Verbania Villa Rental Photos and Description
4 bedroom Dream Vacation Experience
Unique holiday villa in Pallanza Verbania on the shores of Lake Maggiore, Italy.
If you are looking for a truly unique vacation experience, look no further. This villa offers all you need to really enjoy an original and unforgettable vacation on Lake Maggiore. Formerly part of the domain of Villa San Remigio, this chapel has been transformed into a private holiday villa (300m²) sleeping up to 8 people.
The main floor church area features a bright open space living room with piano, stove, kitchen corner and an upstairs TV lounge with sofa. Following the spiral stairs down you’ll enter the sleeping area: bedroom with double bed and ensuite bathroom with shower, bedroom with double bed, bedroom with single bed, bathroom with Turkish steam bath, and last but not least a dreamlike suite (46sqm) with large lakeview windows featuring a sitting corner, double bed, and bathroom with shower. Satellite TV and wireless internet are available.
Outside you’ll find a terrace and manicured lawn in front of the villa with amazing views over Lake Maggiore. The villa is surrounded by a beautiful botanical garden (5000m²) with meadows, ancient trees and a collection of roses, rare hydrangeas, azaleas and camellias. A water lily pond, lakeside gazebo, stone table with barbecue, Finnish sauna, hot tub whirlpool complete this amazing getaway. There is direct lake access with a wooden platform on the lake for sunbathing and a refreshing swim. Bikes, kayaks and inflatable boats are available as well as a buoy for mooring your boat.
The gardener and housemaid take care of the outside and inside arranging extra services upon request. In short, this house is complete of everything you should need, but if you have any special needs, the owner will try to fulfill them.
The vacation villa is peacefully situated in Pallanza Verbania (panorama 1, panorama 2). A cycling/walking path passes by the house and runs along the lake until the charming village center of Pallanza at less then 2 km. At 100m, in front of Villa Taranto, there is a ferry station taking you anywhere on the lake from the Borromeo Islands, Stresa, the monastery of Santa Caterina del Sasso, the Angera castle, all the way to Switzerland.
- pets considered
- children welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
"1. The accommodation: The villa is exquisite.
Upon first entering the property it is clear the property is professionally maintained. The gardener, Paola, works on the property daily. The results are evident: beautiful plantings, flowers everywhere, a lawn available for relaxing and enjoyment.
The property is on lake Maggiore, provided breath-taking views of the water, ships and distant land. The lake views are accessible from all rooms, particularly the master bedroom and expansive living room. We had a week of sunshine to enjoy these sites, as well as pleasant evening temperatures.
The interior is more impressive than is visible from photos. The owner has excellent taste, and the restoration of this former chapel is executed to perfection, with no expense spared. This is also demonstrated in the amenities that were available, from hot tub, to sauna, to a kayak.
The owner also made sure the "first impression" was positive. He left a large bowl of tasty fruit, vases filled with fresh cut flowers, and two bottles of wine to welcome us. The villa is located a short drive away from Pallanza, a delightful and beautiful town with ample quality restaurants and shopping.
There were only minor issues or areas of concern. The spiral stair case required care for one member of our party of six, since his 6'6" frame had to cautiously negotiate the stairway. And the driveway was a little challenging for our large vehicle. And, since the villa is located on a one way street you should expect to drive a few kilometers to return home.
The greatest difficulty, however, was having to leave this heaven-on-earth villa after a week.
2. Accommodation rating (from 0 to 10): 10
3. The region: 10
4. Booking process: 10
NorthItaly deserves special mention. They were always responsive and accommodating. As an example, they helped make the deposit process easier by working directly with the owner."
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