Lake Como on a Budget: 5 Affordable holiday homes

May, 19 2016 ( Updated August, 09 2017)

Lake Como
central lake
Villa Balbianello
Carate Urio
holiday homes

Lake Como is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Italian lakes, but it also has a reputation for being an expensive tourist destination. No wonders, therefore, that the Internet is full of tips about how to do a budget trip on Lake Como. The most popular tip of all times is to go for the cheapest accommodation possible. But we know too well that a holiday home is much more than just a place to crash during the vacation. What if we tell you that you can enjoy a wonderful stay in the choicest locations on Lake Como without paying a fortune? Let’s show you around

Casa Portici: Affordable stay at a central lake location


Along Tremezzo’s main lake road and close to all the Lake Como attractions, this affordable holiday home which accommodates 6 guests is an excellent choice for a stay during your lake Como trip. The apartment comprises of a spacious living room with fireplace, a private partial lake view balcony and all the must-have home comforts. Guests can have a wonderful time in this lake town and choose from a selection of authentic wine bars, restaurants and cafes to dine out. Reaching other parts of the lake is also very easy, thanks to the bus stop and the ferry stop which are just a stone's throw away and the Lenno-Menaggio Trombetta express train which ensures easy connectivity. The beautiful Villa Carlotta and Villa Balbianello and a host of leisure activities are well within reach. This holiday home is an affordable, attractive and convenient place to set up your base on your Lake Como vacation.

Vista Argegno:  Authentic experience on a hillside retreat on Lake Como


Nestled amongst hills and steeped in the timeless authentic charm of the town, Vista Argegno allows couples and group of friends and families of 6 to enjoy natural beauty, tourist sites and leisure pursuits of the historical lake district during their stay here. The holiday home is located within a few minutes’ drive, or a short 15-20 minute stroll from Argegno on Lake Como and about half an hour drive from the shore of Lake Lugano. This beautiful hillside retreat for an all season break with its exposed stone wall, terracotta flooring and the spacious open plan living room promises a breath-taking and memorable getaway. The holiday home with all its modern amenities and proximity to charming cafes, authentic restaurants, quaint harbour and dramatic River Telo is your perfect choice for an authentic Lake Como experience.

Acquaseria Camelia 24: For budget group getaways on the central lake!


Located on the enviable central lake location and only 3km away from Menaggio, Acquaseria Camelia 24 is a modern affordable holiday home which offers the perfect spot for year-round stays. Fully-equipped to accommodate groups of 6, the 1st-floor apartment offers a bright and contemporary setting in which you and your guests can feel relaxed and entertained. The tranquil setting of Acquaseria promises an authentic taste of Italian living, in which guests can easily enjoy a lake swim, sample some tasty cuisine and savour the simple pleasures of Italian life on their vacation. The popular nearby resort town of Menaggio also provides a picturesque setting from which to enjoy a lazy Lido day, enjoy shopping and an ‘alfresco’ meal. The town serves as a gateway to a wide range of central lake attractions and also offers road links and a bus service to Lake Lugano.

L'orto di Carate: A gem in the elegant town of Carate Urio on the shore of Lake Como


Located in the historical settings of Carate Urio, but marked by contemporary and high-quality interior and modern amenities, this holiday home offers a fabulously restful and authentic retreat for guests staying on Lake Como. A splendid open plan living room with dining area provides the perfect family-friendly room to unwind and be entertained. The sunny terrace to the front of the property provides guests with a sunny place to relax with a good book or a glass of wine. The lakefront of the elegant town of Carate Urio, which provides a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere with its elegant villas, beautiful gardens and pretty unspoilt promenade is only a stroll away. Guests can enjoy dining out and shopping at the popular city of Como and the surrounding western shore resort towns which are only a few minutes’ drive from here.

Lenno Centrale:  For a blissful getaway on Lake Como


This beautiful modern ground floor apartment provides absolute comfort for your stay here on the breathtaking Lake Como. The interior has been carefully chosen and the open living and dining spaces are styled to provide an elegant and relaxing atmosphere during your stay. Guests can lounge in the sun and also enjoy a BBQ party from the big grill by the terrace area. The terrace leads directly to the beach on the lake (50m) where guests can take a dip in the refreshing lake water. Shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, cafes and local attractions including Villa Balbianello and Villa Carlotta are close by. Lenno is just a few minutes’ drive from Tremezzo and Menaggio. Excellent bus and ferry services make the town and the home easily accessible from all parts of Lake Como.

What more?

Guests staying at these holiday home get free access to the lido di Menaggio where you can enjoy the swimming pools, restaurant, bar/discotheque, kids club, boat rentals, sandy beach, kite surfing and various sportive activities.


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