This Villa is a fabulous family-friendly residence set over 3 floors, with unforgettable views of the Lake and Isola Comacina.
It is a modern and tastefully decorated Villa and comprises 2 Apartments, which is absolutely ideal for travelling groups and families who wish to holiday together, with a degree of privacy and flexibility.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ossuccio 1 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan - Malpensa Airport 81 km, Nearest railway: Como: San Giovanni 50K or Varenna: Esino 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 11, Lounge seats for 11|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The first Apartment is situated on the top two floors and offers a spacious and neutrally decorated open plan Living and dining area with Sat TV and Kitchen. From the living area there is access onto a sunny Balcony which offers seating to relax and unwind during the daytime. To the first floor of this apartment there are 2 very spacious Double Bedrooms and 1 single Bedroom, as well as a modern and newly tiled Bathroom with luxury Jacuzzi.
The space on the mansard floor above is devoted to a further Double Bedroom which boasts an En Suite Showeroom and which is ideal for a couple.
The second Apartment is situated on the ground floor of the Villa and offers a fifth spacious Bedroom with Double Bed and a third modern Bathroom. There is also a second light and neutral Living area with Sat TV, sofa bed and direct access out onto the sunny Garden Terrace which offers outdoors seating and dining table.
This Villa further provides a Dishwasher and Washing Machine making it ideal for a relaxing self- catering holiday!
|Further details outdoors|
From the covered ground floor terrace there is a wide and mature sunny Lake view garden ideal for a large party of guests to enjoy during the daytime and evening, as well as private off street Parking which is available for guests staying at the property.
The Italian Lakes are a little slice of paradise. Elegant ribbons of blue water stretch out ahead, folded into the sun-baked foothills, with a spectacular back drop of the snow-capped Alps.
Lake Como offers hidden treasures just waiting for the visitor to discover them: charming corners forgotten by time, lakeside villages where nothing seems to have changed for centuries.
It is steeped in history with an immense collection of churches, architectural masterpieces and works of art covering the centuries. The lake is situated in a basin surrounded by wooded mountains, and offers an extremely varied landscape, with its' shores featuring a succession of pastures, and woods as well as harsh and impressive rock formations.
All this alongside elegant, lakeside villas with sub-tropical gardens, which provide a haven of peace and tranquillity and chic resorts such as Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Como itself.
Warming, inspriing and graced with natural beauty, the lakes are still a place to draw breath and wonder. Lake Como, oriented north-south, ringed by characterful old villages often wedged onto
narrow beaches between rugged cliffs and water. Those classic lake images of flower strewn balconies, Baroque gardens and splendid waterside villas can be found here in abundance. Dotted around and between the lakes are some of Italy's finest art cities, such as Milan, Verona & Bergamo.
The most romantic and picturesque villages on the lake are Santa Maria Rezzonico, Varenna (15 min by ferry) & Bellagio (8 min by ferry), Lenno (visit Villa Balbianello, location for 007's Casino Royale as well as Villa Gaeta, right here in Menaggio) & Laglio (where George Clooney owns Villa Oleandra).
The lovely town of Ossuccio, one of the best starting points for mountain walks, or boats trips on the lake, especially around the beautiful island of Isola Comacina, which you can explore by boat. Why not book a meal at the only restaurant on the island only 2 mins. away away by boat.
Ossuccio enjoys a sunny aspect on the west side of the lake and is ideally situated to visit all parts of the lake. The lake side garden here, in the heart of the village is just 10 minutes walk from your accommodation and is popular for sunbathing, enjoying a drink, sunbathing or taking a dip in the lake! Restaurants, bars and a bank can all be found in the village.
Lenno (Villa Balbianello-James Bond) with the water ferry accessing all parts of the lake is just 3 mins drive with supermarket.Villa Carlotta (Tremezzo) with it's majestic gardens is just a short drive and Bellagio is only a water taxi or ferry ride away!
Como city and Switzerland are just 1/2 an hour away and another 30 mins will take you to Milan or Monza for the formula 1 grand prix!
The village of Ossuccio is situated along the central lakes shore and is characterized by its beautiful Bell tower of S. Giacomoo and of S. Maria Maddelena. It offers a variety of delights including lake view Tennis Courts, a Children’s Play area, an authentic Italian Bar, a useful Bank and a fabulous Beach situated opposite the famous Isola Comacina, one of Lombardy’s greatest archaeological treasures, where visitors can take boat rides from the next village along, Comacina, and enjoy a memorable dining experience on the Lake’s only island.
Just 5 minute’s drive away guests can reach the larger village of Lenno which offers a wider variety of amenities including supermarkets, lakeside restaurants, a picturesque promenade, a passenger Ferry service, the Lido di Lenno and the beautiful Villa Balbianello.
Lake Como’s other famous central lake towns are all within an easy 10 minute’s drive away and a Ferry operates regularly from Cadenabbia and Menaggio, taking visitors to the Eastern shores of the Lake, where Varenna and Bellagio await to be explored!
There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Cadenabbia & Menaggio Golf Club celebrating 100 years this year and is Italy's oldest golf course. Established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, it is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car. Tel: +39 344 321 03. Green Fees: Weekdays EU 55, Weekends and Holidays EU 70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental EU 36.
Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.. Guests are always welcome, please call beforehand to check course rules. Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como).
There is also a first class Golf Course at Varesse for those staying nearer to the Lake Maggorie area.
This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibilty and mountains capped in winter snow. It does however have Skiing opportunities at local resorts for a day out.
There is a small ski area on Mt. Lema , not more than 10 km from Lugano, but you have to be lucky to have enough snow for skiing. In Ticino, the local Swiss Canton, the best places to ski are probably either San Bernardino (south of the pass of the same name) or Airolo (south of Gotthard pass). Both are reachable in about 1 hour by car across the Swiss border.
There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.
The closest major ski resorts are St. Moritz and Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass which is approx. 100K