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MEINA - Lake Maggiore - The Northern Lakes
Property ID: 7755
Sleeps: 8

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- Independent house
- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 4 bedrooms
- 3 baths

- Baby bed available
- Barbecue
- Wireless Internet
- Garden, terrace
- Maid Service
- Dishwasher
- Fireplace
- Oven
- Panoramic view
- Central heating
- Microwave
- Satellite TV
- Radio / CD player
- Standard first dinner included
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Located in a striking panoramic position 1 km uphill from the town of Meina, Villa Meina is a delightful villa that comfortably accommodates 8  people.  Its setting above Lake Maggiore offers remarkable views of the lake and the mountains beyond. The private swimming pool (4,5 m x 9 m) is located in a well maintained and enclosed garden and the views from here are also quite magical.

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Meina, halfway between Arona and Lesa, is a peaceful lakeside town with cobbled streets on the western shore of Lake Maggiore.   It has a variety of shops and restaurants and its lake shore promenade is particularly charming.  From here it is possible to catch a ferryboat for excursions as far as Locarno. 

Lake Maggiore is home to many aristocratic villas and the entire coast of Meina features a succession of villas and parks.  Ernest Hemingway set part of ‘A Farewell to Arms’ in the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees in Stresa which is 10 km from Villa Meina.  Milano can be easily reached by train and an excursion into Switzerland is just a half hour away.

This area is particularly suitable for sports (swimming, tennis, boating, hiking) and includes many recreational sports facilities offering sailing courses and other activities. It is also surrounded by 8 golf courses, all of which are between 10 and 30 minutes away.

Villa Meina (190 sq meters) is furnished in modern style with warm colors.  The tiled floors and large windows with lake views create a bright and cheerful atmosphere.  The villa has excellent amenities including WIFI broadband internet connection, SKYsatellite TV, CD/DVD player, washing machine and a fully equipped kitchen.

This villa offers our special “arrive and relax” package: 

A simple typical dinner is provided on your arrival night.  This is a welcome sight after a long flight and will allow you to check in, unpack and relax.  You will find the dinner in the kitchen with the instructions for heating.  The dinner is also suitable for vegetarian guests.  It basically consists of a pasta al forno, a vegetable tarte, salad, and fruit.  Bread, water and wine are included.  No changes are possible for the first dinner.

The villa also will be stocked with basic groceries so that you do not have to shop upon arrival or worry about store closures on Sunday.  The shopping list consists of: milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, fruit, eggs, oil, butter, jam, orange juice, cereals. The quantity of the items will be adjusted by the staff according to the number of guests.

Main Floor:
• Living room with fireplace and access to a panoramic terrace and garden with barbecue; dining  area with lake views
• Fully equipped eat-in kitchen ( oven, grill, microwave, American  coffee maker, dishwasher ) with access to the terrace and garden
• 1 double bedroom
• 1 twin bedroom (beds can be joined)
• Bathroom with bathtub and hand-held shower attachment
• Bathroom with shower/steam-shower cabin

First floor:
• 2  twin bedrooms (beds can be joined)
• 1 bathroom with shower

Covered parking on the premises.   

Possibility to order delicious take away meals from local lakeside restaurant (except on Friday and Saturday).  10% discount while dining at the restaurant.

Wireless Internet: Included
Final cleaning:
 100 Euros
Utilities (electricity/gas/water):
100 Euros/week
Baby bed:
Arrival dinner:  Included
Basic grocery stocking:  Included
Maid service:
  Three hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Heat:  Included
Security deposit:
800 Euros
Check in:
 between 4pm and 7:00pm – with approval of the owner, a late arrival is possible between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm for an extra fee of 50 Euro
Check out:
 8:00am – 10:00am
  Pets are not permitted

2012 Weekly Prices

PLEASE NOTE: This property is priced in EUROS

May 26 - Sept 1
March 31 - May 26
Sept 1 - Nov 3
All other weeks

Euros 4960

Euros 4340

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Plus Euros 35 booking fee

• Meina: 1 km (bus stop, ferry stop, shops and restaurants)
• Arona:  4 km (railway station)
• Stresa: 10 km
• Siena: 50 minutes
• Milan: 55 km
• Milan Malpensa airport: 45/50 minutes
• Como: 80 km

About the region....

In a surrounding of extraordinary beauty Lake Maggiore offers to its visitors spectacular gardens boasting exceptional collections of camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons, historic villas and castles, sacred routes, medieval churches. An impressive number of parks are located here such as the Parco Nazionale della Val Grande (the largest wilderness area in Italy). The mountains, beyond the lake are wonderful, and each little village with its painted houses seems a terrace on the water.   In the center of the lake float the three enchanted Borromeo Islands.   The Isola Madre and Isola Bella, where are the Borromeo palaces and gardens and the charming Isola dei Pescatori (fishermen island). In front of Stresa stands, just above the water, on a rocky cliff the Eremo di Santa Caterina.

The car free town of Orta S Giulio is a little jewel.   Visit the 20 frescoed small chapels of the Sacro Monte above Orta San Giulio, with their of terracotta sculptures illustrating scenes from the life of Saint Francis. From Orta charming lakeside square you can admire the island of San Giulio, dominated by the ancient basilica and the convent.

A little farther in the inland is the Villa della Porta-Bozzolo in Casalzuigno, a masterpiece of early eighteenth-century landscaping.

Many sports activities can be practiced in Lake Maggiore such as sailing, water skiing, canoeing, golfing (7 golf courses in the area), trekking horse riding.

How to reach Lake Maggiore
By plane: Malpensa airport 20 to 45 minutes
By train: The international line links to Milan, to Genoa, Zurich and Basel with Cisalpino, Milan to Paris with Stendhal.
By road: motorway A26 and A8 links the lake to Genova and Milano and the Simplon.



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