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Villa Isella. Cherub Apartment


Excellent 5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Private, secure parkland, grounds, pool, with a view of one of the barbecue and dining areas for you

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Italian Lakes front ground floor beautifully appointed garden apartment. Situated in historical Villa Isella, set in a lovely landscaped hillside park with a large swimming pool (20' x 50') and parking. Enclosed, private grounds means children can play safely. Perfect holiday home for access to Italian and Swiss lakes and mountains. Only 5 min. stroll to a local ristorante!

Villa Isella can be reached by a private residential road leading to the front of the Villa where there is parking available and the park can be entered by the electronic gates for more secure parking. Relax in Villa Isella's parkland grounds which has it's own beautiful chapel. Enjoy a delicious barbecue at the garden dining and seating area and take a refreshing swim in the pool.

Ideal base for summer holidays, shopping in Switzerland's chic and elegant Lugano is only 20mins drive. Alternatively take the nearby hydrofoil (rapido) ferry to Como, not only will you see the beautiful villages nestling among the mountains above the lake but you can stop at all the lakeside villages and pass Villa Balbianello along the way and within an hour you are in the delightful city of Como! On Thursday, market day, there is plenty to see and you can wander the many interesting little streets filled with shops, restaurants and cafe bars.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Piano di Lago 1 km
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Lugano 35mins. Malpensa 90mins. Bergamo 90mins., Nearest railway: Lugano. Varenna. Como
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

Luxurious ground floor front apartment with arched entrance and own private garden within the grounds of Villa Isella. A beautifully appointed cosy vaulted ceiling sitting area with sofas, pellet fire, English TV, DVD and CD player.

Lovely inside dining area for up to 6 people with doors leading to the private garden with another table and chairs (perfect for having breakfast!)

The fully fitted kitchen incorporates a dish washer, fridge/freezer, gas hob, double electric oven and grill plus microwave. Every thing you will need to dine well using the local produce. In your own private garden, you have a dinning table, seating for six, with large sun shade and your own gas barbecue. Perfect for al fresco lazy breakfasts and candlelit dining in the evening.

Hallway leading to: A sumptuous double bedroom with a window overlooking the garden. A tastefully furnished twin bedded room and a beautifully tiled shower room with handbasin, WC and bidet.

Full central heating and double glazed throughout.

The property has a washing machine and dryer.

Further details outdoors

Villa Isella can be reached by a private residential road leading to the front of the Villa where there is parking available and the park can be entered by the electronic gates for more secure parking. Relax in Villa Isella's

private parkland grounds which has it's own beautiful chapel.

Enjoy a delicious barbecue at the garden dining and seating area and take a refreshing swim in the pool.

The wonderful micro-climate here, with "delicious" temperatures in summer, encourage you to dine "al fresco."

Enjoy fine local produce, cooked on the barbecue with excellent wines from the nearby Valtellina region, whilst by the pool.

Stay casual and chill out with your children, enjoy the beautiful surroundings the villa has to offer.

Spectacular scenery, on a warm summer evening, the smell of the barbecue food drifting in the air, a good bottle of wine (or two), the sound of crickets in the background (don't worry, they don't come near to you!)... What more could you want, go on live the dream!! It could be all yours for a week or two!

The Lombardy region

Villa Isella is situated in an ideal location in the Italian lake district of the Pre Alps. Perfect for both summer and winter vacations. More often than not, the clear blue skies and wonderful views that surround the villa are perfect if you just want to relax or tour the area.

The Swiss border is just 15mins drive and the elegant town of Lugano offers a casino, chic shops, restaurants and bars. Carry on a little further (20mins from Lugano) to Luino, on the shores of Lake Maggiore especially on Wednesday, the town's market day, which is well worth a visit.

Menaggio (Lake Como) and Porlezza (Lake Lugano) are just a few mins away and both offer cafe bars, restaurants, ice cream parlours, banks and shops. The interesting market in Porlezza, along the shore of Lake Lugano, is held on Saturday morning.

From the nearby port of Menaggio, you can take one of the many boat trips to Bellagio, Varenna or the beautiful city of Como on a fast or slow ferry and visit the many attractions along the way and enjoy the Italian cafe culture and fine Italian cuisine.

Many guests take a one day trip to Milan for sight seeing and shopping either by car or by the train from Lugano and all said it was very enjoyable well worth the visit.


Explore Menaggio at your leisure, relax on the waterfront, sip cappuccini in Piazza Garibaldi, people watch, absorb the history and elegance.

Travel by ferry, or hire your own boat and explore this wonderful place. Drop off at restaurants, chat to locals or for the more active try some water sports. For golfing enthusiasts the wonderful course in Croce (just a few minutes drive from Villa Isella) is open to non members.

Menaggio is about half way up the western side of Lago di Como, an attractive and thriving town in the summer months and little more quiet in the winter! The heart of the "old" town gathered around Piazza Garibaldi close to Menaggio's harbour features mostly 19th century buildings in the Italian alpine style painted in muted tones.

The higher part of the town has a more medieval aspect featuring narrow alleys, steep stairs and stone buildings. The old and "new", the shops, restaurants, cafes, public squares and alleyways, the tree shaded lake shore promenades bordered by flowers, and the well-kept villas form a wonderful and serene place to be.

Menaggio, although peaceful and relaxing (sit in the square and watch the pace of life) there's is still lots to do in and around Menaggio. You can enjoy walks through the town and its numerous gardens. Along the way you can take a look at some of Menaggio's lovely little churches: San Stefano (17th century), San Giusto and San Carlo accompanied by a beautiful bell tower and the ruins of a medieval castle above the town is also worth a visit.

Italian one day cookery course can be arranged which includes lunch with wine.

Speed boat hire for 1hr plus or sailing a yacht with a skipper on Lago di Como can also be arranged.

Beautiful places to see and visit. Use the ferries if possible for the most relaxing day as they run between all the most popular places.

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Review 1-10 of 12

13 Sep 2014



What a lovely holiday! This was our first family holiday, we wanted somewhere which would work with Mia, Cherub certainly ticked all the boxes! Lovely apartment, great location and everything you cou… More

20 Aug 2014


"A lovely apartment in beautiful surroundings"

This was a great stay, one of the best places I've been to. It was like a 5***** hotel. You have made it amazing for us. We didn't care about the bad weather, we still had a great time! I… More

20 Jun 2014


"Enchanted June"

My aunt, cousin, sister and I spent two fabulous weeks in Villa Isella's lovely Cherub Apartment. It was everything we had hoped for and more -- a gorgeous, tranquil setting (great for relaxing … More

8 Sep 2013


"Cherub has got to be the best self catering apartment I have ever stayed in!"

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel at home. We could not fault the apartment as it had all we needed for our stay and was furnished to a high standard. Having use of the private garden ar… More

27 Aug 2013


"Simply fantastic"

What a fantastic holiday and so much of it because of how great the Villa/Cherub was and Vivien's fantastic hospitality. Everything we could have needed was here and the Prosecco and cake were j… More

25 Aug 2013


"Wonderful relaxing stay at Cherub apartment Villa Isella"

We have had an amazing time at this wonderful apartment. Your hospitality is second to none. We have all enjoyed relaxing and chilling out in the pool and gardens. The scenery is outstanding and we… More

3 Aug 2013


"Amazing and fabulous!"

Wonderful apartment with everything that you could think of that you need. From booking to going home, Vivien has been marvellous. Villa is beautiful with lovely grounds, pool and views. Good location… More

20 Jun 2013


"Wonderful location! Wonderful host! La bella vita!"

Apartment Cherub was very comfortable and well-equipped - with lots of little touches to make it very welcoming and pleasant - fresh cut flowers and the table laid for our first meal. Villa Isella is… More

25 Oct 2012


"Our best holiday ever, can we return next year mum...?"

Wish we could have stayed longer but unfortunately our stay at Villa Isella is “...finito...” – at least this time around as we would love to return!You have been very kind to us and our stay wo… More

20 Oct 2012


"A beautiful apartment in a lovely location"

Thank you, Vivien, for many happy memories of our holiday at Villa Isella. Despite changeable weather we thoroughly enjoyed the splendours of the lake, especially Villa del Balbianello and the intrig… More

Review 1-10 of 12

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Calendar last updated:18 Nov 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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  • Italian

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