Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The property (ID 761) is situated in a sunny lakefront residence and is comfortably furnished throughout with an open plan living area and adequate accommodation for up to 4 guests.
The dining and living area is decorated in a stunning canary yellow and pretty fashion with chandelier and tasteful modern furnishings which include a comfortable sofa, a widescreen SAT TV, a dining area for 4 guests and a fabulous place to enjoy alfresco dining with French doors leading out to a sunny lake view balcony. A separate kitchen is situated off from the living area and is fitted with stylish yellow cupboards, a gas hob, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine for guests’ convenience.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lido di Lenno 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan - Malpensa 82 km, Nearest railway: Varenna - Esino 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Shared garden|
|Further details indoors||
A bright and spacious master bedroom is situated in the apartment with a comfortable double bed, fitted wardrobes and benefitting from direct access to the sunny balcony which boasts partial lake views of the Bay of Lenno where Villa Balbianello is located.
Additional guests can be accommodated to the double sofa bed in the living room and a pleasant modern bathroom features a bath tub with over head shower, a wash basin, WC and bidet.
|Further details outdoors||
The sunny grounds of the residence are ideal for relaxing with a book with sun loungers available to guests and a walkway also leads to a sunny beach ideal for sunbathing and for lake swimming.
Guests can find public parking nearby the property but most amenities are all easily accessible here on foot or by public transport.
A bridge from the residence leads over the passing stream to the heart of Lenno which features a picturesque tree lined promenade with elegant villas which front onto a passenger ferry stop, lakefront cafes and restaurants and an English speaking Art Summer School.
The Lombardy region
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).
From the property the promenade leads round to the wooded Bay of Lenno where the popular Lido di Lenno is situated and where guests can enjoy sunbathing on the fabulous sandy beach, can wine and dine at its popular lake view restaurant and can also party into the early hours with its fantastic weekly summer parties where both locals and the fashionable Milanese gather to enjoy cocktails and dancing under the stars.
A taxi boat also runs during the daytime from the Lido di Lenno to Villa Balbianello, which is situated to the other side of the bay and which is the jewel of the Lake Como Villas, enjoying a magical setting with a fascinating villa tour and landscaped lake front grounds to explore.
Lenno also offers a wide variety of shops and supermarkets as well as a food market and regular bus service to Menaggio and Como city. In nearby Ossuccio guests can hire a power boat for the day to enjoy the lake, play tennis in the lake view tennis courts overlooking Isola Comacina and can enjoy idyllic lake swimming. Other activities include sailing, cycling, hiking and golf. Swimming pools can be found at the modern Lido di Menaggio and adventure sports can be enjoyed on the Bellagio hillside.
Lenno is a pretty village just south of Tremezzo and has a charming harbour, interesting historical centre and weekly market. The impressive Villa Balbianello is also nearby.
Lenno is a small pleasant town in a good location and only 10 minutes southwest of Menaggio, from where you can take the car ferry over to Bellagio & Varenna. The town of Lenno dates back to Roman times. The baptistry in the village square is from the eleventh century and the crypt of the church dates from the twelveth century.
For exploring Lake Como the peaceful little town of Lenno is an excellent choice as, having its own ferry point, it makes getting around by boat an easy and pleasurable experience. It is situated between the probably better known lakeside towns of Moltrasio and Tremezzo.
Lenno has a Tuesday market stretching along the promenade which sells a wide range of products including fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, cheeses and meats, clothes, shoes and many more. Close by are some good shops and restaurants with everything you need to enjoy your stay, there is also a beach (which is stoney but popular with holiday makers and locals)
The neighbouring villages of Tremezzo (Villa Carlotta), Cadenabbia, Menaggio, Bellagio are situated a few kms away. There is a weekly market in Mezzegra (Friday) and Lenno (Tuesday). The fishers of the village offer you daily fresh fish. In Mezzegra town, you will find supermarkets, the post office, bars, coffeehouses, the baker (which if you wish delivers fresh rolls to the house), can be reached in just a few minutes by foot.
Nearby attractions include Isola Comacina, Villa Balbianello, Villa Carlotta and the Golden Triangle Towns of Menaggio, Bellagio and Varenna.