LAVINIA MAIN VILLA
The estate is located just outside the center of Laveno. The entrance gate at the end of a dead end lane, leads you into the beautiful garden with a large private pool. The park surrounding the house measures 22.000 m2 and is situated completely within the perimeters of the coastal road and directly on the waterfront of Lago Maggiore. The location is very quiet with a most beautiful view over the lake.
A separate entrance provides access towards the Dependance, which used to be the residence of the guardian. The garden measures 350 m2 including terraces and your own private pool. Stairs and a foot path just outside the entrance gate will lead you to a small public pebble beach. Please visit our website of the Dependance for more information.
As you wish both houses can be rented separately or together. To ensure the privacy of both the guests occupying the Villa and the Dependance, the gardens are separated. Guests renting the Dependance do not have access to the lake through the garden of the Villa unless the whole estate is rented by the same group of people.
From the terrace, the view over the lake and surrounding area is simply magnificent. Even in summertime you can see the tops of the Italian and Swiss Alps covered with snow. A short stroll through the garden leads you to a small private pebble beach. The main part of the 150 meter coastline consists of rocks (please be reminded that in Italy by law private shorelines are accessible for other boats from the lake). Beautiful villages surround the lake and the famous Borromées Islands can be found near Stresa. They provide for beautiful cultural and historical sites and many restaurants.
The Villa is surrounded by a park with beautiful old trees and grass lawn. Throughout the sunny garden they provide ample opportunity for relaxing moments in the shade. There is a large pool with pool beds and a possibility for table tennis.
A walk through the garden and a path (about 150 steps of stone) lead down to the lake and the rocky beach. Note that it is a fairly steep path on which persons with walking difficulties or elderly people will have difficulty to descend and ascend.
There is a large swimming pool (6x14 meters) with dive board (depth 1.20 - 2.50 )and a separate room with shower and toilet. The terraces are provided with garden furniture. The coastline consists of rocks, a small pebble beach.
Laveno is a small and relaxed tourist town with most shopping facilities, many restaurants and where during the whole year a lot of activities are organised. Here you will also find any sort of shops included supermarket, banks, post office and pharmacy.
The distance to the centre is 12 - 15 minutes walking distance. From here it is possible to catch the ferry boat to the Western side of the lake (Stresa, Pallanza etc…) and to the Borromeo Islands famous for their enchanted beauty.
From Laveno it is possible to reach by train Varese and Milano in less than an hour. Angera with its Borromeo Castle is at 30 minutes drive as well as the romantic Sanctuary of Santa Caterina del Sasso. Arona is 37 km far, while the beautiful Lake Orta is at 65 km, Milano (Leonardo’s Last Supper fresco) 75 km, Lugano Lake in Switzerland 40 km, Varese 25 km, Como 85 km, Malpensa airport is 35 km far.
All sorts of water sport are possible and also within walking distance you can reach the gondola which takes you to the top of the hill against which Laveno is built. It is a very popular location for Parapente and Delta flying. Cycling is of course possible and there is a riding school in a village nearby.
Description of the house
The spacious Villa was built in the nineteen thirties for one of the members of a well known Italian family. The particular division of the house creates a pleasant atmosphere.
The Villa measures 464 sq. meters and thanks to the lay out also two families will have the opportunity to retire to their part of the Villa with sleeping accommodations, to enjoy the necessary privacy in this comfortable holiday residence.
The style of the interior resembles the Italian Renaissance. The house is nevertheless well suitable for families with children. The kitchen is equipped with everything you might need. Most of the furniture was designed and handmade for the Villa.
In short, enough possibilities to enjoy yourself at and away from your holiday home.
The large entrance hall with a spacious stairway, spacious living room with double sitting area and a marble fire place and French doors opening towards the garden. Kitchen with large dining table for 12 persons with French doors, dining room for 6 persons with French doors, connecting room. The kitchen is fully equipped with American coffee machine, Espresso coffee maker, microwave, oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, gas range. A washing machine and a dryer are located in a storage room accessible from the garden. One double bedroom with direct entrance to a terrace and gardens through French doors and adjacent bathroom with bathtub, one single bedroom, one small bedroom with a baby bed, one bathroom with shower.
21 steps lead to the first floor. One double bedroom with adjacent bathroom with double sink and bathtub, one double bedroom with washbasin, one single bedroom, one bathroom with shower, storage room, and stairs to the second floor (this stairs are very narrow, 60 cm). All bedrooms have direct entrance through French doors to two large terraces.
One twin bedroom, two bathrooms, one with bath tub and showerhead and the other with shower. On this floor there is one extra double bedroom available only upon request and at an extra cost. The bedroom with the French bed is no longer available. IMPORTANT Please note that the decorations of the bedrooms on this floor are simpler than the rest of the house.
NOTE: No more than 10 people are accepted. Only upon request and approval of the owner an additional bedroom for 2 more guests can be made available at an extra cost (see our price list for details).
The six bathrooms are equipped with bathtub or shower, washbasin, toilet and bidet. 7 bedrooms provide ample sleeping accommodation for 10/12 persons. Facilities: Heating, Portable fans in each bedroom, WIFI Internet connection (in Italy the internet signal can be intermittent), large kitchen equipped with gas cooker, dishwasher, oven, microwave, freezer and refrigerator. Washing machine, dryer. Fireplace, DVD.
A buoy for one boat is conveniently located 25 meters from the boathouse and is available at own risk if the renter accepts full responsibility for its use. The buoy can be used during daytime only and in fair weather conditions. Contact details of Porto Labiene in Laveno or Cantiere Costantini in Reno can be provided as an alternative.
We recommend the high-end-quality lunches and dinners which can be served on request. The dishes are prepared by our experienced chef and the pleasant service is included. A fine selection of wine can be ordered in advance or upon arrival. For details and prices please contact the owner.
Parents with kids should be aware that the pool is not fenced off.
To view the description of the dependance see here below.
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