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Luxury holiday hideaway on Lake Como Italy

Villa Casa Fontana
Villa Casa Fontana
Villa Casa Fontana Dining by candlelight on the terrace Room with a view
Evening sun in the `Look Out'

Apartment in Lombardy, Italy

Property Details of Lombardy Apartment

Nestled in its own gardens this private home is a luxury holiday hideaway just 100 metres from the lake. Laid out over 3 levels Villa Casa Fontana is a third of a grand old house built in the 1920's. The house sleeps six in total. Four in two double/twin bedrooms and two in our third fun twin bedroom - which has bunk beds and its very own porthole window. Every room (and the garden) has breathtaking views of Lake Como Italy and the surrounding mountains and villages on the far shore. The upper level of the house is reached by an old timber staircase which comes up from the garden level and arrives in The Look Out (or sun room). There are stunning views across the lake to the mountains and villages on the far shore. Here there is a large living room, private bedroom and bathroom. Along with the spacious dining kitchen (which has a glass balustrade) and the outside terrace and garden these two public rooms on the upper level make it ideal for two couples to holiday together and have their private space too.

Local Area Details

More dramatic than Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore Lake Como of all the Italian lakes offers a truly special lake holiday Steeped in centuries of history Lake Como has endured as a favourite resort for wealthy Milanese artists writers actors celebrities from all over the world Stylish Como is fifteen minutes drive or boat ride away and the Milan Como road and rail links are quick and easy Tour easily from here and enjoy art and culture in Bergamo Monza Verona and Venice Villa Casa Fontana in the ancient village of Carate Urio is on the west shore with many of the famous Lake Como hotels like Villa deste close by Narrow stepped pathways and romantic footbridges link the characteristically old lake villas to the shore Shopping is typical of a small village with a handful of cafbars and restaurants where you are guaranteed a warm welcome great coffees wines and of course fantastic food

About Bars
Eating and Drinking There is so much on offer to eat and drink in Carate Urio and around the lake. This means you can choose to dress up or down and dine to suit your own pocket. We have tried to give a guide to both dress and budget for dinner in each of our choices. In Carate Urio Piccolo Orso Bruno - 10 minute walk. Our village dinner favourite. Lovely couple. Great for morning cappucino, freshly squeezed juices, light lunches, pizzas & dinner. From €50/€100 inc wine for 2, dress only for dinner - if you like to! Book Fri/Sat to get front terrace table as it's busy. La Creperie de Revaa - 8 minute walk The view from the terrace is unbeatable. Our village lunch favourite. Suzy is in charge. Crepes, pastas & full lunch & dinner menu - pot luck, tasty & cheap as chips! Very casual, closed all day Tuesday. Ristorante San Bernardo - 5 minute walk Brilliant pizzas (carry out too). Other food, rustic but good. Family run, erratic. Quite casual for Italians. Mobbed at the weekends with locals. €45/€50 inc wine for 2. Albergo Fioroni - 5 minute walk Hang out over the water in the conservatory. Family run, old fashioned, peculiar service & menu, but nice food (nut gnocchi, lovely). Tourists & locals come. Dress to please you. About €45/€55 for 2 inc wine. Outside Carate Urio There simply isn't enough space to mention all the places we love. We hope you enjoy those we do include and that you also find your own favourites by wandering around. Argegno Argegno is really lively, especially on a Friday from around 6pm. Bar hop and sample some great wine and prosecco and soak it up with all the lovely nibbles everyone offers as standard. They are free so long as you keep drinking wine or coffee. Tremezzo The very best wine bar on the lake is called Cantina Folie in Tremezzo. They choose different wines each week to sell by the glass which allows you to taste expensive wines BEFORE you purchase a bottle to tkae home. They now do flovely but simple food too, try the 30 month aged parmesan with some walnuts & honey.... Il Timon has a good menu and the food lives up to it. Cernobbio The `must do' place to have a drink is Harry's Bar overlooking the lake. Try Tom and Jerry's (really) for simple fresh pasta and pizza.
About Transport
GETTING THERE FLYING Although Milan (Malpensa) airport is the closest at only 45 minutes drive you can also fly to Milan (Linate) and Milan Bergamo (Orio al Serio). Both are one hour's drive away give or take few minutes - depending on traffic. Many of the low cost airlines, as well as the regular airlines, fly to these airports. Check out who flies to each airport from where you are by doing a search on www.flightmapping.com TRAINS, BUSES, BOATS & DRIVING The city of Como can be reached easily by train, bus and car. Driving in this part of Italy is much easier than myth would have it. Most of the well-known car hire companies have a base at all three airports. Remember also that as well as driving to the villages around the lake you can reach them by public boat (Gestione Navigazione) or by bus (Autolinee). ARRIVING AT VILLA CASA FONTANA All of our booked guests will be sent details on how to reach the house following confirmation along with details of all the local `gems'.
About Beaches
There are no sandy beaches around the lake but there are plenty of Lidos. Little inlets with shingles and here you can laze on a lounger and usually there is bar and food service.
About Children Activities
Lake Como and the surrounding area also offers kids a really great holiday too. A few of our small friends told us their favourite is the water park close by at the Swiss border and the Jungle Raider Park. This adventure park is built in the trees of the Civenna Forest just 8 miles from Bellagio. A great day out for kids 120cm and taller.

Luxury holiday hideaway on Lake Como Italy Property Information

Location:Lombardy, Italy
This Property Sleeps:6
Minimum Price Per Week:€645
Maximum Price Per Week:€1495
Nearest Airport:Milan Malpensa Apt (MXP), ItalMXP 45 minutes drive Bergamo 1 hour (airport code MXP)
Prices are for 7 nights usually Saturday to Saturday 25 deposit to book payable by bank transfer 75 balance payable eight weeks out after which no refunds apply 350 breakages deposit payable on arrival refunded on departure 95 final cleaning per stay

Property Features

  • Close to a golf course
  • Children are allowed

Accommodation and Facilities Summary

Accommodation Changeover Day Sat, Size: Spacious, Accommodation Type: Self Catering
Suitability Non Smoking Only, Unsuitable for the elderly or infirm, Wheelchair inaccessible, Children Welcome, Family Oriented, No Pets
Outside Outside Tap, Garden, Terrace, Patio, Barbecue, Barbecue Area
Location In the Country, Distance to Airport 20-50km, Distance to local restaraunts 500m, Distance to convenience store 500m
Local Area The local town is Lively but not wild, Distance to Local Town Centre 500m, Restaurants, Quiet Bars and Pubs
Local Activities Water Sports, Snorkelling, Nearby Zoo, Water Park, Diving, Mountaineering, Skiing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Walking, Swimming, Water Skiing, Tennis, Sailing, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Golf, Fishing, Cycling
Living Room Sofas 2, Seating for 8 People
Laundry Ironing Board, Iron, Clothes Dryer, Towels Provided, Linen Provided, Laundry Service Provided
Kitchen Toaster, Grill, Separate dining area, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Oven, Hob, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Microwave, Crockery & Cutlery Provided, High Chair Available
Entertainment Cassette Player, Radio, DVD Player, TV, Hi Fi, Satellite or Cable
Dining Seating for 6 People, Dining room table
Heat/Cooling Ceiling Fans, Central Heating
Bedroom King Size 2, Twins 2, Doubles 2
Bathroom Bidets, Toilets 2, Bathrooms 2
Theme Quiet yet close to local activity

Contact Information for Luxury holiday hideaway on Lake Como Italy

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Apartment in Lombardy, Italy