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Review of Villa Casa Fontana

The look out is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the view.
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The look out is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the view.
The lake as viewed from the garden Dine inside or alfresco. Kitchen windows fold back so you can experience the outdoors indoors!
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The look out is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the view.
The lake as viewed from the garden
Dine inside or alfresco. Kitchen windows fold back so you can experience the outdoors indoors!
The ground floor double (or twin if preferred) room
An alternative view first floor living room
The first floor living room has been beautifully appointed
The home is beautifully appointed throughout.
The lake as viewed from your private garden at dusk!
The main bedrooms feature zippable bedding to make twin or double beds
Wake up to glorious lake views
The lake as viewed from your home
Both main bedrooms feature ample wardrobe space
2 bathrooms with showers ( 1 en suite)
Two immaculately presented bathrooms
The stylish kitchen features all mod cons.
Third children's bunk bedroom
Relax in your private garden
Dine alfresco in your private garden.
The villa gardens in bloom!
By George! Somebody famous owns this Laglio lakeside villa.
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Carate Urio, Lake Como, Lombardy

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Vanessa L
2 reviews
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“Chic, tranquil, comfortable and luxurious: not to be missed!”
Reviewed March 11, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Conveniently close to the Milan airports, Villa Casa Fontana is really a treat not to be missed and an easily accessible escape from the everyday. Of course the area all around Como is magical and you don't need me to encourage you to visit to savour the splendour of the scenery, food and wine, but this property is a perfect blend of new and traditional which I urge you not to miss. The owner has taken care to provide everything you could need while staying at the property, which is elegant and stylish as well as being comfortable, The beds were fantastically comfortable with beautiful linens and the shared spaces were large, varied and attractive. As others have said, the Lookout is spectacular: I can't imagine a more perfect way to unwind than to gaze at the magnificent view with a glass or 3 of something lovely to hand. The only minus? We didn't bump into George (Clooney), which is some feat as he literally lives 3 minutes walk away!! I'll be back....often.

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Liked best: luxurious tranquility
Liked least: The steps, but honestly, once you know about them, you just get on with it.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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DKI_12
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous place, fantastic views.”
Reviewed October 7, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

Loved staying here. Everything needed for a comfortable stay was in place. All the home comforts were there, and it was scrupulously clean. The views from every room were just stunning. Garden/terrace was charming, and a lovely spot for early morning coffee, meals, lounging in the sun, etc. There were two early morning visits by rather nosy neighbourhood dogs, but the gardeners helped sort out the problem. The only slight downside were the 250 steps and no designated parking space. Although the steps did make the decision of whether or not to have a pudding when dining out much easier, as the excercise needed to get back home negated the extra calories!

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Liked best: The fabulous views, and very comfortable accomodation
Liked least: Too many steps, no parking place, nosy neighbourhood dogs
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
5 Nov 2012
Hi It's Helen, my partner George and I are so pleased you enjoyed your time at our home in Italy, and like us grasped the guilt free puddings the 'devils staircase' allowed you. So sorry about your unexpected visitors - the dogs. It turns out they came from three gardens away and managed to squeeze through a gap in our neighbours fence, a section of which has now been replaced and is completely secured. Hope to see you back again some time soon on the lake. Helen
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Melrose
Reviewed September 22, 2012 for a stay in November 2011

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Glasgow
Reviewed September 21, 2012 for a stay in September 2011

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Glasgow
Reviewed September 21, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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Bough beech
Reviewed July 1, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Management Response
1 Jul 2012
Andrew and Julie,

Many thanks for the feedback and comments. We have organised new sunbeds now. We rely somewhat on customer feedback as the home is full most weeks at the start of the season.Items are tested and replaced if necessary however with a changeover of guests each weekend it is not always possible to spot any damage quickly. If guests request at the time we will always do our utmost to respond quickly so i would urge you in future to contact us during and not after your stay where we can address any issues asap.
We also have plenty of crockery available in the home. If guests request additional items we are always prepared to listen and organise where relevant. The steps are advertised, of course it takes us around 3 minutes to walk these stairs and we think it is worthwhile for the stunning view! That said we do state clearly on every advert that the home is not suitable elderly, infirm, very young or guests below an average fitness (although there is a longer 10 minute walk mainly on the flat to the home if you do not want to take the steps)

Thanks once more for the reveiw and feedback and thankyou for choosing the home.



Kind regards
Julie
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Loulou79...
Dunblane
2 reviews
“La Dolce Vita”
Reviewed July 1, 2011 for a stay in May 2011

After driving from our home in Scotland to Lake Como in our old classic mini, we were both sorely in need of some relaxation and comfort. The devil's staircase as it's known leading up to the villa certainly works the muscles but it was so worth it when we got to the top.

Villa Casa Fontana is extremely well equipped, very tastefully decorated and we both felt right at home. We spent most of our nights sipping prosecco or Amarone in the look out, a fabulous little room with the most fantastic views of across the lake. Although we very luckily got sunshine most of the week, on the couple of days we had a thunderstorm we were all set with the board games/ books and dvds that were at our disposal.

Definitely one of the best holidays we have ever been on and I only hope that we can visit it again someday.

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Your age range 25-34
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