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Appartament Lake

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Located in a historic building on Stresa lakeside, apartment, elegantly furnished and equipped with all comforts, will allow you to fully experience the wonderful pearl of Lake Maggiore.

Carlo De Giuli
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Stresa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Living Room
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Golf
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(31 traveler reviews)

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Appartament Lake
average rating of 4.580645 based on 31 reviews

You get what you pay for

  • 2 of 5

There were a number of things about our stay that we didn't like. However, to be fair, out of the 4 places we stayed on this trip, this apartment was, by far, the least expensive. I realized that when I booked it and wondered what the issues might be but, based on the photos and the stellar reviews, I went ahead. We think the photo posted on the site is misleading since there's no such view from the property - no view at all.

We got off the a very bad start and never quite recovered from poor first impressions. In spite of a number of contacts to confirm exactly when we would arrive, when we got there, no one was there to meet us and there were no messages as to what was going on. To her credit, once we were able to contact her, the hostess was very nice and let us know how we could get into the apartment and get settled until she could come by later and get us oriented. While we were getting settled, we noticed a few things out of order / missing: 1. there was only one set of bath towels 2. no toilet paper 3. bed was not made 4. none of the lights were plugged in 5. some of the light fixtures such as the bathroom and kitchen were broken. We got a number of the lights plugged in and on which brightened up the place a bit but it has dark walls and still comes across as a bit dark and dreary. While on the phone with our hostess, I inquired about a washer and she said there was one on the balcony. When my wife opened the door, she was greeted by a flood of water that proceeded down 3 stories. When our hostess arrived, she brought toilet paper and some napkins; she also told us that towels and bed linens were not included in the rental which really took us back - how do you do a 3 night rental with no sheets and towels. Notwithstanding that, our hostess did find some sheets (although the bottom sheet had a hole in it) and a cover; no more towels but she provided some robes.

On the whole, the apartment is fairly spacious and well equipped but because of the dark walls and lack of natural lighting it comes across as dark, dreary and uninviting. Along with the above narrative, I'd assess specific pros and cons as follows:

Pros - good location near center of shopping, restaurants, etc; good wi fi when it worked (it failed the last day and wasn't worth trying to get it fixed); one English speaking news channel in bedroom tv; 1 1/2 baths and a very small second bedroom; elevator

Cons - broken light fixtures; lack of natural lighting; no view as implied

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stresa Apt

  • 2 of 5

Given your foto showed a lakeside view there were no views from this apt but blank walls from each and every window. Key left where it said but unloading the card from the main road, tehn up a side road was difficult as we are getting on in age. Key was ehere it said but there was no one to greet us and show us where things where and how anything worked. We had asked you if bedding and towels could be provided - they weren't!! Next day we had to go and buy top & bottom sheets and towels. No Wi-Fi. reasonably well kitted out with cutlery, dishes etc and reasonably comfartable if gloomy with no direct sunlight. Never saw the owner throughout.

All in All v. poor value.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

Great location 5 mins from the bus that took us from the airport to Stresa, 2 mins to the lake front and ferry terminal, 5 mins to the supermarket and when you step out the door you are in the town with all the restaurants. Apartment well equipped (although never did get a kettle), 2 toilets spacious master bedroom and lounge/dinning area. Second bedroom fine for younger children may be tight for teenagers. Paola provided linen & towels (at 10 euros per person) and was very friendly slightly dissappointing no water or juice was provided on our arrival as it was extremely hot! However would not hesitate to return or recommend. As a family of four we had a really lovely holiday!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay at Stresa

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was nice and in the middle of the center of Stresa. In Stresa there is many good restaurants and there were many nice cycling routes.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location is just perfect ...

  • 5 of 5

Location is just perfect in front of the pier and restaurants, shops, bars are very close.

Furniture and equipment is modern and working really very good.

But the most fascinating is Paola, who welcome you so charming. Preparing some kind of welcome pack. This is so cosy, like your friend meets you.

Our stay at that place was really very nice. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Well equipped apartment...

  • 5 of 5

"Well equipped apartment with a perfect location (walking distance from all the main attractions).

The price is very reasonable. Paola is very friendly, helpful, would love to came back just for her care !

I would definitely recommend this place."

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Malpensa Airport 40 minutes

A8 motorway A26 exit Carpugnino.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $44.3

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Proprietario non presente in locorietario

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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