The town of Varenna, located on a lakeside road not far from this Lake Como villa for rent, is one of several enchanting places you'll be able to visit on the shores of Lake Como. The resort towns of Lake Como, including Tramezzo, Bellagio, and Menaggio, are all easily accessible by ferry from this Lake Como villa. The Lake Como vacation villa itself is peaceful and quiet—it sits on top of a hill, at the end of a winding road. Guests can relax in the sunny garden, which offers a view of all three parts of Lake Como.
(242,800 m2) Built in the 1950-60's, this villa is divided into three parts: the main wing (which consists of the ground... floor and first floor) and two lofts (both of which are on the second floor). Guests can rent just the main wing (“Villa Angelina 1,” sleeps 7 people), the main wing plus one of the lofts (“Villa Angelina 2,” sleeps 11 people), or the main wing plus both of the lofts (“Villa Angelina 3,” sleeps 15 people). (Please note: the lofts are not available as separate rentals—only one party at a time may rent the property.) In front of the villa, there is a patio with a table for al fresco dining. Right nearby the villa (15 meters away), there is a recreation room with a living area, dining area, satellite TV, ADSL internet line, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, ping pong table, and a card table. Lovely roses and olive trees grow in the large, enclosed garden. Fifteen steps down from the house, there is a swimming pool (approx. 8m x 5m; open mid-June to mid-September; maintenance included) which is shared with the owner. The pool area also has a bathroom with a shower. The housekeeper's family lives in an independent apartment in the basement of the property. Part of the house in the back serves as the owner's family residence (when the owner is present). There is outdoor parking space for four cars.
MAIN WING: (130 m2)
Ground Floor: At the entrance to the villa, there is a patio/pergola, which offers a lovely view. Inside, there is a living room and a small kitchen with a dining area.
First Floor: Large windows overlook the garden and allow for a bright and airy interior. There is a study, one double bedroom with a queen-size bed, two double bedrooms with two twin-size beds each, one single bedroom with a twin-size bed, and two bathrooms (each with tub, WC). Please note that the single bedroom has no door and is open to the hallway.
LOFT 1: (70 m2)
Second Floor: The loft has its own entrance via the kitchenette. There is a living room, the kitchen area, one double bedroom with a queen-size bed, one bedroom with two twin-size beds, and one bathroom (with tub, WC).
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
* Baby bed: €100/week
* Extra housekeeping: €15/hour
* Mobile phone for international calls (pre-paid phone cards available for an extra charge): must be requested before arrival
* A car is necessary at this villa.
* Housekeeping (included in the rental price: two hours of cleaning on Tuesdays and two hours on Thursdays)
Additional amenities include: ping pong table, tennis court - shared, housekeeping - included, outside area - shared, housekeeping available - extra cost, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, balcony/terrace, free parking on premises, broadband access, outside dining.
Left on 07/31/2006 for a stay in July 2006 | Kirsten
The Pool sold us before we got there and was still one of the highlights of the trip. The views from the area were spectacular. Also, the tranquility and privacy were unbeatable. The loft is a great area for inside entertaining and the outside seating under the pergola was great in the evening. All of this at a reasonable price. The iPod speakers were nice, too, as was the Internet access for an additional charge.
The walk from town back to the villa. It's a 15 minute hike straight up-hill on a very steep angle. While a good workout, a car is suggested for those renting this property.
Vezio - the hillside town where the villa is located is small and charming with two good restaurant choices - prefer the Castello one. Then, down the hill, Varenna is a charming town which is not as touristy as the other two bigger mid-lake towns, but still has a lot to offer with a couple markets and some good eating options. Ferry rides to Bellagio and Menaggio are 15 minutes or so each and they run pretty frequently. If you want to go further up or down lake, recommend the hydrofoil top floor!.
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