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- About The Experience
This Lake Como villa is actually an old fisherman's house, located right on the lake shore. With terraces outfitted for dining or lounging, this Lake Como accommodation allows you to enjoy wonderful views or enjoy the company of your traveling companions. And with Menaggio nearby, this vacation rental on Italy's Lake Como is an excellent base for exploring the Italian Lakes area.
- Location Description
This villa is located on the outskirts of the picturesque lake resort of San Siro, on the northwest side of Lake Como. There is a pizzeria near the parking area for this villa, while basic shopping, services, a bus stop, and other restaurants are about 2 km away. On shore of the lake there are water sports facilities (boat rental, sailing, surfing), and a number of scenic trekking routes that begin at the lake. San Siro is a pretty, antique hamlet where you can still feel the atmosphere of the ancient past and view the beautiful castle with arcades dating back to the year 1000. Menaggio, to the south, offers more elegant shopping as well as sports facilities and a dock where you can catch boats and hydrofoils to other lake shore towns like Varenna, Bellagio, and Como.
Nearby Attractions: San Siro (pizzeria, shops, bus stop, restaurants, boat rental, sailing, surfing, hiking), Menaggio (shopping, sports facilities, ferries), Varenna, Bellagio, Como.
Malpensa (Airport): 98 km/61 mi
Milan: 89 km/55 mi
Como: 43 km/27 mi
Lugano: 33 km/20.5 mi
Varenna (By ferry): 7.5 km/5 mi
Bellagio (By ferry): 7.5 km/5 mi
Menaggio: 6 km/4 mi
- Exterior Description
(80 m2) Arriving at this villa, it will be necessary to park your car just outside of the village and walk about 250 meters to the villa along a pedestrian road. The path is cobbled with steps(approx. 200) that can be slippery when wet or icy; therefore this villa is not recommended for anyone with walking difficulties. Leave your high heels at home and bring a pair of good walking shoes! Arriving at the villa, you'll discover that it is situated right on the water with beautiful lake views from both the interior and the large terraces. Outside the villa there is a gated terrace-solarium with a barbecue and furniture for dining and lounging. Steep steps lead down to the edge of the water, where there is a narrow pebble beach that may occasionally be frequented by fishermen or walkers.
- Interior Description
Ground Floor: This level consists of an independent studio with a 160 cm queen-size bed, a kitchenette (cook-top, oven), and a bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub. It has a separate entrance from the rest of the villa as well as a lovely terrace with a view of the lake.
First Floor: On the other side of the villa, another entrance leads into the primary living space. On this level, the door opens into a dining room with a square table for about eight and great views over the water. The dining area is open to the kitchen, which features an old boat hanging from the ceiling! The kitchen has access to the terrace and is fully equipped with a cook-top, oven, and dishwasher. Five steps lead up to a mezzanine floor, where there is a bedroom with a 160 cm queen-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
Second Floor: Upstairs, there is a living room with ample seating and a satellite TV. One bathroom has a sink, toilet, and Jacuzzi bath.
Third Floor: The highest level of the villa has one bedroom with a 160 cm queen-size bed and a lofted area with two additional twin-beds, great for a couple with children. It has an ensuite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
Basement: Here there is a washing machine and a sauna.
- Features Description
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
- Chef Service: Upon request
- Extra Housekeeping: Upon request
- Pre-Stocked Villa: Upon request
- Transfer Service: Upon request
- Porter Service: Available before 5:00 PM
- Portable Baby Bed: 100 Euros
- This villa is not suitable for those with walking difficulties.
- Housekeeping is provided for 2 hours on Monday and Wednesday. Additional Housekeeping can be arranged for an additional fee.
Features and Amenities
- Near the Water
- Walk To Town
- Outside Area - Private
- Outside Dining
- TV - English Channels Available
- Washing Machine
- Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request
Please note: Official Arrival Times:
- Upon arrival at the property you are required to pay to the property representative a security deposit payable in cash. The security deposit will be returned to you prior to your departure minus any extra charges or accidental damages to the property. The listed security deposit is: 800 EUR
- Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen (Weekly Charge): 100 EUR
- Arrival Fee (between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm, Upon Prior Request) Payable upon Arrival: 50 EUR
- Telephone (If Available): According to consumption
- Housekeeping: Usually available upon request
- Heating (in Italy): Allowed by law from November 1 - April 1; some exceptions for extreme weather
- UPON ARRIVAL, RENTERS MUST PROVIDE A PHOTOCOPY OF EACH TRAVELER’S PASSPORT AND SIGN A FORM FOR THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES. IF ARRIVING AT DIFFERENT TIMES GUESTS HAVE 24 HOURS TO COMPLETE THIS PROCEDURE OR OWNERS WILL BE FINED BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES.
- Tourist Tax (Payable upon Arrival): 1-5 Euros per person per day
- Arrivals (After 9:00 pm): Not Accepted
* These prices and conditions may change based on your arrival date and length of stay. For exact conditions, please click on the View Availability button, enter your dates, and then click on View Pricing and Conditions.
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Based on 3 Reviews
Peace and Quiet
An unbelievable experience! The sensory experience was amazing. From the view, to the sound of the waves, to the wonderful breezes through the villa we loved it all.
The property was close to the water, in a beautiful little town. The property manager was anxious to make our stay as wonderful as possible. The villa was up to date and convenient, yet really maintained an old world feel.
The lower apartment was close to a public walkway, making it uncomfortable to leave windows and doors open at night.
While the cobblestone steps and walks were really old and quaint, I can understand the warning to those who may have physical difficulties. It was quite a hike with suitcases, but well worth it.
Nearby Events or Locales:
San Siro was easily walkable, but the trip to Menaggio was not. A car was a necessity, and the roads are NARROW!
Tips or Restaurants:
Villa Amata provided much more than I expected. The kitchen was stocked with some necessities, and we were easily able to prepare our own meals. Clean towels and light cleaning were provided twice during our week-long stay. In addition, there were beach towels, toilet paper, a beautiful basket of fruit, and two bottles of wine. The owner worked to make sure we had access to the internet as well. We felt very welcomed.
The whole group enjoyed the villa and all the outside terraces and balconies. The views from the villa were the best of the whole lake. This is an extraordinary property and extremely well run. We received fresh linens several times and the maid came to make up the bed in the living room on Monday. It was more wonderful than the pictures online.
The fabulous views from every room was a real plus. The well stocked kitchen and lovely terraces made us decide to spend more time at the villa than touring the lake. The little local store up the steps from the villa supplied great croissants in the mornings. The villa had everything one needs to enjoy a relaxing vacation.
The long walk to the villa and the crumbling stairs up to the main door. Also, one chair was broken on the terrace, but everything else was in great repair and extremely clean and the description explained the difficulty in reaching this villa.
We enjoyed the close location by boat from Menaggio to other cities particularly to Bellagio and Varenna. Our favorite town by far was Menaggio. We also traveled by car over the mountain from Menaggio to Lake Lugano and stopped at the local golf course. We also spent a day traveling by car to Lake Maggiore and the Bormean Islands. We took a day trip by train through the alps to St. Moritz. The train ride is on the World site list going from 400 meters to 7000 meters without the use of a cog rail. It was worth the hour drive to the train station in northern Italy
Nearby Events or Locales:
Donga was the largest town nearby but there was a little grocery and pizzeria in the village of our villa. Donga was not really within walking distance but this is where we found the greatest grocery store. They offered many freshly prepared dishes.
Tips or Restaurants:
Bring a flashlight for late returns to the villa. We found numerous good restaurants. We had a lovely meal at the Grand Hotel Cadenabbia on the roof--reservations suggested--very romantic with the moon and view and Italian opera.
We used a GPS, however the directions worked well.
S Cathy, September
Nearby Events or Locales:
You can walk to town.