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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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Valsolda 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
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • 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


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Lovely home in village of old world charm, fantastic lake view and garden
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 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: July 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: August 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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Nette Wohnung, grandioser Blick, sehr ruhig!

  • 5 of 5

Die Pelletheizung sorgte auch an kalten Tagen im März für gemütliche Wärme

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Erholung in sehr schönem und angenehmem Ambiente und in herrlicher Landschaft

  • 5 of 5

Sehr erholsam lebt es sich in dem geschmackvoll und landschaftstypisch renovierten Haus. Auch die hohe Funktionalität der modernen Installationen trägt zum Eindruck von Ruhe und Entspannung bei. Die Aussicht aus den Fenstern ist wirklich spektakulär! Guter Ausgangspunkt für Wanderungen. Während der Woche haben wir kaum das Auto genutzt. In einem kleinen Laden an der Uferstraße gibt es frische Brötchen und das Meiste, was man täglich braucht. Der sportliche Urlauber findet außer Wanderwegen nahezu unbegrenzte Möglichkeiten zum Treppensteigen. Vom Parkplatz bis zum Haus sind es aber nur wenige Stufen. Die Anfahrt ist sehr einfach, auch die engen Straßen sind entspannt zu befahren. Im Ort ist sehr wenig Verkehr. Mit dem Auto ist man in etwa 15 Minuten in Lugano oder im nächsten italienischen Supermarkt. Zum nächsten Restaurant: 5 Minuten zu Fuß. Eine gute Auswahl weiterer Restaurants erreicht man zu Fuß oder mit dem Auto in den Nachbarorten. Nicht zu vergessen: Molly und Giovanni sind ausgesprochen freundlich und hilfreich. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt, und die Woche war sehr erholsam. Gerne kommen wir wieder!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to have you as guests here at Casa Rosabella, and we also hope to welcome you again in the future! ~Molly and Giovanni
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So muss Urlaub sein!

  • 5 of 5

Die Bilder versprechen schon viel, aber reell ist es eigentlich noch schöner - selbst im Winter! In diesem authentischen Ferienhaus inmitten eines alten, verwinkelten Dorfes fehlt es an nichts. Das Haus ist liebevoll restauriert, urig, rustikal und dennoch neuwertig und sehr sauber. Sollte irgendein Problem auftreten, sind die Vermieter jederzeit zur Stelle. Das Schönste ist natürlich der malerische Blick auf den Luganer See. Lugano und Porlezza sind jeweils in etwa 15 min zu erreichen, das Dorf liegt dennoch sehr ruhig. Wer fernab vom touristischem Kommerz das echte italienische Leben erfahren will, ist hier genau richtig!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Lysann and Maik, for your kind words about us and our vacation house! We hope to see you again soon, perhaps in warmer months so you can appreciate the charms of Valsolda in that period too!
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Koblenz am Rhein

Schöne und gut eingerichtete Zweizimmerwohnung mit Bad und Garten

  • 4 of 5

Hübsche Wohnung im alten Baubestand von Albogasio superiore mit Blick auf den See aus der Wohnküche mit sehr schönem separatem Garten (kein freistehendes Rustico). Sehr schöne Einrichtung mit Wasch- und Spülmaschine. Morgens Brötchen holen bedeutet 5 min bergab bis zur Uferstraße und anschließend 15 min netter Workout.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elmar and family! We are looking forward to welcoming you here again!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

pulizie $36.86
Refundable damage deposit $122.88
Stay tax $1.23 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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.