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Rustic modern apartment with atmosphere at Lago Maggiore

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Vecchia Scuderia means Old Stable in Italian. And this is precisely what the building was before the Lauster family transformed it into a beautiful luxury apartment. It borders the estate of the 'Casa degli amici' (see property No. 20227) on the upper side above the gardens and closes off the compound against the village plaza. The bordering garden offers our guests a quiet place amongst palms, rhododendrons, camellias and fig trees, a place for a quiet read or a siesta. The village of Biganzolo is located on the west bank of Lago Maggiore, about 18 miles from Ascona in Switzerland heading south, or about 40 miles drive from Milano Malpensa Airport, going north. Biganzolo is one of the many small romantic villages nestled on the hill sides along the lake. These villages are known for their art crafts and cooking.

The environment: Lago Maggiore although known to be a tourist attraction, remains rather unspoilt by mass tourism or for instance the Toscana. The Alps to the north and the mountainous surroundings of this area offer a wonderful opportunity for outdoor activities. Val Grande National Park, to mention one of many hiking opportunities (located only minutes by car from Biganzolo) is an undiscovered around multifaceted paradise for hikers. The area is also becoming known for mountain biking. Hiking offers trails to roaring waterfalls in wild canyons, mountain streams, beech and chestnut forests and little stone villages, mostly abandoned, built centuries ago from stones quarried from the mountain sides. At the end of trails you might find an eight hundred year old church or monastery or a quaint little village in which to have ice cream and a cool drink of water. Views from the mountain tops are breathtaking and always worth the effort.

Further Information: Also there is the lake: scheduled ferries connect all villages and towns along the huge lake, but the highlights are of course the Borromeo islands (Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola Pescatore) which offer castles, botanical gardens and restaurants with incredible views. These islands are perfect for interesting outings and romantic dinners. Visit the numerous cultural and social events at Stresa and Pallanza, Locarno and Ascona.

More Details

Bernhard Lauster
Member since: 1999
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment at Verbania at Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola

Property Type:
  • apartment (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The large apartment (100 sq m) is comfortable with cosy atmosphere. It has central heating which may be required in the winter months. From its patio there is a view to the lake and it overlooks the large garden which is also accessible to the Vecchia Scuderia guests. The first floor offers a conference room, with separate bathroom, in which seminars, exhibits or small social gatherings can be arranged. It is available for additional rent. This room has its own entrance from the village plaza, where you can park your car and offers easy accessibility to the restaurant and bar across the street. Access to the flat is from the village plaza (Piazza Morrone No. 7) which is where other cars can be parked.


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Rustic modern apartment with atmosphere at Lago Maggiore
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Einfach wunderbar mit toller Atmosphäre

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und werden gern wieder kommen.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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0 0

Vorbehaltslos weiterzuempfehlen

  • 5 of 5

Tolle, großräumige, stilvoll eingerichtete Wohnung mit tollem Blick auf den Lago.

Sehr freundlicher Kontakt mit den Vermietern.

- absolut zu empfehlen,

Familie mit 2 Kindern (4 und 6 Jahre)

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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1 0

Herausragende Lage

  • 4 of 5

Die Wohnung ist für eine Ferienwohnung sehr gut ausgestattet. Der geräumige Balkon bietet einen eindrucksvollen Blick auf den Lago Maggiore und den wunderbar gepflegten Garten, der jetzt im Frühjahr mit einer wahren Blütenpracht sich darbot. Der kurze Weg nach Intra, ist in ca. 15 Minuten zu Fuß zu erreichen.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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1 0

Sehr gepflegt, deutscher Standart

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben hier eine sehr schöne Woche erlebt (4 Erw.). Die Wohnung entspricht voll und ganz der Beschreibung und übertrifft dies sogar. Sehr gepflegt, ruhig und sehr schön gelegen. Sehr ruhiges typisch italienisches Dörfchen. Kommen gerne wieder.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2010
  • Date of Stay: May 2010
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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2 0
Kaufering Deutschland

Urlaub 2009

  • 5 of 5

Ich kann die Wohnung, in der ich und meine Frau unseren Urlaub 2009 verbracht haben, nur loben. Sie ist super ausgestattet, sehr gepflegt,liegt über dem See, liegt zentral und dennoch nicht im Trubel.

Sehr empfehlenswert für Leute, die leben wollen wie Italiener, die wissen, wie man das Leben genießt.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2010
  • Date of Stay: September 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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3 0
96145 Seßlach / Deutschland

Sehr schöne Wohnung

  • 4 of 5

Sehr schöne Wohnung,

jedoch der in der Nähe liegende Strand ist sehr


Einkaufsmöglichkeiten sehr begrenzt, eigentlich

nur mit Auto möglich.

gegenüberliegende Pizzeria mit mäßigen


  • Review Submitted: 19-Dec-2008
  • Date of Stay: August 2008
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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8 3


Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Intra (car-ferry to the east bank/Laveno)
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Gravellona T.-Verbania exit
Car: recommended

Biganzolo, part of the joint municipality of Intra-Verbania lies partly hidden behind tall trees (including palms, no less) about 300 m above the shore of the lake and well away from the main road along the lake. La Vecchia Scuderia sits in the middle of the old village between gardens and the main square. Shopping is done in Intra - a lovely and romantic 20 minute walk - or 5 minute car ride away in a modern supermarket, or Saturdays in the farmer's market, which sells everything from salami to baby diapers (much fun!). Intra also offers boutiques, restaurants and lake side cafes, as well as a wonderful lake side promenade which leads to the ferry station and more cafes. In Biganzolo, directly across the street lies a restaurant which offers excellent regional cooking. The public beach at the lake is about7 walking minutes down hill and joins a yachting club with bar.

Other Activities: boccia, hiking in the romantic Val Grande nature reserve

Golf: The three golf courses in the vicinity are partially open in winter: Golf Club Alpino di Stresa, 9 holes, 5.397 m, open March – December, Circolo Golf Piandisole, 9 holes, 5.023 m, open April – November, Golf & Sporting Club Verbania near Fondotoce, 9 holes,2.435 m (18 holes in preparation) open all time.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment at Verbania, Verbania / Verbano-Cusio-Ossola

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
14 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
12 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Nov 2018 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Mar 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Die Preise beinhalten die Nebenkosten einschließlich der Endreinigung und Heizung. Geschirrtücher sind vorhanden. Jedoch bitten wir, Bettwäsche und Handtücher mitzubringen. Wir stellen Wäsche nur gegen Erstattung der Reinigungskosten (15 € pro Person) auf ausdrücklichen Wunsch - vor Ort zahlbar.
Falls gewünscht, kann ein Gruppenraum (mit Multimedia-Anlage) tageweise angemietet werden.
Haustiere können nicht mitgebracht werden.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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