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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property


All inclusive Villa with over 1,750 SQFT of luxury living overlooking beautiful Lake Como

2 Bedroom 1 bath Sleeps 4

Villa Gabriella is a luxurious private romantic villa, with incredible personal charm. Originally built in 1744, Villa Gabriella has been lovingly cared for, restored and renovated to the highest standard with spectacular views over Lake Como from every room. It is located in the picturesque village of Pognana Lario, on the Bellagio side of Lake Como between Como Centro and Bellagio. Most of the architecture and historic features of Villa Gabriella have been beautifully preserved and maintained with it’s original charm and character. The hideaway retreat is nestled in the ancient village of Pognana Lario, a private, tranquil, peaceful setting with spectacular views of the Lake that are endless and forever changing. From the villa balconies, one can see all the way to Como to the South and up to Argegno to the North.

Villa Gabriella is situated on three levels and offers year- round picture-postcard views of Lake Como, with inviting entry, easy access and off street parking. The villa includes original hand carved granite staircase that continues all the way up to the third level. Murano glass lighting and stylish welcoming antiques are scattered throughout the villa. The main floor living room has a warm wood burning fireplace, dining area, kitchen and a beautiful private balcony with stunning Lake Como views. The master bedroom is warm and cozy with lovely tasteful furnishings and private balcony, for alfresco dining and unobstructed views of magical Lake Como. The private top level bedroom, just as beautiful and inviting as the master bedroom, comes with a queen sized bed. Directly in front of the Villa (looking across the Lake), is the village of Laglio where George Clooney’s Villa Oleandra is located. Truly, an amazing place to spend your vacation!

When staying in Villa Gabriella, you are also welcome to come and use our waterfront facilities at the Lake Como Beach Resort located in the same village of Pognana. We offer gardens, private parking, a sand lido and boat dock jetty, swimming as well as boat or kayak rentals to cruise the lake. Next to the resort is the ferry dock as well as public transport, restaurants and café`s.

Free WIFI and parking right in front of the villa.

If your dates are booked for Villa Gabriella PLEASE ALSO CHECK the website:

LAKE COMO BEACH RESORT - #’s 446794, 445529 Villettas WATERFRONT - BEACH and LIDO Villettas directly on the Lake Como Waterfront

VILLETTA GISETTE - our listing # 419389 - sleeps 4 - w/Amazing VIEWS - Private and tranquil Villetta Gisette offers abundant wildlife, streams and waterfalls above the hills of lake Como.

Perfect if you want to get away from it all........

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Property Manager
Lake Como Beach Resort & Villas
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
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Calendar last updated:
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About Lake Como Beach Resort & Villas

The Lake Como Beach Resort and Villas is privately owned and personally managed by Eric and Robin who live on Lake Como with their lovely daughter, Jiselle. We strive to offer excellent customer service and personal care, to all of our very special guests: Providing you with an unforgettable experience in a beautiful, magical, waterfront setting on Lake Como.

Living in both Italy and in the U.S, we are bilingual and can assist with all your holiday needs. Within our personalized services, we offer concierge services, transportation assistance, private chauffeuring services, restaurant reservations, cooking classes, boat hire (self and guided) and seaplane reservations. We can assist with weddings plans; help to arrange honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays and family reunions. In addition to these services we offer private, professional villa management service for property owners who would like to rent their property with the security of our name behind them. Our greatest personal satisfaction is in feeling and knowing that we have helped our guests to have wonderful lifetime memories of their experience on Lake Como and with us.

Lake Como Beach Resort & Villas purchased this villa in 2006

Why Lake Como Beach Resort & Villas chose Pognana Lario

Named for our beautiful grand daughter Gabriella. Naming the Villa after her, keeps her in our thoughts each time we hear her name. The Villa was built in the 1700's and had been in the original family until it was sold to us in 2006. We love this villa. We also enjoy the villa in the winter where we can relax and enjoy the gorgeous lake views and warm cozy fireplace. It is located in a very peaceful part of the lake only 10 minutes from Como Centro and 15 from Bellagio. It is close enough to everything yet very private. Perfect for a

Honeymoon or Anniversary or a friend get together.

The Villa has been completely remodeled and renovated to a high standard and completely updated .

What makes this villa unique

About Us: Our goal at Villa Gabriella, is for all of our guests to enjoy and have a wonderful memorable holiday experience while visiting Lake Como, one you will remember and cherish for a lifetime.

We at Villa Gabriella, work very hard to ensure that your stay with us is a good one.

Your personal comfort and satisfaction is of utmost importance to us.

Please feel free to contact us at any time should you need any assistance.

Bring your camera, as you will be taking lots of pictures for your picture album, to share with family and friends when you get home!

Spending your holidays with us at Villa Gabriella on Lake Como is truly, 'La Dolce Vita'.

Ciao from Villa Gabriella!

Eric, Robin and Jiselle

Guestbook comments from the manager

A view to die for!”

5 of 5 stars

Reviewed May 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Villa Gabriella for 5 days in April.The views from this

apartment overlooking Lake Como are breathtaking and we shall always have fond memories of sitting on the balcony with our cheese and wine. The apartment is well

equipped and the owner Eric made the stay even more enjoyable by assisting us with local knowledge and even rang the phone company when I had problems recharging my ipad.

The little bar in the village (Peppo's ) makes a great cup of coffee and we always stopped off there in the morning before our trips up and down the lake. As we are a couple of "oldies" we found the narrow roads and fast Italian drivers somewhat challenging however you do tend to get used to it after a few days. A delightful experience.
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa at Pognana Lario at Province of Como

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Newly remodeled bathroom. Luxury linen and towels provided Shampoo and shower gel provided Hairdryer provided Toilet paper provided clothes drying rack and line
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Euro king bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Euro king bed
  • Beautifully furnished bedrooms with high quality furnishings, luxury bedding with queen size beds. Luxury linens and towels provided for your comfort and enjoyment. High quality queen beds with orthopedic mattresses as well as luxury pillows for our guests. Villa Gabriella is lovingly restored and renovated .
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Breathtaking views of Lake Como

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights in Villa Gabriella! The views were absolutely magnificent and the villa was perfect for our needs. We were two couples travelling together with our own car and the layout of the villa with 2 double bedrooms made our stay very comfortable. We used the well equipped kitchen to prepare 2 meals and sat on the balcony drinking wine and enjoying the activities of boats passing by! (why pay for a restaurant when you can enjoy this stunning view from your own balcony!) One evening we were treated to fireworks at a villa opposite so it was just perfect. The walk from the lake is steep but an adventure nevertheless! The villa is well positioned to access many areas of Lake Como by car and ferry. One of our highlights was visiting Vill Balbianello- amazing. Eric was extremely helpful throughout the whole reservation process and supplied well detailed information for us to easily access the villa upon our arrival. Parking was no problem just on the street near the villa. We would love to return one day and continue to explore more of Lake Como from this beautiful villa.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. It was a pleasure having you and we await your return. Ciao from Como! Eric, Robin and Jennifer
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Mike from California

  • 5 of 5

It’s rare to have reality meet your expectations, and the Villa Gabriella does just that. Meeting Eric and spending time with him was one of the highlights of our trip. He recommended a boat ride (rental) which he arranged for us and the Meridian restaurant just down the road from the villa. Both were incredible. Eric was more than an innkeeper; I’ve made a new friend. And if you follow his suggestions, your stay will be twice the delight.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike, for your very kind review we feel most humbled by your words. We also feel we have make new friends. It was such a pleasure to meet you and have you as guests. We will also let Bruno and Rafaella from La Meridiana that you enjoyed dining there. They will be thrilled. We look forward to your return. Ciao from Como! Eric and Robin
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Five-Star views!

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky to get a room on short notice at Villa Gabriella. The view from our little balcony was five-star gorgeous - exactly as pictured. We had full use of the Lake Como Resort at lakefront and this provided our family the perfect spot for relaxation on the lake - our kids met other kids and had a great time swimming off the dock and playing around on the kayaks provided on site. We enjoyed the sun chairs and garden tremendously. It's very peaceful. There are two BBQs available for guests, situated under a tree with a perfect view of the lake - we purchased great meats and veg from the truly excellent Deli on the road up above the resort and ate outside every night. We also made friends with others at the resort and had some wonderful conversations with the diverse group of guests this property attracts. Eric was a fantastic host, helpful and inviting in every way.

A few things to be aware of at Villa Gabriella.... the parking is not assigned and at times you may need to park a short distance from the property. There is no air con. The top floor (with the second bedroom) gets hot and a skylight makes it quite bright early in the morning. The church bells go off every half hour and, for those who are not early risers, the wake up call can be a small frustration. The trip down to the resort is steep and long, and is best done in a car. While we did have full use of the garden and dock etc, there is no changing room or guest toilet ... we were lucky to make some friends who let us use their facilities. All these minor imperfections are quickly forgiven because the host is great, the place is comfortable and the view is spectacular . Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. We look forward to having you back again with us sometime in the future. It was a real pleasure to have such a lovely family such as yourselves. Ciao from Como! Eric, Robin, Jiselle and Jennifer
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Great view and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here at the end of our 5week trip in Italy. We wanted to relax and have a holiday from our holiday, it was a perfect setting for that.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to having you back again in the near future. Ciao from Como! Eric and Robin
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Beautiful lake vista

  • 4 of 5

Tucked away high above Lake Como, and midway between there and Bellagio, is the lovely Villa Gabriella. This 2 bedroom, 3 story town house offered us very comfortable accommodations, with beautiful views of the lake ( north and south) from the living space, the master bedroom windows and the balconies. The kitchen and bath were fairly new, and equipped with everything we needed. Our host Eric was extremely helpful with tips and recommendations. He made us feel welcome and provided for.

I won't kid you, the mountain roads are not for the faint hearted. Luckily my husband and my son enjoy challenging drives. The views and the atmosphere were worth it.

We were so lucky to have found this jewel of a home, and highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Allison, We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in Villa Gabriella. Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to your return someday. Ciao from Lake Como! Eric and Robin
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The Deinlein's Do Lake Como - with A Heavy Dose of Eric's Help

  • 5 of 5

I could tell you about the beauty of the villa, and how stunning the surrounding Lake Como area is, but you can google that (and you should). What you won't be able to find with a simple search, and what I cannot impress upon you enough, is that Eric and Robin are the absolute kindest hosts you will ever find. Do not get me wrong - my new wife and I had the ABSOLUTE BEST TIME in Lake Como and could not have thought of a more perfect honeymoon. BUT, it came very close to being an unmitigated disaster. To give you a taste, we had our car towed, stored fresh (perch-stuffed) pasta in the cupboard, and oh yeah LEFT OUR PASSPORTS IN LAKE COMO ON OUR WAY HOME, and didn't realize it until we got to the check in counter at the airport. How did all of these things not ruin our trip? - Because Eric and Robin are unmitigatedly the warmest, most hospitable couple ever to grace this earth.

When we had our car towed for unknowingly parking in front of a driveway in the middle of the night (who knew you couldn't do that?), Eric not only hunted down our car for us, but then drove 45 min out of his way to pick us up and drop us off at the tow shop. UNBELIEVABLE. When Eric came over to Villa Gabriela to welcome us, give us a full run down of the area, give us recommendations, teach us how to make damn good espresso, he also noticed that we put fresh pasta in the cupboard instead of the fridge (who knew you couldn't do that?). But nothing comes close to when we proved ourselves to be the most disastrous of guests, when we left our passports under the mattress in the villa and didn't realize until we got to Milan's airport. Eric no joke, jumped in the car, drove an hour and half and got us our passports before our plane took off. We made our flight and I got to stay happily married because my new wife didn't have to kill me for forgetting our passports. UNBELIEVABLE.

So they saved us time and time again, but they were also fantastic tour guides & food critics. They gave us perfect recommendations on what to do & see (take a boat out on the lake - you won't regret taking Eric's advice), and set reservations at restaurants that will knock your socks off. I am currently sock-less due to all the great food and wine we consumed. So with all sincerity, Eric and Robin - thank you for everything. We'll always think fondly of our honeymoon, disasters and all, because of the warm hospitality you two provided.

All Our Very Best,

Margi & Mike

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Margi and Mike for your very kind review. Nothing is too much for our guests. It was a pleasure to have had you two as guests and especially for your Honeymoon. We did not want it to be any less than a perfect Honeymoon for you both and were happy to help whenever you needed us. We are thrilled you made your plane and that you had a wonderful Honeymoon on Lake Como with many happy memories. We look forward to having you back again some day.. Ciao from Lake Como! Eric, Robin and Jiselle
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa and Linate Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Peppos Cafe
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Pognana Lario
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Como Nord/Como San Giovanni
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Autostrata A9
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
La Meridana
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Lake Como Beach Resort
Car: recommended

Lake Como is one of the most unforgettable, scenic lakes in the entire world. Set in the mountains of Northern Italy, with a near perfect Mediterranean climate, this is paradise. Because of the many activities year round, the location of Villa Gabriella is fantastic; midway between the Centre of Como and Bellagio. Pognana Lario is situated in one of the most scenic locations on the lake. Both town and villa have 180° unobstructed views of the lake to the north and south as well as west. Pognana has a ferry stop and a lakeside walk for just sitting on the shores edge to daydream. With its views, villas, cobblestone streets and over 250 year old church, it is truly majestic. Guests of the villa are also welcome to the Lake Como Beach Resort for waterfront access and swimming. There are many walkways and rustic streets through the old village of Pognana that brings one back to the past. Pognana has shops, a restaurant and cafes nearby for most all of your needs.

Other Activities: Boating, wind sailing as well as all other summer and winter sports available on the lake .

With use of our waterfront facilities at the Lake Como Beach Resort.

Canoe rentals from our boat dock and jetty.

Motor boat rentals from our dock and jetty .

Golf: Golf Club Menaggio & Cadenabbia

Via Wyatt n. 54

I-22017 Fraz. Croce, Menaggio



Fax: +39-0344-30780

18-Hole Course

Visitors are welcome on Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays.

Advance booking is essential.

A valid handicap certificate from player’s home club is required.

Handicap limit: 36


Softspikes required.

Dogs on leash permitted.

Mid-week daily Green Fee - EU55

Weekends & Bank Holidays Green Fee - EU 70

9 Holes after 5pm Green Fee - EU 35

9 Holes (Weekends & Bank Holidays) after 5pm Green Fee - EU 45

x10 Green Fees (Mon - Fri) - EU 450

x10 Green Fees (Weekend's & Bank Holidays)- EU 550

x10 Green Fees for 9 Holes (Mon - Fri) after 5pm - EU 300

x10 Green Fees for 9 Holes (Weekends & Bank Holidays) after 5pm - EU 350

Daily Buggy Hire - EU 36

Daily Club Hire - EU 15


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £52.85

FREE WIFI and parking
No Pets Allowed
Non Smoking Villa
The rate includes all utilities, luxury linens and towels as well as toiletries.
Additional cleaning services are available at 40 Euros per hour .
Any breakage will be paid for by guest prior to departure
Air conditioning unit available at extra fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.