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Apartment in Stresa, superb view Lake Maggiore, WiFi, A/C,garden, balcony,garage - Verbena

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights




This apartment is located on the 3rd floor and has a lift. The bright spacious living room (25m2) has been stylishly furnished and has beautiful views over Lake Maggiore, a comfortable double sofa bed, table and chairs and satellite television. It opens out onto a balcony with table and chairs where you can eat outside and with panoramic views over the lake. At the back there is a further covered terrace with table and chairs which looks out over the garden.

2 twin-bedded room (can be made up as a large double) and 2 large bathrooms (one is suitable for wheelcahir use). One bedroom has a balcony and lake view. Sleeps up to 6 people with a comfortable double sofabed in the living room.

The kitchen is open-plan and fully-equipped with dishwasher, oven and hob, combi micro-wave oven, toaster, coffee machine etc.

Air-conditioning and heating included in the price. Garage and parking.

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About the property

Stresa Location

This attractive apartment, located at an altitude of 250 metres in the hills just above Stresa has panoramic views over Lake Maggiore and the surrounding countryside. It is less than 5 minutes' drive (1 km ) from the centre of Stresa and a short taxi ride from station. The walk into the town centre is 5 minutes via a series of steps and paths, mainly through the park. It is surrounded by a very large garden and the location is very peaceful.

Excellent restaurants, shops, supermarket and food shops close by in the centre of Stresa.

It is 85 km from Milan and 45 km from Milan Malpensa airport. A taxi can be organised from the airport to the apartment.

At the lake, you can swim and sail and practice various water sports or take a boat trip to Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori or even to Switzerland.

The apartment has free WiFi Internet and satellite TV.

There is a separate communal laundry with washing-machine, tumble-dryer etc.

Air-conditioning and heating (included in the price).

Garage and parking.

I have other rentals (catering for all budgets) in Stresa and Lake Maggiore and on Lakes Orta, Como and Garda - please contact me for details at


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Property Manager
Chantal Rowley
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

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The deposit is 10% and the balance is payable on arrival either by credit card or in cash.

The prices above are for 4 people. For 5 or 6 people, the price is higher - 10 Euros extra per person per day
Les prix en haut sont pour 4 personnes..Pour 5 ou 6 personnes, le prix est plus haut - 10 Euros extra par personne par jour
Die Preise oben sind für 4 Personen. Für 5 oder 6 Personen, kostet es mehr - 10 Euros extra pro Person pro Tag
I prezzi sopra sono per 4 persone. Per 5 o 6 persone, costa di piu - 10 euro extra per persona per giorno

Tassa di Soggiorno (Taxe de Sejour, Feriensteuer, Holiday Tax) - 0,50 Euros per person per day.


Stresa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Either double bed or 2 single beds available on request
  • The beds can be made up as doubles or singles Double sofa bed in the living room Cot and high-chair available
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Fantastic location - and what a view!

  • 5 of 5

Stresa is a great place to stay providing an easy gateway to the many attractions around the Lake, full of good places to eat and retaining a very Italian feel to the town. The apartment is a 10 minute walk from the town centre and has a spectacular and commanding view of the lake, the islands and the mountains from the large and wide balcony. This was a great place to sit and take in the views at all times of the day (there are also always shady spots to be had on the balcony which is was very welcome given the temperatures when we visited). The walk itself to the town centre mainly avoids what can be a busy and somewhat narrow road - there is a short section which cannot be avoided but is not a problem with sensible caution. At peak times there can be a little road noise when on the balcony but is not overly intrusive and is also not a factor when in the apartment which had good soundproofing (the views and the regular bird song more than compensates). The apartment is modern and part of a block on three levels amongst a number of other properties which are well spaced out - there is a very good degree of privacy on the balconies and on the top floor apartments each has a large sitting area to the back of the property and gardens which get more of the sun during the day. We rarely used the kitchen other than the sizeable fridge and the dishwasher, we did not need to use the TV so cannot comment on what was on offer and the WIFI was good. All in all, a great choice and in particular those stunning views which few other apartments we saw would have had.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Apartement is very clean and beautiful and has a lovely view. Lots of space for 2 children and 2 adults. Householder was available whenever we needed aything and was very flexible and incredibly nice. Situation of Stresa is good at the feet of alps. It is short drive to Milan Malpensa airport and it takes about 60 min morning rush hour to drive back airport.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Verbena apartment in Stresa. You must come back! Chantal Rowley
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Stylish and spotless in Stresa

  • 5 of 5

This is a brilliant holiday apartment while offering none of the old world Italian style it's sleek contemporary, stylish and practical layout made it a pleasure to stay in.The property manager was professional easy and friendly to deal with and took a great sense of pride in the apartments. I booked it primarily for location and a view and wasn't disappointed. The only transport we needed was the very occasional taxi (also very reliable). Our legs did the rest as the town and ferry wharf were less than a very pleasant ten minute walk away, albeit there are steps involved. I would confidently recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Fabulous apartment, great location!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful stay. The apartment itself was extremely well-furnished - comfortable and with stylish modern furniture. Terrific views and we saw the lake in many different colours during the week. Self-catering was far preferable for us (family of four) to having to eat out all the time, and our teenage sons enjoyed several take-away pizzas on the balcony! The air con was a huge benefit given the August heat - it worked very well indeed throughout the apartment. All the service-related elements of the holiday worked like a treat - Chantal kindly booked a taxi for us to and from Malpensa and Giuliano (who managed the apartment) couldn't have been more helpful in checking us in and out. The town centre was only a few minutes down the hill - all pretty easy.

We enjoyed the lake trips, including the chair lift at Laveno (good food at top of mountain) and the Stresa cable car which unexpectedly opened while we were there. Our favourite island was Pescarore with its low key atmosphere and cafes. We also took the Centovali train to Santa Maria Maggiore, which is a pretty artistic town in the mountains - you have to go to Domodossola and change there. - it can be part of the round trip via Locarno on the lake Maggiore express if you like, but we just did is as a return from Stresa since we didn't want to spend the whole day travelling.

Tip - there is a shortcut to the station (for trips to Milan or the mountains) by turning left along the main road at the bottom of the garden, then after about 400 yards turning right down a narrow road/alleyway through some houses, then right into a bigger road, then left at the crossroads. Saves 10 minutes or so, though best to supplement my instructions with Google maps!

We'll be back if we can!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: Very pleased you enjoyed your stay in Stresa so much and hope you return. Chantal Rowley
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Perfect location to explore and enjoy Stresa .

  • 5 of 5

The description of the apartment was completely accurate and it had all the amenities we needed . It was extremely clean and well appointed . The views were stunning and we loved being close enough to walk into Stresa but far enough away to be quiet . The owner was really pleasant and helpful and gave us good advice about the area . We would definitely recommend it to others . We had a lovely stay there .

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Beautiful apartment overlooking Lake Maggiore

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very kind and helpful by meeting us at the bus stop down town and driving us to our apartment, which was very clean and had a wonderful view overlooking Lake Maggiore. The 3 islands opposite Stresa were only a few minutes away and were worth a visit, especially Isla Bella with beautiful landscaped gardens and lots of white peacocks. The day trip to Locarno in Switzerland via train through the Alps and return trip by ferry is a must trip for only 34 Euros. We went to Cafe Torino in Piazza Cordona every night as the staff were so friendly and the food was very good at reasonable prices . We went on a day trip to Milan, an hour away by train. We would highly recommend this apartment as the perfect spot to explore Lake Maggiore.

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John & Pat , Kent, UK

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Golf Club des Iles Borromees
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Stresa is a beautiful, elegant town on Lake Maggiore. It lies at the foot of the Italian Alps. The airport at Malpensa is only 45 km away and Milan itself is about 80 km. There is a railway station in Stresa and bus service to other lakeside towns such as Arona and Verbania.

Stresa offers the ideal location for a relaxing or for a more active holiday.

The apartment is located in the hills just above Stresa and is just a short taxi ride from the station or a 10-minute walk into town centre via pedestrian steps and paths through the park. It is 1 km from the centre of Stresa.

From Lake Maggiore you can take a boat trip to the Borromean Islands (Isola Bella with its magnificent castle, Isola, Madre and Isola dei Pescatori with its fish restaurants). You can even take a boat to Switzerland. Also by the lake, there is a small beach and a playground for children.

There are many sporting activities on Lake Maggiore (swimming, boating, sailing, water skiing, scuba diving, windsurfing) and also on the slopes of the Mottarone mountain. In summer you can go hiking, mountain biking (guided tours can be arranged), paragliding, hang-gliding, horse-riding and in winter skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing. There is cable car, which takes you to the summit of Mount Mottarone. From the summit you have a spectacular panorama of Lake Maggiore and the 6 other Alpine lakes and also of the Alps and of Monte Rosa and the Val Grande National Park.

There are many Golf Clubs including the Golf Club of the Borromean Islands and Golf Alpino (one of the oldest in Italy).

Day excursions are possible to Macugnaga, to the waterfalls in the valley of Val Toce Formazza or to the Simplon Pass or to the tiny exquisite Lake Orta.

There are many beautiful 19th century villas and gardens to visit such as Villa Taranto, Villa Pallavicino and the Alpinia Gardens. Stresa is also famous for its grand 'Belle Epoque' hotels that grace the shores of the lake.

For walkers, there are numerous lovely walks in the surrounding area and the Val Grande National Park is a hikers' paradise. Riding and tennis are also available.

For those of you in need of some serious shopping and culture and city-life, Milan is only a short 45 minutes away on the Express train from Stresa station.

I have other holiday rentals in Stresa and on Lake Maggiore, on Lake Orta, Lake Como and Lake Garda - please contact me for details.



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