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Modern Apartment with Breathtaking Views!

Bedrooms 1
Space 710 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Modern apartment with spectacular lake and mountain views

Ideally located a one bedroom apartment in Vista D'Oro, t on the hillside just below the village of Perledo and 5 minutes up the hillside by car( 30 mins walk) from the romantic and historic town of Varenna.

With sensational views of Lake Como from the living room and large private garden, this apartment is ideal place to tour the area and is on the main Senteria del Viadiante path( path of the wanderer) which leads to other local villages up the mountain. The apartment has the use of the residents outdoor swimming pool and has secure garage parking.

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Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About The Owner

Hello I'm Carmel married to Paul owners of Casa Caterina. We are Irish and live in N Ireland with our 4 children. I am employed part time in Healthcare, working with disability. My husband Paul runs his own transport company which imports Italian goods, mainly tiles, to Ireland and the UK . This is the main reason we came about owning a property here as we travelled to Milan on business quite a lot.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2009

Why The Owner chose Varenna

We first discovered this area 15 years ago with our young family when we decided to take a break from our usual 2 week child orientated camping holiday and headed Como direction. We knew a little about the Como area but were not prepared for the sheer magnitude and beauty of the place. Maybe it is the mountains, the lake, the climate or a combination of all 3 but the general atmosphere seemed to nourish and revitalise the soul instantly.

That summer holiday was the best ever holiday with the hiking, the touring and the children having endless fun jumping from a platform into the lake.

When we decided to buy out holiday apartment we knew we wanted it to be in the Varenna/Perledo location but had to wait almost 8 years to find a place that captured the magic of the area. Casa Caterina is that spot!

I choose our apartment because its situation give the best views of lake Como and because of its large private garden. I love the outdoor life and spend endless hours gardening with the back drop of the mountains and lake, gaining inspiration from visiting the magnificent Italian villas nearby.

There is so much to do close to the property. We spend a lot of our time now hiking in the local area regularly going to Bellano, an hours trek away, have lunch and return by train or bus.The property is a great base to explore the wider Como area also. A popular destination by ferry is Menaggio and Bellaggio situated on the famous golden triangle area of the lake just a 15 crossing away. It is always lovely, however, to return home again just to relax on our patio enjoying the beautiful Italian wines and delicious simplicity of the local food.

The options are endless.

What makes this apartment unique

The unique benefits has got to be the truly spectacular views from the apartment

This is a hikers paradise and we spend a lot of our time now discovering the area, walking along the various paths to the local mountain villagers. Sentiero della Viandante (path of the wander) goes right past our apartment complex.

Staying in this area is like going back in time, old Italian tradition remain intact, yet in one hours drive you can reach Milan the world capital of fashion and general sophistication


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment at Varenna at Province of Lecco

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Parasol
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

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Modern Apartment with Breathtaking Views!
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews
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All about the view

  • 4 of 5

Situated in the hills above the town of Varenna the views from the large private garden are amazing. The walk up from the town takes about 35 minutes, perhaps less for the younger generation. There is small supermarket further up the hill about a ten minute walk. Plenty of restaurants to choose from in Varena which also has good bus, train and ferry services. More attention to detail regarding cleaning (particularly the odor of cigarettes) would definitely move this apartment into the 5 star plus category.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: On investigation the fusty (smokey) smell was caused by a small leak in the kitchen, this has now been repaired and the smell is completely gone
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Wunderbar !

  • 5 of 5

Vielen Dank für unser bester Urlaub, herrliche Aussicht, schöne Wohnung und schönen Teil der Welt.

Bernd + Silvia, Hamburg

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This place has an amazing view. I would stay again. Enough said! recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb, quality stay in Varenna

  • 5 of 5

Marvellous views, great accommodation, great host, all made for a magnificent vacation

Eric and Melissa

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hidden paradise

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was spacious, comfortable, clean and very quiet

We packed a lot in to our 5 day break; The 20 minute walk to Varenna castello is well worth a visit. We discovered a small 'Aladdin's cave' pottery shop there, with beautiful usual pieces. Also went on other hikes in the area, one being a 3 hour hike from the apartment in the Valassina mountain range. Got the bus back after rewarding ourselves with a delicious lunch in an agriturismo in Ortanella Esino Laria. Took it easy the next day, sunbathing in the garden looking across the lake at the snow capped Alps ..quite surreal!

Sorry we didn't have longer time to stay..next time for sure

Definitely recommend a holiday here

Ruth and Simon

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great view

  • 5 of 5

Great view that makes​everything else not important

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It really is magnificent! So glad you enjoyed it
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5.1 Kilometres
Golf club Menaggio Cadenabbia 5.1 Km across the l
Nearest Train
1.4 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Srada Statale
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
80 Kilometres
Madesimo http://www.skiareavalchiavenna.it/ (1hour
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The apartment is situated approx 2 kilometers above the picturesque village of Varenna which is approx 60 min train ride from Milan railway station or 1.20 mins drive from Bergamo airport. I recommend hiring a car as the climb up the mountain is steep. A taxi service is available at train station if not driving.

Varenna is the ideal location, being on the Golden Triangle (Varenna, Bellagio and Menaggio). With a truly ancient cobbled town as your backdrop, you can travel around Lake Como by ferry (car ferries are only available in the 'triangle'), explore the villas and gardens and delight in the romantic setting whilst enjoying the local cuisine fresh from the lake.

Varenna's Romantic Promenade - If you walk along the waters edge to the right of the ferry terminal you will naturally be led to the lakeside promenade 'La Passerella' which is a cantilevered walkway coming out from the rock face of the shore. A favourite with romantics and especially beautiful in the evening as the sun is going down. Varenna may be the most picturesque town on the lake, its steep winding alleys lined with charming homes, flowering balconies and lace-curtained windows. Just above it is the ancient castle where Theodolinda, Queen of the Lombards, is said to have died in the 7th century. Two famed villas to visit here are Villa Cipressi, with terraced gardens cascading right down to the shores, and Villa Monastero, a true showcase.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment 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
rate 18
4 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 19
1 Jul 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
rate 20
30 Sep 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Final clean £78.43
Pet Fee £0

Downpayment / Deposit requested. Security deposit requested. Supplement for heating depending on the season. Discount depending on length of stay
Final clean €90

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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