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promenade by night
VARENNA night is  beautiful
Amazing  lake view at sunset
castel Vezio
Varenna view
View from livingroom window
Kitchen
Livingroom
Sofabed in the livingroom
Window with lake view
Bedroom
Bedrooom
Bathroom
Balcony
St. Giorgio Church in the main square
Promenade on the lake
Promenade
Varenna typical alley
Varenna with snow
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Varenna, Lake Como, Lombardy

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zella123
Ormond Beach, Florida
2 reviews
“Perfect vacation”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We recently returned from a month long vacation in Europe and Marina House was one of our stops. We stayed for one week and it was the best experience of our entire vacation.

First the apartment is pristine and has every convenience that a traveler will need to enjoy a self catered vacation. The apartment is large with a full kitchen and large bathroom that is fully stocked and exceptionally clean. In addition the bedroom is large with plenty of storage and comfortable bedding.

Perhaps one of the best things about the apartment is the views from every window including the bathroom and balcony. The views of Lake Como are fantastic, relaxing and romantic.

The hosts Lara and Alessia are outstanding. They met us at the train station and escorted us to the apartment where Lara had lovely treats including a bottle of bubbly for our anniversary. What a great surprise.

There are plenty of pamphlets for planning excursions available for the traveler and Varenna is a beautiful town with wonderful people. It is not as commercial as Bellagio and Mennagio and retains the laid back charm of a small village.

We can't wait to return to Varenna and would not consider staying any place else. Our experience will be one of the highlights of all vacations past and future.

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Liked best: The size and cleanliness of apartment coupled with the views and the owners hospitality.
Liked least: There is absolutely nothing I would change. Stairs could present a problem for the elderly or disabled.
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Edin5760
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13 reviews
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“This is the perfect place to stay in Lake Como”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Just left this great apartment this morning after a fantastic week in Varenna. Without repeating all the previous reviews, I'm so glad we found this apartment to stay in for our week in Lake Como. The apartment itself if great, so clean, comfortable, well situated and has everything you need for a self-catering stay. Lara was a great host and welcomed us on our arrival and provided lots of homely touches to Marinahouse. Varenna itself, for us, was the best place to stay in the area. A lovely little village in a perfect setting with some great restaurants as well as the ability to get round the other sights by train or ferry. You must give it a try.

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SarahRene...
Boulder, Colorado
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Spectacular views in an excellent location!”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

First off, the price for this apartment was a great deal! It's quite large, with separate rooms for the living room/dining room, kitchen, bathroom (obviously), and big master bedroom. I feel like you could definitely stay here with (smaller) children and have them sleep on the couch in the living room. Secondly, the views are absolutely fabulous. Even the view from the toilet (too much information?) is breathtaking. The apartment is also in a great location--right off the main square. I have to admit I didn't try to cook at all (Varenna has some really fabulous restaurants!) but if you felt so inclined there is a small market right next to the apartment and one down the car thoroughfare.

Lara was very kind and welcoming, and met us on time in the square next to the apartment. She does not speak English, but her friend Alessia does and they typically greet guests together I believe (I speak some Italian so this was no real issue for me--though some of the technical jargon about the apartment was a little over my head. She offered to have Alessia come over afterwards and explain if I wanted, but I managed to get the gist of it all eventually). Alessia and Lara came by at the end of my stay to make sure everything went well, which i thought was nice. Overall, a really lovely stay. Lake Como is amazing. Rent a boat if the weather is nice! Totally worth it!

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gregandly...
brisbane
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“Just what we needed”
Reviewed 20 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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The apartment has everything you need to self cater, lovely décor, absolutely stunning views and the girls are very helpful and really make you feel at home. The location of the apartment is great, right in the town square, an easy walk down to the ferry, or up to the train station. The walk to the train station was about 15 mins, and about ten minutes down to the ferry. The apartment is on the second floor, has a small balcony and handy clothes line. Comfortable bed, very little surrounding noise. Varenna is a good central base being both on ferry and train line. We made good use of the mid shuttle ferry to visit other villages on the lake and also used the train to go on the Bernina Express into Switzerland. Purchasing food supplies is a bit challenging as there are only two small shops nearby, however a trip across the lake to Menaggio will find two larger supermarkets to stock up on supplies. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again. Thanks to our hosts!

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kball10
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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“Perfect Apartment in Varenna”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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We stayed at Marinahouse for nearly a week while visiting Lake Como. Alessia & Lara were so helpful. The place was prefect & they went out of their way to consider our needs- stock the place with shower gel ,washing liquid etc. Very thoughtful & made us feel at home. We also loved Varenna as our base for Lake Como. It was very quiet, with more locals than tourists but big enough to try out the good local restaurants each night. Highly recommended.

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