We had the most wonderful stay in Patrizia's casa in Eupilio. From the moment we arrived, Patrizia and her family (including Birba, their lovely dog) made us feel so welcome. They were friendly, helpful, charming, fun - it was lovely getting to know them all.
The house itself was beautiful, situated on a nice quiet road and surrounded by beautiful flowers.
We had the whole bottom floor of the house to ourselves. Our room was beautifully decorated and spacious and double doors led out from the room onto the terrace outside. We had our own bathroom opposite our bedroom. Patrizia also offered us access to a kitchen and fridge downstairs. We didn't use the kitchen ourselves but it would be handy if you were staying longer. The wifi was good. Parking was available outside the house. Coming back late at night was never a problem as we had our own key with separate downstairs access.
Breakfast was exceptional and meant we started every day on a high. Every morning on the balcony overlooking the lake, Patrizia would serve us freshly squeezed orange juice, tea, coffee, fresh bread, local cheese and ham, homemade jam, cakes and other treats....she is an amazing cook and you would be hard pressed to find a better breakfast in any hotel/restaurant.
After breakfast, we would chat to Patrizia and her daughter Anna. They gave us great insider tips and helped us plan our day, for example they planned a lovely hike for us and recommended authentic local restaurants calling them to make reservations on our behalf. They couldn't do enough to help us.
Eupilio itself is a quiet town but is located between Como, Bellagio, Lecco and Varena so is a great base for anyone exploring Lake Como and the surrounding areas. Most towns are within 20-30 mins drive of the house. We also organised a day trip to Milan with help from Patrizia. She suggested we drive to a metro station outside Milan (which was just 30 mins from the house) and from there it was only 20 mins on the metro to the centre of Milan.
We couldn't recommend this place highly enough. We had the most wonderful holiday here and are so grateful to Patrizia and her family for making it so special.