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Charming Lakefront Apartment, Breathtaking Lago Maggiore Views

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

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Last updated: 07/15/2014

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gerra (Gambarogno) apartment 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.



Keywords: lakefront, sunny, beach, views, vacation home,couples, families, spacious

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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                      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

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

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

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

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

                      • 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

                      • 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

                      • 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

                      • "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 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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                      Date last modified - Thursday, October 09, 2014

                      SFr255 per night (CHF)
                      34

                      2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Minimum stay: 4 nights
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                      Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch, swedish
                      • Calendar last updated 07/15/2014
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