LARGE 3 BED CONTEMPORARY APARTMENT ON LAKE MAGGIORE, ITALIAN LAKES

Jo Mackay

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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LARGE 3 BED CONTEMPORARY APARTMENT ON LAKE MAGGIORE, ITALIAN LAKES

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Stunning lake views, private terrace, WIFI

Sopra il Lago is a modern, contemporary 3 bed apartment on the banks of Lake Maggiore with stunning views of the lake. It is located within walking distance of the sought after village of Brezzo di Bedero which boasts an excellent pizzeria. It is also only minutes from the beach and lake.

The property comprises of a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen is extremely well equipped with dishwasher, oven, hob, kettle, toaster and American style fridge freezer with ice on tap. There is also a washing machine in the property. Doors lead out from the kitchen and living area onto the extremely large, south westerly facing, wrap-a-round terrace which circles 3 sides of the property. The property also has two double bedrooms, one with study area and ensuite bathroom, as well as a third bedroom with adult size bunk beds. There is a modern family bathroom with large shower. The outdoor space in this apartment is fantastic, with plenty of seating and sun beds. The development has secure electric gates and plenty of parking.

The property is located a few miles from the bustling main town of Luino which has a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants. The apartment is ideally placed for sightseeing since Luino also boasts a boat terminal taking you to all the other towns on the lake, from Stresa in the south to Locarno in the north. Other must see towns on the lake include Cannobio, Cannero, Ascona & the Borromean Islands. A great day out is the Lake Maggiore Express by boat up to Ascona & Locarno where you take the '100 Valley' train into the Swiss Alps then on to Stresa & back by boat to Luino. Also in Switzerland, Valle Verzasca is worth a visit. You can visit the Verzasca Dam which features in Goldeneye. If you want to explore a bit further afield, Como is just a 45 min drive. Lake Como enjoys its own ferry service & features Bellagio & Varenna plus Villa Carlotta. In the other direction, Orta San Giulio is definitely one of the prettiest villages on any of the Italian Lakes. Plus, it's only a 45 min drive from Lugano & the Monte Salvatore funicular. There is a beautiful lido here too which I would recommend. The brand new lido in Locarno (opened Oct 2009) is also superb. Or you can catch a train and be in Milan city centre in an hour. There is some great shopping to enjoy here, or why not climb to the top of the Duomo. Once in Milan, it's also only a short metro train ride to Santa Maria delle Grazie & Da Vinci's painting of 'The Last Supper.' Verona is also easily accessible from the apartment. From here, you can catch a train into Venice.

You really will be spoilt for choice for things to see and do during your stay!

How to Get There:

Fly to Milan Malpensa:

This is the nearest airport, approx 45 miles drive. Easyjet fly here from LGW, Bristol or Edinburgh or you can also travel by Monarch from LGW, British Airways from LHR or Flybe from Birmingham & Manchester.

Fly to Milan Linate:

Transfer time approx 120 mins. Easyjet fly here from LGW & BA fly there from LHR.

Fly to Milan Bergamo:

Transfer time is approx 120 mins. Ryanair fly here from London Luton, London Stansted, Bristol, Liverpool, Bournemouth, East Midlands & Glasgow. Jet 2 fly to Bergamo from Leeds Bradford and BMI Baby fly from Birmingham.

Car hire is available from all airports - please ask for more details.

Alternatively, trains run from Milan Central Station to Luino in 1-2 hours depending on the day and time of travel. Or for those flying into Milan Malpensa, there is now a new train service taking you directly from the airport to the lakeside at Luino.

A bus service runs from Luino to the apartment. CTPI Baldioli buses stop just yards from the apartment entrance.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only

Jo Mackay

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I am a mother with 2 young children, age 6 & 9 and a very busy husband! I gave up work with Procter and Gamble 6 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 and Europe through my website - www.bookingsforyou.com. I carefully select each property and ensure that I maintain that personal but professional service level that I believe holidaymakers are looking for.

When we first visited the Italian Lakes in 2007, this was the property that we rented. We fell in love with the area during our stay at Sopra il Lago hence why it is such a pleasure to manage it for the owners now. The apartment is just wonderful, especially the views and outdoor space which is exceptional. Our children were 4 and 1 at the time and it was a great space for them. You could spend hours on the terrace here just looking at the view. The interior living space is brilliantly furnished in a modern, contemporary style.

The property is ideally located in a beautiful peaceful spot yet only a few minutes walk up the road is the village of Brezzo di Bedero. The outdoor space in this apartment is exceptional, wrapping around 3 sides of the property. The kitchen is the best equipped I've seen in a rental property and it's equipped with everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Satellite TV, DVD with DVD library, WIFI access free of charge and cot and highchair can be provided if you have little ones.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Luino
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Luino
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Brezzo di Bedero
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Germignaga
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Passo Forcora
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Varese
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Brezzo di Bedero
Car: necessary

Sightseeing:

Lake Maggiore is a breathtakingly beautiful area of Italy. The apartment is perfectly situated for visiting the towns around the lake - Luino, Cannobio, Cannero, Stresa, Arona and Ascona. The best way to get around is to catch one of the many boats from either Luino or Maccagno. Also not to be missed on the lake are the beautiful Borromean Islands... Isola Madre and Isola Bella are stunning.

The property is also an ideal base from which to visit Milan (an hour away by train) as well as Verona and Venice.

The other Italian Lakes - Lake Como, Lake Orta and further afield, Lake Garda - are also easily accessible.

The apartment is also ideally situated to be able to explore not just Italy, but Switzerland - it's just a 10 minute drive to the border and from there you can visit the wonderful Swiss towns of Locarno, Ascona and Lugano as well as breathtaking Swiss scenary at Valle Verzasca.

Golf:

Golf lovers will find a number of good courses within a range of 40km. Those closest include a club at Varese which is a quarter of an hour away, a course near Lugano just 20 minutes away and the Golf de’ Laghi Club which is about 40 minutes away by car. Other options along with contact details for all courses include:

Patriziale Ascona Golf Club, Via al Lido 81, 6612 Ascona - 40 minutes

Locarno Golf Club - 40 minutes

Golf Club Gerre Losone, 6616 Losone - 50 minutes

Golf Club Monticello, Via A. Volta 63, 22070 Cassina Rizzardi - 50 minutes

Localita Motta Rossa, 28833 Brovello Carpugnino - 1 hour +

Varese Golf Club, Via Vittorio Veneto 32, 21020 Luvinate - 15 minutes

Lugano Golf Club, 6893 Magliaso TI - 20 minutes

Golf de’ Laghi Club, Via Trevisani 6, 21028 Travedona Monate - 40 minutes

If you wish to head over to Lake Como you can experience the famous Menaggio and Cadenabbia golf course. Originally founded by an English aristocrat in 1907, this very tight 18 hole course was completely redesigned in 1965 but still maintains a traditional British feel. It offers breathtaking views over Lake Como from its elevated position above the lakes western shore. The clubhouse features a a magnificent library of golfing literature, said to be second only to that at St Andrews. This is a Par 70 of 5455 meters.

Beaches: Lake Maggiore boasts several lovely beaches. The nearest beaches to the property are no more than 3-5 minutes away by car at Brezzo di Bedero, whilst nearby Maccagno is one of the best beaches on the lake to enjoy water sports such as windsurfing, sailing and kite-surfing. Many towns around the lake also have their own lido with access to the lake as well as wonderful swimming pools. Of particular note are the lidos at Locarno, Lugano and Ascona.

Skiing: There is a practice run with button lift as well as 2 longer runs with chair lifts at Passo Forcora, 30-40 mins away. You can hire skis from € 7 upwards & sledges for € 3 or 5. A days ski pass costs € 25 for an adult & € 20 for a child. Or you can buy a half day pass. Under 5 go free. There is a lovely chalet selling food & drink. It’s a great place. 1 hour away there are slopes at Motterone. Here there are 21 runs (10 blue, 8 red & 3 black runs) across a 25 km area. It’s especially suitable for beginners however there is also a more technical track - the Alpe Courts. Another great ski destination is Cardada above Locarno. Cardada boasts 5 pistes, the longest of which is 1.8 km. 4 of the pistes are south facing so skiiers can enjoy the breathtaking lake views on their descent. Again, mountain restaurants serve traditional local cuisine. The Cardada Ski School organises courses in skiing and snowboarding for people of all ages.

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Germignaga Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 29 2014 - May 23 2014
3 night minimum stay
£795
 
 
Early Summer
May 24 2014 - Jun 27 2014
5 night minimum stay
£895
 
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 24 2014
3 night minimum stay
£895
 
 
Autumn
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
£595
 
 
Festive Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
£995
 

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Notes For those looking to holiday with little ones, we can provide a travel cot and high chair free of charge.
We can also arrange for a private chef to come to the apartment and cook for you if you wanted a night in without the work rather than eating out. Please ask for sample menus and costs.
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Amenities

Germignaga Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Sofa Bed
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Telephone
  • Iron & Board
  • Security System
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • The property has a large modern family bathroom with huge shower, large sink, bidet and toilet. There is an additional bathroom leading off the master bedroom which has a bath (with grab rails), shower attachment, bidet, toilet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , adult sized bunk beds
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The property has 3 bedrooms but can sleep up to 8 people as there is also a sofa bed in the living area. Master bedroom with en-suite: The master bedroom is lovely and spacious with a separate study area if you need to get some work done during your visit. Wireless internet access is provided free of charge allowing you to keep in touch with work, friends and family whilst on your holiday. There is a double bed and bedside tables as well as a large wardrobe. The en suite bathroom is also large with bath, shower, sink, bidet and toilet. Bedroom 2: Another large double bedroom with bedside tables and wardrobe. The room has a comfortable, welcoming feel. Bedroom 3: This is set at the rear of the property and has adult sized bunk beds....perfect for adults or children.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Games
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Binoculars
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • playground
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • water parks
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • paddle boating
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • paragliding
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • fishing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
Notes:
Sopra il Lago is an exclusive development of 11 apartments. This is the only 3 bed apartment and has a prime spot at the end of the building thus ensuring significant outside space. It has a massive Italian marble and wooden decked terrace which wraps around 3 sides of the property. The views of the lake are simply stunning and the property gets the sun throughout the day. However, all the rooms have shutters on the doors and windows, which ensure that the inside of the property stays lovely and cool even on hot sunny days, without the need for noisy air conditioning. In the winter, the shutters can be closed at night to give the property a warm cosy feel. The outside space has been equipped with 2 dining tables, chairs, sun beds, side tables and parasol, all with modern comfortable cushions.
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