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5 Lakefront Balconies on Lake Como-Waterviews from Every Room!

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Fabulous views from one of five lake-front facing balconies - magical!

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Carate Urio condo description

Vista Lago, formerly Hotel Larius, was originally built early in the last century. Very recently the building has been fully restored, with particular attention paid to the finishings and architectural details of its period. An indoor pool, a fitness area, and secure underground parking have been added to the grounds, as well as direct elevator access to the apartment.

Almost everything in the apartment is new. Beautiful teak and marble tile from Italian quarries cover the floors. All furnishings, appliances, linens, and dinnerware are also new, ready for you to enjoy.

Layout: On the top (fourth) floor of a beautiful gated building, Vista Lago consists of a two-bedroom apartment (sleeping 6) beside a studio apartment (sleeping 2) Both have separate, private entrances. In total, the space is 1,400 square feet or 135+ square meters. These units are connected (and may be rented separately) as there is a door between them, creating a three-bedroom apartment in total. (Studio has a double, pull-out sofa for use as the third bedroom).

The two-bedroom apartment features a large, open gourmet kitchen with a center island, a living area with a double sleep sofa and two balconies, a dining area, a glass table seating eight, two bedrooms (with a queen and double bed), each with waterview balconies, and two marble-tiled, full baths. (Master bedroom has a private bath.) There is a high powered telescope too for lake and lunar viewing! A high chair and crib are available upon request.

The studio apartment features spectacular lake views as well as a balcony from the living/sleeping area, equipped with a double sofa bed, a four-person dining table, kitchen, and full, marble-tiled bath. (Note: Studio apartment does NOT have use of the pool or fitness area if the 2 bedroom apartment is occupied)

2-Bedroom Apartment: Beds:
Master Bedroom: Queen Bed
Bedroom #2: Double Bed
Living room: Double Sleep Sofa
Studio Apartment: Double Sleep Sofa
Bed linens and towels provided!
Crib available (please inquire)

Location: “Vista Lago,” located in the old town, of Carate Urio, on the western shore of the lake, rich in residential villas, sits in a spectacular panoramic position on a beautiful slope facing the lake–one of the most elegant and romantic parts where the sun glistens on the water (often-times reflecting on the ceiling!).

Lake Como is a jewel-like oasis of tranquillity, surrounded by a magical combination of lush Mediterranean foliage and snowy alpine peaks. Enclosed by steep-sided mountains, the blue waters of Lake Como have for centuries attracted visitors, including important statesmen, artists, and glitterati.

The lake remains a playground today not only for the rich and famous but also for those escaping greater Milan and the Po River Valley, less than an hour away. Driving south along the lake from “Vista Lago,” you will find wonderful villas framed by breathtaking scenery.

You will pass Cernobbio, with the amazing Villa d’Este, before arriving in Como, a magical town with bustling markets, cafes and shops, and fine museums.

Traveling north you will find S. Moritz (Switzerland) about 1-1/2 hours drive, Davos (Switzerland) 1-3/4 hours drive, and S. Primo, Bobbio, Artavaggio (Italy) are only about 45 minutes drive. S. Bernardino and Ticino (Switzerland) approximately 1 hours drive. Cervinia (ITA) is 1.30 from there...

TRAVEL INFORMATION: Once arriving in Milan-Malpensa Airport, from the terminal you can travel by bus to Como in 40 minutes (Appx. $12/E11) , then travel by boat or bus again to Carate Urio (E$2/4), where "Vista Lago" is located. A car can be hired/rented from Malpensa Airport. ( appx. E120 )The drive is approximately 40-45 minutes.

Travel Distances:
“Vista Lago” is perfectly situated for exploring Italy by foot, boat, or car*
George Clooney's Villa, Villa Orleandra (Formerly the Heinz Estate): 1 minute
World’s Best Pizzeria, Orso Bruno: 2 minutes
Lakeside Lido (Swimming Beach): 3 minutes
The Versace Villa & Stings Villa: 5 minutes
World Renowned Villa d’Este: 10 minutes
Switzerland: 15 minutes
Seaplane and Boat Rentals: 15 minutes
World Famous Bellagio: 20 minutes (by boat)
Town of Como: 25 minutes (by boat or car)
Casino Di Campione: 25 minutes
Fantastic Winter Skiing: 35 minutes
Milan: 40 Minutes ~ Florence: 3 hours
Venice: 3 hours ~ Tuscany Region: 3 hours
Monte Carlo: 3 1/2 hours
Pisa: 4 hours ~ Rome: 6 hours
*All travel distances are by car unless otherwise noted.

YOU WILL LOVE THIS MOST BEAUTIFUL AND ROMANTIC SETTING. EXPERIENCE ITALY AT IT'S BEST!

Keywords: Condominium, apartments, lakeside, waterview, waterfront, waterside, water views, water front, balcony, balconies, independent, flat, rental, vacation rental

Property Type

      • Condo

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Wheelchair Accessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            Parking across the street. No fee. Secure, underground parking for 2 vehicles when renting both apartments. Access to fourth floor from parking garage via an elevator....moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Secure, underground parking for 2 vehicles when renting both apartments. Access to fourth floor from parking garage via an elevator....moreless

          • Garage:

            Secure, underground parking for 2 vehicles when renting both apartments. Access to fourth floor from parking garage via an elevator....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            There is a dryer and dryer-rack for use at the 2 bedroom apartment. ...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Compete use of linens and towels. Beach/Pool towels are provided!...moreless

          • Washing Machine

          Other Amenities

              • Shared indoor pool & fitness center, (pool may not be heated year round, pool and fitness center not available with studio rental-please inquire for details) Secure underground parking, Video-monitored entry security system, telephone ( cell or wall phone) Cable/Satelite TV, high chair, Stereo/CD player, telescope(inquire), 2 full kitchens, microwaves, blender, juicer, toasters, espresso, cappuccino, coffee machines, French press, Washer/Dryer(2 bedroom apartment only), iron & ironing boards, hair dryers, fans (Note, when studio is rented independantly some of the above amenities differ, please inquire!)...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Music Library
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                High Speed internet access. ...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Indoor pool shared with 9 other families. ...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                      • Balcony:

                        (5) 5 balconies all overlook the water and mountains! ...moreless

                      Location & View

                      • Lake View
                      • Lakefront
                      • Waterfront
                      • Mountain View
                      • Water View

                      Activities

                      • Restaurants
                      • Kayaking
                      • Cycling
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Skiing
                      • Sailing
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Fishing
                      • Tennis
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Hiking
                      • Hunting
                      • Swimming
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sledding
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Boating
                      • Museums
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Live Theater
                      • Golf
                      • Rock Climbing
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 5
                      from 49 traveler reviews
                      I Loved the Spectacular Views of Lake Como From One of Five Balconies! 03/15/2005

                      VRBO Bear stayed here:


                      One of the most beautiful areas in Italy is comprised of Como and its adjoining lake of the same name. Here, you will find clear blue waters, snow-capped alpine peaks and historic walled towns. This relaxing getaway is located in the charming town of Carate-Urio, a small village with narrow, cobblestone streets and meandering pathways. I believe that this is one of the most beautiful, undiscovered vacation destinations in the world.

                      "Vista Lago" is located in a historic hotel, which has been recently converted into upscale & luxurious apartments. Upon entrance of this third floor apartment you will find a spacious and sunny living room, dining area and kitchen. This home features 5 balconies, all of which have panoramic views of the lake. I was impressed to find details such as a provided cell phone, satellite TV, a CD player with a variety of CD’s, vacation guide books, brochures for the surrounding businesses and a list of recommended restaurants for that area.

                      Towards the rear of the apartment is the master bedroom which has its own private balcony and views to enjoy as you are waking up in the morning. There is an adjoining master bath which consists of 12' ceilings, tub and shower, large sink basin and marble throughout. The secondary bedroom also has its own balcony and views. There is an adjoining studio apartment, which can be closed off for privacy and rented separately. It includes a kitchen, living area with table for four, sleeper sofa and fully tiled bathroom.

                      Because the town is in such a quaint, residential area, there are only a few restaurants and small convenient stores within walking distance. We found it easiest to rent a car but there is also a bus stop right in front of the building and a water taxi can also pick you up for excursions around the lake.

                      This is a perfect vacation spot for those who enjoy and cherish peace and tranquillity away from every day crowds. You are sure to go home refreshed and relaxed.

                      Signed, VRBO Bear

                      The VRBO Bear
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                      --------------2-BR Apt/6 pers--Both Apt/8 pers--Studio/2 pers
                      April-May 27  ...$2,100/wk.......$2,600/wk.......$900/wk.
                      May 28-Sep 2  ...$2,900/wk.......$3,450/wk.......$1050/wk.
                      Sep 3-Sep 30  ...$2,500/wk.......$3,000/wk.......$1000/wk.
                      Oct 1-Oct 28  ...$2,100/wk.......$2,600/wk.......$1000/wk.
                      Oct 29-Mar 30 ...$1,400/wk.......$1,800/wk.......$800/wk.
                      Mar 31-Apr 27 ...$2,100/wk.......$2,600/wk.......$900/wk.
                      Utilities & Cleaning additional (avg: €75-€150). Holiday wks slightly higher.
                      

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                      Last updated: 06/27/2014
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                        George Clooney's home, Villa Oleandra View on map

                        Set in the tranquil beauty of Italy’s Lake Como, screened by topiary and lush red geraniums, the Villa Oleandra nestles in paradise. The setting is so perfect that when Brad Pitt first saw it on a visit to Italy, he immediately thought of his close friend George Clooney, and urged him to take a look at it. Clooney did more than look – he fell in love with the 18th Century villa with its old world charm and peaceful seclusion, and paid $7 million to the Heinz family in 2002. “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done in my life,” he said. (ABC News)

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                        Villa Carolotta View on map

                        Villa Carlotta is a place of rare beauty, where masterpieces of nature and art live together in perfect harmony in over 70.000 square metres of gardens and museum. The beautiful villa was built at the end of XVII century by the Milanese marquis Giorgio Clerici in a natural basin between lake and mountains, facing the dolomite Grignas and the peninsula of Bellagio. The architect created for the Clericis an important building, with an Italian garden decorated with sculptures, stairs and fountains. In 1801 Gian Battista Sommariva, famous politician, businessman and patron of arts, bought the villa. Thanks to this owner the property in Tremezzo attained the summit of its splendour and became one of the most important halting-place of the Gr

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                        Bellagio View on map

                        The popularity and fame of Bellagio, a town which many regard as one of the most beautiful in Italy has almost eclipsed Lake Como as the point of reference for this particular part of Italy. It seems that every facet of this town's character and appearance has been fine-tuned to create a magical wonderland that seems to create the Italian dream of many tourists visiting Italy. Around the harbour at night, like the orchestra's of Piazza San Marco in Venice, the visitor is invited to enjoy and indulge in the celebration of Bellagio and "La Dolce Vita". Apart from its beauty, Bellagio is also an ideal place to visit while in Carate Urio, because of the ease of transportation to it. And from Bellagio it's possibl

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                        Villa Balbionello View on map

                        Villa Balbianello may be the most magical house in all of Italy. It sits on its own little promontory, Il Dosso d'Avedo—separating the bays of Venus and Diana—around the bend from the tiny fishing village of Ossuccio. Relentlessly picturesque, the villa is composed of loggias, terraces, and palazzini (tiny palaces), all spilling down verdant slopes to the lakeshore, where you'll find an old Franciscan church, a magnificent stone staircase, and a statue of San Carlo Borromeo blessing the waters. The villa is most frequently reached by launch from Como and Bellagio. Check with the Como tourism office (031/3300128 www.lakecomo.it) for hours. Visits are usually restricted to the gardens, but if you plan in advance it's als

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                      Activities (on-site or nearby), fitness room, restaurants and cafes, open air markets and plenty of sightseeing! Explore many spectacular towns along the lake with the water-busGÇôjust a 10-minute walk away, Or take a scenic seaplane ride! Sailboat, paddle boat motorboat and water-ski rentals very close by, Downhill skiing within an hourGÇÖs drive, For those who like to try their hand at gambling, visit Casino di Campione, just 20 minutes away, Do not miss Versaces Villa on the lake just 3 km away!

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2000

                      About the owner: I am so happy that you found my listing. I am currently and alpaca farmer with over 70 alpaca on the island of Martha's Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts.I would be very happy to help you with your holiday, as I travel to Italy often. You will be astounded with the beauty of this particular point of this small village along the coast, and I am happy to share with you. Please email me, and I can send along more photos and information regarding my apartment on the lakes edge. I look forward to hearing from you!

                      Why the Owner Chose Carate Urio:
                      I have had close exposure to this lovely location with a friend many years ago, and truly was astounded by the areas beauty. I had done quite a bit of research on the area to know that this was a place that I would love down the line for a wonderful retirement, or simply to spend time at during my holiday periods. I was thrilled to find this location, and was the first to choose the apartments, having full selection of the apartments that had the very best lake position and views.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                      The apartments are bright and sunny, and you will often see the reflection of the water on the ceilings. You may often feel that you are on a boat, as when you look outside, you see only water! You are only a short walk to a boat stop, that can take you anywhere on the lake, and just outside you can catch a bus into town, or the train station, just a 15 minutes away! There is a swimming pool, a beautiful patio, overlooking the lake that you can enjoy, and numerous restaurants with outdoor cafes on the waters edge, within a short distance.


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                      Speaks: french, german, italian, english

                       

                      Photos

                      • Fabulous views from one of five lake-front facing balconies - magical!

                        Fabulous views from one of five lake-front facing balconies - magical!

                      • Fab top-floor location, w/multiple balconies/views. Water sparkles on ceilings!

                        Fab top-floor location, w/multiple balconies/views. Water sparkles on ceilings!

                      • Eat-in kitchen @ bar w/separate dining- Balcony waterviews from every position!

                        Eat-in kitchen @ bar w/separate dining- Balcony waterviews from every position!

                      • Open living area. New Flat-screen TV, Herringbone hardwood flooring (Iroko)

                        Open living area. New Flat-screen TV, Herringbone hardwood flooring (Iroko)

                      • Master Bedroom w/private bath & balcony overlooking the lake. Stupendous views!

                        Master Bedroom w/private bath & balcony overlooking the lake. Stupendous views!

                      • Sink in the master bathroom. Designer fixtures and quality materials throughout.

                        Sink in the master bathroom. Designer fixtures and quality materials throughout.

                      • Luxurious swimming pool-with lake view- lake breezes, w/access to Fitness Center

                        Luxurious swimming pool-with lake view- lake breezes, w/access to Fitness Center

                      • Position of building on lakeside. Walk to town, restaurants, &  lakeside cafes!

                        Position of building on lakeside. Walk to town, restaurants, & lakeside cafes!

                      • Large patio area with view for you and your guests, with access to pool.

                        Large patio area with view for you and your guests, with access to pool.

                      • Private Fitness Center w/private showers & lockers. just steps away from flat!

                        Private Fitness Center w/private showers & lockers. just steps away from flat!

                      • Entrance gate to underground/secure parking. Private remote control activated.

                        Entrance gate to underground/secure parking. Private remote control activated.

                      • Floor plan: 2-BR on the right, studio on left w/added bed.  Double/privacy doors

                        Floor plan: 2-BR on the right, studio on left w/added bed. Double/privacy doors

                      • View of building from dock. (Large boat slip available.) View north to mountain.

                        View of building from dock. (Large boat slip available.) View north to mountain.

                      • Living w/sleep sofa & loveseat, 2 balconies, new, large flat-screen TV not shown

                        Living w/sleep sofa & loveseat, 2 balconies, new, large flat-screen TV not shown

                      • Dining area, seats 8. Water view. 
Watch the boats go by and seaplanes land.

                        Dining area, seats 8. Water view. Watch the boats go by and seaplanes land.

                      • Gourmet kitchen w/cherry cabinets, gas cooking, all amenities / dishwasher

                        Gourmet kitchen w/cherry cabinets, gas cooking, all amenities / dishwasher

                      • Studio apartment w/balcony- magnificent views. Private kitchen & bath. Queen bed

                        Studio apartment w/balcony- magnificent views. Private kitchen & bath. Queen bed

                      • Pool w/views to patio, & lake beyond. Floor to ceiling glass & current generator

                        Pool w/views to patio, & lake beyond. Floor to ceiling glass & current generator

                      • Close up view of building. 5 balconies on the top floor overlooking the lake!

                        Close up view of building. 5 balconies on the top floor overlooking the lake!

                      • Private patio just outside swimming pool. Chaise lounges chairs & amazing views!

                        Private patio just outside swimming pool. Chaise lounges chairs & amazing views!

                      • Pool, patio & garden area. Umbrella's & chaise lounge
lounge chairs available.

                        Pool, patio & garden area. Umbrella's & chaise lounge lounge chairs available.

                      • Street view from building entrance.

                        Street view from building entrance.

                      • View of apartment from north (from just south of Clooney's villa) At waters edge

                        View of apartment from north (from just south of Clooney's villa) At waters edge

                      • View of Bellagio, just a 20 minute boat ride.

                        View of Bellagio, just a 20 minute boat ride.

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