Villa in Castelveccana, Nr. Luino, Lake Maggiore, Italy - BBQ. Wifi. Panoramic Lake Views. Off Street Parking
This is a spacious 3 bedroom villa right on the lakeside in the popular town of Castelveccana on the Eastern shores of Lake Maggiore, just 10 metres from the lakeside with direct beach access. A wonderful private garden area is laid with lawn and has an outdoor shower to cool off in. Trees also provide shade on hot Summer days. The nearest restaurant and bar is just a kilometre away and the nearest grocery store just 2 kilometres away. Inside, the property is set over 2 levels and measures over 150 square metres. On the ground floor there is a large open plan living and dining room enjoying stunning panoramic views of the lake. Floor to ceiling windows allow guests to make the most of the wonderful views but also allow the light to flood into the room, creating a lovely light and welcoming area. A dining table seats 6, whilst there are also comfortable chairs and a sofa providing more relaxed seating options. There is satellite TV for those evenings when you may want to enjoy a night in. There is also a modern cream coloured kitchen, equipped with oven, dishwasher, freezer and coffee machine. There is a shower and toilet on this floor as well, ideal for rinsing off after a swim in the lake! Doors from the living and dining area lead to a superb terrace area equipped with table, chairs and BBQ ideal for al fresco dining. A covered area runs around the side of the property providing shade. The terrace leads onto the lawn area, the perfect spot for sunbathing. Upstairs, there are 3 bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms are double bedrooms, both of which have a lovely balcony with amazing lake views. There is also a smaller single bedroom. There is a second bathroom on this floor with shower and toilet. Both bathrooms in the villa are modern, with contemporary white sanitary ware and mosaic tiling. There is private parking for 2 cars.
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.
From the Owner
“Lake Maggiore is a great part of Italy, with wonderful beaches, interesting towns and villages to explore and some great restaurants to enjoy the delicious Italian food in!”
Activity and Interests
There is a beach at the end of the garden! There is another lovely beach 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 kite surfing. Many towns around the lake also have their own lido with lake access & 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.
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|
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 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 via direct bank transfer, credit or debit card, PayPal or cheque. Payment is possible in either GBP or euros.
Manager's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“This is a great property if you want to be right on the lakeside, with direct access to the lake. The lake water is beautifully clear and wonderful to swim in.”
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- water parks
- sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- water skiing
- water tubing
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- There are 2 bathrooms, one on the first floor and one on the ground floor. Both have showers, sink and toilet.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms. We can also provide an extra bed if required. There are 2 double bedrooms (which can be made up as either twin or double rooms) as well as a single room. If required, we can provide an additional inflatable bed in the 3rd bedroom so that it can sleep 6 people.
- Boat ...
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Outside: Outside the property has a private garden leading directly onto the lake. Whilst the beach area at the property is not private, the only way it could be accessed other than from the property would be via a boat so guests tend to have it for their exclusive use. Utility Room: There is a utility room on the ground floor with washing machine, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: There is a 150 euro cleaning fee payable locally on arrival. Linen and towels are provided.