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SPECTACULAR LAKEFRONT- Villa Gabriella - Stunning 180° Views - 2BD/Sleeps 4

Lake Como Beach Resort & Villas

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Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Lake Como Beach Resort and Villas

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SPECTACULAR LAKEFRONT- Villa Gabriella - Stunning 180° Views - 2BD/Sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


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Private 2 Bdrm Villa - Breathtaking Lake Views - 1550 SQFT- Waterfront Acces

All Inclusive Villa Gabriella.

Private luxury home on Lake Como with spectacular views over Lake Como from every room and balcony of this period villa.

When staying in Villa Gabriella, you are also welcome to come and use our waterfront facilities at the Lake Como Beach Resort located in the same village on the waterfront. We offer 3 acres of gardens, private parking, a sand lido and boat dock jetty, swimming and boat dock/jetty as well as boat or kayak rentals to cruise the lake. The ferry is within a 3 minute walk from the resort as well as public transport , restaurants and cafes.

Villa Gabriella is a luxurious private romantic hideaway villa, with incredible personal charm. Originally built in 1744, Villa Gabriella has been lovingly cared for, restored and renovated to the highest standard. It is located in the picturesque village of Pognana Lario, on the Bellagio side of Lake Como between Como Centro and Bellagio. Most of the architecture and historic features of Villa Gabriella have been beautifully preserved and maintained with the original charm and character of the old historic Villa. Named for, a much loved, very special little girl, by the name of 'Gabriella’, the romantic villa and hideaway retreat, is nestled above Lake Como, below the ancient village of Pognana Lario in a private, tranquil, peaceful setting with direct views of Lake Como that are seemingly endless and forever changing. From the villa balconies, one can see all the way to Como to the South and up to Argegno to the North. Truly an amazing place to spend your vacation!

Free WIFI and parking right in front of the villa.

Other Villa Amenities: Villa Gabriella is situated on three levels and offers picture-postcard views of Lake Como, year- round, with inviting entry, easy access and off street parking. The villa includes hand carved wood entry doors and original hand carved granite staircase that continues all the way up to the third level. Murano glass lighting and stylish welcoming antiques are scattered throughout the villa. The main floor living room has a warm wood burning fireplace, dining area, kitchen and a beautiful private balcony with spectacular Lake Como views. The master bedroom is warm and cozy with lovely tasteful furnishings and private balcony, for alfresco dining, with unobstructed views of magical Lake Como. The private top level bedroom, just as beautiful and inviting as the master bedroom, comes with a queen sized bed. Directly in front of the Villa (across the Lake), is the village of Laglio where George Clooney’s villa Oleandra is located.

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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About Lake Como Beach Resort & Villas

The Lake Como Beach Resort and Villas is privately owned and personally managed by Eric and Robin who live on Lake Como with their lovely daughter, Jiselle. We strive to offer excellent customer service and personal care, to all of our very special guests: Providing you with an unforgettable experience in a beautiful, magical, waterfront setting on Lake Como.

Living in both Italy and in the U.S, we are bilingual and can assist with all your holiday needs. Within our personalized services, we offer concierge services, transportation assistance, private chauffeuring services, restaurant reservations, cooking classes, boat hire (self and guided) and seaplane reservations. We can assist with weddings plans; help to arrange honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays and family reunions. In addition to these services we offer private, professional villa management service for property owners who would like to rent their property with the security of our name behind them. Our greatest personal satisfaction is in feeling and knowing that we have helped our guests to have wonderful lifetime memories of their experience on Lake Como and with us.

Lake Como Beach Resort & Villas purchased this villa in 2006

Why Lake Como Beach Resort & Villas chose Como

Named for our beautiful grand daughter Gabriella. Naming the Villa after her, keeps her in memory each time we hear her name. The Villa was built in the 1700's and had been in the original family until it was sold to us in 2006. We love this villa. We also enjoy the villa in the winter where we can relax and enjoy the gorgeous lake views. It is located in a very peaceful part of the lake only 10 minutes from Como and 15 from Bellagio. It is close enough to everything yet very private. Perfect for a

Honeymoon or Anniversary or a friend get together.

What makes this villa unique

About Us: Our goal at Villa Gabriella, is for all of our guests to enjoy and have a wonderful memorable holiday experience while visiting Lake Como, one you will remember and cherish for a lifetime.

We at Villa Gabriella, work very hard to ensure that your stay with us is a good one.

Your personal comfort and satisfaction is of utmost importance to us.

Please feel free to contact us at any time should you need any assistance.

Bring your camera, as you will be taking lots of pictures for your picture album, to share with family and friends when you get home!

Spending your holidays with us at Villa Gabriella on Lake Como is truly, 'La Dolce Vita'.

Guestbook comments from the manager

A view to die for!”

5 of 5 stars

Reviewed May 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Villa Gabriella for 5 days in April.The views from this

apartment overlooking Lake Como are breathtaking and we shall always have fond memories of sitting on the balcony with our cheese and wine. The apartment is well

equipped and the owner Eric made the stay even more enjoyable by assisting us with local knowledge and even rang the phone company when I had problems recharging my ipad.

The little bar in the village (Peppo's ) makes a great cup of coffee and we always stopped off there in the morning before our trips up and down the lake. As we are a couple of "oldies" we found the narrow roads and fast Italian drivers somewhat challenging however you do tend to get used to it after a few days. A delightful experience.
Apr 2014
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SPECTACULAR LAKEFRONT- Villa Gabriella - Stunning 180° Views - 2BD/Sleeps 4
average rating of 4.883333 based on 89 reviews
Cheshire, United Kingdon

Views to die for.....

  • 5 of 5

After leaving my driving licence at home the holiday couldn’t have started any worse however that was soon to change.

We (Anne & I) made are way to Pognana Lario via the local (excellent) public transport system – very much a case of planes, trains and automobiles.

What I’ve failed to mention is that Robin and Eric (the villa owners) virtually held our hands (metaphorically speaking) during the journey from Bergamo to Pognana Lario and this is something we’re extremely grateful for.

Anyway upon arrival at the villa you’re hit with some of the most breathtaking views of Lake Como that we’ve ever seen. The tranquillity of the setting is only interrupted by the tolling of the bells at the local church and the chinking of our wine glasses as we toasted the fact that ‘we had made the right decision’ in choosing Villa Gabriella.

The villa itself is set over three floors and, if you can peel yourself away from gravitating to the balconies and the views (have I mentioned the views.....), it is furnished to a high standard and certainly catered for our needs.

The villa it situated a third of the way up the hill and can be reached either by road with ample car parking directly outside (assuming you have a driving licence that is) or by making your way through the meandering pathways through the village.

At the foot of the hill you’ll find a very friendly restaurant (I think it was called The Meridian) – it was always a good excuse to stop here prior to making our way to the villa.

Further in to the village you’ll find a couple of local bars (Peppo’s was our favourite as they welcomed us like we were members of their family) and a local supermarket that should cater for most of your needs (great selection of meats, cheeses, olives, local wines and breads – what more could you ask for).

Whilst many of the locals can speak English I would recommend that you take a Italian phrase book along as it made our life a lot easier – also the locals love to see you have a go at the Italian language.

So finally as this was the first holiday without our kids (sorry boys) and was a joint celebration of Anne’s 40th (she doesn’t look it) and our wedding anniversary we couldn’t have spent it in any more of a idyllic setting.

Our thanks goes out to Robin and Eric for all their assistance – as hosts you ‘Shine’.


Mark & Anne

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a Review ! How could one ask for more? Thank you, Thank you . We can't say enough. Eric and Robin

Perfect Villa with Spectacular Lake Views

  • 5 of 5

Christmas in Villa Gabriella could not have been more perfect.

With a warm inviting wood fireplace and the spectacular views of the lake, we made the correct choice. The period villa was built in the 1700's and is beautifully updated and renovated but with the original feel of the villa.

Tastefully furnished with many personal touches, one can see that a lot of thought and heart had gone into this home. The master bedroom had a private balcony that opened each morning to the ever changing lake. It was picture perfect. The kitchen was fully equipped with all we needed and the living area was very comfortable and warm. The views from the living room were as stunning as the bedroom. Wish we could move here for good. Parking was in front of the villa with a cu; de sac and quiet. Como Center is filled with vendors selling all sorts of delightful treats and an ice rink. The locals were very helpful and friendly. The local grocery store in Pognana had many homemade foods like Pesto and seafood salad as well as fresh mozzarella and lasagna. On holiday, we do not cook much.

Eric set up a dinner at Salice Blu for us with Chef Luigi Gandola and Bella Vista in Veleso., both were very delicious.

Would also like to return for a week in the summer.

Wonderful personal service by the owners of Villa Gabriella, thank you.

You do not need a big car as the roads are narrow. Drive at your own pace and ignore the Italian drivers.

Les W. from Manchester, UK

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Lee, Thank you all for coming and spending Christmas with us in Villa Gabriella. We are so happy that you had an enjoyable stay with your family in Villa Gabriella. We look forward to having you back with us in the future. Ciao from Como ! Eric, Robin and Jiselle

Panoramic! Charming! Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Lake Como, and the second time we stayed in one of Eric and Robin's beautiful properties. Villa Gabriella has a panoramic view of the lake. It is located in a quiet traditional village along the lake. The villa itself is tastefully decorated and extremely comfortable. Eric and Robin give a very warm welcome and are always available if you have questions. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to a return visit. Thank you for everything Eric and Robin! You da bes!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda and Joe for your very special review. You are lovely human beings and we were so pleased you had wanted to stay with us again. Thank you for all your kind thoughts and very kind review. We hope you will come back to Lake Como again someday. Coming all the way from Hawaii is a very long way. Maybe we will make it out there again sometime, hope so. xo Eric, Robin and Jiselle

Postcard Perfect - An amazing and breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

Eric and Robin were fabulous from our initial contact right up to our arrival…and then Eric continued to insure that we were comfortable as well as provided us with lots to see, do, and most of all eat. The villa was very comfortable, well equipped and convenient on top of the most amazing views from the balconies.

We were lucky to have had beautiful weather…sunny most days, mid 70 F temps, and no rain. We tended to explore during the day and ended each night out on the balcony enjoying wine with bread, cheese and salami from the market.

We did get to spend one afternoon hanging out in lounge chairs at Lake Como Beach Resort – the wine the night before prompted the low key day but the end result was relaxing and reading in the sun and not tiring from the view.

We had lots of positive experiences from the lovely folks in town. The Meridien Restaurant at the bottom of the hill was convenient and the family run restaurant was attentive, and friendly service, which made it a great place to eat and enjoy wine. I even had the honor of busting open a bottle of Prosecco with a sword with Bruno’s guidance…hence the day of leisure the following day at your resort. We also enjoyed a few lunches at Peppos. Erica was lovely and always treated us well and the food was good. The market in town was great! We were shocked at what you could get there. It doesn’t look very big, and it’s not, but they certainly have everything you need.

One of our favorite places to eat was at the Hotel Florence in Bellagio. We had fabulous service and a very nice lunch sitting by the lake! Another, Ristorante Vapore. We read the reviews on trip advisor and we have to agree that their gnocchi is pretty incredible, which is what my husband ordered and I enjoyed penne gorgonzola, which was by far the best pasta I’d ever eaten.

We could not say enough words to tell you both how much we enjoyed our visit and all that you did to help us.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. It makes us very happy that you enjoyed your stay in Villa Gabriella and that you have great memories. That is what is most important to us. It was a pleasure to have you both stay with us .We will let our friends at, Vincenzo s grocery store, Peppo's and La Meridiana know, that you enjoyed their hospitality as well. They will be so very happy. We look forward to seeing you again on another trip to Lake Como. You will be missed. Ciao from Como ! Eric, Robin and Jiselle

Beatifull villa ,loved Como

  • 5 of 5

Eric was so helpful suggesting great places to go to and above all he was so caring a great person .

The villa had a stunning view of the Lake ,we went to many beatifull places,one of the best holiday we had ,we were sad to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to having you return. Thank you for choosing to stay with us . It was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you again. Eric, Robin and Jiselle

stunning views of lake como

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at Lake Como and the Villa had everything we needed plus lovely views across the lake. There is a local shop and restaurant and we enjoyed being able to use the beach resort and swim in the lake. Having access to the lake meant that we could have lazy days by the water in the sun.

Eric and Robin were lovely to us - helping us find parking (we arrived on the night of a fiesta- it's normally no problem) and even getting the first lot of supplies for us from the shop.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Lorraine, We are very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us in Villa Gabriella. The gnocchi festival is once a year and you happened to arrive on the day of the festival. Pognana Lario makes the most amazing gnocchi around the lake. Eric, Jiselle and I want to thank you all for coming and staying with us in Villa Gabriella. We look forward to your return. It was a pleasure meeting you all. Ciao from Lake Como ! Eric, Robin and Jiselle Lake Como Beach Resort and Villa Gabriella


Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa and Linate Airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Peppos Cafe
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Pognana Lario
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Como Nord/Como San Giovanni
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Autostrata A9
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
La Meridiana
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Pognana lario
Car: recommended

Lake Como is one of the most unforgettable, scenic lakes in the entire world. Set in the mountains of Northern Italy, with a near perfect Mediterranean climate, this is paradise. Because of the many activities year round, the location of Villa Gabriella is fantastic; midway between the Centre of Como and Bellagio. Pognana Lario is situated in one of the most scenic locations on the lake. Both town and villa have 180° unobstructed views of the lake to the north and south as well as west. Pognana has a ferry stop and a lakeside walk for just sitting on the shores edge to daydream. With its views, villas, cobblestone streets and over 250 year old church, it is truly majestic. Guests of the villa are also welcome to the Lake Como Beach Resort for waterfront access and swimming. There are many walkways and rustic streets through the old village of Pognana that brings one back to the past. Pognana has shops, a restaurant and cafes nearby for most all of your needs.

Other Activities: Boating, wind sailing as well as all other summer and winter sports available on the lake .

With use of our waterfront facilities at the Lake Como Beach Resort.

Canoe rentals from our boat dock and jetty.

Motor boat rentals from our dock and jetty .

Golf: Golf Club Menaggio & Cadenabbia

Via Wyatt n. 54

I-22017 Fraz. Croce, Menaggio



Fax: +39-0344-30780

18-Hole Course

Visitors are welcome on Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays.

Advance booking is essential.

A valid handicap certificate from player’s home club is required.

Handicap limit: 36


Softspikes required.

Dogs on leash permitted.

Mid-week daily Green Fee - EU55

Weekends & Bank Holidays Green Fee - EU 70

9 Holes after 5pm Green Fee - EU 35

9 Holes (Weekends & Bank Holidays) after 5pm Green Fee - EU 45

x10 Green Fees (Mon - Fri) - EU 450

x10 Green Fees (Weekend's & Bank Holidays)- EU 550

x10 Green Fees for 9 Holes (Mon - Fri) after 5pm - EU 300

x10 Green Fees for 9 Holes (Weekends & Bank Holidays) after 5pm - EU 350

Daily Buggy Hire - EU 36

Daily Club Hire - EU 15


Rates & Availability

From $150 Per night

Como Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Spring 2015
Apr 25 2015 - May 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
May 30 2015 - Oct 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2015
Oct 3 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Jan 2 2016 - Mar 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2016
Mar 19 2016 - Apr 22 2016
5 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2016
Apr 23 2016 - May 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2016
May 28 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $200.00
Notes FREE WIFI and parking
No Pets Allowed
Non Smoking Villa
Short stay rate of 295.00 Euros per night for stays of 4 nights min
400.00 USD per night Short Stay Rate
The rate includes all utilities, luxury linens and towels as well as toiletries.
Additional cleaning services are available at 40 Euros per hour .
Any breakage will be paid for by guest prior to departure

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Como Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • Newly remodeled bathroom. Luxury linen and towels provided Shampoo and shower gel provided Hairdryer provided Toilet paper provided clothes drying rack and line
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Beautifully furnished bedrooms with high quality furnishings, luxury bedding with queen size beds. Luxury linens and towels provided for your comfort and enjoyment. High quality queen beds with orthopedic mattresses as well as luxury pillows for our guests. Villa Gabriella is lovingly restored and renovated .
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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