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Villa Ermelinda – Lake Maggiore, Italy

The detail

Sleeps: 10 -13 in 5 en-suite bedrooms. The TV room can be made into a an extra double bedroom.

Location: Located overlooking Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands nestled a 20,000m tranquil garden. The nearest airport is Milan which is around an hour’s drive away.

Facilities: Large wellness area with Jacuzzi, gym, Turkish bath, shower room, Laundry, TV area. Apple TV, Wi-Fi, Hi-Fi, Playstation 3, Bose speaker, BBQ, Covered Garage, Washing machine, Dryer, Alarm system, Video intercom, Heating & air conditioning, Children equipment, Indoor table football, Board games, Badminton net, Water polo goals and air beds for the pool.

Swimming: Private pool 12m x 5m in size which can be heated on request for an extra charge. There is also a Jacuzzi and Turkish Bath. 

Activities: Cruise Lake Maggiore in a private boat, visit the Borromean Islands, go walking in the hills in the Val Grande National Park, stroll around the lovely town of Stresa or exploring beyond to Lake Orta (30 mins away) and Lake Como (40 mins away). You can also play tennis and golf or go horse riding. Milan is an hour away if you fancy a day’s shopping outing.

Children: This unique and luxurious home is perfect for families that want to relax and absorb the beauty and charm of Lake Maggiore. The villa includes cots, highchairs, changing table, rocking horse, indoor play area with toys, marionette theatre and baby chairs.

Villa service: Daily maid service, a welcome basket and welcome dinner on arrival, a liqueur corner in the living room as well as a tea corner in the fitness room. Expert concierge service.

Villa extras: A full service option (cleaning each day in the kitchen after meals), masseuse, hairdresser, beautician and boat trips can all be organised on request.

Weekly price: €9,000 – €10,200 per week

Nestled within pine forests, overlooking the Borromean Gulf, arguably the most special part of Lake Maggiore you will find Villa Ermelinda. Originally built in the 1940s this elegant mansion has been lovingly restored, decorated and furnished into a luxurious and atmospheric home. The villa is light and spacious with large glass windows to allow for the magnificent views of the lake below to be thoroughly enjoyed.

There are five en-suite bedrooms all of which are individually decorated and boast stunning views over the lake or the park. Downstairs a grand entrance hall is home to a splendid Austrian grand piano and faces its own private garden furnished as an outside living room. The indoor living room features a green marble fireplace, perfect for snuggling up in front of with a book in the colder months, there is also an elegant dining room featuring Murano chandeliers for indoor dining, as well as a TV room, that the kids will appreciate, and which can also be made into a sixth bedroom.

We love that the basement of Villa Ermelinda has been transformed into a relaxation area. Here you will find a jacuzzi, Turkish bath, gym and relaxation beds! Unlike many other basements this one has large French windows that showcase the beautiful view of the lake and garden. The perfect place to unwind if you can draw yourself away from the swimming pool.

Outside the gardens are distributed over several levels with the sun bed lined swimming pool positioned in the perfect place to enjoy the views! Villa Ermelinda really is a private paradise, and a wonderful place to unwind and absorb the beauty and charm of Lake Maggiore.

Pricing & Availability

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