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Fabulous house with garden and WiFi - Lake Como - Ginestra

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights




Ginestra is a new charming and cozy apartment on the ground floor of the house, with WiFi and a private garden.

Has bedroom with double bed, and a sofa bed in the living room. The kitchen is modern and well equipped kitchen (4 gas burners, refrigerator, oven, microwave, toaster, kettle). In the living room there is a modern TV and a lovely fireplace, perfect for cool evenings midseason! We provide two heavy baskets of firewood.

The living room leads directly to the garden, facing east, with sun loungers, chairs and a stone table for romantic breakfasts; is packed with all kinds of flowers and has a lovely view over the village, the mountains and the woods!

Bathroom with shower, hairdryer and electric fan. Laundry room with washing machine, sink, iron and plan to stretch; cellar.

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About the property

An ancient stone barn, with garden, quiet place surrounded by woods

The house was a typical barn done in stone and wood, recently restored respecting the original forms and materials. It has private garden, peaceful place with a charming view on mountains, woods and over the medieval village.

It has two apartments: 2/4 sleeps the one at the ground floor (Apt. Ginestra),

4/6 sleeps with two bedroom at the first floor (Apt. Pervinca). Each independently and with its own private garden.

PARKING: The historic center of Breglia is pedestrian only, access by car for charge/decharge is 30 meters from the house, and a large free public parking is at 100 meters.

If you want to immerse yourself in Italian culture, to find the Italy of the olden days, this is the place to do it: quiet, comfortable base to explore the area, the village (Breglia) is not affected by tourism but at few minutes from the most famous Lake places.

Breglia offers beautiful views, green woods for a refreshingly peaceful and restorative stay. Good place for keen walkers: from Breglia start numerous hiking for all levels of difficulty. Some routes slide into the woods and reach old lake villages, others rising on mountain above the town, with stunning views of Lake Como, Lake Lugano and the Alps. In the apartment you will find all sorts of tourist info.

The house has two gardens: the one in front of the house is reserved for the apartment Ginestra, like a balcony overlooking the medieval village, is fenced and planted with flowers for every season.

Behind the house is a large private garden reserved to the apartment Pervinca: from the living room a door leads directly to the garden, large, fenced, full of flowers and trees.

The restaurant - bar "Breglia" is at 50 metres from the house, it offers good traditional italian food, breakfast service, lunch, dinner.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

Why Lucia chose Plesio

This is a little medieval village (Breglia, municipality of Plesio), was the birthplace of my ancestors. Restful, surrounded by woods, here we enjoy panoramic walks between woods, along scenich paths, just a few minutes drive from the most famous (also busiest and noisy) places around the lake. To find parking is never a problem here: there is a big space close to the Church square, free and without time limits. The village is also bus served: when I do not want to use the car a good bus service brings me to Menaggio. There is also a good restaurant close to the house: they serve excellent meals with little expense.

What makes this apartment unique

The big apartment Pervinca, at the first floor, is spacious and well equipped. It has a wonderful big garden behind the house that we decorated with many varieties of flowers for each season, Japanese maple trees, conifers and fruit trees. There is also a children's playhouse, and a barbecue. In the most sheltered and shady corner I created the 'shade garden' with ferns, blue bells and other flowers that love shade.

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Electricity calculated on consumption € 0.50/kwh (usually one week in Ginestra is around 20€)
Gas heating on request (command on/off in the apartment) calculated on consumption € 1.50/h
On request baby cot and baby high chair, without charge .


Breglia Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , outdoor shower , hairdryer and fan heater
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , there is a sofa bed in the living room
  • Room with double bed; on request we provide a cot that is conveniently next to the cabinet. From the window of the bedroom offers a beautiful view over the roofs of the medieval village and the mountains. is oriented to the east: the morning opening the window offers a view of the sun rising.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

schöne Ferienwohnung in ruhiger Lage

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten eine Woche in der tollen Ferienwohnung Ginestra.

Der Kontakt zur Vermieterin Lucia war sehr unkompliziert und schon im Voraus bekamen wir tolle Tipps für unseren Urlaub per Mail zugesendet!

Genauso nett und freundlich wurden wir auch in dem schönen Dorf Breglia empfangen. Die Ferienwohnung ist sehr sauber und sieht genauso aus wie auf den Fotos. Sie ist sehr gut ausgeschattet z.B. in der Küche gab es mehrere Töpfe, scharfe Messer und noch vieles mehr sodass man sich auch gut selbst verpflegen konnte. Außerdem hat man auch einen eigenen kleinen Garten der sich einfach perfekt zum sonnen eignet. Lucia hat uns viele Ausflugstipps geben können und auch vieles auf deutsch zum nachlesen gegeben.

In Breglia kann man hervorragend spazieren gehen und man hat einen tollen Ausblick auf den Comer See. Ganz in der nähe der Ferienwohnung gibt es auch ein Restaurant bei dem wir in unserer einen Woche sogar drei mal essen waren, kann man also wirklich nur empfehlen - besonders der Cappuchino und das Tiramisu.

Wir fanden die Lage perfekte da man mit dem Auto nicht lange bis nach Menaggio braucht und von dort aus entweder weiter mit dem Bus oder sogar mit der Fähre den Comer See erkunden kann. Unser Urlaub ist nun schon ein paar Wochen vorbei, doch trotzdem schwelgen wir noch gerne in Erinnerungen und können die Ferienwohnung wirklich nur weiterempfehlen. Vielen Dank Lucia dass wir so einen tollen Urlaub in Breglia verbringen durften und vielen Dank für die leckeren Pizzocheri!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your sympathy! And when an experienced cook like you appreciate the typical local cuisine makes me much pleasure!!
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  • 5 of 5

Wir waren mit unseren beiden Hunden 2 Wochen in der Wohnung Ginestra und es war sehr schön. Mit dem Wetter hatten wir leider etwas Pech, aber es gibt schöne Wanderwege direkt vom Haus und unsere Vermieterin Lucia hat uns bei allen Fragen geholfen und war auch immer erreichbar. Besonders schön waren die Abende mit Kaminfeuer wofür es endlos Holz gab. Es ist alles sehr sauber und wir würden jeder Zeit wiederkommen.

Simon und Monika Walker mit Medve und Anuk

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dears Monika and Simon, it was a real pleasure to have you by us! I'm glad you enjoyed the many trails that surround our village:) Ciao from Breglia!! Lucia
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Perfect apartment, perfect place.

  • 5 of 5

If I have to choose a word to describe our days in the apartment Ginestra and Lake Como area is PERFECT .The little village of Breglia is cosy . Nice place , nice people very descriptive about how friendly Italian people are.

About the apartment is spacious , clean , very well maintained , decorated and equipped with all the things required. The garden in front of the apartment is a little piece of heaven on the earth where you can have breakfast , read , relax, etc.

About Lake Como , fantastic place for holidays . You can visit all the beautiful villages like Bellagio , Menaggio , San Giovani , Varenna… or hiking through the different nice paths around the lake.

But the best thing ,the owner Lucia , nice and friendly person . All the information that she gave us was very useful , all the advices about places to visit and when, were very correct. Thanks to her knowledge of the area and the good advice given to us we had the opportunity to visit a lot of amazing and worthy places out of the standard tourist ones.

Thanks for all !! you have a couple of friends in Madrid.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sonia!! And you have a friend on Lake Como:)
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  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé d excellentes vacances dans ces paysages magnifiques

dans une maison bien agreable avec une proprietaire tres sympatique qui a mis a notre disposition toutes les brochures des points d interrets

le villages est sur les hauteurs de menaggio loin de la foule et avec un peu plus de fraicheurs

a recommander!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot for a romantic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Ginestra and it was wonderful. It is perfectly located to enjoy a nice view on the mountains and for trips to the stunning little towns around lake Como. The apartment Ginestra was equipped very well, spotless and supermarkets are just a short drive away offering already a great view on the Lake Como. The landlady, Lucia, was very charming and she gave us a very warm welcome. Something we liked a lot was to start our day with a sunny breakfast outside and when we came back from day trips the place had already cooled down a bit and it was brilliant for a dinner on the stone table. We had all we could wish for and certainly will come back. Many thanks to Lucia. Thomas and Jenny from Vienna

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Haunsheim, Bayern

Sehr ruhige,gepflegte, kinderfreundliche FeWo

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben einen sehr schönen Urlaub in einem kleinen Bergdorf verbracht.

Die Vermieterin hat uns liebevoll empfangen, reichlich aktuelles Infomaterial zur Verfügung gestellt und viele Tipps gegeben.

Die Wohnung war sehr sauber, mit allem ausgestattet, Spielzeug für unsere Tochter war auch vorhanden. Im kleinen, eingezäunten Garten konnte unsere Tochter unbeschwert spielen und die Fahrräder konnten abgestellt werden. Wir haben netten Kontakt zur Nachbarschaft knüpfen können, die uns mit Gemüse aus dem Garten versorgt haben. Parkplätze fürs Auto sind in der Nähe reichlich vorhanden. Die Wohnung liegt sehr ruhig am Orts-/Waldrand. Unsere Tochter war gerne auf dem Spielplatz in der Nähe und fand dort immer Kinder zum Mitspielen. Breglia ist beliebt bei Wanderern und es konnten von dort aus mehrere Wanderungen begonnen werden. Eine kurze Wanderung zu einer Quelle wurde zu unserem täglichen Abendspaziergang. Ein Restaurant/Bar ist am Ort, gut zu Fuß erreichbar. Ein Lebensmittelgeschäft (Brot) ist in 2 km gut mit dem Auto erreichbar. Buslinie und Wanderweg nach Menaggio nutzbar.Wir können uns nur für einen schönen Urlaub bedanken.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
94 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Bar 'Breglia' with breakfast service
Nearest Ferry
7 Kilometres
Menaggio and Cadenabba
Nearest Golf
7 Kilometres
Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Varenna (by ferry boat)
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Lugano Nord
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Restaurant 'Breglia' local and italian cuisine
Nearest Ski
45 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Menaggio and Cadenabbia
Car: recommended

Plesio, Breglia: 46.05337 latitude; 9.23416 longitude

Quiet location, ideal for trekking lovers and for a relaxing holiday, combining the visit at the lake and the mountains. The historic center of Breglia is pedestrian only, car access is at 30 meters from the house, and a large free public parking is 100 meters from the house.

At 50 meters good restaurant and bar: tourist menu €16, breakfast €6. Minimarket at 2km.

From Breglia start numerous hiking for all levels of difficulty and with extraordinary views. Some routes slide into the woods and reach old lake villages, between villas and gardens; others paths rising above the town , with stunning views of Lake Como, Lugano and the Alps.


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