Montelino Bardolino | Luxury Holiday Rental Lake Garda |The Aficionados

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Montelino Bardolino | Luxury Holiday Rental Lake Garda |The Aficionados
Montelino provides privacy-seeking nomads with everything necessary as a hub for a modern-day Grand Tour pitstop


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.


Montelino Bardolino | Luxury Holiday Rental Lake Garda |The Aficionados

This surprisingly spacious modern cabin has in fact three bedrooms. Two bedrooms are on the ground floor, and open out onto the garden, where steps away you could be submerged in the cooling swimming pool.

Following a minimalist design code, the bedrooms are a simple combination of slatted pine wood, polished concrete flooring and white-on-white bedding. Meeting the axis of style and comfort the bedrooms are pared-back yet have everything you need for a great night’s sleep. The ground floor bedrooms have slick, modern bathrooms with walk in showers.


Montelino Bardolino | Luxury Holiday Rental Lake Garda |The Aficionados Montelino Bardolino | Luxury Holiday Rental Lake Garda |The Aficionados

Here you have the luxury of choice. Dine in or out? If you choose out, then the gastronomic delights of Lake Garda are a mere olive stone’s throw away. Go super trad in Bardolino, simply a few minutes’ walk, with its selection of trattorias giving you that fill of home Italian home cooking - Ristorante al Cardellino is one to pick for pasta aficionados – their homemade gnocchi, ravioli and bigoli are crafted using centuries-old recipes, washed down with Bardolino’s famous red wine.

You might prefer to pop out for aperitivo hour, cradling an aperol spritz as the sun slips behind the hills and the lake glows golden. Come home and continue the al fresco vibe, making the most of your outdoor kitchen with BBQ or whip up a feast using the stylish terrazzo clad kitchen.


Montelino Bardolino | Luxury Holiday Rental Lake Garda |The Aficionados

Walking distance from one of Lake Garda’s most historic towns, staying at Montelino makes exploring Bardolino (30 kms from Verona), easy and relaxed. Stroll into town taking in its picturesque setting, surrounded by olives groves and rolling vineyards. Visit the fascinating frescoes in the Romanesque church ‘San Severo’ or find out more about the region’s finest export at the Olive Oil Museum.

Make time to appreciate the rest of Lake Garda – swimming and sunbathing at beach clubs as well as taking boat trips to explore the north of the lake where you’ll find secluded Limone scented by lemon trees and backed by the Monte Baldo mountain range. Lake Garda’s biggest island Isola del Garda is worth a look to explore its Venetian villa and formal Italian gardens.


Youthful vision combined with perseverance made Montelino move from a dream to a reality for owner Michael Hochkofler. At the tender age of 24, Michael found a plot of land near Bardolino, Lake Garda that would be the makings of this sleek private-hire holiday den. Wading with persistence through two years of construction and bureaucratic problems, Montelino was finally created. Now owners Julia & Michael love to play host – greeting guests and getting to know their needs, striving to create the most perfect Lake Garda experience possible.

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