Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
**Free internet connection!
This apartment (ID 209) is situated in the lovely village of Ossuccio which is just across the water from the only and enchanted island 'Isola Comacina'.
Stay in this haven which combines a traditional Lombardy Italian style with a chic and modern twist. The interiors are exquisitely designed to have the all the comforts for a holiday stay.
Style, magnificent views, location, tranquility are just the few adjectives to describe this property. This is an apartment on the whole ground floor of an independent villa. From the main door you walk into the wooden parquet floors bringing you to the elegant and very stylish living area. Sitting from the comfortable leather sofa you can enjoy the entertainment system consists of flat screen satellite TV with DVD player.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lenno 3 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan - Malpensa 80km or Lugano - Agno 56 km, Nearest railway: Como - San Giovanni 26km or Varenna - Esino 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
For those of you who need to bring their laptop with them for keeping in touch with work or family, there is Wireless Internet Access.
The generous kitchen and dining area is set out in a separate room where you can start up preparing Italian dishes at your own comfort. The kitchen is well equipped with the things needed for a self catering stay, as well as a Courtesy Set of (oil, soap for dishwasher, washing machine, salt,pepper, sugar, coffee, Prosecco and 2 bottle's of water)
The good size bathroom, tiled and decorated in the local Italian way, comes with shower, bidet, WC and vanity unit. A very unusual and extra special touch, is the provision of a Courtesy set for the bathroom.
The property offers two comfortable bedrooms which is a perfect place for a family. Both of the bedrooms are furnished with TV, to enjoy the local Italian shows. Across the hall houses the master's bedroom with a double size bed of excellent quality with ample storage space and wardrobe. There is a window which gives out the excellent garden with lake view. This bedroom simply offers an amazing romantic ambiance for a couple. The second bedroom offers two cosy single beds which can be twinned.
There is also a cot, a high chair and an extra bed available for the guest, free of charge.
The garden which fronts out the villa is laid to lawn with beautiful plants typically found in the region. From here you can enjoy, the natural environment of Lake Como. There is also a big terrace where you can stay at your disposal which boasts super lake view. Sun Loungers and Beach Towels are also provided.
A private parking space inside the property is also available for the holiday makers and public parking can be found 100m - 200m away.
** Reviews ~
We recently returned from a week at Casa Serena. The whole experience of Happy Holiday Homes was first rate. From the outset, we had detailed and useful information that helped us to make our property selection. The pre-read material and directions were clear and accurate. On arrival, the office staff in Menaggio were very helpful, providing maps and other practical information.
Most importantly, our time at Casa Serena was delightful. The property was clean, quiet and had a lovely view of the lake. It is a short walk downhill to the village and the lake. Casa Serena was well equipped with everything we needed including lots of information on the local area. We ate our breakfasts each morning on the terrace, enjoying the lake on one side and the mountain behind us. The ringing of the town's church bells added to the ambience. The owners of the property were friendly and very helpful, but not intrusive. We felt treated as special guests.
Ossuccio is a small village but has a couple of places to eat. We especially liked the cafe on the lakefront at the Lido de Ossucio, where we had a few casual evening meals. It has good food and a beautiful view. It is also possible to walk to Lenno via the pedestrian walkway for a broader range of options. To go anywhere else, you need a car or else catch a local bus.
During our stay, we rented a boat from Toby at Nautic Planet in Menaggio. The boat was in great condition and we loved travelling up and down the lake. Seeing the villas from the water gives a very different perspective.
Special thanks to Danilo for the expert advice on driving to St Moritz. Danilo gave us great information about travelling there and back, via two different mountain passes. The day trip to St Moritz was a nice interlude in our week in the Lake Como.
Thank you for a very enjoyable holiday.
The above review submitted by David - Australia, who stayed at Casa Serena on 21st June 2014.
We had absolutely wonderful vacation with our 2 boys (3 and 1 years old). The appartment was spacy for all of us, with good beds and nice view of the lake! It is perfectly equiped with washing machine, dishwasher as well as microwave, which was pefect for the baby! The hosters were very helpful and nice (on our arrival we had even a pack of pasta and wine in the kitchen!). The gateway of the house is a bit tricky, as extremely narrow and steep, so i couldn´t drive up myself to the appartment. But my husband did it, and after some practice, it was not that difficult.
The appartment is on the ground floor, with a wonderful terrace, where we could sit till the late evening, even when it was raining. The house has a gate, so we didn´t have to worry about the kids running out of the property, which was very relaxing.
Ossuccio Is a nice village with a public beach (although not really suitable for the small kids) and a nice old church with a fantastic view. One can also walk from one village to another, as well as to Villa del Babianello (James Bond Villa) (allthough the road is not always good for the buggy). We also found a very nice small beach on the way to Lenno. Walking distance around 15 minutes, with sand and flat entrance to the water. Be sure you also rent a boat! It was great to drive in the evening and enjoy the view of small villages and the great villas.
I also want to mention another great attraction for the kids – a small bus-train which is driving from Lenno to Mennagio! Our older boy was sooo happy and could drive it actually every day! It was a nice alternative to the car and a great attraction for the kids (to our ones even more, than driving by ship).
The above review was submitted by Elena - Denmark, who stayed at Casa Serena on 1st September 2014.
Ossuccio and surrounding area The beauty about Lake Como is in its diversity offering so much to so many. If you just want to come away for a week or so and put your feet up by the balcony with the obvious benefit of world renowned scenery Lake Como will not disappoint.
|Further details outdoors|
Additional Features and Facilities Include:
Beach Towels provided, Child Friendly, Courtesy Bathroom Toiletries Set, Courtesy Kitchen Condiment Set, Free Internet Connection, Laundry Possible, Lake View, Modern Property, Mountain View, Outside Dining Area, Quiet Location, Separate Kitchen, Suitable for the Elderly, Sun Loungers are provided and Universal Shaver Plug.
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, inspring 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).
Ossuccio and surrounding area The beauty about Lake Como is in it's diversity offering so much to so many. If you just want to come away for a week or so and put your feet up by the balcony with the obvious benefit of world renowned scenery Lake Como will not dissapoint.
The area's only sandy golden man made beach can be found close to Ossuccio village (5 mins by car to Lenno) where waiters bring you your favourite cocktail while you admire the lake from beneath your minature tented gazebo! For those who like to get out and about, lakeside walks, breathtaking villas, pretty piazzas, majestic mountains, quaint villages and quintessential italian cities beckon.
The park in Ossuccio is favoured by locals her to soak up the sun or enjoy a drink at the bar. The lake como greenway is also found close by for walking enthusiasts who wish to sample the sheer beauty of the area and keep fit at the same time! The local regional food is amongst the finest in Italy as you would expect from a region so passionate about food. Milan is just over an hour away for the principal designers but Como city offers a more compact alternative with it's array of little boutiques, cafe culture, paved streets, gothic cathedrals and stunning lakeside location.
Romantics are well served with the Villa Carlotta and it's majestic gardens, Villa Erba in Cernobbio, another lakeside favourite of ours - perfect to enjoy a gelato along the lake front whilst walking off another italian lunch! Perhaps the most popular for sheer beauty is Villa Balbianello in near by Lenno. Eagle eyed James Bond fans will no doubt have spotted the villa in the recent 007 adventure "Casino Royale".
There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Cadenabbia & Menaggio Golf Club celebrating 100 years this year and is Italy's oldest golf course. Established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, it is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car. Tel: +39 344 321 03. Green Fees: Weekdays EU 55, Weekends and Holidays EU 70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental EU 36.
Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.. Guests are always welcome, please call beforehand to check course rules. Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como).
There is also a first class Golf Course at Varesse for those staying nearer to the Lake Maggorie area.
This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibilty and mountains capped in winter snow. It does however have Skiing opportunities at local resorts for a day out.
There is a small ski area on Mt. Lema , not more than 10 km from Lugano, but you have to be lucky to have enough snow for skiing. In Ticino, the local Swiss Canton, the best places to ski are probably either San Bernardino (south of the pass of the same name) or Airolo (south of Gotthard pass). Both are reachable in about 1 hour by car across the Swiss border.
There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.
The closest major ski resort is Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass, which is approx. 1 hr 20 min. by car.
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2 Oct 2012
"Great spot with everything you need"
Stayed 2 weeks here. Owners live above and could not have been more friendly and helpful. Everything provided including wifi. Lovely lake view. Good local supermarket and walking distance from lake, s… More
11 Jun 2012
"WOW! What a magnificent view!"
The apartment is really cosy!!! Not big but superbly equipped with almost everything that you might think of. We were welcomed with a bottle of proseco in the fridge and ice cubicles in the freezer (n… More
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