|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
As you enter the property, you will find a large open plan living & kitchen/dining area. The brand new fully fitted designer kitchen includes a 4 ring gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer & Nespresso coffee machine. A breakfast bar seats 2 with an adjacent walnut & glass dining table seating 8. The kitchen is fully equipped with crockery & glassware for 8. On the 1st floor there are 2 bedrooms - 1 double with a large balcony overlooking the lake and 1 twin – as well as a newly fitted modern bathroom with walk in shower. Upstairs again, there is the master bedroom suite again with private balcony overlooking the lake, a kingsize bed & large designer bathroom. The en-suite is extremely spacious with walk in shower, jacuzzi bath, bidet & his and her sinks. All bedrooms have White Company throws & cushions. Both double bedrooms have flatscreen TVs with UK satellite channels. The living area also has a BOSE docking station, DVD player & Wii games console.
Villa Caruso & Villa Sereni are 2 large, contemporary, adjacent 3 bed villas situated on the Eastern bank of Lake Maggiore, with stunning views across the lake. The property interior has been designed to make the most of the amazing views. Set in a quiet rural hamlet, these beautiful properties both sleep 6-8 & are set over 3 floors. The properties are south westerly facing each with over 120 m2 of interior living space, 3 large balconies & a teak-decked terrace. The villas are located only 5 minutes from the lakeside beaches & 3 miles north of the bustling lakeside town of Luino with a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants. Less than 5 miles from the Swiss border, the villa also provides easy access to the Swiss towns of Lugano, Ascona & Locarno. Lake Como is a 1 hour drive and trains run direct from Luino to Milan in an hour. Verona is also easily accessible from the apartment & from there it's a short train journey to Venice. There is a golf course within a 20 minute drive.
I am a mother with 2 children, age 9 & 12 and a very busy husband! I gave up work with Procter and Gamble 9 years ago to spend time at home with the children. I have loved being able to spend so much time with them. However, with both children now at school, I was keen to start working again. I initially enjoyed managing two of our own holiday properties in the Italian Lakes which we bought in 2008 and 2009 following our first visit to the area in 2007. However, I have now started to manage holiday homes for others, not just in the Italian Lakes, but elsewhere in Italy through my website - I carefully select each property and ensure that I maintain that personal but professional service level that I believe holidaymakers are looking for.
Jo Mackay purchased this villa in 2009
We first stayed on Lake Maggiore in 2007 and loved it so much we bought Villa Caruso just over a year later. We had been thinking about buying a holiday property for a while but wanted somewhere we could use all year round. Lake Maggiore was perfect. Not only did it offer absolutely loads to do in the Spring and Summer, but during the winter it was only a 30 minute drive to the nearest ski slopes. We purchased Villa Sereni the following year allowing us and our guests the flexibility to accommodate a larger group or family gathering. The adjacent villas are set in a quiet rural hamlet where the only noise is the faint sound of the small stream that runs down from the mountain or the occasional sound of a cow bell in the summer. Heaven!
We made sure that both Villa Caruso and Villa Sereni were real 'home from home' properties. They are filled with gadgets and mod cons, with 3 flatscreen TVs in each villa, DVD players, a XBOX and wii games machine, satellite TV, BOSE docking stations and free internet wireless access. Both properties are furnished in a contemporary style and we have taken time to ensure careful attention to detail with luxurious White Company throws and cushions and designer beds.
At peak times, Saturday is the changeover day. Off season, we can be flexible on changeover days. Please do ask us about any special requests and we will do our best to help.