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Casa Lavender

Here you can see Casa Lavender in Spring looking over the lake and Isola Bella
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9 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
the bathroom
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 4
Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Piedmont
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 9 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL288949
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Ferdi R
George, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 3, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Wonderful reception from Simon - Local bread, cheese and a bottle of Prosecco were a really nice touch and appreciated. Access to the house with luggage is difficult but nothing beats the view . The house has all required amenities for a very comfortable stay. A car is highly recommended. We had a very pleasant week here but did not...

Management response:

Thank you very much for your kind words and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. On our site listing we refer to the fact that a fair bit of climbing up and down stairs is required: "It should also be mentioned that you have to be reasonably fit as the house is away from the road and there are steps...


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San Ramon, California
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 5, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Rustic farmhouse with wonderful views in a charming small village. The host/owner was very helpful. The house was very comfortable. Beds were comfortable and the kitchen was easy to cook in.bathroom was good size for 4 people. The owner greeted us in the village as the location can be tricky to find and parking is not available right at the...

Management response:

Thanks for your very nice review. I am glad you and your family enjoyed the time spent at Casa Lavender. I would just point out that Stresa is only 5 minutes away by car when one takes the narrow, winding road that directly links the town with our village.


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Adam A
East Midlands, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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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...

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.


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Shower
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Rent is for the entire property including bed-linen and towels for up to four people. Central heating, elecricity and water are included in the price.
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About the neighborhood
You will need at least a week to do justice to the area's infinite charms: island villages and palaces, island castles, beaches, cliff-hugging monasteries, lemon trees and glaciers, first world war trenches and fortifications, vineyards, ski-slopes, mountain trails, cheese producers and water parks. The list of must-see sites is endless and suitable for young and old alike.

As the property owners are real experts on the area and its attractions, please do not hesitate to ask us for suggestions as to what to see, maybe something relating to a particular interest. We would be delighted to help. There are a wealth of activities to be enjoyed throughout the year, ranging from historic housese and gardens to ski-slopes and water-based sports. The most famous attractions are the three beau...
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How to get there
Airport: Malpensa: 24.9 mi
Railway: Stresa: 1.9 mi
Ferry: Stresa: 1.9 mi
The Lago Maggiore 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 or car 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. Much of the centre of Someraro is car-free and so most houses in the village do not provide parking. 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 tha... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.9 mi.
Nearby cities
Lombardy Villas (6,470)
Milan Villas (1,571)
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