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5 Lakefront Balconies on Lake Como-Waterviews from Every Room!

Barbara Ronchetti

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Barbara Ronchetti

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2015
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5 Lakefront Balconies on Lake Como-Waterviews from Every Room!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Carate Urio Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Vista Lago, formerly Hotel Larius, was originally built early in the last century. Very recently the building has been fully restored, with particular attention paid to the finishings and architectural details of its period. An indoor pool, a fitness area, and secure underground parking have been added to the grounds, as well as direct elevator access to the apartment.

Almost everything in the apartment is new. Beautiful teak and marble tile from Italian quarries cover the floors. All furnishings, appliances, linens, and dinnerware are also new, ready for you to enjoy.

Layout: On the top (fourth) floor of a beautiful gated building, Vista Lago consists of a two-bedroom apartment (sleeping 6) beside a studio apartment (sleeping 2) Both have separate, private entrances. In total, the space is 1,400 square feet or 135+ square meters. These units are connected (and may be rented separately) as there is a door between them, creating a three-bedroom apartment in total. (Studio has a double, pull-out sofa for use as the third bedroom).

The two-bedroom apartment features a large, open gourmet kitchen with a center island, a living area with a double sleep sofa and two balconies, a dining area, a glass table seating eight, two bedrooms (with a queen and double bed), each with waterview balconies, and two marble-tiled, full baths. (Master bedroom has a private bath.) There is a high powered telescope too for lake and lunar viewing! A high chair and crib are available upon request.

The studio apartment features spectacular lake views as well as a balcony from the living/sleeping area, equipped with a double sofa bed, a four-person dining table, kitchen, and full, marble-tiled bath. (Note: Studio apartment does NOT have use of the pool or fitness area if the 2 bedroom apartment is occupied)

2-Bedroom Apartment: Beds:

Master Bedroom: Queen Bed

Bedroom #2: Double Bed

Living room: Double Sleep Sofa

Studio Apartment: Double Sleep Sofa

Bed linens and towels provided!

Crib available (please inquire)

Location: “Vista Lago,” located in the old town, of Carate Urio, on the western shore of the lake, rich in residential villas, sits in a spectacular panoramic position on a beautiful slope facing the lake–one of the most elegant and romantic parts where the sun glistens on the water (often-times reflecting on the ceiling!).

Lake Como is a jewel-like oasis of tranquillity, surrounded by a magical combination of lush Mediterranean foliage and snowy alpine peaks. Enclosed by steep-sided mountains, the blue waters of Lake Como have for centuries attracted visitors, including important statesmen, artists, and glitterati.

The lake remains a playground today not only for the rich and famous but also for those escaping greater Milan and the Po River Valley, less than an hour away. Driving south along the lake from “Vista Lago,” you will find wonderful villas framed by breathtaking scenery.

You will pass Cernobbio, with the amazing Villa d’Este, before arriving in Como, a magical town with bustling markets, cafes and shops, and fine museums.

Traveling north you will find S. Moritz (Switzerland) about 1-1/2 hours drive, Davos (Switzerland) 1-3/4 hours drive, and S. Primo, Bobbio, Artavaggio (Italy) are only about 45 minutes drive. S. Bernardino and Ticino (Switzerland) approximately 1 hours drive. Cervinia (ITA) is 1.30 from there...

TRAVEL INFORMATION: Once arriving in Milan-Malpensa Airport, from the terminal you can travel by bus to Como in 40 minutes (Appx. $12/E11) , then travel by boat or bus again to Carate Urio (E$2/4), where 'Vista Lago' is located. A car can be hired/rented from Malpensa Airport. ( appx. E120 )The drive is approximately 40-45 minutes.

Travel Distances:

“Vista Lago” is perfectly situated for exploring Italy by foot, boat, or car*

George Clooney's Villa, Villa Orleandra (Formerly the Heinz Estate): 1 minute

World’s Best Pizzeria, Orso Bruno: 2 minutes

Lakeside Lido (Swimming Beach): 3 minutes

The Versace Villa & Stings Villa: 5 minutes

World Renowned Villa d’Este: 10 minutes

Switzerland: 15 minutes

Seaplane and Boat Rentals: 15 minutes

World Famous Bellagio: 20 minutes (by boat)

Town of Como: 25 minutes (by boat or car)

Casino Di Campione: 25 minutes

Fantastic Winter Skiing: 35 minutes

Milan: 40 Minutes ~ Florence: 3 hours

Venice: 3 hours ~ Tuscany Region: 3 hours

Monte Carlo: 3 1/2 hours

Pisa: 4 hours ~ Rome: 6 hours

*All travel distances are by car unless otherwise noted.

YOU WILL LOVE THIS MOST BEAUTIFUL AND ROMANTIC SETTING. EXPERIENCE ITALY AT IT'S BEST!

Keywords: Condominium, apartments, lakeside, waterview, waterfront, waterside, water views, water front, balcony, balconies, independent, flat, rental, vacation rental

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Barbara Ronchetti (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2015

About Barbara Ronchetti

I am so happy that you found my listing. I am currently and alpaca farmer with over 70 alpaca on the island of Martha's Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.I would be very happy to help you with your holiday, as I travel to Italy often. You will be astounded with the beauty of this particular point of this small village along the coast, and I am happy to share with you. Please email me, and I can send along more photos and information regarding my apartment on the lakes edge. I look forward to hearing from you!

Barbara Ronchetti purchased this condo in 2000

Why Barbara Ronchetti chose Carate Urio

I have had close exposure to this lovely location with a friend many years ago, and truly was astounded by the areas beauty. I had done quite a bit of research on the area to know that this was a place that I would love down the line for a wonderful retirement, or simply to spend time at during my holiday periods. I was thrilled to find this location, and was the first to choose the apartments, having full selection of the apartments that had the very best lake position and views.

What makes this condo unique

The apartments are bright and sunny, and you will often see the reflection of the water on the ceilings. You may often feel that you are on a boat, as when you look outside, you see only water! You are only a short walk to a boat stop, that can take you anywhere on the lake, and just outside you can catch a bus into town, or the train station, just a 15 minutes away! There is a swimming pool, a beautiful patio, overlooking the lake that you can enjoy, and numerous restaurants with outdoor cafes on the waters edge, within a short distance.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 49 traveler reviews

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5 Lakefront Balconies on Lake Como-Waterviews from Every Room!
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews
Halifax, Nova Scotia
5

Wonderful Lake Como Experience

  • 5 of 5

Had the BEST week vacation at Barbara's Villa. I am definitely returning with my best friend and 2 daughters!! It was the absolute perfect accommodations for my husband and I and his 5 students as they all attended a conference in the area. We rented the 2 bedroom unit as well as the studio suite. Mornings and evenings were breathtaking on the balcony and it was easy to get into the local spirit. Sylvana was wonderful and a huge help getting settled. Next time in the area I am planning on hiring her husband for tours in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful time in the Italian Alps and Lake Como

  • 5 of 5

Barbara's home was a great treat. In a very private building, her unit had everything we could possibly want for a vacation. The area was incredibly spectactular and we had plenty of room and a wonderful time! We hope to visit again soon. We brought our family of 5 and had a great time. It would a beautiful place to go as a couple as well. The views are awesome! I would really recommend a trip to Belaggio while you arestaying there. Many fine cafe's close by and an easy day trip to Switzerland.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Bloomfield, CT
5

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent two glorious weeks at Vista Lago this past

September. We rented the two bedroom as well as the studio next

door, and both accommodations were well suited to our needs.

The decor in both units was lovely and comfortable with all the

amenities at our disposal. The views were spectacular from every

vantage point, and we spent many hours taking in the majesty of it

all. There is lots to explore around the lake and although the ferry

provides good service, I would highly recommend renting a car. In

all, it was a spectacular vacation and our family looks forward to

future stays at Vista Lago.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Tucson, Arizona
5

  • 5 of 5

I came to Vista Lago with my husband, two small children and mother-in-law. We were very comfortable in the apartment. The place was beautiful as were the views. The restaurant next door was great, and we could walk to a small grocery store that met our needs. It was peaceful to be there and a great vacation! I can highly recommend the apartment and the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2009
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Vista Lago in May 2009. The views of Lake Como are quite breathtaking and the afternoon entertainment with the locals fishiong on the lake is worth sitting for a while. The restaurant next door makes great pizzas.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

  • 5 of 5

Dear Barbara,

I had a great time in Italy, thanks to the beautiful studio apartment with the breathtaking view of lake Como, and very easy access through ferry services and trains to all towns around the lake and Milan.

Thank you for all accomodations provided, I am looking forward to going back there again. I already recommended the studio to my colleagues and friends.

Thank you again.

Larisa

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Milan Malpensa or Linate and Bergamo
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Less than a 5 minute walk!
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Carate Urio
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
At Villa D'Este, Cernobbio
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Como
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Cernobbio or Laglio
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Less than a 5 minute walk!
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
About 45 minutes by car
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Walk to small beach Carate Urio or Laglio
Nearest Point of Interest
George Clooney's home, Villa Oleandra
Nearest Point of Interest
Villa Carolotta
Nearest Point of Interest
Bellagio
Nearest Point of Interest
Villa Balbionello

Activities (on-site or nearby), fitness room, restaurants and cafes, open air markets and plenty of sightseeing! Explore many spectacular towns along the lake with the water-busGÇôjust a 10-minute walk away, Or take a scenic seaplane ride! Sailboat, paddle boat motorboat and water-ski rentals very close by, Downhill skiing within an hourGÇÖs drive, For those who like to try their hand at gambling, visit Casino di Campione, just 20 minutes away, Do not miss Versaces Villa on the lake just 3 km away!

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Rates & Availability

From $400 Per night

Carate Urio Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April 2015
Mar 28 2015 - May 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
$600
$2,550
 
 
MAY 2015
May 2 2015 - May 29 2015
4 night minimum stay
$700
$3,000
 
 
SUMMER 2015
May 30 2015 - Aug 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
$800
$3,450
 
 
September 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
$700
$3,000
 
 
October 2015
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
$600
$2,550
 
 
Holiday Weeks 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
4 night minimum stay
$600
$2,550
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$400
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Utility +/- $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
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Amenities

Carate Urio Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two Sofa-beds
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Shared indoor pool & fitness center, (pool may not be heated year round, pool and fitness center not available with studio rental-please inquire for details) Secure underground parking, Video-monitored entry security system, telephone ( cell or wall phone) Cable/Satelite TV, high chair, Stereo/CD player, telescope(inquire), 2 full kitchens, microwaves, blender, juicer, toasters, espresso, cappuccino, coffee machines, French press, Washer/Dryer(2 bedroom apartment only), iron & ironing boards, hair dryers, fans (Note, when studio is rented independantly some of the above amenities differ, please inquire!)

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