The Vrbo Bear stayed here
We found this property to be beary special
Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
- english, german, italian
About Barbara Ronchetti
I am so happy that you found my listing. I am currently and alpaca farmer with over 50 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!
Barbara Ronchetti purchased this Condo in 2000
Why Barbara Ronchetti 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.
What makes this Condo unique
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.
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8
Vrbo Bear Stay review
Wonderful property, location, and service. We loved our stay and highly recommend this property.
well located. great views and comfortable apartment
Perfect for a family reunion
This condo provided the perfect site for a joint celebration of two wedding anniversaries. Our party of 8 was comfortably settled in the main apartment and adjoining studio, although the bathroom of the latter was rather small. The kitchen was well-equipped and the property is very clean and well-maintained.
The location offered several choices by way of local cafes and restaurants although most groceries require a short drive to a well-stocked store in Cernobbio. The walk to the local ferry stop was at least 15 minutes down a very narrow street but we quickly adapted to the need to avoid local cars and buses on this journey. The ferry schedule is rather daunting when you first encounter it but the local agents are most helpful in explaining the options.
The balcony settings offered glorious views of the lake and surrounding environment. Silvana, our greeter and caretaker, provided an excellent introduction to the property and she also served as a knowledgeable guide through Villa del Balbianello during our visit there, which was a highlight of our trip. We also really enjoyed the trip to Pigra, a small mountaintop village above Argegnothat is reached by a small funicular, described as "one of the steepest cablecars in Europe". And the visit to Bellagio, of course, is not to be missed. We particularly enjoyed the tour of Villa Melzi, a short walk from the town center there
Living like a local with incredible lake views!
Vista Lago is a fabulous 2 bedroom apartment with the most incredible Lake Como views. I stayed for 2 weeks, living like a local on the Lake.
The apartment complex was quiet and very comfortable. Gated, underground parking felt very secure. The unit was outfitted with everything you would need to move on in for an extended stay. Comfy beds and a washer dryer in the unit!
Within 24 hours I was zipping around the small windy streets with confidence.
I visited a different city every day both my ferry and car.
Favorite city was Varenna by ferry, very quaint.
Favorite villa was Balbianello, recommend the hike in, lovely!
Favorite bar for a cocktail... the recently remodeled Grand Tremezzo! Very posh and hip!
BEST MEAL EVER just down the street at La Veranda Hotel Postal. GO OFTEN! Try everything!
Did I mention the views from the apartment!!! Morning, day, and nights... so very very lovely!!!
Wonderful Lake Como Experience
Had the BEST week vacation at Barbara's Villa. I am definitely returning with my best friend and 2 daughters!! It was the absolute perfect accommodations for my husband and I and his 5 students as they all attended a conference in the area. We rented the 2 bedroom unit as well as the studio suite. Mornings and evenings were breathtaking on the balcony and it was easy to get into the local spirit. Sylvana was wonderful and a huge help getting settled. Next time in the area I am planning on hiring her husband for tours in the area.
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!