2 Bedrooms independent apartment in semidetached villa, sleeping 4/6
- english, french, german, spanish, italian
We are a family with 3 children living in Milan and relocating to the lake district during summer time.
Nic purchased this House in 2003
Why Nic chose Galbiate
We bought this property as it offers a unique living and holiday experience for our children. Refreshing climate, plenty of gardens, sport activities and a fantastic swimming pool. Our children also love socialising with other children living in the same 50 family complex. You may expect an average attendance of 35/40 families in the peak season. Plenty of space and possibility to access facilities. Unlimited HIGH SPEED Internet Wi-FI.
What makes this House unique
Great position, great facilities, fantastic panorama, great climate in summertime: a real paradise for families. Plenty of space for relaxing in the private garden as well as in the shared facilities. Large heated swimming pool with plenty of space around. Le Terrazze Residence offers the best ratio in the entire lake with regards to available surface for family unit.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Italy July 2109
Fantastic location and wonderful facilities. Villa is adequately equipped but kitchen doesn’t have a
If it's views you're after, look no further...
We spent two very happy weeks here - 2 adults and 2 kids aged 4 and 5. The view from the house is stunning, overlooking the Lecco end of Lake Como. The pool (just 2 mins from property) is immaculate and again has amazing mountainous vistas. The house is basic although has everything you need and a great shower. It was a bit hot at night (though we were there when it was unusually hot for this part of Italy), however the provided fans kept us comfortable enough. Nic was a charming and attentive host and we were lucky enough to have his daughter's beautiful cello music to accompany our evening aperitifs looking out over the lake. The wee nearest town, Galbiate, is just a short drive away and has a lovely bakery/cafe and the AMAZING Bellagio and Colico (neither to be missed) are only 40 mins drive away. This is a holiday we will not forget - is there a friendlier place than Italy? I think not.
Five 🌟 host and home!
We had a bit of a difficult start to our holiday at the airport but once we arrived, Nicola went out of his way to help us! He was so welcoming, kind and helpful and made sure we were well settled.
The home is lovely, absolutely beautiful views, stunning thunderstorms and clean and well kept swimming pool.
The occasional green reptile visitor came to see us which was a nice surprise for the kids!
Lovely drive to Lecco which has excellent access to the lake and boat tours, great places to eat etc.
Thanks Nic for a super stay!
Lovely family, very charming people. Got caught by unexpected driving licence expiration but greatly managed to explore around and spend a great holiday with their kids!
Hope to see you again next summer! :-)
Great place to stay for a quiet relaxing holiday
The property is a basic but adequately furnished house with views of Lake Como from the front garden and set in a lovely, well maintained, recreational park with large clean pool and various play and sporting amenities. The house benefits from having a dishwasher and washing machine. The communication with the owner was excellent. Emails with questions were replied to within a few hours and telephone contact where necessary was pleasant and friendly. We stayed there as 4 adults and a baby. The only reason we have not given 5 stars is because there were only 2 garden chairs. The other chairs were new bistro type chairs which are not comfortable to sit on for a long time. We purchased extra chairs while we were there. A tip for future clients would be to use the pull out bed in the smaller bedroom only for a child. Luckily the owner had also made up the sofa bed in the living area which we used instead. The only other comment is that a lock on the bathroom door would have been appreciated.
We were offered the chance to stay on and would have loved to do that. We shall certainly return. Next time for longer. Our thanks to Nic for all his attention.
Very gentle and educated family, very pleasant and nice guests to have. Constructive feedbacks are always wellcome: the property has 2 sun chairs in the garden and and two sun beds in the swimming pool. Bathroom key was lost by other guests and will be replaced. Additional chairs could have easily been made available on request.
A perfect holiday, in a perfect place
The apartment was as described & had everything that we needed. The owners even left us their tennis rackets to use. The pool is great, very clean & well maintained. And the neighbours were delightful too. We are considering returning next year, it was that good!
Darling Lake Como Area Retreat
This very clean and bright two bedroom, sleep 4+ as has a pill-out sofa, 'casita' is an idyllic getaway in a hilltop gated community with immaculate big heated pool, tennis courts and kids play area. Ideal for couple or family with young kids who enjoy the outdoors as fresh air and scenic beauty abound . Bottom floor has living room and kitchen which is fully stocked, including washing machine. Upstairs bedrooms include single and double bed with small bright balcony off master bedroom. Tons to do in the area from cycling , hiking , swimming, golfing, sailing and sightseeing around the lake. Nic is a gracious host who keeps the property immaculate, and has included everything needed for small children to be safe and happy, from high chair to bed guard rails to kids eating utensils to toys !!
The tiny village of Galbiate has good places for coffee and pastries and food
markets for cooking at home .
In a very exclusive location facing lake and mountains the property enjoys a fresh climate even during hot summer time. Surrounded by woods, it is in a very secluded position away from crowds and strategically positioned to explore the Como lake area. Ideal for families with kids, it is entirely fenced and enjoys generous private gardens as well as gardens shared with other owners which include a very large (25x12 mt) heated swimming pool, two tennis courts, volley/basket, soccer and kids playground. Five minutes drive from the lake beaches, golf club and from Lecco, it is very close to the famous kite/windsurfing spot of Parè Valmadrera, where high quality thermal winds blow in the morning. Stunning lakefront view surrounded by famous Grigne mountains depicted by Leonard in his Virgin of the Rocks. The property is fully equipped with all comfort, including sat TV and UNLIMITED high speed wireless internet.
Other Activities: kitesurfing, windsurfing, termal winds area nearby
Golf: 18 holes golf at five minutes drive: Golf Club Lecco
Glof Club Lecco was born in 1996 from the former Golf Club Royal Sant'Anna. Located between the laks of Annone and Pusiano, offers the magnificent scenery view of Corni di Canzo and Grigna, the first mountains made of dolomia (dolomites). The Golf clubhouse and structures are located in the original buildings of yhe 16th century, completely renovated in the late '90.
Green fee E 45 week days, E 60 weekends
With swimming pool and tennis courts
Ski: Barzio Piani di Bobbio Valtorta sky resort at 20 minutes drive, mostly through new free highway.
Adult Skipass E 23 weekdays / 29 weekends, 35 km ski runs, 7 km cross country ring, Snowpark, Sky School
Stay away from the crowded popular sky resorts and enjoy Piani di Bobbio Valtorta, a very quite and relaxing solution for the family.
Easy slopes and user friendly cable and chair lifts help beginners starting up this exciting sport.
The variety of easy and mid level sky runs make it a very interesting solution for families.
Flexible skypass offer help shaping a budget solution for your sky holiday.