|Space||699 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Live the Italian Dolce Vita!
This apartment is a luxurious split level property situated on the first and mezzanine floors of a newly restored Rustico residence which has been refurbished to an exceptionally high standard throughout and which enjoys an elevated position on the hillside, in the charming semi-rural village of Pianello del Lario which lies on the north western shore of Lake Como.
This distinctive property is reached by a small flight of steps from the road level and then a further flight of stone steps which take guests to the property itself.
This apartment offers modern and open plan living with a light and spacious reception room which offers guests a marble-top kitchen, a stylish dining area and a contemporary seating area with modernist leather sofa and footstall with Sat TV and DVD player and a CD Player with IPod docking station. Views from the room are of the semi rural locality and of Lake Como with its serene waters and dramatic mountain tops.
French doors lead from the living area to a well-proportioned and sunny roof terrace ideal for entertaining! Dining table and chairs are provided so that guests can enjoy authentic Italian ‘Al-fresco’ dining whilst taking in the panoramic Lake views which are truly spectacular!
Inside the property a flight of steps leads guests to an open mezzanine level above the living area, where a romantic French-style double bedroom and modern style single bedroom are situated.
A further double bedroom is situated on the first floor of the property, providing comfortable accommodation for upto 5 guests if desired.
The property is situated near to a free public Car parking facility ensuring guests need not worry about parking whilst on holiday.
Although the situation of the property is beautifully serene there are amenities close by which are just a short drive away. The lakeside towns of Cremia and Domasso both offer watersport activities and local amenities, and are situated 4km away from Pianello. The well-serviced lakefront town of Dongo with its wide variety of restaurants is also conveniently located just 2 km away.
The very famous and picturesque lakeside Resort town of Menaggio is situated approximately just a 20 minute’s drive away and offers a wide selection of shops both local and boutique, as well as cafes, bars, restaurants and local attractions for visitors to enjoy. A fast and frequent Car and Passenger ferry service also operates from the town, enabling visitors to explore the eastern shore of Lake Como, which boasts the two exceptionally pretty Resort towns of Bellagio and Varenna.
We stayed for 3 nights, from Tuesday 17th to Friday 20th of June 2014 - 4 stars given for the view.
There were approximately 25 narrow, steep, stone steps to climb to get to this apartment, plus another 10 or more to get into the apartment itself. It might not sound much, but this was tough going with 5 suitcases and 5 pieces of hand luggage, plus a few bags of groceries, but once you get up there, the apartment is pleasant, but oh my goodness, it's the view that makes this apartment wonderful.... the view is breathtakingly beautiful and well worth that climb....if you don't have a heart attack on the way up, that is.
The apartment is modern, clean and fitted out well. The main living area did feel small, maybe too small for 5 adults and really only had enough comfy seating for 4 people, but we didn't spend much time in there, so it wasn't a big problem for us.
The main bedroom was large and really nice. I'd advise that some sort of window covering be provided for the arch window that's opposite the bed, as we felt exposed to the properties next door, especially at night with the lights on.
The kitchen and bathroom were fine. Both were clean, modern and functional.
The area is quiet, but very beautiful and we loved it. Having the swimming pool was brilliant and we made great use of it. A big plus was having a shower and toilet down by the pool.
A small, modern apartment, with exceptional views, beautiful scenery and places to visit, but suitable for able bodied people only. I wouldn't advise anyone who has problems with stairs or families with small children, to stay here. For everyone else, the apartments view will win you over.
Thank you for a great stay.
Wir waren leider nur für 4 Tage in dieser wunderschönen Ferienwohnung. Sie ist mit hochwertigen Möbeln und Küchenutensilien ausgestattet. Tolle Terrasse mit grandioser Aussichtslage. Schlafzimmer mit Charme. Sehr sauber. Haben uns gleich wohlgefühlt. Man sollte aber gut zu Fuß sein, da man vom Straßenniveau bis in die Wohnung sehr viele Stufen überwinden muss. Außerdem ist der Pool unterhalb der Straße. Nette Betreuung durch Lake Como Homes.