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Villa Darsena Bella - A luxurious Lake Maggiore retreat!

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Meina - Villa Darsena Bella,

Fabulous property to sleep 4 in a beautiful gated residence with pool

Enjoying a prestigious location in an exclusive residence along the lakefront of Meina this fabulous property (ID 767) is perfect for romantic getaways!

The property boasts a spectacular open plan living area with a panoramic lake view sitting area with SAT TV, a high quality kitchen fitted with marble tops and stylish high gloss cabinets and providing guests with all the desired appliances including an electric gas hob and oven, a microwave, fridge and coffee machine.

The dining area is perfect for breakfasts and romantic dinners as the lights twinkle in the towns on the distant shore and for the long summer months an additional alfresco dining area can be enjoyed from the very sunny and spacious terrace, which boasts spectacular views of the fascinating Borromeo Islands and picturesque Lake Maggiore and provides a BBQ ideal for alfresco summer parties. The accommodation is ideal for couples and small groups of friends with a spacious master bedroom with king size bed and double bed, and a contemporary fitted shower room fitted in warm stone tiles.

The property is situated in a beautiful gated residence made up of just 9 lake view properties, all fitted to a high modern finish with lake view balconies and shared facilities which include an outdoor swimming pool with lakefront terrace, shingle beach with boat slip and off street allocated parking.

The residence is ideally placed in the picturesque village of Meina, which provides an idyllic place to relax and unwind.


The idyllic village of Meina, situated along the southern end of the Piedmont coast of Lake Maggiore, has been regarded since the 19th century as a delightful tourist destination, when wealthy families from Novara and Milan built their elegant villas here. Today guests can still admire the beauty of these fine villas and gardens, and explore the historical centre which is 20m above the lake level. Some good local restaurants are located in the village and an excellent bus service operates through the town, taking visitors to the popular destinations of Arona and Stresa in under 15 minutes

The surrounding area offers golf courses, horse riding centres and sport clubs and Milan Malpensa airport is also just32km away.

Lake Maggiore:

Lake Maggiore is 54 km long, with a coastline of over 150km and at its widest is 12 km. Like all the other Northern Italian lakes it is a deep glacial basin fed by rivers; Verzasca, Giona, and Cannobino flow into the lake. Its major outlet is the Ticino which, in turn, joins the river Po just south-east of Pavia.

Piedmont and Lombardy are two major regions surrounding the Lake but the most northerly section of Lake Maggiore extends a dozen kilometres into Switzerland, the lowest point above sea-level in Switzerland.

The climate as with all these protected lakes is mild in both summer and winter, producing lush vegetation, with beautifully planted gardens in wonderful villas growing rare and exotic plants. Well-known gardens include those of the Isola Madre, Isola Bella and the Isole di Brissago, that of the Villa Taranto in Verbania, and the Alpinia botanical garden above Stresa. These lakes are almost like a lost world. They also have their monsters apparently!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed

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Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
Milan - Malpensa Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Meina - Taxi Boat - Also excellent bus service
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Golf Club des Illes Borromees, 28833 Brovello-Carp
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Autostrada E26
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
66 Kilometres
Zermatt Ski School, Brunnmattgasse 2, 3920 Zermatt
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Single beach on location
Car: recommended

Further Sport & Adventure Activities: Bike Rentals, Boat Mooring, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.

The residence is ideally placed in the picturesque village of Meina, which provides an idyllic place to relax and unwind. The village boasts many fine villas and gardens which sprung up during the 19th century when the fashionable families from Milan and Novara decided to holiday here. An ancient town centre can be explored and there are some good local restaurants and a frequent lake bus service, with many more amenities to be found in the nearby town of Arona and attractions in and around Stresa, a popular visitor town just 15 minutes away, including the Umbrella Museum, Villa Pallavicino and the Mottarone funicular railway. A Transport museum is also situated in nearby Ranco. For thrill seekers ‘Alpyland ‘on the summit of Mottarone is an alpine coaster/bob ride experience and one definitely to try!

The idyllic Borromean Islands which can be viewed from the property itself are also worth exploring and Isola Bella is just a 10 minute boat ride from Stresa, with its medieval buildings and enchanting Doll Museum.

Milan Malpensa airport is just 32km away making this part of Lake Maggiore highly accessible.

Golf - Lake Maggiore:

There are four championship Golf Course's in the Lake Maggorie area, all within a 25km radius of each other! They are:-

Bogogno Golf Club, Via Isidoro, 1 - 28010 Bogogno. Tel +390322863794.

Golf Club Castelconturbia, Via Castelconturbia, 10-28010 Agrate Conturbia. Tel 0322/832093.

The Golf Des Iles Borromees, Motta Rossa -28833 Brovello Carpugnino (VB) - Tel +39 0323 929 285

Le Robinie Golf Club, Via per Busto 9, 21058 Solbiate Olona (VA) Tel 00 ( 39 ) 0331.329260.


Zermatt Ski School, Brunnmattgasse 2, 3920 Zermatt, - 66km from Meina

GIW AG Visperterminen, Heidadorf, 3932 Visperterminen - 72km from Meina

Amici Del Nara Sa, Acquarossa, Switzerland - 80km from Meina


Prices & Availability


  • Service Charge:
    Our one & two weekly service charges are inclusive of final cleaning, bed linen, towels, heating, utilities & air-conditioning (if installed in the holiday property). Tea towels & beach towels are not supplied. If your booking is for more than one week, clean linen & towels will be provided on a weekly basis.
    (Please check Service Charge costs at time of enquiry)

    Short Breaks:
    3 night break - 40% off weekly tariff / 4 night break - 30% off weekly tariff / 5 night break - 20% off weekly tariff / 6 night break - 10% off weekly tariff
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Meina in Lake Maggiore West

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Contemporary fitted shower room fitted in warm stone tiles.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofabed in the living area
  • The accommodation is ideal for couples and small groups of friends with a spacious master bedroom with king size bed and double sofabed in the living area to accommodate any extra guests.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Further Amenities: Fan, Laundry Facilities, Oven, Suitable for Elderly and Sun Loungers. Booking Notes:- Prices included: Final cleaning, linen Prices excluded:- Heating during low season - EU10.00 per day Small pets - EU10.00 per day Tourist tax to be payed locally - EU1.00 per day Highchair or baby cot - EU20.00 per week Minimum stay:- Low, mid and high season 3 days. Peak season 7 days from Saturday to Saturday only. Additional Facilities: We offer a range of extra facilities, which are available for hire through our office 'Happy Holiday Homes' in Menaggio: Cot Hire - € 20 per week, High Chair - € 15 per week, Push Chair - € 25 per week, Camp Bed – € 85 per week, Wi-Fi or USB Internet Stick - € 35 per week (includes € 10 consumable credit). Please note that signal and connectivity is not guaranteed and may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property.

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