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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Menaggio house description

The house for rent is 300 years old (completely and comfortably renovated in 2002) and is situated in the historic Castello above Menaggio, on Lake Como just across Bellagio and Varenna. It is a bridge over a pebble stone road, a short five minute walk down to the center of Menaggio. The house has two floors. On the first floor is the kitchen, dining area and the living room (with an additional sofa bed for 2) with a walkout balcony and fireplace. The second floor has a master bedroom, a second bedroom (with a single bed that turns into a double) and a bathroom with bath/shower, wc and bidet. The house is ideal for who travels by public transportation. Menaggio is very well served by buses and boats and a main train line is just across the Lake, in Varenna, 15 minutes away by ferry.

The house for rent is located in Menaggio, on the western shore of Lake Como about mid lake, just 15 min. by ferry from Bellagio and Varenna. Menaggio is one of the most important towns on Lake Como and has been a tourist attraction for hundreds of years. From Menaggio central location, one can easily navigate the whole lake by public boats. Bellagio and Varenna are only a short boat ride away. Lugano, in Switzerland is only 15 miles away, well served by public transportation.

The owner is a US born of Italian Origin resident, with a thorough knowledge of the Lake and its surroundings. He is glad to spend all the time needed with guests to help them planning their hikes, boat trips, shopping trips or simple sightseeing. He also assists with full info on travel to reach Menaggio and picks up guests with no car at the bus or the ferry.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 340 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                The neighborhood is very quiet, so students without parents are only allowed in the Weathervane House (the other owner's property), which is an area wher there are no close neighbors....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                Cats and small dogs are welcome. For dogs (also large) the owner recommends his other property: the Weathervane House, whcih has a lare and a small enclosed private garden, from where the dog can not escape....moreless

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 2-7

              • Bedroom 1

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              • Bedroom 2

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              • Convertible bed(s)

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              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) In the second bedroom there is one single bed that turns into a queen bed, sliglthy larger than a double bed, where a second couple can sleep comfortably., Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)...moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

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              • The bathroom has a full fledged bath tub and a large sink, toilet and bidet, hot wtare is fast and abundant. ...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • The Owner has also another porperty, called the Weathervane House, which has a garden, but No lake view, it is more affordable and also short term rental isn allowed (minimum 2 days). Ideal fro a short and affordable vacation. See it on the owner website: www.lakecomoholiday.com...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    Lot's of gudies of the area are available. English Books crossing at the Public Library in town....moreless

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player:

                    Yes bring your own DVD's...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Lake View:

                    Enjoys a great View on the Lake with amazing sunsets....moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    Spectacular Snow Capped Mountains (from October to May) turn pink at sunset across the Lake....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Ski Lift Privileges
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    On Lake Como Air con is not necessary because the Lake is well ventilated. The house has mountain and lake side windows, which allows the breeze to go through in the summer. A fan can be provided....moreless

                  • Broadband Access:

                    Yes...moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Wood indoor fireplace. For weekly rentals in winter wood is supplied, for long term winter rentals owner assist in purchasing wood....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Gas heating for Winter....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    The house has its own DSL wireless modem, Plus a back-up agreement with a neighbor in case of black out of the house ISP. Ideal place to concentrate and work....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Yes with a small surcharge, waived for rents over 2 weeks. ...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Sits about 10 people. Provides TV with International News Channels, Stereo, a cozy fireplace....moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    If needed a cell phone can be provided..but with own computer phone calls can be made via Skype....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Unlimited parking permit provide jut a 2 minutes walk away....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    A free unlimited parking permit is given at about 2-3 minutes walk from the house....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    If needed (especially for long term) owner will help in providing a phone and buying for 5 euros an Italian Number....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Yes with a small surcharge, waived for rents over 2 weeks. ...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    In House washing Machine, pleanty of lines to hang clothes. In Italy we don't use dryers....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Yes...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    Yes, makes the house extremeli cozy in winter....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Espresso machines of different sizes, an Electric Kettle for hot water. ...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony
                  • Bicycles:

                    Bicycles can be renetd from the Hostel Managed by the Owner also fro loong term at a special rate....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    The prestigeous Menaggio and Cadenabbi Gol Club where george Clooney plays is only one mile away....moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    World Top Ski Areas (like S.Moritz) great also fro cross countries are only one and a half hours away by car. In winter you can go skiing for the day....moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    About 20 minutes walk ro 5 minutes by car....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool:

                        Menaggio has a Lake Side public pool, called The Lido, about 15 minutes walk from the house. The woner can prived disocunted tickets. ...moreless

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional
                           

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Christmas
                          Dec 25 - Jan 6, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          €100
                          €650
                          Winter
                          Jan 7 - Feb 28, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €80
                          €480 €1,500
                          Early spring
                          Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €90
                          €550 €1,700
                          Easter
                          Apr 1 - Apr 12, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          €100
                          €650
                          Spring
                          Apr 13 - Jun 30, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €100
                          €650 €2,000
                          Summer
                          Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          €110
                          €700 €2,300
                          September
                          Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €100
                          €600 €1,800
                          October 2015
                          Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €90
                          €550 €1,700
                          Late Fall 2015
                          Nov 1 - Dec 24, 2015
                          3 night min stay
                          €90
                          €500 €1,600
                          My Standard Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          €100
                          €650 €1,800
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Cleaning Fee €25
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          The house is in a restricted traffic area (only to long-term residents) parking available at 3 minutes (200 yards) walk, with a parking permit given by the landlord. The house is very central, many guests come without car but rely exclusively on the frequent public transportation.

                          In fall-winter heating is not included it can go from 5 to 10 EUR/day, firewood for the fireplace can be available .

                          From 30 to 50% booking deposit depending on the total amount, balance prior or upon arrival. Payable by bank transfer, paypal, or regular check (in US$ or Can$) via post.


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                          Location

                          40 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Milano Malpensa or Milano Bergamo
                          200 Metres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          Cafè del Portech
                          0.3 Miles
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Menaggio
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Golf
                          Menaggio and Cadenabbia Goulf Club
                          3 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          Varenna
                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          A9 Motorway
                          300 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Many in the Center
                          38 Miles
                          Nearest Ski
                          Madesimo
                          0.2 Miles
                          Nearest Beach
                          Menaggio Lido

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Menaggio is the most Central Place of Lake Como. At easy reach fom Airports and nearby Switerland. Spectacular (but crowded) Bellagio is only 15 minutes away by ferry. House has parking, but Lake Como can very well be visited without a car. Public transport goes everywhere. Also trail heads can be reached by bus. Ownere availble also daily if needed for suggestions.

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2002

                          About the owner: Fabio was born in New York in 1957, with a Masters Degree in Natural Resources Policy and Planning from Cornell University, becomes a protected areas planner for International Organizations. In 1989 is the founder of Europe Conservation, a European non-profit organization specialized in providing volunteers to small conservation projects in developing countries. In 1996 he first publishes Green Volunteers, the World Guide to Voluntary Work in Nature Conservation, now sold world wide and known as “The Bible of Conservation Volunteering”. He is also active in the humanitarian field by being among the founders of the First Italian Ethical Bank. He also edits and publishes other international volunteering guides: World Volunteers, The World Guide to Humanitarian and Development Volunteering, and Archaeo-Volunteers, the World Guide to Archaeological and Heritage Volunteering. He is now the Director of the Menaggio Youth Hostel. Silvia, Fabio's wife, is the President of a non profit humanitarian Organization (SOS Bambini)supporting orphanages in Rumania. Fabio lives and works between Milan and Lake Como (Italy). Fabio and Silvia have a daughter, Stella, 9 years old.

                          Why the Owner Chose Menaggio:
                          Because Lake Como is probably one of the most spectacular places on Earth. That is why movie stars choose it to buy properties. The Little House on the Bridge is one of the most unique houses in an Historical Area of Menaggio. We immediatley fell in love with it, as soon as we saw it for sale.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          An extremely quiet and cool location. Excellent to relax after days of moving around visiting other places... ideal also for a winter holiday. The fireplace makes the house very cozy and we are just one hour and fifteen minutes away from top quality ski and cross country areas.


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, Ein wenig Deutsch

                           

                          Photos

                          • Fabio and family greets you from the flowered Balcony

                            Fabio and family greets you from the flowered Balcony

                          • A spectacular Fall View of the Little House on the Bridge.

                            A spectacular Fall View of the Little House on the Bridge.

                          • Living Room with sofa bed. It folds out, for a 3rd couple.

                            Living Room with sofa bed. It folds out, for a 3rd couple.

                          • The well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, oven and microwave.

                            The well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, oven and microwave.

                          • The Cozy Main Bedroom

                            The Cozy Main Bedroom

                          • Single Bed that Becomes a Double (Queen Size) Bed

                            Single Bed that Becomes a Double (Queen Size) Bed

                          • The 3rd Bed in the second bedroom.

                            The 3rd Bed in the second bedroom.

                          • The Cozy Fireplace

                            The Cozy Fireplace

                          • Owner's Affordable Weathervane Apt. for 4-5 pers. min.2days: lakecomoholiday.com

                            Owner's Affordable Weathervane Apt. for 4-5 pers. min.2days: lakecomoholiday.com

                          • Winter View of Menaggio...mountains are about to turn pink!

                            Winter View of Menaggio...mountains are about to turn pink!

                          • Menaggio (to the right) and Bellagio (center) see from the Rifugio Menaggio.

                            Menaggio (to the right) and Bellagio (center) see from the Rifugio Menaggio.

                          • Don't miss the old Paddle Boat steamer on the Lake!

                            Don't miss the old Paddle Boat steamer on the Lake!

                          • Winter Lake View from the House, the Mountais turn Pink at Sunset!

                            Winter Lake View from the House, the Mountais turn Pink at Sunset!

                          • Entrance Among Flowers!

                            Entrance Among Flowers!

                          • Looking Towards The Kitchen!

                            Looking Towards The Kitchen!

                          • Kitchen tools abund!

                            Kitchen tools abund!

                          • Main Bedroom, looking! out

                            Main Bedroom, looking! out

                          • The Single Bed in the 2nd Bedroom becomes a Double Bed

                            The Single Bed in the 2nd Bedroom becomes a Double Bed

                          • A full Fledged Bath Tub

                            A full Fledged Bath Tub

                          • Haizy day in the summer! But the Lake is there.

                            Haizy day in the summer! But the Lake is there.

                          • Affordable Weathervane Studio, for 2-3 poeple & short term:lakecomoholididay.com

                            Affordable Weathervane Studio, for 2-3 poeple & short term:lakecomoholididay.com

                          • The Hike to the Rifugio Menaggio is a must. Fabio will tell everything + maps.

                            The Hike to the Rifugio Menaggio is a must. Fabio will tell everything + maps.

                          • Menaggio From Above: La crocetta, an easy 40 minutes hike right form the House.

                            Menaggio From Above: La crocetta, an easy 40 minutes hike right form the House.

                          • Great Hostel managed by Fabio where you can dine, socialize, rent Bikes + Kayaks

                            Great Hostel managed by Fabio where you can dine, socialize, rent Bikes + Kayaks

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                          This listing was first published here in 2007.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

                          €80 - €110 per night (EUR)
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                          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 7

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                          Member since: 2007
                          Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, Ein wenig Deutsch
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                          • Response rate: 87%
                          • Calendar last updated: 10/06/2014
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