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San Mamete - Lake Lugano, Apartment on the lake

San Mamete CO, Italy
  • Apartment592 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

One bedroom apartment with panoramic views across Lake Lugano

A dream holiday, a honeymoon to remember, a lover's hideaway, views to take your breath away, candle lit suppers amongst some of the most dramatic and fabulous scenery anywhere in Europe. Residenze Valsolda is located in the quaint Italian village of San Mamete, just five minutes from the Swiss Border. Juliet balconies (standing only) from all rooms overlook the lake at its most panoramic point and offer truly breathtaking views. The villa sits on the lake and benefits from direct private access to the lake for swimming. The picturesque and rustic village square is only two minutes walk from the apartment with a number of restaurants, bars and small shops. There is a bus stop on the square and a ferry landing just off it. The apartment is a perfect base to also explore the neighbouring areas of Lake Como and Lake Maggiore.

Please note: A cleaning fee of €60 is payable locally on arrival and not included in the rental cost.

This cosy (approx. 55 M2 / 545 Ft2) one bedroom-one bathroom top floor apartment will sleep 2 persons. The apartment has wooden floors with traditional Italian beamed ceilings and Juliet balconies from all rooms over-looking Lake Lugano. The apartment has been interior designed by a top Milan design studio and furnished with bespoke Italian furniture offering guests a comfortable, sumptuous and stylish accommodation.

The open plan lounge/diner has comfortable seating for four and is equipped with Flat Screen HD TV, satellite receiver, home theatre system with iPod dock and a DVD library. The luxury fitted kitchen comes with modern appliances such as induction hob, combi oven/microwave and grill, fridge/freezer, coffee machine. Range of quality utensils are also supplied. The bedroom has a large comfortable bed with high quality mattress and plenty of storage units. The bedroom also offers one of the best views of the Lake Lugano and San Salvatore. The wet room has a walk in shower, marble counter top, toilet and bidet. Bed linen, towels and basic toiletries are included in the cleaning fee and for convenience there is also a shaving socket, hair-dryer, iron and ironing board. The apartment has central heating for winter months and ceiling fans for the summer.

There is an elevator in the building and the communal areas are very well maintained with Italian Carrara marble flooring throughout. The villa also has a private dock that provides direct access to the Lake for swimming. A further well maintained communal dock/beach is open to public only 150m from the Villa and is a good spot for taking some sun. There is also a public swimming pool and shower at this dock/beach.

Free parking is available both in the village square and an additional car park 100m from the apartment. These require a timing card to be reset three times a day. Private gated parking is also available at the local cafe by prior agreement at €10 per day. Please ask if you wish to reserve private parking at the time of booking.



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About Samik

We live just outside London in a semi rural location and work in the City in Financial Services. Life in the city is fast paced and we enjoy the hustle and bustle that comes with being close to a truly cosmopolitan world city. Work is demanding so when not at work we enjoy unwinding with our many friends in some of our favorite locations. Ideally it would be a place that has a balance of peace & quiet, breathtaking scenery and with easy access to good bars, restaurants, shops, galleries and theatres.

Samik purchased this Apartment in 2010

Why Samik chose San Mamete

The Italian lakes offer a heady combination of spectacular scenery, grand villas and gardens, beautiful quaint villages in time warps, warm and friendly local people, great food and easy access. It has all the ingredients that make super holiday for us. Having visited several times as tourists we fell in love with Lake Lugano. Finding San Mamete and Residenze Valsolda was completely accidental and unplanned, but we could not let such an opportunity pass us by. Even after all these years, our hearts still skip a beat when we first arrive for our holiday and ache when we say goodbye to San Mamete. This place has truly cast its spell on us.

What makes this Apartment unique

Each of the Italian Lakes has its own character. We love Lake Lugano for its intimate and unspoilt feel. It is centrally located to explore nearby Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. Milan, Como and Lugano are three beautiful chic cities with all that we can ask for. San Mamete is one of the prettiest villages on the Lake with its own fabulous bakery/grocery store, lively pubs, great restaurants and pretty much all amenities. You could simply relax in San Mamete without setting a foot outside the village or use it as a base to explore the Italian Lakes. Residenze Valsolda is set directly on the lake with staggering views across to San Salvatore and Lugano from all the rooms. The villa is very well maintained and the apartment itself is cosy, sumptious and well equipped. Letting was never in mind when we started the refurbishment so all furniture, gadgets, fixtures and fittings are of a standard not usually associated with rental properties. Our guest reviews sum up quite well why this place makes such a great location for a holiday.


    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, bidet, Marble wet room

          Location Type

            • Mountain
            • Village
            • Waterfront


                • Away From It All
                • Luxury
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Local Activities Guide
                        • Ceiling Fans
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Elevator
                        • Local Maps
                        • Parking On Street
                        • Security System
                        • Toilet Paper
                        • Towels Provided


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Freezer
                            • Grill
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Radio
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                          (standing only)
                                        • Binoculars
                                        • Walkway to Water


                                            • not suitable for children
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • churches
                                                • forests
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Residenze Valsolda has a wealth of amenities to satisfy the most discerning guest. These include: directly on the lake, boat dock, panoramic lake view, Swiss Italian Alps, sunny side of lake, 12 months a year, relaxing area of Italy, 1 hour from Milan Malpensa (MXP) Airport, 1 hour from Milan, 15 min. To Lugano, Switzerland, 25 min. To Menagio on Lake Como, ferry boat landing - 5 min. Walk, smoke-free apartment, security - intercom & electric front door, elevators, many restaurants nearby, weekly local outdoor markets, golf, horse riding, water sports, mountain hiking, skiing, satellite TV & home theatre system with iPod dock.

                                                                  15 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Gelungener Urlaub


                                                                  Wo soll man anfangen? So stellen wir uns einen klasse Urlaub vor. Tolles Appartement in einer Top Lage, gehobene Ausstattung zu einem Top Preis.

                                                                  Alles hat uns gefallen. Die Unterkunft direkt am See , der schon so oft erwähnte Ausblick, ein wunderbarer und entspannender Urlaub in einer fantastischen Umgebung.

                                                                  San Mamete ist ein typisches Italienisches Städtchen mit viel Charme. Die Einheimischen sind sehr hilfreich und nett. Es ist ein idealer Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge rund um die Italienischen Seen.

                                                                  Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit und können dieses tolle Appartement auf jeden Fall wärmstens weiterempfehlen.

                                                                  Fantastic apartment with amazing views

                                                                  Julie F.

                                                                  What a beautiful apartment with the most amazing views from the balconies in both the lounge & the bedroom. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need & having English TV channels was an added bonus as it was sometimes nice just to sit & relax in the evenings when you got back exhausted after long days out.

                                                                  San Mamete is a great base for exploring the surrounding lakes and driving into areas of Switzerland which are beautiful. It's a small village but it has everything you need and we enjoyed our time in the Kings Pub with the locals !

                                                                  We had a fantastic holiday and the apartment and location made it perfect, thank you Samik.

                                                                  Keith & Julie Francis

                                                                  Our stay in San Mamete

                                                                  Chantal R.Gorssel

                                                                  We had a lovely holiday in San Mamete. The appartement was absolutely beautiful.

                                                                  Everything you might need was available. The view over de the lake is very very nice. The village San Mamete is small and quiet, but Porlezza and Lugano are only ten minutes drive away. Our vacation was PERFECT!!

                                                                  Fantastisch zwemmen ,fietsen en wandelen

                                                                  Nannette v.Den Haag, Nederland

                                                                  We hebben twee weken genoten van de rust van het meer van Lugano voor de deur. Heerlijk zwemmen en in de omgeving fietsen, wandelen, winkelen en gezellig eten met prachtige views. Één groot feest!

                                                                  Breathtaking view!

                                                                  Andrea S.

                                                                  Wonderful view as all the other people say und beautiful nice small village.

                                                                  We enjoyed the home cinema quite a lot!

                                                                  Also, Vittorio's a nice place with reasonable prices for the food!

                                                                  The furniture is very modern and the kitchen well equipped.

                                                                  The bed is with the best view you can get.

                                                                  There are good hiking trails and it is a good location for excursions, nice restaurants, and beautiful cycling trails. Nice building with a quiet atmosphere!

                                                                  All in all, a good place for hoiliday!

                                                                  Views of beauty with wonderful memories to cherish

                                                                  Garth W.

                                                                  What a special place! Modern, well equipped and clean. Views from both windows are ones that you never get tired of. Large bedroom with large closet and comfortable bed.....no two twin beds pushed together.

                                                                  The owner is quick with all responses. Vitto who hands over the keys is there with any questions we had of the apt or area. Even arranged transportation for us to the train station when we left as we did not have a car. Next time we would rent a car if we stayed a longer period to explore the area. However for the 4 days we were there we did not need one.

                                                                  There is a small public beach /dock a short distance from the apt. which we used daily for a swim. A well equipped grocer is also a few doors down to stock up with foods stuffs/wine. There is also a wine store.

                                                                  We enjoyed special meals (lunch or dinner) at Hotel Stella D Italia which is also close by. The restaurant is beautifully located close to the water edge with a arbour to dine under. The staff are there to please. Even cooked Gluten Free pasta for me.

                                                                  We enjoyed taking the ferry to the apt when we arrived.

                                                                  This would be a wonderful romantic place to bring someone special.

                                                                  We hope to return. Next year maybe?....I dream.

                                                                  Jeannie & Garth

                                                                  Toronto, Canada


                                                                  San Mamete CO, Italy

                                                                  Possibly the prettiest village on Lake Lugano, San Mamete is a delightful 17th century village nestled on the shores of Lake Lugano, in Italy. It has a fairy-tale castle with the lush green valley of Valsolda acting as its backdrop. After crossing the border from Switzerland in the direction of Porlezza, you will be greeted by some of the most scenic coastline and charming villages found anywhere on the Italian Lakes. Lake Lugano has a very intimate feel with dramatic surrounding scenery and emerald green waters. It remains one of the lesser discovered of the Italian Lakes and a perfect place to get away from it all, yet only 15 min drive from the chic Swiss City of Lugano and 25 minutes from Menaggio on Lake Como. The village has hotels, restaurants, bars, banks, bakery/grocery store, hairdressers, post office, pharmacy, doctor’s surgery, police station, a public beach and a communal boat dock off the main square.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Rates are subject to changes until a reservation is confirmed. *** An additional cleaning fee of €60 is payable locally on arrival. For stays longer than a week a further change of sheets and towels can be provided for an additional €30.*** For High Season changeover is normally on a Saturday. Occasionally it may be possible to have a changeover on another day but please check before booking.

                                                                  15 Reviews
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