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A modern townhouse in Varenna situated on the waterfront of Lake Como

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,345 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lakefront with unimpeded views of Lake Como. 4 beds, 2 bathrooms, 135 sqm

Our Varenna Villa townhouse ( comprises half a house which is located on the waterfront of Lake Como in the prized town of Varenna. The building, constructed in the early 1800's, has been converted into a modern townhouse.

It offers unobstructed views and immediate access to the waterfront and cafes. The beach and water’s edge are approximately 10 meters directly in front of the green front door.

XX The home is over three levels:

- Third floor: large living and kitchen area with expansive lake views, fire place, master bedroom and bathroom.

- Second floor: second bedroom and bathroom.

- Ground floor: front entry and laundry.

XX Bedrooms (all with direct waterfront views):

- Sleeps 6

- Master bedroom with queen size bed

- Second bedroom with bunk bed and trundle

- Fold out queen bed in living room

Offering spectacular waterfront views of Lake Como, this modern holiday home is the ideal option for a vacation in this picturesque lake side village.

Varenna Villa is the ideal base from which to explore Lake Como and other regional towns:

- Varenna is the most beautiful town on Lake Como

- Varenna Villa is located in the best position in Varenna

- Close to Varenna's ferry port with quick access to the most romantic and picturesque villages on the lake: Santa Maria Rezzonico, Menaggio, Bellagio (8 min by ferry), Lenno (visit Villa Balbianello, location for 007’s Casino Royale as well as Villa Gaeta) & Laglio.

- 800m to the Train Station (Varenna Esino) which connects to Milan (1.5 hours)

- 50m to the central Piazza

- Next to the famous Lovers' Walk

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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Linda

Hi, I am Linda and this is our holiday home. We live in Australia and rent out our home when we don't use it.

Linda purchased this villa in 2015

Why Linda chose Varenna

The property is magnificent. It is in the best location right on the waterfront of this unique town. It has been beautifully renovated and has wonderful views over Lake Como from all rooms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have just returned from a relaxing 7 nights at Varenna Villa. As the title of the review suggests, we found the location superb and the villa was perfect for our family of 2 adults and 2 children (ages 12 and 10). Whilst we had planned to do some self catering, we never bothered because the cafe/bar below the villa was a perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We dined there on numerous occasions, so much so that we got to know the wait staff and management. There are also lots of other restaurants in the village, all within easy walk. The walk to/from the train station was fine (allow 15 minutes with luggage) and the local real estate agent who manages the property readily available (we needed to check on a couple of minor things with them during our stay). Very good and would have no hesitation in recommending.
Apr 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa at Varenna at Province of Lecco

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Registration and key collection after 7pm will incur a EUR 50 cash payment to our manager.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Second Bedroom - 3 Single Bed , Bunk bed, with a trundle
    Living Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Sleep sofa located in living room
    Master Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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A modern townhouse in Varenna situated on the waterfront of Lake Como
average rating of 4.96 based on 34 reviews

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful experience! I hope to return some day soon.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The BEST place to stay in all of Varenna!

  • 5 of 5

I believe we found the BEST place to stay in Varenna! It is located above a popular restaurant but the noise never bothered us, in fact, it was quite charming. It is centrally located and close to the shops. The view from the top floor is unbeatable! We never tired of watching the ferry boats and other small crafts cruise in and out. This place is quite lovely, spacious and very comfortable. There are a lot of stairs to climb, so beware. The kitchen is equipped with everything we needed to have an occasional meal in house. The bed was very comfy and there is a beautiful view out of every window. Of all the places available, this one is the gem! So much better than staying in a fancy hotel and worth every penny!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our First Visit to Varenna, certainly not our last!

  • 5 of 5

A short beautiful train ride from Milan. Easy to reach, although we took a taxi rather than walking. The agent greeted us warmly and walked us to our nearby apartment. A gorgeous setting. The apartment was clean and welcoming. We settled in quickly and were off to explore. Great recommendations for restaurants which we thoroughly enjoyed! Beds and bedding are very comfortable. We signed up for the cooking class and enjoyed a wonderful day with Morena, rosella and the Maglia family. I would highly recommend it! Breakfast, coffee, shops, ferry are all within an easy and beautiful walk. I would only mention, for the information to others, that the apartment is on three various levels, which may pose a problem for elderly or those with physical issues.

Thank you Linda for a wonderful holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with the Varenna Villa, Varenna, the people of Varenna....all of it! The location, the views, there are no words. Every morning I woke up, looked out the window and was in absolute awe of my surroundings! There are so many wonderful places to eat within a short walk - Varenna Café, Al Prato, Borgavino. The train & ferry are close and convenient. Linda was easy to work with and very responsive to all of my questions & requests. It is perfect in every way, I am already planning my trip back.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You won't be disappointed

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. It is a terrific location...close to shopping, restaurants and just enjoying the lake activities right outside the door. Kitchen is well equipped and beds are comfortable. We would definitely recommend this apartment as a great place to stay in Varenna. The real estate company was easy to deal with and made the check in and check out easy.

The apartment is tastefully decorated, very clean and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for a stay in Lake Comi

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a wonderful stay in Linda's Varenna apartment. It was ideally located within the Varenna waterfront and close to the ferry dock to get anywhere on the lake. The apartment was well stocked and has some of the most beautiful views of the lake. We would definitely come back. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
96.3 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Many bars near by
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
Varenna Ferry Port
Nearest Golf
32 Kilometres
Lecco Glof Club
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Varenna Esino
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Many restaurants near by
Nearest Ski
31 Kilometres
Piani di Bobbio
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Varenna Lido
Car: not necessary

Varenna Villa – Lake Como is the place to get away from it all, but also be in touch with the rest of the Lake. For the romantics, the historians or for those who love peace, tranquility and a history that goes back thousands of years this is the place. Varenna is an ancient fishing village with close to 1000 residents spread along a steep hillside overlooking Lake Como.

The reds, terracottas and yellows of its houses, its mild climate and the olive and cypress trees make you wonder whether you aren’t 200km further south. After the nearby island of Comancina was destroyed the population increased and flourished. The warring factions, as with much of Lombardy saw Varenna at odds with Como on many occasions and the rule of Varenna pass in typical Italian family tradition from the Visconti family to the Sfondrati’s. Today Varenna is a lovely spot to chill out, although be aware that shops and even restaurants have been known to shut for lunch, so expect the better things in life to take longer.

Varenna is one of the most beautiful towns on the lake, its steep winding alleys lined with charming homes, flowering balconies and lace-curtained windows. In the evenings, the village is serene and picturesque. Truly a perfect place for relaxing. This is an understatement! The warmth of the locals combined with the perfect setting of the place, would melt the coldest hearts of the most demanding travellers.

Varenna, built on a rock at the foot of a mountain is a boat stop from Bellagio on the east side of the lake and though popular it escapes the throngs in Bellagio (undeniably lovely, but like many other undeniably lovely places the crowds, higher prices and ‘tourist trap’ experiences can be very trying). Varenna dates from the 5th century – you can still see in places the original Roman layout of the town: a geometric design which allows wonderful views of the lake.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa at Varenna, Como - Lecco

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Oct-Dec '18
15 Oct 2018 - 17 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Xmas '18
18 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £263.22
Arrival and cleaning fee £140.38

This is a no smoking property.

The Guests shall be responsible for the Property during the Guest’s stay.

The Guest must notify the Manager within four (4) hours of arrival (or by 10am the following morning for any late night arrival) if there is any existing damage to the property or any notable conditions.

The Guest shall take all reasonable care of the Property. The property is to be left in a clean and tidy state, with floors swept, benches wiped, dishwasher emptied or dishes washed and put away. All rubbish must be emptied into the bins. Any excess rubbish that won’t fit in the bin must be removed from the property or a rubbish removal fee will be charged to you. A reasonable amount deemed by the Manager is payable by Guest for any extra cleaning or rubbish removal and it shall be deducted from the security deposit or otherwise redeemable from the Guest where necessary.

The Guest shall be liable for any breakages or damage caused to the Property that may occur during the Guest’s occupation of the Property and all costs of repairs and replacement thereof shall be payable to the Manager or the Owner upon demand.
The Guest is not permitted to bring any pet on to the property. Where a pet is found on the property the Guest will be liable an extra €200 fee applicable and all and any damage will be made good by the Guest upon vacation or where necessary taken out of the bond.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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