Villa Tessa

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Sleeps: 6 - 11 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4
Oliver Approved

Overview

Pool Modern Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome Walk to Village

*EARLY BIRD 2023*

Book a 2023 villa holiday by 28th February and receive:

  • A welcome hamper on arrival
  • Up to £100 private chef voucher
  • Trees planted to offset 110% of your villa stay

Ts&Cs apply.

Looking for a room with a view? What about a villa with a view - lots of them! From its peaceful hillside position, Villa Tessa benefits from incredible views over the glittering waters of Lake Maggiore. And positioned between the village of Meina and the charming town of Arona with its lovely promenade, restaurants, bars and cafes, you're never far from a delicious Italian meal!

This exquisite property is perfect for an extended family or multi-generational holiday, with lots of sleeping options including a dedicated children's bedroom to make the kids feel welcome. Sleeping up to 11 guests in five elegant bedrooms, including a feature one that brings the outside in with its lovely garden hues and flowers, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Step into the living area and you'll feel instantly relaxed, whether it's pouring over the many books you'll long to read or the inspirational view through the floor-to-ceiling windows. And for more outstanding vistas, head into the kitchen with its stylish breakfast bar and table, where there are more inspiring camera-ready scenes to help you cook up a delicious Italian meal.

It's impossible not to want a refreshing dip when looking out at the cool shimmering waters of Lake Maggiore - especially when those Italian rays shine through. No worries, just head for the inviting turquoise pool outside. Surrounded by lawns, hedges and pretty flowers, it's a lovely spot. But, if you wish to recline and enjoy the sun, you can do so on the many sun loungers or comfy seating up on the first-floor terrace, while the younger children enjoy themselves on the swings and slide in the garden.

Want to venture out for a day trip? Aside from the lovely towns nearby, Stresa - the pearl of the lake - is a mere 15km away, and from there you can hop on a ferry to the magical Borromean Islands. And what's not to love about visiting the Piedmont vineyards, romantic Lake Orta and even Milan for a spot of shopping. Enjoy...

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • To reach Stresa and some of the day trips a bit further out, car hire is recommended. 
  • One of the bedrooms has bunkbeds and a single bed and is most suitable for children. 
  • The playground equipment in the garden is really only suitable for much younger children.
  • When minimum occupancy is booked, certain rooms will not be accessible (subject to owner's discretion) - best to enquire with us beforehand.
  • Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking.
  • Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV Outdoor Games Heating

The Villa

Ground Floor

- Double bedroom
- Two bathrooms with shower
- Open-plan kitchen and dining area leading out on to a terrace with al-fresco dining table

First Floor

- Living room with floor-to-ceiling windows opening out on to the terrace, comfortable sofas and satellite TV
- Two double bedrooms with air-conditioning and mosquito screens
- Double bedroom with beds that can be separated into twins, air-conditioning and mosquito screens
- Children's bedroom with bunk beds (two single beds), a single bed, air-conditioning and mosquito screens
- Bathroom with shower
- Bathroom with bath tub and shower

Outside Grounds (750m2)

- Fenced grounds
- Lawned garden
- Private swimming pool (5x9m, depth 1.6m). Open approximately mid-May -end-September
- Sun loungers
- Playing area with playhouse, slide and swing
- Covered terrace with dining table for up to 12 guests and comfortable chairs
- Outdoor shower
- Barbecue
- Garage
- 2 uncovered parking spaces (one inside and the other outside the property)

Facilities

- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning
- Satellite TV
- Dishwasher
- Washing machine
- Safe

Location

About the surrounding area of Villa Tessa
Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Sailing Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Boat Trips
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There's something magical about the lakes of northern Italy bordering Switzerland - the snow-capped mountains, elegant villas, charming villages and narrow glacial lakes, all of which make for a camera-ready scene of eye-popping beauty.

And Lake Maggiore, Italy's second largest lake, is no exception. Sleepy cobblestone villages, exceptional flowers, views over glittering waters, ethereal islands and the odd castle - it's no wonder such illustrious visitors as Byron, Shelley and Hemingway graced its very shores.

When the Simplon Pass train from Switzerland, one of the Alps most beautiful crossings opened, it meant easier access to this beautiful lake. And many visited for all its beauty, including its little islands located on the western arm of this stunning stretch of water: the tiny Isola Bella - a place of decadent parties for the nobility of Europe; Isola dei Pescatori with its population of just 50 people and a number of fabulous fish restaurants; Isola Madre featuring the most beautiful botanical flowers. The Borromean Islands are well worth a visit.
Inland, explore the pretty town of Stresa situated below the majestic peak of Mottarone, and enjoy its many cafes, restaurants and bars - especially the ones with views out to the Borromean islands.

Why not take a cable car up Mottarone for a truly spectacular view across the Alps? Amble around the town of Verbania or Cannobio's lakefront piazza with its ancient buildings. Then there's picturesque Maccagno and Luino with its famous market - amongst many more on this enchanting lake that will quite literally take your breath away.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Milan Malpensa Airport

(37km)

Nearest Airport 2 Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport

(118km)

Nearest Village Meina

(1.5km)

Nearest Town/City Stresa

(15km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurants & Cafes

(1km)

Nearest Supermarket Supermarkets & Shops

(1km )

Kids

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

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Sailing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Playground
  • Outdoor Games
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Catering Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service 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
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Extra services available at this property (payable locally):

- Private chef and other catering options
- Personal trainer and massage
- Tour guide
- Boat rental
- Extra cleaning and change of linens

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

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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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €800 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Electricity and gas (air conditioning, heating and other) are metered with a €50 bonus (included in the rental price). Any extra usage will be detracted from the deposit. Subject to change, exact amount to be given at the time of your stay. Please enquire for further details.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €230 (2022)/ €250 (2023), payable locally upon arrival. 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.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner. If accepted, a pet supplement of €100 per pet per week will apply (payable locally).
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property
Minimum stay 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).
Pool towels included? Yes.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately mid-May to end-September. 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 Please note that published rates are only valid for the current year. Any bookings for subsequent years will be on request only and correct rates will be confirmed at the time of booking
Other Ts and Cs Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner or their property manager
Other Ts and Cs One of the bedrooms has bunkbeds and a single bed and is most suitable for children.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £3,128
Apr 1st 2023 - May 20th 2023 £3,405
May 20th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £4,948
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 £6,888
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 £4,711
Sep 23rd 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £3,444
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 £4,711
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £3,128
Mar 30th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £3,405
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £4,948
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 £6,888

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 £3,444
Apr 1st 2023 - May 20th 2023 £3,880
May 20th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 £5,344
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 £6,888
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 £4,711
Sep 23rd 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £3,444
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 £4,711
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 £3,444
Mar 30th 2024 - May 18th 2024 £3,880
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 £5,344
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 £6,888

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €3,303
Apr 1st 2023 - May 20th 2023 €3,596
May 20th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €5,226
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 €7,275
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 €4,975
Sep 23rd 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €3,638
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 €4,975
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €3,303
Mar 30th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €3,596
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €5,226
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 €7,275

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 €3,638
Apr 1st 2023 - May 20th 2023 €4,097
May 20th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 €5,644
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 €7,275
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 €4,975
Sep 23rd 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €3,638
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 €4,975
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 €3,638
Mar 30th 2024 - May 18th 2024 €4,097
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 €5,644
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 €7,275

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $3,640
Apr 1st 2023 - May 20th 2023 $3,962
May 20th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $5,759
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 $8,016
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 $5,482
Sep 23rd 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $4,008
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 $5,482
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $3,640
Mar 30th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $3,962
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $5,759
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 $8,016

Prices based on an occupancy of 11 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 2nd 2023 - Apr 1st 2023 $4,008
Apr 1st 2023 - May 20th 2023 $4,515
May 20th 2023 - Jul 1st 2023 $6,219
Jul 1st 2023 - Aug 26th 2023 $8,016
Aug 26th 2023 - Sep 23rd 2023 $5,482
Sep 23rd 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $4,008
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 6th 2024 $5,482
Jan 6th 2024 - Mar 30th 2024 $4,008
Mar 30th 2024 - May 18th 2024 $4,515
May 18th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 $6,219
Jun 29th 2024 - Aug 5th 2024 $8,016

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.

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Reviews

  • The best views

    Posted by Sue on 23/07/2022

    The villa was lovely and had the best views. The owner was very helpful throughout. My only suggestions would be plastic glasses for outdoor use, a visitors book so that they can provide personal recommendations and also a more detailed guest info book, e.g. list of restaurants, taxi number.

  • Great view!

    Posted by Simon on 30/09/2021

    Very nice and clean house, very functional. View is as in the pictures and the owner is very welcoming as well.

  • Wonderful home!

    Posted by Julie on 04/05/2019

    Wonderful home with views to die for! The house is so well equipped and it was no trouble to order a few basics to start off our week. The owner was there to welcome us and available a couple of times when I needed to contact her...she is a warm and lovely person. We travelled with elderly parents and it was perfect that we discovered a double room on the ground floor with a wet room. We loved the house and location and wouldn’t hesitate to return!

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