Between the Villa d'Este hotel and George Clooney's residence
Apartment Zar is a spacious and luxury apartment, a portion of a magnificent 19th century Liberty-style villa in Laglio. The location is excellent: just 500 m from the famous George Clooney's residence and close to the world famous resort Villa d’Este. Shops and restaurants are within walking distance (500 m/550 yds), and the lake shore can be reached in a 5-minute walk. Como is just a 15-minute drive away.
An imposing iron gate gives access to the historic villa, which has been totally renovated to a very high standard. The prestigious apartment is built on two floors: the accommodation develops on the entire main floor of the villa plus the basement on garden level.
The apartment offers breathtaking views of Lake Como from several rooms, including the large and light flooded living room (with one full wall of windows) and the master bedroom. It also has a private garden (250 sqm/2700 sq ft).
The main floor is luxurious and contains the main living/dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, the master bedroom and a twin bedroom.
The basement on garden level is a seperate apartment with independent access from garden; it can also be accessed from the staircase. It contains a bedroom with two single beds, a kitchenette and a fitness room. And while it is comfortable, cozy and very private, it is not as luxurious as the main floor. For this reason, we recommend Apartment Zar for one or two couples with older children.
Apartment Zar has an independent entrance from the garden, overlooking well-kept lawns and the lake. In the corner of the manicured garden is a hot tub for four people where guests can relax and enjoy the stunning lake views. A sun terrace is furnished with sunbeds and deckchairs. A patio with vaulted ceilings overlooking the lake is equipped with a large dining table. Private parking for two cars is inside the property. Due to the high quality of furnishings children between 1 and 12 are admitted only upon request and supervised by a nanny.
The convenient location, just 8 km from Cernobbio and 14 km from the center of Como, and easy access to public transportation makes Apartment Zar an ideal destination for touring Lake Como. A lot of activities such as water sports, golf, tennis and great shopping are possible. The closest train station is in Como, just 15 minutes from the villa. You can reach Milan in 1 hour by car, or you can cross the border at Lugano to reach Switzerland in just 40 minutes. Just across the Swiss border is Foxtown a designer outlet village with Prada, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci and Ferragamo outlets.
Our Guests Reviews
We have arrived home and wanted to let you know the apartment was gorgeous and everything went fantastic!! Thanks so very much for helping make my birthday celebration so memorable!!
Leslie, September 2016
HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
- Jacuzzi tub (heated) for 4 in the garden
- Air conditioning in all rooms except the twin bedroom on the main floor
- Cooling unit (fan) in the twin bedroom on the main floor
- Internet WIFI connection
- Under floor heating
- Satellite TV
- Safe box
- Surround-sound with Bose speakers
- Washing machine and dryer
- Main kitchen (electric double oven, hob, fridge with freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker)
- Kitchenette lower level (fridge, electric hob, electric kettle, microwave, coffee maker)
- Ironing board with iron
- Fitness room
- Electric shutters (one button to manipulate all 17 shutters in the apartment)
- Terrace for outdoor meals
- Barbecue grill
- Private garden
- Parking for 2 cars
Motorway 2 km
Moltrasio 4.5 km
Villa d`Este 5 km
Cenobbio 8 km
Como 14 km
Tremezzo 17 km
Menaggio 22 km
Bellaggio 22 km + 15 min ferry
Lugano 37 km
Milan 65 km
Many small towns and villages surround Lake Como. They are quaint and beautiful and it’s worthwhile exploring them. If you spend the mornings on the west side and the afternoons on the east side of the lake, you will always stay in the sun.
Steamers, boats, car ferries and buses serve all the main towns on Lake Como. A ferry around the heart of Lake Como (between the key towns of Bellagio, Varenna, Menaggio and Cadenabbia) is a must. The most popular of the stops remains Bellagio.
Bellagio - known as the pearl of the lake is a beautiful little town in a picture-perfect location on the promontory where Lake Como separates into two branches. The town is historic and charming, with a waterfront promenades, stately hotels and two gardens open to the public: Villa Serbelloni and Villa Melzi. Bellagio's tourist information offices are by the ferry jetty and in Piazza della Chiesa.
Menaggio is located on the western shore of Lake Como, and has small stretches of shingle beach. From Menaggio you can travel to Lake Lugano or embark on mountain hikes. The town is a useful base for exploring Lake Como; with good bus and ferry connections.
The fishing village of Varenna has picturesque narrow alleyways and streets below a castle and a lakeside walking path. Varenna is a peaceful resort, smaller than Bellagio and also very beautiful. You can admire views from the Castello di Vezio or simply relax by the lakeside.
In Tremezzo visit Villa Carlotta - a villa and botanical garden. The villa is today a museum, whose art collection includes works by Canova, Thorvaldsen, Migliara and Hayez in addition to pieces of furniture from the time of the various owners.
The walled town of Como is a lively and pleasant town with an appealing historical centre and a scenic location at the southern end of the east branch of Lake Como. The impressive cathedral (Duomo), like most in Italy, was built and added to over a period of centuries, so you can admire Gothic and Renaissance features including some fine tapestries and paintings. The town's earlier cathedral (built in the tenth century), San Fedele, is another fine sight, as are the tall nine-hundred-year-old gateway, Porta Vittoria, and the Romanesque church Sant'Abbondio. The town's art gallery (Pinacoteca) is also worth a visit. For a short trip out of town, take the funicular up to the top of the hill above Como, where you can enjoy spectacular views.
Lake Como and the region is a shopper’s paradise. Around Como there are many small shops and boutiques, and in the larger towns you will find a great range of boutiques, designer stores and department stores. Wherever you are you are never far from great shopping.
Como is an interesting place to shop because of its local flavor. There are very elegant stores in Como that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Some of the world’s greatest designers are found in Como. Perhaps the nicest discount silk store (Mantero VIII) is found on the outskirts of Como.
Como is only a few minutes' drive from the Swiss border and from Lake Lugano. Cross the border into Switzerland and visit Foxtown Factory Stores, a temple of luxury and elegance with 3 km of shop windows, where 160 stores. The world famous mall that has every imaginable brand name store (Armani, Gucci, Prada, Loro Piano, Yves St. Laurent, Ferragamo, Versace, Missoni, Bally, Bruno Magli, Dolce and Gabbana, Cerrutti……to literally name only a few) at discounted prices. The mall sells last year’s fashions at prices that seem a third of what can be found in Milan.
Then of course there is Milan. Milan is a short train-ride away for those in search of some city life. Milan has been crowned the fashion capital of the world thanks to designers such as Versace, Prada and Armani. Via Monte Napoleone and Via della Spiga with its designer showrooms and boutiques are two of the most elegant, if expensive, shopping streets in Europe. Milan also has sections of town dedicated to antiques, art and house supplies.
In Milan is to see Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. In the heart of Milan is the rose-colored marble Gothic Duomo. Not far from the Duomo is the world’s most famous opera house - La Scala. Throughout the city are symbols of Milan’s illustrious past including the 16 Corinthian-style columns from early Roman settlements. These are placed just outside the 4th century Basilica di San Lorenzo. Also impressive is the Sforza Castle and Museum of Ancient Art. St. Ambrose’s Basilica and Museum is interesting as the Basilica was founded in the 4th century by the Bishop Ambrose who baptized St. Augustine here.
Lake Como boasts some of the very finest Italian cuisine, and is home to a number of world-class restaurants. Check out the back streets and old lakeside towns to find some of the less well known but excellent restaurants.
Lake Como boat hire is possibly the finest way to experience the Lake in its full splendour. One has not seen Lake Como if it hasn’t been experienced from the water. There are numerous touring companies that can take large or small groups for tours of the lake which can include a refreshing swim in the lake. A wonderful day is to take the morning to explore the lake by boat. Stop for a long lunch at the Locanda dell’ Isola Comacina and return to the Villa by late afternoon.
Outdoor Activities: biking, mountain biking, hiking, boating, paragliding and windsurfing.
There are numerous hikes and walking trails in and around Lake Como. Around the lake, through the woodlands and up through the hills and mountains offer an enormous variety of hiking possibilities, from easy walks for families to the more difficult for skilled hikers.
For water sports lovers it is possible to spend entire days sailing or kayaking, windsurfing and motor boating, water skiing and canoeing, wakeboarding and kitesurfing. In Como there is even a hydroplane piloting school.
Lake Como can also be dicovered by bicycle. Scenic roads, and alternative routes to those followed by the main traffic and some real cycle paths offer the visitor an alternative way of visiting various parts of the lake.
Lake Como has also several golf courses which can be easily reached by car. 8 Golf courses are within 50 km from the villa: Golf Club Carimate, Golf Club Menaggio & Cadenabbia, Golf Club Lanzo, Golf Club Ponticello, La Pinetina Golf Club, Golf Club le Robinie, Golf Club Villa d'Este, Green Club Lainate.
Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.
Choose your holiday home
Main floor / upper level (210 sqm / sleeps 4)
- Spacious living room (80 sqm/862 sq ft) with dining area (seats 8) and lake views and satellite TV
- 1 twin bedroom (beds can be joined) with satellite TV (this bedroom is not air-conditioned, but it has a last generation cooling fan unit) and access to the loggia
- Fully equipped modern eat-in kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker; breakfast table seats 4
- 1 spacious master bedroom (25 sqm/270 sq ft) with queen bed (150 x 200 cm), lake views, private balcony and access to the garden
- 2 bathrooms (one with Jacuzzi tub, the other with Jacuzzi shower)
The lower level is independent, comfortable, cozy and very private, but not as luxurious as the main living main floor. For this reason, we recommend Apartment Zar for one or two couples plus two older children. The downstairs apartment has two accesses: one from the stairscase of the villa and the other from the garden.
Lower level (76 sqm / sleeps 2)
- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds (beds can not be joined, bed size 90 x 190 cm)
- 1 fitness room with fitness equipment, plasma TV, kitchenette
- 1 bathroom with shower
- Laundry room with washer, dryer, ironing board, iron
Garden (250 sqm)
- Patio with vaulted ceilings overlooking the lake equipped for al fresco dining
- Sun terrace furnished with sunbeds and deckchairs
- Manicured garden with a hot tub for four people
- Private parking inside the property
02 Sep 2023 - 06 Jan 2024
8890 EUR €
10290 EUR €
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- Bed, bath and kitchen linens
- Electricity/air conditioning up to EUR 50 per week
- Internet WIFI connection
- Daily maid service (2 hours house cleaning per day)
- Garden maintenance
- Electricity/air conditioning: the consumption for the amount of EUR 50 per week is included. Guests pay for usage in excess of EUR 50.
- Heating (if required): EUR 80 per week
- Final cleaning: EUR 200
EUR 1000 cash deposit are due on arrival.
- Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
- Children between 1 and 12 years normally are not admitted; for requests with children please enquire.
- Smoking in the house is not allowed.
- Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7 and 9pm for an extra fee of EUR 50.
Historic 19th-century villa on the shore close to the legendary Hotel Villa d'Este
- Sleeps 8+1 Guests
- Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
- Bathrooms 3+1 WC Bathrooms
- Floor area sq m 400 m2 m2