Casa Rosina

Lake Como, Varenna

    • Sleeps 6+1 Guests
    • Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 150 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Dog welcome
    • Tennis
    • Airport distance:
      Milano Linate 75 km/1 hr 30 min
      Milano Orio al Serio 60 km/1 hr 50 min
      Milano Malpensa 91 km+ferry/1.5 hrs+15 min
      Switzerland/Lugano 34 km+ferry/50 min+15 min

    € 2650 - 3400 per week

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    Overview

    A cottage for a family

    Casa Rosina is a two-story cottage located in an ancient village on a hill above Varenna, just a two-minute walk from a 60-acre estate, where guests may park their cars (no cars are permitted in the village). Guests are also welcome to use the shared pool on the estate and the tennis court. 

    The entrance over the terrace with pergola and dining table leads straight into the living room. The living room is furnished with a sofa, two armchairs and a dining table. Both, the living room and the kitchen have a French window onto the terrace. On the upper floore there are three bedrooms (one double, one twin, one bedroom with bunk beds) and two bathrooms.

    Although there are no shops in the village, guests can enjoy the specialties of the local inexpensive restaurant located just three minutes on foot from the house. Other restaurants, shops, the ferry dock and the train station are located in Varenna. You can also walk there on a downhill path which takes about 20 minutes, but the walk uphill will be more strenuous and will take longer. Wear good walking shoes! 

     

    Varenna, called “pearl of the lake”, is a quaint village lying on a promontory on the east coast of Lake Como. It is a quiet lakeshore town of beautiful old houses and romantic panoramas. Olive and cypress trees testify to the mild climate of the area, along with many botanical specimens normally found in warmer climates. A romantic walkway along the lakefront links the town center with Olivedo, the landing point for ferries and steamers. Because ferries connect it to other towns on Lake Como including a car ferry, and the train comes directly from Milan centre to Varenna (train ride little more than one hour), it is an ideal base for exploring northern Italy as well as the southern Swiss Alps. Varenna offers many wonderful possibilities for daytrips. Explore the castle of Vezio (5 minutes walk from the villa). Visit the gardens of Villa Monastero, Bellagio and Menaggio (15 minutes by ferry), Tremezzo and the famous Villa Carlotta, and Como, with its historic monuments, churches, and shopping.

    Varenna, with its brightly painted houses and flowers along the lake edge, is only 10 min by car from this property. Visitors remark on the quiet and tranquility of Varenna, the relaxation afforded by the unhurried pace of this peaceful village. Take in the lovely walk along the lake edge down to the small stone beach which is inhabited by ducks, and enjoy some ice cream or coffee from the gelaterie nearby, or sit at an outside terrace of a cafe on the water’s edge to enjoy a meal and the beautiful scenery: the calm lake, the towns of Bellagio and Menaggio across, and the snowcapped mountains in the distance. Along the arcade near the water are a few shops, boutiques, and cafes. The sporting club in Varenna (3 km) has a pool and beach facilities. 

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    Amenities

    HoLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
    • Shared pool
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite TV
    • Internet WIFI connection available in and near a spacious recreation room approx. 50m from the house, in the reception office of the estate and near the pool (not in the house)
    • Fridge with freezer
    • 4 ring gas hob
    • Oven
    • Microwave
    • Filter coffee machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Washing machine
    • Hair dryer
    • Small terrace 
    • Pergola
    • Barbecue grill
    • Parking approx. 100 m from the house

     

    Breakfast service might be available (please check upon booking).

    Touring ideas

    Restaurant 300 m
    Varenna/ferry berth 4 km
    Bellaggio ferry 15 min
    Menaggio ferry 15 min
    Lugano 28 km from Menaggio
    Como 36 km from Menaggio
    St. Moritz 95 km
    Milan 86 km

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    Activities

    Many small towns and villages surround Lake Como. They are quaint and beautiful and it’s worthwhile exploring them. If you spend the mornings on the west side and the afternoons on the east side of the lake, you will always stay in the sun.

    Steamers, boats, car ferries and buses serve all the main towns on Lake Como. A ferry around the heart of Lake Como (between the key towns of Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio and Cadenabbia) is a must. The most popular of the stops remains Bellagio.

    Bellagio - known as the pearl of the lake is a beautiful little town in a picture-perfect location on the promontory where Lake Como separates into two branches. The town is historic and charming, with a waterfront promenades, stately hotels and two gardens open to the public: Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi. Bellagio's tourist information offices are by the ferry jetty and in Piazza della Chiesa.

    Menaggio is located on the western shore of Lake Como, and has small stretches of shingle beach. From Menaggio you can travel to Lake Lugano or embark on mountain hikes. The town is a useful base for exploring Lake Como; with good bus and ferry connections. 

    The fishing village of Varenna has picturesque narrow alleyways and streets below a castle and a lakeside walking path. Varenna is a peaceful resort, smaller than Bellagio and also very beautiful. You can admire views from the Castello di Vezio or simply relax by the lakeside.

    In Tremezzo visit Villa Carlotta - a villa and botanical garden. The villa is today a museum, whose art collection includes works by Canova, Thorvaldsen, Migliara and Hayez in addition to pieces of furniture from the time of the various owners.

    The walled town of Como is a lively and pleasant town with an appealing historical centre and a scenic location at the southern end of the east branch of Lake Como. The impressive cathedral (Duomo), like most in Italy, was built and added to over a period of centuries, so you can admire Gothic and Renaissance features including some fine tapestries and paintings. The town's earlier cathedral (built in the tenth century), San Fedele, is another fine sight, as are the tall nine-hundred-year-old gateway, Porta Vittoria, and the Romanesque church Sant'Abbondio. The town's art gallery (Pinacoteca) is also worth a visit. For a short trip out of town, take the funicular up to the top of the hill above Como, where you can enjoy spectacular views. 

    Lake Como and the region is a shopper’s paradise. Around Como there are many small shops and boutiques, and in the larger towns you will find a great range of boutiques, designer stores and department stores. Wherever you are you are never far from great shopping.
    Como is an interesting place to shop because of its local flavor. There are very elegant stores in Como that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Some of the world’s greatest designers are found in Como. Perhaps the nicest discount silk store (Mantero VIII) is found on the outskirts of Como.
    Como is only a few minutes' drive from the Swiss border and from Lake Lugano. Cross the border into Switzerland and visit Foxtown Factory Stores, a temple of luxury and elegance with 3 km of shop windows, where 160 stores. The world famous mall that has every imaginable brand name store (Armani, Gucci, Prada, Loro Piano, Yves St. Laurent, Ferragamo, Versace, Missoni, Bally, Bruno Magli, Dolce and Gabbana, Cerrutti……to literally name only a few) at discounted prices. The mall sells last year’s fashions at prices that seem a third of what can be found in Milan.
    Then of course there is Milan. Milan is a short train-ride away for those in search of some city life. Milan has been crowned the fashion capital of the world thanks to designers such as Versace, Prada and Armani. Via Monte Napoleone and Via della Spiga with its designer showrooms and boutiques are two of the most elegant, if expensive, shopping streets in Europe. Milan also has sections of town dedicated to antiques, art and house supplies.

    In Milan is to see Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. In the heart of Milan is the rose-colored marble Gothic Duomo. Not far from the Duomo is the world’s most famous opera house - La Scala. Throughout the city are symbols of Milan’s illustrious past including the 16 Corinthian-style columns from early Roman settlements. These are placed just outside the 4th century Basilica di San Lorenzo. Also impressive is the Sforza Castle and Museum of Ancient Art. St. Ambrose’s Basilica and Museum is interesting as the Basilica was founded in the 4th century by the Bishop Ambrose who baptized St. Augustine here.

    Lake Como boasts some of the very finest Italian cuisine, and is home to a number of world-class restaurants. Check out the back streets and old lakeside towns to find some of the less well known but excellent restaurants.

    Lake Como boat hire is possibly the finest way to experience the Lake in its full splendour. One has not seen Lake Como if it hasn’t been experienced from the water. There are numerous touring companies that can take large or small groups for tours of the lake which can include a refreshing swim in the lake. A wonderful day is to take the morning to explore the lake by boat. Stop for a long lunch at the Locanda dell’ Isola Comacina and return to the Villa by late afternoon.

    Outdoor Activities: biking, mountain biking, hiking, boating, paragliding and windsurfing.
    There are numerous hikes and walking trails in and around Lake Como. Around the lake, through the woodlands and up through the hills and mountains offer an enormous variety of hiking possibilities, from easy walks for families to the more difficult for skilled hikers.
    For water sports lovers it is possible to spend entire days sailing or kayaking, windsurfing and motor boating, water skiing and canoeing, wakeboarding and kitesurfing. In Como there is even a hydroplane piloting school.
    Lake Como can also be dicovered by bicycle. Scenic roads, and alternative routes to those followed by the main traffic and some real cycle paths offer the visitor an alternative way of visiting various parts of the lake.
    Lake Como has also several golf courses which can be easily reached by car.

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    Casa Rosina

    Ground floor:

    • Entrance
    • Living room
    • TV room
    • Fully furnished kitchen & dining area

    Second floor:

    • 1 double bedroom
    • 1 twin bedroom
    • 1 bathroom with tub
    • 1 smaller bathroom with shower
    • 1 room with bunk beds (best for children)

     

    Outside:

    • Pergola with dining table, six chairs and two deck chairs
    • In the nearby estate, just a two-minute walk from the house, guests are welcome to use:
      • the shared pool, tennis court and bocce court
      • 60-acre grounds with a uniquely beautiful landscape
      • The beautiful estate has several paths, gardens and seating areas for guests to enjoy, as well as breathtaking views of the lake and mountains.
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    04 Jan 2020 - 11 Apr 2020
    18 Apr 2020 - 16 May 2020
    26 Sep 2020 - 19 Dec 2020
    2650 EUR
    11 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
    16 May 2020 - 30 May 2020
    29 Aug 2020 - 26 Sep 2020
    19 Dec 2020 - 09 Jan 2020
    3050 EUR
    30 May 2020 - 29 Aug 2020
    3400 EUR

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    RENT INCLUDES

    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens
    • Pool towels
    • Electricity
    • Internet WIFI connection available in and near a spacious recreation room approx. 50m from the house, in the reception office of the estate and near the pool (not in the house)
    • Maid service (2 hours house cleaning on Tuesdays, Thursdays and for rentals longer than one week on Saturdays)

    EXTRAS

    • Utility deposit (unused portion of the utility deposit will be refunded in cash on departure): EUR 100 per week for heating.
    • Heating (if required): metered / EUR 5 per unit
    • Wood for fireplace: please check price on the premises.
    • Additional bed upon special request when booking: EUR 315 per week
    • Baby bed if maximum capacity PAX is exceeded: EUR 40 per week
    • Final cleaning: EUR 120
    • Tennis court: EUR 15 per hour during the day; EUR 20 per hour during the evening - please specify when booking.
    • Pet allowed on special request (must be on leash in the garden, small breed only): EUR 80 domestic pet supplement per week. If you plan to bring your dog, please send us the completed and signed form Declaration of Accepting Responsibility for Your Pet together with your booking form.

    SECURITY DEPOSIT

    EUR 1000 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Advanced grocery shopping
    • Breakfast service might be available (please check upon booking): 15 Euro per person to be confirmed.
    • Cooking service for dinners during your stay
    • Cooking lessons
    • Restaurant reservation
    • Babysitter
    • Extra domestic help (house cleaning): EUR 20 per hour
    • Extra set of bath towels: please check price on the premises.
    • Extra set of bed linens: please check price on the premises.

    NOTES

    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • Pool opening dates: May 16th - September 26th
    • For more than 3 children, please enquire.
    • Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7 and 9pm for an extra fee of EUR 50.

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