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Charming Villa With Stunning Views of Lake Como (and wifi), near ferry

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 4 to 8: House. Garden. Huge terrace. Optional additional studio flat

Unique chalet style villa of immense old-world Italian character with an additional self-contained studio flat below the terrace. The villa, which has wifi, can be rented on its own for up to 4 people, or with the studio, which can also sleep up to 4 people.

The self-catering property is set in the greenery and gravel paths of its own private garden in the heart of the quaint lakeside village of Moltrasio. Nestling into the mountainside, the villa has a substantial terrace on two sides for outdoor dining and sunbathing, with a magnificent panorama of the lake and surrounding mountains, and the steeply rising village.

The terrace of the main villa has a jasmine-covered pergola for shady lunches. There are easy chairs and recliners from which to enjoy the views to the sound of the crickets. It is set in a terraced garden planted with palm and olive trees, roses, lavender and jasmine.

The spacious villa sleeps 4 in two upstairs bedrooms with wooden balconies.

The romantic master bedroom with ornate double bed has shuttered windows to the lake on two sides. The second bedroom, also with a lake view, has comfortable twin beds. There is one upstairs bathroom, refitted in January 2013, with a shower cubicle, and an additional toilet and sink in the utility room downstairs. The traditional tiled galley kitchen has a double sink and a gas hob and oven.

The spacious living room has French windows on two sides onto the terrace, and an open fireplace. There is a small TV with DVD player and a selection of English-language DVDs. There is a full wifi service to access the internet. The bedrooms have parquet flooring, while the living room and breakfast room were newly tiled in January 2013. The thick old walls keep the house cool in summer but there are also fans in the bedrooms.

The accommodation capacity can be increased by also renting the well-designed small studio flat below the terrace with its own entrance.

The studio has an outdoor dining table on a deck with a magnificent view of the lake and surrounding mountains.

The compact apartment has four shuttered windows overlooking the lake. Through the entrance is a modern kitchen with gas hob, fridge and a kettle, as well as a pine table and stools for indoor eating.

The central section of the studio, with parquet flooring, has a pull-out double bed and a pair of child-length bunk beds, with wardrobe and cupboard space.

At the far end is a modern, attractively tiled shower room with WC and bidet.

This additional accommodation is ideal for a couple or a young family.

Private parking for the property is available in a lock-up garage for 1 car within 100 metres of the front gate.

If you want a vacation with an authentic taste of old Italy in a ravishingly beautiful location then you will love this house.

From May to the end of September there is a sandy lakeside beach with diving boards, a pizzeria bar and sunbeds for hire two minutes’ walk down the hill, where you can swim in the lake.

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017


Moltrasio House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , The bathroom has been refitted in January 2013
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , This 2nd bathroom is in the optional studio apartment
  • If you choose to rent the studio apartment in addition to the house, it comes with its own full bathroom and separate hot water supply
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 child bed , This bedroom is in the separate studio apartment
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The optional studio is a single room containing a double sofa bed and 2 bunk beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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average rating of 4.6363635 based on 22 reviews

Rustic and charming, but damp in wet weather

  • 3 of 5

Unfortunately we had mostly bad weather in our three night stay, with thunderstorms and torrential rain most of the time. We had a friendly and warm welcome from Elisa, and were shown where to park the cars. The house was rustic and charming, but could do with some maintenance and cleaning. There were cobwebs and dust here and there, and one of the shutters hung on one hinge. The damp and rain made the studio uninhabitable as insects began crawling in, so our daughter slept on the sofa bed in the living room. The two other bedrooms had comfortable beds, and the bathroom was clean and modern. The kitchen was very small with little working space.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place. My husband, 3 young children and our nanny rented the entire place for a few days in May. Everything was perfect. The place is very clean & well equipped. The views were stunning. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony while the kids played taking in all that Lake Como has to offer. We walked to some amazing restaurants down by the water for meals. There's also a cafe within walking distance. A short car or ferry ride took us to a nearby town with fabulous shopping, restaurants, playgrounds & sights. I'm already looking forward to our next trip to Lake Como & can only hope this rental is available.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Wonderful house and location

  • 5 of 5

I have been on many holidays in Italy, France and Spain and this house and location is up there with the very best. The house and setting is perfect for the stunning veiws of lake and mountains, position in the village, access to main road and lakeside and if required to Como town, Siwtzerland and Milan itself. The precise loation while very central in the village is also very private, detahced house, with gardens, balcony and not being overlooked.

Best of all is that it also feels like you are residing in "real" part of Italy, which is refreshinglydifferent from a number of the other villages surrounding the lake.

I hope to be back again even this year if possible.


  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

This home and location are spectacular. Comfortable with great amenities. My family stayed here in early May, and were so happy we chose this location.

Beautiful views, restaurants within walking distance, and convenient to travel around Lake Como. I would like to thank the owners for the home guide and local attractions. It was invaluable. We were sorry to leave this beautiful home and would stay here again and recommend it to all who are contemplating staying in the Lake Como area.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Traditional charming house in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

This is not your average stylish Italian rental: it's far better than that. A traditional house on the hillside, tastefully and simply furnished with a generous sunny terrace and a wonderful view has all the ingredients of a vey relaxing holiday. Away from the shoreline, you find yourself in the real Italy, not the Italy for tourists, yet a short (but steep) walk will take you to the boat landing. There are small shops for basics near at hand, and a couple of great restaurants at the bottom of the hill.

The house is well equipped and has lots of useful information as well as wifi.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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  • 4 of 5

Very nice place to stay with our little boat!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
67 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bar Lido di Moltrasio
Nearest Ferry
150 Metres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf Club Monticello
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Como San Giovanni
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Como Nord
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Pizzeria Lido de Moltrasio
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Monte Tamaro, Switzerland
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Lido di Moltrasio
Car: not necessary

Moltrasio is a tranquil village on Lake Como a 20-minute ferry ride from Como town, and easily accessible by motorway from Milan and Malpensa airports. The lakeside bustles with activity around the local hotels while up the hill the centre of the village is very quiet and traditional. It clings to the forested mountainside and is cut through by a stream that becomes a torrent cascading in waterfalls after heavy rain.

The house is reached on foot, 50 metres from the road, or 150 metres from the ferry boat station, along an ancient cobbled path known locally as the Holy Stairs. A car is not essential for staying here, and you can get about easily on public transport, by ferry boat, bus and train. Everything you need for your holiday is on the doorstep as the house is only minutes’ walk from a baker's shop, a grocery, a pharmacy, an ATM and restaurants.

On the lakeside 2 minutes’ walk away there is a pizzeria at the lido, as well as good traditional food at the Hotel Posta, and more upmarket dining at the Grand Hotel Imperiale. Walk up the hill 20 minutes to an excellent trattoria, Del Fagiano, where you can sample many kinds of game and mushrooms in a selection of pasta, salami, stews and risotti.

The nearby Grand Hotel Imperiale also has a state-of-the-art spa and beauty treatment centre.

From the Moltrasio ferry station you can take boats to Como town or Cernobbio, with its weekly market, or up the lake, past gracious lake front villas and their gardens, to Bellagio and beyond.

The old walled city of Como, centre of the silk industry, has smart design and fashion shops as well as a fine cathedral built with Moltrasio stone. It also has art galleries, such as the Villa Olmo, a sea-plane club, a football stadium and a wide selection of bars and restaurants.

From the lake front you can take the funicular railway up the mountain to Brunate, the starting point for many hiking trails.

We can offer personal recommendations for swimming places, walks and restaurants off the beaten track.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $83.65

* RATES FOR THE VILLA + STUDIO APARTMENT (Together they sleep up to 8 people):
Low season: Weekly: €850; Nightly €130
Mid season: Weekly: €1,150; Nightly €175
High season: Weekly: €1,300; Additional nights €190
Cleaning & laundry charge for both units: €100.00

Deposit of 30% of total required by bank transfer to secure the booking. The balance is payable 4 weeks before arrival by bank transfer

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.