My husband and I, retired Australians in our somewhat fit and healthy 60's, spent over a week here in March 2016 and just loved it. The apartment is very new, the views are even better than in the pictures, and we had everything we needed, including good shower and a washing machine. We appreciated having a secure undercover garage for the car too, something we have realised is not common as we travel through Italy. It is a steep, but not long, walk up from the village but there is plenty of parking in the village if you prefer to drive, just watch those bends on the road down! The village is a friendly place with everything you need, a couple of small supermarkets, a train station, waterfront cafes and bars and an excellent lakeside walking path. We preferred it to the more promoted villages of Varenna and Bellano, both beautiful, in that it had a small town local feel and much better lakeside walking. As well as enjoying Dervio and Lake Como we also had a day trip to Milano on the train and, in the other direction, by taking the train to Tirano, we were able to do the round trip Tirano to St Moritz on the breathtakingly scenic Bernina Express. So as well as being a beautiful apartment beside Lake Como, it is a good base for other excursions too. We enjoyed some good walking (Dervio to Bellano, Dervio to Dorio) and driving along the lake to nearby villages. The local ferries were not yet running from Dervio but it was easy to get to Varenna and take a lake trip from there.
Luca was a welcoming and helpful host and his Father assisted with checkout. It was then that we discovered that the wonderful artwork in the apartment is his. Wow!