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Private Pool And Fantastic Lake Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Villa in Pianello del Lario, Nr Menaggio, Lake Como - Peaceful Location, 5 Mins Walk From Lake Como Shore

Villa Bellera is situated less than 500m from the shore of Lake Como in Pianello del Lario, and has accommodation for up to 9 people. The villa stands in its own garden, has a 6m x 4m private swimming pool and a large terrace with spectacular views of the lake and the Alps. Lake Como is a stunning holiday location, offering ‘la dolce vita’ on or around the lake during the spring and summer months, and winter sports in the nearby Italian and Swiss Alps. The popular lake destinations of Menaggio, Bellagio, Tremezzo and Varenna are all easily reached from the villa by car and/or ferry. The lake at Pianello del Lario is safe for swimming and is ideal for windsurfing, sailing, boat hire and canoeing; equipment for all of which can be rented nearby. Walking, cycling and fishing are all popular in the area, and there is an excellent golf course in Menaggio. There are 3 open air swimming pools within 20 minutes drive, and a number of playgrounds, including one in Pianello.

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Roby

We are an English family with two boys aged 4 and 9. We holiday in our villa 3-4 times a year (including as a base from which to ski in the Winter), sometimes with friends or on our own.

Roby purchased this villa in 2007

Why Roby chose Pianello del Lario

We bought our villa in November 2007 and spent 9 months renovating it. It was originally 2 flats which we knocked through to make 1 villa. The villa has had new fittings throughout, including new bathrooms, kitchen, central heating, furniture and appliances.

We put the pool in during winter 2008 and that's proved to be a huge hit with the kids. We have a secure fence and lockable gate around the pool so it's perfectly safe for kids of all ages.

We love the area because it is so peaceful and the lake provides so many opportunities for fun for kids. The constant diet of pizza/ pasta also goes down well with them which helps enormously!

Often one of the nicest parts of our holiday is sitting on the terrace in the evening, with a glass of prosecco, looking out over the lake and mountains.

What makes this villa unique

Top 10 things about our villa:

1. Having a private pool.

2. The stunning view of lake and mountains from the pool and terrace.

3. Being in easy walking distance to the lake, nice restaurants, supermarket, bakery for morning bread etc.

4. Having 3 bedrooms and the sofa bed means we can accommodate 2 families quite comfortably.

5. Cosy in the winter and close to ski resorts.

6. Hiring a boat to cruise round the lake and jumping off for refreshing swims.

7. The Italian tolerance - acceptance even - for kids in restaurants and public places in general.

8. Close proximity to 3 cities - Milan, Lugano and Bergamo - for great day trips.

9. Close proximity to 4 airports.

10. Nice breeze from the lake makes the temperature bearable in high Summer.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"A beautiful house with breathtaking views in an excellent location. My girlfriend and I had a very memorable, wonderful holiday. I can't recommend it highly enough." Mark Stancliffe, Exeter.

"We spent a very relaxing two weeks at this beautiful villa even with a 9 week old baby. The view from the terrace is absolutely stunning; hence we spent most nights on the terrace with a glass of wine in hand looking at Lake Como. Pianello is a beautiful picturesque village full of friendly locals who were very tolerant of our limited Italian language skills. Don't miss the morning walk to the village bakery for gorgeous pastries and fresh Italian bread." Keith & Jules White, London.
Jan 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa at Pianello del Lario at Province of Como

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • lake
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 with bath/ shower head, wc, situated downstairs; 1 with freestanding shower, wc, situated upstairs; Heated towel rails in both.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Views over lake
    King size bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Kids room - 3 Single Bed , Bunk beds plus single bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9, max 6 adults (3/4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: - 1 double bedroom with king size bed, large wardrobe and lake view, plus shutters - 1 double bedroom with king size bed, chest of drawers and hanging space, plus shutters. - 1 bedroom with 1x double bunks and a single bed, plus shutters - Downstairs room with daybed that converts into 2 single beds, with blackout blinds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Central heating throughout. The villa is fully equipped for families with children. However, please note the woodburner is purely decorative. Outside: 60ft x 30 ft secure garden. 6 x 4m private pool surrounded by fence and lockable gate. Large shaded patio with wooden table and 8 wooden chairs. BBQ patio area with traditional brick built barbecue. Fenced in and secure for children, with lockable external gates Large, lockable garage with room for 3 cars. Also useful for storing bikes, windsurfers etc. Utility Room: Washing machine, hoover, clothes horse and cleaning equipment. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Villa is cleaned - and linen changed - weekly and the cost is included in the price. Use of bathroom and hand towels included but not beach towels. Travel cot linen not included. Other: Additional bedroom/reception/children's playroom with TV/DVD player, fitted drawers and wardrobe (with hanging space), double sofabed, games, kids' table and 4 chairs, kids toys.


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Private Pool And Fantastic Lake Views
average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews

May 18 Holiday

  • 4 of 5

very clean and well presented property. Only negatives were that despite our combined efforts we could not get the shower attachment over the bath to work. Roby was to ask the cleaning team about it but as she did not get back to us I suspect it does not function. This was ok as we were a group of 4 with a baby so all sharing one shower room was not a hardship, a larger group might find it more of a problem.

The village was very quiet and peaceful, if you discount cockerals and barking dogs ! .

Village bakers wares were almost too good.

Excellent base for a quiet break with a bit of touring.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place for 5 adults and a baby

  • 4 of 5

Spacious and clean with lots of board games etc for when the weather wasn't kind. The beer waiting for us in the fridge was a nice touch and much appreciated after a long trip.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Such a Great Location and Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

We came here for a family holiday (2 adults and two teenage girls) at the end of June. We have travelled to many places but I can say with total honesty that I have never woken up to views quite like those when we pulled across the curtains to see the shimmering lake with the Dolomites and the lakeside towns and villages on the other side.

It was also a great location from which to explore all that the lake had to offer. The lake shore is just a couple of hundred metres down the hill. We really regretted that it was only towards the end of our stay that we found the possibility of hiring the motorised dinghies as a way of exploring up and down the lake but would recommend it highly.

In the village of Pianello, the food options are a bit limited but just a short walk down the lake there is a place called Laguna Beach that has deliciously fresh seafood and other options in an incredible lakeside ambience.

There is so much to do in this area that I won’t be able to it justice here. If you are interested in watersports (e.g.snorkeling, surfing, kayaking), you will not find a better place anywhere. The towns and villages around Como are so great to visit. Bellagio at the nose of the promontory is probably the best of all and you can get a quick ferry over from Cadenabbia. Menaggio just a few kilometres down the lake is also a beautiful town (with some great restaurants – sorry I can’t remember names) with a great golf course overlooking the lake if that is what you want. Dongo (just a few kilometres to the north) was the place where Mussolini was captured in 1945 and has a very interesting museum dedicated to WW2.

It was so great to come back to the house every evening and relax in the pool. We also had breakfast every morning on the terrace every morning with those fantastic views. As I’m writing, I just wish we were back and am jealous of whoever is lucky enough to be there now.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Family Week Away

  • 5 of 5

My sister, our children and elderly mother spent a wonderful week at the Villa in early July. The Accomodation provides comfortable sleeping for up to 9 people, but worked brilliantly for our mixed group. We all had our own room and the children were very happy in the bunk room. The house is beautifully appointed with eveything you could need for a relaxing stay, inside and out. The children adored spending hours playing in the small pool, while we sunbathed, or sat under the shade of the pergola admiring the stunning views. The property is well located a short ten min walk from the lake side, and local shops for supplies. There is easy parking close to the house. Pianello is not a touristy town, which we felt was an advantage as it was quiet, and all the jewels of Lake Como were easily reached on lovely boat trips anyway! Lake Como and all the lakeside towns are outstandingly beautiful, so it's a wonderful part of the world to visit. Our particular favourite was Varenna, but there were several others we never even made it to, lots on offer so you won't get bored. All in all a lovely place to holiday and a very nice accomodation.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mrs Helena, thanks for your review, We are happy you enjoyed at the villa and on our beautiful lake Como. Thanks a lot and regards
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Stunning Villa

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed in April, the villa is beautiful, bright, modern, clean and a home from home with everything you'd need for a long stay. The views from the living room / kitchen and terrace are breathtaking and we loved waking up and having breakfast watching the sun come up over the mountains and lake. There's a friendly bakery, supermarket and a few restaurants a short walk away so all very handy, the wifi was a bonus as well! I'd have no doubt recommending the villa and the area for a relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this villa in August with my two teenage sons and we had a wonderful holiday; a week wasn't long enough. The villa was perfect inside and out and the views over the lake were stunning. A quiet location, but within walking distance to a little bakery, supermarket and restaurants.

When we needed help connecting to the internet, Roby arrived with her husband in tow and soon had it sorted; thank you!

We left it late to book, but just so glad I came across Villa Bellera in Pianello del Lario. How we found it at 4am I will never know, a name plaque on the outside might have prevented us from having to snoop around other properties nearby to see if it was the right one!

Luckily I made it to the supermarket before it closed on Sunday morning, otherwise we'd have had no food or drink in the house!

I would recommend Lake Como; it is beautiful. Villa Bellera was all we could have hoped for and more. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: August 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Pianello del Lario
Nearest Ferry
300 Metres
Pianello del Lario
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Veranda Beach Cafe
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Pianello del Lario
Car: recommended


5 minutes walk from Lake Como - Pianello has a pretty promenade with an easily accessible shore for swimming, windsurfing and fishing. Boat rental and mooring is available from Pianello's small marina. There are 3 restaurants within walking distance, including the delightful Veranda Beach Bar.


By car: Milan Malpensa Airport 1.5 hrs, Milan Linate Airport 1.5 hrs, Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport 1.5 hrs, Lugano Agno Airport 45 mins.

Ferry and boat pier in Pianello and Dongo (5 mins drive).

Bus stop 3 mins walk from the house, regular bus service up and down the lakeside from Como.

Train stations (with services to Milan) in Colico, Lecco and Como town. The nearest is Colico (20 mins by car).

A car is recommended although not essential.


There are lakeside restaurants and bars in Pianello within easy walking distance, as well as a supermarket, post office, bank, bakery and a children's playground. The popular lakeside destinations of Menaggio (10-15 mins by car), Tremezzo and Gravedona are all easily reached from the villa. Bellagio and Varenna are reached by a short, scenic ferry journey from Menaggio. There is a regular car ferry between Menaggio and Varenna.

Further Details:

The lake is safe for swimming and is ideal for windsurfing, sailing, boat hire and canoeing, equipment for all of which can be rented nearby. Walking, cycling and fishing are all popular in the area, and there is an excellent golf course in Menaggio. There are three open air swimming pools within 20 minutes drive, and a number of playgrounds. The nearby towns of Dongo, Gravedona and Menaggio also offer a great choice of restaurants, cafes and ice cream parlours. Fine dining is available in many restaurants and hotels around the lake. For more relaxed eating, there are many agriturismos in the area offering traditional Italian food and hospitality, some with children's play areas. Milan with its world class shops, Duomo and museums is easily accessible by train from Como Station or by car (1.5 hours drive). Lugano, Switzerland is a scenic 45 minutes away by car and has many shops and tourist facilities including a zoo and "Mini Switzerland".


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa at Pianello del Lario, Como - Lecco

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
mid season
8 Apr 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
25 Jun 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
10 Sep 2018 - 30 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
31 Oct 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Christmas Time
23 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low season
7 Jan 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Easter time
21 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
29 Apr 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
30 Jun 2019 - 7 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax £0.44 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Booking Notes:
On booking, a 30% non-refundable deposit is payable. The balance of the tariff must be paid 8 weeks before arrival.
Non-payment by the due date shall be construed as a cancellation. The following cancellation rates apply:
Up to 8 weeks – no cancellation charge (excluding deposit).
4-8 weeks – 50% of rate refunded.
2-4 weeks – 25% of rate refunded.
Less than 2 weeks – no refund.
Receipt of deposit and balance will be confirmed by the owners by letter or email. No smoking or pets thanks.

Changeover Day:
Standard rental period runs Saturday to Saturday. Rental period commences at 4.00pm on arrival day and property must be vacated by 10.00am on day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in euros. Swimming pool opens at the end of May and closes around the end of September.

Manager'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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