Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Camilla is located in a splendid and extremely peaceful position on the first slopes of the hills above the municipality of Stresa, that overlooks the three Borromean islands (Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Isola Pescatori) and the beautiful coastline which is lapped by the waters of Lake Maggiore.
The morphological layout of the hills makes it possible to enjoy views of all the most stunning and characteristic coves along the lake, and admire the unique scenery.
The villa, which has a clearly modern design, is distributed over two floors and consists of three parts. It has large sliding windows overlooking the lake and flat roofs filled with greenery situated above the deck level swimming pool with waterfall that appears to flow directly into the lake.
The swimming pool (14 x 4.5 m) is accessed via a convenient staircase and has an internal bench on which guests can lie down and admire the scenery. The pool is completely lined in the same stone used for the external pathways in order to give a sense of continuity and to recreate the color of the lake, in the sunshine. It has an outdoor shower with hot and cold water and, at night, offers striking scenic effects thanks to the LED spotlight illumination.
The first part of the villa, positioned towards the main road, is completely covered in local stone in order to give it a more characteristic appearance. The other two parts are painted in soft pastel colors to blend in with the surrounding landscape.
The whole building is surrounded by a magnificent, carefully tended lawn, planted with minimalist local tree species and enriched with a spectacular, fragrant expanse of lavender below the swimming pool to create the ideal ambient for relaxing and enjoying the summer days.
Although Villa Camilla has a strong modern and minimalist personality, at the same time the colors used to decorate the interiors bestow a warm atmosphere that makes guests feel completely at home.
The Villa has been designed and realized using the highest quality materials and precious finishes. The greatest care has been taken with even the smallest architectural details. It has cutting edge security, electrical and plumbing systems, a home automation (or domotics) system, floor cooling/heating, and fan-convectors for dehumidification.
Villa Camilla also has Wi-Fi internet connection.
All the lighting fixtures are fitted with energy saving LEDs.
In Stresa it is possible to take a boat trip to the Borromean Islands to visit the magnificent gardens and sumptuous buildings. The local cuisine is very good and the typical products of the area – which include cheese and wine – are excellent.
GROUND FLOOR: the central nucleus consists of a spacious living area with 8 m glass door, the nerve center of the residence, that leads onto the covered patio which offers breathtaking panoramic views.
The kitchen has a central island with Corian® DuPont countertop, induction burners, a practical sink, dishwasher and all the necessary cooking utensils. At one side is a spacious wall fitted with kitchen equipment and a refrigerator, freezer, oven, microwave and large pantry.
Opposite is the lounge area with sofa and a wall housing a 55” LED satellite TV. There is also a dining table that seats 10 people.
The two lateral cubes constitute the night-time area.
The part of the building positioned towards the road has two double bedrooms with large glass windows offering views of the lake. Great care has been taken with every detail of these bedrooms that share a bathroom with a large, fully resin-lined shower and a spacious closet cubicle.
The part of the building that faces onto the little wood, also part of the property, has a small bedroom with twin beds and a closet containing a 32” satellite TV, a charming bathroom with fully resin-lined shower, and a master bedroom that has an adjoining bathroom with a shower lined in Desert Dark stone.
Both sides of the master bedroom have enormous glass windows that offer splendid views of the swimming pool and lake. The bedroom also has a spacious closet and a 40” satellite TV.
DOWNSTAIRS FLOOR: accessed via an internal staircase located in the closet cubicle. This is a recreation room which has a home theatre system and a 55” satellite TV.
The room also has a large iron table seating 10 people and a comfortable sofa.
There is also a laundry room that has a bathroom with bathtub and shower as well as a washing machine and tumble dryer, plus two plant technical rooms.
The garage (approx. 100 sq. m.) has an electrically-controlled sectional door and can accommodate up to 5 cars.
Extra costs and further information
Final cleaning is included in the price
2 sets of bed and bath linen per week included in the price
Cot for babies under 2 years with bars available: free of charge
Domestic pets: not allowed
Swimming-pool opening times (if available) May 04, 2013 - Sep 28, 2013
Refundable damage deposit to be paid in Euros on arrival € 2000
Central heating according to consumption
Electricity included in the price
Air-conditioning included in the price
Other services included in the price:
Cleaning during the week: 4 hours, 1 times a week for a total of 4 hours.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 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||Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
The North West Italy region
Spanning Italy and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore nestles between hillsides clad with forests, orange blossom and verbena to create an oasis of outstanding natural beauty. It's little wonder that so many composers, authors and poets have come here to find their muse. From Rossini to Hemmingway, Lake Maggiore's serene waters, with its stunning Alpine backdrop, have provided a source of endless inspiration.
Must-see attractions include the world renowned botanical gardens Villa Taranto, famed for its floral displays and ingenious landscaping. Isola Bella is one of three gorgeous islands on the lake and comes complete with baroque palace and terraced gardens. Whilst the Mottarone Cable Car provides views of the mountains and lake that will live with you forever.
In fact, wherever you go around Lake Maggiore, from the enchanting medieval villages which dot the hillsides to a trip on the splendid Lake Maggiore Express, you're sure to remember it always.