Traditonal Italian 1 bed apartment – Home 95582 Apartment
- 1 bedroom
- 4 sleeps
- 2 nights min stay
Traditonal Italian 1 bed apartment – Home 95582
- 1 bedroom
- sleeps 4
- 2 nights min stay
Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 0.5 km
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
- 1 Shower room
- Private garden
- Central heating
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £100.00
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
- Average reply time:
- 2 hours 30 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated::
- 21 Jan 2018
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 29 Oct 2010. Located in Stresa, it has 17 reviews with an overall rating of 4. The average weekly rate is £294.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 21 Jan 2018.
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– based on 17 reviews
- Very Good
“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.
“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.
“Dishonest - Exaggerated Facilities With Uncontrolled Black Mould”
I suppose we might have known better dealing with an absentee landlord, as there were plenty of excuses for such detestable conditions. I feel sorry for Brenda, his cleaning lady and site manager who is a wonderful woman and a charming representative, but without the accountability to correct some basic issues. I notice some action has already been taken based on updated photos on this web site attempting to address some of my concerns. They certainly show the apartment looking cleaner than when we arrived, but the full black mould problem can not be addressed with a can of paint and there is far more than what was in the bathroom. In fact there was: • Significant black mould on the walls in the bathroom which had clearly been painted over at least once previously • Mould in the shower grout lines and around the bathroom sink • Significant black mould on the bedroom wall behind the dinning table, yes the dinning table is stored in the bedroom and yes there is significant mould just a couple of feet from your head when you are sleeping • Stink due to plumbing failure around foot bath causing leakage into living room • Brown, dried urine stains covering the heat radiator in the bathroom • No functioning television, as would be assumed by identified general facilities, due to no connection to satelite or cable service which Brenda said has either never been connected or not connected for over a year • A refridgerator perched on top of the washing machine that is unable to keep meat and cheese chilled, never mind a cold beer • No basic fan to provide some air circulation when the temperature was hitting high 20’s outside. Can’t imagine what it would be like in the middle of summer. • Old, used and dirty personal items (including toothbrush, shaving cream, denture cream, contact lense cleaning solution, cologne, tooth floss. etc.) in a dirty little plastic red bathroom medicine cabinet in an already tiny bathroom with no storage space to place a shaving kit or womens cosmetic bag • Non functioning smoke alarm in bedroom • Did not return damage deposit for over a month Despite wanting to turn around and walk out the Friday evening that we arrived, we didn’t move out until the following Tuesday morning as it took a while to find alternative accomodations, especially on a suprisingly hot mid Septmeber weekend and working around tours that we had already booked. Despite all of this, Carciano is an amazing, charming little town, well situated in close proximity to all that you need to enjoy your stay on Lake Maggiore. Beware of misleading and fabricated reviews. We stayed there September 16th to 20th 2011. There are better alternatives. This property is exaggerated even worse on the PureHolidayHomes.com site where it is said to have air conditioning, 4 ring stove, Clothes dryer, Dish washer, Freezer, Fridge, Microwave, Oven, Washing machine. Some one needs to stop such dishonesty. We are from Canada and as other travellers do, when travelling from a far, we need to have confidence that a property is adverised accurately. We have used Holidaylettings.co.uk for a few other property rentals and they have always met our expectations.
Owner's reply: I am furious with this review. I would just like to state that this man phoned me from Stresa and complained. I was shocked and told him that as I was going over in the next two days and I would take a look as he said "he wouldn't have kept a dog in the place". Upon arrival I found the apartment in a clean, respectable state. I find it strange that he checked in on Friday and it took him until Tuesday to move out, so it couldn't have been that horrendous. He visited in mid to late September which is by no means high season and could have found another place easily. It was if he wanted a 5 star hotel for the price of a cheap self-catering apartment. The last thing I want to do is provide a poor service. I try my upmost to make stays at my apartment as stress free as possible, informing visitors of everything. I am happy to refund people if they have problems but unfortunately not in this case as I found the apartment in a good state. • There were patches of black mould on the bathroom ceiling (which has been cleaned up now). This was due to no extractor fan and a gradual build up over the summer of people showering. It hasn't been painted over. I will be going over to have an extractor fan installed early January 2012. • The dining table is in the bedroom for people to sit and have their breakfast by the open doors (as shown in the photos and video), i'm not hiding anything. • I was not aware of black mould behind the dining table. When I was over I noticed this. This will also be addressed in January 2012. • I didn't seen any mould in the grout • I have re-siliconed around the bathroom sink as it looked discoloured - purely due to the age of the old silicon. There was no mould there. • Brenda and I were not aware of an issue with the BEEDAY. On closer inspection it is blocked and has caused a leak, resulting in a section of damp coming through to the living area. This is on the fix list for January 2012. • The bathroom radiator has spots of rust on it (as it is a very old traditional radiator), NOT URINE • I agree that I do need to have the TV sorted out, again on my list for January 2012. • The fridge is positioned on the washing machine - as shown in the photos. • Regarding the fan, I will look into this and purchase one for Spring 2012 • If someone has left "shaving cream, contact lens cleaning solution, etc" I really do not see the problem, if it is that offensive you could simply placed it in the bin, THIS WILL NOT KILL YOU. • The cabinet is retro but there is plenty of room on top, or inside to store your toiletries. I am sorry if the cabinet is not to your particular taste. • The smoke alarm battery had obviously just died as the previous visitors had not heard the beeping. I CANNOT BE IN CONTROL OF WHEN BATTERIES DIE. I changed the battery and the alarm is working perfectly well now. • The late return of the deposit was due to these particular visitors continuing on their travels and not due back to their home until early October. I have since returned their deposit. I truly believe that this particular visitor was looking for a 5 start accommodation – maybe what they have previously been used to? I either have already or am going to be addressing all of his points in January 2012. I am dedicated to providing clean,tidy and traditional accommodation for all of my visitors and am very disappointed to have such feedback. As I live in England I cannot be available to sort out minor issues immediately and Brenda is on hand to provide a meet and greet and cleaning service on my behalf (not maintenance). I take all comments seriously and always try to inform my visitors about every aspect of their stay. I hope that my response has shown any prospective visitors that I do aim to provide an honest, first class service and the reality that I am offering a low cost, self-catering holiday apartment. If you have any questions relating to this, please feel free to contact me.
“Excellent apartment right in amongst the locals”
Lovely one bedroomed apartment with a small functional kitchen, perfect for a night in cooking. Nice walk from the centre to the apartment. Couldn't have asked for a better apartment to spend time in Stresa.
“Great 'village' location on the edge of Lake Maggiore and Stresa”
A comfortable apartment for two. On the outskirts of he Stresa - about 15 minutes lakeside walk to the centre. Carcione is a small friendly community - excellent local shop with friendly staff and nearby bar/lunch places if you don't want to go into town. Lakeside boats 5 minutes away which give access to all routes/towns on Lake Maggiore. Definitely go to Locarno in Switzerland - a great cruise. Local markets all around the Lake on different days. Good restaurants and excellent ice cream in Stresa. Slow down and relax in Appartamento San Carlo.
“Pictures were misleading.”
The apartment was under street level. The walls were mouldy partly.Pictures were not truthful. They all were taken in a same room. The so called "kitchen" was only a little space in a "so called livingroom". Landlord was very pleasant and that´s why it´s very diffidult to say the apartment was not so good.
Owner's reply: The apartment is a ground floor apartment, not a basement. I will have to look at the mould situation immediately, i was not aware of that. It is only a kitchenette, it is a small area but workable, which is part of the living room.i do state that the apartment is only 35sqm's The photos are true to form with the exception that i have now changed the layout. As i am going out there this week i will look into all this and update website accordingly with photos and look into the mould.
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