Independent, lovely garden, in quaint historic village, central
- english, french, italian
Hi, welcome to our beloved Chalet Lilia! I am Lilia, the owner. I now live in Manhattan, but I was born and raised in beautiful , romantic Como. I want you to know that cottage was a labor of love. My Mom found the property while hiking on the Lake, and it was just a ruin, with the single most magnificent view she had ever seen. My Dad and I, an couple of years later, designed every inch of a dream cottage we had in mind. Within a year, it was built. We followed the process day and night throughout. For several years we spent week-ends and holidays there. I actually lived there full time for one full year in 2003. Then I married a handsome Canadian man, and I moved to America; my beloved Dad passed away, and my Mom continues to keep the cottage alive by sharing it with visitors from all over the world.
Carmen purchased this House in 1996
Why Carmen chose Brienno
You will love every minute of your vacation here. Very few other places offer you a stand-alone mini-villa, perfect for a couple, not within a larger complex or apartment building. It was conceived to be used as our own holiday home, not a rental property - we put love and care into every little detail. The spectacular views speak for themselves - you will never want to leave. It is a perfect starting point or base for hikes, shopping trips, and many many unforgettable adventures on the lake
What makes this House unique
The views are by far the best asset of this little gem. The garden is priceless. Being able to sip you morning coffee of read a book on one of the two terraces is priceless. If you are into cooking, you have a full kitchen at your disposal.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
My husband and I stayed here for a few days of relaxation after spending the previous week on the go around northern Italy, and it was perfect. The property and views of the surrounding area were beautiful. There were lots of opportunities for activities like kayaking, renting a speedboat, and taking the ferry to see some towns across the lake. Carmen and Lilia were very welcoming and communicative. We would definitely stay here again the next time we have the chance to come back to Lake Como!
This property is absolutely charming with amazing views!!
My wife and I stayed here for three days. This was our first visit to Italy and Brienno, Como was not disappointing! Beautiful views and friendly neighbors and villages. Both Carmen and Lilia were very well coming and responsive. We would and will highly recommend this property. Hope to return soon!!
Thank you very much, Scott and Lisa!
We are honored that your first experience in Italy was at our place, and that it was a good one! Thank you for the lovely words you left in the guest book, as well!
Even though you came at the end of the winter season, this area still has a lot to offer even when one can't swim in the Lake yet. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the cheesy polenta and risotto at one of our favorite local restaurants, La Fagurida, and that the sunrises from the balcony brough you joy!
Come back soon - all the best to you!
Lilia and Carmen
Beautiful cottage and wonderful people
The cottage has spectacular views no matter where you go (and from bed). It's very well-thought out and comfortable. We were there in the winter and did not use the garden level much, but it looks like the perfect place for a bbq or to spend an afternoon reading a book and sipping wine.
Lilia and Carmen were very responsive and helpful. When our train was delayed causing a missed connection, they responded quickly and made sure we could still check-in easily once we found a new route.
This is a really incredible and special place. I can't imagine many places with such great views and such privacy at the same time.
Thank you so much, Robert and Sarah! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our cottage, especially in the dead of winter! It is true that even though it is cold outside, the cottage is still warm and cozy, and often the view is even better, because the sky can be crystal clear this time of year.
Thank you for being so communicative on your end. We really appreciate our guests keeping us updated on travel plans and will gladly work with them to help solve any issues - life happens, the least we can do is be flexible and try to make things work. We know people are tired after a long trip. Good thing you were able to get some rest once you got there!
Thank you for taking such great care of our place, you are welcome back any time, and send friends!
Happy New Year,
Carmen and Lilia
Excellent cottage, would recommend
We really enjoyed this cottage in Brienno on Lake Como. We were in a town not infiltrated with tourists (not that we weren’t tourists) but close enough where we could reach any spot by ferry within 30-45 minutes (just travel to the next town, Argegno, to catch a ferry). The apartment was clean and homie and has fantastic views of the lake. The only downfall were the steps required to walk up to the apartment, but it was well worth it. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to visit lake Como but doesn’t want to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle.
We stayed here for part of our honeymoon in September. It was such a nice stay. Lots of steps, but completely worth it for the views of the lake. The owner was very helpful with recommendations and super nice. The pizza shop next door was amazing! We would definitely come back again!!
Beautiful cottage with the most wonderful views over Lake Como. Lovely accommodation with everything you could possibly need.The owner, Carmen, is only too happy to help you with any enquiries. Sit on the seat overlooking Lake Como and watch the early morning sun rise over the mountains!
Watch the boats come and go across the lake. You can even take a ride on the boat ferry which leaves from the quaint little Brienno harbour and then return to Brienno after a wonderful day exploring the various villages and towns on the lake.
A truly wonderful setting amongst medieval little streets and cobbled alleyways.
Local restaurant has lovely dishes and lovely setting.
Special interest holidays:
Carmen, the property manager, is a licensed tour guide for the Lake Como area. She will be glad to provide you with insider tips on what to visit when she checks you in, or at any time.
Also, if you want to hire her, she is available for custom tours tailored to your needs and interests. Special discounted price for our guests.
The lovely lake beach is 100 metres away.
Also, there is a brand new award-winning new public large sunbathing deck with direct access to the lake for swimming 200 m away.
Both Malpensa and Linate are conveniently located.
After you land, the easiest option to get to Brienno is always to rent a car at the airport. For both airports, it will be
approximately 40 minutes on the motorway, and then after the "Como Nord" exit, only 20 minutes on a very picturesque road alongside Lake Como.
You will also find that having a car is very convenient for
The cottage in the heart of the village of Brienno. It is 100 metres away just because it is high up, and you have to walk down the steps. But the village will be right at you feet.
Within a 2 km drive you can reach the village of Argegno with stores, shops, restaurants, ferry, bank and pharmacy.