This is a highly desirable property – one of only a few private villas with pool, available for rent in the area.
The spacious villa is laid out over 3 floors.
Top floor: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Luxurious and spacious master suite with large double bed and luxurious memory foam mattress and a large en suite bathroom containing bath and walk in shower. The bedroom opens out onto a large wrap-around terrace overlooking the pool and the lake below and a guest room with a double bed and en suite shower room. Both rooms have a balcony with stunning lake views.
Spacious guest suite with en suite shower room and balcony overlooking the lake and the mountains.
Ground floor: living area + 1 single study bedroom, 1 cloakroom
Main villa living area with open plan stylish kitchen and dining area, with 2 ovens, dishwasher and microwave. Clean lines, sophistication, light and stunning views are the order of the day here! The living area has 3 large patio doors, providing stunning lake views, a huge comfy sofa and large flat screen TV with SKY satellite. There is also a single study/bedroom & cloak room with sink and WC.
Basement: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom + double sofa bed in living area
Self contained unit with 2 twin bedrooms, shower room, open plan lounge/relax area. It has its own private entrance and parking with large patio doors and stunning mountain views. The basement can also be accessed via an internal staircase.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Argegno 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan Malpensa 72 km, Nearest railway: Como 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The property has WIFI and is provided with a reading library and DVD library.
There is a large gas BBQ for guests to use.
There is a washing machine in the basement.
The access road is narrow and steep, so not suitable for minibus-type vehicles. Standard people carriers and normal cars are fine
A private chef and maid service are available on request.
|Further details outdoors|
There are spacious grounds with grassed areas, as well as balconies and terraces. So plenty of space to sunbathe or play games.
The gated driveway has space for 2 cars and there is additional parking outside the basement apartment.
Private and sunny pool, sunbathing areas and car parking for several cars.
Due to the high level of fixtures & fittings,a €500 euro refundable breakage deposit is payable on arrival.
The rental price includes all linens and towels. Additional towels are provided for the pool.
Payment can be made via cheque, bank transfer or Paypal (5% surcharge)
Lake Como has been famous and popular for centuries, due to its unrivaled beauty. It is still popular today for many more reasons: It is within striking distance of many interesting places - Milan, Monza, St Moritz and Lugano, to name just a few. It offers something for every type of holidaymaker from the sporty to chill-out to culture-vulture with water sports, golf, horse-riding, stunning villas and historic churches, shopping to die for (ask for our designer outlet guide), wine tastings, gourmet restaurants and some of the best pizzas you will ever taste at only €4 for a pizza margherita, you can't go wrong! It is also home to the island of Comacina and one of the most famous restaurants on the Lake, visited by everyone from Eisenhower to Clooney.
Argegno, 20km from Como
A popular destination for tourists, Argegno is situated in a large inlet on the western shore of Lake Como at the mouth of the Val d’Intelvi. It has a pleasant climate and is mild even in the winter months. With its’ beautiful panoramic location, one can see from the headland of Bellagio to the north and as far as Nesso towards the south.
Argegno offers a surprising amount of facilities for a quaint lakeside fishing village – 5 good restaurants/pizzerias, 2 excellent wine bars (Enoteca and Bar Colombo), serving free snacks at aperitivo time every day. There are 2 banks with cash points and a small store. And you won’t be able to resist Andrea’s home-made ice creams (made with whatever is available fresh that day, including cucumber!). The scent of the bakery will draw you up the narrow alleyways to find fresh brioche (croissants) and bread, baked daily on the premises by Louisa. Buy fresh vegetables from Mario and ask him for one of his superb recipes – always served with smile and he speaks excellent English. If that wasn’t enough, the village also now boasts a beautician and 2 hairdressers!
Argegno is also within striking distance of all Lake Como’s treasures, as it is a main bus and ferry stop-off point for the rest of the lake. Villa Balbianello (Star Wars & James Bond) is just around the corner, Villa Carlotta a short ferry ride away, as are Bellagio, Menaggio and Varenna – get a centre lake ticket and visit all three in one day. The village is certainly of Roman origin, as it owes its’ name to the consul Publio Cesio Archigene. At one time Argegno was part of a defensive system, which extended as far as the ancient villa of Lenno and the Isola Comacina to obstruct the passage of invaders. The village is certainly of Roman origin, as it owes its’ name to the consul Publio Cesio Archigene.
At one time Argegno was part of a defensive system, which extended as far as Lenno and the Isola Comacina to obstruct the passage of invaders. The ancient centre of the village is very picturesque. It is crossed by the Telo stream and is divided into two parts, which are joined by an old stone bridge with a lancet arch.
It is possible to take a cable car up to Pigra (881 m), which is situated on a plateau with a beautiful view of the lake. From here it is possible to go on to the Valle della Camoggia, which is in the oasis of Argegno-Cima della Duaria, a conservation area. The road which runs along Val d’Intelvi also starts from Argegno and about 15 km along it one comes to Lanzo.
Things to see
The Sanctuary of Sant’Anna
This was built in the seventeenth century but it was subsequently renovated. Inside one can find stuccowork and frescoes from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
The Oratory of San Rocco in Pigra
Built in the fifteenth century, it contains frescoes from 1662 signed by S. Pozzi.