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

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Stresa is a beautiful, elegant lakeside town at the foot of the Italian Alps.

Apartment Rosa is a 3 minutes' walk from the beach. Set in a quiet pedestrian area of Stresa, it is 100 yards from the lakeshore and from the small harbour for boat trips across Lake Maggiore.

This apartment (50m2) is situated on the 1st floor of a period house in the historic centre of Stresa. It has of a good-size private terrace at the back with table and chairs, where you can eat outside and a small balcony at the front.

The apartment was recently renovated and it has has been finished to a high standard and tastefully furnished in a modern style. It is close to many restaurants, boutiques, shops and cafés and near the Palazzo dei Congressi (Congress Centre) and a Carrefour supermarket is 3 minutes' walk away. There is free parking 200-300m away and pay-parking by the lake. It is less than an hour from Milan Malpensa Airport (45 km) and 85 km from Milan itself.

Near railway station with direct train to Milan (to centre of Milan in 45 minutes) and bus-stop to Verbania and Arona very close. 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.

WiFi Internet, air-conditioning and heating, included in price. Satellite TV.

Large living room (33.5 m2) with well-equipped kitchenette (dishwasher, hob, fridge/freezer, mini-oven, kettle) and pull-down double Murphy bed (150 cm wide) and single bed (90 cm) and table and chairs. These are proper beds and not sofa beds. Spacious bathroom with large shower.

Sleeps up to 3 people. Baby bed and high-chair available

For 5 people, I have a larger flat (80 m2) in the same house.

I also have other properties on Lake Maggiore and Lake d'Orta. Please contact me on:


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Chantal Rowley
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
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Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2017

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Wir waren wirklich sehr zufrieden mit der Unterkunft und werden Sie gerne weiterempfehlen.
Jun 2012
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Stresa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • 1 double bed (153 cm wide), 1 single bed (90 cm) Sleeps 3 Plenty of fully-fitted cupboards and storage Baby bed, high chair and baby bath available
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Chairs
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
WiFi Internet, fax and photocopier (free) available Terrace at the back with table and chairs Balcony at the front Air-conditioning Central Heating WiFi Internet 1 Flat screen Satellite television (22') Bus stop with buses to other towns on the lake a few minutes walk away Safe deposit box


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Apt in centre of Stresa, minutes from lake, WiFi, Air/Con, terrace, 3 days min
average rating of 4.857143 based on 30 reviews

We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect: location was ideal, lovely, large terrace was perfect for outdoor dining and the apartment itself was surprisingly spacious and immaculate. The manager, Guilliano, couldn't have been nicer; he even treated us to a pizza when we encountered him in the little restaurant downstairs.

If we are lucky enough to return to Stresa, we will definitely stay in this apartment again.

Thank you, Chantal!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed staying at the flat in Stresa. Chantal Rowley (rentals agent).
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Stresa delight

  • 5 of 5

Now back safe n sound and just wished to let you know we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Stresa. What a delightful part of the world and Stresa is a really pretty town.

The apartment was absolutely perfect – just what we were looking for. We were only inside the apartment to sleep otherwise we were out and about or sitting on the terrace at the back or the balcony at the front.

Giuliano could not have been more helpful and made us feel most welcome – please pass on our thanks once again to him.

And thanks to you for all your help and advice in making what turned out to be a wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was extremely well kept, and laid out, although bed was put away daily (our preference). Giuliano was more than helpful and obliging, nothing was any problem. We had a really comfortable and enjoyable stay, and would certainly stay again if in the area.

Listing description accurate.

Did all the tourist things, stayed in Stresa for 2 weeks and did not run out of good restuarants, Vicoletta was best formal, best informal Papagallos (the parrot one)

Accommodation was a great find.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Smartly spacious and good location

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean and tidy. We enjoyed the clever space saving solutions and the beds were very comfortable. Both the front deck and back patio were wonderful for dinner. We would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Aldridge, West Midlands

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

The property was cosy, comfortable and spotlessly clean. Ideally situated in the centre of Stresa but not noisy. The owner was more than helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and we would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Portland, OR, USA

Most excellent apartment in the middle of Stresa

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 3 spent 4 nights in this wonderful apartment in Stresa. The location is great - right in the middle of the old town and close to everything (note that it is just above the main drag and a restaurant so can be noisy at night until everything closes). It was extremely comfortable for the 3 of us - amazing and huge bathroom and walk-in closet, well-equipped kitchen, a balcony and a patio, very clean and Guiliano was an excellent host with great recommendations for restaurants. Favorite things we did: lake villa tour, hiking, easy ride into Milan for sightseeing, Villa Taranto, train/ferry tour to Locarno, Switzerland. Stresa was wonderful and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

15% deposit payable on booking
Balance payable on arrival either by credit card or in cash
Holiday tax of 0.5 Euros per person per day

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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