Well equipped villa. Stunning location. Near village. Family and pet friendly
- english, german, italian
We are a family of five, with three daughters aged between 14 and 20 and live in London. We bought Casa Paradiso around 10 years ago, after living and working in Italy in the 1990s, because we love the combination of the peaceful and beautiful location and the many experiences and activities around Lake Garda. Please feel welcome to email, phone us or look at our website casaparadisogarda.com. We are happy to accept payment through the site's online payment or direct - whatever you prefer.
Ulrike purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Ulrike chose Tremosine
We chose Casa Paradiso because of its beautiful private location close to the local villages and the lake and the opportunities for us and the kids to pursue active recreations like mountain walking, mountain biking and tennis as well as lying by a pool and eating wonderful Italian food and wine. We stay 4 to 5 weeks each year.
What makes this Villa unique
- Idyllic private location surrounded by woods and meadows with stunning views - A lot more room than many villas and very comfortable, even for two families - One of best restaurants in the area 3 minutes walk away and shops 5 minutes by car - Great opportunities for kids to explore, for pet owners and for many sports - It is wonderful returning to the peace and cool of the house after a hot day on Lake Garda
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Lovely house in beautiful surroundings
Casa Paradiso definitely lives up to its name. The house is situated in a beautiful mountain landscape, approximately 20 mins. drive from Lake Garda. It was a little tricky to find at first, but its peaceful location is the perfect place to spend a relaxing holiday. Just to step outside the door in the morning with a cup of coffee in hand and look out over the flower meadow to the mountains beyond, to the sound of the stream trickling over the rocks, is the perfect way to start the day! We have never seen so many bees and butterflies. For a family of 3 generations, which included 2 children aged 9 and 11, there was plenty for everyone to do: walking, mountain biking, river walking, spending time on the beach in Limone, kayaking, swimming in the lake and in the two pools in Vesio, taking the ferry over to Malcesine and the cable car to the top of the mountain, relaxing on the terrace - even building a fairy house by the river! The house is large, very clean and well equipped and easily accommodated our family of 8 people. We stayed for one week, but take my advice and stay longer!
Beautiful, Spacious, Stunning Location
An outstanding and well-equipped property in the most stunning location. The property sits in peaceful isolation, surrounded by crags, with a view across to the mountain peaks on the other side of Lake Garda. A small Alpine stream runs down the hillside past the house and its generous grounds: at night the only sound to be heard is that of water trickling over rocks and pebbles. The owners were exceptionally kind and generous with their time in helping us to prepare for our holiday (for example,identifying a local vet for our dog) - we are very grateful to them. One of our best holidays, due in no small part to Casa Paradiso. Highly recommended.
Beautiful & tasteful family villa
The photographs don't do Casa Paradiso justice. It's a large, beautiful and tastefully designed & appointed family villa set in over a hectare of its own grounds made up of trees, lawn and meadow grasses. It's in an arresting location near the mountain village of Vesio where you will find all essential services and facilities. The beautiful views from the house are down towards the tiny Valle di Bondo and across to Monte Baldo on the other side of Lake Garda.
Lake Garda's main towns and villages are busy with people and traffic for most of the traditional tourist months and it was an utter delight to return to Casa Paradiso's quiet beauty, space and tranquillity after a day in the busier tourist 'honeypots'. We spent a lot of time exploring the local mountains (around Casa Paradiso) on foot and on mountain bikes. You could quite easily spend a month there and still find new paths/tracks. There's something for all abilities nearby, and if you come from Britain you'll be surprised to find peaks just below 2000m altitude more or less on the doorstep of the villa. We did a fair amount of windsurfing too, something Lake Garda has a well deserved reputation for. Pick a bright sunny day and turn up at one of the windsurfing places a little after midday when the wind kicks in. 'Die-hard' windsurfers may want to try an early morning session (6am) when the wind is reliable. There really are few places better for windsurfing than Lake Garda.
The villa has spacious and bright bedrooms, most with balconies. The house was extensively renovated a few years ago and has all the modern heating, hot water and bathing/showering, cooking and living facilities you'd expect of a modern property. The interior design is defined by a simple, stylish and tasteful elegance with traditional porcelain tiled floors and painted stucco walls - all common vernacular features in Italian rural villas.
Top tip? Try a meal at Beppe's place some 100m away from Casa Paradiso. It's difficult to describe Beppe's restaurant since it doesn't fall readily into a category. Probably best described as a rustic or rural restaurant (though that's not entirely accurate!) Our family group was warmly welcomed even though he Beppe spoke not a word of English (his German is much better) breaching the language barrier with the warmth of his personality and generous hospitality. Do book ahead. You will not be disappointed.
Casa Paradiso - aptly named.
We booked Casa Paradiso for the May half-term school holiday for four adults and two children, aged 8 and 5. We all wanted to relax (apart from the children, of course!) and it turned out to be the perfect environment for us all. The garden was largely a wild-flower meadow at that time of year and the girls loved exploring it and playing on the swing/slide. The adults did a certain amount of enjoying the peace and quiet and views of the mountains from the garden but there was plenty of walking - gentle and otherwise - and villages to visit without even going to the Lake itself. We didn't do any sport but took a boat trip to the north end of the Lake one day - Riva del Garda and Torbole are interesting. We all walked to the top of Monte Bestone another day for fabulous views of the Lake and across to Malcesine. The Agriturismo Val d'Egoi (200 metres away) was brilliant - we had two really good meals there and the owner was really kind and helpful.
The house itself was clean, spacious and well-equipped and the local manager responded to our initial queries promptly. The weather wasn't particularly warm when we arrived, although the days did warm up during the week, but the log fire was cheerful and cosy in the evenings. Although there are two supermarkets in the nearest village Vesio, the range of products is limited so I would suggest stocking up as much as possible at a bigger supermarket elsewhere.
Casa Paradiso offers both peace and tranquility and access to activities and restaurants and we would recommend it.
Great location-stunning views-good facilities
Really lovely place to stay Fantastic local restaurant at end of the drive with another good restaurant in the local town. Great location for walking and visiting Riva or Verona
SPORTS AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES.
- Swimming. La Berna outside pool, gardens and bar and La Fenice hotel are both 5 minutes by car.
- Tennis. There are a number of nearby tennis hotels offering courts and / or coaching (e.g. Hotel Pineta Campi).
- Hiking / mountain biking. From the house the extensive public footpaths and picnic areas of the national park are immediately accessible. There are routes up to Passo Nota and Passo Tremalzo and over the passes to Lago di Ledro. Mountain bikes can be hired (e.g. Skyclimber, Tennis Centre Lago di Garda)
- Climbing/ Via Ferrata cableways and canyoning. Courses and excursions can be booked locally. (The Via Ferrata are the paths and cableways built into the cliffs around the lake during the First World War)
- Sailing. Sailing courses are available in Riva. (e.g. at www.dulacetduparc.com/en/active-garda-lake.html)
COAST / BEACH
The nearest lake beach, at Limone on Lake Garda, is a 15 minute drive. Here you can walk along the famous promenade past restaurants and cafes, sunbathe, swim from the beach, hire paddleboats, windsurf or catch a ferry to other towns on the lake such as Malcesine on the eastern coast and Riva at the northern tip.
OTHER LOCAL ATTRACTIONS:
Vesio, the attractive local village, where there are shops, bars and restaurants(5 mins by car);
Pieve, built on the edge of a 500m cliff overlooking the lake (5km);
Riva, a beautiful town at the head of the lake great for sightseeing and shopping (30 mins by car)
Verona with its famous Roman arena, where operas are held in the summer, is around an hour and half by car.
Car hire is essential.
- Brescia (Montichiari airport) is 75km / 80 mins.
- Verona (Villafranca airport) 110km / 100 mins.
- Bergamo (Orio Al Serio airport) 120km / 100 mins and
- Venice (Marco Polo airport) 220km / 150 mins.