|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
A fabulous family retreat with lake views and swimming pool!
This stunning lake view property is perfect for families wanting to explore and enjoy the delights of Lake Como. The beautiful duplex property enjoys a splendid elevated position in a gated residence on the sunny Menaggio hillside and is within a few minutes walk of the town’s amenities.
The property has been recently refurbished to a high modern standard throughout and features the principal living accommodation to the first floor, with a very spacious open plan living room to welcome guests. A comfortable sitting area with stylish leather sofas faces a fabulous open fireplace which is ideal for cosy romantic evenings in with a chilled glass of wine or for simply watching a film on the 32” flat screen TV with DVD player. A music stereo with IPod dock is also provided for guest’s entertainment, if required, Wi-Fi access is also available.
Guests can enjoy the direct views of the central lake from the living area, and after opening the glass doors can access the private sunny terrace which is ideal for accommodating guests for splendid alfresco dinner parties, with the breathtaking backdrop of the Bellagio peninsular and unspoilt eastern shore in view. Sun loungers also provide guests with the perfect relaxation spot for reading a book or enjoying a cocktail!
The newly fitted Kitchen/diner is chic and spacious with its Italian balance of modernist style and practicality. All the desired appliances needed for a comfortable self-catering stay are provided and include a gas hob, oven, coffee machine, kettle and dishwasher for maximum convenience.
Three bedrooms are situated to the first floor with a master King-size bedroom furnished with beautiful modern oak furniture and enjoying lake views from its terrace balcony access. The second bedroom also comprises a King-size bed and is furnished to a high modern finish. The spacious third bedroom is furnished with a set of junior-size bunk beds and a pull down single bed to accommodate a third guest if required. Two newly-fitted modern bathrooms with power showers feature to this floor.
Steps lead to the lower level of the property which is ideal for additional guests with a fourth spacious bedroom providing two single twin beds and the third bathroom with shower.
A fabulous entertainment area is also situated to the lower floor, in a large modernised cantina, which boasts a bar, cooking facilities and spacious dining area. There is also a sitting area with an open fireplace, a flat screen 32” TV with Xbox game station / DVD player and music stereo are also provided.
All bedrooms feature a Radio / IPod dock and a selection of DVDs and Xbox games are also provided.
A private parking facility is provided for guests in the residence and a fabulous feature can also be enjoyed by guests; a splendid lake view swimming pool! Please note that anyone who wishes to use the communal pool must wear a swimming cap.
The sunny tranquil poolside also makes it popular for sunbathing and the views are spectacular over the central lake.
POOL OPENING TIMES
1st June - 30th September 2013
From the gated residence guests can easily drive to the Loveno Tennis Club and the Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club as well as being able to easily reach the centre of Menaggio by car or in just 5 minutes on foot.
The picturesque resort town provides all the desired local amenities including supermarkets, delicatessens, boutique clothes and jewellery shops and a family friendly Lido with beach and swimming pools. The pretty cafe-lined piazzas are delightful to sit in and enjoy a cappuccino and there is a wide variety of restaurants available, from the inexpensive family friendly Pizzerias and lakefront Red Bay restaurant to the elegant Il Ristorante di Paolo in the lake view Piazza. There are many other restaurants situated just a short scenic drive along the central lake towards Tremezzo and beyond.
Local activities include hiking, cycling, sailing, swimming, boat hire, kayaking, windsurfing, quad biking, tennis, golf and horse riding.
From Menaggio the many other towns and nearby cities are highly accessible with a lake bus service running from the town to Como city and a frequent car and passenger ferry service operating between Bellagio, Varenna and to the other popular visitor towns.
During the high season an airport shuttle service runs to Bergamo airport and Como city provides train links to Milan and Malpensa airport.
The main mountain road leads to Lake Lugano in just 25 minutes and from beyond Porlezza, Lugano city is just a further 30 minutes drive away.
We really enjoyed our stay at Bellavista Grande, and we received excellent service from your company throughout.
Danilo was very helpful, and we highly recommend the driver he sent to pick up my sister and then us, for our transfers. I unfortunately cannot recall his name I'm sorry. However, he was incredibly helpful and even walked my sister into the train terminal to ensure she found her platform etc. We were very appreciative of this. He also provided a lot of interesting information about the region during the drive.
Travelling with a toddler is challenging and the stairs up to the street definitely tested us, but the view from the balcony was worth the effort. The property was clean and in good condition.
Menaggio was a perfect choice for us to stay in as we found towns like Bellagio to be very touristy and busy. Our proximity to the ferry terminal was very convenient and we travelled around the towns via ferry.
The area is simply breathtaking, even more beautiful than the pictures suggest.
The company were very helpful in arranging the transfers and boat hire, plus allowing us to use the printing facilities at the office as well. Everyone we came across was very helpful.
Thank you for a wonderful stay, we hope to return to the region one day in the future.