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Fabio

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian

Casa Mara in Varenna, luxurious apartment in town center by the lake

13 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Varenna House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious house by the lake. 1st floor, 5 bed places. IN THE TOWN CENTER!

Spacious house above the lake. It is on the 1st floor, and it has got 5 bed places. IN THE TOWN CENTER!

Casa Mara is at the first floor of a typical and historical house in the Varenna old town center. It is only 5 meters (16 feet) far from the lake!

Casa Mara has got two bedrooms (two double bed and a single bed), a spacious living room, a modern bathroom (with shower, bidet and washing machine), a characteristic entrance hall, a useful italian kitchen and a poetic lake view.

Casa Mara is far only 60 meters (190 feet) from San Giorgio Square (Varenna main square) and only 50 meters (160 feet) from the beach!

Casa Mara has got a living space of 80 square meters.

Casa Mara can comfortably receive 5 people: we offer spacious and very clean bedroom, two double bed and a single bed.

An elegant dining room, with satellite TV, sofa and armchair. An useful kitchen with the lake view by the window.

And 'dulcis in fundo' a romantic view from the terrace, that will relax you during your stay in this wonderful city.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Fabio (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, italian

Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

Casa Mara in Varenna, luxurious apartment in town center by the lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

A Real Gem in Varenna!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this lovely apartment in charming Varenna in September. What a gem! The photos are accurate of this well furnished apartment with its cute, small balcony. Lake views from it and other rooms. We were very comfortable here for a week. (The bed pillows may not be as soft as some are used to.) The kitchen is well equipped and there is a nice sized bathroom with ample storage, as well as a washing machine. Being able to use a washer was really helpful for us, since this was in the middle of our 3 1/2 week trip to northern Italy. Use the line over the alley to dry clothes.

Fabio was a delight to work with. He emailed us a nicely compiled Welcome Booklet about Casa Mara and Varenna, which was very helpful. His brother, Marco, met us at the train station and walked with us to the apartment, giving us a commentary about Varenna along the way. We met mama Mara at the apartment. Wonderful people.

Varenna is a very charming pedestrian-only village on the steep, eastern slope of Lake Como. The road goes along the top of Varenna and then there are a few cobbled pathways and lots of steep steps in Varenna. Since there are only a few shops, the village is not very touristy, which we loved. But, there are several really good restaurants, some of which you have to reserve a few days in advance (See reviews on tripadvisor.com) We had our best meals of the trip here.

We loved the location of Casa Mara, which was about halfway up the steps from the lake. You do need to be fairly fit, since the apartment is up another flight of inside steps, too. But, we are 71 and did okay. We also liked the fact that Varenna is mid-lake. Everything is very accessible from there and it is fun to take the ferries to the many sights & towns. (Be sure to ask for a senior fare and show your passport to verify age.)

We couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable week than the one we spent at Casa Mara in Varenna on Lake Como. We left a little bit of our heart there. We would love to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for all the compliments, we have really appreciated them. We're looking forward to host you again!
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Dallas, Texas
5

Wonderful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for one week in July. The location is perfect! You can walk to shops, restaurants, the train station and to the ferry dock within minutes. Although we explored the other towns on the lake, Varenna was by far our favorite---so, so charming! The apartment is absolutely lovely and the terrace is fabulous! We spent every minute we could on the terrace looking out at the beautiful lake! Fabio was great to deal with for the reservation and Paolo was a delight for check-in. He met us at the train station and helped us with our luggage as we walked to the apartment. Paolo even drove us to our hotel near the airport in Milan at the end of our stay! We look forward to staying at Casa Mara again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for having chosen our holiday house. I really look forward to meeting you again, Fabio
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Palm Springs, CA
5

Perfect Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week at Casa Mara. We echo all the positive comments that have been made by previous guests. Perfect location, lovely apartment, and amazing hosts. The best restaurants in Varenna are all within walking distance and the apartment is convenient to everything. We can't say enough about Fabio.The reservation and confirmation process was easy and he was always in communication with us. He is an extraordinary host and responsive to your every need.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ontario, CA
5

Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son, daughter In law and myself thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Varenna. The apartment is in a perfect location, was very clean, the beds were very comfortable and it was very well equipped with everything we needed. We enjoyed wine, meat and cheeses on the tiny balcony before venturing out to the many great restaurants in Varenna. Fabio did a great job in answering all our questions before we arrived and upon our arrival as well.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edina, Minnesota, USA
5

Wonderful place to say in Varenna!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Casa Mara for a week, and were very pleased with our choice! The description and pictures are accurate, the apartment even exceeded our expectations. It is a beautiful place with a great location in Varenna and stunning views from every window and of course the little deck. We spent part of each day on our deck, either with coffee in the morning or wine in the evening. This apartment is absolutely immaculate and beautifully maintained with a well equipped kitchen. The owners could not have been more helpful, kind or easier to work with. If you are going to Varenna, this is definitely the place to rent. We would highly recommend Casa Mara to friends, family and fellow travelers.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dennis and Sandy. You are kind and nice guests! We hope to see you again in Varenna. Fabio
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5

An incredible stay. Wonderful location and hosts.

  • 5 of 5

I could not recommend Casa Mara in Varenna and the hosts, the Molinari Family, highly enough. The location is incredible and the hosts ensured everything was perfect for a wonderful stay. I cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Andrew. We are looking forward to meeting you again.
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Bergamo Orio al Serio / Milano Linate
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
200 Metres
Ferry Boat
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Varenna-Esino
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Vecchia Varenna
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Madesimo ski center
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

Varenna is a municipality on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 km north of Milan and about 20 km northwest of Lecco.

The municipality of Varenna contains the subdivision Fiumelatte, home to Italy’s shortest river.

Varenna is also known as “The pearl of the Como Lake“, because of its amazing lake-view, its beautiful landscapes, and the coexistence of both lake and mountain.

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HOW TO REACH VARENNA:

- From airports BY TRAIN:

- From Malpensa International Airport take a shuttle bus (this is one of the many bus companies: Malpensa Shuttle) to “Milano Centrale” (Central Milan railway station). Then follow the advices below (From Milan Central Railway Station).

- From Linate Airport take a shuttle bus (this is one of the many bus companies: Starfly Shuttle) to “Milano Centrale” (Central Milan railway station). Then follow the advices below (From Milan Central Railway Station).

- From Orio al Serio Airport take a shuttle bus (this is one of the many bus companies: Orio Shuttle) to “Milano Centrale” (Central Milan railway station). Then follow the advices below (From Milan Central Railway Station).

- From airports BY ROAD (we recommend using Google Maps or a satellite navigator):

- From Malpensa International Airport take the A336 to the A8, take the Milan direction then take A4 (direction Venice). Take the SP5 exit and head toward Lecco on the SS36. Turn off this autostrada to Varenna and Mandello. Distance is approximately 107Km.

- From Linate Airport, take the A1 toward Monza, then the A4, West, then join the SS26 and follow the same directions as above, but distance is approx. 80km.

- From Orio al Serio Airport, take the SS342, North West toward Lecco, then join the SS36 and turn off this autostrada to Varenna and Mandello. Distance is approximately 55Km.

- From “MILAN CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION“:

Take the train to Tirano. Get off at ”Varenna - Esino” railway station. No stopover, the train is direct (stops are: Monza, Lecco, Varenna-Esino).

The trip takes 1:03 hours.

You can book tickets on Trenitalia website.

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Rates & Availability

Varenna House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$179
$1,176
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fixed cost $392

- CHILD COT: 70€/stay
- FINAL CLEANING: 0€/stay
- INTERNET: 0€/stay

- RATES are for 2 people
- The prices are negotiable

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Varenna House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bagno - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Camera doppia - 1 queen
    Camera tripla - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    - 2 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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