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Baveno - Lake Maggiore - The Northern Lakes
Property ID: 9341
Sleeps: 12-16

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- Independent house
- Washing machine
- Swimming pool

- 8 bedrooms
- 5 baths

- Satellite TV
- Parking
- Lake view
- Baby bed available
- Private garden
- Microwave
- Laundry facility
- Fireplace
- Wireless Internet
- Dishwasher
- Particular charm
- Walk to town
- Cook service available
- In town location
- Private patio
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Romanza2020 Romanza is a beautiful and unique in-town villa with an historic garden and splendid view. The villa offers a beautiful pool, water garden, rose garden and arboretum.

Set in the pleasant lake shore village of Baveno, an hour's drive from Milan and walking distance to shops and the main boulevard along Baveno’s lake promenade, Romanza was built in the 17th century on an ancient monastery and features a unique 17th century Andalusian patio.

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The villa is surrounded by a spacious terraced garden with private parking facilities. Descending the garden path, guests can reach the swimming pool (16 x 4 x 1.40 meters), overlooking the lake. The pool is not fenced and there's and external shower near the pool.

This is a perfect holiday rental for family and friends. All living areas are furnished with a mix of modern design and antiques that have belonged to the owner's family for hundreds of years. There are spacious rooms with high ceilings and the large panoramic windows offer comfortable living.

The property features: the Main Villa (sleeping 12 people), the guest house (4 people) and the magnificent garden designed in the twenties by Maurice Blondel. Romanza is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

The Wi-Fi covers the house, the two dependences and the courtyard.

Please note that the local train passes 250 meters from the property (downhill and separated by other properties, trees, and bushes).

- Total House Villa and dependence: 760 square meters
- Each dependence is 80 sqm, thus total 160 square meters
- Total garden 1.5 hectare
- Apartment or dependence ground floor - garden 200 square meters
- Apartment first floor - garden 200 square meters

The main villa develops on 3 floors. There are 3 bedrooms areas for a total of 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Each group of bedrooms (A), (B), (C) share a bathroom. Not suitable for people with walking difficulties. Please note that fireplaces are not working. There is an iPod player, a stereo, TV, one PlayStation.

The villa has no air conditioning but the combination between the thick walls and the shadow of the centuries old trees in the surrounding garden keep the air temperature inside very pleasant.  Fan in every bedroom.  Hair dryer in every bedroom.

Entrance hall
Living room with access to the garden and to the Andalusian patio, table for 8 people, two comfortable sofas, decorative fireplace, TV (Sky)
Fully equipped spacious kitchen: 6 burner stove, electric oven, large fridge with freezer and ice maker, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, grill, table for 6 people.

Andalusian spacious courtyard with tables one for 14/16 people.
Toilet room (WC, 2 washbasins).
Laundry (access from the patio) washing machine. Please note: the staff has access to the laundry.

Master bedroom (A) with lake view.
Twin bedroom (A - beds cannot be pushed together) accessed by the patio.
Bathroom (A) with tub and handle shower (this bathroom can be accessed directly by the two rooms)
Sitting room
Twin/Double bedroom (B) lake view - the beds can be pushed together.
Twin/Double bedroom (B) with study room – (the room features 2 levels: study room with desk, TV and printer with the twin/double bed in the loft upstairs - view towards the village- the beds can be pushed together.
Bathroom (B) with shower

Double bedroom only (C) lake view and access to the terrace.
Twin/Double bedroom (C) lake view and access to the terrace (this bedroom can be accessed only from the terrace or through the other bedroom - the beds can be pushed together)
Bathroom (C) with shower (the bathroom can be accessed only passing through the twin bedroom)
The interiors are bright and nicely furnished.
Please note: the very nice and well-behaved caretaker lives on the top floor of the property in a separated unit with independent entrance.

The guest house has a beautiful outdoor private area and develops on 2 levels featuring 2 apartments, (approx 80 square meters each).  Although very comfortable, this is simpler and not of the same standard as the main villa.  Please note that the kitchens in each apartment are not available for cooking (all kitchen equipment has been intentionally removed).  The fridges can be used for cold beverages and ice.
Ground Floor unit: Living area with sofa and kitchenette (with dishwasher), twin bedroom (beds cannot be pushed together), bathroom with shower, washing machine.
Upper Floor unit: Lake view living area with sofa and kitchenette (with dishwasher), double bedroom, bathroom with tub and handle shower.

Please note: the main villa and the guesthouse CANNOT be rented by different groups.
The guesthouse will be rented only together with the main villa.
Occasionally the very discrete owner and his wife will use one of the units. In this case, a small part of the garden, the one in front of the guesthouse, will not be accessible.

The garden was designed by Maurice Blondel (1861 - 1949) – a Catholic positivist French thinker author of the “Philosophy of Action” who bought the villa after the First World War and created a unique piece of art. It is fully fenced and rich in wonderful centuries-old plants. This very special garden features three distinct styles, each characterized with different flora and vegetation: the formal Italian box garden, the English rose garden and Japanese water garden all around are peonies, azaleas, camellias and valuable trees, including Japanese maples, cedars, chestnuts and a spectacular camphor tree. Thanks to the owner’s restoration the enchantment of Blondel garden has been preserved.

Bed and bath linens: Included, changed on Saturday
Pool towels:  Included, changed on Saturday
Wireless Internet:
Final cleaning: Included
Baby bed: Included
Resident staff: One staff member lives at the property and works 8 hours per day (Tuesday off)
Breakfast service: The staff is available to prepare breakfast 8:00-10:00am (food and beverage are not included)
Lunch and dinner service: Can be provided upon request and charged separately
Pool open: April 20 to September 28, 2019
Utilities (electricity, gas and water): Included
Heat: Upon request and charged separately, 75 Euros per day
Security deposit: 1500 Euros - cash Euros paid on arrival
Pets: Not permitted
Upon request: Cook service, food shopping, advance provisions
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 Euros
Check out: 8:00am – 10:00am

Any illegal activity by guests like drug use or similar will be reported to the local police.

Please inquire about the booking conditions that are specific to this villa.

2020 Weekly Prices for up to 12 guests (main villa)

PLEASE NOTE: This property is priced in EUROS

9 Nov 2019 - 11 Apr
14 Nov - 13 Mar 2021
11 Apr - 13 Jun
19 Sep - 14 Nov

13 Jun - 19 Sep

Euros 6595

Euros 8075

Euros 8795

Plus Euros 35 booking fee

2020 Weekly Prices for up to 16 guests (main villa + guest house)

PLEASE NOTE: This property is priced in EUROS

9 Nov 2019 - 11 Apr
  14 Nov - 13 Mar 2021
11 Apr - 13 Jun
19 Sep - 14 Nov

13 Jun - 19 Sep

Euros 8055

Euros 9535

Euros 10255

Plus Euros 35 booking fee

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floor plan

Romanza is located 500 meters uphill the cozy village of Baveno, where you can find many restaurants, bars and alimentary shops. The villa is also close to Stresa (5 km) and less than 60 Km from the International Airport of Milano Malpensa and it can easily be reached in about one hour by highway or by train from the Milano Centrale station.

Lake Maggiore has excellent transport connections most visitors will spend their time exploring the lake, stretching northwards from Arona to Switzerland. Both buses and ferries connect the lakeside settlements. There are other options for exploring though. Milan is a short train-ride away for those in search of some city life. The Swiss border is only 40 minutes' drive from Baveno.

The surrounding area of Baveno and Stresa offers plenty of opportunities for water sports, hiking, cycling, golf, boat trips, sightseeing trips and Skiing at the Mottarone Ski Centre. Water Sport fans can enjoy a day out on the lake; with boat rental and a Wakeboarding School. The popular Stresa-Mottarone cable car departs every 20 minutes from the Lido in Stresa--at its peak, visitors can enjoy the spectacular 360° views; which encompass 7 lakes and the Italian Alps.

The Borromeo Islands of Isola Madre, Isola Bella, Isolino di San Giovanni, the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto and Santa Caterina del Sasso Monastery are easily reachable by ferry from Stresa. The romantic Lake Orta is also within a 30-minute drive.

• Baveno Aquadventure Park aquadventurepark (aquapark, artificial rock climbing, cyclocross, high ropes) Strada Cavalli in Oltrefiume 18 28831 – Baveno – Verbano Cusio Ossola- Piedmont – Italy –
• Castle of Angera Doll Museum the castle houses Europe’s largest doll and children’s clothing museum
• The Borromeo Island Puppet Museum excursion to the Borromeo Islands. “Isola Bella” (Beautiful island), which was built and dedicated to Isabella d’Adda, admire puppets and interesting archaeological finds…beautiful garden
• Alpyland is an amusement park on the top of the Mottarone, a place providing a wonderful view over the Alps, lakes and the whole Lombard territory. On the top of the mount you can live the experience of the Alpine Coaster, a bobsled roller coaster for both summer and winter. Amusement for people of all ages
• San Carlone - Arona San Carlo statue 35 metres tall (slightly smaller than the Statue of Liberty go up inside the statue reach the head where you can enjoy the panoramic lake views from his ear and eye holes.
• Safari Park (Pombia) Via Larino 3 - tel.0321-956431 - fax 0321-956401
• Villa Pallavicino (Stresa)


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