A bright and airy house on a silvery-gray rock
Rivetta means small shore. This is an extremely pretty original fisherman's house, situated on the pebbled shore of Lake Como. The house sits just above the water, in the picturesque lake resort of San Siro, on the sunny west shore which has a particularly mild climate and one of the prettiest promenades of the entire lake. Rivetta is an outstanding house - a little lakeside gem, because the lake is just outside the door, and there is a lake view from every window. It has a well-accomplished interior with a youthful, elegant flair. Stylish wooden furniture in natural colours contrasts well with the coloured walls. A painted wooden boot adorns the kitchen ceiling. Outside you will find a BBQ area with table and chairs, and a wonderful view of the lake. (The lakefront is public, so it is possible that you may see an occasional walker or fisherman). Stone steps lead down to the water with rocks on the pebbled shore. Here you can glide into the water - not just in summer but perhaps also in winter - having a refreshing dip after the visit to the small sauna in the basement of the house.
The village of San Siro is built on a rock, nestled up against the stone. Please be aware, there is no access to Rivetta by car. To reach the house, you must leave your car at the top of the village and walk through a narrow cobbled street and down 55 steps to the house (approximately 250 metres). The path can be slippery when wet, so this property is not suitable for elderly guests or anyone with walking problems, and please bring a pair of good walking shoes. A porter service is available to help with your luggage. In the pretty hamlet of San Siro you will find a pizzeria; grocery shops can be found two kilometres south. S. Siro has a bus stop. You can catch a bus or rent a boat here. Water sports facilities (boating, sailing, surfing) can be found nearby, and there are scenic trekking routes that begin at the lake. There are also many fine and beautiful golf courses in the lake area, and shoppers will love the designer fashion factory outlets available just over the border into Switzerland.
The closest lake ferry dock is in Menaggio, just 6 km south, where you will also find a golf course and tennis court. Switzerland and Europe's highest mountains lie just to the north. A drive (or boat ride) down the lake brings you to Como (40 km), famous for its production of fine silk. Elegance surrounds you in Como: beautiful architecture, elegant shops and stylish, wood-panelled cafés. Visit Bellagio (15 km by ferry), known as the pearl of the lake and considered one of the most beautiful towns in all of Europe. Day trips can be made by bus or car to Tremezzo (12 km) and Lugano, Switzerland (33 km). Milan is 90 km to the south.
Our Guests Reviews
Left on Sep 11, 2012 for a stay in Aug 2012
Ausgezeichnet, wir waren alle sehr angetan - perfekt organisiert, sehr gut!
A slice of heaven
Left on Sep 2, 2011 for a stay in Aug 2011
Rivetta is everything we hoped for! The villa is clean, comfortable and waterfront. It is in the breathtaking hamlet of Rezzonico, with a nice pizzeria, small shop and 1300's castle. It is a village of locals with very few visitors and even fewer with English as a first language. The waterfront is so relaxing and absolutely breathtaking. We were so lucky to be on it for a week! The property manager, Daniela, is helpful and takes great care of her guests! The appliances work wonderfully and the wifi is a plus as well. Rivetta is close to everything yet removed from the hustle bustle. Driving here is no problem! The walk down cobblestones to Rivetta is lovely and the hiking up the hills above the castle is wonderful!
Left on Jul 3, 2011 for a stay in Jun 2011
Amazing house. Very well equipped and appointed. Decor was charming and comforatable. The house is much better than the pictures. Three sunning decks and 4 bathrooms. Beautiful view right on the lake. Property manager Daniela was fantastic and checked in with us everyday to make sure we did not need anything. Great small touches such as wine and stocked cupboards upon arival. We had everythihng we needed. San Siro is lovely and just what we wanted as far as a quaint mideaval setting, castle included. I owuld give it 6 stars.
Left on Jan 4, 2012 for a stay in Dec 2011
Wir haben einen sehr erholsamen Weihnachtsurlaub am Comersee genossen. Das Haus ist etwas beschwerlich zu erreichen, vom Parkplatz aus durch zahlreiche enge Gassen, aber die anstrengung lohnt sich - es liegt fantastisch am See. Vom Hausinnern seiht man von drei Seiten her auf den See, grandios! Das Haus hat viel Platz und ist sehr gut ausgestattet. Wir, 4 Erwachsene und 3 Kinder, konnten uns gut verweilen im und um das Haus, das mit seinen vielen Sitzplätzen und dem Steinstrand für alle etwas zu bieten hat. Zu dieser Jahreszeit durften wir gar die warme Wintersonne draussen im Liegestuhl geniessen... und wir haben sogar im 7grädigen Comersee gebadet!
Just a little feed back on Rivetta.
PLUS: Very nice house, excellent location, nice caretaker (Christina).
MINUS: Showers soon need to be replaced. Kitchenware needs upgrading.
D. Nilsson, November 2005
HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
- Internet WIFI connection
- Satellite TV
- Fridge with freezer
- Stove with oven
- Loggia with barbecue grill
- Sauna with external entrance
- Lake access in front of the house
Pizzeria 300 m
Menaggio (ferry) 6 km
Tremezzo 12 km
Lugano Switzerland 33 km
Como 40 km
Milan 90 km
Many small towns and villages surround Lake Como. They are quaint and beautiful and it’s worthwhile exploring them. If you spend the mornings on the west side and the afternoons on the east side of the lake, you will always stay in the sun.
Steamers, boats, car ferries and buses serve all the main towns on Lake Como. A ferry around the heart of Lake Como (between the key towns of Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio and Cadenabbia) is a must. The most popular of the stops remains Bellagio.
Bellagio - known as the pearl of the lake is a beautiful little town in a picture-perfect location on the promontory where Lake Como separates into two branches. The town is historic and charming, with a waterfront promenades, stately hotels and two gardens open to the public: Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi. Bellagio's tourist information offices are by the ferry jetty and in Piazza della Chiesa.
Menaggio is located on the western shore of Lake Como, and has small stretches of shingle beach. From Menaggio you can travel to Lake Lugano or embark on mountain hikes. The town is a useful base for exploring Lake Como; with good bus and ferry connections.
The fishing village of Varenna has picturesque narrow alleyways and streets below a castle and a lakeside walking path. Varenna is a peaceful resort, smaller than Bellagio and also very beautiful. You can admire views from the Castello di Vezio or simply relax by the lakeside.
In Tremezzo visit Villa Carlotta - a villa and botanical garden. The villa is today a museum, whose art collection includes works by Canova, Thorvaldsen, Migliara and Hayez in addition to pieces of furniture from the time of the various owners.
The walled town of Como is a lively and pleasant town with an appealing historical centre and a scenic location at the southern end of the east branch of Lake Como. The impressive cathedral (Duomo), like most in Italy, was built and added to over a period of centuries, so you can admire Gothic and Renaissance features including some fine tapestries and paintings. The town's earlier cathedral (built in the tenth century), San Fedele, is another fine sight, as are the tall nine-hundred-year-old gateway, Porta Vittoria, and the Romanesque church Sant'Abbondio. The town's art gallery (Pinacoteca) is also worth a visit. For a short trip out of town, take the funicular up to the top of the hill above Como, where you can enjoy spectacular views.
Lake Como and the region is a shopper’s paradise. Around Como there are many small shops and boutiques, and in the larger towns you will find a great range of boutiques, designer stores and department stores. Wherever you are you are never far from great shopping.
Como is an interesting place to shop because of its local flavor. There are very elegant stores in Como that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Some of the world’s greatest designers are found in Como. Perhaps the nicest discount silk store (Mantero VIII) is found on the outskirts of Como.
Como is only a few minutes' drive from the Swiss border and from Lake Lugano. Cross the border into Switzerland and visit Foxtown Factory Stores, a temple of luxury and elegance with 3 km of shop windows, where 160 stores. The world famous mall that has every imaginable brand name store (Armani, Gucci, Prada, Loro Piano, Yves St. Laurent, Ferragamo, Versace, Missoni, Bally, Bruno Magli, Dolce and Gabbana, Cerrutti……to literally name only a few) at discounted prices. The mall sells last year’s fashions at prices that seem a third of what can be found in Milan.
Then of course there is Milan. Milan is a short train-ride away for those in search of some city life. Milan has been crowned the fashion capital of the world thanks to designers such as Versace, Prada and Armani. Via Monte Napoleone and Via della Spiga with its designer showrooms and boutiques are two of the most elegant, if expensive, shopping streets in Europe. Milan also has sections of town dedicated to antiques, art and house supplies.
In Milan is to see Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. In the heart of Milan is the rose-colored marble Gothic Duomo. Not far from the Duomo is the world’s most famous opera house - La Scala. Throughout the city are symbols of Milan’s illustrious past including the 16 Corinthian-style columns from early Roman settlements. These are placed just outside the 4th century Basilica di San Lorenzo. Also impressive is the Sforza Castle and Museum of Ancient Art. St. Ambrose’s Basilica and Museum is interesting as the Basilica was founded in the 4th century by the Bishop Ambrose who baptized St. Augustine here.
Lake Como boasts some of the very finest Italian cuisine, and is home to a number of world-class restaurants. Check out the back streets and old lakeside towns to find some of the less well known but excellent restaurants.
Lake Como boat hire is possibly the finest way to experience the Lake in its full splendour. One has not seen Lake Como if it hasn’t been experienced from the water. There are numerous touring companies that can take large or small groups for tours of the lake which can include a refreshing swim in the lake. A wonderful day is to take the morning to explore the lake by boat. Stop for a long lunch at the Locanda dell’ Isola Comacina and return to the Villa by late afternoon.
Outdoor Activities: motorboat for hire Menaggio 6 km, windsurf Menaggio, water skiing Lezzeno, bicycle for hire Menaggio, golf club Menaggio, riding stables Colico.
There are numerous hikes and walking trails in and around Lake Como. Around the lake, through the woodlands and up through the hills and mountains offer an enormous variety of hiking possibilities, from easy walks for families to the more difficult for skilled hikers.
For water sports lovers it is possible to spend entire days sailing or kayaking, windsurfing and motor boating, water skiing and canoeing, wakeboarding and kitesurfing. In Como there is even a hydroplane piloting school.
Lake Como can also be dicovered by bicycle. Scenic roads, and alternative routes to those followed by the main traffic and some real cycle paths offer the visitor an alternative way of visiting various parts of the lake.
Lake Como has also several golf courses which can be easily reached by car.
Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.
Choose your holiday home
1 kitchen with dining room, balcony and access to a terrace
1 bathroom (with shower)
1 living room with balcony
2 double bedrooms, one of which has a loft with 2 single beds (best suitable for children)
1 bathroom (with Jacuzzi tub)
Studio apartment accessible from outside:
1 kitchenette with dining table
1 double bedroom
1 bathroom (with bathtub)
Terraces for al fresco dining and sunbathing
Sauna in the basement
Stone steps leading to the water
On the ground floor there is a bright and spacious open-style kitchen/dining room with six high windows. Several of the many windows are French doors which open either onto a balcony or a terrace facing the lake. On this floor is also a bathroom with shower. The upper floor has a bright living room with many windows facing the lake, a bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, and two double bedrooms. One of the bedrooms has a loft with two single beds (perfect for children). In the basement with external entrance there is a pleasant surprise - a small sauna! Furthermore there is a small studio apartment, also with external entrance and located all on one floor (best suitable for a couple or a babysitter travelling with your family), with kitchenette, double bedroom, bathroom with bathtub and a beautiful terrace with lake view.
29 Aug 2020 - 02 Jan 2021
2750 EUR €
3300 EUR €
Weekly rates in €
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29 Aug 2020 - 02 Jan 2021
|13 Jun 2020 - 29 Aug 2020
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Special price for 4+2 people: EUR 350 discount per week. If rented for this reduced price the studio apartment will remain closed.
- Guest relations available throughout the stay at the villa. Highly personalized one-of-a-kind experiences for the guests organized by our in-house concierge.
- Bed, bath and kitchen linens
- Mid-week change of towels
- Internet WIFI connection
- Additional beds
- Baby bed
- Pets allowed: free of charge. If you plan to bring your dog, please send us the completed and signed form Declaration of Accepting Responsibility for Your Pet together with your booking form.
- Maid service (2 hours house cleaning on Monday and Thursday)
- Final cleaning
- Help with your suitcase upon arrival (for arrivals until 5 pm) and upon departure
- Mooring for a boat (up to 4 - 4.5 m length) near the villa to be requested when booking: EUR 50 per week.
EUR 800 cash deposit are due on arrival.
SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)
- Advanced grocery shopping
- Extra housekeeping: EUR 18 per hour/per staff member (EUR 22 per hour/per staff member on Sunday and public holidays)
- Cook service for lunch: EUR 250 per meal, plus cost of food
- Personal laundry service: EUR 18 per hour
- Butler service: EUR 350 per day
- Transfer to / from airports
Please note that the above mentioned extra services and respective rates are estimated and are subject to possible change without further notice.
- Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
- For more than 3 children, please enquire.
- Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7 and 9pm for an extra fee of EUR 50.
Price reduction if rented for groups up to 6!As from
Cosy cottage just 1 km from the lake shore and the village
- Sleeps 8 Guests
- Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
- Bathrooms 3 Bathrooms
- Floor area sq m 180 m2 m2
House with pool, terrace and lake views
- Sleeps 8+2 Guests
- Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
- Bathrooms 2+1 WC Bathrooms
- Floor area sq m 160 m2 m2