St Loe is a luxury, two bedroomed apartment, set right on the picturesque western shore of Lake Garda , within the small village of Gargnano, in “Parco Alto Garda Bresciano”, Northern Italy. Although a part of the ancient , stone village of Gagnano the interior of the apartment has been renovated by an architect to a crisp, clean modern design with very high quality fittings and furniture. It is available for weekly rentals in high seasons and for a minimum of 3 days the rest of the year. The apartment is located right on the main piazza and port of the village and thus its living space has completely uninterrupted views over the little boats in the port and out over the lake to the mountains on the far shore. The apartment is at 2nd floor level, an ideal distance to overlook the vibrant village and port life from the main living space or to sit back and enjoy the breathtakingly tranquil views of the lake and mountains beyond. The bedrooms are at the back of the apartment, tucked into the village built fabric and are quiet and peaceful.
The apartment is very well equipped and includes a washing machine. The beautifully designed family bathroom, has a roomy, stone floored, frameless glass shower as well as a cast iron bath. Phillippe Starck and Doornbracht taps and sanitaryware.
Traditional Italian Village
The apartment is part of the ancient Italian village network of stone terraced buildings that form a cobweb of beautiful cobbled, narrow streets, allowing you to uncover its hidden restaurants and treasures as you explore. Unusually, due to the mountainous geography of the area and the layout of these traditional narrow streets, this small town does not have any scope for new developments, which has allowed it to maintain its charm and gives a sense of stepping back in time. You can easily enjoy your stay at the apartment without having a car, and using taxis, buses, ferries or trains for adventures further afield.
The apartment sleeps up to 4 people comfortably, perfect for couples and small families. It has been renovated to a very high specification, with one double room and one twin room, and is a perfect location for all the surrounding activities, scenery and restaurants. The spectacular “Centomiglia” a hundred-miles-regatta of sailing boats racing around the lake and a 'preparation' race for the Volvo Race is attracting a big audience every year and starts every September in “Boglico”. The British writer David H. Lawrence has been one of the famous visitors of this region, in good company with Hemmingway, writing 'twilight in Italy' while resident in Gargnano . The landscape and walks he describes are still evident and can be followed still today.
Small swimming beaches, watersports, mountain biking and hiking are available from the doorstep, with golf and horse riding nearby. Abundance of Italian village shops, delicatessens, bakery, cafes, wine shops and, of course, restaurants.
For the comfort of all our guests, this is a pet free and non smoking property.
We look forward to hearing from you, if you wish to stay with us. Do email us if you have any further questions and we will be more than happy to help.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Check in time:||15:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Verona or Bergamo, Nearest railway: Brescia or Desenzano|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
The apartment is set on the picturesque western shore of Lake Garda, within the small town of Gargnano, located in the middle of the “Parco Alto Garda Bresciano” in Northern Italy. Gargnano and Lake Garda has been favoured by the rich and famous for many centuries and today this can be seen in the fine apartments, villas, palaces and beautiful gardens which still remain. The Northern and Western parts of the Lake are nestled up against the protective mountain range of the Swiss Alps, producing a microclimate unique in the region. This warm, Mediterranean climate so far north in Europe enabled this particular area to become a lemon growing area, supplying the rest of northern Europe until as late as the end of the 19th Century. The remaining stone ruins of these Lemon Farms (Limonaia) give unique character to the landscape of this area and its geography continues to offer a benign climate and an extended tourist season to its visitors. The surrounding landscape in which the apartment is located is very diverse with the lake, the plain, the hills and mountains offering wonderful contrasts and activity opportunities; from swimming and sailing to golf, mountain hikes or biking to 5 day horse treks into the alps.The region of Gargnano is composed of several villages: Bogliaco, Villa and the main village Gargnano, situated on the shore of the lake, the districts Zuino, Fornico and Villavetro, which are situated at the hillsides of Monte Gargnano, Liano, Formaga, Navazzo, Sasso and Museaga at the plateau of “Monte Gargnano”, the mountain village Costa and the furthest away district Muslone.
The apartment is part of the ancient Italian village built fabric that forms a cobweb of beautiful cobbled, narrow streets, allowing you to uncover its hidden restaurants and treasures as you explore. Unusually, due to the mountainous geography of the area and the layout of these traditional narrow streets, this small town does not have any scope for new developments, allowing it to maintain its charm and giving a sense of stepping back in time. You can easily enjoy your stay at the apartment without having a car, and using taxis, buses, ferries or trains for adventures further afield.