Located in Laveno on the east side of Lake Maggiore, Bellezza Grande is composed of the main villa, Bellezza del Lago and the guardian’s cottage, Carina del Lago. It is a gracious lakeside property with remarkable views and a private panoramic swimming pool. Set in a 5 ½ acre natural park with century old trees, the villa is surrounded by a large grass lawn and a lovely garden. A path through the trees leads to the lake and a private beach.
The main villa comfortably accommodates 10 people in 7 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms. Upon request and for an additional fee, an extra bedroom can be made available for an extra 1 or 2 people.
On the same property there is also a cottage for 4 people, Carina del Lago. This was formerly the guardian’s house and is located at the entrance of the estate about 60 meters from the villa.
Together, the Bellezza del Lago and Carina del Lago (Bellezza Grande) accommodate 14 to 16 people and provide a perfect place for a large family or gathering of friends!
This villa is available for short stays for a minimum of four nights in certain mid and low season weeks. Please contact us for details.
When Bellezza del Lago and Carina del Lago are rented together, this villa offers our special “arrive and relax” package:
A simple typical dinner is provided on your arrival night. This is a welcome sight after a long flight and will allow you to check in, unpack and relax. You will find the dinner in the kitchen with the instructions for heating. The dinner is also suitable for vegetarian guests. It basically consists of a pasta al forno, a vegetable tarte, salad, and fruit. Bread, water and wine are included. No changes are possible for the first dinner.
The villa also will be stocked with basic groceries so that you do not have to shop upon arrival or worry about store closures on Sunday. The shopping list consists of: milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, fruit, eggs, oil, butter, jam, orange juice, cereals. The quantity of the items will be adjusted by the staff according to the number of guests.
The villa estate is located directly on the waterfront near Laveno, a lively town on the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore.
The property has direct access to the water through its private lake shore of 150 meters. This private beach also has a boathouse for guests’ use. (Please note that Italian law allows for private beaches to be accessed by other boats from the lake).
The location of Bellezza Grande is particularly quiet and peaceful given the fact that it is located at the end of a dead end road. It is approximately 15 minutes by foot from Laveno.
Laveno is a small and relaxed tourist town offering a variety of services such as grocery stores, bank, pharmacy, post office, shops, restaurants, and a lakeside promenade. There is a ferry stop in Laveno and boats go to the western side of the lake (Stresa, Pallanza, Cannero) and also to the Borromean islands famous for their charming beauty.
The Laveno Mombello train station in Laveno is about 1.5 km from Bellezza del Lago. From here trains go to the Milano Cadorna train in the center of Milano in less than one hour. The fast train from Malpensa airport goes to the Milano Cadorna train station so it is possible to fly into Malpensa and take a train to Milan and then to the villa. A handy taxi ride to the villa would be necessary with luggage. Once at the villa, day trips in the region can be made by taxi, bus or boat. As a result, Bellezza Grande can be well suited for those who do not wish to rent a car.
The Main Villa – Bellezza del Lago
The Bellezza villa was built in 1930 for a well-known Italian family and is spacious and full of atmosphere. The Italian classic style features marble tables, decorated wallpaper and furniture that was designed and hand crafted for the villa. Most rooms overlook the lake and the rooms on the ground floor have direct access to the terraces and gardens.
The extensive grounds are interspersed with footpaths and views overlooking the green lawn, the park and the lake. The snowcapped mountains in the distance are stunning. A path of about 150 stone steps leads down to the lake and to the pebble beach. Please note that this path is fairly steep and could be unsuitable for elderly people or people with walking difficulties.
The large swimming pool (6m x 14m) with diving board has a separate room with shower and toilet. The villa is provided with garden furniture and has ample outdoor parking space.
The main villa measures 460 square meters (about 5000 sq ft) in size and presents a very fitting floor plan that allows families and groups separate and private sleeping quarters and also inviting common areas that the group can enjoy together.
There are nine bedrooms, for 10 people: Four double bedrooms with queen beds, one twin bedded room, four single bedrooms. The six bathrooms are equipped with bathtub or shower, washbasin, toilet and bidet.
All bedrooms have portable fans. Other amenities include WIFI internet (included in the price), barbecue, table tennis, VCR, stereo, CD player, satellite TV and fireplace. A telephone is not available.
Bed and bath linens are changed on Wednesday and Saturday; pool towels are included and maid service is included (3 hrs Wednesday and Saturday) for rentals longer than one week.
A buoy for one boat is conveniently located 25 meters from the boathouse and is available at the renter's own risk if the renter accepts full responsibility for its use.
The Cottage – Carina del Lago
Carina del Lago, the cottage, sleeps 4 people (best for a couple and two children) and has been recently restored and refurbished. It offers a fresh and new interior that is comfortable and entirely modernized. The kitchen is fully equipped and the 3 x 5 meter terrace provides pleasing views over a part of the gardens and the lake.
NEW: Carina del Lago has its own separate swimming pool!
All bedrooms in Carina del Lago have portable fans. Other amenities include bed, bath and kitchen linens changed twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday), and maid service (1 hour house cleaning each Wednesday and 2 hours on Saturdays for rentals exceeding one week) and WIFI internet (included in the price).
The pool will be open from May 17 to September 20 in 2014.
Basic grocery shopping is included. This is simple shopping for the first breakfast rather than an entire grocery stocking. The quantity of the items will be adjusted by the staff according to the number of guests. The following items are typically included: milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, fruit, eggs, oil, butter, jam, orange juice, cereals.
From October 1 to April 30 there is a charge for gas used for heating and hot water. Gas used for cooking is always included.
MAIN VILLA – Bellezza del Lago 460 sq meters
Large entrance hall with a spacious stairway, large living room with double sitting area and a marble fire place and French doors opening to the garden.
Kitchen with large dining table for 12 people with French doors opening to the garden, dining room for 6 people with French doors, connecting room. The kitchen is fully equipped with a 4 hob gas stove, refrigerator with freezer, American coffee machine, Espresso coffee maker, oven, microwave, dishwasher. A washing machine and dryer are located in a storage room accessible from the garden.
One double bedroom with French doors leading to a terrace and to the garden; adjacent bathroom with bathtub, one single bedroom, one small bedroom with a baby bed, one bathroom with shower.
There are 21 steps to the first floor.
One double bedroom with adjacent bathroom with double sink and bathtub, one double bedroom with washbasin, one single bedroom, one bathroom with shower, storage room, and stairs to the second floor (these stairs are very narrow, 60cm). All bedrooms have direct entrance to two large terraces through French doors.
One twin bedroom, two bathrooms (one with bath tub and showerhead and the other with shower) with shower, storage room. Please note that the décor on this floor is very simple.
COTTAGE – Carina del Lago – 55 sq meters
Small entrance hall, bathroom equipped with shower, washbasin, toilet and bidet, one double bedroom, one bedroom with bunk beds (best suitable for two children), living room with dining area and kitchen area equipped with gas stove, refrigerator, oven, microwave, and dishwasher).
The access into the main floor of the house is at street level. Stairs lead outdoors to the garden area.
Two garages and a closed storage room that is reserved for the owner are located on the lower level.
Please note: Only upon request when booking and upon approval of the owner can 1 - 2 extra guests can be considered. In this case, an additional double bedroom on the top floor is made available for a cost of Euros 300 Euros per week, paid at arrival. This makes 16, the total number of people accommodated at the villa and cottage.
Booking fee: 35 Euros
Bed and bath linen: Changed on Wednesday and Saturday.
Maid service included: Three hours on Wednesday. Also on Saturday for rentals longer than one week.
Welcome dinner: Included
Basic grocery stocking: Included
Baby bed: 100 Euros
Final cleaning: Included
Utilities and heating: Electricity included. From Oct 1 to April 30 gas for heating and hot water is metered and charged according to usage (gas used for cooking is included).
Utility deposit for heating (seasonal): 300 Euros
Security deposit: 2000 Euros
Pools open: May 17 to September 20, 2014
Pool towels: Included
Pets: Not permitted
Available upon request: Cook service
Late arrival: Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7:00pm and 9:00pm for an extra fee of 50 Euros.
Bellezza Grande is at 15 minutes' walking distance from the center of Laveno. Laveno is a small and relaxed tourist town with most shopping facilities, many restaurants, a promenade and where many activities are organized throughout the year. There is a ferry berth in Laveno to the western side of the lake and to the Borromean islands. A variety of water sports are possible such as parasailing and delta flying. Also with walking distance is the gondola, which climbs up the hill against which Laveno is built. A helpful website for Laveno is www.laveno-online.it
Cycling is popular and there is a riding school in the nearby village. This location is also idea for excursions to Lugano and other points in Switzerland.
Additional amenities include: 1, standard first dinner included, beaches nearby, baby bed available, radio / cd player....Read more
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