About the property
- Villa3229 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Villa La Ruga Is A Beautiful Lake Front Villa.
Unique position, fantastic view, Villa la Ruga is a lakefont property situated in Argegno, just 20 minutes from Como.
On the ground floor:
Spacious living room typified by arched glass doors, 180° lake views, TV, DVD player, audio system, stone fireplace and drinking area with direct access to the garden.
Kitchen provides all facilities: oven, gas hob, espresso machine, coffee machine and dishwasher. Direct access to the main terrace.
Service bathroom for guest to use.
On the mezzanine floor.
Master double bedroom with bathroom in-suite, private balcony and an idyllic 180° lake view.
On the upper floor.
Two areas, each comprised of one double and one single bedrooms with own bathroom suites, offer privacy and luxury accommodation to family or groups of friends. Elegant furniture, parquet flooring and direct access to the terraces.
A private garden provides an ideal place for relaxing on the sun , the bocce field allow to enjoy your extra time. The main terrace, upper the lake with a 180° lake view, is ultimate as alfresco dinning area. The boathouse offers a direct access to the lake and a private use of the boat.
Wi-fi access, washing machine, bed linen, towels, BBQ, final service charge.
Personal chef, private boat, extra service charge and tourist guide.
The Villa can accommodate up to 8 people.
Next to the Villa.
Argegno, just five minutes walking the little village offers restaurants, cafes, bars, Pizzeria, grocery shop and a passenger ferry service. Cable railway takes visitors to Pigra, a balcony on the lake, ideal to start walking tours. Argegno is connected to all the beautiful pearls of the lake by a public transport: Bellagio, Villa Carlotta (botanical garden), Villa Balbianello. Argegno is 25 minutes driving from Menaggio, with is famous Lido, and cars/passengers ferryboat which takes visitors to the other famous Golden triangle towns of Varenna and Bellagio. In 20 minutes you can reach Como town which offers high street shopping, cafes, bars and restaurants. The famous Duomo, Volta Museum, Palazzo Broletto, Villa Olmo with its year round art and musical events are just some of the place that you can visit. On the way to Como you can stop to the lakeside towns of Carate Urio, Laglio and Cernobbio with their peaceful charm and elegant villas and gardens can be explored at your leisure.
Night life on the lake: Lido di Lenno, Lido di Bellagio, clubs and bars of Como offer music and fun until the morning.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 7, 2018
Francesco purchased this Villa in 1988
Why Francesco chose Argegno
This is my grandparent's house; I love it and I like to welcome people here.
What makes this Villa unique
The incredible view. Boat house and direct access to the Lake. Private parking and garden, bocce camp.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The ideal idyl
It is hard to find words good enough to do justice to our experience of staying at Villa la Ruga. When we first arrived at the villa, our jaws dropped at the staggering views of the lake and surrounding mountains before us. Being right by the water, we felt totally uninterrupted and fully immersed in the breathtaking power of the area. Turning our attention to the villa itself, it was clear that this is a very special place indeed. Full of charm and equipped for our every need, we quickly began to feel very lucky to have found it!
We had ample opportunity to explore lake Como. Hiking, driving, boating and ferries are all easily accessible. As truly wonderful as sightseeing was, returning to the villa always seemed like the pièce de résistance. Each evening, we found the perfect refuge to enjoy good company over a local wine next to a roaring fire.
Meeting Francesco was sincerely one of the highlights of our stay. It is hard to imagine a host more intelligent, affable and helpful. Never intrusive, but always available, he helped us on so many occasions with matters great and small. One of our most magical experiences began with us setting off by boat directly from the villa. After a few hours scooting around the lake, we pulled up to a wonderful restaurant where we enjoyed a terrific lunch consisting of local cuisine. We have Francesco to thank for that whole experience! From setting up the boat, providing advice and directions to booking the restaurant itself, the whole experience was taken care of. Thank you so much!
So many wonderful memories: breakfast on the patio; ping-pong tournaments; choosing wines from the cellar; talking about life and the world with Francesco; the best meals we have had in Italy (and we have been around!); waking to views of the lake; pizza delivery by candlelight; rugged hillsides; mystery water bottles; napping on the deckchairs; the stars above and below...
I would normally describe something like this as the "trip of a lifetime". The only thing that stops me is that I can't wait to come again to repeat it! Hopefully Villa la Ruga and Francesco will be around for a long time so we can enjoy "many trips of a lifetime".
Great Stay at Villa La Ruga
We had such a great time at the Villa. The house is large, very clean and right on the lake. What a great location. Francesco was so helpful and attentive to all of our questions. We even got to take the boat out for a spin on the lake. There is a cute town walkable from the Villa. I highly recommend this house.
We absolutely LOVED Villa La Ruga. The house is spectacular. The inside is spacious and charming. The outside is perfectly manicured and has the most amazing view. It was truly our favorite place we have ever been. We had a group of 7 people and it was more than enough room for everyone. Our only wish is that we could have stayed longer. The owner, Francesco was absolutely wonderful to work with. He handled every last detail for us, including rides to and from the train station and dinner and boat reservations. We are already planning to come back!!
Stunning setting on beautiful Lake Como with a great host.
We stayed at Villa La Ruga for 3 nights and wish it could have been longer! The setting along the lakefront is gorgeous and really very private. So you can relax and unwind in a peaceful place and then go explore when you want some activity. Francesco is a great host and can help with recommendations or activities. We had Chef Umberto cook a dinner for us one night and it was delightful. The Villa itself is of very solid construction and has more room than it initially appears.
When we visited, it was unusually hot outside. The Villa is not air-conditioned at the moment. But breezes off the lake help and there are fans. Things cooled off nicely as the sun set.
Francesco had a nice selection of breakfast foods waiting focus when we arrived, which was considerate. We cooked some meals and also dinned out. Try the Theatro Cafe in Como and order the branzino in sea salt. Perfect!
We'd highly recommend Villa La Ruga and hope to return!
Stunning panoramic view of Lake Como! Excellent lakefront experience.
Four couples stayed for two weeks in this very private villa location with magnificent lakefront views of Lake Como. The grounds are gorgeous. Francesco was very gracious welcoming us with a food package of local goodies and breakfast and instructions with helpful information. He booked reservations for us in restaurants along with arrangements for private transportation and private boat taxi accommodations. He was accommodating in every way and very quick and responsive. We rented a boat which was delivered to the villa and kept in the boat house and was perfect for cruising the beautiful lake and sightseeing. The boat house also provided us access to the lake where we swam daily. Francesco provided us with information as to public parking for the boat and access along the lake. There is no need for a car. The town is a close nice walk with a great bakery providing delicious fresh croissants and the people are very welcoming and accommodating and friendly. We sat on the terrace of this villa for breakfasts, lunches and dinners and just to play cards and enjoy the view. The food in town at the local restaurants was good also. Francesco made arrangements for a private chef, Umberto, to cook a fantastic dinner and serve us on the terrace at a very reasonable price. We played Bocci ball every night and ping pong. The beds were comfy and the master bedroom is huge and has the most privacy with views of the lake and beautiful views of the grounds and gardens. We made fantastic meals in the cozy kitchen that was very easy to cook in and well stocked. My suggestion is to stop at "Bennet" giant grocery store for food and to stock the kitchen upon arrival to the villa. We were constantly pinching ourselves about the views and the lake and we will definitely return to have another memorable and dreamy lake Como experience.
Fabulous!!! Dream Come True on Lake Como.
What an amazing property! Francesco could not have been more gracious and helpful. From having food in the kitchen when we arrived to getting us reservations for a boat ride, he was fantastic.
We were a group of 8 women who were on holiday and stayed for 5 nights and 4 days. I wish we could have stayed for a month. The home itself is an architectural experience. Lovely gardens, beautifully manicured grounds, curved moldings and doors throughout add to the charm of this immaculately cared for home. The huge villas on the lake have NOTHING on this property. We're all trying to figure out when we can go back.
Argegno, just five minutes walking the little village offers restaurants, cafes, bars, Pizzeria, grocery shop and a passenger ferry service. Cable railway takes visitors to Pigra, a balcony on the lake, ideal to start walking tours. Argegno is connected to all the beautiful pearls of the lake by a public transport: Bellagio, Villa Carlotta (botanical garden), Villa Balbianello. Argegno is 25 minutes driving from Menaggio, with is famous Lido, and cars/passengers ferryboat which takes visitors to the other famous Golden triangle towns of Varenna and Bellagio. In 20 minutes you can reach Como town which offers high street shopping, cafes, bars and restaurants. The famous Duomo, Volta Museum, Palazzo Broletto, Villa Olmo with its year round art and musical events are just some of the place that you can visit. On the way to Como you can stop to thelakeside towns of Carate Urio, Laglio and Cernobbio with their peaceful charm and elegant villas and gardens can be explored at your leisure.