The perfect poolside escape!
This beautiful family friendly property is situated in a modern and well maintained hillside residence and benefits from fabulous facilities and an enviable location, being just a short walk from Menaggio town centre making it easily accessible to the many Lake Como sights and attractions on offer.
The property situated on the lower floor offers a bright, comfortable and practical accommodation, boasting great lake views. The layout is also ideal for a relaxed holiday stay with your family and friends with a spacious open plan living and dining room, a comfortable sofa and seating area with a wall mounted flat screen TV with satellite allowing access to German, English and Italian programs for your entertainment.
A dining area and a striking fully fitted kitchen area, which includes a dishwasher, complete the open plan space. A charming open fireplace can also be used to create a lovely cosy and romantic atmosphere for you and your guests during an autumn and winter stay. From the living area glass doors open out onto a fantastic lake view terrace ideal for relaxing and entertaining guests during the springtime and long summer months.
The large terrace is part covered and enjoys a sunny aspect with wonderful lakefront views to take your breath away! Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast and alfresco dinner parties and can also keep a watchful eye on younger guests who may be playing in the garden below.
The accommodation further comprises of two bedrooms, the principal of which is a bright master double with stylish furnishings, overhead storage and access onto the sunny lake view terrace. The second bedroom is also bright and well laid-out with two sets of bunk beds which can sleep up to 4 guests and which features a desk for private computer access. Guests are able to access WIFI internet at an additional cost and should tick the relevant additional facilities box when booking.
A modern bathroom providing all the necessary sanitary ware and ideally equipped with a washing machine, also features in the property.
The attractive residence features, besides a small well maintained private garden; a communal sunny landscaped garden which comprises a large swimming pool for the guests own use. The breathtaking view from the pool is of the unspoilt eastern shore of Lake Como and the famous Bellagio peninsula. Please notice that anyone who wishes to use the communal pool must wear a swimming cap.
POOL OPENING TIMES ~ 1st June - 30th September 2012
The apartment comes with a private garage, which is part of the residence, and although guests are perfectly placed to reach the local amenities and use the public transport from Menaggio a car is always advised, for ease of movement around the lake, especially for the mountainside roads.
Menaggio is a delightful lakefront resort town which features the preserved remains of the historical hillside castle, charming cobbled back streets which lead to delicatessens and churches, picturesque cafe-lined piazzas and also one of the most romantic promenades on Lake Como. The attractions of Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello can be reached by car in less than 15 minutes.
The charming resort town offers a wide choice of amenities including supermarkets, delicatessens, cinema, boutique shops and a wide variety of restaurants catering for families and for fine-dining.
Local activities include Hiking, Cycling, Horse riding in Porlezza, Tennis in Loveno, Golf at the Menaggio and Cadenabbia Golf Club, Chartered Yacht hire, Sailing, Water sports and Children’s Mini Golf.
The transport links are also very good and reliable with a car and passenger ferry service, a frequent lake bus service, local taxi service, a seasonal Bergamo Airport shuttle service and frequent trains to Milan from Varenna, a town across from Menaggio, and to Malpensa airport from Como train stations. A bus will take you to Lugano Switzerland in less than an hour.
- Lake View
- Smoking Not Permitted
- Car Not Necessary
- Swimming Pool
- Child Friendly
- Coffee Machine
- Cooker Hob
- DVD Player
- Free Wifi
- Full Kitchen
- In Town
- Outside Dining Area
- Private Garden
- Private Parking Space
- Satellite TV
- Shared Pool
- Suitable for Elderly
- Sun Loungers
- Very Sunny Position
- Washing Machine
Activities & Attractions
Seasonal Weekly Tariffs
|#||Min stay||Start date||End date||Price|
|2 nights||20 Jun 2020||28 Aug 2020||€1302|
|2 nights||29 Aug 2020||18 Jun 2021||€1155|
|2 nights||19 Jun 2021||27 Aug 2021||€1302|
|2 nights||28 Aug 2021||07 Jan 2022||€1155|
|Additional Service Charge: €185 (7 days & less) & €185 (7 days plus)|
We thought the property was an ideal holiday home and suited us very well indeed. It was just the right size for us to relax in, we loved the terrace and the view very much indeed. I am attaching a photo of the terrace from the lounge as an illustration of the view – couldn’t be beaten in our opinion.
The location was within easy walking distance downhill to the town of Menaggio, and the landing stage for the ferries was to hand at the end of the path. We found it very relaxing to leave the car parked in the secure garage and use the ferries (traghetto) to get around the lake every day. There was a nice little mini market at the bottom of the hill, on the corner of the road that led to the landing stage, and we found that was ideal for our day to day groceries such as milk etc. (although of course closed on Sunday and Monday!).
Our opinion of your office team is that they really couldn’t have been more helpful, I found that email was replied to almost straightaway, and they were always available should we have any queries. As previous visitors to Italy over many years, our opinion is that your agency is one of the best we have been in contact with, both for their availability and for local presence which is always reassuring.
We visited Villa Melzi at Bellagio, Villa Carlotta at Tremezzo, and Villa Balbianello at Lenno. I think the favourite was Villa Balbianello, mainly because we took the guided tour, which was very interesting and gave us all the history and background of the villa. Clients might be interested to hear that on production of your English National Trust card you can get a discount on entrance fees at Villa Balbianello.
Restaurants; we went to various places and ate out every day, but I would say a memorable one was La Pergola which is at Pescallo, on the other side of the headland to Bellagio. It is a lovely shady terrace looking out over the little harbour;’ we followed the signs from the top of town in Bellagio and it was about a 15 minute walk – on a hot day it was like reaching an oasis in the desert to get to the restaurant, and we enjoyed some very nice grilled lake fish with vegetables as our main dish.
I am attaching a photo of the view of the terrace at Bellavista from the lounge. I also attach one of the restaurant La Pergola.
I hope this will be helpful to you and future customers, and would certainly recommend your company to friends and family.
All the best
Firstly, I have to compliment you on the professionalism of your company. Your customer service from the moment I contacted you was very impressive. You certainly leave nothing to chance! Other holiday rentals companies could learn a lot from you!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Bellavista Giardino. The apartment itself is really lovely. What I liked most was that it was more like staying at a friend's house than a holiday apartment. It has lots of character and the kitchen was incredibly well equipped for entertaining at home. The views are spectacular from the terrace and we spent a lot of time there, especially in the evenings/at night.
The apartment complex is lovely and immaculately kept. The pool is also gorgeous. We didn't use it ourselves, preferring to stay on our own, but we certainly would have, had the temperatures soared any higher! While we didn't have a car if we did the garage would have also been very welcome.
We didn't do much sightseeing as it was rest and relaxation holiday but we took a boat down the lake which is a wonderful relaxing way to see everything.
We enjoyed most of the restaurants we visited especially Ristorante Pizzeria Vecchia (amazing pizza) and Red Bay (views, food, everything).
Despite the appalling weather whilst we were there, we had a great holiday (it was actually our honeymoon). We both thought that that apartment was lovely. The presence of books, cookbooks, DVDs etc. was much appreciated - and the umbrella was well used to! It felt both elegant and a home from home at the same time.
We both hope to come back to Menaggio again, and will consider renting Bellavista again we liked it so much. We just hope that the weather will be kinder to us.