Painter's Villa with covered Pool at Lake Garda
Painter's Villa with covered Pool at Lake Garda

Entire home/flat

9 guests

4 bedrooms

9 beds

Entire home/flat

9 guests

4 bedrooms

9 beds

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About this listing

The Villa has 2 separate apartments with 2 bedrooms each, -master bedroom + children's bedroom: it can can sleep 9 in all.
Both apartments have own balcony with view, a large fully-equipped kitchen, dining table, oven&microwave, bathroom with shower.
All modern technology is available at each flat (Wifi, Bluetooth streaming, iPhone stations, Dvd-player, smart TV with HD)
The Patio has a stone-BBQ, table and chairs as well as deck-chairs and just beyond the eating area is the protected Pool.

The space

It is a wonderful 3-floor Villa in the cypress hills above Toscolano with a stunning view. The previous owner was a local painter. One can relax on the balcony or down below on the patio, grill local fish on the BBQ and enjoy the freshness of the swimming pool. It is ideal for two families as there are 2 separate flats with a large common eating area downstairs, either inside or outside according to wish.

Guest access

The paved patio at the foot of the Villa has a stone-BBQ with wood provided, an eating table with chairs close-by as well as deckchairs, enough for everybody to lie and tan. The Pool has steps at one end for easy access.

Interaction with guests

Any question you might have concerning local specialities, restaurant bookings, visits to be made, or going off to 1 of the cities close-by (Brescia, Verona or Milano) I am at your disposal at all times. My English is a bit rusty but I am sure there will be no issue of understanding.

Other things to note

We have a Mediterranean climate where olive-, lemon-, and orange-trees grow by the lake. In the Hills above, the sound of crickets in the cypress trees will enchant your stay.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 9
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £178
Weekly Discount: 9%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Respect: we furbished our flat as if we would live in. We would like that our guests take care of the whole house and smoke outside.


This host has a Strict Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.

7 nights minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Stephanie User Profile
August 2015
Raffaele was at the house to welcome us and show us around. Even though he doesn't live at the house himself, it is easy to communicate with him via SMS or (Italian, German or English); he responds quickly and can be at the house within 10 minutes if need be. Raffaele's father tends to the pool every 3 days. We rented the whole house (2 identical appartments, an extra kitchen/dining room and a very spacious terrace with the pool) and we felt kings for a week. The views are beautiful and the place is very private. Beds are very good. All facilities you need are there, including (good) WiFi. Most of the electricty sockets are adapted for use of both Italian and continental plugs. Kitchen stuff very complete, we didn't miss a thing, not even spare garbage bags and detergent. More than enough cabinet and closet space (with loads of clothes hangers) too. Terrace very well equiped with a big table and enough (deck) chairs for everyone. Pool is a very nice size for play but also for "serious" swimming. TV and music equipment available all throughout the house. The house is located about 10 minutes by car from Maderno and Lake Garda itself. However, there is a great restaurant and a nice little shop (very friendly people) a short walk away (great to get your day started). The surrounding and views are stunning. A few small things to take into account when booking at the Villa Bornico: There are a lot of stairs to be climbed and descended to get to the house and down to the terrace. There are two private parking spaces with the house, some 20 metres down the street, wich is an absolute must have, since you cannot park your car on the street itself. However, they are roofed and therefore hight limit is about 2 metres (we had a trunk on the roof of our car, which we had to take down). We had the loveliest stay at Villa Bornico and we most certainly recommend the house to everyone, certainly if you, like we were, are travelling with a larger group and you can have the villa all for yourselves. Thank you Raffaele for a beautiful holiday experience!

Juha User Profile
July 2015
Raffaele was really great and welcoming and the house was everything promised! Really great place for two families with children.

Gábor User Profile
September 2014
We spent 10 days at this beautiful,well equipped,spacious house.Raffaele was a real great host,many thanks for the warm hospitality & service. I cant' imagine a better holiday location for 2 families,as You can get well separated when needed,so can have a great fun together at the huge kitchen and garden. The house was clean,well maintained:I can just recommend to each and everybody:however the many-many steps is not too optimal for elder or disabled people. Hope to be back next summer! Gábor and Sailing Team INNOV8!

Sara User Profile
August 2014
This really is a 'wonderful house' and the thoughtfulness and consideration of the hosts cannot be faulted. As we were flying to Italy, the hosts provided towels for us because of the weight restrictions, they also purchased extra loungers so that there were enough for all and poor Raffaele even got up extra early on our final day to collect the keys. The views were to die for, and the peace and tranquillity was only broken occasionally by the sound of a braying donkey (which we loved). We took both flats as we were 2 x families of 4. It felt like luxury but in a home away from home setting. We had all the mod cons, i.e. smart TV, i-phone docks and memory foam mattresses, etc. but without feeling like we couldn’t sit on the furniture. The tavern downstairs was perfect for both families to join up and eat/socialise together. The kids adored the pool (as did I) which was just the right size and kept very clean (a credit to Raffaele's father). The place was spotless and well equipped with enough of everything for everyone, I can honestly say that we found at least one of anything we looked for, unlike some places that give you 3 broken mugs and a spatula to live on all week. Maderno town, which is a short drive down the hill is very beautiful and has plenty of places to eat and drink, but there really is no need to leave the house and we spent a lot of our time in the tavern and eating on the patio. It's in a great location for visiting elsewhere and took just over an hour from Bergamo airport. We went to Limone, Salo, Desenzano (and caught a train from here to Venice) but all the areas around Lake Garda are accessible and there are also boat trips available from Maderno taking you to other parts of the lake. There are two allocated car parking spaces off the mountain road just before the entrance to the property and I recommend having a torch with you at night as it get very dark. There are lockable gates at the front of the property and security grilles to the doors of each flat for extra safety, but they are only there as a precaution and we didn't feel in danger at any point. There is also security lighting at various points of the property – I have no reservations about recommending this to everyone and anyone but you must be able to handle a few steps as there are a few to negotiate. Totally loved it, best holiday ever, cannot recommend enough. Don't think about trying anywhere else, just pick this one!!

Carin User Profile
August 2016
Raffaele was er toen we aankwamen. Alles klopte, fantastisch huis, heel compleet ingericht, fijn zwembad (water beetje koud). Heerlijk privé. Maar 10 minuten rijden naar Toscolano. Prachtig uitzicht. Veel trappen. Bedden werden wekelijks verschoond. Helaas geen afwasmachine. Raffaele en Sev zijn zeer gastvrij. We hadden een arts nodig en Raffaele antwoordde meteen met advies. We hebben een heerlijke vakantie gehad!

Alexandra User Profile
September 2015
Empfangen hat uns der Vater des Gastgebers. Ein äußerst liebenswerter Mensch und sehr hilfsbereit. Das Haus ist top in Schuss und sehr gut ausgestattet. Die Wohnungen sind sehr sauber und gepflegt. Alles ist neu und riecht frisch (Betten). Es gibt viel Stauraum. Für IPad und IPhone oder MP3 Player ist alles vorhanden. Auch die schöne Küche (Taverne) unten ist sehr gut ausgestattet (3 unterschiedl. Kaffeemaschinen). Schöne gepflegte Terrassen, der ungeheizte Pool ist gut gepflegt (der Vater kommt jeden Tag zur Pflege), eine große Auswahl an Liegestühlen und Sitzmöglichkeiten. Durch die Hanglage gibt es viele Treppen. Es hat überall Fliegengitter das ist unglaublich toll. Überall sind Gitter und Rolläden, das gibt ein sehr sicheres Gefühl. Der Garten ist sehr wild, zum Teil sehr steil und so manch ein Eselchen hat seine Äpfel hinterlassen. Zum Spielen für Kinder eignet sich der Garten nicht. Das Grundstück ist eingezäunt zum Teil mit Stacheldraht (nicht hundesicher). Die Nachbarschaft ist sehr ruhig, nur manchmal hört man Hunde oder Esel, durch das große Grundstück ist man wunderbar für sich. Es gibt einen abschließbaren Parkplatz mit Drahtgitter überdacht (nach Höhe fragen ein VW Multivan ist zu hoch). Der Parkplatz ist ca. 20m vom Gartentor entfernt, man kann also nicht vom Parkplatz direkt zum Haus gehen sondern muss ein Stück auf der Straße gehen. Der Gastgeber ist sehr hilfsbereit und freundlich. Er stand uns immer umgehend und unkompliziert mit Rat und Tat zur Seite. Ein tolles Haus für einen tollen Urlaub! Sehr empfehlenswert!

Arndt User Profile
August 2015
Wir haben gemeinsam mit Freunden die beiden zusammenliegenden Objekte von Raffaele angemietet. Einrichtung und Ausstattung entsprachen exakt den Beschreibungen. Alle grundlegenden Austtattungsgegenstände sind vorhanden, so dass auch Selbstversorger klarkommen. Ein Highlight ist der kleine und liebevoll gepflegte Pool, der rund um die Uhr zur Erfrischung einlädt und Privatheit garantiert. Die Lage oberhalb der Stadt Toslano-Maderno ist ruhig, fussläufig gibt es bis zu drei ordentliche Restaurants sowie einen wunderbaren Gemischtwarenladen, der an 7 Tagen u.a. auch Brötchen vorhält. Als Ausgangsort zur Erkundung des westlichen Gardasees liegt das Objekt gut. Raffaele sorgt zusammen mit seinem Vater dafür, dass sich seine Gäste wohlfühlen, auch nach der Schlüsselübergabe steht er bei Bedarf zur Verfügung, ohne dabei aufdringlich zu sein. Zusammenfassend lässt sich das Angebot ruhigen Gewissens empfehlen, die Urlaubsregion sowieso.

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Toscolano Maderno, Italy · Joined in April 2014
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Hi! We are Raf & Sév are glad to offer you modern and well-equipped flats at Lake Garda - a wonderful place in Italy. We enjoy travelling, discovering other cultures and get to know new people.

We are happy to welcome and host open-minded and respectful people in our flats.

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