Eva's cottage, Lesa

Sleeps 4

A private lakeside cottage in a scenic and glamorous setting

Property summary

Sleeps 4

2 double, 2 single, 1 shower-room and 1 bathroom with separate shower

Location: Lake Maggiore

Surrounding Region

Private beach - 50 m. from the villa
Grocery shops and restaurant in Lesa - 5 min. walk
Sports club with 3 tennis courts and Olympic pool, which guests may use on a daily/weekly rate, 10 min. walk
Ferry to the other lake resorts - 10 min. walk
Golf course within 10-15 min. drive and 7 more within 45 min.
Supermarket and Restaurants - 300 to 1000 meters from the villa
Stresa 15 min., Malpensa airport 45 min, Milan 90 min.

Enjoying a beautiful lakeside position, this cottage offers private access to Lake Maggiore via a spacious, well tended garden that leads to a private mooring. The house is a charming L-shaped villa with two wings connected by a common courtyard. While the friendly owner lives in one wing, the other is available for rental, and the layout of the house ensures that both peace and privacy are guaranteed.


The house has a remarkable sitting room with a pool table, a fireplace and large arched French doors leading to the garden. A dining area is connected to an eat-in kitchen which also has direct access to the garden. The bedrooms are arranged in an unusual fashion, with a double bedroom also featuring independent access to the garden and an ensuite shower-room. To reach the rest of the house from this bedroom one must pass through a single bedroom, itself adjacent to a bathroom with an old fashioned marble tub as well as a separate stall shower. Overlooking the single bedroom from a loft level is the air-conditioned master bedroom. On this upper level there is also a second, smaller single bedroom appropriate for a child under 10. Tastefully and carefully decorated, the house offers a romantic lakeside holiday.

Local area

This cottage is in an excellent position for those who like to move as well as meditate, for not only are lake swimming and water sports steps away, but tennis courts and golf courses are all within 15 min. The towns around Lake Maggiore offer spectacular gardens and historic villas to visit and the mountains beyond the lake are wonderful, and each little village with its brightly painted houses seems a terrace on the water. The three enchanting Borromeo islands are definitely worth the boat ride over: Isola Madre and Isola Bella host the Borromeo palaces and gardens, while the charming Isola dei Pescatori or "fishermen's island, is smaller. One lake away, the charming car-free town of Orta S Giulio invites a slower pace when strolling through timeless piazzas and the Sacro Monte and its terracotta chapels dedicated to St. Francis.


Air conditioning
Air cooling unit in double bedroom, included
Arrival groceries
for a small fee
Arrive and relax package
Baby bed and high chair
Available for an extra fee
Beach or lake access
Billiards table
Final cleaning included
Furnished outdoor areas
Hair dryer
Central Heating, Extra
Internet access
Iron and Ironing board
Mid-week cleaning
2 hrs. mid-week cleaning included
CD Player
Pets welcome
Pets permitted for a small fee.
Satellite TV
Washing machine

Things to note

  • Because lakes, like the sea, have high and low tides, the private shoreline beach at this house will be under water at certain hours of the day.
  • This property requires a cash security deposit of Euro 800 on arrival. Please ensure you have the necessary funds in cash to leave with the caretaker.
  • For a supplemental fee, a 6th person can be accommodated if one member of the group is under 6 years of age.
  • As in all Italian Regions tourist tax is applied to the overnight stays of non-residents in the Municipality. The rates of the tax, being determined by cities governments are also subjects to change. The taxable number of nights varies from place to place as well as the exemptions. (Generally the amount is from 0,50 to 1,50 Euros per night, maximum 5/6 nights, minors up to 14 yrs. free). According to Italian laws the tourist tax should be paid directly by customers to the operator of the facility and cannot be prepaid by a tour operator.
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