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Exceptional house with stunning view on Lake of Como - Casa Olea - RED apartment

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



Casa Olea - RED apartment

Casa Olea is a small residence made of 4 apartments for a number from 2 to 6 persons. Every room of the house has view on the lake and each apartment exits on the garden separated one to the other by a jasmine hedge. There is a lift that brings guests from the underground garage to the house level. The swimming pool (12 x 3,5 mts) is fitted with sunchairs and shower.

About the property

A design masterpiece with private pool, garden, completely renovated in 2008.

The main attraction of Olea House is its stunning 180 degree view of Lake Como. The house is a superb example of a restoration which is sympathetic to its surroundings. The former farmhouse blends traditional Italian style with contemporary features. The original stone structure has been retained and stone and wood are still the main components. The interior is both modern and functional. The garden, disturbed only by birdsong and hourly church bells, is a haven of tranquillity and relaxation; the private swimming pool as well as the nearby tennis and basket ball court will ensure your complete enjoyment. Everything is designed for the guests to feel comfortable and to make their holiday on Lake Como unforgettable. The house is located in the small village of Perledo, 2 miles drive from Varenna and 50 feet up a hill. Casa Olea takes its name from the 300 olive trees belonging to the property and every November there is an olive picking festival.

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Perledo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofa bed in the living room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Casa Olea - RED apartment
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Idyllic apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our son and his girlfriend had stayed here a few years ago and recommended it. We love it. We stayed in the red apartment with the high balcony and amazing views. The property is beautifully converted from old farm buildings and the location is great. Varenna is a lovely little town - fantastic for cafes and bars, beautiful gardens, ferries to other places on the lake and just chilling out. Perledo is quiet and pretty and has a handy shop, but we were glad we had hired a car for the 10-hairpin climb from Varenna. We're thinking of re-booking for next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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The best Home Away!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here, the house was great. A little bit of a walk to get up and down from town, but enjoyable to see. We also were able to access some local hiking trails that run along the lake. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Super lækker lejlighed med fantastisk udsigt.

  • 4 of 5

Vi boede i RED apartment, hvor der var en fantastisk udsigt. Poolen var uundværlig og lækker og ren. Grunden til stedet ikke får fem stjerner er, at den røde lejlighed ikke var egnet til fire personer som angivet. Det var kun det ene værelse der var egnet til overnatning, da man ikke kunne trække for over mod bjergsiden, og vi oplevede at folk kiggede direkte ned på den seng man sov i. Der udover kunne man ikke lukke døren helt til badeværelset, måske også et minus for nogen...

Men super lækker lejlighed i en lille hyggelig by med en udsigt der nok ikke fåes bedre, og dejlig pool...

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Positives... well maintained property, nice clean swimming pool, breathtaking views and close to friendly shop.

Negatives....No a/c, no oven, rubbish tv and really recommend you hire car for this property or put your life in your own hands walking down the dangerous path to get to varenna (taxi €10 )

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Amazing apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from a wonderful stay at Casa Olea. We stayed in the red apartment which was beautiful, spacious and catered for all of our needs. The apartment was well equipped for long/short stays. There is a balcony the length of the wall on the second floor which provides a breath taking view of the lake. The apartment is a little way out of town so having a car is handy as it is only a short drive in. We loved Varenna and would not hesitate to recommend this apartment!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Amazing apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in Casa Olea, we were visiting Lake Como for a friends wedding and it was an amazing apartment to stay in whilst we were there! Views are stunning, apartment is clean, spacious and just a beautiful place to stay! We had good use out of the pool as our 2 year old son wanted to be in there most of the time. Luciana was easy to contact and very helpful with everything we asked. Would highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Luciana Sala (Mrs)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018


Car: recommended

Thanks to Casa Olea central position on Lake of Como you can easily visit the most attractive places on the lake. old villas, typical villages like Bellagio, Menaggio, Gravedona and many others and reach the different beaches on the lake coast. In 10' you can take a train that brings you to Milano, Bergamo, Como in not more than an hour time. Other places you can reach in 1h drive are: Lugano, St. Moritz, different Alps best sites as Passo dello Spluga., Passo San Marco. From Casa Olea you can take old stone walking paths that bring you to the villages of Vezio Castle, Gisazio, Bologna in the nature with breathtaking view sites. In half an hour drive you can take the path that brings you to the top of Grigna mountain (2400 mts.). A guide is recommended. You can find any kind of attraction as sport activities: wind surfing, swimming, trekking; historical guided visits and shopping in towns.


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