|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Villa Navalia Penthouse is a beautifully appointed modern apartment located directly on the lake and overlooks the marina.
The Penthouse Apartment is located on the top floor of the Villa Navalia and sleeps up to 6. It is a comfortable, modern and relaxing retreat. Entering the apartment you are welcomed by the open space living area with white wood ceilings and floor to ceiling windows capturing the light and lake views.
The sitting area is comfortable and hosts all of the guests comfortably, includes Sat TV, DVD, CD player and internet access and features a small fireplace for the cooler evenings.
The dining area that sits up to 6 is a part of the open space living area with direct access to the kitchen
The kitchen, modern and fully equipped also has a breakfast bar and aperitif island for social occasions. For those of you who wish to eat at home but do not want to cook the Villa Navalia offers a menu choice with a delivery service.
The living space has a terrace that directly overlooks the lake to the front, spacious enough to have some outside space and smaller openings to the sides of the buildings where you can find a private spot to relax.
The bedrooms are spacious, all with white wood beamed ceilings as in the living area and a small private balcony. All three bedrooms have an ensuite with bathtub or shower and a private safe in each room too. 2 bedrooms are double and one offers a twin beds.
Villa Navalia offers you the luxury of reserved private parking with for 2 cars that are just outside your front door.
Up to five bicycles are available with the villa, free of charge.
Also for us guests we can organize :
- additional cleaning services
- baby sitter
- private chef
- deli shop supplies brought to the villa already prepared
- private taxi boat excursions
-Rent a boat under the Villa Navalia
- Special price to play golf in Menaggio
- Private excursion with tour leader for the whole day
- Walking Tour
We stayed in Villa Navalia for one week during September 2015.
Villa Navalia is a lovely penthouse apartment with stunning views of Lake Como. The property was absolutely spotless. Everything was perfectly clean. The kitchen is well stocked with enough crockery and implements to cook at "home" and enjoy the beautiful views. With three bedrooms and three full bathrooms there was adequate space for five of us. Having the balcony on the front of the apartment was a special location to enjoy an evening meal or glass of wine and watch the changing colours over the mountains as dusk approached. The small supermarket is close by and the ferry is on the other side of the Menaggio village. All within an easy and enjoyable walk from the apartment. Onsite parking a bonus and the internet was reliable.
Laura was very helpful and efficient with correspondence. She also met us upon arrival and departure. We would love to return to Villa Navalia any time of year. Thank you Laura for a lovely week!
Menaggio is the largest town of the central lake area. It is also a part of the Triangolo Lariano. The Lario Triangle. Lario is the Latin name of the lake. The triangle connects Menaggio. Varenna and Bellagio. Most possibly the most popular villages. It is also the more 'lived in' village of the area with offices, shops, banks, schools and hospital. So not only will you be a part of the tourists staying in the village but you will be surrounded by locals so you will get the feeling of the Italian life style. Menaggio's lake front promenade is one of the nicest of the lake, beautifully taken care of by the council gardeners. Walking the length of the promenade you will reach the largest Lido on the lake, Lido Giardino Menaggio. A great place for a day at the beach, 25mt swimming pool with a kiddy pool as well, large beach with sun loungers, lake access, beach volley, playground and a pizzeria restaurant and brewery to enjoy a meal or an evening.
Menaggio is an old Roman town and has a wonderful antique historic center that begins down at the lake to continue up the hillside to the old walls of the Castel. Unfortunately there isn't much remaining of the original building but the Church of San Carlo is well worth a visit. The best thing to do is to take advantage of the Tourist office in the main Square, Piazza Garibaldi. Here you will find Matilde or Sandra who are very helpful and will give you all the information you could need, timetables, brochures, maps and indications on 'what to do today'. You will realize that It is well served by public transportation with frequent busses and boats. Como is only 25km away and Lugano 20km, but do remember your passport as it is in Switzerland.
Make sure you visit the surrounding villages, Porlezza, on the way to Lugano and is on Lake Lugano, continuing in this direction you reach ValSolda. A string of villages that have no choice than to creep up the mountain. It is known as the 'Piccolo Mondo Antico' the small antique world. Also the Tremezzina area must not be misses. It goes from Tremezzo to Lenno.....wonderful little villages all on the lake with beautiful Villas to visit, Carlotta and Balbianello and just to amble in general discovering the historic centers.
Bellagio and Varenna are surly not to be misses, Bellagio quite touristy but if you appreciate the lanes and historic center it is well worth the visit and not to be missed is the Villa Melzi. Varenna is very lovely, a wonderful lake side promenade, very original and of course the Villa Monastero.
This is just a small number of suggestions, you can discover the rest and if you find something you very much enjoyed on the Lake please let us know as we always appreciate feedback from our clients!