|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
The house is well equipped with two double bedrooms with large loft, kitchen with dishwasher, two bathrooms with Jacuzzi and washer, a spacious living room with 1 sofa and 2 armchairs, wood stove with fireplace, cellar, garden with seating and BBQ, 2 covered terraces with dining table and beautiful lake view.
'La Pace and Villa Iolanda are two separate houses located in Cremia, in the district of Marnino, in a protected area, ideal to relax. The stone houses are located on the lakeside preferred by George Clooney, on a green terrace land, 200m above the lake with a wonderful panoramic view. Extensive hiking trails are right outside the door, as the 'Via Monte Lariani' with an old trail that starts in Como and finish in Sorico, last village on north side, with a constant fantastic view along the lake with his bays and headlands. 'La Pace' and Villa Iolanda are about 3-5 minutes walking from public car park. The beach is about 10 minutes on foot and 2 minutes by car. Excursion: The rifugio La Canua '(1500 m) is just at 20 minutes by car and one-hour walk. There you have a wonderful view over the lake and the surrounding mountains.
2 bicycles and 2 canoes always available.
Ski resorts: - Madesimo - 60 Min.
- St. Moritz (CH) - 90 Min.
- Chiesa Valmalenco - 90 Min.
Golf: Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club - 15 Min.
Born In Winterthur (CH), today I live with my family in Dongo (Como). Graduate in electrical engineering, I have worked for 30 years with a Finnish company, first as manager Automation, then as a sales manager for the French and German market. Now I dedicate myself to restructure everything smells of antique: old stone houses, vintage cars and motorcycles . Favorite sport: skiing, windsurfing, hiking,
Mauro Almici purchased this house in 1997
I've renovated these houses , because for me they always had a magical taste. Here, by my grandparents and uncles, as a child I always spent my holidays: green meadows, lake and relax.
I took personally care to all the details to ensure an authentic atmosphere, however integrated with all the amenities that have improved the quality of life.
The wonderful view of the lake, which can be enjoyed from the terraces has since always, extended lunch and dinner time: man does not live by bread alone.
The cozy atmosphere of the benches around the fireplace, they never did regret the lack of television. Today, even if there is satellite TV, the atmosphere remains still as ... as before.
•Zu den Grund gebühren kommen eine einmalige Betrag von 90 Euro als Nebenkosten (Schlüsselabgabe, Reinigungskosten, Strom,
Gas, Wasser etc.).Badetücher sowie Bettwäsche inbegriff.
•Langzeitmiete nach Absprache.
•Anreisetag: flexibel. Im Haupsaison-Weihnachtsferien-Osternferien An-Abreisetag: Samstag
•Kostenlos: 2 Fahrräder und 2 Kanu immer zur Verfügung.
We had a lovely week-long stay at this villa and were welcomed by Mauro who was very helpful throughout our stay. We appreciated the bottle of local wine that he provided on our arrival. There are amazing views of the lake from the two sunny balconies. We were two couples using one double bedroom and one twin. There are no en suites but an upstairs bathroom and a downstairs one. I think it is worth knowing that the villa is a 7 minute walk from the car park along a former donkey track. Mauro hauled our luggage on a trolley. He provided a torch, although you may also want to take your own, for returning to the villa after eating at one of the local restaurants. There is a steep walk down to the two restaurants in the village which is fine, whilst the return walk after a big meal requires effort.
We had generally good weather but on one wet day we appreciated the wood burning fire in the lounge and we also roasted chestnuts that we collected on local paths. There is a small supermarket 5 minutes walk up the hill.
A car is useful for this accommodation so as to explore the surrounding towns and villages. Primary school children and young teenagers would enjoy sleeping on each of the platforms above the two bedrooms so the accommodation could accommodate 2 families of 4 at a very reasonable price. We liked the fact that it was out of the tourist areas and less commercial than many of the more famous resorts.
We spend 4 days end of April /beg. May in “ Villa Iolanda “ and find this place very quite and romantic .The house was well equipped and convenient for 2 families.
Mauro, the owner of the house, is warm ,affable and accurate man
We will recommend this place for all who would like to escape for few days from the urban life
and to stay close to Lago di Como
Dragomir , Irina ,Emil, Ina
The reviews say it all, every one excellent and worthy of five stars. This stone house has clearly been restored with great precision and care, and importantly, with a sense of warmth and generosity by the owner. The house, with its expert touches and clever use of beautiful, natural timber finishes and tiling, is extremely comfortable and a wonderful place to come back to after a day of sightseeing, hiking or just relaxing by the lake. Mauro himself, is a five and a half star host, considerate, knowledgeable, and always helpful. It was an absolute pleasure to talk to him about the area and its history, and his life experiences, and I thank him for so kindly giving of his time.
Wir waren zu viert (Kinder 4 und 7) in Mauros sehr gemütlichem Haus, Villa Iolanda, in der ersten Novemberwoche.
Der Fußmarsch vom Parkplatz ist - wie von vielen beschrieben- überhaupt nicht problematisch, sorgt eher (wie der "Abstieg" ins Tal zum See) für Abenteuer und Spaß. Mauro hilft beim Gepäck und ist auch so ein toller Gastgeber mit vielen Tipps. Im Haus ist alles vorhanden, eine wunderbare Kombination zwischen modern und "alt". Das Heizen mit Holz in Omas altem Ofen und das Rösten der gesammelten Marronis hat zusätzlich für eine tolle Stimmung gesorgt. Wir hatten Glück mit dem Wetter Anfang November, wir sind jeden Tag wandern gewesen, entweder unten am See oder den "Hausberg" hinauf. Wir sind in Cremia mit seinem kleinen Supermarkt nur auf sehr freundliche Menschen getroffen und Mauros Hundedame Nabu war kurz davor, von unseren Kindern adoptiert zu werden. Kurzum: wer jeden Tag den Blick auf den Comer See in herrlicher Ruhe mit allem Komfort eines tollen Hauses genießen will - der ist hier richtig. Wir können Mauros Feriendomizil auch außerhalb der Sommermonate nur empfehlen-es lohnt sich auf jeden Fall.
Tolles Haus mit super Ausstattung und einen ganz netten Vermieter. Kommen gern wieder.
Beach: San Vito, a district of Cremia is on the lake with the old Romanesque church, two fine restaurants and pizzeria, a nice bar directly on the pier, and a wind-Kite surf -school. This beach is one of the best wind and kite surfing spot on Lake Como. The water is clear and clean, ideal for swimming, a relaxing promenade is along the sandy beach. Other beaches are located in the vicinity. Tennis courts, Velaclub are within 10 minutes. Worthwhile excursions: Menaggio, Bellagio, Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello, Isola Comacina (a small island in Lake Como), Markets in Menaggio and Dongo, ancient villages such as Livo. Values see cities: Como (50 min), Lugano (40 min), Chiavenna (30min), Milan (90 min). Nearby there is also the 'Giardino del Merlo', a large park with tropical trees, and the 'Museo della Barca Lariana” with more than 500 different kind of historic boats, is located in Pianello, just after Cremia.
Other Activities: Windsurf, Kitesurf, Trekking, Hiking, Nordwalking,