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Della Fontana Penthouse – Home 9413343 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from manager

Description

Enjoy a prestigious lake view location in a very luxurious apartment which is situated in the grounds of the historical Villa Capoana. The villa built in the year 1605 for the Duke of Mount Marciano in Fiumelatte was home to noble families for many generations until just recently, a part of it was reconstructed. In renovating, the construction company has ensured the preservation of the monumental fountain and garden area, which was a highlight of the historic villa and is now a beautiful showpiece of the exclusive residence.

This new contemporary apartment is just 15m from the water’s edge and offers luxurious fixtures and fittings throughout. The modern features are 'state of the art' from the elegant floor tiles combined with under floor heating, the whirlpool bath to the bedroom and the Swiss train station clock weighing scales and 'alligator' paint effect walls in the bathrooms!

The kitchen is fully equipped with ultra modern appliances including a professional food processor and orange juice maker, a large fridge/freezer with cold water & ice dispenser in the door, a wine fridge and featuring a clever minimalist central island, which conceals a working area and sink area beneath and can slide forward to create a breakfast bar. There is also a dining table which can seat from four - twelve people when extended!

The large living space is great for entertaining - with elegant black leather sofas and a very unusual reclining 'snake effect' lounger which can be adjusted into a variety of positions. The entertainment systems are lavish - there is a 60” LG TV and DVD player and a HD 3D TV, and the whole apartment has been fitted with surround sound - even outside on the large terrace!

This apartment has a brand new jacuzzi with a neat light system, heated bubbles and a triple motor. The space is for up to 2 people.

An office area with WiFi, wireless Blu tooth, fax machine and copier provide further conveniences of home and the living area also has very large glass sliding doors which gives you a magnificent, panoramic view of the lake.

Outside, you can enjoy & relax in the brand new 5 person Hydro Spa, feast with a brand new SMEG Gas BBQ and dine 'al-fresco' at the large table & chairs for up to 12 people. This apartments terrace is a wonderful extension to the living area and it goes without saying that it is a real lake view sun-trap!

This apartment features two bedrooms, conveniently with iPod charger and enjoying flexible accommodation if connected by (lockable) internal doors to another Property Ref. 140. These two stunning apartments can be rented together to create a unique 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom luxury complex sleeping up to groups of 12.

Walking under a romantic wisteria covered archway to the back entrance of the property there are custom made outdoors steel drawers for firewood storage and also stairs lead down from the gate to the private garage with automatic remote control doors. The property is accessed by elevator directly onto the terrace!

The apartment is located in the town of Fiumelatte, just 1km from the beautiful town of Varenna on the Eastern shore of Lake Como. The property has been designed to take full advantage of the lakes premier view of the 'Golden Triangle' - Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna.

Varenna is home to Italy's shortest river, the Fiumelatte. Only 250 meters long, it rushes, frothy and milky-white (hence the name) down the rock face and crashes into the lake from the end of March to the end of October each year. And then it stops - just like that. Leonardo da Vinci climbed down to find out where the water came from (without success!), as recorded in his ‘Codice Atlantico’ notebook.

Two famed villas to visit nearby are Villa Cipressi with its terraced gardens cascading down to the shores & Villa Monastero, a true showcase on Lake Como. With the mild climate & abundant sunshine & warmth right into the evening; olive & cypress trees abound and the local area is a paradise for those wanting to relax and unwind during their stay.

Skiing in the area is bountiful; resorts such as Madesimo, only 1.15hr north of Colico and the local ski resort of Piani di Bobbio, only 40 minutes away.<br/>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 stay, High Chair - EU 15 per stay, Push Chair - EU 25 per stay, Camp Bed – EU 85 per stay, Wi-Fi - EU 35 per stay. Please note that signal and connectivity is not guaranteed and may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Mountain Views
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Lift access
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

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.

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About the manager

Lake Como Holiday Sa
Average reply time:
3 hours 28 minutes
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated:
06 Aug 2020
Years listed:
2
Overall rating:
4_5

Languages spoken: English, French, German, Italian, Dutch

This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 27 Apr 2018. Located in Lake Como, it has 10 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £1188 to £2535.

The Manager has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 06 Aug 2020.

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Guest reviews

Very Good
10 reviews

Excellent
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Very Good
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Average
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“great place and previous reviewer needs to get a life.....”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2015

Stayed for 5 days early september. whilst there are a few quirky things for sure, this is a fantastic place and would have no problem recommending it. The apartment was very clean, very well equipped … More

“Spectacular view - average apartment”

Reviewed 13 Jun 2015

Positive aspects of apartment: - The view to the apartment is spectacular! -The balcony and hot tub on the balcony is wonderful addition to the property. - Nice big sliding doors that gives panoram… More

Response from the manager I always am concerned when a guest has had less than a positive experience in one of the most spectacular apartments on Lake Como. I try to learn from their experiences and improve upon what I think is the perfect rental apartment based upon my 5,000 plus hotel stays I have had as a Tour Manager both in Europe and in North America. I take great exception when a reviewer gives the wrong impression to future guests, as is indeed the case in this review. Della Fontana Penthouse and Loft dates back to 1605, and has been completely redone 10 years ago by a local builder and overseen by a famous Civil Engineer who happens to live next door. His home, 200 meters away, is featured in the John Legend Video “ALL OF ME”. There is nothing that this Engineer/Architect does that is “AVERAGE”…The pictures of my apartment PROVE that there is NOTHING average in my penthouse….The guests impressions that they stayed in an average apartment are clearly not true. The positives you listed about the apartment, along with the photos on at least 12 websites and on the recently filmed Italian House Hunting Show, “Non si Scorda Mai”, prove that it is anything BUT average. My Apartment was selected by the Mayor of Varenna to represent the Village as a classic apartment on the outside, but with every conceivable MOD COM on the inside. It is, by far, the nicest apartment in the best village on Lake Como. Varenna is seen 25+ times a day on CNN for their travel segments, and along with Bellagio, is used by the Italian Government when promoting the country…To think that an apartment of this stature, worth over a million euros, is available for rent, and then is referred to as “AVERAGE”, Is mean spirited, and untrue. However, the negatives you listed need to be addressed, one by one: 1. The apartment was clean on arrival, you would have been the first to call had it not been…three sets of cleaners clean the apartment after each guest leaves, and specific to your stay I happened to be in the apartment below you, and it was immaculate on your arrival, including the bathrooms…however your comment about the bedroom Jacuzzi, made for two, and just perfect for couples on a honeymoon which we get often, can produce a discharge when guests do not run water after the bathtub drains. I have updated the booklet to reference this, and have instructed the maids to use the sanitation feature of the spa during each cleaning of the apartment…this issue will never happen again. 2. There is the option to rent the entire two floors, you chose to rent an apartment. In every hotel in the world, with rare exceptions, you have guests on either side of your room…in this case you have another apartment on just ONE side, and that apartment is separated by TWO walls and a double door with acoustical panels…further…your apartment was exclusive to the top floor, accessible only by a private keyed elevator and a double gated rear garden…your Jacuzzi on the terrace has its cover lifted in a way where it is completely private and blocked from viewers above…the window that is open to illuminate the stairs in fact is blocked by the stairs, you see out, no one can see in…and by the way, there are no guests or tenants in the two apartments behind. The construction workers are a rare presence and are installing a pool in the complex…this apartment is ULTRA PRIVATE and from a security standpoint, can host guests with security details in supreme security. 3. Towels…it is NOT a hotel…this issue is being reviewed, but in rental properties it is assumed that guests will arrive with groceries, toiletries, and beach towels if near the sea, or in this case, a Lake Resort…but extra towels seems something that a rental agency would provide on request. 4. Layout is as it is…you can see that the furniture, perhaps you think is bachelor pad, but not many bachelors buy ROCHE BOBOIS 13,000 EURO SOFAS AND 700 EURO CROCODILE DINING CHAIRS…In FACT the level of furnishings is beyond what one would find in any hotel…I live in hotels, and have used that experience to provide five different types of pillows, all Memo Foam Mattresses in all four of the beds. Every conceivable toiletry, from shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen, talcum powder, moisturizer, make up pads, ear buds, FIRST AID kits, Kleenex, etc.,etc.…in fact from the kitchen to the bathrooms, NO RENTAL PROPERTY provides the amenities I give. Read the other guests comments…your low marks are again MEAN SPIRITED and FALSE INFORMATION. 5. There are 29 lights in the living room…you can make it extremely romantic if you use your imagination…I provide LED candles and the real thing, throughout the apartment…but, you had a point with the stark white LED overheads…so I changed them to warm lights throughout the upstairs, making for a less bright lighting effect…I appreciate, and further guests will appreciate the difference. It was too harsh the lighting upstairs. In summation, I think your observations included some improvements to future guests stays…however your mean spirited and false statements do no one any good, and your ratings of the apartment differ from the 100’s of guests we have hosted in DELLA FONTANA PENTHOUSE and LOFT over the last eight years. With its two Jacuzzis and super comfortable beds perched above the most romantic lake in the world, Della Fontana Penthouse and LOFT is the perfect Romantic spot, and yes perhaps James Bond would feel comfortable there on his honeymoon. THE OWNER, BRADFORD MC EWEN

“A perfect home to complement the most beautiful place in the world”

Reviewed 29 Nov 2014

This was my first time to Italy (I'm originally from San Diego, currently reside in NYC) and Lake Como was the top of my list for travels. I researched extensively and ran across Della Fontana af… More

“Stunning!!”

Reviewed 20 Oct 2013

A fantastic apartment with everything you need on the most beautiful side of Lake Como and the most unbelievable view. A lovely walk to Varenna which I think is the most beautiful part of the Lake, bu… More

“Wow! Wow! Wow!”

Reviewed 8 Oct 2013

And again........Wow! Wow! Wow! If you are looking for a place to stay to call home - and I'm not talking about just any ORDINARY home; a place that isn't overrun with tourists nor is it t… More

“A little piece of Heaven!!!”

Reviewed 26 Aug 2013

Notwithstanding that wee are experienced and seasoned travellers, when we arrived and the private elevator door opened to the penthouse patio all four of us had a collective "WOW!!!". The v… More

“It doesn't get any better than this!”

Reviewed 11 May 2013

Treat yourself to a stay in this amazing penthouse apartment. From the moment the elevator opens onto the huge terrace with the breathtaking view, you will be mesmerized.(You need your house key to ta… More

“Awesome view!”

Reviewed 22 Apr 2013

Very nice modern penthouse. One bedroom down stairs with shower and jetted soaking tub tub plus toilet, bidet, and sink. Other bathroom with shower is on the main floor (huge supply of bathroom produc… More

“Vacation of a lifetime...”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2012

My boyfriend and I spent a week in the Della Fontana PH earlier this month (September 2012). We had the most amazing vacation! First, I have to note that the apartment was immaculate. Whatever th… More

“Superb location, lovely apartment but could really benefit from a deep clean!”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2011

Della Fontana is in a great location in Fiumelatte, near Varenna. It's views are quite spectacular looking over to Bellagio & Menaggio. It's a comfortable and pleasant 20min walk to Vare… More

Response from the manager As the owner of this property I was most dismayed that a guest was greeted by a dirty apartment and terrace, refunding the cleaning fee was the first step in several. We changed the cleaners and hired a dedicated Jacuzzi/BBQ/Terrace cleaner. I am a Californian who lives in hotels and used my 22 years of experience to create the ultimate, no expenses spared, Dream Penthouse. This property was designed by a Civil Engineer and dates from 1605, with all the historic items outside and all the MOD COMS inside….3 separate Big Screens with surround sound throughout, BOSE speakers on the Terrace which is 103 square meters (1100with square feet) and has a HOT SPRING California made 5 person spa next to the Hot and Cold water shower. There are literally electrical outlets everywhere with IPod connectors to all the stereos and 120/220 electrical outlets in the bathrooms…The kitchen island is from Ferretti the yacht designer, the cedar lined closets hand built by the 13th generation of cabinet makers from Cantu, the best cabinet makers in the world…specific to the impressions of this guest being positive of only the views, I want to point out that all the mattresses are finest quality and the pillow choice consists of 3 different varieties from pure down to hypoallergenic…I live in hotels even the Ritz Carlton or the W chain can learn from the finish of this apartment. The kitchen has an Induction cook top, multi-oven with grill and microwave in one-all Bosch German brands…The pots are Circulon professional line, highest end cutlery and the best gadgets this side of the Atlantic…hand blender, food processor, Commercial bar blender, Zack stainless double walled coffee cups from Germany that keep the coffee warm longer, even the spatulas are Kitchen Aide…the low marks for the Kitchen is plain and simple unfair…It even has 2 fridges one for wine and a side by side American style with water and ice in the door. I am sorry the guest had a dirty apartment and this will never happen again, but there is no apartment on Lake Como with more guests comforts and quality in a rental, and some of the comments made just are not true, with the photos speaking for themselves….I provide my name and number on the back of the door to the apartment and in the 3 apartment guest books that detail every activity and restaurant in the area, as well as a troubleshooting guide…I would have had my personal maid to assist this guest within the hour, and made sure they were properly compensated for their inconvenience…writing after the fact and giving the wrong impression to future guests does nobody any favors….This apartment is INCREDIBLE with unreal views and we have had 100’s of guests that can attest to that….read the reviews on www.varennarental.com or in the house Guest Book. Bradford Mc Ewen

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