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1 Bedroom Apartment With Stunning Lake Views. Private Terrace. BBQ.



Updated: 15-Apr-2016
Apartment in Massino Visconti, Novara, Piedmont, Italy. Walking Distance To Restaurants. WiFi

This is a charming 1 bedroom apartment enjoying wonderful lake views situated in Massino Visconti, about 20 minutes from the popular lakeside town of Stresa. For those who enjoy walking, it is possible to walk to the Sanctuary of San Salvatore from the property whilst there are also some superb restaurants within reach on foot. Inside there is an open plan living, kitchen and dining area equipped with sofa bed, small side table and TV unit. The kitchen is well equipped with 4 ring gas hob, electric oven, large fridge / freezer and dishwasher. There is plenty of cutlery, crockery, pots, pans and utensils to serve 4 people. The area has 2 doors leading to the outside space making it a lovely light and airy space. One of these doors leads to a lovely covered terrace equipped with table and chairs, perfect for al fresco dining. The property also has a double bedroom and bathroom with shower. The whole property has a modern, contemporary feel. Outside, the front of the property enjoys stunning, far-reaching views over the lake. The garden to the front of the apartment is lawned, whilst on a raised level to the side of the property, there is also a second terrace area with covered seating and BBQ.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

I am a mother with 2 young 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.

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From the Owner

This is such a beautiful apartment and is the perfect base for a couple looking for a romantic or relaxing break away. The property was completely restored and has been furnished in a modern, contemporary style.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Milan Malpensa at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Massino Visconti at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Stresa at 10 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Stresa at 9 Kilometres Nearest Train : Stresa at 10 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Massino Visconti at 1.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Mottarone at 20 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Meina at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary


You will find plenty of small beaches dotted around the lakeside. There is a public beach at Lesa and also a sports club with a swimming pool, tennis courts and gym. The club is open to everyone. There is also an open air swimming pool, tennis courts, beach and snack bar on the lakefront at Meina. Water sports are also on offer here including windsurfing and wake boarding. Or there is a superb lido at Baveno with pool and lake access.


The nearest airport is Milan Malpensa which is approximately 40 minutes away by car. Other airports include Milan Bergamo and Milan Linate. Car hire is essential if you are to make the most of your stay.


The property is located in a peaceful hillside setting but is just a short drive to the lakeside. If you enjoy walking there are a number of restaurants within a 20-30 minute walk of the apartment.

Further Details:

The property is perfectly placed for visiting Stresa & the Borromean Islands, or to catch a boat to the other wonderful towns and villages on the lake including Cannobio, Ascona, Locarno and Luino. 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. It's a trip that can be done in a day or over a couple of days. Also in Switzerland, Valle Verzasca is worth a visit. You can visit the Verzasca Dam which features in Goldeneye. The setting is idyllic. You can also use the property as a base to visit Lake Como or Lake Orta. Orta San Giulio is definitely one of the prettiest villages on any of the Italian Lakes. 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. The nearby Mottarone is ideal for hiking. The scenery and nature is fabulous. Most of the nearby mountains also have tracks for mountain bikes. You can also enjoy plenty of other sports there including skiing in the winter, hand-gliding and parascending. The area offers plenty to do for children - Swissminiatur, the Alprose Swiss chocolate factory and the European Museum of Transport. The Mottarone is also a great place for children with an alpine bob sleigh! There is also a superb adventure park for children in Baveno. Or you could try your hand at falconry or visit a safari park! There is a huge waterpark near Milan. Water sports such as sailing, surfing and water skiing are provided at Club Nautico in Stresa. Here you can hire boats or have your own boat brought into the water and anchored.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
29 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £100
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Saturday changeover day preferred in peak season but we do try to be as flexible as possible to accommodate the needs of our guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 15-Apr-2016
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From the Owner

The property is ideal if you like walking. There are a number of superb walking routes leading directly from the property. There are several restaurants within a 20-30 minute walk as well. You are only a few minutes drive from the lakeside, but being set on the hillside means you get to enjoy terrific lake views from the comfort of your holiday home!

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain


  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • There is a modern bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom with double bed and 1 sofa bed in living area)


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


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Outside, the front of the property enjoys stunning, far-reaching views over the lake. There is a lovely private covered terrace area equipped with table and chairs, perfect for al fresco dining. The garden to the front of the apartment is lawned, whilst on a raised level to the side of the property, there is also a second terrace area with covered seating and BBQ. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included. Rates exclude a final cleaning fee of 100 euros payable locally on arrival.

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