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FONTANA DEL LAGO APT. 4 - A BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY HOME IN FIUMELATTE

Lake Como Homes

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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FONTANA DEL LAGO APT. 4 - A BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY HOME IN FIUMELATTE

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Varenna - Fontana Del Lago Apt. 4,

Fabulous top floor apartment to sleep 4 near to Varenna

Enjoying lake views and a splendid setting in the grounds of an ancient villa this fabulous top floor apartment (ID 831) boasts a stylish blend of contemporary finishes and furnishings and retained historical features including a stunning exposed red brick vaulted ceiling to the main open plan living and dining area.

Here guests can enjoy relaxing on the comfortable sofa and watch a film on the flat screen TV with DVD player and walk through to a bright and spacious kitchen diner which features stylish fully fitted cupboards and appliances including a gas hob oven, toaster, microwave and coffee machine.

The dining area is perfect for lively dinner parties and French doors from the sitting room leads to a private sunny balcony which provides guests with an additional alfresco dining area and views over an ancient noble villa, exotic palm trees and the breathtaking Lake Como towards its western shore. The famous Fiumelatte river, known as the shortest river in Italy dramatically gushes past the balcony providing the perfect talking point and dramatic backdrop to any dinner party.

A double master bedroom perfect for couples provides a restful and romantic room to relax and unwind with French doors opening out onto a sunny private lake view balcony.

To the living area a comfortable double sofa bed for accommodating additional guests is also situated.

The property also features a modern bathroom with washbasin area leading to a shower room with power shower, WC, bidet and washing machine.

PLEASE NOTE: The interior photographs shown here are one example of several apartments in this category and we would like to advise that furnishings will obviously vary between them all.

A private garage is also available for guests use and local amenities in Fiumelatte are all easily accessible by foot from its local grocery shop, delicious bakery, authentic Italian restaurant and even its train station with frequent services to Lecco and Milan.

Fiumelatte:

Fiumelatte is a sub division of the municipality of Varenna in the Province of Como, located in the Italian region of Lombardy. It's a small pretty village which has ancient narrow cobbled streets that wind between the old buildings and is situated approximately 2 km south of Varenna, The village lies on the eastern side of Lake Como and benefits from some lovely lakeside walks.

The houses in this village are situated to the foot of the steep slopes of the Fopp mount, which is over 1000 metres high and crowned by the ruins of Castle of Vezio.

The pretty and well established village of Fiumelatte claims its unique name from the distinctive frothy river which runs through the village and which is famous in Italy as the country’s shortest river! Fiumelatte provides local residents with a good and authentic Italian restaurant, a local bakery and other local amenities.

The beautiful resort town of Varenna can be reached easily in 10 minutes on foot. The ancient medieval town is a mix of different styles with the original medieval centre has tree lined liberty style roads with period villas. The beautiful cobbled streets, pastel painted houses, flowering plants, lake view restaurants, boutique shops and romantic views of the Lake towards the western shore, makes this a fascinating and very romantic place to explore. Local attractions include Queen Theodolinda’s ancient castle of Vezio and the botanical lake front gardens at Villa Monastero and Villa Cipressi. There are also many great restaurants and wine bars for you to try.

Lombardy - Lake Como Area:

The Italian Lakes are a little slice of paradise. Elegant ribbons of blue water stretch out ahead, folded into the sun-baked foothills, with a spectacular back drop of the snow-capped Alps.

Lake Como offers hidden treasures just waiting for the visitor to discover them: charming corners forgotten by time, lakeside villages where nothing seems to have changed for centuries.

It is steeped in history with an immense collection of churches, architectural masterpieces and works of art covering the centuries. The lake is situated in a basin surrounded by wooded mountains, and offers an extremely varied landscape, with its' shores featuring a succession of pastures, and woods as well as harsh and impressive rock formations.

All this alongside elegant, lakeside villas with sub-tropical gardens, which provide a haven of peace and tranquillity and chic resorts such as Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Como itself.

Warming, in spriing and graced with natural beauty, the lakes are still a place to draw breath and wonder. Lake Como, oriented north-south, ringed by characterful old villages often wedged onto narrow beaches between rugged cliffs and water. Those classic lake images of flower strewn balconies, Baroque gardens and splendid waterside villas can be found here in abundance. Dotted around and between the lakes are some of Italy's finest art cities, such as Milan, Verona & Bergamo.

The most romantic and picturesque villages on the lake are Santa Maria Rezzonico, Varenna (15 min by ferry) & Bellagio (8 min by ferry), Lenno (visit Villa Balbianello, location for 007's Casino Royale as well as Villa Gaeta, right here in Menaggio) & Laglio (where George Clooney owns Villa Oleandra).

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
Guestbook comments from the manager
Thank you for a beautiful time in Fontana del Lago 4. Its a really lovely holiday home and the complex was so sunny and perfectly located for us. Lake Como offered us so much. We had some great beach and lido days and many moments on the lake with our boat rental. May was the perfect time for us - not too hot.
May 2012
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Location

Nearest Airport
59 Kilometres
Bergamo
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Varenna
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Varenna
Nearest Motorway
52 Kilometres
Autostrada E35
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Fiumalette
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Madisimo
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Menaggio Croce
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Varenna
Car: recommended

Further Sport & Adventure Activities: Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.

The famous resort town of Varenna with its charming cobbled café lined piazza leading to a romantic restaurant lined lakefront is just a few minutes’ drive away and provides guests with the perfect place to explore by both day and night with local pizzerias, fine hotel restaurants and wine bars. Boutique shopping can also be enjoyed here and a frequent car and passenger ferry service runs to Bellagio where a wide variety of high fashion, local craft and beautiful jewelry shops await the eager shopper and a cappuccino and ice cream can be enjoyed along the Victorian era shopping boulevard.

The ferry from Varenna also takes visitors to the picturesque resort town of Menaggio which features a pretty lakefront piazza and beautiful promenade which leads to a family-friendly Lido with swimming pools, sandy beach, Pizzeria and Cocktail lounge bar. The famous Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club, the Loveno Tennis club and direct access to Lake Lugano can also be found on the Menaggio hillside.

Local attractions also include Villa Monastero, the medieval Castello di Vezio, Villa Melzi, Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello. Lake Como is ideal for all ages with activities including hiking, cycling, swimming, tennis, golf, horse riding, quad biking, paragliding, sailing and water sports aside from the cultural excursions and breathtaking scenery.

Golf:

There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club is Italy's oldest golf course. Established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, it is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car. Tel: +39 344 321 03. Green Fees: Weekdays €55, Weekends and Holidays €70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental €36.

Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.. Guests are always welcome, please call beforehand to check course rules. Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como).

Skiing:

This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibilty and mountains capped in winter snow. It does however have Skiing opportunities at local resorts for a day out.

There is a small ski area on Mt. Lema, not more than 10 km from Lugano, but you have to be lucky to have enough snow for skiing. In Ticino, the local Swiss Canton, the best places to ski are probably either San Bernardino (south of the pass of the same name) or Airolo (south of Gotthard pass). Both are reachable in about 1 hour by car across the Swiss border.

There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.

The closest major ski resorts are St. Moritz and Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass which is approx.100km.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday apartment in Varenna, Lake Como

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Rate 3
28 Jun 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
3 night minimum stay
€429
for 3 nights
€1,000
 
 
Rate 4
30 Aug 2014 - 17 Oct 2014
3 night minimum stay
€343
for 3 nights
€800
 
 
Rate 5
18 Oct 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
€300
for 3 nights
€700
 
 
Rate 6
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
€343
for 3 nights
€800
 
 
Rate 7
3 Jan 2015 - 24 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
€300
for 3 nights
€700
 
 
Rate 8
25 Apr 2015 - 26 Jun 2015
3 night minimum stay
€343
for 3 nights
€800
 
 
Rate 9
27 Jun 2015 - 28 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
€429
for 3 nights
€1,000
 
 
Rate 10
29 Aug 2015 - 16 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
€343
for 3 nights
€800
 
 
Rate 11
17 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
€300
for 3 nights
€700
 
 
Rate 12
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
€343
for 3 nights
€800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Making a Booking:
To make a confirmed booking, you will be asked to fill in our online booking form and pay a 30% deposit by wire transfer or credit card. The remaining holiday balance will then be due 6 weeks before arrival.

Short Breaks:
3 night break - 40% off weekly tariff / 4 night break - 30% off weekly tariff / 5 night break - 20% off weekly tariff / 6 night break - 10% off weekly tariff
Notes Service Charge:
Our one & two weekly Service Charges are inclusive of final cleaning, bed linen, towels, heating, utilities & air-conditioning (if installed in the holiday property). Tea towels & beach towels are not supplied. If your booking is for more than one week, clean linen & towels will be provided on a weekly basis.
Additional Service Charge: €110 (7 days & less) & €130 (7 days plus)
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Varenna in Lake Como

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Fitted with a power shower, wash basin and washing machine
  • The property also features a modern bathroom with washbasin area leading to a shower room with power shower, WC, bidet and washing machine.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , There is also a comfortable double sofa bed in living area
  • A double master bedroom perfect for couples provides a restful and romantic room to relax and unwind with French doors opening out onto a sunny private lake view balcony. To the living area a comfortable double sofa bed for accommodating additional guests is also situated.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The famous resort town of Varenna with its charming cobbled café lined piazza leading to a romantic restaurant lined lakefront is just a few minutes’ drive away and provides guests with the perfect place to explore by both day and night with local pizzerias, fine hotel restaurants and wine bars. Additional Facilities: We offer a range of extra facilities, which are available for hire through our office 'Happy Holiday Homes' in Menaggio: Cot Hire - € 20 per week, High Chair - € 15 per week, Push Chair - € 25 per week, Camp Bed – € 85 per week, Wi-Fi or USB Internet Stick - € 35 per week (includes € 10 consumable credit). Please note that signal and connectivity is not guaranteed and may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property.
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