About This Listing
Recently remodeled apartment in Locarno-Monti, a tranquil setting on a South exposed hill with lake and mountain views, above the old town of Locarno in sunny Ticino.
Location: The apartment is located in Locarno-Monti, 400m above sea level (200m above the level of lake Maggiore) on a tranquil setting on a South exposed hill with lake views, above the old town of Locarno. Access is provided by a footpath (50m from the street) leading to the Cardada mountain destination. There is no direct car access to the house. However, there are about 50 public parking spaces within a 50-100m radius from the house (at night and during weekend free-of-charge).
The House: It is three stories detached Ticino-house built in the Lombardy style with thick stone walls and some land around it. It was built prior to 1850 and remodeled entirely in 2012 (insulation, double glazing, floor heating, new bathroom, etc.). During earlier times it used to be a restaurant. Today there are two apartments in the house, one used by the owners, one is the holiday let.
The Holiday Apartment: It is a modern 50 square meter two and a half rooms apartment on the second floor with a separate entrance. The following is available: sizeable entry hall, small bathroom, bedroom with king-size bed, living room with open-plan kitchen, small balcony with great lake and mountain views. The holiday let does neither have its own garden nor its own parking space.
Facilities & Equipment:
Kitchen with all appliances needed (dishwasher, fume hood, 4-plates ceramics burner, oven, fridge, microwave, toaster, filter coffee maker and Italian espresso coffee maker, dishes, utensils, hand towels)
Bathroom with shower and towels
King-size bed (180x200cm) with separate mattresses, bed linens
Foldable couch in living room. Once opened it creates a queen-size bed (160x200cm), bed linens
Communication: Swisscom TV, WiFi-Internet unlimited
Other: Cabinets, iron, ironing board, laundry rack, vacuum cleaner. A laundry machine is available in a separate building
Surroundings: In front of the house there is a garden and a smaller house at the street leading to the Monte Bré area (very low traffic) and a church (bells sound once or twice a month). Distances from the house to:
Minimarket (small shop with postal service): 100m
Access to footpath to Locarno downtown: 100m (15-20min walk down and 30-35min walk up)
Bakery (in the nearby village of Orselina): 700m (virtually always open)
Aerial cable car to Cardada: 500m
Rail cable car to Locarno: 500m
Madonna del Sasso sanctuary and church: 400m
Bus stop: 100m (Bus nr. 2 to Locarno train station and downtown)
Details, seasonal prices, rates for 3-4 people, and pictures to be found on "casamonti" followed by a dot and then ch , which is in German and English.
Interaction with Guests
Tranquil setting with great lake and mountain views
There is a bus, but not running very frequently, and a cable car
No pets; no smoking inside (smoking on the balcony)
Brand new, clean, lot of ligh coming in.
After a day of visit, you can still enjoy the sun on the balcony of the room.
I strongly recommend the stay at this place!
Beautiful appartement very well equipped! Would definitely go tehre again. Anyhow, wouldn't recommend the place if you don't have a car, since its rather high up the mountain...
Silvano was very accommodating and provided us with lots of information about the city.
The apartment was great, the walk into town was fine but if you don't like a long walk uphill, take the tram back.
We would definitely stay here again.
Die Casa ai Monti ist ein sehr schönes Appartement, ideal für zwei bis vier Personen. Sie ist bestens eingerichtet, alles sehr geschmackvoll und von hoher Qualität. Bei unserer Ankunft war die Wohnung sauber und alles war bestens vorbereitet, inkl. Infos zur Umgebung sowie Bedienungsanleitungen für Wifi, Abwaschmaschine etc. Die Lage oberhalb Locarno ist wundervoll, mit traumhafter Aussicht auf den See und die umliegende Umgebung. Silvano war von Beginn weg sehr zuvorkommend und war trotz eigener Ferienabwesenheit bei Fragen verfügbar.
In nächster Nähe befindet sich ein kleiner Lebensmittelladen.
Wir sind eine vierköpfige Familie mit zwei halbwüchsigen Kindern, die sehr froh um das Gratis-Wifi waren. Wir haben eine schöne Woche in Locarno-Monti verbracht. Der einzige Minuspunkt ist der fehlende Aussenraum. Es gibt lediglich einen sehr kleinen Balkon, der aber zu klein ist, um zu viert darauf zu essen.
Wir würden sofort wieder in der Casa ai Monti Ferien machen.