Jun 13, 2013

Lovely Ca Maria on Lake Como. We stayed a week and loved it. This is a prime property with a stunning view of the eastern leg of Lake Como. The view from the balcony is lovely and is as advertised in the picture–and a very pleasant place for breakfast and dinner. It is on the second floor [no lift] of a building with several apartments. Only two others were occupied–we had the place basically to ourselves. The LR is large, the DR is combined with a fully equipped kitchen, DW, laundry, full stove and oven, plenty of silver, china, wine glasses, refrig and freezer. Wifi connection was good. Lots of hangers! The baths are small, but adequate with well appointed fixtures. The bedrooms are at the back of the house facing on the private parking area, so there is no noise from the one road that runs in front of the property between the balcony and the lake. Car parking is within the property, with securely locked iron gate. We were met by the cheerful and helpful agent from the owner who answered her phone immediately and came to find us after Garmin got lost. Her orientation to the property was excellent. A full service market is within a 10 minute walk away from downtown–ask the agent how to find it–not much in the way of groceries in downtown Bellagio, so if you want to cook which we did, or just want fruit and bread for breakfast, go to the market. Full service butcher, cheeses, great choice of fresh seafood. Downtown is 10 minutes north, great food, great wine Enoteca, good shopping, charming town. Walk–parking is difficult, and the walk will burn off all that pasta you are eating. This apartment was bright, airy, air conditioned, well appointed and all the physical aspects well maintained. We have rented many apartments/villas in Italy and elsewhere, and find this one to be excellent.