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Breathtaking Lake and Mountaing Views. 10 minute walk to Menaggio and lake shore

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom comfortable apartment with south facing balcony and spectacular views.

From our apartment, looking straight ahead across the lake is Varenna with mountains above. To the left are the snow capped Swiss Alps towards St. Moritz and Davos and to the right is Bellagio & beyond.

Located on the second floor in a small, peaceful condominium complex, set in its own grounds, situated on the hillside overlooking Menaggio and lake.

It has a double and a twin bedded bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, dining area and lounge, bathroom, private balcony with patio table and chairs with views over the lake and private gardens.

The pretty town of Menaggio is only 10 minutes walk away and boasts an attractive lakeside promenade and central piazza. Menaggio is situated in the middle of the western shore of the lake and because of its central position between the lake and mountains is an ideal starting point for any excursion.

Your neighbours will be mainly Italian, either permanent residents or who have holiday homes here. Once settled in you can relax on the south facing, private balcony, taking in the views, sunbathe, read etc. and with so many wonderful locations within striking distance, you can use our apartment as a base to explore on foot or by car, bus, ferry or train.

There are many beautiful villas and gardens to visit; Villa Carlotta and Villa del Balbianello are only 10 minutes drive away or take the ferry to Villa Melzi in Bellagio. If you are a keen walker or mountain biker, there are some fantastic routes close by. All the usual water sports are readily available around the lake with skiing just over an hour away and an excellent golf course 10 minutes drive away.

In the centre of town there are all services including interesting shops, restaurants and bars, banks, supermarket, Internet point, cinema, pharmacy and post office. Sports facilities include tennis, golf, mountain biking, water skiing, boat hire, sailing, wind and kite surfing, scuba diving, fishing, hiking, horse riding, kayak hire etc.

Street markets are held at different local towns throughout the week, Menaggio is currently Friday and Porlezza (20 minutes away on Lake Lugano) on Saturdays. There is an interdenominational church at Cadenabbia. Sunday services are in English from May until September. You will be able to check out local amenities and events, ferry timetable, restaurants and shops in the information pack we have made for the apartment. The local tourist information centre is also excellent and has Internet connection.

More Details

Owner
Jane Savage
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Jane Savage

In 2005 we purchased our 2 bedroom apartment as a family holiday home, and to help fund it, we decided to rent it out for part of the year. Our family have enjoyed it so much that when another apartment came up for sale in 2008, we decided to buy it. We now regularly host family gettogethers in Sonenga using both apartments. We spend around two months of the year in Menaggio and know the area well. So, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Jane Savage purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Jane Savage chose Menaggio

Comfortable Apartment With Breathtaking Lake And Mountain Views in Peaceful Location. South facing private balcony. Only 10 minute walk to Menaggio, the Lake, ferries and buses. A perfect location to and base to explore the region.

What makes this apartment unique

Breathtaking lake and mountain views. Menaggio is ideally situated as a base to explore this fantastic area. Lake Lugano (Switzerland) is only 30 minutes away. The combination of lake, mountains and Italian towns and villages is simply wonderful.

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Milan
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Cafe Del Portech
Nearest Ferry
750 Metres
Menaggio
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Menaggio and Canenabbia Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Varenna
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Como
Nearest Restaurant
750 Metres
Menaggio
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Madessimo
Nearest Beach
750 Metres
Menaggio
Car: not necessary

There are many beautiful villas and gardens to visit; Villa Carlotta and Villa del Balbianello are only 10 minutes drive away or take the ferry to Villa Melzi in Bellagio. If you are a keen walker or mountain biker, there are some fantastic routes close by. All the usual water sports are readily available around the lake with skiing just over an hour away and an excellent golf course 10 minutes drive away.

In the centre of town there are all services including interesting shops, restaurants and bars, banks, supermarket, Internet point, cinema, pharmacy and post office. Sports facilities include tennis, golf, mountain biking, water skiing, boat hire, sailing, wind and kite surfing, scuba diving, fishing, hiking, horse riding, kayak hire etc.

Street markets are held at different local towns throughout the week, Menaggio is currently Friday and Porlezza (20 minutes away on Lake Lugano) on Saturdays. There is an interdenominational church at Cadenabbia. Sunday services are in English from May until September. You will be able to check out local amenities and events, ferry timetable, restaurants and shops in the information pack we have made for the apartment. The local tourist information centre is also excellent and has Internet connection.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment at Menaggio at Province of Como

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • new bathroom fitted recently
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds which can be pushed together to make double.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The Master bedroom (bedroom 1) has a wonderful view of the lake and mountains. It' simply bliss waking up to that view, whatever the weather.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Breathtaking Lake and Mountaing Views. 10 minute walk to Menaggio and lake shore
average rating of 4.4166665 based on 12 reviews
4

Lovely apartment with stunning views.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week in this lovely apartment. It is in a well kept complex and

the apartment was clean and well equipped. The view from balcony was stunning.

The walk down to Menaggio and the ferry terminal is 10 minutes but as said it is a steep walk back.

We agree the cleaning fee of €95 is to high but we knew this when we booked but we would think more about it another time..

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Three to be aware of, three good

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here for a month in June 17. Three good and three to be aware off.

To be aware:

It is a steep climb from the town to the apartment including more than 300 steps. You need to be reasonably fit.

There is very little ventilation to second bedroom on the mezzanine therefore it gets very warm, uncomfortable for sleeping.

We were stung for service charges of more than £250

The good:

The view is stunning despite the large tree.

Parking in town is difficult, therefore secure parking at apartment is welcome

The apartment is well appointed and very comfortable

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: At the end of every rental, a cleaning charge of €95 (not £250) is to be paid to our local agent. This is agreed at the time of booking and we make no additional charges.
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5

Very good appartment - with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Overall very pleased with everything associated with the booking & the apartment. Jane was very efficient with her communications and responses to requests for information. The apartment was as shown on the photographs and more spacious than I expected / feared. The apartment was very well furnished and equipped, the only minor quibble we would have is that the Wifi was slow/hit & miss, this may be due to distance from the exchange etc. but had it been necessary for either of us to do any work work the broadband was not fit for purpose: simple e mails were fine but any browsing or downloading very patchy.

We had a great time in Menaggio and will certainly return to Lake Como if not Menaggio.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views of Lake Como, quiet, spacious, well equipped property.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4, 2 adults and 2 teenagers, really enjoyed staying here. It was a pleasure to walk the 10 minutes into Menaggio down cobbled streets and little paths. We took trips across the lake to Varenna and Bellagio, ate at the good local restaurants, gelato was only €2 for a large double cone , and the kids swam in the lake and pool at the Lido. I loved the market at Lenno and some of the beautiful Italian Villas are worth visiting.

The apartment itself was perfect, very clean and well equipped, airy and spacious. It was fantastic to sit on the balcony first thing in the morning and look out over the lake. I found the owner Jane very professional and easy to communicate with and my deposit was refunded very quickly.

The wifi was a bit hit and miss which didn't bother me but obviously did frustrate the children who constantly wanted to keep in touch with friends at home. Also I thought the cleaning bill at the end was a bit too much as we didn't leave the apartment particularly dirty or untidy. Apart from that we really did have a lovely week in Menaggio.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice apartment with a stunning View of the lake

  • 3 of 5

The apartment block is on a very secure site (locked gates) on a hillside location with spectacular views of the lake. On arrival of the block they looked okay with immaculate gardens and an underground garage. We had 3 flights of stairs to get to the apartment, of which which had two floors. On entry, the apartment looked like it did on the website. It had a nice spacious lounge area with a stunning view, spacious main bedroom with a balcony accessible by a door from the lounge.The kitchen was small with basic amenities. The upstairs bedroom was very small and very hot as it was at the top of the apartment and had no window or view as looked down on to the lounge area. The bathroom had a bath, handheld shower, bidet and large cabinet. The washing machine was in here too as well as the boiler. I felt that the bathroom was very tired and needed refurbishment as the shower screen and areas around the bath were rusty and the bath looked dirty, despite cleaning it myself. It also smelt, as did the kitchen at times, of drains which was not very nice. We were left 4 large, tired towels, again not very good quality. We had been left a bit of coffee and tea and packets of sugar which looked like they had been there for some time, so was grateful that we our own, A nice touch was the bottle of Prosecco they left in the fridge/ffreezer, The oven was good as was the hob and there was also a 2 slice toaster. There was crockery and glasses, all mismatched and quite basic too. The bedlinen was again, quite basic and old fashioned and I felt that the apartment could do with refurbishing. There was plenty of cupboard and drawer space in the bedrooms and the rooms had wooden shutters. It was very hot during our stay so I felt it would have been good to have had a fan downstairs too as my husband wanted a dark room so we had to close the shutters which made the room hot. The upstairs room had a fan which they had to have on all night as it was too hot up there.There was a table and chairs on the balcony with a lovely view of the lake. This had the sun in the mornings which was lovey to eat out for breakfast on. The dining table also had lovely view over the lake. There's a small table and chairs to the front of the property with hillside views.To access the property, you would need to be fairly fit as you had to climb a lot of pebbled steps which took about 10/15 mins up and 10 mins down to the town. Communication from the owners was good.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are pleased to hear your positive comments. Regarding the crockery and glasses, there are matching full sets of both, plus extras in the dining room cabinet. Towels and bed linen are replaced every year but we will check to make sure there has not been a mix up at the laundry. At the start of the season we stock up on coffee, tea and sugar and when it runs out, we rely on guests to replace it. The occasional drain smell when the apartment has been left unoccupied is unfortunate, but soon goes when the sinks are used. Although the bathroom is fully functional, we agree, it could do with updating and plan a refit for next year. The shutters are designed to keep the apartment warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They are closed at night in the summer leaving small gaps between the slats enabling the windows to be left open. This allows a breeze and also shuts out the light.
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5

Welcoming and comfortable with breathtaking views.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in your delightful apartment. You have gone to a lot of trouble to make it welcoming and comfortable and, of course, the views are breathtaking. We apreciated the detailed notes you sent us and included in the compendium. We were especially grateful for your recommendation to take the drive up Rifugio Venini although we were glad we didn't meet anyone coming the other way on that final stretch of road.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment at Menaggio, Como - Lecco

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£417
for 3 nights
From
£139
£795
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
A deposit of 25% of rental price is required to secure the booking. The balance is due 4 weeks before date of arrival. £100 security deposit returned after our agents have inspected the property. There is a final cleaning/laundry charge of 95 euros payable locally to our agents.

Changeover Day:
Flexible but Saturday preferred. Arrivals from 3.00pm. Departures before 10.00am. on leaving date.

Notes on prices:
Daily rentals:
4 - 6 nights -30% off weekly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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