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Bella Varenna, Varenna, Italy

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Persons, 2 Beds, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

Reside along the picturesque Varenna waterfront!

Situated in a prominent and pretty Liberty-style Italian Townhouse on the sunny waterfront of central Varenna, one of the most romantic and beautiful of all Lake Como towns, this property enjoys an envious and highly accessible location.

Guests enter the building through a beautiful ornate doorway and can reach the apartment easily by lift/elevator or communal stairwell.

The property is very bright, modern and tastefully decorated with high ceilings throughout, with an Open Plan layout which features a practical Kitchenette with gas hob and sink, and a Dining table which sits 4 guests comfortably. The Living area is comfortable and offers a Sofa which can be adapted into a double bed sofa bed for additional guests, and a working fireplace makes a pretty feature for a romantic evening in.

French doors lead out onto a beautiful iron balcony which is perfect for enjoying a cup of morning coffee or a glass of wine with company in the evenings. The Lake views from here are uninterrupted, panoramic and are truly breathtaking!

The Master Bedroom is spacious and bright with a Double Bed, modern furnishings and lake views from the window.

The apartment also features a modern tiled Shower room, all the desired sanitary ware as well as a washing machine.

Outside the property guests can pleasantly reach the many amenities and Lakeside attractions on foot.

The early Victorian part of Varenna where the apartment is situated, provides a choice of lake view Cafes, many fine Villas and the famous and historical Castello di Vezio, which is situated on the Varenna hillside and which features frequent Falconry displays and medieval re-enactments during the Summer-Autumn time. The Ferry also operates from here, providing guests with an enjoyable and care-free way of exploring Bellagio, Menaggio and other Lake Como towns.

A picturesque lakeside promenade takes guests along to the romantic medieval quarter of Varenna, which features medieval passageways, cobbled Piazzas and ancient Churches. There are many delightful restaurants and wine bars to enjoy as well as boutique craft shops to enjoy.

As well as the fast and reliable Car and Passenger Ferry service, Varenna also boasts a frequent Train service to cities such as Lecco and Milan- making it an ideal base to explore Lake Como and more of Lombardy!

More Details

Owner
Happy Holiday Homes
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a lovely stay. Everything was wonderful. We left this morning and put the keys back in the keybox.
Sep 2015
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Amenities

Varenna Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet
  • The apartment also features a modern tiled Shower room, all the desired sanitary ware as well as a washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

3.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Bella Varenna, Varenna, Italy
average rating of 3.5 based on 12 reviews
4

love at first sight

  • 4 of 5

My best friend and i stayed and this lovely apartment in May of 2016. waking up, sitting, drinking coffee and admiring the breathtaking view. One of the best memories is going home last summer. (i am italian but live over seas) The apartment had everything necessary for a few comfortable nights. The rail station is not far but if you have bad knees or the such hitch a ride. Best location because we go walk downstairs and have a bear and snack, catch the ferry within a few yards and lovely people watching. Thank you so very much for the perfect memory.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay in our lovely apartment. Yes we agree that the location is a real perk of the property! To have the town, its amenities and the ferry on the doorstep are all real reasons why we believe our guests enjoy our home as much as we. Thank you again for your great feedback, it is so nice to hear you enjoyed your May time getaway :) Please come back soon!
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Mixed Review

  • 3 of 5

I had mixed feelings about this apartment. It was a great location with a spectacular view. The apartment was very large but very cheaply furnished. The posted pictures look much better than the actual furnishings. In the kitchen/ dining area and the TV room there are only overhead lights which were very harsh. The bathroom, while clean, could use re-calking in the shower which was moldy. I had to call the office the next day to get the password for the Wi-Fi. It should have been posted in the apartment. The directions for the tv were incorrect and we spent a long time to get tv reception. The light in the stairwell was burned out so it was very dark at night. And this was the most expensive place I stayed on this trip. I felt for the price it should have been furnished with a higher quality of furniture. I would recommend for the location but be aware that its not a great value.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
62 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Nearest Train
0.25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

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.

Outside the property guests can pleasantly reach the many amenities and Lakeside attractions on foot.

The early Victorian part of Varenna where the apartment is situated, provides a choice of lake view Cafes, many fine Villas and the famous and historical Castello di Vezio, which is situated on the Varenna hillside and which features frequent Falconry displays and medieval re-enactments during the Summer-Autumn time. The Ferry also operates from here, providing guests with an enjoyable and care-free way of exploring Bellagio, Menaggio and other Lake Como towns.

A picturesque lakeside promenade takes guests along to the romantic medieval quarter of Varenna, which features medieval passageways, cobbled Piazzas and ancient Churches. There are many delightful restaurants and wine bars to enjoy as well as boutique craft shops to enjoy.

As well as the fast and reliable Car and Passenger Ferry service, Varenna also boasts a frequent Train service to cities such as Lecco and Milan- making it an ideal base to explore Lake Como and more of Lombardy!

Golf:

There are Golf clubs around Lake 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. Tel: +39 344 321 03. 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 beforehand to check course rules. Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como).

Skiing:

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 which is approx.100km.

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Rates & Availability

Notes

  • Service Charge:
    Our one & two weekly service charges are inclusive of final cleaning, bed linen, towels, heating, utilities & air-conditioning (if installed in the holiday property). Tea towels & beach towels are not supplied. If your booking is for more than one week, clean linen & towels will be provided on a weekly basis.
    Additional Service Charge: €110 (7 days & less) & €140 (7 days plus)

    Short Breaks:
    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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