Laglio Garden Apartment no 1
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Luxury living at this stylish garden apartment in the ancient village of Laglio. The home has been designed in a contemporary fashion with the emphasis on style and space giving the home a modern and open plan feel.
2 immaculate bedrooms, one of which is en suite, modern kitchen and relaxing living area with wide screen tv
all add to the boutique style design.
Jaw dropping panoramic lake views from the contemporary living room or spacious balcony.
Two private gardens, one at apartment level and the other at pool level, as well as a futher communal garden and swimming pool shared with 4 apartments only
gives you plenty of opportunity to ensure the sunny position of the home as well as the glorious lake views.
Take a stroll around the little streets and lanes of the picturesque village here in Laglio.
Enjoy a lazy lunch, cocktails and dinner at the luxury 5 star Villa D'este or mix with the locals at one of the superb pizzerias or near by trattorias serving local speciailities from lake fish to home made fresh pasta. Hire a boat and take to the lake, visit a villa, explore the stylish boutiques in near by Cernobbio or just unwind on the balcony, garden, take a dip in the pool or rustle up a feast in the contemporary kitchen.
The property here in Laglio is quite unique as holiday homes so close to Como and all amenities are difficult to find especially to this high standard.
For lovers of style and celebrity, as well as the forementioned Villa D'este, the famous 5 star retreat of the rich and famous and Gatto Nero stylish lake view ristorante are both only a short drive from the home! With neighbours such as George Clooney you never know to whom you may bump into!
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Shingle beach in Laglio 500 m|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malpensa or Linate Airports 40 km, Nearest railway: Como San Giovanni 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment has been lovingly appointed with wonderful lake views inside or out.
The living room features a spacious, luxury sofa, dining for 4 guests plus widescreen tv or just sit back and take in the lake view from the living room or soak up the sun on your private balcony or garden.
The apartment comfortably sleeps 4 guests, two bedrooms with ample wardrobe space (double and twin)
Both bathrooms, 1 of which is en suite from the master double bedroom, have been designed to an excellent standard with quality tiles. One offers a contemporary shower and the other a bathroom suite.Choose from a relaxing candlelit bath of an evening time or invigorating power shower of a morning time!
The kitchen has been stylishly designed and boasts every mod con including dishwasher and washing machine. Internet wifi available.
|Further details outdoors|
Private lake view balcony with two private gardens,one at apartment level and the other at pool level ideal for alfresco dining plus private balcony all with lake views. A further communal garden area is available.
Swimming pool shared with 4 apartments only.
25% non refundable deposit to book, balance payable 12 weeks prior to stay after which no refunds apply.
350 euro refundable damage security bond paid on arrival refunded on departure.
Please note prices may fluctuate due to market forces.
High chair and cot available. Please request at time of booking.
The Lombardy region
On the lake, tranquil or mountain walks. The area is situated within Lombardy home also to Milan the fashion capitol of the world, Bergamo with its majestic squares & medieval churches & Monza for grand prix lovers! However if you are searching for something more serene ,Lake Como is a haven for tranquility.For years young & old have visited Lake Como and returned home refreshed, ivorigated and bewitched by its unparallelled beauty. Explore wonderful villas and idyllic monasteries. Relax on one the lidos or shingle beaches dotted around the lake or spoil yourself with the very latest in italian designer fashion!
Football in Milan (1 hr drive or available by public transport) AC Milan and Inter Milan.
Switzerland (20 mins to border) home of Fox town for cut price designer fashion, Lake Lugano and San Moritz for memorable drives and skiing! For customers wishing to take in a little more of Italy, liguria, Lake Garda are only a couple of hours away. Locally cookery and art lessons, boat hire and wine tasting are all readily available.
We will be delighted to provde full recommendations on request or with each booking-just ask!
The apartment is based in the heart of Laglio close to the lake enjoying wonderful panoramic lake views.
The village enjoys an enviable location on the lower western shore of the lake situated just 10 minutes drive from Como City and only 45 minutes drive from Malpensa airport in Milan.
Laglio is renowned for its tranquil atmosphere, being one of the few villages here situated off the main lake road with the quieter lower lake road given you access around the lake as well as the ferry and bus service.
The apartment is surrounded by period villas some of which are frequented by local, wealthy milanese (on the weekend) and the lakes most famous resident,Geoge Clooney who owns the Villa Oleandra seen from your home and just a 5 minutes walk! The village benefits from a number of first class restaurants, bars frequented by the villagers,local stores inc mini markets (fresh bread and pasta), salumeria (fresh local meats) heralding a by gone age! The pace of life is virtually at a stand still and provides the perfect desitnation to re-charge one's batteries. Add to the mix pretty walks with breathtaking lake views and Laglio will no doubt delight and relax you with the slow, simplistic lifestyle in equal measure. A shingle beach is available within walking distance of the apartment here in the village of laglio.The upmarket village of Cernobbio is only a short drive away with various boutiques, bars and restaurants. A shingle beach can be found in Argegno (10 mins drive), golden sand man-made beach (20 mins drive), Milan (for shopping and football) 45 mins, Golf in Como (20 mins), Switzerland (designer outlet, Lake Lugano, san Mortitz) are all easily reachable from your home as the swiss boarder is only 20 mins by car.
Villa D'este, one of the most regal and picturesque hotels in europe is just a short drive away which makes for a magical setting for high class dining whilst the Gato Nero restaurant, a favourite celebrity haunt, perched above Cernobbio is renowned for it's truffle risotto as well as stylish interior and breathtaking lake views.
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9 Jun 2013
"Heavenly Stay in Laglio"
We have recently returned from a weeks stay in Laglio and I have to say it was heavenly. The peace and tranquility as the locals go about their daily lives was wonderful. We could sit and relax, and… More
30 May 2013
"Didn't quite live up to billing!"
We have just returned from Lake Como. In spite of very mixed weather, the area is very beautiful, with lots to see and do.
However, whilst the apartment has stunning views and is very nice, my husband and the friends we holidayed with all felt that the apartment was a bit disappointing. It was described as being a luxury apartment - which is fine if you like everything from Ikea! The wardrobes had no doors and there were no drawers to put anything in. The bedding was badly fitting and not very luxurious, nor were there any mattress protectors, Neither were there any English channels on the TV, which in view of the poor weather would have been nice.
One evening all the power went off, which we later discovered was due to both the washing machine and oven being in use at the same time! We had not been told about this by Cinzia - nor did we hear from her unless we contacted her when we had a problem.We also had a problem with the gas alarm, which ended up being switched off pending repair.
Laglio was a very quiet place with no nice little bars or restaurants, and only two small shops. There really was little to do there. It would have been nice to have had some sort of small welcome pack on arrival, plus a visitors book where previous guests could offer recommendations or give handy hints.
Having said all of this, we did have a nice holiday but feel that the apartment wasn't what we were hoping for.
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your recent stay at our apartment. We are the owners of the apartment and take all feedback very seriously, as we want our guests to enjoy our apartment, Laglio and the Lake as much as we do.
I am pleased that you enjoyed the 'stunning views' from the apartment and that you did have an enjoyable holiday.
You mention in your feed back that you did feel the apartment was 'very nice' but not luxurious unless ' you like everything from ikea'. I do feel that this is very unfair feedback and is completely out of character from the very positive reviews we have received to date.
Granted the cutlery and crockery are from Ikea as we have found over time this is the only practical solution with items being broken or going missing.
I do not however feel your comments provide a true reflection of the apartment. Without going through a full specification, both bathrooms are fully kitted out with the highest possible Italian designed fittings, showers etc GSI Losangna. The fitted kitchen is an Italian designed contemporary kitchen.
The lounge with the stunning views you mention benefits from a top of the range 6 meter modular corner Poliform sofa along with a Poliform Coffee table and mirror. The lighting is by Foscarini.
Poliform have an outlet in the UK on Kings Road near Sloane Square if you wish to see where these products are positioned in the 'luxury market'.
It is fair to say that the apartment was set up and planned in a contemporary luxury manner not 'chintzy' to suit the position it has looking over the lake.
Your comments regarding the hanging spaces suggest that they are 'missing doors'. They are modern hanging spaces not 'fitted wardrobes' and were chosen specifically to suit the apartment.
You mention the bedding was badly fitted and not luxurious. I hand delivered to the apartment 3 sets of brand new bedding 100% egyptian cotton only 2 weeks prior to your visit.
Although you suggested Cinzia mentioned there is a problem with the power when the washing machine and oven are on this is not the case. It is well known in Italy and around the lake that when there are two many items on in a home that the electric can trip out. Cinzia advised you, as she does when she meets all guests, of this at the commencement of your stay and if it does happen the switch in the apartment just needs to be put back on for everything to work smoothly again. There are also instructions left in the home in the event of the electric cutting out to this effect.
Barrie and Cinzia who manage the apartment for us tell me that they gave you their mobile phones and asked you to call them if you had any problems during your stay. Cinzia pointed out the file which provides information about things to do on the lake and whilst providing a bottle of wine to enjoy whilst reading this information. Cinzia or Barrie are available for all guests seven days a week by phone or internet, the later which is installed free of charge in the home.
Both Cinzia and Barrie have lived on the lake for many years and know the area inside out and are happy to impart their knowledge of what to see, where to eat
and how to explore the lake from a locals perspective to give you an insiders view of the area. We also send guests extensive information of the area with each
booking confirmation as we feel staying in a holiday home provides you the opportunity to sample life as the locals do to help ensure you get the most from your stay.
The Satelite TV does have numerous Italian channels as well as selected English tv channels.
Finally,you mention that Laglio is a quiet place with only a few shops and no restaurants. Yes, Laglio is a quiet place and that is how the both local residents and we like it. We chose to purchase a home in this area as it is far removed from the more touristy villages such as Bellagio and Menaggio.
The shops here in Laglio, although small ,include a general store, an award winning delicatese/butcher, postoffice/newsagent, weekly fresh fruit and vegetable market stall. There are two very nice local restaurants in the village and too numerous to mention close by.
It is a pleasure to be sat overlooking the lake and all you can hear are the church bells in the distance, or the hum of a speedboat or seaplane.
To quote a Daily telegraph article on 15 May 2013 about the lake “ The Millionaires row runs through Laglio and Carate Urio and is as quiet as a Mayfair Street and just as expensive '
I do hope this reply addresses some of your comments raised to provide balanced feedback for yourself and future guests seeking an authentic lake experience we strive to provide.
John James (owner)
30 Mar 2013
"Fantastic apartment in the Perfect spot"
Fantastic apartment in the perfect spot on Lake Como. Clean, Modern apartment with all life's luxuries with breathtaking views of the lake. Swimming pool was great and the two small private garde… More
18 Jan 2013
"The beauty of Laglio"
We've spent the whole winter period in the Laglio garden apartment, and the peace, beauty of the nature, perfectly fresh air give us a marvelous experience for our hole life. Here you can always … More
Many thanks for reviewing the home, glad you enjoyed winter in Como.
The freezer compartment of the fridge can get frozen quickly if turned up to the maximum level, as explained on arrival, so always best not to set the gauge to the highest leve.
Sorry the oven was not cleaned to the high standards we set.
Cinzia, the home manager, inspects the cleaning meticuosly between each visit and i am called down immediately when this was flagged to us.
Thanks once again for the feeback, it is appreciated so we can ensure the very best service at all times for all guests
17 Oct 2011
"Words can not do lake Como justice"
Our stay was wonderful. We visted many of the villages on the lake as well as Milan. The Italian people are very gracious and enjoy helping americans with their Italian.… More
11 Jul 2011
"Very good accommodation"
The apartment was fantastic, it had mostly everything we needed in it. We were also lucky in that no-one else in the other apartments used the pool so the kids had it to themselves which they loved.Ho… More
Many thanks for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay. We do offer internet keys for wireless connection if prebooked ahead of stay.
You can use the keys in the home and around the lake rather than relying on your blackberry as phone signal is poor i agree!
1 Jul 2010
"Excellent modern apartment with wonderful views over Lake Como"
The apartment was modern, clean and very comfortable and the views over Lake Como were spectacular. Having breakfast outside in the private garden was idyllic as were the evening views of Lake Como fr… More
1 Jul 2010
"Beautiful and relaxing location with a modern apartment"
Highly recommended modern apartment in a great location although make sure you are fit enough to climb lots of cobbled steps to reach it.Would definately return if funds allowed. We drove from the UK… More
5 Nov 2009
"Enjoy all the pleasures of Lake Como"
We had a wonderful time on Lake Como this summer. The flat had a beautiful view and we enjoyed the swimming pool every afternoon with the kids. It is just the stairs to access that are a bit steep ! L… More
5 Nov 2009
"My stay gave me an insight into a different world!"
I still think of your apartment on Lake Como and spent an idyllic time sitting on the balcony watching the comings and goings on the lake and realising how central the lake is to life in the area. Th… More
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