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audreyleigh99 Jul 28th, 2010 10:13 AM

Websites for rentals in Italy?
Sorry for all my posts recently, I have a lot to plan and not very much time to do it! I usually use and to look for apartment/house rentals for our trips. However, I know sometimes there are country-specific sites (like the gites site in France) that can be better . . . does anyone have suggestions for such a website in Italy? Or are there any general sites besides the two I mentioned that I should be checking? We just decided that we are going to Lake Como in mid-September, so I am scrambling to find accommodations. Thank you!

k9korps Jul 28th, 2010 10:27 AM

A lot of the apartment sites are for the major cities -- Rome, Florence, etc. There are at least two for Como:

I can't vouch for either.

madams77 Jul 28th, 2010 10:55 AM

I have been using this site to look at Lake Como apartments for future trip.

madams77 Jul 28th, 2010 10:58 AM

I have been using this site to look at Lake Como apartments for a future trip.

ellenem Jul 28th, 2010 10:59 AM

I posted this on your other thread but will add it here as well:

Many people on Fodors like this group of apartments near Bellagio.

jamikins Jul 28th, 2010 11:05 AM

also try looking on for suggestions and reviews

bobthenavigator Jul 28th, 2010 11:09 AM

I agree that La Limonera is a good option---right in Bellagio and good prices. Also look at the Lago Como selections at to deal with.

audreyleigh99 Jul 28th, 2010 12:51 PM

Wow, thanks!!! I have a lot of looking to do tonight, but good to have options as many that I've found already are booked.

ekscrunchy Jul 28th, 2010 01:22 PM

ekscrunchy Jul 28th, 2010 01:28 PM

Here are two more, one with a helpful map:

An agriturismo where you can have meals; located in a lovely area just outside, but within walking distance of, Bellagio:

deniseredeker Jul 28th, 2010 03:41 PM

This is the site we used (the link is for the apartment we stayed in. The location was great for us - near the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. It was a great little apartment and made for a great stay in Rome!

audreyleigh99 Jul 28th, 2010 07:16 PM

These are all great but, wow, I am really impressed with Bella Como . . . almost too good to be true with their beautifully (photoshopped?) pictures. Has anyone rented through them yet?

audreyleigh99 Jul 29th, 2010 09:24 AM

Alright, I just booked one of Bella Como's apartments for five days in September. They were so nice and friendly to deal with, got back to me right away, etc. Quite a pleasure and if the place is half as beautiful as the pictures I will be VERY happy. Thanks again for all this information!

madams77 Jul 29th, 2010 12:13 PM


I was trying to remember where I heard about Bella Como and looked through all the forums I use as resources, but couldn't find anything. Then I remembered that it was an article I read and was able to find it.

I am very anxious to hear about your experience with the apartment. Which one did you book? I hope you have a great time!!

This is the one that has made our short list so far for next year:

audreyleigh99 Jul 29th, 2010 04:21 PM

We booked this one - I spoke to the co-owner (Lynne) and she recommended it over the others I was considering. I will definitely try to remember to report back on my experience! Now I almost wish it was sooner than September!

ekscrunchy Jul 30th, 2010 02:30 AM

Audrey it looks wonderful! In fact it looks divine and I would not mind staying there myself someday!

PLEASE report back and have a wonderful trip. Let us know if you want restaurant information...

madams77 Jul 30th, 2010 09:38 AM

The rental you selected looks VERY nice. One thing I like about the Bella Como site is that you can use a credit card for the deposit. Using a credit card sure makes things a lot easier. I hope that you have a wonderful time! Please tell us all about it when you return.

sweetjen Jul 31st, 2010 06:14 AM

deniseredeker, the appartment you stayed in Rome, it was Apartment AP49 - MARGUTTA from, I am looking to book that appartment for an upcoming trip this fall but I am concerned as left over smoke causes problems for my allergies & they do not have a no-smoking policy. Can you tell me much about that appartment? Much thanks for your help!

J62 Jul 31st, 2010 07:43 AM

For all of Italy is a great place to look.

For Venice, I've had very good experience with

charnees Jul 31st, 2010 12:14 PM also has lots and lots of rentals.

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