Lake Como Convent

Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy
A Lakeside Home with a Storied Past

Lake Como has to be seen to be believed, a vast inland body of water surrounded by steep, impossibly green hills, with towns and villages sprinkled along the line where the mountains meet the water. 

This home on its shores was originally a farmhouse. By 1608, it had become a small convent, the ancient door of which still remains, and by 1700 it had been reincarnated again as a private residence. Today, it has been given a new lease of life by a well-known Italian architect, with renovations completed in August of 2021. Its interiors have been divided to create four apartments, three of which are available to rent, individually or together. 

Located on a hillside overlooking the world-famous 16th-century residence Villa D'Este (and its remarkable 25-acre grounds), it's in one of the most prestigious residential areas on Lake Como. And, as you would hope with a home in such a prime location, it boasts dazzling views of the water from its charming terraces.

Lake Como Convent

The owner has gone to great lengths to retain the original beauty of this vacation home for rent in Italy, preserving features like terracotta floors, wooden beams and stone facades. However, it has also been updated to feature modern luxuries like underfloor heating, air conditioning, Bluetooth sound systems, and wifi. 

Traditional materials like Lombard terracotta have been used to augment the original features and blended with innovative new materials like resins in the bathrooms. This mixing of eras also shows in the furnishings, which are a coming together of antique and modern – case in point, the vintage chandeliers and the LED lighting, the delicately painted wall frescoes and the large modern canvases.

There are four residential units in the space, one of which is the owner's home. The other three are available to rent individually or together, with a total of 5 queen beds and 1 bunk bed, making it a great option for extended families, friends, and wedding groups. Please ask the owner about rates for the entire property, which (as of January 2022) are €800/night for 8 guests, and €50/per person/per night above 8 guests.


ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Each apartment has its own entrance and two private parking spaces.


AROUND

This vacation home for rent in Italy is located only four minutes by car or 20 minutes' walk by pathway from the town of Cernobbio, which sits at the foot of Monte Bisbino, northwest of Como. Popular as a holiday destination, it boasts a lovely lakeside piazza which offers access by ferry to many villages around the lake. The renowned Gatto Nero restaurant can be reached on foot.

For centuries, Lake Como has been a celebrated destination for royalty, aristocrats and celebrities to play and enjoy the unparalleled beauty of Italy's northern lake region. Based in the foothills of the Alps and offering dramatic views of the mountains and crystal clear waters, it is dotted with charming villages and spectacular villas along both legs of the waterfront. 

The town of Como itself is a short drive from the house at the lake's southernmost tip. The ferries are the best way to take in the many lake vistas and visit the famed towns of Bellagio, Tremezzo, and Varenna.


LOCATION

Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy. Nearest airport: Lugano (14 miles).


BEST TIME TO VISIT:  April to October

 
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Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy
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Lake Como Convent
Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy
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This former convent has been given a new lease of life by a well-known Italian architect, who divided the space to create four apartments, three of which are available to rent, individually or together.

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La Badessa 2 Br 2 Ba Sleeps 4 Min 2 nights
from €375 /nt
This apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and a terrace with a dining table and lake views.
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Overview Bluetooth sound system
TV Smart TV
Air Conditioning In all rooms
Heating Yes
Kitchen Fully equipped with dishwasher
Internet 100 Mpbs
Washer Yes
Indoor Fireplace In living room
Free Parking on Premises Yes
Bedrooms 2
Bed Type 2 queens
Kitchen Fully equipped with dishwasher
Bathrooms 2
Accommodates 4
Kid-Friendly Families are welcome.
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 2 nights
Check-In 4:00PM
Check-Out 10:00AM
Cleaning €90
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit €500
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 7 days after stay
Cancelation Policy Relaxed
The guest will receive a full refund, less the BoutiqueHomes service fee, if the booking is canceled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given.

BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non-refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only in the event the cancelation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is canceled at least 14 days before the arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.

Smoking allowed only on outside terrace, not in the house.

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Il Chierico 2 Br 1 Ba Sleeps 4 Min 2 nights
from €250 /nt
The smallest of the three apartments, this has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Off the kitchen, there is a terrace for outdoor dining and lake views.
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Overview Bluetooth sound system
TV Smart TV
Air Conditioning In all rooms
Heating Yes
Kitchen Fully equipped with dishwasher
Internet 100 Mbps
Washer Yes
Free Parking on Premises Yes
Bedrooms 2
Bed Type 1 queen, 1 set of bunks
Kitchen Fully equipped with dishwasher
Bathrooms 1
Accommodates 4
Kid-Friendly Families are welcome.
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 2 nights
Check-In 4:00PM
Check-Out 10:00AM
Cleaning €50
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit €300
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 7 days after stay
Cancelation Policy Relaxed
The guest will receive a full refund, less the BoutiqueHomes service fee, if the booking is canceled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given.

BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non-refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only in the event the cancelation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is canceled at least 14 days before the arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.

Smoking allowed only on outside terrace, not in the house.

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Il Monsignore 2 Br 2 Ba Sleeps 5 Min 2 nights
from €450 /nt
This apartment has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, and an outdoor terrace with dining table and lake views.
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Overview Bluetooth sound system
TV Smart TV
Air Conditioning In all rooms
Heating Yes
Kitchen Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher
Internet 100 mbps
Washer Yes
Indoor Fireplace 3 fireplaces
Free Parking on Premises Yes
Bedrooms 2
Bed Type 2 queens, with the possibility of adding a single bed to one of the bedrooms
Kitchen Fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher
Bathrooms 2
Accommodates 5
Kid-Friendly Families are welcome
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Min. Stay 2 nights
Check-In 4:00PM
Check-Out 10:00AM
Cleaning €90
Tax No taxes (Rate includes tax)
Sec. Deposit €500
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Sec. Deposit Returned Refund of deposit by owner within 7 days after stay
Cancelation Policy Relaxed
The guest will receive a full refund, less the BoutiqueHomes service fee, if the booking is canceled at least 14 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 7-14 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 7 days of the stay, no refund will be given.

BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non-refundable.
Covid-19 Policy
Only in the event the cancelation is a direct result of the pandemic (government orders the stoppage of vacation rentals or the authorities decide to restrict travel from the country of origin or to the country where the property is located), guests will be given the opportunity to receive full credit for their reservation if they rebook within one year. If the guest is unable to take the credit, the guest will receive a full refund if the booking is canceled at least 14 days before the arrival date. If the guest cancels 1 -14 days before the start of the stay they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 24 hours of the stay, no refund will be given.

Smoking allowed only on outside terrace, not in house.

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La Badessa
2 BR | 2 BA | SLEEPS 4
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Il Chierico
2 BR | 1 BA | SLEEPS 4
From €250 / nt - 2 nt min.
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2 BR | 2 BA | SLEEPS 5
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