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M on the Lake, Argegno, Italy

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Persons, 4 Beds, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom

This apartment is situated in the picturesque lake village of Argegno, on the sunny west side of Lake Como. This west shore has a particularly mild climate and one of the prettiest promenades of the entire lake.

The apartment is the ground floor and basement of a three-story property, built on the mountain slope below Via Schignano, nestled up against the stone. In Argegno village the alley ways are narrow and winding. One of these, Via Garibaldi, leads from the village up to Via Schignano.

The apartment is furnished with an Asian/Italian fusion. Furnishings are lacquered powder red, olive black and chocolate brown. Wardrobes are tapered cabinet style, and the apartment is littered with Asian fabrics and silk rugs together with unique antiques from China, Indonesia and beyond.

There is a bright kitchen-living room with access to the terrace, a master bedroom (off the kitchen) small center bedroom and 3rd bedroom with access to the village side terrace. If you want to avoid the direct sun, shutters will provide pleasant semi-shade.

The apartment’s modular kitchen is houses a large fridge, five-ring gas hob and electric oven. Kitchen units are heavy modular beech and stainless steel with a freestanding butchers block.

The apartment also benefits from Wireless Internet Access throughout ~ bring your laptop!

There are 3 double bedrooms all with lake views. The apartment has radiators in every room for the winter guests, and ceiling fans supply a cool breeze during summer months.

Guests should feel free to relax and set the selection of outside furniture out on the terraces for delicious “al-fresco dining”.

Guests will need to park their car a little way from the apartment and walk the last few yards (approx. 200 m). The house has a simple facade - inside, roll the shutters up and it is flooded with light. You are bathed in daylight and can enjoy a wonderful view of the lake from every room.

The apartment is cool in the summer and heated by radiators in every room in the winter and is therefore an all season apartment and can be enjoyed any time of year.

In the summer the locals and tourists lounge and swim at the many Lidos scattered around the lake. As the sun sets the Lido\'s come alive with gossip and the clink of Prosecco glasses.

More Details

Owner
Happy Holiday Homes
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
28 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say a BIG thank you to all of you... we really enjoyed the holiday and the place was perfect!!!!
Dec 2013
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Location

Car: not necessary

Further Sport & Adventure Activities: Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.

Golf:

There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club is Italy's oldest golf course. Established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, it is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car. Tel: +39 344 321 03. Green Fees: Weekdays €55, Weekends and Holidays €70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental €36.

Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.. Guests are always welcome, please call beforehand to check course rules. Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como).

Guests will need to park their car a little way from the apartment and walk the last few yards (approx. 200 m). The house has a simple facade - inside, roll the shutters up and it is flooded with light. You are bathed in daylight and can enjoy a wonderful view of the lake from every room.

In the summer the locals and tourists lounge and swim at the many Lidos scattered around the lake. As the sun sets the Lido's come alive with gossip and the clink of Prosecco glasses.

This picturesque and ancient village is crossed by the Telo stream which splits into two parts, after falling down from a the towns ravine. The two are joined by an old stone bridge with a lancet arch.From Argegno, it is possible to take a cable car up to Pigra (881m), which is situated on a plateau that enjoys a beautiful view of the lake. From here, it is possible to go on to the Valle della Camoggia, which is in the oasis of Argegno-Cima della Duaria, a conservation area.The road, which runs along Val d'Intelvi, also starts from Argegno and after following this road for about about 16 km, you will arrive at Lanzo.

Skiing:

This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibilty and mountains capped in winter snow. It does however have Skiing opportunities at local resorts for a day out.

There is a small ski area on Mt. Lema, not more than 10 km from Lugano, but you have to be lucky to have enough snow for skiing. In Ticino, the local Swiss Canton, the best places to ski are probably either San Bernardino (south of the pass of the same name) or Airolo (south of Gotthard pass). Both are reachable in about 1 hour by car across the Swiss border.

There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.

The closest major ski resorts are St. Moritz and Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass which is approx.100km.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment at Argegno at Province of Como

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Modern fully fitted bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living Room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • There are 3 double bedrooms all with lake views. The apartment has radiators in every room for the winter guests, and ceiling fans supply a cool breeze during summer months. There is also a sofa bed in the Lounge
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

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(2 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews
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Beautiful

  • 4 of 5

The folks that manage this property have really done a wonderful job. After many many hours of traveling, the last thing we felt like doing was grocery shopping, but thankfully, there was coffee, croissants, and milk already in the frig. What a class operation. Oh, and the Proseco was the cherry on top.

Complaints- wow, was it ever hot, and the fans barely made it livable. Not sure the management could have done anything, as I guess no air conditioning is the norm. They did bring an extra fan! Curtains in the master bedroom are so sheer that you better be ready to wake up at sunrise! If you have a car, construction required us to park at the bottom of the hill. Not really a big deal once we deciphered the parking signs.

Now for the rest. Argegno is a great town with plenty of restaurants, a gondola to take you to the top of the surrounding hills, and a boat ferry to take you anywhere else. There is a very expensive looking hotel/restaurant across the street right on the water. We thought it would be too expensive, but in fact it was a great value.

Don't drive, just take the local bus if you need to, or the ferry.

The apartment had everything we needed, was roomy, clean and OMG, the views from the patio...breathtaking. My family loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeffrey, Thank you for your kind review. we are happy to hear that you had a great time. Driving and parking in Italy can surely be an adventure at times, but it's great to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful sights around. AC is not very common indeed, but electric fans are. We hope to welcome you back to Lake Como one day soon. Best wishes, Happy Holiday Homes
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Beautiful, relaxing view!

  • 4 of 5

The view from this home is stunning. Our family spent many hours on the terrace, taking in the sights from the lake and the lightning shows during the frequent storms that blew in while we were visiting. The three bedrooms allow for ample space for a family or couples traveling together to spread out comfortably at the end of the day. The home was clean and well-supplied with linens.

Be sure eat dinner at La Piazetta (SO very good. Christian the manager and his staff offer attentive and professional service), order a end-of-day bottle from the Enoteca wine bar and have your midday treat at the gelateria - all there in the piazza. Also Bistro Argegno, directly across from the post office, has delicious lunch specials and friendly conversation with the owner.

If you need stamps or other postal service, the post office experience was pleasant and the attendant there seems to know everyone she assisted. There is a small mini-market type store with limited hours just off the piazza. We did not take the bus to get to the larger grocery stores.

The boat ferry is completely easy and traveler-friendly to use getting from the train station in Como and to other places on the lake one might want to visit. The fast ferry services limited towns - and Argegno is thankfully one of those. Buy your tickets onsite at the station on the day of travel.

We took the Funivia up to Piagra and sat for an hour enjoying the quiet and admiring the view of Como below us before we headed back down.

Please note that as the listing states, it is not wheelchair accessible - and may also present difficulty for anyone who has mobility issues. The hill leading to the apartment and stairs to get to the door are steep.

The home is more rustic than one might gauge from the photos. Laundry is available but be aware of power strain on the apartment while using the machines and other appliances, and buy your detergent locally or bring it.

Internet is available but during our trip, was not terribly effective for people who really do need to be connected during travel (was not a true problem for us).

Summer visitors should be aware there is no A/C, which could be uncomfortable for some during particularly hot afternoons. We're from Texas, so we're pretty used to heat but still...!

We appreciated the property management responding to our calls about the issues we encountered upon our arrival when we discovered a previous storm had knocked out power to the home.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review Rachelle. We are very happy to know that your holiday in M on the Lake was succesful. Thank you for staying with us.
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Notes

  • Service Charge:
    Our one & two weekly service charges are inclusive of final cleaning, bed linen, towels, heating, utilities & air-conditioning (if installed in the holiday property). Tea towels & beach towels are not supplied. If your booking is for more than one week, clean linen & towels will be provided on a weekly basis.
    Additional Service Charge: €130 (7 days & less) & €160 (7 days plus).

    Short Breaks:
    3 night break - 40% off weekly tariff / 4 night break - 30% off weekly tariff / 5 night break - 20% off weekly tariff / 6 night break - 10% off weekly tariff.
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