Gaze over stunning 180-degree views of islands on Lago Maggiore from the expansive, floor-to-ceiling windows of this lovely, 300-year-old rustic stone villa. Comfortable furnishings in timeless styles perfectly complement the historic architecture.
“We stayed for three nights with our 3-year-old and our dog, and this home was exactly as-advertised: cozy, inviting, and spectacular panoramic views that dropped our jaws every time we entered. As with any cliffside home in a tiny Italian village, arriving and parking can take some effort — but we never once regretted it. In fact, this is a place where my husband and I both agree we’d like to return. (And that almost never happens!) Even before arrival, Simon and his wife made it clear the were happy to help with any questions and wanted us to be comfortable. It’s not obvious from the listing, but the two bedrooms are separated by a floor in between and they wanted to be sure that would work for our family. **The bathroom is also on the lowest level, which may be important to those with mobility issues or who wake frequently during the night to use the restroom. The beds were quite comfortable and our daughter slept very well in the lower bedroom, which was considerably cooler than the one upstairs (we stayed during a June heat wave). The side patio was a sanctuary again with that view, and the quiet town of Someraro felt like a film set. Our generous hosts left us a bottle of wine, a huge loaf of delicious rustic bread, and their assurance that they were just a phone call away should we need anything at all. After chatting with our neighbors and dining at Ristorante Cardini, we felt we were among friends. (And the food! We’ve lived in Italy for 2.5 years and this was a unique dining experience with pear-stuffed pasta and a pistachio soufflé for dessert. Paired with the views and the friendly proprietors and those views again — Mamma! One afternoon we realized we’d forgotten to buy wine while we were in Stresa, so I popped into Cardini — even though they were closed — and they happily sold me a chilled bottle for below menu price. This is why I love Italy.) Even writing this review makes me pine to return. I can easily see why Hemingway loves Stresa, and should I ever write an award-winning novel, let it be known that I loved Someraro even more — relaxing in our eagle’s nest above the lake.”
CIR: 013026-CNI-00002 Entra nel cuore di un antico borgo: questo appartamento è stato ristrutturato valorizzando le antiche mura in sasso. E poi le travi a vista in legno, il camino e il giardino con una vista fantastica sul lago renderanno la tua vacanza indimenticabile.
“The hamlet of Blevio Sopravilla is an ancient hamlet dating back possibly to the Iron age. The narrow winding pedestrian-only pathways and staircases create a labyrinth for the imagination. When you first start exploring leave a trail of breadcrumbs to retrace your steps. Nestled into the layers of the mountainside is the Stone House`, famous among the locals and where I stayed. This is Anna`s place. Anna an interior decorator, and with her husband Phillipo, have transformed this ancient dwelling into a beautiful, cozy, and well-appointed living space. Perfect for one or a couple. It was super clean and included all the amenities one could want for a luxurious stay. Up a set of old stone, stairs is their beautiful garden overlooking Lake Como, where you can dine al fresco or soak up some sunshine while admiring the beautiful flowers and breathtaking lake of Como. Across the lake lies Villa DÈsta a short ferry ride away to mingle with the rich and famous. It's always nice to come home to Anna`s place after a day of adventure to be warm and cozy. The location is great for dining nearby down the steep staircases to Momi`s restaurant a unique and outstanding establishment where I ate every day. One must be a little athletic to climb up and down the stairs if you do not have a car. I highly recommend this Airbnb in this area of human history to experience authentic culture at its friendliest and finest.”
From our house you can have a fantastic view, the house is located in the first basin of Lake Como, great place to be near Milan, Lugano and all the villages that are located on the lake. We also have a beautiful veranda brick covered with 25sqm.
“Sara's "casteletto" is a splendid place beyond imagination ... starting with the basics I could not speak of courtesy, excellent cleanliness and pleasant furnishings and excellent taste ... but the highlight of this stone house from the 1500 and its splendid terrace, furnished as an exclusive magazine and with a breathtaking view high above the lake at all hours of the day and night ... a view so beautiful that you can never get enough ... I was guest there for a week also taking advantage of the excellent walks on stone streets that lead higher and higher on Mount Lario in a scenario of absolute spectacularity ... a little tip: do not bring with you heavy luggage (otherwise useless) since to get there there would be a small climb of approx. 5-6 minutes ...”