We spent a fantastic week at Villa Bella Vista! The house is more like a home then a rental, beautiful furniture and everything we needed including a Nespresso machine! We're totally relaxed, and the kids loved the TV den and having their own floor - as did we!
We weren't that lucky with the weather, but it didn't really matter. We explored the area, visited Italy including Lake Como and Isola Bella. The kids (16, 13 and 10) loved the lake, great for lunch and watersports. Would highly recommend a stay here, made all the better by the hosts who made booking effortless.
Our traveling group consisting of our four adults and two young children had a wonderful time at Villa Bellavista.
The interior is contemporary, tasteful, and well organized. It allows the spectacular views in, especially at the top level. Both floors benefit from good control of sound and light, and a degree of separation if required. There is plenty of shade to balance the exposure to the sun. The result is a sense of peace and tranquility that enhances the visual experience of the superb views. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the scenery, very comfortable and safe.
The beautiful villa is as advertised and very clean. All amenities worked as expected. They were easy to operate based on the instructions provided.
We have admired the diverse vegetation around the house. Our children have been busy discovering all kinds of insects and the bench on top of the garage. They've also kept a keen eye on any aircraft or boats on the lake. Both my father in his late 80s, and my three year old had no problem accessing the lower level entrance or the terrace.
Villa Bellavista is best accessed by car and is well located for trips around Lago Maggiore, Ticino, or Lombardy. We've liked going to the lake on the Navegna trail. On departure, we've used the Centovalli road and Simplon Pass to reach the Rhone Valley for the next leg of our journey.
Thank you Sabine for your prompt response to our queries and for sharing your house with us. We hope to return one day.
Andrei C. and family
Vancouver BC Canada
As you approach the villa on a very narrow road, you realize you are heading for an amazing location. The foliage surrounding the villa and the views of Lago Maggiore and the surrounding towns are spectacular. The apartment itself is large, well appointed and very comfortable. One should be fit to climb the many steps on a long outside staircase to get to the entrance to the apartment. We are a family of 4 adults and two children and we all had a fantastic time touring Locarno, Ascona, and Cannobio in Northern Italy, just across the border, all very convenient to the Villa. And, we always looked forward at the end of the day to returning to the comforts of Villa Bella Vista. A special thanks to Manuel, the maintenance man, who was very responsive and helped us with some needs on a couple of occasions.
The villa stands above the Lago Maggiore with breathtaking views along the lake and towards the mountains. We could sit all day long on the terrace an look at the landscape! The house ist perfect for two couples since there are two floors with their own living room, bedroom and bathroom. With the kitchen being fully equipped you have your dinner or grill party 'at home'. If you want to go out, Locarno and Ascona are just a few minutes away. Check In and Check Out were very friendly. Surely a place to come back!
We stayed with 2 other couples for 6 nights and what a wonderful stay . The villa is situated in a lovely residential area about a 10 minute drive from Locarno .
The Villa is as shown and does not disappoint . Luxurious and tastefully decorated and well equipped . Views from both levels and in particular the terrace off the upstairs living area are spectacular . Perfect to relax and enjoy the scenery .
Plenty to see and do in the area but the villa is so tasteful it is lovely to relax and enjoy this wonderful home .
I enjoyed the walk down to the Lake for a swim - only 8 minutes in each direction and also morning walks further along Minusio .
We ate out at a number of restaurants recommended by Sabine . On next visit would probably cook more and spend more time in the Villa .
Thank you Sabine for your prompt response to our queries and for sharing your home .