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Argegno Bellavista ~ A Fabulous Lake View Retreat In Ancient Argegno!

Overview

Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Spectacular, spacious apartment, sleeps 6 with fabulous far reaching lake views!

Enjoying an elevated position overlooking the River Telo in the ancient heart of Argegno, this spectacular apartment (ID 857) is perfect for couples travelling together and small groups up to 4.

The apartment is located on the second and top floor of a character building benefiting from high ceiling, exposed beams and fabulous far reaching lake views. The apartment, which is arrange into two floors, has been newly modernised and provides guests with spacious and luxurious self-catering accommodation with a fabulous open plan living room enjoying double aspect views and furnished to high standard with sofas, a SAT TV, a contemporary glass topped dining area with tiled flooring. Guests can enjoy the splendid lake views and cosy up on the sofa in front of a roaring fire with a glass of wine.

An ultra chic fully fitted kitchen provides an effortless blend of modern appliances and character beamed ceiling and rustic tiles, and is conveniently situated off from the open plan living room. Must-have features include a hob, eye-level oven, toaster, coffee machine, kettle and dishwasher to make your self-catering holiday your home from home!

Guests can enjoy fabulous ‘alfresco dining’ on the sunny and very spacious terrace which overlooks the River Telo and provides far reaching lake views towards the famous Isola Comacina, the only Island of Lake Como and steeped in history and intrigue. The terracotta tiled terrace is also perfect relaxing with a good book under the Italian sun.

The apartment features two luxury bedroom suites perfect for couples travelling together or for small groups. The spacious master suite is furnished to an exceptional high standard with a comfortable double bed, fitted wardrobes and a pretty pair of Juliet balconies providing inspirational lake views to wake up to! A luxury en-suite bathroom with bath tub, and overhead shower, wash basin, WC and bidet is provided for guests comfort.

The stylish second bedroom suite is also furnished to a high standard with a double bed, fitted wardrobe and benefiting from direct access to the balcony terrace. A luxury slate tiled en-suite fitted with bath tub and overhead shower is also provided.

A third modern bathroom with power shower, wash basin, WC and bidet is also conveniently situated in this spacious apartment. Guests can also use the fabulous modern study with boasts plenty of natural light and features a glass writing desk.

A separate room for Laundry with washing machine is also accessible for guests use.

By booking this holiday home you will get free acces to the lido di Menaggio. The Lido di Menaggio has swimming pools, a restaurant, a bar/discotheque, a kids club, boat rentals, a sandy beach, kite surfing and various sportive activities to do.

Argegno:

You pass through the small town of Argegno (approx 700 population) when travelling up the Western shore of Lake Como from Cernobbio/Como to Menaggio. Well placed and sheltered, it is situated in a large inlet at the mouth of the Val d'Intelvi. This river flows at varying rates throughout the year as its tumbles from the mountains between Como and Lake Lugano.

Looking across the lake you can see Bellagio to the north and as far as Nesso towards the south. The village is of Roman origin and owes its name to the consul Publio Cesio Archigene. With the Lake being ruled by warring factions centuries ago, Argegno formed part of a defensive system, which extended as far as the ancient villa of Lenno and to Isola Comacina.

This picturesque and ancient village is crossed by the Telo stream which splits into two parts, after falling down from a the towns ravine. The two are joined by an old stone bridge with a lancet arch. From Argegno, it is possible to take a cable car up to Pigra (881m), which is situated on a plateau that enjoys a beautiful view of the lake. From here, it is possible to go on to the Valle della Camoggia, which is in the oasis of Argegno-Cima della Duaria, a conservation area. The road, which runs along Val d'Intelvi, also starts from Argegno and after following this road for about about 16 km, you will arrive at Lanzo.

The best way to appreciate Argegno is to walk up one of the narrow lanes. Most are paved with intersecting fan pattern of small square stones typical in much of the area. This area is almost entirely residential but the walkways are impeccably maintained with potted red geraniums and colourful flowers contrasting with the ancient brickwork and façades.

Lombardy - Lake Como Area:

The Italian Lakes are a little slice of paradise. Elegant ribbons of blue water stretch out ahead, folded into the sun-baked foothills, with a spectacular back drop of the snow-capped Alps.

Lake Como offers hidden treasures just waiting for the visitor to discover them: charming corners forgotten by time, lakeside villages where nothing seems to have changed for centuries.

It is steeped in history with an immense collection of churches, architectural masterpieces and works of art covering the centuries. The lake is situated in a basin surrounded by wooded mountains, and offers an extremely varied landscape, with its' shores featuring a succession of pastures, and woods as well as harsh and impressive rock formations.

All this alongside elegant, lakeside villas with sub-tropical gardens, which provide a haven of peace and tranquillity and chic resorts such as Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Como itself.

Warming, in spring and graced with natural beauty, the lakes are still a place to draw breath and wonder. Lake Como, oriented north-south, ringed by characterful old villages often wedged onto narrow beaches between rugged cliffs and water. Those classic lake images of flower strewn balconies, Baroque gardens and splendid waterside villas can be found here in abundance. Dotted around and between the lakes are some of Italy's finest art cities, such as Milan, Verona & Bergamo.

The most romantic and picturesque villages on the lake are Santa Maria Rezzonico, Varenna (15 min by ferry) & Bellagio (8 min by ferry), Lenno (visit Villa Balbianello, location for 007's Casino Royale as well as Villa Gaeta, right here in Menaggio) & Laglio (where George Clooney owns Villa Oleandra).

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great time in Argegno Centrale.

The property was beautifully presented and we would recommend it to friends. The town was charming and very central to visiting everything around Lake Como.

Your pre stay communications were timely and helpful.
Sep 2014
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perfect location, luxurious no.

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Argegno Bellavista and there were many positives associated with this property. Location was perfect, a few steps from public transport, lido, restaurants etc, but still very quiet and peaceful. Terrace was perfect for drinks and meals, and watching the moon rise.

There were, however, a few points which could have easily been improved, which we found disappointing. An upstairs toilet was dirty on arrival and had to be cleaned by us.The upstairs showers were either dangerously hot or stone cold and we were unable to regulate them.

We were traveling with a two year old and I had especially written for confirmation that a cot would be in the apartment on arrival. This was confirmed by Lydia del Renzio ( August 22) but no cot was waiting for us. Two phone calls later,and after over three hours of waiting , the cot was delivered.

One bedroom was serviced by air-conditioning in which the overflow was into a bucket in the room. This had to be emptied in the morning , after listening to the perpetual dripping throughout the night.

The first evening we decided to eat in but found the crockery incomplete. The missing pasta bowls and side plates appeared miraculously the following day.

Although , on the whole , we found the team friendly and professional , we feel the property was let down by the maintenance/cleaning staff.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : MIlan - Malpensa at 76 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Argegno at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Cadenabbia at 11 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Menaggio at 18 Kilometres Nearest Train : Como 22Km or Varenna at 17 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Autostrada E35 at 21 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Argegno at 500 Metres Nearest Ski : Madisimo at 85 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lido di Argegno at 500 Metres Car: not necessary

Further Sport & Adventure Activities: Bike Rentals, Boat Mooring, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.

The property is situated close to public parking and guests are able to walk down the charming ancient passageways to the lakefront centre in just a matter of minutes. Here a wonderful quaint piazza lined with caf��s and restaurants can be enjoyed, a scenic promenade with ferry service and leading past the charming marina to a tree lined front by the beautiful church where guests can enjoy the fabulous lake views.

Highly recommended is the ‘La Piazetta’ restaurant which serves fine contemporary Italian cuisine and also the Café Colombo which serves a very good cappuccino! The local wine bar is also a delight for enjoying an evening aperitif before dining out. Visitors can also experience luxury Lake Como dining at the nearby fine restaurants of ‘Il Crotto di Platani’ in Brienno and Il Gatto Nero’ in Cernobbio. A bus service runs through Argegno, north to the picturesque central lake resort towns and south to the nearby city of Como, where a wide range of cosmopolitan delights and attractions can be enjoyed from boutique designer shopping, trendy bars, clubs, the Villa Olmo events and the panoramic view Brunate funicular railway. Train links also operate from the city to Milan and its airports.

A fast ferry takes visitors to the central lake providing them with a beautiful and scenic way to see Lake Como. A motorway also conveniently leads to Switzerland.

Golf:

There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club is Italy's oldest golf course. Established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, it is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car. Green Fees: Weekdays €55, Weekends and Holidays �������70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental €36.

Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.. Guests are always welcome, please call beforehand to check course rules. Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como).

Skiing:

This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibility and mountains capped in winter snow. It does however have Skiing opportunities at local resorts for a day out.

There is a small ski area on Mt. Lema, not more than 10 km from Lugano, but you have to be lucky to have enough snow for skiing. In Ticino, the local Swiss Canton, the best places to ski are probably either San Bernardino (south of the pass of the same name) or Airolo (south of Gotthard pass). Both are reachable in about 1 hour by car across the Swiss border.

There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.

The closest major ski resorts are St. Moritz and Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass which is approx.100km.

Availability

Rental rates

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15 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£226
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17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
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7 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
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29 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£243
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£1,215
 
 
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£277
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£1,383
 
 
26 Aug 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£243
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14 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£226
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£1,131
 
 
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£243
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£1,215
 
 
6 Jan 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£226
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£226
£1,131
 
 
28 Apr 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
£243
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£243
£1,215
 
 
23 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£277
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£277
£1,383
 
 
25 Aug 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£243
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£1,215
 
 
13 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£226
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£1,131
 
 
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
£243
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£1,215
 

Notes

  • Service Charge:
    Our one & two weekly service charges are inclusive of final cleaning, bed linen, towels, heating, utilities & air-conditioning (if installed in the holiday property). Tea towels & beach towels are not supplied. If your booking is for more than one week, clean linen & towels will be provided on a weekly basis.
    Additional Service Charge: €145 (7 days & less) & €165 (7 days plus).

    Short Breaks:
    3 night break - 40% off weekly tariff / 4 night break - 30% off weekly tariff / 5 night break - 20% off weekly tariff / 6 night break - 10% off weekly tariff.
  • Additional Facilities:
    We offer a range of extra facilities, which are available for hire through our office 'Happy Holiday Homes' in Menaggio: Cot Hire - EU 20 per week, High Chair - EU 15 per week, Push Chair - EU 25 per week, Camp Bed – EU 85 per week, Wi-Fi or USB Internet Stick - EU 35 per week (includes EU 10 consumable credit). Please note that signal and connectivity is not guaranteed and may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property.
  • Making a Booking:
    To make a confirmed booking, you will be asked to fill in our online booking form and pay a 30% deposit by wire transfer or credit card. The remaining holiday balance will then be due 6 weeks before arrival.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 80 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Bidet, En-suite with wash basin
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet, En-suite with wash basin
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, With wash basin
  • The spacious master suite with luxury en-suite bathroom with bath tub, wash basin, WC and bidet is provided for guests comfort. The stylish second bedroom suite with luxury slate tiled en-suite fitted with bath tub and overhead shower is also provided. A third modern bathroom with power shower, wash basin, WC, bidet and washing machine is also conveniently situated in this spacious apartment.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • The apartment features two luxury bedroom suites perfect for couples travelling together or for small groups. The spacious master suite is furnished to an exceptional high standard with a comfortable double bed, fitted wardrobes and a pretty pair of Juliet balconies providing inspirational lake views to wake up to! A luxury en-suite bathroom with bath tub, wash basin, WC and bidet is provided for guests comfort. The stylish second bedroom suite is also furnished to a high standard with a double bed, fitted wardrobe and benefiting from direct access to the balcony terrace. A luxury slate tiled en-suite fitted with bath tub and overhead shower is also provided.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • The property is situated close to public parking and guests are able to walk down the charming ancient passageways to the lakefront centre in just a matter of minutes. Here a wonderful quaint piazza lined with cafes and restaurants can be enjoyed, a scenic promenade with ferry service and leading past the charming marina to a tree lined front by the beautiful church where guests can enjoy the fabulous lake views. By booking this holiday home you will get free acces to the lido di Menaggio. The Lido di Menaggio has swimming pools, a restaurant, a bar/discotheque, a kids club, boat rentals, a sandy beach, kite surfing and various sportive activities to do.

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