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
- Min. Stay2 nights
Luciana Sala (Mrs)
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- Response time:
- within one day
- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Aug 2018
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20th Anniversary trip to Lake Como
Luci and her property were Fabulous!!! Luci was extremely prompt with her responses, everything was very clean, the view was spectacular, the pool was amazing and the underground secured parking was perfect!!!
We had a wonderful time and the only negative comment we have is that we couldn't stay longer because the property was booked solid! We will be back to stay again and we will get our reservation in WAY in advance so we can stay longer at this fantastic property!
TR & Holly Portland, Oregon. USA
Stunning Views & Beautiful Property
Had a wonderful stay in the BLUE apartment. The views are stunning... the pool is so refreshing after a hot today... and the apartment itself is modern and charming. We were so relaxed while here and would not hesitate to recommend this place or stay here again!
Beautiful property, great location
Pleasantly removed from the hectic traffic at the lake level, this property - 4 apartment units - is ideally situated in a quiet village three kms above Varenna. There's church, a bar, a restaurant and a little grocery store within a few blocks, but you'll need a car to get to the lake and surrounding towns. Beautiful, commanding views overlooking the lake with a small swimming pool in front.
Great place, very unique and beautiful views! Our host was very helpful with questions and info. Highly recommend.
Beautiful and unique property with stunning views and the most refreshing pool
Our family of 4 (parents and 2 kids aged 18 and 11) stayed here in August. The rooms were cool, the water pressure excellent ,and the pool provided the most refreshing swims we've ever had: the quality of water is exceptional given the care and specific cleaning processes and limited chemicals used.
The view is stunning, as is the quiet charm of Perlado. We're so glad we stayed here rather than the more tourist-trodden Varenna. Getting to and from Varenna was easy with taxis, and the nearby market and cafe made mornings and meals easy to manage as well.
We really appreciated the aesthetic of the apartment, the property in general and beautiful and unfussy landscaping. The property radiates a modern organic vibe that remains faithful to its origins and is utterly relaxing to be in.
Luciana was quick to respond from the first communication, and made check in easy. We would definitely stay here again. And again, and again...
Let me review this property by category:
1. LOCATION: 5 stars. View from Casa Olea is stunning. From up the hill in Perledo, you're looking down at an amazing serene blue lake surrounded by this beautiful mountain peaks. Simply georgeous.
2. PROPERTY: 4 stars. Property is well maintained; no problem there - it's clean and that matters a lot. It lacks something though: no counter space in the bathroom for toiletries. I had my shampoo and the like on the shower floor. Would be good to have this little space for toiletries.
3. WELCOMING TOUCH: 3 stars. Instructions to get to the property via email were clear. Luciana was prompt on all email replies. Except for one little but very important detail: no presence to welcome the guests. Would be nice if there was somebody to say hello, show us around a bit even just for a few minutes. Little touches counts for a lot, in my opinion.
4. OVERALL: 4 stars.
My family and I had a great time, for sure. Met newlyweds, a lovely couple Chris and Susie from Germany. Met Louis too, a rambunctious, friendly, excited pug. Loved Louis.
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.