Family of five including three teenagers so hired a larger car. 10 minute drive up mountain from lakeside but well worth it as the apartment has stunning views. This is the third time we have stayed here. We also stayed in February and used it as a base to ski at Madesimo about an hour away. The apartment is clean and well supplied with everything we needed but we entertained the kids at the secluded beach on the north side of Como. (not easy to find!) and also took them to Como and Bellagio using the ski taxi boats which all of us enjoyed. A trip to Milan by train is also well worth it.