|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
This comfortable apartment is on the 1st and 2nd floor of a detached house in the tranquil lake-side village of Moltrasio.
There are 4 rooms: on the first floor there is a spacious kitchen leading to the large covered terrace which offers a fabulous wide panoramic view of Lake Como stretching from Como city to Torno; 1 double bedroom with a queen size double bed and 1 bedroom with a double bed; 1 bathroom.
On the top floor there is a large lounge with a characteristic wood beamed ceiling and an adjoining bedroom with 2 single beds.
The apartment offers a perfect location for a relaxing holiday where you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the lake. There are many places of interest and day-trips including boat-trips on the lake and Milan and Switzerland are both under an hour away.
Lake Como is the most romantic and scenic lake to the south of the Alps. The lake is very popular not only for it's beauty and temperate climate but also for it's relaxed approach to life. For this reason many celebrities, including film stars (George Clooney) and designers, have fallen in love with the area and have villas here where they can escape to.
Moltrasio is situated within the first basin of Lake Como making it only 50 minutes drive from Malpensa airport and an ideal base for many day trips:
- Take a boat trip and visit the picturesque villages of Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna with their villas, gardens and beautiful scenery;
- Enjoy the historical city of Como (10 mins) with it’s elegant boutiques and lake-front bars and restaurants. There is also an open street market 3 times a week and the most amazing indoor fresh fruit and vegetable market.
- Visit Milan (1 hr) with its designer shops, museums and historical monuments and walk on the roof of the Duomo (cathedral)
- Go across the border to Switzerland (10mins) to get some great deals at the Fox Town designer outlet (30mins), visit nearby Lake Lugano and the chocolate factory is great for children.
There are many invigorating scenic mountain walks as well as easy-going strolls but if you just want to sit back and relax by the lake there are several lidos and shingle beaches nearby.
During the summer there are various open-air concerts in Como and Cernobbio as well as lake-side village festivals where it is possible to enjoy typical local food and traditions.
There are many excellent cafes, bars, restaurants and pizzerias both in Moltrasio and in nearby Cernobbio and Como that cater for all tastes and budgets.
This apartment was in the perfect location, with a wonderful view just as the picture shows. But to top it all was the helpful and friendly owner Rachel, nothing was to much trouble from booking our transfer taxi's to some basic shopping for our arrival as the local shop was closed. This help leads to the perfect holiday for independant travellers. Only downside was the 600 steps down to lake side!
Apartment was as expected and was clean.Terrace was like a second living room. Views of the lake was spectacular. We got a warm and friendly welcome and necessary information about apartments, shops and restaurant. The car is almost essential if you want to find out more about the environment. We recommend the apartments to others.
The apartment provided a great base from which to explore Lake Como and Switzerland. The view from the roof terrace was stunning and started our day in a perfect way. The general cost of goods around the Lake appeared to be reasonable and we were pleased by the quality of food we tried. The surrounding area is interesting and varied, and although the weather was not great, we enjoyed our time. One word of caution, entry to Switzerland from Lake Como cost us 40 Euro's which was an unexpected extra. Great apartment, great location.
This excellent value apartment is managed by efficient expat Rachel, who can give you all the insider tips for the area.
The outstanding feature of the property is the oversize terrace, and the spectacular views that it affords. We spent most of our time out there eating, drinking, and relaxing.
The other aspects of the stay we enjoyed were living amongst the locals - hardly a tourist to be seen - and exploring beautiful Lago Di Como via the Moltrasio ferry stop.
The apartment is very well equipped (excluding a washing machine which was a problem for us), and bigger than expected from viewing the photos.
We would highly recommend this property for rental, and remember to pack your climbing shoes as the walk up from lakeside is steep!
Wir waren Anfang Oktober 2011 bei strahlendem Wetter (starker Nordföhn) 5 Tage in der Wohnung und haben es genossen. Die Wohnung ist sauber , gut ausgestattet mit angenehmen Betten (etwas hart). Durch die 2 Schlafzimmer hatten die 2 großen Kinder (12 und 14) ihr eigenes Reich. Das Badezimmer ist ordentlich groß, aber die Dusche in der Wanne etwas sehr beengt, was bei längerem Aufenthalt sicherlich etwas nerven würde.Heizung und WW waren einfach zu bedienen und auch wirkungsvoll.
Die Küche ist gut ausgestattet und hat alles, was man benötigt, auch in ausreichender Größe. Wir haben abends selbst gekocht und kamen gut zurecht auch mit dem Backofen. Fehlt nur der GEschirrspüler , was aber verschmerzbar ist.
Der absolute HAMMER ist aber die riesige Balkon mit dem genialen 180 Grad Seeblick. Wir haben dort morgens in der Sonne gefrühstückt und Abends schon im Dunkeln gegessen. Der Blick ist entspannend und den Urlaub alleine Wert.
Im Ort gibt es ein kleines Lebensmittelgeschäft und ein Restaurant , welches wir leider nicht testen konnten.
Von der naheliegenden Strasse kommt etwas Verkehrslärm, den man aber gut ertragen kann (wenig LKW und knatternde Mofas).
Zum See sind es etwa 500 m zu gehen, und ca 50-70 Höhenmeter. Man kann von dort angenehm und nicht zu teuer mit den Boot nach Como fahren (alle 30 min, ca 30 min Fahrzeit)
Da das Haus mitten im engen Ortskern ist, muss man einige Meter (min 30) laufen vom Parkplatz. Wir haben immer einen Platz in der Nähe gefunden, sind aber Abends auch nicht so spät nach Hause gekommen. Die Straßen sind dabei rustikal gepflastert, man sollte also bequeme Schuhe anhaben.
Como und Mailand sing gut erreichbar, Verkehr war für uns kein Problem.
I couldn't believe this property would come up to the description but it most certainly did. The apartment was lovely, spacious (we never used upstairs) and very well equipped. The terrace was large with a good sized table where we ate most of our meals. The view was amazing, Lake Como is beautiful and we had the full benefit of it whilst eating our breakfast or supping our wine into the evening. We did all feel it could have been a bit cleaner, inside cupboards and the fridge, but we are quite particular about cleanliness and the owners have responded to our comments. We were greeted by the lovely Rachel who made us very welcome and was very helpful. We dined in the local trattoria and the food was excellent and only a stones throw away, or a few steps away! We would certainly recommend this property and had a most enjoyable holiday.
Lake Como is the most romantic and scenic lake to the south of the Alps. The lake is renowned for it's beauty and temperate climate but also for its relaxed approach to life. Moltrasio is a characteristic and tranquil little village situated within the first basin of Lake Como making it only 50 minutes drive from Malpensa airport and an ideal base for many day trips (Como, Milan, Boat trips on the lake, Switzerland):
Invigorating scenic mountain walks as well as easy-going strolls but if you just want to sit back and relax by the lake there are several lidos and shingle beaches nearby.
The village has several shops including various mini-markets(fresh bread and pasta) and a salumeria (fresh local meats and traditional hams), a chemist, news agent and post office and quiet a few steps if you decide to walk!! There is a big supermarket and shopping mall in nearby Tavernerio (10min).
There are many excellent cafes, bars, restaurants and pizzerias nearby.
Other Activities: Historic momuments, boat trips
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$158|
For Booking: 25% non-refundable deposit for confirmation, balance to be paid in cash on arrival.
Damage deposit of 100euro refunded on departure.
Final cleaning 70 Euro.