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FRANCO

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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HOUSE BY THE LAKE

Varenna House Rental Photos and Description

House with 3 bedrooms and sleeps 5. Ideal for families with kids.

The house is located on the shores of the lake, from the windows you can enjoy a wide view and you can enjoy beautiful sunsets. The building was completely renovated in 1983. The windows have glass 'termopan'. Fully furnished and equipped with major appliances. E 'on three levels. The rooms are on the upper floors. Large kitchen, living room with oval table and 6 seater sofa. Large bathroom with shower. Two balconies and a storage room for suitcases. There is no garden. The car parks are at 100m. The center of Varenna is about 1 km Grocery store and bakery at 50m.

E 'reachable by car, train + taxi or ferry.

Beach a few meters from the house.

Possibility of excursions by boat or ferry to Bellagio, Menaggio and Como.

Day trips to Milan by train. EXPO 2015 to 80Km (train and metro)

Visits to the gardens of Villa Cypress, Villa Monastero, or the castle of Vettius. A few kilometers are Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello, the Ravine of Bellano, Piona Abbey, the Moto Guzzi museum, the museum of cycling and the Fort Fuentes.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

FRANCO

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Speaks italian
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

Property Reviews

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House by the lake
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
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House by the lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p811838
39 3395742668
Varenna Lake Como
5

We Were Happy Here

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
I agree with all the previous statements: huge house with spacious spotless rooms and loads of wardrobes, balconies (and windows) with stunning view of the lake just 40 yards away, all the conveniences nearby.
Let my say couple words about Franco himself. Our cell phones didn't work for us this year so Franco had to make couple trips to check if we needed anything and to report on favor I needed him to do for me. Finally, when he gave us ride back to the train station he asked us a question "Were you happy here?". Our friend from Germany was crying - she didn't want to leave Varenna.
Do I need to add anything? Would I stay at Franco's villa again? In a heartbeat, any time we are near Milan.

Thank You Franco,
Mark
Helpful votes: 2/2
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House by the lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p811838
39 3395742668
Varenna Lake Como
5

Fantastic stay in Varenna

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Had a fantastic time in Varenna, and really enjoyed our stay at this stunning house. Fantastic views of the Lake, as the house is right on the shingle beach, which made it very easy to swim & play in the lake.
The house is fantastic, with everything you culd possibly need to live there, let alone stay for a week. There is even a washing machine which came in very handy. Everything about the house was spotlessy clean & very well maintained by Franco.There are 2 balconies, one that goes along from the kitchen to the living room, and a smaller one in the main bedroom. Lovely for enjoying a glass or 2 of wine on an evening.
There are loads of wardrobes & drawers in the bedrooms, so no need to keep clothes in the case as you do in alot of places.Very comfy beds, and stunning views from every bedroom.
The house is about a 10 minute walk ( with stunning views ) away from Varenna.No need for taxi.s, as the walk is so stunning.
I can honestly say I could not fault this lovely house, it was fantastico, and I want to stay again some time.
Highly recommended to anyone.!!!!!!!
Thank You Franco.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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House by the lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p811838
39 3395742668
Varenna Lake Como
5

Fantastic Place to stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Well I would just like to share our experience with you all. We recently returned from a trip to Varenna, where we got married at the Villa Cipressi, and stayed just outside in Fiumelatte for the first few days before my family arrived, and then they would take the house over, it was absolutely great and only 10 minute walk into the centre of Varenna, I actually quite enjoyed the walk as the views of the lake were amazing. Frank the owner was so very helpful, he gave us lots of useful information before departure, and even collected us from the train station. The house was very spacious and clean, and had the most amazing views from every room in the house! Frank had arranged for a cot for the baby and a highchair too, and to be honest we didn't need for anything, everything you could possibly need was available. It was great to be able to step out of the house onto the little beach directly below where we swam in the lake, and there was a great little bakery/shop directly opposite where we bought all the essentials.

To sum it up in a few words, we would definately stay again, nice, comfortable house in a fantastic location, would recommend to anyone, I'd move in tomorrow

Grazie Mille Frank :)

Lyndsey
Helpful votes: 6/6
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House by the lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p811838
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Varenna Lake Como
Germany
5

Beautiful Home Right on the Lake

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
The pictures don't do this house justice! It is located right on the water and you can hear the wave lapping against shore when the windows are open. Our children enjoyed playing at the house's pebble beach right down the stairs outside. The home was very large by vacation rental standards and afforded us all separate bedrooms for us and two children. The additional bed in one of the children's rooms could have been used for a 5th person as well. The kitchen was fully stocked with every kind of cooking item you might need. Best of all was that the property was impeccably maintained.

On arrival Franco met us and demonstrated all of the features of the home as well as showed gave us a generorously stocked array of tourist information for the region.

As mentioned in other reviews there was a small store/butcher/bakery nearly accross the street with access to anything you might need for daily living. Varenna was a short 5 minute drive north. Parking was easily available in central Varenna at a parking garage, wlthough there was free parking along the streets if you could find a spot as well. Parking at the residence was suitable for one car, right in front of the door.

The location was perfect for us as it allowed us easy access to all of the region and the views from the property onto Lake Como were first rate. I would easily recommend this to home to anyone.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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House by the lake
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p811838
39 3395742668
Varenna Lake Como
5

Great Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
The description of the house the house is good but the photos don't do it justice. The house has spacious rooms, is clean and very comfortable. The views from all the rooms are lovely, it was great to wake up, look out the window and see the lake. The balcony got the sun from about 2 o'clock until the evening and it was nice to relax there and have the heat of the sun. I would defiantly recommend this house to friends.

The owner, Franco was very helpful. He showed us around the house when we got there and gave us good advice about the trains, e.g. the train tickets to Milan can't be bought at the train station, advice on good restaurants and what to go see. The house had some leaflets on things to do in the area.

The house has a restaurant and a grocery shop across the road, and its a nice quiet residential area. The beach behind the property is small but we only saw 4 people on it for the 6 days we stayed there.

It is about a 20 minute walk into Varenna town, which was welcome after eating all that lovely food in the good restaurants in Varenna.

There is a lot to do in and around Varenna. We didn't have a car but there was enough to keep us going for the 6 days. The ferry from Varenna goes regularly to different towns on the lake. Bellagio, Mennago are only 5/10 minutes on the ferry. We didn't go too further afield but there are other towns that can be visited too. And there are many walks to do. I'd like to have done a bit more walking because the scenery is lovely. Varenna has a tourist office that gives all the information on walks in the area and near other towns.

All in all we had a lovely holiday and the house and Francos hospitality played a big part in that.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/4

Map

Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Car: recommended

The house overlooks the lake and offers convenient access to the shore. The possibility of landing on the shore or dock located 100 m. 50 m grocery store, bar, restaurant and parking. 5 beds. Great location for surfers.

The main railway station 2km. Secondary station 200m.

Rental boats or speedboats.

Internet point in the center of Varenna.

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Availability & Rates

Varenna House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Mar 29 2014 - May 30 2014
€420
€1,200
5 nights
 
 
May 31 2014 - Aug 29 2014
€450
€1,300
5 nights
 
 
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 17 2014
€420
€1,200
5 nights
 

Notes

  • Supply of bed linen and towels to the exclusion of bathrobes and towels for the beach.
    Key pick up with owner.
    The price includes water, electricity and gas.
    The price includes the 'TAX.

    10% discount for two consecutive weeks
    Possible cost gas heating included.
    At the time of booking is required a deposit of around 20%. The balance in cash on arrival.

Amenities

Varenna House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Double room with balcony. Room with two single beds convertible into a double bed. Available cot and high chair.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Grocery stores open in the regions Holidays with fresh bread. Present ice cream shops, pizzerias, restaurants and art galleries. In the center of Varenna are banks, post office, newsagent, pharmacy, laundry, ornithological museum, train tickets, tobacco. Medical tourism in the months of July and August. Truly unique is the lakeside boardwalk connecting the pier with the pier and the Riva Grande.

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