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Well Appointed Apartment Within Our Family Home

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Apartment in Baveno, Lake Maggiore, Italy - Located Separately Within Our Family Home With Views Over Our Gardens And Lago Maggiore

Our comfortable 1st floor apartment is located in Feriolo, near Baveno, and is ideal base for exploring the surrounding lake(s), the Alps, as well as the cities of Milan and Turin. We are a short walk from the town centre providing numerous bars, restaurants, shops as well as the ferry terminal to access the entire lake. Recommended for visitors with a car. New, from this year you can find us on line, digiting " mailinne point it ".

Our apartment is well appointed and comprises of a double bedroom, large kitchen and living room, bathroom, private balcony and entrance hall and storage. Very spacious for couples and we can provide facilities for a young family on request. The apartment prices are fully inclusive with no “optional extras”.

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Carole Testoni
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2017

About Carole Testoni

We are an Italian French couple with two young daughters living in our family home with our sister and husband living in a ground floor apartment. Lake Maggiore truly is a very beautiful location. Having holidayed in many different locations via owners direct contacts, as to how we wanted this to work, and have been really encouraged that all of guests have been happy and have not wanted for more.

Carole Testoni purchased this apartment in 2013



We are a brief walk from the lake front with access to several free and private entry beaches.


Milan has 3 airports; Malpensa (nearest), Linate and Bergamo. All three provide public transport links to Stresa and Malpensa has a dedicated bus service. Baveno is on 2 major international routes; by rail on the Paris - Milan Express or by road on the Simplon Pass between Lake Geneva and Milan.

Further Details:

Baveno is an extraordinarily beautiful historic town, and it’s easy to see why it has become known at the pearl of the lake. There are many bars, and restaurants, several specialist food and wine shops, a small supermarket and several local arts and craft shops. Shopping is recommended at Arona or Intra, both of which are less than a half hour drive away, or by ferry. New, from this year you can find us on line digiting "Mailinne point it".

Baveno is built on the side of Mont Mottarone, which at 1500m provides fantastic views of the Alps up to Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa, and down over the Po valley to Milan. Lake Maggiore is the largest of the Italian lakes, and probably the least discovered. With its northern end in the Switzerland, the lake has an extraordinary variety of landscapes and scenery from the high snow capped Alps to the rolling country side north of Milan.

It is ideal base to explore Lakes’ Maggiore, Orta and Mergozzo as well as the mountains accessed from the Ossola valley leading up to the Simplone pass, the oldest rail pass in the Alps. There are some fantastic walking, climbing and hiking opportunities. Very much “off the beaten track”, Monte Rosa is Europe’s second highest peak, and the "Val Grande" National Park is the largest wilderness area in Western Europe.

A network of ferries provides access to the lake with trips leading to Locarno at the head of the Lake in Switzerland, the world famous Borromeo Islands and the numerous lake side towns to explore. There are three botanical gardens including one on Isola Madre, With Baveno and Stresa having a long tradition of classical music festivals. Stresa is also ideally located for spending a day in Switzerland or Milan - the shopping capital of the world.


Baveno Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • Original character bathroom hand basin, mirror unit with lighting, toilet, bidet and bath / shower unit. Beautifully tiled with heated (winter) towel rails.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: King-sized bed with large quality fitted wardrobes and bedside cabinets. Large windows with access to a private balcony leading to our gardens with a view Mont Mottarone or Lago Maggiore from our balcony.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Included in the price we ensure that the apartment is stocked with the essentials to ensure that you don’t need to rush to the supermarket as soon as you arrive! Cleaning and washing fluids, toilet paper, tea, coffee, bottled water, salt, pepper, sugar etc. The apartment is tiled throughout with window shutters to keep it cool in the summer and has a centralised heating system during the winter. Check in 15.00 check out 10.00 Outside: The apartment is situated in within our gardens offering private parking, in a quite and green residential area and has both a private balcony and access to our shared balcony overlooking gardens and the hill side, and over Lago Maggiore. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, bed linen, tea towels, hand towels and bath towels are included, and we take care of all cleaning. Other: Large entrance hall with plenty of space for coats, and corridor providing for additional storage. Washing machine located in Balcony area.


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Well Appointed Apartment Within Our Family Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Wonderful base for Lake Maggiore

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and cannot recommend this property highly enough, due to a combination of factors. The first is the welcome we received from Carole and Umberto - they were delightful hosts and extremely thoughtful; Umberto picked us up from Baveno after we had travelled there by train so we didn't have to walk to the property; they had provided a meal for our arrival - including wine - and had stocked the kitchen with essentials to start us off on our stay; they helped us with screeds of local information about the area and places of interest to visit and also aided us in booking the Alibus shuttle for our journey to the airport for our flight home. The apartment itself is very comfortable and scrupulously clean, with balconies, in a quiet location with all facilities, including WiFi, and the kitchen is extremely well equipped - although we didn't take much advantage of this as we found a terrific restaurant a short walk away in Feriolo (recommended by Umberto!) - and was a perfect base for our holiday. The last factor was the location - we had wanted a car-free holiday, and the apartment is an easy 20-25 minutes walk into Baveno with its train station and the ferry terminal to visit the Borromean Islands and Villa Taranto, and a 10 minute stroll takes you into Feriolo with its choice of restaurants where you can catch the local bus to for example, Stresa (to catch the ferry to San Caterina and to Cannobio), and Aruna on the southerly area of the Lake, and the bus can give you change so you don't have to fiddle with unfamiliar coins.

Last but by no means least, special mention has to be made of the donkeys - particularly the new baby who was very interested in meeting new people and being stroked - a charming albeit unexpected addition to the accommodation.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable flat & wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week with Umberto and his lovely wife in their wonderful flat overlooking Lake Maggiore. The flat had the most beautiful views over the lake, was extremely spacious and the sunny terrace was lined with pretty red flowers, herbs and chilli plants.

The bedroom was comfortable and a good size, the kitchen was huge and very well equipped and the gardens were lovely. We liked the family dogs and the sheep too!

Umberto's family were a delight - they all went out of their way to make us feel so welcome, with little details like offering us dinner and drinks when we arrived late in the evening, stocking our freezer with ice and giving us jam from the trees in the garden. In addition, they kindly accommodated our request to stay another day by putting us up in one of the bedrooms in their house. They really could not have done more to make us feel welcome.

This place is perfect for a relaxing stay in Lake Maggiore. We hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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One to consider

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is set on the hill side within walking distance of the Lake. and village with lots of places to see and eat. We walked every where but hired a car to transfer from the Airport. Because of the hillside location a car would be useful for the less active. Great walking area and spectacular views altogether a great part of Italy.

The apartment was well fitted and very clean. The welcome pack was the best we have had and lasted well into the week.

The hosts were helpful and very kind, a great family, there if you needed them.

We would go again, and stay at the apartment again, theres lots to see and do. A good Holiday for both of us.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Friendly welcome

  • 5 of 5

Umberto and Carole and their family are very friendly and welcoming. The apartment is perfectly located a little up the hill outside Baveno with views over the lake. The accommodation is bright and clean and well equipped for self catering. We were travelling around Europe for a month so really appreciated having a washing machine. The welcome gift of pasta, home made pasta sauce, wine and chocolates for dinner on the first night and breakfast supplies with home made jams was perfect to arrive to after a long drive. It is a great position for visiting the Borromean Islands, Stresa Lake Maggiore ,Lake Orta and many lakeside villages.i

We really appreciated all that Carole and Umberto did to make our stay such a special part of our holiday and would highly recommend this as a holiday destination.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking by phone or email, with prices shown in Euro. We will confirm availability within 12 hours and request 100 euros deposit to secure the booking (Payment in Euros via paypal) and balance due at the arrival in Italy. To pay when we deliver the keys of the apartment. .
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