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Varenna Vele - The Perfect Holiday Hotspot!

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Dec-2016
Fabulous Apartment to Sleep 3 Just a Stone’s Throw Away from the Lake!

Boasting direct lake views and being just a stone’s throw away from the ferry port, this modern Varenna holiday retreat (ID 1052) provides the perfect base for couples to explore the idyllic ‘golden triangle’ resort towns and attractions!

The apartment is situated in a period property and can be easily reached by lift. Inside the property boasts high ceilings and a modern open plan layout to provide a relaxed and inviting ambience. The living and dining area offers the perfect place for unwinding and entertaining, with a SAT TV with DVD player and a lake view dining table which sits up to 4. A fully equipped kitchen with an oven, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher and a fridge freezer allows guests the freedom to cook delicious meals during their stay; with a host of restaurants also conveniently placed on the doorstep.

A spacious double bedroom and a modern fitted bathroom with bath tub and over head shower complements the internal layout and guests can enjoy the picturesque lake views from the sunny private balcony as well as the striking hillside views to the back of the property.

Guests are within easy reach of the frequent car and passenger ferry service to Bellagio, Cadenabbia and Menaggio and can fully embrace staying in the ‘Porto Fino of Lake Como.’ The beautiful town of Varenna features a romantic lakefront walkway, which leads to the ancient medieval quarter of the town and provides a timeless world to explore; with stepped cobbled streets leading up past pastel townhouse facades to quaint shop-lined piazzas, historical churches, lake view vistas, and not forgetting the pretty harbour of bobbing boats and scenic cafes and restaurants to enjoy! The famous botanical gardens of Villa Monastero can be easily reached on foot and a morning trek up to Castello di Vezio provides the opportunity to enjoy a breathtaking lake view picnic and to enjoy the medieval castle surroundings, which are home to falconry displays, festivals and medieval re-enactments throughout the summer. The Jungle Raider Theme Park above Varenna offers an adrenaline tree climbing experience and for those looking for a year-round holiday destination, Varenna does not disappoint; with the local ski resort of Piani di Bobbio within easy reach of the town and the Ski resort of Madesimo situated within an hour’s drive away.

A spacious double bedroom and a modern fitted bathroom with bath tub and over head shower complements the internal layout and guests can enjoy the picturesque lake views from the sunny private balcony as well as the striking hillside views to the back of the property.

More Details
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Manager

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Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch

Guestbook comments from the owner

No complaints about anything.Varenna and Varenna Vele exceeded expectations.We enjoyed eveything, although Bellagio was too busy and too commercialized.The property at Varenna has the advantage of the traghetto as well as the other ferrys and also the railway station and Menaggio just across the lake for buses.Would be good to have an extended stay in Varenna and use it as a base for going to a lot of places.
Sep 2014
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Milan - Malpensa 123km & Bergamo - Orio al Serio at 70 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Varenna at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club at 8 Kilometres Nearest Train : Varenna - Esino at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Autostrada E35 = 62km and SS36 at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Varenna at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Madesimo at 66 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lakeside Varenna or Sandy Beach Bellano at 4 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Varenna also offers easy access to Milan, via its frequent train service to Lecco; making the fashionable Lombardy capital within easy reach for shopping and sightseeing daytrips. Bellano is also situated just a 2 minute drive from the town and boasts a wide range of modern amenities and a harbour with water sport facilities.

The resort town of Bellagio can be reached by ferry and offers a wealth of boutique shops and lake view cafes to enjoy. Its’ beautiful showcase of elegant attractions including the famed gardens of Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni also make this a must-have destination. An extreme outdoor sports centre offering quad biking, paragliding, caving and horse riding can be found on the hillside also above Bellagio; providing guests with an action packed day out!

The other famous golden triangle town of Menaggio offers a charming lakefront centre with cafe-lined piazzas, boutique shops and delicatessens to enjoy, as well as a picturesque promenade which leads to a fabulous Lido perfect for enjoying in the summertime. The famous Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club is just a 5 minute drive from the resort town and the local nearby activities to enjoy along the western shore include sailing, power boat rental, kayaking, tennis and hiking. The Tremezzina shore can also be reached by ferry from Varenna, and from its port of Cadenabbia guests can enjoy a wide range of restaurants and bars, as well as the famous Villa Carlotta attraction.

Additional Sport & Adventure Activities include:

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

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; 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.

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: €110 (7 days & less) & €140 (7 days plus).

    Short Breaks:
    2 night break - 50% off weekly tariff / 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

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome

Location Type

  • resort
  • town
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • A modern fitted bathroom with bath tub and over head shower complements the internal layout.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, A Single sofa bed situated to the living area
  • A spacious double bedroom with double bed and a single sofa bed situated in the living area.

Outside

  • Balcony

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Additional features & facilities at the property include: Car Not Necessary, Ceiling Fan, Clothes Horse, Electric Kettle, Full Kitchen, Lake & mountain Views, Laundry Facilities, Lift/Elevator, On Lakeshore, Suitable for Elderly and Very Quiet Location. Additional Extras: We offer a range of extra facilities, which are available for hire through our office 'Happy Holiday Homes' in Menaggio: Cot Hire - €20 per week, High Chair - €15 per week, Push Chair - €25 per week, Camp Bed – €85 per week, WiFi or USB Internet Stick - €35 per week (includes €10 consumable credit). Please note that signal & connectivity is not guaranteed & may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property.

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