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Lake Como Beach Resort & Villas

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch

LAKEFRONT VILLA - 180° VIEWS - WIFI - PKG - 1750 SQFT - BEACH & SWIMMING -

67 Reviews
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday villa in Pognana Lario - STUNNING VILLA GABRIELLA

PRIVATE BEACH/LIDO - WIFI - A/C - Swimming - Gardens - BBQ - 2BDRM Sleeps 4

All Inclusive Villa Gabriella with over 1,750 SQFT of luxury living with warm inviting fireplace in Winter and A/C in summer.

Private designer's period villa on the Lake Como waterfront with spectacular views over Lake Como from every room and balcony of this lovely villa built in 1744. Has all the original hand carved granite floors and staircases as well as cobblestone roads leading to the entry.

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 on the waterfront. We offer 3 acres of gardens, private parking, a sand lido and boat dock jetty, swimming and boat dock/jetty as well as boat or kayak rentals to cruise the lake. The ferry is within a 3 minute walk from the resort as well as public transport , restaurants and cafes.

Villa Gabriella is a luxurious private romantic hideaway villa, with incredible personal charm. Originally built in 1744, Villa Gabriella has been lovingly cared for, restored and renovated to the highest standard. 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 the original charm and character of the old historic Villa. Named for, a much loved, very special little girl, by the name of 'Gabriella’, the romantic villa and hideaway retreat, is nestled above Lake Como, below the ancient village of Pognana Lario in a private, tranquil, peaceful setting with direct views of Lake Como that are seemingly 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. Truly an amazing place to spend your vacation!

Free WIFI and parking right in front of the villa.

Other Villa Amenities: Villa Gabriella is situated on three levels and offers picture-postcard views of Lake Como, year- round, with inviting entry, easy access and off street parking. The villa includes hand carved wood entry doors and 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 spectacular Lake Como views. The master bedroom is warm and cozy with lovely tasteful furnishings and private balcony, for alfresco dining, with 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 (across the Lake), is the village of Laglio where George Clooney’s villa Oleandra is located.

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lake Como Beach Resort & Villas (Property Manager)
Call Manager
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 67 holidaymaker reviews

LAKEFRONT VILLA - 180° VIEWS - WIFI - PKG - 1750 SQFT - BEACH & SWIMMING -
average rating of 4.880597 based on 96 reviews
Cheshire, United Kingdon
5

Views to die for.....

  • 5 of 5

After leaving my driving licence at home the holiday couldn’t have started any worse however that was soon to change.

We (Anne & I) made are way to Pognana Lario via the local (excellent) public transport system – very much a case of planes, trains and automobiles.

What I’ve failed to mention is that Robin and Eric (the villa owners) virtually held our hands (metaphorically speaking) during the journey from Bergamo to Pognana Lario and this is something we’re extremely grateful for.

Anyway upon arrival at the villa you’re hit with some of the most breathtaking views of Lake Como that we’ve ever seen. The tranquillity of the setting is only interrupted by the tolling of the bells at the local church and the chinking of our wine glasses as we toasted the fact that ‘we had made the right decision’ in choosing Villa Gabriella.

The villa itself is set over three floors and, if you can peel yourself away from gravitating to the balconies and the views (have I mentioned the views.....), it is furnished to a high standard and certainly catered for our needs.

The villa it situated a third of the way up the hill and can be reached either by road with ample car parking directly outside (assuming you have a driving licence that is) or by making your way through the meandering pathways through the village.

At the foot of the hill you’ll find a very friendly restaurant (I think it was called The Meridian) – it was always a good excuse to stop here prior to making our way to the villa.

Further in to the village you’ll find a couple of local bars (Peppo’s was our favourite as they welcomed us like we were members of their family) and a local supermarket that should cater for most of your needs (great selection of meats, cheeses, olives, local wines and breads – what more could you ask for).

Whilst many of the locals can speak English I would recommend that you take a Italian phrase book along as it made our life a lot easier – also the locals love to see you have a go at the Italian language.

So finally as this was the first holiday without our kids (sorry boys) and was a joint celebration of Anne’s 40th (she doesn’t look it) and our wedding anniversary we couldn’t have spent it in any more of a idyllic setting.

Our thanks goes out to Robin and Eric for all their assistance – as hosts you ‘Shine’.

Ciao

Mark & Anne

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a Review ! How could one ask for more? Thank you, Thank you . We can't say enough. Eric and Robin
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5

One of our best holidays

  • 5 of 5

The property was well equipped and in a great location. Eric was extremely helpful and met us

on our arrival. The neighbors near the property were very friendly and responded well to

our limited Italian. The ferries on the lake make it very easy to travel around. We visited Bergamo

and St. Moritz using the ferries and the local trains which were punctual.

We would definitely return to this property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Truly stunning vacation

  • 5 of 5

Truly stunning vacation, Eric is the epitome of a host, and willingly goes out of his way to arrange activities, dinner reservations, travel arrangements etc to ensure your vacation happiness. Villa Gabriella is spectacular, views amazing, and we loved the church bells wake up call at 7:30am. A perfect base for ferry trips to Como shopping or lying and the lake at the nearby resort. Must do trip is to contact Nicko, via Eric, all day sailing trip is out of this world. Lunch is amazing and the crew are simply spectacular. (Tirlindana at Sala Comincia). €450 well spent.

Dinner at Meridiana was good, and within walking distance, a little tougher on the way up! Chef has his moments, can be a little tipsy and amorous, but always friendly. All in all, great vacation, great hosts, enjoy what the area has to offer. What weight you put on through the delicious food you will loose from waking up the hills.

Local market is spectacular, food is amazing, highly recommended, especially the roasted, pickled onions, the cheese and the tomatoes.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay in our home. We look forward to having ty back again some day. Ciao from Como ! Robin and Eric
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5

Fabulous location with great host.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in August 2016 with our 7 year and 4 year olds. We had the most fabulous stay, helped considerably by the very lovely, knowledgable and 'nothing is a problem' minded Eric, host and owner of the villas.

The view and location were faultless - direct access to the Lake from the jetty allowed immediate jumps into the cool and refreshing lake after a hot sunbathing session on the sandy decking. The children loved the canoes/kayaks available to hire, and even more so the door to door hire boat service from the jetty allowing us to speedboat up the lake to visit Varenna with a stop for a picnic and dip in the lake on the way!!

The ferry is a short 5 minute walk from the villas allowing us to stay and explore the lake car free if we wanted.

The villas were comfortable with everything that we could have needed - some more spacious than others - but all with direct access to the communal gardens and incredible views!

As a base, we managed to cover and visit quite a few places up and down Lake Como and really enjoyed our day on Careno 'beach' which is 7 minute ferry trip from the local ferry port. A local small supermarket and a few local restaurants were nearby and all that we needed for our stay.

The icing on the cake was Eric, who accommodated our every need. Thank you!! We have been home 3 days and missing Lake Como dreadfully!! Until the next time.....

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation in Villa Gabriella

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four and stayed for a week in the Villa Gabriella. It is located in a very charming village - no huge hotels or mass tourism, but within easy distance to Bellagio, Como or other nice spots. The Villa provides comfortable quarters for four and it has even two (!) balconies with perfect lake view. As guests at the villa, we were also enabled to access to the lake which was comfortable, very quiet (again, not many people around!) and beautiful on top of it! The kids could keep themselves busy easily with jumping from the deck or using the playthings at the beach. And if you are hungry, try Peppo's bar ... The views and the wine ... Awesome and easily to be reached. The access to the beach requires a certain amount of fitness, but it is made a lot easier by a cool outside escalator.

We had booked another week at the Lago Maggiore - and looking back, we preferred the Villa Gabriella.

The contact to Eric was very easy and reliable, not unimportant so far from home!

Absolutely enjoyable!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your lovely review. We were so happy you enjoyed your stay with us in Villa Gabriella and that your family had a wonderful stay in our quaint village along the shores of Lake Como and at our ' Lake Como Beach Resort ' on the waterfront. We are very pleased your children enjoyed the private beach and swimming in the lake, it is great fun. It was a real pleasure to have you all join us and we look forward to having you back again some day. Ciao from Lake Como ! Eric, Robin and Jiselle
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Beautiful view, convenient, and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We were so glad we decided to base ourselves in one place. Villa Gabrielle has an amazing view of Lake Como, one that looked good in all kinds of weather. We were most comfortable on the firmer mattress on the bed on the top floor. There were plenty of pillows and bed linens to choose from. The bathroom was spacious and clean. The wifi worked great and it was easy to keep in touch with Eric who was always cheerfully willing to provide information/advice. We left a list of restaurants that we enjoyed with a special mention going to Salice Blu and La Locanda del Notaio. If hiring a car, get the smallest one possible and be careful.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Owner's Response: Ciao from Como! Thank yo both for your very kind review. We are very happy that you enjoyed Villa Gabriella . We will also add additional support and get a firmer mattress for the master bedroom. Thank you very much for all the feedback it was very helpful. Glad you also enjoyed all the wonderful restaurants Lake Como has to offer. It was a real pleasure having you both and we look forward to your return. Eric, Robin and Jiselle
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Location

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 Meridiana
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Pognana lario
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

Italy

Phone:+39-0344-32103

Fax: +39-0344-30780

segreteria@golfclubmenaggio.it

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

Etiquette:

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pognana Lario, Lake Como

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2016
28 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£634
for 3 nights
From
£211
£1,191
 
 
Early Fall 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 11 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£362
for 3 nights
£845
 
 
Late Fall 2016
12 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£362
for 3 nights
£845
 
 
Christmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,191
for 7 nights
£1,191
 
 
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£379
for 3 nights
£884
 
 
Spring 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£445
for 3 nights
£1,037
 
 
Late Spring 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£478
for 3 nights
£1,114
 
 
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£692
for 3 nights
From
£231
£1,191
 
 
Fall 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£478
for 3 nights
£1,114
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£403
for 3 nights
From
£134
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

FREE WIFI and parking
No Pets Allowed
Non Smoking Villa
Short stay rate of 295.00 Euros per night for stays of 4 nights min
400.00 USD per night Short Stay Rate
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

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pognana Lario in Lake Como

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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 .
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
SHOULD WE BE BOOKED FOR THE DAYS YOU ARE REQUESTING -- PLEASE GO TO OUR OTHER VILLETTAS AT ' THE LAKE COMO BEACH RESORT ' ON THE WATERFRONT IN THE SAME VILLAGE AS VILLA GABRIELLA..........PROPERTIES # 443879 .....# 445529 .....# 446794 .........LAKE COMO BEACH RESORT AND LUXURY VILLETTAS .......... DIRECTLY ON THE WATERFRONT AND LAKESHORE OF LAKE COMO....... PLEASE CHECK OUR LUXURY VILLETTAS ON THE LAKE COMO WATERFRONT FOR AVAILABILITY :

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