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Stone house for 5 persons, 3 balcoins with see view, 5 min from the beach - Villa Iolanda (new): pur relax

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights



Villa Iolanda (new): pur relax

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.

About the property

La Pace and Villa Iolanda

'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

- Free WI-FI

- Supermarket und Café - 4 min. walk

- Football pitch with children's playground: at Cremia - 3 min. walk

- Ski resorts: - Madesimo - 60 Min.

- St. Moritz (CH) - 90 Min.

- Chiesa Valmalenco - 90 Min.

- Golf: Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club - 15 Min.

More Details

Mauro Almici
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Mauro Almici

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

Why Mauro Almici chose Cremia

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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•Zu den Grund gebühren kommen eine einmalige Betrag von 90 Euro als Nebenkosten (Schlüsselabgabe, Reinigungskosten, Strom,
Gas, Wasser etc.).Badetücher sowie Bettwäsche inbegriff.
•Free WI-FI
•Langzeitmiete nach Absprache.
•Anreisetag: flexibel. Im Haupsaison-Weihnachtsferien-Osternferien An-Abreisetag: Samstag
•Kostenlos: 2 Fahrräder und 2 Kanu immer zur Verfügung.


Prato House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Lovely villa with 6 star owner

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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clean,quiet,romantic place

  • 4 of 5

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

Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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The reviews say it all

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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  • 5 of 5

Wir haben den Urlaub in der Villa Iolanda in Cremia sehr genossen.

Das ganzer Haus ist sehr geschmackvoll und gut eingerichtet. Die Zimmeraufteilung ist auch für Familien mit Kindern sehr geeignet. Man hat fast überall einen wunderbaren Seeblick und kann nicht nur abends herrlich auf einer der Balkone sitzen.

Wäre nicht auch die Ungebung so wunderschön, würde man das Haus und den Garten gar nicht verlassen wollen...

Danke, Mauro, für die tollen Tips zum Wandern und für andere Ausflüge und die Hilfe beim Gepäckschleppen.

Dass man das Haus nicht direkt mit dem Auto erreichen kann, war für uns überhaupt kein Nachteil. Den kleinen Spaziergang durch die schöne Landschaft haben wir und vor allem auch die Kinder jedesmal sehr genossen, wie auch den Gang zum kleinen netten Lädchen nebst Fußballplatz und Spielplatz im Dorf.

Wir hoffen nochmal wiederkommen zu können und können die Villa Iolanda mit ihrem liebevollen Vermieter nur wärmstens empfehlen!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Refugium für Erholungsuchende und Individualisten

  • 5 of 5

Das Ferienhaus ist in Gehminuten vom Parkplatz zu erreichen. Mauro war sofort zur Stelle und half beim Transort der Koffer mit einer Sackkarre. Daher nicht zuviele Einzelgepäckstücke mitnehmen. Angekommen erwartete uns ein kleines Gastgeschenk und wir fanden das Häuschen genauso vor, wie im Internet beschreiben. Alles haben wir sehr sauber und gepflegt vorgefunden. Mauro war stets erreichbar und bemüht. Auf dem Balkon mit herrlichem Blick auf den Lario und den schneebedeckten Bergen haben wunderschöne Stunden erlebt. Es war eine unvergessliche schöne Woche.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Herrlich war es!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
S. Vito
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
S. Vito
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Croce di Menaggio
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
S. Vito
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
S. Vito

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,