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La Mansarda - The Perfect Position

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Lakefront One Bedroom Apartment

Everything at your fingertips.

Along the lake promenade, next to the main square of Como and right across the street from the lakeside park and wharf. A 10 minutes walk from San Giovanni train station and 6 minutes from Como Lago station.

The living room is furnished with a cozy leather couch, console which opens up to a table for six, 42' smart tv, cable and wifi. Kitchen angle is composed of a refrigerator, freezer, microwave, stove, cooking utensils, dishes and cutlery. The bedroom consists of a double bed (or two twins), memory foam mattresses and a small wardrobe. The bathroom has a sit in tub/shower and is equipped with towels, hairdryer and toiletries.

Wifi, Cleaning fee and tourist tax included.

Check-in: after 2:00pm

Check-out: before 10:00am

10% discount for 7 or more days.

Since I live in the near vicinity I'll be available during your stay should you have any questions or needs.

Welcome to Como, I am looking forward to hosting you!

Places to visit in Como: Duomo, Broletto, San Fedele, Sant'Abbondio, Palazzo Terragni, Tempio Voltiano, Monumento ai Caduti, Villa Olmo, Brunate.

Places to visit along the lake: Cernobbio, Torno, Lenno, Isola Comacina, Villa Carlotta, Bellagio, Abbazia di Piona and many more....

Bus stop and navigational wharf across the street.

Public parking nearby.

Incline to Brunate.

Milan Malpensa Airport 55 Km.

Milan Linate Airport 67 Km.

Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport 92 Km.

FS Train Station 700 m.

FNM Train Station 550 m.

More Details

Property Manager
Marcia Schrock
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Marcia Schrock

Business Administration/Marketing at Penn State University

Owner vacation rental

Marcia Schrock purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Marcia Schrock chose Lake Como

I love traveling and when on vacation with my family we stay in apartment rentals whenever possible. These accomodations have a more personal touch and a chance to mingle with the locals. My goal is to offer my guests exactly what I look for in a vacation rental: comfort, location and a trip that they will never forget.

Guestbook comments from the manager

A carefully renovated and spotless top floor apartment in a building with a lift, this property is very well situated only steps away from the lakefront, the old city of Como and the ferry terminal. The A/C is very effective and a lifesaver in the current temperatures. It's five minutes walk from the train terminal to Milan Cadorna. Marcia is the perfect host, never intrusive but just a text away and a fount of useful advice. We had a wonderful stay and would certainly come again - La Mansarda is very good value for money in an increasingly expensive part of the world. Highly recommended.
Jun 2015
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Como Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Sit in shower/bathtub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • One double bed or two twin beds
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Check-in: after 2:00pm Check-out: before 10:00am


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

La Mansarda - The Perfect Position
average rating of 4.818182 based on 14 reviews

A great position in lovely Como

  • 4 of 5

La Mansarda is in probably the best position possible in Como, 50 metres from the lake, on the edge of the old town and above a couple of good reataurants / cafes.

The apartment is exactly as its names suggests - an àttic apartment with sloping ceilings and some low corners; quite quaint.

Tons of natural light and ventilation and the expected noise from the restaurants all goes away when you lock up.

The downside of the attic is there are no views of the street level below and you become a bit detacted.

Marcia is a great host and her assistance with arriving and departing is great.

All in all , a very convenient base for a short stay.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlotte North Carolina

Good location

  • 5 of 5

Nice central location, close to either rail stations. The apartment is spacious with everything we needed. Marcie is a very helpful host.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I'm glad you are enjoying your vacation in Italy and I could be a little part of it. Was a pleasure hosting you.
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Northfield, Minnesota

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Marcia went overboard to make our 3-day visit perfection. She met us at the train, delivered us to the "as-described" apartment, and guided us to the cable car and ferries. A one-day ferry trip to Bellagio was perfect. The apartment is an easy walk to many pretty restaurants and there is also a silk "outlet" nearby. Marcia also helped with train schedules to return to Milan and delivered us to the station. I would definitely return to this apartment and recommend to other couples.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure meeting and hosting both of you. Look forward to seeing you one day in the future!
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The Name says it all

  • 5 of 5

The title of this apartment says it all - it truly is the perfect location. We stayed 3 weeks at the apartment. Marcia is easy to reach and always available to answer questions. We didn't need much assistance, as we figured out most everything about the apartment pretty quickly - So first, the apartment - it is as advertised on the top floor of a building just off the main square in Como, steps from everywhere - elevator is available, but we took the opportunity to exercise by using the stairs each day. Bathroom is functional, though if you are tall, taking a shower will be a challenge, as the tub/shower has an angled slope roof that is just about 5' in height when you are standing in the tub. Marcia recently added a washing machine in the bathroom which was a help, and she's got a rack to hang clothes on to dry which you can set up in the kitchen area. Bedroom is spacious and has everything needed (two small closets, some drawers, and a small bench to sit on along with the bed). There's an A/C unit in the bedroom, but we didn't need it as the weather was cool. Kitchen/living room is as pictured, again, all functional and efficient use of space. Cooktop is induction, takes some practice to turn it on but once you master it, cooking is easy. I got pretty adept at making expresso with the mokka pot but you can also make american coffee by boiling water and using instant. Dining area works for two folks, and there's a hideaway table you can pull out if you are having guests. We had 4 people total for dinner one night and it all worked. The utensils and cookware you'll need is available and there's two grocery stores nearby for everything you need for food IF you choose to eat at home - which we did every other night. Otherwise Como invites you into its many restaurants (but make reservations in advance). Marcia can recommend a few, and they are good. Gelato is right around the corner (I recommend the Guidi shop) and there's a pizza place downstairs (Marcia has a menu by the door) if you don't want to go far for dinner. Marcia had clean sheets and towels set up each week for us. Would definitely return and stay here again, May is perfect time of year to visit Como before it gets too hot and crowded. Wifi was strong and consistent, and TV had plenty of options (Italian mostly, but some English channels). All in all, a great place for 2 people to stay in Como.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to describe my apartment with such detailed precision. All homes have their pluses and minuses; little corners you wish were bigger and the challenge of maximizing every square inch. Your observations and tips will be valuable for future guests to decide if this apartment is right for them. It was a pleasure hosting you. I especially liked that despite the weather or Swiss holidays your curiosity, creativity and ability to adapt enabled you to live your vacation to its fullest.
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Clean, comfortable and a great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved the apartment. Marcia was wonderful by picking us up at train station. She recommended great restaurants and local events. We will book this apartment again when we return to Como

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure meeting both of you and I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon!
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Ideally situated, cosy Como attic flat

  • 5 of 5

Convenient attic flat (with lift) in central Como, only yards from the lake. Well placed for ferry trips on lake, exploring the town or going to Brunate on the funicular. Marcia is very helpful with local information, quick to respond and reliable.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Janet. It was my pleasure meeting and hosting both of you. It is rewarding for me when my guests enjoy their vacation in Como and I am a small part of making their trip memorable.
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
1 Metres
Riva Caffe
Nearest Ferry
130 Metres
Navigazione Lago di Como
Nearest Golf
8.9 Kilometres
Golf Club Villa D'Este
Nearest Train
550 Metres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
A9 Como Centro
Nearest Restaurant
1 Metres
Riva Caffe
Nearest Ski
35.3 Kilometres
Monte San Primo
Nearest Beach
1.6 Kilometres
Villa Geno
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Como Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring-Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $163.42

Cleaning fee and tourist tax are included in price.

Manager'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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