Vista D'Oro Ulivo Apt. 9
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
*** 15% discount of all new bookings for holidays to be taken in May, June, September, October 2014 and a off 10% discount for holidays to be taken taken in June or July 2014 ***
This luxurious Apartment is well positioned in a modern residence and enjoying an elevated lake view location, this property (ID 128) offers a modern and high standard of self-catering holiday living.
A stylish open plan living room provides the perfect place to relax and dine in with a comfortable seating area with a sofa, flat screen TV with extended international TV programs, contemporary furniture to the dining area and a fully fitted modern kitchen providing all the desired appliances including a coffee machine and dishwasher.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Varenna Lido 4 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bergamo - Orio al Serio 72 km, Nearest railway: Varenna - Esino 4 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
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, 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||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The master bedroom has been decorated in tasteful stylish neutral tones and features a king size bed. The sofa to the living area can be easily adapted into a double bed for additional guests if and when required. The bathroom is also very contemporary and tasteful in style with all the desired sanitary ware as well as a washing machine.
PLEASE NOTE - Wifi signal in this apartment is weak and cannot be guaranteed. However, the signal beside the swimming pool is excellent.
The views for this property are from the side of the residence so mainly feature mountain and garden views.
The Vista D'Oro residence also offers a splendid resident swimming pool which is well situated on the hillside to make the very most of the sunshine and breathtaking lake views.
Pool Opening Times: 21st April - 30th September
A private garage is also provided for guests and a car is highly recommended due to the hillside location of the residence.
|Further details outdoors|
There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club 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 €55, Weekends and Holidays €70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental €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).
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 resorts are St. Moritz and Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass which is approx.100km.
The Lombardy region
Lombardy - Lake Como Area:
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 Oleandro).
The village is ideally suited for those wanting a relaxed and wonderfully sedate base from which to explore the Lake at their leisure by car or by ferry. Carate Urio has all the conveniences guest would require whilst on holiday with the ferry landing, bank, crockery store, pharmacy, post office and a fine selection of restaurants and bars all with 5 minutes from the property.
The romantic and star studded village of Laglio which features a local grocery store, Bank, Pharmacy, Restaurants and the famous resident of George Clooney is situated just a 5 minutes' drive away and the cosmopolitan city of Como which offers a wide choice of boutique designer and high street shopping as well as Lake Como attractions such as Villa Olmo and the Duomo can be reached by picturesque lakeside roads in just 15 minutes!
The beautiful 'Golden Triangle' town of Menaggio which also provides a frequent car and passenger ferry service to Varenna and Bellagio is also located along the Western shore and can be reached in 30 minutes.
The car and passenger ferry as well as the Train service also operates from Varenna and Fiumelatte, providing guests with an enjoyable and care-free way of exploring Bellagio, Menaggio, other pretty Lake Como towns and also Milan.
Additional Sports & Adventure Activities Include:
Bicycling, Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Fishing, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Golf, Hiking/Trails, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens, Rowing Boats, Snow Skiing, Water Skiing and Wind Surfing.
A distinctive feature of Varenna is its mild climate; olive & cypress trees abound as well as many other varieties of lush, tropical plants, typical if the lake. Varenna enjoys abundant sunshine & warmth right into the evening. The International jet-set resort of St. Moritz is just 1.5 hours by car.
The reds, terracottas and yellows of its houses, its mild climate and the olive and cypress trees make you wonder whether you aren't 200km further south. After the nearby island of Comancina was destroyed the population increased and flourished. The warring factions, as with much of Lombardy saw Varenna at odds with Como on many occasions and the rule of Varenna pass in typical Italian family tradition from the Visconti family to the Sfondrati's. Today Varenna is a lovely spot to chill out, although be aware that shops and even restaurants have been known to shut for lunch, so expect the better things in life to take longer.
Varenna is one of the most beautiful towns on the lake, its steep winding alleys lined with charming homes, flowering balconies and lace-curtained windows. In the evenings, the village is serene and picturesque. Truly a perfect place for relaxing. This is an understatement! The warmth of the locals combined with the perfect setting of the place, would melt the coldest hearts of the most demanding travellers.
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