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Apartment rental help please

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Apartment rental help please


I am hoping someone call help. We have just booked flights to Milan for my husband, baby and myself, and we found out the apartment we thought we'd be staying in has been let to someone else. I trying to find something else, but thinking asking for too much in my criteria. Is it necessary to have a pool? As I'm thinking the water might not be warm enough. Also, what towns are best for pushchairs? Our criteria is, wi fi (for work), terrace/balcony/garden (would be nice to have some grass for our baby to playon, but not essential), pool, walking distance to shops and restaurants, one or two bedrooms. Can anyone recomend any god companies? Many thanks in advance,I really don't want to have wasted money on flights if we can't find anywhere to stay.

Varenna, Italy
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1. Re: Apartment rental help please

I think you're correct in assuming the pool requirement may be drastically narrowing your field. I don't know when you're planning to travel, but there are beaches, lidos, and public pools in many of the towns, so you might try searching without that filter and see if that doesn't widen your choices considerably.

Tremezzina, Italy
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2. Re: Apartment rental help please

Hi Katie,

You're limiting your options by needing a swimming pool as while they are becoming more common, they're not the norm on Como. Depending on when you're going and age of your baby (due to temperatures), the lake is fine to swim in. Suggest you look at www.italianapartments.co.uk - they're English run and have a good choice of apartments with or without pools. Lenno is particularly good for pushchairs with a lakefront promenade and no cobbles. Avoid properties walking distance of Argegno if you're intending to walk down as it's cobbled and steps so no good for pushchairs - would need to drive! A beautiful town/village though. Menaggio would also be quite good for pushchairs.

Other consideration would be renting on Lake Maggiore if you find it more affordable as it's a comparable driving distance from Milan Malpensa.

Have a lovely holiday.



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