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Comfortable, fully equipped villa with magnificent views of Lake Como

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Two bedroom villa to sleep four overlooking Lake Como

This villa has two bedrooms, a large living room-dining room combination, and a modern, eat-in kitchen. It is conveniently located in the village of Nesso, midway between the city of Como and the beautiful town of Bellagio, this comfortable, charming villa boasts magnificent views of Lake Como from all windows, and is within easy reach of a variety of restaurants, shopping, hiking, and other places on the Lake. Enjoy breakfast or a glass of wine on the wrap-around balcony, take a boat ride to the famous Villas Carlotta and Balbianello, or plan a day trip to Milano or Lugano.

John Garganigo
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About John Garganigo

This is my family home.I spend at least three months there in an apartment downstairs. I am a retired Professor who lives in St.Louis, Mo.USA. I was born in Nesso and this was the house my father built when he retired. It has been completely redone.

John Garganigo purchased this villa in 1970


Nesso Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Comfortable, fully equipped villa with magnificent views of Lake Como
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Melbourne, Australia

One of the cleanest and best equipped houses ever - and with a terrific view!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Nesso. The bus stop is at the foot of the driveway, and the ferry terminal is 8 minutes walk away. The house has the best veranda ever to enjoy a quiet drink at the end of a hard days touring and you can park your car right in the front of the house. The kitchen is fully equipped and the beds are comfortable. What more can I say? We had a few minor problems on arrival after the house had been hit by lightning which knocked out the wifi and the TV - but the owners were right onto the problem and had replaced all the gear within a couple of days. Great house - great welcome - great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely apartment with a fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for 9 days in September. The owner, John, was really prompt and helpful in all communications. The view from the balcony is stunning, and Nesso is a great place to stay on Lake Como as its not too 'touristy' and has some lovely narrow lanes and views. The lake boats and buses stop by frequently so transport is not a problem either.

The flat was spotless, well equipped and very comfortable. Loads of tourist info on the book shelves, and a good powerful shower. Can't fault it - highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your positive review. -I am glad you enjoyed our place and look forward to having you again. Warm regards, John
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Great Location and Views

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is spacious and clean and has character. The views of the lake from the balcony and bedrooms are superb. The bus stops to Bellagio and Como are at the bottom of the drive and the ferry stop is a slow 15 minute steep walk. Sturdy foot ware is required. Local restaurant, the Tre Rose is less than 5 minute walk and is very good with great views over the lake. A local convenience shop is a 5 minute walk and sells the essentials. The local bank is a 10 minute walk. We spent a week cruising the lake and exploring the many historic villages and their beautiful villas and gardens before heading for one of the many lakeside bars and restaurants. Last bus back from Bellagio is 22:00 so you can have dinner there as an alternative to the Tre Rose. Taxi is 35 euro if you want to travel in style.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again. Regards, Jg
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Wunderbarer Ausgangspunkt!!

  • 5 of 5

Wer den Comersee kennt, weiß wie schön die Landschaft mit den steilen Ufern ist. Um so wertvoller ist aber auch der Parkplatz, den wir direkt vor der Haustüre nutzen konnten! (Luxus in Nesso!)

Der Blick über den See ist wirklich grandios.

Wir hätten auch die ganze Woche einfach auf dem Balkon sitzen bleiben können und es wäre uns nicht langweilig geworden.

Das große Platzangebot in der Wohnung ist sehr angenehm! Hier trifft man nicht auf Designermöbel oder Ikea-Einerlei. Wir würden sagen typisch italienisch :)

Die Wohnung ist mit allem ausgestattet was man braucht! Vorallem in der Küche ist alles vorhanden!

Nesso selber ist ein schönes altes Dörfchen mit einem winzigen Badestrand von dem aus man den schönsten Blick beim Schwimmen haben kann, den es gibt!

Der Cousin des Vermieters hat uns sehr nett "betreut" und war sehr um unser Wohl bemüht!

Dem Vermieter möchten wir nochmal für seine immer schnellen und freundlichen Antworten und Informationen danken!

Wir glauben dass man hier ein tolles Preis-Leistungsverhältnis geboten bekommt. Wir würden die Wohnung uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen!

Am liebsten kommen wir selber zurück!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I do not understand it but I imagine it is from Iris. Thank you. John
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Beautiful views, perfect location, spacious and fully equipped home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with another couple shared this home for a week in early September. Our stay was perfect in every respect. The home is spacious, clean and fully equipped with modern appliances throughout. Storage space abounds. Nesso is ideally siutated midway between Como and Bellagio with hourly bus service in both directions and adequate ferry service as well. We rented a car upon arrival at Malpensa and turned it in the following day at the Como rail station. Bus and ferry were ideal. Other reviews provide details on the proximity of both. Views from the home are simply spectacular morning, noon and night. Meal preparation is a snap in the fully equipped kitchen or opportunities abound in villages from Como to Bellagio, Nesso included. The owner is a delight to work with as well as his relatives residing adjacent to the home in Nesso and the helpful and friendly locals . Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful, with spectacular view of Lake Como

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with various constellations of friends, have been coming to this house in Nesso for years. I believe we have stayed there, usually for two weeks at a time, 5 times. This last time was the best because the weather was wonderful, and the kitchen had been completely redone.

The bus to Bellagio stops at the end of the driveway; the bus to Como across the street. The ferry to all points on the lake is a short walk away, all downhill. So the house is most conveniently located. There is a good restaurant at the Tre Rose Hotel, not 5 star, but more than adequate, about a block away.

If you want to eat at home, you will be able to do it without difficulty. The kitchen is fully equipped, and spotless. If there are any difficulties, the owner's cousin lives right next door. We strongly recommend this lovely apartment. The views are knock-out.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Milan, Malpensa
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Tre Rose
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Valtellina Region
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Lake Como is renowned for it scenic beauty, its many lovely villas, Villas Carlotta and Melzi with their rich botanical gardens, and Villa Balbianello, said to be the most beautiful of all. The restored abbey of Piona is place of quiet serenity, and Bellagio has some of the best shopping in Italy. The City of Como offers pleasant walks along the lake and in the old walled city; its Duomo, or cathedral is a masterpiece. Milan, with Leonardo's famous Last Supper ,is only an hour away by train, and ski resorts on the Valtellina are easily accessible.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.22 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

The government has just added a 2 euro per person tourist tax for the first week. It is included in the cost of the apartment if thre are two persons(children do not pay). If there are 4 guests I will split the cost.
This property is rented from Saturday to Saturday. Check-in time is from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m., and check-out time is 10:00 a.m. During winter months, November.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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