The apartment was sufficient and comfortable and the owner of the apartment was available for any issues and helpful. Importantly for us as I was not driving was the proximity to local amenities. The bus stop was 5 minutes walk away and the bus takes you straight to Varese town centre where you can get further transport e.g. trains to the lakes, Milan etc. Laundromat 2 mins away, supermarkets, restaurants, pharmacy all within walking distance (no washing machine in apartment so the laundromat came in handy). 30 minute walk to Varese town centre (brisk walking) if not taking the bus.
All in all, excellent location as a base for further exploration of Varese if you don't have a car or have small children.