The availability of the train station and ferry dock make Casa Mara a perfect jumping off point for day trips. (...) As to the home itself, it looks EXACTLY like in the pictures. The construction and furnishings are all very high quality. We LOVED the home. There is not one thing we would change or did not like. We will definitely return to Varenna and to Casa Mara in the future. I give it my highest recommendation.
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 will be back, and we hope we will have the chance to stay in this truly lovely home.
You could not ask for more staying in Casa Mara. (...) The apartment has been expertly updated while keeping the true nature of this historic property. With wonderful modern appointments, comfortable living areas and exceptional lake views and access, we did not expect this lovely place to be as perfect as it was. We could live here comfortable for the rest of our days. Close to everything but just far enough away to be quiet and restful, we would stay here in a minute the next time we visit Lake Como.
This apartment was absolutely lovely! Extremely clean and in close proximity to everything you want to explore in Varenna. The loft at night was a nice place to sit, relax and look out to the other shoreline. It is within close waking distance to a number of good restaurants and shops. (...) We would definitely recommend this for anyone who wants to be in the heart of Varenna... but can enjoy the quiet.
Varenna was magical and this location really helped make it happen. First, I cannot say enough about Varenna and its charm -- definitely earned its nickname as the jewel of Lake Como. (...) Unit was also quite spacious for our family of five and immaculate and the viewing area was perfect way to unwind and watch sunset each day. We would definitely stay here again (and hope to do so next time our travels bring us this way).
Great stay, met by Marco's Dad at the ferry and escorted to the property. The place was perfect for our family of four. Location you cannot beat, many fantastic restaurants and bars very close by. All in all a fantastic stay with really good accommodation.