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The hidden gem: breathtaking,simply on the lake!
Hosted by Gianfranco
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4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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Charming apartment with private entrance,ground floor with stunning view. Words cannot even express how lovely and relaxing is this place.
Just refurbished,center town.Three rooms+bathroom: ideally located for visiting surroundings, minimum stay 2 nights.

The space

A little piece of heaven in a old banister:downtown, simply on the lake.

Guest access

3 rooms+bathroom, i.e. 65 sq mt (ground floor)
-bedroom (king-size)
-living room with sofa bed (double)
-kitchen (fully equipped)
-linen and towels provided.
-outside: lovely little garden with balcony overlooking the lake, live it to relax: reading a book, having a drink or eating something!
Free wifi
Independent entrance with easy access (ground floor),very cozy.
Available on request toddler bed (up to 3 years).

Interaction with guests

We interact with our guests as friends and we'd be glad to provide all the tourist&travel information.

Other things to note

- No smoking indoor
- Please respect our neighbors, we appreciate quiet time after 10 pm
- No pets under any conditions
- People other than those in guest party are not permitted to stay overnight in the property.
- Documents will be requested after check in
Nearby (few steps): shops,restaurants,cafes,tennis court,beach

Wireless Internet

Extra people £9 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee £37
Security Deposit £139
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed, 1 toddler bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Chiediamo di non fumare all'interno dell'appartamento e di mantenere un comportamento che non disturbi i vicini: pur essendo in centro storico è un angolo ameno e tranquillo.
Non sono ammessi animali domestici.
Non è permesso il soggiorno di altre persone oltre agli ospiti registrati.


Safety features
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

43 Reviews

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Andrew User Profile
September 2017
This is our second stay at Gianfranco's, his help with we're to go is great and he is super a host, we will be back again for that amazing vue.

Laura User Profile
August 2017
Myself, my partner and my 5 year old boy have just returned from a fabulous stay in Gian's property on the lake. We were absolutely thrilled with the apartment from the moment we stepped through the door from the street, the view from the garden and from the full height windows in the apartment is simply fabulous! Gian was incredibly helpful and gave us a warm welcome when we arrived, he also gave us lots of information about the local area and great places to visit. There was more than enough space for the three of us in the apartment, it feels so light and airy with the huge windows and Juliet balconies in both the living room and bedroom. The whole apartment is modern and incredibly clean and the terrace in the garden is an excellent place for enjoying a bite to eat or relaxing with drink and listening to the sound of the lake. The sunrises from the apartment are absolutely stunning, with a 5 year old that gets up at 6:00 every morning, we saw a few! The property is within easy walking distance of the bars, restaurants, boats and shops and even the sandy beach at the lido is only a slightly longer walk away. Overall I cannot recommend Gian's property enough, it's just perfect, we loved it and would love to visit again someday!

Andrew User Profile
September 2016
Gianfranco is a great host, he is a genuine friendly person and does everything he can to help with your stay, location location location. We can't wait to return.

Andrew User Profile
April 2016
This apartment is in a perfect location in the town. easy to walk out the front door and instantly experience all Arona has to offer. Restaurants, coffee shops and bars on your doorstep. As a location to explore Lake Maggiore, Arona is perfect. The apartment is modern and comfortable with one of the most amazing views to wake up to each morning. As someone else in a review commented the pictures cannot illustrate how good it is in real life. Gian, was a perfect host. Extremely helpful and always available to give local advice when it was asked for. I stayed here for seven weeks and being invited to have a meal with Gian and his family was the perfect ending to a great stay. I will definitely be back, if for no other reason than to get the recipe for the best lasagne I have ever tasted that evening. A great apartment in a great location with a great host. Highly recommended
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Response from Gianfranco:
Thank you very much Andrew, I'm so glad you liked the flat and found it convenient. You are welcome any time and lasagne will be always available! Gianfranco&Anna
April 2016

Nick User Profile
September 2015
Our stay at Gianfranco's apartment was a fantastic experience, the location is stunning, when you enter the main courtyard and the proximity to the lake is revealed! The sound of the waves of the lake washing up on the walls beneath the flat was really relaxing and the view across the lake was awesome! The apartment itself was perfect, lots of space for my party of 3, and nice brand new fittings blended with the old frame of the building. As a host Gianfranco was great, he lives in the same building so is flexible and easy to get hold of to help out if required, and as a resident he has great knowledge if the area. A nice chilled bottle of prosecco as a welcome gift was a nice touch too! I would definitely stay again if I am ever in the area again.
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Response from Gianfranco:
Thank you Nick, it was a pleasure to host you and to know that you enjoyed the apartment: hope to see you again in the future. ciao gianfranco
September 2015

Debbie User Profile
August 2015
This was our first time booking a place via airbnb and it turned out to be a really fantastic experience. Gianfranco's place really is a hidden gem with breathtaking views. My husband and I were looking for something special and we were absolutely delighted with this choice. We flew into Malpensa, hired a car and reached the place within about 40 minutes. From the moment we walked through the entrance to the appartment and saw the stunning view of the garden and lake we were blown away. The apartment itself has been recently rennovated and everything is brand new. It is very spacious and very tastefully decorated - it has a really nice, warm feel about it that makes you feel at home almost immediately. The apartment is situated very close to the Piaza del Popolo which is a really picturesque and vibrant local square with lots of restaurants and shops within walking distance. Arona itself is a very beautiful, old and traditional Italian town on the western shore of Lake Maggiore. It's a great base to explore the region and there is so much to see and do around the lake all within easilyreach. Gianfranco, Anna and the familly are really lovely people and made us feel very welcome. Gianfranco was very helpful and knowledgeable about the local area and a great source of advice and ideas for places to visit and things to do. If you like to explore your local surroundings, visit historical places, shop, eat good food, relax, swim, chill out and you appreciate beautiful scenery, Arona and Lake Maggiore is a lovely place to visit and Gianfrancos place will not disappoint you - it is really special ! You will love it !!

Sam User Profile
September 2017
This is as described. A hidden gem. The location is excellent. It is spotless and well equipped. The pictures are very accurate and Gian is a very responsive and gracious host. The lake can be noisy on windy nights, but over all Arona is a joy, quiet and sophisticated with good restaurants and shopping away from the tourist bustle but with good connections and proximity to everything.
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Response from Gianfranco:
Dear Sam&Peter , thank you for the kinds word, I'm pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay in Arona: if you have the opportunity to come back I can give you many addresses of factory outlets (top italian brands) at 1 hour driving for a beautiful shopping experience. Thanks again Gian e Anna
September 2017

Arona, ItalyJoined in April 2015
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Sposato con Anna (professoressa) 2 figlie, Beatrice architetto, Gaia studentessa di farmacia.
Mi piace sciare;nuotare, andare in mountain bike: la mia grande passione è la cucina

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