Ciao Bardolino

Montelino is an über sleek modernist villa located in Bardolino, just fifteen minutes stroll from shoreside Lake Garda.

For the modern-day Lord Tennyson (who was famously inspired by the lucent waters of Lake Garda, alongside the creatives of their time Catullus, D H Lawrence and Dante) this private-hire cuboid holiday home is wrapped around by a lush garden. Dotted with pine and olive trees and a pool, Montelino provides privacy-seeking nomads with everything necessary as a hub for a modern-day Grand Tour pitstop.

Like the wooden mountain refuge huts that dot the Alpine landscape, this new private-hire addition to lakeside culture follows the trend for considered, diminutive spaces that make the most of the environment. Cabin chic is on the up – from the wilds of Scotland to secluded mountain peaks - and here in Lake Garda, it’s a prime spot to soak up this here-to-stay trend.

Montelino brings simple, rectangular and structural elements together in geometric harmony. A light touch, less-is-more approach favours the interiors with polished concrete floors, white walls, steel-framed windows and hessian rugs making up a décor of pure minimalism. Bedrooms continue the clean lined effect with wood slatted walls softly lit by grey tinted glass hanging pendants, and the cave-like bathrooms are smooth and luxe, in chilled grey hues.

The overall result is decidedly considered, but allowing pockets of relaxation with soft, low sofas, leather foot stools and lots of natural light. Bedrooms open out into the verdant green of the garden and a covered terrace bridges the gap between inside and out with outdoor seating, rattan lampshades and an al fresco cooking station. To complete the picture, just steps away is the saltwater pool, perfect for a few laps or a cool off while you contemplate a trip to the historic towns around the lake, where to take an aperitivo or the best spot for unctuous pasta.  

Ideal for privacy-seekers or those looking for a dinky-luxe party crash pad, this chic hideaway is your perfectly styled entry point to Lake Garda.


Occupancy: 1 - 6 persons
Area: 130 m² living area, 30 m² terrace, 800 m² garden
Living room with kitchen - 50 m²
Three stylish bedrooms - 20 m², 18 m² and 16 m²
Two chic bathrooms - 6 m² and 6 m²
Terrace with dining table and lounge furniture
Garden with salt water pool, barbecue & outdoor shower 
Villaggio with swimming pool, table tennis, tennis & soccer field