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Elegant Apartment in the Green Next to Villa Balbinello

Lenno CO, Italy
  • House645 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4+3)

Lenno is an important centre, on the western shore of Lake Como, and is situated between the headland of Lavedo and Porlezza. This is the starting point of a coastal area, known as Tremezzina, which ends at the Maiolica.

The tombs and archaelogical finds, that have been brought to light, give testimony to the Roman origins of the village.

The Comachi historian, from the 17th century, claimed that this was the site of 'Comoedia', which was one of the two villas of Plinio il Giovane (1st century A.C.).

Not far from the village, there is Azzano; it was here, in an area called Giulino, that Benito Mussolini and his mistress Claretta Petacci were shot, in 1.945.

Starting from Lenno there is a panoramic, thought strenous, path that goes up Monte di Tremezzo (1,700 mts.).

There is a beautiful shore of the lake, rounding the headland, which Villa Balbianello stands on, as far as Isola Comacina.

In the middle of the country, 50 m from the beach, among the Villa Balbianello and the 'Abbey of the cold water' there is this elegant apartment.

Ideal central location to visit the surrounding area. From the apartment you can enjoy a breathtaking Balbianello's mountains view. From the balcony you can have a picturesque view of part of the Gulf of Venus with the Church of Tremezzo, very beautiful when lit up at night. Everything around it is green.

The apartment is the perfect place for a lifestyle vacation with a strong local touch of Italian culture.

Everything here is new and has been chosen with great care, there are teak floors in the badroom and marble floors in the living area and Italian tiles in the bathroom. The furnishings, appliances, all linens and dinnerware are also brand new.

The simple but tasteful furniture accommodates all tastes and offers our guests everything they need for a comfortable holiday, short break and business trip to Como, Milan or Switzerland.

The apartment is also ideal for those who do not want to be troubled with driving in Italy. The local bus stops directly near the apartment. There is also a public bus service from Milan Malpensa airport and Como is also well served by the international train service. a the lake there is a lot of boat from Como, Menaggio or Ravenna.

We can also offer an excellent English speaking taxi driver service, which is available on request. Switzerland is also a short drive away, 45 minutes by car, where you can find the City of Lugano, Campione D'Italia, with it's famous 'Casino' and lovely lake front walk. The famous 'Jet Set' resort of St. Moritz is a two hour drive away.

Finally the apartment is along the Greenway of the lake Como: a pedestrian road from Colonno village, to Villa Balbianello, to Cadenabbia and Griante. 13 km going through old villages, crossing the site of the ancients, see church, monuments and villas, touching lake view, but also restaurant, bar, shop, etc.

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Member Since 2008
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english, italian
Calendar last updated:
Mar 25, 2018
About Owner

Hello, my name is Gloria and I am a architect. This house was built by my grandfather and my father. With my family we have completely renovated in 2015 and furnished with care so that was nice and comfortable!

Owner purchased this House in 1970

Why Owner chose Lenno

This house is large and sunny: one bedroom Balbianello sees the hill, the other room sees the abbey 's Acquafredda. is in the heart of Lenno a few steps from the lake, along a side street with little traffic. Here peace and quiet reigns. On the front is a large balcony accessible from the living room from the kitchen to see them all over the Gulf of Venus with Tremezzo and his church lit up at night. The garden in front of the house was completely renovated this winter: in the Spring cherry blossoms and careful lighting enhances the green of the lawn. Everything is treated with elegance and refinement in the true Italian style!

What makes this House unique

In our house you will feel perfectly at ease: it is comfortable, elegant, spacious, beautifully presented in detail. Cleanliness and attention to small things: Italian linens, fresh plants, the sofa and carpets. With short walk to the magnificent lake and from there a boat or hydrofoil, you can reach Menaggio, Bellagio and many other beautiful villages. Or you can walk up to the sacred mountain or continue along the coast and along a very fascinating history. Lenno is the ideal starting point for excursions but also the sweet shelter where coming home. Cooking in the large kitchen is easy and fun: you can try to make some Italian specialties! There are many shops around food: you can pick any number to buy and cook our specialty! a few paces Olificio Vanini, who for years produced our oil! Who was in our house of Lenno is back: he found all the serenity of a family vacation!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) optional


        • 1 Bathroom
          • large bathtub

          Location Type

            • Lake View
              From the balcony a foreshortening of the very suggestive gulf of Venus can be seen
            • Monument View
              From the balcony you can see a foreshortening of the very suggestive gulf of Venus can be seen and the Acquafredda abbey
            • Mountain View
              From the balcony you can see Balbianello mountain
            • Village
              everything is within walking Feet


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Garage
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                          Wi-fi free
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Catering Available
                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television


                                        • Balcony
                                          a big Balcony: you can see the lake!
                                        • Lawn / Garden


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub


                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • museums
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • theme parks

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • photography
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • a big garden in front of the house, in the center city, near more shops, beach and lake.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                      6 Reviews

                                                                      Very Good4.2/5

                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Merveilleuse location

                                                                      Ghislaine L.

                                                                      Nous avons passé de merveilleuses vacances dans cette magnifique région.

                                                                      L' appartement est très bien situé. Il est très agréable et meublé avec goût. Il n'y manque rien. Tout est parfait.

                                                                      La résidence n' est pas très éloignée du lac et de la "green way" ce qui permet de belles balades sans voiture. Un embarcadère à Lenno permet la traversée du lac et la visite des villages aux alentours.

                                                                      Nous recommandons ces sorties ainsi que la visite de la Villa Carlotta et de ses jardins qui doivent être encore plus beaux au printemps.

                                                                      Les amoureux de photos se régaleront de la beauté des lieux et des couleurs changeantes au fil de la journée.

                                                                      Nous remercions la propriétaire pour son accueil, sa disponibilité et sa gentillesse.

                                                                      Nous espérons avoir la chance d'y revenir.

                                                                      We spent a wonderful holiday in this beautiful area.

                                                                      The apartment is great. It is very nice and tastefully furnished. It lacks nothing . Everything is perfect.

                                                                      The residence is not far away from the lake and the "green way" which allows beautiful walks without a car. A pier in Lenno allows the crossing of the lake and visit the surrounding villages .

                                                                      We recommend these trips and the visit of Villa Carlotta and gardens that need to be even more beautiful in the spring.

                                                                      Lovers pictures will relish the beauty of places and changing colors throughout the day.

                                                                      We thank the owner for his welcome , availability and kindness.

                                                                      We hope to have the chance to return.

                                                                      Abbiamo trascorso una splendida vacanza in questa bellissima zona .

                                                                      L'appartamento è grande. E 'molto bello e arredate con gusto . E non manca nulla . Tutto è perfetto .

                                                                      Il residence non è lontano dal lago e la "via verde ", che permette belle passeggiate senza auto. Un molo a Lenno permette l'attraversamento del lago e visitare i villaggi circostanti .

                                                                      Si consiglia di questi viaggi e la visita di Villa Carlotta e giardini che devono essere ancora più bella in primavera.

                                                                      Lovers immagini saranno assaporare la bellezza dei luoghi e colori cangianti per tutta la giornata .

                                                                      Ringraziamo il proprietario per la sua accoglienza , la disponibilità e la gentilezza .

                                                                      Speriamo di avere la possibilità di tornare .


                                                                      SparkyColorado, USA

                                                                      Our Host Gloria was terrific! She went out of her way to pick-up her lost American guests and made sure we settled in nicely. The apartment was very clean, quite and located a short walk to shopping and dinning. We would stay again.

                                                                      Great location

                                                                      My husband and I and 2 friends enjoyed 5 nights at this apartment. The beds were comfortable and the place was very clean and had a nice appearance. I especially enjoyed soaking in the comfortable bathtub after a day of doing a lot of walking. I felt we got a lot for our money. There was not a great view of the lake from the balcony but we could not afford to stay right on the lake. Lenno is a very charming village with a great walkway along the lake which was only a short walk away. There were good restaurants nearby and a nice grocery store nearby. All in all this place had a lot to offer and it was affordable and clean with comfortable beds and a very nice living room. Also, we did not have any trouble parking in front of the apartment. I would definitely stay here again.

                                                                      Summer 2010 vacation


                                                                      We enjoyed very much our stay in Lenno, which is a charming village very well located in the Como Lake area. We found the apartment beautifully decorated and very comfortable for our family of five. However, we did not find the breathtaking lake & beach view which was advertised and we had to park our car in the street as the garage was not available. Also, the cable-satellite option for the TV did not work during our stay. Nevertheless, we were very happy about our stay.

                                                                      Super séjour à lenno dans un agréable appartement

                                                                      laetitia b.

                                                                      Appartement très bien placé au centre de lenno. Très proche du lac et des commerces à pied.un parking public situé a 5mn de l'appartement permet d'y laisser sa voiture en toute sécurité. Gloria est très sympathique et la voisine de pallier également ! ! Je recommande cet appartement idéal pour 4 personnes dans cette petite ville très familiale et paisible.

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                                                                      Lea B.

                                                                      Was an die Wohnung elegant ist , ein Appartment in ein veraltetem ring höriges Mehr Familienhaus sorry ich weis es nicht. Im Grunem und See sicht , na ja. Positiv war für uns die zentrale Lage nahe zum Hafen , gute Ausgangspunkt für Ausflügen. und Wanderungen vor der Haustüre. Wohnung sonst von der Ausstatung Komplet. .


                                                                      Lenno CO, Italy

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Pet Fee
                                                                      Additional Guest Fee

                                                                      the cost of one night is per couple per day, minimum 4 nights. Each additional person at € 50.00 / night. in the cost is included: linen for the room, bathroom and kitchen, final cleaning, consumption. wi-fi on risk with separate cost.

                                                                      6 Reviews
                                                                      Very Good 4.2/5
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