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Villa Bella Vista

35 reviews
Minusio's microclimate has a mere 320 days of sunshine each year
The very comfortable and large lower living room, also called the music and television room
The lower living room with wonderful leather sofa, relaxing armchairs also has magnificent views
The luxury designer kitchen with microwave, oven, dishwasher and induction cooker
View over Lago Maggiore from upper living room
The large master bedroom with its Hästens 2.10 x 2.10m boxspring and mirrored wardrobes
Waking up in the airconditioned masterbedroom watching beautiful art and that amazing view outside
Bedroom with double bed on lower floor with wardrobe and garden view
Adjacent bathroom on lower floor with shower cabin, toilet and washbasin
Bedroom with 2 single beds on lower floor with view on Lago Maggiore
La dolce vita
Enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner in the shadow underneath the vine leaves
Total privacy on the terrace whilst overlooking the mountains reflected into the blue lake
Love-seat on the terrace with 'a view to a kill'
The lower floor terrace
Villa -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Minusio, Lake Maggiore, Canton of Ticino, Swiss Alps
This luxurious modern villa is a hidden gem in Ticino with stunning views over Lago Maggiore. The villa is situated in a quiet, privileged and beautiful residential area at one of the most beautiful areas of Lago Maggiore. Locarno is only 5 minutes away and Ascona a mere 15 minutes by car. The shores of the lake are either 5 minutes by car/bike or a 10 minute stroll.

The fully refurbished (2012) unique villa of nearly 200m2 is fully equipped and has very stylish designer furniture, beautiful art and luxurious beds. This elegant 2-story villa offers 2 large living rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 terraces on each level, with the top terrace a mere 60m2 large, facing south. The 2 living rooms, one on each level, provide lots of privacy. The downstairs living room has a large leather sofa, 2 armchairs and a large HD TV with NETFLIX, wit...
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About the Owner, arthur v
Languages spoken: German, English, Italian, French, Dutch
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 10 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 38 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL319223
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Geoff H
Seaford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2017 for a stay in October 2017

I'd thoroughly recommend this lovely villa - spacious, modern and well located for Locarno, Ascona, etc. Perched just above the north western shores of Lake Maggiore the mountain and lake views are quite spectacular. The lake itself is about a twenty minute downhill walk from the villa, with Locarno then a fairly easy 15 minute level walk alongside the lake....

Greensboro, NC
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Our 2 couples visit to Villa Bella Vista could not have been more seamless in its perfection. The owners, Sabine and Arthur, made the entire event so easy with excellent thorough communications, directions, instructions and coordination of all aspects of the trip. The villa is gorgeous, the kitchen quite modern and well furnished, the beds and linens and furniture comfortable...

Susan M
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Our entire party has explored most of the world. Sabine and Arthur's home overlooking Lake Maggiore exceeded our expectations in every way. The views, the rooms, the kitchen equipment, the location, the furniture, the ambience and the outstanding communication and service from Sabine made this adventure the most enjoyable in memory. There were no flaws on the part of Sabine...

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Wow! Thank you so much for being such wonderful guests. We're flattered with all the compliments. Hope to see you again some day.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Full baths
    1 Super King
    1 Crib
    1 Full
    1 King
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16 Mar 2018 -
31 May 2018
mid season
3 nights
1 Jun 2018 -
30 Sep 2018
high season
3 nights
1 Oct 2018 -
20 Dec 2018
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3 nights
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  • Damage Deposit: $1,011 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Linen rental (obligatory) CHF 25 per person.
End cleaning (obligatory) CHF 140.
Refundable safety deposit CHF 600.
Heating, airconditioning, electricity & fast wireless internet included.
Nespresso coffee machine available.
In winter time logs for the fireplace are also included.
We can only accept a maximum of 6 guests in total (including children).
Pets may be accepted, but needs to be approved by owners beforehand
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About the neighbourhood
Ascona is often called the 'Pearl of Lake Maggiore' for its cultural heritage as well as for its touristic offer. It is the most ideally located holiday resort on Lake Maggiore and has a wide choice of restaurants. Its artistic and cultural heritage, dating from the middle ages and the renaissance, is still very much alive in the old centre of the little town, called 'borgo'. Ascona, with a population of about 4500, developed around its historical centre and offers a wide choice of exclusive shops, boutiques, museums, art galleries and antique shops. It hosts many important cultural events, including JazzAscona, a major jazz festival renowned worldwide.

As early as in the Imperial Roman period, Locarno was a holiday resort. Towards the end of the 11th centu...
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Milan: 89.0 km
Railway: Locarno: 5.0 km
By air:
Arrive at Zurich airport (plenty of carriers) and continue by train to Locarno or hire a car and drive (195km) to Minusio.
Arrive at Lugano airport (Swiss Air) and drive 40 minutes by car to Minusio.
Arrive at Milan airport and drive 1 hour and 10 minutes before arrives in Minusio.

By train:
Arrive from almost anywhere in Europe by train at the train station of Locarno.

By car distances are:
from Amsterdam 950 km
from Brussels 820 km
from Paris 800 km
from Zurich 195 km
from Dusseldorf 780 km
from Milan 110 km

In 2016 the Gotthard Base Tunnel will ensure train travel time between Zurich and Milan to be 2 hours and 40 minutes.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.2 km.
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