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1 bedroom ground floor apartment, large terrace, mountain views, lakes region

Bedrooms 1
Space 462 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Ground floor self catering holiday accommodation with an outdoor terrace,

EXTRA COSTS PAYABLE ON ARRIVAL - END CLEANING this price also includes washing the bed linen

Up to 14 nights stay: €60 (euros), dog cleaning: €15 (euros) (Over 14 nights please check The Rental Agreement when booking.)

REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT Up to 14 nights stay: €200 (euros) (Over 14 nights please check The Rental Agreement when booking.)

Welcome to September and October 2017! Now's a great time to book a last minute holiday in Italy and make the most of the good weather while it lasts. Guests can enjoy breakfast on the terrace. Dumenza is nestled in the Italian lakes and mountains which are beautiful at all times of year, including winter, spring and autumn. Please check below for some current events.

This lovely holiday accommodation is part of a recently restored old building and can found in the beautiful village of Dumenza in the Italian lakes and mountains 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.

There is still availability for your 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 this year and next year. We hope that you are already looking forward to your holiday in Italy. Make it a memorable year for holidays.

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.


Some current events: There are plenty of events organised throughout the year.



-Concerto the Ancient Bodies. Annual Appointment with the Concert within the Church of Our Lady of the Carmine. Start at 21.00. Free admission.




-Exhibition of the Emotion Gymnasium at Piazzetta Chirola from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm

-Saltimbanchi "Medini" at Piazza Garibaldi from 16.00 to 21.00




-Festival of Sport. In viale Dante, the associations of the area show their proposals with info points, exhibition spaces and exhibition moments. From 14.00 to 18.30




-Straluino. Running on the streets of the country. From 9.00




-Gent de Vuldomen: "Beer Festival" at il piazzale del Giudice di Pace. Music and gourmet stand




-Gent de Vuldomen: "Beer Festival" at the square of the Judge of Peace. Music and gourmet stand

More Details

Property Manager
Stephen Priest & Sylvia Priest
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Stephen Priest & Sylvia Priest

We love the lakes and moutntain

Stephen Priest & Sylvia Priest purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Stephen Priest & Sylvia Priest chose Varese

It is in a beautiful village in the Italian mountains between Lake Maggiore in Italy and Lake Lugano in Switzerland. The is easy access by road and the is plenty to do and see.

What makes this apartment unique

It has a large terrace and it is on the ground floor.


Dumenza Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 462 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Large double bed and wardrobe
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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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1 bedroom ground floor apartment, large terrace, mountain views, lakes region
average rating of 4.754386 based on 57 reviews

Beautiful Location on the border of Italy and Switzerland

  • 4 of 5

The property is small, clean and compact but large enough to squeeze in 2 adults and 2 teenage girls. The balcony is large and west facing, so benefits from shade in the morning and the warm afternoon sunshine.

Many beautiful lakeside towns are within easy travelling distance and Milan park and ride allows a full day out in the city without the hassle of city driving or parking.

We visited Lugano, Locarno Maccagno, Luino, Milan and Laveno. We enjoyed the scenery everywhere but nothing surpassed the spectacular views from the cable-car descent in Laveno -an adrenaline experience not to be missed!

Thank you for a fantastic and very memorable holiday.

Mears family from Wales - August 2017

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Future guests will be grateful to know that the balcony is large and west facing We agree that many beautiful lakeside towns are within easy travelling distance It is always pleasing when we enjoyed the scenery We are often told a fantastic and very memorable holiday Guests are always happy to know.large enough 2 adults and 2 teenage girls We look forward to you staying as a guest in future
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Bella mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week from 6-13 September 16. First impression was how clean and fresh smelling the apartment was, many thanks to Adriana.

During our stay we visited some of the recommended places, including Bellinzona and Maccagno.

We ate at the restaurant in the village, which was good, but also walked towards Agna to find the restaurant Smeraldo. It is about 1km away and can be accessed on foot, with care. Lunch was delicious.

A few basic Italian words are helpful as this is in the heart of rural Italy, which suited us perfectly.

We hope to return again for another trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful that you hope to return again for another trip. We are often told that the location suits our guests perfectly. Other guests have said that they enjoyed lunch at the restaurant Smeraldo, Agna as well as the restaurant in the village. It is always pleasing when our guests visit they places we recommend, including Bellinzona and Maccagno. Future guests will be grateful to know that the apartment clean and fresh. We have passed your positive comments to the housekeeper. We look forward to you staying as a guest in future.
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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 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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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:


Santa Caterina

Maccagno (our favourite)

Due Cossani


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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

EXTRA COSTS payable locally in cash on arrival to the housekeeper:
End cleaning per flat: - this price also includes washing the bed linen
Up to 14 nights stay: €60 (euros) , dog cleaning: €15 (euros)
15 - 28 nights stay: €120 (euros), dog cleaning: €30 (euros)
Thereafter each additional 1 - 14 nights stay €60 (euros) extra, dog cleaning: €15 extra (euros)

The flat needs to be professionally cleaned to be fair to all guests. Therefore the cleaning price is not negotiable so please do not ask. The extra cost for stays of over 14 nights reflect the extra cleaning required. Cleaning is a direct arrangement between you and housekeeper.

Refundable deposit (in lieu of any damages)
Up to 14 nights stay: €200 (euros)
15 - 28 nights stay: €250 (euros)
Thereafter each additional 1 - 14 nights stay €50 (euros) extra

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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