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Vista D'Oro Punta Del Sole - Stunning Retreat with Panoramic Lake Views

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Vista D'Oro Punta del Sole ~ A stunning retreat with panoramic lake views!

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Last updated: 12/28/2014
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Situated in a prominent lake view position at the front of the exclusive Vista d’Oro hillside residence this modern property (ID 473) boasts panoramic views, close proximity to Varenna and luxurious accommodation for up to 6 guests!

Guests are greeted by a very bright and welcoming spacious open plan living room which has been furnished to an exceptionally high standard and features a pair of white leather modernist sofas, a coffee table and a working fireplace to create a lovely ambience for you and your guests in the colder seasons.

A large flat screen TV equipped with DVD player, Skybox and a sound system from Bose is also available for the ultimate entertainment. Guests can fully admire the stunning lake view through the wide sliding glass doors to the living and dining area.

The open plan layout also features a modernist high gloss kitchen which provides all the necessary appliances for a comfortable self-catering stay. The ground floor property provides two dining areas, one indoor one to the living area and a second alfresco dining area in the sunny lake view garden. The private garden features contemporary landscaping, a sunny terrace with table, chairs and sun loungers and unspoilt views over Varenna, Bellagio and towards Menaggio on the western shore. These spectacular views will surely inspire your guests and leave a lasting impression of this beautiful lake for years to come!

The sleeping accommodation is very comfortable with bright rooms and furnished with modernist furniture. The master double bedroom also boasts direct access out into the sunny lake view garden. A second bedroom with two single beds provides additional flexible accommodation for either a couple or two travelling companions. There are two comfortable sofas that easily convert into single beds for additional sleeping.

A newly fitted contemporary bathroom with power shower and sauna also features in the beautiful accommodation.

The Vista D’Oro residence offers resident parking and a splendid resident swimming pool which is well situated on the hillside to make the very most of the sunshine and breathtaking lake views.

Pool Opening Times ~ 1st May - 30th Sept

From the residence, guests can easily reach the centre of Varenna by car in approximately 7 minutes from Perledo, and are also able to find local amenities such as supermarkets, banks and restaurants in nearby Bellano.

PLEASE NOTE: The main car park is 100m away, however there is a road at the back of the complex (leading up to Perledo), where you are able to access the front door of the property to unload & load and if you wish, you can also park the car along this upper road. The garage is below the property and is accesses by outside stairs.

Varenna area:
Varenna is the place to get away from it all, but also be in touch with the rest of the Lake. For the romantics, the historians or for those who love peace, tranquility and a history that goes back thousands of years this is the place.Varenna is an ancient fishing village with close to 1000 residents spread along a steep hillside overlooking Lake Como.

Varenna, built on a rock at the foot of a mountain is a boat stop from Bellagio on the east side of the lake and though popular it escapes the throngs in Bellagio (undeniably lovely, but like many other undeniably lovely places the crowds, higher prices and ‘tourist trap’ experiences can be very trying). Varenna dates from the 5th century - you can still see in places the original Roman layout of the town: a geometric design which allows wonderful views of the lake.

The reds, terracottas and yellows of its houses, its mild climate and the olive and cypress trees make you wonder whether you aren’t 200km further south. After the nearby island of Comancina was destroyed the population increased and flourished. The warring factions, as with much of Lombardy saw Varenna at odds with Como on many occasions and the rule of Varenna pass in typical Italian family tradition from the Visconti family to the Sfondrati's. Today Varenna is a lovely spot to chill out, although be aware that shops and even restaurants have been known to shut for lunch, so expect the better things in life to take longer.

Varenna is one of the most beautiful towns on the lake, its steep winding alleys lined with charming homes, flowering balconies and lace-curtained windows. In the evenings, the village is serene and picturesque. Truly a perfect place for relaxing. This is an understatement! The warmth of the locals combined with the perfect setting of the place, would melt the coldest hearts of the most demanding travellers.

Looking down on Varenna is the ancient Castle of Vezio; where Theodolinda, Queen of the Lombards, is said to have died in the 7th century. Today, you can enjoy Falconry displays, the tower which is accessible, thanks to a drawbridge and the underground passages dating back to the First World War. The panoramic views are fabulous from the castle & there is also a restaurant where you can enjoy local cuisine. There are also numerous well marked hiking paths around Castello Vezio.

Lombardy - Lake Como Area:
The Italian Lakes are a little slice of paradise. Elegant ribbons of blue water stretch out ahead, folded into the sun-baked foothills, with a spectacular back drop of the snow-capped Alps.

Lake Como offers hidden treasures just waiting for the visitor to discover them: charming corners forgotten by time, lakeside villages where nothing seems to have changed for centuries.

It is steeped in history with an immense collection of churches, architectural masterpieces and works of art covering the centuries. The lake is situated in a basin surrounded by wooded mountains, and offers an extremely varied landscape, with its' shores featuring a succession of pastures, and woods as well as harsh and impressive rock formations.

All this alongside elegant, lakeside villas with sub-tropical gardens, which provide a haven of peace and tranquillity and chic resorts such as Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Como itself.
Warming, in spriing and graced with natural beauty, the lakes are still a place to draw breath and wonder. Lake Como, oriented north-south, ringed by characterful old villages often wedged onto narrow beaches between rugged cliffs and water. Those classic lake images of flower strewn balconies, Baroque gardens and splendid waterside villas can be found here in abundance. Dotted around and between the lakes are some of Italy's finest art cities, such as Milan, Verona & Bergamo.

The most romantic and picturesque villages on the lake are Santa Maria Rezzonico, Varenna (15 min by ferry) & Bellagio (8 min by ferry), Lenno (visit Villa Balbianello, location for 007's Casino Royale as well as Villa Gaeta, right here in Menaggio) & Laglio (where George Clooney owns Villa Oleandra).

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Property Type

      • Apartment

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

                  • Children Welcome

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

                  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

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                  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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                  • Bedroom 3: 2 sleep sofa /futon

                    Two comfortable sofas which convert into single beds...moreless

                  • The sleeping accommodation is very comfortable with bright rooms and furnished with modernist furniture. The master double bedroom also boasts direct access out into the sunny lake view garden. A second bedroom with two single beds provides additional flexible accommodation for either a couple or two travelling companions. There are two comfortable sofas that easily convert into single beds for additional sleeping....moreless

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

                    Hydro Massage Shower...moreless

                  • A newly fitted contemporary bathroom with Hydromassage shower and sauna also features in the beautiful accommodation....moreless

                  Other Amenities

                      • Regrettably this property is Unsuitable for the Elderly. Further Amenities and Features Include: Laundry Facilities, Lounge/Diner, Luxurious, Modern, On Hillside, Open Kitchen, Outside Dining Area with Table & Chairs, Private Garden, Quiet Location and Sauna. PLEASE NOTE: The main car park is 100m away, however there is a road at the back of the complex (leading up to Perledo), where you are able to access the front door of the property to unload & load and if you wish, you can also park the car along this upper road. Additional Facilities: We offer a range of extra facilities, which are available for hire through our office 'Happy Holiday Homes' in Menaggio: Cot Hire - € 20 per week, High Chair - € 15 per week, Push Chair - € 25 per week, Camp Bed – € 85 per week, Wi-Fi or USB Internet Stick - € 35 per week (includes € 10 consumable credit). Please note that signal and connectivity is not guaranteed and may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property....moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • DVD Player
                      • Satellite / Cable

                      Theme

                      • Family
                      • Luxury
                      • Romantic

                      Attractions

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Bird Watching
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking

                      Location Type

                      • Rural
                      • Village

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Sailing
                      • Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Fireplace
                      • Heating
                      • Internet:

                        Please note that signal and connectivity is not guaranteed and may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property....moreless

                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking:

                        Public Parking...moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool

                      Building Type

                          • Building

                          Forms Of Payment

                              • Accept Credit Card
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Rental rates quoted in:
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Festive Season
                              Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              €290 €290
                              €1,450
                              Low Season
                              Jan 3 - Apr 24, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              €226 €226
                              €1,130
                              Mid Season
                              Apr 25 - Jun 26, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              €290 €290
                              €1,450
                              High Season
                              Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              €370 €370
                              €1,850
                              Mid Season
                              Aug 29 - Oct 16, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              €290 €290
                              €1,450
                              Low Season
                              Oct 17 - Dec 18, 2015
                              2 night min stay
                              €226 €226
                              €1,130
                              Festive Season
                              Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
                              2 night min stay
                              €290 €290
                              €1,450

                              Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (€) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the manager / advertiser.


                              Additional information about rental rates:

                              ** Please Note ~ Minimum of 7 days stay during July and August** Service Charge: Our one & two weekly service charges are inclusive of final cleaning, bed linen, towels, heating, utilities & air-conditioning (if installed in the holiday property). Tea towels & beach towels are not supplied. If your booking is for more than one week, clean linen & towels will be provided on a weekly basis. (Please check Service Charge costs at time of enquiry) Short Breaks 3 night break - 40% off weekly tariff / 4 night break - 30% off weekly tariff / 5 night break - 20% off weekly tariff / 6 night break - 10% off weekly tariff.
                              Additional Extras We offer a range of extra facilities, which are available for hire through our office 'Happy Holiday Homes' in Menaggio: Cot Hire - EU 20 per week, High Chair - EU 15 per week, Push Chair - EU 25 per week, Camp Bed – EU 85 per week, Wi-Fi or USB Internet Stick - EU 35 per week (includes EU 10 consumable credit). Please note that signal and connectivity is not guaranteed and may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property. Making a Booking To make a confirmed booking, you will be asked to fill in our online booking form and pay a 30% deposit by wire transfer or credit card. The remaining holiday balance will then be due 6 weeks before arrival.
                              Notes: In riferimento alla delibera della Regione Lombardia n IX/2555 del 24.11.2011 articolo 4d in applicazione dell’art. 9 c.1 e dell’art. 25 c.3 L.R. 24/2006 se dichiara che l’immobile in soggetto non è soggetto all’obbligo di certificazione energetica.

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                              Location

                              40 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Milan - Malpensa 125km and Bergamo - Orio al Serio
                              4 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Varenna
                              4 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Varenna
                              11 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club
                              4 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              Varenna - Esino
                              64 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Autostrada E35
                              4 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Varenna
                              100 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ski
                              Splugen, Am Bach (Avers), Clusone (All Approx)
                              8 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Varenna - lake side or Sand Beach at Bellano

                              Car: Necessary

                              Further Sport & Adventure Activities: Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.

                              From the residence, guests can easily reach the centre of Varenna by car in approximately 7 minutes from Perledo, and are also able to find local amenities such as supermarkets, banks and restaurants in nearby Bellano.

                              Varenna is arguably one of the most romantic of all Lake Como towns and is often referred to as the Portofino of the lake due to its very pretty lakefront and medieval quarter which features ancient pastel coloured town houses, charming cobbled streets, tree lined piazzas, lake view cafes and restaurants, boutique gift shops and authentic wine bars.

                              The romantic little harbour side and ancient Castello di Vezio provide a timeless appeal for visitors and guests can also visit the botanical gardens at the famous Villa Monastero which is situated just outside of Varenna.

                              Transport links are excellent from the town with access to the super highway which leads to Lecco, a frequent train service to Lecco-Milan and a car and passenger ferry service to Bellagio, Cadenabbia and Menaggio.

                              Skiing in the area is bountiful with resorts such as Madesimo 1.15 hours to the north and the local ski resorts of Piani di Bobbio & Pien della Betulla are only 40 - 50 minutes away. And for an exciting day trip any time of year, the international jet-set resort of St. Moritz is only 1.5 hours by car.

                              Golf:

                              There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club is Italy's oldest golf course. Established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, it is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car. Tel: +39 344 321 03. Green Fees: Weekdays €55, Weekends and Holidays €70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental €36.

                              Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.. Guests are always welcome, please call beforehand to check course rules. Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como).

                              Skiing:

                              This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibilty and mountains capped in winter snow. It does however have Skiing opportunities at local resorts for a day out.

                              There is a small ski area on Mt. Lema, not more than 10 km from Lugano, but you have to be lucky to have enough snow for skiing. In Ticino, the local Swiss Canton, the best places to ski are probably either San Bernardino (south of the pass of the same name) or Airolo (south of Gotthard pass). Both are reachable in about 1 hour by car across the Swiss border.

                              There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.

                              The closest major ski resorts are St. Moritz and Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass which is approx.100km.

                               

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                              • Vista D'Oro Punta del Sole ~ A stunning retreat with panoramic lake views!

                                Vista D'Oro Punta del Sole ~ A stunning retreat with panoramic lake views!

                              • The inviting lake view swimming pool at the Vista D'Oro residence

                                The inviting lake view swimming pool at the Vista D'Oro residence

                              • The kitchen offers all necessary appliances for a comfortable self-catering stay

                                The kitchen offers all necessary appliances for a comfortable self-catering stay

                              • Master bedroom with double bed & direct access out to the lake view garden

                                Master bedroom with double bed & direct access out to the lake view garden

                              • A second bedroom with two single beds provides additional flexible accommodation

                                A second bedroom with two single beds provides additional flexible accommodation

                              • A newly fitted contemporary bathroom with power shower, sauna and a whirlpool

                                A newly fitted contemporary bathroom with power shower, sauna and a whirlpool

                              • The glorious lake and mountain views from Vista D'Oro Punta del Sole

                                The glorious lake and mountain views from Vista D'Oro Punta del Sole

                              • Dramatic lake and mountain views from the property

                                Dramatic lake and mountain views from the property

                              • The sunny lake view garden

                                The sunny lake view garden

                              • The splendid resident swimming pool

                                The splendid resident swimming pool

                              • Varenna Lake Side

                                Varenna Lake Side

                              • The bright & welcoming open plan living room, furnished to a very high standard

                                The bright & welcoming open plan living room, furnished to a very high standard

                              • Two dining areas, one indoor and a second alfresco one, in the lake view garden

                                Two dining areas, one indoor and a second alfresco one, in the lake view garden

                              • The Vista D'Oro residence

                                The Vista D'Oro residence

                              • Looking down to Varenna from the terrace

                                Looking down to Varenna from the terrace

                              • Unspoilt views over Varenna, Bellagio and towards Menaggio on the western shore

                                Unspoilt views over Varenna, Bellagio and towards Menaggio on the western shore

                              • Amazing views from the  Vista D'Oro residence

                                Amazing views from the Vista D'Oro residence

                              • Evening in Varenna

                                Evening in Varenna

                              €226 - €370 per night (EUR)
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                              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

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                              • Calendar last updated: 12/28/2014
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