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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

3 Unknown types

Description from manager

Ground floor:

* 1 kitchen with dining room, balcony and access to a terrace

* 1 bathroom (with shower)

Upper floor:

* 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 to the lake shore

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. Beautiful ceiling beams reflects the villa’s fishing heritage, with there even being a boat on the kitchen ceiling!

The well-equipped kitchen is on the ground floor and has open access to the charming dining room, as well as direct access to the lakeside patio.

Upstairs is the spacious living room with lake views. There are also glass doors that open onto a lovely balcony. There are two double bedrooms, with one having its own ensuite bathroom. A raised area off one of the bedrooms has two single beds under the sloping roof (perfect for children).

In the basement, with external entrance, there is a pleasant surprise: a small sauna!

Providing further accommodation is a separate apartment with private, external access. This comprises of an open kitchen/sitting room, a double bedroom and a bathroom. This cosy apartment is ideal for an additional couple. The apartment has a lake view terrace with a small table and chairs.

Outside you will find a lake side dining terrace with BBQ, just moments away. Stone steps lead down to the water with rocks on the pebbled shore. (The lakefront is public, so it is possible that you may see an occasional walker or fisherman.) 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.

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 tour) down the lake brings you to Como (40 km), famous for its production of fine silk. Elegance surrounds you in Como: enjoy beautiful architecture, elegant shops and stylish, wood-panelled cafés.

Additional amenities: Airport distance:Switzerland/Lugano 34 km/50 min Milano Linate 64 km/1 hr 40 min Milano Malpensa 92 km/1 hr 50 min Milano Orio al Serio 100 km/2 hrs 30 min, Dog welcome, Lake access in front of the house, Loggia with barbecue grill, Sauna with external entrance, Stove with oven

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 10477419

Manager profile

Hidden Italy
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English, German, Italian

About the manager

Are you planning to travel to Italy as a couple or with a group of family and friends? Are you looking to rent a house? In search of that special atmosphere? A place that combines the poetry of yesterday and the comfort of today? At Hidden Italy you will find it. Hidden Italy is a small and personal...

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Damage deposit: ($969.65) €800.00
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  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Sauna


  • 3 Unknown types


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