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Lakeside villa in private gated Residence with unrivaled views of the lake

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 882 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Laglio, Lake Como, Lombardy / Italian Lakes Italy - Peaceful location in a small luxury development with traditional village amenities available

The small village of Laglio is one of the most enviable locations on Lake Como, (especially since George Clooney has a home here). Situated on the western shore (sunniest) it has the typical atmosphere of an old hamlet and is just a few paces to the lakeside from the Residence gate. Regina Residence is a converted lakeside metal mill featuring original stone walling and exposed beams and is set within its own communal tiered gardens and is a gated residence.

The interior design combines the traditional local character and is furnished in a contemporary style to a luxurious standard. There are two double bedrooms with king-size beds, one immaculately presented bathroom, a bespoke handmade kitchen finished with Italian granite surfaces. The adjoining dining and lounge areas offer stunning unhindered views both across and up the lake. There is a 32" flat screen TV, DVD, SKY and WiFi. The apartment has a private garage within the Residence which has secure automated entry and two lifts which means the home is suitable for all ages. Lake views can be enjoyed from the dining area, the lounge, master bedroom and bathroom. A small public beach is just a few minutes walk from the apartment. The village has 3 mini markets, a superb butcher, a post office and a bar just outside the Residence entrance. There are three restaurants within walking distance and within 3 kilometres there is a stunning lakeside restaurant - the Aqua Dolce - a visual feast and dining pleasure.

Laglio is one of three hamlets on the 'golden mile' and is not affected by commuter traffic as this is carried via an upper higher main road.

Laglio is about 10 kilometres from Como town and 55 kilometres from Milan (and only half an hour by train). It is just half an hour away from Malpensa airport and 45 minutes from Milan Bergamo airport.

More Details

Owner
Regina Residence
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, italian
Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2017

About Regina Residence

We live in England and have two daughters and sons-in-law and four grandchildren. We pay very frequent visits to Italy.

Regina Residence purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Regina Residence chose Laglio

We fell in love with the lake when we visited the stunning town of Bellagio on Lake Como during a touring holiday. The scenery is breathtaking and the towns and villages offer unrivaled opportunities to view the majestic lake and visit all the famous landmarks and villas. Having done our homework we decided to buy our apartment in Laglio – though at the time we didn’t realize we had a famous neighbour – George Clooney.

What makes this apartment unique

Our apartment is ideally situated on the Western shore (sunniest) just 10 kilometres from Como town and 50 kilometres from Milan and shopping in these two towns is delicious!

There is a lot of summer activity on the lake – sailing, windsurfing, seaplane and 2 funiculars. In winter Madesimo and St Moritz are within reach for ski-ing.

There are 3 restaurants within walking distance, as well as 3 mini markets, a superb butcher, and a post office. There is also a small public beach.

The uniqueness of our apartment is the unhindered views, both up and across the lake. There are no buildings between us and the lake and within a few steps of the gateway you are at the lakeside.

Amenities

Laglio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 882 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Immaculately presented bathroom comprising toilet, bidet, wash basin, bath with overhead shower with purpose built shower screen. Washer/dryer. Bathroom cabinet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 - 2 bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 (lake view) with king size bed, double wardrobe, bedside cabinets and bedroom cabinet. French doors with superb view of the lake. Bedroom 2 (mountain view) with king size bed, double wardrobe, bedside cabinets and chest of drawers.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes:
Outside: There is a large communal tiered garden area accessible from the apartment via lift and steps. A picnic hamper is provided for your use on days out. Within the gated Residence you have private allocated parking within garage at no extra cost. The property is located on the lake edge - just a few paces away from the Residence entrance. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and towels are included in your rental. If staying for more than one week and you would like a change of linen and towels, please ask - this will incur a small extra charge. Cleaning of the apartment upon your departure is also included within your rental charge. There is a key security charge payable locally on your arrival of €150 (or 120 sterling) and this is returned to you the day you depart. You will be met at the apartment by our property manager Cinzia Gerletti who will also attend on the day of your departure.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Lakeside villa in private gated Residence with unrivaled views of the lake
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5

Lovely positioned apartment on lake.

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment clean bright and modern with all conveniences. Loved its location near to ferries for exploring the lakeside villages. We found Cynthia the host so friendly and helpful. we loved the near Italian gardens, restaurants and scenery.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Claire Thank you so much for your generous review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Laglio and you found the apartment offered everything you required. We do appreciate receiving feedback as it gives us an insight into client expectations. Really glad you enjoyed the gardens nearby. Maureen
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5

Stunning views of the lake & mountains

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 2 week stay in your lovely apartment with our two children. The views across the lake were stunning and being a corner plot you get the side view from one of the bedrooms. The spacious apartment was as described on the website with all the appliances we needed when cooking. The washing machine was extremely convenient as we could reduce the amount of clothes for the holiday. We made good use of the lawned area at the front for either soaking up the sun whilst watching the lake activity and also used the picnic basket for breakfast/lunch. Beware the midges in the evening though – you don’t see them, but you know about it the next morning – take midge spray and cream – the nearest pharmacy is in Carate.

Thanks for the information on Laglio which was accurate and very useful – we enjoyed the early morning breakfasts at Luciano’s, deli & wine and visited Lo Locanda and Osteria restaurants twice each. There was also a food festival on at the town hall with local food and music which was well attended and good fun.

One striking aspect about the area is the village churches and chiming sound of the bells. We enjoyed listening the chiming bells at 7pm in Laglio, then stroll to one of the restaurants in Laglio or Fioroni restaurant or Orso Bruno in Carate Urio. We ate out most of the time either locally or further afield in Como, Cernobbio, Argegno, Menaggio, Bellagio – we didn’t have one bad meal.

We used public transport during the whole holiday which takes the stress out of driving but requires more organisation. We didn’t know any Italian words until we arrived but we got by. You generally need a ticket before you get on the bus which are purchased from the Alimentari and you need to work out from the timetable whether the bus is on the high road or low road – safest bet is the low road as the bus drivers don’t always pick up on the high road which happened twice.

It’s about 30 mins walk to the nearest ferry point in Urio, which can be quite tiring after a long day – it looks like there was a Navigazione ferry point in Laglio, but it wasn’t on the timetable. We recommend the lido’s at Cernobbio & Menaggio, ferry to Bellagio, medieval village of Polanza, Como, cable car at Argegno. Trains to Milan are easy.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gerard Thank you so much for your spectacular review! We are so pleased to hear you all had such a fabulous time enjoying all that the lake has to offer. Glad to know that you participated in the local food festival celebrating the end of summer. The local residents go to great lengths to ensure its success. We are particularly pleased that the apartment met with your expectations and that our information on Laglio was useful. We were over the moon to know that you used the picnic basket. You are the second person to use it during the whole year!! I just knew it would come in handy! Maureen
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5

A wonderful 2 week stay in Regina Residence, Laglio, Lake Como.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed in Apartment 19 for two weeks along with our teenage grand-daughter. The owner has furnished it to a high standard and the kitchen was well equipped to enable us to cook simple evening meals if we preferred to stay in. The 2 bedrooms are both large and airy and the bathroom was more than adequate. There is a large washer/dryer which we took advantage of to wash towels instead of paying for linen change the second week of our stay. The lake views from the apartment are amazing and the Residence itself is maintained to a very high standard. The grounds and communal areas are very well kept. Access to the apartment is via 2 elevators but if, like me, you don't like elevators, there is also access via steps alongside the residence. There is secure access only to the Residence but to be honest the village of Laglio seemed very quiet and safe and we had no qualms walking around after darkness fell. There is a frequent bus service going in both directions along the lake and we used it several times but we most often chose to use our rental car. A word of caution here - the Italian drivers are neither careful nor courteous. For the first few days it was quite nervewracking! We soon learned that if we were to avoid any mishaps it was necessary to drive defensively at all times! This particulary applied to the lakeside road. We used the hop on hop off ferry a few times to get around the lake to visit other villages. If you choose to stay on for 8 hours as we did one day (apart from a 2 hour lunch stop in Bellano) then the €27 ticket price is very good value for money. It was easy to get the lakeside bus into Como and then get a train to Milan. Also, you can easily get to Chiasso (close to Como) and get a day return train to Lugano Switzerland. We found Lugano very expensive though but glad we did the trip. For celebrity watchers, it's worth mentioning that the Regina Residence is situated 400 metres away from George Clooney's lovely villa! His is one of many beautiful villas in the area. There is a very well stocked 'corner shop' about 200 metres from the apartment which opens at 8.00 am for fresh baked bread. It also has a small deli counter with local cheeses and hams. There are 2 large supermarkets in Como (8 kilometres away). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the apartment and would have no hesitation in returning to it and the beautiful surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Monica We are delighted to receive your review and to know that you all enjoyed your stay - thank you so much. I can see that both the apartment and the lake worked their magic on you! Indeed the views are breathtaking. It is good to receive feedback about our apartment and Residence as a whole, and to know that you felt they are maintained to a high standard. It is satisfying to us to know that we have equipped the apartment appropriately to enable guests to cook a meal and eat in on occasions. It is good to learn how easily you have managed to visit the surrounding areas by boat, bus, train and car! Certainly, you have not left a stone unturned and have visited some 'must see' locations. We understand that George Clooney is currently in residence in Laglio with his wife and their twins! It would be a pleasure to welcome you back again at any time. Best wishes, Maureen
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5

Féerique !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons été réellement enchanté par notre séjour et par l'accueil qui nous a été réservé.

L'appartement comporte à la fois tout le confort et dispose d'une magnifique vue sur le lac.Les propriétaires sont disponibles et soucieux du bien-être de leurs hôtes.Encore tous nos remerciements pour nous avoir aidé à l'organisation de notre séjour !

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Frederic We are delighted to receive your review. It means a great deal to us to learn the things that made your holiday special. We much appreciate what you say about our property manager and the welcome you received. Indeed the views are magnificent from the apartment and we never tire of them! We do like to stay in touch with our clients leading up to their holiday so we can provide all information they require to ensure a memorable holiday. It is good to know that this is something you appreciated. Our grateful thanks Maureen
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5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was in a beautiful village, and the views from the living room were fantastic. The views were equally as captivating at night time, The apartment is well maintained, and the bedrooms are good sizes. We went in early April and didn't sit outside but there are table and chairs to use. The weather was great when we were there, the children were in their shorts! The apartment is really modern, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean!!! I really like it, and the bathroom is a good size too. You wont be disappointed. I am fussy and I would love to go back to this apartment. I went with my husband and two of my children, and I felt really at home.

We hired a car and the apartment has a secure facility for parking. The owners were really helpful and gave clear directions from the airport and tips on things to do and see which was much appreciated. We were met by a lovely local lady who guided us around the apartment and was on hand during our stay.

I would definitely recommend this apartment. I think that it is suitable for couples and families alike. We really did benefit from having a car. There is so much to see and do around the lake, and as we were only there for four days, we will simply have to return. We got a day ticket on the boat which allowed us to spends time in several villages and have a wander, we took the cable car in Pigra which offers fab views of the lake, ate several pizzas and ice-creams and enjoyed driving up high each evening to visit some of the hamlets to find a café and enjoy a hot chocolate and the views! There are lots of cyclists exercising and enjoying the views and walkers too.

I have nothing negative whatsoever to say about my holiday and am impressed all round with my first trip to Northern Italy and all that it has to offer.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Très bon séjour

  • 4 of 5

Très bel appartement au bord du lac dans un village calme. Vue imprenable sur le lac et les montagnes. L appartement est très bien équipé. Il nous manquait juste une plage mais elles se font rares autour du lac.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anne Thank you for your review. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed the apartment and the stunning views of the lake. It is good to know you felt we had equipped the apartment well. Thank you again, Maureen
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Map

Coast/Beach:

There is a small public beach in Laglio where you can soak up the sun plus further beaches 2.5 kilometres away.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Malpensa - just a half hour drive. Milan Bergamo airport is approximately a 45 minute drive. Car hire is recommended if you intend to explore areas away from the lake. However, it is possible to explore the lake itself by boat and public transport. There is a bus stop just outside the Residence gate.

Distances:

Local village Carate Urio is 2 kilometres away with boat stop for all areas of the lake. Moltrasio is 7 kilometres away and Cernobbio 9 Kilometres, Como 15 kilometres and Menaggio 35 kilometres. The Italy/Swiss border is just 20 minutes drive away and Milan is a 55 kilometre drive or a half hour train journey. Sermione is a couple of hours away by car and Verona about 2 and a half hours away. Venice can be reached within three hours.

Further Details:

There is a large supermarket and shopping mall on the outskirts of Como - just 15 minutes drive away.

During the summer lake como offers sailing, windsurfing, seaplane and there are two funiculars. The apartment also has secure bike storage.

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
All utility usage such as water, electricity and gas are included in the rental price. Use of garage is offered free of charge. Please ensure you use only our allocated space which is clearly marked.

A 25% deposit required at time of booking. The remaining balance to be paid six weeks prior to arrival.

A deposit of 25% required at time of booking. Balance to be paid no later than six weeks prior to occupancy.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time is 16.00 hrs or after, and departure by 10.00hrs. Changeover day is flexible which allows you to select beneficial flights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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