This apartment is a piece of paradise with breathtaking views of Lago di Como throughout and so stylishly decorated with that you may find it hard to leave.
Light filled and spacious with over 200 square meters on three floors, it also has a small private adjoining garden where you can eat or relax among the fruit, jasmine and olive trees just outside the living area. There are also two additional private terraces all with stunning views so you are always experiencing the special feeling of tranquility of the Lake.
Situated just 5 minutes above the beautiful town of Menaggio on Lake Como in a small village called Loveno (which is a small undiscovered gem in its own right).
Casa Paradiso has three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms including a master bedroom en suite with shower looking out to the Lake, a third WC, and all mod cons to make your stay memorable.
It is part of a small group of houses and apartments (8 in total) that share a common driveway, security and a pool with 180 degree breathtaking views of the lake from Bellagio to Villa La Gaeta instantly recognizable from the Bond film Casino Royale. WiFi, iPad docking and BBC world service included.
Pretty piazzas, ancient churches,lakeside walks. A shingle beach at the lidos, cafe culture, little narrow picture postcard streets, lazy lunches with local delicacies represent a typical day out in Menaggio.
Take the water and hire a boat hire for a memorable day out are just are few examples of life here. But remember, if a relaxing break with nothing more than a book and glass of wine is your idea of bliss, doing nothing much is a theme of lakeside living.
Menaggio is the provincial lake side village and incorporates almost every conceivable amenity for your stay here on the lake from bank to supermarket, fruit and veg stores, internet cafe, geletaria's, lake fishmonger, restaurants, beach, ferry and of course wonderful lakeside scenery.
Here are just of the highlights as outlined by some of our guests.
Cable car to Pigra for panoramic lake and mountain views. Bellagio-chocolate box lakeside village.
Varenna-Visit the pretty lakeside village and nearby monastery. Firework festivals June-August along the lake. Award winning ice-cream parlor in Menaggio village. Dine on the island in near by Sala Comacina.
Villa Balbianello - the most romantic villa on the lake reachable by foot or water taxi- enjoy the Summer aperitifo (drinks and canapes) and jazz by the lake evenings (also featured in Casino Royale, 007 Bond movie).
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|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Menaggio 3 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan Malpensa/Linate 75 km, Nearest railway: Como San Giovanni 30 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private fishing lake or river|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment stretches over 3 floors and measures approximately 200 square metres!
The living room has been beautifully designed in contemporary style with a large dining table, comfortable sofas, tv & dvd and patio doors to the balcony and panoramic lake views. The modern kitchen features a dishwasher whilst a washing machine is housed downstairs in the large garage.
The property features 3 bedrooms, 2 double and 1 twin room. The master bedroom enjoys a state of the art en suite bathroom with a modern shower complete with glass door for you to enjoy the lake as you wash as well as a w/c and bidet. The bedroom also benefits from arch shaped patio doors opening out onto the terrace for more spellbinding lake views. The 2nd and 3rd rooms feature another double and twin room all with ample wardrobe space. The bathroom includes bath, overhead shower, w/c and bidet. There is also a further separate w/c and wash basin.
The apartment is beautifully furnished in contemporary style with all mod cons. It is open plan and drenched in natural light unlike most Italian apartments. In almost every corner of the apartment you will enjoy the spectacular views i.e. from the garden, the generous balconies, living areas, master bedroom and ensuite and even whilst you are cooking should you chose to do so in the generously appointed kitchen!
The pictures simply do not justice to the magnitude of beauty, quality, peace and relaxation that the property affords.
If you feel you can tear yourself from your home, the delights of Lake Como are waiting to be discovered. Palm lined lakeside walks in the village of Menaggio, homemade gelato, a public Lido with swimming pool and lake side swimming, fabulous cuisine, famous Villa's, inviting beaches and 22 miles of Italy's most dramatic lake are waiting to embrace you.
The apartment is 5 minutes by car outside of Menaggio further up the hill. You can walk into town in approx 15-20 minutes or explore on foot local restaurants, the local historical village of Loveno or walk along an ancient Roman road to a local Church at Nobiallo that plays Ave Maria at 8am and pm every day – the only sound you will hear apart from the odd hum of a bird or boat on the lake!
There are also fabulous hikes up the dramatic mountains behind the apartment and all the other attractions up and down the Lake including the chance to bump into George Clooney in the nearby Laglio! You are only 20 minutes from the Swiss border and Lugano and 40 minutes one of the best“Designer Outlet” shopping Malls in Europe i.e. Foxtown in Mendrisio.
The large 200m2+ apartment includes 3 bedrooms: 1 very spacious double Master Bedroom with private terrace and ensuite and huge 2 person shower that also enjoys lake views, w/c and bidet. A second double room and a third twin room all with ample wardrobe space and quality bedding and a second bathroom with shower and bath, w/c and bidet. There is a third w/c and bidet upstairs in the living area.
Large open plan Living, Dining and Kitchen area with TV & Dvd player with local satellite that includes the BBC World Service, and a Tivoli iPal so you can play your own music. There are large comfortable sofas and a variety of dining options from the formal interior dining table or the granite kitchen island or outside in the jasmine covered alfresco area. Centrally heated throughout and fans when required. Washing machine included.
Free, wireless Internet access by Wi-Fi.
A private remote controlled garage provides secure parking and direct access to the apartment
|Further details outdoors|
Own garage for secure, private parking on the ground floor of the apartment.
The garden, balcony and terrace all with lake views.
The shared pool is situated to the rear of the apartment and as is the theme with the home features spectacular, panoramic lake views.
Living/dining area with comfortable sofas, flat screen TV, Dvd player with local satellite that includes the BBC World Serviceplayer, a large dining table seating six, and patio doors to the balcony
Three bedrooms, two with double beds and one with two twin beds; all with ample wardrobe space
Master bedroom with en-suite shower room, with WC and bidet
Bathroom with bath, overhead shower, WC and bidet
Third WC with hand basin
Hairdryer and towels provided
Contemporary style kitchen with cooker, oven, fridge freezer and dish washer and granite worktops
Washing machine in the garage downstairs
Secure garage parking.
Shared use of pool (unheated)
Terrace / balcony
Tivoli iPal so you can play your own music. Washing machine included.Free, wireless Internet access by Wi-Fi.Private remote controlled garage provides secure parking and direct access to the apartment
20% deposit non refundable approx is required to reserve the apartment. Final cleaning 125 euro
Children 14 years or older welcome.
Steps to the pool may deem the property unsuitable for elderly or infirm guests.
Please contact us prior to booking for clarification if you fall into these categories
"Enter the tranquil side of Italy where nothing much happens and then what does happens that much slower"
If you value peace and tranquility Lake Como will delight and refresh in equal measure. The welcoming locals add to the ocassion, visit the bakery for baking from a seemingly bygone age or pop in for some tomatoes and rocket from the local fruit & veg man, and he will be happy to give you a few receipe tips! Think of the uk with the ugly bits taken out, majestic mountains, a mesmering world renowned lake,sprinkle in some balmy weather, seemingly happy and content local people, consistently good food & wine and you have an idea of the ingrdients that make Lake Como such a sought after holiday location!
Pretty piazzas, 14th century churches, ornately furnished parks, lidos and beaches, vivacious villas, lazy lunches and boat hire for a memorable day out are just are few examples of life here.
World renowned cuisine, the simple italian seasonal flavours are in evidence throughout the pretty village here in Menaggio from exquisite hotels to trattorias and cafes, all serving delicious regional cuisine. The lido in Menaggio is the perfect way to relax, the ferry accessible to most parts of the lake including Bellagio.
But remember, if a relaxing break with nothing more than a book and glass of wine is your idea of bliss, doing nothing much is a theme of lakeside living.
Cable car to Pigra for panormic lake and mountian views
Boutique shops in Menaggio village
Palm lined lake walks in Menaggio
Bellagio-chocolate box lakeside village
Designer Shopping in Fox town, Switzerland (30 mins drive)
Fresh lake fishmongers
Firework festival June 23/24, August
Award winning icecream parlour in Menaggio village
Boat hire-ask for details
Cookery and painting courses in Lenno
Day trip to Milan (1.5 hr drive)
Villa Carlotta for acres of majestic gardens-Mezzegra
Villa Balbianello (James Bond) Lenno
Lakeside parks in ssuccio and Tremezzo
Dine on the island in near by Sala Comacina ( as seen on the Holiday 2006 L.Llewellyn- Bowen)
Wine tasting in Como
Alessandro Volta's musuem Como