This is a very spacious one bedroom apartment with simply beautiful views over the lake. The apartment is very well appointed with appliances etc and Nick has provided a very detailed compendium about the apartment and the area. It just needs to be updated for the new smart TV and washer dryer. Nick and the local assistant Romini are very helpful and welcoming. As with most of this area the roads are narrow and winding so a small car is best. There is a quite frequent bus service and infrequent ferry service. Bear in mind Faggeto Lario is a very small village and has no shop. We have really loved staying here and have found it very relaxing. The slow ferry from Bellagio to Como is a must.
The apartment is very comfortable with every thing you need. The restaurant 5 minutes walk away is lovely. The boats going up and down the lake stop at the jetty so it is all very easy. If you want a relaxing time with a view you can't take your eyes off - come here! I would also mention that Nick provides a lot of information about the apartment and the surrounding area which is very helpful. We are leaving today after a wonderful week and will certainly return.
What an amazing view! It was priceless!
The accommodation really impressed us, a welcome gift of a bottle of wine was just what you needed after the challenging drive to the apartment. The apartment was exceptionally clean, with everything you could ask for to help you entertain yourself (books,DVD,maps etc). Whilst the apartment was modern and fresh the bathroom could do with updating.
We went out every day and the walk up to the car park gave us our morning work out (could take the venicular, but that was cheating!).
The only disappointment was the lido was closed and trying to find somewhere to gain entry to the lake for a swim (which was clean water, not next to duck poo or boat diesel) was challengingly. The owner of the apartment was extremely helpful, wanting to ensure we had a good stay. Perhaps our own silly fault for coming out of season. However, during high season I assume the compound of the apartment not to mention the roads would be noisy and busy, something we wanted to avoid.
We did find a public beach (deserted as it was out of season) at Careno Beach just down from Nesso. Again gave you a really good work out as it took approximately 1000 steps down to get there (and then the climb back!!)
Would recommend this apartment to anyone.
Thank you for letting us stay.
Lake Como was the highlight of our trip to Italy, mainly because the condo location is perfect. Situated underneath a swimming pool with unobstructed views of the lake and the local church, and surrounded by forest and the sound of rushing water, the condo has a serene atmosphere 24/7.
The kitchen and main living space are very clean, with modern appliances and comfortable furniture. There's an extensive movie library and even a fun kitty puzzle and some board games to keep you busy on rainy days.
Although the bathroom was well-stocked with amenities, it was in need of some attention due to mold issues in/around the shower. We understood that the lake is indeed a moist area and the condo is under a pool, but the mold was not something I could ignore. Also, the bed was a bit rickety. (The bedroom was not what I would call a romantic retreat.) One's time was better spent in the main living spaces.
I would definitely recommend this property due to its gorgeous location, the attention to style in the decor, and the amenities provided for guest use. Transportation to the property by bus is easy (once you learn the schedule and how to get to the condo complex via the parking structure and the elevator). We never took the ferry, but it seemed to run regularly too.
A few other notes: Shopping should be done prior to leaving Como if you're planning on cooking at home. If you're not, the Vapore restaurant within walking distance was excellent. And on sunny days there's a beach-side outdoor restaurant/snack shack, also within walking distance down the paved path to the lake shore.
Highly recommend visiting Bellagio and getting a massage or facial at the Villa Serbelloni hotel--what a treat!