Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
A new apartment, furnished in a modern and contemporary style, it is located on the first floor in the award winning Golfo Gabello development, situated on the picturesque Lake Maggiore. The outside terrace offers breathtaking views across the lake to the mountains and is furnished for outside dining.
The climate is perfect for relaxing in, take a swim in the fantastic 25 metre swimming pool, the children will have hours of fun in the children's or main pool, unwind in the hot-tub looking out across the lake and mountains, a truly stunning view. Enjoy the lakeside bar-restaurant Golfo Gabella that over looks the new marina, a great recipe for either a family or romantic holiday.
There are facilities for sailing, windsurfing and private boat hire, there are canoes and pedalos to rent at the beach so you can venture onto the lake.
Take a stroll along the Lake Maggiore water front, past beautiful lakeside villas to the harbour, where you can catch the ferry and visit the lovely towns around the lake such as Cannobio, Luino or travel further a field to the Borromeo Islands, with their splendid Italian Gardens and Stresa or Locomo in Switzerland.
If you choose to hire a car, there is so much more that can be explored, drive around the area to see the stunning views high above Maccagno over the lake and take some of the many walks.
The local train service is in expensive and also goes to all the local towns like Luino, and Laveno, the markets in the towns are well worth a vist. For those people who wish to have some retail therapy, Milan just over an hours drive (or 90 minutes by train) and Lugano in Switzerland 30 minutes drive.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan Malpensa 60 km, Nearest railway: Maccagno 500 m|
|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
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment offers spacious light modern open plan accommodation. Enter the apartment via a hall with a bathroom to your right and separate room with washing machine. The hall leads into the open plan kitchen/ living and dining area. The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern appliances and tasteful soft furnishings, the dining area has a white table and seating for 6 people, patio doors onto the balcony and fabulous views across the pool to the mountains. Comfortable 'L'shaped seating in the lounge, the sofa also opens out to give a very comfortable sofa bed, from the lounge there is another entrance onto the balcony. The second bathroom is between the two bedrooms which again are are large and spacious, the twin beds can also be converted into a double bed, a door separates these rooms from the rest of the accommodation (allowing children to sleep whilst mum and dad relax). Throughout the apartment there is an abundance of cupboard space. Indoor activities for children - colouring, puzzles, books, DVDs.
There is lift access as well as stairs.
|Further details outdoors|
The balcony offers views from the back of the apartment across the forest and mountains, to the side you can watch the rock climbing and in front gaze out over the pool and decking across Lake Maggiore and the mountains. The 6 seater dining table and chairs offers fantastic alfresco dining.
Secure under ground parking is provided.
Shared 25 metre swimming pool, children's pool and hot-tub. Large decking area with sun loungers for your use.
Maccagno Beach is a short walk along the edge of the lake, a great experience for the children
dipping in and out of the clear water.
Supermarket, Pharmacy, Doctors Surgery, Post Office, restaurants and wine bars all within a few minutes walk.
English speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.
Swimming pool open May to October.
A safe friendly town.
Cot and highchair can be arranged upon request.
The Lombardy region
Lake Maggiore nestles amongst the snow capped mountains of the Alps. It is the most westerly, and second largest of the italian lakes and is an attraction for tourists who are enticed by its climate being mild in both summer and winter, guaranteeing extended holidays and lovely landscapes.
The lake offers a relaxing environment, cultural attractions or sporting activities. There are many history packed locations such as the Borromeo Islands, wiht their splendid Italian style gardens, Angera Castle that dates back too the XIIth century, the hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, built in the XXII century, stunning villas, and the gardens of Villa Taranto in Verbania are but a short distance.
At the harbor catch the ferry across the lake to the amazing lakeside village of Cannobio with it's cobbled streets and ally ways steeped in history, fine shops and restaurants, cafes and bars (the ice cream is scrumptious!). On Sunday there is a bustling Market worth visiting. The ferry also takes you to the Borromeo Islands and Stresa with its promenade of grand 19th century hotels, fine restaurants and wine bars, or Locamo in Switzerland.
In the nearby Swiss Tessin region, there are beautiful places to spend a day out with the children (Monte Tamaro with its cable car and several adventure parks). For a great day out take the Lago Maggiore Express train and travel through the Swiss Alps to Stresa and then return by the ferry on the lake.
Valverzasca has fantastic bathing spots in the fresh water of its river. In winter, skiers can enjoy the small ski-lift to Alpe Forcora only 30 minutes away, or travel to the well known Swiss Ski resort of San Bernardiono, Airolo and Andermatt in just over an hour. Golf lovers will find 6 prestigious courses within a range of 40 km.
Maccagno is a most charming unspoilt harbor town on the North East side of Lake Maggiore, being less touristy than the West. Enjoy walking alongside the lake, take a detour into the old town near the harbor and explore the little winding streets, lower Maccagno has retained its Medieval aspect, with houses nestling close to each other. It has an ancient signalling tower, the Torre Imperiale. Or simply go to one of the cafe's for coffee, cakes and of course ice cream.
The lake is perfectly safe to swim in, and being glacial it is very clean. Children will have great fun splashing about, looking for fish and exploring, it is pebbly so swim shoes would be advisable. Sunbath on the rocks jutting into the lake, relax and unwind by taking a picnic and sit by the lake at the stunning views. There are a wide range of places to eat out, from family friendly pizzerias to fine Italian restaurants.
In the summer months there are festivals and concerts in both Maccagno and nearby Luino. The lake ferry enables visitors to easily reach the towns around the lake, such as Luino which has the biggest weekly market in Europe (Wednesdays) and is great for local shopping. Beautiful Cannobio for its fine restaurants and shops, the Swiss town of Locamo and the gardens on the Borromeo Islands.
For children, there are 2 swimming pools on the Golfo Gabella resort, the nearby beach, where there is also a volleyball court, skateboard park and children's play area.
For the more active, there are a variety of sports facilities close to Golfo Gabella including the sailing club, windsurfing and rock climbing. There is a local tennis court and football pitch, bike hire to explore the paths through amazing woodland, walking and site seeing.
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8 Dec 2012
"another great stay"
this was our second stay - the apartment is new and beautifully appointed - there are great restaurants locally and a short distance away in luino. there is a well stocked local supermarket and cake cafe. the surroundings are fabulous and the lake a great place to swim in summer. easy to get to from Milan and easy to visit Switzerland.
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