You can rent an apartment in or around Lugano if you prefer a city with perfect public transport and lots of shops and restaurants. Smaller towns on the lake are Castagnola, Ponte Tresa and Melide. Please post to the accommodation forum if you can't find what you're looking for.
Small studio apartment at a very convenient location. The city center, the luxurious shopping street Via Nassa, the lake and the train station can all be reached on foot within a few minutes.
This apartment is not centrally located, but the superb view makes up for that. It is located in a suburb of Lugano (Aldesago), on Mount Brè. It can be reached by public transport and the funicular up and down the mountain stops very close-by. You can see Lugano, the lake and Mount San Salvatore from the balcony.
The View is a luxurious hotel, also offering comfortable apartments to rent (from 3 nights). The apartments overlook the lake and Lugano. You can use hotel facilities like the spa, pool and gym.
Studio apartment in a residential area at walking distance from Lake Lugano and the funicular to Mount Brè.
Comfortable suites, right on the luxurious shopping street of Lugano: the Via Nassa. The lakefront can be reached within a 1-minute walk.
Small studio apartment, perfectly located in the city center. You'll walk to the lake, the train station and numerous shops and restaurants within minutes.