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Lovely home in village of old world charm, fantastic lake view and garden

Bedrooms 1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House with modern amenities which can sleep 4 with gorgeous lake view

Casa Rosabella is situated in Italy near the cosmopolitan Swiss city of Lugano, which is just a 15-20 minute’s drive away. It is ideally suited for guests who wish to explore the attractions on both Lake Como and Lake Lugano, as Lake Como is a 30 minute panoramic drive away, accessible by car or bus.

Casa Rosabella is a newly-renovated home of 70 square meters (750 square feet) on two floors. The house has all modern comforts yet retains some of its original antique charm with touches like the floor of 'cotto antico'.

The upper floor is open plan, with a fully fitted modern kitchen, a dining area seating 6, and living area with a sofa, armchair, wifi internet connection and flat screen TV with satellite. The sofa can also be adapted to a very comfortable sofa bed for 2 people, if required. The ground floor consists of a spacious bedroom with a double bed and wardrobe, and a modern bathroom with shower. There is also a small garden area where one can relax outdoors or eat while enjoying view of the lake, and pre-alps with its lush vegetation. Free public parking is available a short walk away. The house is very sunny and boasts an incredible lake view.

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Molly Johnston
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2017


Albogasio-oria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Room 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , very comfortable
  • One bedroom with a double bed and wardrobe, while upstairs the sofa converts into a very comfortable bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • pond
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Lovely home in village of old world charm, fantastic lake view and garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews


  • 5 of 5

What is there not to like about Molly & Giovanni’s Casa Rosabella accommodation? My husband and I spent a week there in July/August of this year and we thought we were in heaven! After a very warm welcome from Molly & Giovanni we were shown the accommodation which is in the most idyllic location in the quiet medieval hillside village of Albogasio Superiore. Out of the lounge, dining and bedroom windows of Casa Rosabella are the most amazing, picture postcard perfect views of Lake Lugano and its surrounding mountains. The house itself was better than spotless and very well maintained with the loveliest décor and little touches that made us feel right at home. Everything had been thought of. The property also included a garden area which is most unusual in hillside villages and it was just lovely sitting having a glass of wine, chilling out and taking in the amazing view after a hectic day of sightseeing,. The locals also were very friendly toward us and the village store owner even tried to teach my husband Italian in the short space of time that we were there!

Excellent customer service was provided by Molly before and during our stay answering my many questions. Believe me, I had quite a few! One time, Molly and I had a discussion about the best gelato in the world. She pointed me in the direction of her favourite gelataria and Molly you were right……It was amazing! Molly and Giovanni, we cannot speak highly enough of you both and your property and we give you 6 out of 5 stars and thank you both for sharing your part of the world with us. Bellissimo!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Giovanni and I were so pleased to meet you and have you here as our guests! It's very gratifying to hear that we managed to help make your stay a special one, and we sincerely hope that we will see you here again sometime! All the best from Molly and Giovanni
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Super stay at the lovely Casa Rosabella

  • 5 of 5

A really gorgeous holiday home. The photos don't do it justice! I stayed here with my partner for a week in early September and I was so pleased with our choice. We were looking for something authentically Italian and we really came up trumps. The house is located just off the road through the little village of Algobasio Superiore. Most of the village is accessible by foot only as the location is so steep and the streets are just full of character. Parking wasn't really a problem. We always got somewhere for our rental car pretty near the house. The views over the lake and nearby mountains from both the bedroom and the kitchen/sitting room were amazing. The house itself has loads of room, was spotlessly clear and really modern inside. The owners went to great care to ensure we had everything we needed and were exceptionally friendly and helpful (thanks so much Molly and Giovanni!). The nearby village of Castello was only about 15 mins walk away and MUST be seen. It felt like going back in time! Also check out the amazing river pool swimming spot just past Castello (Molly can direct you). It was a little bit of heaven. Also the swimming spot just beside the doc in the next village Oria (about 20 mins walk) looked amazing but would be quite easy to miss. It is definitely worth a visit. Can't fault this holiday home! For somewhere modern, clean, friendly and a real Italian experience, I would recommend it 100%. There is also a gorgeous large garden for your use about 5 meters from the house. We had a few really lovely dinners there in the evening looking out over the lake. The location is also really good for seeing both a little bit of Switzerland, all of Lake Lugano and it isn't far at all by car to Lake Como so very easy to day trip to there.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Siamo contenti che i nostri ospiti hanno avuto un piacevole soggiorno e hanno apprezzato sia la casa che i luoghi che fanno della Valsolda un posto speciale! E' bello far scoprire alle persone dei posti non conosciuti a tutti, per farsi che abbiano un' esperienza di vacanza unica. We are so glad that our guests enjoyed and appreciated both the home and a lot of the attractions in the area which make Valsolda really special! We love helping people discover the hidden out-of-the-way spots which can make your holiday a unique experience. -Molly
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Sehr schöne Ferienwohnung

  • 5 of 5

Die Ferienwohnung befindet sich an einem Hang, unweit von der Hauptstraße entfernt. Um die Wohnung zu erreichen, müssen einige Treppenstufen herabgestiegen werden.

Die Fotos auf dieser Homepage decken sich mit dem jetzigen Stand der Wohnung.

In dem Haus eigenen Garten, welcher sich einige Schritte von der Wohnung entfernt befindet, hat man einen schönen Ausblick auf den Lugano See. Nachteil, ein Haus verdeckt die Sicht auf den See teilweise. Vom 1. OG der Wohnung hat man jedoch eine uneingeschränkte Sicht auf den See.

Im Garten befindet sich ein Salatbeet, an welchem man sich bedienen darf.

Die Vermieter sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you here at Casa Rosabella! We hope to see you again in the future. Molly and Giovanni
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Wunderschönes kleines Ferienhäuschen mit traumhaftem Garten

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben bei Molly und Giovanni ein paar Tage mit unseren beiden Kindern (1 und 4 Jahre alt) verbracht und den Aufenthalt sehr genossen! Die Wohnung ist gepflegt und sauber und man hat einen wunderbaren Seeblick! Auch der Garten ist traumhaft, man muss allerdings ein paar Meter gehen, um ihn zu erreichen, das hat uns aber nicht im geringsten gestört. Wir hatten noch nie nettere Vermieter, Molly und Giovanni waren sehr hilfsbereit, immer nett und von Herzen bemüht uns bei allem behilflich zu sein und unseren Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich zu gestalten.

Mit kleinen Kindern ist es vielleicht gut vorab zu wissen, dass man nicht direkt am Haus parken kann (man muss einige Stufen zurücklegen) und die Treppe in der Wohnung recht steil ist. Da muss man also vorsichtig sein und gut aufpassen. Wir sind prima klar gekommen und wurden von den Vermietern sogar mit Spielzeug versorgt.

Wir können die Unterkunft also wärmstens weiterempfehlen!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! It was equally a pleasure for us to have you as guests here at Casa Rosabella, and we certainly hope to see you all again in the future! You will be pleased to know that we are now also installing a handrail for our stairs, which will make it easier for smaller children or others to access the upstairs area. All the best from Molly and Giovanni
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Kleinod am Luganer See

  • 5 of 5

Wer sich, wie wir, für die Casa Rosabellaentschieden hat, wird gleich mehrfalls belohnt. Zum Einen mit der atemberaubenden Landschaft rund um den Luganer See und zum Anderen mit einem wunderschönen Quartier, besagter Casa Rosabella in Albogasio. Stilvoll her- und eingerichtet von den sympathischen Vermietern Molly und Giovanni, die sich liebevoll um das Wohl ihrer Gäste sorgen. Im herrlich gelegenen Ferienhaus fehlt es für Jene, die sich für selbiges entschieden haben, wirklich an Nichts und einen unbeschreiblichen Ausblick gibt es obendrein. Gäste, die das eigene Kochen lieben, finden hier eine ausgezeichnete und gut bestückte Küche vor und frische Kräuter darf der Koch sich im angrenzenden, sehr gepflegten Garten selbst schneiden. Auch in diesem Kleinod fehlt es an nichts, Gartenmöbel und Grill sind zur freien Verfügung und den obligatorischen Blick auf den See gibt es auch hier dazu.

Im Haus liegt umfangreiches Kartenmaterial, welches über Ausflugsziele bis hin zu kulturellen Angebotsvorschauen reicht, aus, welches mehr als hilfreich ist.

Auch eine Flasche Prosecco im Kühlschrank als Willkommensgruß war mehr als eine Geste. Hier darf der Gast sich nicht nur erholen, er soll sich auch wohlfühlen und genau dieses durften wir hier fast 2 Wochen lang. Dafür herzlichsten Dank und alle möglichen Sterne.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always a pleasure for us to meet wonderful people who enjoy our vacation house and the beautiful surroundings! Thanks to Ina and Hagen for being such great guests and showing your appreciation! We definitely hope to welcome you again in the future. Molly and Giovanni
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  • 5 of 5

Nous recommandons vivement cette location, située sur les hauteur du village d'Albogasio.

Très belle vue sur le lac

Duplex super bien équipé, très propre.

Propriétaires absolument charmants, disponibles et sympathiques.

Idéalement placé pour visiter les lacs.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Lugano Airport
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Lugano Sud
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Monte Tamaro
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Lugano Lido
Car: recommended

Albogasio Superiore is a quiet medieval village perched on a hill overlooking Lake Lugano, with a breathtaking view of both the lake and of the Alps. The city of Lugano, Switzerland is only a 10 minute’s drive away, while Lake Como (Menaggio) can be reached in 30 minutes. Most of Albogasio can be explored only on foot, with ancient narrow alleys, stone steps, and stone buildings providing the backdrop for walking discovery. In the small square, next to the historic Villa Salve, there is the old wash-fountain. In the surrounding area there are many hiking possibilities, and at a half hour’s walk on the main road one can reach the village of Castello. On the lake there is the charming border village of Oria, where one can visit the Villa Fogazzaro, where the noted Italian writer and poet Antonio Fogazzaro wrote and situated one of his most important works, “Piccolo Mondo Antico” (The Little World of the Past). Consequently, many places from the novel may be visited in person. The villa is now owned by the Italian organization FAI, which is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of many historic Italian buildings. Both Albogasio and Oria have publicly accessible areas for swimming, and lake tours by boat with the Swiss Navigation are available, departing from Oria. In the area other activities such as hiking, fishing, horse riding, and wind surfing are available, as well as shopping and visiting beautiful churches and museums.


Rates & Availability

Albogasio-oria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Bassa Stagione
Apr 11 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Alta Stagione
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $108.95
pulizie $32.68
Stay tax $1.09 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 10 years.

• Il prezzo settimanale include un set di biancheria da letto e asciugamani da bagno per persona, l'uso del giardino e bbq, e sapone per lavastoviglia e lavatrice.
• Il prezzo settimanale NON INCLUDE la tassa di soggiorno obbligatorio, 1 euro per persona per notte, dai 10 anni in su.
• The weekly price DOES NOT INCLUDE a mandatory tourist tax of 1 euro per person per day, from 10 years old.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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