Eva's Cottage 5

A lakeside cottage on Lake Maggiore, Italy : Lesa, near Stresa

Nice little touches

  • Having the lake on your doorstep is a real treat

Enjoying a beautiful lakeside position, this cottage offers private access to Lake Maggiore via a spacious, well tended garden that leads to a private mooring. The house is a charming L-shaped villa with two wings connected by a common courtyard. While the friendly owner lives in one wing, the other is available for rental, and the layout of the house ensures that both peace and privacy are guaranteed.

There is a restaurant within easy walking distance, around 600m away, and others not much further - even the nearest train station is no more than 2km away, should you wish to avoid using the car, and the nearest lake ferry is 2.5km away, around a 30 minute walk or a 5 min drive.


Villa Rocca spans 300 m2 (or 360 square yards) across three levels. The entrance opens into a generous open-plan lounge/dining area. The living room features a functional fireplace, comfortable seating, satellite TV, and a CD player stereo system. Adjacent to it, the dining area accommodates up to eight guests with its square table.

The kitchen is fully equipped with amenities including a dishwasher, microwave, fridge, oven, and a charming antique table. A guest bathroom is conveniently situated just off the kitchen. French windows from the living room open onto the panoramic terrace and the swimming pool area.

A staircase consisting of 16 steps leads to the second floor, where two bedrooms are located. One bedroom offers a double bed along with an adjoining bathroom equipped with a shower. The second bedroom also features a double bed and boasts an ensuite bathroom with a shower. Both bedrooms enjoy south-facing windows overlooking the garden. Additionally, on this floor, there is a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer.

The master bedroom occupies the third floor, accessible via 15 steps, and provides direct access to a private terrace and the rear upper garden. Its luxurious bath suite features a large Vicenza stone tub measuring 1.58 x 76, with a separate shower. The bedrooms are furnished with beds measuring 180x200 with two mattresses, allowing guests to request single linens if desired.


Villa Details

  • Air Conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Pets Welcome

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

  • 2 Double Bedrooms
  • 2 Single
  • 2 Shower-Rooms (One With A Decorative Bathtub)
  • Hair Dryer

Kitchen equipment

  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Baby Bed And High Chair
  • Barbecue
  • Billiards Table
  • Iron And Ironing Board
  • Cd Player
  • Television (Satellite)
  • Washing Machine

What's included

  • Final Cleaning Included
  • 2 Hrs Mid-Week Cleaning Included


  • Arrival Groceries Available On Request
  • Pets Welcome For A Small Fee
  • Central Heating Extra
  • Security Deposit 800 Euro In Cash Required On Arrival
  • Pets 60 Eur Per Week, Paid On Site
  • The Listed Price Is For 5 People. A 6Th Person Is Accepted If Not Older Than 6 Y.o At 150 Euro


  • Beach And Lake Access
  • Bicycles

Nearby Activities

  • Sports Club With Tennis Courts And Olympic Pool 10 Minutes Walk Away. Clients May Use For A Small Daily Or Weekly Fee.
  • 2 Golf Courses Within 15 Minutes Drive
  • Lake Side Walk To Nearby Village Of Lesa
  • Read more about the area around Eva's Cottage


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Where is Eva's Cottage ?

Getting here

  • Milano Malpensa Airport 45 mins
  • Milano Linate Airport 1hr
  • Closest Train Station Lesa 4 mins by car or 20 minutes walk

Around Eva's Cottage

This cottage is in an excellent position for those who like to move as well as meditate, for not only are lake swimming and water sports steps away, but tennis courts and golf courses are all within 15 min.

The towns around Lake Maggiore offer spectacular gardens and historic villas to visit and the mountains beyond the lake are wonderful, and each little village with its brightly painted houses seems a terrace on the water.

The three enchanting Borromeo islands are definitely worth the boat ride over: Isola Madre and Isola Bella host the Borromeo palaces and gardens, while the charming Isola dei Pescatori or "fishermen's island, is smaller. One lake away, the charming car-free town of Orta S Giulio invites a slower pace when strolling through timeless piazzas and the Sacro Monte and its terracotta chapels dedicated to St. Francis.

Nearby Activities

  • Restaurant at 5 mins walk, others also close by.
  • Stresa 15 mins by car - ferries leave from here for the Islands.
  • Villa Taranto 30 mins drive
  • Cannobio 1 hr

Sleeps: 5
From € 390 ($421 or £332) per day


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How to book

Is Eva's Cottage perfect for you?

For availability and pricing see the calendar above. If you have any questions or would like help choosing, we visit our properties regularly and can help you choose and book the best villa for your holidays.

We can hold dates for you for 48 hours while you make sure everything lines up, then you simply pay the deposit (30% of total) to secure your booking. The balance will then be due 10 weeks before you travel. You can also add "XCover" to your booking for a full refund if you can't travel.

For more details see our Booking Conditions and XCover. You can add XCover to your booking at any time until you have paid your balance, simply ask your agent.

Worth knowing

Many local administrations now charge a “Tourist Tax” for people staying in rented accommodation and these vary from town to town. The charges are generally per person per night with a maximum number of nights, usually around 5 but sometimes 7, beyond which they will not charge. The charges range between 50 cents to 3 euro. Children are sometimes included, sometimes not and these charges should be collected by the property owners.

Not sure?

It can often be faster to contact us to ask for advice - we visit all the houses so can give you first hand advice based on your wishlist. Once you find a villa you like we can hold dates for you for up to 48 hours while you check flights or make sure everybody is on board.

Any more questions?

Please ring us with any queries - there are a lot of answers in our FAQ page too. If you want to keep searching, have a look at our suggestions below!

Booking Notes

  • Security deposit 800 euro in cash required on arrival
  • Pets 60 EUR per week, paid on site
  • The listed price is for 5 people. A 6th person is accepted if not older than 6 y.o at 150 Euro