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Villa del Lago

Baveno, Italian Lakes - Como - Maggiore - Orta - Piemonte, Italy
  • Sleeps 16
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Baths 5
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Walk to Town
  • View

Walk to Town, Large Villa, Pool, Garden, Views, WiFi


Villa del Lago is a beautiful and unique property located in the town of Baveno. It features an historic garden, splendid views, a large pool, water garden, rose garden, and an arboretum. Set in the lake shore\'s charming village of Baveno, an hour drive from Milan and walking distance to shops and the main boulevard along Baveno’s lake promenade, Villa del Lago was built in the 17th century on an ancient monastery and features a unique 17th century Andalusian patio.

The villa is surrounded by a spacious terraced garden with private parking facilities. Descending the garden path guests can reach the swimming pool overlooking the lake (pool is not fenced). All living areas are furnished with a mix of modern design and antiques that have belonged to the owner\'s family for hundreds of years. Spacious rooms with high ceilings and large panoramic windows offer comfortable living. It\'s the perfect holiday rental for family and friends.

The property features: the Main Villa (sleeping 12 people), the Guestshouse (4 people) and the magnificent garden designed in the twenties by Maurice Blondel. The villa is not suitable for those with walking difficulties. Also please note that the local train passes 250 meters from the property, (downhill and separated by other properties, trees, and bushes).

- Total House Villa and dependence: 760 sqm;
- Each dependence is 80 sqm, thus total 160 sqm;
- Total garden 1.5 hectare;
- Apartment or dependence ground floor - garden 200 sqm;
- Apartment first floor - garden 200 sqm;

Breakfast service is provided each morning from 8-10am. The cost is 7€ per person for 6 days per week. Final cleaning is also included in the rental. There is a caretaker who lives on the property and works 8 hours a day at the property with Tuesdays off. The Pool is open from mid May - mid September and pool towels are supplied.

The main villa develops on three floors. There are three bedroom areas for a total of 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Each group of bedrooms (A), (B), (C) share a bathroom. Please notice that fireplaces are not working. There is an IPod player, a stereo, TV, one Play station. The villa has no AC but the combination between the thick walls and the shade of the centuries-old trees in the surrounding garden keeps the air temperature inside very pleasant.

Ground Floor: Entrance hall, living room with access to the garden and to the Andalusian patio, table for 8 people, two comfortable sofas, decorative fireplace, TV (Sky), fully-equipped spacious kitchen (6-burner stove, electric oven, large fridge with freezer and ice maker, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, grill, table for 6 people), Andalusian spacious courtyard with tables for 14/16 people, and toilet room (WC, 2 washbasin). There is also a laundry room, accessed from the patio. Please note: the staff has access to the laundry.

Second Floor: Master bedroom (A) with lake view. Twin bedroom (A - beds cannot be pushed together) accessed by the patio.
Bathroom (A) with tub and handle shower (this bathroom can be accessed directly by the two rooms). Sitting room. Twin/Double bedroom (B) lake view - the beds can be pushed together.
Twin/Double bedroom (B) with study room – (the room features 2 levels: study room with desk, Tv and printer with the twin/double bed in the loft upstairs - view towards the village- the beds can be pushed together. Bathroom (B) with shower

Third Floor: Twin/Double bedroom (C) lake view and access to the terrace (this bedroom can be accessed only from the terrace or through the other bedroom - the beds can be pushed together)
Bathroom (C) with shower (the bathroom can be accessed only passing through the twin bedroom). The interiors are bright and nicely furnished. Please note: the very nice caretaker lives on the top floor of the property in a separate unit with independent entrance.

The Guesthouse (of overall lower level in respect of the main villa) has beautiful outdoor private area and develops on 2 levels featuring 2 apartments, (approx 80 square meters each). Please note that the kitchens in each apartment are not available
for cooking (all kitchen equipment has been intentionally removed). The fridges can be used for cold beverages and ice.

Ground Floor unit: Living area with sofa and kitchenette (with dishwasher), twin bedroom (beds cannot be pushed together), bathroom with shower, washing machine.

Upper Floor unit: Lake view living area with sofa and kitchenette (with dishwasher), double bedroom, bathroom with tub and handle shower.

Upper Floor unit: Lake view living area with sofa and kitchenette, double bedroom, bathroom with tub.

*Please note: the main villa and the guesthouse CANNOT be rented by different groups. The guesthouse will be rented only together with the main villa. Occasionally the very discrete owner and his wife will use one of the units. In this case, a small part of the garden, the one in front of the guesthouse, will not be accessible.

The garden was designed by Maurice Blondel (1861-1949) – a Catholic positivist French thinker and author of the “Philosophy of Action” who bought the villa after the First World War and created a unique piece of art. It is fully fenced and rich in wonderful centuries-old plants. This very special garden features three distinct styles each characterized with different flora and vegetation: the formal Italian box garden, the English rose garden and Japanese water garden all around are peonies azaleas, camellias and valuable trees, including Japanese maples, cedars, chestnuts and a spectacular camphor tree. Thanks to the owner’s restoration the enchantment of Blondel garden has been preserved.

Villa del Lago is located 500 meters uphill from the cozy village of Baveno, where you can find many restaurants, bars and convenience shops. The villa is also close to Stresa (5 km) and less than 60 Km from the International Airport of Milano Malpensa and it can easily be reached in about one hour by highway or by train from the Milano Centrale station. Lake Maggiore has excellent transport connections most visitors will spend their time exploring the lake, stretching northwards from Arona to Switzerland. Both buses and ferries connect the lakeside settlements. There are other options for exploring though. Milan is a short train ride away for those in search of some city life. The Swiss border is only 40 minutes\' drive from Baveno.

The surrounding area of Baveno and Stresa offers plenty of opportunities for water sports, hiking, cycling, golf, boat trips, sightseeing trips and Skiing at the Mottarone Ski Centre. Water Sport fans can enjoy a day out on the lake; with boat rental and a Wakeboarding School. The popular Stresa-Mottarone cable car departs every 20 minutes from the Lido in Stresa, at its peak, visitors can enjoy the spectacular 360° views; which encompass 7 lakes and the Italian Alps. The Borromeo Islands of Isola Madre, Isola Bella, Isolino di San Giovanni, the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto and Santa Caterina del Sasso Monastery are easily reachable by ferry from Stresa. The romantic Lake Orta is also within a 30-minute drive.

• BAVENO AQUADVENTURE PARK aquadventurepark (aquapark, artificial rock climbing, cyclocross, high ropes) Strada Cavalli in Oltrefiume 18 28831 – Baveno – Verbano Cusio Ossola- Piedmont – Italy –

• CASTLE OF ANGERA DOLLS MUSEUM the castle houses Europe’s largest doll and children’s clothing museum

• THE BORROMEO ISLAND PUPPET MUSEUM excursion to the Borromeo Islands. “isola Bella” (Beautiful island), which was built and dedicated to Isabella d’Adda, admire puppets and interesting archaeological finds and a beautiful garden

• ALPYLAND is an amusement park on the top of the Mottarone, a place providing a wonderful view over the Alps, lakes and the whole Lombard territory. On the top of the mount you can live the experience of the Alpine Coaster, a bobsled roller coaster for both summer and winter. Amusement for all people of all ages

• SANCARLONE Arona San Carlo statue 35 metres tall (slightly smaller than the Statue of Liberty go up inside the statue reach the head where you can enjoy the panoramic lake views from his ear and eye holes.

• SAFARI PARK (Pombia) POMBIA (NO) Via Larino 3 - tel.0321-956431 - fax 0321-956401




HH, Sweden

There are holidays and then there are holidays. Our stay at the Villa was the latter. What a great house! We truly enjoyed the time we spent there, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, the tasteful decors of the villa and a part of local history. Please forward our appreciation to the owner, the local chef and your agents. Thank you for your excellent services.

ML, Switzerland

It is a marvelous place situated with an easy walk into Baveno every morning to the bakery. There are dozens of good restaurants in a easy 15 minute drive.
Enjoyed Most:
Location and management. Christina was delightful and Uday was a wonderful cook and general cleaner of the house.
Surrounding Area:
Beautiful lakes, gorgeous views, splendid things to do and terrific restaurants.
GPS took us right onto the property from Zurich in the car.

SF, Scotland

We liked the location of Villa Del Lago as it is in easy walking distance to the shops in Baveno but is also very private. It has a spectacular view of Lake Maggiore and is surrounded by beautiful well kept gardens. The villa has a very traditional Italian feel to it and we particularly enjoyed using the authentic kitchen and eating breakfast in the sunny courtyard area.  All of the rooms in the villa are comfortable and spacious and the garden and pool area are very peaceful and enjoyable to sit in.

We would highly recommend a stay here!




Living room, Dining room, Kitchen, Study, Family room, Terrace, Balcony.


Bedroom 1 - King Size bed

Bedroom 2 - King size bed or two twins upon request

Bedroom 3 - King size bed or two twins upon request

Bedroom 4 - Two Twin beds

Bedroom 5 - Queen size bed

Bedroom 6 - King size bed or two twins upon request

Bedroom 7 - King size bed or two twins upon request

Bedroom 8 - Queen size bed

King size bed: 180 cm, Queen size bed: 160 cm, Double bed 140 cm, Twin bed: 80-100 cm.


Full bathroom with tub - 2

Full bathroom with shower - 3

Separated Toilet - 1

Total number of Toilets - 6


Price for Villa del Lago

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Extra Charges

1 - Heating : Based on Usage
2 - Telephone use : Based on Usage
3 - Lunch and Dinner service : Please Inquire

Security Deposit

1500 Euros in cash



  • Type: House/Villa
  • Floors: 3
  • Constructed: 1700
  • Remodeled: Recently


  • Children


  • Crib
  • Pool 16 x 4 x 1,40 meters
  • Linens
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • View


  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Satellite
  • Video
  • Stereo
  • WiFi Internet


  • Caretaker
  • Cook on request
  • Gardener
  • Maid on request : Daily Maid service included


  • Area: Rural
  • Car recommended: Yes
  • Walk to Town: Yes
  • Town: Baveno - 500 Meters
  • Airport: Milano - 1 hour
  • Parking: On Property


Location: Baveno, Italian Lakes - Como - Maggiore - Orta - Piemonte, Italy

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