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Charming Villa On Lake Maggiore



Updated: 28-Jun-2016
House in Lake Maggiore, Lombardy / Italian Lakes, Italy - 100m From Secluded Sandy Beach

Large wooden chalet style villa with lots of open plan entertainment space. Set over 3 levels the main house sleeps 8 comfortably. The outdoor space is perfect for relaxing with friends. With a wrap around deck, sun loungers, BBQ and dinning table. Very child friendly. Cot and high chair can be provided. Totally enclosed garden and child gates on all stairways. The property is in the heart of the protected Ticino park, submerged in the peace and tranquillity of the countryside surrounding the shores of Lake Maggiore. In the winter you have views of the lake but in the summer, nature creates a lush green vista. 2mins walk through the trees it opens up to a secluded sandy beach with crystal clear shallow waters making it idyllic for families, picnics and sitting on the beach with a beer watching the sun go down. The refreshing waters of Lake Maggiore are perfect for a morning swim then breakfast on the deck! Nearby there are pretty towns and villages all easily accessed by bicycle. Sesto Calende and Angera offer lots of bars and restaurants to entertain in the evenings but the house has a fully equipped kitchen and BBQ on the terrace and at the end of the road there is our friendly neighbourhood bar and restaurant with beer garden with views over Lake Maggiore.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

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About the Owner

I am an Airline Pilot that came to live in Italy in 2006. I bought the house 3 years ago as it instantly made me feel that this was to be my ideal home. I am 40 years old, in a relationship and a proud father of a 6 year old boy who I adore.

I love animals, having a dog from a rescue home, 2 cats who are still kittens, and 2 gerbils (belonging to my boy).

I love the outdoors, watersports and air sports. I am a keen sailor and have a beautiful wooden sailing boat on Lake Maggiore, and I am also a keen paraglider pilot.

At home I like to relax with music, playing the piano and reading, dog walking or watching a good movie.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

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1 holidaymaker review


Lovely house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here, the house is excellent with very flexible accommodation and the open plan living area especially spacious allowing 8 of us (4 adults and 4 under 10s) to stay there without getting under each others' feet. There are some lovely places to visit around the lake, but one of the nicest spots to swim and for the kids to play is beach 2 minutes from the house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

The house has a lovely open feel, lots of wood inside and out, a balcony in the main room overlooking the kitchen and a pretty garden with a field adjacent to the house. Nestled in the woodland, there is a hidden beach close by which is a gem. Honestly the best swimming spot I have come across on the lake so far. Location wise it is only a 25min drive to Malpensa airport where I work, close to amenities yet quiet. The house is great for families, the previous owners having 3 young children and the grandfather even build a children's house for them in the garden! He was also the builder and built the house for his daughter. Every window benefits from double glazing, a mosquito net and burglar-proof security bars. The main room has a traditional and very pretty wood burner 'Stube'.

Activity and Interests


Less than a 2min walk from the house, you will find a secluded and peaceful sandy beach. Set in the protected nature reserve of Ticino park, this beach is perfect for families, picnics and BBQ's.


Malpensa airport is less than a 30min drive away. Car hire is always useful but there are bikes on the property you may use by agreement. Sesto Calende is the nearest train station, offering access to Milan in less than an hour. Regular bus services run from the end of the road to Sesto Calende and Angera.


Sesto Calende is 10mins away by car and Angera where the ferry departs for the islands is about 10mins away by car.

Further Details:

Angera is a great place to relax on the lake, with numerous cafes and good restaurants and a beautiful Castle, now home to a substantial museum of dolls. A ferry runs during the summer months all the way up to the top of the lake, even into Switzerland and stops at the beautiful islands of Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatore near Stresa or in the other direction Arona is a 2 minute ride across the lake. Angera is quaint and peaceful compared to other towns around, coming alive on Thursdays, market day. For more shops and a bigger town, Arona is bigger and more Cosmopolitan. Sesto Calende is also very picturesque and the nearest town, on the River Ticino. Market day is on Wednesday. Super markets, banks and post offices can be found in a all the towns locally.


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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Cleaning Fee £36

Booking Notes:
20 percent deposit payable on booking via bank transfer, and either the full balance via bank transfer 10 working days before arrival or in cash on check in.

Changeover Day:
Check in 15.30 and check out by 10.30 unless by prior arrangement.

Notes on prices:
40 euro cleaning fee will be charged on check in along with a 200 euro security deposit which will be refunded to the guest if no damage to the property within 48 hours of guest checkout.

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From the Owner

The lake is just a couple of minutes walk. I typically swim every morning in the summer months before breakfast (with my dog!). I have a couple of canoes. With these it is easily possible to go across the lake to Arona, or I sometimes go to have dinner by canoe in Lisanza nearby. (San Pietro ristorante well worth a visit for fresh lake fish and not pricey.) I also have a couple of windsurfers though these are getting on a bit. The wooden veranda outside is ideal for evening dining in the summer. There is also a bbq on the veranda which can be used. On request, I would be happy to take you sailing on my boat or boats can also be rented at the end of my road (check out NAUTICA FERRARI E TABACCHINI 0331 974006). There are also 3 horse riding schools nearby, a golf course and go-karting.

Property Type

  • house


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Family bathroom with small bath and shower on the ground floor. Ensuite shower room on 1st floor.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor-1 large double bedroom and family bathroom. 1st floor- 1 double ensuite 1 twin (bunk beds) 2nd floor- 1 double sofa bed. A further apartment next door which sleeps 4. Bringing the possibility to accommodate 12 guests.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Outside: Large sun deck for dining alfresco, sun loungers, large enclosed garden, children's pool on request, lake perfect for swimming with sandy beach. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning service during your stay can be arranged. Towels and linen provided. The property will be cleaned at the end of your stay and linen will be freshly supplied every week of your stay.

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