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Exceptional house with stunning view on Lake of Como - Casa Olea - RED apartment

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 50 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Description

Casa Olea - RED apartment

Casa Olea is a small residence made of 4 apartments for a number from 2 to 6 persons. Every room of the house has view on the lake and each apartment exits on the garden separated one to the other by a jasmine hedge. There is a lift that brings guests from the underground garage to the house level. The swimming pool (12 x 3,5 mts) is fitted with sunchairs and shower.


About the property

A design masterpiece with private pool, garden, completely renovated in 2008.

The main attraction of Olea House is its stunning 180 degree view of Lake Como. The house is a superb example of a restoration which is sympathetic to its surroundings. The former farmhouse blends traditional Italian style with contemporary features. The original stone structure has been retained and stone and wood are still the main components. The interior is both modern and functional. The garden, disturbed only by birdsong and hourly church bells, is a haven of tranquillity and relaxation; the private swimming pool as well as the nearby tennis and basket ball court will ensure your complete enjoyment. Everything is designed for the guests to feel comfortable and to make their holiday on Lake Como unforgettable. The house is located in the small village of Perledo, 2 miles drive from Varenna and 50 feet up a hill. Casa Olea takes its name from the 300 olive trees belonging to the property and every November there is an olive picking festival.


Owner
Luciana Sala (Mrs)
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, french, german, italian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2017

Available Rentals

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Perledo, Italy

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Double sofa bed in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Casa Olea - RED apartment
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
4

Super lækker lejlighed med fantastisk udsigt.

  • 4 of 5

Vi boede i RED apartment, hvor der var en fantastisk udsigt. Poolen var uundværlig og lækker og ren. Grunden til stedet ikke får fem stjerner er, at den røde lejlighed ikke var egnet til fire personer som angivet. Det var kun det ene værelse der var egnet til overnatning, da man ikke kunne trække for over mod bjergsiden, og vi oplevede at folk kiggede direkte ned på den seng man sov i. Der udover kunne man ikke lukke døren helt til badeværelset, måske også et minus for nogen...

Men super lækker lejlighed i en lille hyggelig by med en udsigt der nok ikke fåes bedre, og dejlig pool...

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

breathtaking

  • 4 of 5

Positives... well maintained property, nice clean swimming pool, breathtaking views and close to friendly shop.

Negatives....No a/c, no oven, rubbish tv and really recommend you hire car for this property or put your life in your own hands walking down the dangerous path to get to varenna (taxi €10 )

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from a wonderful stay at Casa Olea. We stayed in the red apartment which was beautiful, spacious and catered for all of our needs. The apartment was well equipped for long/short stays. There is a balcony the length of the wall on the second floor which provides a breath taking view of the lake. The apartment is a little way out of town so having a car is handy as it is only a short drive in. We loved Varenna and would not hesitate to recommend this apartment!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing apartment with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in Casa Olea, we were visiting Lake Como for a friends wedding and it was an amazing apartment to stay in whilst we were there! Views are stunning, apartment is clean, spacious and just a beautiful place to stay! We had good use out of the pool as our 2 year old son wanted to be in there most of the time. Luciana was easy to contact and very helpful with everything we asked. Would highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful view and great apt.

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a nice place to spend Spring break with the kids in April.

This apt had a great view, was simple and modern. The reviews were good so we decided to try.

We had a wonderful holiday! It was very good apt.

Ms. Irene was the one taking care of all details, information and questions we had.

We found the apt and got easily inside. The apt was very clean and we found everything we need.

We had breakfast in the apt everyday and were able to cook some dinner when kids were too tired to go out.

There is a little shop close to the apt where you can buy basic groceries. That was very helpful on the first day.

The view of the apt is beautiful and everyday we were so glad to enjoy it!

Varenna is a nice little village with some nice restaurants and shops.

We really love Bellagio! More options of restaurants and more little shops.

We also went to Milan. You just have to take the train at the Varenna train station. It takes 1 hour. We had a great time!

The fact they had a garage was great because we travel by car. During the week it is fine to park but during the weekends is crazy. No parking at all! Then is better to take a taxi.

We had a great time!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

superb view up high. But access to town and restaurants requires wheels.

  • 4 of 5

PROS:

1) No regrets stay. Room is fine. Views are superb. Pool is a great cool-off on hot days after trudging around Como.

2) Kitchen in the unit we used had a microwave and cooktop - find for most cooking.

3) Little corner store 3 min away by foot was more than sufficient....wine, fruit, vegetables, bread, cereal, other beverages, pasta, etc etc.

4) Indoor secured parking for your car is included. Bring your Ferrari.

ISSUES TO CONSIDER

We give it 4 stars in spite of the issues here, because if you understand and accept the balance between issues and benefits, and in particular if you value the UNREAL view (as we do) you'll accommodate the issues too.

1) This is a multi-unit building, so if you have noisy neighbors in the room next door...it's, well, noisy. Locals nearby can be noisy too, especially FriSat nights. You want super quiet? Not here, though probably less noisy than down in town. We ended the practice of living in apartments in 1973 and usually rent houses or occasional apartments in Europe, so perhaps we're jaded.

2) Access to town might be problematic - the bus down to the station is infrequent relative to my preference, and doesn't run after late-afternoon to bring you back up the hill after dinner. We used a cab often which was effective but at 10E per trip, some may find the cost prohibitive. We just considered it a cost of this location with a view, as expected. Driving to town each day might be only marginally cheaper than the cab (parking costs), unless we got a free parking spot at the south end of town....but I don't drive home after dinner and wine, and wine at dinner is a requirement in IT travel. :-)

3) The restaurant next door is now a B&B, so that option of travel to dinner by foot is gone. The bar/rest sortathing nearby was closed for the month we were there, so as far as we and the cab driver could determine, if we wanted someone to cook for us, we had to go some distance by car or bus. We prefer walking to dinner in Europe, so this location didn't work for us and may not work for you. Dinners down in town were always winners...just required the cab ride home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Thanks to Casa Olea central position on Lake of Como you can easily visit the most attractive places on the lake. old villas, typical villages like Bellagio, Menaggio, Gravedona and many others and reach the different beaches on the lake coast. In 10' you can take a train that brings you to Milano, Bergamo, Como in not more than an hour time. Other places you can reach in 1h drive are: Lugano, St. Moritz, different Alps best sites as Passo dello Spluga., Passo San Marco. From Casa Olea you can take old stone walking paths that bring you to the villages of Vezio Castle, Gisazio, Bologna in the nature with breathtaking view sites. In half an hour drive you can take the path that brings you to the top of Grigna mountain (2400 mts.). A guide is recommended. You can find any kind of attraction as sport activities: wind surfing, swimming, trekking; historical guided visits and shopping in towns.

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