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Apartment with Pool and Stunning Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 269 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Apartment in Pianello Del Lario, Lombardy, Lake Como, Italy - New Apartment in 'Il Rustico' Building, Panoromic Views of Mountain and Lake

One of the prettiest places on earth - George Clooney had apparently said about this area on Lake Como and you see why when you drive up to Belmonte! A newly built apartment in a rustic styled building - a fine example of traditional Italian architecture. It is located in the little town of Pianello del Lario, 15 minutes from the popular town of Menaggio and a perfect place from where you can enjoy beautiful views of the lake and mountains. If you love walking, mountain biking, water sports or just lazing around doing nothing, this is just the place for you. Are you with young children like us, there are plenty of options for you too. A day at the lido, visit to the numerous gardens, a boat trip to the various beautiful points on the lake or just the pebbly beaches in and around the area keeps them happy. For the more adventurous among us, there are walks in the woods to the waterfall with local agritourismo' offering fantastic 3 course meals for a pittance!

Brigitte Ars
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German, Italian, Dutch
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Brigitte Ars

After years of globetrotting and living abroad, we know for sure: Italy is our favorite holiday destination and Belmonte the most beautiful place in the world.

It is always thrilling to head down from Holland, thunder down the autobahn in Germany, into the Gotthard tunnel, out onthe beautiful and breathtaking Swiss alps and a couple of hours further we drive up the hill and voila we are home!!

The apartment in Italy is also a special place for our girls aged 5 and 7..They love the openness, the ciao bella calls; don't mind it for now : ) and of course the fabulous pizza's!

We simply enjoy everything: the weather, food, people, the language and it is great to be able to have a home from where to live this experience and to share it with you all too!

Brigitte, Satish, Tara, Arwen

Brigitte Ars purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Brigitte Ars chose Pianello del Lario

We love this part of the Como lake as it has a great balance of liveliness and tranquility. Pianello is a sleepy, authentic Italian hamlet and yet it is only a quick 15 minute drive to beautiful, bustling Menaggio. We first came to this part of Italy since the 70's and have been in love with 'la dolce vita' ever since.

What makes this apartment unique

Casa Belmonte has been done up with a lot of love and attention for details. Being parents to two lovely little girls, we enjoy every minute we spend there and wanted to share our joy and pleasure with others. We have ensured that it is safe to visit with young children and provided the basics (high chair/baby beds) so you can travel light and cheap with the low cost airlines.

We still travel a lot and look for a certain level of comfort and convenience where we stay especially with children. This inspires us to provide the same for our guests!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Satish and Brigitte. Great apartment on the third floor with all the amenities, and a view to die for! Got a few dozen great pics and some spectacular ones of the sunrise between the mountains. Location is perfect, 75 min drive to Como (less if you drive like an Italian and mind those mirrors!). Took the train from Como to Milan (from San Giovanni station, after parking the rental car at the long term parking nearby for a whistle stop tour of Rome and Venice. Unforgettable experience, would like to explore Menaggio and Belaggio some more the next time we're there - and do some hiking. Wonderful views, warm and sunny weather, great coffee and far from the madding crowd- what more could anyone (particularly a Brit) ask for! Thanks and best wishes, Rags and Raji, UK, Sep 2011
Jun 2008
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment at Pianello del Lario at Province of Como

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 269 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Quaint bathroom with bath tub and shower also equipped with washing machine for the long stays.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious master bedroom with king size bed, tastefully done up, travel cot for babies Bedroom 2 equipped with a colourful bunker bed for the kids along with a pull out bed and plenty of storage space. Sofa bed in living room for added comfort.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Private parking with dedicated space. Apartment is child friendly with children being able to play at the back of the house (under supervision) away from the road. Outside: Delightful little pool across the road shared between the residents (6x), sunbathing area with lounge chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linens and towels are provided at a small extra fee and are changed weekly. Other: The balcony deserves a special mention simply because of the stunning views. Seats 4/5 and overlooks a tiny village (17th century) below and spectacular mountains afar with the shimmering lake dotted by sailboats lying at its foot.


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Apartment with Pool and Stunning Views
average rating of 4.0 based on 3 reviews

Great apartment worked out very well for our vacation

  • 4 of 5

Nice location, quiet little village but not too far from Menaggio and the Lake ferry system. The apartment has a great view and terrace to enjoy. The apartment was equipped with all the essentials though we had to supply all our cleaning supplies. Brigette was very easy to work with this for this transaction. Great place for a small family!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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sehr schönes Appartment mit einem atemberaubenden Ausblick

  • 4 of 5

Haben eine sehr schöne Zeit am Comer See verbracht. Das Appartment ist sauber,geräumig und sehr gut ausgestattet. Einziger Nachteil ist die Entfernung zum See, Restaurants und Einkaufsmöglichkeiten. Man braucht immer das Auto und die Straßen in Italien sind sehr schmal :) was die fahrt etwas anstrengend macht.

Rundum zufrieden und würden diese Appartment auf jeden Fall weiter empfehlen. Brigitte und Satish sind super nett und Antworten innerhalb von kurzer Zeit auf alle Anfragen.

Liebe Grüße

Anna+Waldemar + Baby Nina

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


A short 5 min drive gets you down to the pebble beach at Pianello with a lovely restaurant at the camping site. Sandy beaches at the Lido in Menaggio and Lenno ideal for kids. Lots of water sports at the water edge for serious sailors, wind surfers, kayak and canoe. Ferry boats to many destinations all over the lake available.


Milan Bergamo (Orio de Seria) with Ryan Air or Milan Lenate or Malpensa all about 90 minutes away. Car rentals available through all major agencies at the airport.


Short drive to beautiful Como 45 min, a shopping day trip to Milan 90 min, twin walled city of historic Bergamo 90 min, beautiful Locarno 90 min and Lago di Lugano all within reach.

Nearby home, a quick 10 min drive will get you into Musso / Dongo for basic essentials and Menaggio for the more extensive groceries / shopping.

Further Details:

Wireless internet is available through mobile devices from our agents for a small fee. Please send us a request if necessary.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Booking Notes:
30% deposit upon completion of booking form, remainder 6 weeks prior to departure. 100 eur for 1 week and 120 eur for 2 weeks for service charges including bed linen and towels will be changed every week. Payments in euros or pound sterling, we can accept payments made by bank transfer (switch) and or major credit cards.

Changeover Day:
Saturday to Saturday preferred especially in the high season.

Notes on prices:
SPECIAL OFFER FOR SUMMER 2015 - Discount available for selected weeks. Call/mail to check and book now!
+31-615-877-944 or mail to

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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