We booked the villa Dolce Vita during the vinter and was longing for a beautiful vacation with the whole family. We booked one week from 24/6-1/7, we were 8 adults and 4 children.
We got excellent help from Novella. We got emails and updates frecuently. The payment is divided into a few different steps, and it was a bit messy to understand it all. I should have downloaded WhatsApp earlier, because Novella was super helpful and nice with everything we asked for, and it was defenetly an easier and faster way to talk.
The house is wonderful. On the pictures we thought it was nice but we did'nt want to have too high expectations. When we arrived we thought it was too good to be true. The most wonderful view and so clean and fresh.
We had two 2-year olds, one 3-year old and one 5-year old with us. It was not the best baby-proof villa, but it all worked out fine and since we were 8 adults there was never a problem.
The handy-man in the neighbourhood was supernice, even though he only spoke Italian..! :) He was super helpful whenever it happened something. We had problem with the AC the first day, but it quickly got fixed. Then we had one running toilett that he fixed after a few minutes.
It was a lovely holiday and we will definitely do this again!!
Nice villa in Moniga, which is too old. Good situated, but the price is too high for what it is giving for. Internet most did not work as many other things in the house. Sorry, but we were disappointed.
The whole family, grandma & grandpa, mom & dad, and all the kids, got together for our summer holiday in this absolutely magical spot. The lake views are magnificent, and the direct beach access and waterfront location are amazing.
The Villa Dolcevita was a unique experience in nostalgic luxury. I really felt like a Bond girl 'grandma', leaning on the copper covered circular wet bar in the lounge, sipping my multi-olived lightly stirred martini (American style - the ladies found me some gin)!
While preserved nostalgia was ever-present, the bedrooms are all newly furnished with modern beds and comfy mattresses, As a lifelong collector of fine antiques, I just loved the vintage décor combined with all of the modern comforts.
The pool is enormous, with both a regular and a high diving board, and the expansive rooftop sunning terrace, with splendid lake view, was a great spot to relax and read a book...and of course sip a delicious martini while reflecting on just how amazingly lucky I am to be here. There is also a private tennis court which is not for the professional but definitely a great place to create inter-generational memories!!
Maybe I am saying too much, but you can see we were thrilled to be living this life even if just for a short vacation visit. The location is good too -- very private, big and beautiful garden, but just a short walk to the pizzeria in a little hub, perfect for "apperitivo" and pizzas with the kids in the evenings, and the lovely medieval historic center of Moniga is just a couple of minutes by car (about 20 minutes on foot!). And did I mention the nearby markets in different towns on different days - what fun!
We also had a ball at Gardaland. This was the Italian version of our mandatory family excursion to Disneyland. And the Holiday Garda folks made us feel like visiting Royalty. They were fabulous with everything, from organising our excursion to Gardaland, with minivan and driver, to an absolutely unforgettable meal in a lakeside restaurant taken there in our own private boat with captain.
Definitely will go again -- and, as you have probably guessed, will recommend to all of my friends!