|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
A stunning luxury villa situated in an upmarket suburb of Menaggio revelling in its tranquil location and panoramic lake view and ample gardens and terraces. Located just 5 minutes from the centre of Menaggio with its array of boutiques, authentic restaurants, supermarket, lido beach and ferry port which accesses the whole lake, the home provides you with a little piece of lake's heaven. The ferry, a 5 minute drive, access the whole lake. You can dine inside or out, either way you can enjoy tremendous lake views. The patio doors slide back to reveal the lake as you dine inside, in fact most of the summer clients leave the windows and doors open to enjoy the fresh breeze, a welcome reprise from the balmy summer sunny days enjoyed here at the villa. Superb local restaurants, markets, supermarket are all within easy reach as Menaggio is not only arguably the prettiest lakeside village but certainly the principal village on the lake offering everything from lido beach to geletarias!
The villa is beautiful. We experienced the best of wines and cheese by the pool every day. Thankyou for the glasses for the wine tasting.
Highlights. The short walk to Hotel Roay for outstanding food. Cookery claseses in Varenna with Morena Maglia. The fresh items in the garden so we could replicate recipies hre. Enoteca wine shop Bellagio, Nobert and Ivana-superb.
We wish to return again.
Bordeaux France. Aug 2010.
This is a great place to stay. The villa definitely has the "wow" factor with that wonderful view. We have had a great week here and think Lake Como is really Beautiful.
Vallely Family, summer 2010.
What a beautiful view.
Superb villa a lovely place to take a holiday. Sitting on the balcony watching a thunder storm one evening, firework display the next! Enjoyed the pool and swam in the lake. Had a lovely holiday.
Hathaway family, July 2010.
We wave had a wonderful stay in this beautiful villa. The views are unbelievable as everything.
When we first went about booking this (for a three-generation family holiday) we were a bit apprehensive as there was no way we could pay by credit card and we wanted that protection. We were however able to eventually pay by Paypal which reassured us but as it turns out we had absolutely no need to worry. The owner, the booking people and the on-site management are all excellent and were extremely helpful.
The villa is located up above the town so either a good walk (and taxi back.....:-)) or a car will be required. But the view is sublime, it is breathtakingly beautiful. There are verandahs and terraces on several different aspects and levels so there is always somewhere in the sun and in the shade at the same time, whichever you prefer. The pool is a large one and there is a supply of both indoor and outdoor leisure equipment. the villa even has a large book and music collection.
Take the road train from the square out to Lenno and have lunch/dinner there
Had a wonderful stay here on the lake last summer. The villa is spacious with spectacular views to wake up to each day, a lovely garden and the pool was a such a luxury to enjoy to ourselves especially given the exceptional heat. The booking process was straightforward from italian apartments. I would certainly recommend their services and use in the future.
Lovely big villa at the end of a quiet, private road. Well equipped with lots of space for entertaining and relaxing day and evening, good weather and bad. Easy access to Menaggio and other villages. Lovely garden but the views are the highlight. Beautiful. Just watch out for the road surface (potholes). Indoor stairs quite steep and slippy too.
We had a fantastic stay here celebrating my mums 60th birthday. The villa is spacious and the views are totally breathtaking. The pool (although pretty chilly!) is great to cool off in. A wonderful holiday and fantastic memories.
We were initially a little daunted by the drive up the hill to the villa - but the spectacular views and the lovely spacious villa were a delight to finally see. And once we discovered the walkways down into the village it was not such a problem at all. In fact we enjoyed our morning stroll down the hill each day. Coming back was a bit more challenging, but perfectly fine. Or we caught the bus back! The rooms were great and the kitchen was fantastic - we had more than enough of everything. It would have been good to have instructions to go along with the oven however, as it took us a little while to get it going. The property was clean and the service provided in terms of organising taxi and pointing out key locations in the village (supermarket, bus stops, etc.) was very helpful. The gardens were absolutely beautiful and very well maintained. We would certainly recommend this place to our friends. We were also very pleased we chose to stay in Menaggio as we definitely found it the most pleasant of the Lake Como villages!
Special interest holidays:
Painting, wine tasting and cookery courses available on request. Please ask for details.
Menaggio lido, pools and beach 5 min drive.
Golden sand beach Lenno...15 minutes.
The home is easy to access via car from Milan Malpensa, Linate or Bergamo airports from only 90 minutes drive.
We can recommend flight carriers based on your needs.
Ryanair, Easyjet, Fly BMI, Jet 2, Alatalia etc
Car hire recommended.
Nearest Travel Links
Airport: Malpensa or Linate Airports: 75 km
Railway: Como: 35 km
Ferry: Menaggio: 1.5 km
Mini golf here in the village.
San Moritz..90 minutes.
Lugano...35 minutes by car.
Como...45 mins by car or take the bus or ferry.
Bellagio..15 mins by ferry!
"Enter the tranquil side of Italy where nothing much happens and then what does happens that much slower"
If you value peace and tranquility Lake Como will delight and refresh in equal measure. The welcoming locals add to the occasion, visit the bakery for baking from a seemingly bygone age or pop in for some tomatoes and rocket from the local fruit & veg man, and he will be happy to give you a few recipe tips! Think of the UK with the ugly bits taken out, majestic mountains, a mesmerizing world renowned lake,sprinkle in some balmy weather, seemingly happy and content local people, consistently good food & wine and you have an idea of the ingredients that make Lake Como such a sought after holiday location!
Pretty piazzas, 14th century churches, ornately furnished parks, lidos and beaches, vivacious villas, lazy lunches and boat hire for a memorable day out are just are few examples of life here.
World renowned cuisine, the simple italian seasonal flavours are in evidence throughout the pretty village here in Menaggio from exquisite hotels to trattorias and cafes, all serving delicious regional cuisine. The lido in Menaggio is the perfect way to relax, the ferry accessible to most parts of the lake including Bellagio.
But remember, if a relaxing break with nothing more than a book and glass of wine is your idea of bliss, doing nothing much is a theme of lakeside living.
Menaggio is the principal village on the west side of the lake Approx 45 minutes from Como or Lugano (Switzerland). The village features with narrow streets, pretty boutiques and restaurants, and cosy piazza's . In summer concerts, antique markets & all year round the weekly market are a feature of the village with fresh lake fish, local cheeses, seasonal vegetables etc
The village is home to geletarias, a bakery, bank, ferry to access the whole lake from Bellagio directly across the lake,
Tremezzo with the famous Villa Carlotta and Como are also accessible by ferry and car.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
25% deposit to reserve, balance 12 weeks prior to stay after which no refunds apply.
Home is fully cleaned and prepared for every arrival.
Linen, bedding, and final cleaning included in advertised rate.
Heating charges apply from October-April.
Saturday preferred, other days on request.
Notes on prices:
Existing available weeks only reduced to rates as advertised. 25% deposit to reserve, balance 12 weeks prior to stay.
500 euros refundable damage bond paid on arrival refunded on arrival.
Final cleaning inc towels, linen and bedding 150 euros, additional cleaning for 2 week stays available. Flexible changeover, Saturday preferred. Heating charge payable for any heating used October to April.