|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The perfect Lake Como residence offering spacious, stylish living.
This luxuriously furnished home basks in its sunny position and is located just over 5 minutes walk from the lake, restaurants, ferry and all amenities.
This first floor home has recently been completed (2010) and is stylishly appointed throughout featuring modern bathroom, living area, plus sofa, stylish kitchen plus widescreen satellite TV. 2 doubles, a twin & a single bed the home will in fact sleep 7 and offers stylish living and an idyllic retreat set in parkland with private balcony yet minutes from typical Italian living from authentic lake front cafes and restaurants and pizzeria.
The residence boasts a large outdoor pool and all year round heated jacuzzi whilst your home features a private lake view balcony, secure private parking and above all, the perfect haven to relax your batteries whilst embracing a little dolce vita!
Please see video of the home http://player.vimeo.com/video/120960128 (apartment 9)
To describe Griante who better to enlist than none other than Longfellow wrote of this pretty village in 1879. I ask myself is this a dream? Will it vanish into air? Is there a land of such supreme and perfect beauty anywhere? Holidaymakers who have visited the region will no doubt bare testimony to the statement. Cadennabia and Griante forms one town, Cadennabia on the lake and Griante, a residential area perched 50 metres up the hill looking down on the lake. The residence features 9 spacious, beautifully appointed, luxury homes situated in a tranquil location. Choose from 2 or 3 bedrooms many with 2 bathrooms, terrace plus large communal outside area featuring pool in summer plus all year round sauna and jacuzzi. Ideally located to reach nearby Villa Carlotta with its majestic gardens, Bellagio directly across the lake, the Cadennabia and Menaggio golf club, shingle beach, lido and pool and golden sand beach all available either by foot or a short drive.
I couldn't fault this apartment at all, it was well equipped, tastefully decorated and in a really good location (5 minutes walk from the lakefront). The kitchen was able to cope with cooking for the 6 people in our party, but there were restaurants etc in walking distance too. The view from the balcony is stunning. The only downside is that the whole area has very steep hills so would be a problem for mobility impaired travellers unless you're driving. There was enough to see and do locally to occupy my 3 teenage sons, but not much for families with young children. I'll definitely be returning! Lisa, Rochester. May 2011
We come on an extended family holiday with two young children. The spacious apartment work really well for everyone. Great position on the lake, with easy reach to other lakeside villages and towns either by car or ferry.
Nice quiet location but within easy reach of busier areas. Layton family. Doncaster, Aug 2011
33% non refundable deposit required to book by bank transfer, cheque or credit card, balance on arrival. 350 euro refundable damage bond paid on arrival. Refunded on departure.
Flexible out of season, Saturday preferred in summer.
Notes on prices:
New rates as shown on site for remaining available weeks only.
95 euro final cleaning per stay.
Just returned from a memorable week at Griante Residence. The home is just as advertised if not better, spotless, spacious and kitted out nicely. Matteo really went out of his way to make our stay special, nothing was too much trouble for him. The location is ideal as we could take the ferry to Bellagio,nice but very Americanised and Varenna, charming and less spoiled, easily. Or relax in the bars and restaurants around the local area of which there were many suberb restaurants. Wifi worked well most of the week and the jacuzzo was a nice added surprise whocj we took full advantage of-
Just returned from a wonderful week at griante reisdence. Such a relaxing and tranquil spot. Matteo was the perfect host. The booking process was seamless and the home even better than the photographs online which is always a pleasant surprise! Immaculate facilities and spacious living accomodation for our family. We had the pool to ourselves during the day and loved our walks down to the village exploring the restaurants and bars, churches and Hills etc We will definitely return. Thnnk you and best wishes for the remainder of the season.
This was our first trip to Lake Como but hopefully not our last. It's beautiful. These apartments are up on a hill away from the main road in Griante, one of the nicest areas of Lake Como. At the bottom of the hill is Cadenabbia from where you can take a boat to Bellagio. Nearby is Menaggio where you can sail to Varenna or take a boat all the way to Como.
We hired a car and drove from Linate Airport. It's' a straightforward drive but don't use a Satnav - it made things far more complicated than necessary. You need to contact the owner Matteo when you leave Milan . He meets you at Lenno about half and hour from the apartment. You won't find it on your own! You could in theory do this holiday without a car, but we found it useful, first of all because the apartments are a fairly long, steep climb from Cadenabbia and also because we went in and out of Menaggio almost daily. We never attempted the climb, but other guests at the apartments said it wasn't that bad. They all looked much fitter than us though. The pool is very nice for cooling off (it's not deep) and there is also a jacuzzi and sauna., Our apartment, no 2, is on two levels which suited us perfectly with two older teenagers. Each level has a bedroom, bathroom and lounge with TV/DVD so they were able to sit and watch DVDs late into the night while we could head off for bed undisturbed. (Bring your own DVDs with you! Also there's no English language TV available)
The ground floor opens up straight onto the pool which was really nice. There is also a small general store a couple of minutes from the residence which sells very good quality meat. We found this more than adequate for most things. If you want a big choice of fruit and veg, Menaggio is the place. Otherwise, supermarkets don't really figure very heavily in the area.
The apartment is very attractive and we enjoyed sharing the pool with the other visitors who were British and German. It was all very friendly.
Our only complaint was that we found our mattresses very hard (probably ideal if you like "orthopaedic") It was also extremely hot.
Our apartment didn't have air conditioning (some do) but Matteo will supply fans if you ask for them. It would make for him to leave them in the flats as a matter of course. According to the guestbook Matteo is extemely helpful, but we never contacted him during our stay. He was certainly very pleasant to deal with.
Lake Como is beautiful and I was very sad to head home after a week.
Special interest holidays:
Local cookery, art courses and wine tasting available on request. Please ask for more details.
The ferry port is just over 5 minutes walk from the apartment to access the whole lake and all manor of pretty villages
scattered around the lake. Griante is ideally located to reach the beaches dotted around the lake. A golden sand beach is available 10 minutes drive south of the home whilst a beach with 2 swimming pools can be found 5 minutes north of the home in neighbouring Menaggio.
Milan Linate and Malpensa are 1 hour from the apartment.
For Bergamo add an extra 30 minutes. We are happy to advise which airlines fly to the local airports from the UK.
Car rental is considered essential to get the most out of your stay in the Lakes, however boats and buses access all parts of the lake from the village which is only a couple of minutes walk from the apartment.
A short drive to the quintessential Italian town of Como. Guide books tell you it is famous for Italian silk, however, we prefer its lake front views, pretty piazzas, 600 old churches, gelato shops (nocciala is our favourite!), alfresco dining and shopping for sumptuous Italian delicacies! 35 minutes to the Swiss border for designer outlets in Fox town. 50 minutes to Milan. 5 minutes to the lakeside town of Menaggio or just a 10 minutes walk to the ferry which takes you direct to Bellagio.
Tremezzo is 5 minutes from the home where the famous Villa Carlotta gardens can be found as well as the beautiful Parco Meyer garden ideal for an aperitif or some sunbathing next to the lake! Menaggio, with it's palm lined walkways is another pretty lake village worth exploring. Many boat activities from windsurfing to sailing are available on the lake as well as other water sports.
Mountain bikes are also available for hire if you wish to venture into the vast mountains that surround the lake. There are plenty of restaurants and places to visit we are happy to recommend. Just ask!
5 minutes drive to supermarkets north or south of the home,
banks and more shops. Minimarket and restaurants approximately 10 minutes walk from the home.
Gym and tennis court here in Griante.
The famous church of San Martino, perched high up on the hillside is a favourite for walkers and sightseers alike with The Bar Veccia Torre worth a visit on route to the church to view the unique paintings available to purchase as well as the refreshments available.
The lido beach bar, pool and restaurant is a real find for families here in the village on the lake front. Plenty of restaurants, a tearoom, plus a sophisticate disco on board a permanently moored boat are available to visit here on the lakefront in Cadenabbia.