This beautiful, highly desirable apartment is situated on the ground floor of the well-positioned modern residence complex, which is built in an historical quarry on the sunny Varenna hillside, offering guests a tranquil and memorable holiday experience on an elevated eastern lakeshore position.
Apartment ID 503 enjoys spacious and luxurious accommodation with a stylish and modern open plan living area which features a comfortable seating area, Satellite TV and iPod docking station.
The modern fully fitted kitchen includes dishwasher, fridge, electric oven and gas hob and all the desired appliances including a Nespresso coffee machine (please bring your own coffee pods as they are not supplied), to ensure your stay here is as convenient and relaxed as possible.
The adjoining dining area enjoys unrivalled views of the lake and is the perfect setting for a romantic dinner.
From the Lake view living area glass doors open out onto a sunny good-sized garden which is the perfect place to enjoy the good weather and panoramic Lake Como views, which are truly spectacular!
The Vista D’Oro residence offers resident parking and a splendid resident swimming pool which is well situated on the hillside to make the very most of the sunshine and breath-taking lake views.
POOL OPENING TIMES ~ 21st April - 30th Sept
The sleeping accommodation is adaptable with a king size master bedroom and a sofa bed to the living area to accommodate additional guests if needed.
The newly fitted bathroom is equally stylish and beautifully finished with a power shower. A washing machine also features in the property for convenience.
*Please note the WiFi signal can be weak due to the hillside location*
A car is highly recommended due to the hillside location of the Residence.
Guests can easily reach Varenna by car. The early Victorian part of Varenna provides a choice of lake view cafes, many fine villas and the famous and historical Castello di Vezio, which is situated on the Varenna hillside and which features frequent falconry displays and medieval re-enactments during the Summer through to Autumn time. A picturesque lakeside promenade takes guests along to the romantic medieval part of Varenna, which features medieval passageways, cobbled piazzas and ancient churches. There are many delightful restaurants and wine bars to enjoy as well as boutique craft shops to visit.
The car and passenger ferry as well as the Train service also operates from Varenna and Fiumelatte, providing guests with an enjoyable and care-free way of exploring Bellagio, Menaggio, other pretty Lake Como towns and also Milan.
A distinctive feature of Varenna is its mild climate; olive & cypress trees abound as well as many other varieties of lush, tropical plants, typical if the lake. Varenna enjoys abundant sunshine & warmth right into the evening. The International jet-set resort of St. Moritz is just 1.5 hours by car.
- Lake View
- Smoking Not Permitted
- Swimming Pool
- Pets Not Permitted
- Close to Skiing
- Child Friendly
- Coffee Machine
- Cooker Hob
- DVD Player
- Electric Kettle
- Full Kitchen
- Games Console
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Music Stereo
- On Hillside
- Outside Dining Area
- Outside Table & Chairs
- Private Garden
- Private Parking Space
- Shared Pool
- Suitable for Elderly
- Very Sunny Position
- Washing Machine
- Wifi Available
Activities & Attractions
Seasonal Weekly Tariffs
|#||Min stay||Start date||End date||Price|
|2 nights||12 Oct 2019||13 Dec 2019||€651|
|2 nights||14 Dec 2019||03 Jan 2020||€756|
|2 nights||04 Jan 2020||24 Apr 2020||€651|
|2 nights||25 Apr 2020||19 Jun 2020||€756|
|2 nights||20 Jun 2020||28 Aug 2020||€903|
|2 nights||29 Aug 2020||09 Oct 2020||€756|
|2 nights||10 Oct 2020||18 Dec 2020||€651|
|2 nights||19 Dec 2020||08 Jan 2021||€756|
|Additional Service Charge: €160 (7 days & less) & €160 (7 days plus)|
This was truly the holiday of our life - we didn't want to leave... We are already planning to come back in fact!The apartment was so impressive - comfortable and well-equipped. Its location is ideal for walks (endless opportunities) and many different outdoor activities. The view from the terrace is indeed "gold"!It is also worth buying a daily ticket to visit the nearby places of Bellagio, Menaggio, Villa Carlotta... But also do hop on the train to Tirano if you've got the chance - you won't regret it.Grazie mille for an unforgettable holiday (for all the right reasons)
Christian and Simone, UK
We really enjoyed our holiday in Varenna/Perledo and the view from the apartment was spectacular. We were lucky enough to enjoy brilliant sunshine for the whole 10 days and just loved sitting in the garden watching the ferries scuttling across the lake.
We would recommend buying a day ticket and using the ferries to hop on and off to visit the villages/towns - they all have their own different character.
We found the apartment from the directions, although what would probably help would be a sign on the last gate as you turn off the road, just to confirm you are in the right place before you drive down the little road in front of the apartments.
We would really have liked a book in the apartment giving all the local information (most rentals we have stayed in have this). We will definitely be back!
Thank you for your hospitality, we really enjoyed the stay and we wouldn't hesitate to rebook this location with you.
See you again one day!
This was my second stay in this apartment. Fantastic! Very comfortable, with every amenity & mod con. And what a view! Sitting out in the garden looking down the lake, or across at the mountains - could never tire of that! I'll be back for sure.
We arrived at the apartment after a hair-raising drive over the Splugen pass from Switzerland. Marie's directions were spot-on and took us right to the front door with no bother. As we rolled-up the sun-shades to the massive picture window, our mouths simply dropped at the spectacular vista that was laid out before us...Just: Wow! You'd happily stay for this alone. The apartment is well-laid out and incredibly well equipped (George Clooney popped round to bring back the hand-juicer - with thanks)! All mod-cons and more. It's got all you'd realistically need for a holiday rental (or even a prolonged stay), Together with a few lovely, homely touches of class courtesy of Marie and Paul. Plenty of good books and DVDs should the weather worsen. Luckily, we didn't need them. Many's a time we just relaxed in the garden watching the world go by on the lake below us. Before nipping off to the pool within the complex to cool down. It's elevated location offers superb views, and once your up at this level, nearby villages like Perledo and the impossibly pretty Gitana are within easy walk along the well sign-posted mule-paths. Varenna station is 10 minutes walk down the hill and will take you to Milan in an hour and Lecco in half that. If you're going in summer, take insect repellent would be my only advice. Otherwise, luxuriate in the surroundings with a glass of fine local wine and enjoy that lovely garden and its spectacular vista until the sun sets beyond the Swiss alps behind Menaggio opposite. Beats any beach holiday, hands down.
Jackson Family, UK
We stayed in this fabulous apartment for my husbands first ever holiday - set the bar high for the future! The comfort and facilities were excellent, location unbelievable. The information in the hotel was very helpful on our arrival. I have recommended this apartment to friends of ours who are coming here on honeymoon.
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND staying here.
I stayed here with my family and had an absolutely perfect holiday. The apartment is beautiful, with the most stunning view. It was clean and tidy, with everything we needed supplied and more. Plenty kitchen utensils/pots/pans etc for those who like to cook but we always ate out as there were such lovely restaurants in Varenna itself. The bedroom was spacious with plenty extra bedding. I slept on the sofa bed which was the comfiest sofa bed I've ever slept in! Loved the outdoor space which was well maintained. We sat out every day for food/drinks.
The previous review states you need a car, which isn't true as we got around easily without one as we are all happy walking. we got a taxi on arrival and departure due to luggage, but taxi was quick so not a problem! Having a car would be lovely because there is so much to see and do around the lake but it is definitely not essential.
The photos are a true representation of what the apartment is like, spacious, well cared for and just beautiful.
Bill, Katy, Jack & Charlie Wyllie - Dorking, Surrey UK
We were very pleased, very nice and good service.
"Great area and the information given was very helpful. Love to come back again."
James & Louise Ley - Somerset UK
"Amazing apartment with spectacular views!! We came to Varenna for our wedding on 28.6.12 and we couldn't have wished for a more beautiful setting. We will come back for our 10th wedding anniversary!!"
Jarred & Kim Stauble, Poole UK
High quality apartment with fabulous views of Lake Como
My wife and I stayed for a tranquil week after a hectic four days in Rome. The apartment has a truly spectacular view. We never became tired of watching the activity on lake Como - and those sunsets!!!
The flat is comprehensively equipped and everything of a high standard.
We would definitely stay again.
May 2012 "
What a view, great to have such space when staying in such an amazing location. Washing machine a massive bonus, dishwasher very useful, excellent range of DVDs and board games. Comfortable and relaxing. Information you provided was well informed and served us excellently."
Jonathan & Jessica McGee - Leeds UK
My partner and I stayed at the Vista D'oro Palma in apartment 5 and couldnt have been happier with all that it had to offer. We are both 28, live in Leeds, West Yorkshire, hired a car from Milan Bergamo after flying in on Jet2 from Leeds Bradford airport and we stayed 7 nights.
We wanted to visit for the local food, site seeing, shopping and a good relax. This self catering apartment came ready to live in with everything from towels to coffee machine and dvd collection. The apartment is situated on the hillside overlooking Varenna's new town (2min walk from train station to old town), the positioning of the apartment and the addition of its garden was amazing.
The view from Apt 5 is nothing short of breathtaking and I couldnt imagine staying in the town after being on the hillside over looking the lake.
The apartment itself has a double bed and a pull out sofa bed with more than enough space for two couple or a small family. There is a full kitchen set up, external garden and seating, pool and washing machine should it be needed. The apartments are around 15minutes walk downhill from Varenna old town, we made the journey on foot up and down the hill everyday, no problem!
There is an abundance of things to do around the apartment from food to boat rides, walking through the old villages, cycling, fishing, trains to Milano and Bergamo al Serio amost hourly, etc., etc.
Not one bad complaint about the apartment or the area, Marvlous and we will be rebooking as soon as possible, maybe a winter trip to check out the snow and skiing.
April 2012 "
In the space of a week we had beautiful sunshine, strong wings, heavy rain, snow and back to beautiful sunshine! None of that could spoil our fantastic stay in this great apartment in Varenna. So much to do and see, wonderful food and friendly people. Can't wait to come back."
Garry & Lesley Fair - Dundee, Scotland
February 2012 "
Wonderful place to spend your wedding anniversary. Lovely apartment. would come back one day in the summer."
Dean & Fiona - Johannesburg, South Africa
Aug 2011 "
Found the windy narrow drive up the hill a bit daunting (but the road seemed to widen over the week) but the view on arrival took our breath away.
The apartment and the view are truly stunning. St. Moritz in Switzerland is just 1.5 hours drive and the funicular ride is a fantastic experience, as is the drive through the Majola Pass."
Kevin & Corrine Moore - Napier, New Zealand
Aug 2011 "
We stayed a week in this sunny apartment and will definitely be recommending it to friends. The views are totally stunning and the flat is fabulously clean and modern. We loved Varenna and had some great meals. We really recommend Albergo Milano which has great views, food and service. We also liked Isola Nuova, just past the harbour. Day trips on the ferry to Bellagio and Menaggio are very easy ( although we never once could get the timetables to correspond with actual departure times!)
Sally & Duncan Brown - London UK
July 2011 "
We stayed for a week in your lovely apartment in Varenna. Did all kinds of things, visited the lovely little towns in the neighbourhood and made some nice walks on Monte Muggio and Monte Fopp. After a few rainy days there was a lot of sunshine too. While the kids were in the pool there was enough time for us to read and relax."
Family Spierenburg - Soest, Netherlands
May 2011 "
We really enjoyed the apartment. A great start to our married life. Fantastic view that we photographed in every weather imaginable bar snow. Most days were warm and sunny with two days of phenomenal thunderstorms - photographed at night - stunning. Varenna is stunning. We'll be back."
Ben & Joanna Mansfield - Zurich, Switzerland
Feb 2011 "
Fabulous apartment and what a view! Skiing in Madesimo was great fun. Would recommend the bar in the square in Varenna - Ventisettemetrisquadri"
Emma Edwards - Leeds UK