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Unique chalet style villa of immense old-world Italian character with an additional self-contained studio flat below the terrace. The villa, which has wifi, can be rented on its own for up to 4 people, or with the studio, which can also sleep up to 4 people.
The self-catering property is set in the greenery and gravel paths of its own private garden in the heart of the quaint lakeside village of Moltrasio. Nestling into the mountainside, the villa has a substantial terrace on two sides for outdoor dining and sunbathing, with a magnificent panorama of the lake and surrounding mountains, and the steeply rising village.
The terrace of the main villa has a jasmine-covered pergola for shady lunches. There are easy chairs and recliners from which to enjoy the views to the sound of the crickets. It is set in a terraced garden planted with palm and olive trees, roses, lavender and jasmine.
The spacious villa sleeps 4 in two upstairs bedrooms with wooden balconies.
The romantic master bedroom with ornate double bed has shuttered windows to the lake on two sides. The second bedroom, also with a lake view, has comfortable twin beds. There is one upstairs bathroom, refitted in January 2013, with a shower cubicle, and an additional toilet and sink in the utility room downstairs. The traditional tiled galley kitchen has a double sink and a gas hob and oven.
The spacious living room has French windows on two sides onto the terrace, and an open fireplace. There is a small TV with DVD player and a selection of English-language DVDs. There is a full wifi service to access the internet. The bedrooms have parquet flooring, while the living room and breakfast room were newly tiled in January 2013. The thick old walls keep the house cool in summer but there are also fans in the bedrooms.
The accommodation capacity can be increased by also renting the well-designed small studio flat below the terrace with its own entrance.
The studio has an outdoor dining table on a deck with a magnificent view of the lake and surrounding mountains.
The compact apartment has four shuttered windows overlooking the lake. Through the entrance is a modern kitchen with gas hob, fridge and a kettle, as well as a pine table and stools for indoor eating.
The central section of the studio, with parquet flooring, has a pull-out double bed and a pair of child-length bunk beds, with wardrobe and cupboard space.
At the far end is a modern, attractively tiled shower room with WC and bidet.
This additional accommodation is ideal for a couple or a young family.
Private parking for the property is available in a lock-up garage for 1 car within 100 metres of the front gate.
If you want a vacation with an authentic taste of old Italy in a ravishingly beautiful location then you will love this house.
From May to the end of September there is a sandy lakeside beach with diving boards, a pizzeria bar and sunbeds for hire two minutes’ walk down the hill, where you can swim in the lake.
I have been on many holidays in Italy, France and Spain and this house and location is up there with the very best. The house and setting is perfect for the stunning veiws of lake and mountains, position in the village, access to main road and lakeside and if required to Como town, Siwtzerland and Milan itself. The precise loation while very central in the village is also very private, detahced house, with gardens, balcony and not being overlooked.
Best of all is that it also feels like you are residing in "real" part of Italy, which is refreshinglydifferent from a number of the other villages surrounding the lake.
I hope to be back again even this year if possible.
This home and location are spectacular. Comfortable with great amenities. My family stayed here in early May, and were so happy we chose this location.
Beautiful views, restaurants within walking distance, and convenient to travel around Lake Como. I would like to thank the owners for the home guide and local attractions. It was invaluable. We were sorry to leave this beautiful home and would stay here again and recommend it to all who are contemplating staying in the Lake Como area.
This is not your average stylish Italian rental: it's far better than that. A traditional house on the hillside, tastefully and simply furnished with a generous sunny terrace and a wonderful view has all the ingredients of a vey relaxing holiday. Away from the shoreline, you find yourself in the real Italy, not the Italy for tourists, yet a short (but steep) walk will take you to the boat landing. There are small shops for basics near at hand, and a couple of great restaurants at the bottom of the hill.
The house is well equipped and has lots of useful information as well as wifi.
We rented the villa and the apartment for 4 days with 7 people. Everything was exactly like pictured, clean, well equipped. The view towards the lake is even better than the pictures show! The local manager was very welcoming and helpful. Great area to go hiking, swimming, shopping, etc. We found the pizza at the Lido really delicious. It is a really nice and authentic place for a family or a group of friends.
The hose is located nearby the center of the small and old town overlooking the lake to the west. However it is fanatstic quite and the house itself was clean and well equiped. I can recommand this small nice villa.
Very good was the garage place nearby.
Moltrasio is a tranquil village on Lake Como a 20-minute ferry ride from Como town, and easily accessible by motorway from Milan and Malpensa airports. The lakeside bustles with activity around the local hotels while up the hill the centre of the village is very quiet and traditional. It clings to the forested mountainside and is cut through by a stream that becomes a torrent cascading in waterfalls after heavy rain.
The house is reached on foot, 50 metres from the road, or 150 metres from the ferry boat station, along an ancient cobbled path known locally as the Holy Stairs. A car is not essential for staying here, and you can get about easily on public transport, by ferry boat, bus and train. Everything you need for your holiday is on the doorstep as the house is only minutes’ walk from a baker's shop, a grocery, a pharmacy, an ATM and restaurants.
On the lakeside 2 minutes’ walk away there is a pizzeria at the lido, as well as good traditional food at the Hotel Posta, and more upmarket dining at the Grand Hotel Imperiale. Walk up the hill 20 minutes to an excellent trattoria, Del Fagiano, where you can sample many kinds of game and mushrooms in a selection of pasta, salami, stews and risotti.
The nearby Grand Hotel Imperiale also has a state-of-the-art spa and beauty treatment centre.
From the Moltrasio ferry station you can take boats to Como town or Cernobbio, with its weekly market, or up the lake, past gracious lake front villas and their gardens, to Bellagio and beyond.
The old walled city of Como, centre of the silk industry, has smart design and fashion shops as well as a fine cathedral built with Moltrasio stone. It also has art galleries, such as the Villa Olmo, a sea-plane club, a football stadium and a wide selection of bars and restaurants.
From the lake front you can take the funicular railway up the mountain to Brunate, the starting point for many hiking trails.
We can offer personal recommendations for swimming places, walks and restaurants off the beaten track.
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Villa* autumn 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
* RATES FOR THE VILLA + STUDIO APARTMENT (Together they sleep up to 8 people):
Low season: Weekly: €850; Nightly €130
Mid season: Weekly: €1,150; Nightly €175
High season: Weekly: €1,300; Additional nights €190
Cleaning & laundry charge for both units: €100.00
Deposit of 30% of total required by bank transfer to secure the booking. The balance is payable 4 weeks before arrival by bank transfer