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Wonderfull stone made chalet in a chesnut forest with fatastic Lake view. - 'Campanelle' Appartment

Montemezzo, Como, Italy
  • Chalet538 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights

Stone House with 3 indipendent Apartments


I ‘Rustici di Cher’ are a lovingly restored old farmhouse nestled into the chestnut forest of Montemezzo above Gera Lario and boast an unforgettable panoramic view of Lake Como.

Kids can play in a safe environment in the green in front of the house.

This wonderful view can be enjoyed from all three apartments: Le PAPERE , Le TARTARUGHE and Le CAMPANELLE.

Le PAPERE has a large panoramic terrace facing the lake, LE TARTARUGHE and Le CAMPANELLE have a porch and private garden with panoramic view.

All terrace and porch are well furnished with wooden dining tables and chairs and relax chairs that beg you to spend the whole day outdoor, simply soaking up the view. All apartments have their private barbeque for the practice of your culinary skills.

In the forest of Cher only 300 meters from the house there is 'Il torrente Sorico' a nice small and wild river with nice pools of refrashing water where you can relax.

ECO BUILDING: I Rustici di Cher has been realized with special attention to the rational use of energy and environmental sustainability. In 2010 they have been certified by CESTEC as class B (the ranking goes from class G to class A being class A the best one). CESTEC is the regional energy agency of Lombardia.


It has taken the owner three years to complete the lovely restoration of I Rustici di Cher with the strict building regulation being consulted every step on the way. The result is quite stunning, the apartments are a real gem, full of charm., They are bright and with a fantastic view on the valley.The house has been furnished by an architect from Milan with special details to be comfortable and charming. There is high quality wood and stone work throughout, exposed ceiling beams. Overall the test full design and color schemes makes you fell at home. The house is eco friendly with solar heated hot water system, central gas heating and independent wood heating as well.

It a small private paradise, not only for hikers and mountain bikers, but also for those looking for a peaceful escape and a chance to explore the culture of Alto Lario and its very well known gastronomic attractions.

The owner lives in Monza, but also uses the vacation home himself and consequently it is particularly well thought out and lovely maintained.


This is a very safe area and you can park in the garden at the back of the house (1 car per apartment) or in the road at the beginning of via Cher, (the 130 m path that leads you up to the house that has been recently restructured), or in a bigger parking near S. Martino Church (200 metres from via Cher)

Via Cher ends at I Rustici di Cher and they are almost a car free pedestrian zone that make the place more peacefull.

If you drive e 4*4 you can park in garden at the back of the house.

If you are a good hiker you can make a NO CAR CHOICE and walk down to Gera Lario (2 km of an ancient footpath) were you can find a supermarket, a bakery, cafés, restaurant, a big swimming pool and many other sport facility in the area of the harbor.


Paolo Zaza

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About Paolo Zaza

I was born in Milan and live in Monza from 2001. I'm a engineer and, after working many years with multinational companies, in 2009 I founded SC, a company specialized in management training services. I love Nature and I like to play outdoor sports (sailing, trekking, canoeing, skiing, biking, water rescuing with dogs,...).

Paolo Zaza purchased this Chalet in 1999

Why Paolo Zaza chose Montemezzo

The house has been restored to obtain three indipendent apartments. Papere, Tartarughe e Campanelle.

What makes this Chalet unique

It is a small Paradise because of the peace, view and the beauty of the Nature.


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, It is sofa
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, In the loft
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, In the studio
      • The bedroom #2 is in the loft The bedroom #3 is in the studio


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bath room with big bathtub with shower

      Location Type

        • Mountain
        • Rural


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Firewood
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Mobile Wi-Fi. It is also possible to buy an internet key in Colico. The signal quality is good.
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Fireplace
                      Ventilated fireplacentil
                    • Mosquito Magnet
                    • Parking
                      In the back of the house
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Sunbed
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      One per person.
                    • Washing Machine
                      There is not a washing machine but the local contact can 'wash and iron' at very reasonable price


                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Freezer
                        • Kitchen
                          Very well equipped
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          The guest can use herbs in the garden: bay, rosemary, ..
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove


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


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Bicycles
                                      It is possible to rent bikes in Gera
                                    • Boat
                                      You cna rent it in Gera
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      E' possibile affittare kajak a Gera
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Garden with nice view and a dedicated area
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Stone barbecue
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                      With a nice wodden table for 6
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      It is possible to sky in Madesimo (45 minutes)
                                    • Tennis
                                      In Gera (5km)
                                    • Terrace


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • museums
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • marina
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • playground
                                            • recreation center
                                            • restaurants
                                            • waterfalls
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • mountaineering
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Prices quoted are for 4 people. Each additional person will cost extra 30 € / week. Pets (dog and cats) are welcome and have an extra cost of 50 € / week.

                                                              10 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              very nice, peaceful rustico - enjoied it!

                                                              Martin G.

                                                              cosy, original rustico, as described, situated in nice chestnut forest. access to house is quite steep, last 50m of road is gravel, you have to carry all luggage up, unless you come by 4x4.

                                                              surrounding is calm, good privacy in spite of apartments nearby. house is newly renovated, still retaining it's original charm and well maintained. we liked details like the stone sinks in kitchen and bath. main room with galleria, even better than on pictures. thick stone walls will leave it cool inside even when hot in summer. detailed instructions are provided by owner and good documentation on local tours and culture, good service and housekeeping.

                                                              amenities are good, enough space for two or more. kitchen is small but ok for occasional cooking. what we missed were simple wine glasses in the kitchen and we would have liked a double bed on the gallery instead of the retractable one, so we had to use the bed-sofa in the living room.

                                                              we liked to do trips with our bikes, hiking in the forest and sailing on lake como.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Dear Martin,

                                                              thank you for your nice comments.

                                                              It is appreciable that you noticed the advantages of the thick stone walls. You are right because we took special care to the eco sustainability aspects of the house to increase comfort and to reduce the energy consumption in summer and winter.

                                                              Thanks again for you useful suggestions and I hope to see you again in Montemezzo.

                                                              My best regards


                                                              Excellent experience, I reccomend it

                                                              Guido A.Milan, Italy

                                                              The house is in a very quiet place with a fantastic view and if you follow the indication it will not be difficult to find the house even if it is located in a forest (you have to park the car and follow 100 meters of path in the wood). The apartment is very nice and new and has been furnished with the help of a good architect with all the details. The result it is a very charming place.

                                                              The service we received has been over expectations for all the aspects. The house was clean and the ‘check in’ list very accurate; it is based on a ‘trust’ concept (you make the ‘check in’ and you indicate if something is missing within 12 hours). For the ‘check out’ take your time because it will be also very accurate. Just an example: the owner has prepared for his guests a welcome guide with a lot of useful information on the area and the activities.

                                                              I really suggest this house to all my friends.

                                                              In the vicinity of Montemezzo (in few minutes by car you can be in Gera, Domaso or Colico) you can find a lot of restaurants and we followed the welcome guide and we have been always very satisfied in quality and price. The area is perfect for families because you can enjoy a lot of ‘outdoor’ activities as windsurfing sailing, trekking, biking.

                                                              Lovely accomodation in a wonderful area

                                                              Matthias S.

                                                              If you want to stay close to Lago di Como and love the tranquility and flair of a mountain village this is the place you are looking for!

                                                              The accomodation is well equipped and the view over the valley is amazing.

                                                              Some might consider it a downside but in our view it is a plus: there is no internet and therefore no distraction by email and social media during the stay.

                                                              To sum up the review: it was wonderful staying in this place!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you for your kind comment; I ma really glad you enjoied ypur vacation.

                                                              For the wifi it will been soon available, but if you will came back we can always switch it off ! :-)

                                                              I hope to see you agaion very soon. My best regards


                                                              Top Ferienwohnung mit schönem Ausblick

                                                              Stefan K.

                                                              Das Haus ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Für eine Familie mit zwei Kindern ist es optimal. Bei einer Belegung mit 6 Personen könnte es etwas eng werden. Wir waren Ende Oktober da. Abends haben wir immer den Kaminofen angeheizt. Trockenes Holz findet man in der näheren Umgebung. Für Kletterkünstler gibt es in der Nähe einen​ Bach, in dem man auch baden kann. Die Kinder haben ihn geliebt. Für Mountainbiker gibt es eine schöne Downhillstrecke hinunter zum Comersee. Wir hatten uns sehr viel vorgenommen wie Klettern (z.B. in Olgiasca), Surfen, Besichtigungen von Gärten - aber meistens haben wir die Ruhe und die tolle Aussicht hier oben genossen. Wir kommen gerne wieder.

                                                              traumhafter Ort! Terrasse ist unschlagbar.

                                                              anne e.

                                                              Falsche Angaben:

                                                              Waschmaschine ist entgegen der Beschreibung nicht vorhanden!

                                                              Wunderschönes Steinhäuschen in super Lage...

                                                              Birgit M.

                                                              Gemütliches Häuschen mit persönlichem geschmackvollen Touch, bemerkenswert ist die aus Stein gehauene Spüle und Waschbecken, die Deko wird mit einer wunderbaren Glockensammlung gekrönt. Ansonsten ist alles vorhanden, was man in einem Ferienhaus erwartet. Die Lage ist für Ruhesuchende genau richtig, weit genug fort vom Rummel am See und nicht zu hoch in den Bergen. Nachts hört man die Eulen und ab und zu kommt auch mal ein Reh oder ein Wildschwein des Weges. Als Hundebesitzerin habe ich die Freiheit, sofort loszulaufen, sehr genossen und der allmorgendliche Gang zum Wasserfall war immer ein guter Start in den Tag.

                                                              Als einzigen Nachteil habe ich die Bäume im Sichtbereich des Sees empfunden. Man konnte zwar immer noch einen Teil davon sehen, aber sie haben das Häuschen recht beschattet, so daß es relativ dunkel war. Allerdings war es schon Spätsommer, so daß ich es mir im Hochsommer recht angenehm vorstellen kann. Da es an meinen letzten Urlaubstagen abends empfindlich kalt wurde, war ich äußerst dankbar für den Kamin und der zusätzlichen Heizung. Vielen Dank für alles, es war wunderbar!


                                                              Montemezzo, Como, Italy

                                                              It is a romantic holiday spot to discover and rediscover every season: - spectacualr scenery, surrounded by lake, rivers and mountains. It is fantastic for famlies with kids and very good for outdoor sport practitioners: - charming villages: Colico, Domaso, Gravedona - excellent gatronomy


                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              COSTI D'AFFITTO I costi indicati in tabella sono per 4 persone. Ogni persona aggiuntiva ha un costo extra di 50€/setimana. PAGAMENTI Prenotazione: pagamento della ‘Caparra di prenotazione’ di 100 euro Al check in 100% affitto + ‘cauzione per danni’ di 250€ Entro 30 giorni dal check out vengono rimborsati caparra+ cauzione - pulizie (50€) e energia (15€/sett)

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