|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Relax in style in this newly built luxurious 2 bedroom contemporary apartment, with swimming pool and balcony, overlooking the jewel of the lake (Bellagio, Varenna and Menaggio). Positioned on a small hill 5 minutes walk from the lake-front, nestled into the hillside, close to by woods and nature . Located in the the scenic region of San Siro and just 10 minutes from Menaggio, one of the most beautiful areas on the lake. Menaggio is one of the main ferry ports on the lake and provides access to the many wonderful towns and villages dotted along the lake-front. The modern comfortable apartment with a quality fit-out throughout and balcony area provides the ideal location to enjoy and explore the stunning lake region . The balcony area is ideal for dining al fresco. Ideally positioned to facilitate a relaxing break soaking up the incredible views with a cappucino or glass of vino from the balcony, or an adventurous break with hiking, watersports, golf, skiing, cycling all available on your door-step. Swimming pool loungers are provided. There is complimentary WiFi access.
There is ample secure guest parking to the rear of the property.
We are an Irish family with two girls aged 8 and 10 and one boy aged 7.
Derek Kehoe purchased this apartment in 2008
We bought the apartment in 2008 and spent quite a bit of time fitting out the interior with furniture pieces from Maison & Chateau, Italian designed kitchen and high standard bathroom fittings. The small private 14 development is perfectly safe for kids.
We loved Lake Como from the moment we arrived. San Siro area in particular is great because it is so peaceful. There are also so many outdoor activities for all age-groups and this area via Cremia/Pianello/Dongo is a real mecca for all water-sport enthusiasts.
The reasonably priced food/coffee/ice-cream is wonderful with great restaurants in San Siro and the neighbouring villages of Pianello, Cremia and Dongo.
There are also newly builty stunning lake-fron walks (lit at night-time) from Laguna Beach in Pianello and also in Cremia
The main things we like:-
1. The amazing panoramic views of the village, lake and mountains and the Jewel of the Lake Varenna,Belaggio,Menaggio
2. Private pool for guests
3. Being just 5 minutes walk from the lake-front and the beach area
4. Being able to view the daily water-sport activities from the apartment
5. Close proximity to Milan,Lugano, Bergamo, Como, Lecco - for great day trips.
6. Transport links - Close proximity to 4 airports and bus and rail services as well as the local ferry terminals
7. Italians tolerance of kids in restaurants and public places
8. Proximity to top Italian and Swiss ski resorts in winter
9. Hiring a boat locally to visit the lovely towns and villages along the lake-front.
10. 'Best pizza on the lake' at Creme Caramel
Hello Derek, We have had a fantastic break, it has been everything we had hoped for, the locality,food, people and accommodation of course was ideal. Lots of happy memories and we will certainly come back at some point. This has been a holiday we will recommend and will point people in your direction. I
Thanks again, Giblet family, UK
We had a great holiday and the apartment made a great base - Sally Davies, UK
We had a fantastric hoiliday. The views from the apartment are breathtaking.
Lake Como has to be the most beautiful place we have visited - Janice Linehan, US
We had a lovely holiday and the views were spectacular. The warmth of the welcome was as good as the food. It is a wonderful spot - Liz William Davies - UK
Upon arrival we were told there was no electricity at the property. There was also no gas supply. We spent a week in darkness and with only cold water to use. After speaking to the complex manager we discovered that the supply had been disconnected some months previously and despite our booking the accommodation months in advance, the owner had obviously left it too late to reconnect.
We were then asked at the end of our stay to pay more than just the deposit. This experience very nearly ruined our stay and we would recommend that you don't book this accommodation. Appalling attitude displayed by the owner. Stay well away!
Special interest holidays:
The NW side of the lake is the mecca for water sport enthusiasts featuring wind surfing, kite surfing and sailing.
This area is also ideal for cycling on the lake-front or on the many hills overlooking the lake.
There are newly built stunning long lake-side walks at Cremia nd Pianello which are both within 5 minutes drive.
There are a selection of beaches locally, with a nice newly completed beach and walkway at the lake-front. Pianello and Cremia, both of which are approx 5 minutes by car are meccas for water-sport lovers particularly wind-surfing/kite surfing and sailing. There are also really nice restaurants on the lake side beside the beach area in both of these locations.
A beautiful outdoor Lido pool has just opened in Managgio on the lake-front which is beside a childrens' park.
Milan Malpensa - 1 hour.
Milan Linate - 1 hour.
Bergamo - 1.5 hours.
The airports have rail links to Milan Central Station with trains running frequently to Como City from Milan. From Como there are regular bus services to San Siro.
Reasonably priced car hire is available at all the airports and is recommended to ensure you see as much as possible on your visit as there is so much to see around the lake and in the Lombardy region as well as neighbouring Switzerland.
Menaggio - 10 minutes drive
Como City - 45 minutes drive
Lugano (Switzerland) - 45 minute drive
Milan - 1 hour 30 minutes drive
Lecco - 1 hour drive
Bergamo - 1 hour 30 minutes drive
We are located about a 2 min drive away from the village centre which has shops, bars and restaurants and a number of other shops.. There is also a small shop 1 min walk from the apartment that can cater for all your basic needs (milk, bread, water). San Siro has a lovely beach area and there are a number of other beaches a short distance from San Siro including Pianello and Cremia. There are numerous small bars in the village and a fantastic selection of restaurants and snack bars and in the surrounding areas including Zanzibar and Luigi’s with great value in a beautiful rustic Italian setting). Creme Caramel on the lake-front is viewed as having the best pizzas on the lake. The numerous restaurants (mainly family-run) invite you to taste delicious Italian food while enjoying amazing views of the surrounding landscape across the lake. You can be as active as you like or spend the time peacefully relaxing. Take a hiking trip into the wild valleys of the area or explore it by mountain bike. Stroll around colourful markets or take a boat trip around the lake with the whole family. Activities are too numerous to mention - almost all sports are catered for. San Siro (which was formerly known as Santa Maria Rezzonico) lies on the western shore of Lake Como (known also as Lario), on the southern slopes of Mount Bregagno. Cremia is to the north of San Siro and Menaggio/Plesio to the south. It is built on the slopes of a promontory, above which, towers a 14th century castle. The name Rezzonico may originate from the Rhaetic people who lived here, from “Rhaeto”, an Etrurian captain who lived in the area or from the local term “risciulada” which indicates the cobblestone paving so typical of this village. There are many things to see in San Siro; churches, ruins of ancient convents and fortresses along cobblestone paths and nature walks that take you up into the hills.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 30 2016 - Feb 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
The changeover day is normally Saturday but flexibility may be offered in some cases outside peak season if required. Check-in time 4pm or earlier by arrangement. Latest check-out time 10.00am or later by arrangement.
Notes on prices:
A charge of 75 Euros applies to all reservations to cover local charges/utilities & cleaning. We do not request a security deposit on arrival as we operate at all times on a trust basis.
Wi-Fi is provided free of charge with unlimited usage. Linens and house towels are also provided free of charge.
A heating surcharge applies for winter bookings.
We accept payments by PayPal. 20% booking deposit. Balance 8 weeks prior to arrival. Winter heating fee applies from November to March.