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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, polish

A relaxing waterside holiday retreat - perfect for honeymoons

3 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Lombardy Villa Rental Photos and Description

Working fireplace, indoor kitchen, one double bedroom, 3 terraces, BBQ

From the road and town it would be easy to miss the villa as it sits alone against the mountain with only a single access gate to hint at what is behind. It is located off the shore road which is not open to through traffic and is therefore peaceful and quiet. Its position is both private and not overlooked with its terraces that enjoy sunshine and stunning, uninterrupted views across Lake Lugano.

The villa is ideal for those wishing to enjoy a relaxing waterside holiday with as much privacy as you could want but also close to the hustle and bustle of towns and the city to satisfy those days when you want to venture out. This property is also perfect for a two-center holiday when combined with a stay in Lake Como - experience the two very different aspects and lifestyles of the lakes.

Out and about: Being just meters from the gorgeous lakeside town of Porlezza you have no need for a car for every day living. There is a nearby marina from which to catch the ferry to the city of Lugano in nearby Switzerland and bus stops to Lugano and Menaggio. From Menaggio you can catch a ferry to Bellagio, Varenna, Tremezzo and of course Como either with a car or on foot.

Porlezza has many lovely bars, restaurants and a good selection of shops or you can simply sit by the lake and marina and soak up the ambiance, or take a walk through the maze of old Italian streets that twist and turn.

Lugano is located at one end of Lake Lugano, just across the border into Switzerland and no more than an hour from Lake Como by car or bus. The town centre is a sympathetic pastiche of new and old and is beautifully kept with many old cobbled streets playing host to some of the very finest shops in the region.

The property: The villetta is accessed from the shore road through a private wrought iron gate that provides total privacy from the odd passer by. Through the gate you go up a few stone steps onto the panoramic terrace that sits a few metres above the lake.

On the terrace there is more than ample space with table and chairs, sun beds and a hammock for those lazy sunny days and al fresco dining. This inside/outside terrace truly is a haven of intimacy with incredible views of the surrounding shore and lake. From here you can access another terrace housing the outdoor kitchen and BBQ which is directly in front of the door to the apartment itself. The cool stone walls, lapping water and shade will make you feel like you are a million miles from the city.

The property (continued): Into the apartment itself though the thick wooden doors you enter the open living and dining area which is furnished with traditional Italian furniture and modern appliances that ensure you will not want for anything. The entire apartment is dominated by the hewn rock face of the mountain which ensures the villetta stays cool in summer and warm in the winter. There are panoramic lake views from the windows and another small private terrace located just off the kitchen area. The floors are in solid stone and the decor is simple yet contemporary, combining old and new with arm chairs set in front of the working log fire. There is also a dining table and chairs for those evenings when you prefer to dine in.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish, italian, polish

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

A relaxing waterside holiday retreat - perfect for honeymoons
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
5

Quirky stone villa in idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 5 day stay - the villa is built out of stone into the cliff face on a quiet road right next to the lake. It was a flexible space and as the weather heated up we were able to use different parts of the terrace with the lake view always dominating. There is a small supermarket a few minutes walk up the main road that has everything you might need, and a lovely bakery nearby. Later in the afternoon after about 4pm the shops open in the small narrow streets of Porlezza with a good butchers, food and gift shops. It is a small quiet area but with a bit of perseverance we found bike hire (Zizzi Autos at Piano after 3pm) and boat hire (Gobbi boats at Cima) and swam in the lake. It was a little tricky without a car but the C12 bus is very cheap, around 4 euros to Lugano, For less than 2 euros you can get the bus to the beautiful wildlife reserve and lake Piano. There were mosquitos in the evening but the main building of the villa has special window and door screens. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful holiday home, perfect for couples.

  • 5 of 5

We can't rate this gorgeous little escape highly enough! The photos, although lovely, didn't quite prepare us for how beautiful the house and location were. Facilities were perfect and we made plenty of use of the outside kitchen and BBQ. The inside of the house was rustic and charming and had all that we needed.

The owner of the house met us on arrival and was more than helpful with any queries we had during the week of our stay. There are plenty of restaurants to try, some within walking distance and others by car or bus. We found the local transport perfect for some of our days out. And it's very easy to hire a boat for a couple of hours to take in the amazing landscape and swim in the beautiful Lake. (Gobbies-boat hire, within walking distance in the next village along towards Lugano).

We would highly recommend staying in this gorgeous little retreat. Perfect for couples or honeymooners....! And thank you Rosalina for all of your advice and time, we really would love to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at La Bagia and truly hope to host you again in the future.
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5

Beautiful, relaxing place

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I wanted to spend a romantic wedding anniversary weekend at one of the italian lakes. We searched for a villa with a lot of character and how excited did we get when we found this villa built against the mountain. We liked the photos on the website but reality exceeded our expectations!

It is hidden in a very quiet location (no traffic or noisy neighbours) but only a two minute walk from cafes, restaurants and shops. We loved having breakfasts at the terrace as the view, overlooking the lake and the beautiful town of Porlezza, is simply breathtaking.

The place was very clean and equipped with all the useful facilities (I always need an iron). The owners were most helpful and attentive, always happy to provide information and tips about places to visit and restaurants- they suggested we should eat in a restaurant on an island a short driving distance away and it was the most amazing experience!

The area has got a lot to offer. We love hiking so, being surrounded by mountains, it was a paradise for us. We also had a go playing golf.

Everything was just perfect- we had a wonderful time and a lovely anniversary, I hope we have a chance to return to Porlezza and stay in the villa again as we are so in love with the place. I can't recommend it highly enough and suggested to my brother he should spend his honeymoon there.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Weronika, It has been a pleasure hosting you and your husband and we are delighted that you had such a great time in Porlezza. Thanks for taking the time to post your review, it is much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again in the future! Best, Villa Bagia
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Map

Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Milan
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Bar Italia
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Lake Lugano
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Cadenabbia
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Lugano
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Lugano
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Porlezza
Nearest Ski
150 Kilometres
St Moritz
Nearest Beach
3 Metres
Lake Lugano
Car: not necessary

A relaxing waterside holiday retreat - perfect for honeymoons. Sleeping up to three people. Living/dining area with working fire, indoor kitchen, one double bedroom with en suite bathroom with shower, three private terraces, outdoor kitchen and BBQ.

The gorgeous and romantic villa lies discreetly on the shores of the lovely lakeside town of Porlezza on the north-eastern section of Lake Lugano on the Italian side. Just 15 minutes from the cosmopolitan Swiss city of Lugano and 20 minutes from the bustling town of Menaggio on Lake Como with its easy access to Bellagio, Tremezzo and Como itself.

Golf: The Menaggio & Cadenabbia Golf Club, the second oldest Golf Club in Italy represents British tradition at its best. Overlooking Lake Como, it is a course combining old-world values with a heritage of golfing culture. The elevated position of the course provides splendid views in all directions.

Ski: Bormio, Madesimo, Livigno, St Moritz are a short drive away.

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Rates & Availability

Lake Lugano Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer super high
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,553
 
 
autumn high
Aug 27 2016 - Oct 14 2016
2 night minimum stay
$144
$1,143
 
 
Low autumn
Oct 15 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$111
$831
 
 
Christmas high
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$144
$1,143
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,553
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Cleaning fee $133
Refundable damage deposit $222

A deposit of 50% is payable once we have confirmed your booking.
This can be paid by Visa, MasterCard or bank transfer.
The balance is then payable one month before arrival, by Visa, MasterCard or bank transfer.
A cash deposit to cover breakages will be collected/returned by the owner on arrival/departure. The amount will be confirmed in your arrival pack.

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Amenities

Lombardy Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 baby crib
  • 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and possibility to accommodate a cot in the dining room.
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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