the house on the lake

Chalet - Private room · Anfo, Lombardy 25070, Italy

The Space

Room with private bathroom in an old country house, located on a sunny slope overlooking the Idro lake (on the border between Lombardia and Trentino-Alto Adige regions). The house is renewed, finished with pine wood, and with ceramic wood stoves. The room and the bathroom are located in an independent part of the house accessible through a small hallway. There is a spacious kitchen for our guests to use (shared with us). We also have a nice veranda and a very suggestive living room finished with antique wood and sculptures.

On the outside, our guests will enjoy a spacious terraced yard: about 2.500 metres are used to grow berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries...) and fruit - we also grow antique species of apples and pears, while 3.500 metres are for the lawn and the vegetable garden. About 14.000 metres of bush are also part of the property, and from the house you can access some mountain tracks, that lead to the peaks around.

There are a few very nice and small beaches all around the lake, for swimming, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Some other activities in the area are free climbing in equipped locations, biking and canyoning. An other option can be the artistic or historical itineraries (the area hosts a very important military fort - Rocca D'Anfo, as well as some tracks that date back to the Third War of Independence, and of the First World War. We are very close to the Garda Lake, and to the Ledro Lake, and good restaurants and nightlife are many!

Pets are welcome and appreciated (we have three cats and two small dogs) and we'll find accomodation for them too.
In our family we speak Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese and a little bit of French.

Guest Access

Guests have open access to the kitchen (sharing it with our family), to the living room and the other common areas (other living room with tv, the studio with internet and the stube-tavern). They can of course enjoy the outdoor spaces (the yard and the bush).

Interaction with Guests

We like to have a little chat with our guests at breakfast for example, or when you'll get back after your day. We're always happy to help if you need any information about places to see or things to do around here.

The Neighborhood

The house is located in the countryside, surrounded by meadows and bush.

Getting around

Unfortunately public transportation is not very useful to get here. There are a few buses but they're only limited to certain hours. For information visit SIA autoservizi website. During the summer months a small boat service connects all the towns directly on the lake.
We have two mountain-bikes that we lend to guests, if they want to get around by bike.

Other Things to Note

IMPORTANT: Both the house and the loft are old, and completely furnished with wood, on top of that we're right in the country, so please bear this in mind when booking, especially if you have any allergies to dust or pollen.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

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  • As first time users of Airbnb we weren't too sure what to expect. But Marco and his family went above and beyond any expectations we might have had. They were enormously hospitable, and very helpful with directions and recommendations of where to visit. We were served amazing breakfasts each morning, too, and this family were very considerate and thoughtful about my special dietary requirements, which I often struggle with when going somewhere new.

    The house is just beautiful! And the views of Lago D'idro from the porch are magnificent. Its location to Garda was great, too. It was only around an hour away. And on the drive there you get to see other beautiful lakes, which are exceptionally beautiful - particularly on good days.

    We would happily go back again, and whole-heartedly recommend this as a place to stay. The family speak English, too, and so if your Italian is not up to scratch (like mine) it is really helpful, making life much easier!

    Thanks to Marco and his family. It was truly wonderful.

    March 2014
  • It was a perfect trip again. I've been there for the second time and I just cann't find the right words to say how wounderful it was again. Spend a few days with my friends there and got really good tips for milan and the area around. Irene and her family where always very helfpul and welcome to us. Thank you for those wounderful days.

    December 2013
  • A truly amazing place to stay. Everything was perfect. Irene was very helpful and welcoming from the time we arrived to when we departed. The location on the lake is very scenic and the breakfast was fantastic with fresh fruits, homemade bread and cakes.

    I have no hesitation in recommending staying at the house on the lake, you wont regret it.

    October 2013
  • A beautiful place with very nice views over Lago d'Idro.

    I had a very warm welcome at the house on the lake and Irene and her family were very helpful. My wine was very welcome to sleep in the cellar and they even helped me with unloading the car.

    After a wonderful diner (Irene recommended me a restaurant) I had a very good sleep and a very good breakfast in the morning.

    They family helped me again with loading the car!

    A very good address!

    October 2013
  • We liked the stay in the ,house on the lake' , we loved the hospitality and felt very welcomed. Irene is a lovely young lady who is doing her job very well, the breakfast was phantastic, she even baked a glutenfree cake extra for me:-*We are happy to come back next year:)) thank you Irene!! Urs& Marianne

    October 2013
  • Clean room, nice family and very fresh breakfast. I wish you all the very best.

    September 2013
  • Staying with Irene and her family was wonderful. It was a highlight of out time in Europe. Their home is one where you can feel the love, fun, passion and intelligence that is their lives.
    We had the pleasure of enjoying some wonderful conversations and are really looking forward to keeping in touch into the future.
    Thank you for your hospitality.

    September 2013
  • This is an absolutely lovely house in a beautiful area with wonderful and honestly caring hosts who were also considerate towards my vegan diet, which was thoughtful and nice. In order to see and visit places around, it is better to have a car. We enjoyed our stay a lot and I can strongly recommmend this place to everyone who likes being in a relaxed athmosphere close to nature.

    August 2013
  • Wonderful! We so enjoyed our time here. Would have liked to stay longer. This family was so warm and welcoming. The food was delicious! The view of the lake is so beautiful and peaceful. Absolutely loved our stay here.

    August 2013
  • We had a very nice experience after staying a few days in the house of the lake in Idro with the family of Irene. We felt at home and were part of the family. They directed us to the nice places in the area. The breakfast and the homemade small snacks were irresistible. The small flat was clean and cosy... The hospitality... the nice talks.... we felt at home. We even learned things to improve our own airbnb. A place to be!!
    Riet & Rik

    August 2013
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