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Villa Camilla

Near Menaggio, Lake Como



Just 1 km from the west shore of Lake Como and the village of San Siro.

Special Features

19th-century villa with gardens, tennis court, pool and superb views.

Prices € 19000 - 29000 per weekPrices, Availability & Booking
  • Air con
  • Chef
  • Dog welcome
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • TV
  • Airport distance:
    Switzerland/Lugano Agno 34 km/50 min
    Milano Linate 64 km/1 hr 40 min
    Milano Malpensa 92 km/1 hr 50 min
    Milano Orio al Serio 100 km/2 hrs 30 min


A glamorous place

This outstanding 19th century villa is set on five acres of private gardens with a swimming pool, a tennis court, superb lake views and, on request, a private mooring (at additional cost) at the San Siro harbor. The villa faces southeast, halfway up the lake, providing a superb view of the three arms of Lake Como and the beautiful mountains across the lake. The large garden has well-kept lawns, ancient sequoias, cedars, oaks, magnolias and palms. A road runs right along the shore of Lake Como in this area, so the villa is not directly on the lake, but is directly across the road from the lake and across is the private landing. A gate and sweeping lawns lead from the lake road up to the villa.

The interior of the villa is spacious, with shining floors and a sweeping staircase connecting the floors. Recently restored, Villa Camilla maintains its traditional atmosphere. Each bedroom has its own modern bathroom. It sleeps 16 people; two or eventually four extra beds may be available additionally. Villa Camilla is lovely for large groups and weddings because of its size and romantic setting. It is also great for family reunions and groups of friends. All of the king beds can be separated into twins, making this villa totally flexible for couples or singles in any combination.


Villa Camilla is an ideal location for relaxing or taking day trips around the lake, into the mountains, southern Switzerland, Como or Milan. Bicycle rentals, motorboat rentals, waterskiing and pitch-and-putt are available in Menaggio, 10 minutes away. Windsurfing is available in Menaggio, Colico and Cremia. In Menaggio you can also catch a boat or hydrofoil to take you up and down the lake between Switzerland and Como, or across to Varenna or Bellagio. There are several golf courses in the area; the closest is just 20 minutes away. Horseback riding facilities also are within 40 minutes.

Larger groups can rent Villa Camilla with La Dolce (also featured in our portfolio), located on the adjacent property.


Villa Details

Villa Camilla 16+4

Ground floor:
Large foyer
Living room with open fireplace and doors opening onto the lawn with views of the lake
Formal dining room
Large kitchen
Guest toilet
Spacious (85 sqm) play room/closed veranda with table tennis, table-football, fireplace
Upon request and at extra charge a double bedroom with bathroom (shower) is available at the ground floor (the window of this bedroom opens to the play room).

First floor (3 bedrooms, 3 baths; sleeps 6):
Yellow king bedroom with lake views and en suite bathroom (shower and Jacuzzi tub)
Pink king bedroom with lake views and en suite bathroom (shower and Jacuzzi tub)
Ivory king bedroom with views overlooking the rear park and en suite bathroom (bathtub)

Second floor (2 bedrooms, 2 baths; sleeps 4):
Pink king bedroom with views overlooking the lake and bathroom (shower and Jacuzzi tub)
Ivory king bedroom with bathroom (shower and separate bathtub)
Game room with billiard table and stunning lake view

Third floor (3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms; sleeps 6):
Light blue king bedroom with lake view and en suite bathroom (shower)
Orange king bedroom with lake view and en suite bathroom (shower)
Green king bedroom with garden view and en suite bathroom (shower and separate bathtub)
Two additional beds might be placed in the bedrooms of this floor (to be requested upon booking).
This level was once the servants' quarters, the furnishings and layout are less elegant than the other floors.

Extra Dependance (sleeps 2):
A small and simply furnished ground-floor bedroom with private bathroom is located a few metres from the villa which is available for additional guests (to be requested upon booking). It is not air-conditioned but is ideal for someone who can walk up only a partial flight of stairs, since there is no elevator in Villa Camilla.

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Weekly rates in

Location Our evaluation Interior
A special dinner and a boat transfer included for the weeks 7-14 July and 21-28 July 2018!
Villa Camilla 06 Jan 2018 - 26 May 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 05 Jan 2019
26 May 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
Villa Camilla
16+4 PAX 20
19000 EUR 29000 EUR Calendar Request BookingVilla Camilla

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Reservations from Saturday to Saturday.
Pool size: 10 x 6 m / opening dates: April 21st - September 22nd. Pool towels are provided.
For bookings with more than 3 children please inquire.
Pets allowed: free of charge.
Baby bed available.

Extra services available only on request, to be specified when booking and to be paid in euros on the premises at the end of each working day:

  • Transfer service.
  • Extra housekeeping: EUR 16 per hour/per staff member (EUR 20 per hour/per staff member on Sunday and public holidays).
  • Max. 2 extra beds for children: EUR 350 per bed per week.
  • Swimming pool heating for the time frames 6th January - 12th May 2018 and 22nd September 2018 - 5th January 2019: EUR 5 per hour. Please note: In order to reach the minimum water temperature of 25°C, it is necessary to turn on the heater 24 hours before the guests’ arrival during mild weather. If the weather is colder, the minimum necessary heating time is 48-72 hours. Once the minimum temperature is reached, a minimum 4 hours per day of heating is required to maintain the temperature. The pre-heating time and minimum heating time are due to charge during the above mentioned tome frames.
  • Cook service for lunch: EUR 200 per meal, plus cost of food.
  • Personal laundry service: EUR 16 per hour.
  • Butler service: EUR 250 / 350 per day
  • Transfer to / from airports.

    *Please note that the above mentioned extra services and respective rates are estimated and are subject to possible change without further notice.

Security deposit, advance payment for the first grocery shopping to be paid in euros on the premises:

  • Security deposit: EUR 3000 in cash or by credit card on the premises.
  • Mandatory advance payment for food for dinners: for the first grocery shopping which the guests will find in the house EUR 1500 have to be paid upon arrival. Before this food deposit will be finished, the guests must provide the cook with extra money to buy the food as the cook will not put any money in advance for the guests.
  • Pool heating: the pool can be heated on request. From 12th May to 22nd September heating is included, during other periods: EUR 5 per hour. Please note that it is not a hot tub or spa with hot water.
  • Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7.00 pm and 9.00 pm at an extra fee: EUR 50.


  • Opening of a studio on the ground floor of the villa with double sofabed if maximum capacity PAX 16 is exceeded, only available on request when booking.
  • Opening of a small and simply furnished dependence with 1 double bedroom and 1 bathroom with shower, located at few metres from the villa if maximum capacity PAX 16 is exceeded, only available on request when booking.

Included in the price are a standard first dinner & a basic grocery shopping and cook service for dinners (food items for lunch and dinner are not included):

  • Standard buffet dinner on your first evening, after a long trip: The menu can fit vegetarian guests too. No changes are possible for the first dinner. Basically it consists in a pasta al forno, a vegetable tarte, salad, and fruit. Bread, water and wine are included.
  • Basic grocery shopping: It is a basic shopping for the first breakfast and not a grocery stocking. The quantity of the items will be adjusted by the staff according to the number of guests. The following items are included: milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, fruit, eggs, oil, butter, jam, orange juice, cereals.
  • Cook service for dinners: during your stay from Monday to Friday cook service is included consisting in a dinner with service. The cook service includes: the shopping time, the preparation of the meal, the service at table, the cleaning of the kitchen. The cost of the grocery shopping (food items) is not included (the guests must provide the cook with money to buy the food as the cook will not put any money in advance for the guests).


  • Guest relations available throughout the stay at the villa
  • Highly personalized one-of-a-kind experiences for the guests organized by our in-house concierge
  • Welcome drink and fresh flowers
  • Buffet “Welcome Dinner “ provided on arrival (up to 20 people only)
  • Cook service for dinner (food and beverages not included)
  • The cook will also buy all the necessary food which is to be paid for directly in cash at the end of the stay. An amount of EUR 1500 is to be paid upon arrival as a deposit. The chef will be available to the guests throughout their stay at the villa.
  • Daily Continental Breakfast service (bread, marmalade, butter, tea, milk, coffee, croissant, cereals, cheese, ham)
  • Daily maid service (3 hours, 3 ladies in the morning from Monday to Saturday)
  • Bed linens changed twice a week (on Tuesdays and Saturdays)
  • Bath linens changed daily
  • Luxury bath products (Hermès – Eau d’Orange Verte) - daily replenishment
  • Internet WIFI connection
  • Water, electricity, gas, air conditioning, heating
  • Pool heating from May to September
  • Use of the tennis court
  • Final cleaning
  • Extra beds to be requested when booking
  • Pool cleaning service
  • Garden maintenance


Please note: the Google Maps are only approximative, the exact address will be given after finalized booking.

Guests Reviews

Our Guests Reviews

Luxury on Lake Como
Left on Oct 8, 2017 for a stay in Aug 2017
Nestled on the edge of Lake Como with everything you could wish for. A warm welcome, an amazing chef, luxurious rooms, great swimming pool, lovely gardens, tennis and your own private jetty to tie up your rental boat. We had the most amazing week here in august, boating around the lake popping into restaurants, visiting Villas and just diving into the surprisingly warm lake. The villa is adorned with wonderful paintings and furniture and is comfortable and homely. We had a fantastic time, thank you to all the staff.

Dear Bettina,
I hope you are well. We booked Villa Camilla last year for our sales conference. It was such a success that we have decided to go back to Lake Como! Please let me know what you have available. Thanks and kind regards,
M. Kemp, March 2009