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“The Beautiful Villa Bella Vista Minusio”
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Minusio's microclimate has a mere 320 days of sunshine each year
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37 reviews
Minusio's microclimate has a mere 320 days of sunshine each year
The very comfortable and large lower living room, also called the music and television room
The lower living room with wonderful leather sofa, relaxing armchairs also has magnificent views
The luxury designer kitchen with microwave, oven, dishwasher and induction cooker
View over Lago Maggiore from upper living room
The large master bedroom with its Hästens 2.10 x 2.10m boxspring and mirrored wardrobes
Waking up in the airconditioned masterbedroom watching beautiful art and that amazing view outside
Bedroom with double bed on lower floor with wardrobe and garden view
Adjacent bathroom on lower floor with shower cabin, toilet and washbasin
Bedroom with 2 single beds on lower floor with view on Lago Maggiore
La dolce vita
Enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner in the shadow underneath the vine leaves
Total privacy on the terrace whilst overlooking the mountains reflected into the blue lake
Love-seat on the terrace with 'a view to a kill'
The lower floor terrace
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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Minusio, Lake Maggiore, Canton of Ticino, Swiss Alps

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paulaGlas...
glasgow
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The Beautiful Villa Bella Vista Minusio”
Reviewed June 3, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

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 breathtaking, everthing was just gorgeous. The owners Sabine and Arhur were very courteous and kind, sending lots of information about the surrounding area, directions, transport links etc. A lovely touch was the bottle of champagne and card left by them welcoming us to the villa and wishing us a lovely holiday. We visited lots of beautiful places and very much hope to return one day.

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Liked best: The terrace views
Liked least: Loved everthing !!
Traveling group: Friends
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Monika G
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed May 14, 2014 for a stay in April 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 and equipped. The area itself is very quiet: it is a perfect place to relax and to unwind.

Hosts were very friendly and amazing - even though we have not met them in person - they were always available, when we had questions or anything, from the first second being in contact until the prompt return of our safety deposit after the holidays.

We enjoyed our stay very much and would return anytime. Thank you S. & A.!

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Shelley_R...
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
1 review
“Unforgettable Vacation!!!”
Reviewed January 6, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

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 it was one of the greatest decisions that we've made in 20+ years of marriage. The entire week was truly the epitome of perfection. Our first 3 days we spent in pajamas, preparing our own meals in a fully equipped state of the art kitchen, and just relaxed by toasty fireplace while capturing the stunning view of snow-capped Swiss alps. Our outdoor excursions included a winter wonderland ice skating rink hosted by the local city and the a short hop over to Milan, Italy for dinner (why not?!?!).
All in all, due to the fact that our hosts were so accommodating and the villa was such a 'home away from home'…………..this location would be a MUST for any & everyone!!!

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LHReveryw...
London, United Kingdom
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“Perfect for a honeymoon”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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 important criteria: a good location near the principal towns (Locarno/Ascona), an unobstructed southerly view of the lake and surrounding mountains, and high-quality fixtures, fittings and furniture (kitchen/bathroom/living room).

Villa Bella Vista obviously met these expectations straight from our first impression and exceeded them once we had spent our time there.

The Villa itself is maintained and furnished to a high standard normally available on websites such as One Fine Stay. The kitchen is fully equipped, and although we did not use the TV/DVD player (we were too busy enjoying the view), it was enormous -- it must have been well over 50". There was reliable WiFi as well as a useful stereo system that we played music from our iPhones via Bluetooth. These are amenities not normally available at typical rental homes.

The view -- not only from the living room and kitchen, but also the master bedroom -- was breathtaking. It is principally south-west, meaning the Villa was bathed in sunlight from around 9am until about 3pm when it disappeared behind the mountains. There is a great wrap-around deck to take advantage of all this.

And of course all the amenities of Locarno and Ascona were a short drive away. Lugano is also easily accessed. It was a perfect base for hiking nearby, as well as excursions on the lake itself. The restaurants in both towns are excellent, too.

We also appreicated the responsiveness of the owner to our queries both in advance of our visit and during the stay itself. The owner also left us a bottle of champagne to celebrate our honeymoon. It was a very generous gesture.

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Liked best: view, quality of the kitchen, bathroom and furniture
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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awindlin
Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
“Absolutly stunning”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 for a stay in July 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 would recommend to have a car) and many beautiful places are nearby. I have come to Ticino since my childhood but this is by far the most beautiful place I have ever stayed at. We will definitely return in autumn and hopefully many more times over the coming years.

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Liked best: The view, the privacy of the property, the location
Liked least: everything was perfect
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Cheyward1
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
“Spectacular”
Reviewed July 2, 2013 for a stay in June 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 enjoyment of the surrounding area but we arrived by train and had zero issues (with help from Ursula) getting to all that was important to us.

The flat itself is fantastic with wonderful views, impeccably furnished, beautiful bathrooms, and a "cook's" kitchen. All you need for time with alone with your loved one!

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Management Response
Jul 3, 2013
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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regozo
Naters, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed March 22, 2018 for a stay in March 2018
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