Brand new 3 bed apartment, private complex, pool with lifeguard, underground parking and minutes walk or bike ride from Lake Garda.
Stunning views of the mountains.
The apartment is a reasonably new development and the build is to a very high standard.
There is a wonderful communial pool which has a resident lifeguard during the high season, plus a jaccuzi and childrens pool. Please note that the pool is open from June - August only with the lifeguard present.
The apartment is on the 2nd floor (top) and is serviced by either stairs or lift right to the door.
There is underground parking and there are 6 bikes and sunbeds which can be used during the stay at no extra charge.
The apartment is fully furnished to a high standard and is really a second home to us.
The apartment can comfortably sleep 6 people.
One of the bedrooms is in the tower which is accessed from within the apartment and an electric staircase.
This provides a great additional bedroom for 2 people which has panoramic views of the lake and mountains.
It has TV and X-box in it, great for the kids, not suitable for very young or elderly.
The bathroom is modern with a walk in shower, plus bidet.The washing machine is situated there also.
The lounge/dining/kitchen area can comfortably seat 6 people (the table extends to seat 8) and the balcony with built in barbecue can also seat 6 comfortably.
The lift comes straight from the underground double garage to outside the apartment door, great for shopping trips and suitcases.
The complex has some permanent residents (all Italian) as well as some apartments which are used for weekends and holidays by the owners
The site has a secure perimeter, gated access and gates to the underground car park.
The Lake is literally a 5-10 minute walk away as are shops for everyday needs.
There are 2 very large hypermarkets nearby (couple of miles) plus retail designer outlets.
There are many fantastic restuarants nearby some of which will have directions from the apartment found in the information book in the apartment, but most people find a new one and leave the cards in the book
For the children there is Gardaland, Italys' equivalent of Disneyland and every bit as good, plus large water parks nearby, zoo and other theme parks, all within 30-40 mins drive.
For people who just want to chill out, there are great walks around the Lake, all of the region is bike friendly with cycle tracks all over making it safe for children.
The Lake is fantastic for swimming, fishing or any of the many sports activities such as pedalos, boat hire, wind surfing etc.
The area is predominantly Italian as it is where they tend to go from Milan for their holidays so it is not over commercialised, although in the port of Sirmione there are night clubs for those who like to enjoy the night life but it is far enough away not to impact on the residents.
The restuarants are well priced and not loaded for the tourists, and you can enjoy fine Italian cuisine from between 10-75€ per person in the many restaurants.
Venice is approx 2 hours away by train, nearest station is Pescheira. Verona just 20 minutes and all served by an excellent road infrastructure.
The climate is normally fantastic as the lake has its own micro climate due to being surrounded by the mountains.
Temperatures around 30-35c are common from June onwards.
We have been going to this area for 6 years and have got to know a lot of good restuarants (and vineyards) and interesting places to visit.
There are still years to go before you will probably see everything.
The holiday can be as relaxed or as active as you like, its up to you.
Great apartment with ample accommodation & fantastic pool area. Ideal location, short drive to Sirimione & Peschiera. Also suitable base for city breaks to Verona & Venice. Highly recommended
J from Rathcoole
Stayed 14 Aug 2010
We liked the area in which the property was situated . It was about a 10 minute walk to the large lake beach which had a nice bar /restaurant and pedaloes to rent .
The appartment was spatious and airy despite not having air conditioning and our 11 year old liked the novelty of sleeping in the tower . We used the barbecue on several evenings and the terrace was shady enough to lunch there as well .
The pool was lovely and very child friendly . As not many appartments were occupied during our stay it wasnt busy and ball games and inflatables were allowed which kept the children
In short a well equipped accomodation and a good base from which to explore.
steve from Hemel Hempstead
Stayed 31 Jul 2010
An excellent apartment complex -lovely pool and close to the lake
Situated in a great location, the whole complex is kept very clean and tidy. The apartment was very well equipped and all of my party were very pleased with our choice of accomodation. The only drawback was that we only had one set of keys for apartment which you needed on entering and leaving the complex as well. This made it tricky for our party since there were 3 sets of couples wanting to go out and explore on their own. However we still managed and had a fab time. Only one other point to note is that we would have been very grateful for air conditioning (since we went in July and it was very hot) however we were aware that there was none at time of booking. Apartment did however have standalone fans.
The Appartment was excellent value for money, we had a very enjoyable stay the pool was good and the location excellent very close to Simione. The Ice Cream Cafe VERY HIGHLY recommended. The bikes were great as i have 4 children and the sizes matched perfect for our family of 6. A good selec tion of movies and books in the appartment. We would definately recommend it. The only dissapointments were no Air Conditioning (and it was very Hot) and there is some building work going on, on site so had a wake up call at 7.30 each morning. But overall excellent. Thank You.
We thoroughtly enjoyed our stay at Villa Da Vinci. The location is perfect for such a wide variety of activities from Gardaland and water parks through to climbing mountains and visiting Venice! The lakeside itself is breathtaking, and the children loved swimming off the back of pedaloes and canoeing etc.
While we were there all the other residents were Italian. They were incredibly welcoming and our family was actively encouraged to join in with their games of water polo in the shared pool. (The pool was plenty big enough for others to swim or lie on lilos while the games went on). Language was never a barrier, despite the fact that none of us speak a word of Italian!
The apartment itself was very comfortable and if anything the pictures on the web site do not do it full justice. The facilities were very good, and the provision of bicycles is inspired! We cycled up the peninsular of Sirmione a couple of times and saved a lot on car parking costs! Also the bikes were great for popping to the shops etc. The whole area is very bike friendly. There are 3 adult sized bikes, 2 teenage sized ones and one pre-teen sized bike.
Plenty of good places to eat out, and of course you MUST try out the ice-cream cafe on the main road near the lakeside one evening (or more!)
I would definitely recommend this villa as an excellent value apartment in a superb location.
Many thanks Nick.
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The review:> We all enjoyed an absolutely fabulous week in Sirmione. The apartment> was brilliantly equipped with everything we needed and more and in a> great location.> > We will definately be booking again. Many thanks to the owners.
Dear NickHad a great holiday and left apartment as found - wonderful. I sent the keys back yesterday. If you are reimbursing deposit by cheque can you make it payable to 'Mr C A Lewis.'Looking forward to the next timeClifford Lewis