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Patricia Frare

Member since: 2007
Speaks english, italian

luxury villa Front Lake Maggiore Stresa, Borromean isles view, lake maggiore

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 9
Half Baths2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Stresa holiday villa

10 people - 8 bedrooms - 4 + 2 bathrooms convenient day trip from Lake Maggiore

Near Milan, exclusive garden villa in Stresa, Lake Maggiore, a breathtaking view of the Borromean Islands, 8 rooms for 10 persons.

The garden of the villa borders the waters of the Lake Maggiore, in Stresa, just

This spectacular villa in front of the lake is located in Stresa, Lake Maggiore, 45 minutes from Malpensa Airport, in the opposite direction of Milan. The most prestigious villa in Stresa is an exclusive accommodation best suited for businessmen groups, or families for holiday. This large villa on Lake Maggiore, with four floors, 8 bedrooms was built in 1903 by Ricordi family. Originally named Villa Glicine, it is now known by the locals as Villa Ricordi. The Lake Maggiore location is the best for small group meetings and family gatherings.

The ground floor has a garage with covered parking for three cars, storage space and a cellar. The first floor has a fully equipped kitchen, living room with fireplace and piano, an organ, an antique billiard room with a sound system, television room. There is also a large terrace with a spectacular view that has a stone table that seats 12, which we use for our main meals. The second floor has two double bedrooms with bathroom that have a splendid view of the lake, a bedroom for children with bunk beds and a single bed, two bedrooms with queen-size beds and a shared bathroom.

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  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Patricia Frare (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks english, italian

Why Patricia Frare chose Stresa

It is the most beautiful villa in the Lake Maggiore and we wish that people all over the world can enjoy this paradise

What makes this villa unique

Front Lake Maggiore, front Iles Borromee, Isola Bella and Isola Pescatori. Private beach and private pier


based on 6 traveller reviews

luxury villa Front Lake Maggiore Stresa, Borromean isles view, lake maggiore
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Location, view, lake access make this s positive experience

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The Villa is perfectly located with beautiful grounds, terrace and views.

Easy yo walk to center of town, train station, boats etc.

Bedrooms are a little ill arranged with baths but very workable we had 4 couples with one on third floor to get a private bath in the hall.

Kitchen is small and not greatly equipped. Knives, pots and pans need to be updated.

No wine glasses was an issue.

All in all, we loved staying at the Villa.

Burney Warren

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Italian dream

  • 5 of 5

What a treat. The house and garden offers the uniqe Italian experience - and in the stunning surroundings by the Maggiore Lake it all blends together as a almost unreal. The house is old, with no aircondition and a little outdated (but charming!) Kitchen. This is however minor details and all forgotten because the house is a gem: Facinating history, lovely furnitures, beautiful details, high quality interior, all with a personal touch and tons of atmosphere. You can see and feel that someone truly care about this Place. Its overall very well maintained, everything Works and its nice and clean. And then the garden! Paradise. Statues, flowers, lights, badmington and pingpong - and Nice, new sunbeds. The Pictures does not justify how lovely this is. The house offers a private Beach - wich worked perfect for us travelling with teenagers. The beach is Maybe not suitable for small children since its rocky - but its a gate between the Beach and the garden so smaller childre can play safely in the garden.The house is located 5-10 minutes walk from Stresa - through a beautiful park/promenade. Stresa itself is a small and charming town with a lots og restaurants/cafe etc. For us, this was Our Italian dream come true - we would love to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Enchanted Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week -- from the moment we stepped into this beautiful home and were welcomed by the owners, who walked us through and even drove us to the supermarket and introduced us at a local wine shop. The large villa held our group of 9 adults with great comfort and privacy. We would lose track of where people were! The panoramic view of lake, islands and mountains from the rear stone terrace and grounds is absolutely breathtaking. With its trees, plantings, and statuary, you feel like you are staying at an arboretum. At night, the palace gardens on Isola Bella light up and seem almost close enough to touch, and the lights of towns ringing the lake sparkle. The bedrooms and bathrooms are quite nice and very clean. Twice during the week the owners arranged for a cook to prepare dinner for us at the house and serve us at the long table out on the rear terrace overlooking the lake. These home-cooked meals were a real highlight, better than at any restaurant! The villa is located at the end of the lakeside promenade of palm trees, hydrangeas, a pleasant 15-minute stroll into town. It was cool at night, and we could leave the windows open, as there were no insects. There were fans if needed. Our favorite days were when we did no travelling and just stayed home to enjoy the villa!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay was magical

  • 5 of 5

I've simply never experienced a vacation more pleasant than the week we spent with friends at Villa Ricordi. It was like living a marvelous dream. The moment you walk in the front door and see the stunning view of Lake Maggiore out the back door, you are hooked. We enjoyed wonderful times on the back patio eating, drinking and relaxing while captivated by the beautiful lake, nearby islands and boats on the water. The Villa itself is like a movie set, with spectacular room after room, books on the remarkable Ricordi family, and statues inside and out. You find something new and interesting around every corner. Being here really is living the good life. I highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location for family reunion or expo base

  • 5 of 5

The villa is a superb property of the Ricordi (music) family with an astonishing positioning just in front of Isola Bella the queen of the Borromee Islands and it is very well maintained and went under refitting and painting just before our arrival.

We loved tasting sparkling Italian wine at sunset after a bath from the private lake beach and enjoyed dining on the stone table of the lovely terrace lake view accompanied by the sound of the peacocks in love. A very good private chef service made by a young italian professional is also available.

Morning lake rides with kayaks were also part of our holiday and some of us enjoyed the 4 golf courts in the nearby.

La Rampolina restaurant with its wonderful outside dining overlooking the lake was a one of a kind suggestion from Marisa (the owner). Davide and his wife will gently and professionally cocoon you. Wine tasting at La Cambusa in Stresa another not to miss place and if you desire to take home some good italian wine this is the right place.

We recommend this property and will do our best to come back soon

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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very special place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, very large house with expansive manicured garden. Wonderfully private with a great view. The cleaner and gardener showed up a few times a week but generally we were left in privacy the whole time. The house is directly on the lake with its own swimming platform-- mind you the water is a bit cold. The kitchen is well equipped so meals at home are a great option. The rear of the house has a lovely large patio where you can dine and relax. Parking for at least four cars, maybe more, inside the gates. Wifi internet was available in the house. Bring your musical gifts because there are several pianos and other instruments! My only criticism is that there was too little information about the place before we got there. A lot of the things I have just mentioned were big unknowns for us. Good-- let's keep this place a secret! A dream vacation for a group.

Thanks Ricordi family!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Malpensa Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Ski
20 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

To the tourist, who for the first time arrives in Stresa, it is offered a breathtaking spectacle. At first the gorgeous lakefront, lined with palm trees, with flourishing gardens and facades of majestic hotels. Then, turning to look at the lake, enchanted, as if emerged from the same waters the spectacular Borromean Islands (Isola Bella, Isola Madre and Isola dei Pescatori). Just the splendor of these visions to make one understand how Stresa has been able to become one of the maximum meetings of international tourism. The town, already in the middle half of the 19th century was the most elegant place to stay, the most visited of the international bourgeoisie.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Stresa, Italy

Rental Basis:
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2 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
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Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$1,430
pulizie finali A$286

Le tariffe indicate non comprendono il costo del riscaldamento che dovrà essere pagato in loco a consumo.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Stresa, Italy

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 m²
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Waterfront
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet
    - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , bidet
    - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
    - toilet
    - toilet
  • 4 full bathrooms and two bathrooms for guests
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Included: 2 hours of cleaning, 2 times a week Not included: private cook for lunches and dinners