Ever since Clooney moved in, Lake Como has gained celebrity status. Given a chance, most of us would probably stay just about anywhere to vacation like an A-lister on the shores of Lombardy. Thanks to these Airbnbs, there’s no need to settle for just anywhere, though. Whether you’re taking a solo trip, going on your honeymoon, planning a family vacation, or traveling with friends, the northern Italian getaway of your dreams is probably for rent, without the Hollywood price tag. Here are eight of the most beautiful, affordable Lake Como Airbnbs.
The Best Airbnbs Near Lake Como to Live Out Your Italian Dream
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Airbnb on Lake Como with expansive view and infinity pool
Villa Maria Laura, Lake Como’s most beautiful Airbnb, is divided into three terraces, the first is located on the ground floor of the house, in the shade of the pergola you can enjoy the garden and the splendid view. The second will be excellent for those who want to relax near the wood with the delicate sound of the water from the pool. Finally, the splendid solarium is equipped with an outdoor kitchen where you can cook and enjoy your meals by the pool with a breathtaking 180° view that characterizes every corner of the house.
Four guests, one bedroom
Price: $1,085 per night
Lezzeno Bellavista Airbnb in Lezzeno, Lombardy
Bathed in sunlight on both sides of the double doors that open to the lake-view balcony, this two-bedroom apartment is a gem in Lezzeno, Lombardy, just a few miles outside of Bellagio, or the Pearl of Lake Como. The unit comes with a private terrace and garden where you can lounge after boating around Comacina Island, swimming at the no-cost beaches nearby, or hiking along the centuries-old Strada Regia path that connects Bellagio to the town of Como.
Four guests, two bedrooms
Price: $88 per night
Cà del Bif apartment in Nesso
Nesso, the village where this one-bedroom charmer is located, has been around since ancient Rome. The apartment itself dates back to the 1600s. Perfect for one or two travelers, the quiet retreat will make you feel like a Lake Como local, whether you spend your days dipping in remote parts of the lake or fishing off the pier overlooking the village. The kitchen is equipped for light cooking though guests are also within walking distance of the restaurants in town — as long as they don’t mind walking home uphill.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $108 per night
Eco-villa Airbnb right on Lake Como
This eco-chic villa is outfitted with solar panels, a wood-fed boiler, and luxurious trimmings on the inside. Each room has a great view of lake through giant bay windows, and is ideal for teaching little ones about the joys of unplugging. With hiking abounds right out of the front door, backdropped by views of Lake Como and the Swiss Alps from around 2,600 feet, you may not be able to tear yourself from the cozy fireplace come evening. But if you do want to venture beyond the hillside, Milan, St. Mortiz, and Bergamo are all within a 1.5-hour drive.
Eight guests, three bedrooms
Price: $1,562 per night
Beautiful one-bedroom Airbnb in Vercana
You may not think you need a pool on a lake vacation — until you’ve seen Lake Como from an infinity pool. Seclusion sells the romance of this one-bedroom apartment on the western end of the lake, as do its garden and the cobblestone street leading to the entrance. A couple with young kids may also enjoy this Airbnb, which comes with a barbecue and small play area, too.
Three guests, one bedroom
Price: $111 per night
Casa Berta in Palanzo
If you’re looking for accommodation that’s as photogenic as Lake Como, this warm, rustic two-bedroom home is it. Past guests have raved about the decor and view from the third-floor terrace. Travelers also adore its location in the heart of Palanzo, a medieval village that hardly seems more populated than it might have been centuries ago. With that comes a soundtrack to life in an Italian mountain town, from the ringing of church bells to the chatter of neighbors. Just be sure to stock up on groceries before you arrive as there’s only one small shop in town.
Six guests, two bedrooms
Price: $118 per night
Apartment Airbnb overlooking Lake Como
This two-bedroom apartment in Carate Urio looks like it was ripped out of a design magazine. Splashes of color, from the sky blue accent wall in the living room to the pale green details on the patio, mirror the splendor of the natural surroundings. The town on the lake’s western shore is a draw unto itself, with country lanes lined with 19th-century villas and mule tracks carved into the hillside. That incline is a boon for mountain bikers who, after tiring rides, can retire to the lake-facing kitchen and enjoy even more priceless views.
Eight guests, two bedrooms
Price: $144 per night
Panoramic lake views at Penthouse di Cremia
Nothing says luxury like a penthouse on Lake Como. The price tag on this penthouse in Cremia may echo the sentiment, but considering it can accommodate seven guests, it’s actually a steal. A 10-minute walk from the water, and a four-minute drive from San Vito beach, the property also enjoys panoramic views of the mountain-ringed lake from the upstairs living room and private terrace. Sporty types will enjoy the complementary stand-up paddleboard and canoe while those who prefer sticking to shore cafe hop through nearby Bellagio, Menaggio, and Dongo.
Seven guests, four bedrooms
Price: $275 per night
One-bedroom house with private garden
This one-bedroom house is a bit of a splurge. But look at it. Cozy yet glamorous like something out of a storybook, it’s as inviting outside as it is indoors, with a wood-burning oven in the kitchen and a barbecue in the garden, a fireplace to curl up by in the evening, and loungers to sunbathe on during the day. There’s even a sauna and private lake access. From the beautifully manicured yard to the surreal natural landscape, it’s an escape fit for Goldilocks — just right.
Two guests, one bedroom
Price: $277 per night
Villa La Ruga Lake Como Airbnb
This stunning lakefront property, Villa La Ruga, offers a unique location, a private boat house, and a welcoming interior. It comfortably accommodates groups or families of up to eight guests with five cozy bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The spacious living room boasts a breathtaking view of the lake and is tastefully furnished for maximum comfort. It’s a home away from home that invites relaxation. Enjoy the most beautiful terraces for sunbathing or al fresco dinners. Villa La Ruga is truly a gem.
Eight guests, five bedrooms
Price: $977 per night
Is it better to stay in an Airbnb or hotel at Lake Como
Airbnbs are a better option than hotels on Lake Como because they allow travelers to immerse themselves more fully in the local culture. Airbnbs are often located in residential neighborhoods, meaning that you can get a better sense of daily life on the lake and access amenities like grocery stores and other services that hotels simply cannot provide. Furthermore, Airbnbs come with kitchens so guests can cook their own meals.
How to get to Lake Como
The best ways to get to Lake Como are by train or car. There are two main railway stations, Milan Centrale and Como San Giovanni Station, that connect to the lake. A car is a great way to explore the region freely at your own pace.
Where is Lake Como
Lake Como is located in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, close to Switzerland and Austria. It is a popular holiday destination due to its stunning scenery, beautiful lakeside towns, and plethora of outdoor activities. The main attractions of Lake Como include Bellagio, Varenna, Tremezzo, Menaggio, and Villa Carlotta, which is home to the beautiful botanical gardens. There are plenty of activities to do on Lake Como such as kayaking, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, and SUP boarding. Visitors can also explore the area by taking a boat tour or hiking along one of the many trails in the region.