Villa Meina

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village

Whether you’re a keen golfer or simply looking for a gorgeous home with stunning lake views, Villa Meina is a fantastic place close to the shores of Lake Maggiore and an incredibly picturesque lakeside town.

In a hillside position, with the lake just 1.5km below, the vistas are simply beautiful – just imagine relaxing with an Aperol Spritz on the shaded terrace or lazily lounging by the lovely swimming pool. The spacious living-dining room, with its comfortable sofas, satellite TV and striking fireplace, has doors opening up to the little garden whilst the brilliantly equipped kitchen leads out to the al-fresco dining terrace with steps down to the pool.

All four bedrooms are so inviting with subtle colours and tasteful personal touches creating a warm and welcoming ambience. The two bedrooms on the ground floor have en suite bathrooms whilst upstairs, under the eaves, throw open the windows from the two air-conditioned twin/doubles to be greeted by the most magnificent lake views.

Wander down the hill (or it’s a short drive) for a bite to eat in the local town with its attractive lakeside setting or head off by car to one of the many other places dotted along Lake Maggiore’s shores such as Lesa, Arona and the much-loved resort of Stresa. Find summer lidos and watersports close by or head slightly further afield for the most wonderful hiking and horse-riding opportunities in the surrounding hills and mountains.

The owners can arrange discounted rates at a range of local golf courses, including the impressive Castelconturbia Golf Club, or you may prefer to spend your days exploring the enchanting landscapes by boat – a trip from Stresa out to the breathtaking Borromeo Islands is a must!

Then there’s the narrow-gauge train journey across the border to Switzerland, the mesmerising Piedmont vineyards or even a day trip to the fashion capital of Italy, Milan. That’s if you can tear yourself away from the beguiling lakeside surroundings of Villa Meina.

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What you should know…

  • Air-conditioning is only featured in the top two bedrooms.
  • It’s a lovely place for youngsters with the toddler slide and small pretty garden – supervision is needed at the end of the garden which is raised from the lane below with horizontal fencing. 
  • In a hillside position, it’s a steep downhill walk to the lake and local town so you may prefer to drive, especially on the way back!

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Gym/Fitness Room DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

Villa Interiors

Main Floor

-    Living-dining room with fireplace, satellite TV, DVD player and doors opening up to al-fresco terrace
-    Kitchen, well-equipped including oven, grill, toaster, kettle, microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, espresso machine
-    Bedroom with double bed and en suite bathroom with bath
-    Bedroom with twin beds (can be made into a double) and en suite bathroom with shower/steam

Upper Floor

-    2 x bedrooms with twin beds (can be made into a double) and air-conditioning
-    Bathroom with shower

Outside Grounds

-    Swimming pool (4.5x9m, depth: 1.6m), open approximately April to November (weather permitting)
-    Outdoor shower
-    Poolside terrace
-    Covered al-fresco dining terrace
-    Barbecue
-    Outdoor fitness equipment 
-    Toddler slide and table/chairs
-    Garden area (raised from driveway level)
-    Electric gates
-    On-site parking


-    Wi-Fi
-    Air-conditioning (two upper floor bedrooms only)
-    Heating
-    Satellite TV
-    DVD player
-    Stereo
-    Outdoor fitness equipment
-    Safes
-    Mosquito nets (all bedrooms)
-    Hairdryers
-    Washing machine


About the surrounding area of Villa Meina
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Watersports Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Tennis Nearby Cycling Horse Riding Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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In a hillside position with fantastic views of Lake Maggiore, Villa Meina is in a great position for exploring this captivating part of northern Italy.

The local town, on the shores of the lake, is around 1.5km away (if walking, do note it is a steep hill on the way back, you may prefer to drive). It’s a beautiful town which is well known for its mild climate, graceful 19th century villas and its wonderful lakeside setting where you will find beaches, summer lidos and watersports.

Other picturesque villages and towns dotted along the lake’s shoreline include Lesa (6km), Arona (6km) and the much-loved lakeside resort of Stresa (16km). Stresa is such a pretty place for a day out by the lake with its wonderful promenade, little shops and restaurants as well as frequent ferry services to other lakeside resorts.

The magical Borromeo Islands can be reached from Stresa either by ferry or private water taxi. Visit Isola Bella’s Baroque palace and stunning grounds or take a tour around the impressive gardens at Isola Madre. By contrast, Isola dei Pescatori is possibly the most authentic and charming with its inhabited village and amazing restaurants serving freshly caught fish.

The marble quarries in the lovely lakeside town of Baveno, under half an hour by car, are also worth visiting or for a truly spectacular day out consider taking the narrow gauge railway between Domodossola and Locarno, crossing the Swiss border, with connections by train from Stresa (you can return by ferry, passing yet more breathtaking scenery en route).

Golf is also hugely popular in this area and discounted green fees, lessons and transportation can be arranged at various local courses including the vast Castelconturbia Golf Club, about 20km away. Activity-lovers will also adore the numerous hiking trails through the surrounding hills and mountains as well as fantastic horse-riding and cycling opportunities.

Lake Orta is another enchanting place to visit, only half an hour by car – it’s an area less frequented by tourists compared to the larger northern Italian lakes. Explore the steep cobbled lanes of Orta San Giulio (20km), enjoy the magnificent views and perhaps even catch the ferry across to the tiny Isola San Giulio.

Spend the day touring the vineyards of the world-famous Piedmont region or head to the fashionable city of Milan for the day by car or train for sight-seeing, shopping and more.

For true fashion lovers, the shopping outlets of Serravalle can be reached even closer in just over half an hour by car.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Milan Malpensa


Nearest Airport 2 Bergamo Airport


Nearest Airport 3 Turin Airport


Nearest Train Station Local village (local trains only)


Nearest Restaurant Local village


Nearest Supermarket Local village


Nearest Beach Lido/lake access


Nearest Town/City Novara/Milan


Nearest Tennis Local village


Nearest Golf Golf Des Iles Borromees



Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Lake Maggiore is a great family destination with so much to appeal to a range of ages.

Close by, the local town features picturesque lakeside beaches and summer watersports or travel a little further to Lesa and Stresa for more water-based activities. Boats depart Stresa to a number of Lake Maggiore’s main resorts and are a wonderful way to admire the breathtaking scenery around you.

Stresa is an especially great place for a day out with its lakeside promenade and great range of shops and restaurants. Just outside the main town, Villa Pallavicino Zoological Park will appeal to animal and garden lovers and there is also a children’s play area there. Ferries to the enchanting Borromeo Islands also depart from Stresa.

The bob-sleighs at Alpyland are popular with families in Mottarone or the most adventurous of older children can experience the Lake Maggiore Zipline further north (there is also a zipline at the tip of beautiful Lake Orta) - check the minimum age/height/weight restrictions for all three attractions.

For perhaps a more sedate experience, explore the captivating landscapes on horse-back or enjoy some wonderful walks, hikes and cycle rides by the lake or in the surrounding hills and mountains.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Sailing
  • Tennis Nearby
  • Cycling
  • Horse Riding
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Slide
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Spa Treatments Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Breakfast Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Discounted Golf Rates Available
  • In-house Massages and Beautician Available
  • Various Excursions/Tours Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

-Breakfast basket with organic food from local farms such as fruit, vegetables, jams, eggs, milk, yoghurt, bread, cheese, cake and fruit juices
- Private chef
- Cooking classes
- In-house massages and beautician
- Discounted rates at nearby golf courses
- Pre-booking of golf and lessons
- Boat trips to islands or lakeside restaurants
- Excursions to Stresa and Mottarone
- Sailing courses and wake boarding
- Guided mountain tours 
- Wine-tasting and lunch in Piedmont vineyards
- Nordic walking sessions
- Trips including Adventure Parc, zipline in Verbania
- Helicopter panoramic flights
- Personal shopper service

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 charged to client's credit card as a pre-authorisation at least 2 weeks prior to arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Up to €50 per week included, extra usage of energy (including air-conditioning) is €0.32 kWh, payable locally. From 2023, there will be a utility deposit of €100.
Heating costs included? 2022: No, extra €15 per day, payable locally. 2023: No, extra €20 per day, payable locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pool towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €150 (2022)/€200 (from 2023), payable locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Changeover day Saturday (July and August) or flexible at other times.
Minimum stay 2022: 7 nights (July and August) or 5 nights at other times. 2023 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately April to November. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are not allowed.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and a highchair are available on request for an extra charge of €50 per stay, payable locally.
Pets welcome? No.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning is only featured in the top two bedrooms.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 22nd 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 £3,272
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £3,272
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £3,272
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 £5,258
Aug 31st 2024 - Mar 25th 2025 £3,272

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 22nd 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 €3,542
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €3,542
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €3,542
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 €5,692
Aug 31st 2024 - Mar 25th 2025 €3,542

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period Weekly
Sep 22nd 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 $3,775
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $3,775
Mar 30th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $3,775
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 31st 2024 $6,066
Aug 31st 2024 - Mar 25th 2025 $3,775

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • The view is breathtaking!

    on 07/09/2021

    We were greeted with freshly made fruit salad and a grand tour of the house. The host had a lot of brochures and seemed to know a lot about the area. The house is nice and the view is breathtaking! We drove everywhere because the hills are really steep, but it wasn't too far to anything.

  • Wonderful house

    on 30/09/2019

    Wonderful house perfect for family celebrations Golden Wedding Anniversary Treat! It truly was a great treat! With views of Lake Maggiore and the surrounding hills to die for and a fabulous swimming pool, this was the perfect choice for my wife and I and our two grown up children plus partners. With 4 double rooms and no less than 3 bathrooms, this is a house that “works”.......we ate practically all our meals outside on the terrace, and it is perfectly situated for excursions to Stresa, the Borromean Islands, Lake Orta and for the train from Arona into Milan....Realistically, you will need a car for the excursions and for shopping, being on a steep hillside. The owners could not be more helpful and even treated us to Prosecco and a delicious cake in honour of our Anniversary!

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