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4 Bedroom Villa With Lake Views. Walking Distance To Lakeside. Swimming pool.

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa in Colmegna in the Italian Lakes, Italy. Swimming Pool. WiFi. BBQ. Large Private Gardens.

This is an absolutely stunning villa in the beautiful Italian Lakes, situated just a 15 minute walk from the lakeside beaches and set within large, beautifully kept private gardens. The situation is wonderfully quiet and peaceful in a sought after and well kept residential neighbourhood.

The property is set over two levels. On the ground floor, there is a lovely open plan dining and kitchen area. The kitchen is well equipped to a high standard with Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher and microwave. The dining area has a lovely square dining table with chairs for 8 guests. There are also 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on this floor. The first of these bedrooms is a lovely double room, enjoying doors to the terrace area. There is a chest of drawers in this room. The second is ideal for children with 1 set of bunk beds as well as a single bed with additional pull out bed. This can be laid out as a double bed or as two single beds allowing this room to sleep 4 in total. This room has a dressing area and chest of drawers with ample storage space for suitcases. The bathroom on this floor has a large corner bath as well as a separate shower.

Upstairs, there is a wonderful bright and airy living area. For those staying during the Winter months, there is a fireplace, whilst for those staying in the Spring and Summer, doors lead off the living area to a large terrace enjoying stunning views. There are also two double bedrooms on this floor, both with en suite bathrooms with showers. Doors from the master bedroom also lead onto the terrace where there is a table and chairs as well as comfortable loungers.

For those who like to dine outside, there is also a large terrace area on the ground floor of the property with large oval dining table and chairs. There is also a Weber BBQ. Awnings can be lowered to provide shade during hot Summer days. The gardens are spacious and offer plenty of space for children to play or for adults to enjoy the sunshine. A gardener regularly tends the mature gardens and in the Summer months, it is filled with the scent of the numerous roses and lavender plants that dominate the area immediately surrounding the terrace.

A brand new pool was installed in 2016. Measuring 10m x 4.5m this very high quality in-ground pool has a maximum depth of 1.6m and is complemented by a large terrace made from Pierra sand coloured tiles, providing plenty of space for loungers and giving the pool a very contemporary look and feel. The sandy coloured pool interior gives the water a gorgeous pale blue effect. The pool has an electric security cover that can be used if young children are staying in the property. The pool is heated. Please note that the pool is open from 1 May to 30 September each year.

For those staying for a longer period, the property enjoys all the practical elements you would expect. There is a large basement area housing a washing machine and dryer. There is also an extra fridge here and a freezer, perfect for storing your ice cream and wine supplies! The property has a long private driveway with ample parking for a number of cars.

More Details

Property Manager
Jo Mackay
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, italian
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Jo Mackay

I am a mother with 2 children, age 9 & 12 and a very busy husband! I gave up work with Procter and Gamble 9 years ago to spend time at home with the children. I have loved being able to spend so much time with them. However, with both children now at school, I was keen to start working again. I initially enjoyed managing two of our own holiday properties in the Italian Lakes which we bought in 2008 and 2009 following our first visit to the area in 2007. However, I have now started to manage holiday homes for others, not just in the Italian Lakes, but elsewhere in Italy through my website - I carefully select each property and ensure that I maintain that personal but professional service level that I believe holidaymakers are looking for.

Jo Mackay purchased this villa in 2014

Why Jo Mackay chose Maccagno

This villa is in an ideal location. Situated in a quiet residential neighbourhood and surrounded by beautiful gardens, the location is peaceful and relaxing. With a brand new pool for the 2016 season, you won't want to leave the peace and relaxation of the property and its gardens. However, if you do fancy venturing out, you're only a short walk away from the lakeside beaches in the village of Colmegna which also has a couple of excellent restaurants to enjoy.

What makes this villa unique

I absolutely love this property. The owners furnished it as a home from home, and it really does have a special feel to it as soon as you enter. The furnishings are homely and welcoming, in an appealing, contemporary style. Having a brand new private pool to enjoy is the icing on the cake!


Maccagno Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
  • There are 2 en suite bathrooms, both with showers, as well as a family bathroom with large corner bath and separate shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are 3 double bedrooms and one further bedroom with 1 set of bunk beds and an additional 2 single beds that can be laid out separately or put together to form a double bed. 2 of the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms. The other bedrooms share a bathroom. The master bedroom has doors leading out to a terrace with lake views.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: For those who like to dine outside, there is also a large terrace area on the ground floor of the property with large oval dining table and chairs. There is also a Weber BBQ. Awnings can be lowered to provide shade during hot Summer days. The gardens are spacious and offer plenty of space for children to play or for adults to enjoy the sunshine. A gardener regularly tends the mature gardens and in the Summer months, it is filled with the scent of the numerous roses and lavender plants that dominate the area immediately surrounding the terrace. On the first floor of the property, there is also a terrace that stretches around the front of the building. Doors lead to the terrace from both the living area and master bedroom. The terrace is equipped with table and chairs as well as loungers. Utility Room: For those staying for a longer period, there is a large basement with washing machine and dryer. There is also an extra fridge here and a freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided. Rates exclude a final cleaning fee.


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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Passo Forcora
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Lake Maggiore boasts several lovely beaches. The nearest beaches to the property are within a 20 minute walk at Colmegna, whilst nearby Maccagno is one of the best beaches on the lake to enjoy watersports such as windsurfing, sailing and kitesurfing. Many towns around the lake also have their own lido with access to the lake as well as wonderful swimming pools. Of particular note are the lidos at Locarno, Lugano and Ascona.


Fly to Milan Malpensa:

The nearest airport is Milan Malpensa which is approx 45 miles drive from the house. Easyjet flies here from London, Bristol or Edinburgh, or you can travel by BA from London Heathrow, Monarch from LGW or Flybe from Birmingham and Manchester.

Fly to Milan Linate:

Transfer time from the airport is approximately 120 mins. Easyjet and BA fly to Linate from London.

Fly to Milan Bergamo:

Transfer time from the airport is approx 120 mins.

Car hire is recommended.


The nearest village is Colmegna, 2 minutes drive down the hill from the villa. It is possible to walk here. The walk will take around 20 minutes. The nearest town is Luino (10 mins) which has a wide selection of shops, bars and restaurants. The house is perfectly situated for visiting the other towns around the lake - Cannobio, Cannero, Stresa, Arona and Ascona - and is also only a few minutes drive from the Swiss border. Milan is only an hour away by train.

Further Details:

The villa is perfectly placed for visiting Luino, Cannobio, Cannero, Stresa, Ascona & the Borromean Islands. A great day out is the Lago Maggiore Express by boat up to Ascona & Locarno where you take the '100 Valley' train into the Swiss Alps then connect to Stresa & back by boat to Luino.

Also in Switzerland, Valle Verzasca & Valle Maggia are worth a visit. You can visit the Verzasca Dam which features in Goldeneye. The river is fantastic to swim in & the setting is idyllic.

Como is just a 45 min drive. Lake Como enjoys its own ferry service and features Bellagio, Varenna & Villa Carlotta.

In the other direction, Orta San Giulio is definitely one of the prettiest villages on any of the Italian Lakes.

It's a 45 min drive from Lugano & the Monte Salvatore funicular. There is a beautiful lido here too which I would recommend. The brand new lido in Locarno (opened Oct 2009) is also superb.

Or you can catch a train into Milan city centre & go shopping. It's a short metro train ride to Santa Maria delle Grazie & Da Vinci's painting of 'The Last Supper.' Or if you're more of a sports fan, you can take a tour of San Siro stadium.

For cheaper shopping, Luino boasts the biggest weekly market in Europe. Or you could have a look at Foxtown, an outlet centre where the most famous international brands offer their products at factory prices.

The nearest beaches are no more than 5 mins away, whilst nearby Maccagno is one of the best spots on the lake to enjoy watersports.

Val Veddasca is ideal for hiking. The scenery and nature is fabulous. Most of the nearby mountains also have tracks for mountain bikes.

The area offers plenty to do for children - Swissminiatur, a Swiss chocolate factory and the European Museum of Transport. Monte Tamaro is a great place with an alpine bob sleigh and the longest flying fox in Switzerland! Or you could try your hand at falconry or visit a safari park! In the summer, there is a huge waterpark near Milan.

Please ask for more details.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $207.73
Refundable damage deposit $415.46

Changeover Day:
We can be flexible on changeover days.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund