Il Portichetto Lake Maggiore
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
A CHARMING LAKE MAGGIORE HOUSE
Weekend or Weekly Rentals available
Two Bedrooms - Sleep up to 5 adult and 1 child
WHAT YOU WILL FIND
Il Portichetto is a traditional country house in the tiny fisher's hamlet of Solcio, furbished with antiques and paintings. The apartment is 100mq, on two floors, connected by a spiral staircase. Is ideal for families and children. On the first floor there is a FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN with dinner table, a huge living room with dinner table and activity table, fireplace, easy chair, sofa bed and a sunny TERRACE with stunning Lake Maggiore view. On the first floor: TWO MASTER BEDROOMS WITH DOUBLE BED, one TUB bathroom and a SHOWER bathroom, a READING with desk. COT for small children will be provided upon request. The bed are antique so they are not king size, but queen. There is a railroad line passing near the house so you will hear a slight noise when the train pass through. Anyway is not an annoying noise and usually after one or two days everyone gets accustomed to it.
A selection of English language, Penguin clothbound classic editions BOOKS, and The BIBLIOTECA SOLCINA, a book collection devoted to LOCAL HISTORY are at guests disposal. Plenty of TOYS and children's books are available for guests in the children's room. ARTIST'S MATERIAL is at guest's disposal in the living room. Daily cleanings and baby sitter are available upon request.
Il Portichetto will be rented furnished with BEDLINENS for beds and cot, KITCHEN TABLECLOTHS&TOWELS, BATH TOWELS at no extra cost, so our guests could travel lightly. ELECTRICITY, GAS and WATER are at NO EXTRA COST. Beach towels will NOT be provided. As a WELCOME PACK you will find basic food for your first day in Solcio, as cookies, coffee and tea, milk, pasta, tomato sauce, sugar, salt, oil&vinegar. Guests are kindly requested NOT to leave their used dishes in the kitchen, but to put them in the dishwasher and turn it on. The fridge must be left empty and garbage must be put outside the house. Toys and artist's material should be left on order as they were the day of the arrival.
The house is suitable for children of all ages, but not for people with restricted mobility. No pets allowed. The house is no-smoking. Parking is available in front of the building.
Guests will have access to all the house. Internet connection is available in Wi-Fi.
A person will be available via phone for any needs or emergency and within the house in half an hour.
Facilities: Central heating, Washing and Dishwasher machine, Minipimer, Iron, Cot, Children Stroller, High Chair, Kids Toys and Books, Local history books, Hair Dryer, TV with Dvd selection, Wi-Fi, Hi-Fi with vinyl and cd collection of international rock and italian music, Outdoor table and chairs.
Il Portichetto is located between Arona and Stresa on Lake Maggiore. It is one hour drive form Milano and Malpensa International Airport and also reachable by train, bus or bicycle. Car is not necessary.
Minimum stay is 5 days. For multi weekly rentals cleaning of the house will be done mandatory once a week day and will cost €60 each week. Final cleaning cost: 60€. If you are interested in renting Il Portichetto for less than 5 days daily price is 115€.
Heating in winter is mandatory from 15th October 2013 to be paid separately €10 a day.
A user's guide with all the informations about the house and useful addresses and suggestions will be sent to guest's after the booking.
SOLCIO AS IT WAS
Founder of the blog Archivio Iconografico del Verbano Cusio Ossola, http://archiviodelverbanocusioossola.com/, the owners of the property, Paola Vozza and Marco Casali, are journalist and photo editor. Their blog is dedicated to the iconographic memory of the area.
If you like to see Solcio as it was, you may check here:
Luckily it hasn't change so much! Guided tour or organized trips in the area are available upon request.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||50 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malpensa International Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Milano Train Station 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The North West Italy region
WHAT YOU WILL SEE
Located on the south side of Swiss Alps, Lake Maggiore benefits a sheltered position against the cold winds of northern Europe. It was inhabited since Romans time and reached its fame in Belle Époque, when it was choosen by wealthy families and international travellers as their favourite destination. In those time many villas were built with a great variety of ecleticism, gardens were designed and planted with rare species, luxury hotels opened. Transports were made with horse carriages, steamboat and railways. Lake Maggiore holds today the same charme with all modern amenities and comforts.
Summers are warm (25 to 30 C°) with a lovely breeze in the afternoon. The clear water welcome sailors, swimmers and canoeist. Hike and strolls, mountain biking, watersports activities, 8 golf courses, riding and sailing schools are among the offers available for tourists. Autumn will come with its superb foliage; in springtime all the area is in full bloom with camelias and azaleas: the best time to visit the baroque gardens of Isola Bella and the botanical collection of Villa Taranto. Beauty treatment and spa and are available in the thermal village of Premia. Winters are bright and sometime snowy, it rarely frozen. Skiing and snowshoeing lovers enjoy the panoramic view of Alps from of Mottarone mountain or the steep downhill slopes of Macugnaga at the feet of Monte Rosa summit. There are plenty of old villages with traditional architecture to discover, museums and cultural institution, village festivals, farm and antique markets and great nightlife will enrich the sojourn.
Solcio is the perfect point of departure to discover the area. Activities within a walking distance from the village include: free beach or lakeside relaxation, olympic size swimming pool and tennis lawn, canoeing and fishing. There are: a kids playground, two bars, three restaurants, a pizzeria, a supermarket, a fisher's shop with a delicious fish and chips saturday treat, a real estate agent, a beauty salon and hairdresser.
Summers are warm (25 to 30 C°) with a lovely breeze in the afternoon. The clear water welcome sailors, swimmers and canoeist. Hike and strolls, mountain biking, watersports activities, golf, riding and sailing schools are among the offers available for tourists. Autumn will come with its superb foliage; in springtime all the area is in full bloom with camelias and azaleas: the best time to visit the baroque gardens of Isola Bella and the botanical collection of Villa Taranto. Beauty treatment and spa and are available in the thermal village of Premia. Winters are bright and sometime snowy, it rarely frozen. Skiing and snowshoeing lovers enjoy the panoramic view of Alps from of Mottarone mountain or the steep downhill slopes of Macugnaga at the feet of Monte Rosa summit. There are plenty of old villages with traditional architecture to discover, museums and cultural institution, village festivals, farm and antique markets will enrich the sojourn.
Solcio is the perfect point of departure to discover the area. Activities within a walking distance from the village include: beach or lakeside relaxation, olympic size swimming pool and tennis lawn, canoeing and fishing. There are two bars, three restaurants, a pizzeria, a supermarket, a fisher's shop with a delicious fish and chips saturday treat, a real estate agent, a beauty salon and hairdresser.
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17 Nov 2013
"I recommend with the caveats indicated below"
For us the most attractive aspect of this house and the reason we selected it were that it was an authentic Italian home, owned by an Italian family. We were not disappointed in this sense. We got t… More
Thank you very much for your kind review. I was very happy with this guests and I reccomend her. I found the house in a perfect and tidy condition. I will collect you suggestions. I should precise that lakeview sight is available from the terrace and from all the second floor windows, as every guests may verify in the pictures of Il Portichetto. Best wishes. Paola
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