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Characteristic house of Como Lake: a timeless nook between earth and water.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
0
Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights

Description

Acquaseria House Rental Photos and Description

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!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Federica Protti
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2016

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 Lake Como

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Characteristic house of Como Lake: a timeless nook between earth and water.
average rating of 4.787879 based on 33 reviews
4

Vacaciones estupendas en San Siro

  • 4 of 5

"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"

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

"The house is very clean,...

  • 5 of 5

"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"

  • Submitted: May 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

"Accommodation is better ...

  • 5 of 5

"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.

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  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Düsseldorf
5

"It was a fantastic week ...

  • 5 of 5

"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!"

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk,England
5

"The property is clean,sp...

  • 5 of 5

"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."

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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super

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. Thank you, Federica.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Milano Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
La Terrazza, Zanzibar, Bar Carlo
Nearest Ferry
4.5 Kilometres
Menaggio - Navigazione Lago di Como
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Menaggio e Cadenabbia Golf Club
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Como - Stazione San Giovanni Ferrovie dello Stato
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Como Grandate - Autostrada A9
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Da Luigi, Creme Caramel
Nearest Ski
43 Kilometres
SkiArea Valchiavenna
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Lakeside
Car: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Acquaseria House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Capodanno!
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$181
$853
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$69
$480
 
 
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$75
$533
 
 
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$80
$533
 
 
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
$85
$640
 
 
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$69
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$64
$491
$2,133
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Spese di pulizia $53
Refundable damage deposit $213

La struttura non dispone più di una connessione Wi-Fi, in seguito a dei guasti alla centralina sita in Molvedo. Viene fornito un modem Wi-Fi portatile, da utilizzare ovunque vi sia copertura 3.
At L'Alcova there isn't Wi-Fi connection anymore, since a breakdown at the local telephone exchange occurred. A portable wi-fi router with a sim card is provided. It is usable everywhere, where 3 company works.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Acquaseria House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double room at the second floor - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Equipped with heating system
    Double room or triple room at the second floor - 2 twin/ single , One extra single bed addable, equipped with heating system.
    Double Room at the third floor - 2 twin/ single , Not equipped with heat-system.
  • The entire property is usable. The two bedrooms on the second floor are communicating rooms: privacy is granted by the doors and the movable library. They're equipped with autonomous heating system. a) One double room with two single beds and an extra one for 2 or 3 sleeping accomodations b) One double room with a queen sized bed and a cradle for 2 + 1 baby sleeping accomodations On the third floor there is a double room with two single beds, but it isn't equipped with autonomous heating system. So it isn't available in winter. The sofa in the sitting room is a sofa-bed for 1 sleeping accomodation.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Rules of the House: 1) Education and respect for the property, for the goods provided by the Landlord, for the neighborhood. 2) Hygiene and cleaning. Pets are not allowed, exceptions aside. Smoking inside the house is forbidden. Smoking is allowed at the terrace, but only with the ashtrays. Before leaving, remember to wash the dishes and empty the trash. 3) Punctuality. Attain to the check-in and check-out time choose by or defided with the Landlord. Promptly communicate any change of schedule. 4) Wi-Fi connection- Wi-fi router has to be given back with its sim card. If you lose, damage or break the wi-fi router or the sim card, you will pay the entire deposit. If you’re planning to leave soon in the morning (before 8 a.m.), you have to give it back the night before – reasonably at the check out.

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