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Romantic Ticino cottage on Lake Maggiore with stunning lake views

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Eat-in kitchen, 2 bedrooms with balconies, 2 south-facing terraces with sea and mountain views

Semi-detached house (west if you stand in front, left part) of an old local stone house in an exclusive location near Locarno, quiet and well connected. All rooms are south facing with views of lake and mountains. The nearly four hundred year old house is renovated, tastefully furnished and can be centrally heated by a stove. The kitchen leads directly onto the south facing terrace with views to Cannobio. The bedroom and bathroom are accessible from the rear side of the house. The bathroom has high quality and electrically heated. The bedrooms have each a double bed (200 x 180 cm) with two mattresses (à 200x90cm, ceiling size standard). There is another terrace where you in the evening for a long time can admire the panorama in the sun above the garage. The spacious garden is regularly maintained, so you are surrounded from March of colorful flowers. Behind the house you can retire on a large lawn. In just a few minutes you are in the village of Brione with shops and nice restaurants. Locarno is a 10-minute or 30-minute walk.

Ilse Freiburg
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage at Brione sopra Minusio at Ticino

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • resort
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badezimmer 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • High quality objects.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Schlafzimmer 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Schlafzimmer 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • For a third child, a cot for CHF 30 can be placed.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
The equipment is very solid: comfortable beds with plush mattresses, luxurious bath items, premium cookware. Cleanliness is a top priority, luxury is however deliberately omitted to support the withdrawal of an overstimulated life. On colder days you can keep kitchen and bedroom comfortably warm by the central fireplace. Variety is guaranteed nevertheless by an abundant supply in the region as required. Because of the slope and stairs, the house is not suitable for disabled people.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Romantic Ticino cottage on Lake Maggiore with stunning lake views
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews

VRBO Advertisement and some information didn't match the actual outcome of this rental

  • 2 of 5

The cottage was quaint and clean, and views of Lake Maggiore were beautiful, however, the directions to the cottage could have been much more detailed. There were no instructions and information about the keys and our rooms. Thank goodness someone was staying in the other apartment and she was kind enough to help us out. In the VRBO advertisement on the Internet it listed towels and linens were included. Later the owner sent an email asking if we would need towels and sheets. I responded yes (I didn't pack towels and sheets for my European vacation) and I was charged €50+ for one set of the skimpiest towels and one fitted sheet. I informed the owner that it clearly states towels and linens provided, but she went ahead and deducted the amount from my deposit anyway.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is important that guests read all information, and they should be informed before arriving, particularly if specifications had been given individually again and unambiguously, such as payment of tourist tax and sheets which must be paid in cash (apart from some basics such as dish towel and cloth) which was the case for this guest. It is quite stressful if people start complaining afterwards without reckognising that the trouble was not the host's fault.
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schön bis ins letzte Detail!

  • 5 of 5

Liebevoll renovierte Wohnung, welche sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet ist. Alles ist sehr sauber und die Aussicht vom Sitzplatz auf den Lago Maggiore ist traumhaft.

Einziger Nachteil: die einzelnen Zimmer sind jeweils nur über einen Spaziergang nach draussen verbunden, bzw. erreichbar. Wir hatten einen Regentag, weshalb dies nicht so praktisch war. Aber es lässt sich gut leben damit, sofern es nicht mehrere Tage aneinander regnet.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Vielen Dank

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns in ihrem Haus sehr wohl gefühlt und ausführlich sowohl die Aussicht als auch die liebevolle Einrichtung genossen. Die Anreise-, wie auch die Abreise hat wunderbar funktioniert und auch für Rückfragen fanden wie sofort ein offenes Ohr. Für Freunde der Tessiner Landschaft lässt sich dieses Rustico jederzeit empfehlen. Wir würden uns freuen bei einer weiteren Gelegenheit wieder Ihre Gäste sein zu dürfen.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Uriges Haus in ruhiger Lage mit atemberaubender Aussicht

  • 4 of 5

Wir haben den Aufenthalt in diesem Haus sehr genossen. Es ist liebevoll eingerichtet und zweckmäßig. Besonders die Schlafzimmer sind sehr schön und ermöglichen erholsame Nächte. Das Haus ist abends und nachts angenehm kühl. Wir waren mit zwei Kindern da (3 und 5 Jahre), die den Garten ausgiebig erkundet haben. Im Nachhinein muss ich sagen, dass ich das Haus für diese Altersklasse nicht empfehlen möchte, da man doch Augen zu wenig hat, insbesondere bei 2 oder mehr Kindern. Dafür ist der steile Garten (Abhang zur Straße) oder die steilen Treppen mit den spitzen Granitsteinen zu gefährlich. Babys oder ältere Kinder sind kein Problem. Auch würde ich die Granitblöcke zwischen den beiden Terrassen entfernen (Stolperfalle). Für die Zeit im Frühjahr oder Herbst, wenn die Tage kürzer werden, könnte die Beleuchtung ums Haus optimiert werden bzw. funktionierte z. T. nicht. Es gibt zwar Taschenlampen, aber wenn man ums Haus geht, braucht man die Hände, um Dinge zu tragen und sich festzuhalten oder den Regenschirm, wenn es regnet. Die Küche hat alles, was man benötigt und ist sehr gemütlich. Wir waren mit Sicherheit nicht das letzte Mal im Tessin.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Rustikales Haus in schöner Lage

  • 5 of 5

Dieses tolle Haus hat alles was man braucht. Es tut gut mal einen Gang runter zu schalten und den einfachen Urlaub zu genießen. Alles liebevoll eingerichtet und sehr sauber.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für die freundliche Bewertung, liebe Feriengäste, Sie haben bereits unser Gästebuch so nett bereichert. Wir freuen uns immer, wenn andere sich in unserem Kleinod genauso wohl fühlen wie wir selber: Zum Kräfteautanken gibt es für uns nichts Besseres....
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Wunderbare Ferienwohnung mit fantasischem Ausblick

  • 5 of 5

Das alte Tessinerhaus mit dem Granittisch vor der Küche und Ausblick in Tal hat uns sehr gefallen. Das Schlafzimmer und das Bad sind sehr gepflegt. Die Wohnküche war sehr zweckmässig eingerichtet, es fehlte an nichts. Auch wärend den heissen Tagen blieb das Haus stehts kühl und angenehm. Wir kommen wieder!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Gäste vom August 2016, seien Sie jederzeit gerne wieder willkommen. Wir freuen uns jedes Mal sehr, wenn der Aufenthalt in unserem kleinen Schatzkästchen ebenso genossen wird wie von uns selber.
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Da Johnni
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Bellinzona Süd
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Al Capon
Nearest Ski
3 Kilometres
Orselina, Talstation Cardada
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Lido Locarno

In the southern slope above the Long Lake Maggiore with panoramic views of the Magadino valley to Cannobio in Italy. From the house numerous hiking trails. In Locarno and Ascona almost the whole year cultural events: eg. B. New Orleans Jazz Festival, Ascona. Film Festival Locarno, Ascona Music Festival. In just five minutes' walk of the bakery, a grocery store, post office and nice bars within. Supermarkets can be reached by car in 10 minutes in Locarno. In the summer are a wonderful swimming the two swimming pools of Locarno (Lido) or one of the many valleys of Ticino. Trips can be taken to Milan, Como and Lugano. Sports: Golf Course Ascona, airport Magadino (paragliding, etc.), boating, tennis, hiking, mountain biking, rafting etc.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage at Brione sopra Minusio, Ticino

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Mar 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
10 Sep 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £168.44
Endreinigung £84.22
Stay tax £2.74 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Zusätzliche Kosten:
Kurtaxe SFr 3,25 pro erwachsene Person pro Nacht | Endreinigung: € 100,- obligatorisch | Bettwäsche + Handtücher € 25,- pro /Person, optional, bitte bei Buchung als Text angeben | Kaution: € 200,- | Bei Stornierung Erlass von 50% bis 30 Tage vor Reisebeginn. Erlass des Gesamtmietpreises bei Stornierung bis 3 Monate vor Reiseantritt.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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