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Villa Casa Fontana

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The look out is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the view.
The lake as viewed from the garden
1 of 21The look out is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the view.
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Stroll around the ancient village of Carate Urio on the west shore of Lake Como. Narrow stepped pathways and romantic footbridges link the characteristically old lake villas to the shore. Carate Urio is an ancient, small village with a handful of café-bars or restaurants where you are guaranteed a warm welcome, great coffee, quaffable wine and of course fantastic food! Newly refurbished, this luxurious three * bedroom apartment has been tastefully decorated and is located in one the most desirable residential parts of Lake Como (45 seconds in a fast car to George Clooney's Villa Oleandra in Laglio). At the same time, it's convenient for visiting the popular western branch, from Como's old town to the water-sports centres at the Northern end of the Lake, as well as the popular mid-lake tri...Stroll around the ancient village of Carate Urio on the west shore of Lake Como. Narrow stepped pathways and romantic footbridges link the characteristically old lake villas to the shore. Carate Urio is an ancient, small village with a handful of café-bars or restaurants where you are guaranteed a warm welcome, great coffee, quaffable wine and of course fantastic food! Newly refurbished, this luxurious three * bedroom apartment has been tastefully decorated and is located in one the most desirable residential parts of Lake Como (45 seconds in a fast car to George Clooney's Villa Oleandra in Laglio). At the same time, it's convenient for visiting the popular western branch, from Como's old town to the water-sports centres at the Northern end of the Lake, as well as the popular mid-lake triangle of Menaggio, Bellagio and Varenna. And for longer day trips, Milan, Lugano and St Moritz are within easy reach. The apartment itself provides wonderful Lake views from all of its rooms. Although it sleeps 4 adults it also has a *fun third bedroom with bunk beds if you have kids making it ideal for families too. A luxurious holiday hideaway, the home features two bathrooms (1 of which is en suite) plus a spacious private garden make this home the perfect Lake Como retreat. The two double or twin bedrooms each have a zip and link bed (king size when linked and two generous singles when apart) The third bedroom was designed with children in mind and is pretty small but with bunk beds and its very own porthole window – its quirky and can sleep tidy adults at a push, taking the total of guests the home sleeps to 6. The sun room or 'look out', situated on the first floor is a quiet spot where you can relax with a book or a glass of prosecute and watch the amazing sunsets over the lake, it's also a great spot for meeting for drinks before dinner. The large sitting room has a beautifully restored antique floor and is the perfect room to get your family or friends together and enjoy some of the games we all enjoy playing when we are on holiday. Cook and eat indoors in the modern dining kitchen or go outdoors. Here there is a barbecue for outdoor cooking and a big table for al fresco dining. This all sits underneath a wrought iron gazebo that is covered from spring to autumn with greenery and lilacs - offering welcome shade from the sun – and fairy lights come on when the sun goes down. Carate Urio is ideally situated to explore some of the hot spots of the lake by ferry, like the famous Villa d'Este or Harry's Bar in Cernobbio where you might sip a cocktail in celebrity company. Good road and rail links make art & culture trips to Milan, Bergamo, Verona and Venice fast and easy. Contact us for more pictures of the home and area. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No more than 6 people sleeping in the house at any one time - with the exception of a baby. Final numbers must be indicated and agreed in advance. Rubbish is the responsibility of the guest and must be taken away with them. The dishwasher should be emptied and dishes put away. Should any of the above not happen a charge will be made against the bond.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Cornelia G
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:August 2012
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Had a wonderful stay at this villa. The photos on this site completely lived up to expectations.Stunning views!!!!!!! Lake Como villages / towns were very friendly. We didn't have a car but managed to get about easily on the boats and buses. A lot of...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Mandy G
Management response:Responded 1 July 2018

What a lovely review Mandy thank you.

Reviewed 29 April 2018

We just concluded a 10 day stay at the villa and loved every minute of it. The stairs from the low road are a bit daunting when you arrive with 150lbs of luggage! Yes I’m married. The villa itself is very up to date and...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank LVF2013
Management response:Responded 2 May 2018

Lee thank you for your lovely kind words. I will add some spices and I am so sorry about the pepper mill! I am here just now getting the last of the wisteria ... it does look great. Helen

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Situated in the village of Carate Urio this villa has beautiful views across Lake Como from both bedrooms and the main living area. The accommodation was perfect for two couples sharing although the main stairs to reach the villa are not recommended for those who...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Ewen A
Management response:Responded 17 September 2017

Thank you, I'm so pleased you enjoyed our villa.

Reviewed 12 July 2017

We loved staying at this villa, enjoyed its location which was in an area that wasn't too busy but had everything you needed not too far away. The views of the lake make it such a pretty spot and there was a good choice of...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Gail G
Management response:Responded 16 July 2017

Thank you for such a nice review and also for being so understanding about the 2nd 'loo'. Come back soon. Helen and Chiara

Reviewed 5 July 2017

We stayed in this villa in the village of carate urio, it was just fabulous. The villa was so quaint, from the look out, views and the garden, just such a lovely spot. The steps could be a slow one at times, the weather was...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Zara S
Management response:Responded 6 July 2017

Thank you so much. What a nice review. We look forward to welcomng you back.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
The ancient village of Carate Urio on the west shore of Lake Como in a real haven for tranquility. Ideal for an afternoon meander through the narrow cobbled stepped pathways or to revel in the café-bar culture that is prevalent here.Unwind over an impossibly long lunch in one of the pretty lakeside trattorias or restaurants serving authentic locally produced food aks culinary perfection! Explore the neighbouring villages and lazy lakeside living such as Laglio, where George Clooney spends his summer holidays hauled up at his lakeside villa! Or meander through the cobbled streets of Cernobbio for an icecream, the perfect way to spend a sunday afternoon or a spot of shopping in one of the exclusive boutiques.Relax with a touch of sunbathing on the shingle beaches around the local area or hop...
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