Relax in the gardenThe villa
Stunning B&B on Lago Maggiore
Stunning B&B on Lago Maggiore
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
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White Lilac B&B offers a stunning apartment in a belle époque villa on Lake Maggiore, recently renovated according to eco-friendly principles. Spacious, sunny and romantic, just minutes by car from the lake and the enchanting lakeside town of Arona.

The space

Come and stay with us at White Lilac B&B. We have recently renovated the apartment and the whole villa to the highest standards using eco-friendly materials throughout (hemp and clay). These materials have excellent properties which are highly beneficial for the human body. This way we also avoided commonly used building materials which can be harmful for the health. Furniture and fittings are all either antique or of very high quality. Guests have unlimited use of the garden which is on two levels. In addition to a large lawn, there are several shady areas with plenty of top quality garden furniture. The apartment and the garden offer an outstanding view of the castle of Angera on the opposite side of the Lake Maggiore.
In the same building we also offer an apartment with kitchen, two bathrooms and a private terrace overlooking the garden and the lake (suitable for 4 persons) and a room with bathroom and private terrace overlooking the garden and the lake (suitable for 2 persons)

Guest access

There is ample parking in the lower part of the garden accessible via an automatic gate. The two levels of the garden and the parking area are connected by a flight of stairs. Guests access is separate from our family's and guests can come and go as they please.

Interaction with guests

Donatella and Simon and our two children live on separate floors of the villa and we are always happy to provide advice and suggestions on the local area. For example cycle tracks, walks, restaurants and cafés.

Other things to note

In a strategic location between Milan and Switzerland, just a few minutes from Stresa and its islands, Orta, Angera and Malpensa, this B&B makes an outstanding jumping off point for so many wonderful destinations.

Free parking on premises

Extra people $17 NZD / night after 3 guests
Security Deposit $349 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Smoking is prohibited.


Safety features
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

54 Reviews

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Paul User ProfilePaul is a superhost.
October 2017
Donatella's house is like a palace beside a beautiful lake. We felt like celebrities in the palatial rooms overlooking the castle. We were made to feel very welcome and Donatella made our reservations at her favourite restaurant lakeside. We are sure to return to this magical romantic location. We recommend to other travellers looking for a luxurious romantic break.
Donatella User Profile
Response from Donatella:
Hi Paul Lyn and Max the dog, the pleasure was absolutely mutual, it was great fun sharing our similar experiences and I sincerely hope you three do manage to return soon.
October 2017

Alex User Profile
August 2017
We stayed for 3 nights and it was all perfect. Rooms were amazing by design and clearness. But It wouldn't be perfect without the help we got from the host. She was always available for us. Assisted with everything we needed including restaurant recommendations and reservations. It was one of the best locations we had ever stayed in.
Donatella User Profile
Response from Donatella:
Thank you Alex for your enthusiastic words, it was a pleasure to host you and we hope to see you again soon!
August 2017

Jenni User Profile
July 2017
Donentalla was an excellent host with fluent English offering us lots of local advice. The accommodation was a lovely Italian villa overlooking a spacious garden with lake views. The large 2 bedroom apartment accommodated our family of four comfortably and served us well for the 1 night stay.

Ilaria User Profile
June 2017
The host canceled this reservation 7 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Daneille User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful location with a view of Lake Maggiore from the second floor balcony. Generous host. The rooms were spacious and cozy, as described. The restoration work on this home is impressive. Great shower! We visited Stresa earlier in the day and chose to stay in Arona to get us a little closer to MXP airport which turned out to be an easy drive and 40 minutes away. Highly recommended, and the town of Arona has a lot to offer including a Lavenderia (laundromat) with a nearby pizza place.

Igor User Profile
May 2017
beautiful villa and view. wonderful host. delicious breakfast.
Donatella User Profile
Response from Donatella:
Thank you Igor, it was a real pleasure to host you, hope to see you again!
May 2017

Mohamed Iqbal User Profile
February 2017
Very pleased with Donatella. She waited despite us being late. Offered lots of feedback on going around the area. Location was great.
Donatella User Profile
Response from Donatella:
Thank you! Hope to see you all again.
February 2017

Arona, ItalyJoined in January 2013
Donatella User Profile

I was born in Milan and lived there since 2004. I worked in advertising and video making for big companies since we decided to move to lago Maggiore. I enjoyed my years in Milan but now I love every single minute of my life here. I love the sunny days, the rainy days, the breezy days, the sunsets and the sunrises. When I look out of the window I feel very lucky to be able to enjoy the light, the perfumes and the ever changing shades and colors of the lake. I love this place and I hope you'll love it too.

Languages: English, Français, Italiano
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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