This is the master bedroom offering magnificent views over the lakeThis is the lounge with its massive windows on three sides overlookin the lake and garden.
Amazing house with stunning views
Hosted by Simon
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4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
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Our lovely exposed stone "rustico" overlooks three islands on Lago Maggiore. It is located in a peaceful, quaint village just above Stresa. With two bedrooms it is perfect for up to four people. There is plenty of space for sunbathing in the garden.

The space

First things first: what looks like a motorway on many online maps is in fact deep, deep underground and so there is no sign or sound of it from Casa Lavender (turn to earth/satellite view) What makes Casa Lavender, our three hundred year old converted farm building, so special is the amazing 180 degree view over the lake both from the house and the garden. In addition, as the house is set back from the road it is incredibly quiet even in summer. The only sound is the distant murmer of boats on the lake. Casa Lavender, situated in the tiny village of Someraro, just a couple of kilometres above Stresa, makes the ideal location for your holiday. It offers the following advantages:
180 degree views over the lake and islands, including all of Lago Maggiore's major places of interest including the three islands, Villa Taranto, Stresa, Villa Pallavicino and Santa Caterina Monastery; also over 50 town and village churches are visible from the house. There is a telescope in the master bedroom allowing you to check out all these sites before visiting them.
Total peace and quiet, being set some 50 metres away from the road.
A spacious garden with a hammock and sunbathing areas.
Natural air-conditioning, meaning that even on the hottest day, the patio on the northern side of the house overlooking the lake, remains cool.
A fabulous location, close enough to Stresa and its station and boats but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of a busy tourist town.

Guest access

As we used to live in Casa Lavender, it is fully equipped for families. All fixtures, fittings and furniture are European, mostly Italian and German whilst kitchenware is by Alessi, a famous local manufacturer. We provide oil, vinegar, salt, sugar, detergents etc. If you need anything extra just ask.

Interaction with guests

Either I or my wife, Donatella, nearly always manage to meet and welcome guests on their arrival. We also usually try to see them again on departure. As we live locally we are more than happy to come up to the house to provide anything that is missing. We are also experts on the local area and its many attractions.

Other things to note

Casa Lavender is the ideal place to enjoy total peace and quiet, being set some 40/50 metres away from the road surrounded by a spacious garden with sunbathing areas. Also, the natural air-conditioning (a faint breeze blowing down from a 1500 mountain) means that even on the hottest day, the patio on the northern side of the house overlooking the lake, remains cool

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

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Will User Profile
September 2017
Me and my wife had a wonderful stay at Simon's house during our honeymoon, and would fully recommend staying there. The house was very spacious and fully equipped, clean and really felt like a home. The views are breathtaking, and if anything the promotional photos for the property don't do it justice. Many people use photographic tricks to make views look better than they are (long lenses etc). That is not the case here! The area was lovely and quiet, and a much more authentic place to stay than the nearby Stresa. Simon met us on our arrival, and had provided bread, cheese, wine and Prosecco for our first night (free of charge). He was responsive to emails throughout. We will definitely be returning!

Oksana User Profile
April 2017
If you ever stay in this house once - you'll fall in love with this place forever and never forget this view. Simon is a great host. Every thing was excellent. We found home away from our home here. Thank you Simon!

Nico User Profile
October 2017
The view and house was amazing. Simon is a very friendly host. Everything was perfect.

Noeleen User Profile
October 2017
Simon was a wonderful caring and very helpful host and Casa Lavender was everything and more than we expected. The view is stunning from the house and the sunrise is breathtaking. A must see in Stresa are the Palace and gardens on Isola Bella. You will not be disappointed. Also on recommendation from Simon we had a lovely lunch at Cardini Ristorante which is just up the road from the house. I would highly recommend Casa Lavender and would love to one day return.

Paul User Profile
October 2017
Without hesitation I would stay here again. The view alone, out the large windows, is stunning. At night I faced a chair towards the window and enjoyed the lights around the lake bouncing off the water.

Yael User Profile
September 2017
Just perect. We wish we could stay more... view is spectacular, house equipt with everything we could amagin, wine, bred and chease waited for us on tabel. Perfect.

Jens User Profile
August 2017
Million Dollar view and a great place to explore the Lago Maggiore Area.

Stresa, ItalyJoined in May 2015
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