The White House of Lake Maggiore

Ispra, Varese
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Contemporary villa with bright interiors, a hot tub in the garden and lovely views of Lake Maggiore and the Swiss Alps


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This villa is one of four set down a country lane, but high hedges around the garden makes it feel very private. Antonio and Cristina live next door but you’ll let yourself in using an app, which also turns on soft background music and the lights if it’s after dusk.

Find a hand-written note welcoming you along with a crostata, or baked tart; find milk, juice, beer and wine in the fridge. The open-plan downstairs area feels homely with artworks made by Antonio and Cristina, and flows nicely out to the patio and garden.

You’re five minutes from Ispra, which has shops, restaurants and a weekly street market selling local produce. The scenic gardens of the Villa Della Porta Bozzolo are a 15-minute drive and Estensi Gardens, considered some of the most beautiful in northern Italy, are half an hour’s drive. Take a picnic and go walking or hiking in nearby Parco Regionale Campo Dei Fiori, or simply swim and sunbathe by the lake.

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We think you'll love

  • The technology in the property
  • Having a barbecue or relaxing in the hot tub in the garden
  • Being away from the tourist scene but close enough to join the crowds if you want
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You should know

  • There’s no nightlife anywhere close by
  • The living area is quite small for six people
  • All the bedrooms are upstairs so not suitable for those with limited mobility


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 6km.


Nightly price
from €120
Weekly price
from €915
1 House for 6
From €1203 beds3 bedrooms


Perfectly set up for families. There is everything from high chairs, cots, stair gates to board games. Out door living is whats it's all about with a lovely garden, hot tub, sun loungers, BBQ and wonderful views over looking Lake Maggiore and the Swizz Alps. Take advantage of Antonio's app, which will provide those all important recommendations for places to eat, shop and things to see and do.

Jane, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The lakeside town of Ispra has everything you need, including a butcher, baker and greengrocer; head to Gelateria il Capriiccio for fantastic ice-cream and Pasticceria San Gabriele for typical Italian cakes. The nearest supermarket is a 10-minute drive and is next door to Pizzeria Rosso Pomodoro, which has the best pizza in town; Ultima Spiaggia, on the shores of Lake Monate, offers a great aperitivo with stunning sunsets. Cascina Piano, a 10-minute drive away, offers wine tours and tastings on a hillside overlooking the lake.

Local points of interest from Antonio Bortolotti

  • Stresa and wonderful Borromee Island view from the garden, the hot tub, the deck
  • Rent a boat from nearby Marina di Verbella and cruise the lake for the day
  • Chill out on our deck, have a fantastic BBQ, read books or play with your kids in our garden with a view
  • Visit Varese, Milan, Como, Lugano, Ascona and many small towns just a short drive from TWHOLM
  • Book your private chef for a dinner at the Villa (with our help)
  • Try Horse back riding, wine tasting or one of the activities we recommend in our Welcome App


Antonio Bortolotti

Antonio was a lawyer before starting a consultancy advising holiday rental owners on how to develop their business, and Cristina is a professional therapist specializing in Reiki and Ayurvedic massage. They moved to Lake Maggiore from Sardinia in 2007.