Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

A stunning family getaway in the Italian Lake District!

Enjoying an exclusive villa setting in landscaped grounds with luxury facilities this modernised apartment makes for the perfect retreat!

Families are well suited in this versatile and spacious villa apartment (ID 752) which boasts well proportioned bright rooms with high ceilings and pleasant garden and mountain views.

The main open plan reception room enjoys generous proportions and is ideal for relaxed holiday stays with a comfortable sitting area with a sofa and chairs and a SAT TV with DVD player for guests own entertainment. The spacious room also features a dining area and a fully fitted kitchen with a gas oven hob, kettle and all the other desired appliances to prepare simple meals.

Through the double French doors guests can enjoy the fabulous balcony which enjoys a sunny aspect and is ideal for enjoying morning coffees on and alfresco dinners, with views of the gorgeous parkland, mountains and the Lago di Piano nature reserve.

The property is ideal for families and groups of friends with a spacious master bedroom with a bright and modern interior and a second very comfortable bedroom with twin single beds. To the living area a double sofa bed can also be used to sleep additional guests.

A modern newly fitted bathroom is also situated in the property and a washing machine is provided for guests' convenience.

The villa itself dates back to the 1600s and includes many fine character features as well as an onsite a chapel. Guest can enjoy the fabulous landscaped grounds which also feature mature cypress trees, rolling lawns and a shared BBQ area with stone picnic dining area. The 90mq outdoors swimming pool also provides guests with a fantastic place to relax and exercise and a shower room is situated by the poolside.

Please be aware that Villa Isella Panoramica apartment is a private residence and not a holiday complex and as such there are condominium rules that enable all residents and guests to have a relaxed and wonderful holiday experience. Guests are reminded of this in the information they are given.

The pool opening dates are between

1st June - 30th September but can vary slightly depending on the weather.

Guests can use the off-street parking area outside the villa gates and from the hillside location of Carlazzo the villa is just a 7 minute drive from the popular resort town of Porlezza.

The town on Lake Lugano provides a wide choice of local amenities including supermarkets, banks, lake view cafes and shops. The nearby Lago di Piano nature reserve is popular with walkers and cyclists and other local activities include horse riding, tennis, golf, swimming, sailing, kayaking and quad biking.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Porlezza 5 km
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Milan - Malpensa 104km or Lugano - Agno 25 km, Nearest railway: Varenna - Esino 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

** Swimming Pool Opening Period from 15th June - 30th September.

Guests can use the off-street parking area outside the villa gates and from the hillside location of Carlazzo the villa is just a 7 minute drive from the popular resort town of Porlezza.

The Lombardy region

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 tranquility and chic resorts such as Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Como itself.

Warming, inspiring 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).

Carlazzo

The town on Lake Lugano provides a wide choice of local amenities including supermarkets, banks, lake view cafes and shops. The nearby Lago di Piano nature reserve is popular with walkers and cyclists and other local activities include horse riding, tennis, golf, swimming, sailing, kayaking and quad biking.

Menaggio on Lake Como is just a 17 minutes drive away and provides guests with fabulous starting point from where to explore Lake Como, with its splendid villas, botanical gardens, family friendly lidos and adventure parks.

Guests can enjoy fine country-style cuisine in the nearby Agroturismo of 'La Barcola' also enjoy the local pizzerias and lake view restaurants which run southwards along the Tremezzina shore towards Como city.

Lugano city can be reached in just 30 minutes and provides a full range of cosmopolitan delights from designer shopping, modern casinos, and elegant cafe lined piazzas and trendy nightclubs.

Carlazzo is one of the bigger villages in this area and has a convenient grocery shop and a selection of restaurants. There are many natural and artistic attractions which should not be missed, especially several churches. In particular the church of St. Giacomo and St. Fedele which rises in the centre of the village, the church of St. Stefano containing the famous organ which was created by Serassi in 1858, the church of St. Nazzaro and Celso and also the church of St. Giorgio in the hamlet of Gottro which is famous for its Romanesque bell tower.

Additional Sport & Adventure Activities include:

Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.

Golf:

There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club 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. Green Fees: Weekdays €55, Weekends and Holidays €70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental €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).

Skiing:

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.100km.