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EXCEPTIONAL HOUSE WITH STUNNING VIEW ON LAKE OF COMO

Luciana Sala (Mrs)

Advertiser since 2006
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Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Luciana Sala (Mrs)

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Speaks English, French, German, Italian
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EXCEPTIONAL HOUSE WITH STUNNING VIEW ON LAKE OF COMO

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday home in Varenna

a design masterpiece with private pool, garden, completely renovated in 2008.

The main attraction of Olea House is its stunning 180 degree view of Lake Como. The house is a superb example of a restoration which is sympathetic to its surroundings. The former farmhouse blends traditional Italian style with contemporary features. The original stone structure has been retained and stone and wood are still the main components. The interior is both modern and functional. The garden, disturbed only by birdsong and hourly church bells, is a haven of tranquillity and relaxation; the private swimming pool as well as

the nearby tennis and basket ball court will ensure your complete enjoyment.

Everything is designed for the guests to feel comfortable and to make their holiday on Lake Como unforgettable. The house is located in the small village of Perledo, 2 miles drive from Varenna and 50 feet up a hill. Casa Olea takes its name from the 300 olive trees belonging to the property and every November there is an olive picking festival.

Details for holiday home casa olea, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Olea House is a small residence made of 4 apartments for a number from 2 to 6 persons. Every room of the house has view on the lake and each apartment exits on the garden separated one to the other by a jasmine hedge. There is a lift that brings guests from the underground garage to the house level. The swimming pool (12 x 3,5 mts) is fitted with sunchairs and shower
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Luciana Sala (Mrs) (Owner)
Advertiser since 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, French, German, Italian

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 11 holidaymaker reviews

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Exceptional house with stunning view on Lake of Como
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
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Exceptional house with stunning view on Lake of Como
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402394
+39 -(0)335 5718605
Varenna Lake Como
5

The Perfect Italian Hideaway.

  • 5 out of 5
This was our second stay in Olea House. We have greatly enjoyed the two apartments that we have occupied. In May 2011 we stayed in the original ground floor barn with its fascinating domed stone roof. On this occasion we tried the central apartment [Verde].
When we first visited we likened the apartments to ' rural 17th century Perledo meets 21st century Italian chic design'. Those who have likened this to a UK Grand Designs conversion are absolutely correct.
The rooms are spacious, well equipped, the beds are extremely comfortable. There are amazing views over Lake Como and the infinity pool to Varenna by the lake and the far mountains of Italy and Switzerland from the huge panoramic glass windows. A grape vine grows over a pergola to provide shade to the downstairs accommodation to the Verde and Yellow apartments.
There is secure underground parking with a James Bond type lift to the apartment level.
The grounds are beautifully maintained with masses of Old English Roses in the summer and Lavender, Rosemary, Olive trees and a Sharon fruit tree - in flower in the Summer and in fruit in the Autumn.
There is an amazing village shop around the corner run by Adele, small but Tardis -like. The only food she doesn't sell is raw meat. Shopping there is a wonderful experience.
Perledo is situated on the edge of a vast expanse of forest with amazing Sweet Chestnut trees and beautiful wild flowers. The walks are right on your doorstep - its all steeply uphill but the views are phenomenal and returning is easy.
Varenna is 10 minutes away by car where you can catch a ferry to most places of interest on the lake; villas, gardens and more walking. Fishing in the lake is possible.
The bottom line of these apartments is that they are beautifully maintained, clean and comfortable. The owner couldn't be more obliging and helpful than she is. The local people make you feel welcome too.
We've noticed that someone was upset by the bells of the church striking the hour and half hour 24/7. When you realise that most Italian mountain villages have church bell systems like this to keep the pastoral workers advised of time. The notes of the bells rings clearly through the upland meadows and woodlands. When you are out walking in the mountains the sounds are beautiful and enhance the experience of walking. The sounds do not interfere when you are inside in the apartments.
To end, we'll be back and encourage others to visit too. We're very sorry to have to leave.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceptional house with stunning view on Lake of Como
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402394
+39 -(0)335 5718605
Varenna Lake Como
5

Beautiful setting

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I spent our 30th aniversary in Lake Como area and we were lucky enough to have found this spot. We stayed in the Red apartment (top two floor on the furthest to the right). The view of Managio and the sunsets behind the mountains were outstanding. The ferries around Lake Como are very easy to use. We did long day hikes above Managio and Ballagio, a day drip into Switzerland. I drove up from Milan which is quite easy. Luciana was quite helpful and patient with me as I set up dates. I would highly recommend this property.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Exceptional house with stunning view on Lake of Como
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402394
+39 -(0)335 5718605
Varenna Lake Como
5

Our Stay at the Rosa apartment

  • 5 out of 5
This was our first time to Lake Como and we had a fantastic stay at this apartment. We stayed in the Rosa apartment of this 4 apartment complex, the apartment was in a converted old building but very modern fittings and very comfortable. It is a little difficult to find at first but the amazing views of the lake and mountains more than make up for the effort of getting up to the village. There are some great walks around the mountains directly from the apartment. The gardens of the apartment are nicely landscaped and the pool is fantastic after a hard days sight seeing. Well worth the money, we would highly recommend it.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: David, I am very happy you enjoyed the apartment and thank you for submitting your enthusiasm to other people.
Hope to see you again at Casa Olea.
business
Exceptional house with stunning view on Lake of Como
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402394
+39 -(0)335 5718605
Varenna Lake Como
Glasgow, UK
5

Great Holiday Apartment

  • 5 out of 5
My wife and I had a great holiday at Casa Olea at the end of May 2011. Our apartment was the apartment elevated from the others , with the bedroom to the ground floor and living area above. The facilities were very modern and design was reminiscent of the UK programme ‘grand designs’ with the modern and old blend throughout the property, from old stone walls to the more contemporary wooden floors and panoramic glass windows. The views from the living area were phenomenal and our apartment had the added bonus of a balcony, which basked in sun until sunset.
The pool area was also great, and felt like our own personal pool, again with superb views.

The apartment is about 5mins drive up a steep winding road from Varenna, (which is worthwhile when you see the views) however I would definitely recommend that a car is a must.

There is also a convenient shop literally 30secs behind the apartment, directly across from the church. We came across it by accident, and it sells most things you would expect in any local store. I would advise trying here before travelling further afield, especially if you only need the basics.

Lake como itself is amazing, and I would definitely recommend to anyone a trip to the area and a stay at Casa Olea, the accommodation was by far superior to many of the larger hotels and guesthouses and offered much better value for money.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Exceptional house with stunning view on Lake of Como
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402394
+39 -(0)335 5718605
Varenna Lake Como
Houston, Texas, USA
5

Great Vacation Home

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed one week in Casa Olea in the middle of April 2011. It has been one of our best vacations ever. The accommodation is very comfortable, modern, and equipped with everything you need. Many windows and the front glass wall/balcony sliding doors provide a spectacular view of the lake and the surrounding area. The apartment has a reliable card access. Other amenities include a beautiful pool and an elevator from the garage level. The apartment is located in an old town of Perledo, not touristy at all. A small grocery store is just around the corner next to the church. Do not miss this jewel!
  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2011
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Exceptional house with stunning view on Lake of Como
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p402394
+39 -(0)335 5718605
Varenna Lake Como
London
5

A Grand Design

  • 5 out of 5
We loved staying here and didn't want to leave. If you have ever seen the TV programme, 'Grand Designs' then you you will know what I mean when I say this property should have been on the show. It feels slightly James Bondish coming out of the underground carpark in a lift that opens by the pool with spectacular views. The owners are extremely helpful and speak English very well. Varenna is a great place to stay at the Lakes, we visited different lakes and this position is definitely the prettist in our opinion.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Thanks to Casa Olea central position on Lake of Como you can easily visit the most attractive places on the lake. old villas, typical villages like Bellagio, Menaggio, Gravedona and many others and reach the different beaches on the lake coast. In 10' you can take a train that brings you to Milano, Bergamo, Como in not more than an hour time. Other places you can reach in 1H drive are : Lugano, St. Moritz, different Alps best sites as Passo dello Spluga., Passo San Marco. From Casa Olea you can take old stone walking paths that bring you to the villages of Vezio Castle, Gisazio, Bologna in the nature with breathtaking view sites. In half an hour drive you can take the path that brings you to the top of Grigna mountain (2400 mts.). A guide is recommended. You can find any kind of attraction as sport activities : wind surfing, swimming, trekking; historical guided visits and shopping in towns.

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Availability & Rates

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29 Sep 2014 - 30 May 2015
5 night minimum stay
€550
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€770
 

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Notes PRICE IS FOR TWO PEOPLE. FOR ANY ADDITIONAL PERSON PLEASE ADD 140 EUROS PER WEEK.

Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • village
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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