Il Limonaia

Mezzegra, Como
Self-catering


Garden and mountain views from this pretty villa for two - Lake Como shimmers below. Pick up morning pastries in picturesque Mezzegra

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

1 bedroom

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The Experience

This elegant 18th-century house has been beautifully restored and is now divided into three separate spaces – though if you want to come as a group of 14 you can take the whole place. A family party of several generations will love it – enjoying being altogether but escaping to separate living areas when siesta time beckons…

Il Limonaia is a little love nest for two, with an open-plan living area and kitchen with a breakfast bar. Open the chilled bottle of prosecco and tuck into the cake and biscuits that have been left for you. The large bedroom leads out to your own suntrap terrace and cooling plunge pool with mountain views. You can wander in the communal garden – an oasis of olive trees and roses – and help yourself to produce from the vegetable patch: salad, tomatoes, courgettes and herbs.

Mezzegra is a five-minute drive down the hill, for bakery, supermarket, restaurants – and boats to Como, Bellagio and Varenna.

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We think you'll love

  • The natural soothing decor and airy feel of your villa
  • Waking to mountain views and having coffee out on your terrace in the sun
  • Exploring the garden and meeting fellow guests
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You should know

  • There are two other self-catering spaces on the site
  • The washing machine and drier are shared
  • Private parking for one car, more in the free car park 100 metres away

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Flexible
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights. 7 nights in high season. Children over 12 welcome.
Closed
30 October to 9 April.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 5-minute drive.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €136
Weekly price
from €950
Damage deposit
€250
1 Annexe for 2
From €1361 bed1 bedroom

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Location

The neighbourhood

The Greenway walking path passes in front of the villa; Tremezzina mountain bike route is two minutes away. Lenno is a pleasant 15-minute walk along the Greenway and has a supermarket and public beaches as well as a Lido di Lenno, where you can rent sun loungers and enjoy the best pizza in the area while looking out over the Golfo Bay. Lake Como is a 40-minute drive, or take the ferry from Lenno.

Local points of interest from Maciej Helman

  • Take a leisurely 10 minute stroll along the Greenway del Lago to the ferry stop at Lenno. Spend a day on the lake enjoying the scenery and all the beautiful lakeside villas
  • Visit quaint villages along the lake - the Greenway del Lago is a 10km walking path which passes right in front of Villa Beatrice.
  • Swim in the lake at the various Lidos near Villa Beatrice - you will find them at Lenno, Sala Comacina and Ossuccio.
  • Spend a day at Villa Carlotta which is stunning 17th Century villa. Stroll around the amazing gardens and be inspired by their beauty.
  • Visit Como itself - you will find fabulous restaurants and shops galore. Take the ferry from Lenno or it is a 40 minute scenic drive along the lake road.
  • Visit the UNESCo world heritage site of The Sacred Mount of Ossuccio - the walk takes in 15 historic chapels and is stone's throw from Villa Beatrice

Introducing

Maciej Helman

Having travelled extensively Maciej and Beata have now settled on Lake Como, where their hearts are most at home. As soon as they saw the villa in 2018 they knew they wanted to take on the challenge of restoring it. Now that it is ready for guests they are off on their travels again but they adore sharing their home with guests when they’re not there. Your contact is Karen – she helped with the restoration work and is on hand to help you if you need her.