The owners were extremely helpful with lots of thoughtful items provided in the apartment, instructions for arrival and suggestions for outings. We enjoyed sitting in the garden with its view over Lake Maggiore and the direct walk to and from town via the stepped pathway which although steep was a short alternative to the road. Verbania is a convenient base for seeing the lake and visiting the other villages. The ferries are very efficient and fun to ride. We went on the Maggiore express which includes a boat trip up to Switzerland and a return railway journey on the Scenic Cento valli line
I have rented many apartments over the years, but I have to say this was one of the best. Ruben and Marina are the most attentive hosts and the apartment was clean, modern, and comfortable. When we arrived Ruben met us, showed us around the place then directed us to the ample parking at the bottom of their yard. We were pleasantly surprised that they provided us with gluten free snacks, a bottle of wine, a few beers, milk, and juice.
The apartment is located at the top of a narrow winding road with great views of the lake. It would be a long walk down to the town and a much longer walk coming back up the hill. I would recommend a car.
we were in Italy and Lugano for two weeks and this was by far the most wonderful place we stayed with hosts that were so very kind and an apartment, patin and garden that were just perfect.
This apartment was spacious, clean and well-equipped. All furnishings and appliances were in good working order, as we did eat in for a few meals and used the laundry once. We were able to relax in the spacious living room and on the outside patio area. The owner was able to help us with valet parking at check in and at departure so that we were only steps outside of the door to load our luggage. Also, on a cloudy, rainy day the owner guided us as to a good destination. We were surprised to receive a homemade cake from the owner, which was delicious! The refrigerator was stocked with beverages; coffee was provided as well as cake. A lakeside park area, as well as a grocery store were within walking distance. We highly recommend this rental!!! Also, two of us did the Zipline nearby, as described in the owners' attractions list!
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Villa Azalee was perfect for us. It was spotlessly clean and everything looked brand new. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms it was ideal for our family. There were some lovely touches - the owners Rouben and Marina left a gorgeous homemade pie, a bottle of wine and a few beers for us on arrival, as well as basics like cereal, milk, juice, tea and coffee, which actually saw us through our 4 day stay. The garden was lovely - plenty big enough for our six year old to play outside - and the view of lake maggiore is stunning. It's a great location too - the only car ferry across the lake is just a 10 minute drive away. Parking was easy and right by the apartment - we hired a car from malpensa airport, which was perfect for exploring. The tourist leaflets and restaurant recommendations from Rouben and Marina in the villa were also great. We had an amazing break and this apartment helped make it so special. Thank you Rouben and Marina. We hope to come back one day.