Villino CarlottaApartment - Via Regina 2 - Carate Urio
"Villino Carlotta" is a stunning and welcoming residence on Lake Como in Carate Urio. The details and Art Nouveau finishes, along with the rounded corners of the façade with three windows each, give the sensation of being transported to a fairy-tale and magical place where time has stopped. Not to mention the delightful garden with a terrace overlooking the lake! The roses in this verdant corner of paradise, the terrace with table and chairs, the sun loungers for peaceful sunbathing, and above all, the view of the lake that can be enjoyed from here, make "Villino Carlotta" an enchanted oasis of peace suspended in time. You can savour a sunset aperitif or enjoy breakfast while admiring the lake and the green surrounding hills in complete privacy. Truly a unique and exclusive place that you will remember forever!
This two-story villa can accommodate up to 4 people but is also ideal for a couple seeking a romantic experience. Upon entering, on the ground floor, you will find an open space that includes a living room with two comfortable sofa beds, a large round sofa, a round table, and a fireplace, as well as a small functional kitchen equipped with all the comforts - fridge, oven, gas stove, dishwasher, washing machine, etc. The white color of the walls and furniture on the ground floor contributes to creating a relaxing atmosphere. Once you climb the stairs, on the first floor, you will find two double bedrooms - one with a large built-in wardrobe, and a blue-toned bathroom with a large bathtub. The property is equipped with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and all the other appliances you may need to make your stay comfortable.
In this property, animals and individuals under the age of sixteen are not allowed.
Extra cleaning and linen are available at an additional cost.
Transportation can be provided, please contact us!
Being on two floors, there are stairs inside the villa and just a few comfortable wide steps to access the garden and the terrace overlooking the lake.
Private parking is available.
HIGHLIGHTS AND HOME TRUTHS:
>The garden and the terrace overlooking the lake make the entire stay worthwhile.
>Convenient parking is available within the property.
>Although the villa is located along the lake and can be reached by a generally quiet road, it may not be very convenient if accessed by public transportation.
The property is located in Carate Urio and is situated on the western shore of Lake Como. Carate Urio is a small town rich in history, and its narrow streets are lined with ancient stone houses. When the sun sets behind the mountains, the town is bathed in sunlight.
For our guests' convenience, we suggest arriving by car.
Alternatively, it is possible to take the bus or ferry to travel around. ASF Autolinee buses are in operation in the area. Tickets can be obtained from the driver (cash only) or in designated places (see their website). Taxis are also available, but not easily attainable in the region.
From the “Urio” pier, a local ferry service will take you to Como and some other lakeside towns. Tickets can also be bought online on the Navigazione Laghi website.
From Como San Giovanni station, there are regular trains departing to Milano Centrale and Switzerland (Lugano, Bellinzona, Locarno). From Como Nord Lago, there is a train connection to Milano Cadorna.
The nearest airports are Milano Malpensa, Milano Linate, and Orio Al Serio in Bergamo. It is possible to arrange a direct shuttle to and from the airport at an additional cost.
For more questions regarding transportation, please do not hesitate to contact us – we will be happy to help and ensure that you reach your preferred destination!
>We advise you to take a day to visit the marvelous little towns around the lake. Como city is the urban centre of the area, but the little towns are gems with glorious lakeside villas.
>To travel and walk around Lake Como, especially in the little towns, comfortable shoes are a must.
>There are many public drinking-water fountains in the area, and the water is safe to drink unless stated otherwise. Tap water is also drinkable. You can carry your own refillable bottle!
>If you are looking for a relatively easy hike in the area and want to enjoy mountain views anyway, Lake Como Greenway is an easy-to-follow trail that doesn't require too much walking uphill. It connects the little towns from Colonno to Griante. A bus will take you from Carate Urio to the starting point in Colonno.
>Look for traditional restaurants where you can try local foods such as Lake Como fish dishes.
>In Italy, many shops (especially the little ones) and services are closed in the middle of the day, so be careful to plan your shopping accordingly.
>Lake Como is one of the deepest lakes in Europe and the deepest in Italy. Swimming and diving are prohibited in many areas and can be dangerous. For those who wish to dwell in the water, however, there are some options. There are beaches in other lakeside towns.
Lido di Bellagio and pebbly San Giovanni beach will be waiting for those who wish to travel and explore the beautiful town of Bellagio which lies in the middle of the two Larian branches. Locals and visitors also enjoy travelling to Nesso where the bravest swimmers can jump into the lake from the ancient Roman bridge near the waterfall.
>Lake Como is located in a mountainous region. The surrounding pre-Alps might not seem very high, but the climate is nevertheless affected by the nearby mountains, and temperatures can change quickly. Be particularly attentive to the weather when hiking, and bring some warm and waterproof clothes with you!
There are so many great things to do around Lake Como! We can suggest and help you to arrange the following:
>Private boat rides
>Kayaks/SUPs in the lake
>Flights in a seaplane above the lake
>Yoga and meditation classes
>Hiking and foraging
>Trekking in the mountains
>Guided tours to Milan
For more information, please contact us, and we will be thrilled to advise specific experiences that would suit your taste!
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
Please note that all guests are required to pay a city tax of 1€ per night per person.
According to Italian laws, every guest's personal ID will be requested before check-in. In order to speed up the check-in process, we kindly ask all guests to fill out the online check-in form which is sent via e-mail along with the booking confirmation.
In this property, it is mandatory to separate the garbage. Recycling laws are strict in Italy.
Check-in: 15:00 - 19:00
Standard occupancy: 2
Max occupancy: 4
Via Regina 2 - Carate Urio