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Modern Boutique Apartment with Breathtaking Lake Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Apartment in Argegno, Lake Como, Italy - 3 minutes Walk from the Lake in the Pretty Village of Argegno

The apartment is situated in the sleepy fishing of Argegno. It is perfectly positioned to enjoy all aspects of Lake Como. Argegno itself is home to lakeside living par excellence with a selection of bars and restaurants, perfect for a lazy lunch or a romantic candlelit alfresco feast. The village also boasts a shingle beach, icecream parlour, bakery,fruit & veg shop & mini market. Why not rustle up a feast at home, relax on the comfortable leather sofas whist listening to your favourite CD, or just sip on a cool glass of Pinot Grigio whilst soaking up the sun on the apartments' balcony. Just sit back and take in the view! The apartment boasts modern, contemporary living with the emphasis on relaxation and comfort. All major routes are accessible by car, boat or bus from the village just 3 mins walk from the apartment - car hire is not required however the accommodation includes private parking. For more pictures of the home-click on the link at the bottom of the page 'owners website'.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Guestbook comments from the manager

The stairway to heaven leads to views to die for! A beautiful apartment. It was just what we came for an couldn't have asked for more. The Millingtons, Milton Keynes, UK.



The view is exquisite.Thanks for the insight into what to see on the lake. Debbie and Tam, Perth, Australia.



Superbly appointed apartment-perfect to relax with views to die for! Your home is extremely well positioned to explore the whole lake. T. Keeps, UK.



Our stay has inspired us to buy a place here, been to como many times-this has been the the most relaxing local experince. T. Ward, London.



We're not people to return to the same place twice-The fact we have returned 3 times says it all! 10/10. Nick Kay.



'Thanks for a really great stay-this area will remain in our hearts forever.' Em, Andy, Paris (got engaged on the balcony).



Fantastic place and village. We'll be back. Rick and Maria, UK.



Argegno is charming, the apartment superb, the stream below, starry skies and birdsinging! D.Smith, London.
Jul 2006
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20 Reviews

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based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful Argegno

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a lovely week in Argegno, the apartment is situated on the hill with an amazing view overlooking the lake and the village, with a small walk to the few restaurants bars and cafes. The apartment was ideal, spacious and clean with all the facilities you need and of course that view, Julie was lovely, she met us on arrival and showed us around the apartment and organised our restaurant reservation that night. Argegno is a small village but is perfect as a base for visiting the beautiful towns around the lake, Como and the best way to travel is to use the ferry boats.

We will certainly return in the future

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great place, great views

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed here for a 3rd time. Everything was great: hosts Julie and Barrie, apartments, Argegno itself with great views! Wish to come once again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely apartment, beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for letting us stay in such a beautiful place! Your apartment was well equipped and comfortable. The view (when the mist cleared) was beautiful, to left and right and across the Lake. The apartment was ideally situated, easy to access the main piazza, but also to take the mule track up to Pigra and the rain wasn't a problem, in fact, it brought out the fire salamanders; delighted to find three on our way up to Pigra!

We were grateful for your friendly support on arrival and departure (thanks for taking the case down to the piazza!). We look forward to returning to this or to one of your other properties.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous short break on Lake Como!

  • 5 of 5

We were really lucky to win a stay in this lovely apartment on Lake Como - it was a charity auction for Wateraid which the owners Julie and Barrie had kindly donated. The apartment was very comfortable and well-equipped with a stunning view of the lake and we had a very happy few days there! Thank you Julie and Barrie and hope to be back soon for another visit!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
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Perfect, clean apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We've had a wonderful stay in Argegno - thank you Julie and Barrie. We felt welcomed from the start and your apartment was just perfect for us - spacious, clean, well equipped and with views you can never get bored of. The location is quiet yet so close to the road, which takes you to other little villages and towns on the lake. We've enjoyed the boat trip across the lake in particular for the spectacular scenery on the way. We hired a car, which enabled us to see places further afield - Como town, Milan, Bergamo and Brescia to name a few - all full of history and beautiful architecture. We have been to Italy many times before, but this part of the country is truly amazing. And to be able to enjoy it from such a comfortable base, with such a 'bella vista' left us truly refreshed and with memories we will cherish forever. We would recommend this apartment to anyone wishing a relaxing, or more active holiday - the location is spectacular and access to other places really easy.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Lakeside Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we received a warm welcome from Julie on our arrival, our stay was everything we hoped for. We had arranged through Barrie and Julie for some provisions to be bought for us. These were very welcome (particularly the wine), after our journey out.

The apartment is nicely situated with stunning views across the lake. We spent many hours relaxing on the balcony enjoying the glorious sunshine. The sun shines on the balcony from sunrise to late afternoon, though there is a large awning that can be used to create shade if you want it.

The village of Argegno was a perfect location for us from which to explore the lake. We used both the local buses and the lake ferries to visit several towns and villages up and down Lake Como. We used our hire car far less this year than on previous holidays and when we visit in the future we would consider arranging airport transfers instead of car hire.

Argegno is well served with cafe bars and restaurants, less than 5 mins walk from the apartment and the plazza surrounding the central fountain is the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine/prosecco and people watch. There were plenty of food choices available, from pizzas, salads and snacks to full al a carte options. Cafe Columbo was very popular as they serve tapas like snacks to their evening customers free of charge.

Our dining highlight was on Barrie's recommendation. Crotto de Platini is a beautiful lakeside restaurant with wonderful food and wines, worth every Euro. The only meal we were disappointed with was at L' Posteria. The food tasted ok but the portion sizes were small and it was a little expensive. I had Lake Fish of the day which was very small. Had it been caught on a British river it would have to have been returned due to it's size.

We visited the lakeside lido several times. Lake swimming, a nice pool and a shaded cafe bar area. Well worth a list.

All in all a perfect apartment and location. Barrie and Julie were very helpful and their communication throughout the booking process and stay was excellent.

We look forward to our next visit, as we will go again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : milan at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : argegno at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : argegno at 0.7 Kilometres Nearest Golf : como at 13 Kilometres Nearest Train : como at 23 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Como at 20 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : argegno at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Lanzo at 10 Kilometres Nearest Beach : argegno at 0.5 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

Painting and cookery courses.

Boat hire available with or without driver.

Milan and Inter Milan football teams - 50 mins drive.

Formula 1 Monza-September each year.

Coast/Beach:

3 minutes walk to the shingle beach in Argegno with a lido and pizzeria. 10 minutes drive north will take you to Lenno, a beautiful location with a man made sandy beach with restaurants and bars nearby.

Lido for sunbathing and pool now open here in the village of Argegno!

Boat hire is also available from here. Recommendations available on request.

Travel:

Milan Linate & Malpensa are 1 hour from the apartment.

For Bergamo add an extra 30 minutes. We are happy to advise which airlines fly to the local airports from the UK.

Car rental is considered essential to get the most out of your stay in the Lakes, however boats and buses access all parts of the lake from the village wich is only a couple of minutes walk from the apartment.

Distances:

A short drive to the quintessential Italian town of Como. Guide books tell you it is famous for Italian silk, however, we prefer its lake front views, pretty piazzas, 600 old churches, gelato shops (nocciala is our favourite!), alfresco dining and shopping for sumptious Italian delicacies! 25 minutes to the Swiss border for designer outlets in Fox town. 45 minutes to Milan. 20 minutes to the lakeside town of Menaggio from where you can take a ferry to Bellagio.

Further Details:

Argegno offers the authentic lakeside experience where you will mix freely with the welcoming locals. This pretty fishing village is famous for it's authenticity as a local lakeside village unaffected and unspoilt by hoards of tourists. Visit the bakery for freshly made bread and cakes, Mario's fruit and veg

for the freshest seasonal ingredients or treat yourself to one of Zoe's delicious home made icecreams. The village is home to all amenities from bank to chemist, post office to cafes and bars not to mention a fine selection of resturants from fine dining to rustic italian fayre. Pensavo meglio ( wine bar ) is well worth a visit. Great wines!!

Out and about the lake, choose from Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo (20 minutes by car). Beautiful gardens in many styles with lake views to die for!

Villa Serbollini in Bellagio with unrivalled panoramic views is a fantstic day out. Bellagio itself is a favourite for holiday makers with it's cobbled streets and unbeatable views. Do not miss Villa Babinello in Lenno. If you wanted to propose to somebody I have yet to see a more romantic spot! Walk to the villa or take the private boat (6 euros) from Lenno lido (20 minutes by car from the apartment). The villa and it's majestic gardens overlook the rich blue waters of the lake. Simply divine. No wonder the new James Bond film was shot at this Villa! (May 2006) You can also relax on the golden sand beach at lido di lenno or take a dip in the lake.

Drive down to Cernobbio (15 minutes south of the apartment)

for an idyllic lakeside walk, a favourite past time of ours for a Sunday stroll. Menaggio, with it's palm lined walkways is another pretty lake village worth exploring. Many boat activities from windsurfing to sailing are available on the lake as well as other water sports.

Mountain bikes are also available for hire if you wish to venture into the vast mountains that surround the lake.

There are plenty of restaurants and places to visit we are happy to recommend. Just as

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£226
for 3 nights
From
£75
£414
 
 
Christmas and New Year
18 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
£335
for 4 nights
From
£84
£498
 
 
Winter 1
9 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£239
for 3 nights
From
£80
£414
 
 
March
1 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£469
for 4 nights
From
£117
£624
 
 
Easter
9 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£502
for 4 nights
From
£126
£666
 
 
Spring
24 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
£628
for 5 nights
From
£126
£791
 
 
June
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£733
for 5 nights
From
£147
£917
 
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,001
for 7 nights
£1,001
 
 
Sept
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£733
for 5 nights
From
£147
£833
 
 
October
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£469
for 4 nights
From
£117
£666
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £293

Booking Notes:
£350 non refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. Balance payable 12 weeks before departure after which no refunds apply. Key collection 2pm-6pm Saturdays preferred. Arrivals out of hours by request.
Departures by 10am. Please note prices may fluctuate depending on availability and market conditions. Advertised rates apply to available unsold weeks only.

Changeover Day:
Saturday preferred. Other days available by prior arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Advertised rates and any applicable offers on the site apply to available un sold weeks only and do not apply to previously sold weeks.

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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • lake
  • mountain
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 75 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Contemporary bathroom containing w/c, shower, wash basin and bidet.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Ample wardrobe space
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Ample wardrobe space
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 modern double bedroom with large wardrobe space. 1 twin room & wardrobe.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Midi system. All bedrooms have window shutters for a restful night sleep. The apartment is light and airy. Well behaved children welcome! High chair and cot available on request ahead of stay. Paid for internet available on request (please book prior to your stay). Wide screen TV with selected Satellite channels plus dvd and stereo, you are welcome to bring to your favourite cds! Advertised rates for available (non booked) weeks only. Outside: Huge private balcony with dining for 4 for enviable views of the lake, mountains & boat pool. Private, off road, car port next to the apartment for car parking. 15 steps from car parking space from the gated entrance down to the front door. See video of this charming village and residents of Argegno https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo2CXH0fdLk Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Hand towels included. The apartment is meticulously cleaned between every client. Final cleaning & heating £75

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