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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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PRIMO DEL LAGO

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Four fabulous apartments, in one of the most picturesque towns on the lake!

PRIMO DEL LAGO: -

Luxury penthouse apartment - The inside of the apartment (ID 101) is stylishly furnished and everything has been designed to maximise your enjoyment. The terrace is just the most wonderful place to enjoy the exclusive lake views and is also large enough to dine 'alfresco' and relax with a glass of Italian wine, with a large dining area and an additional lakefront eating area.

There is a 32” HD TV to the front lake view double bedroom with Blu Ray player and a Blu Ray movie collection and a full HD TV to the back double bedroom. There is also a very stylish family bathroom with a shower and a comfortable double sofa bed to the lounge for additional guests.

DELLA FONTANA PENTHOUSE and LA DOLCE VITA:-

These apartments are out of this world, with every luxury one may need to ensure a truly relaxing holiday. Both have 2 sleeping areas, with Della Fontana Penthouse (ID 134) having one large double bedroom with ensuite and then an upper sleeping loft area, with a further 4 sleeping places. 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.

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.

LA DOLCE VITA (ID 140):- provides 1 double bedroom and a separate self-contained studio. This newly constructed apartment offers only the highest quality fixtures and fittings throughout, with no expense spared.

There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which has a 'built–in' tiled bath tub, big enough for two, letting you relax together in style!

You can enjoy the heat of the sun on the spacious front terrace while preparing a barbeque on the outdoor grill, or stay cool under the shade of cypress trees, in the beautiful paved garden behind.

Both apartments have incredibly large terraces and are sure to provide you with a more than relaxing holiday.

BELLA FONTANA:- (ID 272)

This beautiful one bedroom apartment is ideal for a romantic getaway with a loved one offering wonderful lake views for you to remember!

Inside the property has been decorated to an extremely tasteful and high quality finish, with an open plan living room with a comfortable sofa and flat screen Sat TV, DVD and CD/MP3 player

The sleeping accommodation is very comfortable and can be easily adapted, featuring a master bedroom with doors to the private garden and a sofa bed situated to the living area to accommodate extra guests if required.

The property also boosts extensive external space with a large elevated sun terrace which is perfect for alfresco dining, in addition to a garden in which to relax and enjoy the Italian sunshine in privacy.

Benefiting from a great location in the pretty village of Fiumelatte, just a short walk from the famous resort town of Varenna, this property is ideal for those wanting to be close to one of the ‘Golden Triangle’ towns on Lake Como.

Fiumelatte: The apartment is in the village of Fiumelatte, part of the beautiful town of Varenna, just 1 km away 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:

Varenna is the place to get away from it all, but also be in touch with the rest of the Lake. For the romantics, the historians or for those who love peace, tranquility and a history that goes back thousands of years this is the place.Varenna is an ancient fishing village with close to 1000 residents spread along a steep hillside overlooking Lake Como.

Varenna, built on a rock at the foot of a mountain is a boat stop from Bellagio on the east side of the lake and though popular it escapes the throngs in Bellagio (undeniably lovely, but like many other undeniably lovely places the crowds, higher prices and ‘tourist trap’ experiences can be very trying). Varenna dates from the 5th century - you can still see in places the original Roman layout of the town: a geometric design which allows wonderful views of the lake.

The reds, terracottas and yellows of its houses, its mild climate and the olive and cypress trees make you wonder whether you aren’t 200km further south. After the nearby island of Comancina was destroyed the population increased and flourished. The warring factions, as with much of Lombardy saw Varenna at odds with Como on many occasions and the rule of Varenna pass in typical Italian family tradition from the Visconti family to the Sfondrati's. Today Varenna is a lovely spot to chill out, although be aware that shops and even restaurants have been known to shut for lunch, so expect the better things in life to take longer.

Varenna is one of the most beautiful towns on the lake, its steep winding alleys lined with charming homes, flowering balconies and lace-curtained windows. In the evenings, the village is serene and picturesque. Truly a perfect place for relaxing. This is an understatement! The warmth of the locals combined with the perfect setting of the place, would melt the coldest hearts of the most demanding travellers.

Looking down on Varenna is the ancient Castle of Vezio; where Theodolinda, Queen of the Lombards, is said to have died in the 7th century. Today, you can enjoy Falconry displays, the tower which is accessible, thanks to a drawbridge and the underground passages dating back to the First World War. The panoramic views are fabulous from the castle & there is also a restaurant where you can enjoy local cuisine. There are also numerous well marked hiking paths around Castello Vezio.

This old fishing village has several very interesting shops; from local butchers to craft shops and bars, as well as many restaurants ranging from simple but fabulous pizzerias and trattorias, to elegant dining experiences with lake views. Varenna offers excellent rail links to Milan & Venice! Plus there are ferry links to all the gorgeous villages & towns along Lake Como's shores; it makes a great base for exploring the area.

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 spriing 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).

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Details for Primo del Lago 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Luxury penthouse apartment (ID 101) located in the village of Fiumelatte, just 1km from the beautiful town of Varenna. There are quite a few steps up to this newly renovated building which leads to the apartment, but open the door and you will be overwhelmed by the wide and stunning view of the lake, with the town of Bellagio framed in the front windows!. The inside of the apartment is stylishly furnished, everything has been designed to maximise your enjoyment. The terrace is just the most wonderful place to enjoy the exclusive lake views and is also large enough to dine 'al fresco' and relax with a glass of Italian wine! All rooms have flat screen HD TVs with SKY and DVD for your entertainment with the living room boasting a new 50” LCD TV with 180? swivel and tilt arm and a Blu Ray player with a collection of Blu Ray movies and Yamaha surround sound system with wall mounted speakers, plus the essential high speed internet access!
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lake Como Homes

Lake Como Homes

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Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Primo del Lago
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thank you for our stay at the Primo Del Lago

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for our stay at the Primo Del Lago.

We forgot to leave our comments in the guest book, and wanted to let you know that we found the apartment to be very comfortable, well equipped for our needs and with a fabulous view of the lake.

This was our second visit to Varenna/Fuimellate and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there again.

We look forward to using your services again some time in the future.
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Primo del Lago was a beautiful apartment

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
We had a wonderful time and have many lovely memories to cherish in celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary.

Primo del Lago was a beautiful apartment and the views were exactly as we had hoped - we even managed to take a pretty good copy of the web image with a wine bottle and glass against the backdrop of the lake!

On the one occasion we needed to contact anyone (Brian early on the Sunday morning) it was nice to be able to talk to a person and not just an answering machine. We had an issue with the toilet which became blocked twice but you were very helpful and managed to sort this out quickly.

In terms of favourite places it is difficult to choose but certainly Bellagio stood out as a very smart, chic place to shop and to just sit and watch the world go by but we also fell in love with Varenna with its cosy harbour, quaint streets and lovely restaurants. The restaurant we were most fond of however was in Fiumelatte - Hosteria del Platano - where we ate on our first and last night. The menu is quite simple but the food is beautifully cooked and presented and combined with the view of the sun setting over the lake, it was wonderful.

Special mention should also go to AC Boat hire in Menaggio. We enjoyed a fantastic couple of hours on the lake in one of their beautiful boats - it was immaculately clean and well equipped (and fast!) and we did manage to pay by credit card although I think it is normally cash only.

The whole holiday experience was pleasurable and we cannot fault any of it and we would definitely come back to, and recommend, Happy Holiday Homes.
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Delighted with the apartment

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
We spent 4 nights at Primo Del Lago in April 2012 and were delighted with the apartment. It is very well equipped with widescreen TVs in each bedroom and in the Living Area. The kitchen has a wide range of cooking implements and the bathroom is very adequate. The views from the superbly placed windows were simply stunning and even though it was overcast for some of our days the views changed with the nature of the weather, from bright and snow capped to cloudy and moody looking - all very impressive. We were delighted with the bottle of champagne on arrival and to have the owner Brad visit us on our first morning was special and he was so helpful that he made our stay even more special.

It is a delightful apartment and we would recommend it highly.
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We enjoyed our stay at Primo del Lago

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
We enjoyed our stay at Primo del Lago as well as Gaeta Sogno Infinito. Staff was very helpful, esp. the emails on directions to both properties which made them very easy to find (except we did not know whether to drive north or south from Menaggio to reach Sogno Infinito at first, so that could be spelled out a little better in the directions. Overall, we are very happy with our experience with Happy Holiday Homes and hopefully will use you again in the future!
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in Primo de Lago and it's a great apartment

in Primo de Lago and it's a great apartment
  • Submitted: May 16, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2010
We are ensconced in Primo de Lago and it's a great apartment. Furnished throughout with everything we need. We are extremely comfortable.
Your company and staff get top marks except for the big glitch in the wrong combination to access the apartment. I'm sure that future guests will be notified of the change.
We're loving the lakes and surrounding area.
Ciao for now
Anne, UK
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Map

Nearest Airport
57 Kilometres
Milan - Malpensa 90K or Bergamo - Orio al Seri
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Varenna
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Varenna - Esino
Nearest Motorway
41 Kilometres
Motorway - Autostrada E35
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Lakeside - Fiumelatte
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Fiumelatte
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Splugen, Am Bach (Avers), Clusone (All Approx)
Nearest Golf
11 Kilometres
Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Fiumelatte
Car: not necessary

Further Sport & Adventure Activities: Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.

Fiumelatte train station which offers fast public transport to Milan, can be accessed directly from the apartment.

The village of Fiumelatte is part of the popular lakeside town of Varenna and provides locals with a good and authentic restaurant, local bakery and other local amenities.

Varenna itself, just 10 minutes walk away, is a very ancient medieval town with beautiful cobbled streets, pastel painted houses, flowering plants and romantic views to the Lake towards the west of Lake Como. Nigh time entertainment is ideal for couples, with many great restaurants and wine bars for you to try! There are also many local amenities to hand here including boutique shops, banks and attractions including Queen Theodolinda’s ancient castle of Vezio and the botanical lakefront gardens at Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi.

A fast and frequent ferry service runs to Bellagio and Menaggio so you can explore the lake at your leisure and visit the many local attractions and beauty spots for which Lake Como is so famous!

Golf:

There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club is Italy's oldest golf course. Established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, it is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car. Tel: +39 344 321 03. Green Fees: Weekdays €55, Weekends and Holidays €70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental €36.

Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.. Guests are always welcome, please call beforehand to check course rules. Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como).

Skiing:

This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibilty and mountains capped in winter snow. It does however have Skiing opportunities at local resorts for a day out.

There is a small ski area on Mt. Lema, not more than 10 km from Lugano, but you have to be lucky to have enough snow for skiing. In Ticino, the local Swiss Canton, the best places to ski are probably either San Bernardino (south of the pass of the same name) or Airolo (south of Gotthard pass). Both are reachable in about 1 hour by car across the Swiss border.

There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.

The closest major ski resorts are St. Moritz and Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass which is approx.100km.

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Availability & Rates

Varenna Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Low Season
Mar 1 2014 - Apr 25 2014
€970
3 nights
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 26 2014 - Jun 27 2014
€1,150
3 nights
 
 
High Season
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
€1,660
3 nights
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 17 2014
€1,150
3 nights
 
 
Low Season
Oct 18 2014 - Dec 19 2014
€970
3 nights
 
 
Festive Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
€1,150
3 nights
 
 
Low Season
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 24 2015
€970
3 nights
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 26 2015
€1,150
3 nights
 
 
High Season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
€1,660
3 nights
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 16 2015
€1,150
3 nights
 
 
Low Season
Oct 17 2015 - Dec 18 2015
€970
3 nights
 
 
Festive Season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
€1,150
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Making a Booking:
To make a confirmed booking, you will be asked to fill in our online booking form and pay a 30% deposit by wire transfer or credit card. The remaining holiday balance will then be due 6 weeks before arrival.
Short Breaks:
3 night break - 40% off weekly tariff / 4 night break - 30% off weekly tariff / 5 night break - 20% off weekly tariff / 6 night break - 10% off weekly tariff
Notes Service Charge:
Our one & two weekly service charges are inclusive of final cleaning, bed linen, towels, heating, utilities & air-conditioning (if installed in the holiday property). Tea towels & beach towels are not supplied. If your booking is for more than one week, clean linen & towels will be provided on a weekly basis.
Additional Service Charge: €110 (7 days & less) & €130 (7 days plus)
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Amenities

Varenna Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • There is also a very stylish bathroom with a shower, bidet and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In Living Area
  • There is a 32” HD TV to the front lake view double bedroom with Blu Ray player and a Blu Ray movie collection and a full HD TV to the back double bedroom. Both bedrooms have been beautifully furnished with a king-size bed and iPod player/alarm system. There is also a very stylish bathroom with a shower, bidet and WC. The apartment is fully air-conditioned and WIFI enabled with a comfortable double sofa bed to the lounge for additional guests and a fire and gas alarm with automatic gas turn off. The apartment also has a comfortable double sofa bed in the lounge.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
Notes:
Luxury penthouse apartment located in the village of Fiumelatte, just 1km from the beautiful town of Varenna on the Eastern shore of Lake Como. The apartment offers top quality fixtures and fittings throughout and also entertains with the gorgeous panoramic views of the of the lake. The property has been designed to take full advantage of the lakes premier view of the 'Golden Triangle' (Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna). The apartment benefits from a fire and gas alarm with automatic gas turn off. Additional Extras: We offer a range of extra facilities, which are available for hire through our office 'Happy Holiday Homes' in Menaggio: Cot Hire - €20 per week, High Chair - €15 per week, Push Chair - €25 per week, Camp Bed - €85 per week, Wi-Fi or USB Internet Stick - €35 per week (includes €10 consumable credit). 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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