Nice villa located just outside the centre of Laveno, on the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore, 15 minutes walk from the ferries. The location is very quiet, as the property is within the perimeters of the coastal road, at the end of a dead end lane, directly on the waterfront of Lake Maggiore. The villa enjoys the most beautiful views over the lake. A walk through the garden and a path (about 150 steps of stone) lead down to the lake and the rocky beach (150 meters) equipped with a boat house and a buoy 25 meters away (the use of the buoy is under the responsibility of the tenant). The villa measures 464 sqm, its interior recalls the Italian Renaissance and most of the furniture was designed and handmade for it. Its particular lay out allows two family to enjoy a maximum of privacy. The villa is surrounded by a park of about 22000 sqm with beautiful old trees and grass lawn. Throughout the sunny garden there are several shaded areas to relax. There is a large swimming pool (6m x 14m) with dive board and a separate room with shower and toilet. A separate entrance provides access towards the dependance, which used to be the residence of the guardian (see description of VILLA IT-DONIZETTI 1018). Laveno is a small and relaxed tourist town with shopping facilities, many restaurants and several activities organized during the whole year (paragliding, delta flying, cycling, riding and all sorts of water sports). From Laveno it is possible to catch the ferry boat to the Western side of the lake (Stresa, Pallanza etc…) and to the Borromeo Islands, famous for their enchanted beauty. Moreover it is possible to reach Varese and Milano by train in less than an hour. Angera with its Borromeo Castle is at 30 minutes drive as well as the romantic Sanctuary of Santa Caterina del Sasso.
On the ground floor : large entrance hall with a spacious stairway, spacious living room with double sitting area with marble fireplace and French doors opening towards the garden, kitchen with large dining table for 12 persons and French doors, dining room for 6 persons with French doors, connecting room. The kitchen is fully equipped with American coffee machine, espresso coffee maker, microwave, oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, gas range. A washing machine and a dryer are located in a storage room accessible from the garden. Double bedroom with direct entrance to a terrace and gardens through French doors and adjacent bathroom with bathtub, single bedroom, small bedroom with a baby bed, bathroom with shower.
On the first floor (21 steps) : double bedroom with adjacent bathroom with double sink and bathtub, double bedroom with washbasin, single bedroom, bathroom with shower, storage room and stair to the second floor (this stair is very narrow, 60 cm). All bedrooms have direct entrance through French doors to two large terraces.
On the second floor : twin bedroom, bathroom with bathtub and shower head, bathroom with shower. On this floor there is one extra double bedroom available only upon request and at extra cost. Please note that the decorations of the bedrooms on this floor are simpler than the rest of the house.
The listed prices are for maximum 10 people. On the second floor, an extra double bedroom for 1 or 2 persons is available on request at the price of 300€ per week to be paid on arrival.
Bed linens and bath towels changed on Wednesday and Saturday, pool towels included. Maid service 3 hours on Wednesday and Saturday included. Final cleaning and WIFI Internet connection included. Arrive&Relax package included. Gas for heating and hot water from October 1 till April 30 not included (utility deposit for heating 200€ upon arrival). Baby bed 100€ per week. Pets not allowed. Security deposit : 1500€ to be paid in cash on the spot.
Swimming pool 6m x 14m (depth 1,20m-2,50m), boat house, buoy, ping-pong, portable fans in each bedroom, DVD player, WIFI Internet connection, TV (sat), washing machine, dryer.
Italy, Lake Maggiore : Laveno (shops, supermarket, banks, post office and pharmacy) 15 minutes walk, Arona 37 Km, Lake Orta 65 Km, Como 85 Km, Milano Malpensa airport 35 Km.