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Stephen Priest & Sylvia Priest

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

1 bedroom ground floor apartment, large private terrace, mountain views, lake

41 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Overview

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Ground floor self catering holiday accommodation with an outdoor terrace

People are now looking forward their holidays in Dumenza. July is a beautiful time of year in the Italian Lakes. Summer days await you. Why not book your holiday now? You book a holiday in for autumn. Please book our flat and enjoy breakfast on its terrace. There is still availability for your summer holiday. Both our properties have been booking up fast. You will enjoy a last minute break or a longer holiday in the Italian Lakes and Mountains. Our guests regularly tell us how they enjoy everything there is to do and see do in the region.

This is the ideal location for a holiday in the Italian Lakes and mountains. Now is the time to plan your holiday for summer 2016. We hope that you are already looking forward to your holiday in Italy. Make 2016 a memorable year for holidays.

This lovely holiday accommodation is part of a newly restored old building and can found in the beautiful village of Dumenza in the Italian Lakes region. It is an easy drive to both Lake Maggiore in Italy and Lake Lugano in Switzerland. As the area is so beautiful we are confident that you will enjoy your stay. There is plenty for you to do. We will send you plenty of ideas for things to do an places to visit.

Spring is a beautiful time of year to stay in Dumenza and Lake Maggiore. All kinds of blossom appear on the trees and shrubs, with fresh green leaves appearing on the trees. With the days getting warmer and longer why not visit Dumenza and Lake Maggiore before the crowds come. You will hear a variety of bird sounds from cuckoos in the woods to blackbirds at the tops of trees and chimneys.

It is suitable for older people and young couples with children as it is on the ground floor with its own large terrace. Double bedroom has a king size bed and wardrobe. The lounge/diner/ kitchen has a double sofa bed, a table with seating for four. There is also satellite TV & radio/CD. The kitchen area has a four-ring hob, a fridge and microwave.This room opens to the terrace has an outdoor dining table seating four. This is ideal for al fresco dining and sampling Italian wine on long summer evenings. There is parking in the piazza outside the flat. The supermarket is walking distance from the flats. There are a couple of bars and restaurants in Dumenza. Luino on Lake Maggiore is 10 minutes drive, where there are more bars and restaurants. From here you can take inexpensive boat trips to all parts of Lake Maggiore including Borromean Islands, Cannobio and Cannero Riviera in Italy, Locarno and Arona in Switzerland.

Things to Do : Borromean Islands - these are found on Lake Maggiore and you can buy a tourist ticket (biglietto turistico) from about €18 per person, including the return.

Maccagno - is a short drive from Dumenza and our holiday rental. It has a beach on the shore of Lake Maggiore & beautiful views.

Luino Market, every Wednesday, has over 300 stalls, making it one of the biggest weekly market in Europe. Luino is the nearest town to hour holiday letting.

Lake Como - Menaggio, on the shores of Lake Como, is just over an hour's drive from our self catering in Dumenza Bellinzona - Bellinzona, Switzerland, has with 3 castles, only 50 minutes drive from our accommodation Dumenza, Italy

Zoo Magliaso - The small zoo is in the Swiss village of Magliaso, about 20 minutes from Dumenza near Lake Lugano

Schokoland - Swiss chocolate factory near Lake Lugano. Alpenrose chocolate is made here. Another short drive across the Swiss Border.

More things to do : Centovalli Railway - This railway line in Ticino is the of Switzerland’s most scenic rides.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Stephen Priest & Sylvia Priest (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 41 traveler reviews

1 bedroom ground floor apartment, large private terrace, mountain views, lake
average rating of 4.902439 based on 41 reviews
4

Ideal location for exploring Maggiore and the Italian/Swiss pre-Alps

  • 4 of 5

Small but perfectly pleasant apartment ("Bijou"?) in good location in the hills close to the Swiss border. Ideal for exploring the less touristy parts of Lake Maggiore, the pre-Alps (such as Monte Lema and Monte Tamaro), or the Swiss canton of Ticino. Lugano is about a half-an-hour drive.

Luino, five minutes away, has all the amenities you could want, including a 24-hour Carrefour and large Coop. There is a small supermarket a short walk from the flat for anything you forgot.

The apartment is small, but big enough for us (mum, dad, and teenage son). Very nice to have alfresco evening meal on the terrace. The bathroom is clean and neat, and the kitchen has the basics. There's TV but no internet, but then you probably came on holiday to get away from all that :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great little apartment in a beautiful area

  • 4 of 5

I spent a very nice week in the apartment, which was just as it was described--very clean and nicely accessible on the ground floor. It's only a 10-minute drive from Luino but a world away in terms of the quiet and solitude. Parking was not always available at the door, but it was never a problem to find something within 100 yards. As I've become fairly dependent on the Internet, the lack of this in the apartment was manageable, given that Luino provides wifi access in all of its park areas, so one can just park nearby and catch up. The only real problem I encountered was the weather--half of the week was sunny and warm, and the other half was cold and wet, and this makes all the difference in whether you can take advantage of the beauty of the area. As I was traveling alone, the apartment was plenty spacious, and I'm sure it would be fine for two, but any more would be a tight squeeze. But, then, with warm weather, the very nice patio could be better used. I would not hesitate to stay here again, and I'd love to spend more time in the area.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Dumenza and we have had fantastic time.We will be visiting again.

Perfect holiday destination.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you have found this to be the perfect holiday destination. We will be happy for you to book again.
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5

Fabulous little place 😊

  • 5 of 5

We definitely enjoyed our stay. The apartment has everything we needed for the stay and its clean and cosy.Dumenza lovely little village with local supermarket which is very convenient.

The area its absolutely fantastic, stunning views, lots to see, good food, just perfect for holiday.

We went to see:

Laveno

Santa Caterina

Maccagno (our favourite)

Due Cossani

Caslano

Luino Market

We are already planning next trip to see rest of the places. Thanks for the instructions and list of places to see (very useful)

We will definitely go back, great place for relaxing holiday.

We would recommend the property to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for saying that you would recommend the property to friends and relatives. We are are please that you are planning to go back for a relaxing holiday. We hope that you get to see the rest of the places to see rest of the places.
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5

Nice apartment, quiet zone, excellent holidays.

  • 5 of 5

Nicely decorated apartment with all facilities within. Clean house in a quiet zone (with supermarket and pharmacy close by) and with a nice terrace. We could take our dog. Close to main cities and ideal for a family holiday. Owner was trustworthy and provided local tourist information. Everything went just as expected.

Places visited: Dumenza, Luino, Maccagno, Pino Sulla Sponda..., Cannobio, Laveno, Cerro, Lugano and Maroggia.

We might just come back...

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in your apartment. The area was so beautiful and the food was amazing. We visited the market which was massive and we also took a boat ride across the river and hired a speed boat on the river. We have already recommended your properties to our friends and I hope to visit some of your other properties in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Map

Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Bar Sport
Nearest Ferry
640 Miles
Calais
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Piazza Marconi Luino, Italy
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Lugano South (in Italian speaking Switzerland)
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Porcini
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Maccagno
Car: recommended

Dumenza is in the heart of the Italian lakes and mountains, with parts of the village overlook Lake Maggiore. Lake Lugano in Switzerland and Lake Como are within an easy drive. Dumenza is in beautiful mountain countryside with easy access by road, including a bus service, a local supermarket, pharmacy, post office, as well as a couple of bars and restaurants. There are plenty of opportunities for walking. You can even walk up to the Swiss border. On Lake Maggiore you can bathe at Maccagno, and take boat trips from Luino. The nearest skiing resort is San Bernardino in Switzerland. Dumenza is 411m (1,348 ft) above sea level and it has great mountain views. It is just over 40 miles from Milan. Dumenza is the birthplace of Bernardino Luini, Italian painter who was a contemporary of Leonardo da Vinci. His works can be found in the Louvre and the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. On either side of narrow streets of the adjacent village of Runo are many frescoes, dating from 1978

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Rates & Availability

Luino Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$30
From
$34
Sat,Sun
$138
$597
 
 
August 2016
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$50
From
$64
Sat,Sun
$259
$1,120
 
 
September 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$30
From
$39
Sat,Sun
$159
$688
 
 
October 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$30
From
$39
Sat,Sun
$159
$688
 
 
November 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$30
From
$39
Sat,Sun
$159
$688
 
 
December 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$30
From
$39
Sat,Sun
$159
$688
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$67
From
$100
Sat,Sun
$400
$1,301
 
 
New Year 2017
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$60
From
$89
Sat,Sun
$358
$1,165
 
 
January 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$26
From
$39
Sat,Sun
$159
$688
 
 
February 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$26
From
$39
Sat,Sun
$159
$688
 
 
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$26
From
$39
Sat,Sun
$159
$688
 
 
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$91
From
$118
Sat,Sun
$473
$2,047
 
 
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$91
From
$118
Sat,Sun
$473
$2,047
 
 
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$67
From
$100
Sat,Sun
$400
$1,301
 
 
New Year 2018
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$60
From
$89
Sat,Sun
$358
$1,165
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$91
From
$118
Sat,Sun
$473
$2,047
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Local costs payable on arrival locally in Euros to the housekeeper:
End cleaning per flat €60 euros in total
Refundable deposit (in lieu of any damages) €200 euros.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Varese Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 43 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing

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