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sunny condo on lake near Verbania

Michela User Profile

sunny condo on lake near Verbania

5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
5 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the lockbox.

The space

A stone's throw from Verbania, the pearl of the lake, and from the border with Switzerland (Cannero, Cannobio), this small apartment of 45 square meters within the historic village of Ghiffa was completely renovated in 2012, with the artistic and delicate taste of the owner, an Italian painter and illustrator (some of the decorations that adorn the interior belong to her). Maple floor, antique oak beams, stone walls, which have been plastered only to make the rooms more comfortable and clean, the unit is part of a larger villa of the beginning of the nineteenth century (also recently renovated), but it is independent.
It is located in an area where no cars can access (the car park is only 200 meters far), surrounded by the silence and the peace of the Maggiore’s Riviera. A small beach is accessible by foot to less than 100 meters from the house. Several walks start in the direction of the hill. Among them, with a climb of about 15 minutes, you can reach the famous Sacro Monte (Holy Mount) of Ghiffa, since 2003 UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Through a separate entrance (about 15 meters along the small street of stone close to the property) it is possible to access a portion of the garden reserved for guests, with a gorgeous 180 degree view of Lake Maggiore.
The two rooms are organized as follows: the living room, with a little kitchen and the dining area, is equipped with a sofa bed that becomes easily a double bed; the bedroom has one single bed on the ground and a double bed suspended in midair, about 2 meters in height (not suitable for children, but very amusing for adults!).


Wireless Internet
Hair dryer

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox


76 Reviews

Laura User Profile
October 2015
Nice wee place. We had bad weather, so was a bit gloomy not being able to get up to the garden and difficult to dry wet clothes without heating or clothes dryer. Double bed is really high up! Wi-fi too temperamental to rely on, if you need it. Boats don't stop at Ghiffa after mid…
Anna-Lisa User Profile
July 2015
Mic was very friendly and helpful. The apartment was great: very clean with lovely decor and art work. The area was idillic. The perfect place to relax in the sunshine.
Louise User Profile
November 2012
We had a lovely stay at the apartment in Griffa and would definitely recommend to others. We walked every day and found lovely local restaurants to eat in the evening. There are so many beautiful places to visit we could have stayed longer! The flat has been renovated to a very h…
Michela User Profile
Response from Michela:
Thank you Louise, I'm so glad of your beautiful stay in our place that I deeply love.
November 2012
Jody User Profile
July 2018
Our stay at Mic's place couldn't have been better. The layout of apartment is practical and fun. The whimsical artwork added to our fun. We were able to watch the Lunar eclipse from the beautiful garden. The use of the pool was an added bonus. We spent our time exploring the…
Katrin User Profile
May 2018
We had a great holiday week in the small town of Ghiffa. Together with our toddler, Mics place was great to stay! We slept in the high bed, could walk to the grocery store, playground and restaurants easily. Ghiffa is a nice location to start for hiking tours. Moreover, you can e…
Sofia User Profile
October 2017
We are very satisfied with our stay in Michela's apartment. The garden is fantastic, even if all houses are very close to each other in Ghiffa you still feel private. The view is amazing. We had a bit of a slow wifi the first day but it got better.
Ralf User Profile
August 2017
Such a fine and great place behind the Traffic. A very sweet flat. The Possibility of using the Pool was the Highlight....REALLY GREAT!!

Hosted by Michela

Legnano, ItalyJoined in September 2011
Michela User Profile
86 Reviews
3 References
My name is Mic, I'm an illustrator, art therapist and art teacher in a Montessori Primary School in Legnano, close to Milan. My art is, like Ghiffa and Lago Maggiore, my second skin. I'll be pleased to share our little piece of paradise with interesting people who want to discove…
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