This is a beautiful luxury villa on Lake Maggiore in the Italian Lakes offering a host of facilities including a private swimming pool heated by solar panels, a wellness area, gymnasium, table tennis table and table football. It offers every possible creature comfort guests could wish for during their stay.
Inside, the villa is laid out over three floors. The whole of the lower floor is taken over by a health and wellness area. This includes a gym, Turkish bath and jacuzzi as well as a massage suite, herbal tea corner and relaxation rooms. Massages can be arranged on request whilst a selection of teas and herbal teas are provided for guests to use. Also on this floor is a bathroom and laundry room equipped with washing machine, tumble dryer and electric iron. Another large room on this floor is furnished with an impressive refectory table, sofas and armchairs. There is also a TV in this room. This floor can be accessed directly from the garden through four large French windows. Alternatively, it can be reached internally via a staircase leading from the ground floor living area. The main living space is laid out over the ground floor of the property and includes a large living area with doors leading directly onto a covered terrace, as well as a dining room, kitchen and TV room. There is also a bathroom on this floor with shower, WC and sink. The professional kitchen has stainless steel units and is extremely well equipped. The living area is a stunning space. One room is furnished with large white leather Chesterfield sofas arranged around a focal marble fireplace, a vintage cocktail cabinet and card table equipped with chess board, whilst an adjacent TV room has comfortable seating ideal for watching your favourite film. Guests are welcome to help themselves to drinks from the drinks cabinet. Another room is home to a stunning grand piano which guests are welcome to play during their stay. Another small TV room doubles up as a sixth bedroom when required. This room overlooks an arbor with transparent glass roof and equipped with table and BBQ. It's the ideal spot to enjoy lunch next to the pool and enjoying those beautiful lake views. Guests can also access this space from the dining room via a small balcony. The dining room is a lovely space with elegant cherry wood table and Murano glass chandeliers. The bedrooms are then laid out on the first floor of the villa, accessed via a majestic wooden staircase perfectly restored during the extensive renovation work on the property. There are five bedrooms on this floor, all with their own ensuite bathroom ensuring privacy for all guests staying at the property. All bedrooms also have built in wardrobes and TVs. Each bedroom also has a small fridge and a choice of tea or coffee for guests to enjoy. The first bedroom - the 'Magnolia Room' is the master bedroom and has a large double bed. It enjoys wonderful lake views from two large windows. Its accent colour is a beautiful shade of pink. The 'Ninfea bedroom' has a balcony overlooking the pool and also enjoys wonderful lake views. It is furnished with two single beds. Turqoise dominates its colour scheme. The 'Peonia bedroom' faces the parkland rather than the lake but what it lacks in views, it makes up for in its decor. It is arguably the most luxurious of the bedrooms furnished with an elegant four poster bed and decorated in shades of grey. The 'Gardenia bedroom' has two single beds and enjoys a small living area which, if required, can also be made into a third bed. This is ideal for a family with a young child or even for three children wanting to share together. The room faces the lake and is decorated in pale blues shades. Finally, there is the 'Camelia bedroom'. This is the smallest room but is most charming with twin beds and beautiful views over the park. Upon request, there is the option to have a sixth bedroom on the ground floor of the property. This is made by converting the TV room into a bedroom using the double sofa bed. Since there is an adjacent bathroom, guests still enjoy privacy when this extra room is required. Large windows on all floors not only allows plenty of light to flood in throughout the property but also ensures that guests can enjoy the breathtaking lake views at all times. The decor is elegant throughout and work by local artists adorns the walls. For those looking for entertainment without the need to step out of the villa, rest assured there is plenty on hand. Guests enjoy use of a private swimming pool (12x5 metres) as well as a table tennis table and table football table. The swimming pool has been positioned so that guests can enjoy the lake views from its terrace and is heated by solar panels. It is open from May to September each year. There are also plenty of lawned areas furnished with iron chairs and loungers. For younger children, there is even a playground within the garden that they can enjoy, whilst for those more into fitness, there is a fitness and wellness area. The property is positioned amidst extensive gardens and parkland and the gardens are laid out over several levels before culminating in a pine forest at the top. The views from here are breathtaking. There is a garage should guests need it. A daily cleaning service is provided from Monday to Friday each week. Please note that this cleaning service does not include kitchen and washing up duties. Complimentary welcome drinks are provided on arrival along with a welcome basket of foodstuffs including milk, coffee, cakes, biscuits, pasta sauce, bread, yoghurt, butter, eggs, fruit juice, honey, cereals and fresh fruit providing you with plenty for your first breakfast at the villa. On request, we can organise a full service for guests including breakfast, lunch or dinner. A laundry and cleaning service can also be provided as can a grocery shopping service. Other optional services include a masseuse, hair stylist, beautician, pianist and boat tour on the lake. Please ask for more details. If you are staying to celebrate a special event, we can also decorate the property for you and provide a celebration cake or presents. Heating is excluded and must be paid locally based on consumption when required. This is payable at a rate of 1.20 euros per cubic metre and is payable in cash on departure. Rates are based on up to 13 people staying at the property in 6 bedrooms. Infants are welcome and a cot, highchair, changing table, stroller, bottle warm and toys are all provided so that even the youngest member of the family feels welcomed! Discounts can sometimes be offered for group sizes with less than 10 guests in which case the 6th bedroom will be closed and unavailable for use. Please ask for more details. A tourist tax of 3.5 euros per person (for those aged over 7 years old) is payable locally on arrival.
Baveno is a popular lakeside town and provides a good base to explore all that the lake has to offer. The Borromean islands can be accessed by boat from the town and you can also catch a boat to the other lakeside towns including Stresa, Pallanza and Arona. There are some great hiking routes locally as well as plenty of water sports to enjoy on the lake.
A note from Jo
This is a stunning villa. There aren't many holiday rentals where you can enjoy your own spa area in which to relax. You'll be spoiled as soon as you arrive. Guests will be met personally by the owners of the property who go out of their way to ensure that everyone receives a warm, Italian welcome. On arrival, you will also will find the fridge stocked with everything you could need for your first breakfast the next morning and each day, a cleaner will come in to perform light cleaning duties to ensure you can maximise the amount of time you have your feet up!