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Bedrooms 5 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 10 / House
Bedrooms: 5  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 10  Type: House

1 Full bath, 1 Half bath

fisherman's house on the beach!
TripAdvisor property ID 4289160

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Book this 5 bedroom house in Varenna today! A total of 10 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 37 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1025, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 80% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jan 16, 2018, so this rental may not be available for your requested dates, but please inquire to confirm.

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About the owner

About the owner

Savina V.
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Calendar last updated:
16 Jan 2018
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Languages spoken: English, Italian



Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Varenna Attractions




  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access

Property Features

  • Mountain Views
  • Waterfront


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge


  • Balcony or terrace


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking - Ask


  • 1 Full bath
  • 1 Half bath


Reviews (37)

Excellent – based on 37 reviews Excellent
37 reviews

Very Good

“Waking to the sound of water on the pebbles, wonderful sunsets b”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2013

Our stay here was pleasant, relaxing and entertaining. The apartment is well situated and comfortable, near the splendid city of Varenna. And just imagine, waking up, opening the shutters and looking out on a wonderful lake, sipping from your expresso, and all that surrounded by natural beauty. Wonderful atmosphere and the owners are very hospitable, warm and welcoming . All our thanks to Savina and Stefano !

Response from the owner Dear Luc and Kristel thank you so much for your very nice review on the website! It was a pleasure to meet your family at the fisherma's house! We really hope to meet you again soon ..........maybe in Netherlands! Thank you again and best regards! Savina e Stefano

“delighted to stay here!!!”

Reviewed 23 Jun 2013

We drove to Fisherman's house with good instructions from the owners. They were there to greet us and show the apartment and amenities and were very helpful throughout our stay. Stefano and Savina are friendly, gracious hosts. The apartment was clean and modern with a small terrace just above the owners terrace and right on the lake with a beautiful view. The weather was less than perfect so we often sat on the terrace with wine and looked out on one of the more beautiful places I've ever seen. The location was perfect for us. A 15-20 minute (level) walk to Varenna, a lovely town with the best ferry connections on the lake. We were in the village of Fiumelatte. Not "touristy" and quiet. About 30 or 40 meters from our apartment was a small bakery/store with food and wine and household items and next door to it a good restaurant. This allowed us to choose to stay in and cook or bring a ready made meal back if we didn't want to go out. Varenna was also a 5 minute drive with free parking and a pay lot if the free parking was full. It had very good restaurants and shops. All the other lovely towns in the mid-lake region were easy to reach by frequent ferries. We had a lovely stay and hope to return to "Fisherman's House" again some day. For the value and location it was perfect for us. I would not recommend this to people with certain disabilies because the apartment was on the second floor and parking for the apartment was 60-80 meters from the house. If you like to Hike, there is a wonderful hike between Fiumelatte and a castle above Varenna with amazing views. I did it twice. Had the weather been nicer swimming in the lake (there is a small rocky beach between the house and the lake) would have been possible in the beautiful water of Lake Como. My thanks to Savina and Stefano. I truly hope to return some day. Larry

“Feel like a local - while on holiday”

Reviewed 6 Jun 2012

What a lovely apartment. We rented one half - a self contained flat with large double bedroom, 3 singles in the second bedroom, large shower room/toilet and open plan kitchen & living room. There is also a small balcony running along the front linking the master bedroom and living room. Open your windows in the morning and soak in the magnificent view of Lake Como and the mountains opposite. There is a tiny pebble beach below which is accessed via a small alley. Great for a dip in the lake where you will be joined by the local family of ducks and even a pair of swans (you may want to bring 'Jelly Shoes' as the pebbles are quite sharp). The apartment is extremely clean and bright, and furnished well. The door to the main house is right on the edge of the road which runs along the lakeside, which is a bit scary, but as long as you keep your wits about you it's not a problem dealing with the Italian drivers! Noise is not an issue from the road as it was not very busy when we were there, and the windows have good seals. You can walk to the centre of Varenna in approx 25mins and it's a lovely walk beside the lake and the Botanical Gardens, or there is a good taxi service in Varenna and its inexpensive. The walk into town is all on the flat, which is a bonus as everything in this area involves climbing up or down the cliff face... In Fiumilatte there is a small grocery shop directly opposite the apartment for your essentials and a small car-park about 50m along the road (you do have to search for a space but we managed it every day). Definately enhanced our holiday and I would return every year if I could.

“The secret tip at the Lago di Como”

Reviewed 27 May 2010

The location is fantastic. It´s the mix of italian life and silence as well, that is makes a visit worth. This landscape, just marvellous! Nice family to contact with!

“Give yourself a real treat!”

Reviewed 18 May 2010

I'll never forget the wonderful long weekend spent with my friends in Savina's house. The warm reception, the well and tastefully equipped apartment, the extraordinary view of Lake Como made it an unforgettable experience. Imagine to wake up with the gentle sound of softly splashing waves..... then you sip your first coffee admiring the panorama and nibbling at a fragrant croissant put in front of the door by magic hands. Trips to various locations (I loved to cross the lake by ferry) confirmed the beauty of this area. I'm sure I'll be back to this lovely place and its adorable hosts. Thank you Savina, Stefano and Vasco!


Reviewed 16 May 2010

As an artist I am always seeking out inspirational places.... I found the fisherman's house by chance - it is a treasure! Premier lakeside location, kind, gentle, attentive owners. If you are like me - a traveller who wants to feel at home in the country they are visiting, rather than just a tourist on the way through, then the fisherman's house is the one for you! We drive along the road that snakes beside the lake ... it is only about an hour and a half since we landed in Milan airport.... and we ring Savina and say WE ARE HERE ! Beautiful Savina meets us and hands over our keys and takes us upstairs to our apartments. Original artwork on the walls - ah ! Stefano is an artist too ....We are travelling as an extended family - children and grandparents and the adjacent apartments perfectly suit our needs. the sun streams in through the windows and the view of the lake is stunning. We have everything we need - comfortable beds, simple but stylish furnishings and fully functioning kitchen for preparing those big bowls of pasta. The fisherman's house is nestled between a row of houses right on the lake - a few steps down to our own little beach! it is a short walk (10 minutes + ) to Varenna - no need to rush past the scenery and Savina suggests a path that avoids walking along the roadside.... Varenna is THE central point from which you can explore the lake. Eating out is a pleasure but we enjoy buying ingredients from the local Eurospin and preparing our own. If you are reading this review then i would say - trust your instinct and rest assured when you visit the Fisherman's house you will agree with me - it is ASSOLUTAMENTE FANTASTICA!

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