SAN MARTINO - FABULOUS FAMILY ACCOMMODATION IN THE MOST DESIRABLE OF SETTINGS!

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Spacious house to sleep 7 in the very pretty hillside village of Griante

Located in the heart of the historical and very pretty hillside village of Griante on the sought after central western shore, this charming semi-detached property (ID 65) is situated around a very pleasant and open courtyard setting and offers guests spacious internal accommodation in a newly modernised historical townhouse!

The gravel courtyard is reached by a short slope from the road, which then turns into a cobbled passageway which runs below past one side of the property into the heart of the pretty and unspoilt village.

Gates open to allow access for a vehicle to be parked off-road in the courtyard if needed.

On entering the pretty property guests are welcomed by a spacious and modern Open Plan Living and Dining area which features a newly fitted contemporary Kitchen which offers all the desired appliances as well as a long Dining table and a very comfortable and bright Living area with Sofa, Sat TV with DVD player and working fireplace.

If guests wish to dine ‘Alfresco’ there is a very picturesque vine covered Eating area to the side of the sunny courtyard which offers very lovely views and which can be enjoyed.

Stairs lead guests to the first floor which provides very spacious and modern family accommodation. The Master Bedroom offers a King Size bed with access to a wonderful balcony which overlooks the charming courtyard and village.

A second Bedroom with a set of Bunk beds and a separate single Bed is ideal for younger guests and a double sized Sofa bed to the Living area downstairs can accommodate an additional 2 guests if required; making this property ideal for a large family party of up to 5 -7 guests!

The Bathroom has been newly modernised to a high standard with a Power shower and all the desired sanitary-ware.

By special arrangement, we are able to offer our guests access to the fabulous swimming pool at the Lido Di Cadenabbia completely free of charge.The pool is open from mid April until the end of September/early October.

The very pretty resort town of Menaggio is conveniently situated just 10 minute’s drive away and offers a wide selection of local amenities including Supermarkets, Banks, Boutique shops, delicious Gelataria’s, Lido with beach and swimming pools as well as many other welcome conveniences. The very romantic promenade stretches along the lakeshore of the town and feature breathtaking views of the Lake and can be fully enjoyed with a delicious ice cream!

Griante:

Grainte and Cadenabbia are one town, or municipality in the Province of Como which is in the Italian region of Lombardy. It lies on the western shore of the lake and is situated between Menaggio and Tremezzo. Cadenabbia is the lakeside area whilst Grainte is the area rising to the hillside.

For many years Griante has attracted famous people, for example, Villa Ricordo (Villa Margherita) was the location Guiseppe Verdi chose to compose the aria La Traviata, it was also here where Stendhal composed one of his many masterpieces Chartreuse de Parme. Griante was also a popular destination for Royalty, including Nicholas 11 of Russia, Queen Victoria, Kaiser Gulielmo 11 and also Pope Pio X1.

The area is renowned for the wonderful flowers and plants which grow in abundance, due to the sheltered location and is known as the 'Riviera of Azaleas'. Cadenabbia has many restaurants and shops, and also a good ferry service. There is a lovely walk from Griante up to the San Martino church. The views are truly unforgettable, with flowers and butterflies all the way. The path is quite steep in parts and will take about an hour each way, but the views will make it a walk to remember.

The most famous Villa on the Lake, Villa Carlotta, is in Cadenabbia and has many interesting features, especially a great art collection, luxurious rooms and wonderful gardens with a wide variety of plants from all over the world. The little Church of S. Martino sits on the mountainside and although the walk up to it it somewhat precarious, it should be on your list of places to visit as the views are unrivalled.

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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Suitability:
  • children welcome
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Map

Nearest Airport
86 Kilometres
Milano Malpensa Airport (BA & Easyjet)
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
At Cadenabbia
Nearest Train
32 Kilometres
Como: San Giovanni 32K or Varenna: Esino
Nearest Motorway
32 Kilometres
Autostrada E35
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Lido di Cadenabbia - Swimming Pool and beach.
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Cadenabbia
Nearest Ski
72 Kilometres
Madisimo
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Menaggio, Croce Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Cadenabbia
Car: recommended

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.

From the property guests can explore the village of Griante which offers a local Restaurant, Bar, Tennis courts and beautiful views. The famous beauty spot and church of This house is situated approximately 1 hour’s walk up the mountainside along the footpath which begins its route from the village.

The very picturesque lakefront of Griante which offers panoramic views towards Bellagio features a public beach, famous Italian Restaurant, Car and Passenger Ferry at Cadenabbia and the beautiful visitor attraction of Villa Carlotta with its wonderful botanical gardens.

The very pretty resort town of Menaggio is conveniently situated just 10 minute’s drive away and offers a wide selection of local amenities including Supermarkets, Banks, Boutique shops, delicious Gelataria’s, Lido with beach and swimming pools as well as many other welcome conveniences.

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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Griante House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 3
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
€985
 
 
Rate 4
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 17 2014
3 night minimum stay
€835
 
 
Rate 5
Oct 18 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€735
 
 
Rate 6
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
€835
 
 
Rate 7
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
€735
 
 
Rate 8
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
€835
 
 
Rate 9
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€985
 
 
Rate 10
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
€835
 
 
Rate 11
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
€835
 

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: €115 (7 days & less) & €145 (7 days plus)
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Amenities

Griante House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The Bathroom has been newly modernised to a high standard with a Power shower and all the desired sanitary-ware.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 2 child bed , 1 Single & 1 Set Childrens Bunk Beds
  • Stairs lead guests to the first floor which provides very spacious and modern family accommodation. The Master Bedroom offers a King Size bed with access to a wonderful balcony which overlooks the charming courtyard and village. A second Bedroom with a set of Bunk beds and a separate single Bed is ideal for younger guests and a double sized Sofa bed to the Living area downstairs can accommodate an additional 2 guests if required; making this property ideal for a large family party of up to 5 -7 guests!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
If guests wish to dine ‘Alfresco’ there is a very picturesque vine covered Eating area to the side of the sunny courtyard which offers very lovely views and which can be enjoyed. By special arrangement, we are able to offer our guests access to the fabulous swimming pool at the Lido Di Cadenabbia completely free of charge.The pool is open from mid April until the end of September/early October. 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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