Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Villa Lago Blu just outside of Laveno, a lively resort town on the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore. The property has direct access to the lake and a 150-meter private lake shore. (Please note that by Italian law, private beaches can be accessed by boats from the lake). Furthermore it has a panoramic swimming pool and an extensive garden. Located at the end of a dead-end lane, the location is very quiet, with a beautiful view, and only 15 minutes' walk from the center of town.
Villa Lago Blu was built in 1930. The interiors are Italian classic style with marble tables and decorated wall papers. Most of the furniture was designed and handmade especially for the villa. The furnishings on the top floor are quite simple. The villa is built on three floors. Most rooms overlook the lake, some of the bedrooms have direct access to the terrace through double doors.
The villa is surrounded by a beautiful garden with mature trees and an expansive lawn. The whole garden measures 22000 square metres, and there are footpaths for strolling and enjoying the view. The views overlooking the green lawns, the blue lake and the mountains in the distance are just a feast for the eyes. A path of 150 stone steps leads through a small wood down to the lake and the rocky beach. The path is fairly steep and could be problematic for guests with walking difficulties. There is a large swimming pool (6 x 14 meters) with a diving board and a bathroom with shower.
No more than 10 guests are permitted in Villa Lago Blu; however, upon request and only with the approval of the owner, two more guests can be accepted at additional cost.
A small dependence, at the entrance to the property (approx. 60 m from the villa) can be rented separately. Guests renting the Dependence do not have access to the pool, the beach, or the main part of the garden unless the whole estate is rented by the same group.
Laveno is a lake resort of with shopping, restaurants, and a lovely promenade along the lake edge. From here, you can take the ferry across the lake (Stresa, Pallanza, etc.) and to the Borromean Islands. Laveno has a gondola which takes you to the top of the hill (1200 m) against which Laveno is built - a popular location for parapente and delta flying. On Lake Maggiore you can find facilities for almost any kind of sport and activity, from windsurfing to sailing, from cycling to horseback riding (a riding school is in a village nearby) and golf. Laveno offers many wonderful possibilities for daytrips. Angera with its Borromeo Castle as well as the romantic Sanctuary of Santa Caterina del Sasso are a 30-minute drive away. Arona is 37 km, Lake Orta 65 km, Milano 75 km, Lugano Lake in Switzerland 40 km, Varese 25 km and Como 85 km from the house.
Laveno has a railway station and from here it is possible to reach Varese and Milano by train in less than an hour. The railway station of Laveno Mombello is only about 1.5 km away, and you can easily reach Milano Cadorno from there, which is located in the centre of Milan near to the cathedral and best suitable if you want to do shopping. Therefore, this accommodation is suitable if you wish to travel without a car: From Milano Cadorna there is a direct, regular train connection to Laveno, from where you can take a taxi for the last 1.5 km to the house. Once arrived you can make day trips by taxi or by bus.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|