Domaso Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Spacious 3 Bed Duplex Apartment Located In A New Luxury Residence
Enjoying a prominent lake view position this fabulous family-friendly property (ID 533) is situated in a brand new luxury residence.
The spacious duplex property boasts versatile accommodation over two floors with the ground floor comprising a stylish open plan living and dining area. The contemporary newly fitted kitchen features all the desired cooking appliances for a self-catering family holiday and a dining area is situated to one side of the room and a comfortable sitting area with sofas and Sat TV to the other. Glass doors slide open from the sitting area onto a sunny lake view terrace ideal for alfresco dinner parties!
A master-suite is also situated to the ground floor with a spacious double bedroom and features a newly fitted modern bathroom with a washbasin, power shower, WC and bidet.
From the ground floor stairs lead to the contemporary basement floor which comprises a second spacious double bedroom and a third bedroom ideal for adults or children with two single beds and plenty of space. A second bathroom with power shower, washbasin, WC and bidet also conveniently features to this floor.
The residence boasts a fantastic shared outdoor swimming pool with breathtaking views of the northern lake shore and the mountainous Alto Lario region.
** POOL OPENING DATES ~ From 20th May - 30th September 2013
Guests would benefit from a car during their stay and a private garage features with the property. Alternatively a regular bus and ferry service operates from the town if guests would prefer to rely on public transport instead.
The small fishing town of Domaso provides a choice of local shops, restaurants and cafes, and features charming pastel coloured town houses, a pretty tree lined promenade and a sandy beach. A ferry and bus service operates from the town and various motorboat rental services can be enjoyed in the nearby town Dongo.
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 spring 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 Oleandra).
- children welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
We had a lovely holiday thank you with many happy memories and one or two very funny occasions like when John got stuck in the toilet in the hotel in Varenna! We did have a hire car as John is struggling more with his mobility so we were able to go all round the lake and round most of Lake Lugano too. We found the apartment quite easily once we realised we were looking for Domaso and as a driver, the access to and from the garage would challenge some drivers especially being able to turn round!
The best views are from the patio around the swimming pool.
We came to Lake Como to explore the area and did that to the best of our ability - certainly not being full season was ideal. We found Piona on our first full day which was so peaceful and quiet, with a lovely beach cafe, where the young man lent us plastic chairs to take to lakeside for John to sit and watch the world go by. We ate at Lui's in Domaso that evening which was lovely with views towards the snow capped mountains. We went to Lake Lugano on the 2nd day starting in Porlezzo where we had lunch on the waterside having walked through the local market and then drove round the lake through the mountains and crossed the bridge back through Lugano town, Switzerland and also visited the Lake Piano and its nature reserve. On our way home we found a lovely restaurant on the waterside at San Vito, north of Menaggio, which we returned to the following evening. Sunday was spent driving round Lake Como and we fell in love with Varenna - what a delightful place. We did lose John in the toilet as the door got stuck but he was released after a few minutes! We then continue around the whole lake,travelling through thunder, lightning and hailstones seeing Lecco, Bellaggio and Como.
On Monday we drove to Tirano where we caught a train on the Bernina Express up through the mountains, with some awesome views thoroughly enjoying the whole experience. When we arrived in St Moritz, we took a taxi and had a lovely lunch in Hauser Cafe eating rosti and two local cakes before returning and taking a panoramic view train back. Although the views are better with the bigger windows, the commentary was restricted as very little in English and less stops than the regular train we took up, so we did get the best of both worlds. Tuesday was a lazy day to catch up so we went up to Vercana and saw the views from higher in total peace. Having gone up as far as we could we returned to the SS340 and in Sorico, we were