This spacious two-bedroom apartment is located in a charming residence in Magognino, a beautiful village in the hills above Stresa. The unit boasts stunning panoramic views of Lake Maggiore and the surrounding Alps. Four balconies provide ample outside space and allow you to enjoy both the morning and afternoon sun. The apartment is adequately equipped, clean and tastefully decorated which makes it a great 'home away from home' and an ideal base for exploring this wonderful area. A charming central courtyard with a functioning fresh water well provides plenty of character to this rustic property and the quiet, peaceful location serves as a perfect retreat after a busy day while still offering close proximity to most of the area's main attractions. We will provide you with lots of maps, brochures and other useful information about this beautiful region as well as some of our personal recommendations to make your holiday even more enjoyable. Hope to see you soon.... Brenda and Maciek
Greetings from the beautiful Lake Maggiore! For those looking for an alternative to the expensive hotels in Stresa we are happy to offer our two lovely apartments.... Cristina and Margherita, both with free Wi-Fi internet access. Located in a charming residence in the beautiful village of Magognino, the bright, spacious units boast stunning panoramic views of lake Maggiore and the surrounding Alps. Each apartment has been completely renovated in 2016 and appointed with high quality furnishings, useful and practical amenities and equipment, and tasteful decorations to serve as a wonderful "home away from home" to all our guests. The residence features a beautiful central courtyard with a functioning fresh water well which provides plenty of charm and character while maintaining its rustic feel. Close to everything yet away from it all, the property's quiet, peaceful location ensures a wonderful, relaxing stay. We will be happy to provide you with lots of maps, brochures and other useful information about this beautiful region as well as some of our top personal recommendations to make your holiday even more enjoyable and memorable. Hope to see you soon.... Brenda and Maciek (Please click on 'More Details' below to see more information about the area and a list of recommended sights and activities)
Lake Maggiore is one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe, if not the world, and the region offers numerous attractions to visitors of all ages. We can provide you with many suggestions and recommend some of our favorite places to help you make the most of your holiday. The following are just some of the many attractions and activities the area has to offer:
-The region's world famous music festival runs from June to September. Enjoy numerous free concerts and performances, many in romantic, outdoor settings.
-Wonderful street markets in Stresa, Arona, Intra, Cannobio…. a great place to taste some of the regional specialities and buy locally made arts and crafts, antiques, souvenirs, etc.
-Visit the famous Borromeo islands (Isola Bella, Madre and Pescatori) for their beautiful palaces, exquisite gardens and charming villages.
-Take the Lago Maggiore Express tour which combines a boat cruise to Locarno (Switzerland) and a scenic train ride through the Alps before completing the loop back to Stresa.
-Visit the many great points of interest around Lake Maggiore, including the statue of Carlo Borromeo in Arona, the Rocca Borromea castle in Angera, the Santa Caterina monastery near Leggiuno, and the lush gardens of Villa Taranto in Pallanza.
-Enjoy the views from Mount Sasso del Ferro above Laveno. The two-person bucket lift is an unforgettable experience on its own.
-For more breathtaking views of the region get to the top of Mount Mottarone (either by cable car from Stresa or by car). Enjoy the superb panoramic view (7 lakes and Monte Rosa), have a delicious lunch or dinner at one of the restaurants, and enjoy family fun at Alpyland.
-Take advantage of the numerous water activities, including boating, sailing, wind surfing, kayak and swimming (we will show you the best and cleanest beaches).
-Visit the beautiful Lake Orta. The charming San Giulio is a jewel of a town and the Sacro Monte above it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
-Milan is only a one-hour train ride from Stresa. Visit the Duomo, La Scala and the designer shops within the world famous fashion triangle.
-Great hiking throughout the region. We will provide you with detailed maps and recommend some of our favourite trails.
-Many popular day trips and excursions, including the Three Lakes tour (Maggiore, Lugano and Como), Zermatt, Bergamo and others.
-Golf, skiing, biking…. Numerous local golf courses and skiing resorts to choose from.
Maciek or Brenda
- english, spanish, italian, polish
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful little village with great view of Lake Maggiore.
We enjoyed our week on Lake Maggire. The apartment was great for the two of us. The second bedroom would be great of kids. We enjoyed our day trip on the 'Maggoire Express'. We drove over to Lake Orta for a great lunch on the waterfront at San Guillo.
Not what I expected
Be prepared if you rent this property. There isn’t anything there to help with your stay not even hand soap to wash your hands in the bathroom. No salt and pepper, no coffee filters, no napkins or paper towels. This apartment is bare. The sheets on the bed did not feel or smell clean. I was there in mid March very drafty and cold. I think there should be a way to include towels in the price we paid 20€ for 2 sets of towels. I had been in Italy for 3 weeks and stayed at 3 other apartments all of which had towels, clean sheets, many kitchen aminaties which made it comfortable and easy to cook. Do not stay there without a car it is very removed from a town. In defense of the place it was inexpensive however after you add towels and heat it was expensive for what was offered. We left after the first night and found a more comfortable place.
We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay in our apartment... most of our guests do. As you mentioned in your review, we are priced very competitively, lower, in fact, than most of the comperable properties in the area, so you shoud not expect a 5-start type accommodation. Our pictures are very detailed and they show quite accurately what our property looks like. And, once again, most of our guests enjoy their stays with us very much. We are able to offer lower prices because we do not include some of the things you find in other properties as some people prefer to not pay for things they will not use. For example, many of our guests elect to bring their own towels and linens... as a personal preference... and they like the fact that they are not paying for them had we included them in our rental fees. Heating is also charged separately as some guests use very little while others use a lot. This is a fair way of charging every guest only for what they actually consume. And rest assured that our apartments are professionally cleaned after every guest and the towels and linens that we provide are thoroughly washed. Perhaps you are used to extremely high standards, which is okay, but to warn others not to stay in our property, after spending just one night there, is quite extreme in our opinion. Nonetheless, we just wanted to provide a short response. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday.
wunderschöne Aussicht entschädigt auch für miesestes Wetter
Wir haben den Aufenthalt in der Wohnung sehr genossen, trotzdem es 2 Tage strömend geregnet hat. Die Aussicht aus der Wohnung ist wunderschön... fast schon meditativ. Die Wohnung ist gut eingerichtet. Einziger Nachteil sind die extrem engen Sträßlein (nicht nur) im Dorf, insbesondere zum Haus-Parkplatz...definitiv nur für Kleinwagen geeignet. Leider gibt es kein Geschäft, kein Cafe oder Restaurant in Magognino, dafür aber viel Ruhe.
Thank you Gabriele :) We would be very happy to accommodate you again should you like to come back to explore more of this beautiful region in the future. Have a wonderful summer.
Bene per un weekend di relax
Il mio fidanzato ed io abbiamo soggiornato in questo appartamento dal 28 aprile al 1 maggio 2018. L’appartamento è situato in un paesino molto tranquillo sulle colline vicino a Stresa, facile da raggiungere anche col navigatore. In fondo alla via, prima delle abitazioni c’è un comodo parcheggio privato dove si può lasciare tranquillamente l’automobile, per poi proseguire a piedi. L’appartamento è grande e spazioso, la cucina è completa di tutti i principali elettrodomestici, anche del microonde; in sala il televisore è vecchio, a tubo catodico, e prende male i canali in italiano; nel bagno c’è la vasca: l’acqua calda arriva bene, ma diminuisce di molto la potenza del getto. Il wifi prende bene nella cameretta con i due letti singoli, per poi diminuire e perdere segnale nella camera matrimoniale.
Una notte purtroppo è arrivato un temporale e l’acqua della pioggia entrava dalle porte finestre dei balconi, per fortuna nel bagno si trovava un secchio con lo straccio e siamo riusciti a raccogliere l’acqua.
Il pezzo forte dell’appartamento però è la vista sul lago e i tre balconi della cucina, della cameretta e della camera matrimoniale vi si affacciano tutti. Nelle belle giornate ci si può mettere con sedie e tavolino fuori a rilassarsi e di sera col buio si possono ammirare le luci che illuminano il lago. Lo consigliamo per un soggiorno di qualche notte e per i weekend! :)
Thank you for your review... we always appreciate it. We hope you'll consider us again should you like to come back for a few days to the beautiful Lake Maggiore.
Ciao for now,
Maciek and Brenda
Nicht für große Autos geeignet! Super Aussicht!
Die Ferienwohnungen liegt 5 Kilometer überhalb von Stresa, die Aussicht entschädigt für einiges.
Allerdings ist die Strecke zu der Ferienwohnung nur für erfahrene Autofahrer geeignet. Die Parkplätze die vorhanden sind, sind eher für kleinere Autos geeignet. Wir haben einen Mitsubishi Lancer. Das letzte Stück runter zu der Ferienwohnung muss man ganz rechts fahren da man sonst, mit dem Spoiler aufsetzt! Unser Parkplatz war doppelt versprochen worden. Wir kamen erstmal nicht vor und nicht zurück. Haben uns eine riesen Macke ins Auto gefahren, weil wir ja irgendwie von der Straße weg mussten. So das wir zum Schluss wo ganz anders parken sollten. Ich bin der Meinung man sollte beim Reservierungsvorgang darauf hin gewiesen werden, dass es eine sehr schmale Bergstraße ist. Und Parkplätze doppelt zu zusagen geht gar nicht!
Die Wohnung an sich ist sehr schön und sauber. Die Aussicht grandios!
Thank you for writing a review of our property and we truly hope you had a wonderful stay. Please note that our property is located in the village and, like most small towns in Italy, the roads leading to the property are somewhat narrow. As we note in the listing, assigned parking space for our apartment is available about 100 meters from the property and accessing that parking area is not an issue, even for the biggest cars. Additional parking is available next to the building but larger cars may have difficulty getting there, as the roads, again, are somewhat narrow. That is why we advise all our guests to park on the assigned parking space, unless they come with a relatively small car. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the apartment and the view, even though the parking situation may have made your stay less than perfect. Again, we appreciate you taking your time to review our property and we would be very happy to accommodate you in any one of our properties in the future
Belle vue mais appartement moyen
Déçu par l'appartement: pas de volets dans une chambre, salon petit et sans une table de salon, salle de bain vieillotte avec une porte vitrée (pas d'intimité) aucun porte manteau dans cette pièce. Dernier point négatif l'accès à l'appartement Impossible rues très étroites le premier parking se trouve à 100 mètres .( j'ai un renault scénic). location à réserver aux motards.
Points positifs: Literies confortables et le plus de cette location la vue sur le lac Majeur.
The residence is located in a charming small village of Magognino, only a few minutes from Stresa, the most popular town on Lake Maggiore. Away from the main road and the hustle and bustle of busy lakeside towns, the property enjoys a very peaceful setting, ideal for those seeking a quiet retreat after a long, busy day. The village center, about 200 meters away, features a small preschool with a playground, a church and a bus stop along the Stresa - Borgomanero line. Several local restaurants serving delicious meals are within a short walking distance (15 - 20 minutes). The property is surrounded by beautiful nature with many scenic walking trails to choose from. A wonderful golf course (open to the public) is only 2 km away and is a great destination for a morning cappuccino, lunch or a romantic dinner. For family fun, swimming pools, playgrounds, tennis courts and other sports facilities are within a few minutes drive.