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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 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
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Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

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 16 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: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Jul 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: Sep 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: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven is a place on earth!

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant!. From the instant we drove up to the entrance we were taken by this gorgeous setting. The house is spacious and beautiful both from the inside and out. Both rooms (plenty of storage space) and bathrooms were very comfortable. The kitchen was gorgeous, spacious and fully equipped; so much so that my wife cooked a couple of meals even though she had said that she would not during this vacation!

The views from the balcony, bedrooms and living rooms is breathtaking. Words can't describe the beauty; it's better than what has been written in all these other reviews.

The town is peaceful. Tre Rose the restaurant is across the street and very convenient. We did get groceries from Como (Esselunga) which was a big plus as the small grocery store across the street is only good for limited items.

We stayed there for one week with our 15 and 8 year old kids who enjoyed the house and the town of Nesso. So I wouldn't say this is a place for couples only!

The owners are lovely people and they went out of their way to make us feel comfortable.

There is no doubt we highly recommend this amazing place with no reservations whatsoever. Our only regret is that we didn't stay here longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. We love in the States and return to Nesso, my birth place every fall. Glad you enjoyed ii. Ciao and thanks, John Garganigo from St.Louis,Mo.
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San Francisco

Amazing week in villa with breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this lovely villa in the charming town of Nesso for one week and we wished it could have been longer. The villa was comfortable and very roomy for our family of 3, the kitchen was very well-equipped and we all loved the mornings and evenings on the great balcony with the gorgeous view across the lake towards Pigra. It also was very convenient to have a clothes washer. The wifi worked well, the parking was much easier to manage than most of the other places we saw and we thought Nesso's' location was perfect -- halfway between Bellagio and Como. The bus stops right outside the villa so a car wouldn't even be necessary. We also enjoyed many a dinner at Tre Rose, a one minute walk away. John was very easy to deal with regarding arrangements and we appreciated his responsiveness to our queries. There was also a very complete guestbook with a lot of local information about the area. I highly recommend this villa for any stay in the Como area. You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your support.. We try to make all our guest welcomed. Happy you enjoyed our place. Thank you, john Garganigo
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

The owner of this property may accept other currencies if specifically agreed to in advance. A security deposit of 200 Euro in cash is expected upon arrival and will be returned upon departure if no damages have been incurred. There is an additional charge for the amount of gas consumed if the central heating is used. February, it can be rented for a minimum of four days at a prorated price.

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.