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Lovely House with Vine-Covered Terrace Overlooking Lake Como

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12), Lake views,

Step inside this beautiful restoration overlooking Italy's Lake Como and walk into a private Italian retreat. Steeped in history and stunning in design, this three-story stone house was architecturally renovated to make the most of the magnificent setting.

Set off the main road, nestled in the hillside, no traffic disturbs this home's calm beauty. The covered car-park is on the road so access to the house requires climbing steps to the hamlet and then walking 200 m on a path. The reward is privacy and a breathtaking panoramic view of the lake. This house has been showcased in two Italian architectural publications. Each room welcomes you with warmth and displays a splendid view of Lake Como.

The ground floor is comprised of the main living and dining area centered around an antique French stone fireplace, a fully-equipped kitchen, a laundry room with washing machine and sink, and a bathroom. Enjoy meals and a gorgeous view on the vine-covered terrace just off the kitchen, while keeping cool and shaded from the midday summer sun. The charcoal grill can be set up nearby.

The second floor has a family/TV area with fold-out sofa, one room with queen bed, a room with twin beds, and a full bathroom. The third floor houses 2 rooms with queen beds and one with a double bed with high, wood-beam ceilings, and a full bathroom. The third full bathroom is located between the second and third floor. Two travel cots are also available and can be placed in any room.

The garden is terraced and fenced in with a swing set. There are paths leading from the house into the woods or to the neighboring hamlets or towns, great for exploring.

History: This converted home began its life as two adjoining houses. Built in the custom of the times, these houses have two-feet-thick stone walls, made from stone quarried from the mountainside.

Recreation: Lake Como offers all of the attractions available on the lake and in the mountains. Ancient stone paths - many built by the Romans - reach from the village into the woods on the mountainside, offering endless possibilities for hiking. Adults and older children can follow the old mulatiera (mule path) from the down to Rezzonico and the beach.

Lake Como and Surrounding Area: Lake Como is considered by many to be the most beautiful of all of the Italian lakes - Northern Italy at its best. This resplendent lake is surrounded by a ring of mountain peaks, some of which are snow-capped year round. You will also find the shoreline of the lake dotted with numerous picturesque towns and villages. Nearby there is Menaggio, a lovely place for walking around, shopping, or stopping at one of many cafes or "gelaterie." The famous lakeside resort of Bellaggio is just a ten minute ferry-ride across the lake from Menaggio. Go a bit further for day-trips into the Valtellina wine region or Val Chiavenna.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house at Santa Maria Rezzonico at Como

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
    mezzanine - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

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Lovely House with Vine-Covered Terrace Overlooking Lake Como
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Gorgeous Setting and Home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this wonderful home. If you like the authentic feel of Lake Como blending with modern amenities and stunning views then this is your place to stay. Spacious and inviting inside and out with plenty of room for everyone. The gorgeous terrace is perfect for relaxing and taking in the stunning views over a meal or coffee. The bedrooms are generous and offer outstanding lake views as well. The short walk to the home is charming and adds to the special feel of this home and to the quietness of the setting. This is a place you will remember forever as a dream vacation home.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A must stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home is a most unique opportunity to experience Italy and the Lake Como region. The home is comfortable and modern and yet true to the culture, landscape and surrounding area. The views from each room look over the lake and the church bells mark the hours of the day. The terrace is an unforgettable setting for mornings sipping coffee, for long leisurely lunches with local foods and for evenings among the stars. If you are looking for a perfect place to explore the region and to experience a part of Italy as if you were living there (even temporarily) this is it! The owners are absolutely accommodating and wonderful to work with too.

Do go! You will not regret it!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Repeated stay

  • 5 of 5

We have come to this house on multiple occasions. Great place to get away. If you are seeking privacy, no car noises and a more original setting this is the place to go. The grape covered veranda looks like something from of a movie set, the view of the lake is fantastic. The common area is great to get everybody together for hanging out, cooking and eating. The bedrooms offer privacy and great views of the lake. Bathrooms are modern. Will come back.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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September at Lake Como

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Italy and after our experience we will be back. Great location on the side of the mountain. Local driving is easier on the 3rd day. Great access to food, culture and incredible views. The house is modern but respectful of its historic roots. We will spend more time just lounging on the grape covered patio next time. There are ample opportunities to enjoy excellent food, wine and culture within 15 minutes of the house. Clean and neat, private and peaceful. Great sounds system, new bathrooms, full size washer and dryer.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2010
  • Date of Stay: August 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Schwieberdingen, Germany

Sehr schön gelegenes Haus mit wunderbarer Aussicht und ohne Verkehrslärm

  • 4 of 5

Mit 6 Erwachsenen und 4 Kindern haben wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Räume haben einen gewissen Charme, sind groß und komfortabel gestaltet und beinhalten mehr als man erwartet. Man hat viel Platz zum Zusammensitzen und auch für Rückzugsmöglichkeiten. Bei schönem Wetter bietet die Terrasse einen phantastischen Ausblick.

Ein Wermutstropfen ist der beschwerliche Anmarschweg mit Gepäck vom Pkw-Parkplatz zum Haus. Es fehlt die Bemerkung, dass das Anwesen für Gehbehinderte und Kinderwagen schwierig zu erreichen ist.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Over the years we have welcomed many families and people of all ages to our house. The property is unusual, as indicated in the description, in that it is necessary to climb steps and walk down a path to arrive at the house. Thus, it is not particularly recommended for adults who have difficulties with steps and walking and it isn’t possible to take a stroller directly from the car to the house. We are happy to prearrange assistance with luggage upon arrival. On the other hand, it is precisely because of the distance from the road that the house is private and quiet and has beautiful views of the lake everywhere on the property.
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Entspannte Familienferien

  • 5 of 5

Osterferien in der Großfamilie.

Wir fanden ein schön eingerichtetes, großzügiges Haus in völlig ruhiger Umgebung am Ende des winzigen Dorfes, autofrei. Hinter dem Haus beginnt ein sehr schöner Wald, durchzogen von vielen Wegen und Bächlein. Wir haben dort eine abwechslungsreiche Wanderung direkt vom Haus weg begonnen. Für die Schulkinder war der Wald Abenteurspielplatz pur, sie waren oft für Stunden verschwunden. Die Kleinen konnten im Garten spielen..

Bei schlechtem Wetter gab es auch im Haus genug Platz zum Spielen für unsere sechs Kinder und die fünf Erwachsenen, im Erdgeschoss und in einem zweiten Wohnraum in der ersten Etage. Wegen des kalten Wetters war abends der Kamin unser Mittelpunkt.

Die Schlafzimmer und Bäder sind komfortabel eingerichtet. Nur der Esstisch im Haus war für uns 11, teilweise 12 Menschen etwas zu klein, dafür der Tisch auf der Terasse um so schöner.

Am Ende hatten wir alle Lust, noch einmal hierher zu kommen.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Milan, Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Santa Maria Rezzoni
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Como or Varenna
Nearest Motorway
29 Miles
A9 Milan-Como- Lugano
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
59 Miles
Valtellina, 60 miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

San Martino up the hill you will find a local goat farm that sells goat cheese as well and have a drink or dinner at the locanda with another beautiful view over the lake.

In the summer drive near Chiavenna for lunch in one of many excellent restaurants and then cool off at the Cascate dell'Acquafraggia waterfall in Villa di Chiavenna.

Start your hike from the house to Musso and Gravedonna.

Short ferry to Bellaggio and Varenna .

Fabulous sailing and wind- and kite-surfing are.

Winery tours and Skiing in the Valtellina area.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £114.72

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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