Situated to the ground floor of a popular year-round residence, this fully air-conditioned 2 bed retreat has been recently refurbished (autumn 2016), to offer a truly exclusive holiday setting for families and friends.
With panoramic lake views to write home about and a sunny aspect to enjoy from its setting along the Varenna hillside, guests can easily sit back and savour the breathtaking beauty of Lake Como.
Perfectly suited for groups and families of 6, this stylish and spacious apartment is fully-equipped with all the comforts of home, for a welcoming year-round ambience. As well being fully air-conditioned throughout, guests can enjoy the paid WIFI access and the large flat screen TV with DVD player, perfect for movie nights in. The new sofas also offer a chic setting in which to unwind with a good book, and take in the stunning lake views from the comfort of the modern and sumptuous sitting room.
The owner has recently installed Apple TV into the property which guests are required to bring their own Apple ID with them to login and make purchases. (Please remember to log out).
To the inviting open plan living area, a sleek and contemporary kitchen area provides all the freedom of home. Equipped with a fridge freezer, oven and hob, microwave, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine and dishwasher, a washing machine and more, everything needed for an effortless carefree stay is here!
The 2 bed holiday retreat is ideally equipped for accommodating flexible stays, and is enhanced by sleek modern bedroom interiors which benefit from plenty of natural light. The master bedroom offers a restful retreat for couples to enjoy, with a sumptuous king size bed overlooking a memorable lake view back drop. Guests can also enjoy the privacy of the chic en-suite shower room, as well as the direct access from the suite out to the lake view garden. The second bedroom offers an added touch of versatility, with a twin set of single joinable beds. Lake views and garden access also feature to this bedroom, for an effortless flow here in the summer months. Extra guests are more than welcome to stay, with rentable baby cots available and a double sofa bed featuring within the serenity of the modern living area.
The exclusive retreat is further complemented by a second contemporary fitted bathroom with shower and hairdryer. Private laundry facilities are also on hand for guest’s convenience.
*Please note the WiFi signal can be weak due to the hillside location*
Outside, guests can easily reach the private child-friendly garden through glass double doors from the living area. Located on a corner plot, the larger than average garden is fenced and offers sweeping panoramic views of the central lake. Providing an exclusive setting from which to savour a glass of wine or summertime feast, the decked terrace is furnished for relaxed alfresco dining, with dining furniture, a large gas BBQ and a shady parasol to hand. The large flat sunny lawn and decked terrace make it extremely child-friendly, whilst the mature olive trees offer an authentic taste of ‘la Dolce Vita’ within this exclusive modern holiday haven.
The garden further benefits from a private gate directly into the garden making it perfect for easy loading and unloading during guests’ stay.
A delightful shared swimming pool and a sheltered sunbathing area with lake views further features within the Vista d'Oro residence. Please note that POOL OPENING TIMES are from ~ 23rd April - 30th September.
Please note this video is for illustrative purposes only. The interior has since been updated by the current owner. The present photos you see provide a true representation of the newly updated interior.
Guests are recommended to bring a car due to the residence’s hillside location. Private parking is on hand whilst nearby Bellano offers a train service and Varenna too; alongside a frequent car and passenger ferry service. The train is ideal for reaching Lecco and Milan, whilst the ferry from Varenna provides a carefree way in which to reach the attractions of Bellagio, Cadenabbia and Menaggio.
A stay along the eastern shore offers one of year round possibilities, from the café culture and alfresco dining of romantic Varenna to a lake view hike up to Castelo di Vezio, Italian cookery lessons, the botanical gardens of Villa Monsaterio and the adrenaline-fuelled Jungle Raider Park; guests of all ages and tastes will find something to explore and enjoy!
Guests can also simply relax and soak up the romantic allure of timeless Varenna, with its ancient cobbled streets, churches, bustling piazzas and craft shops all calling out to be visited.
Along the shore, neighbouring Bellano offers opportunities to get out on the lake with water sports; whilst for those in search of extreme sports, the Bellagio Outdoor Centre and Piani di Bobbio Ski resort all offer the perfect excitement.
A stay on the central lake also boasts easy access to championship golf, tennis clubs, boat hire, chartered yacht hire, breathtaking hiking routes and world class villa and garden attractions.
- Lake View
- Smoking Not Permitted
- Swimming Pool
- Pets Possible
- Close to Skiing
- Air Conditioning
- Child Friendly
- Coffee Machine
- DVD Player
- Electric Kettle
- Free Wifi
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Music Stereo
- Nespresso Machine
- On Hillside
- Outside Dining Area
- Private Garden
- Private Parking Space
- Satellite TV
- Shared Pool
- Suitable for Elderly
- Very Sunny Position
- Washing Machine
Activities & Attractions
This is a short video showing Vista d'Oro Ulivo Apt. 1 and the surrounding area.
Seasonal Weekly Tariffs
|#||Min stay||Start date||End date||Price|
|2 nights||05 Aug 2019||30 Aug 2019||€1407|
|2 nights||31 Aug 2019||29 Sep 2019||€1190|
|2 nights||30 Sep 2019||11 Oct 2019||€1400|
|2 nights||12 Oct 2019||13 Dec 2019||€1204|
|2 nights||14 Dec 2019||03 Jan 2020||€1400|
|2 nights||04 Jan 2020||24 Apr 2020||€1253|
|2 nights||25 Apr 2020||19 Jun 2020||€1400|
|2 nights||20 Jun 2020||28 Aug 2020||€1652|
|2 nights||29 Aug 2020||09 Oct 2020||€1400|
|2 nights||10 Oct 2020||18 Dec 2020||€1204|
|2 nights||19 Dec 2020||08 Jan 2021||€1400|
|Additional Service Charge: €180 (7 days & less) & €180 (7 days plus)|
We had a fantastic few days at this appartment overlooking Lake Como. The appartment was very comfortable and clean. The kitchen we well equipped. We really liked the large garden as it was safe and perfect for our two small children. It was great that we were able to log onto the Apple TV with our password and watch films in be evening. The highlight was the deck at the front with the breathtaking views over Lake Como. It was a privilage to spend time there, especially having dinner as the sun went down.
Locally our favourite spot was down in Varenna's port area which is utterly stunning. So pretty, lovely sound of lapping water and ducks and swans. It took us a couple days to find this stunning spot so might be worth telling your customers about it; specially Cafe Varenna Bistro which was gorgeous. The perfect place for its pretty breakfasts. Lots of restaurants around there. We felt lucky to be near Varenna. We visited some lovely other towns but this was our best spot. It was so nice for a morning stroll with our children, and our toddler loves feeding the ducks.
It would have been helpful to have a clear list of few supermarkets, meat shop, bread shop, wine shop (including full address with postcodes) near the appartment. We were sent a lot of info ahead of our stay which was rather confusing. This was something we struggled to find at first and had to spend a lot of time on our iPhones trying to work where to go first.
We loved it and will be back!
We absolutely loved our visit to Lake Como - what a beautiful part of the world. The apartment was lovely and the view unbelieveable.
Aug 2010 What can I say. I don't normally respond to feedbacks, but I will make an exception here. Although I haven't travelled extensively in Italy, I have travelled extensively worldwide. Lake Como is the first place I have visited where I immediately wanted to return to. Quite simply breathtaking. The accomodation was exceptional too. In fact if you can keep me on your books and have any deals in the future I would love to return to the same apartment. We seemed to have the only apartment with a garden, which was great for the kids, and being the end appt also meant an extra sense of privacy. And what an incredible view! I don't think I could ever be tired with the view. The Directions to the property were spot on, thanks, and when I did have to ring someone they were helpful and polite. Thanks again. The only thing that we had trouble with was the washing machine which didn't seem to wash or rinse well at all. Overall though we had a great time and would not only recommend yourselves to friends, but also the specific appt. Looking forward to returning soon. Dave, UK
We stayed in Vista D'oro for two weeks and loved it. We did not rent a car so it was a bit of a walk up and down the hill from town to the condo but I was in fabulous shape when my holiday ended.Everyday we would grab our backpack and head down to the town and from there we could take a boat or train to another town. When we returned at the end of the day it was a tough walk up the hill but we would take a dip in the fabulous pool to cool off. Then we would cook dinner and sit on the balcony and watch the sunset over the lake.
Although there was no air conditioning, we would open the bedroom window and there was a wonderful breeze that would keep us cool as we slept. The condo had everything we needed for our stay and was relatively clean. The property managers were there to greet us on the first day and offer suggestions for activities.
Varenna itself was lovely but we often took the boat or train to go to other spots around Lake Como, Milan, and even into Switzerland. Great home base!