Savour this charming hillside retreat for 8!
Nestled along the desirable sunny Menaggio hillside, this modern detached 3-5 bed villa benefits from flexible family friendly living across two floors. Located just a short drive from Menaggio lakeside centre and the prestigious Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club, this modern villa easily lets you make the most of your Lake Como stay! Situated in a small well maintained residential enclave, the conveniently placed villa features an off-street driveway and a beautiful private garden, with far reaching lake views.
Guests reach the villa’s entrance along a pretty portico terrace, adorned by the plants of the charming natural garden. Once inside, guests are greeted by a beautiful open plan south facing living room, which boasts high wooden beamed ceiling and a very comfortable high-quality finish; with its cream leather sofas and maple wood furniture. A charming focal point of the room is the large wood burning stove, which creates a wonderful ambience here in the colder months. Ample logs are provided during autumn and winter time stays.
A 42” plasma screen TV provides all British national and regional channels together with Sky UK. A DVD player is provided with an extensive collection of DVD and CDs, as well as a separate CD player. A lovely stylish dining area with panorama windows provides the ideal setting for dinner parties. From the large open plan living room, guests can open the French doors out onto a south facing terrace with idyllic views of Lake Como and the surrounding mountain tops.
The terrace features teak garden furniture with a BBQ, perfect for alfresco summertime feasts.
Adjacent to the lovely indoor dining area is a modern fully fitted kitchen equipped with a breakfast table and all the must-have appliances, including a gas hob, eye-level oven, fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher.
Also to the ground floor is a spacious Double Master bedroom with lake view terrace, a 2nd Double bedroom (no lake view) and a 3rd bedroom with 2 Single beds, which benefits too from a lake view terrace and also access to a loft floor with 1 Single bed. A second loft area with Single bed also features to the mezzanine floor above the Living room.
There is a modern shower room with wash basin, a WC and private laundry facilities, including an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. A main family bathroom with bath tub, wash basin and WC is situated close by the sleeping quarters.
All the principal bedrooms are beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated. They also offer added luxuries such as a TV and air-conditioning, which also features to the villa’s main Living room.
Outside, several parking places can be found along the private road of the villa.
From the idyllic residential enclave, guests can easily reach Menaggio town centre by car; passing the charming village of Loveno which offers a local Pizzeria, tea room, a nature reserve ideal for cycling and walking and also a professional tennis club. The world famous Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club is also situated less than 5 minutes’ drive away too.
Menaggio is a picturesque lakefront town, famous for being one Lake Como’s Golden Triangle towns and offering a wide choice of amenities; from supermarkets, cafes and restaurants to boutique shops and delicatessens. A beautiful promenade leads to mini Golf and a newly restored family Lido with swimming pools, sandy beach, pizzeria, volley-ball, a children’s park and lakefront cocktail bar. Guests will also be able to enjoy free entry to this lovely modern family Lido, so there are no excuses not to make the most of Menaggio during your stay!
Local restaurants to try in the area include the Country style Agro-turismo of La Barcola, the town’s family friendly Red Bay, the romantic and contemporary Italian Crotto dei Platani in Brienno and the modern La Piazzetta in Argegno. For a local fish menu Paolo Restaurant in Menaggio and La Baia in Cremia are highly-recommended too.
From Menaggio, guests can also enjoy local activities including golf, trekking, cycling, sailing, tennis, horse riding, chartered yacht hire, boat rental, kayak hire and water sports.
The transport links are also very good, with a frequent Bus service to Lake Como and Lugano, a convenient car and passenger Ferry service to the eastern shore, a local taxi rank and a seasonal Bergamo airport shuttle bus operating from Menaggio. A train service to Como and Milan operates from Varenna (just 3 ferry stops away).
*Please note: There is no baby stair gate. Dogs are only allowed with the owner’s permission.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Nearest beach||Menaggio Lido Beach|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Milan - Malpensa Airport 90 km, Nearest railway: Como: San Giovanni 59K or Varenna: Esino 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (3), Single Beds (4), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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, inspriing 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 ontonarrow 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).
The centre of Menaggio is less than a mile away from the Villa and regular ferries provide easy access to all parts of the Lake from the town, especially to Varenna which offers a fast and reliable train service to Milan. The Villa is conveniently 12 miles from Switzerland and Lugano, approximately 18 miles from Como City and 50 miles from St Moritz. Menaggio is a picturesque village nestled in a convenient central position on the lake. It is a historical lake side town with many quaint neighbourhoods which extend north along the lake and up into the green hills and valleys. Menaggio offers stunningly beautiful views of Lake Como and the majestic mountains which surround it overlooked by the Alps to the North. There is a fine selection of restaurants, delis, fresh grocers and of course delicious gelato and pizza! To keep you moving and fit while on vacation: play a round of golf at the infamous Menaggio & cadenabbia Golf Club, mini golf, hiking trails, mountain biking, free climbing, swimming and a new orienteering field all located in stunning locations -these are just a few possibilities offered to you in and around Menaggio. There is a museum dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci at the new “Lido Giardino” and in the Val Senagra Park, a museum featuring the value of antique buildings, artisan and peasant objects and creations. Other culturally rich events including music, fireworks, public markets and local festivals are to be enjoyed.Menaggio’s tourist office www.menaggio.com, situated in the main square, Piazza Garibaldi, offers a great deal of information detailing what’s going on in and around the lakes, sightseeing, history and sporting activities.During the summer the area boasts fantastic opportunities for many activities including mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, walking, many water sports including kite surfing, fishing, tennis, and of course golf at the historic Mennagio & Cadenabbia Golf Club www.menaggio.it.The Ferries run from Menaggio to both the North and South of Lake Come making it an ideal centre for sightseeing. The lovely lakeside and harbour have many cafes where you can sit and relax while watch the world go by.Outdoor activities abound in this area and are very popular with holiday makers. An18 hole golf course, mountain biking, water skiing and lots of other sports are all here to be enjoyed by you and your family. BicyclingBike RentalsBoat Rentals/ChartersCanoeing/KayakingFishingFloat Plane/HelicopterFunicular RailwayGolfGymHiking/TrailsPublic TransportationPublic Villas & GardensRowing BoatsSailingSkiing - SnowSkiing - WaterWind Surfing