check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand

Lake Como Homes

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

Villa Menaggio ~ Stunning Period Splendour!

1 Review
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Menaggio Villa Rental Photos and Description

Elegant Villa On Menaggio Lake Front Perfect For Families & Entertaining!

This elegant luxury family villa is situated along one of the most desirable lakefront locations of Lake Como, in the heart of the famous resort town of Menaggio.

The fine Italianate house (ID 598) is set back from the lakeside road and from an electric gate a spacious gravel drive way leads to the welcoming front door. Inside guests can fully enjoy this enchanting lake view villa, which is perfect for families and entertaining!

A grand and beautifully furnished reception room provides the ideal place for unwinding and socialising with a comfortable sofa area perfect for relaxing in front of the SAT TV and DVD player as well as an elegant dining area ideal for hosting impressive dinner parties during your stay.

Also situated to the ground floor is a spacious fully equipped sunny kitchen perfect for preparing delicious family meals and for catering during entertaining. The kitchen is equipped with gas hob range with oven, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, coffee machine and dishwasher for added convenience. A large breakfast table is ideal for informal breakfasts during your stay and French doors from the kitchen lead directly out to the sunny private garden which features a BBQ, a covered alfresco dining terrace and sun loungers to enjoy the glorious Lake Como climate.

The villa can fully accommodate up to 8 guests and boasts luxuriously furnished bedrooms boasting lovely garden and lake front views towards Bellagio with high ceilings, parquet flooring and finished with solid wood beds, antique pieces and luxury features to enhance each room and provide a balanced air of sumptuous and restful living.

Three beautiful double bedrooms provide the ideal escape for couples and a twin joinable bedroom provides elegant and flexible accommodation for friends and family.

One of the bedrooms is a walk through bedroom.

The villa boasts exceptionally spacious luxury bathrooms with bath tub and power shower options available to guests as well as a washing machine for guest’s convenience during their stay.

To the front of the villa Menaggio’s picturesque tree lined promenade leads to the family friendly Lido di Menaggio with its swimming pools and beach and also to the town centre’s wide range of delightful amenities which include a wide selection of restaurants, bustling cafe lined piazzas, a selection of boutique shops and quaint cobbled streets which lead past delicatessens, parks and pretty buildings.

The surrounding Menaggio hillside is home to the Loveno nature reserve and tennis club and the world renowned Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club and activities in the area include swimming, cycling, hiking, horse riding, sailing, power boat hire, tennis, quad bike tours and wind surfing. The boat rental is directly in front of the Villa.

By booking this holiday home you will get free acces to the lido di Menaggio. The Lido di Menaggio has swimming pools, a restaurant, a bar/discotheque, a kids club, boat rentals, a sandy beach, kite surfing and various sportive activities to do.

Menaggio:

Menaggio is a picturesque village nestled in a convenient central position on the lake. It is a historical lake side town with many quaint neighborhoods 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 is 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. 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. An 18 hole golf course, mountain biking, water skiing and lots of other sports are all here to be enjoyed by you and your family.

Lombardy - Lake Como Area:-

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, in spring 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 onto narrow 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).

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Lake Como Homes (Property Manager)
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved our stay at Villa Menaggio. It was perfect for our family vacation of three generations. The Villa Menaggio was very clean and spacious. The location was perfect. We enjoyed being able to walk into town for the ferry and loved being right on the waterfront with the beautiful views. We also enjoyed the family swimming pools that are within walking distance. Not having to rent a car for our vacation was an added bonus. Even the supermarket was within walking distance. It was a pleasure to have our hosts, Martina and Walter on site. They assisted us with any minor problems and shared with us the history of their lovely home. They were very gracious hosts in every way.

Thank you to all of your staff for their assistance in choosing Villa Menaggio. Lydia was especially helpful with supplying information and I appreciate her prompt and courteous responses to all of my questions. Danilo made arrangements for a wonderful chef to cook a delicious meal for us in the Villa. Since we were traveling with small children, this was a special treat. It was a very lovely evening and one of the highlights of our trip. A special thank you to Harold for helping us with transporting luggage to the ferry on the morning of our departure. I highly recommend Happy Holiday Homes for renting a vacation villa. Everything was as promised and they were truly a pleasure to do business with.

We hope to one day come back and visit the beautiful Lake Como region.
Aug 2014
  • 1 of 12

Reviews

1 traveler review

Villa Menaggio ~ Stunning Period Splendour!
average rating of 4.0 based on 13 reviews
Toronto, ON Canada
4

Living the good life!

  • 4 of 5

As the private gates to this villa open and invite you in there is a feeling of home. The large wooden doors, beautiful gardens, large and fun kitchen to cook in and the views from the bedrooms overlooking Lake Como one way and you turn to look at the mountains is wonderful.

We were well cared for here and the location is perfect. Walk out onto the road and there is the Lake with a small patio. Walk left to the small and quait bar with great gelato or further down to the lido and restaurant. Walk right and you are 10 minutes from central Mennagio full of shop and restaurants. Say hello to everyone on the way who is happy to help with directions, touring and renting of boats and kayaks.

The first night we drove 5 minutes (15 min walk) to the grocery store and butcher and cooked up a family meal with our good friends. The patio is a wonderful place to gather to eat and share.

It is a family friendly place as well with an elevator as we had one person with a cane. We also found it useful on nights where we enjoyed the wine a little too much.

Note: thw shower is downstairs and you share space with the manager's family (the staircase) as they live on site. They are lovely people and we rarely saw them.

Enhanced our experience in Italy and would return here.

Ciao.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
7 1

Map

Nearest Airport
89 Kilometres
Milan - Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Menaggio
Nearest Ferry
250 Metres
Menaggio
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Menaggio Croce
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Varenna
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Autostrada SS36 - 12Km or E35
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Menaggio
Nearest Ski
68 Kilometres
Madisimo
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Lido Garden - Sand beach with swimming pools
Car: not necessary

The surrounding Menaggio hillside is home to the Loveno nature reserve and tennis club and the world renowned Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club and activities in the area include swimming, cycling, hiking, horse riding, sailing, power boat hire, tennis, quad bike tours and wind surfing. The boat rental is directly in front of the Villa.

A great selection of restaurants and bars continue along the Tremezzina shore and Lake Lugano can be reached in just 25 minutes drive away. A frequent ferry service operates from Menaggio to the famous golden triangle resort towns and a reliable bus service runs a service the north of the lake and also south of the lake to Como city; with its cosmopolitan delights, attractions and convenient transport links to Milan and its airports.

Additional Sport & Adventure Activities include:

Bike Rentals, Boat Rentals/Charters, Canoeing/Kayaking, Float Plane/Helicopter, Funicular Railway, Park, Public Transportation, Public Villas & Gardens and Rowing Boats.

Golf:

There are Golf clubs around Lake Como: The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club 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. Green Fees: Weekdays €55, Weekends and Holidays €70 Euros; Golf Cart Rental €36.

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

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 visibility 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 Madesimo and St. Moritz toward the Splugen Pass, which is approx.100km.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Menaggio Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$725
From
$725
$3,625
 
 
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
$560
From
$560
$2,801
 
 
Oct 15 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
$461
From
$461
$2,307
 
 
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$560
From
$560
$2,801
 
 
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$461
From
$461
$2,307
 
 
Apr 29 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$560
From
$560
$2,801
 
 
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$725
From
$725
$3,625
 
 
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$560
From
$560
$2,801
 
 
Oct 14 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$461
From
$461
$2,307
 
 
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
$560
From
$560
$2,801
 

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: €275 (7 days & less) & €325 (7 days plus).

    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.
  • Additional Facilities:
    We offer a range of extra facilities, which are available for hire through our office 'Happy Holiday Homes' in Menaggio: Cot Hire - EU 20 per week, High Chair - EU 15 per week, Push Chair - EU 25 per week, Camp Bed – EU 85 per week, Wi-Fi or USB Internet Stick - EU 35 per week (includes EU 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.
  • 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.
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Menaggio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 280 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The villa further boasts luxury fitted bathrooms with bath tub and power shower options, as well as the convenience of private laundry facilities. The property also benefits from a separate w.c.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Two double bedrooms offer an ideal sense of escapism for couples staying. A third double bedroom offers direct access through to a twin bedroom furnished with single beds, to offers a welcome touch of flexibility for families staying.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
To the front of the villa Menaggio’s picturesque tree lined promenade leads to the family friendly Lido di Menaggio with its swimming pools and beach and also to the town centre’s wide range of delightful amenities which include a wide selection of restaurants, bustling cafe lined piazzas, a selection of boutique shops and quaint cobbled streets which lead past delicatessens, parks and pretty buildings. By booking this holiday home you will get free acces to the lido di Menaggio. The Lido di Menaggio has swimming pools, a restaurant, a bar/discotheque, a kids club, boat rentals, a sandy beach, kite surfing and various sportive activities to do.

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties