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Romantic Lake Como Cottage with Breathtaking 180-degree Lake View

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
3
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Independent, lovely garden, in quaint historic village, central

This cottage was built from scratch just a few years ago, repurposing original stone from the ruins of a pre-existing Roman building. Views are stunning.

The garden on the ground floor is ideal for rest and relaxation. Two long chairs with padded cushions are provided.

The first floor, with stone tile flooring and exposed wood beams, has a living area with a cushioned bench (which can double as a bed for 1 person), a full kitchen with 4 knobs, an oven, an a stainless steel counter, and a large terrace. An outdoor table can be set up on the terrace for al-fresco dining.

The second floor has hard-wood flooring, slanted wood-beamed cathedral ceiling, and a large French window opening onto a cute little terrace. There is one bedroom with an Italian "matrimoniale" bed (in between queen and king size, 163 cm/64"), and a bathroom with a bidet and shower.

There is no private parking at the property, but the little town has plenty of free public parking throughout. Depending on the time of day you may find one very close to the house, or a short walk away, at most a few hundred yards.

Regarding food / dining, Brienno is a lovely place, but it is a very small town - it only has a great pizzeria and a gorgeous upscale restaurant. However, in the town next door, Argegno (3 km) there is a lovely bakery, a small fruit/vegetable store, and a small salumeria (salami, prosciutto, copa, etc). In terms of large supermarkets, we recommend the Bennet supermarket (in Como, near Cernobbio - about a 10-15 minute drive from Brienno), which carries both local and regional Italian ingredients - great quality and prices. There is also a large covered market in the center of Como ( as well as many other specialized vendors nearby (butchers, cheesemongers, wine stores, etc) if you want the fully 'authentic' experience. It's about 20-25 minutes away.

On the opposite direction, there is another good mid-sized supermarket in Lenno, about 7 minutes away.

We have compiled a thorough list with many restaurant recommendations in the area, feel free to ask if you are interested.

The Milan airports are both 40 min away. It is very close to Laglio (George Clooney's Villa) and to Cernobbio, with their fine restaurants.

Boat-tours stop at the world-famous villas and their botanical gardens.

Day trips to Como and Milan with their art and culture, restaurants, and shopping (designer outlets, silk scarves and ties) are a must.

Feel free to ask us about many fun, exciting activities in the area.

Carmen is a licensed tour guide for Lake Como, she will be happy to share ideas with you.

Please note that our prices already include 24% tax. No extra fees.

More Details

Property Manager
Carmen
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

About Carmen

Hi, welcome to our beloved Chalet Lilia!

I am Lilia, the owner. I now live in Manhattan, but I was born and raised in beautiful , romantic Como.

I want you to know that cottage was a labor of love. My Mom found the property while hiking on the Lake, and it was just a ruin, with the single most magnificent view she had ever seen. My Dad and I, an couple of years later, designed every inch of a dream cottage we had in mind. Within a year, it was built. We followed the process day and night throughout. For several years we spent week-ends and holidays there. I actually lived there full time for one full year in 2003. Then I married a handsome Canadian man, and I moved to America; my beloved Dad passed away, and my Mom continues to keep the cottage alive by sharing it with visitors from all over the world.

Carmen purchased this house in 1996

Why Carmen chose Brienno

You will love every minute of your vacation here. Very few other places offer you a stand-alone mini-villa, perfect for a couple, not within a larger complex or apartment building. It was conceived to be used as our own holiday home, not a rental property - we put love and care into every little detail.

The spectacular views speak for themselves - you will never want to leave.

It is a perfect starting point or base for hikes, shopping trips, and many many unforgettable adventures on the lake

What makes this house unique

The views are by far the best asset of this little gem.

The garden is priceless.

Being able to sip you morning coffee of read a book on one of the two terraces is priceless.

If you are into cooking, you have a full kitchen at your disposal.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

5

What a view !!

  • 5 of 5

We had a brilliant relaxing stay. The location was beautiful and great for getting out and about to discover the area. Recommend hiring a boat, get the ferries across to Bellagio and Varena. We hired a boat from Agregno for 3 hours and it was fantastic, a different perspective, very relaxing and great fun in wonderful scenery. The Chalet was lovely, had everything we needed and the view from the balcony is simply stunning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Quiet, peaceful with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

Chalet Lillian is really well appointed with everything you need for a perfect stay.

Brienno is quiet with one very good pizzeria. We used public transport throughout and local buses run fairly regularly. The ferry only stops on Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Lake Como has beautiful views wherever you look and swimming with ducks is a memory to treasure. We definitely want to return one day and explore this lovely part of Italy some more.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you dear Janis! We also would enjoy to have you with us again. All the best! Mariacarmen
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5

Stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

Chalet Lilia is a very cleverly-designed cottage on the edge of Lake Como; it has almost everything you could need for a holiday, along with the most incredible views! We wished we could have stayed for longer - pack light though, the cottage is 82 steps up from the street; we certainly left feeling fitter! We would definitely recommend this property - it's cosy, private, and only a short drive to Como and any number of gorgeous villages along the lake. Thanks to Carmen for being such an excellent hostess!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Unbelievable views, quiet, secluded, and romantic!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cabin with great views. Convenient to everything on the lake. Very clean and great host.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely priceless view

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful, private place with full views of Lake Como. Brienno is a quiet village with one street and there are 2 private terraces and a garden. The 100+ steps to get to it are not for the out of shape, but well worth it! It would be a great place for a honeymoon, or in our case, a 40th anniversary!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laura, thank you for your kind rewew. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we really hope to have you here again. All the best, to you and your family. Mariacarmen
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4

Beautiful, relaxing , perfectly chilled holiday

  • 4 of 5

I stayed at this property 29/4/16 for a week and I cannot recommend it enough. The chalet is in a quiet and pretty town on Lake Como. The views are stunning from every window and I can not tell you how relaxing I found this place. Waking up to a view of the lake was a very pleasant way to start the day. The chalet is quirky but comfortable for 2. The balcony and terrace are wonderful to sit out on and have breakfast or evening drinks. The smell from the flowers that grow on the balcony and terrace was stunning. The kitchen is equipped enough for cooking meals. It is an excellent base for exploring the lake, I especially loved Como town. It was good to have a car as there is only a pizzeria in walking distance. The next town Argegno has cafes and restaurants which is only a 10 minute drive . The lake is a very beautiful and relaxing place it is perfect for a holiday to get away from it all. We had a few days in Milan at the end of our holiday which was fabulous . Lilia and Carmen are very helpful with information and it was lovely to meet Carmen . I would definitely return in a heart beat .

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£254
for 3 nights
From
£85
 
 
Spring 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£279
for 3 nights
From
£93
 
 
Summer 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Mid-summer special
22 Jul 2017 - 26 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
£487
for 5 nights
From
£97
 
 
High Summer 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Late summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£635
for 7 nights
£635
 
 
Fall 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£254
for 3 nights
From
£85
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£308
for 3 nights
£720
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Our rates already include taxes (24%)


The owner does not require a damage deposit as the majority of guests treat the property respectfully. The Guests shall be liable for all damages caused during their occupancy. Reasonable and documented cost of repairs and/or replacement, as well as extra cleaning, and any attorney's fees and costs, if incurred in the collection will be reimbursed by the Guest. An invoice will be sent, to be settled within a maximum of 30 days.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Brienno in Lake Como

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • lake
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, toilet, bidet and sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/3 (1 bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with queen-sized bed. A cushioned bench on the first floor can double as a bed for 1 person. A cot for a child can be arranged.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Outside: The garden is an ideal place for sunbathing and relaxing, there are wood folding chairs provided, 1 sunbed/lounger with thick padded cushioning and 2 tree-trunk outdoor benches. We also provide: - Two cushioned lounge chairs to relax in the garden. - A wood outdoor table for dinner on the terrace or in the garden. - 3 cushioned wood folding chairs to go with the outdoor table - 2 wood armchairs for the upstairs balcony - A bench for the main terrace or the garden Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided and changed every week.

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