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Stunning family friendly villa on the lake, 15 minutes drive from Como centro

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type villa


About the property

Villa with lake and mountain views, 3 terraces, 2 bedrooms

This charming detached villa on Lake Como is filled with natural light and retains many original features of period houses on Lake of Como, such as original floors and ceilings. The house is a wonderful combination of old world and modernity, with the owners colourful tastes evident throughout. The first floor of the spacious villa has a welcoming entrance hall, a large dining room which opens out onto a sun filled terrace, a TV room facing the lake/mountain which also opens out onto a terrace, a kitchen equipped with oven/hob, dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer. There is also a WC on the ground floor. The first floor has two bedrooms, one with its own small private terrace, and the master bedroom faces the lake and the upstairs terrace. The bathoom, modelled on a spa, provides a luxurious retreat after a day exploring the lake. Complete with mood lighting and an extra large shower. The top terrace is sheltered with a natural rose bush, facilitating al fresco dining as the sun goes down. The villa is fueled by gas for central heating, hot water, and cooking. There is an outdoor socket on the terrace. A bottle of complimentary Prosecco is provided along with bottled water. There is a TV and DVD player in both the downstairs room and the master bedroom, and a number of DVD’s are available for guests enjoyment. The villa is in a peaceful and quiet residential area, but just 15 minutes by car from Como and is directly opposite George Clooney’s village of Laglio, which can be seen from the terrace. The area of Molina is safe and accessible and the house is in an ideal location with easy car access and easy access to the village on foot.

The entire house except the garages is accessible to guests. (The designated parking is in front of the inner garage).

Ciara is available by phone or e mail throughout guests stay to take calls and e mails and help resolve any unexpected problems that may arise.

Comments from previous guests regarding what they loved about Molina and the villa;

‘Being up the hill out of town and the peace and quiet’

‘The lovely village being a short walk away’

‘The scenery’

‘The people’

‘The spaciousness of the house and the terraces’

‘The hospitality and having a clear manual for the house and having water and welcome Prosecco’

Antica Molina restaurant is a delightful restaurant in the medieval piazza of Molina (4 mins foot), Tipitipici is a bar, restaurant and bakery and is open at 7am in the morning until late pm every night during the summer (5 mins foot), Trattoria Pipi restaurant is also in the village (3 mins foot). Adjacent to Antica Molina there is a little ‘alimentari’ (convenience store) where you can buy bread, milk, meat, wine etc.; it opens for a few hours in the morning and a few hours in the afternoon

Primavera in Torno (7 mins car) and Tipitpici (5 mins foot) also do take away pizzas.

The Lido of Faggeto is a lakeside beach bar and sun lounging area by day and bar by night and is an 8 minute drive from the house. There are a myriad of restaurants nearby; the renowned Momi restaurant in Blevio (13 mins car), Ristorante Vapore in Torno (7 mins car), GLAVJC restaurant in Torno (6 mins car), Il Pescatore in Faggeto (4 mins car), La Meridiana in Pognana Lario (7 mins car), Risorante Vapore at Faggeto (7 mins car)

The five star Casta Diva Resort & Spa in Blevio is a 9 minute drive from the house, and Villa Pliniana, one of the most famous villas on the lake is a 5 minute drive from the house (although this villa is private).

Getting around

The C31 bus leaves directly from the San Giovanni train station in Como and stops right outside the house, search 'C31 Como Palanzo orario estivo' for the timetable. There is a private parking spot at the house which is conveniently located just off the main road. If you wish to explore the area and the lake it is better to have a car. A taxi from Como centre to the house costs approx. €35.00

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Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Ciara

I'm an Irish entrepreneur, author and seaplane pilot who fell in love with Como and bought this house 11 years ago. I learnt to fly seaplanes in the Aero Club Como where I am now a licensed pilot. I wrote a book about Como called Going Solo on Lake Como. I am letting my house out for a limited amount of time this summer while I spend some time in Ireland.

Ciara purchased this villa in 2006

Why Ciara chose Faggeto Lario

Tucked away in the other wordly village of Molina, only 15 minutes drive from Como centre, this magical Lake Como Villa is off the main road with private parking and a spacious garden including three terraces. The enchanting village of Molina with 3 restaurants is within a 4 minute walk. Private parking & bus stop right outside the house. Lake and mountain view. I fell in love with this place because the lake and mountains reminded me of where I grew up in Ireland, and I love this quirky house with all its charm and personality.

What makes this villa unique

There is literally no property like this one in the surrounding area with its independence and space yet proximity to the village of Molina by foot and Como by car or bus. People often stop and admire it and ask me if it is for sale to let them know. The property has extensive outdoor and indoor space and dining areas. The upstairs and downstairs outdoor terraces are connected by an outdoor spiral staircase.


Faggeto Lario Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Luxurious mood lit bathroom with extra large shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Downstairs convenience bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Lake and terrace view
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Own small terrace with mountain view, garden window
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • waterfalls


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Stunning family friendly villa on the lake, 15 minutes drive from Como centro
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Idyllic getaway in the hills above Lake Como

  • 5 of 5

The photos here do not do justice to the amazing views over the lake from the terrace , nor to the house itself which is a stylish multi level building with lots of space for unwinding. Como is only a short drive or few stops on the local bus. There are a couple of very nice restaurants in the village only a short 5 minute walk away. Lots of lovely walks in the area if you don't fancy heading into Como.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sitting on the terrace looking down onto Lake Como

  • 5 of 5

Loved it. Relaxing with a great restaurant locally where we dined most nights. The little trails between the villages of Molina and Lemna. Heaven. Highly recommend it.. oh but if renting a car keep it small to navigate through the little streets in the villages

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, charming home just a short walk into the village. The property includes magnificent terraces with amazing views of Lake Como. Truly a gem of a property. Had a wonderful, relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
63 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $307.65

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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