Our stay in this Ascona condo was the highlight of our two week tour around Switzerland. The only problem was that we did not stay long enough!
The Penthouse location is within walking distance to the beautiful waterfront area that welcomes you with a variety of cafe's and restaurants, as well as access to the various boat excursions on Lake Maggiore. We chose to rent bicycles from a local shop that was also within walking distance. The bike lanes on the roadway make it a safe way to get around. There are also nearby bike paths that weave along the edge of the lake.
Our host, Lisa made us feel right at home from the moment we met up with her! Her passion and love of Ascona, coupled with her willingness to share travel tips for the area made up feel like we belonged.
The Penthouse had all of the amenities and little extras that made you comfy. We cooked dinner and dined on the terrace as we watched the sun set over the mountains. The terrace beckons you to lounge and enjoy the vista! We found ourselves wanting to sit back and just enjoy the beauty!
We loved this rental and would love to return someday!
Top apartment with terrace and a host to match, the Ascona penthouse is the best apartment we rented in Europe. Lisa is generous and kind and made our stay a special one. Perfect for families, The place us right by the beach and close to restaurants. We will be back.
I don't think there is enough space to write how much I loved this apartment. The second you walk in, you are transported to a dream. Lisa's tasteful decor makes you feel like you are in a 5 star hotel with gorgeous bedding/cozy beds and everything you would need for a perfect meal in the kitchen. There is a living room with plenty of couches to lounge on and read one many books she has in her library. But we spent most of our time sitting on the wrap around patio, which has a lounging area, and a separate dining area, which we sat at for every meal including sunrise with a cup of coffee. The views are spectacular and the temperature was perfect, so it’s hard to rip yourself away. But if you do Lisa will advise you on the perfect plans, which for us included a boat trip to a food market in Italy, where we bought lots of delicious foods and wines and took it back to our patio for daily dinners watching the sunset. I HIGHLY recommend this apartment, and promise you will feel the same way I do, counting down the days when you can return.
Two mature couples from different continents that travel together occasionally had a wonderful time in this Penthouse and Tecino. We enjoyyed driving around and sightseeing so much, that we ended up eating in-house most evenings. Lisa, the owner really made us feel at home with welcoming us and giving us all the infirmation we needed for the area and spoiling us with all kinds of extras.
Only small negative is maybe the too firm matresses for mature bodies!