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New Luxury Lakefront Apartment withspectacular Lake/Mountain View

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 4, large terrace, private elevator into apt

Le Vele (The Sail) is a newly built building of 3 luxury apartments. Available for rental is this top floor penthouse unit which combines contemporary design, ergonomic furniture and fixtures, and the privilege and unique opportunity to be directly on Lake Como with a 180 degree view of the lake and surrounding mountains (the Alps). A private elevator takes you from the underground garage (2 spaces available for you) directly into the apartment where 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, a modern fully equipped kitchen and large open living/dining room with rooftop terrace overlooking the lake awaits you. All new equipment, such as washer and dryer, dishwasher, etc promise you reliable and easy to use conveniences.


Owner
Rudolf Meier
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 1, 2017

Why Rudolf Meier chose Lake Como

unique location directly on the lake, near the village and all public transportation facilities, like bus and ferry

Map

Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Argegno
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Argegno
Nearest Golf
14 Kilometres
Lanzo Intelvi
Nearest Train
21 Kilometres
Como
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Como
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Argegno
Nearest Ski
83 Kilometres
Madesimo
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Argegno
Car: not necessary

Bring your own boat as we have plenty of docking space for you free of charge directly in front of the house.

An underground parking space is also included for your car.

Lake Como is one of the 3 northern italian lakes known as the 'Lake Region.' All major conveniences and attractions without the noise or crowds usually associated with such areas.

Amenities

Argegno Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • hair dryer in each bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Lake View
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Lake View
  • New top of the line beds and mattresses and plenty of closet space for your belongings. Large french windows/doors that open onto the terrace provide lots of natural sunlight and sunrise and sunset views on the lake and/or mountains. Sunblades and curtains and shutters provide you with various options for privacy and mood lighting.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
5

Still as gorgeous as ever

  • 5 of 5

We are two Australian couples in our late 70s. We rented Le Vele in Argegno four years ago. We enjoyed it so much, that we decided to return this year. We had an even better time. Le Vele is a third-floor, pure lakefront, two bedroom, two bathroom, penthouse, with its own deck, as well as a very large living/dining/kitchen space. It is outstandingly comfortable with its own private lift opening into it. There is parking in the secure, basement garage.

Argegno is also an excellent location from which to enjoy Lake Como. It is very well served by both fast and slow ferries between Como and Belagio. We took 6-day passes for the slow ferries. This enabled us to walk the whole of the Greenway del Lago (an absolute must) as well as visiting Bellagio, Varenna, Menagio, Lenno, Tremezzo and Como many times. Taking the local bus service was an alternative option that we used as well. We took the Milan-based Panicucci taxi service from Malpensa Airport to Argegno for Euros 170 (one way) and did not need a car.

There is a weekly Monday market in Argegno (repeated in other lake-front towns on other days) for food, clothing and household items, as well as a small store above the square selling food, drink and household supplies. There are a number of excellent restaurants, of which we grew especially fond of the Bar Ristorante Barchetta, on the square. There is also a fabulous icecream shop on the square.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

Terrific

  • 5 of 5

This exquisitely furnished apartment, overlooking Lake Como, is a pleasure to stay in. The owners, who couldn't be nicer, have paid careful attention to quality and details. Everything works, glides smoothy, and is attractive in a modern but not showy way. The views of the lake are spectacular. The town of Argegno is small and lacks the villas and gardens of the more famous neighboring towns but this makes it quieter and less congested. The apartment provides an extremely comfortable base from which to explore the region's many attractions.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Cecile's warm welcome was only the beginning of one of the most wonderful weeks of our travels. As we approached the apartment, we could see her standing on the patio patiently awaiting our arrival. She opened the gates to the garage where our vehicle would be stored securely for the next week. The elevator from the garage directly into the penthouse was the perfect amenity to accommodate my father-in-law's limited mobility.

Upon entering the apartment, we were amazed at all this place had to offer. We loved the modern decor, but honestly, it was difficult to focus on anything other than the incredible view out of every room. The furniture, including both beds were incredibly comfortable.

We had the pleasure of staying here over the Easter weekend and throughout the next week. Cecile had left us some treats in the kitchen for the holiday - chocolate bunnies and a bottle of their very own wine. We very much enjoyed both!

Rudolf's attention to detail when constructing this home left us wanting for nothing. Despite being right on the roadway at the rear of the house, there was almost no noise from passing vehicles. The ease at which the sliding doors moved and the automatic sun shade functionality are small details which may easily be overlooked, but were very much appreciated. The washer and dryer were the best we have used in Europe.

Both bedrooms and the full-length patio had incredible views of the lake and surrounding mountains. As others have mentioned, we found the church bells next door to be quite charming and added to the ambiance of this incredible apartment. The bells are silent from 10pm until 7am so a full night of uninterrupted sleep was of no concern.

It is a short walk to the center of town with passage through a tunnel under the street which was nice on the busy holiday weekend. There are several great restaurants here with La Piazzetta being our favorite. Chris and his staff were absolutely the best! We dined with them on several occasions during the week and he was even able to seat us early on Easter despite not having a reservation.

Argegno is the perfect location to explore Lake Como and the surrounding communities. Rudolf and Cecile prepared a book with details including sites to see, ferry and funicular timetables and much more.

Thank you Rudolf and Cecile for opening your home to us for this most perfect week in paradise.

Sincerely,

Frank and Heather Pfundstein & Dr. and Mrs. Kaleel

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

This is better than a five star!

  • 5 of 5

Well, what can we tell you. First of all the Penthouse was immaculate with spectacular views of Lake Como and the mountains from all rooms. The Penthouse is very private and secure. The elevator from the enclosed secure garage goes directly to the Penthouse and opens to this gorgeous Penthouse. This Penthouse is located right in the middle of Argegno and within walking distance to restaurants, bars and shopping plus the ferry is very close. The farmers market is held every Tuesday and is wonderful. The kitchen amenities are the best we have ever seen in any rental. Our friends are both wonderful cooks (as is my wife) and every utensil and electric was available PLUS a great BBQ on the lanai overlooking the lake. There was one problem......a week was just not enough as we did not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Beautiful modern lakefront apartment

  • 5 of 5

Dear Rudolf and Cecile,

We really enjoyed our stay in your delightful and well situated apartment.

After three weeks in different hotels in Madrid, Barcelona, Florence and

Milan it was paradise!

Weather the first two days was ideal and we visited Villa Balbianello for

the first time. We then returned to Villa Carlotta and Villa Melzi and

Bellagio.

We shopped at the Monday market as well as the local Panificio etc and

treated ourselves to dinner each evening at La P'Osteria. We made good

friends with Niccolo.

This was our first visit to the lower part of Lake Como and we were

entranced by the magnificent views of steeply wooded slopes meeting still

water, reflections and the changing colours of the clouds etc.

Thank you for providing for us so well in your very homely and comfortable

apartment.

You had been recommended by friends in Adelaide who had also stayed there.

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  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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5

Fantastico!

  • 5 of 5

Tras 7 años de vacaciones en el lago Le Vele es el mejor apartamento en el que nos hemos alojado. Su ubicación, tamaño y vistas son inmejorables. La terraza directamente sobre el lago y el embarcadero privado son realmente increíbles . Destacaría sobre todo su mantenimiento, limpieza y equipamiento. Otro aspecto a destacar es el parking privado con acceso directo al apartamento, el lago es un lugar con dificultades de aparcamiento así que el garaje facilita muchísimo la estancia. Sólo puedo comentar aspectos positivos, lo recomiendo sin duda volveremos!

Gracias a Cécile y Rudolf por su atención.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $88.37

From shoulder fall to shoulder spring period will be added the heating cost according consumption.
We can also accept payment in US Dollars and Swiss Francs

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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