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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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DELLA FONTANA PENTHOUSE

Varenna Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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 Della Fontana Penthouse 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

This new, contemporary apartment (ID 134), is only 15m from the waters edge, offers quality fixtures and fittings throughout. The modern features are 'state of the art', with elegant floor tiles combined with underfloor heating, air-conditioning throughout, controllable from every room to the 'alligator' paint effect walls in the bathrooms! The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances with a central island, concealing a working area beneath. The counter top can slide forward to create a breakfast bar. There is also a dining table which can seat from four - twelve people when extended! This 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 wide flat screen SKY TV and DVD player in the living area and the whole apartment has been fitted with surround sound - even outside on the large terrace!
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children 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 1
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Della Fontana Penthouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Thank you for the great services

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Sorry for the delay in my feedback. I have been caught up with work and all kind of things that keep me away from writing this email.
My intension was to share all the good memories while they are still fresh. Although it has been a few months now , but everything is still vivid in my mind.
First of all, big thanks to the Happy Holiday Homes team that made my dream vacation smooth and easy. Thank you for the great services, including prompt respond on emails, problem fix in a blink of eyes and all the recommended places, travel route, tips you gave us that made our trip a kind of wonderful experience!

My summer home, Della Fontana Penthouse is a perfect place for my honeymoon/ vacation. I rented the place for 8 days and totally fell in love. The villa has it all: 360 degree stunning view, small organics garden, a combination of modern comfort in a rich historical place date back to the Roman empire, the luxurious glamour edgy interior and did I mention the Jacuzzi that you can overlook the lake?! When I was in the Jacuzzi I just thought…if there is heaven, this would be it! Guess what, I even called Brad (the owner) and asked if he ever would consider reselling the place. Yes, I was that serious! And perhaps, someday I could be mine ?

Talking about food and restaurants…there are so many great places around the area. I’ll have to get back to you on this in another email because it will be long!

I also pull some of my pictures to share my time in the Italian lake.
You can find more picture on my instagram @ ouisutassanee

I should get back to you shortly on food and my road trip.
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Great accommodation.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
Wonderful Lake Como experience and once we found the "how to" book for the apartment and had a conversation with the owner, life became a lot easier as we were able to make most things work. Great accommodation, perfect site and we would certainly go there again and we would happily work with you on others. The detailed information and directions were super! Our only complaint was that there were zero supplies - no condiments, no cleaning products, paper towels, cooking oil, etc., etc. We've rented many other places and this was the first time in Italy and the first time there was nothing there to start with. So one has to go buy all these things and they disappear at the end of each visitor's stay so the next person has to start from scratch too. The cleaning lady must have a hellova supply at home.

If you'd like to see a photoshow from our Lake Como experience go to my web site - www.tomskoi.com - and click on the Photoshow link. You may use any pictures however you like.

Thanks for everything and we'll no doubt see you again.
Tom from New Jersey, USA
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Della Fontana Penthouse
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We still dream of the veranda.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
Hi everybody !
We are traveling and there is not much time to right a glowing review.
We did however write about all our feelings in Brad's "Book" and also
expressed the one noise problem every morning at 7 am[ for about 1
hour] we had in the lower bedroom. That was a pain !!
Otherwise we think Brad's place is the best on the lake and we still
dream of the veranda.
Loved Norma's place: Brad recommended it. Their cheeses are some of
the best we had in this world.
I also appreciated the "stocking "of the fridge to make it through
Sunday and that One Bottle of welcoming-Champagne , that found it's
way into the fridge.
Everybody that I emailed with, in preparation to our stay was
wonderful and most helpful. Thank you
Helpful votes: 3/4
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Della Fontana Penthouse

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
Hi folks,

Wonderful Lake Como experience and once we found the "how to" book for the apartment and had a conversation with the owner, life became a lot easier as we were able to make most things work. Great accommodation, perfect site and we would certainly go there again and we would happily work with you on others. The detailed information and directions were super! Our only complaint was that there were zero supplies - no condiments, no cleaning products, paper towels, cooking oil, etc., etc. We've rented many other places and this was the first time in Italy and the first time there was nothing there to start with. So one has to go buy all these things and they disappear at the end of each visitor's stay so the next person has to start from scratch too. The cleaning lady must have a hellova supply at home.

If you'd like to see a photoshow from our Lake Como experience go to my web site - www.tomskoi.com - and click on the Photoshow link. You may use any pictures however you like.

Thanks for everything and we'll no doubt see you again.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/4
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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
€1,450
3 nights
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 26 2014 - Jun 27 2014
€1,760
3 nights
 
 
High Season
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
€2,450
3 nights
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 17 2014
€1,760
3 nights
 
 
Low Season
Oct 18 2014 - Dec 19 2014
€1,450
3 nights
 
 
Festive Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
€1,760
3 nights
 
 
Low Season
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 24 2015
€1,450
3 nights
 
 
Mid Season
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 26 2015
€1,760
3 nights
 
 
High Season
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
€2,450
3 nights
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 16 2015
€1,760
3 nights
 
 
Low Season
Oct 17 2015 - Dec 18 2015
€1,450
3 nights
 
 
Festive Season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
€1,760
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: €135 (7 days & less) & €155 (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
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Loft Floor
  • 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. Alternatively, the two apartments can be rented as a one bedroom/one bathroom apartment without the studio bedroom and at a reduced price. An office area with 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.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Hot Tub ...
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:
The living area 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 12 people. This apartments terrace is a wonderful extension to the living area and it goes without saying, that it is a real sun-trap! 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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