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Chantal Rowley

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian

Apt in centre of Stresa, minutes from lake, WiFi, Air/Con, terrace, 3 days min - Violetta

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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Stresa Apartment Rental Photos and Description

This stylish apartment is located in a period building in the historic centre of Stresa on Lake Maggiore. Stresa is an elegant beautiful town lying at the foot of the Italian Alps.

The apartment has Internet WiFi, air-conditioning, central heating and satellite TV.

The apartment is minutes (100 metres) from the lake where you can take a boat trip to the Borromean islands or even to Switzerland or you can swim and sail and practice many water sports. It was recently renovated and finished to a high standard and tastefully furnished in a modern style. In the car-free pedestrianised zone, it is close to many restaurants, boutiques, shops and cafés. It is near the Palazzo dei Congressi.

The railway station is only a 10 minute walk (800 metres) and there are direct trains to the centre of Milan (50 minutes). The bus-stop for the lakeside towns of Verbania and Arona is very near.

The apartment is less than an hour from Milan Malpensa Airport (45 km) and 85 km from Milan itself. From the end of March to the end of September there is a bus service (Alibus) which takes you directly from Malpensa airport to the apartment in under an hour. It stops at the church on the lake, 3 minutes' walk from the apartment.

There is free parking 200-300m away; pay-parking at the lake.

Minimum stay is 3 days. The apartment available all year round. I also have a bigger 2-bedroom apartment in the same building.

I have other rentals in Stresa and on Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Lake Como and Lake Garda. Contact me on:


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Details for Violetta 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

The apartment 'Violetta' (80m2) is a duplex apartment located on the 3rd and 4th floor (no elevator). Each floor has its own bathroom and can sleep 2/3 people.

Sleeps up to 5 people. Ideal for 2 couples.

WiFi Internet, air conditioning, heating. Each room has a satellite TV and safe.

Entrance hall. Large living room (33.5 sqm) with kitchen area (dishwasher, hob, kettle, oven, fridge with freezer), pull-down double bed (153 cm wide) and pull-down single bed (they can be put away in the daytime ). These are proper beds and not sofa beds. Large bathroom with large shower.

Double bedroom upstairs with two single beds (or double bed) and private bathroom with large shower. Lots of cupboards and storage everywhere.

Rear terrace with views to the hills and table and chairs where you can eat outside.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chantal Rowley (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english, french, german, italian


1 traveler review

average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Washington, DC, USA

Family Vacation in Stresa

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed four nights at Violetta on the shores of Lake Maggiore in July 2016. The apartment was spacious, and comfortable and as described in the listing. WiFi, TV, A/C, dishwasher, refrigerator all worked great and the beds were very comfortable. The property manager Guiliano is fluent in English and was helpful in getting us situated in the apartment. And the location is amazing, in the heart of the old town center of Stresa. I took a walk along the lakefront every night we were there with some ambient light still visible past 10pm. All in all, the city was amazing, the lake beautiful, and the apartment was a home away from home for a few days.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you at such a good time in Stresa. Chantal Rowley
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Milano Malpensa
Nearest Ferry
100 Metres
Stresa or Intra-Laveno
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Golf des Iles Borromees
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Stresa is a beautiful, elegant town on Lake Maggiore and it lies at the foot of the Italian Alps. It is graced with fine Liberty-style architecture, an abundance of colourful gardens and a long promenade bordering the lake.

The town itself is only 50 km from Milano Malpensa Airport, and 85 km from Milan. The apartment is 800 metres from Stresa railway station with direct train to central Milan (45 mins) and only a short walk (100 metres) from the lake. The bus stop for lakeside towns of Arona and Verbania is a few minutes' walk as well as the bus stop for the Alibus service which runs a shuttle service to and from the Milan airports.

The apartments are located in a period house in the historic centre. All are very modern, newly-refurbished and fully equipped with free Internet WiFi, Satellite Television and Air Condtioning.

The area is pedestrianised but there is parking very nearby on the lake and free parking within 200-300 metres. It is also very close to the Palazzo dei Congressi.

There are numerous restaurants, cafés, shops and supermarket in the immedicate vicinity.

At the lake, you will find the ferry boats that take you to the Borromean Islands of Isola Bella with its Baroque palace and Italianate gardens, Isola Madre with its museum (a former Borromeo palace) and botanical gardens and Isola dei Pescatori (a quaint fishing island, which is still inhabited and has several fish restaurants and gift shops). You can also visit other lakeside towns such as Intra and Laveno by ferry or even go all the way to Switzerland.

The cable-car which whisks you up the Mottarone mountain (1500m) is within walking distance and from its summit you can admire the most spectacular view of not only Lake Maggiore but the 6 other Alpine lakes as well as Monte Rosa.

For garden lovers there are the Villa Taranto, the Alpinia Gardens and Villa Pallavicino to discover. For music-lovers, Stresa hosts the world-famous music festival which runs every year from June to September - for schedule of events.

The romantic and delightful Lake Orta can be visited in a day from Stresa and boasts the beautiful island of San Giulio in the middle of the lake and the Franciscan chapels of Sacro Monte (a Unesco heritage site). Also worth visiting are the hermitage of Santa Caterina and Rocca Angera, a medieval fortress with fantastic views from the ancient tower.

Stresa is an ideal place for walking with stunning mountain scenery, whether it is for a gentle stroll along the nearby passeggiata with its grand hotels or for more serious hiking such as in the Val Grande Nature Reserve. All the water-sports are available on the lake (water-skiing, sailing, swimming, wind-surfing) and in the winter months, you can ski, go snow-boarding and ice-skating.

There is mountain biking and tours with expert guides who know the area well are available on request. Tennis, riding and numerous golf-courses. The trenino tour of the area departs from Stresa car-park on the lake and is fun for all the family! There is also a beach and children's playground by the lake.

I have other holiday rentals in Stresa and on Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Lake Garda and Lake Como - please contact me for details.



Rates & Availability

Stresa Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 3 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €0 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.

15% deposit; balance to pay on arrival
Holiday tax of 0.50 Euro per person per day to pay on arrival (except for children under 12)

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Stresa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed
    - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • 1 double bed (153 cm wide), 3 single beds (90 cm) Sleeps 5 Plenty of fully-fitted cupboards and storage Baby bed, high chair and baby bath available
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • bowling center
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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