OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar

Stunning 4 Bedroom Self Catering Lake Como Villa In Idyllic And Secluded Setting



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Villa near Sorico, Lake Como, Lombardy, Italy

Villa Rustica is a beautiful Italian farmhouse with breathtaking views across Lake Mezzola to the mountains, it’s the perfect location for exploring the lakes, waterfront towns and surrounding valleys. Ideally suited to families, groups or for a truly romantic break, the villa has many traditional features such as beamed ceilings, a wood burning fire and terracotta tiled floors. With spectacular balcony views, a terraced garden, private access to Lake Mezzola and a unique and atmospheric cellar dining room, it has all the ingredients you need to ensure a very special holiday. Set in secluded grounds within 5 minutes of the lake and a short distance from Lake Como, take to the water, enjoy cycling and beautiful walking trails or just relax at one of the many superb restaurants and cafés. It’s a short drive to the charming towns of Gera Lario, Sorico and Colico and just a little further to Milan. The ski resorts of Val Malenco, Madesimo, St Moritz are also within easy reach.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello, we are a British family and this is very much our home although we are working abroad at the moment and so have decided to rent out the house. We hope you will enjoy and care for it as much as we and our children do. Have fun.

Call Owner
Speaks English, Italian

3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

We (4 adults, 5 children) loved Villa Rustica. The house is beautiful and very well appointed; we were extremely comfortable. However, the key selling points have to be the stunning view and the tranquil setting. It's a truly lovely location. We greatly enjoyed dining outside on the terrace, amidst trees and overlooking the lake, and relaxing in the grounds.

While the house is secluded, there's lots to do if you're willing to travel a little way by car. We enjoyed Colico and it's nearby attractions; we took the ferry along Lake Como to Bellagio; and the children appreciated a trip to a treetop climbing.

We'd suggest arriving at the house with all necessary supplies (incl washing up liquid / dishwasher tablets) to avoid having to head back out to pick anything else up. It will save you time and you won't have to sacrifice time away from the views.

The house was spotlessly clean, the information provided was accurate and the owners' local representatives were helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Stunning property in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Villa Rustica for 1 week in the middle of May.

We spent the entire week enjoying the local area and extensive grounds of the property which included private access to the lake (though this was a little on the steep side, but the end result was worth it). The property is stunning and lives up to it's name. Our early mornings were spent enjoying breakfast under the veranda and evenings sitting out by the lawn with a BBQ smoking away (and large glass of wine or three). We'd return here in a heartbeat (especially now we are used to the access road which was on the narrow side), but other than that it was an absolute delight and highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
North Wales

Villa Rustica

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful holiday in this perfectly delightful house overlooking Lake Mezzola. From our very first correspondence with Suzanna and Alexis (the owners), we found them exceptionally helpful in every respect. Their team on the ground were also fantastic. the house is beautifully appointed, with everything there that one needed. you need to be fairly fit in order to enjoy the steep wooded path down to the lake, but we loved this, and felt as if we were characters in "Swallows and Amazons" . The views from the house are sensational, bbqs in the evenings overlooking the lake fabulous and just struggled to take in the beauty of it all. We would really recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


From the Owner

We bought the house as a ruin in 2007 having lived in Milan and fallen in love with the northern tip of lake Como. The area is lovely all year round, it is close to the delights of lake Como, the valleys and mountains, but far away enough to have absolute seclusion and peace.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Bergamo at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Albonico at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Colico at 15 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Dascio at 4 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Madessimo at 50 Kilometres Car: necessary


A car is essential. The easiest way to reach Villa Rustica is to fly to one of the three Milan airports (Malpensa, Linate, Bergamo) and hire a car. Depending on traffic, the three airports are between a 1 ½ hr and 2 ½ hr drive from the villa, Bergamo usually being the quickest.

Bringing or hiring a Sat Nav is a good idea. You can stock up on supplies on the way at the Iperal supermarket in Piantedo.

Alternatively you can combine trains and ferries via Milan, Saronno and Como.


Albonico and Dascio are each a 20 minute walk and provide restaurants.

Shopping is a short drive away to Sorico, Gera Lario and Nuovo Olonio, all within 10km.

Further Details:

As well as enjoying the outstanding natural beauty and countryside there is lots to see and do in the surrounding area, from enjoying the delights of the local Italian cuisine to cycling, sailing, walking and winter sports.

Enjoy mountain biking from the doorstep or road biking from the top of the track, a short walk from the villa. The surrounding area is popular with cyclists, with numerous tracks and routes.

You can enjoy some fantastic walks from the villa, either by following a well marked path (Sentiero) or by exploring the hills above Albonico. A short drive and you can explore Valle dei Ratti or continue up Valchiavenna or Valtellina.

Lago Di Mezzola sits in the Pian Di Spagna nature reserve offering a haven of natural wildlife along the southern edge of the lake and the River Mera that connects Lago di Mezzola and Lago di Como. There are several other nature reserves in Valtellina a short drive away from Villa Rustica.

Lago di Mezzola has power boat speed restrictions and therefore is the ideal place to enjoy quieter water sports. Hire a boat and explore, walk twenty minutes along the roman path to Dascio and hire a canoe or take the day trip boat for a great day out.

Alternatively, head down to the town of Gera Lario which is a twenty minute drive and you can enjoy sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, wake-boarding and water-ski lessons.

By car or ferry, you can visit some of the famous villas and gardens of Lake Como including Villa Carlotta on your way to lunch on the only island on Lake Como, Comacina.

There is a great variety of places to eat, drink and soak up the local Italian atmosphere. The Enoteca Portovino on the edge of the old marina in Colico is a real treat in both summer and winter. Eating at a local Agriturismo, where they tend to serve a local set menu, is an inexpensive way to try local cuisine or why not just walk from the house to Trattoria Nives in Albonico or the restaurants of Dascio.


Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £445

Booking Notes:
In order to confirm your booking, a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the full accommodation cost is required;
The balance of payment is due no later than 6 weeks prior to the first day of the booking;
If payment in full is not received at least 6 weeks prior to the first day of the booking, we reserve the right to cancel the booking. We will contact you prior to cancellation;
There is a damage deposit of EUR 500.

Changeover Day:
- Changeover day in peak season is Saturday. Min. booking is 7 nights.
- Check in is 1300 to 1800 Monday to Friday and 1300 to 1600 on Saturday.
- Check out is by 1000.
- With the exception of the high summer season, please contact us for shorter stays

Notes on prices:
Dedicated use of the whole house and garden, regardless of the number of occupants;
Towels and bed linen (exc beach towels),
All utilities (gas, electricity, firewood, water);
Free WiFi;
Cleaning, linen and towels changed at the beginning of the second and subsequent weeks for a multiple week stay;
Baggage transport to and from the house on arrival/departure if required;
Cleaning after your departure at the end of your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Total amount
Enquire Now
Updated: 19-Oct-2016
Available arrival


From the Owner

When we are at the house, which is as much as possible, we ski in the winter, boat on the lake in the summer or just enjoy the seclusion of the woods and the walks from the doorstep.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • lake
  • rural


  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 1: Bath and stand in shower, bidet, wc Bathroom 2: Walk in shower, bidet, wc


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double bed and space for a baby cot Bedroom 2: Double bed and a bunk bed Bedroom 3: Double bed and space for a cot Bedroom 4: Bunk bed


  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

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


  • Notes on accommodation: First floor. A short corridor connects two bedrooms and a bathroom with both a bath and shower. Bedroom 1 has direct access onto a wooden balcony with stunning views over the lake and mountains. It has a double bed, a built in wardrobe, a chest of drawers and space for a cot. Bedroom 2 contains a double bed and a bunk bed and is perfect for a small family or four children. It has a chest of drawers and views of the lake and mountains. Top floor. Bedroom 3 is a large double room with French windows the whole width of the house, giving spectacular views of the mountains. It also has a wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 4 is a small room with a bunk bed. The spacious bathroom opposite has a large open shower. Outside: The secluded private and peaceful garden is terraced, with surrounding stone walls and extends into the woods and all around the house. There is a paved area outside the house with seating and a grass lawn on two levels. The lower level has a beautiful antique stone table, which easily seats 8 people. There is a traditional stone BBQ and a children’s climbing frame with swing, slide and playhouse. The lake is just 5 minutes walk away and is accessed via a path on private land. The path is rather steep and difficult in some places so do take care. Utility Room: There is a separate utility room including washing machine, dryer and clothes hanging space. There is also an ironing board and iron available in the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included with the property. The property is cleaned weekly prior to and during your stay and the linen and towels are also changed weekly. Cleaning, towels and linen and included in the price. Other: The original vaulted cellar is heated by a large wood burning fire, with a handmade rustic 10 seater oak table this is a unique and very special place to enjoy cool dining in the heat of the summer and cosy warmth in the depths of winter.

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot