This Lake Como villa is actually an old fisherman's house, located right on the lake shore. With terraces outfitted for dining or lounging, this Lake Como accommodation allows you to enjoy wonderful views or enjoy the company of your traveling companions. And with Menaggio nearby, this vacation rental on Italy's Lake Como is an excellent base for exploring the Italian Lakes area.
(80 m2) Arriving at this villa, it will be necessary to park your car just outside of the village and walk about 250 meters to the villa along a pedestrian road. The path is cobbled with steps that can be slippery when wet or icy; therefore this villa is not re...commended for anyone with walking difficulties. Leave your high heels at home and bring a pair of good walking shoes! Arriving at the villa, you'll discover that it is situated right on the water with beautiful lake views from both the interior and the large terraces. Outside the villa there is a gated terrace-solarium with a barbecue and furniture for dining and lounging. Steep steps lead down to the edge of the water, where there is a narrow pebble beach that may occasionally be frequented by fishermen or walkers.
Ground Floor: This level consists of an independent studio with a 160 cm queen-size bed, a kitchenette (cook-top, oven), and a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub. It has a separate entrance from the rest of the villa as well as a lovely terrace with a view of the lake.
First Floor: On the other side of the villa, another entrance leads into the primary living space. On this level, the door opens into a dining room with a square table for about eight and great views over the water. The dining area is open to the kitchen, which features an old boat hanging from the ceiling! The kitchen has access to the terrace and is fully equipped with a cook-top, oven, and dishwasher. Five steps lead up to a mezzanine floor, where there is a bedroom with a 160 cm queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
Second Floor: Upstairs, there is a living room with ample seating and a satellite TV. One bathroom has a sink, toilet, and Jacuzzi bath.
Third Floor: The highest level of the villa has one bedroom with a 160 cm queen-size bed and a lofted area with two additional twin-beds, great for a couple with children. It has an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
Basement: Here there is a washing machine and a sauna.
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.
* Heating: According to use
* Portable baby bed: 100 Euros
* Advance grocery shopping: Upon request
* Porter service available before 5:00 pm
* This villa is not suitable for those with walking difficulties.
* Two hours of housekeeping, on Monday and Wednesday, is included.
Additional amenities include: housekeeping - included, walk to town, outside area - private, near the sea, independent villa, balcony/terrace, portable baby crib/play pen - upon request, outside dining.
Left on 07/31/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Nancy
An unbelievable experience! The sensory experience was amazing. From the view, to the sound of the waves, to the wonderful breezes through the villa we loved it all.
The property was close to the water, in a beautiful little town. The property manager was anxious to make our stay as wonderful as possible. The villa was up to date and convenient, yet really maintained an old world feel.
The lower apartment was close to a public walkway, making it uncomfortable to leave windows and doors open at night.
While the cobblestone steps and walks were really old and quaint, I can understand the warning to those who may have physical difficulties. It was quite a hike with suitcases, but well worth it.
S Cathy's review of Villa Amata
Left on 09/30/2008 for a stay in September 2008 | S Cathy
The whole group enjoyed the villa and all the outside terraces and balconies. The views from the villa were the best of the whole lake. This is an extraordinary property and extremely well run. We received fresh linens several times and the maid came to make up the bed in the living room on Monday. It was more wonderful than the pictures online.
The fabulous views from every room was a real plus. The well stocked kitchen and lovely terraces made us decide to spend more time at the villa than touring the lake. The little local store up the steps from the villa supplied great croissants in the mornings. The villa had everything one needs to enjoy a relaxing vacation.
The long walk to the villa and the crumbling stairs up to the main door. Also, one chair was broken on the terrace, but everything else was in great repair and extremely clean and the description explained the difficulty in reaching this villa.
We enjoyed the close location by boat from Menaggio to other cities particularly to Bellagio and Varenna. Our favorite town by far was Menaggio. We also traveled by car over the mountain from Menaggio to Lake Lugano and stopped at the local golf course. We also spent a day traveling by car to Lake Maggiore and the Bormean Islands. We took a day trip by train through the alps to St. Moritz. The train ride is on the World site list going from 400 meters to 7000 meters without the use of a cog rail. It was worth the hour drive to the train station in northern Italy
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