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Lake Como - Charming house with garden, peaceful location + nice view, WiFi. - Ginestra (1 Bedroom)



Updated: 26-Oct-2016
An ancient stone barn + garden recently refurbished, close to woods, overlooking a medieval village

The house was a typical barn done in stone and wood, recently restored respecting the original forms and materials. It has private garden and woods, peaceful place with a charming view on lake mountains and woods. The house overlook the quite and characteristic village of Breglia, closed to Menaggio. If you want to immerse yourself in Italian culture, to find the Italy of the olden days, this is the place to do it: quiet,comfortable base to explore the area, Breglia is not affected by tourism but at few minutes from the most famous lake places as Bellagio. The village offers beautiful views, green woods for a refreshingly peaceful and restorative stay, good place for keen walkers: from Breglia start numerous hiking for all levels of difficulty. Some routes slide into the woods and reach old lake villages, others rising on mountain above the town, with stunning views of Lake Como, Lake Lugano and the Alps. In the apartment you will find all sorts of tourist info.

Details for holiday apartment Ginestra (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Ginestra apartment is located at the ground floor: directly outside the living area there is the private garden with a stone table, chairs, deckchairs, umbrella, outside light: all perfect for a romantic dining! The garden overlooks the medieval village of Breglia and has a charming view on mountains.

The apartment has 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower, wc, bidet, sink, hairdryer. 1 laundry with sink, washing machine, iron and ironing board. Living area has a double sofa-bed, working fireplace, cable tv, open-plan kitchen with cooker, fridge, electric oven, microwave, toaster, cooking utensils/pots/pans, cutlery, plates, glasses and wine glasses. Featuring a private cellar. WiFi.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

I was born and live on Lake Como with my husband, two children, our dog and a sweet cat. Breglia was the land of my grand-parents, we live on the other side of the lake, in Bellagio, but often we enjoy to come back here in Breglia for holidays or just for a short day-beak looking for peace, out from the busy and noisy Bellagio. We stay in Breglia especially in winter months, as during warm seasons we work, for this reason we rent our houses from spring to autumn.

I really love my land and its history: lake Como is rich in art, history and nature! I wish my guests discover as much as possible of the beauties of my land: I prepare in the apartments many information, maps, brochures. If you want any tips, itineraries adapted to your wishes write me and I help you to find them.

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Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Eine sehr schöne Ferienwohnung! Bestens geeignet für Hundebesitzer, da der kleine und liebevoll gestaltete Garten eingezäunt ist. Die Räume sind geschmackvoll und zweckmäßig eingerichtet. Man fühlt sich gleich wohl. Die Vermieterin ist sehr nett und unkompliziert. Hatte gleich schon viele Vorschläge vorbereitet für Wanderungen und Sehenswürdigkeiten. Alles mit Karten und Prospekten. Nach dem Sichten war schon am ersten Abend klar - eine Woche ist viel zu wenig!
May 2015
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12 Reviews

based on 12 holidaymaker reviews


A Perfect Family Holiday in Rural Italy

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the perfect family getaway and you want a taste of rural Italy, then this is the holiday for you. We went in April, a glorious time to go – fewer tourists, but still the flowers were on show and the temperature hung around a comfortable 19-20 degrees.

The house was beautiful and the village was like going back in time. Breglia is steeped in history and hasn't changed much for hundreds of years. The children were free to wander the many tight labyrinthian alleyways; running and hiding amongst the medieval buildings, while my wife and I relaxed on the balcony of the house, overlooking what was essentially a glorified playground. There is even an alpine-looking hotel serving food, beer and ice-cream!

The village is positioned in the hills, about 20 minutes of winding chicanes above the tranquil shores of Menaggio (beautiful, serene – more lovely ice cream - about an hour north of Milan, and close enough for a day-foray into Switzerland). Many of the villagers still live in Breglia, but the place really is a picture frozen in time; slow, rustic, and safe. The children (ages 12, 10 and 7) loved it!

From Breglia there is so much to do. The house overlooks Lake Como and surrounding mountains; birds chatter and busy themselves in the garden, the odd raven echoes in the distance, and the area is teeming with cute little lizards. But it is the people that made our stay particularly memorable. From local shopkeepers to the friendly crew onboard Como’s cruise-boats (relaxing, inexpensive and a great way to explore other lakeside wonders), the local Italians made us feel most welcome.

None more so than Lucia, our host, who simply could not do enough for us, and made us feel totally at home. Lucia is a local historian and writer and knows everything about the area! Our holiday began weeks before our stay, through emails describing walks, excursions and other details that Lucia thought would be of interest to us. She was there waiting when we arrived, with chocolate eggs for the children (it was Easter, a nice touch!), and was such a fountain of knowledge and useful advice. Lucia really went that extra mile and our holiday was so much the better for it. The house itself was lovely; supremely clean and just how we wanted it. The garden was long and perfect for outdoor eating, but it was the village itself that was the best entertainer for the kids!

I cannot recommend the house, Breglia, Lucia, and the area of Lake Como highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My Dears! Great to know you have so much appreciate your holiday by us! Looking forward to meet you on a next holiday:-) Greetings from Breglia and Lake Como!! Lucia
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Sanctuary ! .

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing and peaceful holiday staying at Pervinca ! , fantastic location in an un-spoilt area of Italy . Lucia the owner along with the towns residents were welcoming and friendly . The walks from the property are a must as the reward you get along the way are stunning , would thoroughly recommend to any one seeking traditional Italian hospitality .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfectly suited to a couple with two dogs!

  • 5 of 5

Breglia is a lovely place to spend a relaxing and peaceful holiday, greatly enhanced by the kindness and welcome of Lucia, our host. The apartment is well furnished and well presented, with everything that you could need for a successful holiday.

What was particularly welcome for us, was the reception our two dogs received from all and sundry and that there was a small garden where they could roam freely.

Breglia itself is a small medieval village with very narrow passageways between the houses which makes it interesting and picturesque. There is one hotel/restaurant in the village which offers a super “menu touristique” at a reasonable price. Taking Lucia’s advice, we bought day tickets for the ferries working the central part of Lake Como and spent a really pleasant time exploring some of the towns and villages along the lakeside.

All in all, a lovely holiday in amazing surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Séjour reposant

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons séjourné chez Lucia début septembre.

Le rez de chaussée de la maison en pierre, utilisé pour un couple avec ou sans enfant, avec la wifi de bonne qualité, est confortable et fonctionnel; spacieuse et lumineuse, la salle à manger-cuisine donne sur un jardin bien clos, sécurité pour notre chien. Une superbe table en pierre et des bancs en bois nous a permis de déjeuner, de prendre l'apéritif ou le repas dehors.

La maison, très propre, est située dans un caractéristique village en pierre de montagne, fier de son histoire ancienne, où nous avons rencontré beaucoup de randonneurs,(et Lucia nous disait que les nouvelles constructions avaient maintenant l’obligation d'enterrer les lignes électriques pour conserver l'esthétique et l'authenticité du village.)

La buanderie est propre et bien adaptée, nous pouvons laisser sécher notre linge pendant la nuit car la pièce est spacieuse et très bien aérée.

Dans la chambre, la literie du lit en 160 cm est excellente et nous a permis de bien reposer notre dos, car nous avons fait beaucoup de km.

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Ginestra, que l'on atteint après beaucoup de virages très serrés à flan de montagne, où nous avons rencontré de petits cochons sauvages. Il y a un très grand supermarché, ouvert tard dans la soirée, dans Carlazzo, situé à 15 km en voiture.

Très attentionnée, chaleureuse, et attentive au bien-être de ses hôtes, Lucia nous a présenté toutes les activités à faire dans les environs.

Nous avons pris un billet qui coûte 15 € pour la journée, pour visiter en bateau les petits villages au bord du lac.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely appartment in breglia

  • 5 of 5

we've spend a fantastic week in lake Como ,Ginestra is a lovely appartment , very clean and spaciuos , the mountain's air, the music of nature all around , and the tasty food brought joy to ours minds and bodies,Lucia is a wonderfull and friendly person,she gave us excellent tips and a very usefull information, about were to go and what to do during this week. Many thanks, Kalman&Rina

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent spot to tour Lake Como

  • 4 of 5

Well equiped ground floor apartment with lovely small private garden. Met by welcoming Lucia who gave us loads of information on where to go. Great place to go walking from in really friendly village.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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From the Owner

The village is like a nest in the woods of the mountains of the lake, where to enjoy beautiful walks between woods with fantastic views. An oasis of peace just few minutes drive from the busiest and most famous places around the lake. When I do not want to use the car a good bus service brings me to Menaggio, and when I do not want to cook there is the the local restaurant with excellent meals with little expense. On Sundays and public holidays, when the lake villages are terribly busy with tourists from the city, I enjoy the peace here, walking among the ancient chestnut and going for an easy stroll to the white church that overlooks the lake with an extraordinary view. In this small village people are friendly, you can feel the atmosphere of yesteryear Italy.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Milan Malpensa at 94 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bar Breglia, with breakfast service at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Menaggio and Cadenabbia at 7 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Menaggio golf Club at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Varenna (by ferry) at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Como Nord and Lugano Nord at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Restaurant Bar Breglia at 50 Metres Nearest Ski : Madesimo at 45 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Menaggio and Cadenabbia at 7 Kilometres Car: recommended


Lido di Menaggio with swimming pool at 7km.

Lido di Cadenabbia with swimming pool at 8km.

Nearest public beach at 7km.


Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate & Bergamo airports are all at about 1hr 30 mins from the apartments.

The village is bus served (from 6am to 6pm) but car hire is recommended.


Menaggio 7km.

Bellagio 7km+12 minutes ferry.

Varenna 7km + 12 minutes ferry.

Lugano 30km.

Como 35km.

Further Details:

A good restaurant bar is at 50 metres from the house: it offers traditional Italian cuisine and local specialities.

At 100 meters public garden for children.

Just 400 meters from the house along a scenic path you can reach the famous water spring 'Chiarella'.


Rental rates

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17 Sep 2016 - 8 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
15 Mar 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
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26 Aug 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

final cleaning £36

Electricity calculate on consumption at the end of your stay € 0,50/kwh (usually in one week is around 20€).
Central gas heating on request, command on/off in the apartment, calculate on consumption at the end of your stay €1.20/h for Ginestra apartment,

Booking Notes:
25% deposit on booking, than payment on arrival.

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From the Owner

Both the apartments are so comfortable! Ginestra, at the ground floor, has a little garden that we have filled with many varieties of flowers, and grape that ripens in September. It is wonderful in the morning: the sun rise right in front, the stone table in the garden is a perfect set for breakfast! The big apartment Pervinca, at the first floor, is spacious and well equipped. It has a wonderful big garden behind the house that we decorated with many varieties of flowers for each season, Japanese maple trees, conifers and fruit trees. There is also a children's playhouse, and a barbecue. The highest part of the garden borders with the forest, also owned by us, from there you can enjoy the view of the lake, and among the ancient pines there's a wooden table where it's nice to have lunch.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 60 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, hairdryer and fan heater


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Room with double bed; on request we provide a cot that is conveniently next to the cabinet. From the window of the bedroom offers a beautiful view over the roofs of the medieval village and the mountains. is oriented to the east: the morning opening the window offers a view of the sun rising.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The village is medieval and streets are pedestrian only: car access is at 30 metres from the house, big free public car parking is at 80 meters from the house. Wi-Fi in the apartment, and also available by the local bar-restaurant, at 50 metres from the house; open every day, good food: breakfast service 6€, tourist menu 16€, or menu a la carte. Pets welcome. Fenced gardens. On request cot and high chair for children (free, based on availability). Outside: Apartment Ginestra has a private garden, directly from the living area. Has a stone table, chairs, deckchairs, umbrella. Apartment Pervinca has a terrace on the entrance and a big wonderful private garden with woods directly from the living area. Has also patio with outdoor furniture, barbecue, children area with a wood house.

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