The Berra Residence

colmegna, italian lakes
3 bedroom - 2 bath
(2 reviews)
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£200 per night (GBP)
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This spacious, contemporary three bedroom luxury villa in a quiet hamlet on the eastern bank of Lake Maggiore sleeps up to 8 including 1 baby and can be rented together with a neighboring property to accommodate a larger group of 12-16 guests. Ideal for a large family, an extended family gathering, or multiple families vacationing together, the residence is located just north of the bustling lakeside town of Luino, with a wide selection of shops, bars, and restaurants nearby. Less than 5 miles from the Swiss border, the villa also provides easy access to Lugano and Locarno, and Lake Como and Milan are just an hour away.
It’s a beautiful property, with three balconies and a teak-decked terrace giving stunning views of the lake, and is well set up for family trips, with a large open plan living, dining and kitchen area where you can spend time together. Parents can relax and leave the baby gear at home; a travel cot, high chair, and stroller are provided for guest use. After a day spent shopping in Milan or visiting islands by ferry, dine on the terrace and watch the sun set over the lake.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 king
1 full / double
1 sofa bed (double)
2 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 baby crib

What we love

  • Stunning views of Lake Maggiore and the surrounding hills from three balconies and a teak decked terrace with lounge seating and a table for dining
  • Superb location in the Italian Lakes Region on the Swiss border, close to the charming shops and restaurants of Luino, as well as Milan, Lake Como, Lugano, and Locarno
  • Spacious master bedroom with a king size bed, wooden beamed ceiling and ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower and dual sinks. It has space for rooming in with a baby
  • Second double bedroom with upholstered headboard plus third bedroom with twin beds
  • Two further guests can stay on the sofa bed in the living room or on 2 inflatable beds - best for kids - in the master bedroom
  • Wide array of modern conveniences and technological amenities provided, including children’s toys and DVDs and an Xbox console plus video game library
  • Open plan living/dining/kitchen area with sofa, dining table seating 6, and modern black and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, along with a Nespresso coffee machine
  • Full family bathroom with bathtub and shower

Things to know

  • 30 minutes to Lugano Airport and 1 hour 15 minutes to Milano Malpensa Airport
  • One hour to Milan via direct train from Luino
  • Car hire is recommended
  • The villa shares 3 parking spaces with a neighboring property. Guests may also park on the main road at the top of the hill
  • Safe and quiet at night
  • Note that stairs are ungated and the residence has 3 balconies. Young children may need supervision
  • Items provided for young children include a travel crib, a high chair and a stroller
  • Guests are advised to bring their own Nespresso coffee pods, as they are not widely available for purchase locally
  • The residence can be booked together with another local property to sleep a total of 12-16. Please consult with the host for further information

Property perks

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    A concierge service is available for this property
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  • Professional
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Jo M.
Member since September 12, 2014
I am a Mum of two children. My eldest - Ben - is 16 years old and my youngest - Lucy - is thirteen. As a family, we holiday in Italy 2-3 times a year and love the laid back, relaxed atmosphere that Italy offers us. Italians respect traditional family values and adore children as much as they love their food, which in our eyes makes it the perfect family holiday destination! When they were little we liked to holiday in the Italian Lakes in particular. Our children are now old enough to enjoy the many water sports that the area offers, but we were holidaying in the area since they were only just crawling and found that the area offered plenty for them to enjoy whatever their age. We now like to explore other areas of Italy too, our favourites being Puglia, Tuscany and Umbria as well as the Lakes region. I hope that I can help other families to find their perfect holiday in Italy.

Colmegna, Italian Lakes

On the lake

Towards the northern reaches of Lake Maggiore, Colmegna is a small quiet town on the lake shore with shingle beaches, grand houses and beautiful parklands nearby. Hop on a ferry to cruise to the lake’s islands, play in the shallow water or visit pretty towns for fantastic food along the lake. Luino, just to the south of Colmegna, has a regular market selling cheese, bread, artisan fare and handbags.

2 reviews

Kate M.
Visited in September 2017
An absolutely stunning location for a beautiful property, the perfect base for the region with great walking in the hills and swimming and boating on the lake, also an easy drive to Switzerland. Plenty to do and the perfect climate for young children!
Helen M.
Visited in July 2016
The views from this place is outstanding, it’s perched on the mountainside and has views of Lake Maggiore and Alps beyond. The terrace on the ground floor was perfect for relaxing in the sun and for eating family meals while the top floor balcony was great for a glass of wine after the kids had gone to bed. We used the house as a base to visit loads of places including Milan, Turin, Lugano, Como and found that we split our daytrips between Italy and Switzerland. The only very minor downside was that the driveway is incredibly steep so takes some getting used to! There are plenty of good restaurants and cafes in the nearby lakeside towns.