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Della Fontana Penthouse, Varenna (Fiumelatte), Italy

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

6 Persons, 3 Beds, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Enjoy a prestigious lake view location in a very luxurious apartment which is situated in the grounds of the historical Villa Capoana. The villa built in the year 1605 for the Duke of Mount Marciano in Fiumelatte was home to noble families for many generations until just recently, a part of it was reconstructed. In renovating, the construction company has ensured the preservation of the monumental fountain and garden area, which was a highlight of the historic villa and is now a beautiful showpiece of the exclusive residence.

This new contemporary apartment is just 15m from the water’s edge and offers luxurious fixtures and fittings throughout. The modern features are \'state of the art\' from the elegant floor tiles combined with under floor heating, independently controlled air-conditioned rooms throughout, the whirlpool bath to the bedroom and the Swiss train station clock weighing scales and \'alligator\' paint effect walls in the bathrooms!

The kitchen is fully equipped with ultra modern appliances including a professional food processor and orange juice maker, a large fridge/freezer with cold water & ice dispenser in the door, a wine fridge and featuring a clever minimalist central island, which conceals a working area and sink area beneath and can slide forward to create a breakfast bar. There is also a dining table which can seat from four - twelve people when extended!

The large living space is great for entertaining - with elegant black leather sofas and a very unusual reclining \'snake effect\' lounger which can be adjusted into a variety of positions. The entertainment systems are lavish - there is a 60” LG TV and DVD player and a HD 3D TV, and the whole apartment has been fitted with surround sound - even outside on the large terrace!

This apartment has a brand new jacuzzi with a neat light system, heated bubbles and a triple motor. The space is for up to 2 people.

An office area with wireless Blu tooth, fax machine and copier provide further conveniences of home and the living area also has very large glass sliding doors which gives you a magnificent, panoramic view of the lake.

Outside, you can enjoy & relax in the brand new 5 person Hydro Spa, feast with a brand new SMEG Gas BBQ and dine \'al-fresco\' at the large table & chairs for up to 12 people. This apartments terrace is a wonderful extension to the living area and it goes without saying that it is a real lake view sun-trap!

This apartment features two bedrooms, conveniently with iPod charger and enjoying flexible accommodation if connected by (lockable) internal doors to another Property Ref. 140. These two stunning apartments can be rented together to create a unique 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom luxury complex sleeping up to groups of 12.

Walking under a romantic wisteria covered archway to the back entrance of the property there are custom made outdoors steel drawers for firewood storage and also stairs lead down from the gate to the private garage with automatic remote control doors. The property is accessed by elevator directly onto the terrace!

The apartment is located in the town of Fiumelatte, just 1km from the beautiful town of Varenna on the Eastern shore of Lake Como. The property has been designed to take full advantage of the lakes premier view of the \'Golden Triangle\' - Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna.

Varenna is home to Italy\'s shortest river, the Fiumelatte. Only 250 meters long, it rushes, frothy and milky-white (hence the name) down the rock face and crashes into the lake from the end of March to the end of October each year. And then it stops - just like that. Leonardo da Vinci climbed down to find out where the water came from (without success!), as recorded in his ‘Codice Atlantico’ notebook.

Two famed villas to visit nearby are Villa Cipressi with its terraced gardens cascading down to the shores & Villa Monastero, a true showcase on Lake Como. With the mild climate & abundant sunshine & warmth right into the evening; olive & cypress trees abound and the local area is a paradise for those wanting to relax and unwind during their stay.

Skiing in the area is bountiful; resorts such as Madesimo, only 1.15hr north of Colico and the local ski resort of Piani di Bobbio, only 40 minutes away - http://www.pianidibobbio.com

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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the property. It has a beautiful view and a great location. Your directions and photos were very good and made it really easy to find. The staff was very helpful. I mainly corresponded by email and always got a reply within a very short period of time.

Your service was very good, no need for improvement. When we could not turn on the kitchen light (never thought of having to use a remote for that) I called the owner and had a quick reply and help.
Sep 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the property. It has a beautiful view and a great location. Your directions and photos were very good and made it really easy to find. The staff was very helpful. I mainly corresponded by email and always got a reply within a very short period of time.

Your service was very good, no need for improvement. When we could not turn on the kitchen light (never thought of having to use a remote for that) I called the owner and had a quick reply and help.
Sep 2015
  • 1 of 9

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(1 traveller reviews)

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Meravigliosa - Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment and location were wonderful and provided everything that we needed. The view amazing, location couldn't have been better and we had everything that we needed.

We did have difficulty finding the actual parking spot for our vehicle, that detail was not provided via email communication that we received. Turns out that after we entered the garage we just needed to push the remote and watch for a garage door to open. Lastly the email communication indicated no Wi-Fi however on our last day as we were cleaning to leave, we discovered the book. The book provided unit details from the owner including Wi-Fi details.

We would definitely recommend and stay again on our next trip (if available).

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 88 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Nearest Train : at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 0.3 Kilometres Nearest Ski : at 70 Kilometres Nearest Beach : at 2 Kilometres Car: recommended

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

The apartment is located in the town of Fiumelatte, just 1km from the beautiful town of Varenna on the Eastern shore of Lake Como. The property has been designed to take full advantage of the lakes premier view of the 'Golden Triangle' - Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna.

Varenna is home to Italy's shortest river, the Fiumelatte. Only 250 meters long, it rushes, frothy and milky-white (hence the name) down the rock face and crashes into the lake from the end of March to the end of October each year. And then it stops - just like that. Leonardo da Vinci climbed down to find out where the water came from (without success!), as recorded in his ‘Codice Atlantico’ notebook.

Two famed villas to visit nearby are Villa Cipressi with its terraced gardens cascading down to the shores & Villa Monastero, a true showcase on Lake Como. With the mild climate & abundant sunshine & warmth right into the evening; olive & cypress trees abound and the local area is a paradise for those wanting to relax and unwind during their stay.

Skiing in the area is bountiful; resorts such as Madesimo, only 1.15hr north of Colico and the local ski resort of Piani di Bobbio, only 40 minutes away

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. Tel: +39 344 321 03. 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 visibilty 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.

Prices and Availability

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: €170 (7 days & less) & €190 (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.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Accommodation Type

  • Hotel

Theme

  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • waterfront

Floor Area

  • 120 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Jacuzzi, Bidet

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • This apartment features two bedrooms, conveniently with iPod charger and enjoying flexible accommodation if connected by (lockable) internal doors to another Property Ref. 140. These two stunning apartments can be rented together to create a unique 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom luxury complex sleeping up to groups of 12.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • This new contemporary apartment is just 15m from the water’s edge and offers luxurious fixtures and fittings throughout. An office area with wireless Blu tooth, fax machine and copier Additional features & facilities at the property include: Close to Skiing, Lake & mountain views, Laundry Facilities, Suitable for Elderly & Very Sunny Position. The apartment is located in the town of Fiumelatte, just 1km from the beautiful town of Varenna on the Eastern shore of Lake Como. The property has been designed to take full advantage of the lakes premier view of the 'Golden Triangle' - Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna.

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