Two houses transformed into one.  Results featured in architectural magazineCountry house with modern comforts and spectacular views

Entire home/flat

12 Guests

5 Bedrooms

8 beds

Entire home/flat

12 Guests

5 Bedrooms

8 beds

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About this listing

Renovated country home with a large garden and a covered terrace. The property is on the edge of the village, adjacent to peaceful woods and hiking trails. The house overlooks Lake Como and has wonderful views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

The space

This converted home began its life as two adjoining houses. Built in the custom of the times, these houses had two-feet-thick stone walls, made from stone quarried from the mountainside. This house has been showcased in two Italian architectural publications.

Guest access

There is one covered parking space which belongs to the property, located along the mountain road. Further free public parking spaces are available just up the road. After parking, there is flight of steps to go up, followed by a 200 m walk along the stone path through to the edge of the village. If you have concerns about accessibility or you feel you might need assistance we will be happen to to discuss this with you.

In addition to the main house, there are two terraces and a yard with a swing set on the property, all fenced-in and secured by gate.

Other things to note

Boat rental
There are motor boat and sail boat rentals available nearby, both in Menaggio and in Dongo.

There are trails in the woods that border the house, and also nearby trails that can take you to the top of the mountain. For longer, higher, and more challenging hikes there is a popular trail on a nearby mountain to the refugio di menaggio which starts just above Menaggio – from the top of this peak you can see both Lake Como and Lake Lugano!

We have many trail maps and hiking books at the house, and the tourist office in the center of Menaggio is also a great source of information.

A few recommendations of places to visit during your trip…
Villa Balbianello (in Lenno) – 25 minutes away by car – historic fascinating museum villa with beautiful grounds.

Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzo) – 15 minutes away by car – preserved old villa with large botanical gardens.

Sondrio – 1.5 hours away, a region where there are many wineries and vineyards which run tours and organized tastings.

Milan – 1.5 hours away, fashion capital of Italy, plenty of shopping and monuments to see such as the Duomo.

The city of Como is a 45 minute drive away, and Lugano (in Switzerland) is around 1.5 hours away.

The space
Bathrooms: 3.5
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 8
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £133
Security Deposit: £267
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

4 nights minimum stay

3 Reviews

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Clare User Profile
April 2017
A great location for family holiday of all ages. House well equipped for large groups and all in an amazing setting. Not suitable for those that don't like steps and requires a little more effort with little ones who are crawling or just walking due to multi levels, but not impossible. Highlights. Balcony view for alfresco dining. Bellaggio Menaggio AC boat hire for driving your own boat on the lake Varenna Lake Lugano

Attiyyah User Profile
August 2016
Stunning views, a good house for large or multiple families. The walk to the house is about 5-7 minutes, longer if you have children. Good location as the beach is nearby. Clean throughout.

Christèle User Profile
July 2016
Nice home for several family fantastic view .

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States · Joined in February 2016
Luann User Profile

While living and working abroad for many years we fell in love with Italy, especially the Lake Como area. We love discovering spots off the beaten tourist path, tasting local specialties and interacting with the locals. We enjoy sharing all of our finds with our guests and are always happy to make specific suggestions to fit their interests.

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