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This Apartment is Superb, huge area, lovely big bedrooms,
Big bathrooms, lovely views over the lake. Spotlessly clean and Immaculate and everything in it that you might need.
Yes you need a Car
We had a Fabulous time here
Christina the owner is Wonderful.
Beautiful views from loft apartment
The apartment was spotlessly clean and exactly as per the photos on the website. It was well equipped and spacious, but would benefit from some air conditioning. We were there in a heatwave (34 degrees C!) and the fans provided did help, but air-con would have been better! The big balcony with it's huge opening doors also helped to cool the apartment and filled it with light.
Cristina was very welcoming, but allowed us our own space.
The views from the balcony were lovely, as the house is high above Menaggio in a suburban area called Loveno. The road up is very steep and you really need a car - others reviewers have said it is walkable from the town, but I wouldn't say so, in part because it is dangerous in many areas and the traffic is very fast.
Once in Menaggio though, a reliable bus service will take you up and down the lake road and you can easily get across the lake on one of many different sorts of boats which put in to the harbour.
A fun way to travel down to Lenno is the 'Trombetta Express', a small road train. It stops at the entrance to Villa Carlotta and if you go on a Tuesday you can combine it with a visit to Lenno market.
If the weather is hot you could visit Menaggio Lido, where you can swim in the pool and in the lake. (There is also a children's pool) The entrance fee is expensive though, so if you think you'll be going a lot, ask for a pass with 15 entrances on it. You pay up front, but it cuts the cost of entry quite considerably. You need a swim hat for the pool.
There are loads of restaurants in Menaggio - take your pick from many in the square, for all budgets; also lovely Gelaterias. On a Friday night there is a craft market along the lakeshore and music in the squares.
The local Tourist Information produce a free weekly sheet (in various languages, including English), detailing what's on that week and making suggestion for things to do - well worth picking up.
There is a Conad supermarket in town with a barrier controlled car park (get your ticket validated at the check out or you won't be able to get out!)
There is plenty to see and do in this area, from trekking (get walk suggestions from the tourist information) boating on the lake, swimming, relaxing, visiting villas or eating out.
If you have a car and are up for a road trip we would highly recommend driving north to the Acquafraggia waterfalls - take you swimming costumes - you won't be disappointed!
Beautiful place to stay
A lovely place to holiday with everything you need and more... Beautiful views from living area.. Comfy bed and spacious area to relax. Cristina was very promt to reply to any questions and helped us with a problem we had with the Autostrade toll we had from our journey. Great to have parking and highly recommend a stay here...
We had a great stay at Cristina’s place. Very clean, beautiful view from balcony and very well equipped apartment. Around 20 minutes walk to Menaggio city center but you should be fit for the way back up! Which was fine 🙂😄 parking right in front of the door so couldn’t be easier.
Overall all was great.
Fantastic loft-type apartment with views over Lake Como, easy access to Menaggio, and a great host.
We spent two nights in Cristina's wonderful apartment enjoying the fabulous views over Lake Como and Menaggio. The apartment is much more spacious than the photos suggest, with two generous bedrooms, a large, open living area, a good-sized kitchen, and a very pleasant outside, open area (a wonderful sun trap!). We were a family of five and Cristina's apartment fitted us perfectly. The apartment is located about 5 minutes drive outside of Menaggio - but the drive is worth it to give you the views. We walked in to Menaggio a couple of times - 20 mins there, and 25 minutes back - not too bad at all. On our full day in Menaggio we took ferries across to Varena and Bellagio - a real must. In Varena we walked up to Castello di Vezio (a steep but hugely rewarding 20 minute walk from the ferry port in Varena) and in Bellagio we just admired the amazing architecture, open spaces and perfect setting. The apartment contained everything we needed and was just like a home from home. Cristina was a very informative and gracious host, who communicated perfectly with us from when we booked the apartment through to sorting out our arrival time. We would thoroughly recommend Cristina's apartment to others, and we will absolutely return in the future.
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Amazing view. Quiet location.
Amazing 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apt. The view was absolutely gorgeous. The kitchen was well stocked and had everything we needed. Showers had good water pressure which isnt always the case in Europe. The .7 of a mile walk to town is all down hill in and all uphill back but it's a good way to walk off dinner and gelatos. According to my two teenage boys, the WIFI was fast which was an added plus because sometimes after a long day out, we all need some down time. I highly recommend this apt.
A reasonably price and full of Italian goods (yum)grocery store is about 15 mins away going towards Lugano. Cristina was helpful and available. Awesome experience and the price can't be beat.