Villa Chez Nous
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
A perfect lakefront paradise!
Enjoying a fabulous and equally peaceful lakefront location along the unspoilt eastern shore of Pognano Lario and easily accessible from the cosmopolitan city of Como, this unique villa offers the perfect Lake Como retreat for friends and family!
With a comfortable luxury interior to match, the villa (ID 901) provides guests with the very essence of Lake Como living. The villa sits in sunny landscaped grounds and so enjoys maximum peace and privacy.
Please Note: Since the property is located directly on the lakeside there are quite a number of stone steps from the road level to the entrance of the villa, giving you the opportunity to admire the spectacular lake views from your chosen holiday home.
Guests can enjoy relaxing and entertaining in style with a magnificent living and dining room which boasts double aspect lake views, a high beamed ceiling and a stunning stone inglenook feature fireplace.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lakeside on location or Lido di Faggeto Lario 3 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan - Malpensa 69 km, Nearest railway: Como - San Giovanni 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Guests can further enjoy the dramatic lake views from the comfort of the sofa area which also offers a SAT TV with DVD player for guests' entertainment. The French doors lead directly out onto a romantic portico terrace with a sunny alfresco area directly overlooking the lake and the gorgeous western shore.
This property also features Wi-Fi service. Please note that this is a mobile network modem which can accommodate a maximum of five simultaneous connection.
The alfresco dining area makes the ideal place for relaxed unhurried breakfasts and romantic evening aperitifs, with a stylish dining area to the living area providing a more formal venue for sumptuous dinner parties and occasions.
Leading off from the living area guests can easily reach the modern and fresh shaker-style kitchen, which is fitted with all the desired appliances for a fully-enjoyable self-catering stay with a gas hob, oven, toaster, microwave, coffee machine and dishwasher all to hand to ensure even the largest of dinner parties can be catered for!
The villa sleeps 7-8 guests comfortably, with the added advantage of being able to sleep up to 11 guests if required.
The sleeping accommodation comprises two gorgeous lake view double bedrooms, two children bedrooms with garden view, each furnished with two modern single beds and a bunk bed. There is an additional single sofa bed in the living area that can also be used for sleeping.
There is one spacious bathroom fitted with a power shower, WC, bidet and vanity set. Another service toilet with WC and basin completes the accommodation of this beautiful holiday home.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside as well as the portico terrace with its charming alfresco dining area, guests can enjoy the large sunny lawn which leads to a stone built BBQ with a secondary outdoor dining area and, to the other side of the villa, to the fabulous outdoor swimming pool. A boat mooring facility is also provided here for guests hiring a power boat during their stay!
Please note, since the property is located directly on the lakeside there are quite a number of stone steps from the road level to the entrance of the villa.
** POOL OPENING DATES ~ From 15th May - 30th September
Guests can have a fantastic time cooling off in the pool or sunbathing on one of the sun loungers which are provided. Another great and unexpected feature of this villa is its very own boathouse, which is a popular addition to any luxury villa on Lake Como, and is located in the grounds.
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 tranquillity and chic resorts such as Varenna, Bellagio, Menaggio and Como itself.
Warming, in spriing 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).
From Pognano Lario the wide choice of amenities, attractions and amenities are easily reachable and include the cosmopolitan delights and transport links of Como city, the world famous Villa D’Este Golf Club, the central lake villas of Carlotta and del Balbianello, the picturesque lake resort towns and also the adventure centre above Bellagio with its wide selection of outdoor activities.
Exploring the village of Faggeto Lario guests will find many fascinating buildings, ancient piazzas, medieval passageways and romantic churches.
The village provides some basic amenities for residents including a delicatessen, restaurant and cafe/bar. Due to its hillside location a car is essential for convenience and ease of movement to the lakefront and the other nearby towns.
The charming and very pretty lakefront is just a short drive away by car from the village and features many pretty harbours and local beauty spots. The cosmopolitan city of Como can be reached by car in less than 25 minutes and provides a wide variety of cafes, bars, restaurants, boutique shops, galleries and tourist sites such as the famous Duomo, the elegant Villa Olmo, the Volta museum and the funicular railway.
Como is situated at the head of the lake and is an ancient town over 400 years old with magnificent churches and historic monuments.
The largest and southernmost town on the lake isn't likely to charm you quite as much as some of the other towns and villages, but the historic center is lovely if you take the time to stroll it and pop into its little churches and cafes.
A center of silk making for a very long time, this city traces its roots to the Gauls, and, after them, the Romans, and bustles with commerce and industry. You'll probably want to stay in one of the more peaceful settings farther up the lake, but Como amply rewards a day's visit, with some fine Renaissance churches and palaces and a nice lake front promenade.
For visitor information the regional tourist office has extensive details on hotels, restaurants, and camping grounds around the lake, from its offices at Piazza Cavour 17 (tel. 031-269-712 or 031-264-215). The tourist office opens daily 9am to 1pm and 2 to 5pm (sometimes closed Sun in winter). There is also a city tourist office in a little trailer that has moved around a bit since it opened in 2000, but stays near Piazza del Duomo, and seems to have settled on a spot along Via Maestri Comacini around the right side of the cathedral (tel. 031-337-1063). It's open Monday to Friday 10am to 12:30pm and 2:30 to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 6pm. Trains run between 1 to 3 times per hour connecting Milan and Como's Station San Giovanni on Piazzale San Gottardo.
Also from Milan's Piazza Garibaldi station, 55-60 min and high speed from Milan's Stazione Centrale station, 40 min.
At the heart of Como's walled Old Town, Piazza San Fedele has many 400-year-old buildings, and the basilica, one of the masterpieces of the maestri comacini (masters of Como). At the top of Via Cantù you'll see the old wall's most spectacular standing tower, the Porta Vittoria.
Nearby is the very austere church of San Abbondio. Rest awhile in its cloisters, then climb the hill behind it and go to the top of the Baradello Tower, for a lovely view of the entire lake. Next, walk back down the hill and visit Como's third great basilica, the early romanesque San Corpoforo.
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17 Sep 2013
"Totally amazing - but for serious lake lovers!"
I've just read both of the reviews for Villa Chez Nous, one great, one terrible, and in a way, they are both true. We wanted a villa by the lake, with mooring for a boat, privacy, a pool and cruc… More
7 Sep 2013
"Prime location on the lake - stunning views and so much more..."
We have just returned from a wonderful 10 day stay at Villa Chez Nous in Lake Como. The position of the property directly on the lake was stunning - a view that took your breath away each morning. O… More
27 Jul 2013
"280 steps and a whole lot more....you won't like."
Below you will read a response, asking us for our "wonderful thoughts and memories" I wrote to the company that rented us this villa. All of this is true and not intended to be mean spirite… More
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