Mary met my husband and I at the train station in Varenna and kindly drove us to the apartment. We stayed there 5 nights and loved the location! Once it stopped raining, we were able to enjoy the outdoor patio in the sun and we were able to cook simple meals in the kitchen. Very clean, with beautiful views of Lake Como from the kitchen window. Comfortable bed and nice hot shower as well as the added benefit of a washing machine and detergent. Lots of extra touches in the apartment that made it feel like home. Easy walking distance to the Varenna-Esino train station and also to the ferry to other Lake Como towns such as Bellagio, After visiting Bellagio, we were so happy to return to Varenna and Casa Mary! Wifi worked great for the first couple days, then had a couple spotty days – apparently a problem in the town rather than with our apartment’s wifi. Ah well, more time to just enjoy the moment.
Mary left us a thoughtful gift, and dropped by to drive us back to the train station on our last day. These were completely unexpected and appreciated. Highly recommend Casa Mary.
I stayed in Andrea’s apartment over the months of February and March 2018 and enjoyed it immensely! From the initial greeting by Mary at Varenna-Esino train station to my departure, my time there was relaxing, comfortable and without incident.
This time of year is quiet in Varenna so there is only a couple of cafes open but the solitude was exactly what I was hoping for - to appreciate Lake Como without the crowds. Working in Milan (only an hour away by train) made me appreciate my time here so much more.
Andrea was the perfect host: offering suggestions of nearby festivals, laundry services, restaurants, and always being available when I had any questions.
10/10 would recommend to family & friends
The property is conveniently located near to the train station and ferry point. There are also eateries nearby and you can take short walks around the village with beautiful scenery.
The rooms are clean and tidy and the stay is comfortable.
The view from the property is fantastic overseeing the lake and mountains. When the full moon shines on the water, it is really a pretty sight!
The host is hospitable and even picks you up from the station. My family and I have missed the stop and the host's mom went to the next station to pick us up, which we are very thankful.
A great stay! We will come back again.
We recently stayed 4 nights in the balcony apartment. The apartment was lovely and the balcony was great with relaxing sun loungers and an amazing view of Lake Como. The location was very good with a very short walk to the ferries and a lovely walk into the main part of Varenna which had some great restaurants. The gift we received was also much appreciated. A very comfortable bed but a tiny shower. The apartment was up 3 flights of stairs which was not fun with our luggage but we did receive some help. The car parking was great and free. We had a lovely time at Casa Mary Varenna.
We couldn't imagine a more perfect location for visiting Lake Como. The train station was a short walk (when returning to station it is uphill and can be difficult with luggage). Mary did meet us at the station and took us to the apartment. The apartment was very clean and comfortable. The views from each window were beautiful. The ferry is a short 2 minute walk. The area was very quiet. The apartment was well equipped. I had left my electrical converter at the last hotel, I emailed Mary's son to ask where I could purchase a new one. Within a few minutes they delivered a loaner to us. The apartment was gated so we felt very secure. We did not have a car but there was ample parking inside the gated lot. If we ever are fortunate enough to return to the area, this would be my first choice for accommodations.
I booked this apartment for its location and especially because the trip advisor summary specified 'a beautiful balcony with lake views'. On arrival we discovered that the owners have two apartments - one with, and one without a balcony. The trip advisor specifications for both apartments are identical - on both the English and Italian sites...
So potential renters please note: this is the smaller apartment of the two, which does not have a balcony, and the small kitchen diner has two single sofa beds.
Having said that, it has two large windows which open onto great views, and it is well positioned.
We were a party of 3 adults, staying in 2 apartments for 5 nights during May 2017. Mary met us at the train station, and drove us the short distance down to the complex. She was very nice and welcoming, and left a present in both apartments. A nice touch and much appreciated. We chose these apartments for the location and were not disappointed! Both apartments have stunning views over the lake, one was on the top floor and had a terrace. Eating breakfast on the terrace looking out over the lake and mountains beyond will stay with me for a long time. The apartments themselves had everything you would want for a self catering break. Very clean and comfortable, a real home from home. We were also very close to the ferry terminal, so getting around the lake was no problem at all. The lovely centre of Varenna was just a very pleasant short walk away and had lots of place to eat looking out over the lake. These apartments were some of the best I have ever stayed in, and I cannot recommend them too highly.