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Overview

Stunning views from the garden and swimming pool.

We are delighted to offer you private, self-catering accommodation in our Italian holiday home, a beautiful 2 bedroom ground floor apartment in a complex with swimming pool and amazing views of Lake Garda.

Set in the protected green parkland of Parco Alto Garda, Le Begonvilles is a small gated community of privately owned apartments. It boasts the most stunning views not only of the terraces of olive trees of the Parco Alto, but also breathtaking views out across to the east side of the lake.

The building and grounds, including the swimming pool, are run by a local, professionally qualified administrator. The apartment you see here is managed by Garda Homes, a British/Italian company, who oversee all aspects of bookings, changeovers and laundry, so you can be assured of the highest standards while still enjoying the privacy and genuinity of a booking direct from the owner.

Surrounding area and attractions

Le Begonvilles is within walking distance of probably the best tourist attraction on the lake: Il Vittoriale, the home of eccentric poet Gabriele D'Annunzio. Also easy to get to are the beautiful botanical gardens, Giardino Hruska Botanico, which contains tropical plants and displays. 10 minutes downhill by car takes you to the historic lakeside towns of Gardone Riviera and Salo, both with delightful promenades lined with designer boutiques, restaurants, and cafes.

Fashionable Milan, historic Verona, and romantic Venice are all possible day trips. Gardaland and other theme parks are 50 minutes away, the opera house at the Arena di Verona is 60 minutes away, and the designer stores of Milan are just 1 1/4 hours away by train or 1 1/2 hours by car.

The apartment

Le Begonville 2 offers a true home from home, with every facility for a comfortable stay.

The living area has a comfortable sofa bed, with Flat Screen TV UK Freeview Sat channels (with USB inlet for your personal USB stick loaded with your favourite films), DVD player, and iPod docking station. From here you can enjoy the wonderful views out across the lake through the ceiling to floor glass doors. Leading from the living area you will find the stylish Italian designed kitchen, fully fitted with dishwasher, microwave, fan oven, gas hob, coffee machine, large fridge and separate freezer.

The main bedroom has a large double bed, bedside tables with reading lamps, lots of wardrobe space (with fitted personal safe) and a chest of drawers. A modern and stylish feel!

The second bedroom has bunk beds and is ideal for children, though adults will also be comfortable in this room as the lower bed hides a 3rd pull out bed which, when raised, converts into a double bed making sleeping space for 3 people.

The bathroom has a large shower cubicle, toilet and bidet plus wash basin, and is also fitted with a washing machine.

Good to know

The nearest village with a small grocery store and a couple of restaurants is 1km uphill. You definitely need a car for this property but for enthusiastic walkers several good local restaurants are within a 20 minute walk.

We provide bathroom towels and bed linen, but you will need to bring swimming pool towels with you.

The apartment sleeps a maximum of six people and has a travel cot for baby if needed.

Summary:

Free Wifi, Gorgeous residential complex set in the hills above Gardone Riviera, with breathtaking views over Lake Garda and large shared swimming pool.

Facilities

Property type: Apartment

Room details

Bedrooms:

2 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
TV Languages in English, Local
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Household:
Cooker
Crockery
Cutlery
Dishwasher
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Iron / board
Kettle
Microwave
Oven
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Shared
Other:
Parking
Private garden
Extra information (Stunning lake views from apartment and private patio and garden. In the second bedroom, there are two bunk beds and a third bed that pulls out from underneath the bunk. There is also a sofabed, meaning up to 6 people can sleep in the apartment.)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Cycling
Fishing
Golf
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sailling
Scuba Diving
Skiing
Tennis
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 16.08.2013


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Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 3 Weeks 15%

Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Final clean (85 euros plus 20% VAT, exchange rate 1.175) All year N/A £87.00 per booking

Paid with booking

Linen and laundry (two bathroom towels and one set of bed linen per person) All year Occupancy: per person £11.00 per person per booking

Paid with booking

Winter heating 1st January to 31st January N/A £35.00 per week

Paid with booking

Winter heating 1st February to 28th February N/A £35.00 per week

Paid with booking

Winter heating 1st March to 31st March N/A £35.00 per week

Paid with booking

Winter heating 1st November to 30th November N/A £35.00 per week

Paid with booking

Winter heating 1st December to 31st December N/A £35.00 per week

Paid with booking

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Additional mid-stay clean All year clean

Paid locally

Travel cot rental (linen not provided, please bring your own) All year N/A £5.00 per night

Paid with booking

Additional mid-stay bed linen and towel change All year Occupancy: per person £11.00 per person per booking

Paid with booking

Location

This is the general location (within 1km of the property)

Nearby:
  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Nearest bar: 2km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Verona airport: 50km
  • Bergamo airport: 60km
  • Milan Linate: 85km

Reviews

20 verified reviews

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18 out of 20 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Friday 09 August 2013 with Family
An ideal family apartment, beautiful part of Lake Garda. Plenty to see and do, a great holiday enjoyed by all members of the family. We hope to be back in the future.
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Stayed Friday 05 July 2013
The property is based in a tiny village in the mountains. The village itself is pretty but there are no shops or bar, so nothing within walking distance. We rented Le Begonville 2 which is like a basement flat and was quite stuffy until we opened the windows. The kitchen/lounge leads into the outdoor space (a small garden which had overgrown grass for most of our stay) which overlooks the pool area and of course the amazing view over Lake Garda. The kitchen was well equipped and there was a good supply of toys and books to keep the children occupied. Having spent the previous week at Lake Como in the beautiful village of Lenno, we feel this apartment was tired looking, clean but not pristine and felt quite damp in comparison to the apartment we had in Lenno. The key collection and return was something we could have done without and had we known about this in advance, we would not have booked this apartment. Nearby Gardone Riviera is lovely and is one of the nicer towns on the west side of Lake Garda from what we saw.
Owner reply:

Dear Lorna, thank you for taking the time to review. I would like to point out to viewers (who cannot see the individual stars given) that Lorna gave the property four stars for advert accuracy, communication, check-in/out, facilities, cleanliness and area, but because she selected Recommend - NO the resulting overall stars was only 2. I would also like to point out that the apartment is on the ground floor and no part of the apartment is underground, so in no way could it be described as a basement flat. To say so is incorrect and misleading. As regards it being "tired looking", we are confused as to what could give this impression as the apartment is always presented meticulously clean, has modern facilities and furnishings, and is repainted every year without fail.Most guests greatly appreciate the key collection system as it gives them the freedom to arrive any time they like after 5pm (unlike most other properties where you must arrive within a very narrow time range with no regard for flight arrival times or delays).It is correct that the nearest bar/restaurant is a 20 minute walk away and the lake is a 10 minute drive, and we make this very clear on all our adverts. This is a beautiful, unspoiled area ideal for families seeking quiet relaxation far from the tourist traps yet just a 10 minute drive to the beautiful lakeside town of Gardone Riviera.

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Stayed Sunday 03 June 2012
The accomodation was exactly as was advertised. It was very clean and well equiped for a self catering holiday. Plenty of local information provided. The stunning views and surroundings made for a peaceful and tranquil stay with plenty to see and do as well as many fantastic local restaurants. Would definately recommend to couples or families.
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Stayed Tuesday 13 September 2011
The Villa has great view of the Lake, the environment is very quiet and relaxing. A car definetively is needed to get mobility while to visit beautiful town in the surroundings of the villa. We really had an enjoyable vacation and definetively recomend this beautiful villa.
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Stayed Saturday 06 August 2011
We have just returned from a great holiday here (August 2011) and were very pleased with the accommodation. Apartment has spectacular views and is in a lovely peaceful location. A car is an absolute necessity as the village of Tresnico is up the hillside facing Lake Garda. The photographs are accurate and the apartment is modern and clean. The outside garden space overlooks the pool and the lake and is a great feature, much better than a balcony. There are loads of DVDs, a PS2 and some CDs which were a real benefit for our children.
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Stayed Saturday 09 August 2008
Very well equipped apartment. Great pool. Lovely views of the lake. The only downside for us was that there seems to be no soundproofing so a lot of noise carries from other apartments we were woken a lot by flushing toilets and noisy footsteps from neighbouring apartments and so did not get as much sleep as we would have liked. Otherwise I would certainly recommend it.
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Stayed Saturday 24 May 2008
Although everything was fine, we spent the next week in a different property in the South of France, the value for money comparison between the two properties is in this properties disadvantage. Nevertheless it is a brilliant location with a gorgeous view. The description and the pictures accurately describe the property and all other reviews are a true description of the house. A car is definitely recommended for this property and rightly so. It is a good distance away from the bigger roads, and although there is a busstop in front of the property, I have never seen the bus that would stop there while going up or down the hill. I can recommend it to anyone.
Owner reply:

Hi, thanks so much for your comments. We wish we could offer the same rates as the South of France, but after some investigation I found out why there is a discrepancy - the price of property in Lake Garda is much, much higher! So glad you enjoyed your holiday, if you'd like to come back again I would be glad to offer you a repeat booking discount. Contact me for details. Kind regardsSarah

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Stayed Saturday 24 September 2005
It is located in a very quiet area and the locals are very friendly. The villa is about 4 miles on a winding hill, but once reached it has fabulous views and very tranquil. The description on the website was very accurate and the villa was value for money. I would definitely recommend it to a friend and in fact I already have. We did not require any attention during our visit. Many thanks…I probably will book again. Sheena
Owner reply:

Thank you Sheena, I'm glad to hear you had a good time. We'll look forward to seeing you again on Lake Garda! Sarah

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Stayed Monday 25 July 2005
Lovely, clean and well equipped apartment. Even better than in the photos! Beautiful location with fantastic views over Lake Garda.
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Stayed Monday 25 July 2005
The 72 bends up the 'mountain' to the property added to the excitement of the holiday and were worth the climb (in the car!) for the veiw across the lake from the apartment, which was spectacular both day and night. The directions to the apartment were really clear...unfortunately didn't print the one's to the key box so had to back track from apartment to keys!! Arriving late at night made the welcome pack very welcome indeed, however a toilet roll in the welcome pack would have been much appreciated. The apartment was great as a base and the only thing we'd ask for extra was warmer bedding for October!!
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This apartment was beautiful, exactly as described, infact better! Upon arrival everything was spotless and working perfectly. The views upon opening the doors out onto the garden were breathtaking, and many an evening was spent with a glass of wine watching all the lights on the lake (and one tremendous thunderstorm, which my husband loved!). The apartment is very well equiped, with everything supplied from towels down to washing tablets for the dishwasher, I didnt have to buy anything! The children especially loved all the extra touches with the wide variety of DVDs, books and games/toys for all ages (mine range from 3 years to 13). There was ample space in the bedroom for all three. Our bedroom was extremely comfortable and spacious and was decorated as I would have decorated it myself, and the built in wardrobes were enormous. We spent a week here in July, and my only regret is that we didnt spend any longer, next time we will book for 2 weeks, and will definately be booking this apartment again. The restaurant at the top of the hill is very reasonably priced with stunning views over the lake, and the food was wonderful. The pool was never crowded, infact during the week there was several days when we were the only people using the pool. It was well cleaned and maintained. If youre coming then you MUST visit the Botanical Gardens and Vittoriale, the gardens are stunning and Vittoriale is steeped in history, which is what we love. We all loved our time in this apartment and cant wait to book again for next year.
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This apartment was beautiful, exactly as described, infact better! Upon arrival everything was spotless and working perfectly. The views upon opening the doors out onto the garden were breathtaking, and many an evening was spent with a glass of wine watching all the lights on the lake (and one tremendous thunderstorm, which my husband loved!). The apartment is very well equiped, with everything supplied from towels down to washing tablets for the dishwasher, I didnt have to buy anything! The children especially loved all the extra touches with the wide variety of DVDs, books and games/toys for all ages (mine range from 3 years to 13). There was ample space in the bedroom for all three. Our bedroom was extremely comfortable and spacious and was decorated as I would have decorated it myself, and the built in wardrobes were enormous. We spent a week here in July, and my only regret is that we didnt spend any longer, next time we will book for 2 weeks, and will definately be booking this apartment again. The restaurant at the top of the hill is very reasonably priced with stunning views over the lake, and the food was wonderful. The pool was never crowded, infact during the week there was several days when we were the only people using the pool. It was well cleaned and maintained. If youre coming then you MUST visit the Botanical Gardens and Vittoriale, the gardens are stunning and Vittoriale is steeped in history, which is what we love. We all loved our time in this apartment and cant wait to book again for next year.
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A well kitted out apartment, fresh, modern and spacious. We are a family of 4 and found the property to be more than ample for our needs. Fantastic DVD and CD collection which left us prioritising which to watch with the days remaining! Biggest plus of this property are the views - tremendous! Doubt we will reside in similar accomodation with such a fantastic vista (except in Scotland of course-lol!) Swimming pool was excellant with a variety of toys to play with, although be respectful of the other owners who love their serenity whilst sunbathing. If coming to this part of the world again wouldnt hesitate to re-book.
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Nice location on the hillside overlooking the lake, pool and property well kept. A little way from nearest town so car essential. No negative points to make - minor few suggestions - one key for property and gate was difficult to manage for basic access of a small group - a second key set was really needed.
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We stayed in Le Begonville after spending 5 days in Venice. The aparment was well equipped and very clean and welcoming. The drive to the apartment was hair-raising but so much fun! Everything is in easy driving distance, restaruants, supermarkets, banks etc., The view from the pool was exceptional as was the view from the terrace and garden. The excellent selec tion of CDs kept us entertained during the evenings when we where too tired to venture out! No complaints at all and we would certainly re-visit and recommend.
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Lovely apartment - no complaints. Just one small observation - being English there was no English speaking programs on the TV and so the lovely holiday would have been enhanced by the extra TV programs (maybe sky), but this by no mean marred the holiday as there was plenty of Cds DVDs and books in the apartment. I would definitely recommend this apartment to my friends and use Villarenters again as I found them very efficient. Thank you for a lovely holiday. Regards Vanessa
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Great location with wonderful view of the lake, although a car is a must to access amenities and the lake itself. The pool is very good and well maintained but is fairly deep and therefore not suitable for toddlers or those not confident in water.The accomodation is very good and well equiped and accords well with the description.Most of the apartments are occupied by Italians who visit at weekends, which meant that in the week we had the place and the pool virtually to ourselves. We had a great holiday and certainly wish to return to Lake Garda and theapartment.We particularly liked Gardonne Riveria as it was less busy in August compared with some of the other towns on the Lake. The only criticism I would have is a welcome pack would have been useful since we arrived after the supermarkets had closed and we had nothing to eat and drink on the Sunday morning.
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This has been an excelent holiday in a very well kept and equiped apartment. If I had a critisism it would be that the steps and hillines of the car park and apartment area were not mentioned on the website description and that anyone with slight incapacity may find the execise too much- we did not. Thank you for allowing us to stay in a Beautiful apartment in a Fabulous part of the world, one that we will definately visit again
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We were very happy with the apartment, and the complex in general. The facilities were very good, and the apartment was very comfortable for a family of our size (2 adults & 3 girls). The location is wonderful, but it was a little quiet for teenage kids. A car is a must, we found that we needed to explore Lake Garda and local towns / cities to keep the kids occupied. Gardaland and Canevaland hit the mark in this regard. The area around Lake Garda is lovely, and we will definitely be back again. The property itself met our expectations and was very good value.
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A very clean apartment with stunning views across the lake. The beds were really comfortable and the kitchen was ideal, although could have done with more cooking utilities. A well equipped lounge with comfy sofa, TV and DVD player. Wonderfully quiet (except when the gardeners came early in the morning with their strimmer!). The payoff for tranquility is that it is not near to bars and restaurants so a car is essential. This accomodation contributed to a wonderful holiday in a most beautiful location and we would recommend it.
3 other reviews
From the moment we arrived we knew we had made the right decision. This apartment is very well equipped and managed. It has been hard to drag ourselves away from the garden and the pool, which have spectacular views of the lake. We found the location ideal for exploring the Lake and its towns and villages, and we have enjoyed day trips to Verona and the Valpolicella wine area. An aperitivo on the lake front at Bar Italia in stylish Salo is not to be missed- one hour suddenly becomes three, as you watch the world go by and give in to generous bowls of sweet onions and juicy olives! Just one last glass of chilled Lugano on the terrace as the sun goes down and the lights appear over the lake. A great holiday. When can we come back?!
it was a great place with great people
A very well equipped and comfortable apartment with spectacular views over Lake Garda. Even though our stay was in early March we were able to take our meals on the terrace and delight in watching the boats on the lake. The apartment was quiet, warm and cozy. We appreciated the books, toys, games, CDs and DVDs. A beautiful location surrounded by olive trees gave us a true Italian feel. Nice restaurants, shops and coffee bars in Salo where we wandered by the lakeside. We will be back in the summer and cant wait to enjoy the pool, visit GardaLand, Verona, Venice and Florence!

Owner

About the owner
We own several rental properties in the Lake Garda region of Italy, and manage 22 properties for other private owners. We have been providing holiday rental property management services on Lake Garda since 2004, and have successfully processed over 900 bookings.
Owner score 20000
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Located in: Italy
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