Like dazzling jewels, the towns of Como, Tremezzo, Menaggio, and Bellagio sparkle along the shores of Lake Como, where also glitters a hidden gem, Sala Comacina.
Here in this lakeside-idyll steeped in ancient Roman history stands Casa Matra Ponto, the ideal getaway offering space and comfort for six or romantic hideaway for two.
Casa Matra Ponto's beautifully realised rustic charm, created by combining two houses each over 300 years old, extends over three levels and is accentuated in the homely kitchen. In the upstairs bedrooms antique furnishings and quality bedding with white starched linens provide a restful ambiance. The master bedroom includes a small adjoining sitting area, and a balcony.
- Air-conditioning for your added comfort
With its thick walls and double-glazing Matra Ponto may be kept cooler if windows are closed and shuttered during the day; and for your added comfort we provide a free-standing air conditioner in the kitchen and sitting room area, and box-fans to circulate air in the bedrooms.
Sheltered by the only island in Lake Como 'Isola Comacina', Sala as the village is known locally - the 'salon' of the lake, enjoys a unique sun-drenched micro-climate. Here you are invited to enjoy village life with every convenience close at hand: freshly baked bread daily with groceries, artisan butcher, café/bars, local tavern, fine dining choices, water taxi and boat connections, local bus service, bank with Bancomat (ATM), post office, and village church; all within 200 metres.
Free parking is available in the village precinct, or we can arrange off-street parking for you at €10 per car each day.
Chat with the neighbours; enjoy an 'aperitivo'; relax with a refreshment or a coffee; swim at the beach; take a taxi-boat to explore the island or a ferryboat to the famous tourist spots of Lake Como and the scenic towns from Como to Menaggio; hike to Switzerland; or simply plan another lazy day enjoying what Sala and Matra Ponto have to offer.
Casa Matra Ponto is a Rainbow Friendly property.
General food items including fresh bread, meat and smallgoods, twice weekly vegetable vans, wine, beer, soft drinks, bottled water, and ice creams, etc are all conveniently available in the village of Sala.
Nearby Lenno (2 km) offers two supermarkets, an English-speaking pharmacy and medical service.
Emergency Hospital assistance is available in Menaggio.
Free Wi-Fi is also available in the village at the Enoteca 'Le Tout Paris' adjacent to Amalia's bakery, at Cimino's Bar Sport near the bank, or at Lido di Sala (Pro-Loco).
Check-in and Check-out times are usually flexible, unless change-over days overlap between guests. In that case, check-out is at 10am and check-in is at 4pm.
We'll welcome you to the apartment for the check-in and for the check-out to exchange the keys, view the apartment, provide information about the area and answer your questions.
A welcome basket is offered for your convenience on arrival
The village beach and swimming area in Sala are set into the lake just a short stroll from the house (Via Rocco)
We offer blue & white striped fringed beach towels for use during your stay.
Free Wi-Fi is included with the house and we will provide you with the access code and password on arrival.
I'm an Australian now living in Sala Comacina on the sublime western shores of Lake Como.
I Iook forward to welcoming you to the village of Sala, where I hope that you'll enjoy your own unique experience of Italian village-life, yet close to all the attractions that make Lake Como such a wonderful and affordable year-round international tourist destination.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have to assist you in planning your holiday on Lake Como.