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The Best Place To Visit Como Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

13 beds, garden, BBQ, WiFi, parking, mountain view, kid friendly, bike friendly

Situated in a quiet and friendly village 15 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 with 13 beds, 2 cots for toddlers and 2 cribs for babies, free WiFi and free parking.

Wide and cozy living room with big sofa and kitchenette fully accessoriated, TV, bathroom with hydromassage shower, washing machine, garden, outdoor area with tables, chairs, sun loungers, sun umbrella and BBQ.

A vintage stove in the garden to relax in the evening in front of the fire.

For families with kids, a lot of outdoor areas plenty of toys and, inside the house a lot of toys for all ages.

This family-friendly apartment gives you the best of both worlds: located in the authentic Italian village of Barni, there are plenty of charming Italian secrets to uncover, but it is also close to the blockbuster luxury tourist destination of Bellagio, where everything you need is available.

What to do? Relax, go hiking, swim in the lake and explore the picture-perfect nature all around you.

The house is spacious, bright and cozy and ideal for 1 or 2 families or group of friends traveling together. The host can offer personal recommendations about what to do nearby with kids, from lakefront beaches to hiking trails, local restaurants and mountain huts.

At my house close to Bellagio, "the pearl of Como Lake", 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.

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. One of the best restaurant of the area is located in the hill of Barni, 5 minutes by car from the house, with a breathtaking view of the lake. Self-catering is no problem as the kitchen is perfectly equipped and there is a well-stocked bakery 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!

Available for guests also:

# warm water always available

# washing machine

# hairdryer

# iron

# ironing board

# clothes horse

# TV

# radio

In the kitchen corner (very well equipped), you will find:

# pots

# dishes

# fridge with a little freezer

# microwave

# toaster

# kettle

# dishcloths

# detergent

# moka


The house is kid-tested, parent approved! Ideal for families with kids, included babies and toddlers! A lot of toys for all ages in the garden (little houses, slide for toddlers, balls, bikes, basket, football pitch….) plus indoor toys and books for the little guests.

To simplify your family vacation if you travel with kids up to 4 years, in the apartment you will find the following amenities:

# 2 cots for toddlers

# 2 cribs for babies

# high chair

# Crockery , glasses and plastic cutlery

# Reducer for toilet

# portable changing table

# step for sink

# pouch for babies

# backpack for toddler

# baby bath

# plastic dishes & glasses & cutlery

More Details

Elisabetta Ghibaudi
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2018

About Elisabetta Ghibaudi

Hi, my name is Elisabetta but my friends call me Betty. Mum of one child, I live in the Como area, in a little and friendly village close to Bellagio. I'm optimistic, energetic and joyful. Job wise I’ve always been involved in marketing, communications, and PR while my recent passion is to wear a red nose and become a "social clown" in the hospital ward to amuse the children and the elderly. I strongly believe in friendship and solidarity, I love walking in nature, iceskating, rollerblading and snowboarding, I also love traveling and discover old villages and new places, cooking and having guests. 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 enjoy sharing it with friends and guests!

Elisabetta Ghibaudi purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Elisabetta Ghibaudi 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 apartment 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 apartment in Barni in Province of Como

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • 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
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Living room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , There is a sofa bed in the living room, perfect for 2 adults
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Bunk Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
- 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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The Best Place To Visit Como Lake
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

sympatique séjour

  • 4 of 5

Nous étions un groupe de grimpeur de 12 personnes

Nous avons passer 4 super journées malgré un jour de pluie

Les extérieurs de la maison sont agréables (grande table salon de jardin brasero etc...)

L'intérieur est un peu juste pour 12 personnes

Les propriétaires sont très accueillants

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Bar sport
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Ristorante Crotto San Pietro
Nearest Ski
4 Kilometres
San Primo
Nearest Beach
12 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 apartment 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 £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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