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sunny condo on lake near Verbania
sunny condo on lake near Verbania

Entire home/flat

5 Guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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About this listing

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!).

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: £18 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: £27
Weekly Discount: 18%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Dear guest thank you for your reservation!
Please send to me by e-mail before your arrival a copy of a identity document for each person who will stay at "The nocciolo".


This host has a Strict Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.

3 nights minimum stay

60 Reviews

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Marta User Profile
May 2017
The studio is very nice and (URL HIDDEN) is very sunny in at morning. Michela was very nice with us, answered all our questions and gave us a present for our Kids.Thanks! We had a good time. I recommed the studio for couples without kids or just with one kid. + : Quiet/ very nice decorated / good communication with owner. - : Wifi does not work well/ no views at all from the studio/not direct acces with car/high bed not recomended for kids.

Claudia User ProfileClaudia is a superhost.
August 2016
Michela and Max are awesome hosts, always friendly and helpful if you need anything. The appartment is very close to the lake but far enough from the main road, so very quiet day and night. The kitchen is well-equipped, the view of the lake from the upper garden simply incredible! The Wi-Fi is a bit unpredictable, but you always have the free Wi-Fi down at the port, which is always on. Be sure to visit Verbania Intra and Suna for some great restaurants and Lago di Mergozzo for swimming and sun-bathing. We loved our stay and hope to come again!

Markus User Profile
August 2016
Ghiffa is a nice little city with infrastructure like Pizzeria, farmacie and boat and bus. We loved to be at "O sole Mio" and its nice terasse with sea view. It is just 5min to walk to. The appartment is located in the old part of the village in the second row meaning not directly at the road side. This means calm. The Appartement is nice and arranged very creative. Small terasse and a big garden with fantastic view over the lago.

Bas User Profile
July 2016
Michela and her family provided us with a warm welcome. Condo was impeccably clean. Mic even brought a small present to our daugther that turned 13 during our stay. Super nice! If we would hve travelled as a couple in spring or autumn we definitely would have rated this apartment with 5 or more stars. For a family with two teenage kids in summer we stick with 4. Garden provides a fantastic view but is rather unprotected so not useable in sun or rain (we had both). Warmly recommended to all looking for a nice place to stay near lago maggiore

Inge User Profile
July 2016
We had an amazing time in Ghiffa. Michela and her family gave us a very warm welcome which was great. The studio is beautiful and clean. Lago maggiore offers lots of great things to do. I would really recommand to use the cablecart in laveno which gives a stunning view over the lake. So the studio, as well as the area are wonderful!

Greta & Ben User Profile
July 2016
We had a wonderful time at Mic's place in Ghiffa. The apartment is as lovely as shown in the pictures. Ghiffa is a beautiful and characteristic little village which isn't very touristic, too. Due to heavy rain prior to our stay the small beach in Ghiffa unfortunately wasn't accessible in the beginning. However Ghiffa is located so well that there are several possibilities for a nice day at the beach (our favorite: Cannero Riviera). Furthermore Mic is a wonderful host and provided us with all the information we needed. When there was a minor problem with the apartment she reacted immediately and dealt with it within the same day. We enjoyed our stay a lot and would come back any time!

Fidanski User Profile
May 2016
we had an amazing stay at michelas little paradise. it is located perfectly. as our hosts whole family was away, we were lucky to use the biiig garden with a stunning view. and yes it is just like in the pictures, even better. arrival and departure was very easy, just as michela described, and her recommendations on things to do in the area are great too. definitely go to the family owned restaurant up in ghiffa. thank you so much, michela :)))

Legnano, Italy · Joined in September 2011
Michela User Profile

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 discover this area and enjoy the peace of the lake.
Please, take your time, breathe the Lake air, relax your heart, enjoy.

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