VILLA ELENA Manerba del Garda
Waterfront villa with private pool, large garden, and stunning views, sleeps 15 in 6 bedrooms plus loft, with 5 bathrooms.  Designed by famous architect, Bruno Fedrigolli, in the late 60s, villa Elena is a living tribute to modern art and design, filled with unique one off artistic masterpieces in its over 500 sqm of living space.  In this villa you will find optimum comfort in vintage designer style, large and bright open spaces, big green swathes of garden with ancient olive trees, and the villa is filled with extraordinary unique and original pieces that tell a story of modern art in Italy.  There is a bed designed and crafted by Arnaldo Pomodoro, bronze and plexiglass sculptures by Marco Lodolo, and marble sculpted masterpieces by Michele Chiossi. 

  • Bedrooms:  Sleeps 15 in 6 bedrooms plus children's loft.  All bedrooms but one are air conditioned. 
  • Bathrooms: 5 bathrooms, three are ensuite to doubles bedrooms,  and two are family bathrooms shared with the other bedrooms.  There is also a 6th bathroom with shower and toilet facilities outside in the poolroom by the pool
  • Pool: Large Private swimming pool, 10m x 6m, with a shallow section for children, and stunning lake views and gardens around, furnished with sun loungers and umbrellas.
  • Garden: 4,000sqm large private gardens with olive groves, mature trees, walking paths and many breathtaking panoramic angles.
  • Kitchen: 2 fully equipped kitchens with, between them, all major and minor appliances, including nespresso, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, hob, oven, toaster, all crockery, pots and utensils.
  • Indoor/outdoor Dining:  Inside dining on large dining table in the main villa seats 16, outside dining area on covered porch with stunning views seats 16 
  • Lounge: 3 lounge areas with Televisions, lounge in the main villa seats 15+ on all the various sofas.  Lounge in the second villa seats 6-8, and lounge in the appartment seats 4-6.
  • Media: Lounge in the main villa has an older B&O TV with digital cable.  Lounge in the second villa has new flat screen HD tv with SKY satellite connection and SKY programming in original language.
  • WIFI: ADSL internet connection with WIFI 
  • Outdoor games: Swing set, ping pong, and fitness area.
  • Air conditioning
  • Other: Washing machine in the bathroom in the appartment.
  • Parking: ample private parking
Villa Elena is a large estate with over 4000sqm of private gardens and a mansion of over 500sqm.  The villa is organised into 3 distinct parts, each usable as an independant house while still being connected to the rest of the villa.  There are two main villas, each with full kitchen, lounge and dining, and these are connected by an internal courtyard. The "left" villa has a double bedroom with ensuite on the ground floor, and on the first floor there is a double bedroom, a loft room overlooking the lounge area with three single beds, and a family bathroom.  The "right" villa has a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, with an original handcrafted bed by the famous artist Pomodori, then the master double bedroom (with handcrafted original bed by the Architect Fedrigolli) and a bedroom with two singles, sharing a connected family bathroom. The courtyard between the two sides has a small fitness area with treadmill, TRX, and weight bench, and it is covered by an openable canvas, so you can be open to the air or covered, as you wish.  The third living unit is a smaller apartment off to the side with a separate entrance both from the poolside and from the back of the house.  
The villa is about 400m down from the Port of Torchio, in Manerba, with 2 excellent restaurants as well as a bar/gelateria and a boat rentals company.  There is a marina just 200m from the villa, where we have a boat mooring reserved for clients that want it.  If you wish to bring your boat, let us know in advance so we can ensure the mooring is available for you during your stay.  

At the tip of the peninsula, just 200m from the villa, you will find 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!  And just by the waterbridge, is the pizzeria for the local campsite (outsiders welcome!), for great lakeside dining in just a 2 minute walk from the villa.

 On the other side, you will find the Pisenze beach just under 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.