Lake Como, Italy Luxury Villa & Vacation Home Rentals

The perfect stay
in Lake Como, Italy

With a breath-taking mountain backdrop, ultra-chic villas and boutique shopping aplenty, Lake Como is the crown jewel of the Italian Lake District. With the towering peaks of the Alps reflected in the mirror-smooth waters, nature really has been generous to this gorgeous part of the world. Our villa rentals in Lake Como transport you to the heart of one of the most glamorous, beautiful and elegant places in Europe.

If you love your action movies, you’ll recognise Lake Como from several James Bond films. And indeed, the Italian Riviera is the perfect backdrop for a winding drive through the mountains in an open-top sports car, ending up at a casino on the shores of the lake as a waiter offers you a glass of champagne. Lake Como is all about extravagance, opulence, and a healthy dash of indulgence.

However, it also provides some of the best hiking and adventure trails in the whole of Lombardy too. The mountain scenery is mesmerising, and the town’s spas ensure that aching muscles are pampered at the end of a busy day. When it comes to refuelling, the local restaurants are excellent, serving up sumptuous seasonal dishes crafted with mouth-watering artisanal ingredients. Pair this with a fragrant glass of wine from a nearby winery and sit back and savour the sun setting over the lake - salute!

Things you can’t miss
  • Set off on an aquatic adventure, one of the best ways to experience Lake Como.
  • Admire the stunning views with a trip on the Como-Brunate funicular.
  • Visit Forte Di Fuentes, the picturesque ruins of a 17th-century fortress.

Our guides & insider insights about Lake Como

Lake Como villas you will love

The villas

“The thought of Lake Como may conjure up glitzy villas and glamourous restaurants, but there is so much more to this destination. Nestled amongst the foothills of the Alps, here you can enjoy some of the world's most beautiful scenery, paired with rich history, delicious local cuisine and a calm, elegant atmosphere.”

Jack Bower Travel Advisor
Jack Bower

Why stay with us?

Curated and inspected homes, villas & chalets
Luxury linen and toiletries
Round the clock support
Complimentary weekly clean
Dedicated concierge
Earn & redeem Accor ALL loyalty Reward points
Personal Meet & Greet
Complimentary medical support in partnership with AXA

Enhance your Lake Como stay

Your onefinestay villa in Lake Como comes with a host of additional services, including wellness activities, sports and equipment hire, dinner reservations, a personal chef, car hire, entertainment, and celebratory decorations. Just ask your dedicated concierge for more details.
While weekly housekeeping for all our homes and most of our villas & chalets is complimentary, we can always arrange more if needed.

Additional housekeeping

Explore your dream destination with VIP car rental. Your dedicated concierge can arrange delivery of your rental car to your door on arrival.

Car rental

Why drive yourself when you can sit back and relax? Your personal chauffeur can take you to your destination’s best-kept-secret spots in real style.

Chauffeur

Your dedicated concierge can arrange fantastic experiences including an Italian cooking class or private wine tasting.

Experiences

Find out more about the culture of your destination through its food. For all you gastronomes, we’ll book you a table at the best restaurants in town.

Gastronomy

Looking forward to some treats and a bottle or two of wine? Your personal concierge can arrange grocery deliveries on arrival and during your stay.

Grocery delivery

Using the best fresh ingredients, your personal chef can create a meal to remember. Why not learn a few culinary tricks with in-home cooking lessons?

Private chef

Birthdays or anniversaries deserve something special. Let your dedicated concierge arrange a cake or flower arrangement to celebrate.

Special occasion

Ready to try skiing or diving for the first time? We’ll make sure you have all the sports equipment you need to tick off that bucket-list activity.

Sports equipment rental

Let your dedicated concierge take all the hassle out of transfers so you can start your dream vacation from the moment you step off the plane.

Transfer

Find your inner peace with a massage or wellness treatment at your villa, or visit the destination’s best spas for some indulgent ‘you’ time.

Wellness/In-home spa

Essential information

When to visit

JAN
4°C
39F
FEB
5°C
41F
MAR
9°C
48F
APR
12°C
53F
MAY
16°C
60F
JUN
20°C
68F
JUL
22°C
71F
AUG
22°C
71F
SEP
18°C
64F
OCT
13°C
55F
NOV
8°C
46F
DEC
5°C
41F

Please note: these are the average temperatures reported throughout the day but can vary greatly due to weather conditions such as heatwaves. We kindly invite you to contact us for more information, including confirmation of whether your villa has air conditioning to ensure a comfortable stay.

Best Time to Go

  • During spring: Spring in Lake Como is all about alpine meadows filled with flowers and cool but bight days. While you may see the heaviest rainfall in May, the showers don’t last for long. Average temperatures during the spring range from 13°C (55°F) in March, up to 21°C (70°F) in May. If the rainclouds do make an appearance, a stroll around Como town lets you take in museums, cafés and galleries.

  • During summer: Summer in Lake Como is glorious. The temperatures reach a balmy 28°C (83°F) in August, yet the cooling effect of the lake ensures that the humidity stays low, making it perfect for walking, cycling and even messing around in the water. The lake water temperature stays at around 24°C (75°F) and summer water sports include water skiing, wakeboarding and kayaking.

  • During autumn: The autumn colours are breathtaking, introducing a burst of golds and reds against the backdrop of evergreen spruces lining the mountainsides. At this time of year, visitors start to thin and Lake Como takes on a more relaxed, laid-back feel. Temperatures start to dip down into the high teens (60 - 68 °F) but can fall into single figures (40 - 50 °F) at night, so pack a jumper for those evenings socialising around your Lake Como villa fire pit.

  • During winter: There is the chance of an occasional flurry of snow in the winter, but it is usually restricted to the higher alpine slopes, and you’ll find good skiing in resorts nearby. If you’re not keen on skiing, you can still experience the magnificence of the mountain snowfields on the Valtellina train route or go Christmas shopping in the markets in Como. Wear your warmest winter clothes because temperatures do drop away dramatically during December and January.

How to get there

Make the journey as memorable as the arrival. Your dedicated concierge can arrange transportation from the closest airport or train station to your Lake Como villa.

By plane

The easiest way to fly to northern Italy and the Italian Lake District is via Malpensa Airport in Milan. Your dedicated concierge can arrange for VIP transfers to take you to your rental villa in Lake Como, or for a hire car to be waiting for you when you land.

By boat

A fabulous way to arrive at your luxury Lake Como villa is by boat, and during the summer regular ferries and hydrofoils travel the length of the lake from Como to Colico. You can also hire a 40hp motorboat that does not require a licence to operate. Your dedicated concierge will be happy to arrange this for you in advance.

By train

Italy’s train service is superb, providing frequent and reliable transport all around the north of the country. A service runs along the eastern shore of the lake from Lecco to Varenna and Colico, and is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of Lake Como from a different perspective.

By car

Northern Italy is a driver’s paradise, with winding mountain roads, sweeping curves, and breathtaking views. Roads run along both shores of the lake and up into the surrounding countryside, through tiny villages and hamlets along the way. Give yourself plenty of time to explore the countryside. The fastest way to get to Lake Como from Milan is via the A9.

Local tips

  • Using the ferry at Lake Como is simple and easy. Arrive 30 minutes early and buy a ticket for the day there and then. The ferries take both cars and foot passengers.
  • Lake Como is located in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, so the weather can be unpredictable (especially in the spring). Pack for all weather conditions, including warm clothes in case of cooler evenings.
  • Lake Como is about 29 miles long by 2.5 miles wide at certain points. Keep this in mind when planning your trip in terms of what area/towns you’re wanting to explore. Getting from one side of the lake to the other is best done by boat taxi across the water.
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