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Great apartment which suited all our needs. Located at about ten minutes drive from Riva del Garda center. Surrounded by amazing mountains! Thanks to the hospitality of owners we had a great stay!
We had some beautiful day's in the Apartment. The view was awesome an the Pool was fantastic. The Apartment was clean and you need only your clothes, because everthing was available! I recommend the small diner in deva on the left hand. Deva is above from the apartment, when u drive uphill. We had the best Pasta in our life und we drunk handmade vine. No other restaurant could keep up with this little cordially diner. We enjoid the time recommend the Apartment. P.s a iPhone doking Station is also available ;)
Francesca E Paolo were very accommodating and responsive. We had 3 people in our party and they warned us that the place was a bit small for 3 and they were right but it was perfect for us as we knew we were not going to be spending much time in the apartment. They allowed the 3 of us and said that they would have the place set up for 3 but when we arrived the 3rd bed wasn't set up. Which was fine in the end, we just had to scrounge around to find the sheets for the bed and a cover which were in a bin in the closet and we had to move the Television into the closet to make room. We also had to share one of our bath towels as they had only set out two. The place was small but clean. It was great to have a washing machine to do laundry. The view was spectacular and the little small terrace was okay. There was a dog next door that barked a bit too much for my liking but he shut up from time to time. Again we were not at the apartment during the day much at all just there to sleep. Had we wanted to spend more time there, we would have spent it at the pool! The pool was amazing, there was hardly anyone there. It was a huge pool 25 yards at least so I could do laps and get a workout which was great. Again the view was spectacular. There was a very cool huge rock wall that surrounded one side of the pool. The grove of olive trees were beautiful to walk through and made it a pleasant little walk to the pool. On the instructions for guests they said check out time was at noon but Francesca wrote me because we were a bit late checking out and she mentioned that it was at 11:00 so you might want to clarify that with F & P before your stay because all the literature she sent said 12 noon. It was fantastic to have a parking space but mind you the garage takes about 5 mins to get in and out. The space is so tiny and even if you have a small car because of the angles and pillars in the garage it was really hard to get in and out quickly when other cars were in which they were all the time. But it made a fun challenge for the 3 of us to give it a shot and see who could do the best job with the least amount of turns getting in and out ;-) I gave the place 3 stars because it was tiny and not that great to stay in if you were wanting to spend more time at the place, it's not as open as I would like. Yes there is a big window in the kitchen/living room but it still...
Schön gelegene kleine Ferienwohnung über Riva.
In der Wohnung findet man wirklich alles was man zu Hause auch hätte inkl. Waschmaschine, Grill oder Liegen für den hauseigenen Pool. Klasse ist auch die Tiefgarage.
Die Wohnung war sauber und aufgeräumt und wir würden dort wieder unseren Urlaub verbringen.
We were initially disappointed by the apartment when we got there, but during our 3 day stay, we ended up loving it! When we arrived, the windows were shut and shades pulled, so it was a bit stuffy, especially because it was 93º outside. It also felt a bit cramped because there is only a tiny window in the bedroom, although the two balconies and picture window in the living room open up to an expansive view of Riva del Garde & Lake Garda.
Best of all is the pool: it is SPECTACULAR! Imagine if you will a blue oasis set up at the base of a sheer cliff, surrounded by olive groves, and featuring a view across the town and towards the lake. It is astonishing, to say the least. You can easily spend the entire day in and around the pool with the "regulars" who inhabit the condominium community. You may want to get there early to establish a base under the olive trees - the umbrellas are owned by members of the community.
The living room/kitchen is a bit small, but the 3 of us spent most of our time on the porches or at the pool. There was leftover coffee, olive oil and other supplies from previous visitors, but you'll need to provide your own food. There is COOP in the next village, about a 15 minute drive away, and nearby is the Happy Days Gellateria where you can eat the best treats of your life.
There were clean towels and washclothes, but only the leftovers of a roll of toilet paper. Paolo & Francesca said there should be at least 3 there, but we never found them; perhaps the cleaning lady didn't take care of this after the last visitors. We also had issues with the garage door (which is the only entry to the complex), which Paulo & Francesca quickly helped us solve with a block of wood. It was fixed by the time we left at the end of our stay.
As others have written, walking to the town is not a good idea: the hill is steep and the complex is rather far from the center. But the drive is short, and there is a restaurant in Deva that has a spectacular view over the valley, as well as terrific food (including a huge seafood pizza that must be seen to be believed.)
You might want to bring your own fan because the bedroom is poorly ventilated and you'll need to pull the shades at night to block out the nearby light. While the kitchen is well stocked with equipment, the "non-stick" coating on the pans is heavily scratched and probably unsafe to use. You'll also need to be careful parking the car in the garage: it can be a tight fit.
We loved staying at this apartment: the pool is SPECTACULAR and sitting on the porches at night is a welcome treat at the end of a long day.
Famile på 4 havde 4 gode dage ved Riva del Garda... Super hyggeligt og rigtig god pool
We had a very pleasant stay in the apartment. The instructions and directions we received were very clear. The apartment is small but comfortable, and the view and large swimming pool are fantastic. We stayed there for two weeks, so we had enough time to discover Lake Garda and the surroundings which is perfect for road cycling, mountain biking, hiking and water sports. It’s a 1.5h drive along the lake to reach the city of Verona (much faster by autostrada), and Venice is about 2 hours when taking the autostrada, so this is very doable. It is convenient to have a car (the parking requires some manoeuvring skills) as the apartment lies quite some metres uphill, although we often enjoyed the 30 minute walk to the centre of Riva. Great location for a holiday or short stay.
Nice cosy apartment with great view of Riva and Lake Garda and Arco in the distance. Plenty of amenties in the flat including washing machine.
25 minute walk downhill into Riva. The walk back is up a very steep hill taking approx 30 mins from Riva. Would recommend a car as there is parking available.
A communal pool is located a couple of minutes walk from the flat.
Overall a fantastic holiday.
Es war eine schöne Zeit überhalb von Garda in der Wohnung. Die Wohnung ist gut ausgestattet und der Weg von Riva hinauf ein guter Verdauungsspaziergang. Ein- und Auscheken sehr unkompliziert, ebenso der Kontakt. Vielen Dank. Martina und Joachim
Paolo and Francesca are really great, not only they were perfect guests but they even gave us tips on how to improve our listing on Airbnb, as we are just moving the first steps.
Francesca and Paolo are fantastic guests and kind people! They were very pleasant, interesting, happy and neat company. They also went above and beyond when they were asked for favor of them! Just terrific and really hope they visit again! Mille graze!
Impecable guests, they took good care of the apartment and left it just as they received it. Totally recomendable!
They been amazing guests and very respectful of our place - it was spotless when we returned and we hope they enjoyed there honeymoon! all the best and we hope to see you soon again!