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J Uphill

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German, I use GOOGLE translate for other languages

Apartment Casa Claudia in Ponte Tresa, (Nr Caslano) Switzerland

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday apartment in Ponte Tresa - Casa Claudia

5-6 persons / 3 bedrooms - South facing Sunny - Great transport links


4 1/2 -room apartment 100 m2 on 2nd floor, south facing position, bright, nice and cosy furnishings: living/dining room with cable-TV flat screen, video, radio and DVD. Exit to the balcony. 1 room with 2 beds and fan. 1 double bedroom with 1 double bed and fan. 1 room with 1 bed. Kitchen (4 hotplates, oven, dishwasher). Bath/WC, sep. WC. Heating. Small balcony 10 m2. Deck chairs (3). Lovely panoramic view of the lake and the countryside. Facilities: iron. Please note: apartment street side. Non-smokers only.No dogs.


Cosy small apartment house 'Casa Claudia', built in 1985. In the resort, 200 m from the centre, in a central, busy, sunny position, 200 m from the lake, on a main road. For shared use: garden 300 m2. In the house: lift, washing machine, tumble dryer (for shared use, extra). Stepped path (22 steps) to the house. Public parking 200 m. Shop, grocers, supermarket, restaurant, bus stop 100 m, railway station 'Ponte Tresa Bahn' 100 m, public bathin 200M

Ponte Tresa, Ticino - Holiday Flat - 3 bedrooms: Come to Tresa Bay, Lake Lugano - Paradise on earth, for a great holiday!

We have a lovely 3 bedroom holiday apartment available which overlooks Lake Lugano at Ponte Tresa in Switzerland. It is the perfect base to explore the beautiful Swiss canton of Ticino and the stunning Italian lakes & mountains region.

The apartment has a magnificent view directly of the lake with a balcony which gets the sun for the entire day. The Italian border is just minutes walk away where there are shops, restaurants and a market on Saturdays in Ponte Tresa Lavena. Wednesdays in Luino Italy.

Purchase a 7 day Arcobalenco ticket for about 36 Chf. This then enables you to travel on the train between Lugano and Ponte Tresa and on the bus and train within areas 10, 11 and 16 free of charge, as well as half price travel on the boats and funiculars. Very good value!

5 minutes by foot to the bank, post and station

10 minutes to Lugano.

30 minutes to Como and Lake of Como

20 Minutes to the Lago Maggiore

60 minutes to Milan

30 minutes to the Foxtown (big designer outlet).

3km to the golf course of Magliaso/CH, 20km to the golf course of Varese /IT

Local Train Service: In Ponte Tresa there is a frequent and direct train service to Lugano with a journey which takes only 20 minutes, pleasant journey.

Boat services depart from Ponte Tresa to all parts of Lake Lugano twice daily.

Many excursions by boat on the lake of Lugano, Lago Maggiore, Lake of Como available too.

Hiking possibilities Monte Bre, Monte Tamaro, Monte Lema, Monto Generoso, San Salvatore, and Botanical gardens etc.

Delicious food at the local restaurants and grotto: So come and enjoy our Ponte Tresa holiday apartment on Lake Lugano. Its the ideal place to enjoy the amazing scenery and breathtaking walks in the nearby hills, lying in the sun by the lake at the nearby lidos during the day and then enjoying the delicious food at the local restaurants and grottos in the evening.

Hotel Tresabay opposite has a great menu, especially Pizza offers on Monday-Great view of lake while dining.


Parking 100m up the road towards the Church, opposite Elektro RIVA. Only CHF3 per24 hr, or blue zone parking. Luggage can be off-loaded outside the apartment.

22 stairs up to apartment building, lift to 2nd floor, take immidiate left when exiting life. Glass security door to balcony, then brown front door to enter appartment. Same key. Different key for building main entrance.

Main road & small railway line give some noise from the main balcony.

Please remember Monday you can get cheap pizza in the Tresa bay Hotel opposite the apt, with nice views on their terrace towards the lake. Also free Wifi.

Also, please note the shower will turn hot if the seperate loo is flushed. Take care.

Please bring the balcony furniture in if it rains and when you leave. Remove food waste from the kitchen & place rubbish in the steel containers located outside the apartment in the street.



There are endless walks, but you could consider the following:

Short local walks:

Walk left out of apt block towards Caslano on the opposite side of the road. The view opposite from the living room is of the small Mount Caslano. You can walk along the road left from the apt along past a small petrol garage until to get to a furniture store and a small green park with access to the lake. Turn right past the small car sales place and you ll see a long road heading towards the small mountain. Turn right at the end of the road and you walk all the way around the small mountain. You come across a nice fish restaurant near the lake called Le Pesca, which has a great viewing spot across to the Swiss-Italian border. Carry on walking through to the woods along the path with the lake always on your right side. You wil come along the small town of Caslano, more lake side restaurants & bathing Lido further along past a large white house. Mostly young, but you can enter water from just outside or take a pedlow. You can also walk straight up the top of the hill which will take a while but nice views of lake Lugano from up there surrounding area.Alternatively, you can turn left and get to Caslano quicker and still walk around Mte Caslano from the other side.

Walking up from the aparment you can walk upthe steep hill to Pura & back down into Caslano & back to Ponte Tresa which is local & nice.

Must sees:

Gandria, walk along Olive groves

Boat to Morcote from Ponte Tresa, walk up to church-beautiful views up there.

Monte Tamaro-Monte Lema

From Lugano:

Mte San Salvatore-Botanical garden-Carona, amazing views down to all the lakes.

Mte Bre

Mte Generosso

Ascona in Switzerland & Locarno film festival near the beautiful Lake Maggiore.

Take bus 20 minuts to Luino (Market on Wednesdays) in Italy (bring passport) from bus station at Ponte Tresa train station, then boat to Cannobio in Italy for cheaper restaurants, shopping.Carry on to Ascona Switzerland on another boat. From Ascona you can also take another boat to the Botanical island, Isola Di Brissago which has a beautiful house and gardens. Can spend a while there.

Just 10 mins over Border to Ponte Tresa Levena you have more cafes shops restaurants for buying food wine etc.

Caslano there is a beach with a small sandy beach and beach volleyball. On Saturday attracts the market of Ponte Tresa, Italy, about 3 km, and on Wednesday the famous market of Luino, Italy (about 20 minutes). Get lost in the city of Lugano, about 10 km, or in the 30-minute drive away designer outlet FoxTown in Mendrisio. To the airfield Lugano is about 7 km. It is a Non smoking house. Pets are not allowed. Exceptions for small dogs.

With its 3,000 kilometres of marked paths and trails, Ticino is an unrivalled playground for outdoor activities. From hikes and bike rides up in the mountains to family strolls and walks on snowy paths, you will find a multitude of tours to suit your tastes.


More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
J Uphill (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German, I use GOOGLE translate for other languages

About J Uphill

Self employed.

J Uphill purchased this apartment in 2008

Why J Uphill chose Lake Lugano

Good location to both Swiss & Italian lakes. Beautiful surroundings. Security.

What makes this apartment unique

Transport links, border town. Close to lakes & mountains. Beautiful scenery though-out the year. Micro climate, means more hours of sunshine!


based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

Apartment Casa Claudia in Ponte Tresa, (Nr Caslano) Switzerland
average rating of 4.3636365 based on 11 reviews

Ponte Tresa in winter

  • 4 of 5

clean, tidy, warm in winter, value for money

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I have made some changes: new direct wifi, more TV channels, new bedding, towels & dry cleaned curtains, sofa coverings etc.
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Beautiful apartment - you thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this lovely apartment in a beautiful setting overlooking Lake Lugano. The apartment is extremely spacious and the photos simply do not do it justice. The facilities are of very high quality [including a brand new kitchen & heatings system, flat screen television/DVD/iPod connection etc] and every possible requirement has been catered for. The master bedroom contains a super-kingsize bed and there are two further spacious bedrooms with two separate lavatories.

The apartment is located in a most enviable position just five minutes from the town and a short drive from Lake Locarno and Mte Bre, which commands a fantastic view over the lake and mountains. There is long-stay parking close by and free wifi at the hotel opposite the apartment. The owner, Julien, has provided a useful list of local attractions and was most helpful in suggesting places to see during our stay.

We cannot wait to return and would like to thank Julien for providing such uplifting and spacious accommodation.

James Elliott

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi James, thank you for your very kind words. Really appreciate you taking the time to write this! Summer is also nice to swim at the various lidos & pools around the lake. I hope you get a chance to fly via Zurich, the short low flight to Lugano Agno airport over the Alps & lakes on a clear day are a must. Agno airport is just a few stops on the local train but its also nice to have the car when fly-driving from Milan. I will refund your parking in Ponte Tresa, if you decide to stay again. Thank you both again for being such great guests. Julien
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Simply idyllic part of Switzerland

  • 4 of 5

Compared to other flats in the area this flat offers good value for money, given the strong franc. Food shopping can be done at the market or supermarket just 5 mins walk over the border in Italy or if you prefer Swiss, there's a Migros and Co-op supermarket in the neighbouring town of Caslano. The neighbours are a little sensitive to late loud talk on the balcony in the evening, so probably best to consider them as they have to go to work in the morning.

Car can be offloaded just outside flat, but parking is 100m further up the road near the church. Lower car park near machine to avoid the parking ticket for parking in blue zone parking for locals.

Get a 4 day pass which covers trains boats cable cars and funiculars, which work out expansive when paid for seperately!

Remember it's not a Hotel but comfortable!

Enjoy & relax!

Gwen & Steve S.Africa

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fair comments. Merci!
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  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here with my husband & 3 kids. Nice lido at Caslano, nice walk away. Road a bit busy at times outside, so take care when crossing, especially when you're used to looking the other way!:)

Flat was very comfortable & clean. Found some great walks nearby to Caslano & Pura. Did some good shopping at the Foxtown outlet too. Food can be purchased in various supermarkets 5 minutes over the border in Italy where there is a nice cafe serving delicious treats. Good Japanese restaurant there too called Osaka. Another sister restaurant always packed.

Take the boat trip 5 mins away from the flat towards Italy! 11am. Serene.

What a place to relax & take time out from it all!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. The Italian motorcycle drivers are a little crazy. Viva Italia!
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Happy Holidays

  • 4 of 5

Although this region has on average 300 days of sunshine a year due to the micro climate, which is about as much as the Mediterranean, we did have a few rainy days. However, there is a good video & DVD collection in the flat. There are also several Spa's to go & relax with a day pass in some of the Hotels in and around Lugano. Hotel Villa Sassa, as pictured on the website. Cost around Chf50-, massage more. Free entry to Spa with massage!:) Also, Hotel Kurhaus Cademario high up in the hills, well worth a visit. Can be seen from the airport in Agno. Grand Hotel Eden also has nice Spa, but book early!

The appartment was clean, comfortable and homely. Good quality matresses. Fan & ceiling fan also came in handy for warm nights.


  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super location to explore the lakes

  • 4 of 5

Although not centrally located in Lugano town, hence the lower price, it's perfect for venturing to Lago Maggiore(Ascona, Locarno, Luino & surrounding area. The flat itself has everything you'd expect for the price and good value for families & groups. Having first looked at the Tresabay Hotel opposite, this was a good alternative & compromise, especially on a cost per person basis. And we could still take advantage of the Hotel Bar/restaurant:) Clean & tidy to Swiss standard too!

My friends have booked this appartment as we are having our wedding reception at the Hotel and have used Casa Claudia as a base to look for various venues to hold the ceremony.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
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Owner's Response: See you next month!
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Airport Agno Lugano or Milan Malpensa, Zurich
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Tresa Bay Hotel
Nearest Ferry
150 Metres
Harbour Ponte Tresa
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
18 hole in Magliaso OR Minigolf 3.5 km
Nearest Train
100 Metres
Ponte Tresa
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
E35 Gotthard-Chiasso,exit 49 'Lugano Nord/PonteT
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Tresa Bay Hotel
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

Ponte Tresa Small resort with 800 inhabitants in the southern part, on a river, 10 km south-west from Lugano.

in summer

All water sports available in Lido Caslano 2 km. Tennis (2 outdoor courts 1.7 km), golf course 18 hole in Magliaso 3 km. Minigolf 3.5 km. Fitness course 3 km. Walking path. Boat departs just 100m away from apt at 11am to Morcote & Lugano town. Access into lake is 200m away, direction Caslano, which borders Ponte Tresa.

Canton situated south of the Alpine chain where Italian is spoken. Because of its southerly position, holidaymakers can enjoy a mild and pleasant climate from the beginning of Spring right up to the end of Autumn. It is not without reason that Ticino has been named the ”sunny balcony of Switzerland”! The abundant vegetation mixed with the deep blue lake waters give a setting of sparkling colours. Towns known worldwide such as Lugano, Locarno, and Ascona offer everything the holidaymaker could ever wish for such as sports activities and attractions.

Other Activities: All watersports available in Lido Caslano 2 km.

Golf: Golf course 18 hole in Magliaso 3 km. Minigolf 3.5 km

Ski: The mountainous area of Ticino is scattered with popular ski resorts, including

Airolo, Bosco Gurin, Campo Blenio, Cardada-Cimetta, Cari, Monte Lema


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Ponte Tresa, Lake Lugano

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Final clean & washing £51
Refundable Damage Deposit £128

Rates subject to change until confirmed. All rates negotiable depending upon season & demand. Good refund rules! Rates include final cleaning, bed sheets, towels & wifi

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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment at Ponte Tresa at Ticino

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Lift ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , Dont flush WC when shower in use as shower is tap attachment
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Don't flush WC/use sink when shower in use in main bathroom.
  • Shower: Pull knob on taps while turning left for water to route to shower head. WC should be avoided when showering as water turns hot. Water pressure on hot water in sink weak. Separate WC sink an alternative. There's also another separate loo. Shower head connected to bath taps, get water temperature right before routing water from bath taps to shower fixture.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King, all with mattress covers
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Beds can be seperated
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Queen bed
    Living Room - Pull out sofa bed-extra
  • Bedding & towels provided-additional found in the drawers under the shelves unit in the living room. Sleeps 5, although pull out sofa bed for use if required, or alternative to bedroom. Mattress covers on all beds. Fan & bedside lamp in each bedroom. Sideway views to lake from main & twin bedroom. Sofa, pillows and mattress covers are dry cleaned regulary as are the curtains.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Garden ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski pass optional
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
There is some noise from traffic and train as on main road However, the view makes up for it. This is reflected in the price. Very good transport links to all major lakes. Avoid rush hour when the Italians go to & from work via border. Parking is 100m further up the hill next to the Church. CHF 3 per 24hr, or Bluezone parking. If you have a Swiss Bluezone parking ticket, use the Bluezone not normal parking at the bottom, otherwise you will receive a fine. Iron, but no ironing board. To turn lamp on next to the TV, just touch side of it. To adjust brightness, hold lamp. NOTE!!'Be careful to ask other guests not to flush the toilet when shower in use. Otherwise water in shower gets too hot.' Loud noise and parties should be avoided as residential building. Washing room in basement takes 1/4 franc coins. Cost about 2 1/2 francs to do a wash. Kindly respect the house rules and leave the room as you find it. Clean & tidy please. Free WifFi . TRESABAY HOTEL OPPOSITE. Meal deal there on Monday

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