Dolce Mistero Lake Como - Ambra

Sala Comacina, Como
Self-catering


You'll feel peaceful here in elegant surroundings with your own private balcony and lakeside views from the lounge, kitchen and bedroom

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

An intriguing approach… You drive up to the top of the village, continue on foot down a steepish path and arrive at the little stone cottage with mesmerising lake views. This is an elegant and heart-warming restoration of part of an old monastery by the interior designer owner; you get the upstairs apartment which is just for two and feels nicely private from the downstairs quarters. You enter through a beautiful, restored wooden door to a swish kitchen with an island and all you need to cook – although you can walk into town if you feel particularly idle. The large living room has a seating area right in front of the windows which allow light to flood in – views over to the lake are stunning from here. The bedroom has pale stone, wooden beams and one deep red wall. Add embroidered linen, fluffy pillows and more watery views to the lake and you’ve got pure romance. Catch the ferry to Isola Comacina, Bellagio and Varenna, visit St Moritz, hike in the mountains, swim in the lake, stroll into Sala for your morning cappuccino or dinner by the lake. Guests often say they don’t want to go home!

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights.
Closed
1 November - 2 March.
Meals
Restaurants 10-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €135
Weekly price
from €950
Damage deposit
€250
1 Apartment for 2
From €1351 bed1 bedroom

Reviews

It was a fantastic experience! Ambra is a spacious and elegant apartment with enough privacy for us both. Spectacular views on Lake Como, very well-equipped. So, we enjoyed our stay. We enjoyed the Prosecco and goodies on arrival, real kind attentions. The only thing we were unhappy about, is that we only booked for five nights! We will most certainly visit again in the future, as we like Lake Como.

Frank, Belguim

Lovely accommodation with beautiful views. Great information provided by owners. We made use of the ferry service to visit several towns on the lake. The walk to and from the village is steep so wouldn't be suitable for people with mobility issues. Limited outside space, small area for sitting outside in the courtyard. The apartment has everything you need to self cater and is very tastefully furnished. A lovely welcome pack of cake, biscuits, water, wine and milk provided along with coffee for the expresso machine. A lovely weeks stay.

Helena, Suffolk

So pleased we decided to stay at Dolce Mistero (Ambra). The flat was really comfy, welcoming, beautifully decorated and had everything we needed. There was a lovely array of welcome gifts (all local produce). The views from the bedroom and living room are hypnotising. Karen has left a really well written manual in the flat which had some excellent suggestions - things we would never have discovered without her insider advice. Hope we go back one day!

Joanna, Charpont

There are not enough superlatives to describe how superb this property, and its situation is!!! Had a wonderful stay in this lovingly restored and well appointed apartment. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property.

Anthony, Lancaster

Absolutely loved our stay here (in Ambra)! The most beautiful accommodation we've stayed in, with stunning views over the lake. The property is stylishly furnished and incredibly well stocked with absolutely everything you could need. We lazed around, took ferries to other towns, walked in the mountains, and ate too much ice cream! It is a steep walk back from the village but we thought it well worth it. Good restaurants in the village too.

Sarah, Sheffield

We stayed in Ambra for 5 nights for a special Anniversary. What a stunning property - beautifully designed. The finish is luxurious, everything has been thought of to ensure a very special stay. The views from the windows are absolutely breathtaking. The kitchen and bathroom are beautiful. All in all a very special place, extremely romantic. The owner was extremely informative in the booking and planning stages of the holiday, answering emails very quickly, professionally and helpfully. The approach to the property is steep so a fairly good level of fitness is required. We hope to return!

Catherine

Dear Karen and Steve, We had the most amazing holiday at Dolce Mistero, The building is absolutely amazing with the most fantastic views, and attention to detail is just perfect. I would highly recommend it. My husband who has not flown for over 30 years wants to return, praise indeed!. The house has everything needed and the location just perfect. The locals are friendly and has some lovely restaurants. I cannot recommend Dolce Mistero highly enough, go and see for yourself. Thank you for all your help Karen in making this fantasic holiday possible. Helen Johnstone, Yorkshire

Helen

Fantastic last minute discovery within an hour of Milan, and also excellently located for some amazing gardens amidst the beautiful scenery of Lago di Como. We stayed in Ambra, the upper and smaller of the two options. Really well considered, executed and maintained accommodation. everything easy to use, including the essential air con. A bit of a trek back up the hill from the local restaurants/shops, but this does lend the place a nice feeling of tranquility from the craziness of the lake road below. The only note of caution; a small car is essential to negotiate the very narrow local roads.

Michael

Dolce Mistero is the perfect romantic break in the hills of Lake Como. If you're looking for somewhere perfectly hidden, with views to die for; to simply sit and enjoy the company of your loved ones and enjoy the local sights, then this is the perfect place. We will most definitely be back ourselves!

Aimee

One of the most beautiful and romantic hideaways you could ever wish to find. Fabulous decor and facilities, spectacular views of the lake and mountains and a great location to easily explore the beautiful Lake Como region. I stayed in the small apartment which was so cute and had a stunning bedroom - my friends stayed in the larger apartment which was just perfect as it gave us he best of both worlds; two pretty courtyards to share as well as privacy when we wanted it. I am going to return again to see the gardens in flower, and try a glass of prosecco in the pool overlooking Lake Como. Wow!

Sue

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Karen White

  • Top of the list ...... well it has to be the delicious italian food ! Local dishes cooked to perfection.... pizza, pasta...and not forgetting ice cream. Just a stone's throw from Dolce Mistero.
  • Take an evening stroll down to the port at Sala Comacina and watch the sun go down......a romantic meal on the lake shore would finish the night off perfectly !
  • Feeling energetic? The mountains behind Dolce Mistero have walking paths galore..... walk to the Rifugo at the top of the mountain and try some locally produced meats and cheeses. A fitting reward for all your hard work!
  • Lose yourself in the magic of Italy......historic churches, ancient ruins, manicured Italian gardens, restored frescoes, art, music festivals......all the things we love about Italy!
  • How could we not mention the Lake ! It provides the perfect setting at Dolce Mistero......hire a boat and see all the beautiful lakeside villas......we have many famous neighbours! Spend the day at the lido and swim in the lake....
  • Shop till you drop in the chic boutiques in Como! Take the ferry and arrive in style at the port ...there's always a crowd watching the boats come in. The narrow streets are filled with the latest fashions from Milan.... need I say more....?