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FRANCO

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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FRANCO

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HOUSE BY THE LAKE

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Varenna

House with 3 bedrooms and sleeps 5. Ideal for families with kids.

The house is located on the shores of the lake, from the windows you can enjoy a wide view and you can enjoy beautiful sunsets. The building was completely renovated in 1983. The windows have glass 'termopan'. Fully furnished and equipped with major appliances. E 'on three levels. The rooms are on the upper floors. Large kitchen, living room with oval table and 6 seater sofa. Large bathroom with shower. Two balconies and a storage room for suitcases. There is no garden. The car parks are at 100m. The center of Varenna is about 1 km Grocery store and bakery at 50m.

E 'reachable by car, train + taxi or ferry.

Pebble beach a few meters from the house.

Possibility of excursions by boat or ferry to Bellagio, Menaggio and Como.

Day trips to Milan, Como and Bergamo by train. EXPO 2015 to 80Km (train and metro)

Visits to the gardens of Villa Cypress, Villa Monastero, or the castle of Vettius. A few kilometers are Villa Carlotta, Villa Balbianello, the Ravine of Bellano, Piona Abbey, the Moto Guzzi museum, the museum of cycling and the Fort Fuentes.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm

FRANCO

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Speaks Italian
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
Trust & Security
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Reviews

4.8
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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House by the lake
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
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House by the lake
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p811838
39 3395742668
Varenna Lake Como
MI
5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY ON LAKE COMO!!

  • 5 out of 5
From the start Franco was great to work with & answered all our questions in advance by email. He picked us up at the train station & could not have been nicer!!

Other reviews and pictures accurately tell you what you are getting which is a great apartment at a value price in an expensive area of Italy. Highly Recommended but understand the location.

Things to Note: 1.) Apartment was really clean, YAY!! 2.) There are hooks, an umbrella stand & umbrellas in the entry which were great as it rained a lot while we were there. 3.) The bedrooms are all on the 2nd & 3rd floors. 4.) The fireplace was wonderful so ask Franco where to get wood. 5.) Ask Franco how to turn on the T.V. too. 6.) Beds are not typical American style beds, no box spring & they were very hard, but surprisingly we slept great on them! 7.) Don’t use too many electrical appliances at once as you can blow the fuse. Easy to reset though, right in the entry. 8.) There is a clothes washer but no dryer, typical in Italy. 9.) Little store across street is only open in the mornings. 10.) Restaurant very close was good but very expensive. 10.) Don’t skip the cute town of Bellano. 11.) Franco’s place is a great value in part due to the distance from Varenna.

Location: The view and listening to the water is wonderful!! It is a Level 2km, 15-20 minute walk, often with narrow or no sidewalk to the center of Varenna with a little more time needed to get to the bottom of the hill to the ferry landing. We explored the lake area everyday by walking, walking and more walking. Having to walk back to the apt., sometimes in the rain, at the end of the day was not always easy for these Americans. We finally figured out the train and suggest you check into it if you will be going all over as much each day as we did. We never spent a full day just in Varenna. Trains run once per hour each way. Fiumelatte station is just behind apt. up a steep hill & is deserted but train does stop. Find schedule at www.trenord.com. Even with climb at both ends of the run, it saved a lot of steps to use train. Tickets are 1.30 E each way, good for either direction & for several days. Buy them at travel agent just off corner of main road going up hill to Varenna station. Keep them on hand as they are not avail.in Fiume. Also, Lorenza runs taxi at Varenna station. She lives behind station so if white taxi is at station she is there. 4 of us shared 12.00 trip a couple of times & it was worth it!!!
  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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House by the lake
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p811838
39 3395742668
Varenna Lake Como
5

WE WERE HAPPY HERE

  • 5 out of 5
I agree with all the previous statements: huge house with spacious spotless rooms and loads of wardrobes, balconies (and windows) with stunning view of the lake just 40 yards away, all the conveniences nearby.
Let my say couple words about Franco himself. Our cell phones didn't work for us this year so Franco had to make couple trips to check if we needed anything and to report on favor I needed him to do for me. Finally, when he gave us ride back to the train station he asked us a question "Were you happy here?". Our friend from Germany was crying - she didn't want to leave Varenna.
Do I need to add anything? Would I stay at Franco's villa again? In a heartbeat, any time we are near Milan.

Thank You Franco,
Mark
  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
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House by the lake
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p811838
39 3395742668
Varenna Lake Como
5

FANTASTIC STAY IN VARENNA

  • 5 out of 5
Had a fantastic time in Varenna, and really enjoyed our stay at this stunning house. Fantastic views of the Lake, as the house is right on the shingle beach, which made it very easy to swim & play in the lake.
The house is fantastic, with everything you culd possibly need to live there, let alone stay for a week. There is even a washing machine which came in very handy. Everything about the house was spotlessy clean & very well maintained by Franco.There are 2 balconies, one that goes along from the kitchen to the living room, and a smaller one in the main bedroom. Lovely for enjoying a glass or 2 of wine on an evening.
There are loads of wardrobes & drawers in the bedrooms, so no need to keep clothes in the case as you do in alot of places.Very comfy beds, and stunning views from every bedroom.
The house is about a 10 minute walk ( with stunning views ) away from Varenna.No need for taxi.s, as the walk is so stunning.
I can honestly say I could not fault this lovely house, it was fantastico, and I want to stay again some time.
Highly recommended to anyone.!!!!!!!
Thank You Franco.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
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House by the lake
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p811838
39 3395742668
Varenna Lake Como
5

FANTASTIC PLACE TO STAY

  • 5 out of 5
Well I would just like to share our experience with you all. We recently returned from a trip to Varenna, where we got married at the Villa Cipressi, and stayed just outside in Fiumelatte for the first few days before my family arrived, and then they would take the house over, it was absolutely great and only 10 minute walk into the centre of Varenna, I actually quite enjoyed the walk as the views of the lake were amazing. Frank the owner was so very helpful, he gave us lots of useful information before departure, and even collected us from the train station. The house was very spacious and clean, and had the most amazing views from every room in the house! Frank had arranged for a cot for the baby and a highchair too, and to be honest we didn't need for anything, everything you could possibly need was available. It was great to be able to step out of the house onto the little beach directly below where we swam in the lake, and there was a great little bakery/shop directly opposite where we bought all the essentials.

To sum it up in a few words, we would definately stay again, nice, comfortable house in a fantastic location, would recommend to anyone, I'd move in tomorrow

Grazie Mille Frank :)

Lyndsey
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
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House by the lake
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p811838
39 3395742668
Varenna Lake Como
Germany
5

BEAUTIFUL HOME RIGHT ON THE LAKE

  • 5 out of 5
The pictures don't do this house justice! It is located right on the water and you can hear the wave lapping against shore when the windows are open. Our children enjoyed playing at the house's pebble beach right down the stairs outside. The home was very large by vacation rental standards and afforded us all separate bedrooms for us and two children. The additional bed in one of the children's rooms could have been used for a 5th person as well. The kitchen was fully stocked with every kind of cooking item you might need. Best of all was that the property was impeccably maintained.

On arrival Franco met us and demonstrated all of the features of the home as well as showed gave us a generorously stocked array of tourist information for the region.

As mentioned in other reviews there was a small store/butcher/bakery nearly accross the street with access to anything you might need for daily living. Varenna was a short 5 minute drive north. Parking was easily available in central Varenna at a parking garage, wlthough there was free parking along the streets if you could find a spot as well. Parking at the residence was suitable for one car, right in front of the door.

The location was perfect for us as it allowed us easy access to all of the region and the views from the property onto Lake Como were first rate. I would easily recommend this to home to anyone.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
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House by the lake
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p811838
39 3395742668
Varenna Lake Como
5

GREAT HOLIDAY HOME

  • 5 out of 5
The description of the house the house is good but the photos don't do it justice. The house has spacious rooms, is clean and very comfortable. The views from all the rooms are lovely, it was great to wake up, look out the window and see the lake. The balcony got the sun from about 2 o'clock until the evening and it was nice to relax there and have the heat of the sun. I would defiantly recommend this house to friends.

The owner, Franco was very helpful. He showed us around the house when we got there and gave us good advice about the trains, e.g. the train tickets to Milan can't be bought at the train station, advice on good restaurants and what to go see. The house had some leaflets on things to do in the area.

The house has a restaurant and a grocery shop across the road, and its a nice quiet residential area. The beach behind the property is small but we only saw 4 people on it for the 6 days we stayed there.

It is about a 20 minute walk into Varenna town, which was welcome after eating all that lovely food in the good restaurants in Varenna.

There is a lot to do in and around Varenna. We didn't have a car but there was enough to keep us going for the 6 days. The ferry from Varenna goes regularly to different towns on the lake. Bellagio, Mennago are only 5/10 minutes on the ferry. We didn't go too further afield but there are other towns that can be visited too. And there are many walks to do. I'd like to have done a bit more walking because the scenery is lovely. Varenna has a tourist office that gives all the information on walks in the area and near other towns.

All in all we had a lovely holiday and the house and Francos hospitality played a big part in that.
  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

Location

Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Car: recommended

The house overlooks the lake and offers convenient access to the shore. The possibility of landing on the shore or dock located 100 m. 50 m grocery store, bar, restaurant and parking. 5 beds. Great location for surfers.

The main railway station 2km. Secondary station 200m.

Rental boats or speedboats.

Internet point in the center of Varenna.

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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
31 May 2014 - 29 Aug 2014
5 night minimum stay
€450
€1,300
 
 
30 Aug 2014 - 17 Oct 2014
5 night minimum stay
€420
€1,200
 

Notes

  • Supply of bed linen and towels to the exclusion of bathrobes and towels for the beach.
    Key pick up with owner.
    The price includes water, electricity and gas.
    The price includes the 'TAX.

    10% discount for two consecutive weeks
    Possible cost gas heating included.
    At the time of booking is required a deposit of around 20%. The balance in cash on arrival.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bagno 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Camera da letto 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Double room with balcony. Room with two single beds convertible into a double bed. Available cot and high chair.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Grocery stores open in the regions Holidays with fresh bread. Present ice cream shops, pizzerias, restaurants and art galleries. In the center of Varenna are banks, post office, newsagent, pharmacy, laundry, ornithological museum, train tickets, tobacco. Medical tourism in the months of July and August. Fantastic is the lakeside boardwalk connecting the pier with the pier and the Riva Grande.

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