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A Gem in the Heart of Como, Along its Prestigious Lake

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Como Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Wonderful 1 Bedroom/1 Bathroom Gem In The Heart Of Como - Balcony - Free Bikes

In the heart of Como, along the anonymous and prestigious Lake, enjoy this exclusive apartment located in the center of the city.

Magnificent hardwood floors, private balcony and all the amenities you would find in your home away from home.

With one bedroom, living room with a comfortable pullout bed, kitchen and state of the art bathroom, this apartment is elegant, private and conveniently located in the heart of Como.

The majestic lake and the charming shopping area captured within the ancient walled city of Como are literally just steps away.

Its proximity to Milan, Switzerland and major transportation makes it an ideal choice for the travelling family or business professional looking for a charming and upscale space.

Choosing your next travelling destination, family, pets and exclusivity are your priorities while location, comfort and style are your necessities.

MLG properties are the ideal destinations for your next Italian vacation: it being on the charming and exclusive Lake of Como in Lombardy, through the rolling hills of Piedmont or at the gates of Switzerland.

TOWN LOCATION

Situated at the southern tip of the south-west arm of Lake Como, is located 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Milan; the city proper borders Switzerland and the comunes of Blevio, Brunate, Capiago Intimiano, Casnate con Bernate, Cavallasca, Cernobbio, Grandate, Lipomo, Maslianico, Montano Lucino, San Fermo della Battaglia, Senna Comasco, Tavernerio, Torno and the Swiss towns of Chiasso and Vacallo. Nearby major cities are Varese, Lecco and Lugano.

Airports

Nearby airports providing scheduled flights are Milano Malpensa, Milano Linate, Lugano Agno (in Switzerland) and Orio al Serio Airport near Bergamo. Milano Malpensa can be reached in about one hour by car; about two hours by train to Stazione Centrale (Milano Central) and then direct shuttle coach[14] or about an hour and a half by train (interchange in Saronno);[15] Milano Linate can be reached by car in about an hour, or by train to Stazione Centrale and then local tram.

Bergamo's Orio al Serio Airport can be reached in about an hour and a quarter by car; in two hours by train to Milano Central and then half-hourly shuttle coach. Lugano Agno can be reached by car in less than an hour or by train in an hour and a half (changing once and walking) but it only offers direct flights to Switzerland and Italy[16] and generally higher-priced business class or private charter.

Trains from Como to Zurich Airport take three to five hours.[17]

Como also has an 'international' water aerodrome ('Idroscalo', ICAO code LILY)[18] and seaplane base, which hosts its own aeroplane club with a fleet of sea planes, used for flight training and local tour flights.[19] A hangar is available for aircraft maintenance and servicing.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Andrea
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 3, 2016

About Andrea

Originally from Como, I now live between Italy and the US

Andrea purchased this apartment in 1985

Why Andrea chose Lake Como

My personal apartment - made available to guests - enjoys the perfect location, space and quality standards expected from your Home Away from Home!

What makes this apartment unique

LOCATION - LOCATION - LOCATION

QUALITY - QUALITY - QUALITY

Private Balcony

Free use of 2 Bicycles

Free parking garage

Pets and Children are welcomed!!!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

A Gem in the Heart of Como, Along its Prestigious Lake
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews
5

Great apartment and everything you could possibly need

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was wonderful. It had everything we needed. It has a lovely little balcony that catches the sun in the morning and shade I the evening. It was equipped with everything including coffe, nespresso pods, bacon , eggs, butter and wine. Luisa was wonderful and lives on site so any concerns were addressed immediately. This is great location. It is close to everything but away from the crowds. We have rented many apartments over the years and this is certainly one of the best. We will return.

Colin and Lynne

Saskatoon, Canada

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this beautiful flat for 10 days in September. It was exactly as advertised. Very comfortable bed and great kitchen. The washer came in very handy. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony sipping wine and watching the people come and go from the Piazza. You couldn't be in a more convenient spot. 5 min. walk to the boats, 10 min. to the train station and there are many bars, restaurants, and shops right outside your door. The piazza is really nice and we spent many evenings there eating, drinking and people watching. Andrea's parents are so warm and welcoming! Luisa made us a fabulous frittata and brought it warm to our door. Delicious....as was the homemade tortelinni she cooked for us a couple days later. We could not have found an accommodation to suit us more perfectly. Thank you Andrea, Luisa and Franco for making us feel like family.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mr and mrs w w

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous apartment great location next to old town. Louisame us with an apple torte, the fridge was fill of breakfast items mild eggs bacon coffee wine etc. she spent time with us giving us great suggestions for restaurants and things to do. We would highly recommend this apartment to anyone

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mr. and Mrs. Weiler were a treat to host. Great Guests!! Would highly recommend them as wonderful guests to anyone!! I hope to be able to host them in the future, they make being a host a pleasure.
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5

Great vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Despite a miscommunication about our arrival time, we very much enjoyed our time an Andreas' apartment. It was located in the old city so you could walk to most places you might want to visit. The train station and the grocery store are within walking distance. I agree with Jim N.'s review that the apartment is spacious and well equipped. While the apartment does not have air conditioning, the fans provided were more than adequate to handle the hot and humid weather we encountered. The food and wine he provided were much appreciated.

As I noted, we did have a miscommunication about our arrival time. When our attempts to reach Andreas were initially unsuccessful, we checked into a hotel for the night. (The Homeaway Help Department assisted us in reaching Andreas.) Andreas apologized profusely, reimbursed us the next day and offered us a credit for the inconvenience. I would recommend the apartment despite this experience and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joan was a great guest. As he mentioned, aside from the initial arrival time confusion, all was a pleasant experience. When asked for an estimated arrival time, Joan didn't respond and actually arrived before check-in time. Only to contact us after he had checked in to the most expensive hotel nearby. We gladly refunded him for his hotel stay and graciously hosted him for the rest of his stay. This has definitely been a lesson for me to be sure I emphasize the importance of getting an accurate estimated arrival time because we are not a hotel, this is a home away from home. Other than the mix up, in which I feel we went above and beyond to correct and even apologize "profusely" , I would recommend Joan as a guest to anyone and would gladly host him in the future.
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Great Apartment in Fantastic Location

  • 5 of 5

Andreas Apartment in Como is very spacious and well equipped and is perfectly located in the middle of Como. Andrea and his parents were very welcoming and could be easily contacted if required. Como is a fabulous place to base a holiday and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The car parking space in a garage is also invaluable, as anyone who has been to Como before will realise. We would highly recommend the apartment.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests!!! Jim and his lovely wife have been wonderful and extremely discreet. Great guests to have and interesting people to meet. I highly recommend them and would love to have them back in Como. 5 stars all around!
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Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Andrea's apartment was wonderful. It had great character, was tastefully decorated and even had some of his young son's framed drawings on the wall. Andrea was always prompt in answering any queries I had.

We were met by his delightful mother and shown everything - she even left us a home made fritatta and a bottle of wine. A lovely gift which meant we didn't have to go out after a long day of travel. The complimentary food left for us to use was incredibly generous.

The apartment is in a wonderful position - within walking distance of everything. It also has a car park which Andrea's dad helped us to find and park at.

I highly recommend this delightful apartment in Como.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. It has a been a pleasure to have you in our apartment and will gladly recommend you to any other host! Kind regards, Andrea
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Milano Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Kilometres
Al Crudo - Piazza Alessandro volta, 42
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Golf di Villa d'Este
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Stazione di Como San Giovanni
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A9-E35
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
On the Lake
Car: not necessary

The majestic lake and the charming shopping area captured within the ancient walled city of Como are literally just steps away.

Its proximity to Milan, Switzerland and major transportations makes it an ideal choice for the travelling family or business professional looking for a charming and upscale space.

Situated at the southern tip of the south-west arm of Lake Como, is located 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Milan; the city proper borders Switzerland and the comunes of Blevio, Brunate, Capiago Intimiano, Casnate con Bernate, Cavallasca, Cernobbio, Grandate, Lipomo, Maslianico, Montano Lucino, San Fermo della Battaglia, Senna Comasco, Tavernerio, Torno and the Swiss towns of Chiasso and Vacallo. Nearby major cities are Varese, Lecco and Lugano.

The Servizio Ferroviario Regionale (Regional Railway Service) connects Como by train to other major cities in Lombardy. Services are provided by Trenord through two main stations: Como San Giovanni and Como Lago. There are five more urban stations (Albate-Camerlata, Albate-Trecallo, Como Borghi, Como Camerlata and Grandate-Breccia).

Como San Giovanni is also a stop on the main North-South line between Milan Centrale and Zurich and Basel. Intercity and Eurostar trains stop at this station, which makes Como very accessible from the European express train network. Tickets can be purchased online from Rail Europe.

The Como to Brunate funicular connects the center of Como with Brunate, a small village (1,800 inhabitants) on a mountain at 715 m (2,346 ft) above sea level.

Como is a city and comune in Lombardy, Italy. It is the administrative capital of the Province of Como.

Its proximity to Lake Como and to the Alps has made Como a popular tourist destination and the city contains numerous works of art, churches, gardens, museums, theatres, parks and palaces: the Duomo (seat of Diocese of Como), the Basilica of Sant'Abbondio, the Villa Olmo, the public gardens with the Tempio Voltiano, the Teatro Sociale, the Broletto (the city’s medieval town hall) and the 20th century Casa del Fascio.

Como was the birthplace of many historically notable figures, including the (somewhat obscure) poet Caecilius who is mentioned by Catullus in the 1st century BCE,[2] the far more substantial literary figures of Pliny the Elder and the Younger, Pope Innocent XI, the scientist Alessandro Volta,[3] and Cosima Liszt, second wife of Richard Wagner and long-term director of the Bayreuth Festival.

These celebrities have lived in or owned properties in Como or on its lake:

George Clooney - American actor

Madonna - American pop singer

Gianni Versace - Italian fashion designer

Matt Bellamy - lead singer and guitar player of English rock band Muse

Ben Spies - American professional motorcycle racer

Famous people born or raised in Como include:

Caecilius c. 59 BCE A poet, the subject of Catullus's Carmina 35, who had a girlfriend more learned than the Sapphic Muse.[2]

Pliny the Elder (Gaius Plinius Secundus; 23–79 CE), author, natural philosopher and naval and military commander known for the Naturalis Historia.

Pliny the Younger (Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus; 63–c.113 CE), a lawyer, an author and a natural philosopher of Ancient Rome.

Paolo Giovio (1483–1552), a physician, historian and biographer and particularly remembered as a chronicler of the Italian Wars.

Benedetto Odescalchi (1611–1689) was Pope Innocent XI from 1676 until his death.

Alessandro Volta (1745–1827), a physicist known especially for the development of the battery in 1800.

Luigi Borgomainerio (1836–1876), caricaturist.

Cosima Liszt (1837–1930), Franz Liszt's daughter and Richard Wagner's wife.

Mario Radice (1898–1987), abstract painter.

Manlio Rho (1901–1957), abstract painter.

Carla Porta Musa (1902-2012), essayst, poet and unverified supercentenarian.

Giuseppe Terragni (1904–1943), an architect and pioneer of the Italian modern movement and rationalism who designed Como’s Casa del Fascio, a significant example of Fascist architecture in northern Italy.

Giorgio Perlasca (1910–1992), posed as the Spanish consul-general to Hungary in the winter of 1944, and saved thousands of Jews from Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.

Gabriele Oriali (born 1952), 1982 Italian national team footballer World Champion.

Corrado Passera (born 1954), manager and banker, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo, Minister of Economic Development of the Monti Cabinet

Max Papis (born 1969), Formula One, Champ Car, and NASCAR racing driver

Fabio Casartelli (1970–1995) Cyclist and olympic gold medalist.

Diego De Ascentis (born 1976), football midfielder.

Paola Tagliabue (born 1976), world champion free diver in 2006.

Gianluca Zambrotta (born 1977), an Italian international footballer and World Champion in Germany 2006.

Floraleda Sacchi (born 1978), harpist and musicologist.

You will be greeted and welcomed into your new home away-from-home! Should you need any help, suggestion or guidance, somebody will always be available for your convenience.

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Rates & Availability

Como Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$170
From
$185
Fri,Sat
$850
$2,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Check in after 3:00 PM
Check out at 12:00 PM

Please ask the host for special check in/out terms during your booking process: we will do our best to accommodate you.

Smoking is allowed on the balcony.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Como Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
**It is important to give an approximate ETA to help us arrange a smooth check-in process.**

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