Guestbook

We researched top agents in Menaggio, Lake Como, Region and identified Sara and her colleague with Lakeside Real Estate to represent us in acquiring a Villa. Sara was absolutely amazing, as were her associates! Very attentive to our specifications and located precisely the prospects to fit our desire. Within 1 week, really, we had completely evaluated the options, completed due diligence, engaged a very successful negotiation and are under contract for a spectacular waterfront Villa in Acquaseria. We are so very pleased and could not more highly recommend Sara and Lakeside Real Estate. Brilliant service and outcome!!!!

Dr. Robert Glass | from Texas to ... San Siro!

Our Warmest Congratulations to LAKESIDE! This is a truly deserved Award for the excellence of service you extend to your clients. Being new to Italy we are grateful for the unstinting help we receive, the admirably  high level of your professionalism and  your most enjoyable blog, eagerly awaited every Friday.

Sophie Galounis | from Greece to ... San Siro!

The moment you walk into the office you are met by some of the most warm, friendly, caring and attentive team you can imagine. They listen, they take note of what you’re looking for and offer their expertise. From beginning to end they are just fabulous, I couldn’t be more thankful to these lovely ladies!

Sebastian Gooding | from Switzerland to ... San Siro!

Sara und Laura sind äusserst sympathisch und kompetent. Man fühlt sich gleich in guten Händen. Sie stellen die richtigen Fragen und überzeugen mit viel Empathie. Sie haben uns Objekte gezeigt die genau passten. Unkompliziert und zielgerichtet. Kompliment!

Patrick Gloor

Ich habe eine Ferienwohnung am Comer See gesucht. Hierbei habe ich eine ausserordentlich freundliche Unterstützung von Elisa Maglia erhalten und auf diesem Weg eine wunderschöne Wohnung mit Seesicht in Tremezzina anmieten können.
Markus

Markus Dongio | from Germany to ... Tremezzina!

Working with Lakeside Real Estate, especially Sara (owner), Elisa and Laura has been such a great pleasure.

At first the idea of buying property in Italy was a bit daunting, but with the help of Lakeside Real Estate (100% fluent in English), our dream of owning an apartment in Lake Como, Italy became a reality. They had a detailed and hands-on approach from the start and a willingness to assist with all our queries and concerns. They helped us open a bank account and assist with all the necessary paperwork, which assured a very smooth transaction.

They have also continued to assist us afterwards with their local expertise, including service providers recommendations and ensuring the upkeep and management of our new property while we are based in South Africa.

We will definitely recommend Lakeside Real Estate for any property deal in Italy and if we ever need an estate agent again, we will use Lakeside Real Estate!

Chris & Amanda from South Africa

Chris & Amanda Lombard | from South Africa to... Argegno!

This is the best real estate agency I have ever worked with. They are so professional, prompt and reliable but what really puts them in a league of their own is how personalized and thorough the service is. No detail is overlooked. There is such a tremendous amount of trust involved in this process and Laura and her team earned it and kept it. They are simply the best!

Rachel Kilian | from Arizona to... San Siro!

I had the pleasure to get to know Sara and her smart team at Lakeside Real Estate when I started my research for a holiday house to buy at Lake Como, last year.
At their office we selected two properties that matched my requirements; one was waterfront.
Sara proposed as meeting point for the viewing a jetty in Menagio downtown: what a pleasant surprise, she led me to the property on a boat! Definitely the best way to experience the Lake Como lifestyle. No other agency I dealt with on the lake ever proposed us such a friendly yet professional service!
Useless to say that we felt in love with the property, that today we can call home.
Highly recommended!

Andrew Grant | from UK to... Tremezzina!

gentilezza e preparazione fanno di Sara e Laura un manifesto: in un mondo dove ormai vince l'arroganza e il pressapochismo, direi che con loro si inverte la tendenza e ci si trova in buone mani; almeno questa è stata la mia esperienza. Complimenti

Filippo Gatti | Seller

Due sorelle giovani, talentuose e coraggiose. Una piccola impresa famigliare tutta al femminile che cresce nel mondo del Real Estate e negli scenari bellissimi del Lago di Como. Laura ha gusto e idee, Sara è un vulcano di intraprendenza. Oneste ed esperte. Sapranno accompagnarvi nella vostra casa del cuore.

Claudia Schiattone | Seller

Ho conosciuto Sara e Laura per l'acquisto di una casa sul lago di Como.Sin dall'inizio ho capito di aver conosciuto persone competenti e molto disponibili.Mi hanno reso il processo di acquisto molto semplice e privo di stress aiutandomi e rispondendo puntualmente ad ogni mio dubbio.Consiglierei questa agenzia a chiunque fosse interessato all'acquisto di una casa sul lago di Como.

Rossella Paparelli | From Milano to... Menaggio!

Sarah and Laura were so knowledgeable about the Lake area and made our house hunting a pleasure! Sarah is a wealth of information on properties their value, their location, their rent-ability, and the nearby amenities. Plus, she's a joy to spend the day with! Thank you, Lakeside, for making our first foray into the Como market so informative and pleasurable.

Jennifer Prestwich | From Denver

Such a wonderful company, we truly enjoyed spending a couple of days looking at properties! From the initial e-mail correspondence, to the countless follow up e-mails and the wealth of information that they shared with us we can not say enough great things about Lakeside Real Estate. The entire team is fantastic and thoroughly professional, they arrived on time and had a complete package ready for us with all the details of the homes we wanted to see, and made sure to lend us their local expertise - including the best coffee places and restaurants to try!

John Prestwich | From Denver

A minha experiência com a Lakeside está sendo muito positiva! Desde o primeiro dia que contatei a empresa para fazer negócio elas se mostraram muito prestativa
s e capacitadas para relizar o serviço. Sempre buscam soluçoes rápidas e sao muito atenciosas. Eu recomendo a empresa!

Maria Laura Romagna Gonçalves | from Brasil to... Menaggio!

Looking for the perfect estate agent can almost be as difficult as finding the right house - thankfully Lakeside Real Estate make it easy. Don't bother searching the others they are by far the best by a Como mile. I have bought and rented my property through them and Ihighly. recommend them. They made buying and renting a pleasure.

Jackie Ferris | from USA to ... Plesio!

Ho trovato all'agenzia Lakeside di Menaggio servizio, competenza e professionalità. Un Team preparato e cordiale che sa mettere al centro del progetto il cliente e i suoi obiettivi. Mi ha favorevolmente colpito la gentilezza e la disponibilità in tutte le fasi dell' intermediazione in un mercato certamente non facile come quello immobiliare. A fronte di questa positiva esperienza posso solo consigliare il servizio offerto da questa Agenza di Menaggio.

Giovanni Citterio | da Maiorca a... Menaggio!

Finalmente !!! Dopo tante esperienze negative abbiamo avuto la fortuna di incontrare Sara ed Elisa che con tanta professionalità e gentilezza si prodigano per fare conciliare domande ed offerte immobiliari. Brave! Siamo rimasti MOLTO contenti del vostro lavoro, di come gestite in modo efficiente la corrispondenza , l'informazione e la corretta documentazione per qualsiasi necessità. Consiglio vivamente di appoggiarsi a loro per acquisti, vendite, affitti immobiliari.

Loredana Gatti | Landlord

In today's marketplace there can be little that separates one business from another or the ethical business practices from one to another, fortunately, this is not the case with Lakeside Real Estate, Menaggio. I have purchased properties in several countries foreign to me and it is imperative that the buyer find a trusted agent to safely guide them along the way. Real Estate transactions are complicated, even hazardous at times, with the agents at Lakeside Menaggio the risk of making an uninformed decision are greatly reduced!

Roman P. | From U.S.A. to ... Menaggio!

Grande professionalità e disponibilità. Assolutamente consigliato, ci siamo trovati benissimo!

Nicole Bottini | Seller

I myself rented an apartment with the help of Lakeside real estate and a friend of mine bought an apartment with their help. Extremely friendly and helpful in all aspects of the process and even more importantly, also so after the deals are done. They do not abandon you as soon as the contracts are finalized. Especially important for us who do not speak Italian and need help now and then with paperwork and other aspects of living in Italy.

Peter Eriksson | Dalla Svezia a... San Siro!

Den bästa service jag någonsin har fått från en fastighetsmäklare. Professionell,vänlig och lätt att nås och umgås. Den efterservice (aftersale) jag har fått hos Lakeside Real Estate är verkligen enastående vilket gör att jag betraktar Sara och Elisa som mina vänner idag. Jag känner mig väldigt trygg med dem.

Jorma Tuominen | dalla Finlandia ad ... Argegno!

My experience with Lakeside Real Estate has been totally positive. Sara and Laura have detailed knowledge of all the towns and cities along Lake Como, and their understand of the complex rules of buying real estate in Italy helped put me at ease. They are very professional...and great people, too.

Bob Cullinan | California

We are delighted with the service provided by this team. Incredibly helpful and genuinely caring people. They have helped us so much with all utility services related topics and renovation. They certainly go the extra mille.

Carla & Reinout Croon | Dai Paesi Bassi ad... Argegno!

Punctual, professional & a great depth of knowledge of Lake Como Market - Lake Side Real Estate met all my expectations. Throughout my dealings with Sara, I found her to be very professional. and friendly. Sara was a wealth of information and I felt she had my best interests at heart. She is brilliant in what she does. It was a truly pleasure to deal with Lake Side! Thank you Sara and all the team..Highly recommend!

Aurora Fallini | Da Argegno a... Tremezzina!

Competenti gentili e professionali. Sara ed elisa hanno seguito la mia vendita con attenzione e scrupolosita 'riuscendo a soddisfare le mie esigenze. Molto raccomandato e da ricontattare per un'altra occasione.

Laura Naintrè | Parte Venditrice

Super efficienti, estremamente disponibili e professionali, Sara e il suo preparatissimo team ci hanno guidato nell'individuazione, nell'acquisto e nella gestione iniziale della nostra casa.
Mai scelta fu più azzeccata! Consigliatissimo!

Sara Mattaboni | da Santa Maria Rezzonico ad ... Acquaseria!

Having lived in Italy for 2 years I finally was resided to the fact that I wished to live near Lake Como and Sara and her team quickly made that a reality.Her knowledge of the local market was readily proven as well her ability to overcome hurdles in the purchase process.Lakeside has been at my side from day one and is still readily available to answer and help with any issues regarding my move to Lake Como. 

Ralph Scheeff | dal Canada in...Tremezzina!

Seguiti passo passo con professionalità e pazienza. Grazie a tutti il team per la transazione!!

Aurora Fiorani | Parte Venditrice

Un team molto efficiente negli uffici di Lakeside Real Estate. Ho acquistato una casa sul lago di Como e sono stato affiancato e guidato da persone davvero molto professionali dalla ricerca dell'abitazione, sino all'atto notarile. Ringrazio ancora per la disponibilità accordatami.

Alessio Cefis | Da San Siro a... Pianello del Lario!

It was such a pleasure to deal with Sara and Elisa of Lakeside Real Estate. They are both very efficient, friendly and professional. Thank you for all your help. I can highly recommend you.

Adele Muller | from South Africa to... Argegno!

The extremely professional Lakeside team guided us when we first came to Lake Como to look at properties. Their help has been outstanding. They are very service-minded and have helped us through every detail, including other real estate related services such as project management and remodeling. Reliable and attentive throughout the process which is of great importance and value. I highly recommend them.

Isabelle Sjövall | from Sweden to... San Siro!

Sara is an amazing lady. She was born and raised at Lake Como and has a wonderful report with the locals and understands the market like no one else. She found us a wonderful house and is now assisting us in the remodel. Sara is a great professional with excellent English language skills. She made our dream of owning a home on Lake Como a reality!

Marcel & Aurelia Bruetsch, from California to... Carate Urio!

I have had the greatest experience working with Sara and her team! I walked into Sara’s office on a whim to find my dream home on Lake Como never expecting it would be possible to find it in the short time I was in the area! I felt an instant connection with Sara when I first met her, and unbelievably she was able to find me the perfect property within 48 hours! Sara continues to exceed my expectations with the wonderful care she has given me in overseeing the purchasing process, and afterwards in helping me set everything up and get my renovation underway. This assistance has been invaluable help for someone who lives in the States! Sara and her team are extremely professional and nothing seems to be too much trouble for them when it comes to helping their clients. I have purchased many houses over the years with many agents. My experience with Sara and her team has surpassed them all!

Beverley Harper, from California to ... Argegno!

Based in the centre of Argegno, Sara and her team at Lakeside Immobiliare are very helpful, honest and knowledgeable about the market. Throughout the purchasing process and beyond they have gone above and beyond to help, not only with information regarding the property and is surrounding areas, but with regard to local architects, geometras and tradesmen, all of whom have been very helpful and professional.

Clive Topliss, from UK to... Casasco!

It is with much pleasure that I am writing a review of Lakeside Real Estate. Sara Zanotta and her staff are a fantastic asset to the Real Estate community here on Lago Di Como. My personal experience in dealing with Sara and her staff over the last few years has been nothing but positive. She and her crew (especially Elisa) have been courteous and professional, always, but more importantly, they have gone out of their way to help me in many different situations. Initially finding me a 1st class apartment to rent, and over the years aiding mean a variety of situations in understanding and dealing with the authorities, vendors, and government offices whenever necessary. I HIGHLY recommend Lakeside for all of your real estate needs around Lago Di Como. THEY are the best...in my opinion. And yes, I am a little prejudice. Wonderful folks.

Jeff Packard, from Utah to...San Siro!

I first came into contact with Sara many years ago when we were buying our first property in Lake Como. The buying process differs a lot from our country (Sweden) and language barriers made us feel very omitted. But if Sarah had not been there for us, with her professionalism and calm, we would never have dared to buy what would prove to be our best investment. 

In both quality of life and money.

Over the years, we have turned to Sara for help and questions. And always been treated with great kindness and helpfulness. It is priceless.

Today, I see Sara as my friend.

Helene Liedberg, from Sweden to... Tremezzina!

My wife and I worked with Sara Zanotta at Lakeside Realty. She did an amazing job. She is a pleasure to work with. Tireless and full of energy.

Darin Brown | from Canada to... Menaggio!

Working with Lakeside Real Estate for 2+ years. First they helped me to buy a small house and than to communicate with the local authorities and to connect electricity an water. Living in Germany I was afraid that buying property in Italy may result in adventure but thanks to LAKESIDE everything went smooth. Very professional, friendly staff. Would recommend evryone new to the area.

Andrej Teshler | from Russia to... San Siro!

We have both bought and sold a property through Sara (Lakeside Real Estate) and both experiences were great, especially bearing in mind we don’t live in Italy. Sara and her team are very proactive and get things done! You don’t need to ask twice.
We have full trust in LakeSide (financial/legal matters and others).
The entire team speaks well English which makes both email coorespondance, as well calls, very easy and clear.
We had worked in the past with other local real estate agencies and communication was a problem.

Highly recommended!

Noam Raffaelli | from Colonno to... Philadelphia!

The Lakeside agency is very helpful with all practical stuff that needs to be arranged to buy an apartment in Italy. If you want to buy without worries this is the place to be !

Bernard & Gina Malfliet | from Belgium to... Colonno!

Der Kauf meiner Wohnung in Argegno wurde von Sara und ihrem Team vermittelt und sehr professionell und geradezu freundschaftlich organisiert. Da es das erste Mal war, dass ich eine Immobilie im Ausland kaufte, war mir Vertrauen sehr wichtig, welches ich Sara vorbehaltlos entgegenbringen konnte. Es hat mich positiv überrascht, wie reibungslos und effizient der Kauf vonstatten ging. Weiterhin hat mich gefreut, dass ihr Service nicht mit der Vertragsunterschrift endete, sondern Sara und Elisa mich auch weiterhin in allen administrativen Belangen (Bankkontoeröffnung, Steuerangelegenheiten etc) nach dem Kauf unterstützten. Ich würde mich jederzeit wieder an Sara wenden.

Niels Radeisen | from Germany to... Argegno!

Sara and Elisa from Lakeside provided excellent service and support for the sale of our Como home, and the purchase of another home in the same village. Their communications were timely and accurate. The support included all contacts with the notaries, the Commune, the Province, and all of the Utilities companies. The support is ongoing as we tend to have additional questions, etc. And now we are in the process of completing renovations and they continue to provide support.

Brian & Linda Maynard | from Canada to... Tremezzina!

Over the past 10 yrs we've progressed through several properties at Lake Como,dealing with various Immobiliare (estate agents) - some good some not so good ! The past few years our experience with Sara at Lakeside has been refreshingly calm and relatively hassle free.
In addition to her linguistic skills and specific local knowledge we always felt comfortable that Sara was "working for us", plus Lakesides fee's have been fair.
Elisa and the other office staff provide a great support service during and especially after the deals done.One added bonus we found was Luciano, an engineer based at Lakeside, project manages refurbs,etc ..
All in, we'd highly recommend Sara and Lakeside in delivering a 1st class
service for ur buying/selling needs in idyllic Lake Como !

Joe Mullan | from Ireland to... San Siro!

Cinq étoiles ce n'est pas assez!
Nous cherchions depuis 3 ans à devenir propriétaires au bord du lac de Côme.
Entre le 1er e-mail échangé avec Sara et la signature de la promesse de vente, il s'est écoulé...33 jours!
A l'écoute, professionnelle, efficace, polyvalente, Sara a été pour nous bien plus qu'un agent immobilier, un véritable coach de la "Bella Vita" à l'italienne, à la fois intermédiaire avec les professionnels, interprète, guide touristique, et j'en oublie...
L'agence s'est agrandie, 3 années sont passées, mais Lakeside veille toujours sur nous, gérant courrier, factures et fiscalité.
Une expérience tellement rassurante pour les acheteurs étrangers que nous sommes.
100% recommandable

Mylene Mabille Maréchal | from France to... San Siro!

Cercavamo un terreno o una casa nella zona di Menaggio e l'incontro con Sara della Lakeside Real Estate é stato più che positivo. Sara é efficiente, disponibile, simpatica e molto precisa. Grazie a Lei abbiamo trovato e comperato una casa da ristrutturare in un posto bellissimo e siamo molto contenti.

Olivia Orsatti | from Belgio to... Plesio!

Abbiamo venduto la nostra casa con Lakeside Real Estate ed è stata un'esperienza molto positiva. Sara ed i suoi collaboratori hanno saputo comprendere le nostre necessità e quelle dell' acquirente in maniera molto professionale. L' aspetto tecnico e documentale é stato trattato minuziosamente. Un trattamento davvero squisito dal principio, sino al momento dell' atto notarile. Con Sarà ci siamo sentiti accompagnati e sicuri sin dal primo istante ed il risultato è stato ottimo.

Letizia Martinoia | from Pianello del Lario to ... Spain!

In all our dealings with Lake Como agents over the past five years, we have never met anyone as helpful and energetic as you have been, Sara! Without hesitation, we would highly recommend your service to anyone who is looking for an experienced local real estate agent who cares about getting things done and doing them right! Thanks for taking such good care of us, we couldn't have done it without you! До скорой встречи!

Dmitri Katunin | from Russia to... Menaggio!

I was a cautious British first time buyer in Italy, having looked for a place for several years, worried that i'd get lost in Italian bureaucracy. Lakeside had the perfect place for us and guided us through the process very efficiently.
I can't speak highly enough of Sara & Elisa at Lakeside, they have continued to be incredibly helpful since we bought, getting our house up and running sorting out bill payments, advising on local tax etc
I wouldn't hesitate to use Lakeside again in the future.

David Hepworth | from United Kingdom to... Tremezzina!

What a Team! My wife and I travelled from Australia to find and purchase a property on Lake Como. Nothing was too much trouble for these ladies. Their support for us was way beyond expectation and their professionalism outstanding. If you are looking for a property on Lake Como. Do yourself a favour and get in touch with lakeside real estate. We couldn't be happier. Sara, Elisa. Many thanks for making our dream a reality.

Drew & Ann Bennett | from Australia to... Argegno!

I have bought two properties on Lake Como so have some experience in the matter. Sara and her team have a vast amount of experience , work hard to find the right property and are very professional. I would recommend her to anyone looking to sell or buy in the area.

David Weight | from UK to... Menaggio!

Molto professionali, ben preparati, molto disponibili. Mi sono trovato benissimo.

Giancarlo Ronchi | from San Siro back to ... Milano!

Sara and all at Lakeside are excellent. Helpful ,polite and professional. They always make you feel they have the experience to deal with everything you need in choosing a property 10/10

Gina Weight | from UK to... Menaggio!