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B&B Villa Margherita

TopBnB Very good 9.2 / 10 (19 reviews)
Via Davicini, 8 - Lesa (NO) - Area: countryside | Map
Codice identificativo: 003084-BEB-00003

B&B Villa Margherita

Bed & Breakfast



Guests in this venue liked
  • Charming property
  • By the lake
  • Abundant breakfast
  • Cheap
  • Spectacular view
  • The design of the property
  • Shopping area
  • Near spa
  • Near the station
Villa Margherita - an antique villa of great nobility, an authentic historic residence with charm built in the early 20th century - is located a few kilometers from the Borromeo Gulf along the area of parks, historic residences and gardens that mark a large part of the Piedmontese shore; this landscape has also been declared of public interest and protected by specific laws. The ideal place for your stay on the shores of Lake Maggiore.

All spacious rooms furnished with antique furniture are equipped with a private bathroom or shower.

Breakfast is served in the shaded park, adorned with flowers and the songs of seasonal birds, or in the veranda overlooking the garden. Guests can also enjoy a large veranda with spaces for reading, conversation, snacks, furnished with armchairs and sofas, a fridge for drinks or food. Secure parking is available. A public beach, swimming pool and tennis courts are just a few minutes away.

In order to respect the environment, we have installed solar panels for hot water.

WI-FI is available on the ground floor and first floor. Our villa, having maintained its original construction features, is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties as the rooms are located on the first and second floors and there is no elevator. Finally, please note that there is no television in the room to ensure relaxation and rest for you and other guests.
Rooms and Rates


Cancellation conditions (except for non-refundable rates)

You may cancel your booking up to 5 days before the check-in date. In the case of failure to show or late cancellation, you will be charged a penalty of 100% of the total cost of the booking

Payment terms

Balance to be paid at check-in
For non-refundable discounted rates, when the facility requires it, the guest must pay in advance as indicated to complete the booking. Payment is not refunded in the event of a cancellation.

Rules of the house

Check-in from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Check-out before 12:00 PM
For a booking including breakfast, breakfast is served from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Municipal tax of €1.00 per person per night is applicable. Children aged under 5 do not pay municipal tax
Fresh towels every 4 days
Fresh sheets every 4 days
Rooms are cleaned every 1 days. To allow staff to clean, we recommend leaving the room at 1:00 PM
Final cleaning is included in the price
No meal preparation allowed in rooms
No guests allowed in rooms


Please contact the host before booking if you are traveling with pets

from 105 € (1 night / 2 guests)
Please contact the host before booking if you are traveling with pets or use the "Pets allowed" filter in your search.
Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite):
  • Historic House
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair dryer
  • Charm
  • Heating
  • Ideal for trekking
  • Fireplace
  • Near cycle paths
*Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Parking
  • French speaker
  • German speaker

House features

  • Historic house
  • Sharing areas available for guests
  • Panoramic location
  • Insured house

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems
  • Double glazing or solar panels

Electric system

  • Certified systems

Services of the house

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Garage / parking

Facilities and services

  • Beaches

Location and surroundings

  • Panoramic view
  • Spa
  • Near (within 10 mins) pubblic transports
  • Near (within 45 mins) train station / airport / port

Number of rooms

  • Total number of rooms: 3
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 3

Size of rooms

  • Between 14 and 20 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Bath tub
  • Bathrooms restored in the last 5 years
  • Hair dryer
  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • Mirror or luggage case
  • Internet connection or telephone


  • Historic furniture
  • Terrace / balcony
  • 2 windows / panoramic view
  • Desk / table and chairs
  • Sofa / armchairs

Cleaning services

  • Daily


  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar
  • Guestbook

Holiday themes - the place

  • Lake

Holiday themes - town size

  • Village - under 5000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Near monuments
  • Arts or archeologic area
  • Cultural events and arts exhibitions
  • Located in country side or nature reserves
  • Near sports facilities
  • Gardens and landscapes

Holiday themes - house features

  • Historic house
  • Charm
  • Garden
  • Romantic atmosphere
Breakfast is served in the park, during beautiful days, in shaded corners, surrounded by seasonal blooms and cheered by birdsong.

Breakfast is served exclusively with fresh ground coffee produced with the typical Italian coffee maker "Bialetti"; This means having enough time for good coffee to enjoy in the park and not having a hurry.

Also always included in the price Raffaelo served at your table orange juice, packaged and homemade jam with peaches, plums or raspberries, biscuits or cakes, plate with cold cuts and cheese, fresh fruit salad.

Hey from Raffaelo

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The villa, built by the Cabella family of Genoa, has belonged to the Visentini family since 1951.

Margherita and Giovanni started the hospitality business for the numerous tourists who crowded the shores of Lake Maggiore in the immediate post-war period, with a series of restoration and improvement works to make the property more welcoming and suitable for travelers' needs.

Since 2002, Raffaelo has continued the hospitality business with renewed commitment, trying to preserve the charm of the twentieth-century lake residence and the originality of the villa and its furnishings. He is helped during the summer by his brother Alfredo and his wife Tina.

Raffaelo is also an architect with expertise in the restoration of architectural assets of particular historical and artistic value (for example, the restoration of the Church of San Vittore on the Isola dei Pescatori, the Oratory of the Madonna della Neve in Otra, and the Parish Church of San Martino in Lesa).

Raffaelo is also experienced architect in the topics of architectural restoration of particular historical and artistic value of goods (restoration of the Church of San Vittore Isola dei Pescatori, the Oratory of Madonna della Neve in Otra, Parrocchia di San Martino a Lesa).
My calendar is updated
Response rate: High
Response time: within an hour
Check-in from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Check-out before 12:00 PM
Area countryside
Along the shore of the municipality of Lesa, a few meters from the public beach of the Madonna di Campagna, in a landscape protected by law specific to the presence of numerous stately villas with landscaped gardens, valuable trees also secular. A ten minute walk from the train line Milan-Domodossola Arona-five minutes from the boat Navigazione Lago Maggiore Arona-line Stresa, five minutes from the bus stop SAF-line Arona Stresa-Verbania. Seven kilometers from Stresa and the Borromean Islands, 35 km from Malpensa Airport, 70 km from Milan
Train Stations
*Distances As The Crow Flies
In The Surroundings
*Distances As The Crow Flies

Very good

Overall Rating 9.2 / 10
19 reviews
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Thank you Raffaelo for another wonderful holiday at Villa Margherita- a perfect and peaceful setting. Breakfast prepared with great care and served in the garden was so lovely, and the homemade peach jam, delicious! Suggestions about excursions to places to visit much appreciated. Thank you and your family so much for my holiday. I shall return! Grazie!
stayed from 07/10/2023 to 07/24/2023
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 8
Staying at B&B Villa Margherita was a wonderful experience. This is mainly due to our host Raffael who overcame the language barrier and made a wonderful connection based on his human pleasantness. The Villa and garden has a historic quality. I hope that Raffael will continue maintaining this wonderful place.
stayed from 05/09/2019 to 05/12/2019
roberta simonetta
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Lovely villa in the park, away from the street and from the traffic noise! It feels enchanted to find all the charm of the residence of the beginning twentieth century. Our room had a beautiful terrace, shame we were in winter otherwise we would have been in the evening to drink and to relax. The interior is furnished with antique furniture really. Beautiful ceramic tiles of the fireplace lounge. Raffaelo was really kind and helpful in giving us directions about what to visit in the winter. Shame on Lake Maggiore's major attractions are closed until next spring! We recommend dinner Isola dei Pescatori with boat made available by the owner of the restaurant who advised Raffaelo there. Really romantic.
stayed from 02/22/2017 to 02/24/2017
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 7
Excellent two night stay at Villa Margherita. Lovely old house with a beautiful garden. Very comfortable room, although the floors and bed were very squeaky. Good breakfast. Two excellent restaurants (a pizzeria and a fish restaurant) a few minutes walk away. Raffaello was an excellent host. Overall a fantastic B&B - I would recommended it very highly.
stayed from 03/24/2016 to 03/26/2016
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Un lieu avec une âme et une histoire! Un accueil superbe, un cadre magnifique!
stayed from 08/05/2022 to 08/08/2022
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 7 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 8
adrian rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 04/29/2023 to 05/02/2023
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Es war eine wunderschöne Zeit in der Villa Margarita die Einrichtung ein Traum, eine Oase zum Wohlfühlen, danke Raffaelo für das leckere Frühstück im Park und für die guten Informationen.
stayed from 07/29/2022 to 08/05/2022
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 8
Es ist eine alte Villa - nicht perfekt, aber es hat seine eigene Magie. Der Besitzer ist sehr freundlich und hilfsreich, er versucht, sein Bestes zu geben.
stayed from 04/15/2022 to 04/18/2022
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 9 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 8
Sehr günstig und ruhig gelegen. Mehrere gute Badegelegenheiten und Restaurants fussläufig. Nostalgischer Charme, der entschleunigt. Sehr freundlicher Betreiber. Wir hatten eine schöne Zeit. Vielen Dank
stayed from 07/04/2021 to 07/11/2021
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 8
Wir hatten die Reise zu unserer goldenen Hochzeit gemacht. Von Alfredo wurden wir herzlich empfangen. Er hatte alles wunderbar organisiert, sodass wir einen sehr schönen Tag erlebt haben. Die Villa hat uns sehr gut gefallen, sie hat ein ganz besonderes Flair. Alfredo und sein Bruder mit Frau sind sehr liebe Menschen, die man heute nur noch selten findet. Da wir in der Corona Zeit dort waren, waren wir die einzigen Gäste. Auch in dieser besonderen Zeit kann man dort einen entspannten Urlaub erleben. Wir können das Haus nur weiter empfehlen. Wir bedanken uns noch einmal herzlich für die wundervolle Woche, die wir in der Villa verleben durften. Danke Alfredo
stayed from 06/20/2020 to 06/27/2020
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Schöne Unterkunft in ruhiger Lage mit einem tollen großen Garten in dem bei schönem Wetter das reichhaltige und leckere Frühstück vom zuvorkommenden Besitzer serviert wird.
stayed from 07/02/2018 to 07/07/2018
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 10
Wunderbare alte Villa in einem schönen Park mit viel Charme, unweit vom See gelegen. Der Besitzer der Villa ist sehr hilfsbereit und macht ein tolles Frühstück Die Villa Margherita hat uns sehr gut gefallen!
stayed from 05/26/2018 to 06/01/2018
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 8 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Eine sehr charmante Unterkunft mit einem super Frühstück im Garten oder Wintergarten. Perfekt zum Abschalten!
stayed from 09/27/2017 to 10/03/2017
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
Verwunschene Villa, mit einem wunderschönen Garten, in dem bei schönem Wetter gefrühstückt wird. Raffaelo, der Betreiber, serviert den allerbesten Kaffee und die Früchte des Obstalates kommen aus eigenem Garten. Das Haus hat die perfekte Lage nur wenige Schritte zum kleinen Strand und nah zu den guten Restaurants des schönen Örtchens Lesa. Die Villa Margherita ist ein Märchenschloß und bietet absolute Erholung.
stayed from 04/15/2017 to 04/22/2017
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Die Villa Margherita ist ein Kleinod abseits des touristischen Trubel in dem kleinen typischen italienischen Ort Lesa nicht weit von dem kleinen öffentlichen Strand am Lago Maggiore gelegen. Besonders reizvoll ist das Frühstück im romantischen Garten, der liebevoll von Rafael gepflegt wird. Er gab uns viele Tipps für Wanderungen im beeindruckenden Hinterland des Mottarone und zum Ortasee und organisierte ein wirklich romantisches Abendessen auf der Insel Pescatori mit einer nächtlichen Rundfahrt auf dem Lago. Er hatte viel über sein geschichtsträchtiges Elternhaus (auf deutsch) zu erzählen. Wer etwas besonderes sucht, ist hier sehr gut aufgehoben. Vielen Dank, lieber Rafael.
stayed from 04/09/2017 to 04/12/2017
Property: 4 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 7 | Location: 2 | Price/Quality: 5 | Breakfast: 3
georg rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 06/28/2022 to 07/01/2022
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Un nido gustabilissimo, per estimatori. Dopo un soggiorno di tre notti, dopo visite MOLTO gradevoli dei dintorni (Lago Maggiore, sponda piemontese), e soprattutto dopo la visita delle sfarzosissime Isole Borromee, abbiamo insignito con convinzione Raffaelo del titolo di Granduca della (Villa) Margherita!
stayed from 07/28/2020 to 07/31/2020
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
sabine rated this property but he didn't leave any comment
stayed from 07/20/2017 to 07/24/2017
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Ho trascorso due giorni favolosi sul Lago Maggiore con mia madre in questa antica villa. Ho trovato un refrigerio nelle caldissime giornate di fine agosto nel parco dove è piacevolissimo fare colazione e trascorrere alcune ore pomeridiane. In questa villa non ci sono i condizionatori è meno male. Prima di partire mia madre aveva qualche dubbio e invece siamo rimaste stupite di quanto le spesse mura della struttura e il parco ombreggiato favoriscono una temperatura ideale nell'ambiente della casa. La camera con terrazzo è veramente bella, e il bagno ristrutturato recentissimo ed è pulito. La posizione è comoda vicinissima alla spiaggia pubblica tranquilla e lontana dalla strada costiera. Consiglio almeno una volta di prendere il bus di linea fino a Verbania, così avrete più possibilità di ammirare il paesaggio. Ma la ciliegina sulla torta è stata la cena sull'isola dei pescatori da Maria Pia al ristorante " La Peschiera" consigliato dal proprietario del B&B Raffaelo. Ci tornerò ancora.
stayed from 08/29/2016 to 08/31/2016