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Charming Lakefront Apartment, Breathtaking Lago Maggiore Views

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Walkway to Center of Village: 'Casa Barbara' is yellow house on the left

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Last updated: 05/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Enjoy all that Lago Maggiore has to offer from the comfort and tranquility of this lovely and perfectly located vacation home. 'Casa Barbara' is a two story lakefront property in the heart of Gerra Gambarogno, a charming cobblestone village located on the eastern shore of the lake, only 3 kms from the Italian border and within 30 minutes of the popular tourist destinations of Ascona, Locarno and Lugano. Drive or take the train to Lake Como in 45 minutes and to Milan in just over an hour. The famous Italian farmers' markets in Cannobio and Luino are a simple ferry ride down the lake.

Situated directly on the beautiful shoreline of Lago Maggiore our 2 bedroom vacation home has magnificent and expansive views of the lake from all of the large west facing windows and overlooks the historic village church square on the east. Around the corner from the front door it is simply 10 steps down to the picturesque village beach (visible from both living room and master bedroom). A playground, soccer field, beach bar and second village beach with grassy lawn and creek are steps away. Within a two minute walk you will find the village grocery store (offering all the basics plus artisan breads, cheeses and fresh homemade pastas), several restaurants, the ferry landing, bus stop and train station.

Upon opening the brightly painted front door you will go up a flight of steps to reach the entry hall and first floor of the home. Here you will find a spacious and open lake-facing living room/dining area. Two large floor-to-ceiling French windows offer gorgeous views: palm trees lining the lake shore, swans and ferries crossing Lago Maggiore in all directions, the resort towns of Ascona and Locarno directly across on the opposite shore, and the snow-tipped southern foothills of the Alps in the immediate distance.

When you want to take a break from sightseeing, enjoy a film on the new 42' flat screen TV (several English channels), cozy up to the wood-burning fireplace in the living room or relax with a good book or your laptop (the apartment is equipped with free WiFi). With books in several languages, a variety of magazines, maps, local guides and extensive DVD library, the home is fully equipped for your entertainment and sightseeing needs. We have put together a comprehensive and regularly updated 'Local Info' binder that provides you with personal recommendations on special events, local sites, restaurants, wineries, museums and day trips along with links to all your transportation options (lake ferry, train, bus, etc.) Available for your exclusive use are beach chairs, beach towels and picnic basket stocked with plates, glasses and silverware.

Also located on the first floor is the fully appointed kitchen and breakfast bistro table with French windows opening to the village church. A Nespresso machine is available for coffee drinkers along with a complimentary initial supply of Nespresso brand coffees. Also complimentary is an initial supply of bottled water, a variety of teas and fresh flowers. Off the kitchen is a windowed half bathroom/laundry room with washer and drying rack.

Continue up a flight of steps to the top floor where you will find beautiful wood floors in both the master bedroom and second bedroom. The master bedroom looks out on glorious lake views and is filled with light streaming in from floor-to-ceiling French windows as well as an additional south-facing window above the built-in writing desk. The master bedroom is currently set up with a queen bed and two twin beds. Top quality linens, pillows, comfy duvets and extra blankets are all provided. A spacious wardrobe provides plenty of shelves, drawers, and hangers for your belongings.

Down the hallway from the master bedroom is a smaller bedroom facing the church and village & furnished with a bunk bed (suitable for adults as well as children) as well as a crib. Directly off this bedroom is a charming balcony with bistro table and 2 chairs, perfect for enjoying your espresso in the morning sun or a glass of wine at sunset after a long day of sightseeing.

The bathroom with single sink and shower over tub bath is fully stocked with amenities which include a pair of luxurious bathrobes, an abundance of quality towels, hairdryer, and deluxe shampoos, soaps & lotions.

As the owners of this vacation home, we want to welcome you to this beautiful and unique corner of Switzerland and we're committed to ensuring your absolute pleasure and comfort during your stay. We live directly next door and look forward to providing any assistance or information you may require.



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Property Type

  • Apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    ipod speaker/charging dock...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    40' flat screen HDTV...moreless

  • Video Library:

    extensive DVD selection for both children and adults...moreless

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    washer is located in unit and exclusive to renter...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony
 

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4 night min stay
SFr255
SFr1,750

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Fees:

  • Pet Fee SFr10
  • Cleaning upon Departure SFr125
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Refundable reservation/security deposit of $500


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Last updated: 05/12/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Greetings from lovely Lago Maggiore...We have been living in Ticino on Lago Maggiore for ten years now. We are still in awe of the area's beauty, charm and culture. I am American and a former resident of the Bay Area in California where I served as a Captain in the US Army followed by several years working in the wine industry for Robert Mondavi Winery. My passions are wine, food and travel and I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by all of these wonderful things here in Switzerland. My husband is Dutch and has been coming to Lago Maggiore for summer vacations since he was a child. Now we are happy to make our home here and even happier to open the doors of our guest home to visitors who are eager to discover all the treasures that this special corner of the world has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you to Ticino and to helping you enjoy an unforgettable vacation experience.


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Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch, swedish
 

Photos

  • Walkway to Center of Village: 'Casa Barbara' is yellow house on the left

    Walkway to Center of Village: 'Casa Barbara' is yellow house on the left

  • View from living room of Lago Maggiore, Ascona & Cento Valley in background

    View from living room of Lago Maggiore, Ascona & Cento Valley in background

  • "Casa Barbara" - view from church square

    "Casa Barbara" - view from church square

  • Kitchen with floor to ceiling windows opening to village church and square

    Kitchen with floor to ceiling windows opening to village church and square

  • Main bedroom: picturing Queen size bed

    Main bedroom: picturing Queen size bed

  • Second Bedroom with bunk bed, crib & balcony facing village & mountains

    Second Bedroom with bunk bed, crib & balcony facing village & mountains

  • Bathroom is stocked with plenty of towels, hair dryer & luxury amenities

    Bathroom is stocked with plenty of towels, hair dryer & luxury amenities

  • View of one of the two village beaches from Master Bedroom

    View of one of the two village beaches from Master Bedroom

  • Spacious Living Room w/ stunning lake views, fireplace, large flat screen tv

    Spacious Living Room w/ stunning lake views, fireplace, large flat screen tv

  • Dining/Daydreaming/Reading Area in front of 'Casa Barbara'

    Dining/Daydreaming/Reading Area in front of 'Casa Barbara'

  • Dining Area adjacent to open living room space

    Dining Area adjacent to open living room space

  • Entry into Main Bedroom: 1 Queen Size Bed, 2 Twin Beds

    Entry into Main Bedroom: 1 Queen Size Bed, 2 Twin Beds

  • Main bedroom: picturing additional Twin beds

    Main bedroom: picturing additional Twin beds

  • Second Bedroom bunk bed

    Second Bedroom bunk bed

  • "Ready for the Beach!" Towels, chairs, sun umbrella & picnic basket for your use

    "Ready for the Beach!" Towels, chairs, sun umbrella & picnic basket for your use

  • View of Gerra Gambarogno, 'Casa Barbara' is sixth bldg. from the bottom

    View of Gerra Gambarogno, 'Casa Barbara' is sixth bldg. from the bottom

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch, swedish
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  • Calendar last updated 05/12/2015
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