About the property
- Apartment2045 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
8 Persons, 4 Beds, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
Enjoy your very own luxurious Lake view retreat!
A newly refurbished historical, hillside apartment (completed in January 2010) and reached along a short, wide cobbled pathway with a slight incline in the typical lake style. It is located in the romantic and prestigious South Western Lake Como village of Carate Urio and offers luxurious and elegant lake view self-catering accommodation!
The property has been expertly decorated and finished throughout and provides spacious and versatile lake view living. An entrance from the ground floor leads guests up a flight of steps to a beautiful open plan living area, featuring an elegantly carved Carrara marble fireplace, wonderful original stone walls and barrel-vaulted ceilings over an antique dining area. There are also many contemporary features such as a wall mounted flat screen Sat TV with DVD player and comfortable leather sofas to relax on.
Steps lead from this unique entertainment room to a very light and well proportioned first floor dining room which leads out onto a fabulous and spacious sunny lake and mountain view terrace with dining area and parasol, providing the most idyllic setting from where you can relax and entertain guests!
The newly fitted kitchen offers guests all the desired appliances for a self-catering holiday including coffee machine, toaster, microwave, kettle and oven and hob making it ideal for preparing both simple breakfasts and impressive dinner parties, which can be enjoyed indoors at the two dining areas or outdoors on the beautiful terrace.
The sleeping areas of the apartment are extremely versatile and accommodate up to 8 guests. There are three large bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. The first bright and spacious double bedroom, features elegant furnishings which include a romantic wrought iron double bed, an antique marble topped dressing table with mirror and a wonderful baroque style wardrobe. Enjoy the wall mounted flat screen SAT TV, safe box and private bathroom.
The en-suite master bedroom is a also good size and provides an antique ‘King Size’ bed which will ensure a very comfortable bed in the Italian matrimonial style. A set of marble topped bedside tables also feature, providing a very pleasing Italian style of living which your guests will very much enjoy! This room is also equipped with a mini-bar, safe box and SAT TV.
The third bedroom features a comfortable double bed and also a set of bunk beds which can be utilised if needed. The bedroom also boasts a mini-bar, safe box, SAT TV, plenty of wardrobe space and en-suite bathroom with shower.
This apartment conveniently features three newly fitted modern bathrooms, the main one of which offers guests a bath tub and separate shower and the second and third bathrooms provides guests with a separate shower in addition to all the desired sanitary ware, all the bathrooms are designed to match the bedrooms.
This apartment also features a private office space with antique desk perfect for guests who need to do a spot of work whilst on the lake. There is an additional laundry room with washing machine and ironing facilities.
A second garage is available for an additional EU15 per day. The first garage is included in the rental price.
From the property you and your guests can enjoy the very beautiful village setting of Carate Urio which features pretty lakefront vistas and imposing Villas and lush gardens.
The village is ideally suited for those wanting a relaxed and wonderfully sedate base from which to explore the Lake at their leisure by car or by ferry. Carate Urio has all the conveniences guest would require whilst on holiday with the ferry landing, bank, crockery store, pharmacy, post office and a fine selection of restaurants and bars all with 5 minutes from the property.
The romantic and star studded village of Laglio which features a local grocery store, Bank, Pharmacy, Restaurants and the famous resident of George Clooney is situated just a 5 minutes\' drive away and the cosmopolitan city of Como which offers a wide choice of boutique designer and high street shopping as well as Lake Como attractions such as Villa Olmo and the Duomo can be reached by picturesque lakeside roads in just 15 minutes!
The beautiful \'Golden Triangle\' town of Menaggio which also provides a frequent car and passenger ferry service to Varenna and Bellagio is also located along the Western shore and can be reached in 30 minutes.
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- Apr 22, 2018
Perfect house but not for more than 3 people
The house is amazing, however the services are limited to 2-3 people.
There is a cap on electricity usage, so when we come back to the house at night and try to watch TV and wash clothes at the same time, the power went out and the owner put a spare light everywhere, which means this happers A LOT.We had to plan our activities for that reason.
Plus, the WIFI is in the owner house in the 3rd floor, so the signal is only good at the living room and does not reach the bedrooms. The WIFI capabilities are limited to the usage of 3 people, if more than 3 use it at the same time it wont work anymore.
Mountain Lake Transcendence
Upon arriving you realize that this beautiful location is vastly different from Milan or Rome. The lake, terrace, vegetation, and the mountains in the distance, make you feel like you are in a completely different world. The terrace was the setting for many conversations to make our daily plans and discuss our extraordinary excursions. The villa's kitchen was beautiful and well appointed. It was a delight to cook several of our evening meals and a breakfast or two. The transportation is also different. Whether you rent a car, or take the bus or ferry, know your schedules and options. On our last day, we traveled up the mountain on the tram (funicular) near Como. It was a delightful trip with an astounding view of the lake from the balcony of Trattoria Del Bracconieri.
A wonderful Stay at Il Volo in Carate Urio, Lake Como
First of all you will not find better people than Paolo and Laura the villa's owners. I rented this place for 4 nights and only wished it was for 40 nights. Ascending up the 80 steps from the street is a little challenging especially with luggage but once there you realize to get a large place and views like this it was worth every step. As you enter the villa there are 3 lovely bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms all three with large beds and one also including a two twin bunks. Everything is done right with comfortable beds and nice furniture plus quality fixtures with showers in the bathrooms. There is a laundry room on the ground floor as well with two large racks to hang your laundry. Ascending one flight you will find a large living room carved from the mountain with comfortable couches and chairs. The vents on the side walls allow for cool air flow from the hillside. There is also wifi included in the villa but the signal is the strongest upstairs. Two dining tables offer options for eating then up one small flight to an AMAZING and LARGE deck overlooking Lake Como. Sitting on the many lounge chairs or two stone outside tables with umbrellas you will never want to go inside. It has a smaller but functional kitchen that will work for your party. Carate Urio is a small town on Lake Como but offers several dining options with neighboring towns easy to access with even more options. Commute boats swing by numerous times a day and there is also bus service but they do have a parking spot on the street level that is included in the rental. Don't miss out on this place it is a hidden gem...
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 you and your guests can enjoy the very beautiful village setting of Carate Urio which features pretty lakefront vistas and imposing Villas and lush gardens. The village is ideally suited for those wanting a relaxed and wonderfully sedate base from which to explore the Lake at their leisure by car or by ferry. Carate Urio has all the conveniences guest would require whilst on holiday with the ferry landing, bank, crockery store, pharmacy, post office and a fine selection of restaurants and bars all with 5 minutes from the property. The romantic and star studded village of Laglio which features a local grocery store, Bank, Pharmacy, Restaurants and the famous resident of George Clooney is situated just a 5 minutes' drive away and the cosmopolitan city of Como which offers a wide choice of boutique designer and high street shopping as well as Lake Como attractions such as Villa Olmo and the Duomo can be reached by picturesque lakeside roads in just 15 minutes! The beautiful 'Golden Triangle' town of Menaggio which also provides a frequent car and passenger ferry service to Varenna and Bellagio is also located along the Western shore and can be reached in 30 minutes.
Additional information about rental rates
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.