view from the terraceview from the terrace with lake Lugano
Italian Villa with incredible view

Entire home/apt

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds
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18th century villa situated in the car free village of CASTELLO/VALSOLDA, 300 metres above lake lugano. the house is embedded like a nest in the picturesque old village with the best panoramic view from the terrace. No car´s, no noise, no hectic. just pure nature and freedom.

The space

the house is situated in the car free village of CASTELLO/VALSOLDA, 300 metres above lake lugano. the house is embedded like a nest in the picturesque old village with the best panoramic view from the terrace. No car´s, no noise, no hectic. just pure nature and freedom. Suitable for up to 4 adults and 2 children. Large double bed, Couch bed and additional mattress.

Guest access

Next to the house and it´s incredible panoramic terrace there is also a big garden of 300 sqm. belonging to the house. in here you can do barbecues, relax and just free your soul. You can access the garden within 3 minutes walking distance. You will find the way indicated on the map inside the guest-information folder.

Interaction with guests

I won´t be around but there is a person in charge who can help you (in italian or english language). Of course I will be available by phone at any time.

Other things to note

The village of CASTELLO/VALSOLDA is tiny – very tiny! and absolutely calm. No restaurants or bars are directly in the village (but in the next neighboring villages). There is also no internet access.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 9AM
Check Out: 6PM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Smoking allowed

Extra people $116 AUD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $69 AUD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 9AM

Feel at home and free to use all the facilities of the house, terrace and garden. Please treat the things with respect like you would treat your own things. Smoking is fine on the terrace or in the garden. Animals are welcome – no problem.


Safety features
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Rachel User Profile
September 2017
Incredible, amazing view. Julian's house is beautiful and peaceful. Sitting on the terrace is so special, and the kitchen is easy to use for cooking. We enjoyed walking around Castello and wandering on some of the paths behind the town. Highly recommended!

Florian User Profile
September 2017
We had a very good 3 night stay at this home. I'd happily return. The location was excellent, just 15 minutes drive to Lugano and 10 minutes to Gandria (which had easy parking and good restaurants with balconies over the lake). The views from the terrace, master bedroom and study are incredible. The house is very peaceful - most of the time all we heard on the terrace was the rush of the stream below the village, occasionally church bells, and birds. The interior was very tastefully furnished. We managed ok with the many stairs and the idiosyncratic layout that comes with such an old house, but these aspects would be challenging for anyone with young kids or with any difficulty walking. Communication with Julian was easy, as was check-in with Mrs Rossini, who lives nearby and speaks good English. A tip: Pack light, because there is no easy way to move heavy suitcases 200-300 metres from the car to the house across the cobbled steps and paths of the ancient village (we repacked what we needed into our carry-on cases and left large suitcases locked in the car) - but don't let this put you off staying here; the views alone make the extra effort worthwhile.
Julian User ProfileJulian is a superhost.
Response from Julian:
Dear Florian, thank you very much for your detailed feedback! it is really helpful for me and I am thankful for your suggestions. I´ll consider that with the next guests and already adapt the description regarding carrying heavy suitcases. Again I am very happy about your feedback and that you had a good time in our house. All the best, Julian
September 2017

Srikanth User Profile
June 2017
Whatta view! If you are looking for a quiet getaway with an amazing view, this is the place. Getting here is a slight pain but once you are here it is a superb house and so picturesque!
Julian User ProfileJulian is a superhost.
Response from Julian:
dear srikanth, first of all thank you very much for your great review! i appreciate it very much! and i am very happy that you seemed to have had a good time. please could you explain me a bit more what would you improve in the arrival description? what were the problems you had? what could be made more easy and clear? all the best to you and your family, Julian
June 2017

Ryan User Profile
October 2016
A beautiful place were pictures do it no justice. The place has been beautifully decorated while keeping the history of this place intact. The kitchen is beautiful where we cooked fabulous meals and enjoyed them on the terrace overlooking the entire lake. This is a place with a view that cant be described but has to be seen and felt to understand. Thanks Julian!

Leslie User Profile
August 2016
Just a perfect place.....!

Wolfgang User Profile
August 2016
We really liked that Julian's place feels like someone is living there and we are just staying over to visit. We've been to plenty vacation rentals that only have the bare minimum in kitchen utensils and are generally empty, since no one lives there. Some spices from the garden were drying in the dining room before being added to the kitchen.
Julian User ProfileJulian is a superhost.
Response from Julian:
hello Wolfgang, just saw your feedback now. alright, thank´s for your input. we will try to keep the fridge up-to-date :-) although we are not there always very regularly so that´s why maybe some of the things are a bit older. but again thank´s for your advice. and thank´s for leaving things there for other guests!
August 2016

Sarah User Profile
July 2016
Wonderful views and location, lovely home with a well-equipped kitchen.

Joined in May 2016
Julian User ProfileJulian is a superhost.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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