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3 bedroom stone villa, breathtaking Lake & Alps views, nice Garden and Fireplace

Bedrooms 3
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2 bathroom Lakeside/Alps view villa, garden & patios. Sleeps up to 6

This lovely 3 bed independent secluded villa is nestled in the hillside beside Lake Maggiore in the famous Italian Lakes region of Northern Italy. Just 40 mins drive from Malpensa Airport, the villa is on two floors, approximately 150m from the lake with panoramic views of the lake & nearby Swiss Alps. Balconies with breathtaking views are available from the living room and all bedrooms. Central heating is available in all rooms and there is free Wifi.

Semi-covered Parking is available for 2 cars next to the villa. Note that the house is accessed via a steep road and there are 38 steps leading from the parking area up to the house so this villa is not suitable for those with walking disabilities.

Upper floor: 1 double bedroom with balcony, fully equipped kitchen, shower room/toilet, living room and balcony. French Doors lead to an al fresco dining area beside a mountain stream.

Downstairs: two large double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom. All bedrooms have direct access to a balcony overlooking the lake.

Outside is a second, large paved patio again overlooking the lake, perfect for evening drinks and dinner. Full Moon nights show the mountains mirrored in the lake! At the back of the villa is a private flowering terraced garden on 3 levels with a mountain stream running down one side. The lake is about 150m away with a small beach at the end of the road. The pretty villages of Cannobio and Cannero Riviera are both just 3 minutes by car, or a 20 mins walk through the hills. Also a charming old family owned & run "Osteria" serving traditional local fare is just 5 minutes walk from villa.

Activities include sailing and watersports on the lake, and there are walking & cycling paths directly from the house and also in the magnificent mountain forests surrounding the lake.

LOCATION: This independent villa is located on Lake Maggiore, the second largest of the Italian Lakes. It has a mild climate from April to October, despite being close to the Swiss border and the Swiss and Italian Alps. Snow can occur from late November to mid March when snow tyres/snow chains are recommended (please check the Italian laws as there are times when having snow chains in your car is mandatory for all of North Italy) . Please check the weather forecast before departing.

The villa has spectacular views over the lake, and there is the sound of the mountain stream outside the kitchen window.

The house is not overlooked and offers peace and serenity to all who visit. There are many good restaurants and cafes in the villages along the lake, as well as historic buildings, churches and museums nearby. Walking or cycling in the mountain forest is unparalleled with waterfalls and snow covered peaks

Notes: The villa has recently been re-furbished to retain its traditional stone style but with modern flair and conveniences. The house has new wiring throughout and a new boiler, so plenty of hot water and central heating!

The garden is on a steep hillside and has paved and unpaved access paths with great views of the lake. The gates are locked for safety, but guests can ask for the gates to be unlocked. But note that the paths can be slippery and overgrown. There is also a steep, fast running stream at the side of the garden which is not fenced off beyond the access gates. Guests must bear these items in mind before requesting use of the garden and do so at their own risk, especially if allowing access for children. Children MUST be supervised at all times.

The county town of Verbania is a 20 min drive along the lake, offering every ammenity. The Swiss border and Swiss lakeside towns such Brissagio are just 15 mins north of the villa.Also, from Cannobio, you can take the Val Cannobino up through the magnificent Parc Grande. The nice Ski resorts of Macugnaga (Italy) and Bosco Durin(Switzerland are just 1hr 15 mins drive away.

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Sue N Tyson
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2018

About Sue N Tyson

We are private individuals who fell in love with this part of Italy whilst travelling on holiday from Switzerland. We use the Villa for familly holidays but also want others to experience this charming area for themselves.

Susan is a Jewelry and interior designer/maker/artisan, linguist (English, French, German, learning Italian!), who

loves Wildlife, Nature & Animal & Eco Conservation as well as Music & Performing Arts.

Motto: 'Do as You would be Done by'

Sue N Tyson purchased this villa in 2010

Why Sue N Tyson chose Carmine

The views say it all; look left from our villa, you see the Swiss Alps & beyond. On a clear day you can see Ascona in Switzerlans and even Locarno at the head of the lake.

Look directly opposite, you have sunrise or moonlight on the lake!

Occasional early morning mists and sudden sunbeams offer you a magical moment.

If you glance right, you espy the beautiful lakeside villages of Luino and Macagno. Firework displays from the other side of the lake are often seen from the Villa!

What makes this villa unique

A sense of history and craft is infused in our old stone Italian villa.

Originally built on an old Italian vineyard by European Artisan Designer, you will see antique Odessa tiles set into villa's structure, also original owner's handcrafted Ravenna mosaics. Handpainted Mural in interior.

The landscaped assymetric garden, remininscent of a story tale offers hazelnut bushes, scented wisteria, sunny Mimosa trees and old roses.

Easy access from Milan, the villa offers you, your family and friends a great opportunity to enjoy Alpine vistas, lake views, clear and refreshing Mountain air with easy access to hiking, biking, boating,watersports and plenty of scenic places to visit, to recharge and relax. Total Serenity and Calm!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Liebe Familie Tyson,

wir haben in ihrem Haus am Lago Maggiore eine schöne Zeit verbracht. Ihr Haus haben wir sauber und gut ausgestattet vorgefunden, es war alles da, was wir brauchten. Der Ausblick auf den See ist grandios und das neue Bad ist wirklich sehr schön geworden .Es war zwar für die Jahreszeit zu kalt und wir konnten leider nicht draußen sitzen, aber wir hatten an mehreren Tagen viel Sonnenschein und es hat kaum geregnet. Wir haben sehr viel unternommen, die Landschaft, die Natur und die Wanderwege nach Cannero, Cannobio und im Vale Cannobina sind herrlich.!!!!

We spent a lovely time in your villa on Lago Maggiore. Your house was very clean and very well kitted out, there was everything we needed. The view out to the lake is really fabulous and the new bathroom has been transformed beautifully. It was actually too cold for that time of the year and we couldnt sit outside unfortunately. But we did have several sunny days and it hardly rained.

We undertook a lot whilst we were there and the countryside, the Nature and the walking trails towards Cannero, Cannobio, and Vale Cannobino are wonderful!
Mar 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Carmine in Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Please note, towels are not provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , En Suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot
  • Please note: All bed linen is provided, however guests are requested to bring their own towels. All bedrooms have direct access via patio doors to a balcony with beautiful views overlooking the lake. One master bedroom (Queen size Bed) with on suite bathroom, one double (Queen size bed) and one twin bedroom. Baby cot with mattress available
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The area around the villa is very quiet and peaceful. Nevertheless, there are great bars and restaurants within walking distance as well as a short 3min drive from the villa. There is a buss stop quite close to the villa, going to the major local towns and villages. We would kindly request that any smokers refrain from smoking inside the villa. An extra cleaning charge may be levied if guests smoke in the villa.


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3 bedroom stone villa, breathtaking Lake & Alps views, nice Garden and Fireplace
average rating of 4.677419 based on 40 reviews
Bristol, UK

Perfect location and spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything that was advertised and more - the photos don't do the view of the lake justice! Although the drive up to the house and the steps aren't for the faint-hearted, we soon got the hang of it and it is well worth it for the amazing views from all of the bedrooms and the living area. The location is superb, close to the beautiful town of Cannobio, with one of the best beach areas on the lake, and an easy drive to the Swiss border. There were 3 adults and 2 children in our group and the house was big enough for all of us, and our boys particularly enjoyed walking down to the small beach area at the bottom of the road for an afternoon dip after a day's sightseeing. Check-in and Check-out were easy, and Eugenia keep in contact with us during our stay to make sure we were at home. Our boys voted this our best holiday ever, and the house with the best view ever - after 11 years of Owners Direct properties, that is a big complement.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Paradise upon the hill

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I shared this amazing home on the hill for a week and were completely blown away with the hospitality, comfort and ease of getting to the house and all within it. The view is outstanding with a short walk to the waters edge.

There are amazing restaurants in both directions along the mountain road and a short two hour train ride gets you into Milan without any driving .

Talk to the locals about where they dine and follow their instructions and you will have an fantastic outing - enjoy

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Fantastic views of the lake

  • 4 of 5

Amazing location with fantastic views of the lake from both balconies (and the double bedroom). We spent most evenings sitting with a glass of wine watching the world go by. Property was well equipped and clean. Owner supplied basic soaps and cleaning materials which was great. Nice bathrooms. Beds very comfortable. A car is required to get to shops and restaurants but there are some wonderful walks in the woods behind the house. Cannobio is a gem. Good market, restaurants, swimming, all in a beautiful car free town. And Cannero Riviera is also lovely. Would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideally Located, Very Comfortable Villa

  • 5 of 5

My young adult daughters and I stayed in this villa for five nights in late June/early July. This was our first visit to the region and this was the perfect place for us to stay. The villa is very comfortable and well-appointed. The arrangements the owners have put in place to meet their guests are easy to follow. Their agent is very friendly, helpful and easy to contact if needs be. The check out process is similarly quick, easy and hassle-free.

The villa affords splendid views of the lake which one could never tire of. While the villa is set up high enough to get that view and good sun exposure you can walk down the driveway to a small beach for a swim in the lake in five minutes.

Cannobio is very close by, just a few minutes drive, and a great place for shopping and dining. The Swiss border is not much further. Indeed, this villa is ideally situated for visits to all the towns along the north-western shore.

In short, we could not have been happier with our stay in this villa in this wonderful part of Italy. We look forward to a return visit. Very highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and well equipped house with very nice terraces and garden.

  • 5 of 5

We liked the house and the property very much, and we ejoyed the walks on the many paths in the surrounding hills. Will espacially recommend the walk to Viggiona for a lunch at Luna.The kitchen is ideal for making dinners at home, and we also used the small barbecue a couple of evenings. The small beaches are reached within a 5 minutes walk. We went by car to the valleys and the villages in the area, and also to the Alps, which are very close. Really nice evenings and mornings on the terraces.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Wonderfull break by the lake

  • 5 of 5

We had such a good time exploring Lake Maggiore, with your lovely home being the perfect base for exploring the surrounding mountains, forrests and villages. The house is ideally situated close to the pretty villages of Cannobio and Cannero and it has magnificent views over the lake from all rooms! Waking to an Italian sunrise over the lake is something to behold and unforgettable. The house itself was very comfy and well equiped, with all the necessary cutlery, plates, coffee makers, microwave etc. so that rustling up a meal after a long day out was a breeze. And the food, was just excellent, whether from the nearby Osteria, the restaurants in Cannobio and Verbania, or coked ourselves with the fresh local produce from the local shops. We will definitely be coming again to raise a glass of Prossecco on the terrace and toast the lake!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Hotel Bar and restaurant
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Verbania Fondotoce
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Verbania Fondotoce
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
A26 - Gravellona Toce
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Cucina Osteria - Home cooked Italian food
Nearest Ski
55 Kilometres
Domobianca or San Domenico
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Small beach 300m from the villa across road.
Car: necessary

Kick back and relax on the balcony of this charming villa overlooking Lake Maggiore, listen to the mountain brook running down the side of the garden, perhaps try some prosecco bought from the local wine store at the bottom of the hill or visit one of the picturesque italian lake side villages, Cannobio and Cannero Riviera are the closest, just 3min drive away. Take a ferry ride across the lake or down to the famous Boromeo islands, or drive into the lush alpine forest where you can walk along mountain streams and marvel at the magnificent snow covered peaks. For the adventurous, there is sailing, water skiing, canoeing, boat hire and diving. Cycling is popular, but roads are narrow. The villa is accessed via a steep private road so cycling home is only possible for the experienced cyclist! Golf and horse riding is found in nearby Verbania

Nearest Italian airport is Milan Malpensa, about 50min by car, Milan City is a further 30min away. Access is also possible by car via Switzerland

Other Activities: Golf and horse riding are available in Verbania, about 35mins by car. National Park 30 mins, Ski resorts 1 to 1.5 hours

Golf: Nearest Golf course is about 35 minutes by car at Verbania Fondotoce

Motor boats can be hired from Cannero Riviera Lido camp site

Ski: Nearest ski resorts can be reached via Domodosola, about 1 hr drive from the villa


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Carmine, Piedmont

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
7 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
9 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
2019 Season
30 Mar 2019 - 26 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £262.22
Final Cleaning Charge £104.89
Stay tax £0.52 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 5 years.

Refundable Security Deposit: EUR 400. Receipt of the deposit is required to secure the booking. Rental payable 60 days prior to arrival. Cancellation: within 20 days - full refund; after 20 days but more than 7 days from arrival, deposit and 50% rent refunded. Cancellation within 7 days of arrival, deposit and rent forfeited.
Towels can be provided upon request (bath & hand towel set); Euros 10 per person per set per booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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