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Casa Lavender

Here you can see Casa Lavender in Spring looking over the lake and Isola Bella
4.5 of 5 stars
Very good
6 reviews
Here you can see Casa Lavender in Spring looking over the lake and Isola Bella
The breathtaking view from the top of the garden showing all three islands
Lunch in the spring sun on the patio
The view from the garden showing the house and lake
Looking up at the house from the lane that runs below Casa Lavender
The morning view from the master bedroom
The lounge/dining area overlooking the lake
The kitchen
The kitchen
The lounge/dining area bathed in morning light
The view of Isola Madre from the covered patio
Our favourite beach on Lago Orta. Notice the monastery on the island
The view from the master bedroom in winter
This photo shows the house, hammock, berceau/pergola and view over the lake including an island
Here you can see the berceau/pergola looking out over the yachts on the lake
This is the second bedroom. The two single beds can also be used to make a double bed
In this photo you can see the location of Casa Lavender just above Stresa
At the bottom of the photo you can see the barbecue area
This is the master bedroom with wonderful views over all three islands
This is the shady pergola overlooking the lake
Here you can see a lounger on a sunny terrace overlooking the house and trampoline
The house and part of the garden overlooking Isola Bella. Two of the three floors are visibile.
Lunch outdoors in the garden
The view over the lake from the shady pergola
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Our house is situated on the edge of the tiny village of Someraro, known locally as the roof of Lake Maggiore. We are just a couple of kilometres above Stresa, half-way between Milan and Switzerland, one of the most accessible areas of Italy, just 10 minutes from the motorway connecting Switzerland with the Mediterranean and 45 minutes from Italy's second international airport: Malpensa.

It is no exaggeration to say that the views from the house and garden, offering an almost 180 degree unobstructed panorama over the magnificent Lago Maggiore, extending to Switzerland and the Alps, are sublime and surely amongst the most dramatic and beautiful in the world.

Our house makes the ideal base for a relaxing holiday as it very close to Stresa (5 minutes by car) yet away from the hustle and bustle, the perfect place to return to after a...
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About the owner, Simon J
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 14 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2012
Overall rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Based on 6 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL288949 by: Holiday Lettings
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4.5 of 5 stars Very good - based on 6 reviews
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English first
Adam A
East Midlands, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Spectacular views, charming small villa ideal for a couple or even a small group/family. It just says antique, rustic, but with all the facilities needed to be away from it all and just enjoy. Keep it simple, you will need a very small car but we didn't have one at all. Taxi transfer (Tamassucci link on the visitstresa website) from... more

Management response:

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am very glad you enjoyed your stay at Casa Lavender. I should also add that I am in great admiration of your walking prowess, especially in view of the high temperature this summer. I hope we can meet in person next time. more

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

My husband and I traveled to the property with another couple and all four of us were disapointed upon our arrival. Althought we did not show this to Simon as he showed us the property. The best part of the rental is the view. It is stunning, but then the charm of the view leaves very quickly. The property sleeps... more

Management response:

We are really sorry that you didn’t enjoy your holiday in our house. We make great efforts to make it a lovely place to stay in; over the past three years our guests have always told us that they really enjoyed their time here. We would like to think that your negative impression might have been influenced somewhat by the... more

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Sean F
Hong Kong, China
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Very friendly owner who provided some good advice about local attractions and restaurants. Peacefull little village with a friendly atmosphere and a fantastic view. more

  • Balcony
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (7)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Access:
  • Elder Access:
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
  • Suitable for Children:
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
May 10, 2015 -
Oct 10, 2015
Summer 2015
3 nights
Oct 11, 2015 -
Dec 20, 2015
Autumn 2015
3 nights
Dec 21, 2015 -
Jan 4, 2016
5 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Cleaning: $112 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Rent is for the entire property per week, including bed-linen and towels for up to five people. Central heating, elecricity and water are included in the price.

30% deposit is payable to guarantee booking.

Additional costs: final cleaning: 100 Euro
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Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Malpensa: 24.9 mi
Railway: Stresa: 1.2 mi
The area is very easy to get to by plane, train, car or even boat. It is just 45 minutes by car from Italy's second most important airport: Malpensa and 5 minutes by taxi from Stresa, an important train station with fast connections to Milan and Switzerland. A major plus is that it can easily be reached from Northern Europe in one day, saving you a day on arrival and a day on departure compared to locations in Central or Southern Italy. The motorway connecting the area and Switzerland is toll-free.
It is only fair to mention that houses in the village do not provide parking and Casa Lavander is no exception. This means holiday-makers need to find parking space in the village. This is perfectly safe. Usually it is not necessary to walk more than 100 metres from where you leave the car...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
Nearby cities
Lombardy Villas (7,177)
Milan Villas (2,261)
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