Four of us stayed for five nights at this quirky beautiful b&b. The accommodation is lovely and clean and extremely spacious. The gardens are beautifully situated on Lakeside with views to die for! The weather wasn’t that brilliant for us this year but we managed to have a few breakfasts sitting alongside the Lake in the sunshine in the very scented garden which is a magical place to be. Julie our host is a happy and very friendly lady who could not do enough to make our stay a very pleasant one. We would recommend a stay in this wonderful place without any reservation whatsoever.
Julie was a wonderful host. She picked us up late at the train station and returned us very early the morning of our departure, served very fine breakfasts and gave helpful advice and information about Varenna, a beautiful place in a stunning setting and situated perfectly for ferry visits around Lake Como. The apartment itself was clean, comfortable and right on the lake with outstanding views.
Julie’s home and location are enchanting! She is a fun and delightful host. Absolutely loved our stay!
We recently spent 2 nights at this nice B&B on Lake Como. It's a 2 bedroom unit (one larger with twin beds and an ensuite bath, and the other smaller with a queen bed and a full bath nearby) and it also has a small living area with no kitchen, but it does have a fridge and some glasses. This apartment is below where the owner and hostess, Julia, lives.
The best part of this accommodation is that it's directly on the lake. There is a pretty garden outside of the apartment and it has a nice sitting area. We spent both mornings sitting out there drinking coffee and enjoying the view. And breakfast was served there both mornings as well. Breakfast was nice with croissants, breads, cheeses, meats, yogurt, and fruit. And it was served at the time we requested, which was nice.
Julia, the hostess, was friendly and nice to visit with. Communication with her was good before and during our stay. She went above and beyond by bringing us little sandwiches when we arrived to enjoy with our wine out by the lake. And the next evening when we came home from dinner, she had left a bottle of lemoncello and 4 glasses on the table by the lake for us to enjoy before bedtime. Very thoughtful, nice gesture.
Varenna is a lovely town. Very old-world and very European. It just feels like authentic old Italian. You really feel like you're in old Europe here. We visited several of the other towns on the lake and Varenna is definitely the best place to stay, as far as we're concerned.
We would recommend this place to anyone wanting to be directly on the lake and in Varenna. And we will definitely stay here again if and when we are able to return. Thank you, Julia, for a wonderful stay!
We loved staying at iI Giardino sul Lago because of the location and our host Julie was warm generous and very helpful. The garden was a delight and we felt comfortable to lounge and enjoy the space provided. Breakfast was generous and the terrace offered the most spectacular view no matter what time of day. Varenna was at our doorstep and Julie suggested the best things to do and places to eat. It was a really relaxing stay and we would definately recommend Julie's place
Beautiful vista, private terrace overlooking Lake Como and mountains, delicious breakfast on the terrace each morning, and a wonderful host. What more could we want?! The location couldn’t be better, close to excellent restaurants and a very easy walk to the waterfront and harbor. The apartment was cute and comfortable, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. There no stove for cooking, which we did not need, but had a nice fridge for storing leftovers and wine. I will stay here when I return, and highly recommend Ill Giardino Sul Lago
The view and location at Julie's is beyond breathtaking. With use of the garden and terrace nothing can hold a candle to the experience of staying at il giardino sul lago. It was my son's birthday and Julie went out of her way to find cupcakes for him for his birthday as well as give him a gift. We will never forget our magical time here.