Apartment in Menaggio, Lake Como, Italy - Peaceful, Private Location, 10 Mins Walk to the Town and Lakeside
Menaggio is a small tourist centre located on one of the most beautiful corners of Lake Como. The apartment is set above Menaggio, a 10 mins walk from the charming town and lakeside. Set in pretty communal gardens the property is accessed via electronically operated main gates, providing privacy and security. There is also a covered parking space provided. Ideally situated not only to explore Menaggio, but the other similarly beautiful towns around the lake, such as Bellagio and Varenna. It has 1 bedroom, overlooking the lounge in part and sleeps two. Balconies to front and rear with lake and mountain views. With a well appointed kitchen and shower room it is a home-from-home from which to indulge in all things Italian!
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'A wonderful holiday. I would go back in a heartbeat!!' Julie and Dennis Wodarski, USA. June/July
'What a heavenly location We loved our stay here' The Parkers
'Most relaxing and private. Stunning views absolutely brilliant.' Mr/Mrs McDonald
'What a wonderful week in a wonderful location-beautiful views.' Mr/Mrs Borsley.
'Your recommendations were great and we made friends with your friends! Apartment ideally placed and Menaggio is superb. The Bellavista Hotel was a lovely place to eat right alongside the lake. Thank you so much.' Sue and John Dow, Staffordshire.
'Have never been to Italy before. Absolutely knocked out with the scenery and the friendly people. Hope to return next year.' Bob and Gaynor Perrin, Birmingham.
4.3 based on 3 holidaymaker reviews
Just back from a fantastic week in this lovely apartment. Lovely views over the lake, and as we had driven down through the Alps, it was great to have a secure covered parking place (over 30 degrees all week!) The apartment was spotless when we arrived, and had everything we needed. Would certainly go back if we get the chance.
Menaggio is the magical place on Lake Como. We stayed in this super equipped apartment that was spotlessly clean and felt we had landed in paradise. A short stroll into town, sitting in the square with a cappuccino watching the world go by, sun setting on the lake is as near to perfection as I have ever experienced. The apartment had a fantastic balcony with high quality garden furniture so we took to having an early pizza in town then coming back with a bottle of wine and drinking in the fantastic view of the lake. Really looking forward to returning again.
Arrived on Friday evening and easily found the apartment following the directions given. Lovely views across the lake both day & night. Tranquil setting yet only 3 minutes by car to the lakeside in Menaggio.
Ample storage in the bedroom, perfect apartment for two people. Kitchen comes with all you need for evening meals, breakfast etc.
We found everything as described on the website such as location, layout etc was accurately described.
Our favourite restaurant in Mennagio was "Il Vapore" on a small square just past the main square. Lovely authentic dishes and biggest portions we had all week.
We did ferries to Bellagio (good shopping) & Varenna which we found to be the most romantic setting. We ate lunch at restaurant "Il Molo" in Varenna very good views over the lake & free wifi to catch up on events elsewhere.
We took the bus to Como on Tuesday (market open til 1pm) & found lots of shops and good clothes market, very enjoyable day including lunch at "Il Castiglione" on a small courtyard to the rear of the deli of the same name, again nice lunch and a large glass of Prosseco only cost 3 euro.
We drove to Lugano, nice views of lake Lugano all the way, high class shopping destination & to Lenno, nice lakeside walks .
On our final day we drove to the "Balcony of Italy" at the top of mount Sighignola unbelievable views on the Italian/Swiss border. Back down a couple of Km's you will find a restaurant where we had lunch outside in the sunshine & fresh mountain air. Unforgettable.
We would thoroughly recommend the apartment to anyone.
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Taxi tours of the area can be arranged. Costs on request.
There are beaches on the lake. The best we have found is San Vito about 15 mins drive away very good for watersports. There are small beaches within walking distance of the apartment. There is also a well equipped newly refurbished Lido with a restaurant around 15 minutes walk. They have live bands in the evening at this venue also. Check dates/bands with the tourist office.
Nearest Airport, Orio Al Serio Airport, Bergamo - 40 Miles - if hiring a car. If not, Milan Malpensa - 57 miles then train to Como, local bus or boat to Menaggio.
I have arranged preferential rates for taxi transfers/tours with Riccardo Terzo of Lake Como Taxis quote Residence Luca-Via Poletti Menaggio and he can discuss your requirements with you. He comes highly recommended by guests. If you would prefer us to make your arrangements just ask!
Lots of places of interest within easy reach by car or public transport. For example Lugano in Switzerland. Breglia(mountains) Varenna, Bellagio, Nesso. Superb walks around the area some alongside rivers, both easy and some more challenging. There are buses/ferries to these destinations. Timetables at the tourist office.
Lake Como, in the Lombardy Region, is a long and narrow lake in the form of a wishbone with the towns of Como and Lecco at the southern end. Narrow winding roads hug the hillside along the lake and connect lovely lakeside towns. There is also an extensive ferry service which criss crosses the lake. Explore lakeside towns such as Varenna and Bellagio and visit elegant villas such as Villa Carlotta which line the lake. With the Alps as a backdrop, there are spectacular views of the lake, elegant villas, and small towns along the lakeshore from many points on and around Lake Como.The scenery changes at every corner
In Menaggio there are some lovely bars and restaurants to choose from, a bank with ATM, boutiques and some great delicatessens and grocers to stock up on supplies if you want to cook in the apartment. There is also an excellent supermarket and a multi-lingual tourist office which is very helpful regarding available excursions, ferry times, local places of interest etc. George Clooney has a villa, just down the road, so a bit of 'star-spotting' when he has his pals around, could also be on your agenda!
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1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
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For booking conditions please ask and we will send a copy. Please note there is a £100 security deposit required, this will be returned immediately keys are returned and our agent has inspected the property.
Flexible. Arrival/Vacating times are indicated on our booking form. We will be flexible depending on the arrival/departure time of incoming/outgoing guests.
Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in UK Pounds and are inclusive of all charges including taxes. Special rates for monthly rentals. (Local skiing 1 hour, St Moritz around 1 quarter hours). Please note there is a £100 security deposit required, this will be returned immediately the keys are returned and our agent has inspected the property.
- Available arrival
- Ceiling Fans
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Shower room with shower cubicle, WC, bidet and wash-hand basin with illuminated mirror over, hair dryer. Chrome towel rail.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and extensive fitted wardrobes dressing table with drawers, bedside table with lamp. Floor standing fan.
- Golf ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Notes on accommodation: This is not a foreign holiday complex, you would be enjoying the company of Italian neighbours, some of whom are permanent residents, others who also own holiday homes, all in all an ideal way to savour the lifestyle of this wonderful country. We consider the apartment particularly ideal for a couple but individual requests for additional occupancy will be considered. Please Note however that dogs are not allowed The balcony overlooking the lake is an ideal spot to relax, read, sunbathe or just enjoy the sight and sounds of this most beautiful of Italian lakes. There is a varied selection of reading material, CDs and videos left for your enjoyment. We have compiled a comprehensive guide for guests use with suggestions for trips, dining out and other local events. The boiler has an up to date safety certificate. Outside: Spacious covered balcony overlooking the communal gardens with stunning views of Lake Como and the mountains beyond. Rear balcony also overlooking mountains. Table and chairs available for romantic 'alfresco' dining. Outside light. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. The apartment is cleaned after every visit. We make no additional charge for this, so we respectfully ask guests to leave the property as it was found.