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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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LA DOLCE VITA

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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).

More Details

Details for La Dolce Vita 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 2 Bathrooms

This newly constructed apartment (ID 140) offers only the highest quality fixtures and fittings throughout, with no expense spared. The interior finishes of the apartment are beautifully done from the bleached-oak parquet floor to the soft painted suede finish walls. It is fitted with all modern appliances to facilitate this apartment with a fully-fitted luxury kitchen which allows you to cook your favourite Italian dishes. 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. There is also a flat screen HD TV with Sky movie channels and DVD player to the living area which is framed by two large sliding glass doors to access the spectacular terrace, giving picture-postcard views of the lake throughout the apartment and creating a superb entertaining area. You can enjoy the heat of the sun on the spacious front terrace or stay cool under the shade of cypress trees in the beautiful paved garden
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome

Lake Como Homes

Lake Como Homes

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Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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La Dolce Vita
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Stunning property!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We were 4 adults sharing the penthouse. When you step off your private elevator onto the terrace, you know right away you have arrived to a beautiful home. The owner spared no expense in furnishings or finishings.
We are frequent renters on HomeAway and this is a very special place.
The only cautionary note is the height in the loft. The loft is ideal for families with kids, or short adults! We bumped our heads more often than not. Also, as it is open to the lower level, we draped blankets on the railings so we could get dressed in privacy. And the bathroom is on the main level so it means going down the steps at night if...
This is not a criticism so much as a cautionnary note as I wish we had been aware of this. Otherwise, nothing but positive comments on the property and highly recommend it!
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I would recommend it unreservedly!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
La Dolce Vita spoiled us for the rest of our holiday and set a very high standard indeed. The private terrace and views of the lake, Varenna, Menaggio & Bellagio were just amazing.
The apartment was extremely comfortable & functional - a perfect home away from home.
We had a car, for which I was grateful & having secure parking was a godsend.
The staff at Happy Holiday Homes provided excellent information on the villa as well as great suggestions on places to visit.
Overall our 8 night stay at La Dolce Vita was the highlight of our 4 week holiday in Italy & I would recommend it unreservedly!
Thank you!!!!
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Thanks again

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
We appreciate your interest in our vacation and many suggestions. When we go to Menaggio we will surely stop in to say,"Hello".

Fortunately, we have a private tour of all the places in Milan you mentioned including The Last Supper.

We have also researched the gardens and villas and expect to spend a lot of time at the outstanding ones. Gardens & architecture are wonderful places to visit and we have enjoyed them during our travels here and abroad.

I have a passion for food and have looked forward to dining in your area. Fortunately we walk a lot which helps when eating in Italy. Since La Dolce Vita is on the outskirts of Varenna we expect to be working off our meals with some frequency.

We are leaving golf behind and focusing only on the lake, beauty, food and people when we go this time.

I have heard all about the Outlet and may not be able to resist the temptation especially if we have a rainy day.

Thanks again and picture me with a glass of wine on the terrace at La Dolce Vita fulfilling a dream.
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La Dolce Vita.. is aptly named!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Laundry: We’ve been travelling in France and Italy for ~2 months now, and this is the first apt with “Laundry Facilities” that has both a washer AND DRYER. This was a most pleasant surprise, and we think you should tout this in the web ads.

TV: This is also the first place with more than BBC in English. The service and screen here are modern enough to be able to menu-switch most movies and shows to English. Bummer, as who want to sit around (finally) watching TV on good weather days on lake Como?

Kitchen: Cooking with the stuff in most holiday apartments is just a bit above camping. Doable, but just barely. Here the kitchen is equipped so well that Laura is planning to buy some Le Creuset pans when we get back. Same with the pasta cooker, food processor, etc.

Style: This place is so cool that companies should give stuff to showcase, as with the kitchen. We also love the hamper, the living room lamps, the drawers in the kitchen and the dressing room, the chairs, etc. etc. etc.

La Dolce Vita.. is aptly named!
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The apartment was great with a perfect view

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
We loved our stay at La Dolce Vita,the apartment was great with a perfect view of the lake,all the amenities were excellent,modern and convenient.
Our trips to Bellagio,Menaggio and drive over to Lugano and eventually to Foxtown for some serious shopping for the ladies all were wonderful;i would recommend renting a car in Lecco on the way down,we did this the next day when we realised the inconvenience and distance of getting to and from the ferry each day in Varenna,
We did rent the boat for about 4 hrs on the lake which was a lot of fun;also a cooking class that Danilo recommended was a wonderful choice.
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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
 
Rate 1
Mar 1 2014 - Apr 25 2014
€1,170
3 nights
 
 
Rate 2
Apr 26 2014 - Jun 27 2014
€1,420
3 nights
 
 
Rate 3
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
€2,270
3 nights
 
 
Rate 4
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 17 2014
€1,420
3 nights
 
 
Rate 5
Oct 18 2014 - Dec 19 2014
€1,170
3 nights
 
 
Rate 6
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
€1,420
3 nights
 
 
Rate 7
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 24 2015
€1,170
3 nights
 
 
Rate 8
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 26 2015
€1,420
3 nights
 
 
Rate 9
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
€2,270
3 nights
 
 
Rate 10
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 16 2015
€1,420
3 nights
 
 
Rate 11
Oct 17 2015 - Dec 18 2015
€1,170
3 nights
 
 
Rate 12
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
€1,420
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: €120 (7 days & less) & €150 (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
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Garage ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • One bathroom has a 'built–in' tiled bath tub, big enough for two, letting you relax together in style!.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • 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. The two luxurious double bedrooms both enjoy flat screen HD TVs and offer direct access through French doors to the guests’ spacious sunny terrace.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
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:
This apartment is connected by (lockable) internal doors to Della Fontana Loft apartment. The two apartments can be rented together to create a unique 4- bathroom luxury complex sleeping up to 12. Alternatively, the Dolce Vita apartment can be rented as a one bedroom/one bathroom apartment without the studio bedroom and at a reduced price. You can enjoy the heat of the sun on this 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. 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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