Picturesque villa overlooking the lake
Built in 1911 by a Milanese family Villa del Conte is a luxury holiday residence set on a hillside, located on the western shore of Lake Como between Laglio (where George Clooney has his villa) and Tremezzo. The location is stunning: from the villa, one can see across from the headland of Bellagio to the north pre-Alps and as far as Nesso to the south. In front of the villa, there is the classic San Sisinnio church that has been represented in a Winston Churchill watercolor painted from the garden of the villa.
Argegno, just down the hill (2.5 km), is a favorite destination on Lake Como. The ancient center of the village with it´s narrow walkways is picturesque. It has restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and pubs and a hydrofoil and tourist boat connect Argegno to Como, Bellaggio and other destinations on the lake. From Argegno you can take a cable car up to Pigra and the Argegno-Cima della Duaria conservation area - situated on a plateau with beautiful views of the lake and the mountains. Argegno has an abundance of opportunities for outdoor recreation including hiking, horseback riding, golf, and tennis. Day trips can include Lugano in Switzerland, and Milan.
The property was fully restored in 2012, while preserving original details and materials. Marble and terracotta floors, ironworks and decorations date to 1911. The mix of modern Italian design and antique paintings and statues creates a refined atmosphere.
Six beautiful bedrooms (five doubles and one single) accommodate up to 11 adults and 2 kids on request. All of the double bedrooms include en suite bathrooms, the beds can be made up as twins or kings, air conditioning, satellite TV and a private terrace. Villa del Conte offers a full home entertainment system with satellite TV as well as a movie and music library, a wine storage, Wi-Fi and a mini spa with chromo therapy shower and aroma therapy tub.
There is a daily 4-hour housekeeping and linen change service included. The villa manager is available to assist with all guest requests, arranging extras such as cooking, grocery shopping, transport and excursions.
The villa is surrounded by 3500 square meters of fenced, manicured garden. There is a large swimming pool with plenty of lounge chairs and parasols for relaxing in sun or shade. The 70 square meters terrace with barbeque is equipped for al fresco dining and has beautiful garden and lake views. The grounds are also a perfect setting for a wedding reception or celebratory event.
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HOLIDAY HOME AMENITIES
- Pool: 6 x 14m / salt water pool
- Heated pool
- Air conditioning
- Internet WIFI connection
- Alarm system
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Movie and music library
- Wood-burning pizza oven and fireplace in the kitchen
- Grill and fireplace in the dining room
- Wine storage in the basement
- Mini spa with chromo therapy shower and aroma therapy tub and steam bath for 8 people
- Baby equipment
- Children's games
- Laundry facility
- Patio for al fresco dining
- Barbecue grill
- Fenced garden
Argegno 900 m steep walk downhill / 2.5 km driving
Como 20 km/12 mi
Lugano 35 km/22 mi
Milan 70 km/43 mi
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 de 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.
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If rented for 11 people
If rented for 11 people: 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms
- Powder room
- Large living room with modern sofas accommodating up to 15 people with fireplace
- Dining room with fireplace
- Fully equipped kitchen with fireplace and wood-burning pizza oven
- 1 double bedroom (king size bed), accessible to elderly people, en suite bathroom (shower) and private small terrace
Upper level (reached by a staircase of approx. 20 steps):
- 2 twin bedrooms (beds can be combined), each with en suite bathroom (shower with massage system) and private small terrace
- 1 double bedroom (king size), en suite bathroom (shower with massage system) and private small terrace
- 1 double bedroom (queen size), en suite bathroom (shower with massage system) and private small terrace
Attic (reached by a staircase of approx. 20 steps, sloping ceiling):
- 1 single bedroom, en suite bathroom (shower)
- Staff only storage
- Wine canteen and tasting area
- Mini spa with chromo therapy shower and aroma therapy tub
- Steam bath for 8 people
- 3500 m fenced, manicured garden
- Salt water swimming pool (that can be heated on request at additional cost)
- 70 sq m patio
Weekly rates in €
|Villa del Conte||01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020
If rented for 11 people
11+2 PAX 11
|20690 EUR €||Calendar||Request BookingIf rented for 11 people|
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- Bed, bath and kitchen linens
- Mid-week change of bedlinens
- Daily change of towels
- Air conditioning
- Internet WIFI connection
- Baby bed
- Maid service (4 hours daily house cleaning from Monday to Saturday)
- Staff for concierge services
- Final cleaning
- Pool cleaning
- Garden maintenance
- Pool heating (if requested): EUR 200 per day, to be requested in advance of your stay.
- Additional beds for 2 kids on request if maximum capacity PAX 11 is exceeded: please check price upon booking.
EUR 4000 are to be paid to the agency.
SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)
- Cook service
- Driver service
- Grocery shopping service
- Laundry and ironing service: EUR 15 per hour
- Babysitting: EUR 15 per hour
- Breakfast and cook service: according to the price list
- Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
- Pool opening dates: May 2nd - September 26th
- For more than 3 children, please enquire.
- Please note: for this property final payment is due earlier than usual and a different cancellation policy applies, please ask for this when booking.
Historic lakefront villa on the shore, close to the famous Hotel Villa d'Este, walk to the village!
- Sleeps 16+1 Guests
- Bedrooms 8 (+1) Bedrooms
- Bathrooms 7 Bathrooms
- Floor area sq m 600 m2 m2
Historic villa on the shore, a five-minute stroll from Como's central piazza
- Sleeps 16+1/23 Guests
- Bedrooms 8/11 Bedrooms
- Bathrooms 8/10 Bathrooms
- Floor area sq m 3600 m2 m2