About this listing
Our home is a place of peace within walking distance from the center of Menaggio, the starting point for the ferry to visit Lake Como. From every room you can see the lake Perfect for a romantic honeymoon dream. We can organize romantic dinner.
Our location overlooking the lake is a haven of peace and relaxation away from the hectic everyday life. We are a short walk from the center of Menaggio (about 1 km) which is reached by a convenient scenic walk.
Menaggio with its marina is the ideal starting point for visits to the most famous picturesque location the lake: Bellagio, Varenna, Tremezzo, Como. Ideal to (email hidden) of the lake: a ride on the boat, walks surrounded by nature and return to a good glass of wine on the terrace with a breathtaking view.
Here's what we offer you: your apartment to live in liberty, but if you like, me and my husband Stefano will be happy to advise you on how to best spend your holidays.
The apartment is 70 square meters, with views of the lake from every room, consists of a large living area with kitchen, dining area and sofa bed, one double bedroom and a bathroom with shower. Outside there is a terrace for romantic dinners. The apartment is perfect for a couple or couple with 2 children.
Are available bikes and Wi-Fi
Next to the house there is a free and calm little beach. Menaggio, besides offering nice stores, restaurants and the Lido with a swimming pool, is also the departure point for ferries to Bellagio, Varenna, Tremezzo and Como.
Playground to the shore in front of the street. To few minutes wall climb on rock. Parking is located outside the house and another free one is just near the lake. Just a few meters from the house, you’ll find a bus that connect Como to Colico.
For the lovers of golf, to few miles, there is the "golf club Menaggio & Cadenabbia", one of the most ancient golf courses in Europe.
My guests will have access to all outside, the garden, the relaxation area.
Interaction with Guests
Guests have their independence but my husband and I are at your disposal for any help, advice or to book a restaurant .......
I think my neighborhood is nice because is surrounded by greenery but quite and a few steps walk from the center of Menaggio.
I think my neighborhood is beautiful because it is surrounded by greenery, where you can find but quite a few steps walk from the center of Menaggio.
Other Things to Note
1. No smoking inside, but you can smoke on the terrace.
2. No pets allowed
3. Apartment must be left in the same condition as you find it, except for normal usage and cleaning. Guest agrees to pay for the replacement of any missing, damaged and/or broken items (for example: cushions, artwork, kitchenware, linens, towels, damage due to smoke), new lock in case the key is lost.
4.Taking care of turning off the gas and lights when you don't need it.
5. There will not be any refund in case of flight delays, cancellations or emergency situations.
6. A ID necessary at the arrival for registration and disclosure to the authorities.
7. In case after your arrival you’d find something that seems inadequate (eg. something broken/missing/cleanliness etc) please contact me immediately so that I can resolve the issue. If you do not contact me immediately, I will assume that everything is fine and therefore will be unable to resolve the issue.
In this case, no refund will be offered at a later date.
8. Guest agrees that he/she will not use this apartment to engage in illegal activity or to behave in an anti-social manner.
9. The guest agrees not to throw loud parties or engage in other acts that could cause damage to the property or cause disturbance to my neighbours.
Failure to comply with this may result in the immediate exclusion of the guest without any compensation for any future rental.
10. We normally give one set of keys to the guest. Please do not give out these keys to any other person.
11.Italy has no home garbage collection service. Instead garbage containers are located in the street in front of police station. No garbage is to be left at the accommodation and it is expected that garbage is disposed at the containers.
11. Price includes linen, towels and ordinary cleanings (it excludes therefore cleaning dishes, taking out the garbage and empty bottles, advanced food etc.
In case that one of the above should be left undone, further expense for extra cleaning will be asked).
12. Price does not include "visitors' tax" of 1 euro per person per day.
13. Are available bikes and Free wifi until 2 GB, the surplus will be required to pay 20 euro for a further 2 gigabytes.
It must be informed in advance of their arrival time to organize the reception.
If you have other specific needs, please don’t hesitate to ask me, and I’ll do everything to satisfy your needs.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Paola and Stefano were very welcoming hosts. We did not arrive at the apartment until very late due to car rental issues, and they were both very friendly and helpful upon our arrival. We did not see them again during our stay, but Paola was in touch throughout to ensure everything was going ok. The views of Lake Como are quite simply stunning. The apartment had everything we needed and was a very comfortable space. Sitting out on the balcony of an evening watching the world go by in that part of the world is just sublime. The location is great, as well as being very peaceful, the apartment sits just outside of Menaggio, but only a short walk and you are in the town centre. We were only there for 3 nights but loved every minute and found it very hard to leave. We would happily recommend a stay with Paola and Stefano :)
Everything was exactly as shown in the pictures and Paola and her family were very kind and caring hosts making sure we had everything we needed for the apartment and the local area for food and tourism. The house was clean, cosy and as described. The balcony was perfect for breakfast and just relaxing on in the evening. Location was quiet and what we needed but also only a couple of mins away from the piazza, boat rental And supermarket. Those steps that everyone describes are intense at times, but nevertheless all worth it. Also the wine cave and the wine itself is fantastic if you want a good night in. Would highly recommend and return at any time.
We absolutely loved our time at Paola and Stefano's attic apartment. It was clean upon arrival and Stefano was there waiting to greet us. He also spent some time hosting us on his own front porch and giving us maps of the town and restaurant recommendations (as well as coffee which we were in desperate need of). It is a bit of a climb, but the view and the privacy are well worth it. There's limited parking, but the walk to town was not bad and they also provided bikes for us to use. The attic did get a bit warm at times (we were there in late June) and there aren't any fans, but there are plenty of windows and a nice breeze. Overall this was a top notch experience. You can tell that Paola and Stefano really enjoy hosting. I would definitely recommend them and would be pleased to stay with them again.
Paola and Stefano met us as promised and helped us with pur bags up the many steps to the apartment. You do need to able and energetic to reach it but once thete you will not be disappointed. Clean with plenty of space and stunning views of the Lake. The apartment cool even on warmer weather and I always found convenient parking. Menaggio town centre is a 15 -to 20 walk away mainly on the level and the bus stop is very (website hidden) was a perfect base for exploring the lake area.
We had a very friendly welcome from Paola and her husband. On the next morning, she gave us a lot of information about the area. The description in the internet of the apartment was exactly as we found it - with one exception: the first picture on the website, the spacious balcony with the laid table does not belong to the apartment.
The view from our small balcony and the windows is spectacular. The apartment is very beautiful and tasteful - in a kind of home&garden style.
There were no cushions for the deck chairs or the chairs outside, so that it was not easy to sit or lay down outside comfortable. The equipment in the kitchen was ok, but considering the price it could have been better.
Paola and Stephan were wonderful hosts and the apartment and the view were spectacular. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the Lake Como area and wish we had scheduled more than 3 nights there.
This Airbnb apartment is situated in Noballio, just outside Menaggio. There are some strong pros and strong cons. First of all, you have to climb a hundred stairs to reach the apartment, which gets somewhat annoying after a few days (with groceries etc.). But once you climbed to your apartment, you are rewarded with a beautiful view on the lake.
Then there is the walk from Noballio (the apartment is situated in Noballio, not in Menaggio): it is a 21 minutes walk (see Google maps). To and from Menaggio each time takes you 45 minutes in total by foot. But you can also go by bike or by bus. The apartment itself is nice, with enough electricity points and good beds. No microwave, no washing machine, no TV. On the other hand, the lovely loggia that you see on the Airbnb advertisement is NOT part of your apartment. You will have a small balcony, with room for 2 persons. But still: a lovely balcony, with a tremendous view. The “Outside terrace for romantic dinners “ is a dirty plastic table and some dirty plastic chairs.
I asked the owner for a “complete reliable internet”, since this was a working vacation for me. But the internet failed, and we had to leave one day earlier than paid for. In summary, if you don't have problems with an apartment that is not real close to the city center or with climbing many stairs, and if you don't care too much about Wifi, than this is a good apartment for you. For us, it was less suitable.
We are very sorry that Olivier has not fully appreciated our hospitality, and we thank him for the notes has advanced on our property.
However, we should point out that the distance from Menaggio is regularly highlighted in the description, as well as access to the apartment (just look at the photos) and in any case those who decide to come and spend a holiday at Lake Como must prepare to walk and constant movement .
In fact, the main photo was taken from our terrace at a room with some guests, we feel best represents our house and in any case in the legend of the photo is well specified.
As for internet access are available free 2 GB of internet browsing, then it’s possible, that for reasons beyond our control, the connection is not fast or fully reliable (the provider has assured us that the connection was working).
Next time, we hope will return to Lake Como, we recommend to Olivier to stay in a downtown hotel with all "the comfort" , so avoid "long walks" but probably will not enjoy the peace and the views of our abode.
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About the Host, Paola
Ciao siamo Paola e Stefano quando ospitiamo vogliamo che tutti si sentano come a casa loro, ma coccolati...
Hello we are Paola and Stefano, when we host we want everyone to feel pampered.
We love traveling, playing sports and cooking, in fact we have a real passion for Italian food and wine.
Visit us and your holiday on Lake Como will remain in your heart.