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Charming Cottage near Locarno/ Lake

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 5PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $83
Security Deposit: $98


The space

A unique 200 year-old stone cottage that will take you back in time. Surrounded by cobblestone streets and stone houses. Courtyard area covered by vineyards (in season), balcony and garden with views of Lago Maggiore and the surrounding mountains. The cottage has 2 bedrooms and WC on the upper floor, and family area with a full kitchen, shower and just-installed wood-burning fireplace on the main floor. Wireless Internet throughout. Minutes away from downtown Gordola,/Locarno Switzerland, includes one free private parking spot. Walk to restaurants, shopping and public transport to Locarno or take the ferry boat across to Brissago Islands. Rosemarie, your owner/host lives next door and has been in the area for over 28 years. *Cannobio, Italy is just 20 min away with a beautiful harbor, shops and outdoor Sunday market.
* Just 15 min away is Lavertezzo with its waterfall, and double arch Roman Bridge 8 th cent. "Ponte dei Salti." A truly unforgetable experience.
* Minutes away from the Valle Verzasca Dam, where scenes from the James Bond movie Goldeneye were filmed.

Some local info:

* CARDADA-LOCARNO 1700 ** winter skiing
* The Madonna del Sasso sanctuary in Orselina above the city of Locarno
* Locarno moon and stars 14.07-22.07
* The Locarno Film Festival 02.08-12.08
* Bellinzona CASTEL, a UNESCO-listed protected site
* Horseback riding
* 3 Borromeo Islands Italy;
Isola Bella, Isola dei
Pescatori, Isola Madre
* Mergoscia a wonderful church 1733
and more.......

Interaction with guests

One popular dining option is to have an a-la-carte meal of your choice set up in your apartment or in the garden. A truly unique six-course meal consisting of typical regional specialties served inside your apartment or in the garden. This private gourmet dining experience brings the best Swiss cuisine to your room for an intimate candlelit dining experience.
Available upon request.

Getting around

Bus and train very close

House Rules
Check in time is 2PM - 5PM

no smoking inside cottage.
lovely pets are Welcome



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

3 nights minimum stay

83 Reviews

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David User Profile
August 2016
I had a great stay in Gordola for 5 nights in August. Rosemarie was very friendly and responsive, and even picked me up from the train station when I arrived. She provided some suggestions on places to visit (such as the Valle Verzasca, the bus to which is only a 2 minute walk from the house. I highly recommend visiting this scenic valley fpr a day trip). She also recommended Restaurant Gordolese for lunch, where the food was great and very good value. Gordola is a nice village, and is only a few minutes by train to Locarno (and trains run every 30 minutes, with the station less than a 10 minute walk from the cottage). The whole Ticino region is beautiful, with many sightseeing and hiking opportunities, and the weather was sunny and warm every day I was there. I would definitely return, and would happily stay here again!

Daniela User Profile
July 2016
We spent almost two weeks in the little town Gordola - just a couple of minutes by train from Locarno. We received a very warm welcome by our host Rosmarie. The apartment was clean and very nicely furnished. The apartment is equipped with Wifi, a TV, a kitchen and a very nice patio to have dinner / hang out. Rosmarie also recommended some very nice places to go swimming, hiking, and to have dinner. She could always be reached very easily by phone and we had some very nice chats with her and her husband.

Olivier User Profile
May 2016
The host canceled this reservation 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Suvi User Profile
February 2016
The host canceled this reservation 44 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Tanja User Profile
December 2015
Rosemarie's place is the perfect place to recuperate and hide out from the world. If you're looking to digitally disconnect (i.e. No wifi/internet) this is it! An amazing winter atmosphere is created by the roaring fireplace and Rosemarie's lovely Christmas decor. She also welcomed us warmly. The kitchen is really well equipped and everything was really clean. One can see that a lot of love has gone into this place!! Highly recommended.
Rosemarie User Profile
Response from Rosemarie:
Hello Tanja and Dominic, Thank You so much for the review. I'm glad You liked your stay. I want to clarify my review, because I think it wasn't clear enough. I never said You took the Christmas decorations from the bedroom home with You, what I said (not very clearly I'm afraid) was that You changed their place. The bedroom's Christmas Tree was attached to the ceiling along with some decorations, so in order to place it where it was before I had to re-attach it along with the decorations and it took some time. I spent a lot of time and effort to make this cottage feel like Christmas and I just want it to be as it was so that other lovely couples like yourself can enjoy it like You did.
December 2015

Carrie User Profile
September 2015
Rosemarie's little cottage is very beautiful and I highly recommend her as an airbnb host. She and her family were very kind to us during our stay, even giving us a ride to and from the train station since we didn't have a car of our own. Right outside your windows and balcony are beautiful fragrant grapes growing. The cottage is right above the bus stop to get to the Valle Verzasca, so very convenient. There are also a couple grocery stores and a nice little bakery within walking distance. Overall a very good experience.

Randall User Profile
July 2015
Rosemarie's place is like coming home. It was so peaceful and comfortable, with cozy places to sit and relax in the green. And Rosemarie herself was very kind, helpful and friendly. I could tell much by the SOUND early in the morning as she worked with her family and staff to plan the day, the quiet murmur next door of things as they ought to be.

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Locarno, Switzerland · Joined in December 2011
Rosemarie User Profile

I enjoy spending time with my husband and family. I'm an outgoing person who loves to make all guests feel at home. I've lived in this area of Switzerland over 20 years and hope to make your visit here truly unforgettable. Medicine is my profession and it has played a role in my lifestyle which includes healthy organic cooking. I enjoy traveling and meeting new friends. I look forward to visiting America, where my brother and his wife live.

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