Apartment Mille Miglia is a wonderful base in Gargnano to use for exploring the western shore of Lake Garda and beyond. We stayed here for 9 nights in June 2014. The apartment is comfortable, spotlessly clean and perfectly presented, and about a minute's walk from the harbour, restaurants and gelateria. Carlo and Luana are excellent hosts - they provided us with maps for walking, descriptions of places to go and, when the weather was starting to get hot, a large (red, Mille Miglia themed) fan appeared for us to use.
Gargnano is a great place to stay if you want a quiet holiday. There are cafes to sit in and read, lots of history to absorb, and beautiful views of the lake. Transport is good, with bus services to Riva in the north, Brescia and Desenzano in the south (and rail beyond there), and the lake ferry services.
We'll be back!