GAETA 'BELLA GAETA' - ENJOY RELAXING IN A LUXURIOUS LAKE FRONT APARTMENT!

Lake Como Homes

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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GAETA 'BELLA GAETA' - ENJOY RELAXING IN A LUXURIOUS LAKE FRONT APARTMENT!

Menaggio Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Modern, spacious aparttment to sleep 6 guests in Menaggio with pool

This second floor property (ID 267) situated in a well maintained Condo benefits from close proximity to Menaggio town centre as well as an enviable Lakefront location providing you with breathtaking views!

Once inside guests can relax in the modern and stylish Open Plan Living room which offers comfortable sofas, a fully fitted kitchen and dining for up to 4-6 guests. Glass doors lead you to a sunny Lake view Balcony Terrace where you enjoy many candle-lit ‘Alfresco’ Dinner parties during your stay, and relax here, or by the shared Swimming poolside during the daytime with a good book and glass of chilled wine.

The property also provides spacious and flexible accommodation with a modern Master bedroom which offers direct access to a balcony terrace, and a second Bedroom with twin single Beds. Both bedrooms are light, modern and tastefully furnished, and boast direct Lake views which won’t forget in a hurry!

Menaggio is a picturesque village nestled in a convenient central position on the lake. It is a historical lake side town with many quaint neighbourhoods which extend north along the lake and up into the green hills and valleys. Menaggio offers stunningly beautiful views of Lake Como and the majestic mountains which surround it overlooked by the Alps to the North.

There is a fine selection of restaurants, delis, fresh grocers and of course delicious gelato and pizza! To keep you moving and fit while on vacation: play a round of golf at the infamous Menaggio & cadenabbia Golf Club, mini golf, hiking trails, mountain biking, free climbing, swimming and a new orienteering field all located in stunning locations -these are just a few possibilities offered to you in and around Menaggio. There is a museum dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci at the new “Lido Giardino” and in the Val Senagra Park, a museum featuring the value of antique buildings, artisan and peasant objects and creations. Other culturally rich events including music, fireworks, public markets and local festivals are to be enjoyed.

Menaggio’s tourist office is situated in the main square, Piazza Garibaldi, offers a great deal of information detailing what’s going on in and around the lakes, sightseeing, history and sporting activities.

During the summer the area boasts fantastic opportunities for many activities including mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, walking, many water sports including kite surfing, fishing, tennis, and of course golf at the historic Mennagio & Cadenabbia Golf Club. The Ferries run from Menaggio to both the North and South of Lake Come making it an ideal centre for sightseeing. The lovely lakeside and harbour have many cafes where you can sit and relax while watch the world go by.

Outdoor activities abound in this area and are very popular with holiday makers.An 18 hole golf course, mountain biking, water skiing and lots of other sports are all here to be enjoyed by you and your family.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
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Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks so much for a great 3 weeks! We were really taken with Lake Como, it is a really enchanting place! Our holiday apartment was conveniently placed for reaching Menaggio and the central lake by car and there were some beautiful walks nearby for us to enjoy. The nearby village of Rezzonico offered us a public beach although this was quiet small although we enjoyed relaxing by the pool in the resident grounds anyways and the lido in Menaggio was really great for more serious sunbathing!! Our apartment was really modern and spacious inside and all 6 of us were perfectly accommodated in here. The outside lake view terrace was hugely popular with all of us and we enjoyed some great meals here during our holiday. There was so much to do in that part of the lake and we couldn't have had a better time. Power boat rental, kayaking, golf, quad biking, hiking.. the list goes on!! A big thank you to the helpful team at Happy Holiday Homes!
Jun 2012
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Gaeta 'Bella Gaeta' - Enjoy relaxing in a luxurious Lake front apartment!
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Gaeta 'Bella Gaeta' - Enjoy relaxing in a luxurious Lake front apartment!
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Menaggio Lake Como
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Not a "luxurious lakeside apartment" by any means!

Not a "luxurious lakeside apartment" by any means!
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The view is quite spectacular but the title: 'luxurious lake front apartment' is very misleading. We arrived late on a Sunday evening tired, but optimistic. However, first impressions were not good. As suggested in the Lake Como Homes Welcome Notes, "tomorrow it will all look different"! Well, no it didn't, because the toilet seat was still cracked in half, the shower hose was still leaking, the broken glass was still on the veranda, the dirt and crumbs on the settee, dangerous and unusable electrical socket, dust and hair from previous occupants and the filthy floors were all still there. So, quite frankly it was not worth the high rental charge (which included cleaning!!!) .

On the plus side, the property is in a quiet and well maintained complex and the swimming pool is a bonus and the kitchen has been replaced. However, its accessibility by two narrow and steep staircases is unsuitable for children and the elderly. The small garage was only for a Smart car!

The apartment is tired, tatty and in urgent need of TLC. The two bathrooms need renovation. The previous occupants' dirt was very evident and the shower curtain disgusting. The double mattress is badly stained and should be thrown away. The sofas had sheets thrown over them to hide the paint stains and general dirt, and are uncomfortable too. The table lamp was non existent, none of the floors have seen soap and water for some time, the rug was filthy and so too were the seat cushions on the kitchen chairs. Chinaware is either cracked or chipped with no complete sets. The venetian blind was broken and caked in dirt. The walls need repainting and the first thing we glimpsed in the morning was not the view but all the weeds growing in the garden flower boxes.

So, for goodness sake make sure something gets done about this so called 'Luxurious Apartment' because we felt that you took our hard earned cash and didn't give tuppence as to how this property should be presented. If you value your reputation, then you should insist that Bella Gaeta comes up to an acceptable standard quickly. We did complain on Monday morning and the Agency cleaners came but only did a superficial job. The toilet seat and shower hose were replaced but it should not have required us to mention this need.

The Agency seems very keen to market add-on additional services but perhaps they should make more frequent effort to inspect and check their properties, if ours is anything to go by.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
89 Kilometres
Milan - Malpensa
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Menaggio
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Varenna - Esino
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Autostrada SS36
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Menaggio
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Menaggio
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Splugen, Am Bach (Avers), Clusone (All Approx)
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Menaggio
Car: necessary

‘Bella Gaeta’ Menaggio is just a 5 minutes drive from the main centre of Menaggio, which is one of the most famous Lakeside towns and forms part of the ‘Golden Triangle’ which also features Varenna and Bellagio. Menaggio offers all the desired local amenities such as Supermarkets, Bakeries, Banks, Boutique shops and a great variety of restaurants and cafes.

The frequent Ferry service also operates from the town’s port and is the ideal method to explore the rest of Lake Como. Local attractions include Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello, Cadenabbia & Menaggio Golf Club and the beautiful towns of Varenna, Bellagio, Tremezzo and Como city.

Other Activities: Boat Rentals/Charters

Golf: There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Cadenabbia & Menaggio Golf Club and 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).

Ski: 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. 100K

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Availability & Rates

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Menaggio Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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Aug 30 2014 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,570
 
 
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Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,820
 
 
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Aug 29 2015 - Jan 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
€1,570
 

Additional information about rental rates

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) & €140 (7 days plus)
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
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Amenities

Amenities

Menaggio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In Living Area
  • The property also provides spacious and flexible accommodation with a modern master bedroom which offers direct access to a balcony terrace, and a second bedroom with twin single beds. Both bedrooms are light, modern and tastefully furnished, and boast direct lake views which won’t forget in a hurry! There is also a double sofa bed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • museums
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
‘Bella Gaeta’ also provides guests with parking during their stay and the lake view swimming pool and grounds can also be enjoyed. Gaeta Menaggio is just a 5 minutes drive from the main centre of Menaggio. Additional Facilities: 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 & connectivity is not guaranteed & may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property.
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