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1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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1 bath
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Treat yourself with a romantic break and enjoy an authentic cottage stay experience in an unique place in Como Lake!

The space

Once a barn, THE BOOK NEST was adapted for housing ten years ago and completely refurbished this year to guarantee our hosts the essential comfort. Being the cottage an annex not far from our main house, from mid-June to mid-September you’ll have exclusive free access to the swimming pool , and for the whole of the year to the surrounding garden with the enclosed private parking. Due to the location and the old structure, unfortunately at the moment we can’t host people with mobility problems.

The cottage has been named after books as it hosts a big part of our library, but for one reason more : it’s the ideal place for concentrate in reading or in studying. If you need a natural environment to stay on your own, to have your thoughts flow, to write for work or pleasure or just rest bathing in the sun over the patio, THE BOOK NEST will fit you perfectly with its privacy. It’s the ideal resort for a couple just as for a single .

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Set at the edge of a wood overlooking the Perlana brook ravine-style valley in a secluded area on the outskirts of Lenno, offering a dramatic glimpse of Como Lake, THE BOOK NEST is a 70 sq. meters, single-floor detached house: a matrimonial bedroom, a living room plus a kitchenette with limited cooking devices (microwave-oven and coffee-machine), and a bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer. Washing machine and ironing are available on request .The cottage is provided with autonomous heating and air conditioning.

As the cottage is a retreat place, we didnt’ provide any TV, just a basic amplifier where you can plug in your Ipod with your favorite music, indeed Wi-Fi connection is available only at the upper garden. If you are a mover and craving for excursions, THE BOOK NEST is the ideal starting point for trips in the wonderful neighborhood of Tremezzina, the central region of Como Lake: Lenno city center with the ferry service is within a fifteen minute walk, the wonderful Villa Balbianello no more than thirty minutes. We will be pleased to give you all the advices to enjoy at the best your holidays. No dogs allowed, smoke is permitted outside and throughout the garden.

Interaction with guests

we will be at your disposal as we live 50mt from you !

Other things to note

There is also a 50 euro cash cleaning fee to be paid at the host once you check in

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events


On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 3 nights.

16 Reviews

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Andrew User Profile
August 2017
Definitely recommend. Great value. Very unique place with own private pool and lake views

Margot User Profile
August 2017
We echo all of the previous excellent reviews of the Book Nest. We had a lovely stay, made exceptional by Paolo and Rosanna's kindness and attention to detail. We also had the pleasure of meeting Federico and other members of the family, as our stay was over the Ferragosto holiday--and Rossana and Paulo were thoughtful enough to include us in their family celebration, which was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us. Not only did they make excellent recommendations for our stay on Lake Como, but Federico also kindly emailed us an itinerary for the remainder of our trip. We cannot thank them enough, and we hope to be able to repay the favor at some point. The Book Nest is a perfect home base to explore the Lake Como region. Lenno ended up being our favorite town on the lake. Also, it was very easy to walk to Lenno and to take the ferry or to walk to neighboring towns. Highly recommended!

Cathy User Profile
July 2017
This place is an absolute gem! Not only is the accommodation in a quiet part of Lenno, but it's also private and away from the main house, with the most spectacular views of Lake Como. We couldn't stop commenting on how beautiful the location is! The accommodation has all the basic necessities you need - and we had free reign of the pool (which has even better views, the pictures do not lie!). Our hosts were incredibly welcoming and looked after us so well - we had drinks with both of them, were regularly treated to drinks and nightcaps left near our door. They were incredibly helpful giving us tips and advice for the local area and getting around Lake Como. If you stay here we highly recommend the Gelateria on the waterfront and the restaurants Santo Stefano, Plinio and the restaurant at the Hotel Lenno opposite the ferry stop. The food is amazing! Also for any Star Wars fans go to the Villa Balbianello which was used in Episode 2 as Naboo. We didn't get a chance to visit and regret it - we will be going back! It's also sort of next door to Richard Branson's place....not that we saw it! Highly recommend staying here and in Lenno! Enjoy! And thanks again to our wonderful hosts!
Federico User Profile
Response from Federico:
Thank you Cathy, it was a pleasure to open our home to you both, and if you will be back for a Star Wars tour we’ll set up an adequate treat …Surprise! Rossana and Paolo
July 2017

Lucy User Profile
July 2017
We had a very special week staying at The Book Nest. As you walk around the side of the house and see the pool with the view of the lake for the first time, it is breathtakingly beautiful. The Book Nest is private and has everything you need- a small kitchenette which is perfect for making a light lunch. Being able to use the pool in front of the house was a real luxury. Paolo and Rosanna really looked after us and were the perfect hosts. Little touches like lanterns being left out at night, guiding our way home and other personal touches were very thoughtful and really added to the experience. Lenno is the perfect Italian, lake side town to explore in a week. It was an amazing experience and we will never forget this holiday.
Federico User Profile
Response from Federico:
Lucy in the Lenno sky with diamonds! Grace , kindness, elegance is the style which this couple gifted us during their stay. It was easy for us to make availaible all our knowledge about our place: a matter of feeling! Rossana and Paolo
July 2017

Elizabeth User Profile
July 2017
I can't say enough about the amazing experience we had at The Book Nest. It was the absolute PERFECT romantic getaway for our 2nd honeymoon. Rosanna and Paolo are the best hosts - so thoughtful and always concerned about our comfort and well-being. The home itself is small and quaint - perfect for two. We spent at least half of each day in the pool - it was lovely! Restaurants, shops and the market were a quick 10 minute walk away. And the views???? Unparalleled - jaw-droppingly beautiful. We WILL be back - 5 STARS all around!!
Federico User Profile
Response from Federico:
We felt twice at home with Elizabeth and David, wonderful hosts, and we shared with them the love for the wonderful views ( been the Come lake or Colorado mountains ) and the good food. We look forward to spend here your next celebration... between the kitchen and the pool! Paolo and Rossana
July 2017

Peter User Profile
July 2017
Rossana and Paolo receive an excellent review for good reason. Their hospitality is outstanding, they are delightful and urbane people who are natural hosts by virtue of their civility. The Books Nest is everything advertised and more. It is cosy, private and comfortable. Rossana and Paolo have put so many thoughtful touches into making their guests comfortable, and we have never before felt so welcomed. It was a perfect holiday, and we were sad to leave at the end of our trip, as we felt we had made lasting friendships with our wonderful hosts. We cannot recommend the Books Nest highly enough.

Matthew User Profile
June 2017

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Federico User Profile

Ciao a tutti

Amo l'Italia e amo viaggiare.
Sono appassionato del Lago di Como e saro' felice di rendere il vostro soggiorno unico con suggerimenti e nel caso vogliate, con dei tour guidati delle meraviglie del lago!

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