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House by the lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House with 3 bedrooms and 5 beds. Ideal for families with children.

The house is located by the lake, from the windows you can enjoy a wide view and you can admire beautiful sunsets. The building was completely renovated in 1983. The windows have glass 'termopan'. Fully furnished and equipped with major appliances. E 'on three levels. The rooms are on the upper floors. Large kitchen, dining oval table with 6 seats and sofa. Large bathroom with shower. Two balconies and a storage room for suitcases. There is no garden. The parking lots are at 100m. The center of Varenna is about 1 Km. Grocery store and bakery at 50m.

E 'reachable by car, by train (line Milano C.-Lecco-Sondrio-Tirano) + taxi or ferry.

Pebble beach just meters from home.

Possibility of trips by boat or ferry to Bellagio, Menaggio or Como.

Day trips to Milan, Como and Bergamo with the train.

Visits to the gardens of Villa Cypress, Villa Monastero, or the castle of Vezio. A few kilometers are Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello, the Ravine of Bellano, Piona Abbey, the museum of Moto Guzzi, the museum of cycling and the Fort Fuentes.

Horseback S. Moritz with the red train Bernina Express.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 6, 2018


Fiumelatte House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16.00 / Check-out: 11.00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Double room with balcony. Room with two single beds convertible to double. Available cot and high chair.
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Grocery stores open on holidays regions with fresh bread. Present ice cream shops, pizzerias, restaurants and art galleries. Varenna center are bank, post office, newsagent, pharmacy, laundry, hairdresser, ornithological museum, train tickets, tobacco. Medical tourism in the months of July and August. Fantastic is the romantic walkway on the lake that connects the landing area with the pier and the Great Riva. IMPORTANT: to bring a photocopy of your passport or ID card for all guests.


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House by the lake
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

House on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and quiet house, lots of space, 3 bedrooms, large clean bathroom and kitchen like in your own home. Access to the pebble beach right behind the house. 2 balconies facing the lake and its georgous views.

Pleasant 15 min walk along the lake to Varenna with all its caffes, restaurants and bars. Pure pleasure.

Very much reccomended.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
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The lake is simply magical!

  • 5 of 5

We just had an assolutamente fantastico week at the house by the lake!

Franco is a kind and considerate host.

The location of the house is a big plus! Car space right at the front door and if you want to leave the car behind, Varenna is an easy 10min walk and the train will take you to Milan in less than an hour. There are restaurants nearby but we really enjoyed fresh local produce including olive oil and cheese and prosecco and preparing our own meals at the house.

The little pebbled beach is also at your doorstep.

We would recommend this property to couples as well as families with small and not so small children!

The lake is simply magical!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Eighteen wonderful days on a Lake Como!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and three of our adult children stayed at this lovely property for 18 nights and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience . The view of the lake from the balconies was superb. We were fortunate to enjoy perfect weather which made our holiday even more enjoyable. The house is well fitted out, very clean, has loads of storage for clothes, luggage etc.and we particularly enjoyed walking into Varenna to enjoy the excellent restaurants and bars Parking was no problem at all: right at the front door. Franco is a kind and helpful host who was happy to advise us of the surrounding sights and in particular where we could access wifi. We would definitely recommend this property: you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
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September on the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

I agree with all the previous comments that have been made, this is a beautiful family home in a gorgeous spot right on the lake. The house is on three levels, very well equipped, very clean and has so much storage/ cupboard space. The house was bigger than we needed (we are a couple), but would suit a family with 2 or 3 children. The location of the house is spectacular, you really couldn't ask for more, the views are just beautiful. There is a restaurant across the road which is quite expensive, as well as a bottega where you can buy beautiful fresh bread and croissants etc as well as basic groceries. If I really had to get picky the bed in the main room isn't that comfortable, and the house can do with an updated television. Lastly, Franco is a lovely man, he met us at the station when we arrived, and gave us a lift back when we left. I highly recommend this house to anyone visiting this beautiful district, and look forward to returning myself.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
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Great Place to Stay on Lake Como!!

  • 5 of 5

From the start Franco was great to work with & answered all our questions in advance by email. He picked us up at the train station & could not have been nicer!!

Other reviews and pictures accurately tell you what you are getting which is a great apartment at a value price in an expensive area of Italy. Highly Recommended but understand the location.

Things to Note: 1.) Apartment was really clean, YAY!! 2.) There are hooks, an umbrella stand & umbrellas in the entry which were great as it rained a lot while we were there. 3.) The bedrooms are all on the 2nd & 3rd floors. 4.) The fireplace was wonderful so ask Franco where to get wood. 5.) Ask Franco how to turn on the T.V. too. 6.) Beds are not typical American style beds, no box spring & they were very hard, but surprisingly we slept great on them! 7.) Don’t use too many electrical appliances at once as you can blow the fuse. Easy to reset though, right in the entry. 8.) There is a clothes washer but no dryer, typical in Italy. 9.) Little store across street is only open in the mornings. 10.) Restaurant very close was good but very expensive. 10.) Don’t skip the cute town of Bellano. 11.) Franco’s place is a great value in part due to the distance from Varenna.

Location: The view and listening to the water is wonderful!! It is a Level 2km, 15-20 minute walk, often with narrow or no sidewalk to the center of Varenna with a little more time needed to get to the bottom of the hill to the ferry landing. We explored the lake area everyday by walking, walking and more walking. Having to walk back to the apt., sometimes in the rain, at the end of the day was not always easy for these Americans. We finally figured out the train and suggest you check into it if you will be going all over as much each day as we did. We never spent a full day just in Varenna. Trains run once per hour each way. Fiumelatte station is just behind apt. up a steep hill & is deserted but train does stop. Find schedule at Even with climb at both ends of the run, it saved a lot of steps to use train. Tickets are 1.30 E each way, good for either direction & for several days. Buy them at travel agent just off corner of main road going up hill to Varenna station. Keep them on hand as they are not Fiume. Also, Lorenza runs taxi at Varenna station. She lives behind station so if white taxi is at station she is there. 4 of us shared 12.00 trip a couple of times & it was worth it!!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
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We Were Happy Here

  • 5 of 5

I agree with all the previous statements: huge house with spacious spotless rooms and loads of wardrobes, balconies (and windows) with stunning view of the lake just 40 yards away, all the conveniences nearby.

Let my say couple words about Franco himself. Our cell phones didn't work for us this year so Franco had to make couple trips to check if we needed anything and to report on favor I needed him to do for me. Finally, when he gave us ride back to the train station he asked us a question "Were you happy here?". Our friend from Germany was crying - she didn't want to leave Varenna.

Do I need to add anything? Would I stay at Franco's villa again? In a heartbeat, any time we are near Milan.

Thank You Franco,


  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
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Car: recommended

The house is situated directly on the lake, at the point where it is wider (4km) and offers convenient access to the shore. Possibility of landing on shore or pier located 100 m. A 50 m grocery shop, bar, restaurant and parking. 5 beds. Great location for surfers.

Main railway station 2km. Secondary station at 200m.

Rental boats or motor boats.

Internet point in the center Varenna.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Fornitura delle lenzuola, degli asciugamani e degli strofinacci.
Accoglienza e consegna delle chiavi da parte del proprietario.
Il prezzo comprende acqua, energia elettrica e gas.
Il prezzo comprende l' IMPOSTA DI SOGGIORNO.

Sconto 10% per due settimane consecutive.
Eventuale costo riscaldamento a gas escluso.
Al momento della prenotazione viene richiesto un acconto del 20%
Giorno d'ingresso sabato.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.