Lost in ParadiseApartment - Via Scellino 4 - Santa Maria Rezzonico
"Lost in Paradise" is a spacious two-story apartment located in the quaint small village of Santa Maria Rezzonico. The breathtaking view of the lake and mountains from this apartment will blow you away. This comfortable residence also features a furnished terrace and balcony surrounded by greenery, where you can enjoy your meals or have a sunset aperitif while admiring the lake. The décor, blending classic and rustic elements, harmonises well with the stone walls and white plaster, creating a cosy and occasionally exotic atmosphere with some wicker furniture. All of these details, along with the fabulous lake view and the garden's palm trees, will truly make you feel like you are in a corner of paradise where you can relax and find peace of mind.
This apartment can comfortably accommodate up to five people, making it suitable for a family or a group of friends. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and another with a queen-size bed and a sofa bed. You will also find a spacious and modern kitchen equipped with all the appliances you will need, as well as two convenient bathrooms with showers. The apartment is also equipped with a washer-dryer and free wi-fi for added convenience. While the apartment does not have air conditioning, you can use portable fans and ceiling fans to cool the rooms. Additionally, you can use a retractable awning for shade and relaxation on the terrace.
In this property, pets are not allowed.
Baby beds are available at an extra cost.
Extra cleaning and linen are available at an additional cost.
Transportation can be provided, please contact us!
Once you have parked your car near the property, a few steps along a cobblestone path will lead you to the apartment. Inside the apartment, there is a flight of stairs to access from the ground floor to the first floor.
There are free parking spaces near the property.
HIGHLIGHTS AND HOME TRUTHS:
>A spacious apartment with a magnificent view of the lake and mountains.
>Convenient for those arriving by car, a bit less so for those arriving by public transportation, as it is located approximately 40 kilometres from Como.
Santa Maria Rezzonico is a charming location nestled along the picturesque shores of Lake Como. This small village, which still preserves remnants of its medieval period, such as cobblestone alleyways and a 14th-century castle perched on a pebbly beach, is far from the hustle and bustle of mass tourism, making it ideal for those seeking peace and privacy. It boasts an almost enchanted landscape on the western shore of Lake Como, facing Bellagio and Varenna, two of the most renowned lakeside destinations on the opposite shore, with the Swiss Alps in the background. You will find tranquility as you stroll through the winding lanes and along the short lakeside promenade with a little harbor.
Nevertheless, Santa Maria Rezzonico is conveniently close to some of the most beautiful and famous villas on Lake Como. Just a few kilometres away, you can visit places like Villa Balbianello and Villa Carlotta. Furthermore, within a ten-minute drive, you can reach the splendid town of Menaggio, from where you can take a ferry to reach other lakeside towns. Menaggio is also known for its stunning lakeside promenade, offering breathtaking views, and outdoor enthusiasts will find a paradise here. The surrounding area offers a myriad of activities, from hiking and mountain biking in the nearby mountains to water sports like sailing, kayaking, and paddleboarding on the lake.
Nature lovers will also appreciate the abundance of hiking trails leading to stunning viewpoints, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Lake Como.
For convenience, we recommend our guests to reach the property by car. Traveling by bus is a bit less convenient for those coming from Como. There is an ASF C10 bus line that goes from Como to Menaggio, and from there, you will need to take another bus, also on the ASF C10 line, but headed to Colico. From Menaggio, which can be reached in about 10 minutes by car from Santa Maria Rezzonico, there are ferries that go to Como, Bellagio, Varenna, and other towns around the lake. Please note that during the high season, there might be long queues at the ticket counter. Tickets can also be purchased online on the Navigazione Laghi website. There is also a ferry that transports cars.
Santa Maria Rezzonico is approximately 40 kilometers from Como, and the journey takes about an hour. From Como San Giovanni train station, there are regular trains to Milan Central and Switzerland (Lugano, Bellinzona, Locarno). From Como Nord Lago, there is a train connection to Milan 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 marvellous little towns around the lake. 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 Menaggio 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 is a beach (“lido”) in Menaggio. Locals and visitors also enjoy traveling to Nesso where the bravest swimmers can jump into the lake from the ancient Roman bridge near the waterfall.
Lido di Bellagio and pebbly San Giovanni beach will be waiting for those who wish to travel farther and explore the beautiful town of Bellagio which lies in the middle of the two Larian branches.
>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 2€ 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: 5
Via Scellino 4 - Santa Maria Rezzonico