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Beautiful spacious apartment & private garden in sought after lakeside location

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom apartment sleeps 4, in village of Nesso between Como and Bellagio

Our apartment has several features that distinguish it from the rest:

It's right on Lake Como, with 2 gardens; one shared, on the lake shore and the other private, right outside your front door.

It also has a large and spacious open plan living area, and as this was once a full time home, the kitchen is very well equipped.

The apartment is 100m2 and recently renovated, with free WiFi, in an 18th century building. It's old-fashioned on the outside, modern and comfortable on the inside and ideal for relaxing, with absolutely stunning views.

It sleeps up to 4 people in one double and one twin bedroom (and a sofa-bed in the living room), so is suitable both for families and couples.

You can swim in the lake from the shared garden which runs alongside the lake edge. The apartment's private garden has a BBQ, table and chairs for al fresco dining and four sun loungers too.

There is also plenty to see in the area during your stay and the lake ferries stop only 300 metres away.

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Jan Willem van Giessen and Katya Ivanova
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
8 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

As advertised. It sits right by the lake and just sitting at the window corniche and watch the boating is soothing. Having a cup of coffee in your own garden in the morning makes for a great start of the day. The apartment has everything you need, even a couple of kayaks to go explore the suroundings. At the base of the house there is stairs down to the water which makes going into the lake very easy. The village itself offers a waterfall, several restaurants, a tiny well stocked store and of course a place to get Gelato. The surroundings offer several good trips such as the gardens of villa Carlotta, Como, the alps were we went up to Mt Generoso (in Swtizerland). I can highly reccommend a stay here.
May 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Nesso around the Province of Como

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms have vaulted woods ceilings, views across the village & wardrobe and drawer space. There is a large sofa bed in the 60 m2 living room. There is a travel cot available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our lovely apartment is in the old pedestrian part of the village, but isn't accessible by car. You'll need to leave it in the safe parking areas in the village and walk downhill (about 250m) through the quaint streets to get there. We won't recommend you stay here if you have mobility issues, or would struggle with a lot of steps. However, being tucked away by the lake is the ultimate getaway, and as one guest said, it's a small price to pay for such an idyllic setting. The great thing about staying here is that you aren't in a holiday complex. Some people live in the village as their families have done for generations and for some (mostly from Milan) it's their weekend place. One house near us is the holiday home for an extended family; one of the families (who normally live on the other side of the lake) stays in Nesso for all July and August . It's a very friendly place...recently our neighbours taught some of our guests to fish!


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Beautiful spacious apartment & private garden in sought after lakeside location
average rating of 4.72 based on 35 reviews
Zürich, Switzerland

Great Time in Casa del Nibbio Bruno.

  • 5 of 5

We arrive wit our Family from Zurich Switzerland to this lovely place Nesso at the Lake Como. The stairs downstairs to the Casa was breathtaking. Like in a Movie from a fairy-tale. Super Romantic, lovely lookouts to the sea and some nice cats in front of the old houses. The Casa himself was also great. Garden, Fireplace, a lot of Space and the direct look to the lake. Our Childreen, (3 Years and 6 Years) loves when den Ferry goes by. They also like the stairs. It was every day like a little adventure to find a new way to the house. The Cafeteria and the Little Market Shop are also very good for all the things you need for a family holiday. A nice trip with the childreen is to go to the next little Village Careno. There is a little Beach and some gras near the lake where the Childreen can jump around. And the best thing is, the great Trattoria del Porto is very near. Lovely Persons guide the restaurant and we drink good cafe and sambucca. We have a great Time in Nesso and the surroundings. Everything is back in Time, no Touristic Places, and a lot of nice spots to take beautiful photographs. For People they search the Original Italy, come and visit Nesso and stay in the Casa del Nibbio!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: April 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted that you and your family enjoyed your holiday so much. Thank you for the photos that you sent us, they are now on our Facebook Page,
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Stunning views, beautiful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment with stunning views, very clean, garden lovely place to sit for lunch overlooking lake, the steps are a good workout, bus handy, ferry nearby but doesn’t stop often. Would recommend,

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Amazing views, spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

Amazing apartment with views, spacious and clean, well presented, everything you need, canoes to use in the beautiful lake, the steps are a bit difficult with suitcases so just make sure hubby is fit, we loved our stay, handy for ferry and bus and local restaurants, private garden was lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful and relaxing in frienly atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

We've enjoyed Jan-Willem's and Katya's spacious apartment on beautiful Lake Como for the second time already and it won't be our last stay. There's everything you need for a thouroughly relaxing holiday in these stressful times. Our son loves the easy accessability to the lake and is hardly seen throughout the day, we adults love to swim and then sit in the shade in our own private garden. Our kind hosts gave us lots of excellent recommendations for restaurants but we also loved to barbecue "at home", enjoying the peace and quiet. The recent addition of two kayaks is also a plus and allowed us to explore the lakeshore on our own.

As I said, we'll sure be back.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia

We loved it - wished we could have stayed longer!

  • 4 of 5

When we arrived we were concerned as to how we could bring our heavy luggage all the way down to the apartment. However lovely Susi and Luka solved this and also dinner for the first night!! It is a very magical and beautiful villa and the surrounds were just as appealing - my favourites are the bells from the nearby church and the view across Lake Como. We four hope to return!! Thank you for an amazing stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great views from the property and well equipped

  • 4 of 5

Expected the steps down from the road (365) but not the 55 steps up to the apartment that is on the top floor of the building. Susi showed us an alternative route up to the road with less steps from the apartment. Also, you could walk to the ferry without going all the way up to the road and back down again although there were some very steep, darkly lit steps on the way.

We found the ferry and local bus services were very good for getting around.

Jan-Willem and Susi went the extra mile to find us parking for our classic cars as we didn't want to leave them on the road.

The 2 local supermarkets/shops provided all the essentials you need.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa & Linate, Bergamo Orio al Sera
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
La Cascata and Puffo
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Villa d'Este Golf Club
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Como Nord Lago, Como San Giovanni
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Hotel Ristorante Pizzeria Tre Rose
Car: not necessary

Nesso is a lovely village halfway between Como and Bellagio, and can be reached by car, bus or ferry. Although small, it has several cafes, grocers, a great restaurant and an ATM. People come to visit the waterfall, there's a ruined castle and several small old churches. It's very friendly and a good place to see people going about their lives. Nesso isn't a holiday resort, but it's very easy to access all the things to see and visit around Lake Como.

Golf: There are several golf courses in the Como area, if you fancy a round or two, during your holiday

Villa d'Este Golf Club A difficult par 69 - 5 miles from Como.

Monticello Golf Club 36 holes - 7 miles from Como.

Carimate Golf Club 10 miles from Como


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the Nesso,

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid season
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
30 Sep 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning costs £66.55

Cleaning is charged at €75 per week and a refundable deposit is required of €150, which will be returned to you within 2 weeks of the end of your holiday. 25% of the full cost is required on booking, with the full balance due 28 days before the holiday commences.
Rental rates include towels, bed linen and heating.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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