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Penthouse Apartment on Lake Como with Gorgeous Lake & Mountain Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom apartment with gorgeous mountain and lake view from the balcony

Fantastic lake view living!

Enjoying an elevated hillside location along the tranquil eastern shore of Lake Como, close to the famous resort towns of Bellano and Varenna and a short ferry ride from the famous towns of Bellagio and Mennagio, this beautiful recently built penthouse apartment is ideal for up to 4 people.

The property boasts fabulous beamed ceilings throughout creating a gorgeous, romantic ski-chalet style ambience, open-plan living with stylish modern kitchen fitted with burgundy and cream units, gas hob oven, coffee machine, toaster, microwave fridge freezer and dishwasher.

The open-plan living and dining room provides the ideal place to relax and entertain guests with comfortable stylish leather sofas, a flat-screen tv, dvd player, and music stereo.

The property is centrally heated throughout and there is also a cosy wood burning stove in the lounge. Hot water is provided on demand from the combi boiler.

There is free unlimited ADSL wifi as well as satellite TV with UK "freeview" channels and various Italian and German channels. A chromecast dongle allows you to stream programs and films from your mobile phone to the TV.

A contemporary dining area is provided and alfresco dining can be enjoyed by guests on the large, sunny private balcony with breathtaking views over the beautiful lake and surrounding mountains.

The sleeping accommodation is also very stylish and extremely versatile with a spacious master double bedroom furnished with solid wood pieces and providing a romantic place to unwind with private balcony overlooking the mountainside and a second bedroom furnished with a single bed that converts to a pull-out double bed, and a sofa bed option in the lounge.

A newly fitted modern bathroom provides a power shower, washbasin, wc, washing machine and Juliette style balcony.

The small hillside modern residence is extremely sunny and boasts panoramic lake views. There is also a garage and public parking.

This apartment may not be suitable for the elderly or families with young children as it is a top floor penthouse apartment with no lift and two external balconies.

More Details

Sue Mitchell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian, norwegian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Sue Mitchell

I have always had a love of Italy and the Italian lifestyle ever since I lived in Siena whilst studying Italian at University. I never tire of the Italian lakes and especially the sheer beauty and majesty of Lake Como. The views from the apartment are breathtaking and I hope that you will enjoy your stay as much as I enjoy visiting the area. In my spare time I am also a magistrate and I consider myself trustworthy and reliable.

Sue Mitchell purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Sue Mitchell chose Dorio

Dorio still preserves all the features of a typical village on the lake and sits in a sunny position on the slopes of Mount Legnoncino, enclosed between the gorgeous bay of Piona and the promontory of the castle of Corenno Plinio, a picturesque medieval village which is another pearl of the lake.

Dorio ia about a one hour drive from the Milan airports of Linate, Malpensa and Bergamo and is easily accessible both by car and by train. A short drive away are the most important towns on this side of the lake - Colico, Varenna, and Bellano which offer a wide range of tourist services, leisure centres, restaurants, shops, sports and lake activities.

By using the lake ferries the famous picturesque towns of Maggiore and Bellagio are only a short journey away.

In the winter you can quickly reach the most popular ski resorts of the area. Dorio is about one hour drive from Madesimo, Chiesi in Valmalenco, Aprica and Engadina. The ski resort of Chiesa in Valmalenco is easily reached just an hour by car and rises to 3,000 metres giving good snow cover up until April. There are a great selection of slopes for all levels as well as panoramic views, ski hire shops and an excellent ski school.

What makes this apartment unique

Gorgeous lake and mountain views! The east side of Lake Como has the benefit of the sun late into the evening when the west side of the lake is in shadow. It benefits from a better road network which is not clogged up with tourist buses in the summer, as well as having a railway line with direct trains to Milan and onward destinations. Dorio has not suffered the blight of mass tourism which has effected many of the towns on the lake but continues to exude an original and unblemished charm.


Dorio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 7 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The shower room has a power shower as well as a washing machine for use by the guests
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Lounge - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The master bedroom has a double bed with a comfortable mattress, the second bedroom has a single bed which pulls out to make a double bed if required, there is a double sofa bed in the living room. All bed linen and towels are included in the price.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Penthouse Apartment on Lake Como with Gorgeous Lake & Mountain Views
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews

An amazing view! And fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week in this apartment which was well equipped, very clean, in a safe area and very comfortable! The view from the balcony is amazing - we sat watching the sun set over the lake most evenings while enjoying a glass of wine. The apartment itself is in a quiet village - there is a great restaurant within walking distance and a quiet beach at the bottom of the hill where we enjoyed swimming in the lake. We hired a car and found it easy to get to all the popular destinations - such as Varenna and Lecco. Sue was very helpful with everything and contacted us prior to our holiday, providing us with all the information we needed to access the apartment and garage etc. The apartment is in a great location - we absolutely loved it and would highly recommend visiting!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rachel, I am so glad to hear that you had such a lovely time and thank you for all your positive comments. All my very best wishes, Sue
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Great views and very comfortable apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment had a fabulous view of the lake both at night and during the day. It was very clean, had great seating and a well- equipped kitchen. Local ferries were easily accessible as were larger towns where a large shopping plaza and multiple restaurants could be found. The entire area is beautiful. The owners were easily accessible by phone and were very quick to respond to any questions we had. As cyclists, there were some great rides to be had that were easily accessible from this location. Would highly recommend this apartment/flat to anyone staying in the area. Very good value for the location.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Peaceful, Comfortable, Perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We were so very happy to have the chance to stay at the lovely BellaDoria Villa. It was a welcome change in pace in the midst of a tour across Europe. The beds were very comfortable--great linens, towels, kitchen items (loved the wine glasses)--as were all the furnishings. We sat on the deck for hours watching the lake and loved every minute of it. The condo is located in a quite area, close to hiking trails--which were excellent adventures during the day. Sue was very helpful with everything and the process was very easy. The property was very clean and well maintained, as well as safe. We can not wait to return.

We did not have a car and did fine with staying at the villa. You have to be ready to walk, but the place is so pretty it is very pleasant to walk to the station (trains leave every hour to nearby towns) and easy. We might bring a car next time to explore the area even more.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastisk utsikt

  • 4 of 5

Mycket fin lägenhet med en fantastisk balkong. Bra utgångspunkt om du har bil och vill åka iväg på olika turer.

Optimalt planerade kvadratmetrar med allt man behöver. fanns det dvd med Falwty Towers som vi tittade på när ovädret drog in.

Aircondition finns inte vilket man bör tänka på då det blir väldigt varmt i lägenheten.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Saint juery

Très bel appartement. Manque quelques ustensiles de cuisine mais rien de grave.

  • 4 of 5

Sue est très gentille, fait l'effort de vous parlez en Français. De bons conseils. Merci pour ces belles vacances

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Schönes Appartement mit super Ausblick über den See

  • 4 of 5

Schönes, gepflegtes Appartment mit guter Ausstattung. Der Balkon und die Aussicht alleine waren das Geld wert. Einziges Manko - fussläufig gab es kaum vernünftige Restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Milan Bergamo Milan Linate Milan Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
35 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Dorio is a quiet and tranquil village on the beautiful eastern shore of Lake Como enjoying unspoilt panoramic views and close to the picturesque resort towns of Varenna and Bellano from which there are regular ferry services to the 'golden triangle' of Menaggio and Bellaggio. Milan is easily reached by train.

The nearest bar/restaurant and fresh bakery is just 15 minutes walk/5 minutes drive.

Guests can enjoy cycling, hiking, swimming, sailing and skiing is just an hour by car.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $62
Refundable damage deposit $247.98

Check in time is 4.00 pm and checkout time is 10.00 am. This is to provide the cleaner with enough time to prepare the house for the next guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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