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Private Pool and Expansive Lake Views - Apartment 7 (Sleeps 4/6, 2 Bedrooms)

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet

Overview

Description

Apartment 7 (Sleeps 4/6, 2 Bedrooms)

2 spacious bedrooms. Bedroom one has a double bed, a wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 has 2 spacious single beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers. The apartment is also equipped with a quality air mattress for extra bed space.

The bathroom is a good size with a spacious shower, wash basin, bidet and toilet with storage for bathroom towels and toiletries. The lounge has a luxurious leather couch, leather stool and a coffee table, as well as satellite TV and tasteful modern furnishings throughout. The modern designer kitchen has everything one would need. There is a hob, oven, integrated dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, coffee plunger as well as all crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, cooking utensils and storage containers. The apartment also has a washing machine, hoover (vacuum cleaner), iron/ironing board. This apartment has 2 large balconies. One leading from the lounge area overlooking the lake and the other from 1 of the bedrooms looking out at the lake.


About the property

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A modern 2 bedroom apartment. Breathtaking views of the lake, with outdoor balconies and/or garden areas (secure and enclosed for children) and a sunny aspect all day long. A beautiful, private pool. A mere 2 minute walk to the vibrant village of Argegno where you will find a beach, the lake shore, many excellent restaurants, wine bars, bus and boat links to Como and other villages on the lake. This apartment is laid out for comfort and relaxation, ensuring you have the break you deserve in the most stunning location. We have satellite TV, DVD, washing machine, hair dryer and other home comforts. The apartment offers the best of internal and external comforts, with quality furnishings and outdoor furniture on terrace/balcony and loungers at the pool. For more photos please see our website at the end of the page.


Owner
John Roberts
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

About John Roberts

Myself and my wife Jules moved to Italy in May 2003. Our daughter Keelin was born in Como in May 2005 and she claims to be Italian..

We had our heart set on lake views and were fortunate to find the perfect villa for us. Stunning views and a short walk to the wonderfully quaint but lively village. We moved to Italy for professional reasons. I took up employment in Lugano, Switzerland. Thankfully I got a frontaliere visa and we availed of the best of both worlds, Swiss work and Italian living.

We adore Argegno and it's environs. It has a vibrant village and also there is lots to explore in Val D'Intelvi. I bought two apartments in Argegno in 2008 and we're hoping to spend lots more time there. However mortgages mean that we need to dream for the moment.

John Roberts purchased this apartment in 2008

Why John Roberts chose Argegno

Two words - vista and location. Amazing location, with a swimming pool and only two minute walk to the village.

Lake Como and Argegno are relatively well hidden jewels. They are in central Europe, yet in a quiet and beautiful location with so many things to do.

What makes this apartment unique

Privacy, ease of access to everything and stunning surrounds.

Location

Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

The village of Argegno has it's own private 'lido' or beach area (2 minutes walk from the apartment) where you can rent sun loungers and umbrella shades for very little. This means you can enjoy the lake and /or the private pool area of the apartment.

Travel:

Milan Airport Malpensa 40 mins. Milan Airport Linate 1 hour. Milan Airport Bergamo 1 hour 20 mins. All airports have rail links to Milan. Trains run frequently to Como town from Milan with regular bus service to Argegno. Car hire recommended as there is so much to see.

Distances:

The apartment is a 2 minute walk from the vibrant village (rated the best village on lake Como!) of Argegno and about 15 minutes by bus or boat from the city of Como. There are many rustic lake villages (like Bellagio, Menaggio) which are very short distances by boat, bus or car from Argegno. Argegno is a 35 minute drive from the famous designer outlet mall called Foxtown just across the border in Switzerland.

Further Details:

The village of Argegno has many excellent restaurants to choose from, making sure you can eat at different restaurants almost every night of the week. This being Italy, it is very difficult to be disappointed by the culinary quality. There are at least 2 very trendy and friendly pubs for a pre or post dinner drink/s. There are 2 banks (with ATM machines), one small supermarket/shop, an authentic Italian ice cream shop, a bakery where one can enjoy freshly baked bread, croissants every day, butcher, fruit shop, hairdresser, wellness centre and tabacci (to purchase cigarettes). Visit Villa Carlotta and see it's beautiful gardens in many styles. Villa Serbollini in Bellagio with unrivaled panoramic views is a fantastic day out. Bellagio itself is a perennial favourite for holiday makers with it's cobbled streets and unbeatable views. Do not miss Villa Balbianello in Lenno as featured in the 007 James Bond Casino Royale movie. Walk to the villa or take the private boat (5 euros) from Lenno lido (15 minutes by car from the apartment) with golden sandy man made beach. The villa and it's majestic gardens overlook the deep waters of the lake. Drive down to Cernobbio (15 minutes south of the villa) for an idyllic lakeside walk. Menaggio, with it's palm lined promenade 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. Sant Anna and La Griglia nearby serve superb seasonal and regional cuisine with excellent wine lists and are just a 5 minute drive from the apartment. Argegno village is full of excellent restaurants from fresh lake fish (Emilio's), pizza (La Corte), Barchetta-typical local cuisine and upmarket dining at La Piazetta.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
Bookings are secured with a 20% deposit. The balance falls due, 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day. We do not make exceptions in June/July/August. Outside these months, please apply. Check in is 2pm and check out is 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property(s) per week in euros. A cleaning of Euro 70 is payable upon arrival. Furthermore a fully refundable deposit of Euro 200 is taken upon arrival. The deposit is refunded upon check out. 20% deposit secures, with balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Rentals are generally from Saturday afternoon to the following Saturday morning. Exceptions can be made outside the peak season, so please don't hesitate to contact us.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Apartment 7 (Sleeps 4/6, 2 Bedrooms)at Argegno at Province of Como

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
General:
  • Internet
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Internet access is available for a small extra charge. This apartment is suitable also for small children, as the balconies are safely and securely enclosed and the garden area is ideal as a totally enclosed and safe area for children to play while adults can relax in the sun. Each apartment has a spacious, private garage parking space and has central heating for winter months. Please see our website at the end of the page. Outside: The swimming is pool is specifically built for private use of apartment users ONLY. Please note that the pool is usable on a seasonal basis - typically June/July/August and September. Outside these months, the temperatures drop at night, so the pool is rendered cold. Each apartment has outdoor furniture to ensure relaxation in the sun.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.2727275 based on 11 reviews
4

Overall a very nice stay!

  • 4 of 5

We recently returned from a lovely week in apartment #7 (August 2017). I recommend the apartment and town to anyone considering a laid back summer week in Lake Como!

The photos, descriptions and reviews are all very accurate. Communication with John was great - he very quick to reply to any questions. The views are stunning! The apartment is a great value!  

A few extra comments:

There were six of us (three adults, three children). The electric air mattress fits in the room with the two twin beds. The air mattress worked fine for our two children (4 and 8), but probably not ideal for adults. 

We earned a dip in the pool after the steep stairs and hill from the village to the apartment! The hill was not a problem for our 4 year old, but as noted in another review, it could be a challenge to others less able.

The pool was a big hit with the kids. It was a bit chilly when I first got in, but then I got used to it. You share it with the other apartments, which works just fine. 

Argegno is a small town, which suited us well. The tiny market is tiny; we went to Lenno for more substantial grocery shopping. The gelato is excellent! The restaurants were all enjoyable (for dining in and take-away). We did not have a car. It is connected with the bus, ferry and high speed boat ferry. Boats and buses are not that frequent, but if you plan ahead it works just fine (although one day we had to hitch a ride back from Lenno as no buses came by). The only drawback to the town is that the main road runs right through it. We visited the mid-lake towns (Bellaggio, Verrana, Menaggio), Como and even went to Milan for the day. 

Overall a very nice stay!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bridget thanks so much... Hope to see you again! Rgds John
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5

Great location and excellent value for money

  • 5 of 5

The Apartment was in a great location and our family thoroughly enjoyed their stay.

The write up on Owners Direct was very accurate, and lots of useful local information was provided.

We would definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thx so much guys! Hope to see you again!
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3

Awesome views

  • 3 of 5

This villa is in a gated complex with 4 units. We had unit 7 which is upstairs with unbelievable views and 2 balconies. You always had a spot to enjoy the view, get out of the sun and enjoy the breeze. The villa is tired and is in need of a good scrubbing. This includes all of the outside furniture. All the blankets and pillows need to be replaced as they are horribly stained and dirty. We appreciated having a washing machine so we could do laundry. The water heater is in need of adjustment as it kept turning off and the shower went cold after a couple of minutes. We never were able to get the TV to operate but who really wants to watch TV when you can overlook the lake and mountains. It is a challenge to read at night with only one light in the entire living area. Make sure you read the notebook as we found many extraordinary out of the way restaurants if you are willing to go uphill. We were instructed to connect with a woman 30 minutes before arrival and she no longer works there. We called and left messages 5 times and couldn't figure out why she never returned our calls. We found out 3 days later when Jessica was mowing the lawn downstairs. Overall for our first experience in the Como area we were very pleased and had a great time. Next time we would opt for something a bit more quiet and not located on a switchback with so much traffic noise. The last few days of our stay a group of 5 people moved into the unit next door. They were all very rude and loud! Even the locals were coming out of their homes to find out where the ruckus was coming from! I reminded them that we are guests here and they needed to find their manners NOW! That helped somewhat but who wants to put up with that foolishness!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you enjoyed the views and the location. We are so sorry to hear that you had loud neighbours. This has never happened to us before, as Como generally attracts a sophisticated clientele. We can only apologise for your experience and hope that it wasn't marred to much. I'm not sure how the confusion on access arose, as we tried to provide clear details. It probably didn't help that I was on holiday on that date also - apologies. All linen has been replaced already - and we would have done so for you, had we heard during your stay. We would love to have you again.
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5

Great apartment and location

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed in John's apartment for a weekend with a couple of friends and it was a great experience, communication from the owner was excellent. apartment is in a fantastic location, very short walk to the village and had everything we needed for a fantastic short break

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Perfect base for exploring lake como

  • 4 of 5

Argegno is one of the nicest villages along the lake. Not too crowded and touristy but with a good choice of restaurants and a really nice atmosphere and very pretty. The apartment was perfect. We had two decent bedrooms, a large sitting room with well supplied kitchen and bathroom. We had our own garden and the pool pretty much to ourselves. Would definitely recommend and would go back ourselves.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views and fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location. Amazing views from the apartment. Loved the walk to the bakery, grocery store and resteraunt. Will definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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