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'Palazzo Varesi' -- Premier Apartment in Beautiful Locarno, Switzerland

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Last updated: 03/04/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

'Palazzo Varesi' -- Premier 2BR/1BA Apartment in the Heart of Locarno

This well-appointed and spacious 5th-floor corner apartment has a great, central location, and magnificent views of Lake Maggiore and the surrounding mountains. It has 2 bedrooms, large living room, a new fully-equipped kitchen, and a newly-renovated bathroom. The apartment is just 1 block from the lakefront, and only a 3-minute walk to the Piazza Grande and Old Town. Within 10 minutes one can walk to the main boat dock, train station, public beach and pool, theater, casino, tennis courts, and funicular (cable car) station. 'Palazzo Varesi' has 2 balconies, one off the living room (overlooking the lake) and one off the master bedroom (overlooking the mountains and Old Town). The master bedroom also has a new king-size bed. One private, covered parking place is included, accessible by the main elevator. The property is professionally managed, by the Swiss agency 'HolAp'. It has earned a '3-star' rating from the Locarno Tourist Office. References are available upon request. Now in our 16th year of rental.

Amenities:: Two balconies, Fully-equipped kitchen, Clothes iron, Radiator heat, Elevator/lift, Ceiling fans in bedrooms. Free wireless internet (Wi-fi). 'House Book' included in apartment, with extensive details on apartment building, restaurants, shops, area sights, etc.

Around Locarno:: The Locarno area is one of exceptional natural beauty, combining a subtropical Mediterranean climate with snow-capped Alpine peaks. Locarno itself is the highlight of the 'Swiss Riviera,' blending the best of Swiss and Italian cultures; it is lively but not over-bearing, cultured yet relaxed. Many wonderful tourist destinations are within easy drive. In Switzerland: Ascona, Bellinzona, Lugano, Zurich and Zermatt are all within a few hours ride. In Italy: one can easily visit the Maggiore Lake towns of Cannobio, Intra, and Stresa, as well as places such as Milan, Verona, and the famous Italian lakes Lago D'Orta and Lake Como. Many of our guests stay for 3 weeks or more (at a discount), making numerous side trips.
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Member since: 2001

Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/04/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 5
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Apt is 5th floor (Euro), = 6th floor (US).

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Living Room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    2 sofa beds...moreless

  • Bedroom #3 is a sofa bed, in the living room area.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Newly remodeled....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Washing machine and dryer available in basement (for extra charge).


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View:

    One block from Lago Maggiore, great views of lake and surrounding mountains....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    270-degree mountain view...moreless

  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    In basement....moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator:

    Apt is 5th floor (Euro), = 6th floor (US)....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free wireless internet service (Wi-Fi)....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In basement....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    2 balconies, one off living room, one off master bedroom....moreless

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 5
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 16 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$770 $2,310
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$805 $2,415
Jul 1 - Jul 30, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,050 $3,150
Peak Summer
Jul 31 - Aug 20, 2017
7 night min stay
Aug 21 - Sep 15, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,050 $3,150
Sep 16 - Oct 29, 2017
4 night min stay
Oct 30 - Mar 25, 2018
3 night min stay
$735 $1,900
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Linens (per set) $25 + tax
  • Booking $0
  • Cleaning $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 3.8%


RATES apply for 1-6 persons (same price).

Children ages 2 and under are free.

Rates include all utilities.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/04/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
Milan (Malpensa)
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Locarno Main Dock
0.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Locarno Main Station
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lido Locarno

Car: Not Necessary

Center of Locarno, 1 block from lakefront, 5 minute walk from Piazza Grande and center of town.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
This apartment has a great central location, within easy walking distance of all major sites and services in Locarno. Many competing rentals are far from the center, and thus require constant use of a car to get into town.

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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/04/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from balcony

    View from balcony

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Kitchen


  • Apartment building (5th floor, corner apt)

    Apartment building (5th floor, corner apt)

  • Central park

    Central park

  • Piazza Grande

    Piazza Grande

  • Balcony view - right

    Balcony view - right

  • View over Locarno

    View over Locarno

  • Central park

    Central park

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • Bathroom (newly remodeled)

    Bathroom (newly remodeled)

  • Central park (1 block from apt)

    Central park (1 block from apt)

  • Central park

    Central park

  • Locarno castle

    Locarno castle

  • Balcony view - left

    Balcony view - left

  • Central park

    Central park

  • View from balcony

    View from balcony

VRBO #10346

This listing was first published here in 2001.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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