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Manhattan overlooking Lake Como in ancient village

Bedrooms 2
Space 602 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Romantic and well-kept mansard in a stone rustic located in a mountain village overlooking the lake (Sanico 950 slm). In about twenty minutes you can be in Bellano or Varenna (where there is boarding for Menaggio and Bellagio).

In the northern part of the lake there are the beaches of Dervio and Colico where to sail, windsurf or kitesurf and where there is now also a beautiful swimming pool.

However, you can choose to stay in the mountains to enjoy the cool of a beautiful walk for example in the woods of Pian delle Betulle or to try the excitement of paragliding from Giumello's Alps.

In the winter you can also ski by enjoying the magnificent panorama of the lake below.

At 1h30 from Milan.

More Details

Alessandra Blandini
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Sanico in Province of Lecco

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 602 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Pétanque Court
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • wind-surfing


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(20 traveller reviews)

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Manhattan overlooking Lake Como in ancient village
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
West Midlands, England

Great base for a unforgetable holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Sanico. The accomodation was clean, ample and stylish.

The village is perfect base for both mountain walks and lakeside people watching, we also fitted in a day in Milan on the train.

You are quite a drive from the main tourist spots but this means that you are away from the hustle and bustle of tourists and can enjoy the stunning view of the lake in peace.

We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Was a perfect peaceful few days in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very nice and looks exactly as described. It is the perfect location for those who like peaceful environment and want top escape the heat of the lake many tourists in the lake. You can go to trips in the lake area early in the morning when it is cooler and spend the hot hours in the apartment and area. View is wonderful. Local Pizeria provides dinner and amazing view.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Guelph, Canada

Magic in the mountains:)

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our two young children and loved it so much we extended our stay! The area is beautiful, breathtaking and peaceful. The apartment is clean, stylish and tastefully decorated with all the necessities. The owners were very helpful and accommodating with our last minute travel plans. They also truely want you to enjoy your stay as the home is special to their family. That in itself speaks volumes! The lady who helps with coordinating arrival and departure details was so pleasant and kind. She neighbours the house and I felt like we had been neighbours for a long time. Thank you to her and the wonderful owners for making our visit to Northern Italy extremely memorable. We most definitely hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Off the Tourist Path, Wonderful Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two small children traveled from the states for a week in Lake Como. First, let me say much of our trip was possible due to the kind help of our hosts. Not only did the owners call and make reservations for us (given the language barrier), they did so over a few week period without complaint. We really appreciated that.

The house is higher on the mountain, as stated in another review, it will take 20mins or so to reach the bottom. The roads can also be a challenge to drive, well especially if you are from New York. Though Como and Bellano are nice to visit, the real charm of our visit was the area surround the house. There are several local farms offering amazing meals (many who source 50% of the meal from their own properties), as well, there is a wonderful wine region just over the other side of the mountain. Lastly, I'd also highlight there is a supermarket about 10mins away, so really no need to constantly go to Bellano.

The apartment itself was more than enough space for our family. They had bunk beds and a pack n play for the baby. There are MANY churches in the area, so yes we did hear bells constantly; however after a day I never really noticed them. View is spectacular though. Lastly, not sure if it's listed in the description, but the apartment has a clothes washer and dishwasher. Also, there were toys there for the kids (blocks, legos), both a big hit.

If you are looking for a very reasonably priced house for the week, away from the tourists of Como, this is your spot.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

casa splendida ed accogliente, panorama dal salotto e dal balcone veramente unico, posizione ottimale x passeggiate sui monti, facile accesso al lago. ideale x una vacanza di quiete e movimento a contatto con la natura.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Waidhofen, BY, Germany

Tolle Dachwohnung

  • 5 of 5

Meine Freundin und ich (beide 19) waren im September 2017 für acht Tage dort und uns beiden hat es sehr gut gefallen.

Zum Objekt:

Die Wohnung ist eine von zwei Parteien in einem schön restaurierten, authentischen Chalet mit Natursteinfassade. Man betritt die Mansarda durch einen eigenen Eingang auf der Gebäuderückseite, geht einige schmale Stufen hoch und befindet sich dann schon im Wohnzimmer. Ab hier sind die Bilder sehr zutreffend.

Couch, Glastisch für 4, einige Beistellmöbel, offener Holzfußboden, Balkon mit toller, nur leicht eingeschränkter Sicht. Küche mit Gasherd, modernem Backofen, Spülmaschine und Waschmaschine. Ausreichend Geschirr und Töpfe, Pfannen und andere Kochutensilien im wirklich brauchbarer Qualität vorhanden, wirklich gut.

Bad mit kleiner aber hochwertiger Dusche, WC und Bidet tadellos großer Spiegel, Ablage und schöner Waschtisch, Dachfenster zum lüften, auch sehr überzeugend.

Masterbedroom: kleiner Schrank (haben wir nicht benutzt aber wirkt den Aufgaben eines Schranks gewachsen), wirklich bequemes Bett, schon voll bezogen, ca. 140 breit, vllt auch 160, und noch zwei Beistelltische mit Lampen drauf kleines Fenster mit Blick auf die Obstbäume des Nachbargrundstücks. Mehr ist da nicht, aber gefehlt hat da jetzt auch nix.

Schlafzimmer 2 mit Stockbett, war nicht in Benutzung, aber ist gerade für Urlaub mit Kindern vermutlich interessant.

Vermieter und Kontaktperson Marialuisa wirklich Top-Service, hervorragend.

Zusammenfassend kann ich nur sagen, dass man sich durch den Mix aus wirklich guter Qualität und "total süßer" (Zitat Freundin) Einrichtung, schnell wie zuhause fühlen kann.

Persönliche Anmerkungen zum Urlaubsziel:

Ich gebe der FeWo 5 Sterne weil die Wohnung toll war und wir nen Bombenurlaub hatten, aber es gibt einige Dinge die jedem klar sein sollten.

Der Comer See liegt auf ca. 450 Hmt, das 12 km entfernte Sanico auf fast 1000 Hmt. Wer im Flachland lebt weiß vielleicht nicht wie bedeutend flexibler das Wetter im Berg ist. Außerdem muss klar sein, dass man 12 km nicht wie daheim in 10 min auf der Bundesstraße runterdüßt: Wo die Strada Provinciale breit genug ist, ist sie ein einziges Schlagloch und wo die Straße gut ist, kommt einem bestimmt einer entgegen. für die 30 Serpentinen nach Bellano am See muss man mit 35 min rechnen. Für Anreise mit krassen Niederquerschnittsreifen oder irgendwas, was größer ist als ein VW Bus, sollte man wirklich ein besonnener Fahrer sein.

Nichtsdestotrotz absolute Empfehlung.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Pizzeria Belvedere, Narro
Nearest Ski
7 Kilometres
Pian delle Betulle
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Car: necessary

At 1h30 from Milan


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Sanico, Italy

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Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £8.78
Spese di pulizia £43.92
Refundable Damage Deposit £175.69

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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