About this listing
Welcome to beautiful Lake Como and this cozy and fresh place. It's our private, loved holiday nest. We wish to make the stay of our Airbnb guests valuable for an affordable cost. Have some peaceful days, and get close to Italian culture in the area.
The attic apartment on second/top floor is about 35 m2, bright, newly renovated, well presented and located in a genuine area. It has a sparse and functional Scandinavian touch, decorated with love. You are the only guests at your stay.
Our house itself is a small typical old building, renovated to keep three small flats. It is connected in a row with a couple of other old houses by the small, calm village road. The village area consists of small villas with kitchen gardens, some apartment blocks, and some small company buildings (some of them closed down) - reflecting the past and present of a genuine area. Upwards there are little farms with grasslands.
By the front side to the lake you have an astonishing view of the lake and mountains over the village roofs. On the off side you have sight of the neighboring houses, the mountains, and sloping grasslands.
The apartment is just 700 meters walk from "our" children friendly beach, embedded in nature. Colico center with it's port piazza, restaurants and cafes is easy accessible by the main road, or by the old countryside roads, three kilometers away.
In close walking distance are two small groceries - one with fantastic freshly baked bread for your breakfast or picnic -, bars and typical restaurants. In the area lives almost exclusively locals, and you will experience the calm atmosphere of a semi rural every day, with the breathtaking panorama of the lake and mountains all around you.
The kitchen is equipped for six people. The bathroom has carefully selected tile. The bunk bed in the sleeping room is 90 + 140 cm, the sofa-bed in the purpose room is 120 cm wide. The towels provided are of good quality. You get a change of beddings/towels if staying more than a week. A washing machine is in the flat.
WiFi, computer with TV are included. Two bikes with bicycle baskets are free to use during your stay.
Air conditioner isn't every house standard in the area, and is not installed in our little vacation apartment either (yet =)). During summer heat peaks, around 35 degrees Celsius can occur outdoors occasionally. Thick walls, and prealpin winds might cool off the place, but we can't rule out some heat inside. A table fan is in the apartment. If you are sensitive to heat we suggest you to find another place with air condition amenities.
In our place we have collected maps, information and tips on things and restaurants to experience. See also our Guide/location map in this ad. We would love to give you any more suggestions of things to explore in the area if you want to.
Interaction with Guests
Our aim is to share our humble private vacation apartment with you and offer you a pleasant stay for your holiday experiences, with respect for your privacy. Please don't hesitate to contact us for any questions or concerns.
We hope your stay will be a pleasant experience. Here you have opportunities for sunbathing, swimming and water sports like windsurfing, kite surfing, canoeing and sailing.
From here you can easily reach many trails suitable for everyone from tourists to advanced professionals. In the area there are also about 1000 lead climbing routes, both multi-pitch and single. You can also find bouldering and canyoning.
During winter season the flat is an ideal starting point to reach the many ski resorts in the area.
During summer season there is a wide range of classical and contemporary concerts and festivals around the lake, besides other cultural exhibitions and events.
From Colico you can take the ferry to many of the other beautiful Lake Como towns and attractions. Experience also by car the wonderful coastline. Enjoy excursions to cultural, historic, picturesque towns and villages. Walk in the breathtaking pre-alpine landscape and nature. Get gastronomic delights of the Italian and local cuisine.
90 km from Milan, and 80 km from Bergamo with it's medieval part 'Citta Alta' and musical events, allows for day trips.
If you just want to relax a couple of days, as well, this is the place.
HOW TO GET HERE
It is easy to get here by car; exit at Piona from SS36 Milan-Lecco-Valtellina is 500m. Close to the house you have a safe, public parking space.
Coming by train is also very convenient. The local train station (Piona) is located at a 500m distance from the house.
If you arrive from the town Como you can chose to take the bus along the west side of the lake, to Colico (2 hours trip). You can also take the ferry and get a marvelous sight (2-4 hours trip).
The nearest airports are Milano Malpensa and Milano Linate, and the airport at Bergamo. Public transportation from them is a convenient choice, if not renting a car.
In your Airbnb Itinerary as booked guest, we give you detailed info about how to get here, public communication and taxi facilities. But please don't hesitate to get back to us for any questions or concerns.
Other Things to Note
LAGO DI COMO
Lake Como is Italy's third largest lake, the maximum width is 4,5 km, length 46 km. The location and the geography of Lake Como gives a combination of continental and mediterranean climate in the area. The greenery is healthy and lush with palm trees and mediterranean plants in parks and around villas. These are intermingled with more upland flora in nature.
Our two bikes, with baskets, take you around in the area. "Our" beach, embeded in nature, whit great panorama of the lake, in mid of October, 10 minutes away from our flat.