Skip to content

You are here:

Marea, Lesa, Stresa, Lake Maggiore

A restored 15th century villa with pool and gracious loggia overlooking Lake Maggiore
Make an enquiry

Estate summary

  • Accommodation for family reunions or a group of friends in three apartments with two additional connecting bedrooms
  • Entire estate accommodates 14 to 16

Properties on this estate

Parasols by the pool, a delightful spot to soak up some sunshine. The loggia is a wonderful spot to get together with friends, a place to dine as a group or to just take time out in the shade. This double bedroom with its warm shades of pink is set in the eaves of the villa forming part of the apartment Libellula. The house, garden and pool are situated around this vibrant courtyard.

In walking distance to a hillside village south of Stresa, Marea is a large villa overlooking Lake Maggiore that is perfect for a family reunion or gathering of friends. Dating back to the 15th century, but newly restored and sporting a coat of deep coral or dusky rose, depending on the light, the property has a lovely courtyard over which a towering magnolia tree reigns. To one side on the ground level a spacious furnished arcade, to the other a gated panoramic pool and a gazebo for outdoor meals.


The villa accommodation is divided into three apartments and two additional double bedrooms that can interconnect with the two larger two bedroom apartments. Accommodation is mainly situated on the first floor of the building, except for the kitchen, dining and living room of the largest two-bedroom apartment, which can also be accessed from the ground floor. The apartments each have independent entrances onto a large, furnished loggia, the perfect location for the whole group to congregate and dine together outdoors. The second two-bedroom apartment is situated at the far end of the loggia while the one bedroom apartment is in the middle. Having three kitchens, dining and living rooms makes the property ideal for families who want to holiday together but also may require some private space. (Please see individual apartments (Ref. 507, 508 and 509 for further details.)

Around Marea

While the helpful villa caretakers have an apartment on the ground floor and their own part of the garden, guests have exclusive use of the pool. A stone staircase from the courtyard provides a shortcut up to the shops and restaurants in the village, and in 10 minutes you could be aboard a ferry heading to the fascinating Borromeo islands, the elegant town of Pallanza or the famed botanic gardens of Villa Taranto.

Properties on this estate

Villa Marea

Villa Marea (Sleeps 14 to 16)

The first floor of an historic Lake Maggiore villa allows a family gathering both space and privacy. With lake vie...


Ninfea (Sleeps 4)

The largest of the Marea apartments, Ninfea is a two-storey apartment with balconies with lake views and easy acces...


Libellula (Sleeps 4)

Off a comfortably furnished and panoramic loggia, this 1st and 2nd floor apartment provides a small family with the...


Giglio (Sleeps 2 to 4)

A charming first floor apartment just right for a couple interested in exploring the fascinating sights around Lake...

Want to talk to us?

Our experienced travel specialists will be happy to help so please call us on + 44 (0) 20 8108 2540.
Alternatively, you can send us an enquiry or contact one of our local agents.