Villa in Castelveccana, Near Luino, Lake Maggiore, Lombardy / Italian Lakes, Italy - Peaceful Location, Wonderful Lake Views, Within Walking Distance Of Bars And Restaurants
Villa castelveccana is a lovely 1-2 bedroom villa set over two floors, with wonderful views of lake maggiore and the rock of calde. Recently renovated, it is furnished in a modern and contemporary style. The villa is in an ideal location, surrounded by a small garden, set on the hillside but only a 5 minute walk to the nearest beach and only a 10 minute walk to the wonderful harbour at Calde where there are restaurants and bars. The property is spacious with 1 - 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open plan living and dining area and small, but well equipped kitchen. It is fully air conditioned and also has underfloor heating throughout as well as a wood burning stove in the living area, making it ideal for those travelling during the winter months.
About the Owner
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.
Guestbook comments from the manager
"We had a splendid time, and the villa was fine, clean tidy and comfortable."
"We stayed at the villa in July with our teenage daughter and had a great time. The villa was perfect for us, we can think of nothing negative to say. The set up was perfect for our family with our daughter enjoying her own space in the downstairs bedroom. The villa is worth visiting just for the balcony and view alone, I spent hours out there! The accommodation is very well equipped and there are lots of little details which make the place feel very luxurious, we particularly liked the open plan living space and the spa style lighting in the bathroom. There was also an excellent information pack which allowed us to hit the ground running without wasting time searching for information ourselves (I personally think little details like this can make all the difference). Obviously in July we did not make use of the wood burner but can imagine the villa would make a very cosy getaway for any winter sports enthusiasts out there!" D Bucktrout
From the Owner
“My family and I bought a property on Lake Maggiore back in 2008 - it's where we fell hook, line and sinker in love with the country! It's just an amazing area to holiday in, with something for all ages to enjoy from babies and toddlers to teens, parents and grandparents.”
Activity and Interests
There is a lovely beach within walking distance at Castelveccana. This is popular with the locals and is a lovely 'bay' area, with boats dotted around in the water. The lake water is beautiful for swimming. Nearby Maccagno is one of the best beaches on the lake to enjoy watersports such as windsurfing, sailing and kitesurfing. Many towns around the lake also have their own lido with lake access and wonderful swimming pools. Of note are those at Locarno, Lugano and Ascona.
Fly to Milan Malpensa: Approx 45 miles from the property. See Easyjet for flights from LGW.
Fly to Milan Bergamo: Transfer time approx 120 mins.
Fly to Milan Linate: Transfer time approx 120 mins.
A train service runs from Milan Central Station which will take you to Luino in 1-2 hours depending on the day and time of travel. A taxi service can then take you from Luino to the villa. We advise you book a taxi ahead of your arrival.
The nearest beach is just a 10 minute walk from the property. Slightly further, approximately 10-15 minutes walk from the villa is the harbour of Calde where there are restaurants and bars. There is also another beach here. The nearest large town is Luino or Laveno. Both have a wide selection of shops and restaurants. There are smaller villages and towns within a few minute drive.
The property is perfectly placed for visiting Luino, Cannobio, Cannero, Stresa, Ascona & the Borromean Islands. A great day out is the Lake Maggiore Express by boat up to Ascona and Locarno where you take the '100 Valley' train into the Swiss Alps then connect to Stresa and back by boat to Luino. Also in Switzerland, Valle Verzasca is worth a visit. You can visit the Verzasca Dam which features in Goldeneye. The setting is idyllic. Como is just a 45 min drive. Lake Como enjoys its own ferry service and features Bellagio and Varenna plus Villa Carlotta. In the other direction, Orta San Giulio is definitely one of the prettiest villages on any of the Italian Lakes. It's only a 45 min drive from Lugano & the Monte Salvatore funicular. There is a beautiful lido here too which I would recommend. The brand new lido in Locarno (opened Oct 2009) is also superb.
Or you can catch a train into Milan and go shopping. It's a short metro train ride to Santa Maria delle Grazie and Da Vinci's painting of 'The Last Supper.' If you're more of a sports fan, you can take a tour of San Siro stadium.
For cheaper shopping, Luino boasts the biggest weekly market in Europe. Or you could have a look at Foxtown, an outlet centre where the most famous brands offer their products at factory prices.
Nearby Maccagno is one of the best spots on the lake to enjoy watersports.
Val Veddasca is ideal for hiking. The scenery and nature is fabulous. Most of the nearby mountains also have tracks for mountain bikes.
The area offers plenty to do for children - Swissminiatur, the Alprose Swiss chocolate factory and the European Museum of Transport. Monte Tamaro is a great place with an alpine bob sleigh and the longest flying fox in Switzerland! Or you could try your hand at falconry or visit a safari park! There is a huge waterpark near Milan.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£150|
Saturday changeover day preferred in peak season. However we will do our best to accommodate our guests arrival day requirements, where possible.
A 30% deposit is required on booking to reserve the dates. The balance of rental payment is due 9 weeks before arrival. Payment is in either GBP or euros. Payment is accepted by credit or debit card, direct bank transfer, Paypal or cheque.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Being able to walk to the lakeside, bars and restaurants is a real bonus in this part of Italy. This house is only 5 minutes walk from the nearest beach. The harbour of Calde where there are bars and restaurants is just a 10 minute walk away making it a great location for those who want a few drinks with their evening meal and to be able to walk back again! With underfloor heating and a wood burning stove, it's also a great option not just in the Spring and Summer but in the colder Winter months.”
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- water parks
- sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- There are 2 bathrooms, one on each floor of the property. Both are modern. One has a bath tub, particularly convenient for those with young children, or for those who just enjoy long soaks in the tub after a day sightseeing!
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The property has 2 bedrooms, both with double beds. One bedroom is on the lower floor of the property. The other is on the ground floor of the property and is set to the side of the open plan living and dining area. Please ask for further details.
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: The property has underfloor heating and is also fully air conditioned, ideal whatever time of year you choose to visit the area. Outside: The villa has a beautiful terrace that runs the length of the property. This has wonderful views of the lake and enjoys the sun all day long. There is a table and chairs on the terrace, ideal for al fresco dining. The property is also encircled by a small private garden with lawn and shrubs. There is a parking space at the property. Utility Room: There is a washing machine in the property as well as an iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided. The property is thoroughly cleaned ahead of your arrival. If you require additional cleaning during your stay, this can be arranged. Please contact me for further information. Other: Please note that the staircase in the property is very narrow steep and, as such, may be unsuitable for the elderly or very young.