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Gorgeous Penthouse Apartment with Superb Lake View

9 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Lake Front Living!
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
This hillside residence is in a quiet and tranquil setting and boasts stunning panoramic lake views. The large balcony overlooks the lake and mountains and is perfect for alfresco dining. Enjoying an elevated hillside location along the tranquil eastern shore of Lake Como, close to Bellano and Varenna, this beautiful new penthouse apartment is ideal for up to 4 people. The property boasts fabulous beamed ceilings throughout creating a gorgeous, romantic ski-chalet style ambience, open-plan living with stylish modern kitchen fitted with burgundy and cream units, gas hob oven, coffee machine, toaster, microwave fridge freezer and dishwasher. The open-plan living and dining room provides the ideal place to relax and entertain guests with comfortable stylish leather sofas, a flat-screen t...This hillside residence is in a quiet and tranquil setting and boasts stunning panoramic lake views. The large balcony overlooks the lake and mountains and is perfect for alfresco dining. Enjoying an elevated hillside location along the tranquil eastern shore of Lake Como, close to Bellano and Varenna, this beautiful new penthouse apartment is ideal for up to 4 people. The property boasts fabulous beamed ceilings throughout creating a gorgeous, romantic ski-chalet style ambience, open-plan living with stylish modern kitchen fitted with burgundy and cream units, gas hob oven, coffee machine, toaster, microwave fridge freezer and dishwasher. The open-plan living and dining room provides the ideal place to relax and entertain guests with comfortable stylish leather sofas, a flat-screen tv, dvd player, and music stereo. There is free unlimited ADSL wifi as well as satellite TV with UK 'freeview' channels and various Italian and German channels. A chromecast dongle allows you to stream programs and films from your mobile phone to the TV. The property is centrally heated throughout and there is also a cosy wood burning stove in the lounge. Hot water is provided on demand from the combi boiler. A contemporary dining area is provided and alfresco dining can be enjoyed by guests on the large, sunny private balcony with breathtaking views over the beautiful lake and surrounding mountains. The sleeping accomodation is also very stylish and extremely versatile with a spacious master double bedroom furnished with solid wood pieces and providing a romantic place to unwind with private balcony overlooking the mountainside and a second bedroom furnished with a single bed that converts to a pull-out double bed, and a sofa bed option in the lounge. A newly fitted modern bathroom provides a power shower, washbasin, wc, washing machine and Juliette style balcony. The small hillside modern residence is extremely sunny and boasts panoramic lake views. There is also a garage and public parking. Guests can enjoy cycling, hiking, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, rock climbing, paragliding as well as skiing at nearby resorts . The picturesque resort town of Varenna is a fifteen minute drive and there are regular ferry services to the 'golden triangle' of Menaggio and Bellaggio. Milan is easily reached by train. There is a bakery, bar and restaurant within walking distance. Dorio still preserves all the features of a typical village on the lake and sits in a sunny position on the slopes of Mount Legnoncino, enclosed between the gorgeous bay of Piona and the promontory of the castle of Corenno Plinio, a picturesque medieval village which is another pearl of the lake. Dorio ia about a one hour drive from the Milan airports of Linate, Malpensa and Bergamo and is easily accessible both by car and by train. A short drive away are the most important towns on this side of the lake - Colico, Varenna, and Bellano which offer a wide range of tourist services, leisure centres, restaurants, shops, sports and lake activities. By using the lake ferries the famous picturesque towns of Maggiore and Bellagio are only a short journey away. In the winter you can quickly reach the most popular ski resports of the area. Dorio is about one hour drive from Madesimo, Chiesi in Valmalenco, Aprica and Engadina.More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Garage
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Fireplace
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Just got back from a fabulous few days in Northern Italy. The accommodation was outstanding. The apartment was extremely clean,comfortable and modern. Towels and bedding were provided. The views from the apartment over lake Como were spectacular. We enjoyed eating outside on the balcony which...More

Thank Lin K
Reviewed 2 May 2018

A clean, modern and comfortable apartment with stunning views from the living area and balcony over Lake Como. Situated in a quiet village with helpful and friendly locals we found it the perfect place to escape city life and experience Lake Como! Easy to access...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This apartment was excellent! Had everything you could possibly need - SPOTLESSLY CLEAN! Well cared for. Lovely balcony/patio area for soaking up stunning views of Lake Como and the mountain back drop - snow capped whilst we were there! Owners, Martin and Sue, very helpful...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

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Sverre46, VR Owner at Gorgeous Penthouse Apartment with Superb Lake View, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

The apartment is exactly what you see from the photos, exceptional views of Lake Como from the balcony. The location is quiet and peaceful but not far by car to shops and restaurants. It is clean and well maintained with all the facilities required for...More

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Sverre46, VR Owner at Gorgeous Penthouse Apartment with Superb Lake View, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you Martin for your kind and positive comments and for your patience with the gas issue. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you again for choosing Bella Dorio. Best wishes, Sue

About the Owner
Sue M
Languages spoken:Norwegian, English, Italian, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2012
Interaction with guests
We are not living on site but there is a key safe outside the premises to gain access and we will call you with directions and further information before your booking commences. We are on call by phone if you need any assistance. There is also a Welcome Pack available in the apartment providing information on the use of the cable TV and wireless internet as well as information about the local area, places to see and things to do.
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About the neighbourhood
Dorio is a quiet and tranquil village on the beautiful eastern shore of Lake Como enjoying unspoilt panoramic views and close to the picturesque resort towns of Varenna and Bellano from which there are regular ferry services to the golden triangle of Menaggio and Bellaggio. The nearest shop is a bakery in Dorio. The nearest supermarket is in Dervio, approximately 3 km from the apartment. The Bank of Sondrio, with an ATM machine and foreign currency exchange, is also in Dervio. The nearest Shopping Centre with department stores, electrical shops, clothing stores and a large supermarket are in an indoor shopping centre at Centro Commerciale Iperal Fuentes, which is situated north of Sondrio about 10 km from the apartment. There are also local street markets selling fresh fruit a...
Getting around
The apartment is in a great location and easy to reach from Milan airports. The journey is on major roads and the apartment is just off the main lakeside road. There is also a local train station just 10 minutes walk from the apartment with links to Milan Centrale or north to Switzerland.
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