£103 / night
Price for guests, Nights


  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay


  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.03 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner


Maddalena House is located in a very central position in the heart of the historic centre of Varenna, , just 1 cobblestone short stair from the beach where the walking way leads in 5 minutes walk to the ferry dock and abt 400 meters from the train station. The apartment has easy access to all amenities, abt 70 meters from the Villa Monastero and Cipressi, local food shops , pharmacy cafes and restaurants -pizzerie, fisherman house, everything is form 7 till 30 meters.

Maddalena House has 1 bedroom , a large living-room with tv -sat and a comfortable modern convertible king-size sofa bed for 2 people , a bathroom with a modern shower, fully equipped kitchen (separated from the large livingroom) , with washingmaschine and a balcony with clothesline after washing , table and 2 chairs to dine al fresco. A handycapp chair helps clients from the main door till the apartment door. i also rent the frontlake camilla house . I live in the same ancient buiding in another apartment since i was born.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 13:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Tourism tax which is 1,5 euro a day each paid from the clients to us, then we owe this amount, and we provide to the local authority with the document for the local registration.

the heating is a cost of EUR 1.1 each meter cubic, we will take a picture of the real metered gas at the check in and check out and the amount has to be paid in cash


About the owner

Marilena A.
Average reply time:
1 hour 49 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
02 Sep 2020
Years listed:
Based in:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German, Italian

This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Nov 2010. Located in Varenna, it has 48 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £715 to £940.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 02 Sep 2020.


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

48 reviews

Very Good

“Great location by the town square and 3 churches!”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2019

The apartment is very well situated and enables you to live like a local. It was spotlessly clean and the beds were superbly comfortable. The apartment is well designed with plenty of wardrobe and c… More

Owner's reply: thanks !!hope to se you again take care

“Varenna 2018”

Reviewed 17 Jul 2018

We returned to Varenna and booked Maddalena House for the third time, as part of our overseas trip celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Once again we were met by Marilena at the Varenna-Esino rai… More

“Charming, comfortable apartment in historic Varenna”

Reviewed 30 Mar 2018

From our first inquiry about the booking, Marilena was prompt and provided us with helpful information in travelling from Milan to Varenna by train. The apartment is very comfortable located in the ol… More

“Great Location”

Reviewed 9 Oct 2017

Marilena's apartment is located in the middle of Varenna and offers a chance to live like the locals. We even hung our laundry out of our second story window. Marlena picked us up at the train st… More

“Great hospitality and lovely stay”

Reviewed 6 Sep 2017

My fiancé and I stayed for two nights in Casa Maddalena during our recent visit to Varenna. The only negative thing about our stay was that it was too short! We loved the apartment. It was so… More

Owner's reply: Thanks! hope to see you again! ciaaoooo

“Charming Town and a Delightful Host”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2017

My wife and I had an absolutely delightful time in the picturedsque town of Varenna, in no small part due to the wonderful apartment we were lucky enough to find, and to the apartment's extremely… More

“Something Special in Varenna”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2017

We stayed at Casa Maddalena for 3 weeks. The apartment is ideally located with views onto Varenna's piazza San Giorgio and to the San Giorgio church, and minutes away from the lake shore, restaur… More

“Varenna and Maddalena!”

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Varenna and Maddalena are two names that are inseparable. My wife and I spent two weeks in Maddalena's apartment which is right on the main piazza in Varenna. The apartment was perfect for two an… More

“The PERFECT "home away from home"”

Reviewed 3 Mar 2017

My husband and I were very fortunate when we decided to rent Casa Maddalena for our first stay on Lake Como: two weeks in October, 2015. We loved the charming village of Varenna; the gorgeous lake and… More

“Second Stay with Marilena”

Reviewed 14 Nov 2016

Love Maddalena House. This is our second trip to Varenna, and to Maddalena House, so obviously we love it here. The apartment is on cute little San Giorgio Square in Varenna, where we share the squa… More

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Marilena the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Marilena (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Marilena (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Marilena (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Marilena (the owner) a message.

If Marilena (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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