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Kids & Bike Friendly HOUSE with GARDEN close to BELLAGIO

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


About the property

13 beds close to the magic BELLAGIO, LAKE of COMO

Big apartment with 13 beds, 2 cots and 2 cribs. At my house close to Bellagio, you will live an authentic travel experience in a relaxing atmosphere at an affordable price. Ideal for families with kids, group of friends or couples.

Situated in a quiet and friendly village 10 minutes’ drive from Bellagio, in the hills of Lake Como, between lake and mountains in the middle of nature, big apartment on the ground floor with private entrance.

2 big bedrooms for a total of 13 beds for adults, 2 cots for toddlers and 2 cribs for babies available on request. Wide and cozy living room with big sofa and kitchenette fully accessoriated, TV, free WiFi, bathroom with hydromassage shower, washing machine, garden, outdoor area with tables, chairs, sun loungers, sun umbrella and BBQ. Big and free private parking. For families with kids, a lot of outdoor areas plenty of toys and, inside the house a lot of toys for all ages.

The village of Barni is in an ideal location for exploring both the lake and surrounding hills and mountains. A part the visit of Bellagio (it is a must!), Barni is an ideal site for an active holiday.

My guests love experiencing life in a real village with essential amenities close to hand. The locals are friendly and happy to have foreign people all around! I am very happy that all my guests have commented how homely the apartment is and how my tips and suggestions have been helpful to transform and holiday into an “unforgettable holiday”!

All my guests love the authentic village location. This way you get the best of both worlds : world famous Bellagio (top level destination for luxury holidays) very close and the almost rustic charm of Barni, typical Italian little village. During your stay, you will feel you are living in a real community, not just visiting as a tourist…this is the main difference between an holiday and a “true holiday”.

In the village there is 1 restaurant and 1 bar within easy walking distance. Self-catering is no problem as the kitchen is perfectly equipped and there is a well-stocked grocery a few steps away.

The house is in a strategic position for relax, hiking, walking in the nature and swimming in the lake. Wild nature and great hikes surrounds the area.

At your arrival, you will find the house cleaned and perfumed, the beds made up and a set of fresh towels for each guest.

The house is spacious, bright, cozy, welcoming for groups of friends, big families, couples, but to make one's stay very special is my personal knowledge of the area with the opportunity to suggest to my guests (based on their age and interests) sites, hiking trails, beaches of the lake, picnic areas, mountain huts, characteristic restaurants not mentioned in the usual tourist circuits, to explore the charming lake of Como like a local, spending less money and having more fun! I will be happy to share with You my personal knowledge of the area with tips and suggestions, but in addition to this, you will also find inside the house a lot of books and leaflets about where to go and what to do in the neighborhood.

The house is kid’s friendly. Kid-tested, parent approved! In the evening, some deers from the bush come to eat and, as often we host a family of pony or donkeys in the garden, our guests can cuddle and feed them. For kids (but also for adults!), it is an extraordinary experience.

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Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2018

About Elisabetta

Hi, my name is Elisabetta but my friends call me Betty. I live in the little village of Barni, close to Bellagio. Optimistic, energetic and spark, for job I’ve been always involved in marketing, communications, PR while my recent passion is wear a red nose and become a "social clown" in the hospital, close to the children and grandma. I strongly believe in friendship and solidarity, love traveling, walking in nature, iceskating and rollerblading, snowboarding, discovering old villages and new places, cooking and having guests. The friends of my daughter, as soon as they enter the house, ask me: "can I come back tomorrow? !!!". A sentence that represent myself is: "ALIVE and SHARE." I like to "live" and "share" emotions, experiences and places. When I discover a “magic” place I must make it known to my friends and to my guests! I love having guests into my house, suggest small villages to visit, or towns to discover, beaches on the lake or hiking trails that, along paths and trails not included in the classic touristic tours, reach the natural pools of a river or the top of a mountain to admire the unique landscapes. I was born at the sea and when I was a child my family moved to the lake in the town of Como. Lake Como made me fall in love and, to grow up our daughter, we choose Barni, a small and quiet village in the hills of Lake Como surrounded by nature between lake and mountains! Here, in Barni, in February 2015 I opened our house to guests who come from all over the world! The Larian triangle is my new land and I would not be able to go back for the beautiful landscapes that offers during all the seasons. Anyway, I do not forget the land where I born... and when I cook for my friends, I prepare the traditional Ligurian “focacce”!

As "host" I am committed to my guests in to experience real emotions to discover this beautiful area as well as I live: INTENSE!

I wait for you. You are all welcome at my house :-)

Elisabetta purchased this house in 2008

Why Elisabetta chose Barni

We decided to buy this property when I was pregnant of our daughter and we decided to move here from the town of Como. When she was 2 years old, we moved definitely in this little village of approx 300 people and we decided to open the guest house to share the beauty of this area suspended betweekn the green of the mountains and the blue of the lake!

What makes this house unique

We are in the upper part of the little village of Barni. Behind our house there is the forest and in the evening the deers come down to eat in the meadows near home. In the evening, guests like to eat and relax in the garden, turning on the fire in the vintage stove as, without lights outdoor, they can enjoy the beauty of the sky and the several stars. I live with my family on the first floor of the same house and it will be a pleasure to help you organize every detail for your stay. Consequently, the interaction with guests is very easy and daily! Respecting your privacy, if you ask me, I'll be happy to offer advice and suggestions helping you to better plan your vacation according to your interests and age of the component of the group. Having a child that attends the primary school, I know many routes suitable even for kids! At my house you will never be a stranger and you will feel at home!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Barni in Province of Como

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • - For late check in there will be an extra FEE. Ask to the owner. - For the heating there will be an extra FEE. Ask to the owner.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , There is an hydromassage shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , The 2 single beds are a BUNK bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The 2 single beds are a BUNK bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , In the living room there is a sofa bed for two adults
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
- Bellagio, 10 min drive from the house - Ferry, 10 min drive from the house - Jungle raider Park, 5 min from the house - Bike Park, 5 min from the house - Ski area, 5 min from the house - Farm, 5 min from the house - Outdoor swimming Pool, 5 min from the house - Beach, 10 min from the house - Lake, 5 min from the house (Crezzo's lake) - Lake, 10 min from the house (Como's lake) - Mountain hut, 5 minutes from the house - Bycicle path for kids in the village - Playground for kids in the village - Italian restaurant in the village - Bakery in the village - Bar in the village - Take away restaurant in the village - Restaurant with lake view in the village


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average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé 4 jours chez Elisabetta et Roberto: au delà du fait que la région est magnifique, nous avons reçu un accueil trés chaleureux: Elsabetta et son mari sont trés sympathiques et souriants, ils ont été de trés bon conseil quant à nos visites et nos lieux soit pour déjeuner soit pour manger une bonne glace: trés disponibles ; La maison était parfaite: trés propre et trés bien équipée, beaucoup d'aspects extérieurs pour les enfants. Seul regret pour nous: la météo qui n'était pas terrible du coup impossible de profiter de l'extérieur en soirée qui doit être trés agréable: nous aurions aimé inviter Elisabetta et Roberto a boire un verre avec nous. Nous reviendrons c'est certain.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cher Eugenie, merci de nous choisir et pour votre sympathie. Vous êtes une famille merveilleuse et vos très bons amis. La prochaine fois, nous vous attendons en juin, juillet ou août pour organiser de belles baignades au lac ensemble! UN CALOROSO ABBRACCIO. A bientôt, Betty & Roby avec Viola
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Schöne Ferienwohnung, engagierte und freundliche Vermieterin

  • 5 of 5

Wir (2 Familien mit 9 Personen) waren 10 Tage bei Elisabetta und Roberto. Die Wohnung ist sehr sauber, die Küche mit allen notwendigen Dingen ausgestattet. Der gesamte Gartenbereich kann mit genutzt werden, so dass je Sonnenstand zwei Essmöglichkeiten vorhanden sind. Schade ist lediglich, dass ein Schlafzimmer ein Durchgangszimmer von der Außentür zur restlichen Wohnung ist. Die Vermieterin ist sehr engagiert und hat viele gute Tipps für Ausflüge, für Familien mit Kindern hat sie viele Ideen. Wir hatten eine Autopanne. Elisabetta hat uns schnell geholfen eine Werkstatt zu finden und hat vorab alles für uns geklärt. Wir haben ihre hilfsbereite und freundliche Art sehr geschätzt und hatten einen schönen Urlaub.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
San Giovanni
Car: recommended

The house is very close to the worldwide famous Bellagio, considered “The pearl of Como Lake”.

At a walking distance of 5 minutes from the house, you will be in the heart of the village with a trattoria (simple restaurant) that offers also “take away” service, bar, tobacconist, bakery, postal office, small grocery shop and a fruit- and vegetable shop. There is a local bus service between Barni (where the house is) and Bellagio. I can arrange taxis for you as well.

In the center of the village there is also an hairdresser for woman and a barber for man.

In the hill (5 minutes by car) there is a typical restaurant with a breathtaking lake view, a wonderful garden and a little playground for kids.

In the village, cross by Lambro river that born very close, there is also a nice playground, a track for little bikers and a countryside plenty of horses and cow, where you can just go for a relaxing walk or for a mountain-bike tour.

Starting from home , you can do many excursions , from the simplest to the most challenging. In less than 10 minutes along a path behind the house which crosses meadows and wood, you arrives in Magreglio, very famous for the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Ghisallo, the patron saint of cyclists and a starting point for beautiful excursions including, first and foremost all, the top of Mount San Primo, panoramic point of rare beauty where you can enjoy a wide view of both branches of Como Lake. By committing a few hours, you can do, starting from home, beautiful walks reaching viewpoints overlooking Lake Como , nice beaches to relax and swim or rustic mountain huts to eat polenta, the special dish of the area.

You will find a large selection of hiking and mountain-biking routes of light to medium difficulty, 10 minutes from San Primo mountain, Jungle Raider Park, Extreme Jungle Raider Park, Bike Park in the summer and Ski area in the winter, boat trips over the lake, stand up paddle board or kayak tours through the lake, donkey rides and a large number of mountain huts with typical local food and a spectacular view over the lake.

I love this area. We moved here in 2010 when my daughter was 2 years old. We moved from the center of Como city and now that we are in this little village of approx 300 people.... we never would come back! The surroundings of Bellagio are magic and Barni is a good starting point for a lot of activities or relax in the nature. I know very well Como (where I lived for a lot of years) and I can suggest to my guest how to visit it in the best way with special tips for a visit of the town with kids!

5 minutes by car from our house there is a very nice a beautiful little lake (Lake of Crezzo) surrounded by nature where the kids can play and try to fish! A few minutes walking from the lake there is a typical farmhouse where you can buy fruit jams, goat cheese and taste a superb goat ice-cream in the bush with a wonderful view on the Lecco mountains (Grigna) and Lake. The farmhouse is very nice and familiar, plenty of animals, in particular goats!

In the village operates a valid Pro Loco, an association that organizes cultural events , tourism , etc .

In all seasons, a series of events allows guests who want to integrate with the local life to learn more about the resources of the territory and its inhabitants. Among the events of the tradition, it is important to mention the festivity of August 16, where the inhabitants of the historic center open their private courtyards, hosting arts and crafts. In the evening there is a special dinner along the main road of the center. The festival ends with music, dancing for children and the inevitable " greasy pole " , the traditional race in which participants have to try to take the prize places at the top of a pole, covered by grease, making it difficult ' climbing from competitors.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Barni, Italy

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £12 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £178.57
Cleaning fee £53.57

-EXTRA FEES: we do not accept credit cards or bancomat. Any extra fee must be settled by cash.
-HEATING: in the cold season (autumn / winter) and when it is necessary to turn on, the heating is charged separately and should be settled by cash at the check out. You will pay only what you will use (Eur 1,00- per cubic meter) . Generally speaking, as we are in the hill, we turn off the heating in May and turn on it in September.
-LATE CHECK IN: for late check-in, we apply an extra fee: €50 from 9 pm to be settled by cash at arrival.

I live with my family (my husband and our daughter) on the first floor of the same house and it will be a pleasure to help you organize every detail for your stay. Consequently, the interaction with guests is very easy and, if you want, daily! Respecting your privacy, if you ask me, I'll be happy to offer advice and suggestions helping you to better plan your vacation according to your interests and age of the component of the group. Having a child that attends the primary school, I know many routes suitable even for children! At my house you will never be a stranger and you will feel at home!

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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