, one with a double bed and bunkbeds, and one with bunkbeds.
  • Bathrooms: 3 bathrooms, all new.  The upstairs two have wonderful and spacious crystal showers, and new marble and tile finishes.  The downstairs in more simple, with shower cabinet and also utility sink and washing machine.
  • Pool: Private swimming pool, fully furnished with deck chairs and sun loungers,  umbrellas.
  • Garden: 7000sqm large garden with olive groves, woods, and stunning views.  Gazebo covered eating area and bbq
  • Kitchen: Large brand new kitchen with all major and minor appliances, including open fireplace, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine for laundry, toaster and Nespresso coffee maker. Kitchen table seating for 8-10 at antique carved wood kitchen table
  • Indoor Dining/Lounge: Very large open space dining and lounge area is surrounded by glass walls on 3 sides, for stunning views from every angle. Dining area area has space for up to 10 people, lounge area seats 7 in authentic Chesterfield furniture. The ceilings here are double height with exposed wooden beams, and the space is so large there is even an antique baby grand piano.
  • Outdoor Dining/Lounge: The terrace just in front of the lounge area has outdoor dining table for 10 with fabulous views.  BBQ area with gazebo and table for 10, with loungers as well, by the pool.
  • Media: TV with HDMI and USB connections, and digital cable and SKY satellite
  • Wifi included.
  • Other: Public park and playground flanks the property, and it is an easy walk from supermarkets and shops, restaurants and pizzerias.
  • Parking: Ample private parking
There are numerous shops, restaurants, winebars, pizzerias, bars, bakery and mall with supermarket all within walking distance, and the villa is perched above a public park with playground. The villa is about 1500m from the beach by road, but there is a “secret” path through the woods that can take you there in only a few minutes by foot.

The city of Salò is a beautiful small town, with an active cultural and music scene, many wonderful and internationally acclaimed restaurants, and the longest waterfront Promenade in all of Italy. There are numerous public beaches, all clean pebble beaches. Some of the beaches serviced with bars that rent beach lounge chairs and umbrellas, and some simple unserviced beaches.

Walk down the designer shopping strip, Via San Carlo, parallel with the lakefront promenade, for fun and interesting shopping, or visit the 15th century church, the duomo, in the town centre and see the regularly changing art exhibits there. Salò also has art galleries, a museum, a library, and a number of beautiful pieces of architecture dotted throughout the town.

Salò is a main ferry port for Garda Ferries, and from here you can get a ferry to any other point on the lake, including a visit to the wonderful panoramic gondola up Monte Baldo at Malcesine, the thermal baths and the ruins of Catullus's villa in Sirmione, or excellent designer shopping and world famous night clubs in Desenzano.

Other cities within day trip distance are:5km from Gardone, 15km Gargnano, 20km Desenzano, 40km Limone, 40km Sirmione, 55km Riva, 35km Brescia, 55km Verona, 70km Mantova, 130km Milano, 175km Venezia. The villa is about a 40 minute drive from the nest of Theme Parks in Peschiera del Garda, including Gardaland, Canevaworld, a safari zoo, a botanical gardens, and much more.

See the google map for the villa, with the exact location, as well as local services, shops, and restaurants all marked

See a photographic tour of Salo with Pinterest