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Lake Lugano 1 Bed Lakeside Apartments Private Balcony and Lake Views

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
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About the property

Apartment on Lake Lugano, Italian Lakes, Italy - Walking Distance To Shops & Restaurants, Lake views, WIFI

These are 2 x one bedroom apartments situated right on the lakeside in the village of San Mamete, a pretty little village on Lake Lugano. Both apartments enjoy incredible 180 degree views of the lake and surrounding area. Bright and spacious, the apartments each boast a fully equipped kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and open plan living and dining area. The living area has a sofa bed allowing the property to sleep up to 3 guests. Both have private balconies, equipped with table and chairs. It's the perfect spot for an aperitif or to enjoy a romantic meal taking in the beauty of the lake waters and surrounding mountains. The property is within a pleasant 5 minute walk of the ferry boat landing. Linen and towels are provided for guests use. The property also has high definition Satellite TV, DVD library and music system. Located just 5 minutes from the Swiss border, the property is in a great location for those who plan to do some sightseeing during their stay. It's just an hour from Milan and 15 minutes from the affluent Swiss town of Lugano. Within a 30 minute drive you can even be on the shores of Lake Como and the popular lakeside town of Menaggio.

Property Manager
Jo Mackay
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2018

About Jo Mackay

I am a mother with 2 young children, age 8 & 11 and a very busy husband! I gave up work with Procter and Gamble 8 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 apartment in 2015

Why Jo Mackay chose San Mamete

This is the first property that I have had the pleasure to manage on Lake Lugano. It really is in a wonderful location, in a delightful lakeside setting. San Mamete is a lovely, peaceful place, ideal for those looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday whilst being within easy reach of the main sights and attractions that this area has to offer.

What makes this apartment unique

This is a well equipped apartment. The property is also within walking distance of shops and restaurants.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in San Mamete in Lugano District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Each apartment has a large, spacious bathroom with bath, overhead shower, sink, bidet and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 double bedroom and 1 sofa in living room) Both apartments have a double bedroom enjoying lake views. There is also a large sofa in the living room of each apartment. Whilst not a sofa bed, a child can comfortably sleep here if extra space is required.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The property is situated right on the lakeside. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are included.


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Lake Lugano 1 Bed Lakeside Apartments Private Balcony and Lake Views
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

We highly recommend this beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

Our overall experience was wonderful. Daniela met us to give us our key and a tour of the apartment. She was very detailed, informative and helpful. She took her time and made sure we had everything we needed. The apartment was immaculate and provided everything we needed in the kitchen. I'm very picky with beds, this one was very comfortable. The view from the balcony and bedroom window was dreamy. Just what we wanted and need to de-stress. We absolutely recommend this place and would return in a heartbeat. Also wanted to mention that Daniela went above and beyond in details. She found out that we were celebrating our anniversary, so she took it upon herself to get us a gift and had chocolates on our pillows. Overall, we had the best time. (Daniela in particular made the stay great. She made sure that any question we might have was already answered in the packet of information at the apartment and also she had maps and details about all local points of interest.)

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We know how lucky we are to have Daniela managing the property for us locally. She always takes such good care of our guests during their stay! I hope you had a wonderful anniversary and very much hope that we can welcome you back for future celebrations!
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San Mamete Sept 2016

  • 4 of 5

This well appointed apartment is in an ideal location for a mature couple to have a relaxing holiday in a lovely part of Italy.

Although San Mamete was the perfect location for us we were also not far from other interesting places to visit.

All in all this was an excellent holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was an absolute pleasure to assist you with your holiday plans and I hope we can welcome you back again in the future.
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Pros: location,views,swim,Cons:shabby town & awning, 2 towels for 6 days,property stamp size misrep

  • 3 of 5

It was a great spot for 6 days, lake location, views, swim, but shabby town and awning and NO place to sit ! 2 towels for 6 days are you kidding

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi. I am glad you liked the location of the property and appreciated the lake views and proximity to the lakeside but disappointed you didn't like the village of San Mamete. It is a very typical Italian village. We don't provide a change of towels as standard for a stay of less than a week but If guests want a change of towels, we can certainly provide this for them. I am not sure what you mean by no place to sit though as there is seating on the balcony area as well as sofas and chairs inside the apartment itself.
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Kilometres
San Mamete
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Kilometres
San Mamete
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Kilometres
San Mamete
Nearest Beach
0.25 Kilometres
San Mamete
Car: recommended


Boats can be rented for use on Lake Lugano from the Nautic Shop near Cima on the way to Porlezza. On the lakefront in the City of Lugano, there are several rental companies for pedal and power boats.


Milan Malpensa airport is about an hour's drive from the apartment. It is possible to access public transport (buses and boats) within walking distance of the property however car hire is recommended if you are to make the most of your stay.


The property is within walking distance of 3 restaurants. Also within walking distance is a village shop, pharmacy, Post Office, bus stop and boat stop.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning £80
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Changeover Day:
Changeover day tends to be Saturday in peak season but we aim to be as flexible as possible at all other times.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.