- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 4
Description from the manager
The property offers superb lake views from the wrap around balcony. Relax on the leather sofas, cook up a feast in the brand new kitchen or just view the moving lake como scenery as the boats and ferry sail past admist the ever changing panorama. The apartment has been designed in the style of a boutique hotel,
with canvass paintings, flat screen tv and furnishings with attention to detail with the empahasis on style and comfort. Private parking space included.
The position of the apartment means you have accessibility to all areas. The ferry is just 3 minutes walk as is the village, restaurants, bars, bakery, mini market, ice cre...am shop, as well as local cafes and trattorias serving delcious fresh local fayre. The apartment is a real haven for relaxation with the sound of the running stream in front of the property the perfect accompanient to the spellbinding lake views!!
Lake Como is really awash with culture. Rich in history, blessed with beauty and the warmest of welcomes from the people who make it the real "dolce vita!" From the cool mountain air in spring to the snow laden mountain tops during winter there is something here for everyone to enjoy. Boat trips, lakeside walks,
medieval history, designer shopping, water ski-ing, cookery lessons, gourmet dining etc
Boat hire, Villa Balbianello (007-James Bond), Villa Carlotta (majestic gardens), Switzerland, Milan, Skiing, Designer shopping, Formula 1 (Monza), Bellagio by ferry are all within striking distance.
Alternatively pop open another bottle of prosecco on the balcony and take in those magical lake and mountain views! Be warned though, one visit it never enough! Just ask our scores of satisfied customers.
The apartment oozes style and class in a contemporary style.
2 bedrooms, 1 double, 1 twin both with ample wardrobe space. Bathroom with shower, w/c, bidet all immaculately kept. The living room features 2 leather sofas and dining for 4, plus a flat screen tv, dvd and cd player where you can listen to your favourite sounds whilst taking in the breathtaking view of the lake. A brand new modern kitchen with all mod cons including a dishwasher. The apartment also features a washing machine. The balcony is the perfect place to take in the sun with seating for 4 guests plus a futher 2 sunloungers.
Satellite tv with selected channels newly installed for 2009. Dvd and stereo, please bring your favourite cds!Read more
Luxury lake view apartment
Lake Como, Lombardy, Italy
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
For those who just wish to take in the sun and relax or just go for a lazy stroll to walk of that lunchtime gelato then Lake Como offers the perfect holiday to achieve a relaxing chill out break.
The village of Argegno is only a 3 minute walk with lake, ferry, bus. Bank, minimarket, fruit & veg shop, geletaria all available here in the village.
Argegno itself is home to lakeside living par excellence with a selection of bars and restaurants, perfect for a lazy lunch or a romantic candlelit alfresco feast. The village also boasts a bakery, mini market and fish shop
as well as amenities such as chemist, post office, winebars and weekly food market.
Take the funicular close to the village for superb lake and mountain views!
Shingle beach for sunbathing plus mountaineering in near by val d'intelvi for the more adventurous!
However for holidaymakers who liketo explore there is plenty of variation on offer from visiting medieval churches to browsing at the many italian boutiques in nearby Como town famed for it's silk and leather, talking a boat ride for a spot of dinner on one of the many lakeside villages to climbing the mountains high above the lake! Choose from Villa Carlotta, 20 minutes from the apartment with it's acres of beautiful lake facing gardens, Villa Balbinello in Lenno (15 minutes drive)for romance and relaxation (James Bond seemed to favour the latter in the recent Casino Royale production filmed here in 2006)
Bellagio never fails to dissapoint and offers a great excuse to take the water ferry across the lake. Marvel at it's picturesque promontories, cobbled streets and fine art shops all with lake views par excellence.
Drive down to Cernobbio for an idyllic sunday afternoon stroll. Menaggio, with it's pretty palm lined walkways it another pretty lake village worth exploring.
We provide detailed information on the area including details of places to visit and our favourite restaurants for
all our clients to help you get the most out of your stay!
Last updated on June 19, 2014
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- Damage deposit | $600
- Cleaning fee | $129 per stay
Additional notes from the manager
£250 non refundable deposit to reserve.
350 euro refundable damage bond paid on arrival refunded on departure
Advertised rates for available weeks only.
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - no
- Wheelchair accessible - no
What Past Guests Are Saying
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48 guest reviews
98% of guests would stay again
Enchanting and idyllic break with superior quality service
An absolutely beautiful setting to absorb the unique surroundings, with panoramic views of Lake Como, breathtaking. Barrie and Julie made our stay very special. They gave us information about the area, recommended sites to see and restaurants to visit all of the highest quality.
The apartment exceeded all expectations, the facilities were more than adequate, clean and modern. Barrie and Julie adding their personal touch with a delightful welcome gift on arrival at the apartment. Their attention and service throughout our stay was faultless.
Milan and Como were vibrant and exciting. The architecture outstanding.
I would most certainly recommend this property to friends and relatives. I am already planning another visit this year.
A good apartment in a wonderful location
Our hosts were warm, friendly and very helpful. The apartment was quite new and in a lovely location with spectacular views of the village of argegno and the lake.
The kitchen was well equipped with cooking utensils, though the crockery was getting a bit warn, with some of it chipped or cracked. The kitchen/lounge area was attractive and comfortable. The double bed in the master bedroom was comfortable, however the single beds in the second bedroom, particularly the one that was a folding style bed, were not comfortable for the 2 adults who shared our stay. Presentation of the bedrooms was poor, in that the doona covers were cheap and bleach stained. The towels provided likewise were old and mismatched. It would make such a difference if these furnishes were renewed! The steep path from the village up to the apartment is a little challenging but quite manageable for reasonably fit people.
Argegno is a little of the main tourist beat, which was nice. And the views from the apartment are truly splendid!
Argegno is a lovely village providing easy access by ferry and bus to the other towns along the lake. The village has loads of cafes and restaurants, as well as a fruit/vege shop, a baker and a corner store for basic needs. The regular Monday market provides plenty of additional food choices, including fish, meat and cheese. We enjoyed a fabulous lunch at the local Belvedere Hotel.
Great apartment in great location.
This great apartment has stunning views of the lake & is just a short walk into the village square with bars & restaurants overlooking the lake. Boat hire within 5 mins walk is a must.
View to die for! We miss argegno.
Enjoyed a wonderful week here in argegno. Julie is a fantastic host,nothing was too much trouble for here. Booking restaurants, taxis and even hiring a boat for us. We enjoyed the wall to floor lake view to watch the world go by and cooking in the well equipped kitchen. Lovely double bedroom and twin bedroom for the teenagers. The home is nicely decorated throughout with a good sized bathroom. The wifi device Julie organised came in very handy to keep in touch with work. The village itself is authentic with loads of italian charm. Everything we needed was available here from the minimarket, fruit and veg, bakery, fish store and weekly market. Alberto's wine bar and andrea's coffee bar are real gems! Exploring the lake is easy by ferry or bus fron the village (we do not hire a car and glad we didn't as some of the driving around the area from the locals is a bit hairy!) The 3 minute walk up the hill certainly keeps you fit but it's a small price to pay for the views that await.We hope to come back sometime soon.
What a view!
My wife, my mother and I stayed in mid-Feb for two nights. We all found it a very comfortable and well appointed apartment. It was clean and tastefully decorated with a fantastic location perched in the hills just above a typical lake como town with a couple of nice restaurants, cafes, bakery and a small grocery store short (albeit steep) walk below. We had great sunny weather and the view from the deck (and floor to ceiling windows) across lake como and mountains beyond was amazing. I can't imagine a much better view of the lake at any price. It was a little smaller than expected but plenty for 2 couples. Only gripe was no Internet but they did offer to set something up for us - we declined as only staying two nights. Friendly and quick response from owners. Read more
Response from italianapartments.co.uk - 03/01/2013
Lovely to hear from you all. Hope you had a safe trip home.
Glad you enjoyed yourselves and the home and village met your expectations for your weekend getaway. Please keep in touch.
Just a note re internet access...it's always available if prebooked (as per advert)
Julie and Barrie
perfect get away
We love Lake Como- we almost always visit in the Winter..why well we hate to share with the tourists that's why! The lake is known for it's relaxing nature and stunning lakeside scenery, and this apartment certainly gives you a great big helping of both.
There is sharp walk up to the apartment from argegno (10 mins), but taken slowly, shouldn't present any real difficulties. My in laws are both nearly 70 and they managed it with a couple of stops en route, we did on 2 occasions use the car, which was great as the parking it plentiful and enough space to turn the car around.
There is a really pleasant walk via through the ancient village down to the village, the walk back up to the apartment from argegno took me 10 minutes walk.
The apartment is spacious and certainly relaxes you into your stay. Amenities are very good - the kitchen well tooled for home cooking, and the bedrooms offering a comfy night's sleep. We didnt use it but there is a patio area outside and it will give an excellent place to enjoy summer sunshine.
Argegno is on the main highway on the west side of Lake Como, being served by regular buses and boats (to other nearby towns and Como itself). There is also a cable car (Funivia) in the village to take you up into the mountains to enjoy spectacular views.
Great apartment with a beautiful view. Everything you need for a comfortable stay. We had a wonderful New Years here and hope to visit again during the warm season!
North Lincolnshire, England
We stopped here in august 2012, we had a long journey from Calais and by the time we got to Lake Como Julie was very helpful and accommodating.
The apartment has everything you need and more. The balcony has breath taking, amazing views across the lake and beyond. The double bedroom was luxorious, spacious and practical in one. Everything is extremely modern and up to date. I was really upset when it was time to leave as it was such an amazing holiday.
We hired a speed boat for the day which was so much fun as we travelled right round the lake. In argegno itself there are a few nice restaurants and bars.
Overall an amazing holiday!
Portland, Maine, USA
Exquisite lake views, wonderfully quiet self-catering apartment.
Love this well-equipped, attractive apartment. Parking included and attached. Perfect for a woman traveling alone, feels very secure. In addition, the landlord remains accessible by e-mail or phone if you so much as blow a fuse. Shopping and restaurants a short walk into town. Gorgeous views and very quiet, great for writer, artist or misty-eyed tourist. Close to Belaggio and other attractions and a short drive to Como-center. Lovely lakeside towns, food markets and a short hop to Switzerland ... it's almost too good to be true.
lovely apartment in a fantastic location
We stayed in this modern, clean, well equipped apartment with fabulous lake and mountain views and had a wonderful holiday. It took a little over an hour to reach argengo from Bergamo airport and was easy to find despite us not driving abroad for many years.The owners were really helpful and we had great service, with information about the apartment and surrounding area. The apartment was tastefully furnished and very comfortable with all you need for a self catering stay. The massive windows gave uninterrupted views and the balcony was a pleasure to sit on so much so we even cooked some days rather than eat out so we could enjoy the view.
The village of argengo was lovely really old typical Italian style with narrow cobbled lanes and a selection of small local shops. There was a good selection of local bars and restaurants all within a couple of minutes walk of the apartment. The local people were friendly and gave warm service. It was inexpensive to eat and drink and in the evenings the bars provided snacks such a prosciutto ham and ciabatta bread to the table when you had a drink for free!
We enjoyed sightseeing around the lake by hire car, however there were boat trips available from the villages up the lake and the bus to Como is very reasonable. We had lovely ice creams in Menaggio, and a great pizza in Lenno and enjoyed eating and drinking in argegno also. There was a cable car in argengno which went up the mountain to Pigra with stunning views and you could walk back down a country path or indeed ride back in the cable car. There is a wealth of things to do or it is just as nice to just sit, relax and take in the atmosphere.My 13 year old daughter loved it despite the lack of tat and theme parks, we will definitely go back!
Rachel and Martin
Great stay in argegno
My husband and I have just spent a week in this apartment in argegno. The apartment is well situated with just a few minutes walk into the village. There are a good number of steps to walk back up but not a problem as long as you are fit! Apartment had everything we needed and was very comfortable with great views. Various places to eat in the village and a great wine bar to try lots of different Italian wines. We had a fantastic time. Barrie recommended a very good restaurant in Brienno where we had a lovely meal for our 10th wedding anniversary.
We had an unforgettable holiday in a great location
We were met earlier than expected and shown around the apartment with all our queries answered. It couldn't have been easier.
The highlight of the apartment is the view from the terrace which is to die for .It's a brief but strenuous climb from the village to the apartment but well worth it . Driving up to the apartment is not for the faint heated either as in many Italian villages !
The village of argegno is a real working village, very friendly and really grows on you . There are some excellent restaurants and cafes and it's an easy walk to the ferry port with access to all parts of the Lake . One week here is certainly not enough .
It would have been nice to have 2 sun loungers on the terrace as advertised in the publicity ( although as the weather was mixed it wasn't a problem on this visit ) Read more
Response from italianapartments.co.uk - 09/15/2012
Many thanks for your kind words. It was delightful to meet you. We are glad the home made your expectations and you enjoyed the authentic atmopshere of Argegno. I agree the 3 minute walk to the home from the village is a bit of a climb but the view we agree is to die for!!
We are always able to organise more sunloungers on request.
Hope to hear from you and welcome you back sometime soon for a longer visit!
Many thanks for your review, we really appreviate it.
Barrie and Julie
Lake view apartment
Stayed in this apartment for a week commencing 04th aug 2012 and it was exactly as described on the web site, in particular fantastic views day and night of the Lake. After a long drive from Calais we were met by Julie and she couldn't of been more helpful. All in all a great holiday.
Great view and location
Great view of lake from Lounge, nicely furnished and well located with short walk to village.
The apartment with a nice view and too many problems
We stayed in this beautiful place, as it was described in the web site, in June 2012. The view was beautiful.
But if you want to pay the highest price in a lower season which was our case and have:
1. howled dog downstairs which disturb our stay all week,
2. extremely difficult parking, design for a very small cars,
3. clogged and not having constant temperature shower,
4. dirty floors,
5. dealing with two property managers who are using exuses of not knowing what other one does,
go for it.
The price we paid for the place was not worth the money. Read more
Response from italianapartments.co.uk - 08/06/2012
I am sorry to hear your comments. Your stay (23 to 30 June) coincided with the San Giovanni firework display which takes place the last saturday of the year so we do not consider the last week in June as lower season. In fact this weekend is the most popular week on the lake with an extra 30,000 guests flocking here to view the Saturday night spectacle with many returning guests for our homes each year.
The price paid was the price advertised only. I think your dissatisfaction stemmed from the fact the following week was advertised at the last minute at a reduced rate due to a cancellation. Julie explained this to you in person which you chose not to accept hence the reason for contacting me which you allude to in your comments of having to deal with two property managers. If the rate the following week was higher, lower or the same this would not effect the amount you paid. I am also sorry to hear these comments given i also wrote to you after your stay to confirm this in writing to which i received no reply, only these comments on our site instead which is the first partially negative review in 6 years of advertising this home. The home is an apartment not a private villa hence it is normal from time to time to hear life going on however the amount of guests who mention there is an issue with a neighbouring homes pet is evident in the 30 plus reviews below. The fact is the home is the top floor apartment with no homes above you whilst the home to the right is seldom occupied. We have a private covered parking space or a communal space if guests bring a larger vehicle ( our neighbour parks his 4 x 4 comfortably next door also in his covered private space) I should point out to potential future renters your estate car had two bikes attached upright on arrival. Hence the communal space (not covered) was made available for your stay.
Once or twice a year the showers can be clogged due to the high level of calcium in the water which is common here on the lake. If guests call us at anytime we will react immediately and organise to resolve the matter. Our no is 0039 3389245242 for guests to contact us at anytime. We will be happy to help and respond at all times.
Regrettably we received no call from you during or after your stay which we would have been happy to react to swiftly. Ditto the floors. If any guests ever have any issues re cleaning for any of our 100 plus homes we would re-visit or reclean immediately if ever the situation occured (in almost 300 reviews for our company www.italianpartments.co.uk rarely if at all do guests raised cleaniness as an issue)
We pride ourselves on our personaLcustomer service and offering homes we would be proud to stay in ourselves only which makes it doubly dissapointing when we receive negative feedback.If valid of course we are the first to hold our hands up, apologise and try to resolve the situation.
However i feel the issue and your comments are purely and simply down to the fact you feel your week should have been reduced in line with the cancelled week in July and you considered late June as off season. However every communication with you confirmed the rate which did not change at any time.
Barrie and Julie
Las Rozas Spain
Nice apartment, breathtaking views
We had a wonderful time.
The apartment is nicely furnished, modern and clean.
The village is well located in the lake.
Julie, the owner, was most helpful.
My two girls loved it.
A great holiday
We really enjoyed our Easter holiday in the comfortable apartment on Lake Como.
It was quiet yet near the village and with wonderful views. Read more
Response from italianapartments.co.uk - 05/01/2012
Thank you so much for the feedback. Glad the home, village and experieence met your expectations. Look forward to seeing you next year.
Julie and Barrie
2010 december ..perfecto!
Vicki and Ian December 2010
a fabulous apartment in a really friendly little place, we were welcomed like film stars at the local wine bar!
We were given great advice by Barrie and Julie and the knowledge that they have for everything is amazing..right down to the best places to get a take away pizza!
The apartment is perfect, great little dvd player and music system and in the kitchen everything you need to enjoy the fruits of the local markets and shops not to mention the very nice local wines that are available, we cooked more that we thought we would and really just used the evening time to relax, it was an amazing time and we were planning the next trip on our last night.
We used the local transport and the ferry to go to Mennagio and had a great day looking around and enjoying the Christmas atmosphere.
We will be back..without doubt, it's too good to resist.
Great apartment - great view!!
My boyfriend and I had a great time in the apartment, great views from the balcony and the village is lovely with some good restaurants and great position on the lake for exploring.Julie and Barrie and lovely and so helpful! Will always be a special place as my boyfriend proposed on the last night of our holiday on our balcony :o)
Stunning View, Perfect Location
We could not have found a more perfect location for our first trip to Lake Como. Close to all the sites but far from the tourist traps, we feel we had a true Italian experience. The view from this apartment takes your breath away and we quickly made friends with many of the village restauranteurs and merchants who treated us like regulars. The flat is clean, comfortable and did I mention the view. Parking can be a bit tricky if you have a big american car but the bus and the ferry are easy to use and get you to Como Town, Bellagio and all the big attractions - plus both are scenic adventures in themselves. The town square is a short walk from the apartment and has three good restaurants, a great wine bar and a couple of Italian Bars for a morning coffee or pre-dinner cocktail. Our favorite was La Piazetta which has the best pizza I've ever eaten (and I'm from the New York area)
Beautiful views in a great location
We had a great time in argegno, The apartment was beautiful and we enjoyed the morning sunshine on the terrace. Argegno has some very good restaurants and they are just a short walk away - a bit of a hike back up the stairs afterwards but is worth it! Julie was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. I would definitely stay there again!
Excellent week at Lake Como...
We had a fantastic week at this apartment, the weather was great so we had chance to take full advantage of the balcony that it has to offer. The owners were very helpful and welcoming. We also recommend Isola Comacina for a meal, but argegno has a great night life and a wonderful Pizzeria in the Harbour... All in all 10 out of 10 !...
Exceeded our expectations:)
We have just spent a week at this apartment and can honestly say, it exceeded our expectations and we would gladly return again..The apartment is very well equipped and very clean. The view from the lounge and balcony is absolutely spectacular..Quiet village where located but several restaurants available for the evening..We had a car which was an advantage for sight seeing and to find the best lido's for chilling and swimming in the lakes..I recommend this apartment for those who want a fantastic apartment with great views across Lake Como..
Kay and Derek
Apartment with the most spectacular views
Our first visit to the Italian lakes and we loved it. The balcony views are just spectacular - we found we could see the ferry coming and still have time to get down from the apartment to catch it. We didn't have a car and found it easy to travel with buses and ferries - just check the timetables beforehand. For just 2 of us we found the mini market and fruit shop had everything we needed - great fruit , veg , cheese and bread. Villa Meltzi gardens in Bellagio definitely worth a visit. We did a spectacular walk from top of Funicular to Lenno - picked up the leaflet for it in tourist office in Mennagio - supposed to take 3 hours but more like 4 1/2 - took us through villages we couldn't figure out how residents could possibly reach . Felt our calf muscles the next day but views down the lake were amazing. Julie and Barrie were extremely helpful both in email replies and and advice and anything we needed whilst there. Many thanks for a lovely apartment - perfectly placed for easy travel to all the central places in the lake.
Amazing view from comfortable, modern apartment
Pictures cannot do justice to the superb outlook from this L-shaped balcony. The beauty of Lake Como to the east is enhanced by the mountains all around and, below, the pretty medieval backstreets of argegno and the gorge and river.
It is an unbeatable situation, easily accessed from the village centre in 3 minutes on foot. Conversely, it is a steep climb up uneven steps so you need to be moderately fit. Public transport from argegno is reliable, by bus (cheap),ferry (pricier) and even a cable car to the village of Pigna, 800m above! Grocery shopping is challenging without a car, so be sure to catch the market on Monday morning.
Inside, the apartment is modern and comfortable, well furnished from Ikea and the satellite TV has all UK channels so you can watch something other than the view, if you want. Our only dislike was the shower, which wouldn't maintain a constant temperature. The owners have agreed to try and fix this. Read more
Response from italianapartments.co.uk - 07/20/2011
Many thanks for your email, glad you enjoyed the home and the village, always a favourite of many returning customers.
There is also a minimarket plus bakery, the later open 7 days a week for a minimarket also available. The supermarket is only 10 minutes by car however as you decided not to hire car you can stil travel easily by bus or ferry which you mention. Of course when on holiday here a car is not necessary if you wish to slow down a little and take in the view and enjoy the village as you have done.
Shower i am happy to report is working fine.
Only a small point , however for clarity i need to correct you on is the furnishing.
The home i should point only has a few ikea items (lampshades and sofas) as the kitchen and bedrooms are all purpose built by a local craftsmen here on the lake.
The rattan furniture was purchased in Verona. The bathroom is furnished to a high standard also from the tile and bathroom showroom here in Argegno!
Hope to welcome you back in the future Peter.
London, United Kingdom
Apartment in argegno, Lake Como, Italy
We had a lovely stay in this apartment. Very comfortable with all modern conveniences. Great location with a lake view from the wrap around balcony. Steps down to the village, steep but worth the adventure. Highly recommended. Felt like we were at home. Thanks Julie and Barrie Webb!
Becky & Sonny
A View to Die For, Magnificent Sun Rises
Overall we had a great visit. There are a few issues that should be known in considering this apartment.
The path/steps to the village (stairway to heaven) are very steep and in poor repair. Dangerous, I would not recommend this for anyone with less than excellent mobility.
Wifi available- means go to the wine bar in the
village. If they are open and not busy they were glad to let you log-on.
Argegno is not a part of the mid-lake boat system and therefore has less options, particularly before noon.
Julie & Barrie were excellant host and the apartment was spotless and very well appointed. Very comfortable and an unbelievable, unobstructed view.
I'd highly recommend this unit. Read more
Response from italianapartments.co.uk - 06/09/2011
Sonny and Becky, Many thanks for kind words. It was a pleasure to host you. Just to confirm we offer internet dongle keys for wireless access (prebooked only as advertised) for the home as well as complimentary wifi in the village wine bar..3 min walk. We have hosted all ages at the home and whilst the short cut pathway to the home is typically italian and rustic, and certainly not for high heels, it is only a short walk to all amenities and even better with an icecream purchased from Zoe's excellent ice cream parlour in the village. Lake Como is famous for the breathtaking vistas and of course with that comes hills and a climb and when you get there (all 3 minutes from all amenities) the view i agree is unbelievable!
The ferry timetable changes 28 May till October so there are frequent feries in peak season to majour tourist attractions as you would find in other lake villages.
Glad you enjoyed the home and the view.
Hope to welcome you back soon!
Wellington, New Zwaland
The apartment is is well equipped, modern, clean and ideally located close to the centre of Lake Como within easy reach of heaps of interesting villages and villas.
The view from the balcony is spectacular and hours can be spent watching ferries come and go across the lake.
Julie was extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful on arrival.
The walk down to the village, was a little steep and uneven for my elderly parents but it was easy to park down by the waterfront near to all the services and the ferry terminal. For anyone of average fitness it is only two or three minutes to walk down.
Gold Coast, Australia
Sensational location in an amazing, quaint Italian Village
We couldn't have enjoyed our visit more. Barrie & Julie are sensational, very personable. The unit was perfect with awesome views. The Village of argegno is quaint with friendly residents and visitors - lots of bars, restaurants and cafes - just fantastic - we will return!
Linlithgow, West Lothian
Lakeside apartment with view to die for
We've recently returned from a week in argegno with our small child and a great time was had by all.
The apartment itself is well-equipped and pleasant, but the wrap-around balcony really is something else - the view across and up the lake is superb.
Argegno itself is a delightful place with a old centre and a good selection of places to eat and drink. The bakery is particularly recommended. It's also ideally placed to explore the west side of the lake and beyond into Switzerland, and within an hour of Milan and its airports.
Wellesley Island New York USA
Romantic mountain view paradise!
My husband and I spent the month of November in this lovely apartment in argegno. We fell in love with the details on line and were thrilled with how every detail was accurate in person. We adored the village (Argegno), barely a 3 minute walk from the apartment! We loved the proximity to Como and all the other villages on the lake.
Julie and Barrie were so very helpful and accomadating to us - they helped to make our trip one to remember! We will certainly plan a return trip to this wonderful apartment and village! Ciao!
Jane & Andy Taylor, Oxfordshire
Brize Norton, Oxfordshire
What a view !!
Dear Barrie & Julie
We wanted to say a huge thank you to you both for allowing us to rent your beautiful apartment in argegno. Our holiday was made even more perfect by the views over the Lake that greeted us every morning whilst sitting eating breakfast ... honestly, we dont know what more anyone could ever ask for in life !!
The Lake was the most amazing place we have ever had the pleasure of visiting and we do so hope it will not be the last time we ever see it, and your apartment would most definitely be our first choice if we were ever to return.
So thank you both again,
Jane & Andy Taylor
Amazing place to stay
The villa is a lovely place to stay, with amazing views across the lake, you never get tired of sitting on the balcony. We didn't have a car and had to climb up a number of steps and a steep slope to get from the town to the villa, not a problem for us but would be difficult for anyone with mobility problems. Ferrys from the town to other parts of the lake are not very regular and stop very early in the evening so would suggest catching the buses instead which are cheaper too. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Would definitley stay here again.
relaxing, romantic, remarkable!
The position of the apartment gives the most stunning views across the lake and of the mountains, we watched the sunset whilst drinking wine on the balcony. We ate out just once because the kitchen was so well equipped we shopped and cooked every day. The people in the village are among the most friendly and welcomed us warmly, we found a great bar to drink the nicest wine and just didn't want to come home. We drove around a little but also used the ferry and walked through the village. Use the funivia ( the cable car!) I have no head for heights but it was amazing to get to the little town above. the walks were interesting and calming. The weather was beautiful cold crisp and sunny. We will be back, definitely next year it's just the nicest way to unwind after the insanity of work and life in general. Barry and Julie were gracious and kind hosts, and very knowledgeable.
Apartment overlooking Lake Como
This is a lovely apartment with perfect views over Lake Como (Lombardy Italy) with views to the mountains in the distance. The check-in process where we parked in the village and waited for the owner to meet us was a bit slow as she was dealing with other customers and this made us wait for over an hour. However the apartment as I said was super. You need a car to get your shopping as the nearest s/market is in the next town (10 mins away) The village argegno is a quiet place but the lake ferry can take you to the other towns which are lovely. Overall a peaceful holiday and apartment is well recommended.
A really nice apartment with great views across the lake, all enjoyed either through the massive sliding doors or out on the wraparound balcony.
Town is small but very quaint with many places to eat and drink.
There is also a Lido meaning that there is no need for a swimming pool (the lake is big enough !).
Relaxing apartment on Lake Como
We have just returned from a fantastic week in this beautiful apartment in argegno on Lake Como. The apartment is very well equipped, clean and comfortable. Julie and Barrie have made it a superb home from home. The views are to die for and we enjoyed many an evening just sitting with a glass of wine soaking up the view! You will definitely need a car to explore the lake. The walk down to argegno is quite steep but nevertheless great exercise. We would thoroughly recommend this apartment for a quiet, relaxing break.
Jennifer and Miles Rothbury
Beautiful lakeside apartment with stunning views
Fantastic apartment with the most amazing views of the lake. Perfect position in the lovely town of argegno. Service was excellent and staff (especially Cinzia!) very helpful. We will definately be visiting again!
Happy to be Stranded
Thanks to the volcanic ash cloud we had to stay a week longer than planned - but what a great place to be stranded! The apartment is spotless, with the most stunning view over Lake Como. Furnishings are tasteful and modern. We loved the village life in Argegno and became regulars at the two wine bars where Happy Hour is from 6-8pm! Nice restaurants as well and there's lots to see along the lake. Julie was a joy and looked after us extremely well, sorting out little problems like no flights and a bad case of toothache (probably too much pizza). Book it - you'll love it. Read more
Response from italianapartments.co.uk - 05/29/2010
It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Glad you enjoyed your time so much and your arrived home tooth intact!
Argegno is a real gem of a village and we are delighted you loved your time here as much as we enjoy spending time here.
Hope to hear from you soon
Love and best wishes.
Julie (the tooth fairy!)
Views to die for!
In a nutshell, this apartment is everything and more than what you see on the website. It is spotlessly clean, has two generous-sized bedrooms and offers all the comforts of home. However, the main attraction has got to be the knockout view from the wraparound balcony and floor to ceiling windows that dominate the main room in the apartment. Built into the hillside overlooking the rooftops of Argegno village itself, you can enjoy the most stunning views of Lake Como, the snow-capped Alps and all the hustle and bustle of the boats and seaplanes coming and going. Pure bliss!
Julie and Barrie are the perfect hosts going out of their way to ensure a memorable holiday. They organised a babysitter, booked restaurants, arranged taxis for us and helped us out in anyway they could. You couldn't have asked for more.
If you have kids on tow, Minitalia LeoLandia is a great theme park located 5 minutes outside Bergamo. It has a great selection of rides for all ages along with a park of miniature reproductions of all the famous Italian sites - leaning Tower of Pisa, St Peter's etc. Well worth a visit.
Other day trips we did were: Bellagio by boat from Argegno (port two mins from apartment), Lucano in Switzerland - only 90 minutes by car from the apartment, Como town itself is absolutely beautiful with lots of cobbled streets and great shopping and don't miss Milan which has the most beautiful cathedral you will ever see.
There is so much to do a week wasn't long enough. We will definitely be back! Thank you Julie and Barrie. Dee, Tim, Katherine and Sarah x Read more
Response from italianapartments.co.uk - 04/22/2010
Dee and family,
Many thanks for your kind words. It was a real pleasure to meet you all and for you to stay at our holiday home. Chuffed to bits you loved the home and village so much, we too find it really convenient to get about around the lake by ferry or just take a stroll to the village for a coffee, ice cream or glass of wine!
Hope you arrived home safely and not too many easter eggs were consumed by all on your arrival!
We thouroughly enjoyed hosting you and hope to hear from you in the future some time soon!
Barrie and Julie
Relaxing and breathtaking
Everything from booking, arrival and departure was very easy and welcoming. The home was excellent, it had everything you would need, comfortable and includes a wonderful view of the lake. The town was quaint and the local very friendly, and great fun to explore. The lcoation was great as a base getting to other nearby towns including connections to Bellagio. Loved our time there and it was a shame we eventually had to leave. Thanks.
Jack & Anne
Beautiful and relaxing apartment
Thank you very much for a wonderful weekend ?
Beautiful flat and village. The way you met us made
us feel very welcome.
We really want to come back, as soon as possible.
Linda and I had a great time staying in Argegno. The aparatment we rented was perect above the small village of Argegno. We statyed for a month. It was very quiet and tranquil. Barrie and Julie were super nice as is everyone in the village. We can't wait to get back next year.
Comfortable apartment with a great view
This modern hillside's apartment's living area is dominated by a large window giving panoramic lake views of the lake which can also be enjoyed over refreshments on the balcony. The apartment is conveniently located, just a few minutes walk from the village centre, through "steep in parts" medieval alleyways. In the centre, are shops, restuarants, bars as well as the ferry and bus stops
which make Argegno a good base for sightseeing Read more
Response from italianapartments.co.uk - 12/19/2009
Many thanks for your review. It was lovely to welcome you here in Argegno for a second time.
Glad you enjoyed your time in Argegno. See you soon!
Best wishes, Barrie and Julie
Norma & Andy
Superb View, very comfortable apartment
Lovely location with superb view of Lake Como, apartment was very nicely fitted out. Friendly welcome by the owners Julie and Barry who were available for help and advice.
Short walk to the village (down steps) with good selection of bars and restaurants and access to ferry port, small shop and bakery.
Only downside was allocated parking space was difficult to access.
Response from italianapartments.co.uk - 10/23/2009
Many thanks for the response. We have now added another space which makes life easier and is straightorward to park now!
It was great to meet you and spend time together in the wine bar together. Hope you enjoyed Tuscany and Siena and had time to visit some of the villages we recommended.
Look forward to meeting up next time. Say hi to the family.
Best wishes Barrie and Julie.
the apartment was great, views fantastic, all requirements met. I would recommend this apartment to all but the elderly as the stairs into the apartment and many down to the village would be too difficult. We found the parking in the village convenient as we couldnt handle the steep carport entry. We would definitely return to this Argegno apartment. thank you Julie ! Read more
Response from italianapartments.co.uk - 10/06/2009
Susan, Many thanks for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay and the home lived up to your expectations.It was lovely to meet you during your stay. I agree for elderly clients the 3 minute walk down to the lake would perhaps be an issue for some older clients although for everyone else it is not an issue. We also now have more space close to the car port to make parking easy for guests who arrive from here on in. Hope to hear from you soon for your next visit to us in Argegno all the way from Oz! Thanks a million for taking the time to get in touch, we really appreciate it! Kind regards Julie
The view is the thing
The view from the apartment is amazing, it is constantly changing with the light. I found myself leaping out of bed the moment I woke up and throwing the shutters open to get another fix. We went in January and used the apartment as a base to go skiing.The panorama from the balcony of the still waters of the lake and the snow capped mountains behind, was breathtaking.
The apartment itself was fab. It is very stylish with modern fixtures and fittings, a fully equipped kitchen and very nice bathroom.
We had a lovely time, the locals are very friendly and helped us with our choice of ski locations.
WE'LL BE BACK!!!
Response from italianapartments.co.uk - 10/03/2009
Dave, good to hear from you. Many thanks for your kind comments. Delighted you had such a such a memorable stay and enjoyed the home. We are constantly reviewing the home to make the stay for all our clients as comfortable as possible so i am glad to hear that the home met your expectations. Look forward to seeing you in December this year back at the apartment and having a drink together on the balcony or taking the short walk to your (and ours!) favourite wine bar in the village! All the very best.Salute!! Julie and Barrie
Mum, Dad, 15-yr old + 17-yr old.
A wonderful holiday
The apartment with it's amazing views was perfect, Barrie and Julie were enormously helpful and we had a great time. I would warn people of the problems we had with parking - the space in the garage above the apartment was almost impossible to get our estate car in and out of although a smaller car would probably have been OK. We left a lot of rubber on the very steep driveway and resorted to pushing the car a couple of times! We could have left the car in Argegno and faced the very steep climb up to the flat - fine without shopping. The other problem was the enormous dog in the garden downstairs who howled for no particular reason all day and night. Again, not a massive problem but did cause us to lose some sleep. Overall, we loved the flat, the area and the Prossecco we drank most nights sitting outside in the village square of Argegno. We swam in the incredibly warm lake everyday and made the Lido our meeting place. Good pizzas there as well! Thanks again to Barrie and Julie. Read more
Response from italianapartments.co.uk - 10/02/2009
Many thanks for your response. Glad you enjoyed your stay, Argegno and the home. I agree the village is the perfect spot to enjoy the authentic Lake Como local experience amongst the locals. There is now also an area to park the car close to the private parking which is easier for larger cars ( i agree it is better to bring a medium or small size car to navigate the roads and for parking here!) Harris,the dog downstairs, is very friendly and popular with guests yet strangely enough guests can sometimes not hear him for weeks ( and customers don't mention him for weeks on end!). Some of our guests feed him if they see him from the balcony-maybe that's the secret!
Thank you once more for your valued feedback, it was fantastic meeting you both. Hope to welcome you back next year!