CHARMING LAKEFRONT APARTMENT, GORGEOUS LAGO MAGGIORE VIEWS

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CHARMING LAKEFRONT APARTMENT, GORGEOUS LAGO MAGGIORE VIEWS

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2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 2-6

Enjoy all that Lago Maggiore has to offer from the comfort & tranquility of this lovely & perfectly located vacation home. ''Casa Barbara'' is a two story lakefront property in the heart of Gerra Gambarogno, a charming cobblestone village located on the eastern shore of the lake, only 3 kms from the Italian border & within 30 minutes of the popular tourist destinations of Ascona, Locarno & Lugano. Drive or take the train to Lake Como in 45 minutes & Milan in just over an hour.

Situated directly on the beautiful shoreline of Lago Maggiore our 2 bedroom vacation home has magnificent and expansive views of the lake from all of the large west facing windows & overlooks the historic village church square on the east. High-end amenities include free & fast wireless internet access, quality linens & bathrobes, luxury toiletries, English TV channels, and fresh flowers. Around the corner from the front door is the picturesque village beach (visible from both living room & master bedroom).

Welcome to 'Casa Barbara': Upon opening the brightly painted front door you will go up a flight of steps to reach the entry hall and first floor of the home. Here you will find a bright and open lake-facing living room/dining area. Two large floor-to-ceiling French windows offer gorgeous views: palm trees lining the lake shore, swans and ferries crossing Lago Maggiore in all directions, the resort towns of Ascona and Locarno directly across on the opposite shore, and the snow-tipped southern foothills of the Alps in the immediate distance. Also located on the first floor is the fully appointed kitchen and breakfast bistro table with French windows opening to the village church. A Nespresso machine if available for coffee drinkers along with a complimentary supply of Nespresso brand coffees. Also complimentary is an initial supply of bottled water, a variety of teas and fresh flowers. Off the kitchen is a windowed half bathroom/laundry room with washer and drying rack.

A flight of steps takes you to the top floor where you will find beautiful wood floors in both the master bedroom and second bedroom. The master bedroom looks out on glorious lake views and is filled with light streaming in from floor-to-ceiling French windows as well as an additional south-facing window above the built-in writing desk. The master bedroom is currently set up with a queen bed and two twin beds. Top quality linens, pillows, comfy duvets and extra blankets are all provided. A spacious wardrobe provides plenty of shelves, drawers, and hangers for your belongings.

Down the hallway from the master bedroom is a smaller bedroom facing the church and village & furnished with a bunk bed (suitable for adults as well as children) as well as a crib. Directly off this bedroom is a charming balcony with bistro table and 2 chairs, perfect for enjoying your cappuccino or espresso in the morning sun or a glass of wine in the evening after a long day of sightseeing.

When you want to take a break from sightseeing, enjoy the warmth and comfort of the wood-burning fireplace in the living room and relax with a good book or your laptop (the apartment is equipped with wireless DSL Internet access, free and fast WiFi). With books in several languages, a variety of magazines, maps, local guides and DVD library, the home is fully equipped for your entertainment and sightseeing needs. A regularly updated 'Local Info' binder provides you with personal recommendations on special events, local sites, restaurants, wineries,and day trips along with links to all your transportation options (lake ferry, train, bus, etc.) Available for your exclusive use are beach chairs, beach towels and picnic basket stocked with plates, glasses and silverware. As the owners of this vacation home, we look forward to welcoming you to this enchanting, unique and unforgettable corner of Switzerland and are committed to ensuring your absolute comfort and pleasure during your stay.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
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Speaks dutch, french, german, italian, english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Charming Lakefront Apartment, Gorgeous Lago Maggiore Views
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Charming Lakefront Apartment, Gorgeous Lago Maggiore Views
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Gerra Gambarogno Lake Maggiore
5

FANTASTIC APARTMENT, BEAUTIFUL SETTING, GRACIOUS HOST

  • 5 of 5
Just returned from four amazing days at Casa Barbara. A wonderful apartment in a most beautiful, lakeside setting. We arrived to fresh cut flowers, prosecco, and chocolates left by the owner. All the little things that make renting easier were there, comfortable beds, nice linens, condiments, soaps, etc. A notebook provides great ideas for local dining and activities. There is even a selection of books and movies. In addition to being a wonderful host, the owner's enthusiasm for the area came through in countless suggestions for how to make our stay a memorable one. Overall, a fantastic experience.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gerra Gambarogno Lake Maggiore
Forest, Virginia
5

A CHARMING GEM

  • 5 of 5
Our week at Casa Barbara was perfect! Always apprehensive about renting the unknown, imagine our surprise when entering the apartment to find it immediately exceeded our expectations!! We were right on Lake Maggiore with amazing views!! The location in a small village and off the beaten path, but close to a bus stop and the train station, was just what we wanted! Our owner/hostess, Lisa, was generous with her attention to our requests and time! She had stocked the kitchen with everything we requested and more.

Lisa was kind enough to make reservations for us at the local Italian restaurant, Al Portico. We ate there on two nights and were not disappointed. The restaurant was delightful and the food delicious!

With Casa Barbara as our base, we made day trips to Ascona, Locarno, Bellinzona, Lugano, and Capalago/Riva San Vitale. It was a pleasure to return each evening…do some laundry, drink a glass of wine, and unwind from our busy days. We highly recommend Casa Barbara for a unique, picturesque, and quiet holiday.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gerra Gambarogno Lake Maggiore
Geneva, Switzerland
5

OUR SECOND TIME BETTER THAN THE FIRST!

  • 5 of 5
We are always looking for something special to do over the Easter holiday. Labo Maggiore is just the thing. We fell in love with this place two years ago, and decided to try again. This time, was even better than the first time. The train now has a more frequent schedule, so it is a real option. The public transport system on, and around, the lake makes it very easy to do without a car. The villages on the lake are magical and the hiking is fantastic. Each time, we have had our dog, and everyone is very accommodating. Our biggest challenge is motivating to leave the apartment which has such lovely views of the lake and is so very cozy and inviting, it is delightful to spend all day reading and hanging around. We highly recommend this rental.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gerra Gambarogno Lake Maggiore
San Francisco, CA
5

WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE THE BEAUTY

  • 5 of 5
The minute you walk into the living room and see the view of Lake Maggiore from the French doors, you know that you have made the right choice. You have your own private villa with all the beauty and comfort that you could ever want. Lisa is an incredible hostess and anticipates your needs before you even think of them. She will be happy to answer all your questions, and even offers to make a grocery run if you arrive late on Saturday; after the stores close. Remember, stores and shops are closed throughout Switzerland on Sundays. If you want location, Casa Barbara is close to train, postal bus and the ferry boats that navigate the lake. My husband and I will return in a heart beat.
  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gerra Gambarogno Lake Maggiore
Brussels
4

BEAUTIFUL SPOT WITH GORGEOUS VIEWS!

  • 4 of 5
Thank you Lisa for your kind hospitality! Our family enjoyed our stay at your lovely place. The views are amazing and the area peaceful and not too crowded with tourists. We enjoyed our day trips to Italian markets and of course Locarno and Ascona. Also enjoyed local restaurants, one a real gem in Italy that you recommended. We hope to return and see you again!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Gerra Gambarogno Lake Maggiore
Herndon, Virginia, USA
5

A ROOM WITH A VIEW

  • 5 of 5
The moment my husband and I walked into this home, Casa Barbara, I felt I was entering the movie of this title. The Casa is beautifully (and fully!) furnished but it is the wide view of the Lake from both the living room and the master bedroom as well as the view of the village lane from the small balconey off the kitchin which took my breath away. The entire villa was extremely clean and the welcoming hospitality personal and heartfelt. We wholeheartedly recommend this property to any traveller. The lake's ferry can twhisk you to Italy for a day, to small islands and other lakefront towns. The photo in the listing is exactly what it is - your own little villa in an old village with cobblestone streets, great food, and exquisite town squares. Spend a week, spend two. Your travel weary bones will be comforted and your soul renewed.
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Lugano
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Kilometres
Gerra Gambarogno
Nearest Train
0.2 Kilometres
Gerra Gambarogno
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Lugano
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Bosco Gurin, San Bernadino
Nearest Golf
24 Kilometres
Ascona
Car: recommended

Within a two minute walk you will find the village grocery store (offering all the basics plus fresh artisan breads, cheeses and pastas), several restaurants, the ferry landing and train station.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Snowboarding, Health/Beauty Spa, MinI Golf

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Availability & Rates

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Gerra Gambarogno House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $151

Notes

  • $295/nt $1965/wk US Dollars
  • May-Sept .. $295/night .. $1965/week;
    Rates above apply for 4 guests;
    Additional guests please add $20/guest/night;
    $500 deposit secures reservation and acts as Security/Damage Deposit (refundable);
    Total rental amount due upon arrival;
    $135 cleaning fee due with total rental amount upon arrival
  • Dates Available: April thru September

Amenities

Gerra Gambarogno House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Backpack
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • The bathroom with single sink and shower over tub bath is fully stocked with amenities which include a pair of luxurious bathrobes, an abundance of towels, hairdryer, and a selection of deluxe quality shampoos, soaps & bath oils.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , bunk bed
  • A flight of steps takes you to the top floor where you will find beautiful wood floors in both the master bedroom and second bedroom. The master bedroom looks out on glorious lake views and is filled with light streaming in from floor-to-ceiling French windows as well as an additional south-facing window above the built-in writing desk. The master bedroom is currently set up with a queen bed and two twin beds. Top quality linens, pillows, comfy duvets and extra blankets are all provided. A spacious wardrobe provides plenty of shelves, drawers, and hangers for your belongings. Down the hallway from the master bedroom is a smaller bedroom facing the church and village & furnished with a bunk bed (suitable for adults as well as children) as well as a crib. Directly off this bedroom is a charming balcony with bistro table and 2 chairs, perfect for enjoying your cappuccino or espresso in the morning sun or a glass of wine in the evening after a long day of sightseeing.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
Notes:
When you want to take a break from sightseeing, enjoy the warmth and comfort of the wood-burning fireplace in the living room and relax with a good book or your laptop (the apartment is equipped with wireless DSL Internet access, free and fast WiFi). With books in several languages, a variety of magazines, maps, local guides and DVD library, the home is fully equipped for your entertainment and sightseeing needs. We have put together a comprehensive and regularly updated 'Local Info' binder that provides you with personal recommendations on special events, local sites, restaurants, wineries, museums and day trips along with links to all your transportation options (lake ferry, train, bus, etc.) Available for your exclusive use are beach chairs, beach towels and picnic basket stocked with plates, glasses and silverware.