About the home
The apartment (ID 321) is situated in a beautiful newly-constructed (October 2009) high-quality Rustico style residence, enjoying an elevated position over the charming semi-rural village of Pianello del Lario which is situated along the desirable well-connected central western lake shore. The local amenities include a bakery with fresh bread and pastries, a supermarket, restaurants, sport bar, pharmacy and post office. Pianello also has its own Ferry port and sandy beaches with waterfront dining where all types of water sports can be enjoyed.
Approaching the property by private gated walkway the position provides magnificent lake views and sunny exposure. Casa Monaco is one of 4 apartments in a charming Rustico style new building which blends very well with the surroundings. It boasts arched windows adding a certain romance and ideal framework for breathtaking lake and mountain views of the Italian and Swiss Alps.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Pianello del Lario, 1km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden|
Further details indoors:
Inside is a bright and spacious modern open plan living room with beautiful new kitchen offering every amenity. Dining area seating up to 6 guests also features in the open plan room, as well as luxurious seating area which provides two stunning leather sofas and 42" flat screen TV with DVD player. Internet is also available.
The tiled room leads to the sleeping accommodation which is ideal for two couples staying, featuring a modern and stylish master double bedroom which boasts panoramic lake views and a second double bedroom with colourful interior, dressing table and also offering beautiful views. There are also two foldable beds in the Living Area..
A modern newly fitted bathroom with spacious shower and all the desired sanitary ware including a washing machine also features in this apartment.
Further details outdoors:
This fantastic property boasts a sunny panoramic lake view garden with a babbling brook running alongside. The ground is mainly laid to lawn with a sloping grass area and a flat level terrace offering two outdoor dining areas; one of which is custom-made in stone.
Sitting here with a glass of chilled wine and good company will be made all the more memorable by the incredible views, which are absolutely breathtaking and feature the natural surrounding landscape, the pretty rustic semi-rural villages and the serene lake with its dramatic mountain peaks beyond.
The apartment also offers two parking spaces to the front of the Residence as a car is highly recommended due to the hillside location of the property.
The Lombardy / Lake Como Area 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, inspriing 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).
The Pianello del Lario area
Pianello del Lario is a municipality in the Province of Como located in the Italian region of Lombardy. It is is a charming little village on lake Como's north-western shore and has a long-sandy-gravel beach called Laguna Beach as well as a harbour and nearby coves. In Pianello village, every ammenity is at your disposal including - a local bakery, supermarket, cafes, restaurants and bars, all providing a true taste of the relaxed Italian lifestyle. For the adventurous amongst you, there is hiking, watersports, golf and skiing, all easily accessible in the surrounding areas.
Although the situation of the property is beautifully serene there are amenities close by which are just a short drive away. The beautiful lakeside towns of Cremia and Domasso both offer local amenities and also provide Water sport activities and are situated just 4km away from Pianello.
Whether your holiday plans are for simply relaxing or reading a book with a cappucino on the terrace; perhaps walking in the Italian Alps with all that fresh alpine air, or alternatively, you're adventure plans may see you windsurfing, boating or fishing on this truly spectacular lake and then of course, there is skiing at the world famous St. Moritz or at Madesimo, a charming ski resort just 60km away (1hr 15 mins)
The town has a number of historic landmarks to visit including The Museum of "La Raccolta della Barca Lariana which has a nautical theme, housing hundreds of 19th century boats depicting the nautical history of the area. Also well worth a visit on the shore of the Lake is the 15th Century church of San Martino well known for its frescos.
The well-serviced lakefront town of Dongo with its wide variety of charming restaurants is also conveniently located just 2 km away. The very famous and picturesque lakeside Resort town of Menaggio is situated approximately just a 20 minute’s drive away and offers a wide selection of shops both local and boutique, as well as cafes, bars, restaurants and local attractions for visitors to enjoy. A fast and frequent Car and Passenger ferry service also operates from the town, enabling visitors to explore the eastern shore of Lake Como, which boasts the two exceptionally pretty Resort towns of Bellagio and Varenna.
For the winter months the property is ideal for those wanting to Ski, with the popular Italian Ski Resort of Madesimo being situated North of Lake Como, just a 70 minutes drive away.
**** These facilities are also available within a sensible distance of your holiday home ****
Public Villas & Gardens
Skiing - Snow
Skiing - Water
How to get there
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EasyJet - from Bristol and many other leading UK airports to- Milan Malpensa airport.
Ryan Air - from Bristol, Liverpool, Stanstead, Luton & Preswick to - Milan Bergamo (Orio al Serio) airport.
BA- from London Heathrow, London City Airport & Gatwick to- Milan Malensa & Milan Linate airports.
Jet2 - from Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester & Belfast to Milan to- Milan Bergamo airport.
Air One- from London City Airport to -Milan Linate airport.
Hire Cars - Europecar booked through EasyJet website & Hertz booked through Ryanair.
Railways: Reduce your carbon footprint - Why not travel by train – from Paris to Milan, or overnight sleeper from Cologne direct to Como.
Motorway: Autostrada E35.
Autolinee Coach Transfers: This link is useful for all Porlezza properties, as this is the bus to Lugano from Malpensa Airport.
Ferries & Bus Services: There are public transport links which consist of a Taxi Boat service and a regular Bus service to the towns of the North and South of the lake.
Activities near Pianello del Lario
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Mid Season||22 Sep 12||20 Oct 12||€ 1000||-||-||3 Nights|
|Low Season||20 Oct 12||22 Dec 12||€ 900||-||-||3 Nights|
|Festive Season||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||€ 1000||-||-||3 Nights|
|Low Season||5 Jan 13||27 Apr 13||€ 900||-||-||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||27 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||€ 1000||-||-||3 Nights|
|High Season||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||€ 1100||-||-||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||31 Aug 13||19 Oct 13||€ 1000||-||-||3 Nights|
|Low Season||19 Oct 13||21 Dec 13||€ 900||-||-||3 Nights|
|Festive Season||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||€ 1000||-||-||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Our one & two weekly service charges are inclusive of final cleaning, bed linen, towels, heating, utilities & air-conditioning (if installed in the holiday property). Tea towels & beach towels are not supplied. If your booking is for more than one week, clean linen & towels will be provided on a weekly basis. (Please check Service Charge at time of enquiry)
3 night break - 40% off weekly tariff / 4 night break - 30% off weekly tariff / 5 night break - 20% off weekly tariff / 6 night break - 10% off weekly tariff.
We offer a range of extra facilities, which are available for hire through our office 'Happy Holiday Homes' in Menaggio: Cot Hire - EU 20 per week, High Chair - EU 15 per week, Push Chair - EU 25 per week, Camp Bed – EU 85 per week, Wi-Fi or USB Internet Stick - EU 35 per week (includes EU 10 consumable credit). Please note that signal and connectivity is not guaranteed and may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property.
Making a Booking:
To make a confirmed booking, you will be asked to fill in our online booking form and pay a 30% deposit by wire transfer or credit card. The remaining holiday balance will then be due 6 weeks before arrival.
In riferimento alla delibera della Regione Lombardia n IX/2555 del 24.11.2011 articolo 4d in applicazione dell’art. 9 c.1 e dell’art. 25 c.3 L.R. 24/2006 se dichiara che l’immobile in soggetto non è soggetto all’obbligo di certificazione energeticaEnquire now
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