La Riva is an extremely pretty original fisherman's house, next to the pebbled shore, above the water. It is located in the picturesque lake resort of S. Siro, on the north west side of Lake Como. It consists of two double bedrooms, a lofted area with two additional twin beds, three bathrooms and an independent studio for two extra guests including a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower.
La Riva is a charming accommodation. Its stylish interior has been nicely decorated for the comforts of guests. A painted wooden boat adorns the kitchen ceiling.
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La Riva is a renovated fisherman’s cottage of about 130 sqm perched right on a narrow pebble beach along Como’s western shore in Santa Maria Rezzonico, just about 6 km north of the fashionable town of Menaggio.
The visitor needs to park the car a little way from the village and walk the last few yards (approx. 250 m, please have a look to the pedestrian road with steps leading to La Riva). The way to the house leads along several cobbled paths (vicoli) with steps that can be slippery when wet or icy therefore the house is not suitable for elderly guests or people with walking difficulties. A porter service is available to help with your luggage, but leave your high heels at home and bring a pair of good walking shoes. In the village you will find a pizzeria, and other shops can be found two kilometers south.
Being right “on the water” La Riva offers beautiful lake view from the interiors and from the large terraces.
Please note that the lakefront is public, not private property: you might see occasional walker or fishermen, and they have a perfect right to be there.
La Riva develops upward: it consists of two, not connected parts, each with independent entrance. The ground floor (about 25 sq) features a nice studio flat with matrimonial bed, kitchenette, bathroom with tub, lovely terrace with a great view of the lake.
Behind, on the other side of the house is the entrance of the main part: on the first level are a dining room with great view and an open-plan fully equipped kitchen (oven, gas range, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, american coffee maker, kettle ) with access to an outdoor large panoramic terrace. Up one level are the living room with satellite SKY TV, DVD and WiFi Internet connection; full bath with Jacuzzi and telephone shower; twin/double bedroom with en-suite bath (shower only). The top floor contains a second double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower) plus a lofted area with two additional twin beds - we suggest this loft for kids. The two double beds cannot be separated.
In the basement are awashing machine, a dryer and a sauna.
Outside there is an additional gated terrace solarium with BBQ. La Riva is a charming accommodation. Its stylish interior has been nicely decorated for the comforts of guests.
There is a Pizzeria close to the parking. All shops are 2 km southward.
A mooring is available at the harbor.
In the small village of S. S.Siro you will find a grocery store, a pizzeria, a restaurant and a bus stop. On shore of the lake there are water sports facilities (boat rental, sailing, surfing), and there are a number of scenic trekking routes that begin at the lake. Furthermore, S.Siro is a pretty, antique hamlet where you can still feel the atmosphere of the ancient past and view the beautiful castle with arcades dating back to the year 1000. In Menaggio, located 5 km from the house, there is a golf course and a tennis court. From Menaggio there are ferries to other villages on the shore and the lake islands.
Como is located 30 km to the south.
Lake Como is renowned for its luxuriant vegetation and its mild climate. In winter, in the sunniest areas such as Tremezzina, the temperature is never too cold. In summer, it is mitigated by a very nice breeze.