About the property
- House1614 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 floors with 3 bedrooms (one only for summer), 2 bathrooms and a super terrace.
Traditional three floor dwelling house on Como Lake, with open space kitchen, fireplace, two spacious bedrooms, a third one for summer, two bathrooms and a panoramic terrace at the rooftops of Acquaseria!
L'Alcova, which is unique for size and extension (over 110 mq. on three floors), shares a stunning view of the lake from every front. It is conveniently located in the town center, close to all the free car lots and local shops; even the nearest beach is just 300 m. away.
The rustic open-plan kitchen, fully equipped, dominates the first floor. On the second floor there are the first two bedrooms: the master bedroom, equipped with a queen sized bed, a built-in wardrobe and a cot, with a breathtaking lake view; the double room, with two twin beds and mountain view. Climbing the stairs, you will reach the terrace at the rooftop of Acquaseria and the third bedroom, with two single beds, available only in summertime.
The house is equipped with two bathrooms: the first one with the toilet, a washing-machine and a small bath, the second with the toilet and a cushy shower box. And, considering that L'Alcova is part of a nineteenth-century building, there's also a secret cellar!
The house is located in the old village of Acquaseria, truly in the most typical and populated area. Local shops, groceries, bar La Terrazza, Zanzibar, Bar Carlo, and restaurants Da Luigi e Creme Caramel are at your fingertips, less then 2 minutes on foot. And so do the local attractions.
The free beach is far less than 250 meters. You just have to go across Via Satale and straight on: the lakeside is there! Moreover almost the main paths start from Acquaseria.
Many free parking lots, without limits of time, are less then 50 meters away from the property. Even though renting a car is suggested, it isn't essential, because L'Alcova is not far from the bus stop.
San Siro is just the perfect location, being at the center of the lake, between Alto Lario, Menaggio and Tremezzina.
In springtime a sightseeing tour of the amazing lake "villa" is almost unmissable, such as Villa Balbianello, Villa Carlotta and Villa Melzi. A the same time you can take a long break at the restaurants, while visiting the wine cellars of the area. Essential for slow food fans is a good risotto with perch.
The proper boat trip should start from Menaggio. As an alternative, from Gravedona, Dongo o Tremezzo. Beyond a boat ride to Bellagio, Varenna and the other towns, why don't you make a jump in Switzerland to Lugano and then again in Italy, Como and Milan?
Talking about water sports, Cremia, Domaso and Gera Lario, with their famous kite-surf and wind-surf school, are recommended.
The closest railway stations are in Colico and in Como, approximately 45 minutes away from San Siro. As an alternative, you can reach Varenna Esino by ferry boat.
The closest motorway is Como - Grandate A9, approximately 40 minutes away from San Siro.
The surroundings offer everything may be needed. I recommend to have a look at my guidebook on airbnb, because it is a quite accurate essay of the proper Lake Como journey!
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- English, Spanish, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 6, 2018
About Federica Protti
Owner's daughter, keen on art and literature, Juris Doctor, cat lady, fashion addict, marketing assistant on training.
Federica Protti purchased this House in 1987
Why Federica Protti chose Acquaseria
Built and restyled for the first time at the end of 1800, this house has been restructured at the end of 1990, becoming our family house.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 6:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A spacious house in the middle of a village in an excellent position on Lake Como
The house was spacious and well equipped, ideal for a family of six. The position in the middle of Aquaseria meant that local shops were at the bottom of the street and the beach only 3 minutes walk. This is a great place to stay to visit Como lake and the surrounding are - our host provided lots of information about things to do, and made personal recommendations about places to visit which were really helpful.
Vacaciones estupendas en San Siro
"Pasamos unos días fantásticos en el lago de Como en agosto con nuestros dos niños. La casa estaba muy limpia, no le faltaba de nada. Federica es simplemente encantadora, estuvo muy atenta a cualquier cosa que necesitamos.
Los alrededores son maravillosos, el lago, los paseos en ferry, la ciudad de Como, Lucano, Milán, las villas...merece la pena.ç
Gracias por todo Federica"
"The house is very clean,...
"The house is very clean, great view at the lake, the beds are really comfortable.
The house is very complete, bath and kitchen equipped, and the location is perfect. Water quality are very good. Community parking is really close and always available. Accommodation is better then written on the website. The owners are very hospitable and friendly. Very good value for money"
"Accommodation is better ...
"Accommodation is better then written on the website. I would emphasize great heating, bath and kitchen equipotent, large dinning room, and biggest compliments to cleanliness. Community parking is really close and always available. Our communication with Federica was easy and efficient.
"It was a fantastic week ...
"It was a fantastic week in San Siro living in this house.
Not only the house is great, but the owner is very helpful and friendly. We''ll come back soon!"
"The property is clean,sp...
"The property is clean,spacious and fully equipped with a view of the lake.The owners friendly and welcoming.
We were very happy to stay for a week there and would recomend it to my friends.
The steep hills in the area would make it difficult for the inferm."
The house is located in the old village of Acquaseria, truly in the most typical area. The surroundings offer everything may be needed, without forgetting the attractions. To all the aficionados of climbing, we recommend the wonderful walks in the mountains and along the Ancient Via Regina. In spring the tour at the amazing villas of that spot is almost essential. Just for example, we're talking about Villa Balbianello and Villa Carlotta. Of course you don't have to tire yourself out! You can take a long break at the restaurants, while visiting the wine cellars of the area. Unmissable for slow food fans is a good risotto with perch. Don't forget that San Siro isn't far from Lugano! Beyond a boat ride to Bellagio, Varenna and other towns, why don't you make a jump in Switzerland and then again in Italy, Como and Milan? Isn't it enough? We give brochures and maps to our guests. And it's always a pleasure being helpful.