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Charming independent stone cottage on Lake Como

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Romantic getaway in Menaggio, Lake Como - Beautiful Terrace with Lake Views

A charming and irresistible independent and typical stone house, perfectly renovated, preserving tradition, located in Loveno, on Menaggio’s hills, just 1.5 km from the lake. A quiet and private position, with a little garden and a marvellous terrace overlooking the lake and the wood, where you can enjoy romantic dinners and lazy days in the sun. Come here to forget about the rest of the world! Relax and discover the beauty of Lake Como and its mountains. If you like to walk and hike, from the house you can start different trails, from easy to difficult. In the centre of Menaggio, that you can easily reach with a short drive or a 15 minutes walk, you can find all the facilities you need: shops, supermarkets, restaurants, coffee bars, internet points, banks, post office, public beach with swimming pool, lake promenade, ferry boat, bus station and many others. And if you need to connect with the rest of the world, use our free wi-fi internet.

Member since: 2006
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage at Menaggio at Province of Como

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with toilet, sink and large shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Loft with wooden ceiling (maximum height 170cm!) with a king size bed. Possibility of a third bed (futon).
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Parking: available just outside the house. The last 200 metres to reach the house are on a small road, with a couple of difficult curves: you need to be a bit experienced. If you prefer it is also possible to leave the car in another parking space, 200 metres from the house. Outside: South facing large terrace with garden furniture (table with chairs), allowing you to dine as the Italians do, 'alfresco'. Also available 2 sun beds to relax in the sun. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linens and bath towels provided. The apartment is cleaned with each guest change (charged separately). Other: Extra large room (tavern) equipped with washing machine.


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Charming independent stone cottage on Lake Como
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Lovely cottage, great views, peaceful a nd tranquil location

  • 5 of 5

Deborah was a delight to deal with, accommodating and quick to respond. Cottage quite a challenging walk uphill from Menaggio along steep narrow winding lanes. We were pleased we had hired a car despite doing the uphill walk on the odd occasion. It is easy to walk down and you could get a taxi back up. There is free parking down at the lake towards the lido which we used daily.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, lovely views, lovely owner

  • 5 of 5

What everyone else said! It's a lovely house, nicely decorated and clean. It's in a good location especially if you like walking as there is a 'starting point' for many trails nearby.

People mentioned the steep road to the cottage; it is steep and narrow, but to give a sense of proportion we managed to get a Mercedes E class up it, but had to do a '3 point turn' on one bend and there was not much room either side. As a large 50 year old I also needed a couple of stops on the walk back from Menaggio itself but there are seats all along the way and a water fountain in one small square so it was fine and I did it 4 times in the week. I'd say it took 25 mins to walk down, and 45 up with stops, but I'm overweight and unfit.

Deborah was very helpful, pleasant and speaks really good English. If like me you Google Earth destinations, there is now a house being built in the field next door by Deborah, but it is not overlooking the property and you still feel peaceful and away from it all.

We will be back in a couple of years when we're ready to return to the area. The views were stunning, garden pretty and facilities just what you need for a holiday for two.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I look forward to host you again at our cottage on Lake Como :-)
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Simple cottage with lovely views of Lake Como

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was up quite a steep hill but well worth it because the view over the lake was amazing. Everything we needed was there and the property was modern inside and extremely clean and tidy. The owner was very friendly and helpful and easy to contact. We walked to 2 restaurants nearby which were good and also the Osteria in the town which was excellent. We spent a very enjoyable and relaxing 2 weeks in this location, exploring the lake and villas around it.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! I am happy you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and Menaggio! Hopefully see you again! Ciao, Deborah
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Excellent Lake Como Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a superb week in Italy by Lake Como. The cottage is as described and the owner, Deborah, is extremely helpful. I'd never booked through the internet before and the fact I was planning twelve days abroad made it all a bit daunting but everything went smoothly. Lago di Como itself is gorgeous, and the cottage is situated in Loveno above Menaggio. We walked every day down into Menaggio (it is steep but the views are worth it) and we found lots to do: hiking in the hills (the Refugio at Monte di Braglia is particularly recommended); ferry trip over to Varenna and Bellagio; just wandering around Menaggio (there's an historic walk that's worthwhile); and painting - the scenery is picture postcard worthy.

There is a local trattoria just a few minutes from the cottage - Vecchia Magnolia - that does good food, and everybody is friendly.

We will definitely be returning. Thanks Deborah.

(Alan and Lesley)

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alan, dear Lesley, it was a pleasure to host you at my cottage! I hope to see you again next year! Ciao, Deborah
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Menaggio Cottage overlooking Lake Como

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was quite spacious, perfect size for a couple, with a great view overlooking Lago di Como. The terrace was large enough to enjoy the fantastic weather comfortably and the parking arrangements gave us easy access into Menaggio. The walk into Menaggio was a very steep descent but great for a bit of a work out (and to counterbalance the fabulous gelato from the gelateries in Menaggio!). The drive immediately to and from the cottage was surprisingly steep but no problem once we got used to it.

The cottage is beautifully built and has a feel of old Italian charm with a modern twist. Deborah was really helpful and friendly, as was everyone we came across in Menaggio. There is loads to do in the area (we particularly enjoyed taking the ferry across the lake to other villages) but we spent quite a bit of time just relaxing at the cottage, cooking wonderful Italian food and gazing at the fabulous views from the terrace! It was absolutely perfect for our honeymoon and we would go back again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Craig! I hope to see you and Katie for your first wedding anniversary! ;-) CIAO! Deborah
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Lovely cottage, Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the Italian Lakes and we could not have chosen a better place to stay. The description of the cottage is very accurate and the photos give a very good idea of what it looks like inside. But what the photos cannot do is show how truly wonderful the setting is and the wonderful view from the balcony. You can see the lake, the ferries criss crossing, the mountains, the little towns on the otherside and the woods all around. It's beautiful!

The balcony is large and sunny, plenty of room for sunbathing and outdoor meals, and simply enjoying the view with a glass of wine in hand.

The walk into Menaggio is about 20 mins down the hill past some lovely villas and houses. We did the walk several times in the evening, but always got a taxi back up the hill. This was no problem even for us who speak no Italian at all. There are lots of good restaurants in the town, we had several great meals in restaurants overlooking the lake. Menaggio also has plenty of shops, and a small but efficient supermarket.

It was an easy drive from Milan airport. The directions given were clear and concise. The welcome we got from Deborah was very friendly.

There is lots to do in the area. We hired a boat and whizzed about the lake for a couple of hours, visited some amazing villas and caught the regular ferries to and fro across the lake.

2 weeks really was not enough and we hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Helen for your accurate review, both for my cottage and Lake Como. It was a pleasure to host you! Hopefully see you again! Ciao from Menaggio!
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Varenna (opposite side of the lake)
Nearest Motorway
25 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Menaggio's lido
Car: recommended


Lake is 1.5 km away. In Menaggio and surrounding area there are different beaches, also a public beach with sand, one large swimming pool and a small one for kids.


Milan Malpensa Airport 80 km, Milan Linate Airport 90km, Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport 1 and a half hour drive, Lugano Agno Airport 45 minutes drive. Ferry and other public boats as well as busses in Menaggio's centre. Train station in Como or in Varenna, on the other side of the lake.


Como 35km.

Lugano (Switzerland) 25km.

Milan 80km.

Bellagio and Varenna 10-15 minutes by public boat.

Village centre 15 minutes walk downhill, a bit more going back!

Further Details:

Just few steps from the cottage there is the start point of many walk trails in the wood or along the river Senagra or going up towards the mountains.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage at Menaggio, Como - Lecco

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
29 Mar 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer 2019
15 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
September 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Service charge £87.88
Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £219.7
Stay tax £0.88 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Changeover Day:
Usually Saturday, especially during high season. Please ask for different days.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for the property per week in Euros.
All prices include oil and electricity.
100 euro service charge to be paid locally upon arrival: it includes final cleaning, bed linen, bath towels and also tourist tax (Menaggio's municipality). Beach towels are not supplied.
250 euro refundable security deposit payable upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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