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Il Portichetto Lake Maggiore

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A handpainted and carved bed in the master's bedroom
The quiet port of Solcio at dawn
Sant'Antonio church and its belvedere in Solcio
1 of 24A handpainted and carved bed in the master's bedroom
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
2 nights minimum
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A CHARMING LAKE MAGGIORE HOUSE Weekend or Weekly Rentals available Two Bedrooms - Sleep up to five adult and one child aged 0 to 3 WHAT YOU WILL FIND Il Portichetto is a traditional country house in the tiny fisher's hamlet of Solcio, furbished with antiques and paintings. The apartment is 100mq, on two floors, connected by a spiral staircase. Is ideal for families and children. Ideal point of departure to visit EXPO 2015. On the first floor there is a FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN with dinner table, a huge living room with dinner table and activity table, fireplace, easy chair, sofa bed and a sunny TERRACE with stunning Lake Maggiore view. On the first floor: TWO MASTER BEDROOMS WITH DOUBLE BED, one TUB bathroom and a SHOWER bathroom, a READING with desk. COT for small children will be provided...A CHARMING LAKE MAGGIORE HOUSE Weekend or Weekly Rentals available Two Bedrooms - Sleep up to five adult and one child aged 0 to 3 WHAT YOU WILL FIND Il Portichetto is a traditional country house in the tiny fisher's hamlet of Solcio, furbished with antiques and paintings. The apartment is 100mq, on two floors, connected by a spiral staircase. Is ideal for families and children. Ideal point of departure to visit EXPO 2015. On the first floor there is a FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN with dinner table, a huge living room with dinner table and activity table, fireplace, easy chair, sofa bed and a sunny TERRACE with stunning Lake Maggiore view. On the first floor: TWO MASTER BEDROOMS WITH DOUBLE BED, one TUB bathroom and a SHOWER bathroom, a READING with desk. COT for small children will be provided upon request. The bed are antique so they are not king size, but queen. There is a railroad line passing near the house so you will hear a slight noise when the train pass through. Anyway is not an annoying noise and usually after one or two days everyone gets accustomed to it. A selection of English language, Penguin clothbound classic editions BOOKS, and The BIBLIOTECA SOLCINA, a book collection devoted to LOCAL HISTORY are at guests disposal. Plenty of TOYS and children's books are available for guests in the children's room. ARTIST'S MATERIAL is at guest's disposal in the living room. Daily cleanings and baby sitter are available upon request. Il Portichetto will be rented furnished with BEDLINENS for beds and cot, KITCHEN TABLECLOTHS&TOWELS, BATH TOWELS at no extra cost, so our guests could travel lightly. ELECTRICITY, GAS and WATER are at NO EXTRA COST. Beach towels will NOT be provided. As a WELCOME PACK you will find basic food for your first day in Solcio, as cookies, coffee and tea, milk, pasta, tomato sauce, sugar, salt, oil&vinegar. Guests are kindly requested NOT to leave their used dishes in the kitchen, but to put them in the dishwasher and turn it on. The fridge must be left empty and garbage must be put outside the house. Toys and artist's material should be left on order as they were the day of the arrival. The house is suitable for children of all ages, but not for people with restricted mobility. No pets allowed. The house is no-smoking. Parking is available in front of the building. Guests will have access to all the house. Internet connection is available in Wi-Fi. A person will be available via phone for any needs or emergency and within the house in half an hour. Facilities: Central heating, Washing and Dishwasher machine, Minipimer, Iron, Cot, Children Stroller, High Chair, Kids Toys and Books, Local history books, Hair Dryer, TV with Dvd selection, Wi-Fi, Hi-Fi with vinyl and cd collection of international rock and italian music, Outdoor table and chairs. Il Portichetto is located between Arona and Stresa on Lake Maggiore. It is one hour drive form Milano and Malpensa International Airport and also reachable by train, bus or bicycle. Car is not necessary. Minimum stay is three days. A user's guide with all the informations about the house and useful addresses and suggestions will be sent to guest's after the booking. SOLCIO AS IT WAS Founder of the blog Archivio Iconografico del Verbano Cusio Ossola, the owners of the property, Paola Vozza and Marco Casali, are journalist and photo editor. Their blog is dedicated to the iconographic memory of the area. If you like to see Solcio as it was, you may check thereMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
Marco C
Languages spoken:English, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

We had a great time in Solcio. The house is cosy and clean and we absolutely loved the way it is decorated. Paola is an attentive host and the folder with local tips was very useful especially the advice on the best places to swim....More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 17 November 2013

For us the most attractive aspect of this house and the reason we selected it were that it was an authentic Italian home, owned by an Italian family. We were not disappointed in this sense. We got the feeling of living in an Italian environment...More

Date of stay: October 2013
2  Thank NidiaMargarita
PaolaVozza, VR Owner at Il Portichetto Lake Maggiore, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you very much for your kind review. I was very happy with this guests and I reccomend her. I found the house in a perfect and tidy condition. I will collect you suggestions. I should precise that lakeview sight is available from the terrace...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Good Nightlife
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
SIGHTSEEING Summers are warm (25 to 30 C°)  with a lovely breeze in the afternoon. The clear water welcome sailors, swimmers and canoeist. Hike and strolls, mountain biking, watersports activities, golf, riding and sailing schools are among the offers available for tourists. Autumn will come with its superb foliage; in springtime all the area is in full bloom with camelias and azaleas: the best time to visit the baroque gardens of Isola Bella and the botanical collection of Villa Taranto. Beauty treatment and spa and are available in the thermal village of Premia. Winters are bright and sometime snowy, it rarely frozen. Skiing and snowshoeing lovers enjoy the panoramic view of Alps from of Mottarone mountain or the steep downhill slopes of Macugnaga at the feet of Monte Rosa summit. There ...
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