We arrived at this beautiful apartment to a very welcoming Paul and Nicola who showed us around our well stocked home for a fortnight. We were amazed at how much trouble this very personable couple went to, to ensure our stay was as comfortable and smooth running as it could possibly be. They provided a lot of knowledge about the area, boat times, bus information and suggested places of interest. It was definitely an advantage to us personally not to have to drive, which made for a very relaxing holiday. The location and outstanding views from the apartment is second to none. Will we be returning? You betcha!
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If you are going to Lake Como, Italy and want to experience the real Italy (on Lake Como) this is the place to stay. It is very convenient at KM 17 on the west leg of the lake. It has all been re-done and has every convenience one would want. It is within walking distance (300m) of the small village of Argegno which is very quaint and has everything one needs for a stay in a flat - including great restaurants. It is a short drive or bus ride to a larger supermarket if one needs this type of amenity, but Argegno has all the shops one needs for a short stay.
It is very convenient to the boat launch (and a bus stop) in Argegno, from which you can get to anyplace on the lake. It is a short drive (17Km) from Como as well as Malpensa ( MXP) airport in Milano (allow about 1.0-1.25 hrs to drive to/from MXP; then time for turning in the car, check-in, etc. as you deem indicated and appropriate). It is a short taxi ride from the train station in Como as well.
There is also a bus stop literally steps from the entrance to the flat that is convenient if one chooses not to have a car.
The hosts Paul and Nicole were very, very gracious and handled the booking and other arrangements in a most professional and efficient manner.
The flat had the fridge stocked for breakfast the next morning as we arrived too late in the evening to shop - including a beer, a bottle of wine and water!
The flat had all the amenities required for normal housekeeping, pots & pans, dish soap, basic condiments and spices; including tea, coffee, etc., etc. It was well-equipped with towels, linens, an ironing board and iron and had a washer available one floor down from the flat.
The only negative is the Wi-Fi and I believe this is more a function of the Italian Wi-Fi system than the flat itself. It works, but it continually goes off and on. Having said this, we had four devices on the system, as well as the hosts devices, so one needs to be a bit careful as to where the issue w/the Wi-Fi lies.
At any rate, the flat is one of the most outstanding VRBO properties we have stayed over the years. We highly recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in a flat in and around Lake Como. I would also say Paul and Nicole are two of the most delightful hosts we have experienced.
Matt & Sue Hesser
Unfortunately, all good things had to come to an end when we left your wonderful villa/apartment on the Saturday morning 22/08/15, after a three week stay. Ro & I would like to say “a really big thank you” to you both, for making our holiday in Argegno – just superb.
Your wonderful hospitality along with the accommodation - with one of the best views in the world, is embedded in our memories for ever. Your attention to detail and your kindness exceeded all our expectations; you are truly nice people and the perfect hosts, for this idyllic and stunning holiday location.
Thank you again, Nicole & Paul - and all the very best for the future.
Ro & Jim
this place has had a total refit and is wonderful, Paul & Nicole have done a fantastic job and the fittings are top notch, fantastic views from your balcony
10 mins walk to all the resturants/bars & the ferry station would go back in a heart beat
The best stay ever! The lake views from the apartment was something we will never forget. It was so nice to wake up in the morning and still lay in your bed and look at the beautiful lake views. The apartment was very modern,clean and spacious and have everything you need. Our friendly,wonderful hosts Paul and Nicole let us feels so much at home, it was hard to say goodbye. Thanks for all the helpful tips and information about the area. Our week stay at Argegno apartment was fantastic, unforgettable and we enjoy every moment of it !
We definitely recommend this apartment to anyone who wants an awesome holiday!
Big thanks Paul and Nicole!