At the centre of the action!
Enjoying a fantastic location along the desirable central western shore, close to the main lake attractions and activities, this spacious holiday home offers versatile budget accommodation in one of the world's most beautiful destinations!
The duplex apartment enjoys romantic views across terracotta rooftops to Bellagio and the eastern shore and provides the perfect base for exploring the surrounding central lake area. A large spacious open plan living and dining area offers a cosy retreat to enjoy throughout the year, with a cosy fireplace to enjoy in the colder months and a sunny private balcony to enjoy in the long summer months.
Guests can relax and unwind in the living area, which is furnished with a comfortable sofa and conveniently offers a SAT TV and WIFI access.
A separate fitted modern kitchen provides all the must-have appliances for preparing and cooking delicious meals during your stay with a gas hob, oven, microwave, microwave, coffee machine and electric kettle.
The private balcony offers a lovely lake view backdrop to enjoy with an alfresco lunch or romantic evening meal, with the BBQ provided.
Guests are also perfectly placed to reach the fabulous range of cafes, bars and restaurants along the Tremezzina shore; making this the perfect location for an enjoyable self-catering stay!
Stairs lead downstairs to the spacious master bedroom, which is furnished with two twin single pine beds which can be easily joined to form one double bed, alongside a pair of bedside tables, a chest of drawers and a large wardrobe.
Additional guests can also be accommodated to the comfortable sofa bed in the upstairs living area.
A modern fitted bathroom and a washing machine complete the internal features of this conveniently placed apartment and a private parking space is provided outside for guest's own use.
The apartment is within easy reach of the vibrant restaurant-lined Tremezzo shore, the modernised family-friendly Lido in Cadenabbia and the famous Villa Carlotta, with its breath taking botanical gardens. Guests looking to enjoy the great outdoors are also perfectly situated for reaching the San Martino trail and the 'Greenway del Lago'.
Guests can easily enjoy the nearby ferry port which offers a frequent car and passenger service to the famous golden triangle resort towns of Bellagio, Varenna and Menaggio.
For guests wanting to enjoy a day of sunbathing and lake swimming in beautiful surroundings, the nearby lakeside park in Tremezzo offers an idyllic place to spend the day, and by night the boathouse bar there called 'La Aqua Cheta' offers a truly romantic venue for evening aperitifs.
Wine tasting under a vine covered terrace can also be enjoyed in the ambient surroundings of 'La Cantina Follie,' a highly-regarded wine bar situated in ancient cellars, and tucked away just behind the main tourist-lined Tremezzo lakefront. Guests can also enjoy sailing, kayaking, power boat rental, golf, tennis, Spa days and much more; so what are you waiting for!
Additional Facilities and Features Include:
Clothes Horse, Coffee Machine, Fireplace, Full Kitchen, Laundry Facilities, Outside Table & Chairs and Private Parking Space.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Family-friendly Lido in Cadenabbia 1 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergamo - Orio al Serio 122km and Milan - Malpensa 87 km, Nearest railway: Varenna - Esino 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Griante and Cadenabbia:
Grainte and Cadenabbia are one town, or municipality in the Province of Como which is in the Italian region of Lombardy. It lies on the western shore of the lake and is situated between Menaggio and Tremezzo. Cadenabbia is the lakeside area whilst Grainte is the area rising to the hillside.
For many years Griante has attracted famous people, for example, Villa Ricordo (Villa Margherita) was the location Guiseppe Verdi chose to compose the aria La Traviata, it was also here where Stendhal composed one of his many masterpieces Chartreuse de Parme. Griante was also a popular destination for Royalty, including Nicholas 11 of Russia, Queen Victoria, Kaiser Gulielmo 11 and also Pope Pio X1.
The area is renowned for the wonderful flowers and plants which grow in abundance, due to the sheltered location and is known as the "Riviera of Azaleas". Cadenabbia has many restaurants and shops, and also a good ferry service. There is a lovely walk from Griante up to the San Martino church. The views are truly unforgettable, with flowers and butterflies all the way. The path is quite steep in parts and will take about an hour each way, but the views will make it a walk to remember.
The most famous Villa on the Lake, Villa Carlotta, is in Cadenabbia and has many interesting features, especially a great art collection, luxurious rooms and wonderful gardens with a wide variety of plants from all over the world. The little Church of S. Martino sits on the mountainside and although the walk up to it it somewhat precarious, it should be on your list of places to visit as the views are unrivalled.
Lombardy - Lake Como Area:
The Italian Lakes are a little slice of paradise. Elegant ribbons of blue water stretch out ahead, folded into the sun-baked foothills, with a spectacular back drop of the snow-capped Alps.
Lake Como offers hidden treasures just waiting for the visitor to discover them: charming corners forgotten by time, lakeside villages where nothing seems to have changed for centuries.
It is steeped in history with an immense collection of churches, architectural masterpieces and works of art covering the centuries. The lake is situated in a basin surrounded by wooded mountains, and offers an extremely varied landscape, with its' shores featuring a succession of pastures, and woods as well as harsh and impressive rock formations.
All this alongside elegant, lakeside villas with sub-tropical gardens, which provide a haven of peace and tranquillity and chic resorts such as Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Como itself.
Warming, in spriing and graced with natural beauty, the lakes are still a place to draw breath and wonder. Lake Como, oriented north-south, ringed by characterful old villages often wedged onto narrow beaches between rugged cliffs and water. Those classic lake images of flower strewn balconies, Baroque gardens and splendid waterside villas can be found here in abundance. Dotted around and between the lakes are some of Italy's finest art cities, such as Milan, Verona & Bergamo.
The most romantic and picturesque villages on the lake are Santa Maria Rezzonico, Varenna (15 min by ferry) & Bellagio (8 min by ferry), Lenno (visit Villa Balbianello, location for 007's Casino Royale as well as Villa Gaeta, right here in Menaggio) & Laglio (where George Clooney owns Villa Oleandra).