New to Let’s Escape, Casa Magnolia is our personal holiday home. We have been holidaying here as our second home for the last 10 years and have recently refurbished the apartment to add to the Let’s Escape portfolio. I hope you'll love it as much as we do!
It is a very light and spacious one bed apartment on the first floor of 'Casa Magnolia' an amazing three storey farmhouse built into the hillside in the 1800s, which provides the most incredible views of Lake Como. There is also the option to add the double room on the ground floor as part of your stay.
First floor apartment.
The steps from the terrace take you into a spacious, light bedroom with kingsize bed facing the long windows which look directly on to the lake. From the apartment door you also have a beautiful view of both the lake and down to the pretty village of Argegno, just a 10-15 minute stroll away.
The bedroom leads on through the archway into the kitchen/dining/living area. This mirrors the double windows in the bedroom with the amazing lake views. The kitchen area is equipped with a full size fridge-freezer, kettle, toaster and microwave. Please note there are no other cooking facilities.
The living space includes a double sofa bed and a folding dining table by the fireplace. The bedroom and living area are connected, there is no door as can be seen on the photographs, there is a curtain to separate the two rooms if you wish.
Beyond the living area is large, fully tiled shower room - again with an amazing view of the lake from the shower!
Ground floor apartment.
You have the option of adding the ground floor apartment which consists of one bedroom with a sink and a separate shower room next door, please see photos. The ground floor is unsuitable for children due to the external access to the shower room.
Guests have use of the terrace on the ground floor, this includes a pretty bistro table and chairs as you access the property and a large dining table and chairs to the far side of the property with a BBQ for Alfresco dining. As with the whole property both seating areas have fabulous views of the lake.
Things to note
As with many properties this close to Lake Como, the house is on the lake road. The house is set above the road and has shutters on all the windows to reduce noise levels, but road noise is to be expected particularly at peak times. It can be busy to cross the road to walk into Argegno, please be aware & take care approaching and leaving the house.
Being set above the road provides the spectacular views, but this does mean a flight of steps from the road to the house (~35 steps) and from the terrace to the first floor (~15 steps).
My parents live in the apartment on the top floor and do the meet & greet, to provide you with the key. They can provide a wealth of local knowledge and recommendations for restaurants etc. should you want it - you only need to ask.