Apartment in Menaggio, Lake Como, Lombardy, Italy - Close to Ferry, Lakes, Restaurants, Shops and Bars
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About Italian Apartments
We relocated to the lake in 2007 from the Uk and live locally so are on hand whenever our guests need to get in touch! By renting your holiday home with us you can be sure of gaining the inside track to the lake and the local's view to ensure you get the very most from your stay and enjoy a personal experience second to none. By staying here with us we can recommend where to eat where the Italians dine, where to a hire a boat at the most competitive cost, show you the hidden places with the locals shop from finding the freshest baked bread to the best markets to the trattoria's where the Italian's dine away from the tourists mass or the very best bar's where the tastiest snacks keep coming with the drink's! If you need to hire a scooter or cycle, find the best hiking routes, or pathways around the lake for scenic walks we will point you in the right direction.
Why Italian Apartments chose Menaggio
The photos and views speak for themselves. The 1lake view from all 3 balconies, including each bedroom, are simply sublime. The home is located on one level and affords spacious living inside and out on the private balcony to relax on with more majestic lake and mountain panorama plus lake view balcony for each bedroom. Private garage for parking and just a few minutes walk to all amenities from restaurants and bars to ferry is a real plus in Menaggio where it can be difficult to park often in summer. Air conditioned bedrooms available. A car is not required as the home is within easy walking distance to the shops, village, lido beach and pools and ferry to access the whole lake including Bellagio and Varenna located opposite the home. Hence we receive many returning requests from guests.
What makes this Apartment unique
The home is located in Menaggio and was once the train station of Menaggio, now converted into apartments. Menaggio is a real gem of a village. There is a real local feel to the place. Meandering cobbled paths, a weekly market with superb local produce and seasonal ingredients. There are three balconies with views of the lake at the home, one from the lounge and each bedroom has a balcony to sit and relax whilst taking in the views of the lake and mountains. There is also a wonderful brand new lido to take in the sun and swimming pool to cool off next to the lake just a stroll from the home. Menaggio as the principal village on the lake has a lot to offer including authentic wine and cafe bars and superb home made gelateria to name just a few highlights. In short we offer more then letting our holiday home. We offer a unique insight into living like a local here on the lake to ensure you get the very most from your stay from the minute you arrive ensuring an unforgettable and personal experience.
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Met all expectations, central lively location, air con and parking facility much appreciated bonus , great views.
Beautiful views & great location
Very nice apartment with stunning views of the lake and mountains. Very convenient to the ferry, local grocery store and the shopping & restaurants. The bar downstairs was noisy until it closed around 2am; and the cell phone towers on the building next door were a little disconcerting. But overall, we had a wonderful time and enjoyed our stay here.
Thank you for your review Barbara. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry I did not have the pleasure of meeting you as I was away.
Regarding the bar, we do advertise very clearly that there is bar close by that is sometimes open till early hours and sometimes later. The bar in fact is usually open till late over the weekend and recently has had new owners which now have made the bar into more of a restaurant facility. The owner has installed air conditioning in the bedrooms which means you can close the windows and shutters, keeping the bedrooms cool in summer and reduce the effect of any noise from the bar. Of course this home benefits from its central Menaggio location and garage with private parking. You have the ferry, restaurants, bars, shops, beach and swimming pool all within easy walking distance. Hence the majority of our guests give this home 5 star reviews, please see reviews below, as they appreciate it is a trade off between staying right in the centre of a prime location here in Menaggio and some noise from village centre life. We also advise guests if looking for complete peace and tranquility not book this home and chose another of our homes, away from it all in the hills above Menaggio, as we prefer our guests book only a home that fully meets their needs.
Regarding the cell phone tower, this is viewable in one of the photos here online...See photo 21. Of course whilst you can view the tower from the Side of one of the balconies, you do have three private lake view balconies in total to enjoy wonderful lake and mountain scenery.
Thank you once more for sharing your experience with us.
Airy and bright unit in a central location
Everything about our stay in this Menaggio apartment was fantastic. We are a family of three (husband, wife, and 12 year old daughter) and it fit us perfectly for an entire week.
Location: Absolutely perfect! At the ferry dock, so to get to other towns, you can just walk downstairs to catch the ferries to go to Bellagio, Varenna, Lenno, etc. It is a 2 minute walk into Menaggio center, so you are a quick walk away, but not too near the square where there are more people and noise. The Lido (beach and pool) and mini golf are a quick 5-10 minute walk along the beautiful lake promenade. There is also a grocery store in the base of the same building to buy all of your staples. What a fantastic place to wake up and take your walk to get your espressos or cappucinos! Not to mention that Menaggio is the perfect town to stay in -- close to all other towns, just enough amenities, and easy to get in and out of.
Apartment: Well stocked kitchen with all of the cooking, eating, and dining utensils you might need (should you wish to eat in ). It is an "American" style kitchen -- larger than most European kitchens and with a nice gas stove, nice size refrigerator, and a dishwasher. The unit itself is incredibly clean and very bright with lots of natural light due to the many windows and three balconies. The wifi is very fast, the beds all comfy, the A/C unit helpful on hot nights, and there is a washer for your clothes (big bonus for those longer stays)! Huge bonus is the secure, garaged parking space beneath the building.
Management: Excellent managers! Booking it was extremely easy and communication and information was thorough, clear, and timely. Barrie was excellent at check in; not only making sure to go over everything in the apartment, but giving us inside tips on where to eat, traveling around, and things to visit. All of his restaurant recommendations were spot on. Definitely use his recommendations during your stay there.
We stayed in Lake Como 10 years ago and always vowed to return and stay in Menaggio. We're so glad we did return and that we found this apartment. We highly recommend any apartments managed by Barrie and his team. Buon Viaggio!
Great apartment, excellent location
Stayed here for a week with family (2 adults, 2 kids), lovely apartment with plenty of room. It's highlight is the large balcony overlooking the lake, we ate most meals out there. Good location, overlooking the ferry pier and 5 minutes walk into the town. Also very practical with private garage, air con, washing machine. Would definitely recommend.
Fantastic apartment...fantastic position!
Brilliant apartment with spectacular views, close to the ferry stop and an easy walk to all the wonderful restaurants, bars and the lido. We had the best time and Barrie was very helpful!
Beautiful apartment in a great location for exploring Lake Como!
We had a wonderful stay here - the apartment is very clean and comfortable, and has been decorated to a very high standard. We were amazed at how spacious it is and the location was perfect for exploring Menaggio and getting the ferry to other towns on the lake. We loved sitting out on the three balconies, all of which provide beautiful views of the lake. Barrie was a brilliant host - extremely helpful and attentive and gave us loads of great recommendations of things to do around the lake to make the most of our time there. Hope to come back one day soon!
Special interest holidays:
Wine tasting, painting and cookery courses, please ask for details.
Beach club in Menaggio with shingle beach (10 mins walk).
Golden sand beach 10 mins drive (south).
Car hire not required as the ferry port is next to the apartment! Shuttle train and ferry/bus to reach the apartment-1 min walk from your home. Private garage and parking included if driving. Easy to find the apartment via Malpensa, Linate or Bergamo airports. Postcode for apartment is 22017, via michelin provide door to door routes from each airport to hear in Menaggio-more details supplied with booking request.
25 min ferry ride to Bellagio from ferry next to your home. Day trip to Switzerland-the border is a 20 minutes drive, or 2 hours to San Moritz. Villa Carlotta, majestic gardens just 10 minutes drive. Villa Gaeta as seen in the Casino Royale 2006 James Bond movie. Villa Balbianello - breathtakingly beautiful lakeside villa - 15 minutes from Menaggio.
Menaggio attracts Italianphiles and lovers of dolce vita in equal measures - and it's easy to see why. Everything you could ever wish for from a lakeside location is right here in the village. Palm lined lakeside walks, shingle beaches, panoramic lake views to Bellagio and a sunny aspect with lends itself to the palm lined sometimes semi-tropical climate. The gentle breeze whipped up from the lake act as a gentle reprieve from those balmy sunny days. The apartment is ideally placed to reach all amenities on foot as bars, a supermarket and the ferry stop are all less than a minutes walk situated either next to or close to the apartment. Bar opposite apartment with live music till the early hours and sometimes later (the home is not recommended for clients looking for peace and quiet 24 hours a day!) The village is renowned for its stunning piazza, award winning ice cream parlour, fresh lake fishmongers, designer fashion, cafe culture, leather and silk boutiques etc. The supermarket and ferry stop in the village means you don't have to leave the village or take the car if you want to indulge in a lazy week or two, everything is here in Menaggio for you! A favourite haunt of George Clooney.