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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
An ancient house overlooking a secret and silent garden in the heart of Como. A place a bit 'magical to relive the atmosphere of the past, immersed in an oasis of peace. Where there was an ancient monastery, today a charming residence is reborn. From the large entrance overlooking the courtyard you enter a large living room with a dining table and two large sofas, one of which is a sofa bed. Brand new kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, oven, microwave, crockery and everything needed for cooking and preparing breakfast. 3 BEDROOMS 1 with 1 double bed and 1 single bed 1 with double bed, 1 with 2 single beds, equipped with refined bed linen and towels. for the little guests 2 cots, 1 crib, bar for a high chair and children's crockery Two bathrooms with shower, hairdryer and courtesy kit...An ancient house overlooking a secret and silent garden in the heart of Como. A place a bit 'magical to relive the atmosphere of the past, immersed in an oasis of peace. Where there was an ancient monastery, today a charming residence is reborn. From the large entrance overlooking the courtyard you enter a large living room with a dining table and two large sofas, one of which is a sofa bed. Brand new kitchen with fridge, dishwasher, oven, microwave, crockery and everything needed for cooking and preparing breakfast. 3 BEDROOMS 1 with 1 double bed and 1 single bed 1 with double bed, 1 with 2 single beds, equipped with refined bed linen and towels. for the little guests 2 cots, 1 crib, bar for a high chair and children's crockery Two bathrooms with shower, hairdryer and courtesy kit. the heating is autonomous. After your visits on the lake and in the city you can relax in the outdoor area overlooking a beautiful and quiet garden. Just outside the apartment you will find yourself in the pulsating heart of the city, in the narrow streets of the center with shops and restaurants. A few steps from the pier for boats, the railway station for Milan and the airport of Malpensa and Linate. You do not need a car to visit the city but if you arrive with that you can park nearby, the apartment is in fact in the pedestrian area. Upon arrival you will find a complimentary bottle of Italian wine, maps, books on the city and the lake but I will be happy to give you advice to visit the city and the lake.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
NOT ALLOWED TO ORGANIZE EVENTS OR PARTIES
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
ALESSANDRA L
Languages spoken:English, French, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2016
Interaction with guests
welcome our guests personally and I with them a daily relationship because dress in the same building. They have at their disposal for any information
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Reviews (11)
MaggiMac14
MaggiMac14
Wagga Wagga, Australia20 contributions
What a wonderful wonderful place for the four of us. Charming, comfortable, within walking distance of places, we loved this place. I would recommend this without hesitation.
Visited June 2019
Written 21 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
sashalu66
sashalu66
What the wonderful wonderful guests! Thank you for your rewiew! I hope to host you another time!
Written 24 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dp2010
dp2010
Paphos, Cyprus13 contributions
Clean, spacious and comfortable apartment located in the very centre of Como town. Just 1-minute walk to the supermarket and shop and 5 minutes walk to the lake. The owners Alessandra and her husband were very welcoming and available at all times for help and advice. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to recommend the property to other travellers.
Visited August 2018
Written 3 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
sashalu66
sashalu66
Thank you Dino, I hope to host you and your lovely family another time!
Written 4 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

grantfamilydevon
grantfamilydevon
Torquay, United Kingdom69 contributions
The secret garden holds many secrets as it’s secluded from the city behind the facade you would never guess such a beautiful apartment exists. Alessandra took us on a journey not only welcoming us through her home, also gave us lots of pertinent information regarding the city and what’s on. Very much appreciated when you have three days and wish to find the best parts of a city rather than waste time yourselves. Alessandra has thought of everything you may need to enable you to cook if you wish, we favoured antipasto prior to going out and ate with the locals. Local supermarket: turn right when leaving outer door, right again and you are there in 5 mins.. A blessing in the heat when you don’t want to walk to far. The apartment has a petite though perfectly size hard standing, ample space to enjoy a glass or two of wine with loved ones, space to hang out the odd bit of washing and if you’re like me (keen gardener) you can water the plants too. We stayed whilst it was it was exceptionally hot and everything wilted extremely quickly. I’m sure Alessandra was pleased, I know the plants were!! We recommend ‘The Secret Garden’ to everyone who loves living amongst the locals, great architectural (on the ceilings), 4 -5 star standard, warm and friendly host, and in the heart of an amazing part of Italy. Ciao Ciao
Visited June 2018
Written 19 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jade1507
Jade1507
2 contributions
I would highly recommend this location for your stay in Lake Como. Alessandra, your host, is very easy to communicate with and leaves you a plethora of information to ensure your stay is worth while. The apartment is beautifully styled and the beds, sofa and dining suite are all very comfortable. It Is a stones throw from convenience stores, coffee, shopping and restaurants - a wonderful location. Alessandra - Thank you for your wonderful hospitality during our time in Lake Como. Your apartment was the perfect location to prepare for our wedding. We appreciated the beautiful decor and natural light.
Visited July 2018
Written 8 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
sashalu66
sashalu66
Thank you dear Jade. I hope to host you another time.. Maybe for your wedding anniversary! ;)
Written 9 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

alexmetric
alexmetric
Singapore, Singapore19 contributions
I realised I never did manage to review Alessandra's Como Secret Garden on Airbnb since the review period expires after 14 days and yet almost one and half years on, I swear my stay at this amazing home is still imprinted in my memory. What can I say - it's truly a home away from home. The house is massive yet manages to feel cosy and warm because of the tasteful furnishings - Alessandra has clearly put lots of thought into it. My family spent 3 days in Como and at the end of the day, we always looked forward to returning to the Secret Garden simply because it feels as if we are residents of Como going home just after yet another normal day. Be it the clean and spacious toilet, to the huge kitchen with amenities you never knew you needed, to the wonderful bedrooms with comfortable beds and clean linen, I don't think anybody will leave the place without being completely blown away. Pity we didn't get to use the living area more because Como was such a lovely city that there was so much to eat, do and explore. If the house was 5/5, Alessandra would be 10/5. Her hospitality is unmatched, her consideration borders on motherly and she's an all around excellent host. Due to last minute problems, my parents had to check in to the house on their own as we couldn't arrive with them. Alessandra got her husband to meet them at the main train station. She interacted at length with my parents, answering whatever queries they had (and boy does my mother have loads of questions - all the time) patiently and even providing some restaurant recommendations (Cucina Elsa I believe, which we went back twice) that were excellent by the way. She also welcomed us with a bottle of wine and some cake. To top it off, she offered to book a taxi for my parents (and cover the fare) as her car wasn't available to give a ride to my parents to the train station. Again, this was because I couldn't be with them when they left and it seems like I'm the real cause of inconveniencing Alessandra. I regret not being able to give this review earlier, but I can't stress sufficiently to folks considering Alessandra's place - you will not regret it. My family was swept away by her warmth and she definitely made our stay in Como extremely memorable.
Visited December 2016
Written 6 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
sashalu66
sashalu66
Dear Alex, thank you so much for your fantastic review. I remember you and your lovely parents. I really hope to host you and your family another time. Alessandra
Written 8 May 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lesley A
Lesley A
9 contributions
Lovely v central but v quiet apartment, owner very helpful & everything you could need for your stay & lots of information provided . Como a wonderful town in itself to visit & the lake is simply stunning
Visited September 2017
Written 2 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
sashalu66
sashalu66
Thank you Lesley, I hope to host you another time!
Written 12 October 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

rebeccajchaney
rebeccajchaney
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Alessandra is a friendly host who welcomed us with breakfast supplies and a bottle of wine. Stunning and spacious apartment with plenty of room for my family of five, it is situated in the very pretty historic district and is a ten minute walk from the ferry terminal. The only downside was the creaky ceiling noises from movement in the apartment above, but this was not enough of an issue to prevent me from recommending this oasis to other travelling families. Loved it!
Visited June 2017
Written 30 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
sashalu66
sashalu66
thank you so much Rebecca, I hope to host you another time!
Written 30 June 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Danielle M
Danielle M
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom11 contributions
We have just returned from our stay in como! 6 of us in total 3 adults and 3 children.I visit Como every year and Alessandra's beautiful apartment this year made my stay even better ! The Apartment is stunning, it's in the old walls of Como in one of the best locations I feel for you to have the best of both worlds - you are in a tranquil old monastery in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the old cobbled streets but then only a short walk to the Lake. The apartment has everything you need for your stay - Alessandra thinks about all the little things from toiletries, kitchen starter pack, washing / dishwasher tablets/ iron, child's cot, high hair , even children's plates and mugs- in fact we only had to purchase small food and drink items but everything else was there ! It was the first visit for my parents this year to como and they too loved the apartment and have been discussing when to revisit ! Thankyou Alessandra we will be back
Visited February 2017
Written 16 February 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
sashalu66
sashalu66
Thank you Danielle, I definitely hope to host you and your lovely family another time!
Written 17 February 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

untoldmorsels
untoldmorsels
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions
We loved our stay at Como Secret Garden. The property is beautifully decorated with plenty of space for our family of four. Its central location is perfect for exploring the area and there are many great restaurants and cafes nearby. Don't miss the wonderful gelato shop around the corner! Many thanks to Alessandra for her kindness, patience and help with parking and suggestions of things to do in the beautiful Lake Como region.
Visited September 2016
Written 18 January 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
sashalu66
sashalu66
thank you for you kindness! I hope to host you and your beautiful family another time! Alessandra
Written 18 January 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Xcvm
Xcvm
6 contributions
The Como Secret Garden is a beautiful apartment located in the center of Como old town. High ceiling, marble floors and chandeliers are just a few of the original features. The entrance door from the little pebbled street its grande and imposing, in true Roman fashion. The apartment is exactly like in the pictures, pristine. Alessandra, the host is a lovely lady. She surprised us with a bottle of red Chanti and traditional Italian panetone. There was everything you need in the kitchen, even coffee, tea, sugar, some fruit. I totally recommend the Como Secret Garden, it is a gem in the center of Como. I WILL RETURN.
Visited December 2016 Travelled with friends
Written 5 December 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
sashalu66
sashalu66
Thank you so much! I hope definitely to host you another time! Alessandra
Written 7 December 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Business Travel
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Private Garden
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Toaster
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Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
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About the neighbourhood
the apartment is in the heart of the ancient city of Como very close to restaurants, shops and all the main monuments of the city. It is a place full of peace and tranquility because it overlooks an internal garden, during your stay you will hear only the birds singing and the scent of flowers
Getting around
The apartment is in the heart of the pedestrianan zone It's not necessary the car or the public transportation to visit Como. To visit the lake the Pier for the boats is 5 min walk to the apartment.
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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THE COMO SECRET GARDEN charming apartment old town is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

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