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LESA - Lake Maggiore - The Northern Lakes
Property ID: 4239
Sleeps: 4

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- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bath

- Dishwasher
- Washing machine
- Golf less than 15 km away
- Satellite TV
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Franina is a peaceful, modern apartment located in a residential complex 3 km uphill from Lesa (on the south-west bank of Lake Maggiore).  Franina has excellent views of both Lake Maggiore and the mountains in the distance.  The apartment is surrounded by a large garden and two swimming pools that are shared with the other units.  The complex (25,000 sq meters) has a security-controlled access gate for the 54 apartment units.  Franina is located in the smallest group of units, therefore offering a more favorable and private setting.  The two heated swimming pools are shared, with one (10 x 10 meters) being a children’s pool and the other (20 x 10 meters) for adults.  In 2009, the pools are open from the first week of June to the first week of September.  The gardens are well maintained, with a variety of mature trees and bushes.  Each unit has its own private garage for two cars, making parking very easy for guests of Franina.

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Franina (110 sq meters) is an apartment on the second floor of a modern building.  It sleeps four people in two bedrooms.  One bedroom is a double bedroom and the second bedroom has two single beds that cannot be joined.  The apartment consists of a living room with kitchenette and dining area, one bathroom with tub and handheld shower attachment, and another with a toilet and sink.  The outside area is directly accessed from the living room and has two lounge chairs and a table and chairs for al fresco dining.  The living room has large French doors that open onto the garden.  The space is very comfortable with a sofa, and a dining area with a table for six people.  The facilities at Franina include: washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, satellite TV, toaster, American coffee maker and central heating. 

Franina’s location, 6 km from Arona (southward) and Stresa (northward), offers a variety of sights and activities.  The small town of Lesa (5 minutes by car) has many shops and restaurants, a post office, grocery store and pharmacy.  Lesa also has several beaches and a sports center with a swimming pool and tennis court.  From Lesa it is easy to visit the Borromean Islands, named for the family that has owned them since the 12th century.  The islands consists of Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori, which are known for their beautiful gardens, exotic birds, characteristic narrow streets and delicious restaurants.   Also easily accessed from Franina are many lakeshore villages, markets and spas – not to mention daytrips into the beautiful mountains and nearby Switzerland.  There are excellent spots for hiking and golfing, with two golf courses within 15 minutes of Franina.  The train to Milan, from either Arona or Stresa, takes about one hour.

Please note that the lake view is from the nearby park and from the swimming pool area, not from the windows of the apartment.

Rental prices 2009

PLEASE NOTE:  This property is priced in EUROS.

High season June 27to August 29 EUROS € 1370/week
Mid season April 11 - 18
May 2 - June 27
August 29 - October 3
December 19 - Jan 9 '10
EUROS € 1195/week
Low season All other weeks EUROS € 975/week

Plus US$ 35 booking fee


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1003 South Madison Street
Denver, Colorado 80209 USA


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