In my historical family house I restored a part of it with an independent entrance.
The studio apartment is nice, pleasant and cozy. There is a little garden at the ground floor. The view from the window is on the lake panorama.
The apartment is comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped with oven and microwave and everything needed to cook. There is a double pullout sofa bed that can acomodate two guests and a single bed. The bathroom is set with shower. The wooden table is a family antique piece.
Across the road you will find a public yard with direct access to the lake. The distance between the house and the lake is of about 20 yards. The beach (no sand) is 1/2 mile away (free access). Very near, 300 yards away you can get the ferry to Monte Isola. The house is in a village 5 minutes walking from bakery, grocery and market.
Parking: in front of the house there is a public garden with a little parking practical for loading and unloading the car but not for long term parking. ( max 4 hours) A long term parking is very near 200/330 meters away from the house gate (5 euro a day, 30 euro a week ).The parking tickets lasts a day or a week and you will be free to take the car, leave and come back as often as you are pleased.
More information about the region:
We have the lake ISEO in front of the house with Monte Isola (the biggest Island inside a lake in Europe). In the island you can walk and visit small fisherman towns, relax on the grass lake beach (free), and, rent bikes. You can also hike on the top of the island where there is a Sanctuary.
On Friday morning you will visit the big street market in Iseo town (you can reach it by car, by train or by boat). Iseo is the main town on the lake. I love this market. You can find Italian shoes, clothes and other stuff.
Less then 1 hour away by car
Alps all around Iseo lake.
Brescia (my city) is actually 30 minutes away. (45 by train) It has a cute center city with a Roman temple, shops, the most beautiful round base Romanic cathedral I have ever seeing and much more. Brescia is not touristic yet but as every city in Italy has a lot to offer.
The Franciacorta wine region: It is a hilly wine making region that resembles Tuscan. It has a famous wine making wineries and monasteries and castles. If you are interested you might be able to visit one, and eat in a typical restaurant.
Bergamo is the city at the other side of the lake. It is very beautiful and interesting. The historical center of the town is on the top of a hill.
Verona well, there is the Arena, a roman theater like the Colosseum that is still in use for Opera during the summer. In addition you can visit the house of Juliette and the gorgeous center city with a lively atmosphere.
By boat: Monteisola (the ferry every 30 minutes from Sale Marasino to Carzano) and others to reach the little towns around the lake as Iseo, Lovere etc.
By train: Sale Marasino’s station is 5 minutes walk from the house. Iseo (12 minutes by train), Brescia (45 minutes). It is a nice little train that connects Brescia to Edolo (a little town in the Alps mountain Adamello).
From Brescia you can go by train to Milano (60 min), Verona (45 min) Vicenza, Padua and Venice.