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Lake Lugano - Casa Francesca

Relax on the terrace
5.0 of 5 bubbles
4 reviews
Relax on the terrace
View from the terrace
Comfortable sitting room
Terrace from the living room
Dining room
View of San Mamete
Lake view from Casa Francesca
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
San Mamete Valsolda, Province of Como, Lombardy
Casa Francesca is a beautiful apartment located in Villa Thara, a renowned stone house facing the Lake Lugano . Villa Thara in San Mamete is the ideal place for holidays because of its large, terraced garden , its stunning view on the lake and on the mountains that give everybody an inner calm and, last but not least, its small port with direct access to the lake for a swimming. What makes Casa Francesca different from any other holiday apartment is that it is not a holiday apartment: it is a proper two levels family-owned house, beautifully furnished with good taste by the owners who took great care in making feel at home anyone who will visit. It is the perfect place to escape from the busy city or to enjoy a romantic holiday with places of interest, good food and wine and stunning landscapes all within easy reach.The apartment has an i... Read more
About the Owner, Lucia G
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 6 days ago
Listed since : Sep 2004
Overall rating: 4.6 / 5.0
Based on 45 reviews and 7 properties
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Listing #HL1475963
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

I have stayed in many apartments, cottages and villas over the years and Casa Francesca is the best. The house has everything you need for a relaxing and hassle free holiday. The kitchen was wonderful and had plenty of equipment. The living room and bedrooms are tastefully decorated and comfortable, but above all incredibly homely - it felt great to return to everyday. The access to the lake was a great bonus and we swam...

Guisborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Had a wonderful week long stay at Casa Francesca. Views are simply stunning . Apartment is presented to a very high standard. Lots of lovelyl tasteful touches from the ornaments down to the fairy lights entwined within the grapevines on the balcony that make this so much more than a holiday home. Met the owner who is very friendly, welcoming and provided some useful information about the property and the surrounding area. Lovely little jetty...

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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Stayed for eight nights with my husband, 20 year old daughter, sister-in-law & her husband for my sister-in-law's 50th birthday. We had searched extensively for a property within an hour or so drive from Milan and narrowed it down to this property and 2 others. We decided on Casa Francesca and were all in agreement that we had chosen wisely. The photographs do not do the house and views of the lake justice. My emails...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This house was fantastic. The views over the lake and mountains were spectacular from every room. The upstairs bedrooms had screens over the windows and fans to keep you cool and keep the insects out.The lake was so accessible across a not too busy road that we swam every day in the clear waters . We saw much wildlife herons and kites were regular visitors.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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  • Heating per day: $11 / stay - Fee
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About the neighborhood
. <BR><BR>San Mamete is a charming, tiny little village in the Italian part of Lake Lugano (or Ceresio) , Valsolda region, just five minutes from the Swiss border. The village is surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains . Due to the influence of the lake , the climate is mild and nature gorgeous. Summer is usually warm and sunny and winter mild. There are good restaurants , bars, shops within walking distance . Close to San Mamete is Porlezza , a lively town with restaurants, bars, bakeries and boutiques.<BR>In 20 minutes drive you can reach Lugano with its fine hotels, beautiful cafés, wonderful shopping arcades, cultural and musical events. Shoppers will love the designer fashion factory outlets near Como and Swiss border
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Lugano Agno Airport: 9.9 mi
Railway: Lugano: 6.2 mi
Ferry: San Mamete: 0.6 mi
San Mamete is served by many international airports (Milano Malpensa, Milano Linate, Bergamo Orio al Serio, Lugano.<BR>Zurich is only two hours from Lugano by train and 2 hours and half by car.<BR><BR>By air: Lugano Agno Airport ( 16 km ) Milan Malpensa or Linate (95 km) or Bergamo (105 km) by low-cost airlines Ryanair, Easy Jet etc.<BR><BR>By car from Switzerland: Gotthard, Lugano, San Mamete
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby.
Nearby cities
Milan Villas (1,845)
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