- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 5
Description from the owner
Sleeps 4/5. 2 double bedroom, luxury, brand new apartment, located overlooking the beautiful towns of Menaggio and Bellagio. Relax on the terrace or by the pool and drink in the stunning vistas while soaking up the Italian sun. Apartment's fully equipped with everything you need for a great holiday.
This is a newly built two bedroom apartment with wonderful views over the "Jewel of the Lake" (Menaggio, Bellagio, Varenna). It is in a small 12 apartment complex 2 mins from the town of San Siro with great restaurants, bars and some lovely beaches. From there you are only 5 mins from beautiful Menaggio with access to the rest of the lake v...Read more
Stunning Garden Apartment with breathtaking views
San Siro, Lombardy, Italy
Additional Location Information
We are located about a 3 mins drive away from the village centre with shops bars and restaurants and a number of other shops i.e, green grocer’s, florist etc. There is a small shop 1 min walk from the apartment that can cater for all your basic needs (milk, bread, water etc.)San Siro has a lovely shingle beach and there are a number of other beaches a short distance from San Siro. There are numerous small bars in the village and a fantastic selection of restaurants and snack bars and in the surrounding areas (Zanzibar or Luigi’s are our favourites with great value in a beautiful rustic Italian setting).
Cremia is a neighbouring village to the north and has a fantastic beach with beach bar restaurant. Also here there is a formal restaurant specializing in local cuisine and fish dishes from the lake. This is well worth a visit and is always full of locals who seem to regard it highly too. Cremia beach is a hotspot for water sports with wind surfing and kite boarding being the favourites. You can spend hours just watching the skill of the boarders.
The village lies on the main lakeside road and therefore is on the main bus route up and down the lake .ferries are available from Mennagio which is a short 5 min drive from San Siro and these are a great way of seeing the lake which is at its best when viewed from the water. You can get daily rambler tickets so you can hop on and off at your leisure Bellagio is one town not to miss. Taxis are available from Como and Menaggio but these can be expensive so it is better to rely of public transport which is both inexpensive and reliable. Car hire is recommended as you need to explore the lake to optimize your time there although we prefer to laze in the garden with a bottle of locally produced Pinot Grigio and just watch the world pass by.
Within a 5 min drive north you have a huge selection of beaches, both sand (man-made) and pebble all along the lakeside. Swimming there is very safe as there are no tidal currents to worry about. Recommended is a day out on the lake on a boat which can be hired from two companies on the Lake. (Dongo Boat hire is the closest .No experience is necessary as the boats are very simple to operate and there are no hazards like shallows or sandbars (Como is the deepest lake in Europe). There are plenty of places to tie up for lunch or you can simply stop the boat are jump off for a swim in the warm freshwater. Passport is needed for i.d. There is a fantastic lakeside pool (lido) in Menaggio 5min drive with an on-duty lifeguard.
There is a fantastic Osteria (shaded restaurant) in the piazzo in Menaggio called Il Pozzo .Try the Parma ham and Melon but make sure you are hungry as the portions are large .Also the cold meat platter for two is lunch in itself.
There is a large supermarket in Menaggio (5 min drive away ,north) or a shopping centre with hypermarket in Como town (35 mins drive ,south).For some retail therapy I would recommend Bellagio with current Milan fashions and some good bargains to be had in Italian designer sunglasses, handbags etc .Como is famous in the region for its silk. There is a huge outlet centre called Foxtown (info on net) just over the border in Switzerland (15 mins from Como) where the Milanese go to do serious shopping. Don't forget to bring your passport.
Italian life around the lake starts very early (the local bakery is usually sold out of most of its bread by eight thirty) and ends quite early with dinner starting at about 7and bars closing around midnight. Also everywhere is very child friendly .Italy is strictly no-smoking indoors.
Getting your timing right is very important as most shops close from 12.30 until 3 and most restaurants finish serving lunch at 2 with not another bite to be got until about 5 when they fire up their pizza ovens.
With regard to place to visit top priority is a slow ferry on the lake to anywhere! Best places are Bellagio (a must for lunch), Menaggio, and Como lakefront (also great for shopping with a flea market on Thursday mornings and all day Saturday. There is a small food market in Argegno on Monday mornings where you can get fresh meat, fish veg and locally produced cheeses.
A trip to St Moritz (1.5 hrs) will certainly be one of the highlights of your trip. Go on a clear day and you will be rewarded with a fantastic drive with the views getting better and better.
You must visit some of the villas with the most popular being Villa Carlotta (website: hidden) this has beautiful gardens and is open to the public.
Villa Balbainello (website: hidden) is another beautiful villa to visit. It now has a new next-door neighbour – Virgin boss Richard Branson.
Water taxis are available to take you to the Villa from Lido Di Lenno.
Lido Di Lenno is a hotspot for nightlife on the lake (a favourite for professional Italian footballers) It has a sandy beach, bar and a restaurant in a marquis on the lakeside.
We have included some information leaflets in the 'Va Bene' folder with regard to places to visit. Of course Switzerland is only 30 mins drive away and Lake Lugano is well worth a visit.
I do hope this is of some help to you and don't hesitate to ask any more questions that you may have.
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Last updated on May 30, 2014
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- Cleaning fee | $103 per stay
- Damage deposit | $322
- Winter Heating | $64 per week
Additional notes from the owner
€100 discount for bookings of 2 weeks or over
Notes on Pricing:
Prices shown are for the property per week in Euros.
Discounts available for stays longer than 2 weeks.
Weekend rates available for winter months.
Booking deposit is non refundable.
Check-in later than 10 pm by prior arrangement with owner.
Heating surcharge applies during Winter months.
Changeover day :
Saturdays during peak season.
Flexible during off season.
Departures by 10am.
Arrivals after 3pm.
A fully refundable security deposit of 250 euros to be paid.
Winter heating fee applies from Nov-Mar.
Special offers on long term lets during winter months.
Please note all prices quoted are as per the prices stated on the reservation form at the time of booking and are not subject to any further discounts which may be applied to the property online .ie. last minute incentives and special offers etc.
Internet available by way of 3g network (Wifi router can accept up to 5 devices). Please note that as Como is a mountainous region with much electrical storm activity therefore signal quality can vary.
Data limits apply: 2gb per week.
Please note that video streaming and other heavy usage is not recommended as this can use up the weekly data allowance very quickly
- Towels Provided
- Ceiling Fans
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Ocean or water views
- Mountain Views
- Stove or Oven
- DVD Player
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - ask
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 950 square feet