Villa | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 15
This prestigious mansion has been completely renovated with an exclusive designer furniture, creating a unique personality in quiet spot on Lake Como in front of the peninsula of Bellagio that is one of the most pictoresque sight.
This private luxurious villa is organized as your private luxury hotel with the possibility of a professional chef as extra service and a maid all day available included in the price as service included and compulsory.
Formerly a 19th century villa, it has been restored into a stunning gem of a contemporary design. Boasting ultra modern facilities and mature parklands, this villa offers tranquility in a refined, elegant setting.
Furnished with a fusion of modern design furniture and objets d'art, the living space is perfectly arranged over four levels, suiting families and businesses alike. The original features remain, with vaulted ceilings making for an atmospheric dining experience, sumptuous showers with glass mosaics and roll top baths that seem to float on marble floors.
Rarely you will find in a private villa a fully equipped gym and heated indoor swimming pool of these dimensions. You can be sure of year-round swims whatever the weather. A wash of windows look out onto the dramatic landscapes of Bellagio and the Tremezzina. The large private grounds will allow you to jogging on the extended paths of the park with breathtaking views and even a spot of tennis on the full size court for sport enthusiasts.
Inside the villa you are welcomed by a Roundhouse kitchen, fusing the wide kitchen area with the grounds outside. The villa boasts professional cooking facilities as well as a real hearty living space, which leads on to two exemplary dining rooms with vaulted and antique ceiling. A professional chef will be available during your holiday with possibility of cooking lessons.
The first floor offers three different living areas in an open-plan setting, each with different characteristics: formal, family and one for intimate conversation.
The three upper floors are home to five en suite bedrooms and an oversize playroom that can convert into a sixth bedroom if required.
Available at the villa:
- Dolby Surround Sound theatre in lounge,
- Intercom system between floors
- Centralised radio system in every room
- iPod docking station
- Heated pool ( 16m x 5 m ) with direct access to a flat garden of 400 sq m and direct access from the villa
- Stereo system in pool and fitness area
- Air conditioning throughout
- Film library
- International satellite TV in all rooms
- Business centre
- Bespoke linens
- Feather down duvets and hypoallergenic pillows
- Lift to all floors
- Garage parking for 6 cars + 8 spaces open air
- Security alarm
Suitability for Families, Business events, Weddings, Photoshoots, Fashion firm exibition, Brainstorming meeting, Film locations
Extra services available for our guests:
- Personal trainer and Tennis teacher
- Specialized Massage treatments and spa treatments with the best professionists of the area.
- Seaplane tours above lake Como, Lake Lugano, Lake Maggiore and possibility of transportation to Venice for one or more days.
- Horse trails in the local mountains
- Sailing lessons
- Boat tours
- Shopping in Milano and Lugano with an expert guide!
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 8 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lido di Lenno|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malpensa 80 km, Nearest railway: Como 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 5 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (8), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 15, Lounge seats for 15|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Private tennis court, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking, Lift access|
The Lombardy region
The Lake is shaped rather like an inverted 'Y', with two 'legs' starting at Como in the South-West and Lecco in the South-East, which join together half way up and the lake continues up to Colico in the North. The first few kilometres of the 'legs' at the southern end of the lake are relatively flat, but Lake Como becomes more mountainous as you head northwards into the Alps. Some of the nearby peaks go slightly above the tree-line so the views are really impressive. In the winter, there is skiing in the nearby valleys.
The area around Lake Como, or "Lago di Como" in Italian, is pretty characteristic. It has a kind of flair and sense of history that tends to impress its visitors in a sense deeper than only from a touristic point of view. It has been appreciated for its beauty and uniqueness for ages, and even as early as the Roman Times. Its atmosphere and natural surroundings have been the inspiration for an important part of the creation of Naboo, in the Star Wars movies.
Bellagio - Very attractive town at the junction of the two 'legs' of the lake. Can be expensive. This is the busiest of the tourist oriented towns. Bellagio is a hub for the boat service on the lake.
Varenna - Another attractive town on the Eastern shore opposite Menaggio and Bellagio. Worth visiting for the attractive and relaxing gardens of Villa Cipressi and Villa Monastero. Varenna also has the remains of a castle where a falconer gives shows occasionally. The castle is a steep hike, with a rise of many hundreds of vertical feet.
Como - At the southern end of the lake, the lake's main town is a good base and although not as attractive as some of the other towns, it remains an elegant resort. The town has a population of roughly 80,000 people and has Roman or pre Roman origins.
Tremezzo - Beautiful little town, right across from Bellagio. Main attraction is Villa Carlotta with its splendid botanical garden and nice waterfront.
Griante - Small village situated on a plateau on the West side of Lake Como. Worth visiting for its surrounding villas and for the spectacular views of Lake Como from the Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino, a small church perched high on the mountain side.
Menaggio - The main town on the Western Shore, it's an attractive town and not as touristy as Bellagio and Varenna opposite. It has a Youth Hostel (but it's often full at weekends). Has a nice pedestrian only area with coffee shops, gelaterias and restaurants. Also has a lake-front mini golf with a snack bar.
Take at least one Boat Trip. The most popular tourist towns seem to be Bellagio, Menaggio, and Varenna. Gravedona and Domaso (in the north) and Bellano, Lenno, and Argegno (mid-lake)are also worth a stop (no more than two hours required for each). Go up the cable car Como-Brunate. From the top you can enjoy the spectacular view, go to Brunate, or hike over to the Volta Lighthouse for an even better view.In Como, one of the really spectacular old lakeside villas is an art museum and is an easy walk from the Como boat ramps.
Try a round of golf or tennis at the Villa D'Este or Monticello golf clubs, or some water sports on the Lake. There are two locations that rent motor boats. Lower horsepowers do not require a boating license.
More water sports: in most of the lakeside towns, you will find opportunities to rent various kinds of boats. Many towns also have sailing and/or (kite) surfing schools. Water skiing is possible from some towns.
Go for a (long) walk in the mountains. There are various routes, for instance starting from Menaggio or Dongo. Most offer spectacular views across the lake and sometimes it is even possible to see both Lake Lugano and Lake Como from the same place, such as Monte Grona. The tourism office in Menaggio has a wide selection of possibilities.
Gelato. Many of the small towns around the lake have excellent gelaterias. This dessert/snack is wonderfully flavorful and perfect for enjoying from a bench at the side of the lake. edit
The Lake Como Greenway is an almost 4 mile walkway on the west side on the lake. While some parts are not lake-front, it is mostly lake-front and its route near Bolvedro/Tremezzo goes thru a very nice lake-front park. The best towns to join the green way are Lenno and Tremezzo.
Villa Carlotta. in Tremezzo offers great views of the lake from its large gardens which are famous for the wide varieties of plants. The villa is also a museum containing a number of sculptures and artworks edit
Take a flight over the lake. Aero Club Como offers flights in seaplanes.
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