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“Beautiful home, amaaaazing views!”
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Minusio's microclimate has a mere 320 days of sunshine each year
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37 reviews
Minusio's microclimate has a mere 320 days of sunshine each year
The very comfortable and large lower living room, also called the music and television room
The lower living room with wonderful leather sofa, relaxing armchairs also has magnificent views
The luxury designer kitchen with microwave, oven, dishwasher and induction cooker
View over Lago Maggiore from upper living room
The large master bedroom with its Hästens 2.10 x 2.10m boxspring and mirrored wardrobes
Waking up in the airconditioned masterbedroom watching beautiful art and that amazing view outside
Bedroom with double bed on lower floor with wardrobe and garden view
Adjacent bathroom on lower floor with shower cabin, toilet and washbasin
Bedroom with 2 single beds on lower floor with view on Lago Maggiore
La dolce vita
Enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner in the shadow underneath the vine leaves
Total privacy on the terrace whilst overlooking the mountains reflected into the blue lake
Love-seat on the terrace with 'a view to a kill'
The lower floor terrace
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Minusio, Lake Maggiore, Canton of Ticino, Swiss Alps

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FranMGowi...
Farnham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Beautiful home, amaaaazing views!”
Reviewed 11 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We spent a fantastic week at Villa Bella Vista! The house is more like a home then a rental, beautiful furniture and everything we needed including a Nespresso machine! We're totally relaxed, and the kids loved the TV den and having their own floor - as did we!

We weren't that lucky with the weather, but it didn't really matter. We explored the area, visited Italy including Lake Como and Isola Bella. The kids (16, 13 and 10) loved the lake, great for lunch and watersports. Would highly recommend a stay here, made all the better by the hosts who made booking effortless.

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Management Response
13 Sep 2017
Thank you Fran for your compliments! So glad you had a wonderful time and that you felt at home. If you ever come back to the area, we hope we may welcome you and your lovely family again.
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SilentTyp...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A Memorable Stay in a Wonderful Place”
Reviewed 22 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Our traveling group consisting of our four adults and two young children had a wonderful time at Villa Bellavista.

The interior is contemporary, tasteful, and well organized. It allows the spectacular views in, especially at the top level. Both floors benefit from good control of sound and light, and a degree of separation if required. There is plenty of shade to balance the exposure to the sun. The result is a sense of peace and tranquility that enhances the visual experience of the superb views. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the scenery, very comfortable and safe.

The beautiful villa is as advertised and very clean. All amenities worked as expected. They were easy to operate based on the instructions provided.

We have admired the diverse vegetation around the house. Our children have been busy discovering all kinds of insects and the bench on top of the garage. They've also kept a keen eye on any aircraft or boats on the lake. Both my father in his late 80s, and my three year old had no problem accessing the lower level entrance or the terrace.

Villa Bellavista is best accessed by car and is well located for trips around Lago Maggiore, Ticino, or Lombardy. We've liked going to the lake on the Navegna trail. On departure, we've used the Centovalli road and Simplon Pass to reach the Rhone Valley for the next leg of our journey.

Thank you Sabine for your prompt response to our queries and for sharing your house with us. We hope to return one day.

Andrei C. and family
Vancouver BC Canada

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Michael K
Rockport, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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“Beautiful Villa with Spectacular Views”
Reviewed 5 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017

As you approach the villa on a very narrow road, you realize you are heading for an amazing location. The foliage surrounding the villa and the views of Lago Maggiore and the surrounding towns are spectacular. The apartment itself is large, well appointed and very comfortable. One should be fit to climb the many steps on a long outside staircase to get to the entrance to the apartment. We are a family of 4 adults and two children and we all had a fantastic time touring Locarno, Ascona, and Cannobio in Northern Italy, just across the border, all very convenient to the Villa. And, we always looked forward at the end of the day to returning to the comforts of Villa Bella Vista. A special thanks to Manuel, the maintenance man, who was very responsive and helped us with some needs on a couple of occasions.

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Thomas K
2 reviews
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“A place to come back!”
Reviewed 13 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

The villa stands above the Lago Maggiore with breathtaking views along the lake and towards the mountains. We could sit all day long on the terrace an look at the landscape! The house ist perfect for two couples since there are two floors with their own living room, bedroom and bathroom. With the kitchen being fully equipped you have your dinner or grill party 'at home'. If you want to go out, Locarno and Ascona are just a few minutes away. Check In and Check Out were very friendly. Surely a place to come back!

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triciav
sydney
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Breathtaking views and”
Reviewed 19 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We stayed with 2 other couples for 6 nights and what a wonderful stay . The villa is situated in a lovely residential area about a 10 minute drive from Locarno .

The Villa is as shown and does not disappoint . Luxurious and tastefully decorated and well equipped . Views from both levels and in particular the terrace off the upstairs living area are spectacular . Perfect to relax and enjoy the scenery .

Plenty to see and do in the area but the villa is so tasteful it is lovely to relax and enjoy this wonderful home .

I enjoyed the walk down to the Lake for a swim - only 8 minutes in each direction and also morning walks further along Minusio .

We ate out at a number of restaurants recommended by Sabine . On next visit would probably cook more and spend more time in the Villa .

Thank you Sabine for your prompt response to our queries and for sharing your home .

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Debbie D
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful 80th Birthday”
Reviewed 30 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

My Husband & I decided to take Mum away for her 80th Birthday and we are so pleased we chose Bella Vista. This is a beautiful villa with breathtaking views over Lake Maggiore. The villa is well equipped and we cooked most evenings as eating out in Switzerland is expensive. Afterwards, we sat out on the terrace enjoying a glass of wine or two !!

Regarding food shopping, we would recommend Co-op or Migros situated a couple of miles drive away towards Locarno. Aldi in Switzerland is expensive and do not have the choice like the UK. Alternatively, go over the border to Italy.

For Mums special day, Sabine had recommended a few restaurants and we went with her suggestion of Villa D'Este at Lake Como. This place is absolutely wonderful. Expensive, but well worth it.

We had a wonderful time and highly recommend Bella Vista to couples and families.

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Management Response
31 Aug 2016
We're very glad you had such a splendid time to celebrate this special birthday! best wishes Sabine
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jmonney20...
Vevey, Switzerland
1 review
“Breath-taking views, modern and comfortable”
Reviewed 26 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Wonderful place with incredible views!!! Just breathtaking! Well-situated and well equipped...even provided a baby chair which was great! Beds are comfortable and kitchen space practical....terrace outside so nice! Finally somewhere that has been designed with taste, just beautiful, highly recommended!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
27 Apr 2016
Thank you for all the compliments Julien. Very happy you had such a wonderful time. Hope to see you again one day. All the best, Sabine
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