|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Whether it's a family holiday, a celebratory trip, a wedding celebration or a sporting trip with friends, our family home - Villa Lucia will suit anyone looking for a comfortable and ideally located stay on Lake Como.
Villa Lucia lies behind private security gates accessed by guests to Lucia and the home that sits high above her (used only on occasion due to the owners not in residence for the majority of the year), and there is parking for three cars.
The main entrance to Villa Lucia is grand and a real taste of things to come. To the ground floor there is a large vestibule hallway, a beautiful shower room, a well-equipped fitted kitchen, a dining room to seat 12 guests, a drawing room for cosy nights by the original stone fireplace, a lake room with views across to the lake ideal for a spot of quiet reading and the rather grand and opulent living room with frescoed ceiling and doors opening to the magnificent views across the lake.
To the first floor you will find a stunning master suite with equally enviable views from the balcony across the lake, five further bedrooms (3 king bedrooms and a twin bedroom plus a single bed with a pull out ideal for the youngsters) a family bathroom with whirlpool/Jacuzzi bath, shower room & en-suite to bedroom two.
The villa has a patio area to the front where we have loungers and a table and chairs set for 10 guests.
Our five bedroom villa offers all guests a wonderful stay and an ideal location on Lake Como - lakeside, with the beautiful swimming pool and beach bar of Lido di Cadenabbia just a short walk away, and with the ferry less than 100m away.
In the village of Cadenabbia there is a convenience store for all your necessities, an array of pavement cafes, restaurants and Italian bars all within walking distance.
We will always meet you upon your arrival, show you around and provide a welcome basket of goodies too. If you need anything during your stay we are on hand to help or organise anything you require.
Perfectly located on the western shore of Lake Como, Villa Lucia is just 100m from the Cadenabbia ferry service, a short walk from the world famous Villa Carlotta, near to Tremezzo with all its amenities and restaurants, Bellagio is a 5 minute ferry ride across the waters and Menaggio a 10 minute drive.
Having opened our doors to guests over three years ago now, we have ensured we offer all you need for a comfortable stay on the lake. All mod-cons are provided and the villa is fully equipped for all 12 guests.
Villa Lucia is part of the Lucia Estate and her neighboring Villa Luca, a charming art-nouveu villa sleeps up to six guests with beautiful elegant gardens and roof terrace. Guests are welcome to hire the entire estate for weddings and events or for those with larger guest parties.
Explore Lake Como, the coast of the stars!: Lake Como offers something quite magical and still; it's blue waters and backdrop of snow-capped mountains makes for a peaceful and memorable experience.
Having featured in many movies such as Star Wars and Ocean's Twelve starring George Clooney who recently purchased Villa Oleandra in nearby Laglio, it has also hosted some of the most famous writers such as Byron, Stendhal, Shelley, Liszt and Rossini as well as diplomats and members of royalty for centuries.
Lake Como has become such a desirable destination that tourists from all over the world are now flocking to see it! Once an area completely covered by glaciers, today the Adda river makes its long 313 km journey from the Swiss alps into Lake Como forming its distinctive 'upside-down Y' shape. At 410 m deep and an area of 146 km squared, it's Europe's deepest and 3rd largest lake.
Venture a little further around the lake: The central lake area is famous for some of the most elegant villas and gardens that are open for all to discover and marvel at. Some of our favorites include Villa Carlotta just a short walk from Villa Lucia, the 17th Century Villa Serbelloni across the waters in Bellagio and Villa Balbianello made famous by Star Wars and James Bond this little paradise is only accessible by boat.
Activities abound on the lake; during the summer Como comes alive with the lake buzzing with sail boats and speedier alternatives! Swimmers and divers also enjoy the lake during the summer. Just a short walk from Villa Lucia, is the recently opened Cadenabbia lido, for those who enjoy the pool and a nice cool drink whilst the kids play! Do take a couple of the lake excursions - a great way to explore Como it is also the only way to truly appreciate this area and the glamorous lakeside villas that adorn its coastline.
Experience true Italy: A visit to the Lake would not be complete without experiencing the fantastic array of restaurants just tempting your taste buds (and your waistline)! Do visit Locanda dell'Isola Comacina on the mysterious wooded island, a delicious menu (unchanged from 1947!) all served with a most theatrical superstitious 'exorcism of fire'. The elegant restaurant at Lido di Lenno is also worth an afternoon of lake gazing and the pizzas at Helvetia in Tremezzo are truly magnifico!
Planning your trip in June, you may experience the oldest historic festival on the Lake, the Sagra de San Giovanni. The main attraction comes after sundown when hundreds of floating lamps are cast onto the lake, and this is accompanied by a series of fireworks. September is when the traditional rowing race on Lake Como takes place. Palio Remiero del Lario attracts teams from around Lombardy, who come to take part in the grueling competition
I fell in love with Lake Como over 15 years ago on a family trip to Italy. I spent many years coming back and when the opportunity arose I decided to buy a property here, to save spending out on hotels every few weeks! Villa Lucia was such an opportunity - there is only a handful of property in the world with such a position and outlook, I felt extremely lucky to have found her. We made great friends of the previous owners who had lived at Lucia for over 20 years. She needed a lot of TLC and we spent a good 6 months restoring her and giving her back her sparkle. It is now a real comfortable home to spend time in. We decided to open her doors to everyone and share her with guests, as she is simply too beautiful to sit empty for the majority of the summer.
Waterfront views across to Bellagio
Just a short walk 500m to the ferry port
A large villa sleeping up to 12 guests is unusual on the lake
Walk away to Grand Hotel Tremezzo & Villa Carlotta
10 minute drive to Menaggio and Lenno (home to Villa di Balbianello)
10 minute ferry ride to Bellagio and Varenna
We enjoyed our stay at the Villa Lucia enormously. However, it is not entirely right to say it sleeps 12 people : we were with 9 persons (all adults) and the kitchen, especially the cooking plates, didn't enable us to cook for so many persons. It took hours to boil water just in order to make pasta !
The greatest advantage of this (beautiful) villa is its perfect situation with the marvellous view over Bellagio on the other side of the lake : for this reason I would recommend it, not for the comfort or the equipment of the villa, however beautiful it is.
Villa Lucia sits on the western shore of Lake Como ideally located to reach all the major towns on the lake such as Bellagio, Menaggio, Tremezzo, Laglio (famed now as the home to George Clooney) and Como itself.
Just a short walk is the fabulous Lido di Cadenabbia with its swimming pool, bar & restaurant overlooking the lake. And 100m from the villa itself is the Cadenabbia ferry port which provides access to all major towns on the lake for both cars and passengers, with Tremezzo and Villa Carlotta ports also within walking distance.
Within walking distance there are various small shops, cafes and restaurants in the village of Cadenabbia and neighbouring Tremezzo, a small grocer who sells fresh bread, milk, fruit and veg and your daily conveniences is ideal during your stay. There is a much larger supermarket in nearby towns Lenno or Menaggio or Bennetts superstore in Como sells everything you need and more should you want to stock up at the beginning of your holiday.
There are some wonderful pavement cafes, restaurants and typical Italian bars a walk away from the villa to cater for breakfast, lunch and dinner and anything in between! A must is dinner at our favourite - Al Veluu Restaurant which is said to be one of the best restaurants in Europe and a favourite with many of the rich and famous!
There is an endless list of places to visit when on Lake Como, our favourites include the beautiful botanical gardens of Villa Carlotta just a short walk from Villa Lucia and is said to have over 500 species of plants and flowers. The bustling town of Bellagio is directly opposite the villa and is a short 10 minute ferry ride away (said to be one of the most beautiful towns in Europe) and where you can enjoy a gelato from one of the many stalls. There is also the beautiful Villa Melzi, Villa Serbelloni and the world famous Villa di Balbianello, all within half an hour access from the villa.
Wine tasting is of course a necessity in the local Cantina Follie in Tremezzo and they offer all Lucia guests a special rate. Sailing and wonderful boat excursions around the lake are also a great way to explore.
Golf: Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Course again offers our guests a special package rate and is located nearby as is said to marvel the best of golf players. This fantastic 18 hole, 5442m, par 70 course is one of the most ancient golf courses in Europe, with steep inclines, sweeping fairways and spectacular views en route. Open from March to November, is certainly one to add to your list.
The world famous Villa D'Este also offers an 18 hole course and is said to be the most varied and difficult of the European par 69 courses, along with one of the most magnificent viewpoints on Lake Como itself.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,068|
**BOOK DIRECT WITH US AS THE OWNERS FOR THE BEST RATE**
Villa Lucia requires a 25% non- refundable deposit payable by either credit card, PAYPAL or Bank Transfer. The remaining balance is payable 6 weeks prior to your arrival.
DISCOUNTED RATE WHEN ENTIRE ESTATE IS BOOKED; BOTH VILLA LUCIA & VILLA LUCA