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Traditional house on Lake Maggiore, Romantic, Cozy and Confortable, Ideal for Families or Couples, with Terrace, Lake View, Fully Furnished Kitchen, Laundry and Dishwasher, Cot, Highchair and Stroller, Bedlinens and Towels
WHAT YOU WILL FIND
Il Portichetto is a traditional country house in the tiny fisher's hamlet of Solcio, furbished with antiques and paintings. The apartment is 100mq, on two floors, connected by a spiral staircase. Is ideal for families and children. On the first floor there is a FULLY EQUIPPED kitchen with dinner table, a huge living room with tables, easy chair, sofa bed and a sunny terrace with stunning Lake Maggiore view. Fireplace should not be used as the chimey is occupied by the central heating's exhaust pipe. On the first floor: TWO MASTER BEDROOMS WITH DOUBLE BED, one with COT. The cot is suitable for children aged 0 to 4 years old. The beds are antique and queen size; one TUB bathroom and a SHOWER bathroom, a READING zone with desk and window overlooking the lake.
There is a railroad line passing near the house so you will hear a slight noise when the train pass through. Anyway is not an annoying noise and usually after one or two days everyone gets accustomed to it.
A selection of English language, Penguin clothbound classic editions BOOKS, and the BIBLIOTECA SOLCINA, a book collection devoted to LOCAL HISTORY are at guests disposal. Plenty of TOYS and children's book are available for guests in the children's room. ARTIST'S MATERIAL is at guest's disposal in the living room. Daily cleanings are available upon request.
Il Portichetto will be rented furnished with BEDLINENS, KITCHEN TABLECLOTHS, BATH TOWELS at NO EXTRA cost, so our guests could travel lightly. ELECTRICITY, GAS and WATER are ALL included. Beach towels will NOT be provided. Please use ONLY the three towels provided for each person.
As a WELCOME PACK you will find basic food for your first day in Solcio. We usually put in the basket pasta, tomato sauce, cookies, jam and fruit, depending on the season.
In the kitchen you'll find coffee and tea, sugar, salt, oil&vinegar. You are only requested to replace it when you finish it. Guests are kindly requested not to leave their used dishes in the kitchen, but to put them in the dishwasher and turn it on. The fridge must be left empty (and hopefully clean) and garbage must be put outside the house.
The house is suitable for children of all ages, but not for people with restricted mobility as there is a spiral staircase. No pets allowed. The house is no-smoking. Parking is available in front of the building.
Guests will have access to all the house. Internet connection is Wi-Fi.
A person will be available via phone for any needs or emergency and within the house in half an hour. In summertime the housekeeper will water the plant in the terrace.
Facilities: Central heating, Laundry and Dishwasher machine, Braun Minipimer, Iron and Ironing Board, Cot, Children Stroller, High Chair, Kids Toys and Books, Local history books, Hair Dryer, TV with Dvd selection, Wi-Fi, Hi-Fi with vinyl and cd collection of international rock and italian music, Outdoor table and chairs.
Il Portichetto is located between Arona and Stresa on Lake Maggiore. It is one hour drive form Milano and Malpensa International Airport and also reachable by train, bus or bicycle. Car is not strictly necessary.
Minimum stay is 2 days. For multi weekly rentals cleaning of the house will be done mandatory once a week day and will cost €65 each week. Final cleaning cost: 65€. Everything else is included in the daily fee. Heating in winter from Oct. 15th to April 15th is included in the winter fee.
SOLCIO AS IT WAS
Founder of the blog Archivio Iconografico del Verbano Cusio Ossola, the owners of the property, Paola Vozza and Marco Casali, are journalist and photo editor. Their blog is dedicated to the iconographic memory of the area.
If you like to see Solcio as it was, you may digit the keyword Solcio and Archivio Iconografico del Verbano Cusio Ossola in (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN).
Luckily it hasn't change so much!
WHAT YOU WILL SEE
Located on the south side of Swiss Alps, Lake Maggiore benefits a sheltered position against the cold winds of northern Europe. It was inhabited since Romans time and reached its fame in Belle Époque, when it was choosen by wealthy families and international travellers as their favourite destination. In those time many villas were built with a great variety of eclecticism, gardens were designed and planted with rare species, luxury hotels opened. Transports were made with horse carriages, steamboats and railways. Lake Maggiore holds today the same charme with all modern amenities and comforts.
Summers are warm (25 to 30 C°) with a lovely breeze in the afternoon. The clear water welcome sailors, swimmers and canoeist. Hike and strolls, mountain biking, watersports activities, golf, riding and sailing schools are among the offers available for tourists. Autumn will come with its superb foliage; in springtime all the area is in full bloom with camelias and azaleas: the best time to visit the baroque gardens of Isola Bella and the botanical collection of Villa Taranto. Beauty treatment and spa and are available in the thermal village of Premia. Winters are bright and sometime snowy, but rarely frozen. Skiing and snowshoeing lovers enjoy the panoramic view of Alps from of Mottarone mountain or the steep downhill slopes of Macugnaga at the feet of Monte Rosa summit. There are plenty of old villages with traditional architecture to discover, museums and cultural institution. Village festivals, farm and antique markets will enrich the sojourn. Please check the Sightseeing page in the menu above to read our suggestions.
Solcio is the perfect point of departure to discover the area. Activities within a walking distance from the village include: public beach with natural trees shade and picnic area, lakeside relaxation, olympic size swimming pool and tennis lawn, canoeing and fishing. There are two bars, three restaurants, a pizzeria, a supermarket, a fisher's shop with a delicious fish and chips saturday treat, a real estate agent, a beauty salon and hairdresser.
No car is necessary, but is recommended if you'd like to travel with comfort and quickly. There is a reliable bus service connecting Arona to Verbania and all the lakeside towns. Timetables are available in Alibus website.
Zugang für Gäste
Guests will have access to all the house.
Check In is at 6 pm - Check Out is at 9 am.
Interaktion mit Gästen
Paola is available via email or mobile phone for every questions or request.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Check In is at 6 pm
Check Out is at 9 am
Il Portichetto is a house built with care, so we expect the same care from our guest. Toddlers should be controlled for their safety. They should not be left alone and they must be helped when using the stair, that is protected with a kid fence.
Windows are not high and there is a chain for safety. When you leave them open in summer you should care for children. The terrace is lcoated in a private court and there can be neighborhood so late at night silence should be respected.
In the kitchen is important not to leave fire open and to chop vegetables and fruit with a piece of wood under.
Knifes are swiss&sharp, so guest should be alert when using them. There are rules for garbage, so there will be an explanations at guest's arrival and a note in english will be left in the kitchen. Washcloths and dishwasher shoud not be used not in the same time.
Floors are natural wood so guests should take off their shoes if wet or bedraggled.
If there is a storm is better to close all the windows. In case of blizzards electricity could be interrupted, so there are flashlights in the house.
It is better to close the house with the key when getting out.
Smoking is not allowed inside the house.
Guests will be required to reimbursed for damage to the property, loss of keys.
Dieser Gastgeber hat strenge Stornierungsbedingungen
Wenn du bis 30 Tage vor deiner Reise stornierst, bekommst du eine volle Rückerstattung. Wenn du innerhalb von 30 Tagen vor deiner Reise stornierst, bekommst du eine Rückerstattung von 50 % auf den Preis pro Nacht und eine volle Rückerstattung der Gebühren.