This new contemporary apartment is just 15m from the water’s edge and offers luxurious fixtures and fittings throughout. The modern features are 'state of the art' from the elegant floor tiles combined with under floor heating, the whirlpool bath to the bedroom and the Swiss train station clock weighing scales and 'alligator' paint effect walls in the bathrooms!
The kitchen is fully equipped with ultra modern appliances including a professional food processor and orange juice maker, a large fridge/freezer with cold water & ice dispenser in the door, a wine fridge and featuring a clever minimalist central island, which conceals a working area and sink area beneath and can slide forward to create a breakfast bar. There is also a dining table which can seat from four - twelve people when extended!
The large living space is great for entertaining - with elegant black leather sofas and a very unusual reclining 'snake effect' lounger which can be adjusted into a variety of positions. The entertainment systems are lavish - there is a 60” LG TV and DVD player and a HD 3D TV, and the whole apartment has been fitted with surround sound - even outside on the large terrace!
An office area with WiFi, wireless Bluetooth, fax machine and copier provide further conveniences of home and the living area also has very large glass sliding doors which gives you a magnificent, panoramic view of the lake.
Outside, you can enjoy & relax in the brand new 5 person Hydro Spa, feast with a brand new SMEG Gas BBQ and dine 'al-fresco' at the large table & chairs for up to 12 people. This apartments terrace is a wonderful extension to the living area and it goes without saying that it is a real lake view sun-trap!
This apartment features two bedrooms, conveniently with iPod charger and enjoying flexible accommodation if connected by (lockable) internal doors to another Property Ref. 140. These two stunning apartments can be rented together to create a unique 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom luxury complex sleeping up to groups of 12.
Walking under a romantic wisteria covered archway to the back entrance of the property there are custom made outdoors steel drawers for firewood storage and also stairs lead down from the gate to the private garage with automatic remote control doors. The property is accessed by elevator directly onto the terrace!
The apartment is located in the town of Fiumelatte, just 1km from the beautiful town of Varenna on the Eastern shore of Lake Como. The property has been designed to take full advantage of the lakes premier view of the 'Golden Triangle' - Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna.
Varenna is home to Italy's shortest river, the Fiumelatte. Only 250 meters long, it rushes, frothy and milky-white (hence the name) down the rock face and crashes into the lake from the end of March to the end of October each year. And then it stops - just like that. Leonardo da Vinci climbed down to find out where the water came from (without success!), as recorded in his ‘Codice Atlantico’ notebook.
Two famed villas to visit nearby are Villa Cipressi with its terraced gardens cascading down to the shores & Villa Monastero, a true showcase on Lake Como. With the mild climate & abundant sunshine & warmth right into the evening; olive & cypress trees abound and the local area is a paradise for those wanting to relax and unwind during their stay.
Skiing in the area is bountiful; resorts such as Madesimo, only 1.15hr north of Colico and the local ski resort of Piani di Bobbio, only 40 minutes away.
- Lake View
- Smoking Not Permitted
- Pets Not Permitted
- American Fridge
- Child Friendly
- Clothes Horse
- Coffee Machine
- Cooker Hob
- Digital TV
- DVD Player
- Electric Kettle
- Full Kitchen
- High Definition TV
- Induction Hob
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Music Stereo
- Outside Dining Area
- Outside Table & Chairs
- Private Parking Space
- Suitable for Elderly
- Very Sunny Position
- Washing Machine
- Wifi Available
Activities & Attractions
Seasonal Weekly Tariffs
|#||Min stay||Start date||End date||Price|
|2 nights||19 Jun 2021||27 Aug 2021||€2450|
|2 nights||28 Aug 2021||08 Oct 2021||€1764|
|2 nights||09 Oct 2021||17 Dec 2021||€1456|
|2 nights||18 Dec 2021||07 Jan 2022||€1764|
|2 nights||08 Jan 2022||22 Apr 2022||€1456|
|2 nights||23 Apr 2022||17 Jun 2022||€1764|
|2 nights||18 Jun 2022||26 Aug 2022||€2450|
|2 nights||27 Aug 2022||07 Oct 2022||€1764|
|2 nights||08 Oct 2022||16 Dec 2022||€1456|
|2 nights||17 Dec 2022||06 Jan 2023||€1764|
|Additional Service Charge: €230 (7 days & less) & €230 (7 days plus)|
We had a most beautiful view that was just breathtaking!!! We will definitely be back!!! Everything was clean and comfortable!! Had a great stay!!
We loved the property. It has a beautiful view and a great location. Your directions and photos were very good and made it really easy to find. The staff was very helpful. I mainly corresponded by email and always got a reply within a very short period of time.
Your service was very good, no need for improvement. When we could not turn on the kitchen light (never thought of having to use a remote for that) I called the owner and had a quick reply and help.
It's so beautiful, we have no words for it.
For me as an artist it's so inspiring. Feeling so free, like a queen that's owning the whole view.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to have a perfect vacation.
Jan, Monique, Daphna and Tom
Amazing apartment and views!
Everything we dreamed of!
Love Varenna! Love it here!
Kathy and Jack
We enjoyed celebrating part of our 25th anniversary.
European holiday in your amazing home!!!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful apartment! The view is amazing, unbelievable... all of this made our holiday unforgettabl
Sue, Megan and Daniel
First time in Italy yet alone Lake Como and we could not have selected a better palce to stay! From our first night to our last, we thoroughly enjoyed your home's fireplace, deck jacuzzi, kitchen for our homemade dinners and of course the magnificent views, a romantic getaway doesn't even comprehend what Della Fontana Penhouse has in store. We can't wait to return to Varenna with our friends to share this beautiful palace overlooking the best lake in the world.
Thank you, thank you.
Steve and Sara
Thank you for the fact you rent your apartment out.... I would not if it was mine.... in fact I would never leave the house... mesmerizing views.
The apartment is a bit complicated to figure out, a youtube video would have helped before we arrived.
Loved the cocktails at sunset in the jacuzzi.
What a fabulous time we had in your gorgeous Della Fontana!
View is spectacular... accommodations are first class....
The Jarvi's and the Jackson's, Canada
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your home. We have had a lovely holiday which a lot of it we spent outside looking at the view which is incredible.
Your booklets of helpful advice were more than helpful and the town of Varenna is beautiful. Very impressed!!
We will be back!
The Smiths, UK
We never in our wildest dreams expected to stay in such a beautiful place with unbelievable lakeside and mountain scenery on top 24 hours per day! We had fairly dull and rainy weather, thunder storm followed by beautiful blue skies, sunshine and snow on top of the mountains the next day - breathtaking! Tried most of your wine recommendation (and a few more), our favourite was Brezza Langhe Nebbiolo.
A wonderful, memorable holiday.
Marie and Micke
Thank you so much for making this great property available for guests. We enjoyed ourselves temendously.
Jim & Karen from USA
Brad, after a long travel day, we found ourselves at Della Fontana.
The view and amazing amenities here just what we needed to relax . Thanking you for sharing your home with us.
The Anthony's from Seattle
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. The views, the towns, the local people are a gift to your region and Italy!!
M & K
The family would like to thank you for the most wonderful accommodation we have ever had. The view that we woke up to everyday was out of this world. The apartment had everything in it: So well equipped and god willing if we ever make it back to Italy we would definitely spend our time here!
The R. Etre Family & Iva.
We had a wonderful and much too short time in your beautiful apartment and enjoyed the stunning view every day, due to the good weather. We'll be back!
Matthias, Justus, Delia from Germany
Thank you for a fabulous start to our honeymoon!
A weeks relaxation here was just what we needed, with breathtaking views and an apartment equipped with everything you could possibly need. We intended to eat out lots but soon realised no restaurant could be better than our own view from here. We look forward to returning in the future.
Mr & Mrs Groves
This was the perfect place to celebrate our 50th anniversary with our son and daughter and their partners.
This is such a great apartment., so well equipped, so comfortable and of course - the view! We could not have been more pleased! We had a private chef (Diego) one night for a delicious dinner here on the terrace. We would highly recommend this for a special evening (arranged through Harold and Holiday Homes). We will definitely recommend the apartment to our friends!
Ben & Karen Koerselman
In reactie op onderstaande e-mail, wij hebben genoten van de woning en de omgeving. Het was prachtig, en een onvergetelijke ervaring. De woning was goed te vinden, mede door de handige routebeschrijving die door jullie beschikbaar is gesteld.
Enige kleine puntje was dat toen wij aankwamen er nog geen kinderbedje in het huis was, maar dat was na een telefoontje met Happy Holiday Homes snel opgelost. Kortom, het was een heerlijke onbezorgde vakantie!
Ik hoop dat jullie hier iets aan hebben.
We're happy to give some feedback on our holiday at the Della Fontana Penthouse. Firstly, your staffs help, particularly Viviana, in assisting us with answering many questions was particularly useful and much appreciated. Unfortunately, our seaplane ride was cancelled due to the weather (not the fault of yourselves).
Secondly, our apartment was very nice with spectacular views. The only problem we had was understanding how things worked, particularly the central heating, even though there were instructions within the property. It was a good thing that Brad was on hand to assist us.
Thirdly, the area was beautiful and something anyone would dream of experiencing. Unfortunately, we found many shops, cafes and restaurants closed at this time of year. You really need to go from Easter onwards to ensure everything was open. We were disappointed that shops had very strange opening times so we couldn't 'stock' up with food and drink.
We had read that the Cafe Varenna was excellent, but it was only open twice during the time we were there. However, the Hoseteria del Plantano in Fuimelatte was excellent for food and Norma was extremely helpful. Varenna was much too quiet at this time of year.
We had an absolutely wonderful holiday! The penthouse was a fantastic "home base" for our stay. After a day of skiing in Bobbio, the jacuzzi came in handy for our sore muscles!! It was picturesque to sit in jacuzzi at night looking at the snow capped mountains while drinking some wonderful wines.
We can't thank you enough for all of your hospitality and attention during our stay. We will definitely be calling you first for our next holiday on Lake Como!
This is just an amazing apartment! So elegantly decorated and beautifully situated on Lake Como at Varenna! We traveled with another couple and had plenty of space and privacy with two bedrooms and two baths. The modern features add to the elegance and the air conditioning was a rare treat for the area. Finally, the balcony is so large with relaxing chairs and a table at which we ate many nights! The view is beyond beautiful. The access to the ferry and the town of Varenna is perfect as well. Overall this is an incredible place!Kathleen Rotter, NJ USA
We have just arrived back from our holiday and what an experience. Weather not too good when we arrived, very cold, raining and windy, but it picked up a bit during our stay. Apartment Della Fontana Penthouse just fabulous with breathtaking views over the lake to the snow capped mountains beyond. Brad McEwen, owner, was staying in the apartment below and helped us find our way around the apartment. This was very useful in understanding how all the electronic gadgets worked. Hot tub simply amazing!!!
Only disappointment was that our seaplane flights were cancelled on the 24th due to the weather.
However, my wife really enjoyed her 60th birthday on Lake Como, so it was all worthwhile.
For info, the cleaners did not get the message about us leaving at 1345hrs, They turned up at the usual time when we were out and poor Brad had to let them in.
Thanks for all your help.
It made our holiday.
Sorry for the delay in my feedback. I have been caught up with work and all kind of things that keep me away from writing this email.
My intension was to share all the good memories while they are still fresh. Although it has been a few months now , but everything is still vivid in my mind.
First of all, big thanks to the Happy Holiday Homes team that made my dream vacation smooth and easy. Thank you for the great services, including prompt respond on emails, problem fix in a blink of eyes and all the recommended places, travel route, tips you gave us that made our trip a kind of wonderful experience!
My summer home, Della Fontana Penthouse is a perfect place for my honeymoon/ vacation. I rented the place for 8 days and totally fell in love. The villa has it all: 360 degree stunning view, small organics garden, a combination of modern comfort in a rich historical place date back to the Roman empire, the luxurious glamour edgy interior and did I mention the Jacuzzi that you can overlook the lake?! When I was in the Jacuzzi I just thought…if there is heaven, this would be it! Guess what, I even called Brad (the owner) and asked if he ever would consider reselling the place. Yes, I was that serious! And perhaps, someday I could be mine.
Talking about food and restaurants…there are so many great places around the area. I’ll have to get back to you on this in another email because it will be long!
I also pull some of my pictures to share my time in the Italian lake.
You can find more picture on my instagram @ ouisutassanee
I should get back to you shortly on food and my road trip.
Wonderful Lake Como experience and once we found the "how to" book for the apartment and had a conversation with the owner, life became a lot easier as we were able to make most things work. Great accommodation, perfect site and we would certainly go there again and we would happily work with you on others. The detailed information and directions were super! Our only complaint was that there were zero supplies - no condiments, no cleaning products, paper towels, cooking oil, etc., etc. We've rented many other places and this was the first time in Italy and the first time there was nothing there to start with. So one has to go buy all these things and they disappear at the end of each visitor's stay so the next person has to start from scratch too. The cleaning lady must have a hellova supply at home.
If you'd like to see a photoshow from our Lake Como experience go to my web site - www.tomskoi.com - and click on the Photoshow link. You may use any pictures however you like.
Thanks for everything and we'll no doubt see you again.
Tom from New Jersey, USA
Hi everybody !
We are traveling and there is not much time to right a glowing review. We did however write about all our feelings in Brad's "Book" and also expressed the one noise problem every morning at 7 am[ for about 1 hour] we had in the lower bedroom. That was a pain !! Otherwise we think Brad's place is the best on the lake and we still dream of the veranda. Loved Norma's place: Brad recommended it. Their cheeses are some of the best we had in this world. I also appreciated the "stocking "of the fridge to make it through Sunday and that One Bottle of welcoming-Champagne , that found it's way into the fridge. Everybody that I emailed with, in preparation to our stay was wonderful and most helpful. Thank you