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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: 03/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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 and Milan in just over an hour. The famous Italian farmers' markets in Cannobio and Luino are a ferry ride down the lake.

Situated directly on the beautiful shoreline of Lago Maggiore our 2 bedroom vacation home has magnificent 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), our local restaurant, 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 sets of 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 background.

When you want to take a break from sightseeing, enjoy a film on the new 42' flat screen TV (w/ several English news 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 recommendations on special events, local sites, restaurants, wineries, museums and day trips. 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 basic condiments. Off the kitchen is a windowed half bathroom/laundry room with washer/dryer combo machine.

Continue up a flight of steps to the top floor where you will find both the master bedroom and second bedroom. The master bedroom looks out on glorious lake views and is filled with light from the 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 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. 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 bathrobes, slippers, 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: ferienwohnung Tessin, ferienwohnung Lago Maggiore, ferienwohnung Ticino, lakefront, sunny, beach, views, vacation home,couples, families, spacious
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Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, german, italian, dutch
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • 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

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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

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

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Golf:

    Two excellent golf courses available within 30 minutes drive: Ascona & Losone...moreless

Building Type

  • House
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$237
$1,612

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $10.08
  • Cleaning upon Departure $120.90

Notes:

Refundable reservation/security deposit of $500


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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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, german, italian, dutch
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

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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

  • Main bedroom: picturing Queen size bed

    Main bedroom: picturing Queen size bed

  • Main bedroom: picturing additional Twin beds

    Main bedroom: picturing additional Twin beds

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

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

  • 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

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

    View of one of the two village beaches from Master Bedroom

  • "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

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017

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