About this listing
Cool apartment in a quiet area, ideal for romantic weekends, family holidays, cozy getaways. You'll feel as at home!
This is my apartment on the hills, just ten minutes walking distance to the ancient center/touristic area of Bellagio.
I love this house, bright in every season, calm and full of good energy. The mountains and the water are all around, powerful as they are.
I have a fully equipped kitchen: fridge, coffee machine, toaster, tea boiler, oven, and all the pans and pots you need to cook your meals are provided. I also provide basics for your breakfast and meals, like coffee, tea, juices, cereals, bread, pasta, oil, sauces, tuna etc.
You can have your breakfast, lunch and dinner inside, close to a panoramic window over the lake, or outside on the balcony, if you are just two people.
My apt's style is "minimal", with wooden furniture and supplies from French brocantes and nordic design shops.
During the winter, you can light a fire in the little fireplace, and spending some romantic time there.
The bedroom is on the second floor, in a loft - wooden attic, with essential and "zen" furniture: one Japanese king size bed, two single beds in front to the double one, and a little free standing open wardrobe.
On the second floor there is one bathroom too, with bathtub under a roof window (you can have your bath looking at the stars!).
Another bathroom with shower box is on the first floor.
Extra towels, basic toiletries (shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and soaps) are provided.
Hair dryer is provided.
Wi-FI service is included.
Sorry, no washing machine at the moment.
You can find an automatic laundry in the village.
The zone is really calm and safe. Close to my house, 2 min walking, you can find a nice pizzeria, with a panoramic terrace, very appreciated from the locals (you can also take away your pizza) and a nice bar/restaurant in a Sport Center; here you can go even to take a swim in the pool, play tennis, take some rest at the SPA, rent a bike.
Supermarkets and local products shops (especially lake fish and bio cheese and milk) are 10 minutes walking distance or 5 minutes by car.
The historical villas are also walking distance.
The beach is 20 minutes walking distance.
The ferry boat is 15 minutes walking distance.
Around the building where my apartment is, there is a public parking place for free. The area is safe.
If you don't come by car, and you plan to reach Bellagio by train+ferry or by bus, I suggest you to take a taxi (the station is at the boat dock), especially if you have heavy luggage to carry on. It could be hard to walk on the climb you need to take to reach my area, even if it's actually a short walk.
During your stay, however, you don't need to have a car: you can explore the area by public transports, by bike, hiking or just walking around.
To reach the touristic area you can easily go everywhere on foot, in the night too. The area is safe and quiet.
Check in and check out are flexible: that means that we need to plan them together before your arrival. Please send me details about your road trip and I'll do my best for your comfortable arrival.
Generally speaking, is better to plan check in after 2.30pm, and check out before 12.30pm, because of the necessary time of final cleaning before the eventual following guests in the same day you'll leave.
If you need extra info, please contact me: I will glad to help you.
The entire apartment is independent. My family has another apartment in the same building, so if we are in Bellagio, we can spend some time together. We will help you during your entire stay, in case of need, staying in contact by phone/emails or in person.
Interaction with Guests
I will welcome you in person every time I will able to do that. If I won't, I will send details to pick up the keys and notes about how to manage things in the apartment. I will stay in contact with you every day. If I'm in Bellagio during your stay, we can spend some time together, taking a drink, going out for dinner... or taking a swim in the lake,
Quiet area. Quiet people.
Services are maximum 10 minutes walking distance (supermarkets, local cheese shop, fresh local fish shop, vegetables shop, pizzeria, ATM, gas station, medical center, post office, free mineral water dispenser, swimming pool, bike rental, car rental, SPA, hair dresser, tennis courts).
Ferry dock, boat dock are 15 minutes walking distance. Taxi are available upon booking (business cards are at the apartment). Bus stop (to Como) is 10 minutes walking from my place. Bike rental is at the Sport Club close to my place. Car rental is 5 min walking. Several pedestrian paths are close to the apartment. I have several guides about.
Other Things to Note
I can suggest you several activities about water sports, hiking, biking, visiting historical places, going out for dinner, tasting great wines and attend a cooking class.
The apartment is for not-smokers.
You can smoke outside the balcony (an asher is provided).
Please, don't be loud after 10.30pm: the neighborhood is really quiet. Thank you.
Amazing, great house, lovely area. Glenda was amazing, loads of information about the local area. She even left us ingredients for a meal when we arrived late. Would love to come again.
We had the most wonderful time in bellagio and Glenda's apartment was well set up and kitted out. She was very helpful with great places to visit and booked a restaurant we found because our very basic Italian was foiled by an answering service. Despite being 36 to 38c during our visit the apartments windows and fan provided a nice breeze. Highly recommended.
Over het uitzicht is niets teveel gezegd. In werkelijkheid is het zoveel mooier dan wat de foto's beloven. Glenda's tips zijn zijn uitstekend. Vergeet niet vanuit het huis ook een keer naar rechts omhoog te gaan, en dan het wandelpad naar beneden. Je komt dan bij de villa en het park. Je kunt daar ook heerlijk rustig zwemmen. Wij werden ontvangen door Glenda's vader. Buitengewoon vriendelijk en behulpzaam.
It was a very good experience, very well organised and welcoming. Great to have tips about where to go for dinner, drinks etc. Thank you, it was perfect!
We had a magical time in Bellagio. The whole place is breathtaking but truly an amazing spot that Glenda has at the top of the hill. Well located to lots of great spots in the area.
Glenda was incredibly organised and efficient with our arrival and stay. We didn't get to meet Glenda this time round but her lovely father, Bruno was there to greet us and made us feel incredibly welcome. I felt Glenda had really catered all her recommendations to our interests which reflected her thoughtfulness throughout the stay.
As far as the apartment, it was fully stocked with everything a traveler could need. There were even extra touches like fresh soaps, sunscreen and toiletries. The kitchen was well equipped and there was even juice, milk and fruit for us!
All round a lovely apartment if you want to stay in and relax or take in the area by foot. Bellagio is quite hilly but every time we got back home to the apartment, the view made any amount of steps worthwhile! I would highly recommend Glenda as a host and her wonderful apartment!
We had a lovely stay at Glenda's apartment. She was very helpful sending us tips on what to see where to eat etc. Her apartment has exceptional views of lake Como and was very comfortable to spend the night.
Wonderful location, quiet yet only a short walk away from the center of the town! Easy nearby parking. Beautiful apartment with great views! There is everything one needs for a comfortable stay. I wish we stayed there longer!
Glenda is the most attentive host I've met so far. She supplied us with detailed tips on what to see, what to do and where to eat at her home town. It helped us plan our days more effectively. Thank you Glenda for sharing your home with us!
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About the Host, Glenda
Bellagio is my "family house". My dad born and grew up here, my parents get married here and I spent lot of my holidays and leisure time in the Pearl of Lake Como.
I live in Monza, close to Milan. I'm entrepreneur in Fashion, managing my own e-shop about New Labels, Vintage Fashion and Style Finding. My previous career was in Drama and Performing Art, I'm an actress and an author as well.
I'm passionate in travels, I loved staying in Argentina, Canada, USA and I'd like exploring Asia as soon as possible.