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Vista d'Oro Palma Maralena, Varenna (Perledo), Italy

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Persons, 3 Beds, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Luxury Apartment with Luxury Views!

Situated above the beautiful, historic town of Varenna, this fabulous, newly appointed, sun filled apartment has been furnished to the very highest standard. From the large picture windows and double balconies, it boasts the most stunning and breathtaking views of the lake and mountains.

The large 125 sq.m. apartment has two double bedrooms with large fitted wardrobes and adjoining bath/shower rooms.

The modern well equipped kitchen with beautiful granite work surfaces, has an adjoining balcony where ‘al-fresco’ dining may be enjoyed. Leading from the kitchen and the large dining area, is the spacious living room, furnished in a contemporary design. For your entertainment, there is a large flat screen television with surround sound, DVD and for the young at heart, an XBox 360. Double doors lead onto a balcony, the second of the two private balconies, where one can sit and enjoy the most spectacular views and incredible sunsets.

Overlooking the lake and close by to the apartment, there is a large swimming pool and sun deck. Cars may be parked on the large forecourt.

POOL OPENING TIMES ~ 1st May - 30th Sept

Varenna is one of the most beautiful towns on the lake, its steep winding alleys lined with charming homes, flowering balconies and lace-curtained windows. In the evenings, the village is serene and picturesque. Truly a perfect place for relaxing. This is an understatement! The warmth of the locals combined with the perfect setting of the place, would melt the coldest hearts of the most demanding travellers.

Looking down on Varenna is the ancient Castle of Vezio; where Theodolinda, Queen of the Lombards, is said to have died in the 7th century. Today, you can enjoy Falconry displays, the tower which is accessible, thanks to a drawbridge and the underground passages dating back to the First World War. The panoramic views are fabulous from the castle & there is also a restaurant where you can enjoy local cuisine. There are also numerous well marked hiking paths around Castello Vezio.

Two famed villas to visit here are Villa Cipressi, with terraced gardens cascading right down to the shores, and Villa Monastero, a true showcase. A distinctive feature of Varenna is it\'s mild climate; olive & cypress trees abound as well as many other variety\'s of lush, tropical plants, typical if the lake. Varenna enjoys abundant sunshine & warmth right into the evening.

This old fishing village has several very interesting shops; from local butchers to craft shops and bars, as well as many restaurants ranging from simple but fabulous pizzerias and trattorias, to elegant dining experiences with lake views. Varenna offers excellent rail links to Milan & Venice! Plus there are ferry links to all the gorgeous villages & towns along Lake Como\'s shores; it makes a great base for exploring the area.

Skiing in the area is bountiful with resorts such as Madesimo 1.15 hours to the north and the local ski resorts of Piani di Bobbio & Pien della Betulla are only 40 - 50 minutes away. And for an exciting day trip any time of year, why not go on the beautiful drive, through the Alps, to the international jet-set resort of St. Moritz, only 1.5 hours by car.

**Please note: we kindly ask that NO wedding party groups rent this apartment**

More Details

Owner
Happy Holiday Homes
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely time at the apartment. We easily found the apartment, as the directions were very clear. The apartment was furnished very comfortably, views were outstanding. The pool was a treat, all facilities were clean and well maintained.



We appreciate the information provided by your agency, you were very responsive.
Aug 2015
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Amenities

Perledo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The large 125 sq.m. apartment has two double bedrooms with large fitted wardrobes and adjoining bath/shower rooms.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool

Reviews

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Florida
4

Gorgeous views of Lake Como

  • 4 of 5

Views of the lake were amazing, large sunny appartment with big windows for the common area. Kitchen supplied with all you need. We very much appreciated the welcoming pack- croissants, milk. arriving late at evening. And the Prosecco bottle was such a nice thought. Thank you.

There were 2 spacious bedrooms with 2 full baths- unexpectedly large for european standards. On the downside there is no AC and no WiFi in the apartment but being outside all day was not a big issue.

A car is necessary to reach the place at the end of a twisted road up the hill above Varenna, 10 minutes drive.

We loved spending evenings in Varenna and we spent the days ferry hopping to the other towns. One day we went to St Moritz by Bernina Express train- a great experience.

Overall we loved our Lake Como vacation and hopefully will return one day.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dublin California
4

Great view!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful lake views at the balcony . Easy parking. We all like the spacious living room and kitchen.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Car: necessary

Additional Sport & Adventure Activities include:

Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.

Looking down on Varenna is the ancient Castle of Vezio; where Theodolinda, Queen of the Lombards, is said to have died in the 7th century. Today, you can enjoy Falconry displays, the tower which is accessible, thanks to a drawbridge and the underground passages dating back to the First World War. The panoramic views are fabulous from the castle & there is also a restaurant where you can enjoy local cuisine. There are also numerous well marked hiking paths around Castello Vezio.

Two famed villas to visit here are Villa Cipressi, with terraced gardens cascading right down to the shores, and Villa Monastero, a true showcase. A distinctive feature of Varenna is it's mild climate; olive & cypress trees abound as well as many other variety's of lush, tropical plants, typical if the lake. Varenna enjoys abundant sunshine & warmth right into the evening.

This old fishing village has several very interesting shops; from local butchers to craft shops and bars, as well as many restaurants ranging from simple but fabulous pizzerias and trattorias, to elegant dining experiences with lake views. Varenna offers excellent rail links to Milan & Venice! Plus there are ferry links to all the gorgeous villages & towns along Lake Como's shores; it makes a great base for exploring the area.

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.

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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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: €110 (7 days & less) & €140 (7 days plus)

    Short Breaks:
    2 night break - 50% off weekly tariff / 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