LA TORRE DI PORLEZZA - CHARMING RUSTIC RETREAT WITH LOVELY LAKE VIEWS

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LA TORRE DI PORLEZZA - CHARMING RUSTIC RETREAT WITH LOVELY LAKE VIEWS

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Restful and idyllic Villa with breathtaking views over Lake Lugano

A charming rustic retreat with lake views and easy access to Porlezza!

Built against a stone cliff-face in a prominent position along the Lake Lugano shore, with picturesque lake views of the Porlezza this rustic style retreat (ID 496) provides a restful and idyllic retreat, away from modern life yet within easy walking distance to it!

The property features accommodation over two floors with a country style open plan living area with a comfortable sitting area, TV and DVD player and a rustic open fireplace for warm cosy evenings. Exposed stone walls and beamed ceilings provide a rustic romantic charm. A dining area also features and a kitchenette provides all the desired appliances for a self-catering holiday including a cooker hob, kettle, coffee machine and toaster. The property also benefits from air conditioning.

For those of you who need to keep in touch with work or family, Wi-Fi Access is also available in the property.

From the living room open tread stairs lead to a mezzanine floor with a bright double bedroom and a modern shower room conveniently situated off from the bedroom.

A sofa bed to the living area provides additional accommodation for extra guests.

One of the best features of this property is its sunny covered terrace with balcony which boasts breathtaking views over Lake Lugano and the picturesque town of Porlezza. The spacious balcony provides the perfect setting to enjoy daytime sunbathing and a glass of wine in the evenings.

From the property the resort town of Porlezza is within easy walking distance and features a picturesque promenade with cafes, gelaterias, a variety of restaurants and a wide choice of shops and supermarkets.

The natural surroundings are beautiful and are popular year round with hikers. The nature reserve at Lago di Piano also provides some lovely walks and a great place for cycling and fishing.

For golf lovers the Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club, one of the oldest clubs in Europe, is just a 15 minutes drive away, on the Menaggio hillside by Lake Como.

The cosmopolitan delights of Lugano city can be easily reached just a 25 minutes drive away with beautiful café lined piazzas, wonderful shopping arcades with designer shops, fresh food markets and also providing visitors with a wide choice of entertainment including bars, nightclubs, a stunning new casino and annual cultural and musical events.

Guests staying in the property are also able to enjoy the wide choice of facilities and activities at the family-friendly Porto Letizia holiday complex which is situated on the sunny Porlezza lakefront and which is just a few minute’s drive away!

The complex offers parking with the main modern Palazzo providing a visitor information desk, laundry facilities, a hair salon and a computer shop.

Visitors can enjoy the stunning lakefront terrace with its contemporary Panama cafe with outdoor seating and the contemporary Italian restaurant ideal for authentic alfresco dining. The evenings are fabulous here and locals gather to enjoy aperitifs and each other’s company as the sun sets over the lush mountain tops.

A sunny lake front outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and mini golf with children’s play area are perfect for daytime fun and the beautiful parkland is ideal for dog walking, cycling and jogging, with lovely areas to enjoy lunchtime picnics under the shade of trees. A sandy beach is also a fabulous feature of the complex and makes a great place to sunbathe, with the Lake Lugano providing the most stunning of backdrops!

From the complex a bridge leads over a passing stream to the promenade of Porlezza where cafés, restaurants and ice cream parlours can be enjoyed and where the main lake road with frequent bus route passes through.

Porlezza Area:

Lake Lugano is situated in the south east part of Switzerland and is located on the Switzerland and Italy border. Most of the Lake lies in Switzerlandand is named after the city of Lugano that is situated between Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. One of the many interesting features of Lake Lugano is it's shape, it's a long lake about 36 kilometres in length but the width of the lake does not exceed more than 2 kilometres at any point, also it is the only lake that has a bridge over it, connecting the two towns of Melide and Bisonne.

Lake Lugano is surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains, the area experiences a climate close to that of the Mediterranean climate, the beautiful mountains and the surrounding villages and towns, together make Lake Lugano the perfect holiday destination. Some of the interesting mountain peaks to visit near the lake include Monte Bre and Monte San Salvatore, Monte Bre is the closest to Lugano and is about 925 meters high, the mountain stretches over the border of Switzerland and into Porlezza is just 12 km, over the mountain pass from Menaggio on Lake Como and is on the scenic route to the town of Swiss town Lugano. Porlezza is the principle town at this Southern end of the Lake in Italy and adds an Italian flavour to a well known Swiss name!

Just above Porlezza is the village of Carlazzo which is close to the nature reserve surrounding Lake Piano and which has a rich and ancient history. With a castle of its own and medieval fortifications, this village was once well protected. As with most towns and villages around the lakes, they have a heritage steeped in religion. Churches and monuments abound and this region is no different. The Church of St. Giorgio in nearby Gottro, is well worth a visit just to see the Romanesque Bell Tower. Other churches to visit include St. Stefano which houses a famous organ made by the Serassi family in 1858. Serassi is one of the most famous families of organ builders in Italy and Europe and have been organ building art for six generations from 1720 to 1895 - their name is synonymous with quality, music, Lombardy and Porlezza!

Visit the small village of Castello, close to Loggio and Porlezza. Built on a rocky spur, it has a fascinating maze of stone houses, narrow streets and small flowering balconies everywhere you look - there is also a great view of the surrounding area & Lake Lugano to enjoy.

Take a boat trip around the lake and get a series of different perspectives from the upper deck of the romantic steamer boat which stops at the pretty towns like the idyllic Morcote and Gandria.Porlezza is just over the mountain from Menaggio on Lake Como and on the scenic route to Lugano. Porlezza is the main town at this end of the Lake and adds an Italian flavour to a well known Swiss name!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the manager
Sorry for my delayed reply, been hectic with work since we returned from holiday!

We had a really lovely week in Porlezza, we just thought the whole area was beautiful, the scenery is really out of this world and everyone we met was so lovely and welcoming. I would say the scenery and the friendliness of all the locals was the best thing about our holiday, including the amazing view from the villa.



The villa was lovely and we loved sitting out on an evening with the stunning lake view. The location was also perfect being so close to the village and restaurants etc.

The living room area is really amazing and spacious, although we found the bed area a little small.



We appreciated your tips on things to do in the area and we explored quite a lot of it, particularly enjoying the boats which we rented from nautic planet a couple of times. We would have loved to go on one of the train trips but our toddler is a bit of a handful on public transport so we travelled mostly by car. We did make it to Milan for a day trip too and did a couple of hikes.



The villa was easy to find with the detailed directions and the team were very helpful when we asked for a high chair and a new cotbed.



My iphoto is playing up at the moment so I can't attach any photos but will send some on in due course as we took lots of pictures of the amazing view from the living area.



Thank you again for all the information you sent through,
Jul 2014
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Sleeps4
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Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Milan - Malpensa 101km or Lugano - Agno
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Menaggio
Nearest Train
17 Kilometres
Lugano 18km or Varenna - Esino
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Autostrada E35
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Porto Letizia holiday complex
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Porto Letizia holiday complex
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Splugen, Am Bach (Avers), Clusone (All Approx)
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Lugano 18km or Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Porto Letizia holiday complex
Car: not necessary

Further Sport & Adventure Activities: Bike Rentals, Boat Mooring, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.

From the property the resort town of Porlezza is within easy walking distance and features a picturesque promenade with cafes, gelaterias, a variety of restaurants and a wide choice of shops and supermarkets.

The natural surroundings are beautiful and are popular year round with hikers. The nature reserve at Lago di Piano also provides some lovely walks and a great place for cycling and fishing.

For golf lovers the Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club, one of the oldest clubs in Europe, is just a 15 minutes drive away, on the Menaggio hillside by Lake Como.

The cosmopolitan delights of Lugano city can be easily reached just a 25 minutes drive away with beautiful café lined piazzas, wonderful shopping arcades with designer shops, fresh food markets and also providing visitors with a wide choice of entertainment including bars, nightclubs, a stunning new casino and annual cultural and musical events.

Guests staying in the property are also able to enjoy the wide choice of facilities and activities at the family-friendly Porto Letizia holiday complex which is situated on the sunny Porlezza lakefront and which is just a few minute’s drive away!

The complex offers parking with the main modern Palazzo providing a visitor information desk, laundry facilities, a hair salon and a computer shop.

Visitors can enjoy the stunning lakefront terrace with its contemporary Panama cafe with outdoor seating and the contemporary Italian restaurant ideal for authentic alfresco dining. The evenings are fabulous here and locals gather to enjoy aperitifs and each other’s company as the sun sets over the lush mountain tops.

A sunny lake front outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and mini golf with children’s play area are perfect for daytime fun and the beautiful parkland is ideal for dog walking, cycling and jogging, with lovely areas to enjoy lunchtime picnics under the shade of trees. A sandy beach is also a fabulous feature of the complex and makes a great place to sunbathe, with the Lake Lugano providing the most stunning of backdrops!

From the complex a bridge leads over a passing stream to the promenade of Porlezza where cafés, restaurants and ice cream parlours can be enjoyed and where the main lake road with frequent bus route passes through.

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Lake Lugano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 3
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
€1,350
 
 
Rate 4
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 17 2014
3 night minimum stay
€1,050
 
 
Rate 5
Oct 18 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
€950
 
 
Rate 6
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,050
 
 
Rate 7
Jan 3 2015 - Apr 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
€950
 
 
Rate 8
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,050
 
 
Rate 9
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,350
 
 
Rate 10
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
€1,050
 
 
Rate 11
Oct 17 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
€950
 
 
Rate 12
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
€1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Service Charge:
Our one & two weekly Service Charges are inclusive of final cleaning, bed linen, towels, heating, utilities & air-conditioning (if installed in the holiday property). Tea towels & beach towels are not supplied. If your booking is for more than one week, clean linen & towels will be provided on a weekly basis.
Additional Service Charge: €115 (7 days & less) & €135 (7 days plus)
Making a Booking:
To make a confirmed booking, you will be asked to fill in our online booking form and pay a 30% deposit by wire transfer or credit card. The remaining holiday balance will then be due 6 weeks before arrival.

Short Breaks:
3 night break - 40% off weekly tariff / 4 night break - 30% off weekly tariff / 5 night break - 20% off weekly tariff / 6 night break - 10% off weekly tariff
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Amenities

Amenities

Lake Lugano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In Living area
  • From the living room open tread stairs lead to a mezzanine floor with a bright double bedroom and a modern shower room conveniently situated off from the bedroom. A sofa bed to the living area provides additional accommodation for extra guests.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
Notes:
Guests staying in the property are also able to enjoy the wide choice of facilities & activities at the family-friendly Porto Letizia holiday complex which is situated on the Porlezza lakefront & is just a few minute’s drive away! The complex offers parking with the main Palazzo providing a visitor information desk, laundry facilities, a hair salon and computer shop. Additional Facilities: We offer a range of extra facilities, which are available for hire through our office 'Happy Holiday Homes' in Menaggio: Cot Hire - € 20 per week, High Chair - € 15 per week, Push Chair - € 25 per week, Camp Bed – € 85 per week, Wi-Fi or USB Internet Stick - € 35 per week (includes € 10 consumable credit). Please note that signal and connectivity is not guaranteed and may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property.
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