Villa in Domaso, Lake Como, Italian Lakes, Lombardy, Italy - Peaceful Location, 10 Minutes Walk To Beach, Restaurants, Bars, Supermarkets
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Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Judge and Jury
This property is in an enviable position looking over the northern part of Lake Como. The outside areas are great as is the kitchen, lounge and bathroom facilities. The bedrooms are traditional in their feel. There is no practical on site parking although parking is available nearby up a steep cobbled path on a first come first served basis. This is not ideal if you have anyone in your party who has mobility issues. However, the whole experience for our party of 7 has been tarnished by what has happened since we returned home. On our return we had an email from Romina with some photos asking why we had not told her about the damage we had allegedly caused. This came as a complete shock to us as we had no idea how or when the cracks had appeared or been caused. We certainly had not seen them prior to our departure. I will try and include the photos we were sent. We have since spoken to people in the building trade and they have all advised that in their opinion the damage which are vertical symmetrical cracks in the walls either side of a bedroom doorway, look structural. The room in the picture is an upstairs bedroom and was occupied by 2 adults and their young daughter. Despite having advised Romina that her photos were the first time we knew of the damage she has laid the blame for it solely on our shoulders and taken the majority of a sizeable deposit we had paid up front. We have asked for a copy of the invoice but this has not been forthcoming. The whole affair has left a very bitter taste for us and it is obvious that we have no recourse in this matter and so we are left adrift and out of pocket..This whole episode has been extremely upsetting for our party and has made us nervous of making another booking. Even if we had taken loads of photos the area where the reported damage was located was in such a strange area we probably would not have thought to have taken a photo of that area. In conclusion If you do choose to stay at this property we would recommend you take as many photographs as you can, especially of the bedroom door frames.
I thank you for the review that has already partly explained what happened.
Rightly, as you say, your experience has been overshadowed by what happened when you returned home, precisely because you did not communicate the damage you had procured to us when you checked out. The door frame of the bedroom was literally torn from the wall due to a blow that caused the break of the wall itself where there are the hinges and the particular "stucco" that covers it.
I wish again to point out to you that the house was delivered to you in perfect conditions and has been given back to me as described above, to whom should I have blamed?
Because of this I was forced to hand over to the next guests not the perfect structure that I generally deliver, but with a big damage and then to close the villa for 7 days in order to be able to restore the damage itself.
If such damage had been communicated before the departure there would have been the possibility of making evaluations together and possibly calling a skilled worker together.
Since I rent this structure (over 7 years) I have had hundreds of guests, but I never withheld part of the security deposit and I have never found myself in such a situation, forced to sustain considerable damage and, moreover, to close the structure with a consequent further loss.
As per conditions, I provided with all the required documentation, including the invoice, to be at least partially compensated for the loss.
And anyway this was only the culmination of your lack of respect for other people's property, demonstrated for example by hiding the trash bags behind the kitchen curtains, apart from the conditions in which the entire house was left.
The reviews of my structure are all visible and if all the guests have always given the maximum of votes I believe that there is a reason.
Beautifully sited and appointed property villa.
We have recently returned from a weeks holiday in this beautiful villa which has been very well renovated and decorated in true Italian style. It is very spacious, clean and the modern kitchen came fully equipped with everything you could possibly need ...and more! Romina and Fabio (the owners) even stocked the American style fridge/freezer and cupboards with some essentials, including a bottle of prosecco !
The views from the villa are breathtaking. The garden is very well maintained with a large lawn and terrace and with a more than adequate undercover dining area. The decking area was clean and sheltered. Fabio came early every morning to maintain the pool. Please be aware that the pool is solar heated and although we had good weather for September, the pool was very cold.
The hot tub was a massive hit with our family. Who could not sit and relax in 40c with a chilled glass of wine and absorb the beautiful views of the lake (even in the rain)!
The villa is set in an elevated position about 15 minutes walk to a large supermarket (which we discovered closes for 3 hours over lunch). Romina and Fabio were extremely helpful in providing us with a lift back to the villa with all our food and wine. Good restaurants can be found down by the nearby ferry port, again around 15 minutes walk away.
Romina and Fabio made us truly welcome. They were incredibly attentive but by no means intrusive. They live approx 200 metres from the villa and we used WhatsApp to converse with Romina. Romina speaks excellent English and was more than happy to make restaurant and taxi bookings. She can even arrange for a chef to come and cook for you in the villa should you so wish.
We would highly recommend this villa and hope to return.
Exquisite All the Way Around!!
Exquisite villa. Absolutely the most beautiful, most well kept villa in which we have ever stayed. Picturesque cobble walkways into town, stunning views from the veranda, wonderful meals sitting in the covered pergola...Rooms were huge, spartan and extremely comfortable with beautifully done ceilings and wood floors. Kitchen had all of the amenities that you could want. The pool was refreshing and cleaned every morning by Fabio, Romina's husband. Domaso is such a lovely town and walking in the hills at Vercana was absolutely delightful. Really, I could go on and on about how comfortable and happy we were to be in such a magical place. Romina was accommodating in every possible way and a very warm host. We will stay at Villa Perla Del Lago again.
STUNNING VILLA IN A SUPERB LOCATION WITH INCREDIBLE VIEWS
The five of us had a lovely weeks holiday, 13th to the 20th May, in this superb villa with breathtaking views.
Luckily for us we had 26c and sun for 6 days, only 1 day of rain. The location of the villa is excellent but due to the villa being positioned on a hill with very cobbled paths it would not be ideal for people who are not able to move around well. To reach the villa from the small car park you need to walk a short way down a narrow cobbled path. Other than that it was just brilliant with the best views of any villa I have ever stayed in. The photos of the villa speak for themselves or though I would just add a couple of the cobbled path outside just so people are aware. All in all you will not be disappointed, enjoy the views, jacuzzi, sun beds, bbq, outdoor dining, good size bedrooms and kitchen plus new modern bathrooms. The supermarket can be seen from the villa, approx' 10mins walk or 4mins in the car, downhill. Approx' 15mins walk to the lakeside. If we ever went back to Lake Como, this is where we would stay again.
A Lovely Property with Perfect Views
We couldn't have been more pleased with this property. It maintains it original charm, while updating every amenity for the modern traveler. The bathrooms and kitchens are new and modern. They are well stocked. We used the outdoor charcoal grill and made delicious pork chops. Romina and her husband are excellent hosts, there to answer any questions but never intrusive. We even used the washer and dried the clothing outside in the lovely fresh air. The views are priceless with mountain and lake visible all day long. We stayed in the fall and the area was quiet. Unfortunately we had a large van which had to be parked up the hill and you had to walk down to the villa. It wasn't difficult but less convenient than parking in the villas private parking lot. The vehicle was simply too large to fit through the narrow entryway.
I would certainly recommend the villa to anyone and would gladly stay there again and again. Great job to the renovators and the property managers.
This was the second time we have stayed at this wonderful home, the hosts Romina and Fabio cannot do enough to make you welcome.
From the moment you drive up the hill to see that wonderful view you feel like you have found your own piece of paradise with the amazing view of the lake and mountains. The property is home from home you want for nothing here, the beds are very comfortable and all facilities are top class. The property now benefits from a wonderful hot tub facing the view where you can sit and chill in the evenings.
We will definitely be back and hope to see you both soon!
The Smith Family (Liverpool)
Special interest holidays:
On request we can organize:
Beauty salon appointments
Mid week cleaning
Private massage (Taina & Shiatsu) sessions at the villa
The beach is at about 1 km from the villa (10 minutes by foot - 2 minutes by car)
Due to its position Domaso offers a wide view over a vast area of Lake Como and is one of the lake villages which best lends itself to tourism; the “Breva” wind which blows from the south attracts yachtsmen and windsurfers from all over Europe. The area offers several nautical centres with schools of windsurfing, water-skiing, kite-surfing, sailing, catamaran and canoeing.
Milano/Malpensa : 120 km
Milano/Linate : 110 km
Bergamo/Orio al Serio : 90 km
Domaso : 1 km
Como : 60 km
Lecco : 50 km
Milan : 100 km
Domaso is a small typical lake town which provides pizzerias, restaurants, supermarkets, bars, ice-cream parlours and shops (1 km).
The historic centre of Domaso is characterized by narrow and enchanting alleyways which, over the centuries, have maintained traits of their past. It is thanks to its temperate climate, its perceptible history and thriving plant-life that Domaso is the ideal holiday destination for visitors in need of relaxation, but at the same time it offers many alternatives for sport-lovers. In addition to traditional water sports close by there are tennis courts and football grounds, gyms and fitness centres. At just 10km from Domaso there is a horse-riding club and at 20 km an 18-hole golf-course.
The mountains and their fantastic trails which surround the village will not pass unnoticed to lovers of trekking and mountain-biking.
By car, hydrofoil, bus or train one can easily get to Como, Lecco and Milan as well as the nearby Valtellina.