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Private Villa Perched Over Argegno

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Villa in Argegno, Lake Como, Italy - Peaceful and Sunny Location, 5 min Walk to Buzzing Village of Argegno

This stunning location offers the best of all that Como has to offer. It is a spacious and private position. The villa has all day round sun but also offers the respite of a shaded lake-view terrace for evening aperativo. A short 5 minute stroll down to Argegno offers a village with all the facets of Italian living - restaurants, shops, bars, bakery, tabacci and a home made ice-cream parlour in the Piazza. The rest of Lake Como is easily reachable from the ferry service and the public bus links, so your car can be left in the garage or driveway at the villa. Argegno is a central hub of the ferry service, so it is very easy to navigate. Val D'intelvi is behind the villa and this provides hill walking, cycling, paragliding, golf and even ski slopes. In addition the villages of Val D'intelvi offer many gastronomic treasures, which never disappoint. The Italian retail experience in Como, Milan or the luxury brand outlet Foxtown are short drives away. See our website for more photos.


Owner
John Roberts
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About John Roberts

Myself and my wife Jules moved to Italy in May 2003. Our daughter Keelin was born in Como in May 2005 and she claims to be Italian..

We had our heart set on lake views and were fortunate to find the perfect villa for us. Stunning views and a short walk to the wonderfully quaint but lively village. We moved to Italy for professional reasons. I took up employment in Lugano, Switzerland. Thankfully I got a frontaliere visa and we availed of the best of both worlds, Swiss work and Italian living.

We adore Argegno and it's environs. It has a vibrant village and also there is lots to explore in Val D'Intelvi. I bought two apartments in Argegno in 2008 and we're hoping to spend lots more time there. However mortgages mean that we need to dream for the moment.

John Roberts purchased this villa in 2003

Why John Roberts chose Argegno

One word. Vista. The villa was ideal for us, as we hosted so many friends and family members over the years. The villa was large, but yet provides lots of privacy to groups over 4 floors. The location was quiet and not touristy. We lived amongst the locals and now have many friends in Argegno.

We could people watch in the village and retire to the peace and privacy of the villa, without taking the car out. The walk down to the village (whilst steep) is short and stunningly beautiful. We never get bored of it.

What makes this villa unique

Privacy, ease of access to everything and stunning surrounds.

Amenities

Argegno Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • 3 bathrooms - one each floor (except attic/loft). Bathroom 1 with WC, bidet, basin and shower (Taverna). Bathroom 2 with WC, bidet and basin (ground floor). Bathroom 3 with WC, bidet, basin and shower and bath (1st floor with stunning lake views).
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with bunk bed which sleeps two children or adults Bedroom 3 with double bed (attic lake vista). Bedroom 4 with double bed (small room- no lake view) Please see our website for more info.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: No smoking allowed in villa. Internet access is available for a small extra charge. Outside: Panoramic lake view terrace and garden. Terrace dining table and chairs. 4 Loungers. Two parking spaces and a private garage space. Underground study. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen included. Final cleaning 150 euros.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Private Villa Perched Over Argegno
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
Stamford, CT, USA
4

Beautiful views, great location, tons of room

  • 4 of 5

This modern property in the old world village of Argegno was set above the town and offered wonderful views of Lake Como. With many bedrooms and living areas, it is perfect for large families or multi-family traveling groups. John gave us lots of tips and guidance on area restaurants and businesses that came in handy. This was a great property to spend a week in the not-to-miss place of Lake Como.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thx Richard! Hope to see you guys back on the Lake some day!
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A beautiful view - but not for everyone...

  • 3 of 5

We (6 adults, one 15 month old) stayed at the property for 12 days and enjoyed it very much. The location and view were fabulous, although the steep walk to and from the village should be emphasized.

We appreciated the crib and highchair for the youngest member of the group. After three days without Wifi a new modem was purchased, which solved the issue. Much appreciated! The restaurant recommendation for the beautiful place in St. Anna was wonderful!

However, there had been no indication in the description that the bedroom in the basement has NO window and was definitely not a place where you want to spend a lot of time, particularly since it is so small that you can't walk around the bed. Describing it as a room without lake view is a bit of a stretch. The contact person never came to the house and when called, did not appear to speak any English. Luckily one member of our party was fluent in Italian.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susanne, I'm so sorry to read your comments. Our views are afforded by the location perched directly above the village. It's a very short - but I agree steep walk back up. The room in the basement doesn't have a window and I tried to make this as clear as possible in the description. I'm so sorry that we got our wires crossed. I do realise the rooms is defiintely the smallest room - but it's cool in summer time. It's also far from the rest of the accommodation at the villa. I accept your comments about it's size - and I apologise for any confusion.
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5

Excellent villa with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this property with my wife and family (3 kids) while visiting Argegno. Really enjoyed staying in the villa which is very spacious and views of argegno are breath-taking. Village centre was great with lots of bars / restaurants, particularly like la piazetta / pizzeria. Communication from owner was of highest quality and would strongly recommend this property to any perspective

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

Delighted with villa and the village. All perfect. What a stunning place

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Richmond, VA
4

Fun time

  • 4 of 5

Our party of four (three sisters and mom) stayed for three nights at this sweet house perched high over the lake. The views are amazing. The steepness of the walk down to the village needs to be emphasized. My mother is 85 and did quite well but it was hard. The village is friendly and we had a couple of amazing meals, found groceries and wine and coffee. The proximity to the ferry makes it easy to go and explore the other villages. We had a lovely time. Wifi access is difficult to obtain - no instructions in English so we gave up.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Linda I'm so sorry about the wifi. It is topped up and should work fine.. thank you so much and bravo to your mother Rgds John
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5

Beautiful views, spacious and clean accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The owner met us on arrival and was very friendly and helpful. We quickly settled in and were able to enjoy the comfortable amenities of the villa. There is a picturesque (and steep - every day is "leg day"!) walk through the historic streets to the village below for groceries, ice creams and eating out. Taxi boats and private hire speedboats can be booked in the village - perfect for sightseeing in a relaxed manner. We spent a lot of time sitting on the terrace and enjoying the atmosphere and lake views. A fabulous holiday.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Coast/Beach:

5 min stroll to local beach beside pizzeria that rents sunloungers etc. Plenty of other beaches/lidos all within 15 min drive along the lake. 10 min drive to pool (lido) in Cadenabbia or Lenno lido with bar and food all day.

Travel:

Milan Linate 1 hour. Milan Malpensa 40 mins. Milan Bergamo 1.5 hrs. All airports have rail links to Milan. Trains run frequently to Como town from Milan with regular bus service to Argegno Car hire recommended as there is so much to see.

Distances:

Monza 40 mins. Como town 20 mins. Laglio (home village of George Clooney) 5 mins drive. Lake Lugano and Switzerland are only 30 mins away with fantastic mountain drives.

Further Details:

Local bank in village with 2 cash machines (Bancomat). Cable car to Pigra (mountain village) from Argegno with amazing lake views. Lake Lugano and Switzerland are only 30 mins away with fantastic mountain drives and the entire lake is available to you with the fantastic ferry services (fast, slow and car ferries).Visit Villa Carlotta and see it's beautiful gardens in many styles with lake views to die for! Villa Serbollini in Bellagio with unrivalled panoramic views is a fantastic day out. Bellagio itself is a perennial favourite for holiday makers with it's cobbled streets and unbeatable views. Do not miss Villa Balbianello in Lenno as featured in the 007 James Bond Casino Royale movie. Walk to the villa or take the private boat (5 euros) from Lenno lido (15 minutes by car from the villa) with golden sandy man made beach. The villa and it's majestic gardens overlook the rich blue waters of the lake. Drive down to Cernobbio (15 minutes south of the villa) for an idyllic lakeside walk, a favourite for a Sunday stroll. Menaggio, with it's palm lined walkways is another pretty lake village worth exploring. Many boat activities from windsurfing to sailing are available on the lake as well as other water sports. Mountain bikes are also available for hire if you wish to venture into the vast mountains that surround the lake. Sant Anna and La Griglia nearby serve superb seasonal and regional cuisine with excellent wine lists and are just 10 minutes walk from the villa. Argegno village is full of excellent restaurants from fresh lake fish (Emilio's), pizza (La Corte), Barchetta-typical local cuisine and upmarket dining at La Piazetta.

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Rates & Availability

Argegno Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
high
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,695
 
 
Sept
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,225
 
 
Oct
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,756
 
 
Nov dec
Nov 5 2017 - Dec 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,168
 
 
Xmas
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,521
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $176.14

Booking Notes:
Contact by email. 20% by time of booking. Balance 8 weeks prior to arrival. A fully refundable security deposit of 400 euros to be paid to agent on arrival. This will be returned on last day in euros.

Changeover Day:
Preferred Saturday - although possible flexibility depending on seasonality.

Notes on prices:
Prices displayed are the weekly euro rates. 20% deposit secures, with balance due 8 weeks prior to arrival. Cleaning fee of 150 euro is payable upon arrival. A fully refundable security deposit of 400 Euros is payable upon arrival. The deposit is refunded upon departure. Shorter bookings may be available off peak. Prices include gas and electricity. Saturday is the normal change-over day unless otherwise agreed. Latest check-out time is 10am. Earliest check-in time is 2.30pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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