Italian Lakes 3 bed apartment with pool BFY14009
From $232 / night
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the manager
This is a brand new 3 bedroom apartment with swimming pool, situated in Lesa in the Italian Lakes. Furnished in a modern, contemporary style, it offers a high standard of accommodation and enjoys stunning views over Lake Maggiore.
The apartment is located on the second floor of the building and access to the property is via a lift or external stairs. Inside there is a wonderful open plan living, kitchen and dining area. Floor to ceiling windows ensures that guests can enjoy the phenomenal lake views from this area. Doors lead out on to a covered terrace area, equipped with table and chairs for al fresco dining as well as comfortable seating, ideal ...Read more
Italian Lakes 3 bed apartment with pool BFY14009
Lesa, Piedmont, Italy
Additional Location Information
The property is located in a peaceful hillside setting but is just a short drive to the lakeside.
The property is perfectly placed for visiting Stresa & the Borromean Islands, or to catch a boat to the other wonderful towns and villages on the lake including Cannobio, Ascona, Locarno and Luino. A great day out is the Lake Maggiore Express by boat up to Ascona and Locarno where you take the '100 Valley' train into the Swiss Alps. It's a trip that can be done in a day or over a couple of days. Also in Switzerland, Valle Verzasca is worth a visit. You can visit the Verzasca Dam which features in Goldeneye. The setting is idyllic. You can also use the property as a base to visit Lake Como or Lake Orta. Orta San Giulio is definitely one of the prettiest villages on any of the Italian Lakes. Or you can catch a train into Milan and go shopping. It's a short metro train ride to Santa Maria delle Grazie and Da Vinci's painting of 'The Last Supper.' If you're more of a sports fan, you can take a tour of San Siro stadium. For cheaper shopping, Luino boasts the biggest weekly market in Europe. Or you could have a look at Foxtown, an outlet centre where the most famous brands offer their products at factory prices. The nearby Mottarone is ideal for hiking. The scenery and nature is fabulous. Most of the nearby mountains also have tracks for mountain bikes. You can also enjoy plenty of other sports there including skiing in the winter, hand-gliding and parascending. The area offers plenty to do for children - Swissminiatur, the Alprose Swiss chocolate factory and the European Museum of Transport. The Mottarone is also a great place for children with an alpine bob sleigh! There is also a superb adventure park for children in Baveno. Or you could try your hand at falconry or visit a safari park! There is a huge waterpark near Milan. Water sports such as sailing, surfing and water skiing are provided at Club Nautico in Stresa. Here you can hire boats or have your own boat brought into the water and anchored.
You will find plenty of small beaches dotted around the lakeside. There is a public beach at Lesa and also a sports club with a swimming pool, tennis courts and gym. The club is open to everyone. There is also an open air swimming pool, tennis courts, beach and snack bar on the lakefront at Meina. Water sports are also on offer here including windsurfing and wake boarding. Or there is a superb lido at Baveno with pool and lake access.
There are a number of good Lake Maggiore golf courses to be enjoyed. The nearest is the Des Iles Borromees Golf course, a testing 18 hole, par 72 course lying 500m above sea level. Golfers need to ensure that they're not distracted by the stunning views offered across the last 9 holes. The views from the 18th tee are particularly magnificent. From here you can often see the skyline of Milan and the four lakes: Lake Maggiore, Lake Varese, Lake Monate and Lake Comabbio. For those just looking for a 9 hole Lake Maggiore golf course, another course nearby worth trying is the Alpino Golf Course in Stresa. As you head round the Western side of the lake from Stresa, golfers will find the Verbania Golf and Sporting Club. This is a relatively new club, only founded in 1996 and golfers will find a relaxed and informal atmosphere here. The club boasts one regular 9 hole course par 68 and one executive 9 hole course par 27. There are plenty of others to enjoy too. Please ask for details.
For those travelling in the Winter months, there are ski slopes nearby at Motterone above Stresa. Here there are 21 runs (10 blue, 8 red and 3 black runs) across a 25 km area. Again, it's especially suitable for beginners however there is a more technical track, known as the Alpe Courts, which starts from the top of Mottarone and winds for 2.5km before arriving at a scenic area on the 7 lakes. The resort also boasts a good snow-making system, able to cover 5 km of slopes. The ski resort can be reached either by car or via a cable car that starts from the hamlet of Carciano Stresa, and leads to the summit of the mountain itself. There are also ski slopes at Passo Forcora on the Eastern side of the lake and at the head of the lake in Cardarda above Locarno. With Lake Maggiore falling into Italy as well as Switzerland, you also have the well-known Swiss ski resorts of Airolo, St Bernadino, Maccugnaga, Domobianca, the Aosta valley (Pila), Alagna and St Moritz all within easy reach of the lake.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Lake nearby, Mountain nearby
Nearest airport: Milan Malpensa, 30 miles
Car is essential
Last updated on February 25, 2015
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- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Central heating
- Hair dryer
- Linens Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Ocean or water views
- Mountain Views
- Elevator access
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 6 Dining chairs
- 6 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - elevator access
- Wheelchair accessible - adapted