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Porto Letizia Villa Gardino 1 - The perfect getaway on Lake Lugano!

2 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Lombardy Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment sleeps 4 in fabulous complex, many facilities include pool and beach!

We have a choice of 6 one bedroom ID 175 apartments.

Each one enjoys lake and mountain views from the garden, perfect for 'al fresco' dining or sunbathing. Each of these one bedroom garden apartments all have an open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area, a double bedroom and double sofa bed in the open plan living areas. (All double beds can be twinned).

The residence enjoys a wide range of facilities, such as a private beach, large outdoor swimming pool, sun-beds, attractive park grounds, a cycle path winding through the whole complex, mini-golf fields, a children's play area, main reception, on-site hairdresser, Italian restaurant, internet cafe and bar, conference rooms, on-site parking, laundry room, linen hire as well as tennis and cycle hire, all very close by.

The town centre of Porlezza is within close proximity and the local supermarket conveniently close by. There is also a good selection of local Italian restaurants to sample and then you can end the evening, walking along the beautiful lakeside boulevard.

Porlezza is just 12 km, over the mountain pass from Menaggio on Lake Como and is on the scenic route to the town of Swiss town Lugano. Porlezza is the principle town at this Southern end of the Lake in Italy and adds an Italian flavour to a well known Swiss name!

Just above Porlezza is the village of Carlazzo which is close to the nature reserve surrounding "Lake Piano" and which has a rich and ancient history. With a castle of its own and medieval fortifications, this village was once well protected. As with most towns and villages around the lakes, they have a heritage steeped in religion. Churches and monuments abound and this region is no different. The Church of St. Giorgio in nearby Gottro, is well worth a visit just to see the Romanesque Bell Tower. Other churches to visit include St. Stefano which houses a famous organ made by the Serassi family in 1858. Serassi is one of the most famous families of organ builders in Italy and Europe and have been organ building art for six generations from 1720 to 1895 - their name is synonymous with quality, music, Lombardy and Porlezza!

Visit the small village of Castello, close to Loggio and Porlezza. Built on a rocky spur, it has a fascinating maze of stone houses, narrow streets and small flowering balconies everywhere you look - there is also a great view of the surrounding area and Lake Lugano to enjoy.

Take a boat trip around the lake and get a series of different perspectives from the upper deck of the romantic steamer boat which stops at the pretty towns like the idyllic Morcote and Gandria.

Hike the ridge trail from Monte Lema to Monte Tamaro. There is such a range of activities and pursuits, such as the Alpine Coaster Bob, on and around Monte Tamara - a must for all you adventure lovers! Website: http://www.montetamaro.ch

PLEASE NOTE: The interior photographs shown here are one example of several apartments in this category and we would like to advise that furnishings will obviously vary between them all.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Lake Como Homes (Property Manager)
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

Reviews

2 traveler reviews

Porto Letizia Villa Gardino 1 - The perfect getaway on Lake Lugano!
average rating of 2.5 based on 2 reviews
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Sehr schöner Ferienkomplex in traumhafter Bucht

  • 4 of 5

Ein sehr schönes Feriendorf mit grosszügiger Parkanlage in aussergewöhnler Lage. Sehr gut geeignet für Familien, mit Hunden, eigentlich aber alle Personen. Hier kann man einfach sehr gut entspannen. Es hat eigentlich alles vor Ort, die Altstadt von Prolezza ist zu Fuss in Kürze zu erreichen mit zahlreichen Cafés, Restaurant, Geschäften. Der Pallazzo bietet aber auch zu günstigem Preis gutes Essen, Früststück, Cocktails, etc. Man kann hier nicht nur sehr schöne Ferien verbringen, sondern Porlezza eigenet sich wegen der günstigen Lage zur Erkundung des Comer- und Luganersees, so kann man wunderbar Tagesausflüge nach Como, Lugano oder Menaggio machen.

Es lohnt sich allerdings vor der Buchung mit der Agentur zu besprechen, was man genau wünscht, damit man keine Enttäuschung erlebt bei der Buchung des Apartements. Die Apartements sind offensichtlich unterschiedlich gross und mit unterschiedlichen Möbeln. Wir hatten daher extra Villa Montagna Giardino 1 gebucht, da uns dort die Inneneinrichtung sehr gut gefallen hat. Da hätten wir lieber vorher fragen sollen, da vor Ort dann leider doch eine andere Möblierung und Aufteilung da war, als abgebildet. Die war dann auch sehr gut, aber wenn man etwas anderes erwartet, dann ist man erstmal enttäuscht. Dafür ist der Park und die gesamte Anlage in Natur jetzt schöner gewesen als abgebildet. Die Agentur ist auch sehr hilfsbereit beim Aussuchen der geeigneten Unterkunft. Wir hatten eine wunderschöne Zeit in dieser einmaligen Umgebung und werden sicher wiederkommen.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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1

Nicht zu empfehlen!

  • 1 of 5

Leider haben wir uns von der Gartenwohnung viel mehr versprochen, die Bilder trügen!

-Große Villa mit Garten- bezieht sich wohl auf das ganze Haus. Die EG-Wohnung war viel zu klein für uns (Familie mit 2 kleinen Kindern), die ausgewiesenen 4 Schlafplätze sind kaum machbar! Im Schlafzimmer ist gerade Platz für das Bett + 1 Babybett, das 2. Babybett konnten wir gar nicht aufstellen! Ausserdem roch es trotz 3 Tage Dauerdurchzug unerträglich muffig! Bad mit Wanne war o.k. Küche/Wohn- und Essbereich (und bei 4 Ps. auch gleichzeitig 2. Schlafbereich) war nur ca. 15 qm. Küche zweckmäßig ausgestattes, viele Utensilien fehlten, Boiler tropfte nonstop, Hochstuhl vorhanden. Garten vorhanden, aber bei heißen Temperaturen eigentlich nicht nutzbar, da keinerlei Sonnenmarkise o.ä., defekte Gartenmöbel, total verschimmelter Sonnenschirm. Die Anlage selbst war schön angelegt und sauber, der eigene Strand jedoch gesperrt und der nebenan liegende Strand sehr dreckig! Der Pool sah ordentlich aus, haben wir aber nicht genutzt, das Essen im Restaurant war gut. Das Personal an der Rezeption sprach nur italienisch, kein Englisch oder Deutsch! Die organisatorische Abwicklung war total chaotisch und undurchsichtig: fürs Kinderbett war die Rezeption (Anlage) zuständig, fürs Ausleihen eines Buggys wiederum der Eigentümer des Hauses. Vorab kann man diese Extras im Formular buchen, bekommt dann aber das gezahlte Geld zurück und muß alles nochmal vor Ort zahlen. Auch die im Formular gratis angezeigte Endreinigung haben wir vor Ort dennoch bezahlt. Auch Kaution musste hinterlegt werden, wo es vorher hieß: -wir vertrauen unseren Gästen lieber-.

Alles in allem ist diese Wohnung nicht für Familien zu empfehlen (die Anlage schon)! Wir sind vorzeitig abgereist.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Milan - Malpensa 102km or Lugano Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
On Location
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Menaggio for Lake Como Golden Triangle Towns
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Lugano 18km or Varenna - Esino
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Motorway - Autostrada: E35
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
On Location
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Splugen, Am Bach (Avers), Clusone (All Approx)
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
On Location
Car: necessary

The residence enjoys a wide range of facilities, such as a private beach, large outdoor swimming pool, sun-beds, attractive park grounds, a cycle path winding through the whole complex, mini-golf fields, a children's play area, main reception, on-site hairdresser, Italian restaurant, internet cafe and bar, conference rooms, on-site parking, laundry room, linen hire as well as tennis and cycle hire, all very close by.

The town centre of Porlezza is within close proximity to Porto Letizia and the local supermarket conveniently close by. There is also a good selection of local Italian restaurants to sample and then you can end the evening, walking along the beautiful lakeside boulevard.

Porlezza is just 12 km, over the mountain pass from Menaggio on Lake Como and is on the scenic route to the town of Swiss town Lugano. Porlezza is the principle town at this Southern end of the Lake in Italy and adds an Italian flavour to a well known Swiss name!

Further Sport & Adventure Activities:

Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.

Golf:

There are Golf clubs around Lake Lugano and Como:

The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club is Italy's oldest golf course. Established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, it is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car. Green Fees: Weekdays €55, Weekends and Holidays €70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental €36.

Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.. Guests are always welcome, please call Golf Club Menaggio beforehand to check course rules.

Golf:

Golf Club Lugano, 6987 Magliaso, Switzerland.(23km from Porlezza)

Lugano Golf Club, the oldest club of Italian Switzerland.

It was founded in 1923 and represents a miracle of golfing architecture.

Over the years, several changes have been made until the decision to adopt a master plan in 1992, the implementation of which continues in stages, with the aim to make the route more and more interesting and meets the needs of modern golfers, whether they are experts or beginners.

Located 10 minutes from the city of Lugano, financial center and tourist center of national and international significance , it is easily accessible being on the cross of North-South transit connecting the north of the Alps to Italy.

The Golf Club Lugano is a must for any golfer who wants variety of routes, nature and postcard scenery and warm welcome to the Club House.

All our staff are on hand to make you enjoy your visit.

Ski:

This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibilty and mountains capped in winter snow. It does however have Skiing opportunities at local resorts for a day out.

There is a small ski area on Mt. Lema , not more than 10 km from Lugano, but you have to be lucky to have enough snow for skiing. In Ticino, the local Swiss Canton, the best places to ski are probably either San Bernardino (south of the pass of the same name) or Airolo (south of Gotthard pass). Both are reachable in about 1 hour by car across the Swiss border.

There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.

The closest major ski resorts are St. Moritz and Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass.(100K)

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Rates & Availability

Lake Lugano Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jul 16 2016 - Aug 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$203
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$203
$1,016
 
 
Aug 20 2016 - Aug 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
$188
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$188
$938
 
 
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$149
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$149
$743
 
 
Sep 24 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
$125
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$125
$626
 
 
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
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$175
$876
 
 
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
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$626
 
 
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
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$149
$743
 
 
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$188
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$938
 
 
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$203
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$203
$1,016
 
 
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$188
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$188
$938
 
 
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
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$149
$743
 
 
Sep 23 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$125
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$626
 
 
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
$175
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$876
 

Notes

  • Making a Booking:
    To make a confirmed booking, you will be asked to fill in our online booking form and pay a 30% deposit by wire transfer or credit card. The remaining holiday balance will then be due 6 weeks before arrival.

    High Season Check-in Day:
    In the high season months of July & August, arrival and departure days are on Saturdays only.

    Service Charges:
    Each Porto Letizia property requires a compulsory final cleaning charge to be paid locally on departure. This final cleaning charge is dependent on the property type and it varies as follows:

    Studio Apt: EU60
    1 Bedroom Apt: EU70
    2 Bedroom Apt: EU85
    3 Bedroom Apt. or Villa: EU100

    On arrival you can hire a baby-cot for EU20, a highchair for EU15 and an extra bed for EU85. If you bring a dog with you then this will cost an additional EU30. All these charges are not dependent on the length of your stay and are a one off payment, they are not included in the above mentioned rental prices.
  • Service Charges Continued:
    Linen and towels are a compulsory charge of EU10 per person.

    There is also an additional compulsory fee of EU4 per adult per night & EU2 per child (upto 16 years of age) per night when staying in Porto Letizia. This is inclusive of gas, electricity and water. Air-conditioning is also included between July and August in Palazzo apartments only. It also includes free on-site parking, concierge service, 24hr reception, swimming pool usage, beachside sun loungers (subject to availability), ping pong, on-site children’s entertainment between 15th June – 15th Sept, cooking lessons, wine lessons, hiking excursions, 10% off boat hire, 10% off nearby tennis court, grocery delivery service by the local supermarket, Lido-beach entrance between 1st June - 30th September and much more (enquire on-site for details).
  • Service Charges Continued:
    Starting from the 1st April until the end of September there is a local council tourist tax to be paid of EU1.50 per person per night for all persons above 14 years of age for a maximum of 10 days.

    You will be asked to leave a EU300 deposit at the reception to cover accidental damages. If you accept the damage waiver at the time of booking you will not be asked for this deposit.

    Internet is available for the majority of the complex at a 24 hours cost of EU10, a weekly cost of EU35 and a two weekly cost of EU55.

    Short Breaks:
    2 night break - 50% off weekly tariff / 3 night break - 40% off weekly tariff / 4 night break - 30% off weekly tariff / 5 night break - 20% off weekly tariff / 6 night break - 10% off weekly tariff
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Amenities

Lombardy Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 65 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Spacious family bathroom with shower, wash basin, WC and bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In Living Area
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , (All double beds can be twinned).
  • Each of these one bedroom garden apartments all have a double bedroom and double sofa bed in the open plan living areas. (All double beds can be twinned).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The residence enjoys a wide range of facilities, such as a private beach, large outdoor swimming pool, sun-beds, attractive park grounds, a cycle path winding through the whole complex, mini-golf fields, a children's play area, main reception, on-site hairdresser, Italian restaurant, internet cafe and bar, conference rooms, on-site parking, laundry room, linen hire as well as tennis and cycle hire, all very close by.

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