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Isola Pescatori, lake Maggiore (5 min walk away)

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

The apartment is based in Stresa by the beautiful Lake Maggiore in Northern Italy, about one hour from Milan.

It is ideal for 2 people but can accommodate up to 4 people.

The apartment is approx 35sq meters and has a small private courtyard. The apartment includes one double bedroom, a small living room with sofa-bed with a kitchette joined onto it. There is also a seperate shower room. The apartment is very well decorated and has a modern, contemporary feel.

Appartamento San Carlo is situated within a district of Stresa, in an old traditional Italian village called ‘Carciano’.

On the same street is a post office, a mini supermarket and an old church, which gives you a taste of real Italy.

From the apartment you can walk down to the lake (within five minutes) where you will discover several good quality restaurants, bars, beach resort, boat trips and the cable car to take you up to the Botanical Gardens and the Mottarone ski resort.

The train station is about 10 - 15 minutes walk away.

The centre of Stresa is about 15 minutes walk or a one minute bus ride from the bottom of the street

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Carciano 500 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malpensa 50 km, Nearest railway: Stresa 500 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden

The North West Italy region

Lake Maggiore is the most westerly of the three large lakes of Italy and the second largest after Lake Garda.

It is 54 km in length, upto 12 km's wide and runs from Switzerland to Italy. This allows you the freedom of seeing two beautiful countries within easy reach of Appartamento San Carlo.

Lake Maggiore has lots of charm, is less glitzy than Como, less crowded than Garda, and is a refreshing natural experience. The capital of the area, Stresa, however, is where the fantastical and the grandiose rule.

Stresa's main sqaure is very elegant with numerous restaurants surrounding it, where you can people watch and enjoy some real home-made Italian food. The restaurants are of high standard and very competative in price.Leading off the main square are cute cobbled lanes lined with bars, restaurants, tourist shops, clothes shops, etc.

The promenade consists of wide avenues of trees and flowerbeds and gives you a panoramic view of the Borromeo islands and the surrounding mountains.

The Borromeo islands consist of three small islands called respectively: Isola Madre, Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori.

You can visit the islands by boats and water taxis. There are an abundance of restaurants on the islands, where you can dine on fresh fish caught from the lake and get a different perspective on the beautiful countryside.

Stresa

Boat trips

Lake Maggiore has three small islands to visit and plenty of great little towns dotted around, such as Intra, which can be reached by boat. The nearest port is situated about five minutes walk down from Appartamento San Carlo at Carciano.

There are numerous others ports within close vicinity where you can embark and extend your choice of destination. The most popular trips are to the small islands of Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Madre. All three islands are uniquely beautiful and though small have plenty to offer with numerous cafes, bars, restaurants, sights and beautiful gardens on.

outdoor pursuits:

Mountain bike and road bike hire, 2 Hotel swimming pools to use 5 minutes walk away (15 euro a day inc lounger), Adventure Park, Alpine Golf, Beach Resorts, Bungee Jump in Verzasca Dam (one hour away),

Cable Car, Excursions, Fishing, Horse riding, Sailing lessons, Hiking trips, Free climbing trips, , Lake Orta (30 minutes away), Markets, Walks, Zoological Park

There are two local ski resorts, Domobianca and Mottarone:

Domobianca ski resort takes around 30-40 minutes to drive to. Follow directions to Gravellona then take the motorway (E62) northbound towards Domodossola. You will eventually see brown signs for Domobianca ski resort, which lead you directly into the resort. Domobianca is for intermediates to advanced levels and is where the Italian Ski team train.

Mottarone ski resort can be reached by either the cable car, by the Lake, or by driving directly into the resort. Both take about 20 minutes. Once you reach Mottarone by cable car there is about a ten minute walk to the resort. Driving takes you through the National Park, which will cost around 5 euros. For directions from Stresa follow signs for Gignese, from there you will see Mottarone signposted. The resort is aimed at beginners to intermedate levels.

About an hour away:

Train direct to Milan , Football At The San Siro Stadium, Formula 1 at Monza, GIRO tour round lake maggiore

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18 Sep 2014

2/5

"DOMMAGE"

Point positif : il est bien situé (quartier Carciano) car en 5 mn on est au bord du lac avec les départs en bateau pour la visite des îles et le téléphérique pour Mottarone, et on peut rapidemen… More

13 Aug 2014

4/5

"ottimo per qualità e prezzo"

Ci siamo trovati bene, sia per la posizione che per l'appartamento in sé, ad un prezzo davvero competitivo, considerando che è ben accessoriata. Camera spaziosa, che tranquillamente ci sta un l… More

10 Aug 2014

4/5

"super appartement"

Petit appartement à un prix excellent. Ce n'est pas très grand, mais il y a quand même 2 pièces séparées. Bon emplacement pour découvrir la région. Emplacement avec beaucoup de charme car… More

24 Jul 2014

5/5

"confortable"

Mon mari et moi rentrons tout juste de notre voyage. Il s'agit d'un appartement agréable dans une maison de village. A notre arrivée, le ménage avait été impeccablement fait, le lit fai… More

4 May 2014

4/5

"Ideal"

Parfait pour explorer le region des Lacs Majeure et Orta, Milan etc. propre et Proche le lac, bars, restos et superette… More

29 Jul 2013

4/5

"Ideaal gelegen appartement voor bezoek aan Stresa."

Genoten van een korte vakantie in Stresa in een prima uitgerust appartement, van alle gemakken voorzien. 15 minuten lopen van het centrum, winkel om de hoek en dichtbij het Lago Maggiore. Vooraf door … More

20 Jan 2013

5/5

"Excellant value for money couples hideaway close to the lakes and mountains."

This appartment is perfect for two abd such good value for money. We were so comfortable there we spent most evenings enjoying the tranquility of the sppartment, cooking in the well accesorised kitchen, watching DVDs, sleeping alot...just what we needed. Then we spent the days walking by the lake and in.the mountains beautiful. So with regards to stresa-there is plenty to do even at this time of year but although the lake buses and buses are running i would advise a car if you want to visit the mountains. cable car not running and some parts of the islands closed at this time of year. perhaps we just did not know where to go but it definately wasnt a good place to go if you want a new years eve party, very quiet although the fireworks over the lake were beautiful.

29 May 2012

5/5

"A great apartment representing excellent value for money"

This apartment is a short distance from the main drag in Stresa but is still very close at only 15 minutes walk from the town centre. It has a Carrefour local shop and post office on the door step and the neighbourhood is very nice.
The apartment itself is clean and well presented with good decor throughout. There is also a useful back courtyard which is great for eating out in and sun bathing.
There is a Scottish lady who lives nearby who is able to offer assistance with any queries and she was very helpful to us.
All in all a very good apartment at a very reasonable price.

9 Jan 2012

4/5

"Very attentive owner and local rep, good price-quality ratio apartment"

First of all our family must thank Nick and Brenda for attentive attitude towards our issues. Due to the logistics problems we arrived 4 days earlier and late at night. Nonetheless, Brenda has met us … More

11 Nov 2011

4/5

"Nice little apartment near the lake"

Me and my girlfriend visited Appartamento San Carlo for a weeks break. The apartment had character and even though it was quite small and compact it served good use for us, especially for a nice break… More

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  • 4 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:10 Nov 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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