Our modernly furnished house with professional air conditioning, swimming pool, and private garage is located in Tavernola Bergamasca (a lively village with about 2,500 inhabitants), right on Lake Iseo, in a historical location.
Enjoy from the spacious terrace with a lot of privacy, the tranquility of nature, Lake Iseo, and the world-famous 'Monte Isola'.
Lake Iseo is not yet overrun by mass tourism, which is a breath of fresh air when compared to other Italian lakes, such as Lake Garda and Lake Como, for example. If you drive around the lake, you will cover 66 kilometers by bike or car and will come across the most beautiful places, the real Italian life, and nature.
Our house is situated 100 meters higher than the lake level, which gives you from our large terrace, equipped with a luxurious electric sunshade, garden set, sun loungers, and Weber BBQ, a breathtaking open view of Lake Iseo and the world-famous Monte Isola: the largest island in a lake in Europe. It has a circumference of 9km and no cars are allowed.
There are 5 (shared) free public parking spaces at the complex of 12 apartments. There is also a private parking garage available for you under the complex. The house is luxuriously finished. The kitchen is fully finished with a dishwasher, oven, large refrigerator, and large freezer. There is also a good Dolce-Gusto coffee maker present.
There are two fixed Daikin air conditioners with remote control in the bedrooms for the hottest days of the year.
The complete interior was replaced in 2020 (Samsung 44" Smart TV, fast wireless internet, painting, beds, mattresses, closets, tables, chairs, garden set, etc.). In the bathroom, a washing machine is available for general use and there are always washing tablets present.
There is a large private pool that is shared with the other apartments. The pool is guaranteed to be cleaned and open from mid-May to the end of September. Other months are not guaranteed. In practice, there are never many people at the complex because most of the apartments are owned by Italians who use them as second homes to stay (sometimes) on the weekends.
In 2016, we had a 'first-row' view of the world-famous art piece Floating Piers: it was a temporary artwork by Christo, consisting of 70,000 square meters of yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 226,000 high-density polyethylene cubes.
You can fly to our house cheaply on Bergamo Orio al Serio with Ryanair. The Orio al Serio airport is just half an hour's drive from our house!
In the village, all basic facilities can be found: bakeries, butcher, small supermarkets, 3 bars, 4 restaurants, hairdresser, doctor, pharmacy, and little bookshop. The center and the nearest beach are less than 5 minutes from our place.
There are numerous (sport) activities possible around the lake: cycling, road biking, mountain biking, hiking, golfing, kayaking, sailing and in winter also skiing (45 minutes drive).
Shopping and visiting cities, it's all within reach. Franciacorta Outlet Center (20km) has 140 shops with the most famous brands and real outlet prices. Also, the covered shopping mall Elnoss near Brescia is super, with hundreds of shops, a 45-minute drive away.
We are Dutch owners, but we have local help from an Italian lady, Mara. She cleans and receives you on-site. Of course, we remain available at all times for guests if there is anything.
- Our house is not suitable for the disabled
and is not equipped for babies (although there is a high chair).
- You reach the house via 4 sets of 8 'lazy' steps down and the house itself has two floors which you reach via an internal staircase with 8 'lazy' steps, so if you are very bad on your feet, this might not be pleasant.
- The road to our house is 600 meters long and on average 15% steep. It is a well-asphalted road where overtaking is easy (but people who are afraid to drive up a hill/mountain should better not book).