Bella Dorio - 2 bed apartment
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Penthouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This hillside residence is in a quiet and tranquil setting and boasts stunning panoramic lake views. The large balcony overlooks the lake and mountains and is perfect for alfresco dining.
Enjoying an elevated hillside location along the tranquil eastern shore of Lake Como, close to Bellano and Varenna, this beautiful new penthouse apartment is ideal for up to 4 people. The property boasts fabulous beamed ceilings throughout creating a gorgeous, romantic ski-chalet style ambience, open-plan living with stylish modern kitchen fitted with burgundy and cream units, gas hob oven, coffee machine, toaster, microwave fridgefreezer and dishwasher. The open-plan living and dining room provides the ideal place to relax and entertain guests with comfortable stylish leather sofas, a flat-screen tv, dvd player, music stereo and cosy wood burning stove.
A contemporary dining area is provided and alfresco dining can be enjoyed by guests on the large, sunny private balcony with breathtaking views over the beautiful lake and surrounding mountains.
The sleeping accomodation is also very stylish and extremely versatile with a spacious master double bedroom furnished with solid wood pieces and providing a romantic place to unwind with private balcony overlooking the mountainside and a second bedroom furnished with a single bed that converts to a pull-out double bed, and a sofa bed option in the lounge.
A newly fitted modern bathroom provides a power shower, washbasin, wc, washing machine and Juliette style balcony.
The small hillside modern residence is extremely sunny and boasts panoramic lake views. There is also a garage and public parking.
Guests can enjoy cycling, hiking, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, rock climbing, paragliding as well as skiing at nearby resorts . The picturesque resort town of Varenna is a fifteen minute drive and there are regular ferry services to the "golden triangle" of Menaggio and Bellaggio. Milan is easily reached by train.
There is a bakery, bar and restaurant within walking distance.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Dorio 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan Malpense, Milan Linate and Milan Bergamo air 90 km, Nearest railway: Dorio 2 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, 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, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
An open-plan living and dining room provides the ideal place to relax with comfortable leather sofas, a flat screen tv with DVD player and music stereo and a cosy wood burning stove. A contemporary dining room is provided and alfresco dining can be enjoyed by guests on the sunny private terrace.
A modern kitchen is also situated in the beautiful open plan space and is fitted with stylish burgundy and cream units with a gas hob oven. The property's sleeping accommodation is also very stylish and is extremely versatile, with a spacious master double bedroom furnished with solid wood pieces and providing a romantic place to unwind with private balcony overlooking the mountainside and a second bedroom with a single bed which features a pull-out single/double bed option and a comfortable double sofa bed.
A newly fitted modern bathroom provides guests with a power shower, washbasin, WC, washing machine and a Juliette Style balcony.
|Further details outdoors|
There are gorgeous lake and mountain views from the balcony
About this location
The Lake Como region
Lake Como is the jewel in the crown of Italy’s famous lakes, a haven of tranquility, superb cuisine, majestic snow capped mountains, courteous folk and style. In his ‘Charterhouse of Parma’ Stendhal described it as an "enchanting spot, unequaled on earth in its loveliness." Virgil called it simply "our greatest" lake.
Lake Como is 50 km long and west of Menaggio is where the lake splits in two. The mountains around the lake are 2000 m high and the lake up to 1350 feet deep, making it one of the deepest lakes in Europe.
The Golden Triangle of Menaggio, Varenna and Bellaggio are close by the apartment, there are ferries to Como and lakeside villlages, Lugano is accessible and there are regular trains to Milan Centrale and Lecco.
Dorio is a quiet and tranquil village on the beautiful eastern shore of Lake Como enjoying unspoilt panoramic views and close to the picturesque resort towns of Varenna and Bellano from which there are regular ferry services to the "golden triangle" of Menaggio and Bellaggio.
Milan is easily reached by train or there is a fast motorway connection to the three airports serving Milan on the SS36 motorway. The border with Switzerland is 45 minutes drive away.?
The nearest shop is a bakery in Dorio. The nearest supermarket is in Dervio, approximately 3 km from the apartment. The Bank of Sondrio, with an ATM machine and foreign currency exchange, is also in Dervio.
The nearest Shopping Centre with department stores, electrical shops, clothing stores and a large supermarket are in an indoor shopping centre at Centro Commerciale Iperal Fuentes, which is situated north of Sondrio about 10 km from the apartment.
There are also local street markets selling fresh fruit and vegetables on various days of the week in Dervio and Bellano.
There is a bar and restaurant in Dorio, a 15 minute walk downhill from the apartment.
For those who like a short stroll on a warm evening, there is a waymarked path heading south from the apartment to the charming fortified town of Corenno Plinio on the lake shore. Follow this grassy path for a mile to reach “La Taverna Del Castello” at the castle.
?There are numerous cafes, restaurants and bars in Bellano and Varenna, all of which are within a ½ hour drive.
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7 Jul 2014
"Modern, tranquil, very well equipped, clean apartment with outstanding views of beautiful lake Como"
Everything about this rental worked very well indeed. The owners were very easy to communicate with and the photos & descriptions on their site were very accurate. We were constantly captured by the views, and delighted to find how clean, bright, well equipped the apartment was. It was a great base to explore the lake, and surrounding areas from Lugano to St Moritz to MIlan. It was easy to access by car from MIlan airports, and access to lake boats and trains was easy, although a car is essential for the property. The balcony really is fabulous and is really another room, I think we always ate outside and the evenings in particular were great. We would highly recommend it, though note it is not suited to young children and those who find a few flights of stairs a problem. A great place to explore,or rest, as much as you wish. Dorio itself is very quiet, but our teenagers also loved the holiday. Wonderful. Enjoy the experience.
15 Jun 2014
"A beautifully presented unit with panoramic views that we thoroughly enjoyed."
This unit is perched on the eastern side of Lake Como. The panorama from the balcony is breathtaking, giving uninterrupted 175 degree views of the Lake, snow capped mountains and villages on the far side. We were enthralled by the peaceful stillness, the gentle sounds of the occasional trains below and the cuckoos at dusk. We sought restful accommodation on Lake Como......this accommodation gave us everything and more. We were delighted. We will recommend this accommodation to our friends and we would not hesitate to stay here again ourselves.
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