Brand new family home with private terrace, balcony, garage & pool.
- English, Italian
About Italian Apartments
We relocated to the lake in 2007 from the Uk and live locally so are on hand whenever our guests need to get in touch! By renting your holiday home with us you can be sure of gaining the inside track to the lake and the local's view to ensure you get the very most from your stay and enjoy a personal experience second to none. By staying here with us we can recommend where to eat where the Italians dine, where to a hire a boat at the most competitive cost, show you the hidden places with the locals shop from finding the freshest baked bread to the best markets to the trattoria's where the Italian's dine away from the tourists mass or the very best bar's where the tastiest snacks keep coming with the drink's! If you need to hire a scooter or cycle, find the best hiking routes, or pathways around the lake for scenic walks we will point you in the right direction.
Why Italian Apartments chose Argegno
The photos and views speak for themselves. The 180 degree panoramic lake views are simply sublime. The home is located over two levels and affords spacious living inside and out on the private terrace plus a swimming pool to relax in with more majestic lake and mountain panorama. Easy off road parking and just a short 5 minute walk down to all amenities from restaurants and bars to ferry. Hence we receive many returning requests from guests.
What makes this Apartment unique
The home is located in Argegno, a gem of a village. There is a real local feel to the place. Meandering cobbled paths, a weekly market with superb local produce and seasonal ingredients, in additional to the pool at the home there is also a wonderful brand new lido to take in the sun and swimming pool to cool off next to the lake, a cable car to the mountains to take in more majestic views, authentic wine and cafe bars and superb home made gelateria to name just a few highlights. In short we offer more then letting our holiday home. We offer a unique insight into living like a local here on the lake to ensure you get the very most from your stay from the minute you arrive ensuring an unforgettable and personal experience.
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Superb location & Facilities
The property is perfect for a holiday for a couple or a small family (we travelled with a 1 year old), all facilities you could need are available and modern in style, from pool to coffee machine!
The view is amazing - perfect view of the lake and within no more than a 7-8 minute walk (although slightly steep on the way up) down a safe path.
The village is nice and quiet with plentiful restaurants (and naturally a place for Gelato) and has a small boat dock where you can take day trips to other places around Como
Parking easily available undercover
We had our honeymoon here. The hosts were incredibly kind and hospitable. We loved staying in Argegno. We visited other towns by ferry and the greenway (walking trail through some towns near Argegno) and we felt as though Argegno had then perfect Italian charm. Everyone in town was so kind, and lots of restaurants to choose from. We had bad weather (50s and rain) and we still loved the property. The views are stunning no matter the weather. It is quite the hike to walk from the home, but there is plenty of parking if you have your own car. (We walked and were fine)
Both the views and the apartment. We stayed for 4 nights in May 2019. The location was wonderful with lots of local places to eat. The closest grocery store is in Lenno. We had a car but I really do not believe you need one. There is both bus and boat public transportation. We visited many places on the lake as well as Milan from this location. The apartment has a well stocked kitchen and was very very clean. The electric blinds are great! The view is incredible, the pictures do not do it justice.
Perfect find, glorious views, amazing pool
Wonderful views of the lake, comfortable, clean, modern with everything we needed on hand. Even better than website pictures! Gorgeous pool which changes colour at night, four sun loungers for this apartment and we had hardly anyone else using it during our entire stay. Pool was generally 28 degrees Celsius every day which was the same temperature as the lake. It's a 5 minute walk down the hill to Argegno's main square and restaurants, a 2 minute drive, 10 minutes slow walk to Pigra cable car station and Turati boat hire, both were amazing and we highly recommend. The bus to Como is 100m down the hill from the apartment and drops off again up the hill slightly further up, so a breeze if you want to use it to go to Como or to Milan by train. You can also just get the bus from the main square and buy a ticket onboard. The C20 takes you straight to the Como train station. We noticed another review mention road noise, yes sometimes there is a bit of road noise but seriously this did not bother us in the middle of tourist season - the windows are triple glazed and the outstanding views, great pool and convenience of a short walk to the village far outweighed any noise concerns for us. Plenty of room to watch the views and lake activity with a local wine - there are two balconies, one on the first level with direct views of the lake and the other off the side with a view of the pool. Downstairs the table and 4 chairs are great with the sunshade opened out - a must in the middle of summer as it was seriously hot when we were there. The air conditioning unit in the upstairs front bedroom was fabulous and the rest of the apartment had plenty of fans as well to keep us cool. Too many great restaurants to recommend but there are cards left in the apartment of a few suburb ones, including a couple up the hill 10 minutes by car. Switzerland 40 mins over the hill to Lugano or 35 minutes back towards Como to Fox Town for outlet shopping. We'll definitely be back. Thanks to Barrie and Julie for making our stay so welcoming.
Vielen Dank für die schönen Tage bei Euch, der Urlaub übertraf unsere Erwartungen und wir können besten Gewissens eine Weiterempfehlung für diese Anlage aussprechen einfach nur spitze.
Beautiful apartment in a terrific location
Really wonderful stay - apartment is well equipped and comfortable (although would really benefit from air conditioning throughout the warmer months). Argegno is a lovely village on the lake with all basic needs covered and providing easy access to the other towns on the lake via road and boat.
Special interest holidays:
Painting and cookery courses.
Boat hire available with or without driver.
Milan and Inter Milan football teams - 50 mins drive.
Formula 1 Monza-September each year.
10 minutes walk to the shingle beach in Argegno with a lido and pizzeria. 10 minutes drive north will take you to Lenno, a beautiful location with a man made sandy beach with restaurants and bars nearby.
Lido for sunbathing and pool now open here in the village of Argegno!
Boat hire is also available from here. Recommendations available on request.
Milan Linate & Malpensa are 1 hour from the apartment.
For Bergamo add an extra 30 minutes. We are happy to advise which airlines fly to the local airports from the UK.
Car rental is considered essential to get the most out of your stay in the Lakes, however boats and buses access all parts of the lake from the village which is only a couple of minutes walk from the apartment.
A short drive to the quintessential Italian town of Como. Guide books tell you it is famous for Italian silk, however, we prefer its lake front views, pretty piazzas, 600 old churches, gelato shops (nocciala is our favourite!), alfresco dining and shopping for sumptious Italian delicacies! 25 minutes to the Swiss border for designer outlets in Fox town. 45 minutes to Milan. 20 minutes to the lakeside town of Menaggio from where you can take a ferry to Bellagio.
Argegno offers the authentic lakeside experience where you will mix freely with the welcoming locals. This pretty fishing village is famous for it's authenticity as a local lakeside village unaffected and unspoilt by hoards of tourists. Visit the bakery for freshly made bread and cakes, Mario's fruit and veg
for the freshest seasonal ingredients or treat yourself to one of Zoe's delicious home made icecreams. The village is home to all amenities from bank to chemist, post office to cafes and bars not to mention a fine selection of resturants from fine dining to rustic italian fayre. Pensavo meglio ( wine bar ) is well worth a visit. Great wines!!
Out and about the lake, choose from Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo (20 minutes by car). Beautiful gardens in many styles with lake views to die for!
Villa Serbollini in Bellagio with unrivalled panoramic views is a fantstic day out. Bellagio itself is a favourite for holiday makers with it's cobbled streets and unbeatable views. Do not miss Villa Babinello in Lenno. If you wanted to propose to somebody I have yet to see a more romantic spot! Walk to the villa or take the private boat (6 euros) from Lenno lido (20 minutes by car from the apartment). The villa and it's majestic gardens overlook the rich blue waters of the lake. Simply divine. No wonder the new James Bond film was shot at this Villa! (May 2006) You can also relax on the golden sand beach at lido di lenno or take a dip in the lake.
Drive down to Cernobbio (15 minutes south of the apartment)
for an idyllic lakeside walk, a favourite past time of ours for a Sunday stroll. Menaggio, with it's palm lined walkways is another pretty lake village worth exploring. Many boat activities from windsurfing to sailing are available on the lake as well as other water sports.
Mountain bikes are also available for hire if you wish to venture into the vast mountains that surround the lake.
There are plenty of restaurants and places to visit we are happy to recommend