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Villa Serena, Menaggio (Plesio), Italy

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Persons, 3 Beds, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Lake view heaven!

With far reaching views taking in La Gaeta of James Bond ‘Casino Royal’ fame, the famous Bellagio peninsular and the unspoilt eastern shore where Varenna can be found, this special holiday retreat offers an exclusive and serene setting in which to enjoy quality moments together with family and friends.

Newly built, the rustic-style modern holiday villa is surrounded by nature and is situated in a luxury residence less than 10 minute’s drive from the vibrant heart of Menaggio.

Groups of 6 can easily relax and unwind in their own exclusive villa retreat, with three floors of high-quality contemporary modern accommodation to enjoy. Complemented with under floor heating, the interior offers a cosy and inviting place to stay in any season, and has been furnished with both style and comfort in mind.

The spacious open plan living area offers a fabulous setting in which guests can come together to eat, relax and socialize. A chic sitting area is equipped with a flat screen TV and DVD player for guest’s enjoyment.

French doors lead directly out onto a spectacular large sunny lake view terrace with its own private swimming pool and extensive gardens providing an added touch of luxury for guests of all ages. Complemented with stylish outdoor furniture this chic space is a great place to relax, dine alfresco and enjoy the stunning views.

A contemporary fitted kitchen is fully-equipped to answer all your needs, and is provided alongside a stylish dining area which boasts splendid lake views from its large picture window.

Upstairs the boutique-style interior continues to the two spacious bedrooms. Boasting a high beamed ceiling, the master bedroom suite enjoys a romantic ambience ideal for enjoying a tempting lie-in. With beautiful lake views to serve as an idyllic back drop, the room also offers couples direct access to the sunny balcony terrace and to a contemporary fitted en-suite shower room.

The second bedroom to the first floor also benefits from lake views and balcony access, for a restful and memorable setting in which to unwind. Furnished with a twin set of single beds, the room offers a flexible arrangement for additional guests or for a second couple, as the beds may be joined.

A stylish studio to the lower ground level continues the modern contemporary theme providing additional flexibility for sleeping or relaxing with a double sofa bed and its own en-suite bathroom.

From the beautiful setting of the villa private parking can easily be reached.

The hillside village of Plesio offers a host of useful amenities and is within enviable reach of Menaggio, less than 10 minute’s drive away!

The picturesque resort town offers an idyllic setting in which to enjoy a morning cappuccino, romantic evening meal, a relaxed day at the Lido or an action-packed day of water sports, boat hire, kayaking, hiking, golf and tennis.

A frequent car and passenger ferry service from Menaggio conveniently runs between the famous ‘Golden Triangle’ towns of Bellagio and Varenna and also to the restaurant-lined lakeshore of Cadenabbia. As well as the activities on offer in Menaggio and its hillside, guests are perfectly placed for reaching the famous villa attractions and the nearby pursuits of sailing, tree-top climbing, extreme sports, spa days, sea plane trips and skiing at the resorts of Piani di Bobbio, St Moritz and Madesimo.

More Details

Owner
Happy Holiday Homes
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
July 7, 2017

Amenities

Plesio Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Master bedroom suite with a contemporary fitted en-suite shower room. A stylish studio to the lower ground level with its own en-suite bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Upstairs the boutique-style interior continues to the two spacious bedrooms. Boasting a high beamed ceiling, the master bedroom suite enjoys a romantic ambience ideal for enjoying a tempting lie-in. With beautiful lake views to serve as an idyllic back drop, the room also offers couples direct access to the sunny balcony terrace. The second bedroom to the first floor also benefits from lake views and balcony access, for a restful and memorable setting in which to unwind. Furnished with a twin set of single beds, the room offers a flexible arrangement for additional guests or for a second couple, as the beds may be joined. A stylish studio to the lower ground level continues the modern contemporary theme providing additional flexibility for sleeping or relaxing with a double sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool

Reviews

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Mixed feelings

  • 3 of 5

Mixed feelings about staying in this villa. I'll start with the good things -

The view is absolutely fantastic - the villa is situated in the small village of Plesio just outside of Menaggio and the view of Lake Garda, Bellagio and Varena is nothing short of spectacular. It is possible to walk to Menaggio from the villa - we did it once and it took about 25 minutes down and 30 (strenuous!) minutes back up. If you don't fancy the walk, it was a 5 minute drive or there is a lovely restaurant about 10 minutes walk away that saves the trip down into town.

The villa is new, clean and nicely furnished. It is also a good size for a group of four, with two good-sized bedrooms on the first floor. I would not recommend it for a larger party as the third sleeping area is in a dark basement area next to the washing machine on a sofa bed. The beds in the two main rooms are comfortable (not always something that can be said about holiday villas in my experience).

The villa has quite a large garden, including the private pool, which was very pleasant to sit in during the evening BUT coming to the biggest negative ... there is very little privacy. The villa is actually an end terrace, and so is joined to two other holiday villas. All that separates this villa from the next one is a low railing-type fence. Whilst it is possible to "escape" by going around the side of the villa, it means that half the garden is effectively out of bounds unless you want to get very friendly with your next door neighbours. Even then, the proximity means that you can hear every word of their conversation when they are outside. To make matters worse, the other villas share a communal pool, which is situated above this villa on the hillside, which effectively ruins the privacy in the other half of the garden when the pool is in use.

The second downside that would stop me from booking this villa again is the lack of air conditioning. There are a number of free-standing fans throughout the villa that just about made the nights bearable, but given that it was thirty degrees outside and the villa appears to have been built recently, this seems to be an odd oversight.

The final point I would make is that there are some odd omissions from the things that are provided - in particular, there are no tea towels for drying up or food storage containers. The lack of washing powder for the machine and strictly rationed dishwasher tablets (one per night) is stingy in a villa of this price.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
91.2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6.9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
67.2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2.7 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The hillside village of Plesio offers a host of useful amenities and is within enviable reach of Menaggio, less than 10 minute���s drive away!

The picturesque resort town offers an idyllic setting in which to enjoy a morning cappuccino, romantic evening meal, a relaxed day at the Lido or an action-packed day of water sports, boat hire, kayaking, hiking, golf and tennis.

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 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.100km.

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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: €160 (7 days & less) & €190 (7 days plus).

    Short Breaks
    2 night break - 50% off weekly tariff / 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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