A turn of the century villa in a village
Chalet Ada is a lovely historic villa located on the western shores of Lake Como in the town of Laglio, one of the most sought-after villages on the lake. The villa takes its name from the Italian poetess Ada Negri, who took inspiration for her poems and novel from here.
The property, literally just a stone’s throw from the lake, is located on the famous old road that lines Lake Como and that winds its way past some of Italy’s most famous villas and through some of the lakes most stunning and well known towns.
The historic villa which dates back to the end of the 19th century includes 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and can comfortably sleep up to 11 guests. An additional bed for a child can be provided upon request when booking. The spaces have been tastefully restored throughout whilst maintaining the villa’s unique charm where elegant period furniture seamlesslymixes in with high quality modern finishes.
The ground floor consists of an entrance hall, a large lounge with decorated ceilings and marble floors, a dining room with seating for 12 people, a modern kitchen complete with all amenities and a bathroom.
The first floor includes two bedrooms, including the main master suite, each with their own en suites. The master suites opens onto a long balcony with lake views.
The second floor includes four bedrooms and two bathrooms including one bedroom with en suite. Two of the bedrooms on the second floor have lake views.
The villa boasts stunning gardens and grounds offering complete privacy and seclusion which is a rarity in this particular part of the lake. The large and well manicured lawn where the beautiful swimming pool is found is a true gem where guests can whittle away hours on end sunning by the pool or enjoying alfresco dining in the numerous outdoor dining spots found within the grounds of the property.
The location is excellent with the villa positioned just 50 minutes drive from Milan Malpensa International Airport and 45 minutes from Lugano International Airport. The town of Laglio occupies one of the best positions on the lake, on the most exclusive stretch of Lake Como, situated amongst some of the area’s most beautiful villages, an ideal launching pad to explore the lake and its towns by boat.
The convenient location, just a few kilometres from Cernobbio and only 16 km from the centre of Como, as well as easy access to public transportation (pier for water taxi is 150 metres distant, bus stop is 700 metres, ferry pier is 6 km metres), makes Chalet Ada an ideal destination for touring Lake Como.
The lake can be reached within a minute of leaving the front door and within a two-minute walk from the villa there are restaurants and shops.
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HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
- Pool: 5 x 12m
- Air conditioning in all bedrooms
- Internet WIFI connection
- Fridge with freezer
- Stove with oven
- Electric kettle
- Coffee maker
- Iron and ironing board
- Hair dryer
- Washing machine
- Barbecue grill
- Parking for 4 cars
- A concierge service will be available at all times to answer any questions.
- Pier for water taxi 150 m
- Restaurant, bar, supermarket 400 m
- Bus stop 700 m (to Como and Menaggio)
- Ferry Carate Urio 2.8 km / 35 min walking (ferry to Como, Tremezzo, Menaggio, Bellagio, Varenna)
- Ferry Moltrasio 5 km
- Motorway 3 km
- Villa d´Este Hotel 9 km
- Cernobbio 10 km
- Como 16 km
- Tremezzo 17 km
- Menaggio 21 km
- Bellagio 26 km + 15 min ferry
- Lugano 40 km
- Milan 63 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.
Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.
Choose your holiday home
- Lounge with decorated ceilings and marble floors
- Dining room with seating for 12 people
- Modern fully equipped kitchen
First floor (2 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms):
- Master bedroom + en suite bathroom (with bath and shower)
- Double bedroom + en suite bathroom (with bath and dressing room)
Second floor (4 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms):
- Large double bedroom + en suite bathroom (with shower)
- Double bedroom (queen size bed)
- Twin bedroom (two single beds that can be joined together to form a double bed)
- Single bedroom (one single bed)
- Bathroom (with shower)
- Terrace for al fresco dining
26 Sep 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
6200 EUR €
29 Aug 2020 - 26 Sep 2020
9300 EUR €
12000 EUR €
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- Concierge service: a person, fluent in English and available by phone, will be available at all times to answer any questions.
- Welcome basket at arrival including: local salami and cured meats, crackers and cheese, fresh seasonal fruit, prosecco and fruit juices
- Bedroom and bathroom linen change mid-week
- Pool towels
- Internet WIFI connection
- Electricity, air conditioning, heating
- Baby bed and high chair
- Final cleaning
- Pool cleaning
- Garden maintenance
- Additional bed for a child (12th person): EUR 100 per week, to be requested upon booking.
EUR 2000 cash deposit are due on arrival.
SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)
- First shopping
- Cook service for dinners during your stay
- Domestic help (house cleaning)
- Extra linen change
- Laundry service
- Transfer service
- Private driver
- Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
- Pool opening dates: beginning May end of September, depending on weather conditions
- Pets: only upon special request and subject to size and manners
- Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7pm and midnight for an extra fee: to be confirmed prior to arrival.