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Wonderfull stone made house in a chesnut forest with fatastic Lake view. - Le Campanelle

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Stone House with 3 indipendent Apartments


I ‘Rustici di Cher’ are a lovingly restored old farmhouse nestled into the chestnut forest of Montemezzo above Gera Lario and boast an unforgettable panoramic view of Lake Como.

Kids can play in a safe environment in the green in front of the house.

This wonderful view can be enjoyed from all three apartments: Le PAPERE , Le TARTARUGHE and Le CAMPANELLE.

Le PAPERE has a large panoramic terrace facing the lake, LE TARTARUGHE and Le CAMPANELLE have a porch and private garden with panoramic view.

All terrace and porch are well furnished with wooden dining tables and chairs and relax chairs that beg you to spend the whole day outdoor, simply soaking up the view. All apartments have their private barbeque for the practice of your culinary skills.

In the forest of Cher only 300 meters from the house there is 'Il torrente Sorico' a nice small and wild river with nice pools of refrashing water where you can relax.

ECO BUILDING: I Rustici di Cher has been realized with special attention to the rational use of energy and environmental sustainability. In 2010 they have been certified by CESTEC as class B (the ranking goes from class G to class A being class A the best one). CESTEC is the regional energy agency of Lombardia.


It has taken the owner three years to complete the lovely restoration of I Rustici di Cher with the strict building regulation being consulted every step on the way. The result is quite stunning, the apartments are a real gem, full of charm., They are bright and with a fantastic view on the valley.The house has been furnished by an architect from Milan with special details to be comfortable and charming. There is high quality wood and stone work throughout, exposed ceiling beams. Overall the test full design and color schemes makes you fell at home. The house is eco friendly with solar heated hot water system, central gas heating and independent wood heating as well.

It a small private paradise, not only for hikers and mountain bikers, but also for those looking for a peaceful escape and a chance to explore the culture of Alto Lario and its very well known gastronomic attractions.

The owner lives in Monza, but also uses the vacation home himself and consequently it is particularly well thought out and lovely maintained.


This is a very safe area and you can park in the garden at the back of the house (1 car per apartment) or in the road at the beginning of via Cher, (the 130 m path that leads you up to the house that has been recently restructured), or in a bigger parking near S. Martino Church (200 metres from via Cher)

Via Cher ends at I Rustici di Cher and they are almost a car free pedestrian zone that make the place more peacefull.

If you drive e 4*4 you can park in garden at the back of the house.

If you are a good hiker you can make a NO CAR CHOICE and walk down to Gera Lario (2 km of an ancient footpath) were you can find a supermarket, a bakery, cafés, restaurant, a big swimming pool and many other sport facility in the area of the harbor.

More Details

Details for Le Campanelle 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

In the apartment you have

1 Living room

1 Mezzanine

1 Studio

1 Bathroom.

• Living room : The living room has a fantastic view on the lake. There is a table for 6. The cooking area is open on the living room. There is a sofa with two beds and a fireplace.

• 1 Studio (with a bunk bed)

• 1 Mezzanine with 2 single beds

• The Bathroom is with bath.

The house has been furnished by an architect with special details to be comfortable and charming.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Paolo Zaza
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
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Calendar last updated:
August 30, 2016
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About Paolo Zaza

I was born in Milan and live in Monza from 2001.

I'm a engineer and, after working many years with multinational companies, in 2009 I founded SC, a company specialized in management consulting and training services.

I love Nature and I like to play outdoor sports (sailing, trekking, canoeing, skiing, biking, water rescuing with dogs,...).

Paolo Zaza purchased this chalet in 1999

Why Paolo Zaza chose Montemezzo

The house has been restored to obtain three apartments.

Le Tartarughe e le Papere and Le Campanelle.

What makes this chalet unique

It is a small Paradise because of the view and the beauty of the Nature.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Le Campanelle
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

very nice, peaceful rustico - enjoied it!

  • 5 of 5

cosy, original rustico, as described, situated in nice chestnut forest. access to house is quite steep, last 50m of road is gravel, you have to carry all luggage up, unless you come by 4x4.

surrounding is calm, good privacy in spite of apartments nearby. house is newly renovated, still retaining it's original charm and well maintained. we liked details like the stone sinks in kitchen and bath. main room with galleria, even better than on pictures. thick stone walls will leave it cool inside even when hot in summer. detailed instructions are provided by owner and good documentation on local tours and culture, good service and housekeeping.

amenities are good, enough space for two or more. kitchen is small but ok for occasional cooking. what we missed were simple wine glasses in the kitchen and we would have liked a double bed on the gallery instead of the retractable one, so we had to use the bed-sofa in the living room.

we liked to do trips with our bikes, hiking in the forest and sailing on lake como.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Martin, thank you for your nice comments. It is appreciable that you noticed the advantages of the thick stone walls. You are right because we took special care to the eco sustainability aspects of the house to increase comfort and to reduce the energy consumption in summer and winter. Thanks again for you useful suggestions and I hope to see you again in Montemezzo. My best regards Paolo
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Excellent experience, I reccomend it

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a very quiet place with a fantastic view and if you follow the indication it will not be difficult to find the house even if it is located in a forest (you have to park the car and follow 100 meters of path in the wood). The apartment is very nice and new and has been furnished with the help of a good architect with all the details. The result it is a very charming place.

The service we received has been over expectations for all the aspects. The house was clean and the ‘check in’ list very accurate; it is based on a ‘trust’ concept (you make the ‘check in’ and you indicate if something is missing within 12 hours). For the ‘check out’ take your time because it will be also very accurate. Just an example: the owner has prepared for his guests a welcome guide with a lot of useful information on the area and the activities.

I really suggest this house to all my friends.

In the vicinity of Montemezzo (in few minutes by car you can be in Gera, Domaso or Colico) you can find a lot of restaurants and we followed the welcome guide and we have been always very satisfied in quality and price. The area is perfect for families because you can enjoy a lot of ‘outdoor’ activities as windsurfing sailing, trekking, biking.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schöne Ferienwohnung in traumhafter Lage

  • 5 of 5

Schöne kleine Ferienwohnung mit Blick auf den Comer See

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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vacances en italie

  • 3 of 5

Semaine agréable passée dans la maison "campanelle" avec nos deux enfants. Joli cadre et belle vue. Maison rustique mais charmante, située en montagne. Quelques surprise liées aux intempéries mais réglées par le propriétaire. dommage que la personne sur place, bien que charmante, ne parle ni l'anglais, ni l'allemand ou le français.

transactions et échanges très correctes avec le propriétaire avant et après la semaine.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Celine, thank you for the review. Paolo
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an holiday to be repeated’

  • 5 of 5

The location is beautiful. From the house delle Campanelle there is an unforgettable view of the lake. You can really relax and the pedestrian street that separates from the main road avoids car traffic.

The services have been more than good. The house is furnished very carefully.

I Recommend it to a family with children or a couple.

The area offers many opportunities for both lovers of sport of good food.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mateo, I really enjoied meeting you and your nice family. Thank for your kind review. Paolo
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An unforgettable vacation ...

  • 5 of 5

The location is truly remarkable, from the porch of the house we enjoyed a wonderful view of the lake of Como which is quickly reachable from the house.

We liked very much the quiteness of the place surrounded by this beautiful nature.

The house was clean and well furnished: it is indeed the house normally used by the owner. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need for the staying.

I recommend this place for both short and long vacations!!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Analcleto,, it was a pleasure to deal with you. Thank you very much for your kind review. I hop to see you soon again! Paolo
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Nearest Airport
142 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
9 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
23 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
84 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
46 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Gera lario
Car: necessary

It is a romantic holiday spot to discover and rediscover every season:

- spectacualr scenery, surrounded by lake, rivers and mountains. It is fantastic for famlies with kids and very good for outdoor sport practitioners:

- charming villages: Colico, Domaso, Gravedona

- excellent gatronomy


Rates & Availability

Selva Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn / Winter
Sep 3 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pulizia $65
Pet Fee $54
(EE+ Gas)/settimana $22
Refundable damage deposit $272

I costi indicati in tabella sono per 4 persone. Ogni persona aggiuntiva ha un costo extra di 50€/setimana.

Prenotazione: pagamento della ‘Caparra di prenotazione’ di 100 euro
Al check in 100% affitto + ‘cauzione per danni’ di 250€
Entro 30 giorni dal check out vengono rimborsati caparra+ cauzione - pulizie (50€) e energia (15€/sett)

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Selva Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 50 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , It is sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , In the loft
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , In the studio
  • The bedroom #2 is in the loft The bedroom #3 is in the studio
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Prices quoted are for 4 people. Each additional person will cost extra 30 € / week. Pets (dog and cats) are welcome and have an extra cost of 50 € / week.

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