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.
- Apartment538 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Luciana Sala (Mrs)
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- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Jul 2018
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Loved it! Modern with a old world feel
Rita Faggi (338-855-4687)the cab driver took great care of us.
Stunning views, great location!
My husband and I just stayed at this property and it was perfect! Luciana was a delight to work with prior to arriving. The location is wonderful, we arrived at the Varenna train stop and took a cab up to the house (5-10 drive) . There happened to be a cab waiting at the train stop, but if there had not been, Luciana had previously send me the number for one if we needed it. When we arrived the home was extremely clean and had everything we needed. We stayed in the RED apartment which has a small balcony with was perfect to take in the stunning views of the lake while enjoying our wine. Our cab driver was extremely helpful in pointing out a small local market that is within walking distance of the house.
The house has a lot of natural light, which I loved, but if you are a sleeper who is sensitive to like (like i am!) I would highly recommend bringing an eye mask.
Side note: our cad driver also pointed out a walking trail that you can take all the way down to Varenna to catch the water ferry. The trail was gorgeous! But don’t be fooled, signs say 0.2km to Varenna from the house- we clocked it on our watches and it was almost a mile- still worth it though!
This was the perfect ending to our trip to Italy! I highly recommend this property and hope to come back soon!
Our son and his girlfriend had stayed here a few years ago and recommended it. We love it. We stayed in the red apartment with the high balcony and amazing views. The property is beautifully converted from old farm buildings and the location is great. Varenna is a lovely little town - fantastic for cafes and bars, beautiful gardens, ferries to other places on the lake and just chilling out. Perledo is quiet and pretty and has a handy shop, but we were glad we had hired a car for the 10-hairpin climb from Varenna. We're thinking of re-booking for next year.
The best Home Away!
We loved our stay here, the house was great. A little bit of a walk to get up and down from town, but enjoyable to see. We also were able to access some local hiking trails that run along the lake. We will definitely stay here again.
Super lækker lejlighed med fantastisk udsigt.
Vi boede i RED apartment, hvor der var en fantastisk udsigt. Poolen var uundværlig og lækker og ren. Grunden til stedet ikke får fem stjerner er, at den røde lejlighed ikke var egnet til fire personer som angivet. Det var kun det ene værelse der var egnet til overnatning, da man ikke kunne trække for over mod bjergsiden, og vi oplevede at folk kiggede direkte ned på den seng man sov i. Der udover kunne man ikke lukke døren helt til badeværelset, måske også et minus for nogen...
Men super lækker lejlighed i en lille hyggelig by med en udsigt der nok ikke fåes bedre, og dejlig pool...
Positives... well maintained property, nice clean swimming pool, breathtaking views and close to friendly shop.
Negatives....No a/c, no oven, rubbish tv and really recommend you hire car for this property or put your life in your own hands walking down the dangerous path to get to varenna (taxi €10 )
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.