About This Listing
Holiday apartment on Lugano Lake with amazing view on the lake and on the mountains, great terrace, beautiful garden, car parking, private beach, boat places, tennis camp. Swimming-pool with great view and solarium.
1 Bed-room, big living-room with sofa bed, 1 bathroom, modern kitchen, big terrace.
Fully Furnished. Ideal place for resting, sport activities, sightseeing. Breakfast service on request.
Supermarkets, Bar, Banks, Post Office, Restaurants nearby.
What to see : Tour of Lugano Lake by car, bicycle or ferry boat.
Morcote, Vico Morcote, Lugano, Locarno, Luino, Maggiore Lake, Varese (km 9), Milano (km 50), Como, Como Lake (km 25).
Excursion on M. Lema (mt 1600), M. Generoso (mt 1900), Serpiano, M. Piambello, Alpe Tedesco, Sacro Monte (Unesco World Heritage site).
Sport Activities : Cycling, MTB, Hiking, Treking, Running, Diving, Windsurfing, Swimming, Tennis, Climbing, Gym, Football etc.
Bike rental on request with or without guide.
Golf : Lugano Golf Club (8 km), Panorama Golf Club (9km), Luvinate Golf Club (one of the best in italy) (15km)
Ski : Andermatt (1h), Macugnaga, M.Rosa (1h), M. Lema for children at 15 minutes.
Sporting Club Ceresio is located in one of the most charming sites on the italian shore of Lugano Lake, facing directly out onto the lake and Morcote "the Suisse pearl".
The climate of this area is particulary mild, guaranteeing extended holidays all year round. Swim in the lake and sunbathe on the lovely beach in spring, and summer .
In autumn and winter is also possible to practice a wide variety of sports and discover the cultural and artistic on the territory. The place is quite unique.
Linen and towels are included in the price.
Definitely, if you like nature, this is the place to be.
I'm sure you will have a terrific time !
Fernando was a great host, he replied to all of our queries before the trip and when we arrived he was very welcoming. The apartment was great, it was clean, spacious and was perfect for our needs. We enjoyed the local area and also trips into Milan and Monza. The views from the apartment at spectacular.
Fernando carte about jus guets and the appartement is good.
The appartement is great (beter for family i think... but WE were 4 adults & two babies, and it was ok).
You need car to enjoy a beach (3km) but you CAN going on feet to another one.
The view from the appartement is realy good!!
A place to enjoy!
We had a wonderful stay at Fernando's appartment.
Fernando was polite, helpful and a very good host. He helped us with good suggestions for trips and fun activities for all ages. He was quick to respond to our requests.
The view from the terasse is stunning, and the area is the perfect spot for both relaxing and active holiday.
We were 5, two adults and 3 children, and we found the appartment perfect for our needs.
We have recommended this apartment to both frinds and family, and would be happy to come back another time.
Fernando's apartment is a lot smaller than it appears on the pictures. We were there with 5 people but the apartment is definitely NOT for 5 people (one person has to sleep on the couch)! I would not recommend to stay there with more than 4 people. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with 2 single beds. The 2 bedrooms are only separated with a very large wardrobe so you can hear every noise and there is no privacy at all. In one room there is one double bed which is comfortable but the two single beds in the other room are not comfortable at all (one mattress is very soft and the other one is quite small).
The apartment is quite well-equipped but only for 4 people. For example there are only 4 chairs at each table. When we arrived we got only 4 big towels and 4 small towels although we were 5 people. Fernando gave us more towels after we asked him several times. In the kitchen there are a few things missing. For example there is only one wine-glass. We had only one kitchen towel for the entire week and Fernando refused to bring us a second one. The water turns sometimes brown (which seems to be normal for this area, according to Fernando and the neighbors). So don’t drink water from the tap!
From the house to the beach you have to walk downstairs about 10 minutes. The beach is a small rocky space between the water and the street. This is normal for this area and the lake lugano (most beaches are privately owned or the street is very close to the water so that there is no space for a beach). But if you expect a real beach, you will be disappointed. When we were there, the “beach” was not very clean and there were garbage and cigarettes. Also, the beach is not really “private”. You need a key to access the area but all people from the residence have a key. The lake itself is very nice and clean. We did not see the pool in the entire time and we didn’t know where it was.
As Alexander writes in his review, Fernando shows up quite often to check on everything. Sometimes he stayed for 30 minutes to water the flowers (which we already did every day because he asked us to). He never asked if it was ok for us or if he should come later etc.. We felt quite uncomfortable with him checking on us all the time and he came always unannounced even when we were on the terrace in our bikinis. We did not feel that the apartment was really ours for the week.
Al in all, I am sorry to say that I cannot recommend this apartment. From the pictures and the description you get another expectation.
Camilla and her sisters seemed to me very presumptuous and Snooty people, not able to communicate and to have cordial relations with people. They are obsessed with privacy because they think that everyone watch them. They would have liked the private beach just for them. When I realized the problem I offered them a private villa, but of course at other costs. An apartment in a residence with shared beach and swimming pool may not have the privacy that they wanted. I rent out one of my apartment with airbnb to meet people and not because I need money. Till now I have had good experience and I have met nice and interesting people, but with the last 2 guests ( Alex and Camilla ) I have thought to stop this activity. After 3 days when I saw the condition and the dirt in the kitchen, I wrote airbnb because I wanted to knock them out ! I also found the Coffee machine broken on the floor and the vacuum cleaner broken because used to aspirate glasses and shards. It's really strange that Camilla has not made any mention of the damage caused by them and the fact that I did not ask them for any refund !! Regarding the dimension of the apartment I can only say that the photos were done by Airbnb professional photographer and I declared the exactly square meters and number of beds on the form. Rather than have similar contacts I would cancel from Airbnb immediately. I do not recommend Camilla and her sisters. Fernando
Fernando's apartment is photographed deceptively indicating that this property is on the lakeside with access to amenities such as private beach and swimming pool- both of which actually require a car to access.
Furthermore, we left the property in perfect condition yet Fernando took it upon himself to photograph scuffs, scratches and stains found in the apartment and tried to claim a ludicrous €500. In the end, Airbnb made the final decision based on his photographs to fine us €250 while we were in the mountains for a week with limited internet access.
Also annoyingly, Fernando would turn up randomly on a daily basis to check in on things. This was invasive and irritating.
Please be careful with this landlord. If you're crazy enough to take this property, make sure you do a thorough walk through with the landlord pointing out snags in the property and get him to put something in writing on checking out that the property is in the same condition- otherwise you'll also get fleeced.
A disappointing experience. Property and landlord not recommended at all.
When Alexander Clavel's family left, they were all very satisfied and
the next day Alex sent me an e-mail telling me that my claim for
damages had ruined a wonderful experience !!
I have documented exactly the damages both to Airbnb and Alex, asking
nicely to repair them.
I think that is not consistent denigrate a place only for having to pay
for the damages actually done !Concerning the pool and the beach are exactly 5 minutes by foot.
Obviously walk the ladder on the other hand is a little tiring uphill.
Car is more comfortable.
For the damages I asked for and obtained a partial refund.
Airbnb Team checked carefully all documentation and photos
and they decided that I was right.
Furthermore the reservation was made for 3 adults, I discovered the
babies on their arrival !
For the bad using of the apartment :
lights always on even during their absence,
food and smashed bananas on chairs,
all the trash ( dirty diapers poop and organic waste ) abandoned in
front of the entrance door... NOTHING !
In conclusion I think that Alex has no respect for other people and their things.I also received complain from the restaurant where they went. They burnt a precious leather menu...
In Abu Dhabi they still have slaves, but fortunately slaves no longer
exist in Europe.
We really enjoyed our stay at Fernando's lovely apartment. We recommend his place to everyone looking for an affordable, well-equipped and clean accommodation in Ticino / Lombardy region. We especially loved the terrace with marvelous views over the lake. The location of the apartment is great and it offers an easy access to adjacent cities such as Lugano, Locarno and Milan. Fernando was super friendly and attentive. He also replied to all of our messages immediately. All in all, we would highly recommend Fernando's place!
Lovely apartment with a fantastic view - just up the hill from the lake. Fernando was very helpful when we were lost and during our stay. The apartment is a good kitchen but no microwave. You need a car to get supplies.
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About the Host, Fernando
I'm positive, and I'm happy if my hosts spend a nice time to my place.
For many years I organized motorcycle adventure travels in Africa and other countries.
I have also participated at many motorbike Rally.
Now I'm riding bycicle.
I practice mtb and road bike for fun.
I'm available to guide you for touristic bike tours (street or mtb) , trekking, climbing, and boat lake tours.