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5 Lakefront Balconies on Lake Como-Waterviews from Every Room!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Vista Lago, formerly Hotel Larius, was originally built early in the last century. Very recently the building has been fully restored, with particular attention paid to the finishings and architectural details of its period. An indoor pool, a fitness area, and secure underground parking have been added to the grounds, as well as direct elevator access to the apartment.

Almost everything in the apartment is new. Beautiful teak and marble tile from Italian quarries cover the floors. All furnishings, appliances, linens, and dinnerware are also new, ready for you to enjoy.

Layout: On the top (fourth) floor of a beautiful gated building, Vista Lago is a 3 bedroom apartment which consists of a two-bedroom area (sleeping 6), full kitchen and 2 baths, with an adjoining single bedroom/studio area (sleeping 2) with its own private kitchen, bath and entrance-- perfect for the Au-Pair! In total, the space is 1,400 square feet or 135+ square meters.

The two-bedroom area features a large, open gourmet kitchen with a center island, a living area with a double sleep sofa and two balconies, a dining area, a glass table seating eight, two bedrooms (with a queen and double bed), each with water view balconies, and two marble-tiled, full baths. (Master bedroom has a private bath.) A high chair and crib are available upon request.

The studio/1 bedroom area features spectacular lake views as well as a balcony from the living/sleeping area, equipped with a double sofa bed, a four-person dining table, kitchen, and full, marble-tiled bath.

2-Bedroom Area: Beds:

Master Bedroom: Queen Bed

Bedroom #2: Double Bed

Living room: Double Sleep Sofa

1-Bedroom/Studio Area: Double Sleep Sofa

Bed linens and towels provided!

Crib available (please inquire)

Location: “Vista Lago,” located in the old town, of Carate Urio, on the western shore of the lake, rich in residential villas, sits in a spectacular panoramic position on a beautiful slope facing the lake–one of the most elegant and romantic parts where the sun glistens on the water (often-times reflecting on the ceiling!).

Lake Como is a jewel-like oasis of tranquillity, surrounded by a magical combination of lush Mediterranean foliage and snowy alpine peaks. Enclosed by steep-sided mountains, the blue waters of Lake Como have for centuries attracted visitors, including important statesmen, artists, and glitterati.

The lake remains a playground today not only for the rich and famous but also for those escaping greater Milan and the Po River Valley, less than an hour away. Driving south along the lake from “Vista Lago,” you will find wonderful villas framed by breathtaking scenery.

You will pass Cernobbio, with the amazing Villa d’Este, before arriving in Como, a magical town with bustling markets, cafes and shops, and fine museums.

Traveling north you will find S. Moritz (Switzerland) about 1-1/2 hours drive, Davos (Switzerland) 1-3/4 hours drive, and S. Primo, Bobbio, Artavaggio (Italy) are only about 45 minutes drive. S. Bernardino and Ticino (Switzerland) approximately 1 hours drive. Cervinia (ITA) is 1.30 from there...

TRAVEL INFORMATION: Once arriving in Milan-Malpensa Airport, from the terminal you can travel by bus to Como in 40 minutes (Appx. $12/E11) , then travel by boat or bus again to Carate Urio (E$2/4), where 'Vista Lago' is located. A car can be hired/rented from Malpensa Airport. ( appx. E120 )The drive is approximately 40-45 minutes.

Travel Distances:

“Vista Lago” is perfectly situated for exploring Italy by foot, boat, or car*

George Clooney's Villa, Villa Orleandra (Formerly the Heinz Estate): 1 minute

World’s Best Pizzeria, Orso Bruno: 2 minutes

Lakeside Lido (Swimming Beach): 3 minutes

The Versace Villa & Stings Villa: 5 minutes

World Renowned Villa d’Este: 10 minutes

Switzerland: 15 minutes

Seaplane and Boat Rentals: 15 minutes

World Famous Bellagio: 20 minutes (by boat)

Town of Como: 25 minutes (by boat or car)

Casino Di Campione: 25 minutes

Fantastic Winter Skiing: 35 minutes

Milan: 40 Minutes ~ Florence: 3 hours

Venice: 3 hours ~ Tuscany Region: 3 hours

Monte Carlo: 3 1/2 hours

Pisa: 4 hours ~ Rome: 6 hours

*All travel distances are by car unless otherwise noted.


Keywords: Condominium, apartments, lakeside, water view, waterfront, waterside, water views, water front, balcony, balconies, independent, flat, rental, vacation rental

More Details

Barbara Ronchetti
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2018

About Barbara Ronchetti

I am so happy that you found my listing. I am currently and alpaca farmer with over 50 alpaca on the island of Martha's Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.I would be very happy to help you with your holiday, as I travel to Italy often. You will be astounded with the beauty of this particular point of this small village along the coast, and I am happy to share with you. Please email me, and I can send along more photos and information regarding my apartment on the lakes edge. I look forward to hearing from you!

Barbara Ronchetti purchased this condo in 2000

Why Barbara Ronchetti chose Carate Urio

I have had close exposure to this lovely location with a friend many years ago, and truly was astounded by the areas beauty. I had done quite a bit of research on the area to know that this was a place that I would love down the line for a wonderful retirement, or simply to spend time at during my holiday periods. I was thrilled to find this location, and was the first to choose the apartments, having full selection of the apartments that had the very best lake position and views.

What makes this condo unique

The apartments are bright and sunny, and you will often see the reflection of the water on the ceilings. You may often feel that you are on a boat, as when you look outside, you see only water! You are only a short walk to a boat stop, that can take you anywhere on the lake, and just outside you can catch a bus into town, or the train station, just a 15 minutes away! There is a swimming pool, a beautiful patio, overlooking the lake that you can enjoy, and numerous restaurants with outdoor cafes on the waters edge, within a short distance.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo at Carate Urio at Province of Como

Property Type:
  • condo
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request. , Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Two Sofa-beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony ...
  • limited accessibility
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Shared indoor pool & fitness center, (pool may not be heated year round, pool and fitness center not available with studio rental-please inquire for details) Secure underground parking, Video-monitored entry security system, telephone ( cell or wall phone) Cable/Satelite TV, high chair, Stereo/CD player, telescope(inquire), 2 full kitchens, microwaves, blender, juicer, toasters, espresso, cappuccino, coffee machines, French press, Washer/Dryer(2 bedroom apartment only), iron & ironing boards, hair dryers, fans (Note, when studio is rented independantly some of the above amenities differ, please inquire!)


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average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews

Living like a local with incredible lake views!

  • 5 of 5

Vista Lago is a fabulous 2 bedroom apartment with the most incredible Lake Como views. I stayed for 2 weeks, living like a local on the Lake.

The apartment complex was quiet and very comfortable. Gated, underground parking felt very secure. The unit was outfitted with everything you would need to move on in for an extended stay. Comfy beds and a washer dryer in the unit!

Within 24 hours I was zipping around the small windy streets with confidence.

I visited a different city every day both my ferry and car.

Favorite city was Varenna by ferry, very quaint.

Favorite villa was Balbianello, recommend the hike in, lovely!

Favorite bar for a cocktail... the recently remodeled Grand Tremezzo! Very posh and hip!

BEST MEAL EVER just down the street at La Veranda Hotel Postal. GO OFTEN! Try everything!

Did I mention the views from the apartment!!! Morning, day, and nights... so very very lovely!!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
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Perfect for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This condo provided the perfect site for a joint celebration of two wedding anniversaries. Our party of 8 was comfortably settled in the main apartment and adjoining studio, although the bathroom of the latter was rather small. The kitchen was well-equipped and the property is very clean and well-maintained.

The location offered several choices by way of local cafes and restaurants although most groceries require a short drive to a well-stocked store in Cernobbio. The walk to the local ferry stop was at least 15 minutes down a very narrow street but we quickly adapted to the need to avoid local cars and buses on this journey. The ferry schedule is rather daunting when you first encounter it but the local agents are most helpful in explaining the options.

The balcony settings offered glorious views of the lake and surrounding environment. Silvana, our greeter and caretaker, provided an excellent introduction to the property and she also served as a knowledgeable guide through Villa del Balbianello during our visit there, which was a highlight of our trip. We also really enjoyed the trip to Pigra, a small mountaintop village above Argegnothat is reached by a small funicular, described as "one of the steepest cablecars in Europe". And the visit to Bellagio, of course, is not to be missed. We particularly enjoyed the tour of Villa Melzi, a short walk from the town center there

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Halifax, Nova Scotia

Wonderful Lake Como Experience

  • 5 of 5

Had the BEST week vacation at Barbara's Villa. I am definitely returning with my best friend and 2 daughters!! It was the absolute perfect accommodations for my husband and I and his 5 students as they all attended a conference in the area. We rented the 2 bedroom unit as well as the studio suite. Mornings and evenings were breathtaking on the balcony and it was easy to get into the local spirit. Sylvana was wonderful and a huge help getting settled. Next time in the area I am planning on hiring her husband for tours in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time in the Italian Alps and Lake Como

  • 5 of 5

Barbara's home was a great treat. In a very private building, her unit had everything we could possibly want for a vacation. The area was incredibly spectactular and we had plenty of room and a wonderful time! We hope to visit again soon. We brought our family of 5 and had a great time. It would a beautiful place to go as a couple as well. The views are awesome! I would really recommend a trip to Belaggio while you arestaying there. Many fine cafe's close by and an easy day trip to Switzerland.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bloomfield, CT

My family and I spent two...

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent two glorious weeks at Vista Lago this past

September. We rented the two bedroom as well as the studio next

door, and both accommodations were well suited to our needs.

The decor in both units was lovely and comfortable with all the

amenities at our disposal. The views were spectacular from every

vantage point, and we spent many hours taking in the majesty of it

all. There is lots to explore around the lake and although the ferry

provides good service, I would highly recommend renting a car. In

all, it was a spectacular vacation and our family looks forward to

future stays at Vista Lago.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: February 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson, Arizona

I came to Vista Lago with...

  • 5 of 5

I came to Vista Lago with my husband, two small children and mother-in-law. We were very comfortable in the apartment. The place was beautiful as were the views. The restaurant next door was great, and we could walk to a small grocery store that met our needs. It was peaceful to be there and a great vacation! I can highly recommend the apartment and the area.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: October 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Olmo
Cathedral of Como
Funicular Railway
Duomo di Como
Basilica di San Fedele
Il Carrettiere
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Milan Malpensa or Linate and Bergamo
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Less than a 5 minute walk!
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Carate Urio
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
At Villa D'Este, Cernobbio
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Cernobbio or Laglio
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Less than a 5 minute walk!
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
About 45 minutes by car
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Walk to small beach Carate Urio or Laglio
Nearest Point of Interest
George Clooney's home, Villa Oleandra
Nearest Point of Interest
Villa Carolotta
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Villa Balbionello

Activities (on-site or nearby), fitness room, restaurants and cafes, open air markets and plenty of sightseeing! Explore many spectacular towns along the lake with the water-busGÇôjust a 10-minute walk away, Or take a scenic seaplane ride! Sailboat, paddle boat motorboat and water-ski rentals very close by, Downhill skiing within an hourGÇÖs drive, For those who like to try their hand at gambling, visit Casino di Campione, just 20 minutes away, Do not miss Versaces Villa on the lake just 3 km away!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo at Carate Urio, Como - Lecco

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late Winter
3 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring - April
31 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring May
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
November 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
December 2018
1 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Holiday 2018-19
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning/Utility +/- £144.38
Refundable Damage Deposit £360.95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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