"Azalea" ( 9 Wonderful Reviews )for a Superb Lakeview in Romantic Floral Design

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Very elegant lounge !!!!! Painted by Elena Milani.


Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:4-5 nights
  • Internet:No
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  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The three bedroom apartment “ Azalea”is situated in Griante-Cadenabbia . A little urban agglomerated founded by the Celts in the 500 b. C a residential area in the centre and on the shores of Lake Como near Hotel Brittania Excelsior and Grand Hotel Cadenabbia , pubblic swimming pool 'Lido di Cadenabbia',Teresa Heinz and John Kerry's Villa Maresi.John Kerry ,United States Democrat Senator for Massachusetts , nominated Secretary of State by Barack Obama.All area is frequented by stylists and famous American and English actors , as George Clooney ,George Lucas ,Richard Branson , Robert Pattinson and russian businessmen as Arkadij Novikov ,Villa Fontanelle's owner at Moltrasio.

Recently restructured into Radiant Orchid colour it provides of 2/5 ( 3 adults or 2 adults more 3 children) bed places ; it has a spectacular lake view on Villa Melzi in Bellagio and the Alps toward Varenna .
Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.

It provides of satellite on flat screen TV with international SKY channels (as Chris Wallace's Fox News ,Sky News , Bloomberg TV ,CNBC ,BBC World , Al Jazeera , Al Arabja ,Fox Business , France 24 ,Tve Internacional ,TeleSur ,) free and speed internet access and WI FI connection, CD player with endowment of classical and jazz music ,bathroom with playpen shower , stove heated by “pellet” for winter stays and private parking very close to the apartment.

Elegant , comfortable and proper for relaxing stay , together with an explosive vegetation and beautiful flowers . Sports facilities nearby ,such as tennis court , golf clubs or the possibility to do water-skiing or surfing .

It is strategically positioned for excursions in the mountains to walk along the lake and do trips to Lugano ( CH - 1 hour by car distance ) , to Saint Moritz on the Swiss Alps 2 hours by car distance and to Como (city of the silk) at 40 minutes.

It is 80 kms far from International Malpensa Airport .

“ Azalea “ is a good opportunity to receive refined reception and way of living your holidays!! .

Keywords: Elegant apartment located in old stone building on second floor with magnificent lake view toward Villa Melzi at Bellagio and Swiss Alps.

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 100 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Main Bedroom ....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Second Bedroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Third Bedroom....moreless

  • Other (See Description): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The flat is suitable for 5.Using also sofa bed add 200 euro....moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Azalea & Glicine House located in Griante in the province of Como, are two stylish apartments with magnificent views of the lake towards Villa Melzi. They are located in the prestigious Griante Cadenabbia, in a quiet and green residential area, just a hill, only 5 minutes from the charming and picturesque shores of Lake Como. The rooms have colorful atmosphere and full of lights with enchanting floral overtones (by Elena Milani designer) that adorn the interiors giving so a unique and an original form to the surrounding area littered with fantastic gardens with unique floral shapes in the world, along with the ancient and majestic villas , historic homes to which these gardens belong to. The conservative interior use is made of traditional materials such as wood and stone, making the two apartments look even more fascinating. A few minutes from the apartments Azalea & Wisteria House, you can find: • A beautiful floating public swimming pool adjacent to the popular restaurant "Lid...moreless


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Seating for 5 people


Write a review 4.8
from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 22 - Jun 17, 2017
4 night min stay
Summer 2017
Jun 18 - Sep 2, 2017
5 night min stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 3 - Oct 20, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $54.33


Please , note. In Winter Time the apartment is offered only as two bedrooms and suitable for 2 people, not more.At this case the rental rate include the pieces of wood for the fireplace and pellet bags for the stove.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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80 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Milan Malpensa International Airport
30 Metres
Nearest Barpub
La Vecchia Torre
150 Metres
Nearest Ferry
Cadenabbia ferry boat station
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Menaggio and Cadenabbia golf club
25 Metres
Nearest Train
Como S.Giovanni Railway Station
32 Metres
Nearest Motorway
A9 - Chiasso Como Miland.
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Alberghetto ' La Marianna'
60 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
150 Metres
Nearest Beach
Ponte Roncoroni pubblic Beach with snak sevice.

Car: Not Necessary

Lake Como

If your idea of nirvana is palatial villas, rose-laden belvederes, hanging wisteria and bougainvillea, lanterns casting a glow over lakeshore restaurants, and majestic Alpine vistas, then proceed immediately to Lake Como. Though summer crowds threaten to diminish the lake's dreamy mystery and slightly faded old-money gentility, the allure of this spectacular place endures. Como remains a consummate pairing of natural and man-made beauty. The villa gardens, like so many in Italy, are a union of two landscape traditions: that of Renaissance Italy, which values order, and that of Victorian England, which strives to create the illusion of natural wildness. Such gardens are often framed by vast areas of picturesque farmland—fruit trees, olive groves, and vineyards.

Lake Como is some 47 km (30 miles) long north to south and is Europe's deepest lake (almost 1,350 feet). Car ferries and vaporetti (water buses) traverse the lake in season, making it easy to get to the other main towns, Cernobbio, Tremezzo, and Varenna. Many travelers hasten to boats waiting to take them to Bellagio and the centro di lago, the center region of the lake's three branches, and its most beautiful section. You should not pass by the 2,000-year-old walled city of Como, a leading textile center famous for its silks, however—even if you only linger long enough to see the medieval town center and pretty lakefront. Remember that Como is extremely seasonal: if you go to Bellagio, for example, from November through February, you'll find nothing open—not a bar, restaurant, or shop.

Griante Cadenabbia , Lake Como .

A fragrant blend of art, relaxation and culture. Contemplation reigns here.

A green and blue strip of water and lush vegetation in the shape of a forked tongue, Lake Como looks south towards the industrial heart of Northern Italy and Milan, its financial capital, and north to the almost always snow-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps of the Engadin in the Grisons Canton.

The area around the lake offers excellent tourist hospitality, especially in the central part known as “Tremezzina” or the “Riviera of the Azaleas” for the multicoloured blossoms that burst into flower at the beginning of spring..

Together with Cernobbio and Bellagio, it is in Griante Cadenabbia , one of the queens of the lake and a prestigious international tourist destination with its excellent hotels and the more familiar, intimate and exclusive residences scattered throughout the area, that beautiful geometric plantings forming elegant gardens and inspiring hymns to contemplation can be found. Cadenabbia lies on the shore opposite Bellagio.

Visited in the past by famous personalities such as Giuseppe Verdi and Konrad Adenauer, the German Chancellor, who regularly holidayed here at Villa La Collina , in the far off 19th century, Griante Cadenabbia also charmed the American writer, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who wrote:


I ask myself, Is this a dream?

Will it all vanish into air?

Is there a land of such supreme

And perfect beauty anywhere?

Today, tourists from all over the world, Australians, Americans, North Europeans, Russians, Swiss and Canadians, and even some from the Arab Emirates, animate its lakeside, wander through the ancient village and climb up to the Sanctuary of San Martino perched high above.

All on a voyage of discovery of an area made enchanting by colourful gardens, spectacular parks and sumptuous historic villas, full of the harmonious sounds of nature interrupted only by solemn, enveloping silence. The beauty of the landscape has been preserved with complete respect for the environment. This is at the heart of its attraction.

From Griante we start out on an imaginary tour to discover Villa Carlotta , Villa La Collina , Teresa Heinz and United States Secretary of State John Forbes Kerry's Villa Maresi, Villa Melzi in Bellagio and Villa del Balbianello in Lenno, owned by the FAI, the Italian National Trust. The latter was the location for George Lucas’s film “Star Wars : Episode II - Attack of the Clones” .

Locations used for the films form the theme of an original and very interesting travel guide “Lake Como & Villa del Balbianello” written by Belgian, Mark Dermul.

Lake Como and Griante Cadenabbia offer readers the not to be missed opportunity to explore an area of unequalled beauty and first rate hospitality.

Gigliola Foglia is the professional tour guide recommended to accompany you on this voyage of discovery. - 0039. 0344.40288).


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1960

About the owner: Hi there, my name is Francesco. I work in Italian Motorway Company for only 13 days every month and sometimes when I have free time I buy and sell stocks in the Italian market. I like very much to travel around the world because I believe that different cultures teach to live better. I offer you this second holiday home hoping this place is an ideal accommodation to explore this wonderful area . Regards. Have a nice trip.

Why the Owner Chose Griante CO, Italy:
My father was a chef in Swizerland, at Lugano, and he bought two apartments in this old stone building . I renovated them because I think the lake is the right place to spend the holiday in the silence and relax, forgetting for some days all the problems.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
By car: To Lugano, financial centre of the Canton Ticino situated on the lake of the same name, one hour’s journey away. To Melide, also in the Swiss Canton Ticino, site of the tourist attraction “Switzerland in Miniature”. To Madesimo in Val Chiavenna, ski resort well-known to mountain enthusiasts. To Saint Moritz in the Engadin, Canton Grissons - the internationally famous resort is 120 kilometres away, together with the quiet towns of Sils, Ardez, Guarda and Bever. In the area we suggest excursions on foot along the Segantini Trail and the Adventure Trail, suitable for families with children, and to Lakes Cavloc and Bitabergh near the Maloja Pass. To Tirano for memorable day-long train ride on the “Bernina Express” through incomparable scenery as far as Saint Moritz or the Alpine town of Chur. To Mendrisio, the FoxTown Outlet Factory - for lovers of the “shopping experience” - can be reached by the Como –Chiasso-Lugano motorway. To Campione d’Italia and the International Casino of the same name, for those who love to gamble. To Chiasso(CH), for singles who love the lake, its mystery and mystic silence, but don’t want to forgo the evening and night life at the Sixtynine Cafè, where they can enjoy a cocktail in the company of beautiful models. To Lenno to visit Villa del Balbianello, owned by the FAI (Italian Environmental Fund) and the location for scenes from “Star Wars”. To Piona Abbey, the home of Cistercian monks known for their handicrafts, reachable by ferry across the lake. On foot: To Sasso di San Martino, a 40 minute excursion to enjoy a walk to the church in company, from where you can see how Bellagio runs out into the lake and divides it. To Tremezzo to visit Villa Carlotta, its gardens and the Botanical Gardens. To Bellagio, crossing the Lake on the ferry from Cadenabbia, to discover the romance of the “Pearl of the Lake”, much loved by Americans for its Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Very elegant lounge !!!!! Painted by Elena Milani.

    Very elegant lounge !!!!! Painted by Elena Milani.

  • Art of the light and colours

    Art of the light and colours

  •  Azalea has superb lakeview from balcony on second floor.

    Azalea has superb lakeview from balcony on second floor.

  • Superb  Lakeview from the balcony.There look at Villa Melzi at Bellagio.Romantic picture!!!!!!!

    Superb Lakeview from the balcony.There look at Villa Melzi at Bellagio.Romantic picture!!!!!!!

  • Floral decorations !!!!

    Floral decorations !!!!

  • Third bedroom with two single beds.

    Third bedroom with two single beds.

  • Flowers decorations by Elena Milani.

    Flowers decorations by Elena Milani.

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Full kitchen

    Full kitchen

  • Second small bathroom with shower and toilet.

    Second small bathroom with shower and toilet.

  • " LIFE ELECTRIC"  by  Daniel Libeskind

    " LIFE ELECTRIC" by Daniel Libeskind

  • Flowers decorations by Elena Milani.

    Flowers decorations by Elena Milani.

  • Apartment location.

    Apartment location.

  • Balcony with chairs and wonderful lakeview.

    Balcony with chairs and wonderful lakeview.

  • Elegant and spacious living room

    Elegant and spacious living room

  • Double Bedroom with SKY channels on flat screen and

    Double Bedroom with SKY channels on flat screen and

  • Second bedroom with a queen bed.

    Second bedroom with a queen bed.

  • Floral decoration by Elena Milani.

    Floral decoration by Elena Milani.

  • Floral decoration  inside second bedroom. Designed by Elena Milani

    Floral decoration inside second bedroom. Designed by Elena Milani

  • 'Carlotta,' Eugenio's new and magnificent kitchenette.

    'Carlotta,' Eugenio's new and magnificent kitchenette.

  • Free  private parking with flowers decorations.

    Free private parking with flowers decorations.

  • Villa del Balbianello Gardens

    Villa del Balbianello Gardens

  • Villa Carlotta Gardens

    Villa Carlotta Gardens

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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