** 15% Discount off all new bookings for holidays to be taken during May, June & September 2014 **This very spacious and light Lower Ground floor apartment is situated in an historical house and has been refurbished to a very high and modern standard throughout.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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Nearest beach||Menaggio 6 km|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan - Malpensa Airport 96 km, Nearest railway: Como: San Giovanni 65K or Varenna: Esino 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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Enjoying a sunny elevated location along the desirable western lake shore of San Siro, this beautifully renovated townhouse provides a luxurious holiday retreat for families and friends on Lake Como!The modernised duplex boasts far reaching views across charming terracotta roof tops of the majestic lake and mountains, in a tranquil and beautiful natural setting that is ideal for relaxation and holiday fun.Guests can enjoy unwinding to the spacious open plan living and dining room, which is immaculately presented with a comfortable pair of sofas, a SAT TV, DVD player and a fully-equipped modern kitchen perfect for catering to small groups and families; with a gas hob, oven, fridge freezer, toaster, coffee machine and more!The stylish round dining area comfortably sits up to 4 and a set of French doors lead directly out a fabulous sunny balcony terrace, providing guests with the opportunity to enjoy scenic alfresco meals during the long summer months.Guests of up to four can comfortably be accommodated to the holiday home, with two luxury bedroom suites both boasting luxury modernist-style en-suite bathrooms and lake view balcony access. The master bedroom is furnished in a delicate romantic style with a pretty wrought iron double bed to provide a peaceful sanctuary ideal for couples to enjoy at the end of a busy day of sightseeing. The second bedroom is also exceptionally stylish and is furnished for added flexibility, with a pair of twin single beds.The beautiful holiday home boasts a fabulous sunny garden with a partially covered terrace for some welcome shade as well as a sunny dining area with heavenly lake views to leave guests in awe - throughout their stay! An allocated parking space is also provided for guest's use, which is located 100m away from the property and reached by a short flight of 15 steps.From the peaceful lake view location of the property guests are within easy driving distance of the charming San Siro lakefront. A public beach can be enjoyed in the ancient medieval village of Rezzonico and the area along the central western shore is a popular destination for lovers of the great outdoors; with a wealth of activities and walking routes all available on the doorstep!Windsurfing, sailing, kayaking and power boat rental are popular past times here as well as golf and tennis which can be found in Menaggio and Loveno; just a short 15 minute drive away.The famous resort town of Menaggio further boasts a family-friendly Lido and a wide range of shops, delicatessens, cafes and restaurants which are available along its pretty streets and picturesque lake view piazzas. The Tremezzina shore also boasts some fantastic hiking routes, as well as a tree-top climbing centre above Varenna, an extreme outdoor sport centre to the Bellagio hills and not forgetting the luxury Dolce Aqua day Spa in Lenno.A frequent car and passenger ferry service from the town provides a convenient service to Bellagio, Varenna and Cadenabbia so guests are perfectly placed for enjoying the central lake villa attractions and for exploring the famous resort towns.The central lake also offers a wealth of dining experiences to enjoy; from authentic pizzerias and country-style 'Agroturismos' to family friendly Lido restaurants and romantic lake front dining –in short, whatever your budget or taste, Lake Como offers world-class cuisine in a world class setting!
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 ontonarrow 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).
San Siro (formally Santa Maria Rezzonico) - situated in one of the best spots on Lake Como, where the scenery of the lake and the mountains is something really special - a place where you can relax and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the lake. There is a secluded lane in Rezzonico which stands out as the quintessential Lago di Como path. Entirely residential except for the Ristorante Lauro located about a third of the way down, the stone work of the walls and the patina of the cobbles exhibited the kind of character that only time can create and the love of people who live there can maintain.Santa Maria di Rezzonico (as it was formally known) is a small town dominated by the remains of the Casrtello della Torre, a little more than 200 meters above the waters edge, of which remain only the foundations of the wall and a 14th century crenellated Tower.San Siro is a pretty, historic hamlet where you can still feel the atmosphere of the ancient past and view the beautiful castle. San Siro’s town centre (1.5 km away) is where you can find more shops, food stores and restaurants as well as public beaches on the lake. On shore of the lake there are water sports facilities (boat rental, sailing, surfing), and there are a number of scenic walks on your doorstep.Menaggio is only about a 5 min. drive away - a thriving town from where you can explore all the beautiful villages around the lake from the main ferry terminal.The village of San Siro offers some good local restaurants and the beautiful Lakeside town of Menaggio, part of the ‘Golden Triangle’ is just an 8 minute’s drive away. The town offers a wide variety of local amenities including supermarkets, Bars, Restaurants, Boutique shops, romantic Promenade, Mini Golf, Park, Ferry Port and the newly restored Lido di Menaggio with Swimming pools, Bar, Beach and Brewery.The famous attractions of Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello are easily accessibile, being just a 15– 20 minute’s drive away!**** These facilities are also available within a sensible distance of your holiday home ****BicyclingBike RentalsBoat Rentals/ChartersCanoeing/KayakingFishingFloat Plane/HelicopterFunicular RailwayGolfHiking/TrailsPublic Villas & GardensRowing BoatsSailingWind Surfing