Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Perched on the hill side above the ancient town of Colonno. In front of you Lake Como lies stretched out in all of its glory. In the distance you see a paddle steamer lazily making its way across the lake.The apartment is a beautifully decorated and luxurious holiday hideaway. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms (1 of which is en-suite) plus a spacious private garden make this home the perfect Lake Como retreat You set the breakfast terrace table with a fresh brioche and a pot of steaming coffee . Another day on the lake begins....
This apartment is perfectly positioned above Colonno with a 3 minute walk down to the town and the lakeside.
The apartment has a private garage for parking and has elevator access to each private entrance level.
The bright and spacious open plan living room /kitchen features a beautiful fully fitted kitchen with all you need for that perfect lunch to enjoy on the balcony or on the breakfast terrace. The master bedroom has a king-size bed ,dressing room and is air-conditioned .It also has large French doors which lead on to the large balcony with amazing 180 degree views of the lake and Isola Comacina .This bedroom is en-suite with bath and shower, luuriously furnished with lots of storage and heated towel rail.
The second bedroom has a luxury double bed that can convert into two single beds if needed. It also features French doors to the balcony. A second bathroom with luxurious fittings and shower. Quality bed linen and bathroom towels add to the exclusive finishes in the apartment.
The furnished balcony is accessed from both bedrooms overlooking the lake. French doors open completely to a second balcony. A large covered terrace accessed directly from the living room.
The living room has satellite TV, DVD, Play Station and a music centre. Wifi available. It has a beautiful Italian leather L-shaped sofa. A cook's delight the kitchen is fully fitted with high quality built-in oven, dishwasher, coffee machine,a central island unit for enjoying an 'espresso'! The interior of the apartment has been painted in beautiful mediterranean colours creating a warm and luxurious atmosphere.
From the living room there is a large covered breakfast terrace overlooking the lake with steps leading down to the garden. There is also a large open terrace which is not overlooked and the perfect place to sunbathe or just relax with a good book and a glass of local Prosecco. The apartment has a laundry room with washing machine and dryer.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Argegno 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malpensa/ Bergamo 50 km, Nearest railway: Como 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details outdoors|
Enjoy early morning sun from large sun terrace, spacious garden on the lower level, up to the upper terrace for evening glass of wine! Plenty of garden furniture, reclining chairs and large table for 'al fresco' dining.
Weekly rental rates from €800 to €1,400 depending on season.
Final cleaning fee €80 payable on arrival.
Meet and Greet service.
The Lombardy region
Colonno, which is named after an ancient Greek settlement, remains a traditional Italian lakeside village and it situated 2 km north of Argegno and immediately adjacent to Sala Comacina, with Ossuccio, Lenno and Menaggio a few kilometres further north.
It is 20 minutes from the lovely historic city of Como and about one hour to Milan airports (Malpensa and Linate) and the stylish metropolis itself. Como is one of Italy’s most important centres for the production of silk.
The property is positioned at the start of a beautiful walk to Menaggio passing many of the beautiful villages along the way. The village has a selection of shops ,bars and restaurants.
Enjoy a relaxing stay with the changing colours of the lake and market strolls , boat trips, lakeside or mountain walks, romantic meals in one of the many waterside cafes and restaurants and you might spot some famous neighbours like George Clooney, Donatella Versace and many Italian football player.
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18 Sep 2012
"Great Apartment with fantastic views"
We loved staying here. It's a beautifully comfortable apartment with views to die for. The area is fantastic for sight seeing with so much to see and do, that we ran out of time before we could do it all. Great Place. Great Holiday. Would go back tomorrow
7 Aug 2012
I travelled for 6 weeks in Italy with my wife and close friends. We stayed at 'La Bellavista' and it was exactly as described; a truly beautiful apartment, comfortable, roomy, tasteful modern decor with unsurpassed views of Lake Como-forget about matching TV! Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the balcony with some excellent Italian red wines (for dinner at least) were a must . Just sit, talk and watch the world pass slowly by. Situated above the main road but away from any noise, this is a great location, plenty of parking which around Como, is normally at a premium. We had two cars, but found everything in fairly easy reach. Our owner and host, 'Rosie' was a delight and very helpful when it came to all the things to do and see in the area. Make sure you use Rosie's contact to hire a boat and cruise Lake Como. Neighbours were friendly although not sure they understood the Australian attraction to BBQ's! Yes, Rosie was once a chef, so she has thought of everything. Possibly the best equipped kitchen we have seen! Make sure you listen to Rosie's recommendations on restaurants, as a local she knows where to eat well. Would we stay here again-ABSOLUTELY. Could we live in this apartment-YOU BET. Thankyou Rosie
12 Aug 2011
"Beautiful views, lovely apartment, a great stay on Lake Como"
We visited Lake Como in August 2010 for a short break in the sunshine. My Partner's Dad booked La Bellavista and we were not at all dissapointed when we arrived.
What really stood out for me was the level of detail that the owner had gone to, to ensure that visitors had the best stay they possible could. There were books of suggested trips, citronella candles, a dvd player, ipod dock, a barbeque, molton brown smellies in the bathroom, bbc channels, to name just a few home comforts that made our stay so comfortable!
The rooms were all tastefully decorated and the opportunity to open your french windows in the morning onto that scenery was amazing! We enjoyed several delicious home cooked meals out on the terrace whilst star gazing (pair of binoculars was provided) and watching the fireworks display taking place several miles down the road.
We hired a car and were therefore able to visit many different towns and villages around Lake Como as well as go on some lovely boat rides. We also visited a local bar a couple of the nights, there were no tourists but locals were very accommodating!
Our stay at La Bellavista was magical and I did not want to leave the beauty of the surroundings when the time came!! I would definitely recommend this apartment for all those wanting a relaxing break on the Italian lakes.
(My partner's Dad also noted that the directions to the apartment were very thorough and made our journey there a peice of cake - thank you!)
Thank you for your kind review, I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. The location of the apartment is unbeatable with those stunning views and I glad it feels you are coming 'home' after a busy day touring the lake!
Best Wishes Rosie.
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