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Dear Chantel, Thank you so much for making our time in Stresa so wonderful. Your apartment was perfect in everyway! We will be advising our friends and family to stay and also hope to return ourselves. Please pass on our thanks to Giuliano who was so charming and helpful.
Thank-you so much for your wonderful review and please come back!
What a view!
Great apartment in a really good location with an easy short walk into Stresa with the ferry terminal and loads of restaurants, ice cream shops and supermarket. We miss that view of the lake from every room, but especially on the terrace. Highly recommend and we would go back again.
Lovey apartment, beautiful views, good location in a nice resort town. The property manager was very helpful.
Thank-you so much for your review.
We had a very unseasonably extremely hot 9 days in Stresa. The apartment was very comfortable and well appointed- we were extremely grateful for the fans that Giuliano provided.
The view of the lake is lovely and we watched the ‘ toings’ and ‘ froings’ of all the boats with great interest.
The whole process of getting to the apartment and leaving was extremely easy- taxi arranged by Chantal, to collect us from the station and take us to the apartment where we were met by Giuliano. Giuliano was a great asset during our stay and when we left kindly held our luggage till we got the bus to the airport.
All in all- a highly recommended place to stay.
Chantal was so helpful and made the process very simple.
Stresa is a lovely wee town with plenty places to keep you fed and watered. As with every town around the Italian Lakes, there are hills to be climbed but the way back to the apartment was manageable- even in the extreme heat.
A big thank you to Chantal and to Giuliano for helping with our holiday.
Thank you so much for your lovely review - I was most touched. I hope you return to Stresa, hopefully minus the heatwave!
Chantal Rowley (owner)
Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood and a little up the hillside, Vista Lago is absolutely magical. The photos barely do justice to the view of the lake and mountains from the covered terrace--and, of course, the view changes with the weather and time of day. We loved to sit in the dawn or at dusk and watch the lights go on or off at Isola Bella and the sun outline the mountains, sometimes there were church bells. The flat is very comfortable (the beds exceptionally comfortable!) and Chantal thoughtfully provided everything we could possibly need--plenty of clean towels, linens, a well-equipped kitchen, all open, spacious for two couples, and modern. Chantal herself was not on-site but Guiliano, her representative who lives in the building was instantly available and always helpful. Taxis were easy to access and the nice driver, Mario, took us to the airport at the end in a timely way.
Stresa was a great base for exporing the area in April. The ferry is right there and gives easy access to the islands, and all the other towns and sights. My feeling was that high summer would be jammed with visitors and a lot less fun. April was perfect. Stresa has some good restaurants and carry-outs and a welll-stocked grocery. Nice little shops, too. One thing older people should be aware of is that the last part of the walking journey home to Vista Lago from downtown Stresa gets a bit steep. Pace yourself!
It was a perfectly lovely, relaxing week in a dreamy, gorgeous place.
Thank you so much for your beautiful review!
The reviews of this apartment and the photos on the website in some ways do not do it justice - it is superb, with wonderful views over the town and the lake from the lounge and main bedroom and especially from the terrace. It was also spotlessly clean inside and out and equipped with everything necessary for a short or longer stay. (The only thing that my wife missed was a 'grab rail' in the shower.)
As some other reviewers have mentioned, the manager Giuliano is an angel - nothing is too much trouble (including when we arrived parking our hire car for us in the 'parking box' (as he quaintly termed it) as my wife - the driver - did not feel comfortable doing so after a very tiring day travelling. She was able to get the car in and out the following day after a good sleep but it is quite tight (as is one point on the route to the apartment - fold in your wing-mirrors and inhale sharply!).
Also as some other reviewers have mentioned, the apartment is uphill from the town. For anyone reasonably fit and if you intend to keep to the local area a car is probably not necessary (local taxis are available) but if you have mobility issues (as my wife does) or if you want to get out into the countryside (as we like to, including a drive we made up into Switzerland, to Locarno) I would recommend a car. There is also a very steep walk from the garage level to the apartment building itself (a sloped drive to a 'drop-off' point but no parking, or 30 steps) but there is a lift once you reach the building.
Thank you for leaving a review. Glad you liked the apartment!