VILLA SOPHIA - PERIOD SPLENDOUR AND LUXURY LIVING ON LAKE COMO!

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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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VILLA SOPHIA - PERIOD SPLENDOUR AND LUXURY LIVING ON LAKE COMO!

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Stunning Villa sleeps 13 guests,with gardens and fabulous outdoor swimming pool.

Enjoying an elevated position on the Menaggio hillside close to the world famous Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club and the breathtaking Lake of Como and Lugano, guests are sure to enjoy their family holiday and corporate event in style!

The detached villa (ID 193) dates back to 1888 and is a picturesque sight to behold, framed by two majestic cypresses and providing perfect symmetry and elegance with a pale pink facade framed with cream pilasters, a romantic central Juliette balcony and evergreen colour shutter-framed windows to all sides.

The beautiful villa has undergone the highest standard of refurbishment with the use of local craftsmen and modern luxury touches throughout. The villa is perfect for family stays and for corporate hospitality with 4 double beds, 5 single beds, 4 bathrooms, Wi-Fi access, a private bar and garden with outdoor swimming pool. Catering, house-keeping and chauffeur service can also be arranged for your additional comfort upon request.

Electric gates invite guests into a gravel driveway for up to 3 vehicles and a winding path leads to the entrance of the three storey villa.

Internally the ground floor boasts a fully fitted kitchen and a beautiful guest suite furnished to the highest standard with a comfortable double bed fitted with a brand new en-suite bathroom with power shower. Two further double bedrooms and a comfortable bedroom with twin single beds also feature to the ground floor, alongside a fully fitted family bathroom with bath tub, power shower and ‘his and hers’ washbasin sinks.

The villa’s secondary kitchen to the ground floor perfectly complements the stone built BBQ and dining area outside, providing added convenience as a catering and food preparation area for alfresco dinner parties and relaxed summertime lunches.

A wonderful stone staircase with open banister rail and romantic Doric column leads to the first floor which provides the principal living and entertaining quarters. Here at the heart of the villa guests can enjoy a splendid open plan kitchen diner and a splendid drawing room.

The fully fitted kitchen provides all the desired appliances required during your stay and boasts a bespoke hand painted Tuscan-style design with original marble flooring. The dining area features a large antique table with marble fireplace and original wooden flooring. A purpose-built private bar also provides a fabulous way to entertain guests with aperitifs before dining. The romantic Juliette balcony also provides the perfect spot for enjoying a glass of ‘prosecco’ before a splendid dinner.

The drawing room features two marble fireplaces and offers a lovely place to relax and entertain with double aspect views and comfortable sofas to unwind on in front of the TV.

A single bedroom ideal for nannies or staff, with access to a modern fitted bathroom with power shower and washer dryer also features to the first floor of the villa.

The elegant stone steps lead to the upper floor, where two bedrooms furnished with single beds and a luxury master bedroom suite are provided for guests.

The spectacular 85sqm master suite features romantic beamed ceilings and is furnished with a comfortable double bed, a newly fitted luxury en-suite with Jacuzzi and a comfortable sitting area with splendid panoramic lake views of Lake Como to serve as the perfect backdrop.

In the villa’s manicured garden guests can enjoy alfresco dining with the gas and charcoal BBQ, sun bathing on the sun loungers and can cool down in the fabulous outdoor swimming pool.

** POOL OPENING DATES ~ 15th May - 30th September 2013

The villa is ideally situated for those travelling by car with plenty of off-street parking behind its gated entrance. A local convenience store and bus service is situated in Croce and the highly recommended ‘Agroturismo’ popular with families and known as ‘La Barcola’ is less than a 5 minutes drive away.

The nearby world famous Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf club provides the ideal activity for golf fans and a tennis club and nature can be found in nearby Loveno. Several horse riding centres also operate in Porlezza.

Menaggio is one of the famous picturesque ‘golden triangle’ towns of Lake Como and is easily accessible from Croce, being just a 5 minute’s drive away. Pretty cafe-lined piazzas, a wide variety of shops and restaurants and a family-friendly Lido with cocktail lounge provides all you need on a daily basis and a car and passenger ferry service operates from the town between Bellagio, Varenna and Cadenabbia. Nearby attractions include Villa Carlotta, Villa Melzi and Villa Balbianello. Fine dining can be found easily along the western shore, from the central lake to the south and the trendy Lido bar nightclub in Lenno is also a popular destination in the evenings.

Nearby guests can also enjoy the lake activities which include sailing, kayaking, water sports, quad bike tours and other extreme sports. Ski resorts are many and varied from Madesimo to St Moritz, and are just 1-2 hours drive away. The villa is highly accessible from all major Milan and Swiss airports.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

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Sleeps13
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Villa Sophia - Period splendour and luxury living on Lake Como!
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Trully the BEST vacation we have ever had!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
We stayed at Villa Sophia August 28th - Sept 4th and it was trully the BEST vacation we have ever had! The directions to your office were very good and we met Bryan who was very nice and took us to the villa and showed us around. Anytime we had questions - like where the bus stop was back to Croce, etc your staff was always very friendly and helpful! The villa is just amazing and the views of Lake Como are stunning! We really appreciated the 'welcome basket' that we ordered - it was nice to have some food after traveling so far! We rented a car but the local bus system works very well too and it is nice to have a bus stop so close to Villa Sophia.

We took your advice and ate at La Barcola and it was wonderful! Other restaurants along the Lake we would suggest are: Trattoria Del Glicine in Cernobbio and the Aqua Dolce in Carate Urio. We think everyone should take a ferry ride - we went to Bellagio which was beautiful.The nearby villas are also lovely especially Villa del Balbianello in Lenno and Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo. Some of our friends went to a cooking lesson with Chef Luigi in Bellagio and they had a great time! If anyone is a car enthusiast it is worth the 3 hour drive south to Modena to tour the Ferrari museum, the Pagani museum and factory and the Lamborghini factory and museum - it makes for a long day but is fantastic - AND you get to drive a Ferrari or Lamborghini:) Their website is: motorstars.org.

Funny thing we liked about the villa Sophia was the nearly naked man ironing board cover - we all got a laugh out of that one - so I sent you a picture of it:) Can't buy anything like that in America! We were thinking it is probably an Italian man's way of having his wife iron his clothes more!

We loved waking up each day to the views of Lake Como and miss it very much! A special 'thank you' to Lydia for taking all of our phone calls from the States with our many questions and reserving the villa for us - sorry you were not in the office when we stopped by! Also a big thank you to Bryan who spoke Tagalog with my husband and made us feel right at home!
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We had 2 fantastic weeks in villa sofia

  • Submitted: May 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
We had 2 fantastic weeks in villa sofia.Thank you for a good service and a warm welcome.

Vivianne T., Sweeden
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"I would definitely recommend your company"

"I would definitely recommend your company"
  • Submitted: May 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
As you know, I was unfortunately delayed on my way to Italy and ended up spending only three days at Villa Sophia.
However, your team was absolutely wonderful in collecting up all my guests on various days and making sure they got safely to the villa. It was really outstanding service and very much appreciated.
The villa was very attractive and everybody had a marvellous Christmas in Menaggio.
I would definitely recommend your company to anyone who wanted to explore this marvellous part of Italy.
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Map

Nearest Airport
89 Kilometres
Milan Malpensa Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Menaggio
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Varenna Esino Station
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Autostrada E35
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Menaggio
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Menaggio
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Splugen, Am Bach (Avers), Clusone (All Approx)
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Menaggio - Cadenabbia Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Menaggio
Car: recommended

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.

The villa is perfectly situated in the hillside town of Croce, just a 5 minute drive down to Menaggio and is within walking distance of the famous Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Course which is the second oldest Golf Club in Italy. Overlooking Lake Como, it is a course combining old-world values with a heritage of golfing culture. The elevated position of the course provides splendid views in all directions. Players can catch glimpses of the lakes and in the distance, the central Alps.

In Menaggio there is a fine selection of restaurants, delis, grocers and delicious gelato and pizza!

Activities available include mini golf, hiking, mountain biking, free climbing, swimming and a new orienteering field, all located in stunning locations. 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. Other cultural events include music, fireworks, markets and local festivals are to be enjoyed.

Golf:

There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Cadenabbia & Menaggio Golf Club celebrating 100 years this year and is Italy's oldest golf course. Established in 1907 with 18 holes Par 70, it is located above Menaggio near Croce, in Grandola ed Uniti, approx. 20 min. by car. Tel: +39 344 321 03. Green Fees: Weekdays EU 55, Weekends and Holidays EU 70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental EU 36.

Restaurant Golf at the club serves fantastic food and is well recommended.. Guests are always welcome, please call beforehand to check course rules. Golf Club Menaggio: (Menaggio Como).

Skiing:

This beautiful lake region of Italy is not the best for skiing as you may imagine, despite its scenery, crisp air and near perfect visibilty and mountains capped in winter snow. It does however have Skiing opportunities at local resorts for a day out.

There is a small ski area on Mt. Lema , not more than 10 km from Lugano, but you have to be lucky to have enough snow for skiing. In Ticino, the local Swiss Canton, the best places to ski are probably either San Bernardino (south of the pass of the same name) or Airolo (south of Gotthard pass). Both are reachable in about 1 hour by car across the Swiss border.

There are direct trains to Airolo as well from Lugano and hence from Italian Stations. To S. Bernardino there is only a bus connection. For more snow try Andermatt (on the north side of Gotthard pass) which has normally good snow conditions and a good choice of runs.

The closest major ski resorts are St. Moritz and Madesimo toward the Splugen Pass which is approx. 100K

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Availability & Rates

Menaggio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
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Apr 9 2014 - Jun 27 2014
€5,600
3 nights
 
 
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Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
€7,400
3 nights
 
 
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Aug 30 2014 - Jun 26 2015
€5,600
3 nights
 
 
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Jun 27 2015 - Aug 28 2015
€7,400
3 nights
 
 
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Aug 29 2015 - Jan 1 2016
€5,600
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

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
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: €245 (7 days & less) & €345 (7 days plus)
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Amenities

Menaggio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Luxury
General:
  • Tiled Stove
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , En-Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , En-Suite
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed
  • The property offers eight bedrooms, sleeping up to 13 guests. The most spacious bedroom (85 sq.m.) is on the top floor from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the lake and mountains together with an en-suite bathroom with jacuzzi bath.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
Notes:
Outside in the garden, there is a large outdoor swimming pool with seating area all around. There is a charcoal & gas BBQ for you to dine 'al fresco'. There is a spacious parking area accommodating up to 3 cars within the gates of the property. Additional Extras: 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 & connectivity is not guaranteed & may depend on the strength of the signal in your rental property.
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