A luxury villa to rent by Lake Garda, Italy
Price Guide 2021:
From €10,500 per day
Excludes city tax of €1 per person per day
Minimum stay of 7 nights in July & August; 3 nights in April, May, June & September
- Daily breakfast (+ 1 other meal on 7-night stays)
- Welcome drinks, fruit basket & flowers on arrival
- Concierge service
- Cleaning & laundry service
- 24-hour security
- Private chef & butler on request
- Childcare on request
- 4 double bedrooms with king-size beds & en-suite bathrooms
- Private outdoor pool overlooking Lake Garda
- Pool terrace (500 square metres)
- Private spa area & sauna
- Panorama lounge
- Private bar with free non-alcoholic drinks & snacks
- Fully equipped kitchen with stylish dining area
- Bulgari cosmetics & care products
- Wine cellar
- Private underground parking
- Access to the 5-star boutique hotel, Villa Eden – Gardone, including its gourmet restaurant & high-end spa
- Verona Brescia airport 38km
- Verona Villafranca airport 80km
- Milan Bergamo airport 90km
- Milan Linate airport 134km
- Milan Malpensa airport 174km
- Venice airport 204km
- Helicopter transfers can be arranged
- Gardone Riviera 2 mins drive
- 2 well-known golf courses nearby, Garda Golf & Bogliaco
Garda is the largest of the Italian lakes and for many the most beautiful. Eden Villa West is one of five private villas on the park-like Villa Eden Luxury Resort, which overlooks the lake above the charming town of Gardone Riviera.
Gardone hit its peak in the 19th century when its opulent villas and extravagant gardens made it one of the most prestigious corners of Lake Garda. Today the glitterati may have moved elsewhere, but the historic centre and café-lined lakefront are still lovely to explore. It’s also far more peaceful than tourist-heavy hotspots like Sirmione or Malcesine.
An hour of so uphill from Gardone is the pretty mountain village of San Michele, from where you can pick up a number of panoramic walking trails. For more serious walking, the armour-plated peaks of the Dolomites are also within striking distance, as are several of the region’s top vineyards, including Soave, Bardolino and Valpolicella.
The villa itself was designed by acclaimed architect David Chipperfield and is built over three storeys that follow the contours of the hillside. The inspiration comes from the traditional buildings used to grow lemons on Garda’s terraced slopes in the 19th century, though now it’s olive groves and cypress trees that shelter the villa and bring life to the estate.
Like with the old lemonaries, the villa is fronted on two floors by long terraces and shady pergolas, which offer ample space to soak up the views while protected from the sun. These wonderful viewing decks are directly accessed from the living areas and bedrooms, which are all situated at the front of the house and boast floor-to-ceiling windows.
The lowest level of the property contains the wine cellar and three of the four bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. The next floor up, which is really the ground floor due to the terraced nature of the design, contains the main entrance, a well-equipped kitchen and a stylish dining area.
The first floor contains the sauna and spa area and has direct access to a spacious outdoor terrace and a beautiful private pool that offers mesmerising views of Lake Garda.
The fourth en-suite bedroom is in a separate summer house, which has its own entrance, terrace and open-plan kitchen and living room.
Aside from great style and an enviable location, the emphasis here is on sophisticated service. Private chefs and butlers can easily be arranged, and villa guests can make use of the resort’s gourmet restaurant and top-of-the-range spa. Two excellent golf courses are close at hand, and the delights of Lake Garda are just begging to be explored.