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FRANCO

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People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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HOUSE BY THE LAKE

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Varenna

House with 3 bedrooms and 5 beds. Ideal for families with children.

The house is located by the lake, from the windows you can enjoy a wide view and you can admire 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, dining oval table with 6 seats and sofa. Large bathroom with shower. Two balconies and a storage room for suitcases. There is no garden. The parking lots are at 100m. The center of Varenna is about 1 Km. Grocery store and bakery at 50m.

E 'reachable by car, by train (line Milano C.-Lecco-Sondrio-Tirano) + taxi or ferry.

Pebble beach just meters from home.

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

Day trips to Milan, Como and Bergamo with the train. EXPO 2015 at 80Km (train + metro)

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

Horseback S. Moritz with the red train Bernina Express.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
FRANCO (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks Italian
People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

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House by the lake
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
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House by the lake
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p811838
-39 3395742668
Varenna Lake Como
5

Eighteen wonderful days on a Lake Como!

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I and three of our adult children stayed at this lovely property for 18 nights and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience . The view of the lake from the balconies was superb. We were fortunate to enjoy perfect weather which made our holiday even more enjoyable. The house is well fitted out, very clean, has loads of storage for clothes, luggage etc.and we particularly enjoyed walking into Varenna to enjoy the excellent restaurants and bars Parking was no problem at all: right at the front door. Franco is a kind and helpful host who was happy to advise us of the surrounding sights and in particular where we could access wifi. We would definitely recommend this property: you will not be disappointed!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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House by the lake
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p811838
-39 3395742668
Varenna Lake Como
5

September on the Lake!

  • 5 out of 5
I agree with all the previous comments that have been made, this is a beautiful family home in a gorgeous spot right on the lake. The house is on three levels, very well equipped, very clean and has so much storage/ cupboard space. The house was bigger than we needed (we are a couple), but would suit a family with 2 or 3 children. The location of the house is spectacular, you really couldn't ask for more, the views are just beautiful. There is a restaurant across the road which is quite expensive, as well as a bottega where you can buy beautiful fresh bread and croissants etc as well as basic groceries. If I really had to get picky the bed in the main room isn't that comfortable, and the house can do with an updated television. Lastly, Franco is a lovely man, he met us at the station when we arrived, and gave us a lift back when we left. I highly recommend this house to anyone visiting this beautiful district, and look forward to returning myself.
  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

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

The house is situated directly on the lake, at the point where it is wider (4km) and offers convenient access to the shore. Possibility of landing on shore or pier located 100 m. A 50 m grocery shop, bar, restaurant and parking. 5 beds. Great location for surfers.

Main railway station 2km. Secondary station at 200m.

Rental boats or motor boats.

Internet point in the center Varenna.

We also accept requests for a number of different nights 7 (for example 9,10,11 ...)

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Prices for this holiday house in Varenna, Lake Como

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Bassa stagione
28 Mar 2015 - 29 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
€420
for 7 nights
€420
€1,200
 
 
Alta stagione
30 May 2015 - 4 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
€450
for 7 nights
€450
€1,300
 
 
Bassa stagione
5 Sep 2015 - 16 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
€420
for 7 nights
€420
€1,200
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Fornitura delle lenzuola e degli asciugamani.
Consegna delle chiavi da parte del proprietario.
Il prezzo comprende acqua, energia elettrica e gas.
Il prezzo comprende l' IMPOSTA DI SOGGIORNO.

Soggiorno minimo 5 notti a 350€.
Sconto 10% per due settimane consecutive
Eventuale costo riscaldamento a gas escluso.
Al momento della prenotazione viene richiesto un acconto del 20%

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:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
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 to double. Available cot and high chair.
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Grocery stores open on holidays regions with fresh bread. Present ice cream shops, pizzerias, restaurants and art galleries. In the center Varenna are a bank, post office, newsagent, pharmacy, laundry, ornithological museum, railway tickets, tobacco. Medical tourism in the months of July and August. Fantastic is the walkway on the lake connecting the dock to the pier and the Riva Grande.

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