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The great beauty on Como Lake - Casa Mara, Varenna

Relax area
28 reviews
Relax area
Relax area
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Living room
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Relax area
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View from the relax area
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Varenna, Lake Como, Lombardy
Casa Mara, a spacious, cozy and romantic holiday house, is at the first floor of a historical building in the center of the beautiful Varenna. The house is located in the most famous area of Varenna. We are a stone's throw from the water, that is to say only 16 feet (5 meters) separates our door from the shore: too few not to feel the duty to have an appetizer with a cocktail over the terrace by looking at the sunset. Nevertheless, being in the city center provides Casa Mara with a collection of bars, restaurants, and cellars in the surroundings. Casa Mara consists of two floors, 120 square meters and can comfortably host up to 7 people.

A complete restoration of the historical building ended in May 2016. The modern quality furniture is matched with some old furnishings of the nineteenth century. Many details have been carefully rest...
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About the Owner, Marco M
Languages spoken: German, English, Italian
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 10 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 28 reviews and 1 property
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Greg D
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in July 2017

My wife and I stayed at Casa Mara for seven nights in July 2017 and absolutely loved it. To begin, Marco and his father, Paulo, were easy to communicate with beforehand, regarding the rental details and answering questions about the home and the area, and always responded timely. Paulo is able to handle airport transfers at certain times during the...

Management response:

Thank you for the very nice review, Greg and Rita. We look forward to hosting you again for your next holiday in Varenna!


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Monterey, CA
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96 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The romantic pathway to the entry... the lovely antiques... the absolutely majestic view from the top floor looking over Lake Como and the surrounding mountains... believe me, Casa Mara is a real treasure. We loved sitting upstairs looking out over the water whether it was cloudy or full sunshine, morning or night. We also really appreciated the location --- we...

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Thank you Carol for the review. We are looking forward to hosting you again next year!


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Austin, TX
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55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

What a perfect stay in Lake Como! We visited several villages and Varenna is the BEST! Casa Mara is the place to stay! It is in the heart of the village with spectacular views, especially from the relax area!! Paulo met us at the train station, in the rain, and walked us to Casa Mara. He couldn't have been more...

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Thank you Deanna for the review. We are looking forward to seeing you again!


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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May 1, 2017 -
Sep 30, 2017
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5 nights
Oct 1, 2017 -
Nov 30, 2017
Mid season
7 nights --
Mar 1, 2018 -
Apr 15, 2018
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7 nights
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  • Fixed cost: $479 / stay - Fee
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These rates are for 2 people per week. Please, for availability and facilities, ask us for information.
After you have booked, we will send you an e-mail: to confirm your reservation, you will have to pay (paypal or bank transfer) a deposit of 20% on the total price..

For rentals for less than a week, we might require a 100€ fee for cleaning service.

CHILD COT: 70€/stay
INTERNET: 0€/stay
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About the neighborhood
Varenna is a municipality on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60 km north of Milan and about 20 km northwest of Lecco.
The municipality of Varenna contains the subdivision Fiumelatte, home to Italy’s shortest river.

Varenna is also known as “The pearl of the Como Lake“, because of its amazing lake-view, its beautiful landscapes, and the coexistence of both lake and mountain.

You can visit Vezio Castle (a big ancient and misterious castle on the top of the mount behind Varenna), Fiumelatte (the shortest european river), Villa Monastero, and much more. You can reach Bellagio, Lecco, Como, Menaggio and each other city on the lake by the use of ferry boat.
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