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Luxurious Panoramic Garden Apartment on Lake Como

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

The apartment is one of six apartments in a recently developed small complex of only six luxury apartments. Each apartment is located on its own floor to allow for complete privacy at entrance level. My apartment is on the lower ground floor and is a garden apartment with private access to two sun terraces and a landscaped garden. The small development has lift access to all floors at road level as well as its own private garage.

This two bedroom and two bathroom luxury garden apartment is situated in the charming village of Colonno overlooking beautiful Lake Como with stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains.

It is a beautifully decorated in warm mediterranean colours and luxury,quality,comfort and attention to detail are the hallmarks of this charming apartment. The apartment is air conditioned for the warm summers and has central heating for the cooler winters.

You set the breakfast terrace table with a fresh brioche and a pot of steaming coffee ... another day on the lake begins.

This apartment is perfectly positioned above Colonno with a three minute walk down to the town and the lakeside.

The apartment has a private garage for parking and has elevator access to each private entrance level.

The large open plan living room area features a beautiful fully fitted kitchen with all you need for that perfect lunch which you can then enjoy on the balcony or on the breakfast terrace. A cook's delight the kitchen is fully fitted with high quality built-in oven, fridger freezer,dishwasher, coffee machine, a central island unit for enjoying an 'espresso'!

The master bedroom has a king-size bed,furnished with high quality cherry wood furniture. A separate dressing area with plenty of storage space. It also has large French doors which lead onto the large balcony with table and chairs to enjoy it's amazing 180 degree views of the lake and Isola Comacina. This bedroom has its own full bathroom with tub, showerhead, integrated bathroom furniture. Hairdryer, fluffy towels, bathroom essentails and quality bedlinen are all supplied.

The second bedroom has a luxury double bed, which can be divided to make two full size single beds.It also features French doors to the balcony and air conditioning. A second bathroom with luxurious fittings and shower. Quality bed linen and bathroom towels add to the exclusive finishes in the apartment.

The apartment has its own private laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer separate from the apartment.

The large balcony is accessed from both bedrooms overlooking the lake. French doors open completely to a second balcony from the living room. Uninterrupted views from every window, terrace and balcony make this apartment the perfect retreat to Lake Como.

The living room has satellite TV with English channels, Ipod docking station, DVD, Play Station and a music centre. It has a beautiful Italian leather L-shaped sofa. The interior of the apartment has been painted in beautiful Mediterranean colors creating a warm and luxurious atmosphere. the apartment has Wifi internet thoughout.

Off the living room there is a large covered breakfast terrace overlooking the lake with steps leading down to the garden. There is also a large open terrace which is not overlooked and the perfect place to sunbathe or just relax with a good book and a glass of local Prosecco and also leads down to the lower garden.

Our apartment includes

Large spacious open plan living area with lounge room, dining table seating six on the covered terrace and fully integrated kitchen with breakfast island unit.

Master bedroom with king size bed and walk in dressing area with ample storage, ensuite bathroom with bathtub.Direct access to balcony facing the lake and garden.

Second bedroom with a double bed which can be configured into two singles.

Second large bathroom with shower, toilet, bidet and bespoke bathroom furniture.

Washing machine and tumble dryer in the private laundry room, separate from the apartment.

Two Balconies with outdoor seating and two expansive sun terraces,all fully equipped with sun loungers, tables and chairs and sun umbrellas and a private landscaped garden accessed from the apartment.

English satellite television, DVD, stereo system, ipod dock and playstation.

Wireless access for your computer.

Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven and cooktop hob, full size fridge and all utensils, microwave, coffee machine.

Situated on first level of a block of six apartments. Security gate and security door to the building.

Private garage at road level.

All bedlinen and towels provided

Central heating for cooler months

Air conditioning available in summer.

Constant hot water.

I have compiled a “Welcome Book” packed with countless things to do in the area, favourite restaurants, walking and cycling tracks, festivals and theatre and everything from shopping to sightseeing trips, ferry timetable, bus and train well as explaining everything in the apartment. If not myself Rosie... my manager Kasun, will greet you when you arrive at our apartment and answer any questions you have and help you to settle in.

Keywords: Independent Apartment, stunning lake view, air conditioning, WIFI, private terraces, private laundry room, close to amenities, walk to lake, private garage parking.


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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Rosie

I have indepth local knowledge of the area as I have been living here for over 12 years and have been involved in both the sales and rental property market.

Rosie purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Rosie chose Lake Como

I bought this beautiful two bed apartment as it is in the most beautiful part of Lake Como, has a micro climate, spectacular views, fantastic outside living space and its central location on the lake means everything is close by.

What makes this apartment unique

Luxuriously finished with all the mod cons to allow for a fantastic holiday, relax on the terraces, enjoy breakfast on the balcony, soak up the sun in the landscaped private garden with stunning uninterrupted lake views. The convenience of being 5 minutes away from the lake, restaurants, ferry stop, shops and lots of villages to explore as well as the convenience of Como city, Milan and Switzerland on your doorstep.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a fantastic time & a big part of it was staying in your lovely apartment, very nice accommodation and such a view! Thank you for your kindness and we hope to return to Italy someday. Ciao!
Jun 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Panoramic Garden Apartment on Lake Como
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews

Stunning, wonderful, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and son-in-law stayed here in early October. It is even better than we had anticipated. The view is incredible. The apartment, though small, looks very big because of the lovely terraces and views of the Lake. Both bedrooms have unobstructed lake views. The beds are comfortable with lots of extra blankets and pillows. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need. Rosie did not exaggerate at all about the beauty of this apartment. I'm back in the States now going over my pictures and our trip (a much happier thing to do than think about our election results - sorry) and looking at the pictures of the apartment has lifted my spirits. In addition, the apartment is very private and easy to get to. The parking garage was too small for our car (a station wagon that could accommodate 4 people) but there was always a space right at the top of the driveway. And to have a washer/dryer was just wonderful. We had fantastic weather and took advantage of walking the greenway almost to Lenno. Visited the Carlotta Gardens, took a ferry to Bellagio, drove to the city of Como and road the funicular to the top and had an unbelievable lunch. We even took a drive up to St Moritz (we like Como better). The last day we hiked to the San Marino Chapel which gives a panoramic view. All in all, this was the highlight of our trip to Italy. Thank you, Rosie. We were just delighted. Robin & Eddie

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Robin and Eddie for your kind review. I am very glad you enjoyed your stay and got to see see and do lots around the lake. Regards Rosie
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Brooklyn, NY

Book It Now!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with my Mom for five days for our first visit to the Lakes region. If you are even considering this property, don't hesitate, just book it. Kusun met us and was incredibly nice, helpful and patient with all our questions. The apartment was spotless, and has everything and more, as the last reviewer mentioned - if you drive and park around the Lakes at all, you'll realize how fantastic having the private garage is! Rosie really has thought of everything. The views are even more spectacular than in the photos, and we both thought the apartment was larger than expected when we arrived. It was lovely sitting on any of the terraces morning or night. The town of Colonno is quiet and super charming. We enjoyed a nice lunch in Argegno, too, which is right down the road.

What a tranquil and beautiful spot. Would definitely stay again (we didn't want to leave!).

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sibel for your kind review. I am so glad you and your mom enjoyed your stay. Regards Rosie
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great value

  • 5 of 5

besides the lovely view and spacious living area, the owner has thought of everything. you have an elevator, no stairs, your own garage, your own separate laundry room,well stocked with supplies and a guest book filled with local information. only 3 to 4 miles to the ferry dock.near the major villas and gardens.You sit on the balcony and the road below is hidden . it is very quiet. you here the church bells ring to add to the atmosphere. it should be priced higher, your getting great value.The picture of the views from the balcony really cant capture the true panoramic view your going to see.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Don and Louise for your kind review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best Wishes Rosie
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Busselton Western Australia


  • 5 of 5

Absolutely superb accommodation in a breath-takingly beautiful part of this lovely area. The accommodation and facilities are all that anyone could wish for. Spotlessly clean and well presented. Spacious and gracious. My only regret is that I cannot award more than 5 stars. Without doubt on top of our "desire" list when we return to this piece of heaven on earth. Excellent facilities and restaurants within very easy distance. Top recommendation.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Max and family for your wonderful review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay on the lake. Best Wishes Rosie
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Cham, Switzerland

Incredible home and views!! Stay here, you won't regret it!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was incredible, and is clearly someone's HOME, not just an apartment to be rented. The level of detail and thought visible in this place was outstanding. Hampers for dirty clothes in each bedroom, EVERYTHING you could possibly need in the fully equipped kitchen, plenty of sun chairs, and much more. The complete and private laundry room was also very useful. Lastly, the pictures don't do the view from this place justice. Stay here, you won't be sorry! Thank you, Rosie, for letting us stay in your lovely home!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Tara. Thank you so much for your kind review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay so can't beat the views! Hope to welcome you back some day. Best wishes Rosie.
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Magical views of Lake Como

  • 5 of 5

Following many months of online research from Australia I chose La Bella Vista for my winter sabbatical in northern Italy at Lake Como.

Rosie was extremely helpful with her advice and support from the very first contact I had with her and has thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

On my arrival to the apartment I was absolutely sure that I had made the right decision to stay in La Bella Vista!

Everything about the apartment was more than a dream come true; it was perfect and exceeded my expectations. The moment I arrived my breath was taken away by the dramatic ,stunning view of magical Lago di Como from every room.

The amazing apartment, perfectly designed was more than I had imagined, quality furnishings and linen, great attention to detail; it had everything I needed and more. It is private with an internal garage and very well appointed to take advantage of the beautiful winter sun in the morning and to also enjoy the magical vista of the snow-capped mountains across the lake.

It is an apartment and village that I would like to keep secret for myself; it really is a little piece of heaven. The authentic Italian village and the residents of Colonno and neighbouring villages provided me the opportunity to truly experience the Italian la dolce vita .

The location of the apartment block on the lake is ideal. A short 15minutes drive, or a ferry ride on the lake from the historic centre of Como and in the opposite direction an enchanting lakeshore 15 minute drive to Mennagio and beyond . It is also perfectly located for many manageable trips to places in the north of Italy such as Milan , the northern alps of Italy and also into Switzerland.

I continue to share with my family and friends and show them photos of my little piece of heaven. Rosie my time spent at Lake Como in La Bella Vista was truly magical, inspiring and was the perfect place to enjoy la dolce vita in an authentic Italian village and also to heal my heart and soul and I thank you.

Mille grazie, Rosie

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Noela. You have captured the essence of both the location and apartment perfectly. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Wishes Rosie
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa. Milan Linate. Bergamo.
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Argegno. Sala Comacina.
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Mennaggio. Villa D'este.
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Como san Giovanni. Como Nord Lago.
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Milan. Switzerland.
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Colonno. Argegno. Sala Comacina.
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Madesimo. San Moritz.
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

In nearby towns in northern Italy and Switzerland there are Christmas markets - and for something special take a day trip to Switzerland’s Montreux where you can take a cogwheel train up the snowy alps to visit Santa Claus.

Being so close to Switzerland and the Italian Alps, skiing is an easy option in winter, as is cycling and hiking at lower altitudes.

You can enjoy skiing in the Valtellina at the wonderful village of Madesimo; visit Bormia and enjoy their 50 km of ski slopes or take a trip on a dog led sledge; ski the family resort of Chiesa Valmalenco or the wonderful slopes of Livigno. Skiing Switzerland is also an easy option, with San Bernadino just over an hour away and St Moritz a little further.

Spring is a true delight as the lake blooms with the warmer weather, the gardens are spectacular and hiking in the nearby valleys and alps is a pure pleasure!

So to inspire you in your holiday’s some things to do:

Hop on a ferry and visit a villa and


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Colonno Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

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Final Cleaning Fee, $160

The rate includes all gas, water and electricity,air conditoning, high speed internet connection, linens, towels, beach towels and garden maintenance. A 25% deposit secures the booking and is non-refundable with the balance of the rent is due 8 weeks prior to arrival.
Final cleaning fee of 100 euro is payable locally on arrival in cash.

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Colonno Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 110 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The two modern designed bathrooms have bespoke quality furniture units for all your essential storage requirements. The master bath has a full bath tub with power shower attachment, bidet, wc and is fully tiled with luxury fittings. The second bathroom has stand-in power shower, bidet, wc and built in bespoke furniture. Both bathrooms have vanity unit mirrors with shaving electric points and plenty of storage. Quality towels, bath mats, hairdryers and essential bathroom toiletries supplied.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom- A lovely room with French doors leading directly to furnished balcony with views over the lake. A top quality comfortable super king sized bed made up with quality linens, duvets and pillows of your choice. Ample storage area for hanging and bespoke cherry wood furniture.The Master bedroom has its own Air Conditioning unit.The private ensuite bathroom has full tub with shower attachment, bidget and built-in bathroom furniture for storage. Included in bathroom hairdryer, quality towels, bath mats and bathroom essentials. Second bedroom - With French doors again opening onto the balcony, this guest bedroom has a king sized double bed which can also be configured into two full single beds. All with quality bed linens, duvets, pillow choice. The guest bathroom has large walk-in shower, stylish basin,wc and bidet and bespoke bathroom furniture for storage.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sport: It is hard to believe that you are only a few kilometers away from Milan when you are skiing down the slopes or are paddling in your canoe or in a white-water raft or while the wind is billowing your sails in the middle of a lake or you are walking down an alpine footpath which seems to be leading directly up to the sky. Every season offers something special in the region and in our town. During summer the lake is the focus with boating, swimming and lots of festivals and concerts from May through to October including the Festival Lago di Como. Summer nights are warm and light till late - and everyone is out enjoying a fabulous meal and a late “passeggiata”. Autumn is the season of colours where the wonderful woods and gardens of the lake and surrounding valleys take on their orange, yellow and red hues. Festivals are everywhere – celebrating chestnuts, pumpkins and even witches! A morning of hiking, walking in the woods or mountain biking.

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