Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
- english, french, italian
I have lived on lake Como since 1983 after being born and brought up in London UK. My husband is from here and has transmitted to me his love of this beautifull place. Before moving to Italy, I worked for British Airways at Heathrow and have always worked looking after holiday makers on the lake, so I feel comfortable giving reccomendations about things to do, where to eat and almost anything you might need to know, I am happy to share as much with my guests as possible to make their stay as enjoyable as possible. We live 10 minutes drive from the apartment, which we bought because we fell in love with the views from the terrace, everytime we come to the apartment to make sure all is OK, we breathe a sigh........ it's so beautifull, you could never be tired of seeing what we see from there. We think we have offered our guests a good service in the past, lots of information and help organising boat rental and special trips. I am also a guide for the villa Balbianello, a property belonging to the Italian National trust and love taking my guests to see it, it's something that shouldn't be missed.
Silvana purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why Silvana chose Argegno
The pure magic, the 125 sq, meter terrace with un obstructed lake views, the comodity of not needing to have a car, the town of Argegno is so convenient for everything.
What makes this Apartment unique
Apart from the views, the convenience of being 5 minutes walk from one of the busiest little towns on the lake, where all the ferries stop, there are lots of restaurants and cafes, in the apartment we have air-con, heating, satelite TV,a full kitchen and WIFI, included in the rental price.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - Smoking is allowed outside on the terrace only.Smoking is allowed outside on the terrace only.
Max guests: 6
Comfort and stunning views
A very comfortable apartment with everything you need, and an amazing view that has to be seen to be believed. Others have mentioned the steep climb up from the town centre and the traffic noise, but we quickly got used to both. Take a small car if you want to use the parking space!
Fantastic service and apartment
The apartment was even better in real life, the photos don’t do the apartment and the balcony justice. The kitchen is very well equipped. The views and proximity to Argengno are fantastic for a short stay. The only downside is the noise from the traffic, at times it is extremely noisy and not very relaxing. Elena and Silvana are wonderful responsive hosts. Thank you.
Amanda, thank you for staying and I’m very pleased you liked the apartment, and for looking after it during your stay.
The lake gets very busy over the weekends, which is when you were here especially with motorcycles, but is much quieter in the week, and the apartment, is on the road, although high up, so noise is inevitable, but not usually a problem especially as the bedrooms are at the back, off the road and with A/C you can keep the windows closed and sleep well.
I hope it didn’t ruin your stay, you are welcome to stay anytime, silvana
We stayed here for close to two weeks over Christmas and New Years and it was a little slice of paradise. The apartment is even nicer than the pictures suggest with a view that is unforgettable. The apartment is very well appointed and Silvana was brilliant to work with before and during our stay. There is a walk uphill from the town but it took only 10 minutes up and 5 or less on the way down. Argegno is a charming village - big enough for regular bus and ferry service but not touristy. We enjoyed a great meal at La P'Osteria and several cafes in town but did eat at home often - and used the BBQ which was a treat for my husband - as we had a young child who was not always up for late night meals. We can't recommend this spot highly enough and hope to come back again - soon!
Splendid location with magnificent views over Lake Como on three sides of the apartment. Plenty of room for two couples, though one bathroom has bathtub with hand-held shower head and no curtain. Well-equipped kitchen has large frig an easy-to-use dishwasher. Very comfortable terrace with couch and chairs. Wi-fi weak and intermittent. Parking place adequate for only a very small car, so on-street parking is the better choice. Argegno is a lovely and pleasant village central to interesting sights on the west side of Lake Como. Silvana is very friendly and welcoming.
Perfect Stay at Lake Como
Villa Panorama is a perfect place to enjoy the beauty of Lake Como. The pictures understate the spectacular views from the veranda that runs across the length of the apartment. It was perfect for two couples with nice sized bedrooms, two very nice baths, a spacious living/dining area, a great kitchen that was fully equipped for any type of meal preparation, and a washing machine. We had full access to wireless internet which worked well. There is room for a small car that was protected by a gate. There is a steep walking path down to the town, but we are in our 60’s and had no problem with it. Silvana was very helpful and had a fully prepared list of restaurants and local sights. For us, Villa Panorama was a perfect place to stay on Lake Como and we will definitely return.
'Villa Panoramica' is only a 15 minute drive away from Cernobbio, the world famous hotel Villa D'este and the famous Villa Erba, where many exhibitions and trade fairs are held, the City of Como is a 20 minute drive away and of course Como is the silk capital of Italy, so there are many silk and textile factory outlets and shops in the town of Como.Milan is 50 kms, 1 hours drive, so it is also ideal for combining a holiday with the world famous 'Monza Grand Prix', or any other sporting or business events which you may wish to attend in Milan.
All travel information will be provided to guests enquiring about the apartment, as well as a welcome book (provided in the apartment) with the local tours and suggested walking itineraries in the area, local information and suggested boat trips.
It is also five minutes drive away from the 'Villa Oleandra' the villa acquired from the Heinz family by George Clooney, and George has been spotted in Argegno often mixing with the local people.
The Villa Fontanella, once inhabited by Gianni Versacci is 10 minutes drive away.
Villa Panoramica is also ideal for those who do not want to be troubled with driving in Italy. The local bus stops directly below the villa and so does the local boat. There is also a public bus service from Milan Malpensa airport and Como is also well served by the international train service. We can also offer an excellent English speaking taxi driver service, which is available on request. Switzerland is also a short drive away, 45 minutes by car,in fact, Argegno sits at the foot of the 'valle Intelvi' a beautiful open valley which links Lake Como to Lake Lugano in Switzerland where you can find the City of Lugano, Campione D'italia, with it's famous 'Casino' and lovely lake front walk.The famous 'Jet set resort of St. Moritz is a two hour drive away.
While spending a holiday on Lake Como, you will have the chance to see much more than you would expect.
You could explore its breathtaking surroundings, beautiful villas and picturesque villages…
You could use this as a base to visit Venice, Verona and many other beautiful and interesting cities in the north of Italy and Switzerland, we are only 25 minutes drive from the border.