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Gorgeous Penthouse Apartment with Superb Lake View

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Sunny alfresco dining
Apartment overlooking Lake Como
View Looking South from the Balcony
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
This hillside residence is in a quiet and tranquil setting and boasts stunning panoramic lake views. The large balcony overlooks the lake and mountains and is perfect for alfresco dining. Enjoying an elevated hillside location along the tranquil eastern shore of Lake Como, close to Bellano and Varenna, this beautiful new penthouse apartment is ideal for up to 4 people. The property boasts fabulous beamed ceilings throughout creating a gorgeous, romantic ski-chalet style ambience, open-plan living with stylish modern kitchen fitted with burgundy and cream units, gas hob oven, coffee machine, toaster, microwave fridge freezer and dishwasher. The open-plan living and dining room provides the ideal place to relax and entertain guests with comfortable stylish leather sofas, a flat-screen t...This hillside residence is in a quiet and tranquil setting and boasts stunning panoramic lake views. The large balcony overlooks the lake and mountains and is perfect for alfresco dining. Enjoying an elevated hillside location along the tranquil eastern shore of Lake Como, close to Bellano and Varenna, this beautiful new penthouse apartment is ideal for up to 4 people. The property boasts fabulous beamed ceilings throughout creating a gorgeous, romantic ski-chalet style ambience, open-plan living with stylish modern kitchen fitted with burgundy and cream units, gas hob oven, coffee machine, toaster, microwave fridge freezer and dishwasher. The open-plan living and dining room provides the ideal place to relax and entertain guests with comfortable stylish leather sofas, a flat-screen tv, dvd player, and music stereo. There is free unlimited ADSL wifi as well as satellite TV with UK 'freeview' channels and various Italian and German channels. A chromecast dongle allows you to stream programs and films from your mobile phone to the TV. The property is centrally heated throughout and there is also a cosy wood burning stove in the lounge. Hot water is provided on demand from the combi boiler. A contemporary dining area is provided and alfresco dining can be enjoyed by guests on the large, sunny private balcony with breathtaking views over the beautiful lake and surrounding mountains. The sleeping accomodation is also very stylish and extremely versatile with a spacious master double bedroom furnished with solid wood pieces and providing a romantic place to unwind with private balcony overlooking the mountainside and a second bedroom furnished with a single bed that converts to a pull-out double bed, and a sofa bed option in the lounge. A newly fitted modern bathroom provides a power shower, washbasin, wc, washing machine and Juliette style balcony. The small hillside modern residence is extremely sunny and boasts panoramic lake views. There is also a garage and public parking. Guests can enjoy cycling, hiking, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, rock climbing, paragliding as well as skiing at nearby resorts . The picturesque resort town of Varenna is a fifteen minute drive and there are regular ferry services to the 'golden triangle' of Menaggio and Bellaggio. Milan is easily reached by train. There is a bakery, bar and restaurant within walking distance. Dorio still preserves all the features of a typical village on the lake and sits in a sunny position on the slopes of Mount Legnoncino, enclosed between the gorgeous bay of Piona and the promontory of the castle of Corenno Plinio, a picturesque medieval village which is another pearl of the lake. Dorio ia about a one hour drive from the Milan airports of Linate, Malpensa and Bergamo and is easily accessible both by car and by train. A short drive away are the most important towns on this side of the lake - Colico, Varenna, and Bellano which offer a wide range of tourist services, leisure centres, restaurants, shops, sports and lake activities. By using the lake ferries the famous picturesque towns of Maggiore and Bellagio are only a short journey away. In the winter you can quickly reach the most popular ski resports of the area. Dorio is about one hour drive from Madesimo, Chiesi in Valmalenco, Aprica and Engadina.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
This apartment is not suitable for the elderly or children under the age of 7 as it is a top floor penthouse apartment with no lift and two external balconies.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Sue M
Languages spoken:English, French, Italian, Norwegian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
Interaction with guests
We are not living on site but there is a key safe outside the premises to gain access and we will call you with directions and further information before your booking commences. We are on call by phone if you need any assistance. There is also a Welcome Pack available in the apartment providing information on the use of the cable TV and wireless internet as well as information about the local area, places to see and things to do.
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Reviews (10)
Roam817989
Roam817989
1 contribution
Ein wunderschönes Appartment mit allem was man (Frau) benötigt. 😊 Wundervoller Panoramablick mit unbeschreiblichen Eindrücken. Zur Erholung ohne vielen Menschenmassen genau das richtige! Kleine Anmerkung 😉: Das Ehebett ist für zwei Erwachsene sehr schmal, man gewöhnt sich aber daran. Die Garage hat es in sich. Für eine Limousine etwas schwieriger zum einparken da Auffahrt sehr steil und wenig Platz zum rangieren. Übung macht den Meister. 👌
Visited July 2019
Written 7 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lin K
Lin K
1 contribution
Just got back from a fabulous few days in Northern Italy. The accommodation was outstanding. The apartment was extremely clean,comfortable and modern. Towels and bedding were provided. The views from the apartment over lake Como were spectacular. We enjoyed eating outside on the balcony which over looks lake Como. The accommodation was perfect for visiting many beautiful places. We visited Varenna where we got the ferry- bellaggio with lovely gardens. In menaggio whilst eating lunch we saw the end of lake Como marathon - good atmosphere. We managed a trip to Switzerland on the Bernina express - tbis is a must, the views were incredible. On our final evening we had dinner in Colico dinner last night by the lake. We also visited Piona monastery. Not to forget the gelato's! The weather was really warm - no rain! Thank you for such a wonderful place to stay. Can't wait to go back
Visited September 2018
Written 25 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kec189
Kec189
1 contribution
Mooi en net appartement. Alles is aanwezig. De oude sterrenkijker is ook een leuk extraatje. Enkel de wifi is uiterst zwak. In het dorp Dorio is een strandje waar je kunt gaan zwemmen. Ook is er een restaurantje en een bakker in het dorp.
Visited July 2018
Written 26 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GoPlaces767095
GoPlaces767095
1 contribution
A clean, modern and comfortable apartment with stunning views from the living area and balcony over Lake Como. Situated in a quiet village with helpful and friendly locals we found it the perfect place to escape city life and experience Lake Como! Easy to access surrounding towns and attractions by car or train but also enough to do and explore by foot. Sue, the owner was very helpful and readily available to answer any questions. The arrival and departure process was as easy and hassle free as it could be. We would be happy to visit again!
Visited April 2018
Written 2 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

richardmp2018
richardmp2018
Bournemouth, United Kingdom3 contributions
This apartment was excellent! Had everything you could possibly need - SPOTLESSLY CLEAN! Well cared for. Lovely balcony/patio area for soaking up stunning views of Lake Como and the mountain back drop - snow capped whilst we were there! Owners, Martin and Sue, very helpful advising on local walks, places to go around the lake and nearest ski resorts. Also recommended super restaurant near by, nothing too much trouble. Hope to come again!
Visited March 2018
Written 5 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Colette H
Colette H
Macclesfield, United Kingdom11 contributions
This is a comfortable and well equipped apartment with spectacular lake views from a large terrace to the front and up and down the lake. The location is peaceful but within 5-10 muinutes of beautiful villages and quintessentially Italian towns on the Lakeside and there are lots of things to see and do nearby. The access is up three flights of steps, hence the view! The hosts are very helpful. It was very hot during our stay but there are several lidos nearby with lake and pool swimming to cool off. We had a wonderful holiday and the apartment was excellent value for money.
Visited May 2017
Written 4 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sverre46
Sverre46
Thank you so much Colette for choosing Bella Dorio and for your kind and positive comments. I am glad you had a great time and enjoyed your stay in the apartment. Best regards, Sue
Written 4 June 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

F2561TGmartinh
F2561TGmartinh
3 contributions
The apartment is exactly what you see from the photos, exceptional views of Lake Como from the balcony. The location is quiet and peaceful but not far by car to shops and restaurants. It is clean and well maintained with all the facilities required for cooking, etc. The owner was readily available to respond to issue about gas and arranged for the problem to be sorted as soon as was possible. The wifi worked fine, however those guests requiring a higher download capacity, it should be noted it is not unlimited. Overall, it was a fabulous apartment and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Definitely recommended.
Visited April 2017
Written 15 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sverre46
Sverre46
Thank you Martin for your kind and positive comments and for your patience with the gas issue. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you again for choosing Bella Dorio. Best wishes, Sue
Written 6 June 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Grayo66
Grayo66
Rayleigh, United Kingdom22 contributions
We spent 10 days in Bella Dorio, we had a fabulous time there. The view is amazing and constantly changes with the weather, as does the Lake Como itself, with all the different activities that seem to take place on the lake. The apartment itself is very comfortable and has all the creature comforts, although we didn't watch the TV once, how could you with a view like that!!!!! The apartment is at the top of a hill, which we drove up and down, but you can walk it if you wish. Within a few mins driver you have Bellano and Varena which are both beautiful, then ferry rides to Menaggio and Bellaggio which are also fantastic. Best to buy a all day ticket for 15 euros each (walk on passenger) but you can use the ferries as much as you like. We found that the best ice cream is in Menaggio but where ever you buy ice cream from, it makes ice cream over here in the uk second class. We had a fantastic time and this was in the main to the apartment. Its fantastic. If you fancy a stay at Lake Como, there cant be many better than Bella Dorio, Its Perfecto....
Visited September 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 17 September 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

John S
John S
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
Everything about this rental worked very well indeed. The owners were very easy to communicate with and the photos & descriptions on their site were very accurate. We were constantly captured by the views, and delighted to find how clean, bright, well equipped the apartment was. It was a great base to explore the lake, and surrounding areas from Lugano to St Moritz to MIlan. It was easy to access by car from MIlan airports, and access to lake boats and trains was easy, although a car is essential for the property. The balcony really is fabulous and is really another room, I think we always ate outside and the evenings in particular were great. We would highly recommend it, though note it is not suited to young children and those who find a few flights of stairs a problem. A great place to explore,or rest, as much as you wish. Dorio itself is very quiet, but our teenagers also loved the holiday. Wonderful. Enjoy the experience.
Visited June 2014
Written 7 July 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sharon9977
Sharon9977
Parkdale, Australia
This unit is perched on the eastern side of Lake Como. The panorama from the balcony is breathtaking, giving uninterrupted 175 degree views of the Lake, snow capped mountains and villages on the far side. We were enthralled by the peaceful stillness, the gentle sounds of the occasional trains below and the cuckoos at dusk. We sought restful accommodation on Lake Como......this accommodation gave us everything and more. We were delighted. We will recommend this accommodation to our friends and we would not hesitate to stay here again ourselves.
Visited May 2014 Travelled as a couple
Written 15 June 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Mountain Views
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Dorio is a quiet and tranquil village on the beautiful eastern shore of Lake Como enjoying unspoilt panoramic views and close to the picturesque resort towns of Varenna and Bellano from which there are regular ferry services to the golden triangle of Menaggio and Bellaggio. The nearest shop is a bakery in Dorio. The nearest supermarket is in Dervio, approximately 3 km from the apartment. The Bank of Sondrio, with an ATM machine and foreign currency exchange, is also in Dervio. The nearest Shopping Centre with department stores, electrical shops, clothing stores and a large supermarket are in an indoor shopping centre at Centro Commerciale Iperal Fuentes, which is situated north of Sondrio about 10 km from the apartment. There are also local street markets selling fresh fruit a...
Getting around
The apartment is in a great location and easy to reach from Milan airports. The journey is on major roads and the apartment is just off the main lakeside road. There is also a local train station just 10 minutes walk from the apartment with links to Milan Centrale or north to Switzerland.
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