Be where all the action is, with this magical Menaggio retreat!
Boasting a prime lakefront location in central Menaggio, and just a stone’s throw away from the ferry stop and resort amenities and activities, this 2 bed 2 bath apartment offers the perfect family-friendly base for enjoying a carefree Central Lake break.
A beautiful retreat located in a converted former train station, the spacious holiday home benefits from a unique heritage and a newly-modernised interior.
Internally, the 2nd floor apartment offers a spacious open plan layout and features high sloping beamed ceilings. The uplifting ceiling heights, air conditioning and central heating combine to offer a timeless year-round ambience. Equipped too with free WIFI, a flat screen SAT TV, a DVD player and an iPod docking station, the retreat invites you to enjoy all the must-have 21st century home comforts.
The spacious open plan living room with kitchen diner for 4 is complemented by a spacious master Double bedroom, a generous lake view Twin bedroom with 2 single joinable beds, 2 contemporary-fitted family bathrooms and private laundry facilities.
Outside, the location of the holiday home means a car is not necessary, as guests can enjoy walking into town, catching the bus (with frequent links along the western shore and services to Como and Lugano, via Porlezza) and also hopping on the frequent ferry service (which offers links to Varenna, Bellagio, Cadenabbia and Como).
The picturesque resort town of Menaggio boasts everything you could wish for in a self-catering holiday destination; with supermarkets, delicatessens, cafes and authentic restaurants and eateries all here on the doorstep to complement your stay.
Menaggio offers pretty gift shops, a picturesque lakeside promenade, a kids park, mini golf and the popular family-friendly Lido di Menaggio. Here, guests have the perfect excuse to relax and have fun. Made for classic holiday moments, families and groups can enjoy the 2 outdoor pools, the lake beach with sunlounge hire, the authentic on-site restaurant, cocktail bar, kids park and volleyball court.
Menaggio also offers kayaking and power boat rentral opportunities, whilst up on its sunny hillside you will find breathaking hiking routes, local Agroturismos, the Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club and the Loveno Tennis Club.
From the lovely resort town, the famous villas of Tremezzina are just down the road (8-12 minutes’ away) and the frequent ferry links offer carefree access to the other famous resort towns of Bellagio and Varenna. Sailing, water sports, a variety of Lidos, extreme outdoor pursuits, horse riding and Italian Alp skiing opportunities are all within easy reach, whilst those seeking a cultured getaway can enjoy cookery lessons, wine tasting evenings and day trips to explore the villas, surrounding ancient villages and cosmopolitan cities of Lugano (43 minutes), Como (52 minutes) and Milan (1.5 hours).
Open plan Living
• A wonderful ambient living room, with a high-beamed ceiling and a comfy sitting area
• Features a flat screen SAT TV, a DVD player, free WIFI access and an iPod docking station
• Accompanied by a modern kitchen diner for 4
• A modern kitchen fully-equipped for full on family stays
• Features all the must-have appliances including an oven, cooker hob, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, Nespresso coffee machine and a dishwasher
• All the necessary cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery are provided
The sleeping accommodation perfectly caters for family stays and flexible groups of 4-6.
• A bright and spacious bedroom with full-height beamed ceiling
• Furnished with a modern Double bed and wardrobe
• A generous and flexible lake view bedroom, with full-height beamed ceiling
• Furnished with 2 single joinable beds
• Offers plenty of wardrobe space
A Double sofa bed for 2 additional guests can be found in the open plan living room.
Single adult camp beds and infant baby cots can also be provided (for an extra cost).
• A modern family bathroom fitted with a bath tub, wash basin, WC and bidet
• A contemporary fitted bathroom with a shower, wash basin, WC and bidet
The holiday home is perfect for year-round stays; being equipped with cosy central heating and located within easy reach of public transport.
Free WIFI access, a hairdryer, washer dryer and ironing facilities are provided for guests use. Air-conditioning can be provided upon request (the daily rate is EU 15). The 2nd floor apartment is reached by 20 steps.
Public parking is located nearby the residence.
From its convenient lakefront setting, the main lake road leads directly to the ferry stop, supermarkets, boutique shops and the picturesque lakeside centre.
Here pretty café-lined piazzas, an authentic array of Italian restaurants, gelatarias and bars can be enjoyed. A beautiful lakeside promenade with views of Bellagio leads past power boat rentals and mini golf, to the popular family-friendly Lido di Menaggio. The sandy lake beach offers the perfect excuse to enjoy a spot of sunbathing, whilst the fabulous restaurant will keep those taste buds satisfied. Volley ball, a kids park and 2 outdoor pools will keep all ages happy. The Lido is also the ideal place to come to in the evenings, either for a classic aperitif moment at the vibrant bar, an ambient evening meal or a fun night of dancing, under the stars.
Menaggio also offers many leisure pursuits to enjoy; from kayak hire, boat rentals, fishing and cycling to hiking, golf and tennis.
Perfectly placed along the desirable central western shore, the pretty resort town places guests at the perfect starting point for reaching the Tremezzina restaurants, the lidos, walking routes (Sacro Monte di Ossuccio, Greenway del Lago, San Martino) and beautiful Villa attractions (Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello), the Central Lake resorts of Bellagio (for tourist shopping, the Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni gardens, the Jungle Raider Park and the Extreme Outdoor Sport club) and Varenna (for Hotel Villa Cipressi, Villa Monastero, Castello di Vezio), the Italian Alp Ski resorts of Piani di Bobbio and Madesimo (within 85 minutes’ drive away) and the delights of Lake Lugano and its fashionable Swiss lake city (under 43 minutes’ drive away).
Como city is 52 minutes’ drive away and can easily be reached via bus or fast passenger ferry from Menaggio. Milan is 1.5 hours’ drive away (and can also be reached just across the lake, by train from Varenna or in the south from the main S. Giovanni station in Como). The closes airport to Menaggio is Milan Malpensa (78 minutes’ drive) and Lugano Airport (54 minutes’ drive).