ELEGANT APT. W/ LAKE VIEW & ALL MODERN AMENITES (10 MIN DRIVE TO BELLAGIO)

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Kate

Speaks french, italian, spanish, english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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ELEGANT APT. W/ LAKE VIEW & ALL MODERN AMENITES (10 MIN DRIVE TO BELLAGIO)

Lezzeno Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Groundfloor apartment - 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, patio (Sleeps 4)

Ca de l'Üga Dulza means 'House of the Sweet Grape' in the local dialect of Lezzeno, a small town just south of Bellagio. Enjoy the sweet life from your elegant hillside hideaway overlooking Lake Como's dazzling scenery. Your modern 800-square-foot apartment is on the ground floor of a two-story villa and is beautifully appointed with high-end designer and custom-made furnishings, fine linens, and essential modern amenities (including air conditioning, free WiFi Internet access, and an iPod-ready home entertainment system). Consisting of 2 master bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms with showers, a living area with a full gourmet kitchen and entertainment system, and a wraparound patio with access from both bedrooms as well as the kitchen/living area, the apartment is ideally suited for two couples traveling together, particularly if they enjoy cooking!

SPORTS & OUTDOORS: Sports enthusiasts and other athletically inclined souls will be overwhelmed by the scope of activities available. Spectacular hiking trails include the Strada Regia (the ancient Roman 'Royal Road'), which passes just outside our doors and stretches from the edges of Bellagio to Como, as well as countless others looping around the surrounding mountains and sloping shores. A short walk down to the water makes it possible to take advantage of water skiing or wakeboard lessons with world champions through the local water-sports organization. Bike or kayak rentals are also available for those who prefer to adventure independently. Organized biking and horseback outings are available through companies in Bellagio.

DINING & SHOPPING: Those with a more gustatory bent will revel in the many fine restaurants, charming wine bars, and small shops selling local specialties. (Not to mention the gelaterias.) And, of course, there are dozens of small shops full of treasures in nearby Bellagio or Como for those looking to find the perfect souvenirs for themselves or special gifts for friends and family.

WINE TASTING: The nearby Valtellina (full-bodied reds and elegant whites) and Franciacorta (sparkling) wine regions make fantastic wines. Many participate in the Open Winery weekend at the end of May, Glasses of Stars in mid-August, Harvest Welcome in September, San Martino day tastings and food pairings, and Christmas in Cantina in December.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Kate

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks french, italian, spanish, english

Originally from California, I've lived in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts before moving to Italy in 2004.

Kate purchased this apartment in 2006

I fell in love with Lake Como from the moment I first arrived in 2003.

I love Lezzeno because it's close and convenient to the central lake area (being adjacent to Bellagio), but not directly in the thick of things when the summer crowds descend. It's a small village (though the longest on the lake at 7 km end-to-end), full of hard-working residents, most of whom have lived here since birth. While most of Bellagio runs on tourism, Lezzeno is powered by its numerous artisans and tiny ground-floor factories. In my biased opinion, the apartment has the most beautiful perspective on the lake, directly across from the only island as well as the stunning Villa Balbianello (a frequent film location and one of the world's perfect spots for a summer aperitivo) and high enough up the hill to keep road noise to a bare minimum while panoramas are maximized. Because the apartment was originally conceived as a home away from home for close friends and family, I spent a great deal of time striving to make it as welcoming and comfortable as possible.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Elegant Apt. w/ Lake View & All Modern Amenites (10 min drive to Bellagio)
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Elegant Apt. w/ Lake View & All Modern Amenites (10 min drive to Bellagio)
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Lezzeno Lake Como
5

Excellent choice for Lake Como accomodation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
Kate has clearly put a lot of effort into this unit, and it shows. The apartment was exactly as described, very clean, and came with a great kitchen. We ate several dinners there, staring at the views, instead of finding restaurants in the village below. Both Kate and husband Nico were very accommodating, and we felt right at home. Kate's recommendations for activities were spot-on, and reflected her desire that we enjoy every moment of our holiday.
There is a similarly laid-out unit upstairs, but I was glad that we had the ground floor apartment, as this one allows more space outside to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Recommendations for future travelers: You will need a car to easily access the property. Even though I drive a manual transmission car at home, I was glad that I had an automatic because of the steep hills in the area.
Hike uphill to the small church and Strada Regina for the views, and to work off all of the pasta you will be eating.
I can recommend the property highly, and without reservation.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Elegant Apt. w/ Lake View & All Modern Amenites (10 min drive to Bellagio)
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Lezzeno Lake Como
5

Enchanting

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
This was the best thought out and well equipped rental that we have ever stayed in. Not only was no detail omitted, from cooking implements in the kitchen to soaps and other essentials in the bathroom, but the extra touches like the pasta, sauce, and bottle of wine that spared us a trip to a grocery store our first night really made a difference. The kitchen was a treat to cook in, we would have gladly taken it home with us. The view of the lake from the balcony and every room of the house was absolutely breathtaking and we thoroughly enjoyed our walks through Lezzeno's paths.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Lezzeno Lake Como
Colorado
5

This is the place.... Look no further!!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
Hi Kate, so sorry for the very belated review.

PEOPLE - this is the place to stay. OMG - Kate is the best and this place, the downstairs.... heaven.

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights late May 2012. We were to have had a couple with us - double Anniversary celebration, however, they ended up last minute not coming. Anyhow, we did keep the entire place, both bedrooms and both bathrooms.

The apartment is amazing. So well done. What I didn't realize until after the fact is that this used to be done as a bed and breakfast. When we were there, there were pastries, coffee and eggs, that type of food. I thought it was just leftovers, and hesitant to use it.

Anyway, Kate told us where to eat and where to shop. Hotel Aurora - is a must. We went there multiple times - it has this amazing terrace rightover over the water.

Anyway, Kate will take care of everything and anything you need. She helped me in the months prior to our arrival taking care of anything I needed, and answering any questions that I had. My true regret is that we did not stay like a month.

The apartment is charming. The terrace that runs the full length of the lower apartment and offers breath taking views over the lake. My husband and I ate multiple meals on the terrace and watched the sun set. Beautiful!!!!

This is the place to stay. Call fast and tell Kate you want to get on the books.

Last but not least - the crazy roads from Lake Como main town to here and up to Bellagio - yikes!!!! Be sure to rent a very small car!

The photos are totally accurate - I can't wait until we are able to visit Italy again, as this will be where we stay, and send anyone else that mentions they are headed to Como.

Again to you Kate.... thanks.... Even now, 5 months later... I tell everyone about your amazing place.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/6
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Lezzeno Lake Como
Canada
5

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Chris & Ken(Canada)
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Kate and Nico have made this beautiful spacious apartment comfortable and welcoming. The views are breathtaking, and the pace of life very peaceful and serene. We were centrally located to tour around the nearby towns Lenno,Bellagio,Tremmezo, Menaggio by ferry, or drive to Bellagio or Como. Four of us travelled together, and made most meals in the gourmet kitchen which is very well equipped. Everyone in the village was so friendly and helpful, we didn't want to leave. Hiked the trails, saw the sites, and made new friends.Driving was an adventure, recommend a "Tom Tom" to navigate the roads off the Autostrade.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Elegant Apt. w/ Lake View & All Modern Amenites (10 min drive to Bellagio)
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Lezzeno Lake Como
Canada
5

Beautiful Lezzeno

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
We spent two enchanting weeks in this delightful Villa, along with another couple, close friends who also enjoy gourmet meals and luxurious accommodations. Kate and Nico had supplied cooking essentials as well as attending to all the needs expected when in a self catering apartment, which was really appreciated after a long travel period. A complimentary bottle of red wine completed our first night.
Recommendations include: a smaller car to handle the hilly roads, use of the ferry system to visit other towns around the lake( much faster at times), Villa Balbianello and good walking shoes, especially when walking along the many hiking trails. The village of Lezzeno is quite charming and the local people very friendly and helpful.
In short we loved our time at Kate and Nico's oasis in the hills of Lezzeno and would most happily recommend this type of holiday, especially for other travelling couples or families. We plan to return!
Thank you so much Kate and Nico for your hospitality and helpfulness.

A word from the chef (Brian). I did most of the cooking while on the vacation. The kitchen was brand new and fully equipped. I have been at other self catering apartments which claim to be fully equipped but they couldn't come close to what I had to chose from here. There was a five burner gas stove and convection oven; lots of plates, glasses, cutlery, good chef's knives and many pots and pans of varying sizes. We even had a choice of 3 different styles of coffee makers! I loved the kitchen.
Your friends,
Brenda and Brian
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Car: recommended

Extremely convenient to Bellagio & central lake area, but off the beaten path, Lezzeno boasts 5 restaurants, 3 bars, several small groceries, and a public beach.

*Enjoy the annual June fireworks spectacular over Isola Comacina while sipping champagne on the balcony

*Tour the gardens of centuries-old villas at the height of azalea season in April/May

*Attend one of Villa Balbianello's exclusive Happy Hours with live music at the height of summer

*Rent a motorboat and tool around the lake for the day, docking for lunch at a lakeside restaurant

*Hike one of the many trails crisscrossing the surrounding mountains or stroll along a shoreline promenade

*Learn to waterski or wakeboard at the watersports center five minutes' walk down the hill

*Go sailing, kitesurfing, or windsurfing in the northern branch of the lake

*Take in a winery tour or tasting in nearby Valtellina or Franciacorta

*Race down powdery winter slopes or tackle cross-country trails within 1-2 hours' drive

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Lezzeno Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Spring
Apr 4 2014 - May 1 2014
4 night minimum stay
$195
$1,170
 
 
Spring
May 2 2014 - Jun 1 2014
4 night minimum stay
$205
$1,230
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 2 2014 - Jul 3 2014
4 night minimum stay
$230
$1,380
 
 
High Summer
Jul 4 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Early Autumn
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 2 2014
4 night minimum stay
$230
$1,380
 
 
Autumn
Oct 3 2014 - Nov 2 2014
4 night minimum stay
$205
$1,230
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Notes • Final cleaning, first week's linen supply, and all taxes are included in listed rates.

• Sunday same-day changeovers cannot be accommodated (i.e., if a guest is scheduled to depart on a given Sunday, that date cannot be booked for arrival, and vice versa).

• For multiple-week stays, weekly bed linen changes may be requested at € 30 per change (payable on site in cash).

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lezzeno Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Printer
  • Scanner
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Purple En-Suite Bath - toilet , shower , bidet
    Green En-Suite Bath - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The purple bath opens directly off the purple bedroom. With its curving fixtures, over-sized rainfall shower head, and sleek cool-colored tiles, it's both elegant and soothing. The clean lines flow from the fixtures to the black-stone-topped vanity, which contains a hairdryer tucked into one cabinet, as well as a few toiletry essentials. The green bathroom invites you in to admire its gorgeous high-end Sicis tiles with iridescent accents and intertwined fixtures. Slant open the window to let in fresh air, and store all your toiletries in the handy shelving under the sink. A hairdryer and toiletry essentials can be found there as well. In cooler months, the radiant heating system in both bathrooms offers warm tiles to pamper your feet and a heated towel rack to ensure that you can always step out of the shower into your cozy robe or plush bath towel without any hint of chill.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Purple Bedroom - 1 queen , 160 x 200 cm
    Green Bedroom - 1 queen , 160 x 200 cm
  • Each of the two master bedrooms offers a very comfortable Italian cherry-wood queen bed (slightly wider & shorter than the U.S. version) by La Falegnami with curved headboards and luxury Mirabello and Haworth linens. Both rooms boast a spacious wardrobe with three separate hanging compartments and built-in drawers that will easily store all the clothes you pack as well as any new purchases. The handmade Italian walnut writing desk set into the corner of each room allows you to write postcards or e-mails home bragging in detail about the incredible view. And for fresh air, simply pop out onto the wraparound patio with a fresh-brewed espresso, a glass of wine, or just a good book!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • fishing
Notes:
The apartment is on the ground floor of a small free-standing villa & consists of two queen bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms with showers, a living room with a comfortable sofa, a full gourmet kitchen, and a wraparound patio with 180° lake views. Ca de l'Üga Dulza is beautifully appointed with stylish furnishings, high-end linens, and modern amenities. The living/kitchen area and bedrooms all have breathtaking views of the lake. Amenities include free wireless Internet access, a home cinema system with CD/DVD/BluRay capabilities as well as an iPod dock, Sky satellite LCD TV, and a DVD library with a variety of Italy-centric, general interest, and family films.
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