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Ticino villa with large pool and stunning lake view - on 8,800m² plot

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Fantastic location, very rarely found!

The terrain of al Casarico with the Ticino Villa (and another cottage) is very widely known: the size of the (flat) land, the absolutely private location and the strangely beautiful (270 degree) view, make even the local residents of al Casarico praise it as 'the heaven'.

It is the perfect place for nature lovers, with privacy and undisturbed holiday fun in a Mediterranean ambience.

The villa is comfortable with a large, cosy lounge with an open fireplace, a simple but fully equipped kitchen and three chic, spacious bedrooms with attached bathrooms.

On both sides of the house there are patios: Sun or shade, depending on the need. Private pool (9 - 5 m) at the house with shades of grape pergola.

Parking lot is 3 minutes away. A beautiful forest trail leads from the parking lot to the heavenly abode. The concierge will come to pick you up at the car parking upon arrival.

Additional service is possible: breakfast service, cook dinner, shopping.

Description of the holiday domicile: The heavenly holiday domicile is located 250 metres above the picturesque village of Vira (Lake Maggiore). The access road is walkable up to 3 minutes (on foot). This 3-minute walk is very rewarding when you arrive at the 8800m2 large plot. It's a stunning location, which is an absolute rarity in Ticino!

More Details

Ginus Nusteling
Member since: 2010
Speaks German
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2018

About Ginus Nusteling

Al Casa Rico is my 'parental home'. My mother was a Swiss, my father was a Dutch. My parents bought the property in 1954 and designed the house and landscaped garden. So my whole life has already been spent al Casarico and went to school as a child in Locarno.

In 2007, I bought the house as part of inheritance. Immediately afterwards we renovated the villa as well as the swimming pool and patios at a large scale.

I am very much connected to al Casarico and we love this place very beautiful.

My husband and I live with our two children in Netherlands.

In Netherlands I run a famous 'Bed and Breakfast / Holiday home' (Check out the website link).

My husband is an orthopaedic shoe technician. We both work in a private shop.

We are very delighted that so many guests find their way to al Casarico and all of them are so excited! This gives us the possibility to hold on to our beloved family treasure and to give it the care that it deserves.

Ginus Nusteling purchased this villa in 1954

What makes this villa unique

Al Casa Rico is a dream.... This is actually the general opinion of all people who enter the property.

The plot itself is a big and very beautiful landscaped garden, the location is not secluded but it is absolutely private, the view is second to none and the villa and the many patios as well as the crystal clear pool have a lot to offer.

... and... you are welcome to see it for yourself....!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa at Magadino at Gambarogno

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 for bedroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , new and luxurious
    Bathroom 2 for bedroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , new design
    Bathroom 3 for bedrooms 3 and 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor
  • Bathrooms 1 and 2 are completely renovated in 2010, and have a special trendy look. Bathroom 3 is simple but well-kept: you have a wash basin, shower and toilet at your disposal.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with balcony and loggia
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , With balcony
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 Cot , With doors to the outside area
  • Bedrooms and bathrooms were recently renovated in April 2010. Room 1: with balcony and loggia provides a beautiful view of the lake and the swimming pool in a peaceful setting. You can enjoy the view of Locarno and the Italian / Swiss Alps. On the loggia you can make your self comfortable any time and enjoy the grand overview of the terrain and the fabulous view. Under floor heating. Room 2: with balcony this room also offers the same wonderful lake view. You can enjoy the view of Locarno and the Italian / Swiss Alps. Room 3: A large room (about 7-4 m) is downstairs with separate entrance. A cool room with large panoramic window. All bedrooms have LCD TV with satellite network and DVD. It is possible to accommodate more than 8 persons in al Casarico. Older children can sleep in a tent on the ‘campground’. Smaller children can sleep with the parents.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Steam Shower
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
... and there is also a large trampoline (diameter of about 4.20 m!) and a table tennis table outdoors. And of course you can also play badminton on the lawn. If you leave the property, you are im...and there is also a big trampoline (diameter approx 4.20m!) And a table tennis table outdoors. And of course you can play badminton on the lawn. On the property there are many patios and fantastic spots where you can retreat. At the pool (heated from September 2012!) there is a beautiful old pergola with grapes and a wonderful, very large patio. From the 'Tower - terrace' there is a magnificent view: of both the lake and the mountains as well as on the mountain wall behind it. This is a fantastic place to be! In the villa there is a comfortable lounge (5m-10m) with panoramic window as wide as the room and a fireplace. It has two sofa sets: one near the window and one around the fireplace. A large table has seats for 10 persons. The kitchen is fully equipped with multiple appliances


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Ticino villa with large pool and stunning lake view - on 8,800m² plot
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 39 reviews

Wonderful lake view

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful view over lake. Very tranquil. Villa well equipped

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Es ist immer wieder schön zu empfinden das al Casarico gerade so geschätzt wird um die elementare Werte des Anliegens. Es ist gerade deswegen dass wir als Familie alles mögliche machen al Casarico lebendig und lebhaft zu halten im Geiste unsere Eltern.
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Most idyllic site and breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful holiday I had with my family. Everybody was catered for. Enjoyed the pool, kids for messing about and a nice size for swimming (working off holiday sense) and enjoyed table tennis and the trampoline and lawn good size for a game of badminton. Views from the house are stunning. Nice walks from the house up the hill to Monti Viro and going down to Vira. House very well equipped and very clean. We enjoyed every meal on the veranda around the big table, which sate all of us very comfortably and again with great views. And not to forget my Dog was also very well catered for, with the large garden and we enjoyed our morning walk up the hill. So I can only highly recommend it and hope myself we will be able to return sometime. Many thanks to Verena. Colin & Franziska Smith

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear family, How nice to read such a wonderful review, which vaporates much joy and comfort and appreciation. I hope al Casarico can welcome you some time again! All the best, Verena
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The perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

That was our first time abroad with our kids.

We stayed at "al Casarico" for a whole week with our 3 daughters, ages 4 to 6 and we had an amazing vacation.

The house, as promised, has a beautiful amazing view and it had even more equipment than we needed.

The housekeepers were wonderful, very kind and helpful.

They showed a great hospitality, kept our privacy and answered any question.

The house was very clean and the garden is beautiful.

We recommend this villa and we would be more than happy to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were the first guests this year. Very nice to hear that al Casarico (ánd its house-keepers) are so well living up again to (high) expectations! Thanks for your stay and hopefully until some time again ! Kind greetings, Verena
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Eine wahnsinnszeit

  • 5 of 5

Die Zeit in Al Casarico war einfach genial.

Wir hatten zuerst ein etwas mulmiges Gefühl, als wir den weiten Weg mit dem Auto raufgefahren sind und das Auto parkierten. Oben angekommen, dann durch das Wäldlein.. Alles ein bisschen mysteriös.

Als wir dann zum Haus kamen und die atemberaubende Aussicht genossen. Wow! Einfach nur der Wahnsinn. Das Haus ist ausserordentlich gut ausgestattet und sehr gepflegt. Was will man mehr?

Die housekeeper waren sehr freundlich und haben uns richtig alleine gelassen. Alles in allem eine unvergessliche Zeit.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ja, wie Sie sagen: * al Casarico ist eben in keiner Hinsicht durchschnittlich - auch die Zufahrt nicht..... Der Parkplatz ist im Wald, der Weg zum Haus führt kurz durch den Wald - aber dann.... eroeffnet sich Ihre ganze Schonheit - " Wahnsinnig ", wie Sie sagen! Wir freuen uns sehr über Eure Begeisterung! Viele Grüsse von Verena Schipper und Familie. Yes, as you state: * al Casarico is in no way average or common - even its entrance is not.... The parkingplace is in the woods, the path to the house leads shortly through the woods - but then.... it reveals its beauty- " breathtaking", as you say! We love your marvel! Many greetings from Verena Schipper and family
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Ein Traum!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben das Wochenende im Haus in Magadino so richtig genossen. Die Aussicht ist grandios und das Haus wunderschön.

Für eine grössere Gruppe oder Familie absolut empfehlenswert. Die Schlüsselübergabe hat wunderbar geklappt, Alex und Wilma waren sehr zuvorkommend und hilfsbereit! - nochmals ein grosses Danke an euch.

Der Preis ist völlig fair, für das was man alles bekommt an diesem schönen Fleck Erde.

Es war ein rundum perfektes Wochenende!

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Es ist immer schön zu lesen das Gäste von al Casarico es so geniessen! Wir wollen als Familie dass unsere Gäste einen eben so wundervolle Zeit verbringen in unseres Haus als wir selbst auch stets! Danke für die schöne Worte!
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Toller Garten, Blick und Schwimmbad. Innen noch etwas Renovierungsbedarf

  • 3 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Magadino or Vira
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Ascona, Losone, Locarno, Lugano
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
10 Kilometres
Cardada Cimetta
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Magadino or Vira
Car: recommended

The area is well-suited for all kinds of trips: In the mountains, with the (rowing) boat on the sea, exploring the many picturesque Ticino villages, to take a stroll in Locarno, Ascona, Luino etc, to see the Castles of Bellinzona (World Heritage Site, Unesco), to go mountain hiking, etc, etc.

Even with respect to culture, the Lake Maggiore region has so much to offer: for example, Jazz Festival in Ascona, International Film Festival in Locarno, the International Organist Concours of Magadino etc.

In summer, the charming little village Vira has its own film festival in the open air. Under the starry sky, on the shores of the lake you can enjoy many different films in a cosy ambience.

Other Activities: (Sailing) aviation sports/ skydiving / parapenting: Magadino Airport: 4 km away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa at Magadino, Ticino

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Frühjahr 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Sommer 2018
24 Jun 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Herbst 2018
23 Sep 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Reinigungsgebühr £209.6
Pet Fee £87.33
Refundable Damage Deposit £436.66
Stay tax £3.06 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Inklusieve sind:
* Bett- und Frottierwäsche. (Achtung: Strandtücher für am Strand oder am Pool bitte mitnehmen!)
* Energiekosten
* Kaminholz
* Schwimmbadheizung : (Wärmewechsel) : ab 01 Mai bis Ende September
* Auto parking

Hund ist willkommen, nur nach Genehmigung. Zusatzgebühr für das Verbleiben und extra Reinigung: € 100,00 pHpW
Die Kaution wird völlig restituiert wenn alles wie vorgefunden hinterlassen worden is

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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