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San Martino - Fabulous Family Accommodation in the Most Desirable of Settings!

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The vine covered Eating area at San Martino

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Last updated: 09/21/2014
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Griante Cadenabbia house description

Located in the heart of the historical and very pretty hillside village of Griante on the sought after central western shore, this charming semi-detached property (ID 65) is situated around a very pleasant and open courtyard setting and offers guests spacious internal accommodation in a newly modernised historical townhouse!

The gravel courtyard is reached by a short slope from the road, which then turns into a cobbled passageway which runs below past one side of the property into the heart of the pretty and unspoilt village.

Gates open to allow access for a vehicle to be parked off-road in the courtyard if needed.

On entering the pretty property guests are welcomed by a spacious and modern Open Plan Living and Dining area which features a newly fitted contemporary Kitchen which offers all the desired appliances as well as a long Dining table and a very comfortable and bright Living area with Sofa, Sat TV with DVD player and working fireplace.

If guests wish to dine ‘Alfresco’ there is a very picturesque vine covered Eating area to the side of the sunny courtyard which offers very lovely views and which can be enjoyed.
Stairs lead guests to the first floor which provides very spacious and modern family accommodation. The Master Bedroom offers a King Size bed with access to a wonderful balcony which overlooks the charming courtyard and village.

A second Bedroom with a set of Bunk beds and a separate single Bed is ideal for younger guests and a double sized Sofa bed to the Living area downstairs can accommodate an additional 2 guests if required; making this property ideal for a large family party of up to 5 -7 guests!

The Bathroom has been newly modernised to a high standard with a Power shower and all the desired sanitary-ware.

By special arrangement, we are able to offer our guests access to the fabulous swimming pool at the Lido Di Cadenabbia completely free of charge.The pool is open from mid April until the end of September/early October.

The very pretty resort town of Menaggio is conveniently situated just 10 minute’s drive away and offers a wide selection of local amenities including Supermarkets, Banks, Boutique shops, delicious Gelataria’s, Lido with beach and swimming pools as well as many other welcome conveniences. The very romantic promenade stretches along the lakeshore of the town and feature breathtaking views of the Lake and can be fully enjoyed with a delicious ice cream!

Griante:
Grainte and Cadenabbia are one town, or municipality in the Province of Como which is in the Italian region of Lombardy. It lies on the western shore of the lake and is situated between Menaggio and Tremezzo. Cadenabbia is the lakeside area whilst Grainte is the area rising to the hillside.

For many years Griante has attracted famous people, for example, Villa Ricordo (Villa Margherita) was the location Guiseppe Verdi chose to compose the aria La Traviata, it was also here where Stendhal composed one of his many masterpieces Chartreuse de Parme. Griante was also a popular destination for Royalty, including Nicholas 11 of Russia, Queen Victoria, Kaiser Gulielmo 11 and also Pope Pio X1.

The area is renowned for the wonderful flowers and plants which grow in abundance, due to the sheltered location and is known as the 'Riviera of Azaleas'. Cadenabbia has many restaurants and shops, and also a good ferry service. There is a lovely walk from Griante up to the San Martino church. The views are truly unforgettable, with flowers and butterflies all the way. The path is quite steep in parts and will take about an hour each way, but the views will make it a walk to remember.

The most famous Villa on the Lake, Villa Carlotta, is in Cadenabbia and has many interesting features, especially a great art collection, luxurious rooms and wonderful gardens with a wide variety of plants from all over the world. The little Church of S. Martino sits on the mountainside and although the walk up to it it somewhat precarious, it should be on your list of places to visit as the views are unrivalled.

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).

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

                  • Children Welcome

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

                  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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                  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single, 2 child bed

                    1 Single & 1 Set Childrens Bunk Beds...moreless

                  • Stairs lead guests to the first floor which provides very spacious and modern family accommodation. The Master Bedroom offers a King Size bed with access to a wonderful balcony which overlooks the charming courtyard and village. A second Bedroom with a set of Bunk beds and a separate single Bed is ideal for younger guests and a double sized Sofa bed to the Living area downstairs can accommodate an additional 2 guests if required; making this property ideal for a large family party of up to 5 -7 guests!...moreless

                  Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

                  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, bidet

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                  • The Bathroom has been newly modernised to a high standard with a Power shower and all the desired sanitary-ware....moreless

                  Other Amenities

                      • If guests wish to dine ‘Alfresco’ there is a very picturesque vine covered Eating area to the side of the sunny courtyard which offers very lovely views and which can be enjoyed. By special arrangement, we are able to offer our guests access to the fabulous swimming pool at the Lido Di Cadenabbia completely free of charge.The pool is open from mid April until the end of September/early October. 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 & connectivity is not guaranteed & may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property. ...moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • DVD Player
                      • Television
                      • Satellite / Cable

                      Theme

                      • Family
                      • Tourist Attractions

                      Attractions

                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Museums
                      • Restaurants
                      • Ruins

                      Leisure Activities

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

                      local services and businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Groceries

                      Location Type

                      • Rural
                      • Village

                      sports and adventure activities

                      • Hiking
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Sailing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing

                      catering options

                          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                          Dining

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 7 people

                          forms of payment

                              • Accept Credit Card

                              General

                              • Living Room
                              • Towels Provided
                              • Washing Machine
                              • Fireplace
                              • Sofa Bed
                              • Parking
                              • Heating
                              • Linens Provided

                              Kitchen

                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Stove
                              • Oven
                              • Kitchen
                              • Cooking Utensils

                              Outside

                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Balcony
                               

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                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Rate 4
                              Aug 30 - Oct 17, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              €835
                              Rate 5
                              Oct 18 - Dec 19, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              €735
                              Rate 6
                              Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                              3 night min stay

                              €835
                              Rate 7
                              Jan 3 - Apr 24, 2015
                              3 night min stay

                              €735
                              Rate 8
                              Apr 25 - Jun 26, 2015
                              3 night min stay

                              €835
                              Rate 9
                              Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
                              3 night min stay

                              €985
                              Rate 10
                              Aug 29 - Oct 16, 2015
                              3 night min stay

                              €835
                              Rate 11
                              Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
                              3 night min stay

                              €835

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                              • Taxes Not included

                              Notes:

                              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.

                              Additional Service Charge: €115 (7 days & less) & €145 (7 days plus)

                              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.

                              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


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                              Location

                              86 Kilometres
                              Nearest Airport
                              Milano Malpensa Airport (BA & Easyjet)
                              0.5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ferry
                              At Cadenabbia
                              32 Kilometres
                              Nearest Train
                              Como: San Giovanni 32K or Varenna: Esino
                              32 Kilometres
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Autostrada E35
                              0.5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Beach
                              Lido di Cadenabbia - Swimming Pool and beach.
                              0.5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Cadenabbia
                              72 Kilometres
                              Nearest Ski
                              Madisimo
                              7 Kilometres
                              Nearest Golf
                              Menaggio, Croce Golf Club
                              0.5 Kilometres
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              Cadenabbia

                              Car: Recommended

                              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 property guests can explore the village of Griante which offers a local Restaurant, Bar, Tennis courts and beautiful views. The famous beauty spot and church of This house is situated approximately 1 hour’s walk up the mountainside along the footpath which begins its route from the village.

                              The very picturesque lakefront of Griante which offers panoramic views towards Bellagio features a public beach, famous Italian Restaurant, Car and Passenger Ferry at Cadenabbia and the beautiful visitor attraction of Villa Carlotta with its wonderful botanical gardens.

                              The very pretty resort town of Menaggio is conveniently situated just 10 minute���s drive away and offers a wide selection of local amenities including Supermarkets, Banks, Boutique shops, delicious Gelataria’s, Lido with beach and swimming pools as well as many other welcome conveniences.

                              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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                              • The vine covered Eating area at San Martino

                                The vine covered Eating area at San Martino

                              • Very comfortable and bright Living area

                                Very comfortable and bright Living area

                              • Master Bedroom with King Size bed

                                Master Bedroom with King Size bed

                              • Second bedroom with a single and bunk beds

                                Second bedroom with a single and bunk beds

                              • Aerial view of San Martino's location

                                Aerial view of San Martino's location

                              • Menaggio from the ferry

                                Menaggio from the ferry

                              • Menaggio Promenade

                                Menaggio Promenade

                              • Menaggio Piazza

                                Menaggio Piazza

                              • Menaggio Beach

                                Menaggio Beach

                              • Menaggio

                                Menaggio

                              • Villa Carlotta - Tremezzo

                                Villa Carlotta - Tremezzo

                              • San Martino

                                San Martino

                              • Sat TV with DVD and working fireplace

                                Sat TV with DVD and working fireplace

                              • Newly fitted contemporary Kitchen

                                Newly fitted contemporary Kitchen

                              • The Lido di Cadenabbia

                                The Lido di Cadenabbia

                              • Menaggio Harbour

                                Menaggio Harbour

                              • Menaggio

                                Menaggio

                              • Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club

                                Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club

                              • Menaggio Lido

                                Menaggio Lido

                              • Menaggio sunset

                                Menaggio sunset

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                              Sleeps 7

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