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.
Glenda was a perfect host! From the day before we arrived in bellagio to the day we left, she was extremely helpful. She sent us emails with recommendations for restaurants (all of which were wonderful), things to do, and places to shop around town. Very thorough and extremely useful information! Her apartment was adorable. The kitchen was great for preparing meals, which we did on our first day there. She arranged to stock the kitchen for us with essentials for making breakfast and pasta. She was extremely sweet and very easy to get a hold of via email or texting. I would absolutely stay at Glenda's apartment again!
Glenda was more than the perfect host. She went out of her way to meet us at the ferry in Bellagio, communicating with us along the way. Her introduction to Bellagio and her apartment was brilliant. The welcome food hamper of a tray of fresh strawberries, oranges, cake plus a refrigerator full of supplies was such a blessing for the travel weary. We took her advice on where to eat, take-away pizza and fine dining and could have been happier. The apartment has magnificant views from three balconies and we were blessed magnificant weather.
Nice accommodation for the price. Host is very accommodating and tended to our needs. Beautiful view from the apartment. Only point i would call out is that the furniture is quite basic and the couch very small. Otherwise nice place to stay in Bellagio.
I don't think I could imagine a better host than Glenda. Before our arrival, she provided lists of possible activities tuned to our interests, a very detailed list of restaurants, suggested some potential walks and asked us if she could make any restaurant reservations for us. On arrival, we found she had stocked the fridge with wine, cheese and breakfast materials for the next day. She had a number of guides available in the apartment, including a book on hiking paths in the area. The apartment itself is well decorated and beautifully lit with two full door windows and somehow the sun seemed to hit all of the balconies around the apartment at once. The views were all amazing, even the view from the bathroom surpassed that of any place I've stayed before. The bedroom is up a spiral staircase from the living room and has sufficient sleeping area for a family. It is also lit nicely by skylights and a large circular window. Her apartment is an easy walk from town center and is right up the hill from the grocery with the freshest fruit and vegetables in town. During our stay, Glenda was very responsive and attentive to our needs. It was a privilege to have her as our host, and I would love to stay again someday.
Glenda was great from the time of reservation to the time we left. She gave excellent guides for the area and even picked us up from the ferry which was very much needed as we were traveling with a baby. Walking around town was amazing and the location is perfect. The views are spectacular and the apartment is well stocked. The apartment was absolutely spotless. We would love to be back as soon as possible!
What an amazing experience! Glenda kept in contact with us from start to finish and was extremely helpful during our stay. Her apartment is in a beautiful location with incredible views. It's decorated nicely and very clean! The neighborhood is very quiet and friendly! We really enjoyed our stay here. There was a fan in the bedroom area which was a much welcomed surprise. We would definitely stay here again. Glenda, even though we didn't have the pleasure of meeting her. was a fantastic hostess!! :)
Glenda is a doll! She greeted us with a warm welcome! Her place is beautiful and clean. The view from every side of the apartment is amazing. Great place! Will be back for sure! Thanks, Glenda!
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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.
Tasty and creative food, local high quality ingredients, great wine selection. Very quiet and romantic outdoor, close to a nice little bay. Ideal for lunch and dinner! Is better booking in advance.Via Melzi d'Eril Bellagio Lecco
Great villa with beautiful botanical gardens. One of the most famous historical villas on the lake. Ideal for a promenade in the morning (fresh air!) , or late in the afternoon (beautiful sunset).Lungo Lario Manzoni Bellagio CO 22021
Just in front of Trattoria San Giacomo. A wine bar located in a cave, great selection, some tasty appetizers to eat. You can have dinner even after 10pm, when other restaurants close the kitchen...Salita Serbelloni Bellagio CO 22021
The best way to explore the lake! You can rent kayaks and SUP, or book a guided tour on kayak. Mich, who manages this little water sport center, is nice and really helpful. Booking is requested.Via E. Sfondrati Pescallo di Bellagio CO 22021
Easygoing people, nice atmosphere, tasty local food. Ideal for quick lunch and for dinner outdoor. If you need to wait, you can order a glass of wine and sit on the stairs with a pillow :)Bellagio 22021
In the village. Nice and well decorated terrace. Its located in one of the most popular cobbled stairs paths in town. A little bit expensive, in my opinion.Bellagio 22021