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About this listing

Neat and cosy apartment on the ground floor of a fully renovated house in the old village centre in Portese. The house is 200 m from the lake. It can host 2 adults (and a little child), breakfast included. Free wi-fi. Free parking nearby.

The space

Located near the castle in Portese, in the old village centre, the house had been owned by my family for more than 150 years. The house was built in the 1850s as a farmhouse and it has been recently fully renovated. The typical external walls of natural stone have remained untouched, while the yard was refurbished.

The apartment, cosy and neat, measures about 50 square metres and it is located on the ground floor. It is naturally cool, so you won't need air conditioning, but fans are anyway provided. It has a comfortable living room with a wooden kitchen fully equipped, a romantic bedroom with parquet, a wrought iron bed and a private bathroom with shower. A crib is available, so little babies are welcome. Some pieces of furniture date back to the 19th Century - others, like the kitchen, are modern and functional.
Paintings and old pictures of the lake and my family show my family’s love for this little old house and our deep connection with the surroundings.
The courtyard main entrance is shared with the apartment on the first floor – where I live. The entrance of the ground floor apartment is independent. The porch is also available to our guests to enjoy a relaxing time or a nice meal in the open air.
Free wi-fi internet connection.
There is free parking nearby.

We speak: Italian, English, and German.

Guest access

Free Wi-Fi internet connection.
Cooking facilities: fridge, stove, oven, microwave, waffle maker, toaster and all sorts of pots and pans are availble.
Check out is by 11:00.
Check in is from 14:00 to 20:00. Any other time must be agreed beforeahand.
You can unload your luggage in front of the house, then park your car in the free parking located behind the house.

Interaction with guests

Our guests will be provided with a short guide about the surrounding area, concerning what is worth visiting - as well as all the necessary information to spend a safe and enjoyable holiday on the lake. I will be available for any questions you may want to ask, as I live on the first floor.

Other things to note

Bus station for all directions is only a short distance away.
Boarding gate for ferries is 200 m away.
The nearest rail station is in Desenzano - 18 km/20 min by car.
The nearest airports are in Verona (50 km away), Orio al Serio (85 km away) and Milano Linate (130 km away).

Free parking nearby.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: £90
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM

-Check out is by 11:00 o’clock. Check out later than 11:00 must be agreed beforehand.
-No smoking in the house. Chair and ashtray are provided outside the apartment.
-Cooking facilities are available: please leave the kitchen clean after use.
-Separate collection of rubbish: outside the apartment you will find garbage bins in which you can put glass, plastic, paper and aluminum separately.
Other types of garbage (food or anything different from the above mentioned materials) must be put under the sink.
-Please pay attention to wooden surfaces: they’re delicate and need extra care. Please use coasters on the wooden table, thanks.
-Please park your car at the public parking (see map I sent you) after unloading luggage.

- Bed sheets, towels and shower gel/ soap are provided
- Free Wi-Fi
- No pets
- No visitors are allowed for guests without letting us know beforehand.

We like our guests to be polite, tidy and friendly.
We look forward to having you stay, and enjoying all that Portese and Lake Garda have to offer.



This host has a Moderate Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 7 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

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36 Reviews

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Geoff User Profile
May 2017
Elena made two Aussies who spoke no Italian feel very welcome. Close to the port and ferries which provide a good service for touring Lake Garda.

Brian User Profile
August 2016
Elena and her family were very welcoming and made us feel at home. Within a day we felt really settled here, in fact all the local people made us feel welcome. When we first arrived we had got a little lost but a most friendly and helpful police officer provided us with a personal escort to Elena's lovely apartment. The apartment has every thing you need and is spotlessy clean with plenty of storage for personal belongings. It also has the added advantage of free parking close by. Thank you Elena for being such a wonderful host!

Gary User Profile
July 2016
Well we had a fabulous week at Elena's apartment, the little town is very quiet and quaint with the town square literally just round the corner. The accommodation was ideal with a well furnished kitchen dining area, so if you like cooking then everything you need was there. It was private but if you wish to engage with the family upstairs then you can but there was no intrusion which made it ideal. We were late arriving but Elena made sure we knew how to get in and where to find the apartment, she even put little notes on the door so we knew we had the right one! If you want somewhere that is not too commercial and has loads of charm then Portese is for you!

Benjamin User Profile
May 2016
Elena was a very good host, communication was fast and correct. The apartment looks like on the pictures and is nicely locted next to Garda lake. Would recommend this place to others.

Julia User Profile
May 2016
Our stay at Elena's was wonderful. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed. Elena was very helpful with information and easy to contact. We would stay there again at anytime.

David User Profile
May 2016
We had a great time in San Felice. The appartment is lovely and in a quiet little street in the old town. Very clean, very tidy and very nice.

Poonam User Profile
May 2016
We had an amazing stay at Elena's apartment. Very secure/safe area, clean and spacious. Elena is a very friendly host - she provided us with lots of information before and during our stay. Would definitely stay here again!

Brescia, Italy · Joined in February 2013
Elena User ProfileElena is a superhost.

Abito sul Lago di Garda da quando sono nata. Sono un'insegnante di lingue straniere. Adoro la musica, viaggiare, la buona tavola e conoscere nuove persone. Siete i benvenuti!

I live on the beautiful Lake Garda, I am an English teacher. I love music, travelling, good food and meeting new people. Welcome to my home!

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