Romantic getaway in Menaggio, Lake Como - Beautiful Terrace with Lake Views
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100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Best of both worlds...mountain walking in stunning scenery....alfresco dining at the Lakeshore.
Debrohah ensured our stay was perfect.
Thank you Stephen! I'm very happy you have enjoyed our cottage and what "our" lake offers. I hope to see you again!
Lovely cottage, great views, peaceful a nd tranquil location
Deborah was a delight to deal with, accommodating and quick to respond. Cottage quite a challenging walk uphill from Menaggio along steep narrow winding lanes. We were pleased we had hired a car despite doing the uphill walk on the odd occasion. It is easy to walk down and you could get a taxi back up. There is free parking down at the lake towards the lido which we used daily.
Lovely cottage, lovely views, lovely owner
What everyone else said! It's a lovely house, nicely decorated and clean. It's in a good location especially if you like walking as there is a 'starting point' for many trails nearby.
People mentioned the steep road to the cottage; it is steep and narrow, but to give a sense of proportion we managed to get a Mercedes E class up it, but had to do a '3 point turn' on one bend and there was not much room either side. As a large 50 year old I also needed a couple of stops on the walk back from Menaggio itself but there are seats all along the way and a water fountain in one small square so it was fine and I did it 4 times in the week. I'd say it took 25 mins to walk down, and 45 up with stops, but I'm overweight and unfit.
Deborah was very helpful, pleasant and speaks really good English. If like me you Google Earth destinations, there is now a house being built in the field next door by Deborah, but it is not overlooking the property and you still feel peaceful and away from it all.
We will be back in a couple of years when we're ready to return to the area. The views were stunning, garden pretty and facilities just what you need for a holiday for two.
Thank you! I look forward to host you again at our cottage on Lake Como :-)
Excellent Lake Como Holiday
We had a superb week in Italy by Lake Como. The cottage is as described and the owner, Deborah, is extremely helpful. I'd never booked through the internet before and the fact I was planning twelve days abroad made it all a bit daunting but everything went smoothly. Lago di Como itself is gorgeous, and the cottage is situated in Loveno above Menaggio. We walked every day down into Menaggio (it is steep but the views are worth it) and we found lots to do: hiking in the hills (the Refugio at Monte di Braglia is particularly recommended); ferry trip over to Varenna and Bellagio; just wandering around Menaggio (there's an historic walk that's worthwhile); and painting - the scenery is picture postcard worthy.
There is a local trattoria just a few minutes from the cottage - Vecchia Magnolia - that does good food, and everybody is friendly.
We will definitely be returning. Thanks Deborah.
(Alan and Lesley)
Dear Alan, dear Lesley,
it was a pleasure to host you at my cottage! I hope to see you again next year! Ciao, Deborah
Simple cottage with lovely views of Lake Como
The cottage was up quite a steep hill but well worth it because the view over the lake was amazing. Everything we needed was there and the property was modern inside and extremely clean and tidy. The owner was very friendly and helpful and easy to contact. We walked to 2 restaurants nearby which were good and also the Osteria in the town which was excellent. We spent a very enjoyable and relaxing 2 weeks in this location, exploring the lake and villas around it.
Thank you very much! I am happy you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and Menaggio!
Hopefully see you again! Ciao, Deborah
Menaggio Cottage overlooking Lake Como
The cottage was quite spacious, perfect size for a couple, with a great view overlooking Lago di Como. The terrace was large enough to enjoy the fantastic weather comfortably and the parking arrangements gave us easy access into Menaggio. The walk into Menaggio was a very steep descent but great for a bit of a work out (and to counterbalance the fabulous gelato from the gelateries in Menaggio!). The drive immediately to and from the cottage was surprisingly steep but no problem once we got used to it.
The cottage is beautifully built and has a feel of old Italian charm with a modern twist. Deborah was really helpful and friendly, as was everyone we came across in Menaggio. There is loads to do in the area (we particularly enjoyed taking the ferry across the lake to other villages) but we spent quite a bit of time just relaxing at the cottage, cooking wonderful Italian food and gazing at the fabulous views from the terrace! It was absolutely perfect for our honeymoon and we would go back again in a heartbeat.
Thank you so much Craig! I hope to see you and Katie for your first wedding anniversary! ;-) CIAO! Deborah
Lake is 1.5 km away. In Menaggio and surrounding area there are different beaches, also a public beach with sand, one large swimming pool and a small one for kids.
Milan Malpensa Airport 80 km, Milan Linate Airport 90km, Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport 1 and a half hour drive, Lugano Agno Airport 45 minutes drive. Ferry and other public boats as well as busses in Menaggio's centre. Train station in Como or in Varenna, on the other side of the lake.
Lugano (Switzerland) 25km.
Bellagio and Varenna 10-15 minutes by public boat.
Village centre 15 minutes walk downhill, a bit more going back!
Just few steps from the cottage there is the start point of many walk trails in the wood or along the river Senagra or going up towards the mountains.