Villa Bella Vista
Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This luxurious modern villa is a hidden gem in Ticino with stunning views over Lago Maggiore. The villa is situated in a quiet, privileged and beautiful residential area at one of the most beautiful areas of Lago Maggiore. Locarno is only 5 minutes away and Ascona a mere 15 minutes by car. The shores of the lake are either 5 minutes by car/bike or a 10 minute stroll.
The fully refurbished (2012) unique villa of nearly 200m2 is fully equipped and has very stylish designer furniture, beautiful art and luxurious beds. This elegant villa offers 2 large bedrooms with adjacent bathrooms. The master bedroom features air conditioning and its adjacent bathroom a whirlpool tub. The 2 living rooms, one on each level, provide privacy if desired. A fully equipped modern gourmet designer kitchen is at your disposal with a separate outdoor BBQ area. Its two terraces with lounge chairs and outdoor vine-covered dining area with dining table and chairs, are south-oriented towards the lake and have breathtaking views of the mountains and Lago Maggiore.
Bella Vista is perfectly suited for couples, friends and for 2 families wishing to holiday together, because of the 2 separate living rooms and terraces, each party may retreat if desired.
Bella Vista offers high-speed WiFi throughout the villa and on its terraces. There is one private parking space.
Come and experience delightful Ticino with its Festivals, subtropical weather and nature, plenty of sports facilities and food & wine! We will make you feel privileged and spoilt, yet totally at home.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||shore of the Lago Maggiore|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan, Nearest railway: Locarno 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
The Swiss Alps region
The southernmost canton of Switzerland, with its mild Mediterranean climate, relaxed lifestyle and Italian flair, is a popular holiday destination. There is so much to discover, experience and worth visiting Ticino. There is something there for everyone and every age.
The Lago Maggiore region offers you beautiful, comfortable and cosy lidos, wonderful natural beaches and grassy banks where you can lay down and get tanned or read a good book. The very clean lake and rivers means that Ticino is a much sough after bathing destination. But what else is there to do? Well you can go fishing, rent a boat, stroll along the lake shores, eat out at many of the gourmet restaurants, sip a drink at terraces, go walking/cycling/hiking or try parasailing.
It you aspire something a little less exhausting, there's also many beautiful castles to visit, musea, art galleries and nice shops. And with Italy at your feet, there's also the North of Italy to discover with Milan at only 1 hr and 15 mins away.
Ascona is often called the "Pearl of Lake Maggiore" for its cultural heritage as well as for its touristic offer. It is the most ideally located holiday resort on Lake Maggiore and has a wide choice of restaurants. Its artistic and cultural heritage, dating from the middle ages and the renaissance, is still very much alive in the old centre of the little town, called "borgo". Ascona, with a population of about 4500, developed around its historical centre and offers a wide choice of exclusive shops, boutiques, museums, art galleries and antique shops. It hosts many important cultural events, including JazzAscona, a major jazz festival renowned worldwide.
As early as in the Imperial Roman period, Locarno was a holiday resort. Towards the end of the 11th century, Locarno was the most important town on Lake Maggiore but in the course of the 16th century this prosperous period came to an end but at the start of 1900 with its consequent building of beautiful Belle-Époque-style hotels, Locarno became the most charming town in Ticino with its string of shops and cafés along the Piazza Grande. Nowadays the most important event must surely be the International Film Festival, one of the Top Events of Switzerland, which manages to transform Locarno into a cultural metropolis where the young and fashionable predominate, and which converts Piazza Grande into the "most beautiful movie theatre in the world". And in July a star-spangled 'Moon and Stars' festival features world renowned pop artists on the Piazza Grande... as must see if you are in Ticino!
At Locarno you start travelling with the funicolar, whereafter at Orselina, near the church Madonna del Sasso, you find the cableway to Cardada. Here you have peace, nature, wonderful walks and excursions. The view over Lake Maggiore is overwhelming and unforgettable. If you wish to go any higher, a two-seater chairlift leads from Cardada to Cimetta, offering guests the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking view during their ride. At the highest point in Cimetta you have a 360° panoramic view from the Maggia river delta between Locarno and Ascona, the lowest point of Switzerland, to the Monte Rosa massif, the highest point of Switzerland. There are 2 Helsana running walking trails, 1 orienteering for children, 1 orienteering for adults, mountain bike trail, paragliding and a foot sole massage path.
A visit to the botanical gardens on the Islands of Brissago is a must for anyone staying in the region. The gardens bring together a great variety of exotic, subtropical plants, cultivated in the open air and laid out according to their geographical origins.
With its unique landscape, the Maggia valley offers 800 km of hiking up to the mountain peaks and glaciers, past crystal clear mountain lakes, stone bridges and villages where time seems to have stood still. In summer, a swim in the crystal clear Maggia is wonderfully refreshing.
A ride on the Centovalli Railway is an unforgettable experience. From Locarno, passing through deep gorges and raging waterfalls, it is about 1.5 hr before reaching lovely Domodossola in Italy. If you wish you also continue by train to Stresa, and take the ferry back over Lago Maggiore... A wonderful and relaxing day trip.
The Verzasca valley is wonderful for hiking but very famous for its dam, featuring in 007's Golden Eye movie. Just seeing the dam is worth the trip, and in the summer there is daily bungee jumping, for the courageous amongst us!
Markets in Ticino & Italy
Shopping at the weekly markets around Lago Maggiore has a very special appeal and offer everything you need (or may not need). Think plenty of clothes, shoes, meat & meat products, fish, cheese, vegetables and fruit. Definitely very interesting to visit.
Market in Luino (Italy) - Wednesdays from 9-16 hours, (all year)
Market in Ascona - Tuesdays from 10-17 hours
Market in Canobbio (Italy) - Sundays from 8-13 hours
Market in Intra (Italy) - Saturdays 9-16 hours
Market in Locarno - Thursdays 9-17 hours
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19 Jun 2014
We had a wonderful week at Villa Bella Vista. The villa is excellent and has fabulous180 degree views of the lake from its patio. The interior is very modern and extremely well furnished and appoint… More
14 Jun 2014
"Fabulous villa with stunning views."
Minusio Bella Vista totally fulfilled our expectations - in fact, it surpassed them, Luxurious accommodation with stylish decor. The views were exceptional -panoramic lake and mountain vistas. The v… More
3 Jun 2014
"The Beautiful Villa Bella Vista Minusio"
Stayed for a week in Villa Bella Viista with friends from 23rd - 30th May, we had the most wonderful holiday. The villa and gardens were absolutely immaculate and so beautiful, the views were breathta… More
14 May 2014
We really had a fantastic time in Villa Bella Vista. The view from the terrace and from the living rooms is exceptional, the house itself is very nice, too (inside and outside) - very well appointed a… More
6 Jan 2014
My husband and I have finally decided to "work on LIVING", not continue to just " living to work"!! Our family opted to spend or 2013 Christmas at Villa Bella Vista in Minusio and … More
15 Oct 2013
sehr saubere und schöne Unterkunft. Alles vorhanden und eine wunderbare Aussicht! Wir waren sehr zufrieden. Die Unterkunft ist eher für Familien mit etwas grösseren Kindern geeignet.… More
21 Sep 2013
"Perfect for a honeymoon"
My wife and I as well as our little infant spent 5 days at Villa Bella Vista as part of our honeymoon in Switzerland and Italy. When we were looking for a holiday rental on Lago Maggiore we had three … More
9 Jul 2013
We booked this villa as a last minute get-away as a couple and had an unforgettable time here. The villa has absolutely stunning views and is very tastefully decorated by the owners. The location (I w… More
2 Jul 2013
We booked the Villa Bella Vista as a last minute, long weekend getaway to celebrate our recent marriage and the overall experience was exceptional! Would recommend having a car to get the full enjoyme… More
It was a great pleasure having you newlyweds. We're very happy Bella Vista was everything you'd hoped for suitable for a honeymoon... and maybe even a bit more... Hope to welcome you again one day...
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