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Overview

The apartment has a spacious terrace overlooking both the pool and lake, and there is a small private garden to the rear complete with olive trees. There is a small village just 100 metres from the apartment, with several restaurants.

The apartment is just 800 metres from the lake itself and less than 1km from the lively lakeside town of Toscolano Maderno, which has one of the largest beaches on the lake and the only sand beach.

Summary:

Small, privately owned complex of just 6 units with swimming pool and lake view.

Facilities

Property type: Apartment

Room details

Bedrooms:

2 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed, En Suite
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed

Additional beds:
Seats:
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 6 in the living area
Bathrooms:
1 bathroom, 2 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

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

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Shared
Other:
Balcony or terrace
Parking
Private garden
Extra information (Mountain and lake views. The main double bedroom has one double bed and two foldaway, "disappearing" bunk beds for children. The second "bedroom" is actually a mezzanine floor with its own wc, with a double bed and tv/dvd area with flatscreen tv. This means the apartment comfortably sleeps 4 adults and 2 children. There is also a sofabed.)

Suitability

Suitable for
Infants

Sports and activities

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

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Museum
Shopping
Theatre
Theme Park
Zoo
Cinema

Prices and availability

Last updated 16.07.2013


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Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
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

Linen and laundry All year Occupancy: per person £11.00 per person per booking

Paid with booking

Final clean (90 euros plus 20% VAT, exchange rate 1.175) All year N/A £92.00 per booking

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Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
Additional change of bed-linen and bathroom towels 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 restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • Verona airport: 50km
  • Bergamo airport: 60km
  • Milan Linate: 85km

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28 out of 28 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Saturday 03 August 2013 with Family
This is an excellent villa the pics do not do it justice, we were very pleased when we arrived. There is a very tight turn on the road leading from the main road, be prepared for this! We loved our stay.
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Stayed Saturday 23 July 2011
The views of Lake Garda from the balcony are spectacular and sitting on the terrace at late evening looking at it was lovely. There was everything we needed in the clean and tidy appartment (except a dishwasher!) and the rep was very helpful. The local town of Cecina is picturesque and has an excellent pizza restaurant which is really good value. Very good access to nearby town of Toscalano - you can walk there in about 20 mins and we did find some steps to walk through the old port that take you away from the rather busy main road.
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Stayed Saturday 25 June 2011
Our 5th visit to this apartment therefore we know what to expect. The views of Lake Garda from the balcony are spectacular and have not been spolt by the new villa built in the olive grove opposite. Perhaps the interior decor and furnishings of the apartment could be refreshed but it still provides a comfortable place to stay in.
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Stayed Saturday 26 June 2010
This was our 4th visit to this property and it was as good as ever. We love the village of Cecina and worry that it is being over developed. The traffic through the village was much heavier than previous years. The local shop has a new owner but the produce and service is still the same. Beware when cooking with wine, The fumes from the evaporating wine sometimes fool the Carbon Monoxide dector and set off the alarm which automaticaly cuts off the gas. The gas is turned back on by pulling out a black knob that is on the main turn off lever down in the basement cupboard. A car is essential to get to and from the lake but there are many delightful walks in the vicinity.
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Stayed Friday 05 September 2008
Excellent location. Very nice pool and good parking facilities. Well equipped, clean and practical. Very welcoming local shop and good restaurants very close. Would recommend this appartment but a car (or at least a bicycle), is necessary to benefit from the many beautiful places around the lake. We particularly enjoyed Limone and Salo.
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Stayed Saturday 26 July 2008
Apartment was absolutely fine. Clean, nice view and accommodation and furnishings to a very good standard. Minuses - Noisy: dogs, strimmers, bikes, etc. Garage very difficult to get into with the Fiat Multipla we had we were very fortunate not to damage the car more than the odd scratch that we did incur. Also, where was this beach? Never did find the way down there across the very busy road at the bottom. But these are minor gripes. All in all, we had a good week.
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Stayed Saturday 31 May 2008
This was our second time to the apartment and we enjoyed it as much as our first visit. We used the local shop, La Macina pizzeria, Cavallino cafe and La Sosta restaurant and found them to be very good. The local shop will deliver. La Sosta needs to be booked if you want to be sure of a good table. A basic knowledge of restaurant Italian is a must. The lake level is almost 2 meters higher than last year meaning that the local "beach" is submerged. Best beach is at the Lido degli Ulivi down at the bottom of Via Marconi which is the road off the first roundabout into Toscolano. Local by-laws means that the pool can only be opened from the beginning of June. A down side is the over development of the far end of the village and the damage being done to the roads and peacfulness of the village.
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Stayed Saturday 28 July 2007
Casa Garda is a very nice apartment in a well maintained block. It's situation is pleasant enough being on the edge of Cecina which has a friendly shop, a good Pizzeria-Ristorante (does take away), and 'La Souza' is worth a visit if you have cash (no credit cards). The pool at the apartment is outstandingly clean and very refreshing when the temperature is regularly in the 30s'. The apartment terrace is an excellent size and has an nice view (of Monte Baldo and the Lake). There is even an underground garage if you have a car - gate and garage door are remotely operated. The Gelateria at the top of the hill is excellent - view, ice-cream and service. There is air-con in the apartment if you need it. The only negative thing for us about the apartment was no bedside tables. Where do I put my book/water/watch/etc. The Lake area is very busy in high season, but then why not - its a very beautiful part of the world.
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Stayed Saturday 02 June 2007
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The one slight problem we encountered was finding out which one of the apartments was our apartment as it was not the end one but first floor second from the left hand end when facing the apartment block. Otherwise it was everything we wanted. The view is second to none, the facilities are sufficient, the village is peaceful and friendly, the village shop good for general groceries, La Macina trattoria excellent and Allbergo Cavallino a great spot for a nightcap. We will return!
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Stayed Saturday 26 May 2007
Quiet property, with everything you need for a great vacation! We absolutely had a fabulous time!! We didn't get to use the pool due to the weather, but I imagine it would have been great! The property was very clean and well stocked. The only thing I would change is that the refridgerator be on when we arrive. We had purchased groceries just before arriving at the villa and the fridge took a while to get cold.
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Stayed Saturday 09 September 2006
The apartment was excellently furnished and presented both inside and in the communal areas outside. Lovely views of the lake and surrounding mountains and within walking distance of a local shop, a restaurant and a couple of cafe/bar/ice cream shops. The little extras were what made the apartment exceed our expectations - a few cds, dvds, childrens toys, books and local information and maps. The only downside was that I can imagine in very hot weather it would be difficult to sleep in the mezzanine area.
Owner reply:

Thank you for your review. I just wanted to add that for 2007 air-conditioning is being added in the mezzanine area.

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Stayed Saturday 19 August 2006
A high quality apartment with stunning lake and mountain views (website pictures don’t do the views justice!); well maintained pool and gardens – a great place to relax. We loved being able to walk to the local shop, restaurants and gelateria. Cecina is a peaceful and beautiful location away from the bustle of the lakeside towns which are picturesque and great to visit but busy in August. The car ferry from Toscolano-Maderno makes it easy to explore both sides of the lake. If you are feeling adventurous you can take the tunnels and hairpin roads into the mountains to explore other lakes. Our daughter enjoyed our days out to visit the tourist attractions of the excellent Gardaland and Aquapark Canevaworld and also the supply of toys, books and games in the apartment. Highly recommended. Also the website booking and payment system worked well and all our pre-holiday queries were answered very promptly.
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Stayed Saturday 03 June 2006
Not great value for a 1 Bedroom property. Would have greatly appreciated toilet paper in the apartment when we arrived ! Also cleaning items. Arrangements for arrival [ 5pm ] and departure [ 9am ] effectively meant we lost the best part of a day. That said it was a lovely property in a nice village setting.
Owner reply:

Hi, thanks for your kind comments about the property. There should have been a roll of toilet paper in the bathroom cupboard for you, although we do state we can't provide consumables. Unfortunately we need the hours stated on changeover days (guests leaving and arriving on the same day) to clean the apartment (this can take between 5 and 8 hours depending on the state the property is left in by the guests), check and repair breakages, test the appliances and resolve problems if they have arisen during the previous week. This enables us to provide a spotless, perfectly working apartment every time.

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Stayed Tuesday 07 March 2006
The apartment was in excellent condition and ideal for a family. Views over Lake Garda and of the surrounding mountains took our breath away and made breakfast our favourite time of the day. The local shops are accessible/useful and Toscolano Mederno offers a great base to visit the whole lake. Lake Garda is a Beautiful Lake and the food/wine as you will find out is wonderful. Gracias
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Stayed Saturday 13 August 2005
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Cecina. The apartment was very clean and comfortable and met all our needs. It was everything we had hoped it would be.Our children loved the swimming pool, and although we were there in August, had almost exclusive use of it! The views from the apartment were stunning and exceeded our expectations. There was plenty to do - we visited Gardaland and Verona. Cecina was a very pretty town. We have never had a holiday in the same place, but we would come back here. Can really recommend it!
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Stayed Saturday 13 August 2005
The location , the view, the pool was excellent, the only thing missing was air-con, the temperatures were above 30 when we were there. All in all a perfect spot for a relaxing holiday.
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Stayed Saturday 13 August 2005
Beautiful lake view and very quiet after the weekend as most of the properties are weekend homes for Italians. Lots of places to eat in walking distance. Don't overlook La Macina round the corner (100 yds) as very good food and value. Only down side was no air-con (very hot week).
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The property was excellent quality, with a fantastic view right over the beautiful lake and a great location, which was easy to get to many local towns (all within 5 minutes) and also very good for exploring the other towns and attractions around Lake Garda. The swimming pool was also excellent, very clean, and the kids loved it, and the individual garage under the property - which was wide enough to comfortably accommodate our car - was an unexpected bonus. We were so impressed with our holiday that I wouldnt hesitate to recommend the company, property and location to my friends and family for anyone wishing to take a trip to Lake Garda.
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Our holiday at Casagarda was excellent. The views of the lake and surrounding mountains are breath taking both day and night. The apartment was very clean and extremely well equipped. My two boys especially loved the scooters. The location is ideal as it is away from the busy towns but close enough to visit them however a car is essential. The variety of activities and places to visit around the lake are endless. I would highly recommend visiting Malcelsine and hiring a speed boat at Limone to explore the lake is fantastic.
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The property was excellent clean and tidy. The views from the balcony were amazing . The location to the little village Cecina was very good friendly locals in the shop, and the restaurtants. Would love to go again soon.
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One small thing about the property - there were not enough sunbeds! Other comments re area etc: Guests should be warned that it is not possible to walk into the nearest town as there are no paths on the main road. We think access is possible from the hill but did not discover this until the end part of the holiday. We found it extremely difficult to get a taxi but managed in the end but it did cost us almost £50 for a ten minute journey there and back. The local pizza restaurant in the village was very good but the menu is written in italian and german (remember your phrase books!!)
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This was a wonderful apartment. I was so impressed with all of the little details that the owners had thought of, books for children, toys, maps and travel information and the 'introduction to apartment' book was excellent - packed with really good info. The views over the lake exceeded our expectations and the little village of cecina was so pretty. This was our first holiday with our little boy and we really enjoyed it. Excellent facilities for children. Just a couple of things were disappointing - a clear update on when the pool is due to be open should be given before arrival (even more preferable at the time of booking) - no pool facilities should also be reflected in the rental price for the holiday. Temp was 26 C and no pool was disappointing. There was a mix up with the arrival instructions, having said that keys were brought to us at the gates of the apartment at 2am and rep was very nice about it. Also repairs maintenance etc should really be done when renters are not in the apartment. Small things, but worth mentioning. Overall a wonderful stay and we will be back to casagarda! Thanks again.
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The CasaGarda apartment was absolutely perfect. The views from the balcony were spectacular and perfect for having a nice cup of hot chocolate on in the cold mornings (We visitied in Novemebr). The apartment was spacious and in pristine condition, not a spec of dust anywhere! There were all the essentials needed for a family so it didn't matter if someone had forgotten something! We are already planning on returning to this aprtment in the summer! It is wonderfully located, as the town Toscolano Maderno wasn't far away at all, and very friendly. Can't wait to go back!
Owner reply:

Thank you so much Tanya, do come back soon!

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A lovely property, clean and modern. Stunning views of the lake and mountain and a gloriously sunny balcony which our baby (just crawling!) loved. The gate at the top of the balcony stairs made it a very secure outdoor play area for our little boy. Nearly all essentials for babies catered for but could have done with a stair gate for indoors if possible. The steep hill down/up to the apartment from the lake made it difficult to get out and about with a baby and everything we have to take with him. We would love to go back but will be taking grandparents and because of the hill we would recommend a car.
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Casa Garda is a lovely apartment in a great location - beautiful views of lake Garda and the village of Cecina (with restaurants and a shop) is very close. Also it is possible to walk to Toscaleno-Maderno to get to the beach - however it's quite a hike back up the hill but you can reward yourself with a fantastic ice cream near the apartment. The only real negative was that while we were there (last few days of September/ early October) the pool was closed, for the most part this was understandable as the weather was poor but when it was good it remained closed so we weren't able to use it, so I would advise people to bear this in mind if booking at a similar time as we were disappointed by this. Overall though, the apartment is great and has everything you need with plenty to do in the surrounding area.
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This property exceeded or expectations. Stunning views over the lake. The property itself was extremely well equipped with plenty of room for the 4 of us. The pool and grounds were well looked after and very clean.We had the property pretty much to ourselves for the 2 weeks we were there in July with two other Italian couples coming up for the weekends only. We had no water for one of the days and we had extremely prompt help from your rep. who gave us a number to contact. This person got back to us within an hour of our call. The only slight drawback was the lack of air-conditioning in the downstairs bedroom. Temp. were in the mid to high 30's and it was extremely hot during the night. Have already given details to at least 3 people. Would buy this property if it was available.
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For anyone looking for a relaxing break in beutiful surroundings this would be hard to beat. The view from the balcony was stunning better than the photos suggest. The apartment was well furnished with quality items very comfortable beds. and fully equipped kitchen. It was perfect for us as a family , but the mezzanine level may not suit everyone as it lacks privacy from the living area. A car allows you to explore the surrounding area, there is plenty to see. Venice is 2 hrs away and Verona about 1 hr 30 mins. Salo and Brescia are close by for those who need retail therapy. To late we found the 18 hole golf course just 10 mins walk away In all would recommend this apartment to anyone. We hope to return.
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Air con would have graded our reply up to excelllent. It is a very hot property in the summer! The instructions on arrival should have a more distinguishing identification on the property itself (very tricky in the dark!)
Owner reply:

Air-conditioning has now been added for 2007.

11 other reviews
The villa was large, attractive and clean, and in a great location in the tiny village of Cecina with good access (by car) to Toscalano Maderno and other small towns. Every morning and evening we just sat on the balcony and admired the beautiful views of the lake and surrounding mountains you could even see it from the swimming pool. We love active holidays, and were spoilt for choice with historic towns, gorgeous walks and a variety of water-sports the wind-surfing was fantastic in the lovely warm lake (in september!) Cecina is the perfect combination holiday tranquil and relaxing, there were still lots of activities and attractions on offer.
"Lovely place, wonderful position & nice and quiet. The lake is lovely, but we also enjoyed the National Park and the mountains with the trees changing colour."- Wally & Jo Mole, 8th - 16th October 2005
"Super apartment - wonderful base for exploring the area. You can find something unique on every corner."- John & Valerie Hicks and Angela & Robin Hodgson
"Stunning views, fantastic location, idyllic apartment. So much to do so little time, cable car - Malcesine a must. Would love to come again."- Stuart Dinwoodie & Michelle Nott, 19th - 25th August 2005
"Some gorgeous walks - a wonderful place but the vodka sorbetto tops the lot!"- Tony & Roberta Hawley
"Beautiful apartment and fantastic view - Cecina is a great location. Brilliant atmosphere - great holiday! We will book again for next year."- Jacqui, Paul, Lara & Jamie Wilson
"Excellent week, really comfortable here, had a great time."- Patrick, Moira, David & Jennifer Smith
"Beautiful apartment with excellent facilities. Very impressed with the quality of the furnishings. Cecina is a lovely location and the views from the balcony, stunning. Many thanks and we would love to return some day.All in all, a very relaxing two weeks."- Michael, Wendy, Caroline & Sarah Elliot
"Lovely place Iain. Very relaxing. Great facilities, all had a great time."- Ian, Jules, Stella & Leo Hargreaves
"We adored the place! One of our best every family holidays. Apartment in beautiful condition, lovely surroundings and charming neighbours (28° every day helps too!)."- Paul, Hilary, Lisa & Lucy Featherstone, 28 May 2005
"What a wonderful location and a nice break with good weather, good company & good food."- Pete Case, 9 April 2005

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
Joined: April 2005