|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Situated in tranquil lakefront surroundings this fabulous family-friendly townhouse (ID 1005) enjoys a peaceful location in fashionable Moltrasio whilst being an enviable 10 minutes’ drive away from the cosmopolitan delights and amenities of Como city.
The beautifully presented modern townhouse boasts an Über-cool interior style with many fine features to harmonise and exude added charm, including painted beamed ceiling, solid wood flooring, exposed stone work door frames and romantic-style shutters.
The town house boasts spacious reception rooms and flexible accommodation for up to 6 guests. A principal contemporary dining area leads directly onto the spacious lake view terrace, making it ideal for entertaining, and the fabulous separate living area furnished with L-shaped sofa provides the perfect place in which to unwind, with a flat screen SAT TV with DVD player and convenient WIFI access.
A fully-equipped modernist kitchen to the dining area ensures guests can fully enjoy the flexibility and freedom which comes from a self-catering stay; with all the desired appliances to hand including a full cooker range with family-duty gas hobs and double oven, a microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher and washing machine.
The terrace provides a fantastic additional outer ‘living room’ to the property and is furnished with stylish lounge sofas and alfresco dining table. A covered pagoda provides welcome shade and the sunny lawn provides the ideal spot for sunbathing on the sun loungers with a good book or glass of wine.
From the principal indoor reception area a stylish wooden and glass staircase leads to the upper accommodation floor, where guests of up to 6 can comfortably sleep.
The master double bedroom overlooks the stunning lakeshore and features a luxury en-suite bathroom and a second double bedroom provides perfect sleeping arrangements for a second couple staying. A third child-friendly bedroom with modern bunk beds completes the flexible sleeping arrangement.
A total of three modern bathrooms are provided comprising 2 power showers and 1 bath tub with overhead power shower. A washing machine is also provided for guest’s convenience. A private garage features to the holiday home and guests staying here are advised to drive for maximum ease and convenience in reaching the nearby attractions and amenities.
By booking this holiday home you will get free acces to the lido di Menaggio. The Lido di Menaggio has swimming pools, a restaurant, a bar/discotheque, a kids club, boat rentals, a sandy beach, kite surfing and various sportive activities to do.
Moltrasio is a municipality in the Province of Como in the Italian region Lombardy. Moltrasio has always been very popular with celebrities and it was well known that Gianni Versace resided here as often as he could in his beloved Villa Le Fontanelle. George Clooney frequently stays at his holiday home in Villa Oleandra, Laglio, which is next to Moltrasio. It was also in Moltrasio that Sir Winston Churchill decided to relax after WWII in the summer of 1945.
The village weaves its way from the shore of the lake up to the slopes of Monte Bisbino. The grey coloured stone found here is well known throughout the area and was used by the Maestri Comacini for building. Many important finds were made during the construction of the lake road in 1910, some dating back to pre Roman times holding great historic importance. A plague struck the village in the sixteenth century and the population was totally decimated.
Moltrasio is a charming little village, well known for its waterfall , the water of which flows away under three Roman bridges. It has lake view restaurants where you can sample local and freshly prepared dishes and regional wine. There is a 'lido' which is a little sandy beach ( but you do have to pay an entrance fee). some shops, a bank, post office and a Church.
During your stay it is well worth visiting Villa Passalacqua (Palace of Moltrasio). It has many historical features and some of the cellars and walls were part of the Monastery of the Humiliated. The small Roman church of St. Agata stands next to the villa.
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 spring 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).
Thank you for your help : the villa was fine and we enjoyed it. We spent a nice week even if the weather was either fine or very rainy and stormy…
This three-story townhouse is located in a quiet neighborhood in Moltrasio.
The house has three terraces and a garden. Unobstructed lake view from most rooms in the house. Facilities in the house are modern and up-to-standard.
Moltrasio itself has only a few restaurants to offer and hardly any shops. If you walk up to the village, there is a small convenience store which has bread in the morning.
You can walk to the ferry which can take you almost everywhere on the lake's shores, including Cernobbio and Como.
There is no internet available in the house. Best is to buy a prepaid data card for the duration of your stay. Depending on the provider, on the top floor reception might be best.
There is public parking available on a 5 minute walk, but there is also a garage box nearby which can be used. There is no parking in the immediate vicinity of the house, so you will have to carry all luggage and shopping about 50 steps up. Good as a work-out but less suitable for families with children or elderly persons.
We stayed here in the spring of 2013 with our two small children and had a wonderful time.
Further Sport & Adventure Activities: Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.
Moltrasio is a very picturesque and fashionable Lake Como village featuring elegant lakefront villas, pretty lake vistas, lush mature gardens and idyllic mountainous scenery. The nearby lakefront resort of Cernobbio is a popular destination for high society, with the world-renowned Villa D��Este and Villa Erba on its doorstep as well as a beautiful café-line lake front and wide selection of designer clothes and antique shops.
The vibrant lake city of Como offers frequent fast ferry services to the attractions of the central lake as well as fast links to Milan and its airports. The city provides the ideal form of entertainment with the art collection of Villa Olmo to explore, the funicular railway to take and the shops, restaurants, café lined piazzas and nightclubs to enjoy.