|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This lovely apartment has been newly renovated and is in an artists home, with its own private entrance and secluded pergola. It is quiet easy to reach with your car or by bus from nearby Locarno / Tenero. The living / sleeping is spacious and a cosy set up. King size bed, a lounge and antique wardrobe, real artwork on the walls and rugs for ambience and comfort. A well equipped kitchen, with all you need to cook a meal, including dishwasher, ceramic top stove and a Nespresso cafe machine. Serve your meals straight trough the kitchen window, out into the cool shade of the grape vine covered patio that is yours to enjoy. Two deck chairs invite you to a lazy siesta, or simply enjoy a bottle of Ticino Wine by candlelight. Find TV, radio, CD's and books, WLAN is also available. The private laundry can be used or have your washing done by us. We look forward to meeting you on our deck for a welcome drink and are happy to assist with all information you need. Meet you soon in Ticino!
A bit about us. Les was senior Lecturer of Arts in Brisbane, Australia and lived there for 34 years. Originally English - like most Aussies :-) He developed a passion for mountains and climbing them in his youth and missed that part for all the years DownUnder.
I am Swiss and lived over there for 17 years. One day, Les thought he would like to go and live in Switzerland...so we did. Withing 4.5 months of this thought, the house was sold, our goods shipped and we, along with our cats, were on the way back to my Homeland. So why Ticino and not Zürich? ( where I come from ) It was a clear choice since here, we have the glorious climate, the lakes and the mountains all within walking distance. What a change to Australia! We love it and are happy as, to be here.
Every year we look forward to meet new guest and are just so happy to re-welcome those who return. To a new year ahead!
Regula Melton purchased this apartment in 2008
The house had great potential for us. As Les is retired and I still work as a Nurse. We needed something that is easy to reach by public transport. For us it had to have charm, a view and privacy. It was so lucky for us, to find such a place within no time. A few changes needed to be made ( one is still in the planing ) but we got just what we were looking for. Gratefull and happy to be here, the property also aloud us to accomodate a seperate appartement for hollidaymakers. Something we enjoy and it enriches our lifes greatly and is keeping us in touch with the big wide world. No better way to be.
The first thing we loved about this place was the position and the view. Les loved the Rock at the entrance and I just loved the special feeling I had when walking in to this sunfilled House. Rooms are not just square and facing south, beautifull arched windows that invite the outside in and a cool shaded patio with grapevines. An other important point was the garden that could be made secure for our cats to enjoy in safety. The potential to make this house OUR house was great and the fact that we have direct acces and off street parking at the house was an other wining point. Something not everybody has in Ticino!
Casa “Ai Fanghi' is situated 340m above the top end of stunning Lago Maggiore. 'The sun room' of Switzerland is known for its mild climate, influenced by the Mediterranean currents from nearby Italy. Lakes, mountains, valleys and chestnut forests offer endless opportunities for outdoor activities.
Cultural highlights & festivals such as the International Filmfestival in Locarno, jazz and blues festivals under the stars, sports competitions, a Falconery and Wellnes centres. On top of that a never ending list of lovely restaurants, Grottos and cafe shops. Wherever you go is a piece of history to be discovered! Find Castles and Monasteries, the typical Ticino stone villages where time stands still, nestled into some of the most picturesque valleys in all their rugged beauty. Eg; Valle Verzzasca, Centovalli, Valle Maggia and Valle Bavona, all with wild rivers and waterfalls, Mountain cliffs for the adventurous or Cablecars for the more sedate approach. Even James Bond was here, so...
Other Activities: Festivals and open Air events
|Rental Period||Minimum Rate||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Rate|
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Stay tax||SFr3.25 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 12 years.|
--RATES: are set on basis of 7 nights, Saturday to Saturday all inclusive ( exclusive of compolsury tourist Tax )
Dogs additional fee of 15.00 p.Week.
For 4 + weeks holiday rental, just ask me for rates.
Please Note: The owner of this property accepts payment in the original currency specified (CHF), before use of conversion tool. The conversion tool is provided for your convenience only. The owner may accept other currencies if specifically agreed in advance.