Wonderful, charming lakeside apartment with great ambience, even our own grapevine! It was a thrill to wake up to wonderful views and sounds. We could see the boats coming and going on the lake, and mountains on the other side. We could look down from our balcony and see and hear the village life. Yet, once the modern double pane doors were closed, the apartment was very quiet. The spacious apartment is in an old, charming traditional building, but it is in very good condition with modern updates. Luigi our host was very helpful and provided nicely organized information about everything we needed to know for our stay. The kitchen was well equipped and the laundry washer was a big plus. The sofa bed in the living room was in good shape, but the bed in the bedroom was OK at best and could use an update.
Casa Pergola was close to so many wonderful restaurants, and via a short walk along the water from, a beach for swimming. There are two food stores up on the main plaza, a bottega and a salumeria/macelleria. Although small, they contained everything we needed for breakfast and light cooking: eggs, bread, local cheese, salami, produce, beverages, and raviolis/pastas to take out and cook at home.
My wife and I stayed here for 7 nights and could not have wished for a better location to explore the villages of Lake Como. We did not have a car and used the ferries extensively. Loved the views from the balcony which was a great spot for a drink before heading out. To wake up to the view from the bed was amazing.
As people have said Luigi is a wonderful host and although we did not need to contact him during our stay we felt nothing would have been too much trouble for him. When he discovered it was our 25th wedding anniversary he returned with a bottle of bubbles for us to have on the day!
Great restaurants nearby. Gelato shop right underneath!
Someone mentioned the bright light on the building opposite bothered them....no issue, just close the shutters on the lounge door and window. Bed was comfy and the apartment has everything you need and is exceptionally clean. Very convenient to the ferry terminal and railway station. There are steps to negotiate to the apartment so if you have heavy cases (which we did) be warned but its well worth the effort. There are 3 grocery shops in Veranna, you can get ready meals from NaturalMente which we highly recommend for grocery.
All in all great Casa...just wish were still there!!
Wonderful location, walk to all restaurants.
Lovely apartment, really clean and comfortable, washing machine and large fridge/freezer.
Ice cream shop under apartment.
Stunning views, we will stay here again.
We stayed here for four nights in late June and absolutely loved it. Although it is worth mentioning the apartment does not have air conditioning and the bed is not the most comfortable, the apartment makes up for it’s short comings with its water front location and grapevine covered terrace. We sat on the terrace every morning and enjoying the views. There’s an ice shop down stairs and a wine shop upstairs. What more could you ask for! Do not hesitate to book your stay here. BTW....you can easily walk from the train station to/from the apartment with only a few stairs - 15 minutes. They also have a washing machine but no dryer.
We booked this apartment for two of our wedding guests to stay expecting they would only need the place to lay their heads at night as we had events planned for two days leading up to the wedding day. We were so pleased to hear how happy our guests were with the apartment! Booking was a breeze and when our guests requested to stay an extra day - I was able to easily accommodate their request through the booking system on TripAdvisor. The balcony was a huge plus in their eyes, not directly over the water (which helped with the afternoon sun and heat in late June), but just to the side of the apartment and yet it still offered fantastic views of the lake. They found the apartment perfectly enchanting in every way and stated that they would love to rent Casa Pergola again when they return to Varenna. And it's over an ice cream shop - yummy gelato! Thank you so much for everything! You helped make our wedding and our guests' comfort a success!