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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

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

Owner
Mauro Almici
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 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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Notes

•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.


Amenities

Prato House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 2 twin/ single
    - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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(32 traveler reviews)

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Villa Iolanda (new): pur relax
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews
5

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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4

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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5

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

Schöner Aufenthalt am Comer See

  • 5 of 5

Wunderschöne Aussicht auf den See, schönes, gepflegtes Haus, dass allerdings nur über einen fünfminütigen Fußweg zu erreichen ist. Sehr netter Vermieter, der einem bei allen Anliegen hilft.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Urlaub zum Erholen ohne großen Trubel mit traumhafter Aussicht auf den Comer See und die Berge

  • 5 of 5

Aufgrund der vorherigen Bewertungen waren wir über den Fußweg von 3-5 Minuten zum Haus informiert. Trotz der netten Unterstützung von Mauro (der uns beim Gepäck half) empfanden wir den ersten Fußweg zur Villa Iolanda als länger (wohl auch aufgrund der Hitze von über 30 Grad). Wenn man den Weg aber dann später mehrmals gegangen ist, dann wird dieser Fußweg echt zu einem kurzen Spaziergang. Unsere Tochter hat für den Weg 6:20 Minuten gebraucht (handgestoppt).

Schon auf dem Weg zum Ferienhaus versorgte uns Mauro mit vielen guten Tipps und auch im Ferienhaus selbst liegen sehr viele Broschüren bereit.

Die Lage der Villa ist zwar etwas abseits, aber der traumhafte Blick und die Ruhe sind mehr als Ausgleich genug dafür. Wir konnten alle unsere Mahlzeiten draußen auf dem überdachten Balkon genießen, stets mit dem Blick auf den See und die Berge.

Zum Brötchenkauf ging es jeden Morgen einen kleinen Fußweg (ca. 5 Minuten) hoch durch den Wald ins Dorf. Dort findet man einen kleinen "Tante-Emma-Laden", in dem man alles Nötige bekommt. Zum größeren Einkauf sind wir immer nach Dongo in den "Conad City" gefahren (nicht der an der Hauptstraße, sondern an der Kirche im Kreisel hoch fahren, ist ca. 7km vom Haus entfernt). In Dongo gibt es auch einen größeren Strandbereich mit etwas Schatten. Dort hat uns Mauro mal seine beiden Kajaks zur Verfügung gestellt (war super).

Zum Strandbereich in Cremia gelang man nach 10 Minuten über einen Weg mit vielen Treppen. Dort findet man 2 Lokale, in denen man abends gut essen kann. Auch dieser Fußweg wird schnell zur Gewohnheit.

Wer mal nach Como will und sein Auto nicht dafür nutzen möchte, kann dies auch mit dem Schiff z.B. ab Menaggio machen (Dauer ca. 2:20 Stunden und kostet p.P. 10,40 Euro) oder mit dem Bus C10 (Dauer ca.1:04 Stunde und kostet p.P. 4,10 Euro). Der Bus hält zwar sehr oft, bietet aber unterwegs auch einen schönen Ausblick auf See und Orte.

Zu empfehlen auch der Ausflug zum "Rifugio La Canua" auf 1520m Höhe. Von dort hat man einen tollen Ausblick auf den See und in der Hütte wird man von netten Gastgebern mit gutem Essen empfangen. Die Anreise mit dem Auto bis auf ca.1150m Höhe ist zwar abenteuerlich (schlechter Weg am Ende, lieber Auto früher stehen lassen und weiter zu Fuß gehen), aber der Ausblick lohnt sich.

Fazit: Wer gerne mal ein paar Meter zu Fuß geht und etwas Ruhe sucht, wird hier einen tollen Urlaub erleben und einen sehr, sehr netten Vermieter kennen lernen.

Danke Mauro!!!

Die Saarländer

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Wunderschön!

  • 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
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Lugano
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
S. Vito
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
S. Vito
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Croce di Menaggio
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Colico
Nearest Motorway
45 Kilometres
Lugano
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
S. Vito
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Madesimo
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,

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