Beautiful Italian house with breathtaking view on lake Como
Familie De Kraa
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Children allowed - Brilliant! Car free around the house + small beachBrilliant! Car free around the house + small beach
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 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.
This house has gorgeous views of Lake Como. The location however was farther away from the lake than we anticipated. We were warned about the number of stairs getting to the house but we had no idea that there would be so many stairs once inside the house. The bedrooms were on the third floor. Hard to see at night due to lighting. We were under the impression that the lake was more accessible and that we could easily use the canoes. This was not the case. Daniel, the property manager also informed us that they were locked up. It was a long hike down to the lake. The house itself was nicely appointed.
Well-equipped kitchen (though strangely no wine glasses!), nice to have a few stock-cupboard items left by previous guests (?). Spread over four floors so not the best if that would be a problem for you - kept us fit, though. Rarely able to get a space at the near car-park, but always found one down the road, within 5 minutes' walk. Owners and neighbours helpful before and while we were there.
Thank you for your kind words Jenny. Wine glasses are on our shopping list! Together with the community we are working on creating more parking spaces, but that is a longer term project in Italy. We hope to see you again! Kind regards Family De Kraa
The authentic Italian rural experience.
If you want an old home with modern amenities like USB ports to charge your cell phone, a great stove, and large comfortable beds, and an amazing view, this home is for you. It is not an easy stroll to restaurants or grocery, but we did not care. We cooked our own meals every night and sat on the patio to eat and drink wine and stare at the views. The supermarket Migross in Bellagio has great selections of meat and breads, but is not open on Mondays. The small mini market in Lezzeno has a few things in a pinch. You need though to buy dishwasher soap, and shower soap. None was provided. Also buy toilet paper and paper towels. We were out on adventures during the day, and back for the evening. Luckily, we always found a parking space. The bath towels could have been bigger, but showers and toilets worked well. There is a walking path just outside the door that leads to Nesso if you want to hike a little. This wonderful house is rustic and out of town, so a car is necessary. It was our kind of relaxing vacation. The lake was warm but the walk to it and back is not easy. Many steps. Good cardio workout. Our group of two couples would definitely stay again. We love Lake Como.
Dear Tara, thank you so much for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay! We will try to improve your small comment regarding facilities a the house. Kind regards, Family De Kraa
Beautiful house and views
Truly enjoyed staying at Casa Fitzcarraldo. All amenities were as described and the lake views are outstanding. Maybe a little tough to find depending on mode of transportation or for travelers not in the best of physical shape.
The homeowners were easily accessible to answer questions and their suggestions for touring and restaurants were excellent.
Thank you Gary and glad you had a good stay! Although it is possible to use public transport and taxi around the lake, a (rented) car normally gives you most flexibility. Walking/hiking is also possible but as the mountains are quite steep this indeed requires some fitness. We hope we may welcome you again some time! Kind regards, family De Kraa
We recently stayed with family and friends at this house. It was a little more isolated than we realized with a 1km walk to the nearest alimentari, and 2 km walk to the ferry dock. However, it was peaceful with amazing views. We loved the patio and grilled out there a few times.
The living areas in house are super comfy and the kitchen was really well-appointed. We were especially happy to have a filter coffee machine ;-)
We had a few minor questions and issues during our stay and the owners we very quick to respond to e-mails.
(Text automatically translated) Take the A2 motorway to the Swiss border at Chiasso / Como. Take the exit Como here and follow the signs to Bellagio. Once on the road along the lake winds follow it to hectometersign 20.4 and take a sharp turn right towards Sormazzana, follow the road to the car park at the end. From here it is 50 meters away.
(Text automatically translated) At the house the stairs to the lake to swim. A kilometer towards Bellagio Ristorante Pizzeria Aurelia, with lakeside terrace. Here also water skiing, swimming, etc. Seven kilometers north to Bellagio, the pearl of Lake Como; gorgeous luxury village with shops, restaurants and departure point for many cruises. 20 kilometers to the south of Como Cathedral, historic medieval inner city, restaurants, shops, markets, terraces, cruises, etc. Quarter bellagio on Monte San Primo cycling museum and church Madonna di Ghisallo. Forty-five minutes by car from Milan center. Three quarters of Car Circuit Monza.