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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath

Description from manager

Ground floor with exit to the patio:

* 1 large living room with dining table for eight

* 1 kitchen with access to the elegant pillared courtyard with seating area

Upper floor with exit to the loggia:

* 1 double bedroom

* 1 twin bedroom

* 1 large and modern bathroom (with shower)

This apartment is particularly spacious. It has been decorated in Mediterranean colors and is equipped with satellite TV, stereo, microwave, electric oven, coffee percolator, iron, hairdryer, dishwasher, washing machine, Internet (via Internet key) and parking space for one car inside the property.

APARTMENT 1 can be connected to ROOM 2 by a door - the two units together accommodate 6 guests.

Above the blue lake

Villa sul Lago is located uphill from Lesa, in the pretty village of Massino Visconti. The villa dates back to the years around 1400 and is related to the nearby Visconti castle. The property faces the lake and the location is peaceful and quiet, even though it is just a few metres from the shops, cafés and restaurants in the village. The large shared swimming pool offers panoramic views over the lake.

The owners have restored the villa with great care, maintaining many of its original features. Facing a courtyard, the villa has two rows of stately pillars - three arches at ground level and a loggia on the upper floor. The courtyard is home to a magnificent old magnolia tree, taller than the house itself.

All of the units have their own independent entrance, and each unit opens onto the long loggia on the upper floor of the house. An additional apartment on the ground floor is used by the owner and her family, who often come on weekends and during the weeks in August, and they share the pool with the guests.

The villa can be rented as separate apartments, or it can be joined and rented comfortably by a larger group. The loggia offers space for dining together. It is possible to pay a supplement to have exclusive use of the pool.

For guests with mobility concerns, note that from the parking area there are about 15 steps to reach the garden. Additionally, all of the bedrooms and bathrooms are located upstairs; therefore, this property is not suitable for guests with walking problems.

Massino Visconti is a peaceful village approx. 400 m above sea level and 4 km from the lakeshore. A nearby excellent restaurant (approx. 100 m from the house) offers also the possibility to order delicious take-out meals. The village has a few shops, larger grocery stores are in Gignese (1 km) and a supermarket in Invorio (7 km).

A sports club in nearby Lesa (4 km downhill), with tennis courts and an Olympic-sized pool, can be used by guests for a daily or weekly fee. The beach is just 4 km from the villa, and there are two golf courses within ten minutes' drive (plus seven more within an hour).

The ferry to the other resort towns and islands docks at Belgirate, a 10-minute drive. The highway entrance is just 4 km from the villa. The next railway station is in Arona, a 15-minute drive. The train to Milan takes about an hour.

Additional amenities: Coffee percolator, Internet (via Internet key, not WIFI), Iron facilities in one apartment, Parking for 3 cars (one car for each of the three larger units 1, 3 and 5), Pool: 5 x 10m / shared pool, Shared loggia with 3 seated areas (for the larger units 1, 3 and 5)

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 10477444

Manager profile

Hidden Italy
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Languages spoken: English, German, Italian

About the manager

Are you planning to travel to Italy as a couple or with a group of family and friends? Are you looking to rent a house? In search of that special atmosphere? A place that combines the poetry of yesterday and the comfort of today? At Hidden Italy you will find it. Hidden Italy is a small and personal...

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This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: ($231.98) €200.00
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  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Dishwasher
  • Stereo system
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine


  • 1 Full bath


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