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1 bedroom ground floor apartment, large private terrace, mountain views, lake

Overview

Property

Updated: 26-May-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Ground floor self catering holiday accommodation with an outdoor terrace

The Rental Agreement shows any costs payable to the housekeeper on arrival. You see the link to this when booking.

May 2017. Guests are now starting to enjoy breakfast on the terrace. Dumenza is nestle in the Italian lakes and mountains which are beautiful at all times of year, including winter, spring and autumn. Please check below for some current events..

This lovely holiday accommodation is part of a recently restored old building and can found in the beautiful village of Dumenza in the Italian lakes and mountains region. It is an easy drive to both Lake Maggiore in Italy and Lake Lugano in Switzerland. As the area is so beautiful we are confident that you will enjoy your stay. There is plenty for you to do. We will send you plenty of ideas for things to do an places to visit.

There is still availability for your holiday. Both our properties have been booking up fast. You will enjoy a last minute break or a longer holiday in the Italian Lakes and Mountains. Our guests regularly tell us how they enjoy everything there is to do and see do in the region.

This is the ideal location for a holiday in the Italian Lakes and mountains. Now is the time to plan your holiday for summer 2017. We hope that you are already looking forward to your holiday in Italy. Make 2017 a memorable year for holidays.

Spring is a beautiful time of year to stay in Dumenza and Lake Maggiore. All kinds of blossom appear on the trees and shrubs, with fresh green leaves appearing on the trees. With the days getting warmer and longer why not visit Dumenza and Lake Maggiore before the crowds come. You will hear a variety of bird sounds from cuckoos in the woods to blackbirds at the tops of trees and chimneys.

It is suitable for older people and young couples with children as it is on the ground floor with its own large terrace. Double bedroom has a king size bed and wardrobe. The lounge/diner/ kitchen has a double sofa bed, a table with seating for four. There is also satellite TV & radio/CD. The kitchen area has a four-ring hob, a fridge and microwave. This room opens to the terrace has an outdoor dining table seating four. This is ideal for al fresco dining and sampling Italian wine on long summer evenings. There is parking in the piazza outside the flat. The supermarket is walking distance from the flats. There are a couple of bars and restaurants in Dumenza. Luino on Lake Maggiore is 10 minutes drive, where there are more bars and restaurants. From here you can take inexpensive boat trips to all parts of Lake Maggiore including Borromean Islands, Cannobio and Cannero Riviera in Italy, Locarno and Arona in Switzerland.

Things to Do : Borromean Islands - these are found on Lake Maggiore and you can buy a tourist ticket (biglietto turistico) from about €18 per person, including the return.

Maccagno - is a short drive from Dumenza and our holiday rental. It has a beach on the shore of Lake Maggiore & beautiful views.

Luino Market, every Wednesday, has over 300 stalls, making it one of the biggest weekly market in Europe. Luino is the nearest town to hour holiday letting.

Lake Como - Menaggio, on the shores of Lake Como, is just over an hour's drive from our self catering in Dumenza Bellinzona - Bellinzona, Switzerland, has with 3 castles, only 50 minutes drive from our accommodation Dumenza, Italy

Zoo Magliaso - The small zoo is in the Swiss village of Magliaso, about 20 minutes from Dumenza near Lake Lugano

Schokoland - Swiss chocolate factory near Lake Lugano. Alpenrose chocolate is made here. Another short drive across the Swiss Border.

More things to do : Centovalli Railway - This railway line in Ticino is the of Switzerland’s most scenic rides.

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Some current events: There are plenty of events organised throughout the year.

April 2017 EVENTS IN LUINO!

 

MONDAY 'April 17

- ProLoco Luino organizes Piazzetta Chirola the "games of the past" and Piedmont markets

-Walk and drink to the balcony offered by CAI Luino Luino. Easy and short walk to discover "The Balcony of Luino" and admire the scenery of the lake seen from the hills overlooking the city of Luino. A point very nice scenic and picturesque adorned for the occasion with "Easter tree" a creation of the CAI Luino Councilor Sandro Morandi where it will be offered to all participants an aperitif. The route starts at the car park of Poppino "butega" then take the road that leads to the hamlets of Gaggio and Bonga - the last stretch of the forest path to the viewpoint. The return of another route to Poppino

The program:

9.20 am meeting at Porto Lido

9:30 am departure by own means to Poppino

9:45 am start of the excursion - 10:30 pm arrival at the Belvedere - cocktail

11.30 return Poppino

cailuino@cailuino.it; tel. 0332-530019;

 

WEDNESDAY 'April 19

-The Archaeological Group is organizing an "Archaeological Chat" titled The Etruscan foundation rite. Analysis of practical case of Kainua. It will be presented the interesting town planning process of Etruscan origin, also used by the Romans and other Italic peoples. 21.00 at the headquarters DLF (After Railway Labor) Piazza Marconi.

FRIDAY 'April 21

-Presentation of the last two volumes of the Vatican correspondent of "La Stampa" Andrea Tornielli related to "Jubilee of Mercy" and "Papa Francesco Travel". Hours 18 at the Hall of Ubi Banca Conferences, via Piero Chiara 7

 

Saturday, April 22:

-Presentation book "Heroes of Valceresio" by AISU. 17.00 At the Public Library of Luino-Villa Hussy. Free admission

-at 16 to Vivi33 "Lake in the haystack" book presentation by Alfredo Salvi poems titled "The Two Lands" - with Stefano Mazzari illustrations .... The bridge between two worlds, football and poetry, are the two Earths. The dream and the reality, the 'inside and outside ... and a loved Luino as a background, a sweet-sour Luino as basically are those loves that last over time.

 

Sunday, April 23

-Slow Up Express: Steam Train from Luino in Locarno: A day without a car at Locarno Slow Up SlowUp Ticino 2017. The route is on the flat, between the towns of Bellinzona and Locarno, through a territory rich in elements cultural, artistic and landscape of great value. SlowUp Ticino, an extraordinary and unmissable opportunity of fun for all ages, to live on foot, by bicycle, rollerblading, skateboarding, scooter ... Free admission and free event.

A Minusio opportunity to visit the headquarters of Ticino Friends of the Railroad (ATAF).

Plan your trip Verbano Express. viaggi@verbanoexpress.it

MONDAY 'April 24:

-For the exhibition "The Archaeological DVD", the Archaeological Group Luinese organized the screening of the movie "Journey to the Valley of the Kings". 21.00; Free admission. At the headquarters of the Railway Labor After Luino in Piazza Marconi (Station)

 

TUESDAY 'April 25:

CELEBRATIONS FOR THE FEAST OF THE LIBERATION OF ITALY

-at 10.15 - Gathering of social representatives, partisan, labor, weapons, veterans and schools in the town hall square of Luino.

-at 10:30 am - Procession, with the accompaniment of Music Town, to Giuseppe Garibaldi Monument, and through Via Vittorio Veneto and Corso XXV Aprile, the War Memorial in Piazza Risorgimento.

-at 11.00 - Teatro Sociale of course XXV Aprile, theatrical performance: HOW API "a story of music and words" by and with Andrea Buffa. On guitar Sonia Cenceschi.

At the end of the show, a delegation will pay tribute to the fallen of "Gera".

IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER THE EVENT TO BE HELD DIRECTLY AT THE THEATER OF SOCIAL LUINO.

 

Saturday, April 29

- "A THEATRE WITH DANTE" - Ottavio Brigandì, expert and scholar of the Divine Comedy, presents a conference on cantos and in particular of Farinata degli Uberti. dramatized reading with background music. Organize the library reading group. Free admission. Beginning at 17:00. The singing tenth Hell, one of the most famous of the Divine Comedy thanks to the memorable figure of Farinata degli Uberti, has a solid script, made of tightened dialogues, memorable gestures and unspoken, which opens to the most modern outcomes of the theater.

The conference-show will be held at the conference hall of the Library of Luino Civic, provides the introduction to the song by Ottavio Brigandì, followed by a play with music and expressive reading by Claudio Mella and Reading Group " Food Literary "of the Public Library.

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About the Owner

Stephen Priest & Sylvia Priest
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
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Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

About Stephen Priest & Sylvia Priest

We love the lakes and moutntain

Stephen Priest & Sylvia Priest purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Stephen Priest & Sylvia Priest chose Varese

It is in a beautiful village in the Italian mountains between Lake Maggiore in Italy and Lake Lugano in Switzerland. The is easy access by road and the is plenty to do and see.

What makes this apartment unique

It has a large terrace and it is on the ground floor.

48 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

5

Bella mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week from 6-13 September 16. First impression was how clean and fresh smelling the apartment was, many thanks to Adriana.

During our stay we visited some of the recommended places, including Bellinzona and Maccagno.

We ate at the restaurant in the village, which was good, but also walked towards Agna to find the restaurant Smeraldo. It is about 1km away and can be accessed on foot, with care. Lunch was delicious.

A few basic Italian words are helpful as this is in the heart of rural Italy, which suited us perfectly.

We hope to return again for another trip.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful that you hope to return again for another trip. We are often told that the location suits our guests perfectly. Other guests have said that they enjoyed lunch at the restaurant Smeraldo, Agna as well as the restaurant in the village. It is always pleasing when our guests visit they places we recommend, including Bellinzona and Maccagno. Future guests will be grateful to know that the apartment clean and fresh. We have passed your positive comments to the housekeeper. We look forward to you staying as a guest in future.
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4

Ideal location for exploring Maggiore and the Italian/Swiss pre-Alps

  • 4 of 5

Small but perfectly pleasant apartment ("Bijou"?) in good location in the hills close to the Swiss border. Ideal for exploring the less touristy parts of Lake Maggiore, the pre-Alps (such as Monte Lema and Monte Tamaro), or the Swiss canton of Ticino. Lugano is about a half-an-hour drive.

Luino, five minutes away, has all the amenities you could want, including a 24-hour Carrefour and large Coop. There is a small supermarket a short walk from the flat for anything you forgot.

The apartment is small, but big enough for us (mum, dad, and teenage son). Very nice to have alfresco evening meal on the terrace. The bathroom is clean and neat, and the kitchen has the basics. There's TV but no internet, but then you probably came on holiday to get away from all that :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

A great little apartment in a beautiful area

  • 4 of 5

I spent a very nice week in the apartment, which was just as it was described--very clean and nicely accessible on the ground floor. It's only a 10-minute drive from Luino but a world away in terms of the quiet and solitude. Parking was not always available at the door, but it was never a problem to find something within 100 yards. As I've become fairly dependent on the Internet, the lack of this in the apartment was manageable, given that Luino provides wifi access in all of its park areas, so one can just park nearby and catch up. The only real problem I encountered was the weather--half of the week was sunny and warm, and the other half was cold and wet, and this makes all the difference in whether you can take advantage of the beauty of the area. As I was traveling alone, the apartment was plenty spacious, and I'm sure it would be fine for two, but any more would be a tight squeeze. But, then, with warm weather, the very nice patio could be better used. I would not hesitate to stay here again, and I'd love to spend more time in the area.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Dumenza and we have had fantastic time.We will be visiting again.

Perfect holiday destination.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you have found this to be the perfect holiday destination. We will be happy for you to book again.
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5

Fabulous little place 😊

  • 5 of 5

We definitely enjoyed our stay. The apartment has everything we needed for the stay and its clean and cosy.Dumenza lovely little village with local supermarket which is very convenient.

The area its absolutely fantastic, stunning views, lots to see, good food, just perfect for holiday.

We went to see:

Laveno

Santa Caterina

Maccagno (our favourite)

Due Cossani

Caslano

Luino Market

We are already planning next trip to see rest of the places. Thanks for the instructions and list of places to see (very useful)

We will definitely go back, great place for relaxing holiday.

We would recommend the property to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for saying that you would recommend the property to friends and relatives. We are are please that you are planning to go back for a relaxing holiday. We hope that you get to see the rest of the places to see rest of the places.
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5

Nice apartment, quiet zone, excellent holidays.

  • 5 of 5

Nicely decorated apartment with all facilities within. Clean house in a quiet zone (with supermarket and pharmacy close by) and with a nice terrace. We could take our dog. Close to main cities and ideal for a family holiday. Owner was trustworthy and provided local tourist information. Everything went just as expected.

Places visited: Dumenza, Luino, Maccagno, Pino Sulla Sponda..., Cannobio, Laveno, Cerro, Lugano and Maroggia.

We might just come back...

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

It is in a beautiful village in the Italian mountains between Lake Maggiore in Italy and Lake Lugano in Switzerland. The is easy access by road and the is plenty to do and see.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Bar Sport at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais at 640 Miles Nearest Train : Piazza Marconi Luino, Italy at 4 Miles Nearest Motorway : Lugano South (in Italian speaking Switzerland) at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Porcini at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Maccagno at 4 Miles Car: recommended

Dumenza is in the heart of the Italian lakes and mountains, with parts of the village overlook Lake Maggiore. Lake Lugano in Switzerland and Lake Como are within an easy drive. Dumenza is in beautiful mountain countryside with easy access by road, including a bus service, a local supermarket, pharmacy, post office, as well as a couple of bars and restaurants. There are plenty of opportunities for walking. You can even walk up to the Swiss border. On Lake Maggiore you can bathe at Maccagno, and take boat trips from Luino. The nearest skiing resort is San Bernardino in Switzerland. Dumenza is 411m (1,348 ft) above sea level and it has great mountain views. It is just over 40 miles from Milan. Dumenza is the birthplace of Bernardino Luini, Italian painter who was a contemporary of Leonardo da Vinci. His works can be found in the Louvre and the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. On either side of narrow streets of the adjacent village of Runo are many frescoes, dating from 1978

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£17
for 1 night
From
£17
From
£22
Sat,Sun
£88
£381
 
 
June 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£40
for 2 nights
From
£20
From
£30
Sat,Sun
£105
£455
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£156
for 3 nights
From
£52
From
£69
Sat,Sun
£275
£1,191
 
 
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£57
From
£75
Sat,Sun
£300
£1,299
 
 
August 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
1 night minimum stay
£48
for 1 night
From
£48
From
£63
Sat,Sun
£250
£1,083
 
 
August 2017
29 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£57
From
£75
Sat,Sun
£1,299
£1,299
 
 
September 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£96
for 3 nights
From
£32
From
£42
Sat,Sun
£166
£719
 
 
October 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£114
for 3 nights
From
£38
From
£50
Sat,Sun
£200
£866
 
 
November 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£76
for 2 nights
From
£38
From
£50
Sat,Sun
£200
£866
 
 
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£153
for 3 nights
From
£51
From
£76
Sat,Sun
£305
£991
 
 
New Year 2018
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£138
for 3 nights
From
£46
From
£68
Sat,Sun
£273
£887
 
 
January - March 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£60
for 3 nights
From
£20
From
£26
Sat,Sun
£105
£455
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£207
for 3 nights
From
£69
From
£90
Sat,Sun
£380
£1,560
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

EXTRA COSTS payable locally in cash on arrival to the housekeeper:
End cleaning per flat: - this price also includes washing the bed linen
Up to 14 nights stay: €60 (euros) , dog cleaning: €15 (euros)
15 - 28 nights stay: €120 (euros), dog cleaning: €30 (euros)
Thereafter each additional 1 - 14 nights stay €60 (euros) extra, dog cleaning: €15 extra (euros)

The flat needs to be professionally cleaned to be fair to all guests. Therefore the cleaning price is not negotiable so please do not ask. The extra cost for stays of over 14 nights reflect the extra cleaning required. Cleaning is a direct arrangement between you and housekeeper.

Refundable deposit (in lieu of any damages)
Up to 14 nights stay: €200 (euros)
15 - 28 nights stay: €250 (euros)
Thereafter each additional 1 - 14 nights stay €50 (euros) extra

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

It has a large terrace and it is on the ground floor.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing

Floor Area

  • 43 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Large double bed and wardrobe

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Special Offers

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