With Villa Antoinette the most important feature is LOCATION! The views over Lake Garda are stunning, and having your evening meal outside on the terrace with the sun setting over the lake and mountains is unforgettable! We saw a beautiful sunset every evening!
The villa is spacious other than for the kitchen. We were a party of ten, but the villa will sleep fifteen. Although we often ate out, when we did eat in the preparation area in the kitchen was limited. Also, if you were using more than one electric appliance, the trip switch cuts off the electricity!
The swimming pool is amazing; it's large and has its own toilet and changing facilities.
The villa's owners have obviously travelled widely, and there are many interesting pictures, wall-hangings and mementos in the villa.
There is ample parking for at least four cars.
The local town of Torri del Benaco is picturesque and has a wide selection of good restaurants, shops and attractions. There is a superb outdoor market on Mondays, an attractive shore walk and an interesting castle that is well worth a visit.
The villa is in need of a certain amount of updating and has certain issues worth mentioning: from ground level to the entrance there are about fifty steps with no hand rails for most of those. There are another fifty steps to the swimming pool. So the villa is not suitable for less fit guests. Carrying a six month old was hard enough!
Also worth mentioning is that a €500 deposit is required on arrival and we had to pay for electricity and cleaning; We did not get much of our deposit back - after spending a not inconsiderable amount on the villa, we felt a little unhappy with this!
But - we had an amazing holiday!
We spend two week at the house with our friends, three families, 7 adults and 7 children age from 3 to 18. The place is so wast we all had comfort and privacy with two really big terraces with spectacular view over the lake Garda. Swimming pool is the best Holliday house pool I've ever seen, kids enjoyed it very much. Barbecue place, nice garden and enough space for 3 cars in front of the house were just plus. We were mainly preparing our own meals , so fully equipped kitchen and long dinner table at the terrace were essential. The owner even provided table tenis on our request which was very useful for kids. The house is situated at the hill over the lovely Torri del Benaco, but it is not easy to walk down to the place so a car or bike is necessary at the lake.
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