Villa Romantica

Baveno, Lago maggiore
From €12950 per week

Baveno, Lago maggiore

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  • From €12950 per week

Villa Romantica is a beautiful and unique villa located right in the village, surrounded by historical gardens and a splendid view of the famous Lago Maggiore’s Borromeo Gulf. Features include a swimming pool, a water garden, rose garden and arboretum.

Set in the charming lake shore village of Baveno, an hour’s drive from Milan and walking distance to shops and the main boulevard along Baveno’s lake promenade, Villa Romantica was built in the XVII° century on an ancient monastery and features a unique 17th-century Andalusian patio.

The villa is surrounded by a spacious terraced garden with private parking facilities. Descending the garden path guests can reach the swimming pool which overlooks the lake.
Property Features – The Main Villa (sleeping 12 people), the Guestshouse ( sleeping 4 people) and the magnificent garden designed in the twenties by Maurice Blondel. Villa Romantica is not suitable FOR people with walking difficulties

The Wifi covers the house and the two dependences and the courtyard

Please note that the local train passes 250 meters from the property, (downhill and separated by other properties, trees, and bushes).

For the privacy of the villa the windows of the guesthouse towards the garden of the villa can not be opened

The Villa

The main villa develops over 3 floors. There are 3 bedroom areas with a total of 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Each group of bedrooms (A), (B), (C) share a bathroom.
Please note that fireplaces are not working. There is an Ipod player, a stereo, TV, one play station

The villa has no AirCon but the combination between the thick walls and the shadow of the century old trees in the surrounding garden keep the air temperature inside very pleasant.

Ground Floor

Entrance hall

Living room with access to the garden and to the Andalusian patio, table for 8 pax, two comfortable sofas, decorative fireplace,

Fully equipped spacious kitchen : 6 burner stove , electric oven, large fridge with freezer and ice maker, dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, table for 6 people

Andalusian Patio spacious courtyard with 2 tables one for 8 peeople and on for 4 people

Toilet room

Laundry (acces from the patio) washing machine Please note : the staff has access to the laundry


Master bedroom (A) with lake view.

Twin bedroom (A) accessed by the patio-.

Bathroom (A) with tub (this bathroom can be accessed directly by the two rooms)

Sitting room

Twin/Double bedroom (B)lake view – the beds can be pushed together

Twin/Double bedroom (B) with study room – (the room features 2 levels : study room with desk, Tv and printer with the twin/double bed in the loft upstairs – view towards the village- the beds can be pushed together

Bathroom (B) with shower


Double bedroom (C) lake view and access to the terrace

Twin/Double bedroom (C) lake view and access to the terrace ( this bedroom can be accessed only from the terrace or through the other bedroom – the beds can be pushed together

Bathroom (C) with shower (The bathroom can be accessed only passing through the twin bedroom)

The interiors are bright and nicely furnished

Please note: The very nice caretaker lives on the top floor of the property in a separated unit with independent entrance . Two very friendly dogs live in the garden, please enquire if this could be a problem.


The Guesthouse has a beautiful outdoor private area and develops over 2 levels featuring 2 apartments, (approx 70 square meters each),

Ground Floor unit: Living area with sofa and kitchenette, twin bedroom (beds can be pushed together), bathroom with shower, washing machine

Upper Floor unit: Lake view living area with sofa and kitchenette, double bedroom, bathroom with tub.

The windows of the dependence towards the lawn in front of the house can not be opened.

The access to the Guesthouse area is totally independent being on the opposite side of the villa. When the units are rented together with the villa, Guests can pass through the gate connecting the two gardens. ( see layout)


The garden was designed by Maurice Blondel (1861 – 1949) – a Catholic positivist French thinker author of the “Philosophy of Action”who bought the villa after the First World War and created a unique piece of art. It is fully fenced and rich in wonderful centuries old plants. This very special garden features three distinct styles each characterized with different flora and vegetation;: the formal Italian box garden, the English rose garden and Japanese water garden all around are peonies azelias cammelias and valuable trees, including Japanese maples, cedars, chestnuts and a spectacular canphora tree . Thanks to the owner ‘s restoration the enchantment of Blondel garden has been preserved


Villa Romantica is located 500 meters uphill the cozy village of Baveno, where you can find many restaurants, bars and alimentary shops. The villa is also close to Stresa (5 km) and less than 60 Km from the International Airport of Milano Malpensa and it can easily be reached in about one hour by highway or by train from the Milano Centrale station.

Lake Maggiore has excellent transport connections most visitors will spend their time exploring the lake, stretching northwards from Arona to Switzerland. Both buses and ferries , connect the lakeside settlements. There are other options for exploring though. Milan is a short train-ride away for those in search of some city life. The Swiss border is only 40 minutes’ drive from Baveno


The surrounding area of Baveno and Stresa offers plenty of opportunities for water sports, hiking, cycling, golf, boat trips, sightseeing trips and Skiing at the Mottarone Ski Centre. Water Sport fans can enjoy a day out on the lake; with boat rental and a Wakeboarding School.The popular Stresa-Mottarone cable car departs every 20 minutes from the Lido in Stresa, at its peak, visitors can enjoy the spectacular 360° views; which encompass 7 lakes and the Italian Alps.

The Borromeo Islands of Isola Madre, Isola Bella, Isolino di San Giovanni, the botanical gardens of Villa Taranto and Santa Caterina del Sasso Monastery are easily reachable by ferry from Stresa . The romantic Lake Orta is also within a 30-minute drive.


  • BAVENO AQUADVENTURE PARK aquadventurepark (aquapark, artificial rock climbing, cyclocross, high ropes) Strada Cavalli in Oltrefiume 18 28831 – Baveno – Verbano Cusio Ossola- Piedmont – Italy –
  • CASTLE OF ANGERA DOLLS MUSEUM the castle houses Europe’s largest doll and children’s clothing museum
  • THE BORROMEO ISLAND PUPPET MUSEUM excursion to the Borromeo Islands. “isola Bella” (Beautiful island), which was built and dedicated to Isabella d’Adda, admire puppets and interesting archaeological finds…beautiful garden
  • ALPYLAND is an amusement park on the top of the Mottarone, a place providing a wonderful view over the Alps, lakes and the whole Lombard territory. On the top of the mount you can live the experience of the Alpine Coaster, a bobsled roller coaster for both summer and winter. Amusement for all people of all ages
  • SANCARLONE Arona San Carlo statue 35 metres tall (slightly smaller than the Statue of Liberty go up inside the statue reach the head where you can enjoy the panoramic lake views from his ear and eye holes.
  • SAFARI PARK (Pombia) POMBIA (NO) Via Larino 3 – tel.0321-956431 – fax 0321-956401
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    Daily Breakfast


    Fireplace / Heating


    Maid Service




    Swimming Pool


    Terrace / Alfresco Dining




    Walk To Village



    Extra Optional Services


    Airport Transfer


    Fresh Groceries


    Private Chef

    Pricing and Availability

    Jan 06 2024 – Jun 08 2024 €12,950
    Jun 08b2024 – Sep 21 2024 €14,560
    Sep 21 2024 – Jan 04 2025 €12,950

    Pricing Notes

    Notes 2023
    – Final cleaning included
    – Resident Staff: one staff member lives at the property and works 8 hr. a day (Tuesday OFF)
    – The staff is available to prepare breakfast: 8.00 – 10.00 am (food and beverage are not included, all ingredients to be provided by the
    guests) Daily breakfast available at 7€ per person for 6 days per week
    Note: on support rest day (see above) breakfast can be consumed at nearby bars.
    – Utilities included (Electricity, Water and Gas)
    – Wi-Fi included
    – Bed linen, bath towels and pool towels included and changed on Saturday.
    – Baby bed included
    – Heating not included (available upon request and charged separately 100 Euro per day)
    – Lunch and Dinner service can be provided upon request and charged separately
    – Extra service available on request: Cooking; food shopping; advance provisions.
    – Pets not admitted
    – Extra bed not available
    – Telephone metered

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    Lombardia and The Lakes

    Lombardia is located at the very north of Italy and borders with Switzerland and the Alps. Home to the industrial capital city of Milan which is perhaps the biggest centre in the world for fashion with names like Armani, Prada, and Gucci all residing in Milans ‘Golden Quad’.  The local people of Milan take great pride in the way they dress and it can often seem they are all on a catwalk as they quickly march through the streets.

    Milan is also the finance powerhouse of the country, and is not driven by tourism. The city itself is fast passed, and a great place to visit if you are a serious shopper.

    The main attractions in Milan include Il Duomo di Milano, Leonardo Da Vincis last supper, La Scala opera house, and the Castello Sforzesco.

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