Penthouse | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
The penthouse is on the top floor of a beautiful and romantic villa directly on the lake side. It has a small panoramic balcony and a secluded roof terrace-solarium for sunbathing and relaxing. The villa was recently completely renovated.
The apartment consists of a large living room with sofas, dining corner, small balcony, one bedroom with a double bed (160 x 210 cm), single bed accommodation in the living quarters, open kitchen, shower room.
As you can see from the photos, the apartment is charmingly furnished.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Carate Urio 800 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malpensa, Linate. Bergamo 90 km, Nearest railway: Como-city 9 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Lombardy region
Lake Como is one of the prettiest lakes of northern Italy, conveniently close to Milan airports. Carate Urio is only 10 km from Como-city, 4 km from Swiss border and 25 km from Lugano. Milan is at 45 km. Thus appropriate also for guests who want to visit trade fairs, attend opera performances at the Scala, TT races in Monza.
the climate is temperate with July at the hottest month( 30 C) we have a colourfull autumn, lovely springtime and very sunny winters with crispy cold "alpine" weather. We ski or cross- country in Val d'Intelvi above Argegno at 30 mins by car
Lake Como offers a lot for "active" guests , such as sailing, surfing, hiking and biking, you start your walking tour directly from your door step. But if you come for a rest: take the public boat and visit the well-known villages of Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio etc., explore Como-city with lifely shopping centre around the Duomo and numerous coffee shops and restaurants. Look for a special bargain on the thrice weekly market.
Lombardy with the capital Milan is very interesting area , not only known for design, furnishing, silk industry, fashion but also for its historical towns and villages:the hilly Brianza , Lecco town , Bergamo and Brescia, Vigevano ( gothic 1400th century square), Monza with royal palace and parks and Milan of course with Cathedral, Scala , museums.
Carate Urio is typical lake Como village built against the steep slopes surrounding the lake. Lake Como was once a glacier and is the deepest lake of Europe. The slopes fall steeply into the lake, which explains why there are no large and long sandy beaches, but short green strips of land where people sunbath and dive into the clean and clear water. Carate is a cluster of houses with an" Italian" atmosphere , the old medieval centre is worth exploring, you will be amazed how many narrow walking paths lead to the lake and up the mountain. Carate is directly on the shore and 9 km from Como-city. It has a small meadow, public beach, pizzeria and two restaurants. There is a boat stop and bus stop at a short walking distance from the house. Very beautiful mountains walks start from your door step. 2 km towards Como is Moltrasio with some important villa's where Bellini, and other composers used to stay and compose, Cernobbio with the 5 star Villa d'Este hotel is a "must" for at least a trendy 'aperitivo' while the nearby town of Laglio (2km) in the other direction provides all the "essentials" in terms of food shopping.
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26 Feb 2014
"Beautiful place right on the lake"
I spend a few days at Villa Gaia in February. Obviously off season for Lake Como, and a lot of places were closed (including the three restaurants in town), so it seemed that aside from a few locals I… More
2 Oct 2013
"Precioso apartamento en una ubicacion inmejorable"
La propiedad es comoda y con una decoracion cuidada. Las vistas impresionantes. El dueño muy amable y servicial . Al apartamento solo le falta mejorar la conexion wifi y una television. La ubicacion… More
4 Jun 2013
"Magnificent location, gorgeous apartment, a perfect Italian holiday!"
We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful location on Lake Como, Villa Gaia is wonderful. Our visit was in May, springtime in Italy is so perfect. The apartment is great for a couple wanting a … More
26 Jan 2012
Lake Como has been a regular holiday spot for myself over many years... Personally it is all about the views, the tranquility and long evenings just contemplating why I ever choose to leave this beautiful lake...
Villa Gaia is the perfect spot to experience everything Lake Como has to offer, the position of this penthouse is second to none; directly on the lake, with a view that I could feast on for hours.
If you enjoy doing absolutely nothing, then this place is perfect, as the interior is warm & inviting, simple and effectively decorated so as to not distract from the bare bones of the rustic interior. The arched double doors leading onto a small Juliet balcony frames the view of the lake perfectly, and the little cut out open area on the roof is a perfect spot to catch some rays in the nude :)) (no bikini marks...nice)...
There are many fabulous restaurants near by and if you wish for a little more action (but not like big city action, just more people :))..) Como city is only a 10-15 min drive away (car very much advised), or for proper city action you can get to Milano in 35- 40 mins.
This place is a little gem and the owners are kind, welcoming and very helpful, they have created a beautiful place for many wonderful memories to be made... I thank them for a wonderful stay and I look forward to replenishing my eyes with that view in the very near future.
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